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[-[[caption-width-right:320:"[[YearsTooEarly You couldn't catch me in a hundred years!]] Nyah!"]]-]

This is the act of pulling down one lower eyelid and sticking out the tongue and saying "Beh-da!" (Japanese) or "Nyaaaah!" (English dub). A highly ritualized expression of disdain or disapproval, used exclusively by children and immature adults. Basically the same as the Western act of sticking out the tongue, cranked up a few notches, though definitely not a [[FlippingTheBird profane gesture]].

In Japan this is referred to as ''akanbe'' (a corruption of ''akai me'', "red eye"), and it's called ''mon oeil'' ("my eye") in France and Quebec. This is in fact a Franco-Japanese cultural trope, but you'll see it everywhere in anime. Easily mistaken for the EyeAmWatchingYou gesture, but it's entirely unrelated. See also BlowingARaspberry.

A similar gesture is used in Germany to call someone out on their bullshit, roughly equivalent to "my ass", while in Italy and Israel the same gesture (minus the tongue sticking out) can either mean "watch out" or "you can't fool me".


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/OnegaiMyMelody'': This is one of Kuromi's tactics against My Melody.
* In a flashback in Episode 1 of ''Anime/KotouraSan'', one female classmate does this to Haruka. It's PlayedForDrama.
* Princess Mashiro does this to a trio of castle guards in the first episode of ''Anime/MaiOtome'', as seen in the image above. She then does it in the next episode when talking down to Arika.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** Ranma and Akane give each other the Red Eye fairly frequently.
** Ranma gave once the Red Eye to Principal Kuno; with his big toe, as his arms were tied up.
* Usagi and Rei's relationship in ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is largely giving each other red-eye. Shingo also does this to Usagi in his first appearance.
* Ryunosuke and Yoshimi give the Red Eye to Arisa and Kyoko at the end of the BeachEpisode of ''Anime/AllPurposeCulturalCatGirlNukuNuku''.
* In ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'', after Akko manages to dodge some attacks from a bunch of snakes, she does this to them while in her mouse form.
* Happens at the end of the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' episode "Someday in the Rain" by Haruhi. She also does it on the cover of the sixth novel, and the back of the [=DVDs=] in a chibi form.
* In ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'', Nene Romanova uses her powered-armor's laser to scrawl a picture of someone giving a red-eye on a sidewalk, as a gesture to the military who are tracking her by spy satellite, just before ducking under a bridge to drop off her armor in a truck and walk off as a perfectly normal girl. (This must have shamed said military a great deal, because we never see them again attempt to discover the Knight Sabers' identities this way, despite them not being very subtle about heading to and from their base.)
* A couple times in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' Hikaru and Kaoru do this at the same time (in opposite eyes, no less).
* Spotted in ''Manga/ShamanKing''.
* Ino likes to do this in ''{{Manga/Naruto}}''. Orochimaru does it once or twice, but with him it's just creepy.
* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic!'', Kaname does this to Sōsuke when she ditches him (temporarily) at the train station.
* Happens in ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' occasionally. 4Kids inconsistently edited this out.
** An Aerodactyl does this to Ash's Charmeleon just before he evolves into Charizard.
** One of the Pichu Brothers does this to Pikachu (and spanks himself) in the short ''Pikachu and Pichu''.
** A Phione does this to Jessie in season 12.
** Team Rocket did this on multiple occasions in season 1.
** At the end of "Clefairy and the Moon Stone," when Ash reads the sign pointing ahead to Cerulean City, he spots a message left for him by [[TheRival Gary]]. As he reads the message, an image of Gary giving this gesture briefly appears on screen. 4Kids took the image out of the dub, though.
** May does this to Max in "Tree's a Crowd".
** Jessie does it to Ash in the last ''Best Wishes'' episode.
* Agito does this to Reinforce Zwei in the ending sequence of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''.
* Mylene gives Basara the Red Eye as she drives away with Basara's TransformingMecha to have it repaired in an episode of ''{{Anime/Macross 7}}''.
* Dita gives Jura the Red Eye in an episode of ''{{Anime/Vandread}}''.
* Viola does this in episode 7 of ''Anime/KiddyGrade''.
* Happens in ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' occasionally (both in the anime and in the comics by Adam Warren).
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' franchise:
** Goku does this a lot as a child in ''Manga/DragonBall'', as does [[Anime/DragonBallZ present Trunks]] later on.
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'''s Universal Surival[[labelnote:*]]a.k.a The Tournament of Power[[/labelnote]] Arc, while reintroducing Universe 6's [[ProfessionalKiller Hit]], [[DestroyerDeity Champa]] quickly [[FunnyBackgroundEvent sneaks this taunt behind him]] towards Goku's Universe 7 team.
** A rare instance of the trope in a tragic use when [[spoiler:[[DestroyerDeity Champa]] is about to be erased by zeno; he does this a final gesture and goodbye to his brother, Beerus.]]
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai La Vérité'' episode 7. Yashima Sanae has been insulted by Ryuuka, who insinuates that she's giving up on the expedition. As Mariel and Yashima Sanae walk off hand in hand, Yashima gives this to Ryuuka.
* In ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'', Ika does this when Goro tells her and Takeru they're not supposed to be sitting in his lifeguard chair.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Jounouchi does this to Yami Malik after he reduces the latter's LP to 0 in the Battle City semifinal match up determining duel.
** ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'': Tristan makes Joey do this to an enemy monster in order to draw its attacks.
* Kaitou in ''Anime/PhiBrainPuzzleOfGod'' tends to perform the act whenever declaring "It's Puzzle Time". See the anime's entry image for the exact gesture.
* Urabe does this in ''Manga/MysteriousGirlfriendX'' when Tsubaki wants to take her picture, and when she reveals she lied about having a crush on another boy when she was younger.
* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', after [[JerkAss Erika]] is walking away from taunting the Oarai team, Saori does this to her.
* In ''Anime/SonicX'', Sonic does this while standing on the arm of one of Eggman's mechs to goad it into hitting itself. Amy also does this at one point after getting irritated by civilians watching them.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
** Happens twice in anime episode 11.
*** While the students are facing school discipline, Tatsuki does it to Ichigo after he resents her attempt to get out of being suspended.
*** While the students are checking their academic rankings, Keigo does it to Ichigo after discovering Ichigo's high standing and calling him a nerd.
** In anime episode 337, a cartoon image of Captain Mayuri appears on the screen and does this to Kisuke Urahara each time Urahara fails to guess the Squad 12 computer system's password.
* Averted with the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Akanbes]] in ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' who have nothing to do with this trope. Some of them stick out their tongue but they don't pull down their lower eyelid.
* In ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'', Kairi does this to Axel when she escapes with Pluto into the Dark Realm, leading them both to Twilight Town.
* ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' sees Kanta occasionally making this gesture at Satsuki.
* In the manga version of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Asuka does this to Shinji after her initial strike against the Angel Israfel (seemingly) killed it.
* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Mimi and Palmon do this after giving the slip to Sukamon and Chuumon.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Apone does this to Hudson in ''{{Film/Aliens}}'' "Look into my eye." He adds [[FlippingTheBird a USCM bonus]] while he's at it.
* Achilles does this to Alexander in the live-action {{Mecha}} movie ''Film/RobotJox''

