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Amalia: Come on, tell me, what happened? Did you dream about Sadlygrove?
Evangelyne: Uh... what? Sadlygrove? No. And why would I dream about that Iop brain anyway?
Amalia: [giggles] You're red as a tomato.

When embarrassed or otherwise deeply affected emotionally a character will exhibit a dark red blush just under her eyes, usually crossing the bridge of their nose. In more humorous works, their entire face may turn red, to the point that it's glowing hot. Turning away from the object of said blush and putting their hands to their cheeks is optional, as is playing with your fingers. In addition to/instead of a blush, a character may nosebleed, which has a more lustful connotation.

The character in question is usually (but not always) female. The typical medium for this is anime, manga, and other works that are animesque. Additionally, the background may become a glowing pink colour, with little hearts, clouds, flowers or the like. Hentai (and, to a lesser extent, Ecchi), use this as a sign of sexual gratification or arousal of some sort.


This is most likely to occur with characters who are more or less innocent. Occasionally, a brighter red blush may be used to show a character is angry. In times of severe effect, they may tuck themselves into a little ball while blushing. In times of even more severe effect, their whole skin may turn into a luminescent glow the color of molten iron.

For some reason, it makes well for Fanservice. Bonus points if the blushing character in question is a Tsundere.

In Real Life, blushing is something completely out of one's control. Hence why this is rarely portrayed in live-action medias.

Often pops up Through a Face Full of Fur. Compare Blush Sticker and Crush Blush — other tropes about blushing. See also Sickness Equals Redness and Drunken Glow, where the redness is caused by illness or drunkenness.



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  • A turtle does gives off one of these in this commercial for a Korean Love Hotel when shes flipped over, which is accompanied by a vibraphone sound.

