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Hair Intakes

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.


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Visual Novels
  • 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 Suoh has these.
  • Da Capo II has Yume and Otome Asakura.
  • Arcueid Brunestud from Tsukihime has a rather impressive pair of intakes. Ciel has a much smaller pair.
  • Fate/stay night has three prominent examples in Kirei Kotomine, Rider, and Assassin. Rin Tohsaka and Caster also have small intakes.
  • Featured prominently in Muv-Luv. Yuuhi Koubuin has one, as well as Marimo and Meiya.

  • Senna has them in the August 18, 2012 strip (#11) of Sandra on the Rocks (just NSFW enough to not be linked).

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