* Shown on the album cover for Creator/YukoMiyamura's first album, ''Kenka Banchō''.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* While missing the visible tongue, NJPW wrestler Tetsuya Naito is known for a similar gesture to this, widening his left eye with both his thumb and index finger (below and above, respectively). It's so synonymous with him that it even crops up in his fictionalised appearance in ''Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life''.
-->'''Naito:''' Torankiro... assen na yo!! [[note]]"Just calm down!", complete with gratuitous Spanish[[/note]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan's'' taunt in any [[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever crossover]] game he's featured in, except ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.
* There's an emote for this for TheVoiceless cast of the second ''VideoGame/SnowboardKids'' game.
* The pirate Briggs in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'', while making off with a nice ship, is chided by his wife into doing what he apparently talked about all the time while in jail -- give your party the Red Eye. He was apparently on the verge of chickening out. He's stolen the ship and is well on his way out to sea, and he's ''almost'' too scared of Felix for a parting gesture.
* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XIII'', if [[AnIcePerson Kula Diamond]] (a 14-year-old girl who's also ''very'' childish for her age) gets upset during the pre-fight dialogues, she's shown doing this to the person she's talking to.
* In ''VideoGame/FreddiFish and the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds'', Freddi does this at the end of the DummiedOut "Eddie Eats Luther" scene.
* [[FunnyBackgroundEvent An NPC does this to another NPC]] in VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics during one of the non-combat scenes, and itís easy to miss if youíre mostly paying attention to the storyline.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', Shadow Mario does this to Mario, revealing an OverlyLongTongue, as he takes off to Pinna Park with Peach in tow.
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken 7]]'', Eddie's ending has Lucky Chloe do this to him and running away after he defeats her.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Neon Katt does this as part of her [[IShallTauntYou taunting strategy]] against Yang to keep her angry during the Vytal Festival.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Ariel does it in ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'' [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=6187 as she leaves her "room"]] (really a cell that was formerly used to hold disobedient slaves). The author is French-Canadian.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': Appeared in the Music/TheyMightBeGiants "Istanbul (not Constantinople)" video of the music video episode. Considering how the episode was sourced to Creator/TMSEntertainment, it may have been thrown in by the animators and kept.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', when Control Freak has been bested by the Titans East, he cries foul, zaps himself into the TV and departs with this gesture, leaving the Titans East to try and figure out what the hell just happened.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Steven do it towards Peridot while the two are arguing. Peridot returns the favor as she [[VillainExitStageLeft makes her escape]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Limestone Pie does this in the season 5 episode "Hearthbreakers".
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''' Clover has done this a couple times.
* When meeting ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' for the first time, the Scotsman does a tiny bit of this ("worm-eyed") near the end of his [[FloweryInsult twenty-second long insult]].