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.


Anime and Manga

Video Games

Visual Novels
  • Kyou and Ryou Fujibayashi of CLANNAD both have these quite prominently. Kotomi Ichinose has a less impressive set.
  • Da Capo II has Yume and Otome Asakura.
  • Continuing with the Key/Visual Arts theme, Kanon has three such characters, Kaori Misaka and Nayuki and Akiko Minase.
  • 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.
    • Meiya's in particular are so massive her hair design was apparently inspired by the Gundam GP02.
  • To Heart 2's Tamaki Kousaka has these.
  • Arcueid Brunestud from Tsukihime has a rather impressive pair of intakes.

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