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[[caption-width-right:200:[-Why so nervous, [[{{Tsundere}} Kagami]]?-] ]]

->'''Amalia:''' Come on, tell me, what happened? Did you dream about [[IdiotHero Sadlygrove]]?\\
'''[[{{Tsundere}} Evangelyne]]:''' Uh... what? Sadlygrove? No. And why would I dream about that Iop brain anyway?\\
'''Amalia:''' ''(giggles)'' [[LampshadeHanging You're red as a tomato]].
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''

When embarrassed or otherwise deeply affected emotionally a character will exhibit a dark red blush just under her eyes, usually crossing the bridge of their nose. Turning away from the object of said blush and putting their hands to their cheeks is optional, as is [[ShyFingerTwiddling playing with your fingers]]. In addition to/instead of a blush, a character may {{nosebleed}}, which has a more lustful connotation.

The character in question is usually ([[GenderInvertedTrope but not always]]) [[AlwaysFemale female]]. The typical medium for this is {{anime}}, {{manga}}, and other works that are {{animesque}}. Additionally, the background may become a [[LoveBubbles glowing pink colour, with little hearts, clouds, flowers]] or the like. {{Hentai}} (and, to a lesser extent, {{Ecchi}}), use this as a sign of sexual gratification or arousal of some sort.

This is most likely to occur with characters who are more or less innocent. Occasionally, a brighter red blush may be used to show a character is angry. In times of severe effect, [[TroubledFetalPosition they may tuck themselves into a little ball while blushing]]. In times of even more severe effect, their whole skin may [[HighPressureEmotion turn into a luminescent glow the color of molten iron]].

[[{{Moe}} For some reason]], it makes well for {{Fanservice}}. Bonus points if the blushing character in question is a {{Tsundere}}.

Compare BlushSticker, CrushBlush. Often pops up ThroughAFaceFullOfFur.
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* [[{{Tsundere}} Integra]] ''{{Hellsing}}'' [[BelligerentSexualTension towards Alucard]] when he's being an ''idiot''.
* The titular character of ''{{Karin}}'', who is [[TropeCodifier Luminiscent Blush incarnate]], deserves special mention. She's so [[{{Moe}} easily embarrassed]], that it's hard to catch her while ''not'' blushing. Other characters of the series even comment on it. [[FridgeBrilliance Of course, it could just be all the blood she has]].
* ''TowerOfGod:'' Yeon, when Viole put his fingers in her mouth… to free her from the control of a ParasitePuppeteer, of course.
* ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'': Episode 2. [[IdiotHero Kyosuke]] [[OfficialCouple and]] [[{{Tsundere}} Madoka]] are washing dishes together when their hands accidentally brush together. Quickly they broke contact and kept on washing dishes, lowering their heads and avoiding eye contact. Their faces were completely red as they did so. Soooo cute.
* ''{{Mazinger}}'' universe:
** In ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and its sequels -''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' this trope was much more prevalent in the manga than in the anime (where the male heroes usually were {{Chaste Hero}}s). In the manga episodes, pretty much all teen characters -including Kouji Kabuto himself- blushed brightly at one point or another, either because his/her LoveInterest was praising them/flirting with them or because someone had suggested they were one couple. In ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' also was usual seeing Kouji or Sayaka -or some another character- blushing furiously.
** Original manga's episode 8 was a good example. Kouji and Sayaka [[AccidentalPervert accidentally saw at each other naked]] [[HotSpringsEpisode in the hot springs]]. Their faces were fully red afterwards.
** Another example from ''ShinMazingerZero'': [[http://www.citymanga.com/shin_mazinger_zero/chapter-2/02/]]
* Kazumi Yoshida (which makes her very cute) whenever Yuji is around in ''ShakuganNoShana''. Shana doesn't lag too far behind, often coupled with her catch phrase. Especially in the S OAV.
* Hinata Hyuuga from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' whenever she so much as looks at Naruto. Sakura also sported a bright blush several times. Examples include when Naruto faced Zabuza for first time, or when she met Naruto after the TimeSkip and he seemed more mature.
* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', the title character and her boyfriend show a truly impressive example, upon finding out the child they've been protecting is their KidFromTheFuture. Steam also appears over their heads.
** However, most examples seem to come from Ami.
* In Act 2 of ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', Usagi blushes when she makes a mental note that her new acquaintance Ami is cute, and Ami, having been friendless, blushes whenever Usagi's affectionate, like when she hugs Ami effusively, tells her she's cuter when she smiles, and when she agrees to be friends.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** In one episode, Asuka starts chewing out Shinji for not bringing their lunches, while he tries to get his side in. Toji tosses off a remark that they're arguing LikeAnOldMarriedCouple. Cue double LuminescentBlush (they HAD kissed not many days earlier), then simultaneous denial in perfect stereo.
** And in episode 8 Asuka blushed when she realized Shinji was peeking her while she was putting her uniform on. And later in that episode Shinji blushed as he was wearing one of Asuka's spare suits. In episode 9 he blushed when he saw Asuka sleeping right in front of him. In episode 10 Shinji did several times when Asuka was showing him off her new swimsuit and flirting with him about what thermal expansion would to her breasts and when he was listening to Asuka and Misato playing in the hot springs. When Asuka went to visit Shinji in the hospital after the battle against Leliel and she realized he had seen her... Despite -or because- Shinji is a shy kid and Asuka a {{Tsundere}} often they get it.
