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->''"Edward's skin, white despite the faint flush from yesterday's hunting trip, literally sparkled, like thousands of tiny diamonds were embedded in the surface."''
-->-- ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''

In anime, attractive men and women walk around in a cloud of sparkles. Maybe they're just so pretty that light, like members of the opposite sex ([[EvenTheGuysWantHim and occasionally]] [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer the same sex]]), behaves strangely around them. Maybe AnimeLand pheromones take the form of glowing, colorful diamonds of light. Nobody really knows.

Or maybe it's just the fact that GenericCuteness makes it hard to visually show the really beautiful people. Furthermore, this is usually shown when it's from the point of view of the person looking at said bishie, [[CrushFilter visually conveying their attraction]].

It is highly likely that since traditionally and culturally in East-Asian countries (China and Japan) you can metaphorically say that charismatic people shine (Japanese 眩しい, "radiant"), the sparkles visually show the shine without blurring the characters themselves.

This trope has been used so often that some examples will even employ the Bishie Sparkle out of an intense commitment to irony, or [[RuleOfFunny humorously]]. In these cases, the effect might be accompanied by an AudibleGleam to accentuate their luminosity.

Most Western examples have been references to Japanese examples, but with the popularity of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', that might be beginning to change.

The effect also applies to cute couples, including SchoolgirlLesbians but ''especially'' YaoiGuys. Order Bishie Sparkle today and get a free helping of LoveBubbles.

A SubTrope of EverythingsBetterWithSparkles. Related to GaussianGirl.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/{{Gravion}}'' brings us Klein Sandman, who first gets his during a IAlwaysWantedToSayThat moment. Being absurdly {{Bishonen}} already, this may be overkill.
* Felten of ''Manga/HanaToAkuma'' seems capable of invoking these at will.
* Osaka in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' gets a BishieSparkle during her first scene. [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Sakaki]] also gets this during Kaorin's [[SchoolgirlLesbians daydreams]]. [[RunningGag To excess]].
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket''
** Happens a lot, but most notably during Tohru's daydream of "if Yuki and Kyo got along".
** Not to mention whenever Ayame appears. He practically exists for this trope.
** Very late in the manga, the sparkle is also used as a VomitDiscretionShot after Kyo's stomach gets the better of him. Well, either that, or [[TheBeautifulElite Sohmas are so beautiful]] that even their vomit is pretty. Or maybe [[FridgeLogic that's just where bishie sparkle comes from]].
* Parodied, like [[AffectionateParody most other elements]] of {{shojo}}, in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. [[LargeHam Tamaki]] is by far the worst offender of this trope. Even Haruhi does it when interacting with the girls that come to see her at the club, though she's not doing it intentionally, much to Tamaki's annoyance/pride. To be honest, there's so much sparkle in the story that you'd think the entire cast was related to Edward Cullen in some way.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[LargeHam THE ART OF SPARKLING BEAUTY HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN IN THE ARMSTRONG LINE FOR GENERATIONS!]] And it ''really'' has, although Major Armstrong is more 'manly' than pretty. ([[http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb161/NGR_album/fma488.jpg Image.]])
** It's not just Major Alex Louis Armstrong who has this trait, but THE ENTIRE ARMSTRONG FAMILY THROUGH THE GENERATIONS.
*** Not just the entire family: the sparkle is possessed by a ''flower woman'' whose family has SERVED THE ARMSTRONG LINE FOR GENERATIONS. And one of her hairs has the Armstrong curl, too.
** Sig Curtis also develops a sparkle when he's doing manly things with Armstrong. Curiously enough, his sparkle isn't pink, but brown-ish.
** May's Inner-Mind Theatre version of Edward and later Alphonse have this.
** [[TallDarkAndHandsome Roy Mustang]] gets some sparkles in the 13th episode of the [[Anime/FullMetalAlchemist 2003 anime adaptation]] during his duel with Edward.
*** As does [[DudeLooksLikeALady Envy]] in the ''Chibi Wrap Party'' {{OVA}}, to hilarious effect.
*** Lampshaded by Breda when he's impersonating Armstrong to prank his colleagues: He's got small pink paper cutouts that look like Armstrong's sparkle, suspended on wires.
*** Armstrong also sculpted a statue of himself in [[Anime/FullMetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa the movie]] from the [[Anime/FullMetalAlchemist 2003 anime series]]; it had a small four-pointed piece of stone for a sparkle suspended by a strip of metal coming from the body.
