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In anime, when a Cheerful Child is being cute, often they'll have what appears to be blush on their cheeks, except that instead of being drawn as a circular gradient like you might expect, the blush appears as a flat horizontal oval with little or no shading, almost as though they just put a sticker on their cheek. Sometimes the blush even goes past the edge of their cheek and sits half on their cheek and half in the air.

A character may have one or two Blush Stickers regardless of whether it's symmetrical. Sometimes, blush stickers are even permanent. It's also popular on dark-skinned characters whose blush might be otherwise hard to see.

Expect these characters to be prone to the Crush Blush.

Compare Luminescent Blush and Drunken Glow. Either one may also be used to indicate drunkenness or, in the case of Hentai and Ecchi, arousal. See also Through a Face Full of Fur for the non-human variant. Do not confuse it with a Butt Sticker.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Common for characters in Anpanman. They are commonly given to "cuter" characters, but they are always permanent, and a few of them are colored differently (for example, Shokupanman's are brown to match his bread crust).
  • The fairy wind spirit Bell in Black Clover has a pair that extend past her cheeks.
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Sakura gets a single Blush Sticker on one of her cheeks.
  • A Certain Magical Index:
    • Last Ordernote  has them permanently equipped. Except when telling Accelerator he doesn't suck and later when dying of some kind of computer virus.
    • Mrs. Misaka also has these in season 2 when she's harassing Accelerator while drunk. It's because of the blush stickers that Accelerator realizes her resemblance to Last Order.
  • Cowboy Bebop:
    • Ed and her online avatar both get a pair of Blush Stickers.
    • Wen from the episode "Sympathy for the Devil". Before the gate incident...
  • Daily Lives of High School Boys has Ringo, who is the only character who has them.
  • Tsukamoto from DAYS has a permanent blush on his cheeks. They emphasise his shyness and his cuteness compared to the other boys.
  • Doraemon: The cloud creatures from the episode "My Own Golden Cloud" have permanent blush stickers.
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Windmasters has the new character, the Badass Adorable child wind-mage Temujin who have two permanent ovals on each side of his cheeks.
  • Chiaotzu from Dragon Ballz has permanently red rosy cheeks to go along with his child-like appearance.
  • A defining trait of Luca from Macross Frontier. He loses them as the show becomes drastically more serious, befitting his new, somber attitude. He regains them when the SMS Macross Quarter joins the final battle and Ozma takes him back under his wing.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Nanoha got them on the very first episode when Yuuno licked her finger.
  • Virtually everyone in Me & My Brothers sports Blush Stickers constantly, but look especially Moe on Miyashita Sakura, the female protagonist of the Manga.
  • Princess Jellyfish: Kuranosuke's older brother gets these while having a romantic Imagine Spot.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Tatsuya, Madoka's little brother, has the permanent variety. It certainly helps that he is one of (very) few characters not emotionally battered by the end of the series.
  • Maggie Mui in R.O.D the TV gets these regularly. Interesting, as she's the tall, quiet one of the sisters.
  • Rurouni Kenshin:
    • Sanosuke's kid brother has permanent blush stickers and is nicknamed 'Apple Cheeks' for obvious reasons.
    • In the epilogue, Kenji, the son of Kenshin and Kaoru has these.
  • In Sailor Moon, during a flashback to Rei's childhood in episode 183, Rei is shown with blush stickers.
  • Saiyuki: Son Goku is sometimes seen with one or both of these, particularly in flashbacks or in Gaiden, when he is younger.
  • Saki: Kana has them practically all the time save for when she's really depressed.
  • 7 Seeds gives them to the three youngest of the characters Hibari, Nobita and Hotaru, although the latter is the only one who sports them permanently.
  • Soul Eater:
    • Patti. She has these all the time. And also Blair, when she acts particularly cat-like.
    • Death the Kid whenever he sees something symmetrical.
  • Koume of Taishō Baseball Girls. All the frickin' time. She can add an additional layer of blush on top of her stickers. Now THAT's Moe.
  • Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-: Kurogane of all people gets one when Syaoran suggests they steal a book holding one of Sakura's feathers. Much like Fai's example earlier in the chapter, it seems to be a sign of boyish mischief more than anything else.
  • In Umi no Misaki, Karin's little sister Rinne has permanent ones.
  • Yo-Kai Watch:
    • Babies are depicted with blush stickers. Nate had them as an infant and his son in the Spin-Offspring series Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside had them too.
    • Alfred from "Jibanyan's Secret Past" is a keet kitten with blush stickers.
  • Yotsuba gets these when she's particularly proud of something she did, like reading off a menu or tying her shoe. (For context, Yotsuba is five years old.)
  • Appears on many Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, but the most prominent is the Dark Magician Girl.
  • The Nishigori triplets from Yuri!!! on Ice all have permanent ones, being the youngest characters in the cast.