** Misato too. She proclaims to Kaji that she doesn't really have the time to do anything as she has tons of work. Kaji asks her how she's going to get a guy like this, to which she angrily retorts that why the hell does he care anyway. She looks at him... and [[HandsomeLech he's flashing his patented lady-killer smile straight at her]]. Cue momentary speechlessness and averted gaze with blush.
** In ''RebuildOfEvangelion 2.0'', Shinji blushes when Kaji flirts with him and pretends to try and kiss him.
** The second film of the Rebuild series has a scene where Hikari approaches Asuka and shyly asks if she can sit with her at lunch. She's even blushing when asking it.
** In 3.0 Kaworu gives Shinji one while they're playing the piano together.
* The [[TheQuietOne emotionally repressed Sakaki]] on ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is quite prone to this, especially [[MoeMoe when presented with]] [[CuteKitten something cute]].
* Himeko of ''KannazukiNoMiko'', a lot. Although given that she's an innocent {{Moe}} ShrinkingViolet in a SchoolgirlLesbians anime, this should surprise no-one.
* Brainwashed and emotionally restrained Henrietta in ''GunslingerGirl'' blushes a lot when interacting with her "handler", Giuseppe.
** Not an emotionally repressed example, but Petrushka/Petra from the ''GunslingerGirl'' manga blushes quite a few times too. So does the {{Tsundere}} Triela, for that matter, whenever Hilshire tries to bridge the gap between them.
* Happens so often to the characters from ''MyBalls'' that you start to wonder if there's a fever going around.
* The above picture is of ''LuckyStar'''s resident {{Tsundere}} Kagami, who often plays this trope straight. At one point, she went beyond that to display a ''full body blush'' after "accidentally" opening a [[{{Yaoi}} suspicious]] [[{{Doujinshi}} manga]] at Comiket. Of her [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic favorite series]].
** Kanata blushed as Sou reminisced of their time together. That's right, ghosts can blush too.
* Li Syaoran of ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'', who gives the title character a run for her money with the amount of screen time he spends as a human tomato. Syaoran's blushing potential can create shades surpassing tomatoes and even beetroots.
** ''Especially'' his blush when Sakura hugged him for the first time in the anime - he never managed to pull anything quite like ''that'' again.
* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' has its cases of these. [[TheHero Lucia]] sometimes gets her entire face red, usually when thinking of Kaito.
* Most of the characters in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' display this at some point, but Fakir -- a brooding {{Jerk with a Heart of Gold}} — is probably the best at this out of the ''entire'' cast (yes, including the girls). There are moments in the show where his ENTIRE face glows bright red, and he's one of the darkest-skinned characters in the show! For a good example, check out [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/please_put_some_clothes_on_tv_tropes.jpg the picture]] from the PleasePutSomeClothesOn trope page.
** For blush coverage, you can't beat Ahiru. Her ''whole naked body'' went completely red once. Of course, for humour and frequency both, Fakir still comes out on top there.
* Haruka in ''NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu''. She's more prone to this than most characters, spending a good half of each episode red in the face.
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'''s Fate, socially uncomfortable former DarkMagicalGirl that she is, gets these often.
** Yuuno also gets this one; he's a boy, but he poses as a WeaselMascot, and every time Nanoha cuddles and pets him has UnfortunateImplications.
** And Nanoha doing this to Chrono was nearly a RunningGag towards the end of the first series (sadly, only during the first series). What can we say, she's ''adorable'' when she smiles!
** Einhart also gets these from time to time, such as when Nove takes her by surprise in the police station waiting room.
* Monta is pretty much the only character who does this in ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' (and that's [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters saying something]]), in response to any and all [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn innocent platonic affection]] from Mamori. And the poor kid tries so hard to be macho...
* This is the default expression of ''everyone'' in ''Manga/{{Saikano}}''.
** Up to the point where the blush sometimes appears to be ''coming off character' faces'' and can occasionally get quite distracting.
** The overuse of luminescent blushing in ''Saikano'' leads to the strange effect, that it doesn't even indicate, if a character is ''really'' blushing or not. Only when the face of someone turns glaring red, you can tell that he is in an emotional state that would cause a Luminescent Blush (if it wasn't already there).
* And in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' Well, not ''everyone'', but definitely Setsuna... and Asuna... and Nodoka...
** [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v28/c251/14.html Yue in particular warrants mention.]]
** As does [[spoiler:the fake Asuna (Shiori)]], who blushes a hell of a lot more and a lot deeper than [[spoiler:the ''real'' one]] ever did. And that's saying something. [[spoiler:When she's unmasked at the end of Ch. 283, her face combines this trope, CryCute, and a mixture of attraction to and fear of Negi to make her [[{{Moe}} irresistably adorable]].]]
** Chachamaru spends her ''whole'' Pactio chapter in this state. The ''reasons'' for it range from shyness, to [[TheWoobie fear and sadness]], to what can only be called post-orgasmic haze. Even [[FetishFuel better]], she's a RobotGirl.
