Kabe-don! Cornering Women Against the Wall Goes Viral

The original kabe-don, or wall-smack

The above image is a typical, sexually-charged kabe-don scene; the man corners the girl, placing his arm against the wall so she cannot escape. A kiss, or near-kiss, often follows. This well-known convention in Shojo manga has suddenly gone mainstream, thanks to a series of Tweets outlining newly invented kabe-don situations, where netizens attempt their very own wall-smack, and upload the pictures or photographs to Twitter. Here, we bring you an article explaining the phenomenon, along with some of the most popular parodies from Togetter.com. Netizen reactions are also translated below.

From J-Cast.com:

Currently, an unfamiliar term called “wall-smack” is trending on Twitter.

The word originally expressed a ‘situation that tends to occur in Shojo manga‘, where [a girl] is trapped between the wall and a man’s hands against the wall, with no way to escape. Then, for some reason, novel versions of the wall-smack started appearing between Twitter users, one after another, with things developing into something of an oogiri [this is a reference to the final act of a kabuki performance, where performers take suggestions from the audience and compete to act out the audience’s requests.]

What exactly what happened on Twitter?

From Togetter.com:

The cicada smack, or 'semi-don' that started the trend.

24,978 retweets and 8,740 favorites

1. Standard wall-smack 2. Slightly wilder wall-smack 3. Gently-surround-her type of wall-smack 4. Cicada-smack. My friend apparently likes #4.

Neko-don, or cat-smack, another kabe-don parody
20,083 retweets and 7,434 favorites

I want to be Cat-Smacked.

The wall smack retaliation.
9,499 retweets and 7,039 favorites

I drew wall-smacking as well

A super kabe-don wall smash

7,646 retweets and 4661 favorites

I think that Bunny[from the anime Tiger & Bunny]’s wall-smack would definitely be like this

Comments from Twitter:

deepたん@キセキのツイ廃: (retweeted 377 times)

Wall-smack, piggyback-smack, cicada-smack, opposite wall-smack, foot-smack, cactus-smack, bed-smack, double opposite wall-smack . . . which smack do you like?


Another boy took a picture while I cicada-smacked wwwwwwwwwwwwwww


I thought that wall-smack was something NEET sons did to express their unbearable frustration when they had nothing else to take it out on, so they just suddenly smack the wall to show their families that they’re angry.


Wall-Smack. This has evolved too much www How did it all come to this wwwww


Since when did the act of a loser punching the wall become an act that the cool kids love?


If I were to try a wall-smack, I’d let my right hand pass by the side of [her] head, aim for the wall next to the woman’s waist, let my face lean into [her] left ear, and casually [position my] right thigh to prevent [her] legs from closing. My line would be ‘Prepare yourself . . . I won’t care, whatever happens.’ Older women, prepare yourself!


Wall-smack is OK, but I prefer sliding down a door. This is what I mean by sliding down the door: The situation where, after someone confesses their love to you, or something heart-wrenching happens, like a goodbye you pretend to be calm to endure the situation, but once the door closes you lose your strength, and you collapse [onto the floor] as your back slides down the door. With sliding down the door, you can be the one who slides or you can make someone else slide, and you can even go through the door at the same time. Now, I’ll write a little more to fill the length limit for a Tweet.


Cicada-smack requires a lot of muscle, doens’t it.


People say that wall-smack makes girls’ hearts flutter, but I’d always thought that this was a result of reading too much manga and having love on the brain. I thought damn, this is stupid. But when I thought about being wall-smacked by a babe, it gave me butterflies and I realized that I was completely wrong, I’m sorry.


[Note: Yamada Ryousuke and Arioka Daiki are both members of the boyband Hey!Say! JUMP]
Arioka: ‘Yamadaaa! They say that women can’t resist getting wall-smacked—!’ Yamada: ‘What’s that?’
Arioka:’What, you don’t know?’
Yamada: ‘Nope.’
Arioka: (Smack!)
Yamada: ‘?! . . . ////’
Arioka: ‘How’s this, Yamada? This is wall-smack♪’
Yamada: ‘Dai—////[He half says Arioka Daiki’s name]’


The wall-smack hashtag is funny ww


I want to be wall-smacked, but I want to wall-smack others, too.

ギタボ / Norihiko:

Now I want twin pedals [as in a drum kit] to use for wall-smacking.

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