"Hyakunen hayai ze!"

A [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseStockPhrases stock insult]] used by the Japanese to show the confidence of a certain character in a one-on-one match, or just to say that a character is out of their league.

Most commonly used before a fight. A character will often say "You're 100 years too early to be facing me." Or any number of years they choose. 100 is most common. In works involving characters that live significantly longer than humans, 1000 or more years might be substituted. The English equivalent would be to call someone "too green" or, less literally, "out of their league."

Not to be confused with years TooSoon to joke about a tragedy. Or TheJailBaitWait for characters younger than 17. YouAreNotReady tends to be along the lines of advice than taunting.



[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'' Laxas says this to Natsu [[spoiler: before he beats him up]]. Although on that note, Natsu ends up [[spoiler: winning the fight thanks to the help of Gajeel]].
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** ''One Piece'' characters in general are quite fond of using this, but of particular note is [[spoiler:Shanks, of the Four Emperors]], who uses it to tease over-ambitious kids like Luffy. What makes this notable is a scene that shows when this was said ''against'' the same character by his fellow [[spoiler:Emperor, Whitebeard]], he [[SeriousBusiness took such offense]] that they clashed swords over it!
** [[WorldsStrongestMan White]][[BadassGrandpa beard]] himself uses the phrase fairly often as well.
* Urd uses this on Skuld in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' all the time, with incredibly ridiculous numbers for how long it'll take. Mostly she uses it because she knows Skuld will react.
* Used by Deidara on the title character of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' "You're a hundred years too young to be giving ME orders, [[VerbalTic hmmm!]]" He also says this to Tobi in the Sanbi filler arc.
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' likes having people use the phrase.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** Used by [[OldMaster Cologne]], when Ranma goes up against her. The number of years too early it is changes every time she says it, too... and of course, she turns out to be wrong, thanks to Ranma's 'Fist of The Cat' SuperMode.
** Shampoo uses this statement as well to Akane
* Sci-fi variation from ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'':
-->'''[[HumanAlien Haruko]]:''' You're a million years under-evolved, primitive monkey!\\
'''Amarao:''' That's discriminatory language used against underdeveloped cultures!
* ''Manga/InuYasha'', at least twice, probably more.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** In the first anime, Chisame tells her opponent class that they're 100 years too early to try beating her supreme [[PlayfulHacker hacking skills]], and that their homepage would fail.
** Also used again by Chisame in chapter 183, unusual because it isn't intended as an insult. Chisame is protecting Negi from exposure to ... [[{{Yaoi}} ah, "material"]] [[{{Doujinshi}} above his]] [[MoralGuardians age level]].
--> "You're 20 years too early for this stuff! I take that back, [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow you shouldn't learn about [it] for your entire life]]!!!"
** Used in chapter 291, when the fake Eva says to Negi "You're four hundred years to early to be spouting lines like that, brat!"
* A common occurrence in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', although usually scaled up to factors of millennia due to the Soul Reapers' [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld extremely long life span]].
** Anime episodes 57-58. After Ichigo demands that Byakuya use his Bankai, Byakuya says "It's a thousand years too soon for you to die by my Bankai." Instead, he uses his Shikai to attack Ichigo. After Ichigo defeats Byakuya's Shikai with his own Getsuga Tensho blast, Byakuya changes his mind and does use his Bankai on Ichigo.
** At the end of anime episode 86 (during the Bount arc), the Bount Sawatari tells Chad, Noba and Rangiku Matsumoto that they're "100 years too early" to defeat him. Notable in that it's stated that Chad COULD have killed Sawatari if [[HumanShield Ururu had not been stuck inside his whale doll]].
** PlayedForLaughs in one of the manga fillers where Sui Feng and Kiyone try to surreptitiously take pictures of Yoruichi, who remarks that "[Sui Feng] is 1000 too early to be doing that" after discovering them.
** Even Renji gets in on the action, remarking in his first confrontation with Ichigo, "come back in 2000 years!"
** And if that wasn't enough, the Captain Commander does it too. In the Rescue Rukia arc, he refers to Nanao by saying that he "do[es] not have time to teach infants". Justified in that he's over 2000 years old.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'':
** Konata says this to Kagami, while cosplaying as LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya.
** In the manga, Akira says that Minoru should be a million years too early to get pictures of him featured in a magazine.
* Used in ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' by Gintoki to Hijikata when the former defeats a ghost [[spoiler:(who turns out not to be a ghost at all, but an alien woman with mosquito-like features, and who happened to ''look like'' a ghost)]] by throwing her upon the latter.
--> "You're still a hundred years too early to teach me on the ways of the samurai."
* Variant from ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'' episode 91: Akemi refers to [[WillTheyOrWontThey Kyoko and Godai's]] relationship squabbles, saying that it's "going to take about 100 years to settle this". (It ends up taking 96 episodes).