    Anime and Manga 
  • In the Ah! My Goddess episode "Ah! A Demon has Come and is Creating Calamity!", Mara turns Keiichi into a Honda Cub. When Belldandy and Urd turn him back, they forget that his clothes didn't change with him, leaving him naked. Urd has an amused look on her face, while Belldandy's entire face turns a deep pink.
  • Everyone in Ai Yori Aoshi, given that they are varying degrees of shy in romantic situation. Particularly funny with Chika, since it has to show through her deep tan.
  • Assassination Classroom:
    • After not studying for his exams due to overconfidence and as a result dropping substantially, Karma is called on it by Koro-Sensei, causing him to break into one of these, and a pretty substantial one at that. The whole thing looks ridiculous as his entire face turns red, nearly same colour as his hair, so his whole head is bright red and this is one of only two times he blushes.
    • Nagisa also does this. A notable example is when he is dressed up as a girl in a club and is obviously uncomfortable. Another good example is directly after, when it turns out he dressed up for nothing and everyone took photos.
    • Kayano does this after Nagisa kisses her to snap her out of a rage.
    • Korosensei himself does this whenever he is smitten with something. His face turns bright pink when he does it.
    • Professor Bitch usually does it to seduce someone, but sometimes blushes genuinely when faced with Karasuma.
  • In the first chapter / episode of Asteroid in Love, when Mira goes on with the story between her and a boy called Ao many years ago, the blue-haired girl sitting next to Mira at the Earth Sciences clubroom starts blushing heavily. It is because of this trope the senpais Mari and Mikage suspect that other girl's involvement in Mira's story...
    Mikage: Wanna tell us why you're blushing, Ao Manaka?
    Mira: EHHH!? You're him... or her?
  • In the anime version of Attack on Titan, Annie Leonhardt has this expression while laughing and grinning like mad when she is rightly accused of being the Female Titan. This series managed to make even this trope creepy.
  • The emotionally repressed Sakaki on Azumanga Daioh is quite prone to this, especially when presented with something cute.
  • Most of the Yacht Club girls in Bodacious Space Pirates when confronted with sweets, especially if it's Chiaki (normally The Stoic) facing a chocolate parfait.
  • This trope is used to show a breakthrough in Casca's cold and aloof personality in Berserk. After her excursion with Guts, where they were stranded in the woods after a battle and he ends up saving her life twice, Casca begins to open up to reveal that she really isn't that mean of a girl. The first major iceberg was broken when Guts playfully slapped her on the butt in front of all of their comrades, causing Casca's face to go red with embarrassment. From there, she starts blushing around Guts a lot more for other reasons...
    • In the movie, when Griffith meets Charlotte for Sex for Solace and starts it off with a Forceful Kiss, the virginal and pure princess is so surprised and aroused that she sports one of these on her face.
  • Black Lagoon:
  • Bleach:
    • Ichigo goes BRIGHT red when he first sees Yoruichi's nude human form.
    • Anime episode 262. When Haineko (Rangiku's zanpakuto spirit) meets a cute swordbeast named Narunosuke she blushes this way repeatedly.
  • Li Syaoran of Cardcaptor Sakura, who gives the title character a run for her money with the amount of screen time he spends as a human tomato. Syaoran's blushing potential can create shades surpassing tomatoes and even beetroots. Especially his blush when Sakura hugged him for the first time in the anime - he never managed to pull anything quite like that again.
  • Misaka in A Certain Magical Index is prone to doing this when around Touma or when others point out or inquire about her feelings for him. Sometimes a combination of this, her tsundereism and Touma's density leads to really funny scenarios.
    • In fact, seeing Misaka's reaction to Touma being mentioned is Kuroko's Berserk Button.
    • At one point in the second season, the Misaka clones are having a minor argument over #19090 deviating from the others by reading a women's magazine. When Touma innocently makes #10032 (aka Misaka Imouto) remember one of the tips in the magazine she heard from the othersnote , she instantly blushes.
  • Otome from Cherry Juice sported one of these that covered her entire face when she awoke to find that she had fallen out of bed at some point during the night, and had spent the remainder of the time sleeping on top of her half-naked step-brother Minami. Thereafter nearly every interaction between the two involved a Luminescent Blush to some degree.
    • A few characters blush that way in CLANNAD. Nagisa gets it most often out of all the characters.
    • Pretty much everyone does this at least once; even Sunohara. Kyou manages a near-instantaneous full-face glowy blush in this scene.
  • Yuki from Dance in the Vampire Bund gets these quite often, whether it is confessing her feelings to her classmate or finding the director of her school reading her Boys Love work-in-progress. Of course neither said classmate (Akira) nor said director (Mina) are immune themselves.
  • Himeko of Destiny of the Shrine Maiden, a lot. Although given that she's an innocent Moe Shrinking Violet in a Schoolgirl Lesbians anime, this should surprise no-one.
  • Appears as early as chapter one of Don't Become an Otaku, Shinozaki-san!, where it was Akina's reaction hearing from the school nurse that Kaede came to the nurse's office with teary eyes, really worried about Akina's condition after she fainted from a lack of sleep. Akina blushed knowing Kaede cared a lot about her, cementing her resolve to get deeper into the otaku pit to get close to her.
  • Done with Vegeta of all people in Dragon Ball GT: after shaving off his mustache at his daughter's insistence, he goes Compliment Fishing about his appearance to Bulma, Goten, and Chi-Chi, who all pretend to not see anything different about him, until he loses his temper and screams at them before storming out of the room, blush-zone glowing from a combination of genuine offense that they didn't notice and embarrassment at himself for getting into such a ridiculous situation. Extra hilarious because this is the same guy who, some 25-odd years earlier, tried to destroy the planet and kill these characters' families and would never have given the tiniest damn what a lowly human thought of him.
  • Monta is pretty much the only character who does this in Eyeshield 21 (and that's saying something), in response to any and all innocent platonic affection from Mamori. And the poor kid tries so hard to be macho...
  • Happens in Fullmetal Alchemist to Edward when he proposes to Winry.
  • Full Metal Panic!:
    • Sōsuke from Full Metal Panic! does this a few times — most notably during Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu. He does it once when he's defending Kaname against some pathetic Yakuza, and she threatens them that she'll call Bonta-kun over to beat them up until they cry. Of course, Sōsuke feels very embarrassed because... well, he's Bonta-kun, and he thinks she doesn't know. Another time is when Kaname dresses like a hot, older housewife, and pretends that she's having an affair with him. He doesn't recognize her, and feels extremely shy and embarrassed, turning bright red.