*** Negi just has that effect on people. [[ChickMagnet Especially girls]].
* Yomiko Readman of ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' does this twice in the OVA. Both times, it's as a result of fellow British Library agent Nancy Makuhari sneaking up behind her and pinching her cheeks, fiddling with her glasses or otherwise displaying some form of affection toward her. Needless to say, by the end of the series these two have hit pretty much every LesYay trope [[IncrediblyLamePun in the book.]]
* Ohno, the subverted AloofDarkhairedGirl of ''{{Genshiken}}'' appears to have a constant blush in both the {{Manga}} and {{Anime}} versions. It remains even during most of her [[{{Cosplay}} cosplaying]] sessions, but her embarrassment seems to feed her confidence. Ogiue on the other hand hates the fellow club [[{{Otaku}} otakus]], in typical Type A {{Tsundere}} behaviour, but blushes profusely when [[YaoiFangirl thinking of her beloved yaoi]]. Ogiue's normally implacable and stoic facade makes the LuminescentBlush quite significant of her internal conflicts over her {{Otaku}} nature, rather than some attempt at a throwaway {{moe moe}} visual gag.
** Ohno also had a LuminescentBlush when [[YaoiFangirl her yaoi hobby was found out]], but she was more concerned of what their impression would be in regards to the type of men she was attracted to (bald men), rather than the yaoi itself.
* Leopard in ''SoraKakeGirl'' manages to pull one of these off despite being a large computer.
* Used copiously and to great effect in ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''. [[{{Tsundere}} Haqua]] probably does it most often, and not just because she's present in more scenes.
* Though everyone blushes at one time or another in ''VisualNovel/{{Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni}}'', Rena and Keiichi (manga only) blush a lot..And I do not mean their scared blushes.
* Himeno of ''{{Pretear}}'' blushes a lot, but that's nothing new for a typical {{shojo}} heroine. A worse case is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Hayate]], who displays great blushing skills while around Himeno, especially in the manga version.
* Yui from ''{{K-ON}}'' does this a lot, but especially notable is the one she shows when Mio attempts to call her by her given name.
* ''[[LightNovel/{{Toradora}} Toradora's]]'' [[{{Tsundere}} Taiga]] is prone to breaking out into one, especially where Yuusaku and (increasingly) Ryuuji are concerned. The full-body version occurs when [[spoiler: Ryuuji finally tells Taiga he loves her in the final episode's end credits epilogue]].
* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'':
** Ichigo goes BRIGHT red when he first sees [[NakedOnArrival Yoruichi's nude human form]].
** Anime episode 262. When Haineko (Rangiku's zanpakuto spirit) meets a cute swordbeast named Narunosuke she blushes this way repeatedly.
* Sōsuke from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' does this a few times -- most notably during ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sousuke_blush.jpg He does it once]] when he's defending Kaname against some pathetic Yakuza, and she threatens them that she'll call Bonta-kun over to beat them up until they cry. Of course, Sōsuke feels very embarrassed because... well, ''he's'' Bonta-kun, and he thinks she doesn't know. Another time is when Kaname dresses like a [[ChristmasCake hot, older housewife]], and pretends that she's having an affair with him. He doesn't recognize her, and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sousuke_blush2.jpg feels extremely shy and embarrassed]], turning [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sousuke_blush3.jpg bright red]].
** In the first few episodes of ''FMP'' it's used to show that Kaname is lying when she claims she doesn't find new kid Sousake attractive. That and the occasional LaughingMad scene.
* Lina Inverse of ''{{Slayers}}'' has been known to do this every now and then. The best scene was in a particular episode of ''Slayers NEXT'' when Lina and Gourry were talking about how long he would stay her protector. His response led to Lina's face shining brighter than her hair.
** Amelia in one scene from the same season does one when Zelgadis saves her and Martina from a mind-controlled horde of AxCrazy civilians. ''NEXT'' in general has quite a few of these, actually. Zelgadis himself gets several (especially in the [[OnceASeason cross-dressing episode]]); and [[spoiler:Zangulus does one at his wedding in the finale.]]
** [[{{Squick}} Squicky]] example: One flashback in season 5 shows a human Zelgadis blushing when his great-grandfather Rezo touches his cheek and commends him for helping those he heals. [[IncestIsRelative Meeeeep...]]
*** It's most likely about [[WellDoneSonGuy simply being praised by someone who most likely taught the guy everything he knew]], and whom Zelgadis used to look up to a lot. Sometimes things are, well, just THAT simple. :P
* Shy and timid Fumi from ''AoiHana'' blushes extensively throughout most of the series, but especially so when she talks to a girl she likes. Peculiarly, the only other character who perhaps blushes even more is outgoing and energetic Haruka.
* Many characters in ''AxisPowersHetalia'' have this permanently.
** In fact, the blush is often overlaid with a bright pink one when especially embarrassed or sick - see [[{{Tsundere}} Britain]] with a cold, or [[PerpetualFrowner Germany]] whenever [[TheDitz Italy]] [[HoYay is in]] [[ShipTease the room.]]
* Nodoka of ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' gets these a lot, [[LesYay especially when she's with Saki]]. She also gets these when she's on a roll while chanelling her Nodocchi persona.
* Lucia from ''VenusVersusVirus'' gets these quite often when she's with Sumire, however Sumire almost ''always'' has one on, to the point that it's lampshaded.