*** ''Fullmetal Fantasy'', the FanFilm produced by the English vocal cast, has RealLife Armstrong complete with sparkles, quite possibly the film's CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* ''[[Manga/TheWallflower Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge]]'' is ''all'' about the Bishie Sparkle! The four main male characters do it all the time. Sunako (the horror-obsessed, darkness-loving [[StringyHairedGhostGirl ghost-resembling Sadako-Samara-esque-girl]]) calls them "creatures of the light" and avoids them at all costs or gets a {{Nosebleed}}. The four boys are incredibly attractive to men and women alike, and boy, do they know it. They sparkle ''all'' the time, sometimes unconsciously, sometimes because they can purposefully turn on the charm. Noi, a really popular girl and Takenaga's girlfriend, also sparkles a lot, because she's so pretty and perfect.
* Yuuichi of ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' purposely unleashes a BishieSparkle at one point to see how it feels to be a [[{{Bishonen}} bishie]], and he decides it just isn't his thing. Ironically, many would consider him to be a bishonen, just not excessively so.
* Maity-Sensei from ''Manga/LovelyComplex'' has a truly awesome BishieSparkle that he seems to be able to control (He often wraps it around his fingers and writes in the air with it when he is proud of himself) One time he even claims that he can use magic, then using the sparkle to demonstrate this.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Negi Springfield sparkles whenever he accidentally acts cool and charming. This goes double when he's in his magically-aged-up form.
** He also sparkles in some of Nodoka's doodles, as seen in her diary.
** Albiero Imma [[spoiler:or rather Colonel Sanders as he prefers to call himself]] does this a lot when his hood is down. Especially when talking to Evangeline.
* Repeatedly used in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', mostly for comedic effect - Hayate can even consciously generate BishieSparkle, complete with a DramaticWind and a LoveBubbles backdrop, when he needs to look ''really'' charming.
* In the ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'' manga, when The Baron lets down his hair (revealing that he was [[BeautifulAllAlong Bishonen All Along]]) he gets the BishieSparkle.
* ''Anime/{{K}}'', with its CastFullOfPrettyBoys, does some of this.
** Kuroh, when he goes into TheKnightsWhoSaySquee mode over his late master's poetry.
** In the first episode of season 2, the Blue King, Reisi Munakata, ''dissolves bullets'' that are being shot at him into sparkles.
* Ginji and a one-shot character in ''Anime/MagicalProjectS''.
* Vash the Stampede from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' gets this a few times in the anime.
* It is essentially impossible for Yoh from ''High School Debut'' to appear in a single panel without sparkling.
* ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' uses this frequently, usually with flowers nearby or as a background.
** As does ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta''. This seems to have been standard practice in Shoujo manga at the time.
* Michel Blanc and Alto Saotome of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' both got them in the TV broadcast edit of Episode 1. Mikhail can even do it on command when flirting.
* Giorno from Part 5 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is so {{Bishonen}} that both he and his [[FightingSpirit Stand]] are [[http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/104229/page/124 quite]] [[http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/101806/page/16 sparkly.]]
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''
** Taki is seen sparkling and winking in almost all of his appearances in the manga.
** Kisaragi. While definitely {{Bishounen}}, [[InLoveWithYourCarnage he's not the]] [[BloodKnight character type]] [[IllBoy this is normally]].
* The ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' manga used this to comedic effect in a flashback to Boris' youth. [[http://www.onemanga.com/Black_Lagoon/55/24/ Apparently he used to be a bishie]].
* Erica Hartmann did this in ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' as part of a ShowSomeLeg to attract the attention of a passing truck. Even with all the sparkles, it still failed.
* Used by Ian, the movie star who temporarily lures Layla away from the stage in ''Anime/KaleidoStar''. Layla does it quite a bit, as well, in Episode 13.
* Hendrick K. Strawberryfield in ''Manga/KamenNoMaidGuy'' projects sparkles when he removes his glasses. Which is quite often. He also hypnotizes women with them.
* Possibly the strangest, most incredibly out-of-place use of this trope EVER was in one of the later episodes of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', in which Quatre, the already ambiguously-gay character, crouches over a wounded Heero and extends his hand, from which shines a sudden, brief, and totally unexpected shower of gold sparkles. Like, seriously. Totally came outta left field.
** It is implied that the gold sparkles are a manifestation of Quatre using his not-quite-explained-but-somewhat-implied psychic powers on Heero. He gathers the sparkles from across Heero's body and brings them to his chest, remarking that he agreed that the Earth had been kind to both of them, and so they should go back.
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', Allen is shown to be able to exude {{Bishie Sparkle}}s to get what he wants, most noticeably in [[http://www.mangareader.net/210-15253-4/dgray-man/chapter-162.html this instance]] where he manages to manipulate the ''robot'' Komurin into falling for him and doing what he asks.
** Tokidoki from ''Manga/{{Amatsuki}}'' displays a similar ability, using his sparkling beauty to fool the police into believing some sad story and therefore evading arrest. He also wears them when he's happy.
