November 09th, 2022
My Manga Theory that Exploded in Japan
On April 19, 2019, I've completed a 9,000+ word theory that explored the relationship between two fictional characters — Yotsuba and Fuutarou — and predict scenarios based on visual and text-based clues from the on-going manga series called 'Quintessential Quintuplets'.
I'm ridiculously invested in the series and I guess this was my way of showing my love and dedication towards it. I've originally shared the document on Reddit where many subreddit users rewarded me with Reddit gold and silver for doing an excellent analysis.
> Click here to view the original subreddit post.
What surprised me the most is that the post somehow made its way to Japan. I was notified by a fellow subreddit user that "the Yotsuba Bride Theory by u/Nicosarea is being shared on Twitter and is literally trending."¹ I was completely taken aback from this rapid development, and it had only been a mere week since my original submission.
@NASAiwa's tweet that exploded in Japan (left). @Homura020214's tweet stating that he's begun translation (right).
The tweet (left) translates to: "I can't stop laughing when I hear that a famous overseas teacher has published a 9000-character, 41-page paper that confirms that Yotsuba is a bride."²
The tweet currently has over 7.5k retweets and 11.7k likes. It's only appropriate to say that the Eastern fans are just as woke as Western fans. And in addition to this, @Homura020214 from Japan printed the document and started translating it from English to Japanese. I wish I could have provided assistance, but I haven't learned the Japanese language yet — so have only wished him good luck.
On June 1st, 2019, I received an update on my original post. Subreddit user t_hayashi has shared a completed Japanese translation of my document. It is still unclear to me if this is the same Twitter user from Japan. Nevertheless, I've congratulated them for completing the translation.
> Click here to access the Japanese-translated version of the document.
The one thing I wish I was able to do is to track how many users have downloaded the document on Google Drive. But right now, I'm satisfied knowing that thousands of users worldwide have access to my writing. This written analysis took less than two days to complete — and I'm excited to do more analyses in the future.
> Click here to access my written analysis.
¹ comment by subreddit user u/sutomuburigeda. Retrieved from https://www.reddit.com/r/5ToubunNoHanayome/comments/bhy73u/the_yotsuba_bride_theory_by_unicosarea_is_being/.
² @NASAiwa. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/NASAiwa/status/1121348182208737281.