So, one of this year’s most talked about new anime series, “Attack on Titan”, is fast becoming more than just one of this year’s most talked about anime series. Thanks to the Japanese youth. It seems that the show is inspiring a new photo meme in Japan.

Originally a manga, “Attack on Titan” (Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese) debuted earlier in April and tells the story of a wall city that’s being attacked by human-eating giants. The anime’s opening is utterly mental and it’s inspiring all sorts of parodies:

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And now, photos of “Pretend Attack on Titan” (進撃の巨人ごっこ or Shingeki no Kyojin gokko) have been popping up online. Using perspective tricks, this photo trend depicts creative Japanese teens pretending to hold or even eat other kids. There are also photos of teens “attacking” giant classmates. Over the past few days, the number of pictures has really begun to take off and right now, Twitter is blowing up in Japan with loads of people saying they want to do “Pretend Attack on Titan”.

And as these photos show, the trend seems to be going viral. Some are really creepy, by the way. Check out our gallery for the pictures:


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