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, often they'll have what appears to be blush on their cheeks, except that instead of being drawn as a circular gradient like you might expect, the blush appears as a flat horizontal oval with little or no shading, almost as though they just put a sticker on their cheek. Sometimes the blush even goes past the edge of their cheek and sits half on their cheek and half in the air.
A character may have one or two Blush Stickers regardless of whether it's symmetrical. Sometimes, blush stickers are even permanent. It's also popular on dark-skinned characters whose blush might be otherwise hard to see.
Expect these characters to be prone to the
. Either one may also be used to indicate
or, in the case of
, arousal. See also
Through a Face Full of Fur
for the non-human variant.
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has the resident Mirai Nikki Creepy Child and Enfante Terrible Reisuke Houjou who shows the permenant version of this trope.
: Sakura gets a single Blush Sticker on one of her cheeks.
Card Captor Sakura Practically all the characters in seem to have permanent Blush Stickers.
Axis Powers Hetalia : If you look closely, you see that Neon Genesis Evangelion child Shinji ◊ has Blush Stickers in a scene from End of Evangelion.
Cowboy Bebop Ed (pictured above) and her online avatar both get a pair of Blush Stickers.
Wen from the episode "Sympathy for the Devil". Before the gate incident...
: Hana has them all the time until she grows up. When she uses magic Ojamajo Doremi to switch places with Pop in a Naisho episode, these appearing on the latter makes it clear what just happened.
: Ururu and Yachiru
Bleach : Mii
Fushigiboshi No Futago Hime Rein and Fine get these every now and then.
Bibin from "Gyu!" has these all the time.
Mahou Sensei Negima! Subverted with Chao Lingshen. What appears to be Blush stickers are actually part of a , and the rest is just under her clothes and hair.
Tron Lines Marked Change Also Zect, who is a very old and powerful demon, easily recognized as such by denizens of the magic world.
: Shinobu occasionally has them, and Su has them all the time.
Love Hina : Nanoha got them on the very first episode when Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Yuuno licked her finger.
: Hayate's sister, Nagi.
Hayate × Blade? : Just about everyone, especially in their chibified forms; it's normally seen with Mesousa, however.
Pani Poni Dash! A defining trait of Luca from . He loses them as the show becomes drastically more serious, befitting his new, somber attitude. Macross Frontier He regains them when the SMS Macross Quarter joins the final battle and Ozma takes him back under his wing.
: Chrono Crusade Shader, all the time.
: Nanako always has them.
Mahoraba Occasionally happens to people in .
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni The "drunk" version is used with Asuka and Miyuki in .
Noein : Saki Kana has them practically all the time save for when she's really depressed.
: Pretty much every character under, say, 25 or so.
Eden of the East
Soul Eater Patti. She has these all the time. And also Blair, when she acts particularly cat-like.
Death the Kid whenever he sees something symmetrical.
Fire and Thunder.
Koume of . All the frickin' time. She can add an additional layer of blush Taishou Yakyuu Musume on top of her stickers. Now THAT's Moe.
A Certain Magical Index Last Order has them permanently equipped. note Except when telling Accelerator he doesn't suck and later when dying of some kind of computer virus.
Mrs. Misaka also has these in season 2 when she's harassing Accelerator while drunk. It's because of the blush stickers that Accelerator realizes her resemblance to Last Order.
The main character of has these a lot of the time, too.
Kamichu! Niea and Karna from have very prominent ones, which seems to be an alien thing.
Niea_7 Maggie Mui in gets these regularly. Interesting, as she's the ROD the TV tall, quiet one of the sisters.
Brain damage-induced Split Personality Nyu from has been spotted with these. Blush Stickers on Elfen Lied Lucy, on the other hand, is likely one of the signs of the apocalypse.
Also appears on many cards, but the most prominent is the Dark Magician Girl.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Virtually everyone in (official English title: Onii-chan to Issho Me & My Brothers) sports Blush Stickers constantly, but look especially Moe on Miyashita Sakura, the female protagonist of the Manga.
Jean Rocque Raltique from has the permanent variety.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Shuichi from does this once or twice in the anime.
Gravitation : Kana gets these when she is really happy, especially when she is around Daikichi.
My Lovely Ghost Kana In , Karin's little sister Rinne has permanent ones.
Umi no Misaki
Naruto Rock Lee got these when he first met Sakura and when he gets drunk.
Moegi has these all the time.
Konohamaru has them in the manga too.
Hinata as a child in Naruto Shippuden flashbacks.
In Happy after switching bodies with Erza.
Fairy Tail In , Sanosuke's kid brother has permanent blush stickers and is nicknamed 'Apple Cheeks' for obvious reasons.
Rurouni Kenshin In the epilogue, Kenji, the son of Kenshin and Kaoru has these.
makes great use of those.
