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A particular hairstyle common to anime and manga heroines (particularly [[AnimeChineseGirl Chinese ones]], although in China the style is called "ox horn") that involves styling one's hair into two spherical buns worn at about 45 degree angles on the side of the head. This can make them look similar to WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse ears depending on how simplified they're drawn. The buns themselves are often given cloth covers tied with ribbons. The traditional definition of Odango as used by Wiki/TheOtherWiki only counts them if they have [[GirlishPigtails twin tails]] coming down from the buns, but we have broadened the definition to allow the style without the tails.

There is also a less common variation of this style where the buns themselves have a triangular (or conical) shape, which can make someone look like a CatGirl at first sight.

The style has spread into the real world among fans of the aforementioned heroines. Creator/NaokoTakeuchi, creator of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', famously wore odango.

If the character isn't Chinese, expect them to be the really innocent, polite type, while the style with TwinTails are mostly worn by {{Tsundere}}.

The style is named after the ''odango'', a sweet dumpling eaten on a skewer as a Japanese snack, traditionally served at ''hanami'' (cherry blossom and flower viewing {{festival| episode}}s.) Compare HornedHairdo and PrimAndProperBun. This style can be wildly over-exaggerated as MegaTwintails.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Sailor Moon herself, who earned the nickname "''odango atama''" ("dumpling-head"; the Creator/DiC dub of the [[Anime/SailorMoon first anime]] uses "meatball-head," while Creator/VizMedia redub and the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] use "bun-head") for her odango (and ExpressiveHair), which she wears in the GirlishPigtails variation. Her counterpart in the live-action ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' demonstrates both realistic and unrealistic odango hairstyles.
** Various other characters also have them in their hairstyle: Queen Serenity, Human Luna (Both Manga/Anime version and Live-action), Human Diana, Chibi-Usa, Chibi Chibi, Sailor Cosmos, Queen Nehellenia, the Live-Action version of Sailor Venus (differently from the others she keeps them at ear level, so they aren't easily noticed), and the Non-canon Kousagi.
** The creator, Creator/NaokoTakeuchi, used to wear her hair like Sailor Moon's before important exams during college, so she incorporated it into her heroine.
* Shampoo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', as well as her tribe sisters Linlin and Ranran in the anime.
* Maruko from ''Manga/ChibiMarukoChan'' had her hair like this, with no tails and without its being covered up, when she went to the Momoe-chan concert.
* Linn Minmei from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''.
* Miaka from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' has this as her default hairstyle. In the manga she often wears different hairstyles, but in the anime she has odango hair almost exclusively when her hair isn't let down.
* Aeru from ''{{Anime/Simoun}}''.
* Alvis Hamilton from ''Anime/LastExile''.
* Mei, Naru's little stepsister in ''Manga/LoveHina''.
* Katase Shima from ''Anime/StellviaOfTheUniverse''.
* Li Mei-ling from the anime adaptation of ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura''. In TheMovie where Sakura and the gang go to China, Tomoyo briefly wears a variation, where her hair is in buns with small cloth covers, and the rest falls in braided pigtails.
* Aizawa Minto/Mew Mint from ''Manga/TokyoMewMew''.
* Anita King from ''Anime/RODTheTV''. Though Anita doesn't actually have hair buns, she just wears empty covers on her hair sometimes.
* Tenten from ''{{Manga/Naruto}}''.
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'':
** The title character has a very unrealistic odango set. The enormous size of Doremi's Odango was toned down a little starting with ''Motto''. They are still rather large, but it's kind of justified since her hair actually [[RapunzelHair reaches down to her waist and has a lot of volume]].
** Her fairy Dodo has odango to match, which made for problems when she was learning how to make herself invisible.
* Meow from ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan'', being [[ChineseGirl Chinese and all]].
* Hiro from ''Manga/HidamariSketch''. She was annoyed that she couldn't braid her hair into these when it's humid, and [[BigEater Miyako]] once say Hiro's odango as cream puffs in one episode, when Hiro's class was making cream puffs in the home economics class.
* Fumika Narutaki and Chao of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
* Suzume from ''{{Manga/Hyakko}}''
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya started with Odango as one of her hairstyles. They vanished as soon as she founded the SOS Brigade, however.
* Background character Manami from ''Manga/ShugoChara'' wears her hair in a similar style as [[Manga/TokyoMewMew Mint]] and [[Anime/OjamajoDoremi Doremi]].
* ''{{Franchise/Gundam}}''
** Lady Une from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' wore her hair like this, generally when in psycho bitch mode
** In Season 1, [[RebelliousPrincess Marina Ismail]] from ''Anime/{{Mobile Suit Gundam 00}}'' wears a pair of those whenever she's in her princess dress.
* Miki "Nodamiki" Noda from ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass''.
* Miyako from ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'' has an Edo-style counterpart, Omiya, a member from the ''Oedo Chaki Chaki Girls''. She has this hairstyle plus [[FlowerInHerHair a flower]].
* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', the ChineseGirl Xia Yu Lan wears her hair in this hairstyle during a mission.
* A [[PettingZooPeople bird girl]] with odango feathers appeared in one episode of ''Anime/FushigiboshiNoFutagohime''.
* In episode 9 of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', Misaki's Chinese friend Alice Wang dresses her up in a qípáo and odango for a party.
* Minerva Orlando from ''Manga/FairyTail''. In the Sabertooth spin-off manga, this even gets lampshaded.
* Kagura from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' has these, sort of. She has two bun covers on either side of her head, but when her hair is down, it's quite short, so it might not fill up her bun covers.
* May Chang from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has these. She also has a [[PandaingToTheAudience little panda]].
* Karna from ''Anime/NieaUnder7'' has these in line with her "{{Chinese girl}}" persona -- complete with [[PandaingToTheAudience panda print]].
* A rather comical male example: Gourry Gabriev from ''{{Anime/Slayers}}'' gets his hair done up this way whenever he gets [[DraggedIntoDrag put in a dress]] every 17 episodes or so.
* Chihiro of ''Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin'' (a.k.a. ''Anime/OccultAcademy'') wears an odd/distinctive odango hair style. She immediately falls in love with Fumiaki when he compliments her hair, something no one had ever done before.
* Kasen of ''[[Manga/TouhouIbarakasenWildAndHornedHermit Wild and Horned Hermit]]'' has these. Or the covers, at least. It's considerably more likely to be (the remains of) horns than hair under them.
* Nozomi gets a pair of donut-like ones as Cure Dream in ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' and its sequel, ''[[OneTwoThreeFourGo GoGo]]''.
* The title character from ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' has ''one'' odango (also with a pigtail hanging from it), [[FashionableAsymmetry on her left side]].
* Akari Akaza from''Manga/YuruYuri'' has these. Most of the time they simply [[ExpressiveHair pop off and reattach to her head when she's suprised]], but in {{Imagine Spot}}s they are detachable, shoot lasers and generally act like two {{Attack Drone}}s.
* Akira Katou from ''Manga/TeamMedicalDragon''.
* Momo Hinamori from ''{{Manga/Bleach}}''.
* ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'':
** Miki uses this on the ''Live for You'' OVA.
** Kasumi, Yayoi's sister, sports this too.
* Tekkanomakichan from ''{{Franchise/Anpanman}}'' has an interesting case of these: hers are tall cylinders...and are actually pieces of rolled tuna sushi!
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' has Dragon Kid have this while in her hero costume.
* Jolyne Cujoh, protagonist of Part 6 of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': In one episode of the ''Kira'' OVA, Hanyuu wears her hair this way, to conceal her horns while out in public ([[spoiler:especially in front of Past-Mini-Moe!Rika]]). Another character, Natsumi, who only appears in the manga and visual novels, also wears her hair in this style.
* Vivian Wong from ''Manga/YuGiOh''.
* Mei-Mei the panda cub from ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' wears rings of flowers around her ears, intentionally giving off this appearance.
* Momona, NaiveNewcomer protagonist of ''Anime/LadyJewelpet'', has a hairstyle with probably the biggest odangos ever.
* Hikari from ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' has these; she is a vampire and the odangos [[OurVampiresAreDifferent are her equivalent to pointed ears]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/Agent327'': Olga Lawina has a hairstyle comparable to Princess Leia from ''Star Wars''.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'':
** While Sour Sweet appears to put her hair in ponytail most of the time, she goes for this hair style during the archery contest and in the toyline, probably to keep hair out of her face.
** The unnamed Wondercolts marching band drum majorette also has this hairstyle, as seen during the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7rIzLb-Ing "CHS Rally Song"]] preview.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Creator/UmaThurman wears her hair in these as Poison Ivy in the [[SoBadItsGood infamous]] ''{{Film/Batman And Robin}}''
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Princess Leia wears her hair in double buns for most of the first movie, though they are noticeably larger than is normal for this style, almost covering the entire side of her head, including her ears. Despite WordOfGod saying that it's based on hairstyles worn by Mexican women during the revolutionary period, some historians have analysed that the hairstyle is based on the squash blossom whorls hairstyle worn by Hopi women.
** Leia's mother, Padme, wears her hair in the smaller buns that are more traditional for this style during her first scene in Revenge of the Sith, which is actually the scene when she reveals that she is pregnant with Leia and Luke.
** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Kaydel Ko Connix (played by Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd), has classic Odango buns as an homage to her mother's role. Many fans have speculated that it's an homage in-universe as well, given Leia's LegendaryInTheSequel status.
* Leia's iconic double buns are one of the many elements of ''Star Wars'' that is spoofed in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' when the Leia expy appears to be wearing her hair in buns that are even larger than Leia's during an early scene, only to reveal that they're actually a pair of ridiculously oversized headphones that happen to be the exact same color as her actual hair.
* ''Film/BlackPanther2018'': Shuri wears her hair like this in her first scene. According to WordOfGod, it's a deliberate ShoutOut to Princess Leia.

