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Azushoe

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Osaka Shoe Kick (also known as Throwing the Shoe and Osaka Kicks Shoe) is an Internet meme from 2005 inspired by Azumanga Daioh. Its origin was the sixth episode of the anime, in which Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga tries to predict the weather by kicking off her shoe and seeing on which side it lands but fails when the shoe lands on a passing truck. Both she and Chiyo Mihama stare at the truck in surprise.

Internet users started making GIFs featuring something entirely different and unexpected happening when Osaka kicks her shoe off, and her and Chiyo's reactions typically follow. Famous examples include an exploding ship, a different vehicle picking up the shoe, or a hydrogen bomb. The first version was uploaded on YTMND on the 21th of June, 2005. It became a minor but noteworthy success online.

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