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Monā (モナー) is one of the most popular ASCII characters. Along with e.g. Giko Cat, Soy Sauce Warrior Kikkoman and Pedo Bear, he appeared at 2channel.

The character is often accompanied with certain catchphrases popular on the site, such as omae mona! (“I know you are, but what am I?”) and kimee! (“Gross!”). Mona is the collective property of the 2channelers—no single person owns the copyright. But when music label Avex tried to commercialize Nomaneko products, 2channelers fought back with everything from legalistic nitpicking to death threats

Unlike Giko Neko, Monā has been entirely created on 2channel from a troll thread. In it, some user constructed the Monā character with his keyboard and had him say a standard complaint about Internet forums: “You people have too much free time”. The first post following up to this simply copied and pasted the artwork and said, “You too!”

Densha Otoko 電車男
Based on the purportedly true story of a 23-year-old otaku who intervened when a drunk man started to harass several women on a train.
The event was chronicled on the Japanese mega-BBS 2channel. This led to the compilation of the relevant threads in the book ” 電車男, The story of the Train Man who fells in love with the girl, Hermes” by Hitori Nakano.