    • In the first few episodes of FMP it's used to show that Kaname is lying when she claims she doesn't find New Transfer Student Sōsuke attractive. That and the occasional Laughing Mad scene.
  • Future Diary:
    • Yuno is often like this whenever she talks to Yuki. Considering she's a walking Stalker with a Crush-Yandere combo, it comes off just a tad creepy. Not just that, but she also gets the blush when killing for her Yuki. Talk about creepy.
    • Yuki himself tends to have this reaction to Yuno whenever she goes Pants-Free or casually changes clothes in front of him.
    • Minene does this in the flashback in Episode 10 when Nishijima tells her that she looks cute. Cue her trying to "wipe" the redness off her face. She does this again, in a much later episode, when Nishijima proposes to her.
  • Genshiken:
  • Leopard in The Girl Who Leapt Through Space manages to pull one of these off despite being a large computer.
  • While it is commonplace in Gundam Build Fighters, Episode 23 took the cake by applying this trope on a Mobile Suit, having Ricardo Fellini's Wing Gundam blush when grappled from behind by his girlfriend Kirara's Gerbera Tetra. After the episode aired, animation director Masami Obari tweeted that "now I have to live with having added blush marks to a Mobile Suit for the rest of my life..."
  • Gunslinger Girl: Brainwashed and emotionally restrained Henrietta does this a lot (it's even shown in the Title Sequence) when interacting with her "handler", Giuseppe, due to her Precocious Crush. Even uptight cyborgs like Triela and Claes blush if their handler makes physical contact with them. Petrushka/Petra is a second generation cyborg and thus subject to lesser amounts of brainwashing, but her Fiery Redhead persona means she does this a lot too.
  • Misaki from Hana no Mizo Shiru blushes really, really, really frequently.
  • Hanaukyō Maid Team La Verite episode 2. During Taro's dream, Taro and Mariel both blush to demonstrate their attraction to each other.
  • In Hanjuku Joshi, Yae is very prone to this, since she's a relatively straight-laced Naïve Newcomer at a girls' school whose students have somewhat relaxed standards of modesty.
  • Happy Happy Clover: Mallow is seen doing this twice in the series. The first is when she introduces herself to class as a new student in the first story and again in "Mallow's Heart Sours" in Volume 5 after learning that Shallot likes her.
  • Mikuru Asahina from Haruhi Suzumiya pulls this off several times in the series. The most dramatic example occurs in The Dissapearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya when Kyon offers proof of his being from an Alternate Universe by telling her how she has a star shaped mole on her left breast.
  • Akane in Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou does this occasionally, often in response to Tomomasa's teasing. A few of the boys are quite capable of out-blushing her, though — particularly Tenma, and especially Eisen.
  • Haruka in Haruka Nogizaka's Secret. She's more prone to this than most characters, spending a good half of each episode red in the face.
  • Hayate the Combat Butler:
    • Nagi gets these, particularly when she thinks she's been given a chance to be alone with Hayate and especially strong when she thinks it's a chance to give him a kiss.
    • The other characters have all gotten chances at having them as well.
    • Hayate in particular gets an absolutely epic one in the manga at least when Maria (in 'disguise') and Hayate are riding the clock tower elevator and Maria teases him by asking if he is in love with the Student Council President (i.e. Hinagiku). Hayate's reaction consists of a literally Luminescent Blush, much stammering, apparently trying to deny it by listing all of Hinagiku's good qualities and finally being unable to speak coherently.
  • Integra Hellsing towards Alucard when he's being an idiot.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers:
    • Many characters have this permanently. In fact, the blush is often overlaid with a bright pink one when especially embarrassed or sick - see Britain with a cold, or Germany whenever Italy is in the room.
  • Though everyone blushes at one time or another in Higurashi: When They Cry, Rena and Keiichi tend to (manga only) blush a lot, both in standard form and due to stress/fear,
  • Hiroki of I Think Our Son Is Gay often gets flushed when the issue of sexuality is raised, regardless of context. He's supposed to be Closet Gay, but the blushing-induced No Poker Face means most of his family know his sexuality, but would rather wait for him to come out.
  • The iDOLM@STER - Played for laughs. Chihaya blushes when Miki enters the bath with her and Haruka on the Live For You OVA, though it isn't as much an embarassed blush and more an envious one.
  • In Inuyasha, Inuyasha, Kagome, and Sango, all blush quite often, especially the latter since she constantly has to deal with the shameless flirting and wandering hands of her Love Interest Miroku.
  • This trope gets used heavily in Junjou Romantica. Misaki and Hiroki usually get the worst of it.
  • Shiro in K does this all the time. Examples include when Kuroh half-hugs him as he's rescuing him from HOMRA, and when he first meets Neko. Kuroh gets the blush too, whenever he talks about his late Master Ichigen.
  • Yurie from Kamichu! does this a lot, especially when it has to do with Kenji. Her younger brother Shoukichi also tends to do this around Miko.
  • The titular character of Karin, who is Luminiscent Blush incarnate, deserves special mention. She's so easily embarrassed, that it's hard to catch her while not blushing. Other characters of the series even comment on it. Of course, it could just be all the blood she has.
  • Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill does this whenever she's wearing her superpowered Sailor Fuku Senketsu. Understandable, considering how downright Stripperiffic it is.
  • Kimagure Orange Road: Episode 2. Kyosuke and Madoka are washing dishes together when their hands accidentally brush together. Quickly they broke contact and kept on washing dishes, lowering their heads and avoiding eye contact. Their faces were completely red as they did so.
  • Yui from K-On! does this a lot, but especially notable is the one she shows when Mio attempts to call her by her given name.
  • Kanna Aoyagi, the protagonist of Koe de Oshigoto! has her blushing face more often than not. Anyone who steps in the recording booth gets one pretty quickly as well. This is only natural, considering they are recording dialog for H-games.
  • Lucky Star:
    • The above picture is of Lucky Star's resident Tsundere Kagami, who often plays this trope straight. At one point, she went beyond that to display a full body blush after "accidentally" opening a suspicious manga at Comiket. Of her favorite series.
    • Kanata blushed as Sou reminisced of their time together. That's right, ghosts can blush too.
  • Lyrical Nanoha:
    • Fate, socially uncomfortable former Dark Magical Girl that she is, gets these often.
    • Yuuno also gets this one; he's a boy, but he poses as a Weasel Mascot.
    • Nanoha doing this to Chrono was nearly a Running Gag towards the end of the first series (sadly, only during the first series). What can we say, she's adorable when she smiles!
    • Einhart also gets these from time to time, such as when Nove takes her by surprise in the police station waiting room.
