* In ''Manga/DoctorSlump'' the characters comment on that: "Wait, it's American, we're Japanese", and shoo out the birds, who swear as they fly away.
* In ''[[VideoGame/SakuraWars Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris]]'', Erica gets stunned [[RunningGag several times]]; each time she gets a "halo" of little fluttering angels, and remarks on them.
* Mahoro's circling birdies in ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'' apparently are real, as they can be seen by other characters.
** Although they appear when she's asleep, and continually multiply until she wakes up, leading to some... awkward situations when Suguru decides to observe her when she's dozing off.
*** That may have been ''SUGURU''''s dream, as he was asleep at the time.
** At one point in the second season, Mahoro's birdies are seen to re-enter her head when she wakes up. Only five this time, though.
** Near the end of the manga, it is explained that [[spoiler:Matthew (actually named "Arcadia Matthew Faye Ray") is an artificial intelligence, the birdies are part of her "sleep program", and that Mahoro was patterned after Matthew and/or the creator of Matthew, "Mahoro Matthew Faye Ray").]]
* In the [[http://www.gogoanime.com/gokujou-seitokai-1-gokujou-seitokai-episode-1 first episode]] of ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil'', Rino gets afflicted with these, combined with NonSequiturThud, when Kaori bumps into her. Later in the episode, Kaori sees birds when she hits her head on a tree. This time they stay until the end of the episode.
* The manga of ''Manga/SoulEater'' has Crona seeing stars after a good bash to the head from Stein's foot. [[AmbiguousGender He/she]] even says "Uwaa-- I can see stars... but I can't figure out how to play with them~"
* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime sometimes features characters seeing circling bird-like Pokémon such as Pidgey or Torchic. Often, it indicates when a Pokémon is succumbing to the effect of the Confusion status. There is also a low chance of circling stars. However, this does not always apply for Confusion at times: in one episode in ''Sun/Moon'', Ash's Rowlet sees stars after being hit by a Relavation Dance from Lillie's butler's Oricorio, and then not long after, Rowlet sees birds after being knocked out due to impact with Mallow.
** Also, the Ditto at the beginning of ''Pikachu's Ghost Carnival'', in which the Ditto gets circling stars when it got hit on the head by a Cubone while Ditto was disguised as a Cubone.
* In one arc of the manga ''[[Manga/AhMyGoddess Oh My Goddess!]]'', and its second [[PragmaticAdaptation anime adaptation]], ''[[Manga/AhMyGoddess Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy]]'', there's a scene where Urd, [[spoiler: who has been split into her demon and goddess halves]], spins the two "round-and-round" so Keiichi, Belldandy, and Skuld can't tell which Urd is which, resulting in the Trope.
** Happened earlier than that in the TV series, in Urd's debut episode. When Keiichi gets medicine for Belldandy, he gets a bonus "instructional video" from the pharmacist (Urd in disguise). When Urd leans in for a kiss, an intrigued Keiichi follows suit, and Urd somehow accidentally knees him in the chin, resulting in the Trope for Keiichi.
* Happens to the title charcter of ''[[Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor The Irresponsible Captain Tylor]]'' when he's knocked silly in one episode.
* Seen a few times in ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'', both the stars and birdies variants. In the episode where Jean gets into a MushroomSamba after eating mushrooms, Marie knocks him out with his own encyclopedia, and he keeps the Circling Birdies for a long time afterward, even commenting on seeing them.
* During one scene of ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'', after Metal Robotnik crashes into the sea, Robotnik explains about his plans. However, when he mentions that Sonic "will have to fight something far more evil than Metal Robotnik," Sara hits Robotnik on the head, and stars circle Robotnik's head. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWZ8Y5eS-Sc&t=4m31s This video has the entire scene.]]
* In order to be accurate to the Pokémon games, ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' had this trope sometimes for confused Pokémon. Sometimes, confused Pokémon see birds flying around their head, with examples being one of Agatha's Gengar in the ''Yellow'' saga when it gets hit by Professor Oak's Kangaskhan's Dizzy Punch, and the scamming Bird Keeper's Hoothoot in the ''Gold/Silver'' saga when the confusion from the Swagger move Gold's Aipom (nicknamed Aibo) just used on Hoothoot kicks in during Gold's challenge to capture the Wooper, thus exposing the Bird Keeper's scam. In the ''Diamond and Pearl'' saga, the birds are replaced by circling Torchic running around the confused Pokémon's head, with examples including Roark's Craindos after becoming confused by a Water Pulse attack from Platinum's Piplup, and Diamond's Lickilicky (nicknamed Kit) after Sebastian's two Chinchou confuse him with Water Pulse after Sebastian stripped Kit from his Own Tempo with Weepinbell's Gastro Acid.
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} special episode ''''Big Meowth, Little Dreams'', Meowth has circling Pikachus when he lands after being blasted off.
* One episode of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Rock Lee seeing little Sakuras dancing around his head after being hit by her; they then stop to pretend to flirt with him before they all punch him again.
* In episode 7 of ''Manga/KotouraSan'', this happens to Hiyori, after she bangs her head against the wall a few times to get rid of thoughts about Manabe and Haruka she doesn't want to have.[[note]]She has a crush with Manabe, but became the HopelessSuitor and had a case of IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy at this point. At that scene, she was reminded Manabe ''is'' her crush.[[/note]]
* Happens to Chi in ''Manga/ChisSweetHome'' during Chapter 45 (or near the end of Episode 91 in the anime) after Juri is a little too rough with petting Chi (which is by shaking Chi's face). Which of course is different in the anime, where Chi sees circling hearts.
* In episode 7 of "Anime/{{Dragon Ball Super}}", One of the character's father sees stars and planets.
-->"I'm seeing so may stars, it's like a galaxy!"

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