* Ling Yu, of the web-novel ''{{Literature/Domina}}''. Probably intentional, as part of her whole AnimeChineseGirl thing.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* [[WrenchWench Kaylee]] (Creator/JewelStaite) of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' and ''{{Film/Serenity}}'' wears her hair in this fashion on occasion. And [[{{Moe}} of]] [[TheCutie course]], [[NerdsAreSexy it's]] ''[[UnkemptBeauty adorable]]''.
* Judy Cooper in ''Series/KCUndercover''. She’s never seen without them, nor is she ever seen with her hair loose.
* The Australian comedy series ''The Late Show'' didn't miss their opportunity to spoof this style in "The Olden Days" (a GagDub of the TV series "Rush").
-->'''Judge Muttonchops:''' Excuse me, has anyone seen those two bread rolls I was saving?
-->'''Lady With Hairbuns Over Her Ears:''' I'm sorry, I can't hear a word you're saying.
* Jen from ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' has her hair done like this when she is acting out a {{Wuxia}} film in one episode.

* Music/{{Bjork}} in the music video of ''Big Time Sensuality'' (from ''Music/{{Debut}}'').
* One of the backup dancers in the hallway sequence of Music/BritneySpears' "Baby One More Time."
* Mel B / Scary Spice from the Music/{{Spice Girls}} sported a variant of the hair style with her hair down during the band's peak of popularity.
* Music/BebeRexha sports a variant with her hair down for the music video of ''No Broken Hearts'' featuring Music/{{Nicki Minaj}}.
* Marcy from VisualKei band Disacode sported the hairstyle for these [[http://s0.pic4you.ru/allimage/y2012/01-03/11207/1568869.jpeg two]] [[http://data.tokyogirlsupdate.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/artist_disacode.jpg pictures]].
* Music/ArianaGrande in the music video of "Everyday".
* Music/NickiMinaj in the single cover for "Chun-Li", which also doubles as a ShoutOut.

* In ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}: The Musical'', Amanda has double buns in addition to her GirlishPigtails. Bonus points for her being [[RaceLift cast as Asian]] on the first US tour.

