ISIS-chan

ISIS-chan (

ISISアイシスちゃん, aishisuchan)[1][2][3][4] is a fictional mangacharacter which originated on the Japanese internet textboard2channel and was created in 2015 after a series of incidents in which Japanese nationals were kidnapped and beheaded by ISIL. The character is portrayed as a moe-style girl.

ISIS-chan on a white background.

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ISIS-chan was originally conceived by users of 2channel as a response to the propaganda of the Islamic terrorism group ISIS (aka ISIL).[5][6][7][8] The character is a moe anthropomorphism of ISIL and soon became a meme across some Japanese social media.[8]

Their intentions were to flood the web with ISIS-chan’s images to make the character rank highly in Google’s search engine results (Google bomb).[1][2][9] If things go well, they hoped that an Internet search for ISIS will come up with the moe character instead of militant propaganda sites.[5] The campaign has become a part of the social media war that the US and the UK have already launched against ISIS.[5]

ISIS-chan received an Utau voicebank in December 2015.[10]

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