Nyan Cat - How did this viral come about?

On April 2, 2011, another Japanese viral was born that spread throughout the world. The famous Nyan Cat also known as Pop Tart Cate appeared with its animation and repetitive music to addict and torment internet users. Have you ever wondered how this meme or viral came about? In this article, we will see a little more about Nyan Cat and its popularity.

For those who don't know, Nyan Cat it is simply an 8-bit animation showing a cat with a cherry body that looks more like a box flying through space. This animation is accompanied by annoying but addictive music. This simple feat was able to cause thousands of different versions to appear, and also that YouTubers, gamers and other internet creators to use in their projects.


Nyan cat - how did this viral come about?

How did Nyan Cat come about? What is its origin?

Nyan Cat was posted on a comic book site called LOL COMICS on April 2, 2011. He was created by Chris Torres known as a prguitarman who was inspired by his own Russian cat. It was posted only as a gif animation, but on April 5, 2011 a YouTuber called Saraj00n posted a video with this gif animation accompanied by a Japanese song made on the vocaloid with the name Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya.

It was precisely this song composed by the artist Daniwell-P with the voices of Utauloid Momo Momone (The previous idea was to use the famous Hatsune Miku). The video quickly surpassed millions of views. Several websites, blogs and social networks have started to spread even more animation and music on the internet. Today the video has already exceeded 150 million views in an original video alone, it is believed that views may have exceeded billions. Nyan Cat was responsible for the appearance of several games, videos, fan art, memes and even other viruses.


influence and curiosities about Nyan Cat

On the 13th of April 2011, the official website of nyan.cat and several other sites appeared where you can follow the animation and annoying music. There is even a timer to test how long people can listen to this song. Several games, applications and other similar sites have started to emerge on the internet. Cat was a reference even in the mobile game Buffalo Bison Revenge.

There are reports that Slipknot used the rhythm of Nyan Cat's music in his psychosocial music. Which resulted in thousands of comments saying nyanyanyanyanyanyanya in Slipknot videos.

Even YouTube got in the way, in June 2011 he put a progress bar on nyancat in your videos, but it was disabled on July 5th. In addition, several types of uploads on videos and operating systems received a Nyan Cat theme. Below we leave another video with several different versions of nyan cat.


Even if years go by, this viral still appears and is usually remembered. What do you think of Nyan Cat? We appreciate the shares and comments.