* Yuno of ''MiraiNikki'' is often like this whenever she talks to Yuki. Considering she's a walking {{Stalker with a Crush}}-{{Yandere}} combo, it comes off just a ''tad'' creepy.
** Not just that, but she also gets the blush when '''killing''' for her Yuki. Talk about creepy.
** Yuki himself tends to have this reaction to Yuno whenever she goes PantsFree or [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl casually changes clothes in front of him]].
* Akane in ''[[HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou]]'' does this occasionally, often in response to Tomomasa's teasing. A few of [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys the boys]] are quite capable of out-blushing her, though -- particularly Tenma, and ''especially'' Eisen.
* Yurie from ''{{Kamichu}}'' does this a lot, especially when it has to do with Kenji. Her younger brother Shoukichi also tends to do this around Miko.
* In the ''[[Manga/AhMyGoddess Ah! My Goddess]]'' episode "Ah! A Demon has Come and is Creating Calamity!", Mara turns Keiichi into a Honda Cub. When Belldandy and Urd turn him back, they forget that his clothes didn't change with him, leaving him naked. Urd has an amused look on her face, while Belldandy's entire face turns a deep pink.
* [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Yuki]] from ''{{Dance in the Vampire Bund}}'' gets these quite often, whether it is [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend confessing her feelings to her classmate]] or finding the director of her school reading her [[YaoiFangirl Boys Love work-in-progress]]. Of course neither said classmate (Akira) nor said director (Mina) are immune themselves.
* This occurs constantly in ''[[OniichanToIssho Onii-chan to Issho]]'' (official English title: ''[[OniichanToIssho Me & My Brothers]]'') to many of the characters showing deeper emotion, when they are not sporting their more lighthearted [[BlushSticker Blush Stickers]], which are used even more so. The LuminescentBlush is most effective to the reader when it is happening to Miyashita Sakura and her oldest stepbrother [[WholesomeCrossdresser Masashi]], [[spoiler:who later [[BrotherSisterIncest harbour romantic feelings for each other]]]].
* In ''TrueTears'', [[spoiler: [[TheWoobie Noe]] when Shinichirou confesses to her.]]
* Nagi of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' gets these, particularly when she thinks she's been given a chance to be alone with Hayate and especially strong when she thinks it's a chance to give him a kiss.
** The other characters have all gotten chances at having them as well.
** Hayate in particular gets an absolutely epic one in the manga at least when [[spoiler: Maria (in 'disguise') and Hayate are riding the clock tower elevator and Maria teases him by asking if he is in love with the StudentCouncilPresident (i.e. Hinagiku). Hayate's reaction consists of a literally LuminescentBlush, much stammering, apparently trying to deny it by listing all of Hinagiku's good qualities and finally being unable to speak coherently.]]
* This trope gets used heavily in ''JunjouRomantica''. Misaki and Hiroki usually get the worst of it.
* Go and watch any episode of ''SonicX'' where [[FoeYay Knuckles]] [[InterspeciesRomance and Rouge]] are in the same place. Knuckles ''will'' do this at some point, either from anger or embarrassment (usually the latter). His muzzle matches his fur at least a third of the time she's around, for [[{{God}} Chaos']] sake!
* Kanna Aoyagi, the protagonist of ''KoeDeOshigoto'' has her blushing face more often than not. Anyone who steps in the recording booth gets one pretty quickly as well. This is only natural, considering they are recording dialog for H-games.
* Otome from ''Manga/CherryJuice'' sported one of these that covered her entire face when she awoke to find that she had fallen out of bed at some point during the night, and had spent the remainder of the time sleeping on top of her half-naked step-brother Minami. Thereafter nearly every interaction between the two involved a LuminescentBlush to some degree.
* Everyone in ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'', given that they are varying degrees of [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] in romantic situation. Particularly funny with [[TokenMiniMoe Chika]], since it has to show through her deep tan.
* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', Inuyasha, Kagome, and Sango, all blush quite often, especially the latter since she constantly has to deal with the shameless flirting and wandering hands of her LoveInterest [[ChivalrousPervert Miroku]].
* Sara from ''OvermanKingGainer'' gets one when Gainer declares his love for her while in the middle of a battle against a mind-reading opponent, forgetting or unaware that all the stuff he says are being broadcast across ''the entire Exodus units and some''. Progresses to full-facial or full-body blush when she ran across what basically counts as ''an entire town'' and gets called out on it.
* A few characters blush that way in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''. Nagisa gets it most often out of all the characters.
** Pretty much everyone does this at least once; even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G74w6B15cOM&t=1m15s Sunohara.]] [[{{Tsundere}} Kyou]] manages a near-instantaneous full-face glowy blush in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbPaekU2Bh0&t=1m11s this scene.]]
* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Even '''Kamina''' manifests a blush once. While he's preaching to Simon that [[HotBlooded he should defeat his hunger with fighting spirit]], Kamina's stomach growls as well. Cue Kamina saying "Uh... me too?" followed by a blush and a nervous laugh.
** In the final episode, Simon does a blush when Nia excitedly shows him her wedding gown. Why is it emotional? Because [[spoiler:just now he's coming back from having destroyed an entire fucking UNIVERSE to get her back]]. Yes, he loves her that much. The scene is powerful because the man who was running on concentrated {{Hot Blooded}}ness for the entire arc is now doing something as mundane as blushing.
