Quidditching: the magical new meme flying out of Japan (photos)

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Following hot on the heels of last week’s posed hadouken and Dragon Ball Z-style photos, a magical new photo fad has hit the internet in the form of ‘quidditching’, a Muggle attempt at capturing the game made famous by Harry Potter in action.

Once again Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft brought the trend to our attention, which also seems to stem from Japan just like last week’s manga-inspired scenes.

These images attempt to recreate the ball game played in the air on broomsticks created by Harry Potter author J K Rowling. Muggle quidditch teams have been playing in the real world since 2005, but with the simple sorcery of a well-timed photograph these quidditch players try to recreate the real deal, flying broomsticks and all.

Images have been shared on Twitter and Japanese forum 2ch over the past few days, though some appeared as early as February this year. Meanwhile, the trend has already spread to the Russian army and (a natural fit for such tomfoolery) Disneyland.

Quidditching photo meme

Via English Russia

Quidditching photo meme

Via @Lavienna_renren on Twitter

Quidditching photo meme

Via @katsudon34 on Twitter

Quidditching photo meme

Via @Aki72726718 on Twitter

Quidditching photo meme

Via 2ch

Quidditching photo meme

Via @mizukuma57 on Twitter

Quidditching photo meme

Via @HazelEyes83 on Twitter

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