    Asian Animation 

    Comic Books 

    Films — Animated 

  • Most of the main cast of Samurai Scarecrow have these. Kasha may be the exception, her blush looking more natural than the others.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • IWA Texas ACW American Joshi Champion Su Yung painted two in the vein of Pikachu on her face.

  • Several characters in Tamagotchi, including (but not limited to) Mametchi, Lovelitchi, Kuromametchi, Kikitchi, Orenetchi, and Nijfuwatchi, have permanent blush stickers.

    Video Games 
  • In Persona 4, Ayane. To the point where it's a fandom joke that every time she actually blushes, she's closer to evolving into a Pikachu.
  • Phantom Brave has Marona, Carona, and Castile, who all have very faint ones in most official art featuring them.
  • Many Pokémon, especially of the Fairy egg group. Clefairy and Pikachu are most noteworthy of the lot, being the original and ascended fanon franchise mascots, respectively. Pikachu's red blush stickers are particularly noteworthy - as they're actually a pair of organs that control its electric abilities called "electric sacs". Pikachu isn't alone as there are many electric rodent Pokemon with electric sacs on their cheeks. They all are able to learn an attack called "Nuzzle" (known as Cheek Rub in Japanese), which does little damage but always paralyzes the target.
  • More than 90% of the characters in Pokémon Café Mix are an exercise in how to effectively apply blush stickers to the cheeks of various Pokémon to maximize their cuteness.
  • Princess Maker 5: Your daughter sports a pair of these. Oddly enough, there are times in which she actually blushes.
  • Luke Triton of Professor Layton has somewhat difficult-to-distinguish blush stickers on his sprites and character models, though in animation they become a Luminescent Blush. A number of NPCs in the series also have them.
  • A number of Puyo Puyo characters, including but not limited to Feli and Oniko, have permanent blush stickers. Other times, characters will briefly spawn blush stickers on their faces to express an emotion, such as Tee's blushing dialogue sprite being used exactly once in the story mode for Puyo Puyo Tetris.
  • Ragnarok Online has the Blush middle headgear.
  • In-game, inklings in Splatoon have circular blush marks on their cheeks, although they're considerably more realistic in color than most examples.
  • Blushes of the Summon Night series are always of this sort.
  • In Super Mario Party, Mario is given faint reddish blush on his cheeks for some reason, although unlike other examples on this list they realistically blend in with his skin, similar to the Splatoon example above. It's the only game he ever has these circular blushes.
  • In the Super Smash Bros. series, Ness has rosy blush stickers on his cheeks, most notably in the first three games. Averted in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate where he no longer has them.
  • Tales of the Abyss: Tear's "Monster Collector" title gives her these, but they're hard to notice until a cutscene.
  • In Team Fortress 2, the Pocket Medic is a little team-colored Medic doll that sits in a pocket stitched to the Heavy's vest or the Soldier's fatigues, complete with a smile and blush. Isn't he cute?
  • Kanisawa Kinu, from Tsuyokiss, has these permanently.
  • Undertale:
    • Chara has these. What a cute thing for such a cute potentially mass murdering child to have!
    • Tsundereplane can also develop the conventional pair of pink stickers sitting half on and half off its cockpit, which add a rare Splash of Color to the usually monochrome battle screen.
  • In A Witch's Tale, almost every character has blush stickers except for the Eld Witch and the Cheshire Cat.