  • In Mai-Otome, Arika does a full body blush when kissed on the hand by a Prince.
  • Mazinger universe:
    • In Mazinger Z and its sequels -Great Mazinger and UFO Robo Grendizer this trope was much more prevalent in the manga than in the anime (where the male heroes usually were Chaste Heros). In the manga episodes, pretty much all teen characters (including Kouji Kabuto himself) blushed brightly at one point or another, either because his/her Love Interest was praising them/flirting with them or because someone had suggested they were one couple. In Mazinkaiser also was usual seeing Kouji or Sayaka — or some another character — blushing furiously.
    • Original manga's episode 8 was a good example. Kouji and Sayaka accidentally saw at each other naked in the hot springs. Their faces were fully red afterwards.
  • This occurs constantly in Me & My Brothers to many of the characters showing deeper emotion, when they are not sporting their more lighthearted Blush Stickers, which are used even more so. The Luminescent Blush is most effective to the reader when it is happening to Miyashita Sakura and her oldest stepbrother Masashi, who later harbour romantic feelings for each other.
  • Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch has its cases of these. Lucia sometimes gets her entire face red, usually when thinking of Kaito.
  • The English title of Miss Machiko is The Shame of Miss Machiko (Machiko Teacher). Every episode involves the main character (or her female students) being placed in embarassing situations, which involves lots of blushing.
  • The otherwise VERY serious second season of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 has Allelujah blushing twice:
    • First when he's rescued from prison and meets up with Lockon's twin brother who the others failed to tell him about; Allelujah is understandably VERY surprised at Lockon's presence, then he looks from Lockon to the nonplussed Tieria and back...and then he blushes and apologizes for his outburst. Tieria's smiling response is that he hasn't changed but shouldn't.
    • Second when Mileina asks whether Allelujah and Marie are a couple; both respond with simultaneous blushes.
  • Monochrome Factor: Haruka blushed upon looking at Akira in the first episode.
  • Standard reaction of women when they see The Medicine Peddler in Mononoke.
  • In Mother Keeper, Ricalna gets this in the first chapter when his adoptive dad, Graham, pats his head and tells him he's a son he's extremely proud of.
  • Happens so often to the characters from My Balls that you start to wonder if there's a fever going around.
  • My-HiME:
    • Akira gets one while trying to convince Takumi that he didn't see her save him from an Orphan, and that she is actually a "secret ninja of the school". Her face not only turns completely red, but also has Blush Stickers on it.
    • Happens to other characters as well, especially Mai and Natsuki.
  • Naruto:
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi:
    • Negi just has that effect on people. Especially girls. Asuna, Setsuna, Nodoka and Yue in particular warrant mention.
    • As does the fake Asuna (Shiori), who blushes a hell of a lot more and a lot deeper than the real one ever did. And that's saying something. When she's unmasked at the end of Ch. 283, her face combines this trope, Cry Cute, and a mixture of attraction to and fear of Negi to make her irresistably adorable.
    • Chachamaru spends her whole Pactio chapter in this state. The reasons for it range from shyness, to fear and sadness, to what can only be called post-orgasmic haze. Even better, she's a Robot Girl.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion:
    • Shinji and Asuka are prone to these almost whenever they interact. Probably because Shinji is a shy boy and Asuka is a Tsundere.
      • In one episode, Asuka starts scolding Shinji during school time for forgetting their lunches, while he tries to get his side in. Toji tosses off a remark that they're arguing Like an Old Married Couple. Cue double luminescent blush (they HAD kissed not many days earlier), then simultaneous denial in perfect stereo.
      • In episode eight Asuka blushed when she realized Shinji was taking a peek at her while she was changing clothes.
      • In episode 9 Shinji noticed Asuka was sleeping by his side. He stared at her face for a while, blushing profusely as he did so.
      • Shinji gets another (and something else) when he overhears questionable behaviour between Misato and Asuka in the female area of the hot springs.
        Shinji: (whilst cringing and submerging his blushing face in the water) Thermal expansion! How embarrassing!!
      • Asuka flirts with Shinji by a swimming pool at one point by showing off her new bikini and "teaching" him about thermal expansion by patting and caressing her breasts in her bikini top, making him blush as red as anything and demanding that she changes the subject.
      • After the battle against Leliel Asuka visited Shinji in the hospital. She did not want him realizing she had come, but he spotted her anyway. Hurriedly she retreated, blushing as Shinji laughed.
    • In one of the Rebuild movies, Misato snaps at her ex Kaji that she is too busy to do anything, especially rekindling their romance. Kaji states that she would probably never find a new lover like him, to which she angrily questions why he should even care. He responds by flashing a patented lady-killer smile straight at her. Cue Misato's momentary speechlessness and averted gaze with blush.
    • The second film of the Rebuild series has a scene where Hikari approaches Asuka and shyly asks if she can sit with her at lunch. She's even blushing when asking it.
  • Sara from Overman King Gainer gets one when Gainer declares his love for her while in the middle of a battle against a mind-reading opponent, forgetting or unaware that all the stuff he says are being broadcast across the entire Exodus units and some. Progresses to full-facial or full-body blush when she ran across what basically counts as an entire town and gets called out on it.
  • Panzer World Galient: In chapter 6, when another character talks Jordy, about love, he gets his entire face bright red.
  • Brock does this A LOT during the course of the Pokémon series.
  • Himeno of Prétear blushes a lot, but that's nothing new for a typical Shōjo heroine. A worse case is Hayate, who displays great blushing skills while around Himeno, especially in the manga version.
  • Princess Tutu:
    • Most of the characters display this at some point, but Fakir — a brooding Jerk with a Heart of Gold — is probably the best at this out of the entire cast (yes, including the girls). There are moments in the show where his ENTIRE face glows bright red, and he's one of the darkest-skinned characters in the show! For a good example, check out the picture from the Please Put Some Clothes On trope page.
    • For blush coverage, you can't beat Ahiru. Her whole naked body went completely red once. Of course, for humour and frequency both, Fakir still comes out on top there.
  • Ranma ½: Ranma and Akane have done this in some of their romantic moments.
    Genma: Oooo! You're blushing.
    Ranma: Grow up, Pop.
  • Yomiko Readman of Read or Die does this twice in the OVA. Both times, it's as a result of fellow British Library agent Nancy Makuhari sneaking up behind her and pinching her cheeks, fiddling with her glasses or otherwise displaying some form of affection toward her. Needless to say, by the end of the series these two have hit pretty much every Les Yay trope in the book.
