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Light-hearted moments in {{Anime}} are frequently set up by showing a long shot of the wider area around a group of characters (or a shot of a map of the area), with the characters appearing as talking heads within wobbly multi-colored hexagonal comic strip-style speech balloons. This frequently emphasizes the space that the characters must deal with: wilderness that they must cross, an entire neighbourhood that they must search, or so forth. It can also be used as a lower-budget way to show a group of people having conversations all at once.

This is, of course, a holdover from [[{{manga}} comic book panels]], particularly OddShapedPanel.

%%* ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl''
%%* ''Anime/MaiOtome''
%%* ''Franchise/SailorMoon''
%%* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has played with it, including a scene where Kyouya punctures one of the speech balloons with a pen. The anime adaptation provides the page image.
%%* Twice in ''Manga/LoveHina''
* Used in a humorous BreatherEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', which is also the ''only'' time a SuperDeformed character has appeared in the series proper.
%%* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' used it once.
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', members of the Zodiac may be represented by a SuperDeformed animal head of the appropriate species when speaking from offscreen. Other characters may be represented by other avatars, such as Tohru's rice ball.
* In a filler episode of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' centering on days at the military headquarters, this trope is used when Lt. Havoc finds out his girlfriend is cheating with him with his superior officer, Mustang, with comments from his co-workers while he freaks out completely.
* ''LightNovel/DemonKingDaimao'' uses these as a CensorBox.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' delves into this, be it with characters getting lost, arguing with one another, etc.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'' frequently uses arrow-shaped boxes when someone is talking, both when they're too far away to be seen, and when they're off-screen.
* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' uses these in the scene where Makoto and Kyoko are talking while climbing a ladder [[spoiler:up from the garbage dump.]]
* ''Anime/OnePiece'' has used this in the past, such as when Sanji was rescued by Caimie the Mermaid, but has a {{nosebleed}} thanks to her pressing his head [[MarshmallowHell against her breasts]].
* Frequently used in the ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'' anime to show how Aya feels inside, complete with InternalMonologue.
* This is used at the end of an OVA of ''Eroge! Sex and Games Make Sexy Games''; Kisara's pushes everyone else's off the screen and takes up the whole space when she yells in embarrassment.
* Used repeatedly in the ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' anime. The dragon characters even get stylized ones based on their dragon forms (wings for Tohru, horns and tail for Kanna, etc.)