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Relegated mainly to lighter {{anime}}, the visible sigh is a little white cloud that appears near and moves away from the mouth or nose of a person sighing. It's used to symbolize heavy breathing after exertion and some cases where the onomatopoeia "phew!" is used in English. When coming from the nose, it sometimes expresses a smug feeling. The cloud itself is usually circular with a small "stem" that points toward the character emitting it.

In many works, the cloud will be compacted, resembling a mushroom.

May be present as CatharticExhalation.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' Luna especially is fond of doing this when Serena/Usagi has a facepalmworthy moment.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (pictured above). Creator/TravisWillingham, Roy Mustang's voice actor, once made a comment on this at a convention ("Ed just burped out a mushroom!").
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' does this when he lands after floating, and can hit enemies with it.
** He also gets one in an episode of [[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars the anime series]], shaped like an apple.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', including by Pokémon, mostly Pikachu when he's forced to play TeamDad to younger Pokémon.
%%* ''{{Mahoraba}}'' makes frequent use of this, even in the opening.
* Rukawa Kaede in ''Manga/SlamDunk'' does this all the time, especially when confronted by rival Sakuragi Hanamichi.
* ''WebAnimation/ThereSheIs'', when Nabi sees that Doki's cake is unscratched.
* ''Anime/LuckyStar'' uses this, but there it's more like a speech "bubble" cloud.
* In ''Manga/PitaTen'', Misha sees Takashi sighing complete with a little cloud. She then mentions the Japanese saying that some of your "happiness" escapes whenever you sigh. When this causes Takashi to sigh again, Misha ''grabs'' the cloud saying she can see the happiness getting away.
* In ''Manga/SoulEaterNOT'', any time a character is full of his or herself, they might sigh a cloud through their nose.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Done by a few villagers in the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series. Starting with ''Wild World'', you can learn to do it yourself from Doctor Shrunk.
* Franchise/{{Kirby}} exhales after he's been using his flight abilities, and the cloud can hurt enemies. [[RecurringBoss Whispy]] [[WhenTreesAttack Woods]], Gooey, and King Dedede do this, too.
* The original ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'' arcade game while the player character gets incinerated by an electric bolt by a [[VideoGame/SpaceInvaders Space Invader]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', Kat in Chapter 35, then Annie in Chapter 36 when discovering she ''didn't'' mess up the rest of Red's life by accident. For extra expression, supplied with the closed eyes and a weak smile.
* ''Webcomic/TokiNoTanaka'': Himiko gives one of these in [[http://www.tokinotanaka.com/comic/episode-1-page-12/ page 12]].
* ''Webcomic/Friday4Koma'': Orange gives a visual sigh in the [[http://omaketheater.com/comic/9/ third panel]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Due to its {{Animesque}} nature, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is fond of using this, particularly with Raven.