* In the highschool AU [[http://www.anymanga.com/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-gurren-school-edition/ Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Guren Gakuenhen]], Yoko starts blushing when Kamina comments on how well she fills out the bikini she's wearing. He misinterprets her flushed face as a mere sunburn.
--> '''Kamina:''' Huh? Why's your face red? You sunburnt already?
--> '''Yoko:''' I suppose you're just being you...
* Standard reaction of women when they see [[Anime/{{Mononoke}} The Medicine Peddler]].
* Misaka in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' is prone to doing this when around Touma or when others point out or inquire about her feelings for him. Sometimes a combination of this, her tsundereism and Touma's density leads to really funny scenarios.
** In fact, seeing Misaka's reaction to Touma being mentioned is Kuroko's BerserkButton.
** At one point in the second season, the Misaka clones are having a minor argument over #19090 deviating from the others by reading a women's magazine. When Touma innocently makes #10032 (aka Misaka Imouto) remember one of the tips in the magazine she heard from the others[[note]]the tip says that wearing a ring a man buys you on your left ring finger means you're on the winner side; Touma mentioned that #10032 should make herself visually different from the others to be more recognizable by using an accessory, "like a necklace or a '''ring'''"[[/note]], she instantly blushes. As mentioned above in the ''Evangelion'' entry, this trope speaks volumes when done by an EmotionlessGirl - such as the Misaka clones.
* In ''Manga/WildFangs'', Mao has a really prominent blush after talking to so many girls all at once.
* Yuuen of ''Manga/WildRock'' is prone to this.
* In ''HanjukuJoshi'', Yae is very prone to this, since she's a relatively straight-laced NaiveNewcomer at a [[OneGenderSchool girls' school]] whose students have [[NoNudityTaboo somewhat relaxed standards of modesty.]]
* In {{Hentai}}, any girl who is um... going through the act will have this with VERY VERY few exceptions, even when they are in the dominate position. For some reason this does not apply the guys, though there are some few exceptions depending the the situation.
** It pops up a lot for men in hentai where they're submissive or cute, such as {{Shotacon}} or BoysLove.
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai La Verite'' episode 2. Taro and Mariel during Taro's dream.
* The otherwise VERY [[WarIsHell serious]] second season of ''{{Gundam 00}}'' has Allelujah blushing twice.
** First when [[spoiler:he's rescued from prison]] and meets up with Lockon[[spoiler:'s twin brother]] who the others failed to tell him about; Allelujah is [[KilledOffForReal understandably]] VERY surprised at Lockon's presence, then he looks from Lockon to the nonplussed Tieria and back...and then he blushes and apologizes for his outburst. [[NotSoStoic Tieria]]'s smiling response is that he hasn't changed but shouldn't.
** Second when [[spoiler:Mileina]] asks whether Allelujah and [[spoiler:Marie]] are a couple; both respond with simultaneous blushes.
* Appears all the time in ''WanderingSon''. It's essentially impossible to find a chapter of the manga where Nitori doesn't blush for at least one panel, and if he isn't blushing then someone else is.
* In the anime adaptation of ''{{Sketchbook}}'', the last episode, the shy Sora's entire face turns a luminescent red as her teacher compliments her artwork.
* In ''MaiHime'', [[{{Tsundere}} Akira]] gets one while trying to convince Takumi that he didn't see her save him from an Orphan, and that she is actually a "secret ninja of the school". Her face not only turns completely red, but ''also'' has {{Blush Sticker}}s on it.
** Happens to other characters as well, especially Mai and Natsuki.
* In ''MaiOtome'', Arika does a full body blush when kissed on the hand by a Prince.
* The English title of ''MaicchinguMachikoSensei'' is ''The Shame of Miss Machiko'' (Machiko Teacher). Every episode involves the main character being placed in embarassing situations, which involves lots of blushing.
* Karina/Blue Rose from ''TigerAndBunny'' has taken to developing luminescent blushes around Kotetsu once her crush on him goes from subtle to obvious enough that EveryoneCanSeeIt (except [[ObliviousToLove Kotetsu]]). Half of anything he does in her presence is liable to turn her red.
* Karin Koboku in "Super Pig" is known for this. In some episodes, her entire face turns blood red.
* ''MonochromeFactor'': [[HoYay Haruka blushed upon looking at Akira]] in the first episode.
* ''RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma and Akane have done this in some of their romantic moments.
--> '''Genma:''' Oooo! You're ''blushing.''
--> '''Ranma:''' Grow up, Pop.
* [[{{Moe}} Mikuru Asahina]] from ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'' pulls this off several times in the series. The most dramatic example occurs in [[TheMovie The Dissapearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya]] when [[OnlySaneMan Kyon]] offers proof of his being from an [[AlternateUniverse Alternate Universe]] by telling her how she has a star shaped mole on her left breast.
* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' - Played for laughs. Chihaya blushes when Miki enters the bath with her and Haruka on the Live For You OVA, though it isn't as much an embarassed blush and [[ACupAngst more]] [[GreenEyedMonster an envious]] [[BuxomIsBetter one.]]
* Makise Kurisu of ''SteinsGate'' blushes extensively when her [[{{Tsundere}} dere side]] shows through, especially around Okabe. It's goddamn adorable. Okabe even does it himself a few times.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has Moka Akashiya, who easily blushes when around Tsukune. He could just say something completely random to her such as, "Really?" and she'll blush.'