  • Rosario + Vampire:
    • Rosario + Vampire has Moka Akashiya, who easily blushes when around Tsukune. He could just say something completely random to her such as, "Really?" and she'll blush.'
    • Moka nothing. Top blush in Rosa-Vam goes to Mizore Shirayuki, who may or may not up Karin. Not only is she Never. Seen. NOT. Blushing, she is an abominable snowgirl. How her face gets that hot is a mystery.
  • This is the default expression of everyone in Saikano. Up to the point where the blush sometimes appears to be coming off character' faces and can occasionally get quite distracting. The overuse of luminescent blushing in Saikano leads to the strange effect, that it doesn't even indicate, if a character is really blushing or not. Only when the face of someone turns glaring red, you can tell that he is in an emotional state that would cause a Luminescent Blush (if it wasn't already there).
  • Sailor Moon:
    • The Inner Sailor Senshi, their leader Sailor Moon and her boyfriend Tuxedo Kamen/Mask, find out that the child they've been looking after is Moon and Mask's Kid from the Future. The parents-to-be blush so deeply that steam appears over their heads. It doesn't help when Sailor Mars barks:
    • Infamously in the Super S movie, after killing some Mooks, Sailor Uranus questions whether their plans have good or bad intentions. Sailor Neptune points out that being a child forever is a terrible idea because "there are so many fun things to do as adults." Despite not twitching, Uranus slowly blushes and then awkwardly clears her throat.
    • Sailor Mercury is knocked over in a tight alleyway to the point in which her behind is sticking up in the air. Sailor Jupiter behind her glances up her skirt notably for a long while, whilst blushing and biting her hand.
  • In Act 2 of Sailor Moon Crystal, Usagi blushes when she makes a mental note that her new acquaintance Ami is cute, and Ami, having been friendless, blushes whenever Usagi's affectionate, like when she hugs Ami effusively, tells her she's cuter when she smiles, and when she agrees to be friends.
  • Nodoka of Saki gets these a lot, especially when she's with Saki. She also gets these when she's on a roll while chanelling her Nodocchi persona.
  • This rather common in Sakura Trick. It is a series about cute girls kissing cute girls...
  • The Severing Crime Edge:
    • Kiri has this expression on his face whenever he gets "excited" about cutting Iwai's hair.
    • Iwai blushes often due to being easily flustered and shy.
  • Kazumi Yoshida (which makes her very cute) whenever Yuji is around in Shakugan no Shana. Shana doesn't lag too far behind, often coupled with her catch phrase. Especially in the S OAV.
  • In the anime adaptation of Sketchbook, the last episode, the shy Sora's entire face turns a luminescent red as her teacher compliments her artwork.
  • Slayers:
    • Lina Inverse has been known to do this every now and then. The best scene was in a particular episode of Slayers NEXT when Lina and Gourry were talking about how long he would stay her protector. His response led to Lina's face shining brighter than her hair.
    • Amelia in one scene from the same season does one when Zelgadis saves her and Martina from a mind-controlled horde of Ax-Crazy civilians. NEXT in general has quite a few of these, actually. Zelgadis himself gets several (especially in the cross-dressing episode); and Zangulus does one at his wedding in the finale.
    • One flashback in season 5 shows a human Zelgadis blushing when his great-grandfather Rezo touches his cheek and commends him for helping those he heals. The reason? He simply is happy being praised by someone so powerful and valued.
  • Go and watch any episode of Sonic X where Knuckles and Rouge are in the same place. Knuckles will do this at some point, either from anger or embarrassment (usually the latter). His muzzle matches his fur at least a third of the time she's around, for Chaos' sake!
  • Makise Kurisu of Steins;Gate blushes extensively when her dere side shows through, especially around Okabe. It's goddamn adorable. Okabe even does it himself a few times.
  • Karin Koboku in Super Pig is known for this. In some episodes, her entire face turns blood red.
  • Shy and timid Fumi from Sweet Blue Flowers blushes extensively throughout most of the series, but especially so when she talks to a girl she likes. Peculiarly, the only other character who perhaps blushes even more is outgoing and energetic Haruka.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann:
    • Even Kamina manifests a blush once. While he's preaching to Simon that he should defeat his hunger with fighting spirit, Kamina's stomach growls as well. Cue Kamina saying "Uh... me too?" followed by a blush and a nervous laugh.
    • In the final episode, Simon does a blush when Nia excitedly shows him her wedding gown. Why is it emotional? Because just now he's coming back from having destroyed an entire fucking UNIVERSE to get her back. Yes, he loves her that much. The scene is powerful because the man who was running on concentrated Hot Bloodedness for the entire arc is now doing something as mundane as blushing.
    • In the highschool AU Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Guren Gakuenhen Yoko starts blushing when Kamina comments on how well she fills out the bikini she's wearing. He misinterprets her flushed face as a mere sunburn.
      Kamina: Huh? Why's your face red? You sunburnt already?
      Yoko: I suppose you're just being you...
  • Karina/Blue Rose from Tiger & Bunny has taken to developing luminescent blushes around Kotetsu once her crush on him goes from subtle to obvious enough that Everyone Can See It (except Kotetsu). Half of anything he does in her presence is liable to turn her red.
  • Yami in To Love-Ru Darkness when she not want admit her new feeling for Rito during a Suspiciously Specific Denial speech.
  • Toradora!'s Taiga is prone to breaking out into one, especially where Yuusaku and (increasingly) Ryuuji are concerned. The full-body version occurs when Ryuuji finally tells Taiga he loves her in the final episode's end credits epilogue.
  • In True Tears, Noe when Shinichirou confesses to her.
  • Lucia from Venus Versus Virus gets these quite often when she's with Sumire, however Sumire almost always has one on, to the point that it's lampshaded.
  • Appears all the time in Wandering Son. It's essentially impossible to find a chapter of the manga where Nitori doesn't blush for at least one panel, and if she isn't blushing then someone else is.
  • In Wild Fangs, Mao has a really prominent blush after talking to so many girls all at once.
  • Wild Rock: Yuuen is prone to this.
  • Used copiously and to great effect in The World God Only Knows. Haqua probably does it most often, and not just because she's present in more scenes.
  • Mahiru Inami from WORKING!! has this constantly. It doesn't help that she's also always anxious about uncontrollably punching any men near her. When attempting to hand out a Valentine's Day gift, she gets so nervous she partially melts the chocolate she's holding.
  • Yuri Katsuki of Yuri!!! on Ice is prone to this, especially towards his idol and coach, Victor. A prominent example of this can be seen in episode 10, when he exchanges what are essentially engagement rings with Victor.