Lucky Star Misora Tsukishima has these permanently
Mao-chan A variation appears in . Every (human) character has markings on their cheeks that resemble small Pokémon Golden Boys Luminescent Blushes.
: Kuranosuke's older brother gets these while having a romantic Kuragehime Imagine Spot.
: Noelle has permanent ones.
Tenshi Ni Narumon features one of the Tachikomas with blush stickers in an omake. The Tachikomas are robotic hexapedal tanks.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex . Multiple characters in multiple episodes when they're embarrassed.
Hanaukyō Maid Tai La Vérité : Kurogane of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle all people gets one when Syaoran suggests they steal a book holding one of Sakura's feathers. Much like Fai's example earlier in the chapter, it seems to be a sign of boyish mischief more than anything else.
Digimon Xros Wars: The Young Hunters Leaping Through Time: Tagiru.
: Miki during the The iDOLM@STER Live for You OVA.
Shiranui in .
Medaka Box in Mr. 2 has these all the time, even when he isn't wearing makeup, leading many to believe that it's natural.
One Piece In " Sailor Moon", during a flashback to Rei's childhood in episode 183, Rei is shown with blush stickers.
Common for characters in . They are commonly given to "cuter" characters, but they are always permanent, and a few of them are colored differently (for example, Shokupanman's are brown to match his bread crust).
Anpanman has Ringo, who is the Daily Lives of High School Boys only character who has them.
In , these are most frequent with Takahashi and Nikaidou.
Sangatsu no Lion Misaki in sports them sometimes, and shows up in the avatar for Ryuunosuke's Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Artificial Intelligence system "maid" that she designed.
Clover from "Happy Happy Clover" always has them. ◊ Mostly in the anime, while in the original manga they would show up randomly.
: Tatsuya, Madoka's little brother, has the permanent variety. It certainly helps that he is one of (very) few characters not Puella Magi Madoka Magica emotionally battered by the end of the series.
Films — Animation
: Flonne has them.
Disgaea , all the time. And in the same vein, frigging Kirby Meta Knight!
: All the hamsters blush this way in the Hamtaro Hamtaro games.
A large number of the characters in .
Touhou Project Your daughter in the fifth installment of the series sports a pair of these. Oddly enough, there are times in which she actually Princess Maker blushes.
Blushes of the series are always of this sort.
Summon Night In the opening animation for the PS2 version of , the whole cast showcases this trope.
Arcana Heart Kanisawa Kinu, from Tsuyokiss, has these permanently.
has the Blush middle headgear.
Ragnarok Online : Tear's "Monster Collector" title gives her these, but they're hard to notice until a cutscene.
Tales of the Abyss The characters of . As for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance its sequel, they transformed into Luminescent Blushes.
In , Link gains some, although they are only visible on his map sprite-symbol and in certain cutscenes. This is the second notable trait that sets him apart from the, otherwise identical, Link from The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks , the first being the lower pitch of his voice.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker In , Persona 4 Ayane. To the point where it's a fandom joke that every time she actually blushes, she's closer to evolving into a Pikachu.
Many Pokémon, especially of the Fairy egg group. Clefairy and Pikachu are most noteworthy of the lot, being the original and ascended fanon franchise mascots, respectively.
Pikachu's blush stickers are particularly noteworthy - that's where the electric sacs are.
Almost everyone in and its sequel EarthBound has this all the time.
Mother 3 Toroko from has these permanently on her both cheeks. Cave Story Ma Pignon has a permanent one on his left cheek.
In the Valentine's Day update for , Maxwell ends up doing this.
Scribblenauts Remix In , the Pocket Medic is a little team-colored Team Fortress 2 Medic doll that sits in a pocket stitched to the Heavy's vest or the Soldier's fatigues, complete with a smile and blush. Isn't he cute?
has Marona, Carona, and Castile, who all have very faint ones in most official art featuring them.
Phantom Brave Some ports of have ClockWerx Stop Motion Cutscenes in which the protagonist sports these—and they really are an extra layer of pink clay stuck to his face.
slaps a pair on Makoto after Amane's Astral is done with her. BlazBlue Gentlemen... BEHOLD!! ◊
Aurora from has these, making her look cute and innocent. Child of Light She still keeps them after her
Overnight Age-Up into a young lady. In , almost every character has blush stickers except for the Eld Witch and the Cheshire Cat.
A Witchs Tale Luke Triton of has somewhat difficult-to-distinguish blush stickers on his sprites and character models, though in animation they become a Professor Layton Luminescent Blush. A number of NP Cs in the series also have them.
Ace Attorney The very young Pearl Fey has these.
Pops up a few times on the more comedic characters, especially Larry Butz.
Incongruously, the aptly-named Wendy Oldbag also shows them whenever in fangirl mode over her latest celebrity obsession (and Edgey-poo).