People Edit The “Lo-Fi Study Girl” Into Versions From Different Countries Full Of Original Details (30 Pics)

Whether you’ve come across her as the lo-fi girl or study girl, chances are you’ve probably seen the famous animated character by Juan Pablo Machado. She’s the face of the YouTube channel ChilledCow and their live stream of lo-fi hip hop beats to relax and/or study to.

Earlier this year, the account was terminatedfollowing a mistaken suspension from YouTube and the live stream came to an end. With it, ChilledCow produced one of the longest videos in YouTube history — over 13,000 hours — and amassed 218 million views in the process.

In the time the lo-fi girl was studying, she could have achieved about 109 PhDs (120 hours per doctorate degree) or learn 7 of the hardest languages (1,730 hours for every fluent language).

Eventually, YouTube unbanned the account and its owner Dimitri relaunched the stream as a new video, allowing the girl to resume her studies.

Her fans were so happy to hear the good news, they started drawing her tributes, reimagining their beloved character in different countries all around the world.

Image credits: knowyourmeme#1 


Australia Report96pointsPOST

Rainbow Panda1 day ago

C’mon. (Me as an Australian)28ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

YouTube’s support account on Twitter confirmed that the termination was “a mistake on our side,” explaining that they’ve “shared feedback with our review team to prevent similar errors from happening in the future.”

This wasn’t the first time that ChilledCow’s live streams have gone down. The popular 24/7 broadcast suffered a disruption in July and October 2017, just a few months after it started as well. The issue, like most of them on YouTube, came down to copyright.#2 


Hogwarts Report95pointsPOST

Rainbow Panda1 day ago

O wow!8ReplyView more comments

Originally, ChilledCow used a GIF from Studio Ghibli’s Whisper of the Heart, which showed a young woman doing her homework. The visual eventually led to the channel receiving a copyright takedown request. When the channel returned, the character was replaced with a copyright-free version of a similar yet different woman that Dimitri could use without worrying.

Perhaps one of the best parts of channels like ChilledCow and their continuous live streams, however, is the community. People from all walks of life come to hang out in the live stream chat while they go about their business, and these illustrations certainly show just how much the broadcast means to them.#3 


Scotland Report94pointsPOST

Linda Ellis1 day ago

I love how this entire post captures GIRLS. As they are. Not being sexualized or categorized.59ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Aris Panousis, the artist who made a Greek version of the lo-fi girl, told Bored Panda they love the original character by Studio Ghibli mostly because of the melancholy that comes with both her and her surroundings. “[All of these edits] of this girl, including mine, were pretty much sparked by u/Marccolo when they made this thread on r/Europe, showcasing his Romania-themed edit and suggesting others to do the same for their own countries.”

“I thought that was a cool idea and when I started thinking about what a Greek version might look like, the ideas kept coming, so I went ahead and did it. After that, it seemed to explode into multiple other edits, which is awesome, but I definitely can’t take credit for the original idea.”

Panousis has also listened to the stream and enjoyed it. “I’m into the lo-fi sound as well as this style of art so it’s a great combo.”

The artist said they are really grateful for the response their image has received. “I wish I could thank every single person who has left a nice comment. It definitely motivates me to strive to improve my drawing skills.”#4 


Belarus Report90pointsPOST

Edyta Z1 day ago

This should be higher, people have to hear about the current situation in Belarus36ReplyView more comments

Speaking to Bored Pandau/Marccolo said they think the study girl artwork by Juan Pablo Machado has a very relaxed and calm feeling to it, and it’s relatable in its simplicity and casualness. “I liked its Studio Ghibli-like artstyle and colors. It’s iconic and familiar to many students from around the world (including me) who watch ChilledCow’s music while studying.”

They came up with the idea to recreate it on a day just like any other, while listening to the music and watching the looped animation of the girl studying. “I wanted to come up with a version that feels more like home, one that I can relate to more.”

“I listen to that music stream a lot [and] it has helped me get through stressful times and concentrate on my studies many times! I like the music and the community that has gathered around the channel’s streams.”#5 


Romania Report81pointsPOST

Eryn8 hours ago(edited)

That’s actually my hometown Sibiu in the background! Wow! More Replies…View more comments

The creator of the San Diego, California study girl, u/holdenmccawfield, loves that the original had a faint Studio Ghibli vibe that it kept from the original iteration, but with the addition of modern tech like the laptop and hip headphones.

