Omae Wa Mou Shindeiru
When translated from Japanese, the term “Omae Wa Mou Shinderiu” literally means “You Are Already Dead”.
The term combined with a picture of the character “Kenshiro” is a just as deadly of a weapon for people on discussion sites to react to arguments like the martial art style he uses in the anime series called “Fist of the North Star”.
Origin of the term
The term originates from the motherland of anime, Japan, where it was first featured in the anime series called “Fist of the North Star” in 1983.
A move so deadly, you don’t even see what happens when “Kenshiro” is performing the attack.
The attack consists of lightning fast jabs to the opponent’s body, focusing on pressure points, hence setting up a ticking time bomb, as their body explodes from the inside after a little while.
Spread of the term
First introduced to the internet in 2010 as a description of the term and the martial arts style, it has quickly become popular.
The term was added to a picture of the protagonist pointing at the viewer as a caption, hence coining the meme in today’s meme-culture and spawning endless content posted to image sharing website like 9gag, reddit and tumblr.
Many video adaptations with added content was uploaded to the website YouTube, further popularizing the use of the meme.