* Toutaku delivers this line in episode 4 of ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' to thugs from his school after they are completely outclassed by Hakufu's mother.
* Leozack says exactly this to Star Saber when they meet for the first time in ''Anime/TransformersVictory''. Later, in ''[[Manga/TransformersZone Transformers: Return of Convoy]]'', Super Megatron tells Sixliner that he's ''two million'' years too early.
* From ''The Disappearance of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'':
-->'''Haruhi:''' You peeping Kyon! Trying to peep on Mikuru-chan's underwear? You are [[LudicrousPrecision two-million-five-thousand-six-hundred years]] behind!
* In the ''Manga/MidoriDays'' manga, Seiji's bossy sister Rin informs him that "you're about 100,000 years too young to defy me!"
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** Used by Teana on the last chapter of the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' [[ComicBookAdaptation manga]] while in full {{Tsundere}} mode, when she successfully deduced that the reason for Subaru's apprehension in joining the [[EmergencyServices Special Rescue squad]] was because she was unconsciously being worried that she won't be able to protect the other members of [[HeroesRUs Riot Force Six]], including...
--> '''Teana:''' You're 10 years too early to even worry over [[CuteBruiser Nanoha-san]]!\\
'''Subaru:''' Ah, yeah, true that.
** Just before the Forwards leave for the final battle, Subaru attempts to cheer Nanoha up, but notices that Nanoha was the one who ended up reassuring her. Teana says the same phrase about Subaru hoping to reassure Nanoha when Subaru tells her this.
* Somewhat subverted in ''Manga/{{Bastard}}'', when the main character is fighting a demon who keeps bragging about how he is 400 years old... with no idea that the protagonist is '''[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld much older than that]]'''. (The dub even [[{{Woolseyism}} adds a line]] to this effect after the demon's inevitable [[CurbStompBattle facepwning]].)
* [[RebelliousPrincess Mashiro]] from ''Anime/MaiOtome'' taunts her castle guards with this before she tries to run away from them.
* Extra in ''Anime/IdolProject'' tells a tentacle monster trying to molest her that he's "a billion years too early to touch her skin".
* From ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', [[http://www.onemanga.com/Historys_Strongest_Disciple_Kenichi/174/17/ Takeda]] is trying to get a sensei, but is "56,700,000 years too early."
* Happens A LOT in ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka''.
* Likewise, ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'', particularly when Ippo challenges Eiji Date.
* Variation from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': when Touma first tries to punch Accelerator, Accelerator [[FingerPokeOfDoom stomps the ground, sending Touma flying away]] while he says, "{{Too slow}}. You're a whole century too slow!"
* Some random female delinquent tells this to Kuroko in ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', who promptly teleports her upside down six feet above the ground and mocks her age.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' has Black Star using this on occasion, in line with his claims to [[SmallNameBigEgo being the best everything in the anywhere]].
* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' has Lunar using this line on Nagasumi when he offers to help her prepare for one of her acting roles.
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' has Keima using this when challenging someone to a shogi match: "It's 100 years too early for you to challenge Master Tenri! First you must face her student, me!"
* ''Manga/{{Psyren}}'', Chapter 142, Yoshina Ageha to Amagi Miroku: "You're going to kill me? Just try it. After all, even if you had 10 years, you still wouldn't be able to do it." [[spoiler: It ain't no boast either; Ageha had already defeated a much more powerful Miroku [[TimeyWimeyBall once before, 10 years in the future]].]]
* Nancy tells Yomiko that she's "100 years to early to worry about me" in ''Anime/ReadOrDie''.
* In the second season of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', Inner Moka tells a Phoenix "You are ten years too early to defeat me"
* In ''LightNovel/GoshuushouSamaNinomiyaKun'', Ryoko gripes that Shungo is ten years too young to catch a cold from exhaustion.
* When [[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Squid Girl]] loses at a fighting game to her new friend Kiyomi, she says she'll jet her revenge. Kiyomi tells her she'll have to train 10 years before she can beat her.
* In ''Manga/InitialD,'' Kenta says this to Wataru when he attempts to challenge Keisuke.
* Several characters in ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' use this. Special mention goes to Tooru after he kidnaps Hana-chan just to spite Onpu for telling him off.
* In ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', Minato finally [[CallingTheOldWomanOut calls his mother Takami out for the first time]] to defend his TrueCompanions. In response, Takami [[SoProudOfYou praises him for how much he's grown up]].... and, being the {{troll}} she is, captures him while reminding him with a SlasherSmile that it's still 100 years too early for him to challenge her.
* In ''Anime/CrossAnge'', the titular protagonist throws one to [[BigBad Embryo]] as part of her PreMortemOneLiner.
-->'''Ange:''' You wanna screw me again? Give it a few thousand years!
* In episode 2 of ''Manga/MassuguNiIkou'', Sora believes that Mametarou is trying to "steal" Sebastian from her. She sats that Mametarou is a million years too young for Sebastian.

