JoJo Menacing refers to a popular tool used in the manga series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
The non-onomatopoetic ideophone comprises of the words “ゴゴゴゴ” or gogogogo and is used to evoke an alarming, menacing aura on the scene.
Other manga series, such as One-Punch man are also using the tool.
Online, image edits, depicting photos or illustrations of various places and people are combined with the “JoJo Menacing” phrase.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure was first published in Japan, in January, 1987.
The manga is well known for its attention to details, when it comes to depicting sound effects in an immersive manner.
The menacing sound effect would start appearing in the series as early as issue three.
With the growing popularity of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series, “JoJo Menacing” became a widely recognized phenomenon, with discussions on Reddit and 4chan often referencing the theme, especially in the 2010’s.
Image edits and photos would appear on Twitter and Reddit, following 2015.
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