* The StudentCouncilPresident and the Vice-President from ''Manga/MariaHolic''. They sparkle so much that you could see the effects from a screen away.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' gives a very brief flash of bishie sparkle to [[AxCrazy Ladd Russo]], of all people. He's not really {{bishonen}} or anything; he's just being ''very'' [[LargeHam hammy]] at the moment.\
** Also, he's punching some poor bastard's face in.
* ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'':
** Parodied with actor and part time exterminator Natori - who seems to accumulate fangirls wherever he goes.
** Natsume starts [[http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww262/CapZiggy/natsumebishiesparkle.jpg unconsciously emanating Bishie Sparkle]] when a female Youkai possesses him in the first season. It makes his male friends [[StupidSexyFlanders very uncomfortable]].
* In ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', when Kyon and Koizumi dress up as hosts.
* ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari'': Seiji Kisaragi sparkles so much, that he's instantly nicknamed "Sparkling Foreigner" when he appears for the first time.
* ''Manga/GameXRush'' has Memori, who sparkles as part of his job: He's a bodyguard, and the Bishie Awesome is how he gets the clients. Typically, however, Memori is less Sparkle and more Monologue.
* When Keiichi became (even more) {{bishonen}}, he sparkled, in the ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' CD Drama, which came out a while before the anime or even sound novel remakes. He also does this a few times in anime itself.
* Apparently, the main purpose of the two OAV episodes for ''[[VisualNovel/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou]]'' is to provide fans with a shot of all of the eight main guys sporting bishie sparkles. [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys Which isn't surprising at all]].
* Train from ''Manga/BlackCat'' is ''constantly'' seen with these in a GaussianGirl manner whenever [[StalkerWithACrush Kyoko]] imagines or thinks about him.
* Sharon from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' sometimes sparkles so intensely that the sparkles fly off and hit the other characters (usually Break).
* Although it happens to anyone hearing/performing some very good music in ''Manga/NodameCantabile'', the trophy goes to Prof. Auclair, who seems to exhale this all the time in the manga.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Yumichika sparkles whenever he gives that [[{{Moe}} cute]] smile. Not only that, but when HardDrinkingPartyGirl Rangiku and [[ShrinkingViolet Isane]] decide to insult the [[BloodKnight 11th division]] as a squad of [[TestosteronePoisoning filthy]], {{loincloth}} wearing men, Yumichika simply [[BerserkButton cannot let that go unchallenged]]. His answer to such an odious accusation? [[http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt82/aizome1/2011%20caps-pt-1/313-OMAKE03.jpg Sparkles]].
** And despite not being {{Bishonen}} [[SissyVillain Charlotte Cuuhlhourne]] constantly does this as well.
* Luffy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' does not have Bishie Sparkles... unless the person looking at him is Boa Hancock, in which case you get this trope.
** In the Dressrosa arc, {{Fanboy}} Bartolomeo also sees Luffy with the sparkles.
* Sebastian in ''Manga/BlackButler'' can generate sparkles when he is being particularly charming. This may or may not be a supernatural ability. Ciel Phantomhive can do it too, at will, when he is charming someone with his rarely seen smile.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' has a sparkly set of bishies.
* Hiro and Shuichi got a brief moment of this, including a pink background and plenty of HoYay in episode one of ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}''.
* Otonashi from ''Anime/AngelBeats'' pulls this off to mockingly imitate Hinata.
** Also Takamatsu, whenever he [[ShirtlessScene takes off his shirt]].
* [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Marik and Yami Bakura]] have sparkly moments in Creator/LittleKuriboh's "Bad Romance" AMV parody, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jnCcejkpjg Leather Pants]]".
* Keiichi Kanejou from ''Manga/BGataHKei'' has them permanently, as does his sister Kyoka.
* Ichijo in ''Manga/VampireKnight'' [[BishieSparkle Bishie Sparkles]] when he's happy. [[http://mob614.photobucket.com/albums/tt229/Rukia_200/Vampire%20knight/TakumaIchijo2.jpg?t=1257814287 It's more than a little depressing...]]
* Semi-averted in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', where Zelgadis tends to shimmer under the scarves, especially in his first two or three appearances -- but it's because he's made of shiny stone. But unaverted when he gets over some of his spazz, and the shimmer starts to combine with his graceful hand gestures and his personal bishie breeze.
* [[TheDitz Kazahaya]] of ''Manga/LegalDrug'' pictures [[TricksterMentor Kakei]] with sparkles in his head.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** There are quite a few episodes of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} Diamond and Pearl'' in which [[CasanovaWannabe Brock]] will go into complete Bishonen mode, complete with sparkles and a drastically different look.
** Cilan and his brothers. To quote ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'':
-->'''Cress:''' Our teamwork sparkles!\\
'''Cilan:''' We, too, are three bright shining stars.