* Sun Shangxiang Gerbera in ''Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden'' gets ''odango'' as part of her entire outfit, based directly on [[StreetFighter Chun Li]].
* Sara Sushi from the ''Toys/{{Shopkins}}'' spin-off ''Shoppies'' has the twin-tail style.
* Tori, a character from the ''Franchise/Barbie'' spin-off line "Generation Girls", has odango in the twin-tail style.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Chun-Li from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series is probably the quintessential fighting game example.
* Mei Fang from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart''.
* Fitz from ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Annie|Alchemists of Sera Island}}''.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** The oracle Farore. Also the only Oracle to wear her hair in a different style than her corresponding golden goddess. (The goddess Farore is usually depicted with short-cut hair, wearing flowers where the oracle has her Odangos.)
** Tetra's infamous curl could be seen as a form of Odango as well. (Due to the highly stylized nature of the game's art, it's hard to tell.)
* Eudy in ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion''.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters The King of Fighters 2000]]'', Athena has this hairstyle.
* ''[[VideoGame/TheSims The Sims 2]]'' has this among its starter hairstyles, which include one or two less Asian-looking ones.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'': Princess Rosella wears this look on her wedding in the FanSequel ''VideoGame/TheSilverLining''.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', Lenna wears her hair in this style while using the Monk class.
* Argilla from ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' wears this hairstyle.
* As does [[http://images.wikia.com/jadeempire/images/d/d0/BlackWhirlwind.jpg Black Whirlwind]] from ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire''. However, he is rather [[TheBigGuy unlike]] the others on this list, in [[BoisterousBruiser several]] [[AxCrazy respects]].
* The Twin Tail style is a choice for custom characters in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon''. It's clearly inspired by ''Franchise/SailorMoon''; the style is called "Anime" in game.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** Fantina from ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' has ''four'' of them.
** Rosa, the female protagonist from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''.
** There's also the rabbit-based pokemon Buneary, whose name is derived from its habit of curling its ear into the shape of a bun on the side of its head. When it has both ears curled, it has the appearance of a girl wearing her hair in this style. Oddly, even the males of the species do this.
* Triss Merigold adopts this hair style in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2''.
* CharacterCustomization options in 'VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' involves two Odango hairstyles (one of them being [[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia]]'s), as of the 1.3 update the Stylist can also give your character a hairstyle like [[Anime/SailorMoon Chibiusa's]] (thought interestingly not Usagi's hairstyle) for a total of 3.
* Bella Clarison from ''Videogame/AliensColonialMarines'' has this hairstyle.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Caroline wears her hair in two buns, to reflect her {{Tomboy}}ish personality, especially in comparison with her twin sister Justine.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''[='s=] [[Manga/TouhouIbarakasenWildAndHornedHermit Kasen Ibaraki]] wears her hair like this, complete with the Chinese-style covers; it's very heavily implied that she's an {{Oni}} [[HughMann pretending to be a human]] HermitGuru, and the Odango presumably cover up her horns.
* Tong Pooh and her sisters from ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' sport the pigtailed odango style. From all subsequent appearances, Tong Pooh appropiated it while her sisters took on different hairstyles.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Kokoro Fushikawa in ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' always sports this hairstyle, in the GirlishPigtails version, fitting her personality.
* Yuuko Shirakawa from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' wears her hair in this style whenever she's working part time at the Shangai teahouse.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Mara from ''Webcomic/ElfBlood'' usually wears her hair in covered ox-tails, being partly a ChineseGirl.
* The six main Elvish women in [[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/276 this page]] of ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' demonstrate the variety of hairstyles in Eytherlia, with one having buns done like this.
* Eun Ah from ''Webcomic/WelcomeToTheConvenienceStore'' always has this hairstyle, with two small stripes of hair falling from each one.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Mai, though with two small stripes of hair falling from the back of her hair in addition to a third bun as well. The WhoWouldWantToWatchUs episode has someone playing her with ones so big that they make her look like MickeyMouse.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': One of the granddaughters of Aang and Katara named Ikki has this kind of hairdo in the SequelSeries. She still retained this hairstyle when her hair was down in Book 4.
* Brenda from ''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever''.
* Pucca from ''Animation/{{Pucca}}''.
* Marion from ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends''.
* Kai-lan from ''WesternAnimation/NiHaoKaiLan''.
* Ami from ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi''. Her buns aren't even connected to her head, looking like they're floating; plus, her hair is down.
* Bumblebee from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. Her ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' counterpart sports the same hairstyle in season one.
* Arcee in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has no actual hair (being a giant alien robot and all), but the sides of her head in the G1 cartoon featured circular patterns that evoked the image of Princess Leia's iconic buns from ''Franchise/StarWars''.
* Trixie Sting from ''WesternAnimation/{{Slugterra}}''.
* Miko Nakadai from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', though in a BraidsOfAction variant.
* Kimiko Tohomiko from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' sported this hairstyle in three episodes "Night of the Sapphire Dragon", "Dreamscape" and "The Deep Freeze", though for the latter, it was in a GirlishPigtails variant.
* Chick P from ''WesternAnimation/ChopSockyChooks'', a BraidsOfAction variant.
* Lola Mbola from ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' has Mina Loveberry. Makes sense as she's an {{Expy}} of Sailor Moon.
** Star herself wears her hair like this in one episode.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' episode "The Alliance", the blue-haired female biker who is part of a gang led by Rojo has [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/ben10/images/7/71/Rojo_old_gang.png/revision/latest?cb=20100806145217 this hairstyle]].