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[-[[caption-width-right:300:The smart, savvy and [[DeadpanSnarker harsh]] {{Tsundere}} [[PolarOppositeTwins sister]].]]-]

A particular style of drawing eyes in {{manga}} and {{anime}} where the outer corners slant upwards, ending in a distinct sharp point, used in contrast to the traditional MoeMoe soft drooping style, [[TaremeEyes Tareme]]. Tsurime symbolizes strong will, arrogance, or pride in a character. Most noticeable in female designs (since it plays against the stereotype) and is commonly an attribute of {{Tsundere}}s, {{Kuudere}}s and particularly {{Badass}} {{Action Girl}}s.

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

For something vaguely similar in western media, see ClintSquint. See also GoodEyesEvilEyes.

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

Its opposite is TaremeEyes.

If a character normally has Tsurime and switches to Tareme it might signal a change in [[NotHimself temperament]], [[SplitPersonality personality switch]], or a HeartwarmingMoment.
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* Both Natsume and Sumire from ''GakuenAlice'' have these
* Kagami Hiiragi, (in the above picture) resident tsundere of ''Anime/LuckyStar''. In fact, her magnificent tsurime is among her most recognizable features, making her impossible to mistake for her twin sister [[TheDitz Tsukasa]]. And of course, her alternate-world doppelganger/{{Expy}}, Kyou Fujibayashi from VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}.
** Minami, Misao, Ms. Kuroi and a few other characters also have this eye style
** Konata appears to have a more subtle version of tsurime.
* Ryoko Ookami from ''LightNovel/OokamiSan''.
* In the second season of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', {{tsundere}}-ish CuteBruiser Vita and LadyOfWar Signum as well as [[spoiler:the original Reinforce]] sport tsurime eyes. In the third season, Erio and Teana follow the case, while [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/actiongirl-subaru-nanoha-67.jpg Subaru Nakajima]] combines this with gold eyes when her BerserkButton is hit. Also, {{Tsundere}}-ish Agito, who gets paired up with [[spoiler:Signum]] in the end.
* Rue in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', TheOjou and DarkMagicalGirl.
* Haruhi, as well as most of the cast of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', with the exception of Mikuru Asahina, Kyon's sister, and Emiri Kimidori.
* Nina Wong in ''{{Mai-Otome}}''.
* Chikane Himemiya of ''KannazukiNoMiko'', [[SchoolgirlLesbians appropriately]] countered by [[MoeMoe Himeko]]'s TaremeEyes. In both cases the manga makes stronger (although less consistent) use.
* Male examples: [[TheLancer Yamato]], [[KidSamurai Iori]], and [[TheAtoner Ken]] from ''DigimonAdventure'' and ''DigimonAdventure02''.
* And again with [[DefrostingIceQueen Ruki]] and [[TheSmartGuy Jianliang/Henry]] in DigimonTamers.
* A good number of the cast from DragonBallZ sport tsurime, though a notable case would lie in the Son males. If any of them go from their standard tareme (which is supposed to demonstrate how good-natured they usually are) to this, it's a sign that they've become ''truly'' pissed (Especially notable when they transform into [[SuperMode Super]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Saiyans]]).
** The Jekyll/Hyde esque character Launch gains tsurime when she sneezes into her blonde-haired criminal personality.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Unsurprisingly Kagura, Unsurprisingly or not Sakaki, suprisingly not Yukari, Yomi or Tomo.
* Nagi from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''
* Mio from ''{{K-ON}}'' has them, despite being actually a rather shy character- although she also seems to be the one always cracking the whip about the need for practice. She also has shown a tsuntsun side. {{Tsundere}} type Dere?
** Probably done as a subversion to the Tsurime stereotype. At first, Mio appears to be the mature adult of the group, fitting her tsurime eyes. Yet as the series goes on, it becomes abundantly clear that her traditionally lady-like appearance hides a very timid, sensitive soul.
** When tareme Yui does an impression of Mio in the manga, she pushes her eyes to the tsurime position for one panel.
** Normally tareme [[SenseiChan Sawako]] develops tsurime when she enters Catherine mode.
* Several male characters in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'': England, China, Poland, Switzerland, Egypt, Germany, Prussia, Netherlands, Sweden, Germania, and Hesse. ''[[ShrinkingViolet Latvia]]'' is a strange case because he [[OlderThanTheyLook looks]] and [[TenderTears acts]] extremely {{moe}}, though it may be indicative of [[FeeFiFauxPas his bluntness]]. Belgium is the female example, matching her CatSmile.
