[[quoteright:260:[[Manga/LuckyStar http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tsukasa-1.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:260: The [[NiceGirl kind]], [[TheDitz ditzy]], [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsy]] [[PolarOppositeTwins sister]].]]

A style in {{anime}} and {{manga}} of drawing eyes where they droop or sag at the corners. Typically, a {{Moe}} character will have those definitive, sympathy-magnet PuppyDogEyes. It generally represents a kind, quiet, sad, fragile or otherwise soft person. In the BoysLoveGenre, it's a common (although not guaranteed) indicator of who's the {{Uke}}. Only really notable if there are more than a handful of characters that are drawn ''without'' them.

This does not mean that Tareme Eyes are [[AlwaysLawfulGood Always Lawful]] [[GoodEyesEvilEyes Good Eyes]]. In real life, eyes visually take a downward droop when [[HolierThanThou someone is looking down on you]], and [[DissonantSerenity looking calm in a tense situation]] is an affirmatively badass, and/or [[StepfordSmiler Insane]] trait.

Note that the "me" in "tareme" actually means "eyes" in Japanese. We simply wish to be clearer, even if it comes off as redundant.

Its opposite is TsurimeEyes.

If a character normally has Tareme and switches to Tsurime it might signal a change in [[NotHimself temperament]], [[SplitPersonality personality]], or a BewareTheNiceOnes moment.


