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Tumblr’s late for anime school

Grab your toast! Tumblr users play dress-up with one of the most tired tropes in anime.


Lauren Rae Orsini


Posted on Aug 28, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 12:06 pm CDT

It’s one of the oldest tropes in Japanese anime: a schoolgirl looks at the time and realizes she’s running late. Bag in hand and toast in mouth, she dashes out of the house as quickly as she can, the better to unexpectedly run into her handsome love interest by accident.

It’s so common, there’s a blog whose sole purpose is to document every instance.

Just in time to go back to school, Tumblr users have breathed new life into the meme by reenacting it themselves in a variety of ways. Check out our Storify to see where Tumblr’s rushing out the door to:

Photo by mintbunnytea

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*First Published: Aug 28, 2012, 10:22 am CDT