* [[LadyOfWar Olivia]] [[{{Badass}} Milla]] [[GoodIsNotNice Armstrong]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Ed is a male example; his eyes indicate his harsher personality as opposed to Al, who when he still had his human body had TaremeEyes and a gentle personality to match.
** Notably, [[spoiler: Selim Bradley]] changes from TaremeEyes to TsurimeEyes when his true identity as [[spoiler: Pride]] is revealed.
* Though it's difficult to tell with her bangs in the way, [[TheBaroness Cornelia]] from ''CodeGeass'' also has these.
* In ''{{Kanon}}'', EmotionlessGirl Mai is drawn in this style, while the other characters are drawn with TaremeEyes.
* In ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', the eponymous Inuyasha has this, as does most of the cast, especially when they have determined looks. One of the few exceptions is the main female protagonist Kagome.
* Most of the women who could be counted as adults in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' seem to have gotten this treatment.
* Tsurime are a hallmark of many of Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s character designs, especially in ''MagicKnightRayearth'' and some of their other older works.
* Silica of KirbyOfTheStars.
* Rei Hino/Sailor Mars from ''Anime/SailorMoon''.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'' one of the ways you can tell Yami Yugi has taken control is that Yugi's eyes go from Tareme to Tsurime. Ditto Bakura and his dark counterpart. Kaiba is the only modern teenaged character who ''always'' has this going on.
** Jaden in ''[[Anime/YuGiOhGX GX]]''. It's most noticeable in season 4, after his FusionDance with Yubel.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': Tsunayoshi shares Yugi's above noted trait when he goes into Hyper Deathperation mode.
* Setsuna of ''MahouSenseiNegima'', who is fittingly an ActionGirl obsessed with maintaining her abilities as a swordswoman. Notably, when she starts [[{{Kuudere}} letting her]] [[{{Moe}} emotions out]], they [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v28/c252/2.html become]] [[TaremeEyes noticeably rounder]]. They also fluctuate with emotion: Notice that when she's in battle mode in the middle panel here [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v04/c029/16.html her eyes are]] highly tsurime, then in the lower right panel, when she realizes there's no threat, they go [[TaremeEyes tareme]]. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v04/c029/18.html Her normal mode]] is in between.
** Evangeline is also like this.
** Yue is also like this after she TookALevelInBadass.
** Also, this is pretty much the only physical attribute that distinguishes [[spoiler:Zazie]] (who has TaremeEyes) and her sister (who has these).
** Whenever Negi gets pissed or enters Dark Mode, they turn like this coupled with one hell of a really nasty glare.....it's best if you haul your ass out of the place when that happens.
* Ryouko Kurosaki in ''KemekoDeluxe'', a LadyOfWar and a BikerBabe.
* Nagi of ''{{Kannagi}}''.
* Azuma Hazuki of ''VisualNovel/YamiToBoushiToHonNoTabibito''. Partly subverted in that there are times when her eyes ''don't'' look like this...usually when she's fantasizing about Hatsumi or otherwise delirious with love and/or lust.
* Eleanor Campbell from ''VictorianRomanceEmma'', who has rather the same personality as Mio.
* [[ShakuganNoShana Shana]]. Naturally, since she's the [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} quintessential]] {{Tsundere}}.
* Hideko Hasuki, Yurika's maid from ''ChocottoSister'', has them.
* Iroha in ''SumomomoMomomo''. Her tsurime distinguishes her as the most BadAss of the series' [[ActionGirl Action Girls]].
* In ''{{Utawarerumono}}'', male characters, like Dorihouri, are drawn this way. Females, even {{Cute Bruiser}}s like his sister Karura are drawn with TaremeEyes. The effect is an interesting combination of {{moe}} and {{badass}}.
* Hinata from ''{{Kanamemo}}'' has these for some reason.
* Yakumo, Eri and Itoko from ''SchoolRumble''. In Yakumo's case the meaning behind the trope is zigzagged: her childhood personality is much more in line with the typical personality type for this trope which may imply that she intentionally shifted her personality to one more in line tareme eyes.
* Tachibana from ''{{Mahoraba}}''
* The title character of SayonaraZetsubouSensei has these kinda eyes, possibly to indicate his jaded, stern cynicism.
** [[DevilInPlainSight Mayo Mitama]] also has these, because she's a sadist with the FaceOfAThug... But she always gets away with what she does because no-one wants to be accused of judging her for her appearance.
** Miko Nedu, a girl who uses pyramid marketing to scam people, has Tsurime, too. In contrast, her partner-in-crime, Shouko Maruuchi, has TaremeEyes. This is possibly because Miko sells serious overpriced wares, making her appear greedy, while Shouko sells underpriced wares, making her appear more generous... However, it's still a scam, and they will, without fail, trick their costumers into buying Miko's wares, too.