** In the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' anime spin off for ''Explorers of Time and Darkness'', this is basically what Gabite does after hitting Sunflora with Attract.
** Minccino's Attract has a similar effect on Snivy.
** Serena sees Ash surrounded with sparkles just as the two of them are about to dance. The sparkles disappear when the dance ends just before the two of them could actually pair up.
** James gets sparkles when he asks Mareanie to join him. The joke is that, whenever it poisons James, his purple face matches his blue hair to make him look like another Mareanie. So the Mareanie had fallen in love with him.
* This happens to Ataru in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' at least once.
* Emi from ''Manga/TwentyYearOldGirlXThirtyYearOldMaiden'' sparkles frequently.
* Some characters from ''Manga/ShugoChara'', most notably Tadase, and sometimes Amu. Kukai even refered to it as "sparkly attack".
* Hilariously spoofed in ''Saa Koi ni Ochitamae'', a Boys Love manga, where when the protagonist starts sparkling his brothers see it, and have some funny reactions.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', when [[CampGay Nathan]] teaches [[NiceGuy Keith]] how to generate this effect to impress a girl the latter likes.
* Every character in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' gets this at some point, but lately [[HollywoodNerd Estonia]] seems to be constantly sparkling. Some have started to call him Sparklestonia because of this. It even seems to spread to those around him in Chibi sketches.
** [[HandsomeLech France]] gets it quite a lot too.
* Seen in ''Manga/LuckyStar'' several times, including one point in which Konata imagines Kagami as Tsukasa.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'''s [[{{Tsundere}} Misaka Mikoto]] imagines Touma in an astonishingly honest moment in New Testament vol. 2.
* ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' came out in 1978 but already lampshaded and spoofed this, for example when the TerribleTrio started mocking the heroes for their shiny eyes and teeth, or when the Yattermen started irradiating sparkles from random parts of their bodies.
* In ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'', Wolfram's sparkles can ''cure and heal the sick and dying''. Gunter tends to get sparkles a lot.
* In ''Manga/{{DNA2}}'', the appropriately named Twinkle Junta who is the charming playboy personality of Junta Momonari, but not quite the Mega Playboy, practically ''sparkles permanently''. He even uses his sparkles as a weapon, aptly called ''Twinkle Aura''.
* ''Anime/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru'' uses these on occasion, most notably Takako and Sion. Mariya once gets rainbows as well.
* Notably absent from the otherwise bishie-laden ''Manga/SaintSeiya''...until they put out [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/20111207_39e3bc_1739.jpg this action figure]], which combined Bishie Sparkle with LensFlareCensor to hilarious effect.
* At one point in ''Manga/SkipBeat'', Ren sparkles so hard that it's actually painful for Kyoko to look directly at him ("The sparkling! It burns!").
** Ren is actually a pretty interesting ''subversion'' of this trope most of the time. While people who don't know him well tend to fall for him when the Bishie Sparkle comes out, Kyoko and other people who know him get '''scared'''. This is mostly because when Ren turns up the bishie sparkle, it's usually an indicator that he's being fake as hell and in actuality is pretty pissed off. When he's actually feeling happy or romantic, he tends to break out the LoveBubbles instead.
* In the first BeachEpisode of ''Manga/SgtFrog'', Momoka tries to confess her love to Fuyuki, who gets a bishie sparkle that grows brighter and brighter the more nervous Momoka gets.
* Played for laughs in ''Manga/FairyTail''. They mainly pop up in Juvia's over the top fantasies about Gray. When they show up outside of her imagination they accompany Ichiya, a man with typical bishounen hair but a very hideous face and short stature who doesn't seem to realize that he's the single least attractive character in the series.
* Ookininushi from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss.'' Every time he shows up it looks like a disco ball just exploded.
* ''Manga/TonoToIssho'': Naoe Kanetsugu is followed everywhere by a cloud of purple sparkles.
* ''Manga/AngelCrush'': Michael Finch AKA Michael the Archangel has long golden locks of blond hair that sparkle. All the time. Even at night.
* The main male cast from ''Anime/{{Free}}'' does this when swimming, even on the official poster. This is justified since the sparkles are mostly from pool water.
* In ''Literature/HalfPrince'', Prince sparkled before fighting Hell's Murderers in the tournament. Prince often sparkles, especially when he's supposed to be upping a [[IncrediblyLamePun Prince]] [[PrinceCharming Charming]] effect on most people. Other [[{{Bishonen}} bishies]] in the story like Gui or even Wicked use the sparkles at times, too, but much less frequently. And [[{{Squee}} Prince falls for them]], too.
* ''Anime/LupinIIITravelsOfMarcoPoloAnotherPage'': When Goemon enters the ship to rescue Hiromi. Then, promptly Discussed:
--> '''Fujiko''': (confused) "What’s with all these sparkles?"
