Follow TV Tropes

Following

Big Ol Eyebrows / Anime & Manga

Go To

  • Mai Minase of .hack//Liminality is another female example, though it's rarely mentioned in the OVAs.
  • The "ideal" female lead in A.I. Love You has prominent eyebrows because the author finds them attractive.
  • Sumi from Ah My Buddha qualifies as an exceptional case of bushy eyebrows.
  • Commander Erwin Smith from Attack on Titan.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia:
    • England, as they make him look more like a gentleman. His brothers share the eyebrows, and some of his colonies have them too. Australia and New Zealand have pairs as impressive as England's, and it's passed down to the Australian micronations (Hutt River and Wy) too. Hong Kong was supposedly cursed to get the brows.
    • Advertisement:
    • Nonetheless, there are nations that have thick eyebrows yet are not linked to Britain: Cuba, Korea, Turkey, Greece, Ancient Rome, Denmark, Ecuador and sometimes Russia. India has noticeably thick eyebrows as well, but it's unknown whether it's an effect of him being a British colony or simply because he's Indian.
  • Guts and Azan of Berserk have these.
  • Bleach: Yamamoto's are hanging off the side of his face.
  • Blue Exorcist has Kamiki Izumo, whose nickname in-series (and among the fandom) is "Eyebrows". Amaimon also has them.
  • Miho Jufuku from A Certain Scientific Railgun has these. After her boyfriend dumped her, saying her eyebrows were ugly, she decided to knock other girls out and do Face Doodling to give them eyebrows like hers. She seems to have fallen for Saten after Saten said her eyebrows were unique and cute.
  • Advertisement:
  • While none of the characters you'd expect to see in such an over the top anime have big eyebrows, Code Geass gives us Kyoshiro Todoh, of all people, who seems to be the spiritual success or to Treize and Dorothy of Wing when it comes to the forked variation. Given, they're both Sunrise series... Charles, meanwhile, does not have overly huge ones, but impressive, nonetheless. Suzaku's are also a bit thick, in a charming way.
  • In Coffin Princess Chaika, the eponymous main character has rather thick eyebrows for a girl. As do the other Chaikas.
  • Shinnosuke in Crayon Shin-chan has some impressive eyebrows for his age (5 years.)
  • A common trait of male characters created by Go Nagai, including Koji Kabuto of Mazinger Z and Akira Fudo of Devilman.
  • Di Gi Charat features a strange blue onion-headed man whose Big Ol' Eyebrows are most visible in his usual explosive moods.
  • Advertisement:
  • Benkate from Et Cetera has bushy eyebrows.
  • The Puchuus from Excel Saga develop these when hit as well as an over-the-top angry Gonk face.
  • Yuka Suzuki from Fairy Tail has eyebrows that could eat Amarao's for breakfast.
  • Kenshiro, the protagonist of Fist of the North Star, of which nearly every related parody seems obligated to use his eyebrows.
  • Amarao from FLCL takes this to ridiculous extremes with his prosthetic Oddly Visible Eyebrows, which is visually made out of digitally-rendered nori seaweed sheets. The fact that they're fakes only serves to emphasize his immaturity, as his actual eyebrows are very tiny.
    • Amarao also gives a pair to Naota to wear as protection. Of course, they don't last long.
  • Gauron from Full Metal Panic! has some of the biggest and most unruly eyebrows out of the main characters.
  • Some of the characters from Future GPX Cyber Formula have these, but the clearest examples are Randoll and Johji.
  • Ken Ishikawa, a close friend of Go Nagai, also borrowed some pages from the same book. Just look at this image of Ryoma Nagare, Hayato Jin, and Benkei Kurama from Getter Robo Armageddon.
  • Hyouma and Gaia from the wolf arc of the Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin manga. And these are wolves we are talking about here.
  • Asakura Ryoko, a tertiary character from Haruhi Suzumiya actually has noticeably larger eyebrows than the rest of the cast. This has not gone unnoticed by some artists and the results, well, see for yourself.
  • I Think Our Son Is Gay: It's not always obvious due to the art style, but Hiroki's are large enough for other characters to notice that his eyebrows get bedhead.
  • K-On!:
    • Mugi is an exceptional case of a girl with noticeable eyebrows, which apparently run in the family (although her eyebrows are more potato-wedge shaped than they are bushy...).
    • When Azusa imagines a more determined Yui, she imagines her with thick black eyebrows fixed in an angry position. In the background of her fantasy, the other members of the band each sport a pair as well.
    • In the 'Final' episode they're pickled radishes. At least, in Yui's fever-dream.
  • Baldr of Kamigami no Asobi, in a charming, Bishōnen way.
  • Tsubame Mizusaki from Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Made all the more notable by the fact that she looks like a conventionally cute anime character in a cast that pointedly averts Generic Cuteness.
  • Many characters in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple have large eyebrows.
  • Satsuki Kiryuin from Kill la Kill - or, as Ryuko refers to her, the "perpetually frowning, caterpillar-eyebrowed bitch." She inherited them from her mother Ragyo, who also has sizable eyebrows.
  • Kianu in Kimera.
  • Hajime Kindaichi in The Kindaichi Case Files.
  • Aoi Inuyama from Laid-Back Camp has ones that makes her the only person with Oddly Visible Eyebrows.