* ''PandoraHearts'' has a lot of characters with these eyes, but Alice and Elliot are notable for being {{Tsundere}}s with these kinds of eyes..
* Yuuki from GameXRush, particularly noticeable in his childhood.
* Ruby, Green (the boy), Gold, and Platinum Berlitz from ''{{Pokemon Special}}''.
** In the anime, Jessie and James and their rivals, Butch and Cassidy.
* Urd is ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' is [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/NormalUrd.JPG depicted this way]], as opposed to the TaremeEyes design of her rather more innocent sisters. Episode 13 includes a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MoeUrd.JPG humorous sight gag]] where she temporarily gets big {{moe}} eyes while imitating Skuld.
* Sae from ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' has them, however the PuniPlush art style makes it less conspicuous.
* In ''[[MoeAnthropomorphism Afghanis-tan]]'', [[{{Eagleland}} Meriken]] has some [[http://sites.google.com/site/rubbersoul1967/Meriken.jpg pretty impressive ones]].
* Train Heartnet from ''Manga/BlackCat'', mainly to go with his cat-like look.
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', several characters, including protagonist Keima (which carried over to his new body during his FreakyFridayFlip), but most obviously with [[DemonicPossession Goddess Possessed]] [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend]] Tenri, with whom it's the most obvious way to tell which entity, Tenri (TaremeEyes) or Diana (Tsurime), is in charge.
* Reika from ''LightNovel/GoshuushouSamaNinomiyaKun''.
* Aoi from ''Manga/{{Working}}''.
* Sasamoto-sensei from ''GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass''.
* Kiseki and Dia from ShugoChara.
* Aya from ''WeissKreuz''.
* In the ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' LightNovels, Luck Gandor is frequently described as "fox-eyed," which in the anime adaptation results in this kind of appearance.
* Mamiina from ''{{Simoun}}'' is drawn this way to indicate her strong will and mean streak.
* [[spoiler: Anti-spiral Nia]] from TengenToppaGurrenLagann changes from Tareme to Tsurime with the corresponding personality shift.
** [[spoiler: Simon]] also changes from Tareme to Tsurime post-TimeSkip. At first, it's subtle, but they turn outright visible in the FinalBattle. Respectively, he has quite possibly the strongest will of any of the characters.
* Narumi Ayumu in ''{{Spiral}}'', most noticeable in the manga. Interestingly, though he acts pretty cocky and arrogant, his weak will is an issue for him and part of his character development.
* Himura Kenshin from {{Rurouni Kenshin}} when he's serious and especially when he's in Battousai mode, other characters also notice this change. [[http://www.mangareader.net/118-5477-12/rurouni-kenshin/chapter-53.html]]
* Akira from ''HikaruNoGo''. His tsurime eyes are a clue that he is much more self-willed and aggressive than he seems. The eyes also highlight the contrast between him and his rival Hikaru, who has TaremeEyes.
* Rika, Yura's perky and slutty younger sister, in ''FutariEcchi'', which is in contrast with Yura's (and their mother's) TaremeEyes.
* The tomboyish and focused Miki from ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'', in contrast to the more girly and energetic Asuka's TaremeEyes.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Tsurime eyes seem to be the standard eye shape. It's easier listing those with TaremeEyes than those with Tsurime eyes.
* In ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' Kirika's eye shape is normally standard, but her eyes go [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scarykirika_8311.JPG distinctly tsurime]] when she embraces her dark side.
* A majority of ''WanderingSon'' characters have TaremeEyes however Anna and Riku have Tsurime.
* [[SplitPersonality Inner Moka]] from ''RosarioToVampire'' sports these, as opposed to [[TheChick Outer Moka]].
* Natsuki from ''HimeChenOtogiChikkuIdolLilpri'' when in her transformed 'adult' form. Her normal child form less so.
* [[http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1592/vlcsnap2011111711h41m17.png Barnaby]] from ''TigerAndBunny''. {{Tomboy}}ish [[{{Bokukko}} Pao-Lin]] and [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench Agnes]] also sport tsurime. Oddly enough, these three are {{Green Eye|s}}d -- Barnaby has emerald-green eyes, Pao-Lin's are a dark shade of lemon-green, and Agnes's are olive-green.
* ''KazemakaseTsukikageRan'': Ran usually sports these. On the other hand, so did an EvilMatriarch.