[[folder: Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', after Kyon's sister awakens her brother by trying to elbow him in the gut, Kyon tells her she's a hundred years too young to try that on him.
* Madara tells Naruto he is "literally a hundred years to early to fight me" in FanFic/AGrowingAffection.
* Nereza the Spiritomb says a variation of this when Blitz and his teammates fight against her in chapter 46 of ''[[Fanfic/PokemonMysteryDungeonReflectingBalance Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Reflecting Balace]]'', telling them that they are about [[OneHundredAndEight one-hundred-and-eight]] years too early to be challenging her.

[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* From ''{{Series/Vikings}}'':
-->'''Man:''' I don't want to kill you, woman.
-->'''Lagertha:''' You couldn't kill me if you tried for a hundred years.
* In the first season of ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', Duncan faces [[TheOlderImmortal a much older immortal]] who initially holds a significant advantage over our hero. The other immortal, while evil, nonetheless respects Duncan as a WorthyOpponent and comments that with another century of practice, ([[VictorGainsLosersPowers and defeating other immortals]]) Duncan might become strong enough to beat him.
* In ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueFire'', after Tsubasa joined the team, it became a RunningGag for him to taunt either the MonsterOfTheWeek or the {{Mooks}} by dodging their attacks and saying they're ten years too early to try something like that.
* ''Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle'': DennyONeil says, concerning the "Agent Diana Prince" revamp of WonderWoman:
--> ''I believed in racial equality, and I believed in pacifism, and along came feminism, and I thought "I ought to believe in this", but emotionally, I was still five years away from understanding and accepting feminism.''
* ''Series/UltramanZero'''s catchprase is "You're 20,000 years too early!"
** Though if you do the math, based on the fact that Zero is the equivalent of a 12th grader student in human years, he's saying "You're 59 years too early!"

