Now You Can Recreate Dragon Ball's Most Infamous Death Pose

Yamcha’s death pose is one of Dragon Ball’s—and anime’s—most famous failure meme. Now, you too can recreate it in Japan.


At J-World Tokyo, a great place for cosplay photos, there is now a Yamcha photo spot.

[Image: Namco]
[Image: Namco]

Visitors can do their own Yamcha’s death pose for shits and giggles.


Poor Yamcha.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.



Bah humbug. He never”died”. He died in the same way that one of the heroes or heroes’ sidekicks “die” in a Disney movie. When instant resurrection is available on a moment’s notice, then death is meaningless. Also see the term ‘defeated’ in Pokemon and Final Fantasy.