--> '''Lupin''': (as the ship crashes) "I think those are sparks..."
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' has Aikuro Mikisugi, Ryuko's homeroom teacher and SexyMentor, whenever he takes off his [[TheGlassesGottaGo glasses]] and/or [[MrFanservice the rest of his clothing]]. [[WildMassGuessing This may or may not be a plot point.]] They even serve as a SceneryCensor.
* Now and then, Kyousuke from ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' gets this, most obviously in Refrain episode 2 when he goes on and on about [[LargeHam LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!]] Sometimes, it's 'justified' by the sparkles being his tears (of joy or awe or the like) but sparkling tears are pretty {{Bishounen}}-esque on their own...
* In Act 1 of ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', newly-smitten Sailor Moon sees these (with AudibleGleam) and a preponderance of LoveBubbles framing Tuxedo Mask, as he introduces himself while making his exit.
* Airi twinkles in ''Manga/ShinigamiSamaTo4NinNoKanojo'' when she acts cute, but since she's the {{shinigami}} who's making Kaoru's life miserable, the sparkles ''bounce off'' him.
* Mirai Kamiki from Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry have this effect almost whenever she enters a scene (by episode 2, she did this twice), spreading sparkles like [[Anime/{{Mobile Suit Gundam 00}} GN Particles.]]
* Pictured is Mikoshiba from ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''. His classmate Kashima also frequently gets this treatment, [[{{Bifauxnen}} despite being a girl]].
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': In Episode 18, after Krista arrives with a few horses after Jean shoots a smoke round in the air in an attempt to call for help. She tells them she's glad they're all safe, and as sunlight beams down on her, she sparkles, causing Armin and Jean to wonder if she's a goddess, as well [[AmbiguouslyBi Reiner]] thinking that he [[RunningGag wants to marry her]].
-->'''Armin:''' An angel!\\
'''Jean:''' A goddess!\\
'''Reiner:''' One day, my wife!
* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', Pariston is occasionally seen with those sparkles. While he has an undeniable bishounen look, the sparkles are used for comedic effect, only appearing when he's feeling particularly {{troll}}ish or [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]].
* Prince, Dandy's [[WackyRacing race rival]] from episode 7 of ''Anime/SpaceDandy'', has a perpetually sparkly glow around his face. His sparkles briefly fade away when Dandy starts beating him, and they come back once [[spoiler:Dandy actually wins]].
* Chapter 77 of ''Manga/InsideMari'' features a flashback from Mari's point of view just before Isao became involved in events. We see Mari watching Isao, who is surrounded by sparkles throughout. This is in stark contrast to both the fact that [[spoiler:she was watching Isao as he did things like enjoy ADateWithRosiePalms and in relation to nearly everyone else in this sequence looking like creatures out of ''Attack on Titan'']].
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Rokuro is accompanied by a wealth of sparkles in [[LowerDeckEpisode Hakobe's vision]].
* In ''Manga/{{Nanbaka}}'', they're exaggerated to the point where the ''absence'' of this trope is rarer. This happens because they gratuitously appear almost everywhere, and no gender - not even the supporting character crossdresser - is immune to them. Astonishingly, it's only really the anime that gets treated like this; the manga eases up on the sparkles.
* Miketsukami Soushi from ''Manga/InuXBokuSS'' every time he's talking about how much he adores Ririchiyo... and half of them are [[http://images5.fanpop.com/image/answers/2348000/2348652_1326600978687.75res_500_281.jpg black]].
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' during an AffectionateParody of Shoujo manga, which resulted in panels that were ''overflowing'' with sparkles and LoveBubbles.

* in ''Fanfic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'', Fluttershy has a little brother by the name of Breezy Shy... whose nickname is Bishi. The Cutie Mark Crusaders get one look at his bishi-sparkly self and are immediately hooked.

* [[Music/DavidBowie Jareth]] from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' is a rare live action example. The scene in which he first appears in Sarah's bedroom is a good example, where he is surrounded by sparkles. He also wears [[{{Guyliner}} sparkly eye makeup]].

* The vampires in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' sparkle in direct sunlight, which they avoid by either being nocturnal or living in places with near-constant rainfall (such as Forks, WA). Prettiness is apparently a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire trait]]. This has been the subject of much {{Squee}}-ing from the Fandom and much ridicule from the Hatedom. Possibly justified, since ''Twilight'' vampires' skin is like a diamond, both in [[MadeOfIron toughness]] and in appearance.
** With the announcement of a [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-07-15/twilight-manhwa-by-young-kim-published-by-yen-press Twilight manhwa]], the series may reach an unprecedented level of sparkle.