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* This, more so than becoming Queen Of ARSION(which she did by defeating Ayako Hamada), was Wrestling/LionessAsuka's primary reason for entering ARSION, who were billing their head trainer Mariko Yoshida as the best woman wrestler in Japan.[[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', when you're chasing down the crocodile thief, there's a point when you have to sneak up behind him. When you do, he says, "At this rate it will take 100 years for you to catch me" and runs away. The second time you catch him, he says it'll take fifty years. [[RuleOfThree The third time]], before he can come up with a proper number, Mallow interrupts and demands the stolen property, prompting the boss fight.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''/''Yellow'', there's a trainer in Brock's gym who tells you that you're "ten thousand light-years away" from facing Brock. After you defeat him (the gym trainer, that is, not Brock), he says this line:
-->"Darn! [[UnitConfusion Light-years isn't time! It measures distance]]!"
** His annoyance at this unit confusion makes more sense in [[JustForPun light]] of this trope.
* Soulcage pulls something like this when you fight it in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', claiming that it has foreseen its death.
* ''Videogame/EarthBound'':
-->'''[[spoiler:[[TheDragon Pokey]]]]:''' It is a [[EleventyZillion gazillion years]] too early for you to oppose [[EldritchAbomination Giygas]]!
* Akira Yuki of ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' is famous for his usage of this line ("[[CatchPhrase Juu'nen hayain da yo]]" - "You're ten years too early"). Other characters even make reference to it (e.g. Pai in ''Virtua Fighter 4'').
** It also shows up a few times in the Japanese dub of the ''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}}'', likely as a ShoutOut, since both games were created by Yu Suzuki, and the protagonist is an {{Expy}} of Akira.
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''' AscendedFanboy Ryusei Date uses the same line, [[ActorAllusion in a clear allusion]] [[Creator/ShinichiroMiki to their voice actor]].
** As a Sega game, ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' uses this as a BondOneLiner if she finishes a fight with a Tetsuzankou and gets a Pure Platinum rank for it. It's also sometimes heard when she uses her forward throw as a GuestFighter in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for 3DS and Wii U''.
** In ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'', Zack refers to this line after Kokoro beats [[GuestFighter Akira]] in story mode.
* One of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'''s end-battle quotes is a variation on this between Yuri and Estelle:
-->'''Yuri:''' It'll be a hundred years before you can beat me!
-->'''Estelle:''' Because you've lived a lot longer, right?
-->'''Yuri:''' ...Not exactly.
** If you lose to Peridot on Mt. Grimm in ''VideoGame/{{Tales of Hearts}}'', she says this almost verbatim.
* ''VideoGame/FatalFury'': This is one of Ryuji Yamazaki's win lines in every game he appears in.
** In KOF Maximum Impact, Billy Kane will tell a defeated Alba and/or Soiree Meira, "It's a hundred years too soon for you to rule this town!"
* From ''VideoGame/GitarooMan'': "Not in a [[EleventyZillion million billion years.]]" (infinity impossible)
** Later on the game, there's "Not... in all of eternity." (infinity impossible)
* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|Cursed Memories}}'' uses this before a certain HopelessBossFight (unless you've been [[LevelGrinding grinding like a fiend]] or are on a NewGamePlus).
--> ''"No!!! With those herbs, I could've regained my levels! Ugh... why'd you have to go out of your way to ruin my life, you little brat?!"\\
"What's the matter? Are you hungry or something?"\\
"I'm pissed off!! I don't care about our level difference anymore... today's the day I beat the crap outta you, you hear me?!"\\
"Don't you know anything? It's a million years too early for you to beat me!"''
* ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'' has the [[TigerVersusDragon "Thrill"]] level, where Ryuuji says that "Wakana-chan is one million years too early for you!"
* Said by a few characters when evading an attack in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''.
* Lass of ''VideoGame/GrandChase'' tends to use this as a victory quote and/or a taunt.
* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Advance Wars}}'' game, Kanbei says, "Come back when you've matured some! Say, in ten years!" the first time he uses his [[LimitBreak CO Power]] in the mission "Kanbei's Error?".
* ''VideoGame/TheFirstFunkyFighter'' has the most exaggerated example where the main character says "You're one million years too young to be challenging human beings!!!" when he beats a monstrous animal.
* In ''VideoGame/VanguardPrincess'', Lilith's victory quote is "You're ten thousand years too early!"
* ''VideoGame/InuYashaTheSecretOfTheCursedMask'': After an enemy battle, Inuyasha may quip "Maybe in ten years, you have a chance at beating me!"
* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', Eggman has this to say to Tails just before their first fight begins:
-->You're just a kid. You couldn't beat me in a hundred years!
* In ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptunia'', Uzume will sometimes say that her opponents are ten years too early upon winning a fight.
* In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', Saint Martha tends to slip to her not-so-holy attitude and fling this kind of insult, "You're ten years too early!", only to cough a bit and give out a more 'saintly' quote afterwards.

