There is a massive internet photo trend brewing amongst youths in Japan right now that involves taking pictures of teens who appear to be releasing invisible energy that sends their peers flying. The photo mania is especially popular amongst schoolgirls who started the trend by uploading images on Twitter and labeling them as “Makankosappo“, a reference to a special attack in the popular manga-turned-anime Dragon Ball series.
In anticipation of a new Dragon Ball Z movie, these pictures of teens playfully performing air-bending feats have been turning up from all over Japan. Some perform the Makankosappo move while others have adopted the more popular Kamehameha energy attack. Either way, whether you’re a fan of the show or not, it’s clear that these teens are mimicking some invisible fireball-like force flinging them across the frame at the hand of their friend. The images are super effective and, obviously, their power level must be OVER 9,000!