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[[File:kagami-tsurime.jpg|link=Lucky Star|frame|The smart, savvy and [[Deadpan Snarker|harsh]] [[Tsundere]] [[Sibling Yin-Yang|sister]].]]
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A particular style of drawing eyes in [[Anime]] where the outer corners point upward, ending in a distinct point, used in contrast to the traditional [[Moe Moe]] soft drooping style, [[Tareme Eyes|Tareme]]. Tsurime symbolizes strong will, arrogance, or pride in a character. Most noticeable in female designs (since it plays against [[Yamato Nadeshiko|the stereotype]]) and is commonly an attribute of [[Tsundere|Tsunderes]], [[Kuudere|Kuuderes]] and particularly badass [[Action Girl|Action Girls]].
 
A particular style of drawing eyes in [[Anime]] where the outer corners point upward, ending in a distinct point, used in contrast to the traditional [[Moe Moe]] soft drooping style, [[Tareme Eyes|Tareme]]. Tsurime symbolizes strong will, arrogance, or pride in a character. Most noticeable in female designs (since it plays against [[Yamato Nadeshiko|the stereotype]]) and is commonly an attribute of [[Tsundere|Tsunderes]], [[Kuudere|Kuuderes]] and particularly badass [[Action Girl|Action Girls]].
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== Anime and Manga ==
 
== Anime and Manga ==
   
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* Pictured above: [[Jerk with a Heart of Gold|Ban]] [[Tsundere|Mido]] of ''[[GetBackers]]'' has narrow Tsurime behind his purple shades, which provides a sharp contrast to his partner [[The Messiah|Ginji]]'s wide, cheerful [[Tareme]] and further emphasizes the differences between their personalities. When Ginji loses himself to his [[Super-Powered Evil Side]], his eyes become noticeably Tsurime.
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* A sort-of signature of anime series that have the veteran artist [https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=3461 Atsuko Ishida] in the staff. ''Especially'' if she's the main character designer. Examples include: ''[[The Brave Express Might Gaine]]'', ''[[Magic Knight Rayearth]]'', ''Private Eye Dol, [[Shamanic Princess]],'' etc.
 
* Both Natsume and Sumire from ''[[Gakuen Alice]]'' have these
 
* Both Natsume and Sumire from ''[[Gakuen Alice]]'' have these
* Kagami Hiiragi, (in the above picture) resident tsundere of ''[[Lucky Star]]''. In fact, her magnificent tsurime is among her most recognizable features, making her impossible to mistake for her twin sister [[The Ditz|Tsukasa]]. And of course, her alternate-world [[Doppelganger/Expy|Expy]], Kyou Fujibayashi from [[Clannad]].
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* Kagami Hiiragi, resident tsundere of ''[[Lucky Star]]''. In fact, her magnificent tsurime is among her most recognizable features, making her impossible to mistake for her twin sister [[The Ditz|Tsukasa]]. And of course, her alternate-world [[Doppelganger/Expy|Expy]], Kyou Fujibayashi from [[Clannad]].
 
* Ryoko Ookami from ''[[Ookami-san]]''.
 
* Ryoko Ookami from ''[[Ookami-san]]''.
 
* In the second season of ''[[Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'', tsundere-ish [[Cute Bruiser]] Vita and [[Lady of War]] Signum as well as {{spoiler|the original Reinforce}} sport tsurime eyes. In the third season, Erio and Teana follow the case, while [[media:actiongirl-subaru-nanoha-67.jpg|Subaru Nakajima]] combines this with [[Eyes of Gold]] when her [[Berserk Button]] is hit. Also, [[Tsundere]]-ish Agito, who gets paired up with {{spoiler|Signum}} in the end.
 
* In the second season of ''[[Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'', tsundere-ish [[Cute Bruiser]] Vita and [[Lady of War]] Signum as well as {{spoiler|the original Reinforce}} sport tsurime eyes. In the third season, Erio and Teana follow the case, while [[media:actiongirl-subaru-nanoha-67.jpg|Subaru Nakajima]] combines this with [[Eyes of Gold]] when her [[Berserk Button]] is hit. Also, [[Tsundere]]-ish Agito, who gets paired up with {{spoiler|Signum}} in the end.
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* [[Inuyasha]] and most of the cast, especially when they have determined looks. The only exception I can think of is the main female protagonist Kagome.
 
* [[Inuyasha]] and most of the cast, especially when they have determined looks. The only exception I can think of is the main female protagonist Kagome.
 
* Most of the women who could be counted as adults in ''[[Umineko no Naku Koro ni]]'' seem to have gotten this treatment.
 
* Most of the women who could be counted as adults in ''[[Umineko no Naku Koro ni]]'' seem to have gotten this treatment.
* Tsurime are a hallmark of many of [[CLAMP]]'s character designs, especially in ''[[Magic Knight Rayearth]]'' and some of their other older works.
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* Tsurime are a hallmark of many of [[CLAMP]]'s character designs, especially in ''[[Magic Knight Rayearth]]'' (double time since the character designer was the aforementioned Atsuko Ishida) and some of their other older works.
 