    Asian Animation 
  • In Happy Heroes, Doctor H. sometimes has luminescent blushes when he is admiring his crush, Miss Peach.

    Fan Works 
  • Ask Her Lustrousness, Yellow Diamond:
  • Male examples; with how often Germany and Japan get these because of Italy in Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità, you would think they were bright crimson lanterns.
  • In Power Girl story A Force of Four, Fury's face reddens when her grandmother reveals off-handedly the existence of her lover:
    Lyta's eyes were widening at the same time that her skin was flushing crimson.
  • The protagonist of A Pleasant Surprise has this reaction to Fluttershy, especially as she becomes more physical with her advances up to and including taking her virginity.
  • Used heavily in Blissful Dream, illustrating the passion the couple holds for each other.
  • A Crown of Stars: After opening up and reaching out to each other Shinji and Asuka often blush when they are talking or someone comments on their relationship.
    • In chapter 66 Asuka blushes brightly as a friend of hers is making insinuations about what she and Shinji did the last night. Simultaneously, Hikari blushes due to the topic of the conversation.
      Asuka was glad the drinks she’d already had which gave her fair skin a good flush. It gave her some cover for the blush that now tried to set her cheeks on fire.
    • And in another chapter:
      Shinji was glad she couldn’t see him blush with her head tucked under his chin.
  • Advice and Trust: After getting together, Shinji and Asuka blush often when they are together or someone drops hints about their feelings.
    • In chapter 3 Asuka flushes while thinking of what her and Shinji did the last night right after getting together. Later Shinji becomes red after slipping that thinking about Asuka kept him awake at night.
    • In chapter 4 Misato teases Shinji about his feelings towards Asuka. Shinji flushed incandescently.
      Misato laughed again. "Yes, we'll be back in time for that. Going to make a feast for your sweetie, hmm?"
      "Misato..." he whined, blushing. 'My sweetie, my girlfriend, my lover oh holy crap oh gods she loves me she loves me she loves me!' He blushed harder.
      Misato, fortunately, misinterpreted his nearly incandescent flush.
  • Aki-chan's Life -sequel to The Second Try-: Asuka tasks Shinji with explaining to their little girl where babies come from in this page. Shinji's face tells everything...
  • The Child of Love: During a conversation with Rei in chapter 1, Shinji blushes when she mentions what he and Asuka did and when he asks her if she is jealous.
    Shinji could feel a light blush spread across his face.
  • Children of an Elder God: In chapter 4 Asuka bushes profusely when Kaji praises her offhandedly:
    Asuka blushed furiously and tightened her embrace just a little bit.
  • Doing It Right This Time makes heavy use of this trope in Chapter 2, when Asuka and Shinji see Rei in a really nice new dress.
  • Dungeon Keeper Ami: Ami, occasionally. Usually out of embarrassment, like when it's revealed that she could use her Keeper Sight to peep on Dark General Jadeite while he's changing, in A Solution to the Reaper Problem?:
    "What? I wouldn't!" Ami sputtered, her face taking on the same same colour as a ripe tomato, and she raised both hands defensively, waving them left and right.
  • Evangelion 303: Used heavily in this story. A lot of characters blush constantly. Shinji and Asuka have at least one for each conversation of theirs.
  • HERZ: Even although he is now twenty-six, Shinji still blushes like a schoolboy… and his wife is not very different.
    • In chapter 1 Shinji blushes when Kurumi tries to flirt with him:
      Shinji's blush was so pronounced that he looked like he was going to burst.
    • And in that same chapter Asuka’s face flushes when Kensuke tells her not whipping Shinji too hard:
      That stopped Asuka's pacing. She spun around, her face beet-red, as she sputtered incoherently.
  • In chapter 4 of Last Child of Krypton, Shinji blushes profusely after he and Asuka gaze at each other.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: Genocide: When Asuka goes back to Misato's apartment and asks Shinji where they go from there, Shinji's face reddens.
    Shinji felt his cheeks start to color warmly.
  • The One I Love Is...: In chapter 9 Shinji blurts out that he loves Asuka to her face. Then he blushes brightly.
    As the words sunk in, Asuka's eyes grew wider and wider. I felt myself blushing heavily under her gaze.
  • Michikyuu Kanae in Kyon: Big Damn Hero does this whenever Kyon is around. Whenever.
    • Also, the sheer act of Kyon kissing Haruhi inflicts one on Koizumi. Then when Kanae notices it when he returns to the clubroom and asks Yuki for an explanation, she blushes too, when she explains that they're "exchanging memetic information through relevant channels". She mistakes it for a conversation.
  • In the Hunger Games fanfic Some Semblance of Meaning: as both a Shrinking Violet and a Type B Tsundere, heroine Vale Whitaker is quite prone to this.
  • Done in Relax as a way of showing the lovers' arousal.
  • Monsters In Paradise: In-universe, it is noted that none of Patchouli's tomes and literature prepared her for social interactions beyond those she dealt with on a regular basis. While meeting with Akyu, she has a (brief) encounter with the eternally shirtless Freddie, requiring her to find a place to rest and get her blushingnote  under control.
  • The Loneliest Laundromat: Sudsy's impression of her blush after seeing Flash Sentry walk into her laundromat, likely going to strip to launder his clothes.
    Sudsy kept her book in front of her face as he walked by, though she was pretty sure he noticed her light up like a fire truck upon seeing him.
  • In X-Men: The Early Years, Scott Summers tends to have this effect on Jean Grey.
    Jean eyed him coldly for a moment. "You know, between changing in the locker room and the bad guys pretty much blowing our uniforms off, there's possibly about six inches of you that I haven't seen."
    "I didn't know you looked," Scott answered smoothly.
    Jean felt her cheeks get warm. "I never... I didn't mean... I just catch a glimpse... You're enjoying this way too much, Summers," she fired back, embarrassed.
    "Maybe just a little," Scott replied. "It's not like you said I have a cute butt." At that, Jean felt herself get a little redder. Damn her fair complexion. Great, just what she needed; another reason to get a glimpse of his butt. "It's not like the thought of a hidden tattoo might turn you on," he continued. "Or that bad boys push your buttons right?" Now, Jean could feel her face flame.
  • In Toward A Bright Future, Y/N, Class 1-A's new TA, has caused a lot of these reactions from her students for whatever reason.
    • When Y/N compliments Midoriya on his cheerful smile (or anything about him really), his whole face goes red and he starts sputtering. Everyone else finds it hilarious.
    • Just about any time Tokoyami's Quirk Dark Shadow starts becoming overly affectionate with Y/N, it leaves his container with some really ruffled feathers.
    • Monoma gets this after a few interactions with Y/N and actually developing a Precocious Crush on her, much to the amusement of his classmates, as does his classmate Kaibara later. Y/N is oblivious in both cases.
    • Iida gets this after he puns for Y/N and she gives him a hug in thanks.
    • When Y/N jokingly declares her love for Kouda after he gives her a cat army to cheer her up, his face goes bright red and he runs away.
    • Y/N gives Amajiki a hug after he saves her from one of Hatsume's wayward inventions, eliciting this response.
    • Finally, Y/N herself gets one - when she gets a kiss on the hand from the visiting Hawks.
  • The Many Dates of Danny Fenton: A recurring thing for not just Danny, but some of the girls he dates. If there's even a hint of an interest, they blush.
  • In Golden Threads Tie Us, Severa's face practically glows red when she's praised by Lucina.
    "Well, if it's Severa telling me that, then I can't let her down." Lucina's smile practically glowed, and the flush in Severa's cheeks earlier was nothing compared to this. Her face felt like it was blazing.
  • In Street Fighter/Evangelion crossover Neon Genesis Evangelion Senshi No Michi, Asuka is rolling her eyes at Shinji and their master Gouken getting all emotional until Misato reminds her that she got all teary-eyed when they left Gouken's dojo. Asuka's cheeks instantly turn bright red in embarassment.
  • Ultimate DCU Headverse: In the sixth chapter of "Getting By", Kate blushes when she accidentally gets a peek at Linda's cleavage.
    I nod like a child enamored by her hero and watch Linda lean down to pick the tray off the floor. Her shirt rides up slightly revealing a sliver of skin. As soon as Linda sits up, I turn my eyes to something else. "Katherine, are you okay? Your face is all red." I'm sure I turn a deeper shade at the use of my full name. "Kate, I think you need to eat. If you turn any redder your face will match your hair."

