A Japanese mobile game has sparked an emotional new TikTok meme.
Love Live! School Idol Festival All Stars is a Japanese rhythm game where users play as managers and members of a pop group. One character from the game, Mari Ohara, has inspired a new trend. A soundbite of her saying, “I’m so happy… I’m so sad” has TikTokers wondering what will really make them happy.
The “I’m so happy… I’m so sad” TikTok sound explained
People on TikTok use the sound to express something that makes them happy right before realizing their choice has consequences or that the outcome isn’t what they expected.
What is Love Live! School Idol Festival All Stars?
The mobile game is centered around several pop groups in the Love Live! franchise, a series of rhythm games about fictional girl-bands. Characters from groups like μ’s, Aqours and Nijigasaki High School Idol Club appear in the game. Users play as managers or members of the various artists in a music competition.
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