* [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Ban]] [[{{Tsundere}} Mido]] of ''GetBackers'' has narrow Tsurime behind his purple shades, which provides a sharp contrast to his partner [[AllLovingHero Ginji]]'s wide, cheerful {{Tareme}} and further emphasizes the differences between their personalities. When Ginji loses himself to his SuperPoweredEvilSide, his eyes become noticeably Tsurime.
* [[DarkMagicalGirl Kyouko]] from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is the one person who actually has some shape to her eyes in a series otherwise full of people with TaremeEyes. [[spoiler:Also, [[AdrenalineMakeover Homura,]] when [[TookALevelInBadass she starts powerleveling in badassery.]]]]
* In the 80's film ''Anime/{{Windaria}}'', both [[BadassPrincess Veronica]] and [[TheVamp Selenia]] have these, in contrast to [[HouseWife Marie]]'s TaremeEyes.
* Seraphim from ''KoreWaZombieDesuKa''.
* A simplified version appears in ''{{Franchise/Anpanman}}''. While most of the donburi characters have simple round eyes with pupils, Unadonman's eyes are almond shaped and point upwards. Even though nearly all of the donburi characters regard their donburi as number one, Unadonman takes it one step higher. He won't accept ''any'' food as being better than unadon, and looks down upon other characters. It's very common for episodes featuring him to [[BreakTheHaughty knock him down a peg]] for thinking this.
* In ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'', Karen specifically uses this term to mention that her eyes are slanted like this, in contrast with Shino's more gentle and approachable look.
* In ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', HotBlooded Hikaru and RichBitch Umi both have sharply-drawn eyes, while excessively-polite Fuu has TaremeEyes.
* Rei of ''HighSchoolOfTheDead'', both manga and anime, shows tarime if she's being gentle or emotional and tsurime if she's in ActionGirl mode. Saiko? Tsurime. 24/7.
* Ryuko and Satsuki from ''Anime/KillLaKill''.
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[[folder:Animesque Western Animation]]
%% When adding examples to this section, make sure the example in question uses ''both'' the shapes ''and'' the personalities. For example, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' uses many of the shapes, but does not consistently use the associated personalities.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''
** Raven has very good TsurimeEyes, as expected of a {{Kuudere}}. (Whenever she shows her hidden vulnerable side she gains TaremeEyes).
** Robin has TsurimeEyes, fitting as the serious minded team leader.
** Starfire is usually TaremeEyes befitting TheHeart, but gains TsurimeEyes when enraged.
** Blackfire has Tsurime, signalling that her personality is opposite to her sister Starfire.
** Terra appropriately alternates between Tareme and Tsurime depending on which side of her personality is showing, befitting her dual nature.
* Gwen Tennyson from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' fits, being a somewhat tomboyish {{tsundere}}.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The LuminousArc series features various characters with these, most noticably Fatima.
* One of the new characters introduced in ''FireEmblem: [[UpdatedRerelease Shadow Dragon]]'', Athena, has these.
* Adults (meaning those in their thirties or older) in ''YggdraUnion'' have eyes drawn like this. Also [[HeroAntagonist Gulcasa]].
* Captain Varrot of VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles is animated like this and quite a few of the recruits, too.
* Laharl's eyes from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' are drawn like this, and he is indeed a {{Tsundere}}.
** As are [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Mao]]'s, [[VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten Valvatorez]]'s, and [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Rozalin]]'s. The fact that most of them are royal {{Tsundere}}s is probably not inconsequential.
* [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Knuckles the Echidna]], [[TroubledButCute Shadow the Hedgehog]], [[TheNapoleon Jet the Hawk]] and [[DefrostingIceQueen Blaze the Cat]] from the SonicTheHedgehog series.
* The most notable example of tsurime from ''{{Neptunia}}'' would be IF. Noire, Uni, and Arfoire seem to have this going on as well.
* The highly aggressive {{tsundere}} Lily is the most prominent character with these kinds of eyes in ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny''.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', one of the main differences in appearance between Mio and Midori is that Midori has tsurime while Mio has tareme, which fits the fact that Midori is much more confident, playful, and jerky than the sweet, shy (if DeadpanSnarker) Mio.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Clau, from ''[[Webcomic/M9Girls M9 Girls!]]'', is drawn like this. Interesting choice, since she is a Latino character.
* In {{Sinfest}}, both devil girls are initially drawn with Tsurime. One of them changes into {{Tareme}}, [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3050 precisely when her character changes into a softer one.]]
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Eyes that are almond shaped are referred to as "Phoenix Eyes" in China. Essentially, the "highest" part of the eye is the outer corner and the "lowest" part is the tear duct.
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