** Moka nothing. Top blush in Rosa-Vam goes to [[DefrostingIceQueen Mizore]] [[AnIcePerson Shirayuki]], who may or may not up ''{{Karin}}''. Not only is she ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Never. Seen. NOT. Blushing]]'', she is an abominable snowgirl. How her face gets ''that'' hot is a mystery.
* Most of the Yacht Club girls in ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'' when confronted with sweets, especially if it's Chiaki (normally TheStoic) facing a [[RunningGag chocolate parfait]]
* Misaki from ''HanaNoMizoShiru'' blushes [[http://www.dm5.com/m104617-p32/ really]], [[http://www.dm5.com/m104619-p30/ really]], '''[[http://www.dm5.com/m104621-p45/ really]]''' [[http://www.dm5.com/m104623-p7/ frequently]].
* This trope is used to show [[DefrostingIceQueen a breakthrough in Casca's cold and aloof personality]] in ''{{Berserk}}''. After her excursion with Guts, where they were stranded in the woods after a battle and he ends up saving her life twice, Casca begins to open up to reveal that [[SugarAndIcePersonality she really isn't that mean of a girl.]] The first major iceberg was broken when Guts playfully slapped her on the butt in front of all of their comrades, causing Casca's face to go red with embarrassment. From there, she starts blushing around Guts a lot more [[LoveEpiphany for other reasons...]]
* Brock does this A LOT during the course of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' series.
* Revy does this after she realizes Rock was watching her show some kids how to aim with their popguns in ''Manga/BlackLagoon''.
* ''Manga/TheSeveringCrimeEdge'':
** Kiri has this expression on his face whenever he gets "excited" about cutting Iwai's hair.
** Iwai blushes often due to being easily flustered and shy.
* In the anime version of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[spoiler:Annie Leonhardt]] [[NotSoStoic has this expression]] while [[LaughingMad laughing]] and [[SlasherSmile grinning like mad]] [[spoiler:when she is rightly accused of being the Female Titan.]] This series managed to make even ''this'' trope creepy.
* Shiro in ''Anime/{{K}}'' does this ''all'' the time. Examples include when [[HoYay Kuroh half-hugs him as he's rescuing him from HOMRA,]] and when he first meets [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn Neko.]] Kuroh gets the blush too, whenever he talks about his late Master Ichigen.
* Ryuko Matoi from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' does this whenever she's wearing her [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman superpowered]] SailorFuku Senketsu. Understandable, considering how downright {{Stripperiffic}} it is.
* This rather common in ''Manga/SakuraTrick''. It ''is'' a series about cute girls kissing cute girls...
* While it is commonplace in ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'', Episode 23 took the cake by applying this trope ''on a Mobile Suit''. As [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by animation director Masami Obari:
-->'''Obari (via Twitter)''': Even though I know they're just Gunpla, now I have to live with having added blush marks to a Mobile Suit for the rest of my life...
* In ''Manga/MotherKeeper'', Ricalna gets this in the first chapter when his adoptive dad, Graham, pats his head and tells him he's a son he's extremely proud of.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The {{Adorkable}} protagonist of [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93809/a-pleasant-surprise A Pleasant Surprise]] has this reaction to Fluttershy, especially as she [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93809/a-pleasant-surprise becomes more physical]] with her advances up to and including taking her virginity.
* Used heavily in [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/100083/1/blissful-dream/blissful-dream Blissful Dream]], illustrating the passion the couple holds for each other.
* Michikyuu Kanae in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' does this whenever Kyon is around. '''Whenever'''.
** Also, the sheer act of Kyon kissing Haruhi inflicts one on Koizumi. Then when Kanae notices it when he returns to the clubroom and asks Yuki for an explanation, she blushes too, when she explains that they're "exchanging memetic information through relevant channels". She mistakes it for a conversation.
* In the HungerGames fanfic ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'': as both a ShrinkingViolet and a Type B {{Tsundere}}, heroine Vale Whitaker is quite prone to this.
* Done in [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax]] as a tasteful way of showing the lovers' arousal.
* {{Shipping}} FanArt in general is in love with this trope. Shipping/Blushing = {{OTP}}!
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Ty from Literature/DarkLife has the literal version of this--when he blushes, he ''glows''. (All of the sea-floor settlers have a 'Shine' from eating bioluminescent fish. Ty's is particularly strong, since he's the first person born and raised on the ocean floor.)
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Those who remember ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'' will remember that one of the side effects of the main character's powers was that, whenever she blushed, she glowed gold -- of course, thus further embarrassing her and compounding the problem (though this side effect was only shown in the pilot. The telekinesis, electrical powers, and ability to morph into liquid powers stayed).
* In ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', Shoutarou's shown to be blushing brightly after making a rather heartwarming comment after closing a case, except his are a bit more computer generated.
* ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' has Eiji showcase a more natural blush (via proper makeup) in episodes #23 and 24 after falling madly in love, courtesy of the MonsterOfTheWeek's spell.
* In episode 14 of ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', this is Insarn's immediate reaction when she takes a better look at [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Kyosuke]]: ''the entirety of her lower face'' glows red.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* One rather off-putting moment in ''ShadowHearts: Covenant'' comes at the Fountain of Sukune, when Saki asks Karin if she has feelings for Yuri. A LuminescentBlush ''blinks'' on and off her face.
