Trying to Explain an Awkward Anime Image

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This is a still from the Togainu no Chi anime. At first glance, it doesn’t appear odd. But look closer. For some, it’s hard to explain what’s going on.

The image itself dates from years back, but recently, Twitter user Chronos_sdvx tweeted out some explanations, which also date from a while back. That tweet has racked up over 28,000 retweets. You also might have seen this on English language sites.

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Maybe he’s kneeling?

Or has short legs?

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Or is the car hovering?

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There could be a ditch.

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Big tires would explain everything.

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Makes sense.

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Even better.

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The easiest—and most logical—explanation is probably that this is a somewhat awkwardly framed perspective. But I like this one better.

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Or this.

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Top image: 2ch

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