    Film - Animated 
  • This happens to Calcifer the fire demon from Howl's Moving Castle when Sophie kisses him after he decides to come back to live with her and Howl rather than be a star again.
  • In the first Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf film, Dong Dong blushes in this fashion after explaining his backstory to the goats.

    Film - Live-Action 
  • Sugarpuss has a revelation monologue about her growing love for Bertram in Ball of Fire, which mentions all of the dorky little character quirks he has that she likes about him, mentioning that he "blushes right up over his ears". This is more of an implication because the film is in monochrome, so the audience have no clue how and when she found out this, but there are several moments during Sugarpuss' flirting that could've caused Bertram to blush around her, meaning that he could've done it more than once as his crush on her grew.
  • Parodied in Top Secret!: Hillary is flushed with relief(and possibly desire) to see Nick emerge safely after the climatic battle. Her face doesn't light up, but her breasts do, to the point that they're glowing under her sweater.

  • Ty from Dark Life has the literal version of this — when he blushes, he glows. (All of the sea-floor settlers have a 'Shine' from eating bioluminescent fish. Ty's is particularly strong, since he's the first person born and raised on the ocean floor.)
  • Shadow of the Conqueror:
    • Played for Drama. Lyrah notices Daylen staring at her face when he realizes that she's a Broken Bird and questions him about it. Desperately fishing for a lie, Daylen tries to cover what he was really thinking about by saying that he was staring because she's beautiful, remembering belatedly that this is one of her trauma and berserk buttons. Cue Lyrah blushing with mingled embarrassment and rage, and Daylen mentally cursing himself with gusto.
      "It had been a profoundly stupid thing to say."
    • Sain has a much more humorous outbreak of blushing when Daylen guesses that Sharra seduced him, with jealousy turning him even more red when he finds out that she tried (and failed) to seduce Daylen, first.
  • In The Famous Five, some characters (always female ones) give their feelings away by blushing.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Those who remember The Secret World of Alex Mack will remember that one of the side effects of the main character's powers was that, whenever she blushed, she glowed gold — of course, thus further embarrassing her and compounding the problem (though this side effect was only shown in the pilot. The telekinesis, electrical powers, and ability to morph into liquid powers stayed).
  • In Kamen Rider Double, Shoutarou's shown to be blushing brightly after making a rather heartwarming comment after closing a case, except his are a bit more computer generated.
  • Kamen Rider OOO has Eiji showcase a more natural blush (via proper makeup) in episodes #23 and 24 after falling madly in love, courtesy of the Monster of the Week's spell.
  • In episode 14 of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, this is Insarn's immediate reaction when she takes a better look at Kyosuke: the entirety of her lower face glows red.

    Video Games 
  • One rather off-putting moment in Shadow Hearts: Covenant comes at the Fountain of Sukune, when Saki asks Karin if she has feelings for Yuri. A Luminescent Blush blinks on and off her face.
  • In the Tales Series, although not shown on characters' faces, blushes show on their speech balloons as red slashes.
  • Taken to extremes in Sengoku Basara in the form of Kasuga (AKA Venus in Devil Kings). She has her priorities straight, but if Uesugi Kenshin is nearby, or complimenting her, she goes completely dazed, blushing and swooning hard with this trope painted on her face. This gets even worse if Kenshin is about to embrace her, which he does often.
    • The anime once again takes one of its source tropes Up to Eleven: In it, Kasuga basically climaxes if Kenshin touches her.
    • New character Tsuruhime also goes bright pink whenever her "saviour" Fuuma is around, complete with Love Bubbles. Unlike Kasuga, she merely goes into soliloquies rather than swooning.
  • Happens in Persona 3 in conversations with many female characters. Their faces literally glow bright pink.
    • Same thing with the guys in Portable when playing as the Female MC. Most notably, Akihiko's and Ken's cuteness appeal turns Up to Eleven. (Especially Ken)
  • In Golden Sun, due to the small screen size, characters' entire faces turn beet-red.
    • In one scene in The Lost Age, when Sheba is teasing Jenna about her and Isaac being "an item", Jenna first flushes as normal (i.e. her face). Then, when Sheba teases her again, it's not just her face that turns red, it's also her hair and clothes.
  • Valkyria Chronicles is an anime-styled Japanese RPG which features a romance subplot; the blush is a must.
  • Interjecting a quiet and quick "Is it getting hot in here?" is shorthand for blushing in both Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age II.
  • In Breath of Fire III, Silent Protagonist Ryu's whole face turns a bright red and he tries to look to the side when Bleu awakens. It especially isn't helped by her deciding to talk to him by standing right in front of him.
  • In the Tokimeki Memorial series, and its Spiritual Successor Mitsumete Knight, this is a staple feature. If the girls you are dating show up with a blushing face, it's a good sign that your relationship with her has reached a "deeply in love" stage and thus you have a high chance of ending with her, special requirements for the particular girl not taken in account. In Tokimeki Memorial, this feature is officially called the "Tokimeki State", and in some parts of the Western fandom the "Blushing Stage".
  • The rather soft-spoken male lead of Farland Saga 2 is called to judge a swimsuit contest. He starts the contest in a state of embarrassment, graduating in a full-face flush when protagonist (and Love Interest) Karin takes the stage.
  • Every monster you raise in Monster Rancher DS gets one of these when you praise it for something, from the mighty Dragons to the cute Pixies.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Ruto gets does this at one point during her rescue by Link.
  • In The Kingof Fighters XIII, King gets one during the Art of Fighting's team ending, thanks to Yuri, who knows damn well how she feels about her brother, Ryo.
  • In Kid Icarus: Uprising, whenever Pit is shocked or embarrassed, his touch-screen portrait changes to this with a rather funny accompanying facial expression. When Phosphora flirts with Pit, she notices him blushing deeply and finds him even cuter because of it.
  • In Fire Emblem Awakening, if one of the characters on-screen is in love with another, their in-game portrait will sport a nice blush. Also, whoever confesses his/her feelings to the Avatar will be blushing heavily in the Love Confession CG... including such people as Miriel, Vaike, Lon'qu, Henry, Frederick, Nah, etc. It's so damn cute.
  • You can invoke this trope in Arc Style: Baseball!! 3D by giving some blush (it doesn't have to be red) to a character in the Team Customization feature.
  • Tomodachi Life: Tapping a Mii's face and waiting for a couple seconds sometimes results in them blushing and saying "Don't stare! It makes me nervous!"