* Silica of [[Kirby of the Stars]].
 
* Silica of [[Kirby of the Stars]].
 
* Rei Hino/Sailor Mars from ''[[Sailor Moon]]''.
 
* Rei Hino/Sailor Mars from ''[[Sailor Moon]]''.
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* Sasamoto-sensei from ''[[GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class]]''.
 
* Sasamoto-sensei from ''[[GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class]]''.
 
* Kiseki and Dia from [[Shugo Chara]]
 
* Kiseki and Dia from [[Shugo Chara]]
* Aya from ''[[Weiss Kreuz]]''.
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* Aya/Ran Fujimiya from ''[[Weiss Kreuz]]''.
 
* In the ''[[Baccano]]'' [[Light Novels]], Luck Gandor is frequently described as "fox-eyed," which in the anime adaptation results in this kind of appearance.
 
* In the ''[[Baccano]]'' [[Light Novels]], Luck Gandor is frequently described as "fox-eyed," which in the anime adaptation results in this kind of appearance.
 
* Mamiina from ''[[Simoun]]'' is drawn this way to indicate her strong will and mean streak.
 
* Mamiina from ''[[Simoun]]'' is drawn this way to indicate her strong will and mean streak.
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* [http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1592/vlcsnap2011111711h41m17.png Barnaby] from ''[[Tiger and Bunny]]''. [[Tomboy|Tomboyish]] [[Bokukko|Pao-Lin]] and [[Everyone Looks Sexier If French|Agnes]] also sport tsurime. Oddly enough, these three are [[Green Eyes|Green Eyed]] -- Barnaby has emerald-green eyes, Pao-Lin's are a dark shade of lemon-green, and Agnes's are olive-green.
 
* [http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1592/vlcsnap2011111711h41m17.png Barnaby] from ''[[Tiger and Bunny]]''. [[Tomboy|Tomboyish]] [[Bokukko|Pao-Lin]] and [[Everyone Looks Sexier If French|Agnes]] also sport tsurime. Oddly enough, these three are [[Green Eyes|Green Eyed]] -- Barnaby has emerald-green eyes, Pao-Lin's are a dark shade of lemon-green, and Agnes's are olive-green.
 
* ''[[Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran]]'': Ran usually sports these. On the other hand, so did an [[Evil Matriarch]].
 
* ''[[Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran]]'': Ran usually sports these. On the other hand, so did an [[Evil Matriarch]].
* [[Jerk with a Heart of Gold|Ban]] [[Tsundere|Mido]] of ''[[GetBackers]]'' has narrow Tsurime behind his purple shades, which provides a sharp contrast to his partner [[The Messiah|Ginji]]'s wide, cheerful [[Tareme]] and further emphasizes the differences between their personalities. When Ginji loses himself to his [[Super-Powered Evil Side]], his eyes become noticeably Tsurime.
 
 
* [[Dark Magical Girl|Kyouko]] from ''[[Puella Magi Madoka Magica]]'' is the one person who actually has some shape to her eyes in a series otherwise full of people with [[Tareme Eyes]].
 
* [[Dark Magical Girl|Kyouko]] from ''[[Puella Magi Madoka Magica]]'' is the one person who actually has some shape to her eyes in a series otherwise full of people with [[Tareme Eyes]].
 
* [[Windaria]] [[Badass Princess|Veronica]]'s and [[The Vamp|Selenia]]'s are noticiably sharper and up pointed than [[Housewife|Marie]]'s.
 
* [[Windaria]] [[Badass Princess|Veronica]]'s and [[The Vamp|Selenia]]'s are noticiably sharper and up pointed than [[Housewife|Marie]]'s.

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Bantsurime

A particular style of drawing eyes in Anime where the outer corners point upward, ending in a distinct point, used in contrast to the traditional Moe Moe soft drooping style, Tareme. Tsurime symbolizes strong will, arrogance, or pride in a character. Most noticeable in female designs (since it plays against the stereotype) and is commonly an attribute of Tsunderes, Kuuderes and particularly badass Action Girls.

Note that the "me" in "tsurime" actually means "eyes" in Japanese. We just enjoy being redundant.

For something vaguely similar in western media, see Clint Squint. See also Good Eyes, Evil Eyes.

Not to be confused with Tsundere, though tsunderes commonly sport tsurime.

Its opposite is Tareme Eyes.

Examples of Tsurime Eyes include:

This is an East Asian media only trope. Please do not put Western examples here.

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  • Eyes that are almond shaped are referred to as "Phoenix Eyes" in China. Essentially, the "highest" part of the eye is the outer corner and the "lowest" part is the tear duct.
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