Nyan or nya is the Japanese for meow (the cat cry). The song is an endless loop of Miku saying "Nya" over and over while pouncing. On April 5, Saraj00n uploaded a video of a Poptart Cat with UTAU Momone Momo's voice on YouTube. The song became popular, under the name of Nyan Cat.Non-VOCALOID fans (fans of the Nyan Cat video) and VOCALOID fans debated on the originality, some incorrectly claiming Nyan Cat came first, while the latter correctly claimed the song was by daniwellP. The confusion died down after a few months prior to the Nyan Cat Video, but it left a bad impression on both sides.
Nyan Cat was featured on a website called Nyan.cat, a website where many fans go on to see how long they can nyan for before they get bored. The page being originally created by Huy Hong made people believe he was the original creator. He even decided to claim the poptart cat creator credit for himself by changing the link from "Original Gif" to "Nyan Cat's Cousin".
Prguitarman aka Chris Torres did not like this and filed a copyright complaint, which caused Huy Hong to fight back by changing Nyan Cat to Toast Cat, a cat with more detailed features and a slice of buttered toast for the body.
This change caused some YouTubers to create "Nyan Cat" Spoofs using Toast Cat's sprite instead.
Eventually, the copyright complaint got through and the website got abandoned, which lead to it being braking down, Toast Cat being lost forever. The website soon got fixed when Huy Hong and Chris came back to it and brought back several new nyans.
More information on the website can be found on the Nyan.Cat page on this wiki!
Nyan Cat's Page Edit
Nyan Cat has the original theme song on an infinite loop, whilst an animated gif image of Nyan Cat without the rainbow or background flies over a rainbow embedded onto the website. The stars fly across the screen are also embedded.
The three options highlight in pink, and the gif image saves as "original.gif" and the preview icon on the "pick a Flavor" bar also saves under "original.gif".
The Nyan Cat also has two different pages: The main page, and the page called Original. Both pages have not many differences to them, however, the main page can be taken by other nyans at certain times of the year.
Nyan Cat in Fan Fiction Edit
Nyan cat is seen as a cute, friendly cheerful cat that loves and protects animals and people alike.
However, if Nyan Cat's friends are hurt by anyone, then the poptart cat will kill the offender, even if the one responsible for hurting the poptart cat's friends just happens to be another nyan.
Powers/Abilities EditIn fan fiction, Nyan Cat has many special abilities, most of them being multicolored and very powerful.Rainbow Hudoken (When using Rainbow Rage)
Super Strength (When using Rainbow Rage)
Light Super Form (stronger than Rainbow Rage. Gains ability when emotionally hurt)Light Rocket Comet (When in Light Super Form) (Can send foes flying into their own evil planets and destroy them)The "nyas" can annoy people, friends and foes.
Can do a rainbow fart
Abilities in Pokemon Fanfic Edit
Fan Fiction WorksEdit
Nyan Cat has been used in many fan fiction works! There are stories, fan art, games, websites and more.
See some of them below, or visit the Fanon Category.
- It is unknown what gender Nyan Cat is.
- Nyan Cat has a cameo on Scribblenauts. However, 5th Cell hadn't realized that Nyan Cat is actually explicitly copyrighted by someone, and so Nyan Cat's creator sued them. Thus, Nyan Cat doesn't appear in any Scribblenauts game afterwards.
- In the game StrikeForce Kitty 2, there is a Nyan Cat costume you can put on your kittens
- Nyan Cat appeared on an advertisement for bottled water
- Another character, Fiesta Spider was made by prguitarman, but didn't get as much popularity. He also created an 8-bit Fail Whale, a mascot of Twitter.
- Nyan Cat is based on a real cat.
- Nyan Cat was such a popular meme, that it featured on best internet memes lists.
- ITV2 had an advert for Family Guy where Peter becomes a nyan and punches the chicken. Another advert later on, named "Spanking New Family Guy | 2016 | ITV2", had Peter as a nyan 0:18 seconds in has the same nyan Peter.