2chgrounds

2chgrounds FAQ

All your questions, answered. ... not really

What the hell is this?
This is a collection of Flash movies made for the Japanese super-BBS 2channel. There are about a million active posters to this message board, and in general it is a cool place to relax and hang out, talk about anime, etc. 2channel has a long history and a lot of "mascots", characters they put in their posts with simple personalities that show up a lot.
Is there a single Flash movie that explains all this to me?
No. At the bottom of this page is a brief overview.
What does mean? They're all Japanese!
I use that icon to mark movies that require a good knowledge of Japanese to really enjoy.
What does mean?
A few of the movies are in English for some strange reason.
I have 2 minutes to watch something, what do you recommend?
I like Natsumi Step.
Is this a comprehensive index?
No way. There must be over a thousand Flash movies produced for 2ch, and I simply don't have the bandwidth or time for that sort of thing.
Who made these? Why do you have to host them yourself?
Usually these Flash animations were created anonymously (basically everything on 2ch is done without a name) and uploaded to some temporary storage space.
What's "2chan"?
Why must you taunt me with such ambiguous names? Call 2channel 2ch. "2chan.net" is smaller website, Futaba Channel, which preys on poor Japanese people mistyping URLs.

2ch Characters

These are just a few of the characters you will see in these Flash movies. If you can't see the characters below, install the Mona Font.
   ∧_∧  / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄   ( ´∀`)< Look who's talking!   (    )  \_____   | | |   (__)_) Monar (so called because in Japanese he says "Omaemona") is the main mascot of 2ch and appears frequently on its front page, news articles about it, and so forth. He represents 2ch in general. His favorite saying is shown at left.
                  ∧∧             ∧∧   (,,゚Д゚)    ∧∧       ∧∧   (,,゚Д゚)  ⊂  つ    (  ,,) 〜′ ̄ ̄(,,゚Д゚)   / つつ  〜  |    /  |   UU ̄U U   〜(__)   し`J  〜(__) Giko Cat is small but loud, usually saying things like "Kill yourself!" As far as I know he is the only SJIS character that existed before 2ch; he was born on the now-closed Strange World BBS in 1999. It was decided that he is Shii's boyfriend, although sometimes he can get angry at her.
    ∧ ∧___  Hay guys!    /(*゚ー゚) /\  /| ̄∪∪ ̄|\/    |        |/      ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ Shii is female and cute. At some point she was abandoned and now she lives in a cardboard box. She is Giko's girlfriend. It's unclear whether her name is supposed to mean "C", "ayashii" (strange), or "she". Other characters (especially Moraler) like to hate on Shii a lot.
(´・ω・`) Don't mean to bother anyone (∩ ∩) Shobon is just this guy, okay?
   ∩___∩    | ノ      ヽ   /  ●   ● | BEAAAAARRR!!!   |    ( _●_)  ミ  彡、   |∪|  、`\ / __  ヽノ /´>  ) (___)   / (_/  |       /  |  /\ \  | /    )  )  ∪    (  \        \_) KUMA ("Bear") is a natural kind of guy. He's not dangerous, he just wants to frolick through town and chase after some pretty girls (some evil folk dubbed him "Pedobear" for that). He likes chilling out and having fun. So he's a pretty cool dude. But sometimes he has to defeat himself rather roughly whenever his arch rival, Ronald McDonald, tries to get in on his act again by destroying his beloved environment or other evil schemes.
   ∧_∧     <丶`∀´>  I DEMAND AN APOROGY!    (    )     | | |       〈_フ__フ.  Nida is a Korean, and as such his prominent features are funny shoes, high cheek bones and a disingenuous personality.
Most of the time he can be seen spreading filthy lies about alleged Japanese war crimes or simply grouping together with other Nidas in order to start up some mischief.
His favorite drink is apology juice (a joke based on an actual photo of some Korean politicians protesting, one of them holding a sign which was supposed to read "I demand an apology" but was misspelled and thus read "Apology Juice")
  ∧ ∧     ┌─────────────   ( ´ー`)   < What?    \ <     └───/|────────     \.\______//       \       /        ∪∪ ̄∪∪ Shiraneeyo can't hear you. What's that? I don't understand! Sorry? Don't know. Usually he is used as a joke.
(・∀・) Wow!Jisakujien is a cool little guy, sometimes used to compliment people on a good post.
1:   ∧_∧     ( ´∀`)< Nurupo 2:   ∧_∧   ( ・∀・)   | | GA!  と    )    | |    Y /ノ    人     / )    <  >_∧∩   _/し' //. V`Д´)/  (_フ彡        / Nurupo

