In Yakuza 6, former idol Haruka is looking at an online article about how, as a surrogate daughter of a yakuza, she was spotted in an orphanage in Okinawa.

One of the comments on the article says "だれか凸お願いします♪". I'm wondering what 凸 is supposed to mean here? I have a feeling it's some kind of internet slang.

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It means to contact directly. More specifically, to make a phone call, make a visit, talk to. It derives from identifying 突{とつ}撃 and 凸{とつ}.

The usage of 突撃 means an 'attack' in a figurative sense: abruptly being talked to or called by unknown people is considered sort of aggressive. More traditionally, on TV, 突撃レポート means a reporter making unexpected visits to someone or talking to people on the street (supposedly without appointments etc.).

People doing 凸 are sort of paparazzi. It looks like the particular sentence says 'Please someone visit there in person (and tell me what happens)'.

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    So ultimately, what is the poster saying? Something like "Can someone DM me?"? It just seems kind of weird/out-of-the-blue.
    – chausies
    Feb 1, 2023 at 4:43
  • @chausies Not sure the context of the message board(?), it could be "DM me*, but I guess it's usually rather DM him/her, whoever it is being the topic. There was a 凸待ち (here youtuber awaiting DM), so "DM me" is a possibility if it fits the context.
    – sundowner
    Feb 1, 2023 at 4:55
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    I guess this is "Call (or visit) the orphanage directly (and report the conversation here)".
    – naruto
    Feb 1, 2023 at 6:20
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    The dictionary meaning I'm seeing for 突撃 seems very different. Feb 1, 2023 at 12:25
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    凸待ち is a common form of stream for Vtubers (I guess not all of them identify as "virtual") for special events (character birthdays, debut anniversaries, subscriber milestones - though those are more commonly karaoke - etc.). Lacking context, machine translation usually renders this as "convex waiting", which has become something of a meme among viewers. I had been thinking about asking about this 凸 myself. Feb 1, 2023 at 12:30

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