[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* (Shown above) Tsukasa Hiiragi, from ''Manga/LuckyStar''. Interestingly, her [[PolarOppositeTwins diametrically different]] twin sister, Kagami, is a good example of TsurimeEyes. Miyuki, Hiyori, and almost every other character in the Lucky Star cast are also Tareme. In the earlier manga chapters, Konata was Tareme.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'':
** Mikuru Asahina, the MoeBlob.
** Alt!Yuki from ''The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya'', unlike the regular Yuki Nagato.
* No small number of characters from Creator/{{CLAMP}} works, due to the ''overwhelming'' amount of kind-hearted, gentle characters.
* Haruka Nogizaka, (who looks suspiciously similar to Mikuru) the main (and very moe) character of ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu''.
* [[ShrinkingViolet Hinata Hyuga]] of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is this compared to almost everyone else. Note that her more aggressive alternate universe persona in the {{Filler}} movie ''Anime/NarutoTheMovieRoadToNinja'' has TsurimeEyes.
* Orihime Inoue, the [[TheMedic healer]] from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Also, [[CuteBruiser Ururu]], [[TeamMom Retsu]], [[NiceGirl Momo]], and [[{{Moe}} Hanataro]]. Subverted by [[BewareTheNiceOnes Yachiru]] and lovable Captain Aizen [[spoiler: [[TheReveal pre-reveal]].]]
* Subverted with Sayoko of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': she sports Tareme, but [[RichBitch she's not all that nice.]]
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** Tsubaki, the ever patient weapon of ''Manga/SoulEater''.
** Also Chrona, the {{Woobie}}.
** TeamMom Marie has [[EyePatchOfPower one]] of these. And an anti-madness wavelength.
* Saya from ''Anime/BloodPlus''.
* Mikan Sakura, the CloudCuckooLander of ''Manga/AliceAcademy''.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Natsu Dragneel and Gray Fullbuster make a point of insulting each other with names derived by the others' eye shape. Gray is Tareme while Natsu is [[TsurimeEyes Tsurime]]. "Droopy-eyed bastard!!"
* Osaka, the CloudCuckoolander from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''. She also has the same [[Creator/YukiMatsuoka seiyuu]] as fellow cuckoolander Orihime above.
* ''Manga/KOn'':
** Tsumugi Kotobuki and the Hirasawa sisters.
** Sawako defaults to these, but changes to TsurimeEyes when she's in Catherine mode.
* Yugi Muto of ''Anime/YuGiOh''. (Unlike the pharaoh who has TsurimeEyes)
* Kanako Oora and Shouko Maruuchi from ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has these kinda eyes.
* Himeko Kurusegawa of ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', who is countered by Chikane's TsurimeEyes. Both are used more liberally in the manga.
* Male Example: Takeru from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' 01 and Jianliang/Henry from ''Anime/DigimonTamers''.
* In-universe, characters refer to Sanzo from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' as being droopy-eyed. This is important to his character development, it belies his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold genuinely caring nature.]]
* Classic {{moe}} character [[http://www.freewebs.com/mhandblack17/02Ami.jpg Ami Mizuno]]/Sailor Mercury from ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has a noticeable case, especially when compared to [[http://www.freewebs.com/sailorjupiterinfo/MARSPIC.jpg Rei]], who has TsurimeEyes and {{tsundere}} tendencies.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' - Male examples: Tsuna (When he's not in Hyper Dying Will Mode), Basil, Ginger Bread, and Fuuta. Female examples: Kyoko, Haru, Chrome, Nana (Tsuna's mother), and Uni.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Alphonse Elric. [[AnimatedArmor Well, when he was human at least.]] [[spoiler:He eventually does get his body back, cute puppy-dog eyes and all.]]
** Used for the effect of GoodEyesEvilEyes in the case of [[spoiler: Selim Bradley]]. He has these eyes originally, but gains TsurimeEyes when [[spoiler: his true form, as the homunculus Pride, is revealed]].
* A lot of characters in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Konoka and Sayo.
** Also Zazie, which is important because [[spoiler:it's one of the few ways of distinguishing her from her sister.]]
** Negi's eyes are this normally....but [[TsurimeEyes when he gets pissed or enters Dark Mode?]]
** Tsukuyomi has such eyes (most of the time) which contributes to her being CuteAndPsycho.
* Lucy's more innocent "Nyu" personality and Nana have these in ''Manga/ElfenLied''. Subverted with CreepyChild Mariko though.
* ''Anime/AngelBeats'':
** Yui is the only female character that you see regularly with tareme eyes.
** The bassist and drummer of GDM have them also, but they get very little screen time comparatively.
* Ryoko from ''Manga/SweetBlueFlowers'' has them, likely to underline her well-natured, motherly persona.
* The eponymous character of ''Manga/HikaruNoGo'' has this kind of eyes, in contrast to his rival Akira's TsurimeEyes. It serves to underscore his easygoing nature as opposed to Akira's seriousness, at least early on.
* Yura from ''Manga/FutariEcchi'' has Tareme eyes, which she inherited (together with big boobs) from her mother, unlike [[TsurimeEyes her younger sister Rika]].
* The cheerful and energetic Asuka from ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'', contrasting the more focused tomboy Miki's TsurimeEyes.
* Pre-TimeSkip Simon in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', which only contribute to his ''downright adorable'' smile.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Finland fits the cute type.
** Denmark fits the more badass type.
** [[ProperLady Liechtenstein]] as well, contrasting with Switzerland's TsurimeEyes.
** North Italy, in the rare times that he actually opens his eyes.
** America also has this, apparently inherited from Finland.
** [[PsychopathicManchild Russia]] and [[TeamMom Ukraine]]. Also Lithuania, which noticeably contrasts with Poland.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has MessianicArchetype Madoka. [[PluckyGirl Sayaka]] also shows this, despite being the tomboy to Madoka's Girly Girl. [[spoiler:Also [[FanNickname Moe]][[{{Adorkable}} mura]], until [[BreakTheCutie third timeline.]]]]
* Fran from ''Manga/FrankenFran''. Honestly, you don't expect someone with those kind of distant, sleepy eyes to be capable of the things she's done.
* [[SplitPersonality Outer Moka]] from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' sports these, as opposed to [[{{Tsundere}} Inner Moka]].
* ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan'': Used with the cute Meow.
* An interesting example from ''Manga/GetBackers''; [[LoveFreak cheerful, affectionate]] Ginji Amano has wide, bright tareme, in contrast to his [[AntiHero partner Ban]]'s {{Tsurime}}. But when Ginji's [[PsychoElectro Lightning]] [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Emperor]] persona awakens, his eyes become narrow, dark, and markedly Tsurime.
* Anime/{{Windaria}} [[HouseWife Marie]]'s eyes are noticably rounder and more down pointed than Veronica's or [[TheVamp Selenia]]'s.
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', Keima [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/the_world_god_only_knows/v05/c043/2.html mentions]] these as one of the reasons the heroine from a [[DatingSim galge]] is his [[ManicPixieDreamGirl soul mate]].
* Son Goku and his own two kids, Gohan and Goten, in ''Manga/DragonBall''. If you examine the manga, their eyes are so wide that their outlines never connect, indicating they're [[NiceGuy the nicest people around]]. When they get pissed though (And consequentially transform into [[SuperMode Super]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Saiyans]]) their eyes change into a pupilless {{Tsurime}}. When Gohan gets his final "ultimate" form, from then on, his eyes are fully outlined, to indicate he's lost some of his softness.
** Keeping these eyes while Super Saiyan is one way to identify that [[spoiler: Goku and Gohan have perfectly mastered the form]].
** The Jekyll/Hyde esque character Launch gains tareme when she sneezes into her [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue-haired]] good girl personality.
** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' episode 79 signals that Gohan is back to being badass when, as he steps into the arena, he closes his Tareme eyes and, when he opens them again, they're back in the serious, outlined Tsurime look had back in the Buu Saga.
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' has Diamond of the ''DP'' trio, who is laid-back.
* Several characters in ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' feature these type of eyes, most notably Chaos. [[AxeCrazy However she does not follow the typical archetype]]. [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn Atleast not at first]].]]
* ''Manga/BlackButler'': A few characters have these, such as Viscount Druitt and Angela the maid. [[spoiler: Both of these examples are villains, though [[HarmlessVillain Druitt]] is less dangerous than [[BigBad Angela]]...]]
* A very simplified version appears in {{Franchise/Anpanman}}. Tamagodonman, one of the youngest donburi characters, and Katsudonman's younger brother, evokes this through his eyes (which for the donburi characters are commonly round circles with pupils) being shaped like ovals that droop downwards. He's a very shy and nervous character, commonly looking downward and figeting with his shirt while rocking back and forth. He's pretty insecure about his cooking abilities and the overall quality of his donburi, contrasting with the personality of his older brother.
* Horrendously played with in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' with Hansel and Gretel. Cute, {{Moe}} little boy and girl in elegant GothicLolita clothes... who will murder the shit out of you if you're ''[[ColdBloodedTorture lucky]]'', [[DissonantSerenity smiling serenely]] all the way.
* Fuu of ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' has more softly-drawn eyes to fit with her polite and sweet manner, in contrast to her companions' TsurimeEyes.
* Sucy, the snarky, sickly-looking heroine of ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' has rather droopy eyes, whose lids are more often that not lowered, giving her a rather unamused look most the time.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'':
** Mako has these, in contrast with Ryuko and Satsuki's TsurimeEyes (although Satsuki's are a bit subtle, making her seem like she has these).
** An ironic but male example occurs in Uzu Sanageyama, who, contrary to most protrayals, is rather hot-blooded.
** On a bit of a villainous note, we have Rei and Nui, however, this is a clue in the former that [[spoiler: isn't as evil as she seems]].
* Armin from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has sparkly, {{moe}} tareme eyes.
* Seras Victoria from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has Tareme Eyes, unless she's using her vampire powers and then they become TsurimeEyes.
* Haruhara Haruko of {{Anime/FLCL}} has Tareme eyes although she is definitely not quiet, fragile, or soft in any way.
* Kozuka in ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'' has droppy eyes. He's the local {{Adorkable}}.
* Nozomi Toujou from ''Franchise/LoveLive'' boasts them, and is generally tender and [[TeamMom motherly]] around the other members of µ's...unless she's punishing them by [[ThanksForTheMammary groping their chests]].
* ''[[Manga/YonaOfTheDawn Akatsuki no Yona's]]'' Son Hak's official nickname for fellow {{Nakama}} [[ChivalrousPervert Jae-ha]] is Tareme. Fittingly, Hak himself has TsurimeEyes.

* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Italy has these. However, unlike in canon, Italy's eyes are open ''far'' more often, making this trope even more apparent.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* Many young characters in the VideoGame/DeptHeaven series have eyes drawn like this, although it's restricted to the very young knights in ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare'' (and [[TheIngenue Pisce]]).
** This is rather amusing in ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'', where the {{Tsundere}} of the cast is drawn with ''tareme'' and the good-natured {{Tomboy}} with ''tsurime''.
* The title character of ''VideoGame/UmJammerLammy''.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has Satori Komeiji, whose eyes are extremely droopy; enough to look at least half-closed. In the games, this actually serves to give her more of a bored look than a cute one (Her illustration in the Grimoire of Marisa plays it for cute, though).
* Crowe Brust from ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Z}}2''.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': Miles "Tails" Prower, a friendly and mild-mannered young fox.
** [[TheCutie Cream The Rabbit]] can be this too. Her polite and gentle nature can win anyone over.
** Characters like Tikal the Echinda and Maria Robotnik can also be this, as well as Cosmo the Seedrian from Sonic X.
* [[VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} Vert, CPU of Leanbox]] has these to mesh well with her mild-mannered personality, though it's also been said the reason her eyes are like that are due to countless hours on end spent on video games.
* Most of the girls in ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny'' sport these kind of eyes with the obvious exception of [[{{Tsundere}} Lily.]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'': [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent Musee]] has these, which go well with her cutsey and whimsical personality. [[spoiler: [[CuteIsEvil Not that this]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes makes her any]] [[LightIsNotGood less dangerous]], [[BiggerBad of course]].]]
* CheerfulChild Lip of ''VideoGame/PanelDePon''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':
** Sans the skeleton has eyesockets like this., signifying his (usually) passive and inoffensive nature.
** Toriel, Asgore, [[spoiler:and Asriel]] also have them, and are among the kindest characters in the game.
* The Squid Sisters from ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' are an {{Idol Singer}} duo that host a popular news show. The one with tareme eyes is Marie, who is very sarcastic (especially in the North American translations) and is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. The more peppy Callie has TsurimeEyes.
* In ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'', monkeys with light blue pants (the shy, nervous ones) have these eyes.

