Shojo bubbles? This can only mean that he's a good guy. Pluie:
OMG, that ring is fabulous! It Must Be Mine
What? The bubbles... lied to me?
A romantic moment in anime is often accompanied by a pastel background with lots of bubbles. Nobody knows who wanders into all these series with an invisible bubble machine, but maybe they should stop before they get soap in somebody's eye...
This is a technique taken directly from manga, and often accompanied by a Bishie Sparkle
for one or both of the characters involved.
Alternately, the background may have a floral pattern
rather than a bubble pattern. In yuri
manga, the flowers may be lilies, because yuri
literally means "lily". Roses are common otherwise, although any kind of flowers may be used, at the artist's whim, including odd things like passionflowers and clematis.
See also Cherry Blossoms
and Flower Motifs
Anime and Manga
Anime and Manga
- Kimmy Howell, Loony Fan of Travis Touchdown in No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, weaponizes these.
- They appear in Sengoku Basara whenever Tsuruhime tries to confess to Fuuma. Or just around Tsuruhime in general.
- Often happens to Fuuko in CLANNAD whenever she gets overwhelmed by the cuteness of something (usually starfish). The scene often pulls back and shows everything looking as normal, but with (starfish-shaped) bubbles appearing only around Fuuko.
- The worst case Fuuko has though is when Nagisa hugs her, causing her to be out for several minutes. Of course, Tomoya won't let that chance pass by...
- Also used with Kyou in an extreme deredere moment during the "Trapped in a Room" scene, while misconstruing Tomoya's intentions towards her.
- In Fire Emblem Awakening, these appear in some of the special Love Confessions involving the Avatar.