Not even a missing dimension will keep you from your waifu!
- Date Discovered: 2006
- Discovered On: 4chan
Sometimes people get emotionally attached to people, places and various things. In this case, people have grown emotionally attached to a fictional anime character.
"Mai waifu" is a Japanese phrase meaning "my wife." It didn't gain any special meaning until an episode of Azumanga Daioh (a popular anime series) introduced the phrase to the English speaking crowd. From then on the phrase has become apart of the Otaku community as a way to refer to an anime character they have fallen in love with.
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The Waifu Chart
Though "Mai Waifu" threads started numerous years ago, their popularity hasn't declined. It is still quite common to see active waifu threads across the internet (spanning from chans to various forums). Tohno-chan.com even has created a board specific to waifu threads.