[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'': Eva Ushiromiya's tarime eyes are apparent in most of her expressions, moreso in the original graphics than the updated [=PS3=] versions, yet she displays the associated personality traits mildly if ever at all, and her smirking and glaring expressions give her an instantly formidable presence. More oddly her witch alter-ego, who should be identical to her at a younger age, has a markedly [[TsurimeEyes tsurime]] cant to her eyes.
* ''VisualNovel/YuminaTheEthereal'': Maino, Jinbu Academy's resident CuteBookworm, has these.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'':
** Rena, [[GodInHumanForm Hanyuu]], Rika, and [[BigBrotherInstinct Satoshi]] have tareme eyes. They're all very sweet and nice, [[spoiler:though Rena is prone to the HatePlague that makes people paranoid and violent while Satoshi has been missing for a while after he killed his abusive aunt.]]
** Miyo has the adult (i.e. smaller) variety, which gives her a somewhat spaced out expression. Hence the name [[FanNickName "Droopy-tan."]] [[spoiler:Miyo is the villain, though she used to be sweeter as a child until being put into an OrphanageOfFear and eventually becoming a WellIntentionedExtremist when she grew up]].

[[folder: Webcomics]]
* In earlier installments of ''[[{{Webcomic/Bomango}} Bomango,]]'' Gogo had very pronounced Tareme Eyes. A subverison, since even in those days, [[BoisterousBruiser no one would describe her as]] {{Moe}}. Since she has [[ArtEvolution become more muscular,]] her eyes are no longer drawn in this style.
* Mitzi from Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}} has these, however, it's unclear if she's like the personality associated.

[[folder: Puppet Shows]]
* ''Franchise/TheMuppets'':
** Rowlf the Dog. He's kind, quiet, calm, soft, easygoing and has moments when he cries in a handkerchief.
** Also Kermit the Frog.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Fluttershy has these distinctly sweet, droopy eyes, especially in comparison to her friends.
** As does Coco Pommel, the first of the key givers we meet in Season 4 and without question the sweetest.
** And Princess Celestia, [[SiblingYinYang contrasting with]] Luna's {{Tsurime| Eyes}}.
** Big Macintosh is a male example, fitting with his laconic [[TheQuietOne Quiet One]] personality.
** Pinkie's twin sister Marble Pie, who is both a ShrinkingViolet like Fluttershy, and TheQuietOne like Big Mac.
* "WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies":
** [[{{Moe}} Cute baby Rowlf]]. Being the StraightMan, he's also the calm, soft easygoing one of the group.
** Kermit the Frog has TaremeEyes, too.
* [[PerkyGoth Julian]] from ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'' [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/5881e2d509f50993c661b6a3e69a81df/tumblr_n01q9kYZTY1rkr0kvo2_1280.png has these, at least at certain angles]].

[[folder: Other]]
* Christopher Hart shows us how ''not'' to do this with his character Ariel.[[http://25.media.tumblr.com/197412bddf89dba5291d4effcc5d8a92/tumblr_mf9l4uSJz51r8jjy7o1_500.jpg]]
%%* [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Leiline-Boudreaux-436478232 Leiline]] sports a variant

[[folder:Real Life]]
* 2016 Republican presidential candidate [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/Ted_Cruz,_official_portrait,_113th_Congress.jpg Ted Cruz]] has these.
* The black circles around the {{Panda|ingToTheAudience}}'s eyes make it look like it has these eyes.
* UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein had eyes like these.