15 Creative Examples of Hadouken Photography

What will happen if humans suddenly have superpowers? Lots of people will be blown away, as first demonstrated by some Japanese high school girls photographing themselves receiving the Makankosappo, a destructive energy wave that throws victims a few feet back.

The world then adopted the trend, showing off their own version of Makankosappo in social media, and even spawning variations in the form of Kamehameha and Hadouken memes.

You can learn the Hadouken too! It only takes a camera and a magical pose. In these 15 amazingly choreographed photos, you can observe how to position yourself as the blaster and victim. Choose your victims well: friends, colleagues or whoever’s bored, and have a slamming good tme Hadouken-ing them away!

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Makankosappo. So it all started here, a high-school girl casting Makankosappo blows her innocent classmates away.

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Ground Makankosappo. Watch how the energy wave blasts into the ground and bounces back upwards into the victims. The advantage is you get an AoE (Area of Effect) damage.

Image Source: Wikipedia

ground makankosappo

OPR Hadouken. Make no mistake, failure will not be tolerated. If bosses get this superpower, we are all doomed!

Image Source: Ogilvy PR/London

opr hadouken

Mad Coordinator. Just another regular day in the office. She looks creepily calm despite the damage she is unleashing.

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mad coordinator

Double Hadouken. Thumbs up for the retro visual FX!

Image Source: New Politics

double hadouken

Straight Into the Heart I love the victim’s face expression, but I’m more curious about how the levitating caster will land.

Image Source: Anatoleya

straight into the heart

Rammy Hadouken. Yep, no students are injured during this cast. Only the teacher who gave too much homework right before the summer holidays.

Image Source: Suffolk University

rammy hadouken

Wedding Hadouken. You can tell she is going to love her long, long time. It’s that or another Hadouken!

Image Source: Rob Moors

wedding hadouken

Sunset Hadouken. Definitely the most beautifully done Hadouken ever. Get nature in on the game!

Image Source: CAPCOM

sunset hadouken

Practice Hadouken. Practice makes perfect, and Carrie Keagan is keen on it.

Image Source: NY Daily News

practice hadouken

Am I Doing It Right? The more skilled you are, the less effort you need to exert. He even has a tie on!

Image Source: Harvey Perlman

am i doing it right

Foursquare Hadouken. Too fast for the camera.

Image Source: Zack Davenport

foursquare hadouken

Ustream QA Hadouken. Full mark on the pose, the particle effect, and the sweet smile (evil in its purest form) on the face.

Image Source: SeSam

ustream qa hadouken

Tricycle Hadouken. Well, isn’t that a bit OP (overpower)?

Image Source: Tricycle Studios Blog

tricycle hadouken

Grasshopper Hadouken. It’s not necessarily for victims to take it from the front; take note.

Image Source: Grasshopper

grasshopper hadouken

Have you done the Hadouken meme before? Share to us how you blast your victims away!

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