We’d like to take a break from our regular (extremely mature and handsome) posting schedule to bring you a video. This video not only rides the waves of the ancient “Sh*t ____ Say” meme (at least in meme years), but also contains humor that would be considered too immature for a six-year-old. That being said, we hope you enjoy it.

Oh, and here’s some pictures and back stories! So pretty!

Koichiffany knows she’s hawt. Look at that pretty mouth. She’s also an aspiring mangaka and the author of over nine thousand fanfics.

When Koichi isn’t lounging in his slanket reading some manga (it’s pronounced MAHNga, you uncultured swine!) he’s spending time with his cat, trying to teach her how to speak, just like in that one Ghibli movie he probably recommends you have to see (though, the manga version is way better).

Koichi has finally found true love, but he doesn’t know how to express it to the lucky girl. He stares for a while and wonders why she never stares back. A match made in heaven.

Koichi is working hard on his computer, trolling the people on various anime message boards who still use VLC to watch their anime. Seriously, VLC? C’mon.


And, if those pics weren’t enough, here’s a moving one. If this doesn’t make the rounds on Tumblr, we will be very disappointed in you.

Any character or part of the video your particular favorite? Anything just hit home a little too hard? Let us know so that we can eventually make a sequel. We have like… a hundred more lines we want to use.


  • linniea

    I think my IQ just dropped by 50 points XD

  • Paladin341

    The manga version of this was WAY better. Baka gaijin

  • Michishige Kaito

    You mean… that’s not normal behavior? I have been living my life so wrong…

  • ღ.Margaret.ღ

    What a bakka-head.

  • Xsuna

    IQ dropped much further than just 50 points. By the way, is this some kind of, “hey Culture Japan, only otaku go to you”. If so, you may have a very, very good chance of being right.

    PS. How the hell did you dispose of those printed images to avoid them accidentally being found. I recommend burning.

  • Michishige Kaito

     For the love of God! You can’t burn Mirai-chan! THAT WOULD BE MURDER!

  • Matthew Olson

    Any way I can get Koichiffany’s number? ;)

    The whole thing about the otaku diet was absent… I expected Pocky and Ramune everywhere!! AND! Here’s a good one. Otaku love Chinese food.
    “Where are we gonna eat tonight? Chinese food yeah!!”
    No joke. They want to be more Asian so the nearest Chinese restaurant was close enough to Japanese to make them feel more like they were getting the authentic experience!

  • ジャック (Jack)

    …But I hate fillers….

  • Hashi

    While I was gone yesterday, they hung it above my computer.

    And even though her eyes are closed, SOMETHING is staring intently at me…

  • ica flanagan

    Uh…. what’s wrong with VLC? :(

  • cdncarlie

    bahahahahaha…one of my favourite lines: ‘In my former life I was totally Japanese or something. That’s why I’m always bowing on the phone”.  Oh Koichiffiny, you silly little girl!

    This vid is pure awesomeness!! xD

  • Hashi

    Pf, more like what ISN’T wrong with VLC, amirite?

  • Michishige Kaito

     Resistance is futile. Her charms will eventually get you.

  • Michishige Kaito

     Subtitle rendering, mostly.

  • Cody Dalton

     Hey now, I love me some Chinese food.  Especially ramen! 

  • Cody Dalton

    I would want to kill anyone who did this stuff in real life.  I knew a few of them in college though.  >.<  Luckily now in Japan, not so much.  

  • Heather Stewart

    The part with Kublai is the best…

  • koichi

    food’ll be in sequel, for sho~

  • koichi

    I don’t get it either – I use VLC too :( Apparently it’s not good enough, though.

  • Hashi

    I can’t believe that you admitted that in public. R O F L

  • Bob Roberts

    MADE. OF. WIN.

    Best video you guys have made in quite awhile. Good on ya!!

  • Mescale

    This video is such crap, real Otaku don’t talk, they just breathe heavily and chortle creepily desu.

  • GeForceFX

    Funny as hell :D

  • Takashi 512

    Where’s all the “desU”?

  • Arie-ly

    GIRUGAMESHHHHHHHHH!?LOL. I haven’t seen or heard of that since I stopped dating what-his-name.

  • Arie-ly

    My college has plenty…… >.<

  • Mescale

    Whenever I use VLC I get these weird scan-line like lines which drive me crazy, maybe my eyes are just sensitive.

  • Hashi

    Oh man, I remember what’s-his-name! From school and/or work, right?

