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About

"My Pain Is Greater Than Yours" is a quote spoken by the character Pain from the anime and manga series Naruto, which became associated with an over-the-top smear animation of Naruto Shippuden, growing into a notorious example of QUALITY on anime.

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Origin

The 167th episode of the anime series Naruto Shippuden, named "Planet Devastation", first premiered on July 1st, 2010, and featured a battle between the characters Naruto and Pain. Following its broadcast, many viewers expressed their disappointment with the episode’s "weird" quality production and the excessive smear animation, especially in a scene where Pain punches the ground while shouting "My pain is far greater than yours!" The same day, youtuber kaihedgie uploaded a video titled "MY PAIN IS GREATER THAN YOURS! (Original)", featuring the scene and gaining over 86,000 views in the next five years.


Spread

On the same day of the first broadcast of the episode, various anime forums and communities discussed the "weird" animation featured on some scenes.<2><3><4><5> On July 7th, 2010, youtuber undyingsonars uploaded a video titled "MY PAIN IS FAR GREATER THAN YOURS", featuring a remix of the scene with an atomic explosion, gaining over 93,000 views in the next five years. On July 11th, 2010, youtuber Revendell Raven uploaded a video titled "Pein Funny Moments," featuring various scenes from the episode and gaining over 1,300,000 views in the following five years. The expression "my pain is greater than yours" started being used as response to edgy and angsty comments and images, often in coordination with Pain"s scene.<6>


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Various Examples

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<1> Naruto Wiki – Planetary Devastation

<2> archive.moe – You dare bringin light to my lair?

<3> MyAnimeList – Naruto: Shippuuden Episode 167 Discussion

<4> Crunchyroll – Weird episode 167

<5> TORPOR DUST – my pain is greater than yours – BLOOOPITY BLOOP BLOP I AM A FORMLESS OCTOPUS MAN

<6> archive.moe – search for my pain is greater than yours


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