[[quoteright:360:[[Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Manic_Pixe_Stare.png]]]]

So you're a male loner in high school, and you've been single for such a long time that you can only imagine a sweet {{Moe}} girl (of the ManicPixieDreamGirl bent, of course), could save you from loneliness. Now you intend to draw her.

Well, we know what you think. There's no denying that this is your first basic idea of what she will look like:
* she is going to cheer you up → smile
* improve on your social skills → open mouth
* be interested in you → wide-open eyes

That's why this vaguely coquettish facial expression is now worn by almost every female character in {{moe}} series and has become ubiquitous in series' promotional materials.

The next facial expression you will draw is going to be the Moe Squint, because she is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} full of wacky quirks and idiosyncrasies]].

If you are looking for those other "Moe Stares" played for sympathy, see TaremeEyes or PuppyDogEyes.



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Pictured on your right are Saga and Sugar of ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar''.
* ''Anime/BottleFairy''
* ''[[Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase Moon Phase]]''
* ''Manga/AoiHouse'' from beginning to end
* In ''Anime/YugiOhGX'', the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Maiden_in_Love Maiden In Love]].
* [[http://i31.tinypic.com/1079nqb.jpg The pic that used to be on]] LateArrivalSpoiler, taken from a ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' cover of ''Megami'' a magazine that specializes in {{Moe}} series.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': The titular Haruhi can send people some confidence and energy by concentrating her essence and zapping it into people by staring at them. Or at least creep them out by trying.
* Also from ''Haruhi'', [[http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Image:Sh_v09_illust_003.jpg this]] external link on RapunzelHair.
** It's worth noting that those three are actually [[spoiler: ''{{Evil Counterpart}}s'']]
* Basically every picture of Tohru from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' outside when she's suffering actual physical harm.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': This is also the default expression of one Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga. Though it's more to show that she's a happy-go-lucky CloudCuckooLander than anything else. It starts becoming slightly creepy to see Osaka carry this expression while spacing out, and turns into out-and-out nightmarish when she stands over [[ManChild Yukari-sensei]] while brandishing a ''kitchen knife'' and smiling blankly... [[http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/clubs/2/5477.jpg To illustrate....]]
* This crops up a lot in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', especially early on, and ''especially'' involving Konoka or [[CuteGhostGirl Sayo]].
** In the ''Negima Neo'' spinoff manga, ''everyone'' has this expression, ''[[OnlySixFaces all the time]].''
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'': A favorite expression of Yuno Gasai, which in her capable hands becomes rather disturbing. In fact, it's the [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yuno-gasai-resized.jpg page image]] for {{Yandere}}.
* ''VisualNovel/MyGirlfriendIsThePresident'' brings us [[http://opphiucus.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/top_11.jpg?w=399&h=302 Gender Flipped Putin, looking moe]].
** Now on [[http://animegirlsexpression.ytmnd.com/ YTMND]]
* Mostly anything that's animated by Creator/KyotoAnimation, especially Eru Chitanda from ''Anime/{{Hyouka}}''. [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7rpagal6q1rprr5vo1_1280.png She's curious]]!
* [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/09/05/noragami-anime-visual-and-staff-revealed This promo image]] for ''Noragami''. Oddly provocative pose, complete with standard moe-face.
* Almost every girl throughout the OP for ''Manga/MoritaSanWaMukuchi''. One does it while riding a bike, not looking where she's going.
* In the anime of ''Manga/{{Joshiraku}}'', this trope gets dangerously close to overkill when all five girls do it during the opening credits simultaneously ("Jooooh!").
* Expectedly shows up in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. Creator/StudioDeen's AnimatedAdaptation [[http://media.tumblr.com/3d57ab435a028e4105b5639154a75d28/tumblr_inline_mtr2u0KSyU1rsbz86.gif exaggerates it to notorious extremes of]] UncannyValley. (At least before ArtEvolution).
* Male Example: Sura from JungleBookShonenMowgli tends to pull this off quite a bit.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Isanami is usually seen smiling with her eyes wide open. It's as if she got lost on the way to another series.
* Pretty much the default expression of most characters in ''Manga/YuruYuri''.


[[folder: Film ]]

* All of the covers and ads for the WesternAnimation/YogiBear movie have had the eponymous bear and Boo-Boo wearing this expression, though it doesn't come across as cute so much as vapid.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* For [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cute]] [[PettingZooPeople moogle]] boys in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', Hurdy may do this [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:TA2-Hurdy.jpg once]] (or [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:TA2-Hurdy-sprh.png a few times more]]), but his big brother Montblanc [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/thumb/f/f7/TA2_Montblanc.JPG/150px-TA2_Montblanc.JPG does]] [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:TA2-Montblanc-sprh.png it]] [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:Montblanc_hurdy_lunch.png all]] [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:Montblanc_Hurdysidestory.png the]] [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:FFTA2_OST_cover_illustration.jpg time]].
* This is the default facial expression of Flonne from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''.
* Fiona in ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki2'' is just so cute when she's staring at your screen.
* As of 2012, the mascot of ''VideoGame/{{Osu}}'' (who appears for brief in-game periods) is a perfect example.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'''s Bianca is another character who has this as her default expression, both in the games and the anime (especially when she takes interest in a particularly adorable mon).
** [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Rosa_%28game%29 Rosa]], the female player character from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', has this as her expression in her Sugimori art, and her in-game Trainer sprite.

[[folder: Webcomics]]

* ''Webcomic/YumeHime'''s title character [[http://yumehi.me/comics/21 is wearing one when she's introduced]].


[[folder: Web Original ]]
* The [[{{Creator/Laina}} Overly Attached Girlfriend]] is a subversion, taking all of these traits and making them extremely creepy.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* Dubois's wife in ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' has this as her default expression.
* This is also the default expression for Cornchip Girl in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
** T.J. uses this trope in "A Great State Fair" in order for Gretchen to help him.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ...Fluttershy, anyone?
** ''All'' of the main 6 ponies have this facial expression at some point or another, as the series' [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/friendship_is_magic_newpageimage_1684.png page image]] proves.