Meet Ellen Baker, Your Kawaii English Teacher

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

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Ellen Baker

Japanese social media has fallen in love with a fictional English teacher and her name is Ellen Baker. Ms. Baker is featured in a middle school New Horizon English book.

A Twitter user, @haiyore_audio, believed this English teacher from Boston looked pretty cute and tweeted some pictures of Ellen Baker from the textbook. Apparently a lot of people agreed with this user as this tweet has now received over 50,000 retweets.

I have to say the art in this textbook looks very nice. This company must have put a lot of time and effort in making this book. In fact, the other characters in the book look pretty nice as well. But of course the star of the book is Ellen Baker. I’m sure many students would have a hard time scribbling in this book due to the great art.

You can check out the Tweets the Twitter user made below.




And in case you did not want to click any of the actual Tweets you can check out the pictures the user Tweeted below.

New Horizon | Characters New Horizon | Ellen Baker New Horizon | Ellen Baker 2

New Horizon | Ellen Baker 3 New Horizon | Other Characters New Horizon | Teaching

new_horizon_festival New Horizon | Snowing

New Horizon | Eating New Horizon | Art

Of course when an adorable character like Ellen Baker is discovered, fan art is inevitable. There is a decent amount of fan art of the English teacher now, some of these are a bit risqué. So we don’t get in trouble, here are some of the safer artworks of Ellen Baker that I’ve seen.

Ellen Baker | Fan Art

By Pixiv User: NAiK


Ellen Baker | Fan Art

By Pixiv User: しそあづき

Ellen Baker | Fan Art 3

By Pixiv User: Liebe

Ellen Baker | Fan Art 4

By Pixiv User: ヤッペン@仕事募集中

Ellen Baker | Fan Art 5

By Pixiv User: ぽよすけ

So what do you think about Ellen Baker?


About Patrick Aguda

Patrick is a Mechanical Engineering student and an avid fan of both video games and anime. He has been a fan of anime since his older sister introduced him to the genre when he was in Pre-K. He grew up watching shows like Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon Adventure, Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo and Rurouni Kenshin. His favorite anime of all time is Code Geass. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Steambot Chronicles and the .hack//G.U. trilogy. He is very fond of Sinon (Asada Shino).

  • Mr0303

    The things that go viral on the Internet…

    • Baka [D]

      What? Cats for the trillion times they’ve gone? Fights? Political shit? This is small and insignificant in comparison, stop complaining…

    • Mr0303

      Where in my post did you see a complaint?

    • Meo


  • Paychi

    I can totally see this spawning an anime.

  • Mir Teiwaz


  • Elichi_48

    She looks like Eli Ayase from Love Live!

    • Megane-chan


  • Sunset Shimmer

    I would love to read that textbook

  • fgt

    I love her, I want to marry her and have kids that will become English teachers too.

  • Rengoku

    As an avid reader of the Genki textbooks, I wish we had such glorious art to admire while learning Japanese. My entire college class makes fun of Mary Hart, the fictional transfer student from Arizona that runs throughout the textbook. It’s pretty funny how invested you get after so many hours of study and seeing the same doodles, so I see where this is coming from. Hart meeting Baker? What if Baker is secretly Hart’s mother? We may never know.

  • Sendencea

    This should anime.