* Spoofed in ''Literature/LambTheGospelAccordingToBiff'': glittery auras are also apparently an angel trait, but FirstPersonSmartass Biff is less than impressed by it
-->'''Biff:''' And this golden stuff around you, this light, what is this?\\
'''Raziel:''' The glory of the Lord.\\
'''Biff:''' You're sure it's not stupidity leaking out of you?

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] on ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': Ned sees BishieSparkle three times around Moze and wonders if that means he likes her. The first two turn out to be someone working with a spotlight, but it's implied the third time was the real thing.
* Happens to pretty much every one of J.D.'s girlfriends on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' though there's also usually a fan blowing in her hair and a music riff too. In one of the commentaries they joke that these are moments made for the commercial, cause sex sells.
* ''Delicious Gakuin'' does this with Rin and almost everything he touches. {{Lampshaded}} for comic effect as he can literally switch it on and off whenever he likes.
* In ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', the former football player has aged ''well'', contrary to Myka's expectations, and is surrounded by BishieSparkle when she sees him for the first time.
* Chi Soo from ''Series/FlowerBoyRamyunShop'' is covered in sparkles when he's introduced on the aeroplane.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In printed media, the title character of the comic strip "BrendaStarrReporter" is always drawn with a very subdued version of this effect, even when not in the foreground. It manifests as between one and four six-pointed stars, and is subdued since the stars appear on the character's face and hair rather than in the air around her.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' campaign setting there are the Riegar, an InhumanlyBeautifulRace that taught ''elves'' everything they know about art and aesthetics! They are constantly surrounded by a [[PowerGlows sparkly magical aura]] that provides protection in addition to adding to their already extraordinary appearance.
* The Pretty Marines, a homebrew ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' SpaceMarine chapter created by Website/FourChan, have this as a natural trait due to a special gland.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/TheSims'':
** In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'', an option is to scan the room looking for people your Sim is attracted to. This is indicated by certain people being surrounded by a glowing light, complete with sparkles.
** In ''VideoGame/TheSims 3'', you can get a lifetime happiness reward called [[InformedAttractiveness "Eye Candy"]], which surrounds your sim in red sparkles and gives a moodlet to other sims nearby.
** ''The Sims 3 Supernatural'' gives us Vampire Sunscreen.
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' does this in Harvey Moseiwitschii Volodarksii's boss fight to a comedic extent, with sparkles constantly radiating off him. However, his 'bishonen' appearance is rather damaged when he gets cut in half.
* [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 Raiden]] occasionally generates this in the pre-''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' joke trailers and the ''Snake Eraser'' bonus movie. At one point he and Snake race for the "Main Character" chair, Snake trailing dramatic red and white flower petals, and Raiden trailing white and pink sparkles.
** Big Boss gets a helping of this, too, after telling Ocelot he's 'pretty good'. Ocelot, losing consciousness, perceives Big Boss as looking [[GaussianGirl soft focus]] and sparkly.
* Prince Peasley needs only flip his hair to create a blinding blast of Bishie Sparkle in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]''. He does this a ''lot'', sometimes several times in the same scene. The remake adds LoveBubbles for good measure.
* Being the resident uber-{{bishonen}}, ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'s'' Master Big Star uses the bishie sparkle on a near-constant basis. He even [[SuckMyRose throws in a rose or two]] for added effect.
* Kenshin from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' is always surrounded by sparkles and [[SomethingAboutARose rose petals]]. Whether or not [[BodyguardCrush Kasuga]] is just imagining it is debatable.
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility'' and ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]'' use this effect to indicate when the main character has met a LoveInterest.
* [[spoiler:Human Teddie]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has sparkles come out of him anytime he attempts to exploit his attractiveness to get others to do things for him, like give him free food or go on a date.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': When you gain points for your charm stat, three small diamond sparkles form next to the main character's eyes.
* In Rainbow Mika's ending in ''Franchise/StreetFighter Alpha 3'', ''Zangief'' receives the Bishie Sparkle treatment. Okay...
* As of the September 2009 system update, the [=PS3=] cross media bar's standard background has added BishieSparkle, which you can [[EasterEgg manipulate by shaking the controller.]]
* Link gets some in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', after a scene involving a [[ThePowerOfFriendship Friendship-speech]]. Don't be surprised: This is the same game that gave him [[BlushSticker Blush Stickers]] after all.
* In the MMO ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline'' when a character receives "inspiration" (a buff which turns the character into an absolute Badass so he can solo a quest designed for a group), he's surrounded by a rather heavenly-looking glow and little sparkles emanate from him.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'' this came from the absolutely most unlikley source EVUHR, namely [[EldritchAbomination Ara]][[TheWormThatWalks ku]][[AndIMustScream ne]] in his "Help me, Proffesor Kokonoe" segment. The good Professor Kokonoe herself proceeded with commenting that he was actually kind of cute.