  • Just about every male character in Lone Wolf and Cub except Daigoro has them. Itto's are positively Groucho-like.
  • Klan Klein in Macross Frontier is female, and when she's her natural 30 feet tall her eyebrows are normal, but when micronized down to her peculiar Sleep-Mode Size four-and-a-half feet, her eyebrows are relatively gigantic.
  • Headmaster Konoe in Mahou Sensei Negima! has these. Yes, he is very old.
  • Aur the malevolent Villain Protagonist from Maou no Hajimekata sports quite the pair in the Manga version.
  • In Mekko Rarekko, both Yamano Taishou and Fukami Youhei have very big eyebrows but Fukami has the biggest eyebrows in the series.
  • Yuki Yoshioka from Mitsudomoe has an extremely noticeable pair. Nobody really draws attention to them, but they draw more than enough attention to themselves.
  • Lu Anon from Mobile Suit Gundam AGE has noticeably thicker eyebrows than most of the other characters in the series.
  • Rich Bitch Dorothy Catalonia from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing had strange, long, double-tufted eyebrows, prompting the Fan Nickname "Forked-Eyebrow Bitch". Her cousin Treize has a slightly toned-down version of the same thing. Dorothy's eyebrows are seen by many fans as one of her defining traits, to the point of becoming a Running Gag; one official Yonkoma actually has her using them to imitate various Gundams' forehead crests, and there is at least one doujin where they turned into hands.
  • From Naruto:
    • The quintessential examples in this series are Rock Lee and Might Guy. This is Lampshaded numerous times:
      Guy: You know, Lee, we're a lot alike, you and I.
      Rock Lee: You mean the eyebrows?
      Guy: ...No, I don't mean our eyebrows.
      • Naruto also lampshaded that, right after Guy's first appearance: "He's got bigger eyebrows than Lee! Almost as if these were aliiiiive!"
      • Hence, Naruto nicknames them "Bushy Brows" and "Super Bushy Brows-sensei."
      • It's sometimes joked that Rock Lee stole Gaara's eyebrows and Might Guy stole Zabuza's eyebrows (because, you know, the latter has none).
    • There's also Urakaku, one of the Samurai from the Land of Iron, Sabu, the leader of the "Enka Ninja" troupe that Killer Bee wants to join, the Tsuchikage, and the (deceased) 3rd Raikage.
    • The Fourth Raikage and the Third Tsuchikage has them as well.
    • Amaru is a rare female example, and she's still cute with them.
  • Even though they are rather small, Momoko Asuka in Ojamajo Doremi is another female example. Hers were magnified in Naisho's ending sequence, and she is the comic relief after she shows up...
  • In Otaku no Musume-san, this is a trait of protagonist Kouta Morisaki's family. The fact that Kanau has them too, is one of the factors that lead him to recognize her as his daughter when they first meet. Haruka's baby at the end of the series also has them.
  • Takehito Ito's character designs for Outlaw Star and other series tend to have big shaggy eyebrows, even when the characters are women or children.
  • Ohta from Patlabor.
  • Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life:
    • Damos has these, but he's a very strong man with Yami Yugi's voice, so it's okay. However, his descendant Sheena has the same eyebrows on a very pale, narrow face with otherwise dainty features... it looks pretty strange.
    • Lily (Misty's youngest sister) also has pretty noticeable brows compared to her siblings.
  • In Sgt. Frog, Keroro occasionally displays Big Ol' Eyebrows when he's being overly dramatic.
  • Souten Kouro features more than its share of Big Ol' Eyebrows. Especially noteworthy are Cao Cao's; it's not that they're all that thick, it's just that he has four of them.
  • Papapianitchi from Tamagotchi has big, white eyebrows and is also one of the only characters in the franchise to have visible eyebrows at all.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann gives us Kittan Bachika. Rossiu's are also more prominent than the rest of the cast.
  • Tenjho Tenge's Mitsuomi Takayanagi has some seriously impressive ones, with FORKED ENDS!
  • Iwao Kuroiwa has majestic eyebrows in Tokyo Ghoul, which accent his bug-eyed expressions. In the sequel, Takeomi Kuroiwa has his father's thick brows. It's the first hint of his identity, prior to his name being revealed.
  • Transformers: Super-God Masterforce:
    • Ranger has very big, bushy eyebrows.
    • Another character, Duplica, has pretty thick brows as well.
  • Miyamoto Musashi from Yaiba, whose eyebrows aren't only extremely thick but also longer than his body (it helps that he's very small).
  • Yotsuba&!:
    • Jumbo has these. Ena compares the shiisa figurine Asagi gives her to Jumbo largely because of the eyebrows.
    • Fuuka has a pretty impressive set of eyebrows on her too. When she asks Koiwai if she should trim them, he says she should leave them as they are, as she looks cute with them.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Gozaburo Kaiba has some rather large brows, to go along with his chops and 'stash.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's:
    • Tetsu Ushio has thick eyebrows in a permanent arch to underline his status as the overdramatic comic relief. José has a single, very long eyebrow. It covers even his eye.
    • Ushio carries this look over from his earlier appearance in the original manga. Several other early villains also had these to make them look more threatening.

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report