* In the ''TalesSeries'', although not shown on characters' faces, blushes show on their speech balloons as red slashes.
** Actual facial blushes were more of a ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Dawn of the New World]]'' thing, especially in the c-skits (Emil blushes a ''lot.'')
** Characters in ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' had ''whole faces'' turn red when they blush.
* Taken to extremes in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' in the form of Kasuga (AKA Venus in ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]''). She has her priorities straight, but if [[{{Bishonen}} Uesugi Kenshin]] is nearby, or complimenting her, she goes completely dazed, blushing and swooning ''hard'' with this trope painted on her face. This gets even worse if Kenshin is about to embrace her, which he does often.
** The anime once again takes one of its source tropes {{Up to Eleven}}: In it, Kasuga basically [[TheImmodestOrgasm climaxes]] if Kenshin touches her.
** New character Tsuruhime also goes bright pink whenever her "saviour" Fuuma is around, complete with LoveBubbles. Unlike Kasuga, she merely goes into soliloquies rather than swooning.
* Happens in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' in conversations with many female characters. Their faces literally glow bright pink.
** Same thing with the guys in ''Portable'' when playing as the Female MC. Most notably, Akihiko's and Ken's cuteness appeal turns UpToEleven. (Especially Ken)
* In ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'', due to the small screen size, characters' ''entire faces'' turn beet-red.
** In one scene in The Lost Age, when Sheba is teasing Jenna about her and Isaac being "an item", Jenna first flushes as normal (i.e. her face). Then, when Sheba teases her again, it's not just her face that turns red, ''[[UpToEleven it's also her hair and clothes.]]''
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' is an anime-styled Japanese RPG which features a romance subplot; the blush is a must.
* Interjecting a quiet and [[MotorMouth quick]] "Is it getting hot in here?" is shorthand for blushing in both ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''.
* In ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'', SilentProtagonist Ryu's whole face turns a bright red and he tries to look to the side when [[NakedOnArrival Bleu awakens]]. It [[BigBouncyBreasts especially isn't helped]] by her deciding to talk to him by standing ''right'' in front of him.
* In the ''TokimekiMemorial'' series, and its SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', this is a staple feature. If the girls you are dating show up with a blushing face, it's a good sign that your relationship with her has reached a "deeply in love" stage and thus you have a high chance of ending with her, special requirements for the particular girl not taken in account. In ''Tokimeki Memorial'', this feature is officially called the "Tokimeki State", and in some parts of the Western fandom the "Blushing Stage".
* The rather soft-spoken male lead of ''FarlandSaga2'' is called to judge a swimsuit contest. He ''starts'' the contest in a state of embarrassment, graduating in a full-face flush when protagonist (and LoveInterest) Karin takes the stage.
* Every monster you raise in ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher DS'' gets one of these when you praise it for something, from the mighty Dragons to the cute Pixies.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Ruto gets does this at one point during her rescue by Link.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TheKingofFighters]] XIII'', King gets one during the Art of Fighting's team ending, thanks to [[ShipperOnDeck Yuri]], who knows damn well how she feels about her brother, [[AllAmazonsWantHercules Ryo]].
* In ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', whenever Pit is shocked or embarrassed, his touch-screen portrait changes to this with a rather funny accompanying facial expression.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', if one of the characters on-screen is in love with another, their in-game portrait will sport a nice blush. Also, whoever confesses his/her feelings to the [[PlayerCharacter Avatar]] will be blushing heavily in the Love Confession CG... including such people as [[TheSpock Miriel]], [[BloodKnight Vaike]], [[CannotTalkToWomen Lon'qu]], [[SociopathicHero Henry]], [[TeamDad Frederick]], [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Nah]], etc. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming It's so damn cute.]]
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Four characters in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' (Saber, Rin, Sakura, and [[HoYay Issei]]) do this, pretty much all in reaction to the main character.
** Actually Archer does this once or twice too in the prologue when talking to Rin. Possibly because [[spoiler: He knew her in life and had a crush on her]].
* Happens more than once in KatawaShoujo, and it's specially cute when [[StudentCouncilPresident Shizune]] is the one who's doing it.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is true to its Anime roots. [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-06-25 Nanase]], [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-01-12 Lavender]], [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2011-11-04 Rhoda]]...
** A rare thing indeed is the ''male'' luminescent blush, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-07-07 as displayed here]] by Tedd and [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-05-21 here]] by Tony. Maybe he's just ''that'' girly?..
* Ash and Emily display them every so often on ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}''.
* This is pretty common in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', seen on [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=74 Gamma]], [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=87 Kat]], [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=112 Kat]], [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=158 Mort]], [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=255 Kat again]], and [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=387 Parley]].
** Parley also performed "bright full-face blush" when she accidentally [[spoiler:teleported herself, Smitty and three witnesses into her bed]].
* Abbey after her first kiss in ''Webcomic/{{Gnoph}}''. It's particularly visible since she's [[HeroicAlbino albino]].
* Any, from ''[[Webcomic/M9Girls M9 Girls!]]'' blushes a lot around the Professor.
* Luminescent Blushes are quite common and prominent in ''Webcomic/TwoKinds''. Each character has had at least once in his or her life.
