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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 
  • The fairy wind spirit Bell in Black Clover has a pair that extend past her cheeks.
  • Koizumi in Desert Punk, of the permanent variety.
  • 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.
  • Future Diary has the resident Creepy Child and Enfante Terrible Reisuke Houjou who shows the permanent version of this trope.
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Sakura gets a single Blush Sticker on one of her cheeks.
  • Practically all the characters in Hetalia: Axis Powers seem to have permanent Blush Stickers.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: If you look closely, you see that child Shinji has Blush Stickers in a scene from End of Evangelion.
  • 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.
  • Cowboy Bebop:
    • Ed (pictured above) and her online avatar both get a pair of Blush Stickers.
    • Wen from the episode "Sympathy for the Devil". Before the gate incident...
  • Ojamajo Doremi: Hana has them all the time until she grows up. When she uses magic to switch places with Pop in a Naisho episode, these appearing on the latter makes it clear what just happened.
  • Bleach: Ururu and Yachiru

    Asian Animation 

    Comic Books 

  • 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 
  • Disgaea: Flonne has them.
  • Elliot and the Musical Journey: Elliot and Tristan have these permanently stuck on their faces.
  • Kirby's are permanent. And in the same vein, frigging Meta Knight! (Though you'll have to break his mask to see them)
  • All the hamsters blush this way in the Hamtaro games.
  • A large number of the characters in Touhou Project.
  • Princess Maker 5: Your daughter sports a pair of these. Oddly enough, there are times in which she actually blushes.
  • Blushes of the Summon Night series are always of this sort.
  • In the opening animation for the PS2 version of Arcana Heart, the whole cast showcases this trope.
  • Kanisawa Kinu, from Tsuyokiss, has these permanently.
  • Ragnarok Online has the Blush middle headgear.
  • Tales of the Abyss: Tear's "Monster Collector" title gives her these, but they're hard to notice until a cutscene.
  • The characters of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. As for its sequel, they transformed into Luminescent Blushes.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Toroko from Cave Story has permanent bright ovals on both her cheeks. Ma Pignon has a permanent one on his left cheek.
  • In the Valentine's Day update for Scribblenauts Remix, Maxwell ends up doing this.
  • 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?
  • Phantom Brave has Marona, Carona, and Castile, who all have very faint ones in most official art featuring them.
  • Some ports of ClockWerx have Stop Motion Cutscenes in which the protagonist sports these—and they really are an extra layer of pink clay stuck to his face.
  • BlazBlue slaps a pair on Makoto after Amane's Astral is done with her. Gentlemen... BEHOLD!!
  • Aurora from Child of Light has these, making her look cute and innocent. She still keeps them after her Overnight Age-Up into a young lady.
  • In A Witch's Tale, almost every character has blush stickers except for the Eld Witch and the Cheshire Cat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Most of the younger fairy characters in the Panel de Pon series have them.
  • In-game, inklings in Splatoon have circular blush marks on their cheeks, although they're considerably more realistic in color than most examples.
  • Vivian in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
  • 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.
  • Lina of Blade Strangers sports a pair, which is quite jarring considering her personality.
  • The Mother series uses ovular blush stickers on both the in-game sprites and clay models of many of its younger, cuter characters, including all of the Kid Hero protagonists. Alongside the Super-Deformed proportions of the characters, it gives the art style of the series its soft, round cuteness (and contributes to the slight Art-Style Dissonance considering some of the darker themes of the games).note 
  • Madeline's cutscene portraits have this in Celeste.
  • The Other: Airi's Adventure: The Underground Monkey-type Palette Swap version of ordinary red Tomato enemies, Sweet Tomatoes, have them. They just keep waiting, never attacking.
  • 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.

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When Emi from Katawa Shoujo blushes, it takes a form of bright pink ovals that extend past her cheeks.

    Web Animation 
  • Neko Sugar Girls: Koneko and Raku have blush stickers to signify they're supposed to be cute Cat Girl characters.
  • Trick Moon: Pocket always has pink, circle-shaped blush on her cheeks.

  • Most of the characters in Shortpacked! have permanent ones. Mike's only show up when he's drunk.
  • 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.
  • Princess Peach permanently has blush marks in The 3 Little Princesses. None of the other characters have it though so it probably signifies her eccentric attitude and her place as The Fake Cutie. Later Rosalina and Daisy get blushes due to playing a Drinking Game for The Legend of Zelda (1989); Peach's normal blush simply deepens.
  • Taito from Consolers has rather strange yellow, round ones on her cheeks.
    • HAL from the same series too, who has more standard small pink ones.

    Western Animation 
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender actually used this in "The Desert" to show that the main cast were dehydrated.
  • Code Lyoko:
    • Johnny.
    • Flashback to Aelita as a little kid depict her with these.
  • Teen Titans: Starfire gets these a lot, due to her general genkiness and the show's animesque nature.
  • Sushi Pack: Kani, Maguro, and Mochi Mochiato all have the permanent kind.
  • Otto does that several times in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!.
  • 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:
  • Finn, Jake, Flame Princess and other characters sometimes get them in Adventure Time.
  • Mabel from Gravity Falls has permanent blush stickers.
  • 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.
  • In X-Men: Evolution, Kitty Pryde gets a few.
  • 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.
  • In The Crumpets, Ditzy and many of her background siblings, as well as Cassandra and the weather girl have permanent blush stickers.
  • Summer Camp Island has these on all of its characters.
  • Toon Bops: A number of characters on the show have these. Such as...
    • The robot in "I Want A Robot!"
    • The hedgehog character.
    • The potbellied pig.
    • Much of the human cast.

  • 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). Here's one example.
  • 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