[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* The ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' series has Mion saying pretty much the same thing as the Pokémon example, with Keiichi making the same correction.
** Satoko always says something similar.
* A humorous variant occurs in the second arc of ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', where Battler tells [[CreepyChild Maria]] that she's "ten years too early to be [[LetsMeetTheMeat telling someone to eat her]]," but to say it to him [[JailBaitWait when the time comes]]. This right after telling Beatrice to make him a sandwich out of her breasts. It was a rather [[MoodWhiplash odd scene]], given [[KillEmAll what had just happened...]]
** Also used in EP 6 of ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'': "It's a thousand years too early for you to capture Battler's heart, little girl."
* In ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', Rin taunts one of her cats saying that he's 100 years late to defeat her after it fails at snatching the toy she was carrying.

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* A variation in the [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D-based]] comic ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': when Roy finally confronts the BigBad Xykon, the lich calmly suggests that Roy is a dozen of ''levels'' too early to face him and even [[AffablyEvil politely offers]] to postpone their showdown for him to do some LevelGrinding.

[[folder: Web Animation]]
* [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner You're way too young to be The Guy!]]

[[folder: Web Original]]
* In one [[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]] story, the EvilOverlord Lord Doom told Achilles, who is one of the villain's sons, "try as you might, you're not yet the man to overthrow me. Come back in twenty or thirty years and try again." And then Lord Doom casually [[CurbStompBattle beat the ever-living snot]] out of Achilles.
* Kakyoin says this when {{no sell}}ing Polnareff's {{tap on the head}} in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo''
-->'''Kakyoin:''' Geh... [[CassandraTruth Nobody believes me]]. Time for brute force!\\
(Kakyoin {{art shift}}s into a buff version of himself, which looks like Broly, and tries to [[WouldHurtAChild kill Mannish Boy]].)\\
'''Polnareff:''' Chop!\\
(Polnareff tries to knock Kakyoin out with a chop to the back of his neck, but [[ButtMonkey he fails]].)\\
'''Kakyoin:''' You're naive, Polnareff! Come back in a 100 years when you're ready to use those skills on me!

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Shego constantly addresses WesternAnimation/KimPossible with childish nicknames, implicitly dismissing her as someone too young to be fighting grown-up battles.

[[folder: Real Life]]
* Before the 2006 World Baseball Classic, Ichiro Suzuki spoke about how badly he wanted to "make the other teams [in the Asian group] think they wouldn't be able to beat them for the next 30 years". Then Japan [[EpicFail lost a game to South Korea]]. Of course, their broken pride was repaired when they won their first WBC title.
* Frequently mentioned in boxing, as in an example from ESPN's ''Friday Night Fights'':
-->'''Joe Tessitore:''' Mike Arnaoutis beat Juan Urango back in 2004, but that was a young Urango, not the one we know today.