* Common in ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo''.
* Frequently seen in ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned''. Most often on Kieri.
* Hanners from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', and Marigold also has done it once or twice.
* Go to the ''Webcomic/KhaosKomix'' archives and click on a page at random. Odds are at least one character will be doing this.
* Penny from ''Webcomic/{{Enjuhneer}}'' has been doing a bit of this of late.
* An interesting variation in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': due to the [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls']] differently colored AlienBlood, most trolls' {{Luminescent Blush}}es are colors other than red/pink. In [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004633 this strip]], for example, the {{Blue Blood}}ed Vriska can be seen with blue patches under her eyes.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Cuanta Vida}}'', BLU Scout has one [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=253 here]].
* In ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'', Sandy shows one of these when the usual crowd is cheering Swampy's having slept with her the night before. Doc comments that it's so intense it's into the infrared.
* Seen at least several times in ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'', even through the fur covering their faces.
* Very common with Julia in ''Webcomic/ThinkBeforeYouThink''.
* A rare male version with [[{{Tsundere}} Yuudai]] from ''Webcomic/{{Sakana}}'', he has one after [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace Taisei]] [[HoYay invades his comfort zone]] [[http://sakana.smackjeeves.com/comics/1205262/106/ here]] and [[http://mynameismad.deviantart.com/art/SAKANA-134-279277820?offset=0#comments here]], and, perhaps a more visible one due to it being coloured, [[http://mynameismad.deviantart.com/art/tumblbumbls-2-251972475?q here]].
* In ''Webcomic/NipAndTuck'', [[http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00309.html it's bright enough to be seen when he starts out red]].
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-8/ Madeline, when she mentions Derek the Cleric.]]
* ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'', every time [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=404 Art and Kat]] are [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=748 trying]] to ignore the [[EveryoneCanSeeIt obvious mutual attraction]].
* ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'' gives Zoe a spectacular blush [[http://www.sandraontherocks.com/strips-sotr/certain_headstrong_model here.]] As she is far from sweetly naive, this is clearly a sign that Domenico's teasing, and the reminder of her past, have affected her fairly strongly.
* ''{{Webcomic/Niels}}'' has this happen more than once, notably to 300 when he's either [[http://nielsg.com/why-why-oh-right aroused]] or [[http://nielsg.com/very-professional thoroughly embarrassed]] with the latter obviously played for comedic effect. Other characters experience this to indicate arousal, and it seems to be a convenient shorthand for sexual attraction because unless the strip demands full-body anatomy, typically for [[RuleOfCool dynamic action]], [[RuleOfFunny comedic value]], or [[RuleOfSexy sexy times]], the characters are drawn in above-the-belt shots or full-bodied [[SuperDeformed chibis]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** A flashback shows a young Mai turning aside during a Luminescent Blush for a second when a young Zuko walks by-- an impressive show of emotion considering what she's [[EmotionlessGirl usually like.]]
** As the DVDCommentary points out, there is a rather odd-looking scene when Suki is seen with this despite wearing rather thick facial makeup. (Sokka pulls off this same feat.)
** In addition, in the season 3 episode "Sokka's Master", Toph tells Sokka that Aang and Katara missed him, but she didn't mind so much. She turns away to say this and blushes, to the camera's sight.
** Aang does this pretty much any time Katara is touching him, or gets into a formal dress, or puts on her swimwear... (he's ''biologically'' 12 and she's 14, so it's pretty innocent).
** Zuko also does this when Toph glomps him in the finale, complete with speechlessness and his eye getting all wide. [[http://piandao.org/screenshots/fire/fire18/fire18-698.jpg It's rather adorable.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Used on Raven quite a few times. Starfire does this a lot, but hers is ''literally'' luminescent on account of her alien physiology.
* Dialed UpToEleven on ''{{Daria}}'' when Daria had a full-body rash that necessitated a hospital visit. Turns out the "rash" was a stress reaction to her being around Trent.
* About every character of ''CodeLyoko'' sports a Luminescent Blush at one time or another.
** Though the funky-looking exhaustion blushes in "I'd Rather Not Talk About It" [[http://img.codelyoko.fr/galeries/74_je_prefere_ne_pas_en_parler/Je_prefere_ne_pas_en_parler_013.jpg take the cake]]. They look more like bruises than blushes.
* Every time a character blushes in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', their cheeks are a ridiculous shade of red.
* Used frequently in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''. Evangelyne and [[IdiotHero Sadlygrove]] both do this, especially around each other. Also some between [[ShipTease Yugo and Amalia]]. Even more so in the manga.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' used this on Finn several times, [[BodyguardCrush most notably when he's around Princess Bubblegum]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', this is a common aspect of a character feeling embarrassed. Flattery or sheepishness gives us a BlushSticker instead.
** In the episode "Lesson Zero", the Mayor of Ponyville blushes likewise [[spoiler:after she and half the town are broken free from chasing and fighting over an old doll (on which an enchantment of attraction had been cast.)]]
** Rainbow Dash blushes in "The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well" after being profusely thanked by a filly she just saved from a well.
** Spike sports a particularly bright one of these in "Dragon Quest" when his pony friends start teasing him about his cute appearance.
* Pearl from WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse blushes quite a bit (and her blush is a bluish tint thanks to her skin color being pearly-white).
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