  • Larisa

    Pfft seriously, CCCP 4 Lyfe.

  • Michael

    Surely the “one more episode” thing is a universal phenomenon :P  “Fine, just ONE more YouTube video/article/game of solitaire/round of Team Fortress, THEN I’ll go [somethingactuallyproductive]!”

    Nothing was mentioned about desu, ramen or Pocky – we demand another video!  And more wigs this time! :D

  • Alexandra Franco

    I could like one of ’em pillows XD  

  • Viet

    Burning? A real person of secrecy would eat it with some kewpie.

  • Viet

    Haha, this person gets it.

  • Yeesha

    I’d totally buy the Koichiffany pillow… :D

  • Josh Yagley

    I’m so glad that Tofugu took the time to give a mature perspective of the cultural impact of Japanese Animation on American youth.
    Also you don’t use MPC-HC with madVR to watch your anime in glorious 10-bit? Baka!

  • Smaugikun

    I use Korean media player (KMPlayer). It’s great. But I do use VLC for more technical stuff (streaming and esetra…)

    The funny thing about this video is that any manga/anime/japanese fan can find himself within these stereotypes :P. Even a tiny bit :P

  • Mescale

    No way K-lite is the only codec pack!

    Get off my lawn!

  • Viet


    Hows that old man walking cane treating you? Treats me just fine :(

  • Kiriain

    Um… I must go stab my eyes out. Just watching this makes me want to go outside and get some sun.

    I’m was never into anime, but my friends forced to me watch it. And then I’d have random spurts where I’d watch lots of it. Never lasted for more than a few days. But I do prefer watching subbed ones because I just can’t put up with English VA’s. In my opinion, they make guys sound like girls, and girls (unless they’re middle aged women) sound like 6 year olds.

    Also, it’s not MAHNga, or MAINga, it’s MAINgo.

  • Viet
  • x_stei

    “Now I am on the last episode I guess I’ll have to finish it.” – this happens all the time.

    The last 30 seconds are the best..!

  • Kiriain


  • x_stei

    There’s a sequel? Awesome~!

  • † J.D †

    lololololol xD

  • Dot


  • ドミニク・ノイマイヤー

    Nice one.
    The thing about watching it only subbed not dubbed and mostly(but not always) prefering the manga version over the anime hit home, the rest not really.

  • Xsuna

    But remember, baka people of this world, i’d never become an otaku desu.

  • Hashi

    FINALLY, somebody who understands.

  • Larisa

    K lite is for moobs.

  • Fred

    Oh My Kami! ^^

  • kuyaChristian

    I’ll post the GIF on my blog and hopefully it’ll go well :D

  • Dolphinwing

    lol this is so true.. I’m always getting annoyed at people who pronounce words wrong if they’re “otaku” and I’ve been saying how Hunger Games is just battle royale and 1984 mixed together with more romance..

  • Akira Uchimura

    I think anyone who knows Girugamesh is hardcore! 

  • kuyaChristian

    Koichi! You should have made the GIF much bigger. Tumblr GIFs can go up to 10MB and you can make the quality better :]

  • ryoji otani

    dear gawd! what just happened? why am i seeing myself in this video? koichi is this video about me? (T_T)

  • Seth Ramsey

    I think in the sequel both Koichiffany and her best girlfriend Hashinderella should do the Hare Hare Yukai to help advertise for their schools Anime Club. Shirts can be worn, but removing them is mega bonus points (Over 9000 to be exact). Also Hashinderella should dye her hair blue because it makes her JAST LYK HER FAVORITE ANIME CHARACTER XD XD XD XD XD XD UGUU~~~ !!!

  • koichi

     haha, I’ll let Viet know! He is the mastermind behind said gif.

  • Viet

    Here ya go. I doubled the resolution.

  • kuyaChristian

     Much better! Thanks, Viet!

  • kuyaChristian

    Awww! The GIF doesn’t work on Tumbro maybe because it’s a tad bit over 1MB [tumblr’s gif size limit]. Sorry about that, Viet =[. I commented before testing it out.

  • Molly House

    “She’s not underage, it’s art” made me lol so hard. Also, VLC is awesome, you suck. Also, may be the brains but we all know Hashi is the hot one. ;P

  • Viet

    You owe me a beer < 1mb

  • ಠ_ರೃ

     I’d never be able to keep up the formalities of being an otaku desu. It’s otaku da for casual old me.

