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Short hair and two tails on either side of the head that are at least shoulder-length, used to characterize girls who are Tomboys, Ladettes, or at least don't act in a "proper" girlish manner. Has similar effect as Short Hair with Tail, because short hair is boyish but the tails makes the hair just girly enough. Sometimes the sidetails are the only visual clue that the character is in fact a girl. Also known as "forelocks" or "payot."

Compare Tomboyish Ponytail, Boyish Short Hair, Braids of Action.

Contrast Regal Ringlets, Princess Curls, Girlish Pigtails.

Examples of Tomboyish Sidetails include:

Anime and Manga

Light Novels

Video Games

  • Juno from the Soul Nomad, the commander of all the Nereid land forces.
  • Most of the female playable characters from Pokémon.
  • Kasuga from Sengoku Basara goes to the logical extreme, with cropped hair at the back and waist-length tails. While still pretty feminine in personality, she is a Ninja, so her job requires short hair (not that the tails are at all practical).
  • Mayumi Thyme from Shuffle, who is much more Hot-Blooded than most of the other girls.
  • Lakche from Fire Emblem Jugdral, also very hotblooded.
  • From Katawa Shoujo we have Lilly's sister, Akira, who is a Bifauxnen Ladette.
  • Savyna from Baten Kaitos has this along with a ponytail, similar to Korra's example below. She's a bit more stoic than usual for this trope, but she still fits.

Western Animation

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