Are you still caught up in the kabe-don craze? We’ve even seen some variations to the wall-pounding approach, but it’s time to change it up for the next manga inspired photo trend – ago-kui!

Japanese Twitter users have shifted their attention to another heart throbbing situation that often comes up in manga and anime, the act of gently tilting another person’s head upwards by their chin. Similar to when kabe-don was trending, Twitter users started posting images of themselves getting caught up in an ago-kui situation, but they soon realized, it looks way cuter when ago-kui is done to their pets! More cuteness ahead!

First things first, what is ago-kui? “Ago” means chin, and “kui” is an onomatopoeia of a soft creak, such as the sound created by the extension arm when you push open a window. As with kabe-don, ago-kui is an action that is commonly seen in romantic situations in anime, manga or even drama serials, when the hero is about to steal a kiss from the heroine.

Ago-kui came into the spotlight when a series of photos of Popteen model Nozomi Maeda went viral on Twitter because she looked so coy and cute in the photos.

She sure looks cute, but wait… Twitter users were quick to discover that it looks even cuter when their beloved pets get the ago-kui treatment!

▼ Canines


▼ This cute guinea pig.

▼ This little hedgehog is irresistible too!

▼ And lots of cats…



▼ This doesn’t look quite like it…

▼ Home appliance maker Sharp joined in the fun too. We’re not convinced that that’s a pet though.

Are you a kabe-don or an ago-kui kinda person? Share your preferences in the comments section below!

Source: Zhaizhai News
Top image: @KhYuzuru on Twitter