What does Koichi Pose mean?
Koichi pose refers to a popular meme, originating from the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series, similar to memes like JoJo Menacing or JoJo to Be Continued.
The titular pose was struck by the character Koichi, during the opening intro of the anime’s Part 4.
Online, screenshots of the “Koichi pose” are used as an exploitable image macro, appearing in photoshop edits and video parodies.
What's the origin of Koichi Pose?
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable first aired on April 8th, 2016.
In the intro of the anime, the central characters of the series are presented, as they strike various poses, which is where the “Koichi pose” was first seen.
A screenshot of the moment was shared on the /a/ board of 4chan the same day, with a photoshop edit following suit not long after.
Spread & Usage
How did Koichi Pose spread?
“Koichi pose” memes grew rampant on 4chan in the following months, mixing it with other iconic memes, such as Dio Walking.
In later years, it also spread to various other sites, such as Imgur, or Reddit’s r/ShitPostCrusaders sub.
“Koichi pose” also became a frequent occurrence on YouTube, as users uploaded parodies featuring the stance.
- desuarchive – Koichi just stands there looking like a dork because they don’t want to spoil his stand yet
- Reddit – koichi pose
- Imgur – Koichi /a/edits