Earlier this weekend, we reported on how art of Bowser transforming into ‘Princess Bowser’ (or ‘Bowsette’) was starting to become an internet trend.
Now, it seems like Japanese Twitter users have gone head-over-heels for the female version of the koopa king. The hashtag #クッパ姫 (‘koopa-hime’ or ‘Princess Koopa’) just became trending on Twitter today. Talented artists and even manga illustrators are now drawing art of the fan-made character.
— ルーツ@異世界のトイレで大をする。 (@JT_roots) September 23, 2018
— こざくら (@koza_mom0) September 23, 2018
— 굼랏//グムラト (@goomrrat) September 23, 2018
— みよしら (@miyosira) September 23, 2018
rkgk / トレンドのクッパ姫かわいい…！ pic.twitter.com/l9IQmBSH0k
— 小咲みつば@固定! (@mitsu_ba527) September 23, 2018
— 賃貸 (@mansyontintai) September 23, 2018
— 196 (@w6W7JRASXBLPjuX) September 23, 2018
The trend went viral so quickly that even the artist that popularised ‘Bowsette’ / ‘Princess Bowser’ (@ayyk92) has joked about it:
> follower count is now x100 from before this started
> bunch of artists I follow and even Dragon Maid's made fanart
> got a Know-your-meme entry
> there's a top trending tag on Japan Twitter
What the hell is happening, I'm flattered but also a bit scared now pic.twitter.com/RMC8aQOmf8
— haniwa (@ayyk92) September 23, 2018
At this point, there’s no way Nintendo of Japan hasn’t noticed what fans are doing with Mario’s fearsome nemesis. We can only wonder what kind of reaction the company is having to this amazing internet movement.