It’s a terrible day for rain refers to a memorable quote from the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series, uttered by Roy Mustang, while crying for a lost ally.
It is used as an expression for covering up one’s tears, in order to appear masculine even in an overwhelmingly emotional situation.
The quote has been utilized widely among the fans of the series online, spawning a lot of image macros, clips and even video remixes and parodies.
“It’s a terrible day for rain” is uttered by Roy Mustang in the 10th Episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which first aired in the US on June 11th, 2009, under the title Separate Destinations.
Roy says the line following the funeral of Maes Hughes, a cherished and beloved ally.
When confronted with the fact that it’s not raining, his face is shown to be dripping with tears, while he says “No, it’s raining alright.”
The quote has been referenced by online anime communities since 2014.
It would appear on posts ranging from 4chan to Reddit to 9GAG and Imgur, being mostly associated with masculinity denying tears.
“It’s a terrible day for rain” grew to be a popular anime iteration of the Manly Tears meme over the years, appearing in comments and posts, related to content, that might make someone cry.
- Reddit – r/FullmetalAlchemist