They too saw folks on r/Europe posting their versions and thought it was such a cool idea. “I kept trying to find versions for the United States. I thought it could be a fun idea to toss my hat in the ring for my hometown, San Diego.”

u/starswirls_planet did a Danish version. “The detail and calm mood really embody the vibe of the music. Don’t even get me started on the colors and Ghibli-esque style. It’s so iconic and aesthetically pleasing!” Part of why they joined the channel was the recent lack of inspiration. “I decided to jump on the bandwagon.”#6 


Greece Report77pointsPOST

ge pa1 day ago

i am a greek (looks like a photo from a tourist brochure) and i love it!!!12ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Hogwarts edition study girl creator u/danielgmal admitted they’re a little bit obsessed with the character and didn’t know anything about her until a few days ago. After discovering people from countries around the continent were doing versions of her, they too wanted to contribute. “What’s cool about her is she’s like a modern Mona Lisa, really simple in terms of just an enigmatic woman in a simple scene but they both capture a mood – a feeling we all understand – we’ve all pulled an all-nighter at the laptop before, listening to music. And just like the Mona Lisa, that means she’s very easy to parody, and to do different versions of. She’s a straight-up 2020 masterpiece – full credit to original artist Juan Pablo Marchado.”#7 



lobenhard Report77pointsPOST

postboredom1 day ago

who would study instead of watching THE NORTHERN LIGHTS?30ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 




JuJu1 day ago

The lace on the monitor is on spot!25ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 



crowsfield Report75pointsPOST

Joanne Hall1 day ago

Speaking as white Brit living in Holland for 35+ yrs. with a Surinam stepmother; To me it’s actually more logical in this context that she isn’t white as Fernandez (brand of soda) is favoured most by the Dutch originally from Dutch colonies ie Antilles, Suriname, etc. On the pot with the weedplant next to the soda it says ‘gekoloniseerd’. This could refer to the seed itself and/or maybe it’s all a statement or acknowledgement about Dutch history and inclusivity. I thought it was clever. Or a perfect and powerful coincidence  Whatever the case, based on the things in her room she is most definitely and without a doubt Dutch.22ReplyView more comments#10 


Brazil Report74pointsPOST

Priscila Pedrosa1 day ago

As a Brazilian girl I would say that this is very accurate for Rio. But Brazil has so many different cultures inside it. This is only one of them.26ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#11 


Denmark Report71pointsPOST

Rainbow Panda1 day ago

The outside is so beautiful. 13ReplyView more comments#12 

Paris, France

Paris, France Report69pointsPOST

JuJu1 day ago

bunny <317ReplyView more comments#13 



chilledcow_yt Report65pointsPOST

S.1 day ago

The first right-handed girl here!33ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#14 



illiswn Report65pointsPOST

postboredom1 day ago(edited)

NEON is awesome. Tokyo is awesome. ergo everything in this drawing and the drawing itself is awesome17ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 



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Umut Börü Özsoy1 day ago

My boi Tombili(the cat) 

24ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#16 


Netherlands Report63pointsPOST

postboredom1 day ago

the girl and the picture are really pretty8ReplyView more comments#17 




Jyri Hakola1 day ago

Zoom open and dark outside. Pretty accurate decription of typical remote school day at #2020.12ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 


Morocco Report61pointsPOST

Squee1 day ago

I love this one too!12ReplyView more comments#19 


Hungary Report60pointsPOST

ромашка1 day ago

the deatils man… in the right corner the yellow dog piggybank!! i had that when i was a kid <37ReplyView more comments#20 

Northern Finland

Northern Finland Report56pointsPOST

Squee1 day ago

This is cute!9ReplyView more comments#21 

San Diego, United States

San Diego, United States Report53pointsPOST

CodingGirl041 day ago

I love the watercolor!10Reply#22 


Lithuania Report52pointsPOST

CaliCoast17 hours ago

I wonder who the cat is waving to. 5ReplyView more comments#23 


Norway Report51pointsPOST

S.1 day ago

Those airpods, though.8Reply#24 


Estonia Report51pointsPOST

Squee1 day ago

I love this art style!10ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 



c4nni Report50pointsPOST

Richard Pickman1 day ago

Nokia 3310, this definitely is Finland.10ReplyView more comments#26 


Spain Report49pointsPOST

Eriu1 day ago

ahaha the Jesus paiting 😀34ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 


Italy Report47pointsPOST

giovanna1 day ago(edited)

That’s exactly how Italy would look like! Basil on the window! The red Italian dictionary on the bookshelf! Moka coffee!12ReplyView more comments#28 


Finland Report43pointsPOST

matthew owen22 hours ago

Marimekko!3ReplyView more comments#29 


Quatar Report42pointsPOST

Mystery Egg1 day ago

*Qatar23ReplyView more comments#30 


Croatia Report41pointsPOST

Dorothy Zenzerović1 day ago

What she smoking?6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Note: this post originally had 65 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.

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Rokas is a writer at Bored Panda with a BA in Communication. After working for a sculptor, he fell in love with visual storytelling and enjoys covering everything from TV shows (any Sopranos fans out there?) to photography. Throughout his years in Bored Panda, over 235 million people have read the posts he’s written, which is probably more than he could count to. Read more »

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