How many times have you seen the “Oh? You’re Approaching Me?” meme, and wondered what the heck it means and where does it come from? Well, here we are to explain to you everything about its origins and meaning.
The expression comes from the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga and anime, within which there’s a particularly famous scene that has been edited plenty of times on the web.
In the panel, Dio Brando and Jotaro Kujo approach each other; however, there is a second panel that also shows Dio with praying hands, which spawned the Dio walk / Gamer Dio meme as well. Both panels are quite popular on the web, but where did they come from?
The scene from which they take inspiration from is in Chapter 143 “DIO’s World (10)”, of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders manga, which was issued on February 24th, 1992.
In the scene, the the main villain Dio Brando asks “Oh? You’re approaching me? Instead of running away, you’re coming right to me?” to the main character Jotaro Kujo.
After he angrily approaches the villain, Jotaro answers “I can’t beat the shit out of you without getting closer.”
The scene also appeared on the 46th episode of the 2014-2015 Stardust Crusaders anime “DIO’s World, Part 2”.
Around mid-2015, edits of this scene started appearing on the web. The first one was posted on Tumblr in June 2015 by user scarymonstersasc, with regards to the upcoming E3. The meme received over 3,800 notes, and started its road to fame.
Less than a year later, BPPegha, a Imgur user, also made an edit with another character: Koichi. Since then many other people have created object labelling edits using the scene.
Take the one made by JesusSan, who used a Darling in the Franxx post: it was uploaded on Reddit (specifically /r/animemes), and it got over 8,000 points.
Two weeks before that, another meme posted in the same category got more than 4,000 points.
Do you feel like browsing through some really good “Oh? You’re Approaching Me?” memes? We hope so, because there are some good ones coming up!
Oh you’re approaching me examples
1. This is a serious question:
2. Social distancing is no joke, but it can be a meme:
3. A little confusing:
4. Is this spider approaching?
5. This is not going to end well:
6. This will be an epic fight:
7. We know that the Queen will definitely win:
8. This was supposed to be just a simple conversation:
9. There could also be alternative motives to approach one another:
10. Remember that time that Avengers and Final Fantasy VII approached Cyberpunk??
11. Thiefs also need to approach their enemies
12. Google and Bing are big time enemies as well!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our collection of Oh? You’re Approaching Me? meme, we’d like to know which ones are your favorites!