  • デス子

    (笑) Glad I’m not like, thisデス In fact, I’m so far removed from weetakuboodom, that it totally took me until the second time the video came up that I realized he was watching Macross Frontierデス

    Although, I have to say, the parts that apply to me are perfectly normal and have nothing to do with anything that could ever be considered uncoolデス Everデス

    デスfully yours,

    PデスSデス VLC 四 lifeデス People only avoid it because society has taught them to avoid traffic conesデス

  • Fesshjyrd

    You totally nailed the American accent In the vid . Gj

  • Hashi

    We got a voice coach this time around.

  • Mangafairy

    Want a Koichi pillow xD Could come with a panda hat too!

  • Kurochii

    I love Space Brothers xD

  • Keenah Towers

    I wish there was a way to get a hold of a 16′ inflatable HD screen so every time they hold the Japanese Cultural Festival here I could play Tofugu Videos.

    Then again, they’d probably think it was kakoi. (apparently the extra sounds are just something bakkas say)

  • ZXNova

    The Otaku comments sound more weaboo then the actually weaboo comments.

  • TheMagicRobot

     I have no idea.

  • Lance

    So true so true

  • Jesse

    Hmmmm…. I still use VLC, but my mousepad has boobs.  So am I an Otaku or no?

  • Shollum

    “The manga version is better!”
    Usually true if it was the first incarnation of the series.
    First you say? Well, in Japan, a successful (list I will give in just a little bit) series usually ends up as a manga, anime, game, light novel, sometimes a live action movie, and any other format they can think of to make more money off of that series. Like book to movie transformations in America, the original (A) tends to be a lot better than the translation (A’). The amazing thing is, in Japan, it doesn’t really matter which format it was in first, it will usually end up with at least the first four versions.
    And the original is usually the best (says the person who thought the Harry Potter movies strayed way too far from the books).

    “One more episode/chapter!”
    The bane of my existence as a productive member of society. That’s all I have to say about that one.

    The video was funny. I’ve seen way too many people who act like that, but they are low levels! Us higher level otaku are quite different from those riffraff.

  • Kiriain

     Why do Otaku da when you can go all the way and be a Taku da?

  • Rat


  • Ken S.

    Sorry, I didn’t catch it the first time. How many fanfics has Koichiffany written? (You’re welcome)

  • koichi

    OH OH! You’re way too kind!

  • Joseph Goforth

     it happens to me on this site when i get behind on posts.  ‘Oh just one more article and video of koichi dressing like a sexy lady’ then ‘blam!’ it’s 5am. :'(

  • koichi


  • koichi

    thank you!

  • koichi

    sequel… Sh*t Otaku Say: Revengence

  • koichi

    oh him!!? He’s cool.

  • koichi


  • koichi

    always, yeah? drugggs

  • koichi

    200 down to 150???  D:

  • koichi

    Dispose? I… uh… why yes… dispose… yes…

  • koichi

    dun dun dunnnnnn

  • koichi

    A real man uses realplayer

  • koichi

    agreed, but he doesn’t cross dress as much as I do, so I think I win on that account by default.

  • koichi

    I’ll get right on creating one then

  • koichi

    This can only be judged by King Otaku himself.

  • Jomann

    a certain imageboard in a nutshell.

  • linniea

    DDD: yes!

  • wazzupyall

    Sh*t I’m Guilty of saying:1:X2:✓3:Baka what?4:Wtf is filler?5:X6:X7:X 8:X 9:X 10:Who the f*ck is Harumi?… she’s hot…11:X 12:X 13:Couldn’t hear 14:VLC? Boy am I missing out! 15:✓ 16:✓ 17:X 18:X 19:The color of the subs does matter 20:✓ Except I actually know how to pronounce them correctly thank to Koichi XD 21:X 22:I wish 23: There are communities for fansubs? 24:X 25:Calling youreself humble is not humble dumbass 26:X 27:X 28:I don’t know any weaboos 29:X 30:X 31:X 32:✓ 33:WTF?34:It seems that way doesn’t it lol 35:X 36:X 37:Never crossed my mind 38:I don’t see much of a difference?In conclusion not the worst otaku.I’ve actually only finished one anime and manga, Dragon ball (notice there’s no Z).

  • デス子

     Ah, sweet, an answer sheet!

  • koichi

    Sh*t Otaku Say: Forever

    Sh*t Otaku Say: Revengence

    Sh*t Otaku Say: The Otaku of the Pheonix

    so many of them… or I just like making up names.