Once upon a time, a guy made a thread in the Java board called "ITT NullPointerException is 'Nurupo'".

The first two posts were as shown to the left.

Thus, a legend was born! If you ever see someone say "Nurupo" you'd better whack them on the head with a "GA"!

          |           |            |          (-_-)   ('A`)         (∩∩)─-ノ( ヘヘ──       /     /   / Hikki and Dokuo are poor creatures with no friends that never want to go outside. They are shown side-by-side here in an empty apartment for comparison, but in reality they would never be that close to anyone. The Japanese word hikikomori means a hermit who has separated himself from society; many lazy teenagers in Japan lock themselves in a room and live off their parents, probably posting to 2ch a lot. Dokuo is just suicidal.
         おにぎりワッショイ!!      \\  おにぎりワッショイ!! //  +   + \\ おにぎりワッショイ!!/+                             + .   +   /■\  /■\  /■\  +       ( ´∀`∩(´∀`∩) ( ´ー`)  +  (( (つ   ノ(つ  丿 (つ  つ ))  +        ヽ  ( ノ ( ヽノ   ) ) )        (_)し'  し(_)  (_)_) Onigiri WASSHOI! Onigiri are delicious rice balls! Yum!
             \ │ /               / ̄\   / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄             ─( ゚ ∀ ゚ )< SAITAMASAITAMA!               \_/   \________              / │ \                 ∩ ∧ ∧  / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄\∩∧ ∧ \( ゚∀゚)< Saitamasaitamasaitama! Saichamaa!  >( ゚∀゚ )/ |    / \_________ _____/ |    〈 |   |           / /\_」 / /\」            ̄     / / Saitama is the greatest city in the world. When you go to Japan, make sure to visit Saitama, even if you have to go out of your way.
         <<< >>>         (u ´Д`) < I want my mommy!         / つ_つ        .人  Y        .し'(_) >>1san is a poor little kid who stars terrible threads on 2ch and rarely can deal with the consequences of his actions. He is a troubled kid and worries too much about the wrong things.
             / ) / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄             ./ / | We are...            / /  \          / ̄ ̄ ̄            / /     ̄|/ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄| 8 heads tall!          ./ /_Λ     , -つ   \          / /  ゚Д゚)  ./_ノ        ̄∨ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄         /    \ / /   ⊂_ヽ、         .|    へ/ /      .\\ Λ_Λ         |    レ'  /、二つ       \ (  ゚Д゚)         |     /.          . >  ⌒ヽ        /   /             /    へ \        /  /               /    /   \\       /  /               レ  ノ     ヽ_つ      / ノ               /  /    _/ /                /  /|   ノ /                 ( ( 、 ⊂ -'                    |  |、 \                      .  | / \ ⌒l                        | |   ) /                       ノ  )   し'                      (_/ 8 Hattoushin 01/11/09 13:44 ID:8-heads-tall
Are you there, >>1san? I must tell you there is a fool who fell in love with you.
It is me.
First thing first, I'm not a fag. I have no interest in the homo stuff. I feel it's rather gross.
But after reading your post, something in me started to grow.
I often found myself searching for your posts, and thinking of you while I was playing with my thing.
Yes, I hated it. But one day, something snapped in me.
I started to play looking at your image from start to finish.
38,847...That's the number of times I jerked off thinking of you.
You might reject me. But remember this.
I'm always near you.
More InformationFor a detailed analysis, please visit the thread at 4-ch.