You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation. According to a forum post in Nico Nico Pedia 's entry for Ahegao  , it's confirmed that the term had been already used in porn magazines to simply explain porn actresses' face of pleasure in early s. Used in the same context, it also made appearances on a handful of posts in 2channel and its sister board community for adult contents BBSPINK as well as descriptions for porn videos on adult e-commerce sites in the first half of s. Meanwhile, according to Japanese blog posts WebLab. He also analyses that image board communities Futaba Channel 2chan and Pixiv , where its users started to heavily use this technique for pure jokes like Ahegaokin around , also had a critical role to spread the concept on the internet.
What is ahegao?
The internet loves a gamer girl, apparently, and the queen of them at the moment appears to be Belle Delphine. The term relates to Japanese anime and manga porn style known as hentai which loosely translates to pervert. Ahegao was first cited around the s, and describes the facial expressions of the characters in these hentai porn films as they reach orgasm.
The expression gives its wearer the distinct and distasteful appearance of having dropped an anvil on their foot while tripping on ibogaine. The year is Self-driving cars are crashing , people are throwing cheese at babies and a very peculiar facial expression is taking over the internet. The vast majority of people ahegao-ing — as you also may have guessed — are women. Ahegao has existed in Japanese erotic art forums and communities since the s, but it only started proliferating on the internet of the Western world in the last decade thanks to the increasing popularity of hentai on sites like 4chan and Fakku. These days, you can slap an ahegao face on a photo of the oatmeal you made to alert your 34 Instagram followers that it hit the spot, or you could be like this person, and use it to troll stupid moths who love lamps. There are also ahegao celebrities with 2. All of which begs the question: Why are hundreds of thousands of people obsessed with this one, specific facial expression and why have they been for more than 80 years? What is it about that face? Ahegao trolls this then by overreacting to their overreactions, and the result, more often than not, is a muffled giggle from the blackened depths of yours truly and a multiverse of dank memes whose humor comes from hyperbole.
A more realistic variant is known as ikigao. Also known as the O-Face, the term ahegao dates at least as far back as the early s. Pornographic magazines used the word to describe the facial expressions of female live-action porn actresses during orgasm. In the same context, ahegao was used in some postings at 2Channel and its sister community for adult content, BBSPink , as well as in pornographic videos at adult e-commerce platforms in the early s. In the midst of the s, use of the term increased, and the drawing style became rather conventionalized and started spreading throughout the otaku culture. In , the first ahegao -themed doujin comics anthology, A-H-E , was released.