  • Patches41891

    Harumi, eh? Pretty sure Danny would have something to say about that one. I do prefer subs compared to dubs mainly because it helps with learning vocab in a fun way. Please make more of these.

  • Viet

    @koichi you failed in trying to act hip… real player. ha!

  • koichi

     SHH. She had to change her name when she joined witness protection. SHE WAS NOT SAFE.

  • kuyaChristian

    As for me owing you beer, I’m still underage. I’ll give you the money, though :]
    Thaanks thanks! 

  • Viet

    Ok. You owe me a.. how do you kids call it.. a soda pop?

  • amehrman

    Chinese food? I’m new to Japan but many people here in Tokyo seem to like Italian food. Pizza here is great.

  • Larry

    There appears to be a problem with the video in YouTube. After watching, it still appears on my list of subscribed videos waiting to be watched.

  • Christine

    Guess I am really initiated because when I watch anime, it’s always streaming online. Also, I never considered myself an otaku, but there are, slightly more valid, opinions that I hold about anime, manga or Japanese/Japan that resemble comments made in the video. LOL XD

  • ジャック (Jack)

     Thats not even funny X'(

  • koichi

    You probably just have to watch it three or four more times and then share it with as many people as you know… only way to solve this problem, I hear.

  • koichi

    hahaha – it took your comment to figure out what was going on. that’s cool—

  • デス子

     It won’t go away until you admit you have a problem. It’s OK, everyone here had to struggle with the realization that yellow subtitles aren’t really that great.

  • Madbeanman

    Forget America’s love of guns, the death penalty and predugice against abortion and gays (I know States have different laws geeeeeeeez) I think before changing all of that you need to campaign for the right to violently atack anyone who uses the phrase kawaii morning………………..ever…………………

  • Szilárd Csermely

    Uchuu Kyoudai spotted

  • Bernadetteleigh

    This…kind of made me ashamed of liking anime and manga. I know I’m lame, but whatever :P

  • Edward D. King

    HAHAHA the ending about renaming the video. Got me exactly 

  • Viet

    We have a weiner!

  • Harringui

    oooh my kami i’ve seen every example in real life D:

  • Glass Otaku

    Y’all talkin’ shit on VLC? :P hehehehe 

  • Argos

    I totally watch all my shows on VLC, heh.  Anyway, nice vid!  I especially liked the meta-joke at the end. 

  • Roku

    Had to pause it at “OH MY KAMI” until I was able to breathe again…lulz

  • Noannii

    Hahaha. Make more please! :D 

  • koichi

    Do kids call them soda pops???

  • koichi


  • koichi

    I have been spying on you, yes.

  • koichi


  • koichi

    the 四 for 4 for “for” is the best thing I have ever seen.

  • koichi


  • koichi

    heck yaz

  • koichi

    but… it was so kawaii that morning D:

  • koichi


  • koichi

    haha me too, and thanks!

  • koichi

    lol, yeah, i love that line.

  • koichi


  • Kage Kitsune

    “since this is the last episode, might as well watch it” haha best part XD

  • Matt Hampton

    Only part that really worked for me was just one more episode…  Goes on until I have to go to sleep or I finish a series.

  • Joseph O’dwyer

    funny ^^

  • Crystal

    Sequel! Sequel! Sequel! Seeeeeeeeequeeeeeeeeeeellllllll!


  • JaJaJackson

    Yuck, you have the worst double chin ever.

  • grotesk_faery

    You forgot adding -desu to everything and adding honorifics to everyone’s name and/or changing it to a Japanese name or a Japanese pronunciation.

  • Guest

    I just facepalmed impossibly hard. I will name the bruise “Cody”.

  • Beth

    I told my boyfriend about this video and he said, “shidotakuse…what’s that?” Yeah he thought I was speaking Japanese….

  • auntie

    What’s going on in this post….?

    Oh Lawd…

  • Jcurse

    It really depends on the resolution you watch your animes, 720p is alright for vlc, but 1080p is way to much for vlc player, i use SMplayer which plays 1080p anime a lot more better

  • MikuFan1

    lololololololol!!!! this is hilarious. (i actually said some of those things before…0.0) you nailed down otakus pretty good.

  • MajicPowers

    Koichi, What anime is that you’re watching?

  • Zarameee

    The ‘Girugameshh’ at the end made my year XD

  • Tsuyuki Hitsugaya

    Oh, Koichiffany… what a silly girl. XD
    Awesome video! Really gave me a good laugh. Please continue to make more~