** [[BigBad Terumi]] of all people gets some in his gag ending. While taking a bath....
* HandsomeLech incarnate Olivier Lenheim does this from time to time in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'', complete with a dramatic HairFlip. Considering Olivier's personality and general silliness, this isn't surprising in the slightest.
* In ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo!! 20th Anniversary'', Maguro can fire "beauty beams" with his strong eyes, making anyone instantly fall in love. '''Even boys.''' [[BlindingBangs Too bad we don't get to see them.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FairyFencerF'', the main protagonist Fang tends to get these in cutscenes whenever he talks up his supposedly heroic qualities, while Tiara gets them when she is turned on by Fang's insults.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/AsagaoAcademyNormalBootsClub'' has Jared aka ProJared. To emphasis the fact that he's the most attrective person in the school.
* Kareha in ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'' sparkles whenever she [[{{Fangirl}} fangirls]] over something, usually related to love.
* Prince Gaston of ''VisualNovel/TheRoyalTrap'' sparkles when he either grins or cries dramatically. It's mostly for comedic effect - he's not meant to be that attractive to the viewer, just completely over-the-top.
* ''VisualNovel/YoJinBo'' has a couple of scenes in which the very pretty men of the game sparkle.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Charvatres from ''Handsome Fungus'' has an interesting variation on this, he has hearts floating around wherever he goes. [[http://www.savetinytim.com/handsomefungus/ Notice in the third panel, he's not happy and the hearts are still there.]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' used this [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2006-08-09 several]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-11-24 times]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-11-15 now]], and [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade on it]] by having one of the characters ask "Since when can you glow?". Apparently, Tedd didn't even realise he was doing it.
** Of course, what with this being Shive and all, it may end up being latent magic abilities or something else significant given his love of ChekhovsGun.
* [[KnightInShiningArmor Hong Chunhwa]], [[PapaWolf Hon Arkraptor]] and [[BigGuy Kang Horyang]] from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''.
* Played with in ''Cafe Anime'', with Jules (in the "How to Bishi" non-continuity series) spraying a jar of "Bishi Glitter" on Lexx. Which, later in the same series, causes him to blind onlookers when exposed to direct sunlight.
* Parodied in [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Stickman_and_Cube/index.php?p=243777 this strip]] from the StickFigureComic ''Webcomic/StickmanAndCube'', where the cartoonist supposedly draws the two characters {{Bishonen}}.
* Used deliberately in [[http://www.dariansfriends.com/comic376.html this strip]] from webcomic ''Darian's Friends'' to illustrate one character's false idealized impression of another.
* In a ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'' [[http://www.gigaville.com/comic.php?id=283 flashback]], Ocelot sees Big Boss with bishie sparkles, which makes so much sense if you've seen him in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3''. Liquid is appropriately traumatised when it turns out that there's [[StupidSexyFlanders no-one in FOX-HOUND]] who doesn't [[EvenTheGuysWantHim have a crush on his dad]].
** Except maybe Mantis. And Raven.
* {{Lampshaded}} in [[http://kitsune.rydia.net/comic/page.php?id=123 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/FeyWinds''.
* Taken out of context, the last panel of [[http://m.assetbar.com/achewood/uua2GwCJG this]] ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}''. (Or "majesty lines", with apologies to the commenters.)
* ''Webcomic/OkashinaOkashi'', of course. There's an entire restaurant of sparkly {{bishounen}} wearing nothing but [[ModestyTowel towels]], the appropriately-named Beauty Man Garden.
* Dexter in [[http://ppg.snafu-comics.com/?comic_id=169 this page]] of ''Webcomic/PowerpuffGirlsDoujinshi'', although it's never explained and no one reacts to it.
* Iceland from ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' [[http://satwcomic.com/no-invitation sparkles]].
** Lampshaded when he dresses up as a sparkly vampire for Halloween.
** Or when he [[http://satwcomic.com/ungodly-surprise lends them out]] to Denmark and the Netherlands.
* Webcomic/{{Freefall}}: [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2000/fc01950.htm "Just like Vlad the Impaler. He was also a monster."]]
* Highschool womaniser, Hiroshi Aizaku, of ''Webcomic/RedString'' displays it [[http://www.redstring.strawberrycomics.com/?p=706 here]]. The girls flock to him till they notice the nearby Eiji Hayashihara, who they say has [[SheCleansUpNicely cleaned up nicely]], who isn't sparkling likely because he isn't turning on the charm like Hiroshi is.
