A sub-trope of Anime Hair
, this hairstyle resembles the hood scoops on a muscle car and also looks a bit like cat ears, allowing for the visual appeal of the Cat Girl
in series that are too "realistic" to actually feature such a supernatural creature. Seems to be more common among females, though male examples are plentiful as well.
Seems to be especially prevalent in Visual Novels
Anime and Manga
- Kyou and Ryou Fujibayashi of CLANNAD both have these quite prominently. Kotomi Ichinose has a less impressive set.
- Continuing with the Key Visual Arts theme, Kanon has three such characters, Kaori Misaka and Nayuki and Akiko Minase.
- To Heart 2's Tamaki Kousaka has these.
- Da Capo II has Yume and Otome Asakura.
- Arcueid Brunestud from Tsukihime has a rather impressive pair of intakes.
- Featured prominently in Muv-Luv. Sumika Kagami has these, as well as Marimo and Meiya. Miki "Tama" Tamase has typical hair intakes along a rare hairstyle that includes even larger cat ears.
- Senna has them in the August 18, 2012 strip (#11) of Sandra on the Rocks (just NSFW enough to not be linked).