    Visual Novels 
  • Ace Attorney:
    • The very young Pearl Fey has blush marks.
    • Pops up a few times on the more comedic characters, especially Larry Butz, who blushes when he gets excited or flustered.
    • Incongruously, the aptly-named Wendy Oldbag also blushes whenever in fangirl mode over her latest celebrity obsession (and Edgey-poo).
    • Iris tends to have blush marks a lot, especially when talking with or about Phoenix.
    • Juniper has permanent ones when in casual clothes. When she knits the scarf for Apollo they double in size.
  • The fruits in Chop Chop Fruit salad Mystery Jam DokiDoki Dating Sim THingy get blush stickers slapped over their photorealistic fruit bodies whenever they're flustered.
  • Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair has permanent ones - likely to his chagrin, since he certainly doesn't appreciate being thought of as cute.
  • When Emi from Katawa Shoujo blushes, it takes a form of bright pink ovals that extend past her cheeks.

    Web Animation 
  • Trick Moon: Pocket always has pink, circle-shaped blush on her cheeks.

  • Taito Consolers:
    • Taito has rather strange yellow, round ones on her cheeks.
    • HAL has more standard small pink ones.
  • Alaska from Destiny Fails Us displays the blush stickers in almost every comic she appears in. Other characters may display blush stickers at various times.
  • Far Star Summer School: A few of the students have these as a part of their character designs:
    • Esther has round blushes on her cheeks.
    • Leecha too, although hers are a little more misshapen.
  • Latchkey Kingdom features the Lag race, many of whom have prominent Blush Sticker-like fur patterns. Willa, the protagonist, is unique in having an extra set diagonally down and back from the ones on her cheeks.
  • Michelle Flammel from Monsterful is an exaggerated example. She's an Homunculus girl with a permanent blush as one of her trademark features; this blush may even be combined with a different blush to create a Double-Blush when she's actually feeling shy or nervous. Even when she transforms into the PHC (Psychotic Homunculus Cyborg) and half of her face becomes robotized she sports a robotic light permanent blush.
  • Questionable Content has this, but seemingly only for robots; human characters blush in a more natural way. This may be entirely intentional, as a robot would need to have a "blush function" built in by design.
  • Most of the characters in Shortpacked! have permanent ones. Mike's only show up when he's drunk.
  • Tower of God: Yeo Goseng sports these after the Room game, praising Wangnan. At that point, she is incredibly inebriated. In the anime, Anak Jahad had these as a little kid.

    Western Animation 
  • In The Crumpets, Ditzy and many of her background siblings, as well as Cassandra and the weather girl have permanent blush stickers.
  • Jones the Steam from Ivor the Engine has this, though it's unknown if it's suppose to make him cute or just highlights from his skin.
  • Middlemost Post: Parker has permanent ones on his cheeks.
  • Molang: Molang and his friend Piu Piu have these. They seem to be the sole members of the cast with them.
  • Miss Naughty from The Mr. Men Show has these to make herself look cute despite her mischievous nature.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic:
  • In Star vs. the Forces of Evil, the female-line descendants of Mewni's royal family, the Butterfly dynasty, have these as an actual biological trait. Each one's blush stickers are of a unique shape, with protagonist Star Butterfly having pink hearts, though they can sometimes change into other shapes depending on her emotions. When a Butterfly "dips down" into their own personal magic reserve, rather than simply using a magic wand, the blush stickers develop a glow that can also surround their entire body depending on how much is channeled. Later on, it's explained that the blush stickers developed as a combined result of prolonged magic use and exposure: in one episode, Marco using the wand caused them to temporarily develop crescent-shaped stickers of their own.

  • Because James McAvoy is a Pretty Boy, East Asian media occasionally adds onscreen blush stickers when he's being interviewed to increase his cuteness (or kawaii-ness, if you prefer).
  • Cony, one of the mascot characters of the LINE company, has permanent blush stickers as part of her design.
  • Cockatiels have naturally occurring orange spots on their cheeks that resemble blush stickers.

Alternative Title(s): Blush Stickers


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