* Maxim of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100614 in the second panel here]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' features these whenever the angels give people "glitter points". [[spoiler: Though they do [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3673 appear to have]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3680 some actual uses]].]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3765 Also a non-glitter-point related example.]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4529 One more example, in a in-universe painting]]
* In ''Webcomic/GreyIs'' Black has them whenever he [[http://greyismanga.com/manga/ch008-hearts-strength/chapter-008-page-43 imitates]] [[http://greyismanga.com/manga/ch008-hearts-strength/chapter-008-page-27 White]] because in his mind White always has them
* During Dwayne's introduction in ''Webcomic/MoonCrest24'', he shows off his self-proclaimed bishonen eyes by using this technique.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' borrows a few manga tropes, especially perhaps when some of the geekier manga-loving characters are around. This one is used with tongue somewhat in cheek in places like [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/can_i_have_your this]] and [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/she_conspired_with_the_occult this.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' When Lari the Ninja is unmasked, Molly exclaims, "Eee! You're a bishonen! You even sparkle!" [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20120908.html And it's true.]]
* Racer of ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' gets these [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0273.html when he transforms into a horse.]] Given that he's a [[{{TabletopGame/Exalted}} Lunar Exalt]], its not impossible (nor would it be out of character) for him to actually be sparkling with a custom charm or knack.
* When ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'' covers ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'', and Anna falls for Hans, Mary says that Anna sees sparkles around Hans's face.
* In ''Webcomic/TheGlassScientists'', Jekyll is always accompanied by clouds of golden sparkles, to the extent that when he's out of frame, even his ''speech balloons'' exhibit it.
* Satoru sees a sparkling pink glow around Chihiro when he sees her in [[http://www.tokinotanaka.com/comic/episode-1-page-14 this page]] of ''Webcomic/TokiNoTanaka''.
* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', Emil's have somehow made it to his passport photo (or at least some kind of official paper with his photo on it).

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Hitoshi from ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'' tends to sparkle. It makes sense as he is a StealthParody of {{bishonen}} characters.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Used on both Sam and Paulina within the same dance night on ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Aang has seen them on Katara and Meng has seen them on Aang [[CrowningMomentOfFunny (who happened to be slouching with a vacant expression at the time, making him as un-bishounen as possible).]]
** Not to mention one guy saw them on Ty Lee in "The Beach".
* {{Parodied}} In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "[[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS1E1WelcomeToRepublicCity Welcome to Republic City]]", where there are [[IncrediblyLamePun bushie sparkles]] on the resident ''bush'' of a park-dwelling {{Hobo|s}}.
--> '''Hobo''': Took me a while to procure a bush that beauteous. *bush sparkles*
* Mike Morningstar of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' sparkles when he flies and is [[LampshadeHanging specifically commented on]] by [[DeadpanSnarker Kevin]]. Of course, he's a [[HalfHumanHybrid Plumber's kid]], so it could easily just be alien powers...
* On PBS's ''WesternAnimation/MayaAndMiguel'', one episode has Esperanza, who has a crush on Miguel, see said boy with these.
* Dutchess, the female lead of ''Disney/TheAristocats'', sparkles during one scene, in a close up of her face and eyes. It's almost surreal to see the BishieSparkle applied in a Disney film.
* In one of the animated ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies, Elves had a BishieSparkle and halo around their heads.
* SurferDude Jack Kahuna Laguna in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "[=SpongeBob=] vs. The Big One". He's [[MrFanservice voiced]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim by]] Creator/JohnnyDepp.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' uses this trope more then once. First time is a pretty hilarious moment when Cindy sees Jimmy in a tux, she gets hearts in her eyes, the camera zooms in on him making a pose with sparkles surrounding him (plus some appropriate music) , and she dreamily stares at him as he walks in the church ("Hunk muffin..."). The second time is reversed, when Jimmy sees Cindy in her space suit, she has sparkles floating around her.
* On ''WesternAnimation/FredsHead'' these are used whenever anyone sees something or someone they like. It even goes as far as to whenever an ''animal'' sees something they like. As you can imagine, this happens just about every episode.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', when Mandark first sees Dee Dee, he sees her passing by in slo-mo, a trail of sparkles in her wake. He grasps at them in a zonked-out state of bliss.
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' when they make a short film starring Candace as a princess. "Cue the magical girly dust!"
** Vanessa gets a BishieSparkle too, when Ferb sees her the first and the second time, although it was used more to indicate his PrecociousCrush on her rather than her beauty.
** Jeremy Johnson, the subject of Candace's crush, occasionally gets this.
* Private, one of the BadassAdorable title group in ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', once learned to reach 132% Cuteness which caused people to pass out upon seeing it. When he activated it, it spontaneously generated glitter and rainbows.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic''
** [[TheFashionista Rarity]] often gets sparkles whenever she fantasizes and/or obsesses over things.
** Rarity's view of Prince Blueblood both when she fantasises about him and when she first meets him is emphasized with effects including sparks. [[PrinceCharmless Of course, he doesn't live up to the expectations.]]
** [[PhysicalGod Princess Celestia and Princess Luna]] have sparks in their unearthly manes and, for Luna, appearing around her shoes and collar.