    Visual Novels 

    Web Animation 
  • RWBY:
    • Happens to Nora when Jaune mistakes her relationship with Ren as romantic. What sells it is that Nora is known for always carrying a Blush Sticker but, during this particular moment, her blush is so visible even her ears get red.
    • When Team SSSN win their first tournament match, Sun and Neptune begin doing a silly victory dance in the middle of the stadium. Sun suddenly stops dancing, locates Blake in the watching crowd and directly acknowledges her. Blake responds by blushing furiously.
    • Ilia is something of a variation. Being a chameleon Faunus, her body changes colors according to her mood. When she confessed that she was in love with Blake, the spots on her face turned bright pink.
    • When Team JNR and Oscar train against Team FNKI in Volume 7, Neon is full of compliments after the session is over. When she winks at Oscar and mentions how the "cute little farmboy" had a few surprises for them, Oscar's cheeks turn bright red and he responds with a nervous laugh.


    Western Animation 
  • 101 Dalmatians: The Series: In "Beauty Pageant Pandemonium", an irate Ivy's face turns red when her chances at winning the contest (due to her aunt Cruella's not-so-full-proof plan) turn bust.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • A flashback shows a young Mai turning aside during a Luminescent Blush for a second when a young Zuko walks by— an impressive show of emotion considering what she's usually like.
    • As the DVD Commentary points out, there is a rather odd-looking scene when Suki is seen with this despite wearing rather thick facial makeup. (Sokka pulls off this same feat.)
    • In addition, in the season 3 episode "Sokka's Master", Toph tells Sokka that Aang and Katara missed him, but she didn't mind so much. She turns away to say this and blushes, to the camera's sight.
    • Aang does this pretty much any time Katara is touching him, or gets into a formal dress, or puts on her swimwear... (he's biologically 12 and she's 14, so it's pretty innocent).
    • Zuko also does this when Toph glomps him in the finale, complete with speechlessness and his eye getting all wide. It's rather adorable.
  • Adventure Time used this on Finn several times, most notably when he's around Princess Bubblegum.
  • Happens to Cooper in the Ben 10: Ultimate Alien episode "Absolute Power Part II" after Gwen kisses him for reversing Kevin's transformation.
  • In two episodes of ChalkZone, this happens to Rudy twice. Once in "My Big Fat Chalk Wedding" after Snap rescues Rudy from getting married to a chalk drawing of Bobbie Sue (a little girl with a crush on him in the real world) by pretending he was going to marry him, and then again in "The Crush" when the girl he develops a crush on, Trina, pretends to like him back to humor him.
  • About every character of Code Lyoko sports a Luminescent Blush at one time or another.
    • Though the funky-looking exhaustion blushes of Aelita and Yumi in "I'd Rather Not Talk About It" take the cake. They look more like bruises than blushes.
  • Every time a character blushes in Danny Phantom, their cheeks are a ridiculous shade of red.
  • Dialed Up to Eleven on Daria when Daria had a full-body rash that necessitated a hospital visit. Turns out the "rash" was a stress reaction to her being around Trent.
  • This happens frequently to the title character of Doug when he's around his crush, Patti. Happens to Skeeter as well.
  • A bad habit of Korra in The Legend of Korra when she's attracted to someone. In season one, this usually involves Mako, while in season four, it's perhaps the most blatant sign of her crush on Asami.
  • Jenny, the titular robot from My Life as a Teenage Robot, blushes bright blue.
  • The Loud House:
    • In the episode "Linc or Swim", Lisa uses a formula that eliminates urine in the pool; when all the water evaporates, the rest of Lincoln's sisters (minus Lily) blush in embarrassment.
    • In "Study Muffin", all of Lincoln's sisters (minus Lily, presumably since she's a baby) do this when they see Hugh. Hugh himself does this when Lisa lifts up his shirt.
  • The Looney Tunes short "Rabbit of Seville": happens to Elmer Fudd when Bugs Bunny (in drag) snips away the support for his suspenders and he pulls them back up.
  • In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, this is a common aspect of a character feeling embarrassed. Flattery or sheepishness gives us a Blush Sticker instead.
    • In the episode "Lesson Zero", the Mayor of Ponyville blushes likewise after she and half the town are broken free from chasing and fighting over an old doll (on which an enchantment of attraction had been cast.)
    • Spike sports a particularly bright one of these in "Dragon Quest" when his pony friends start teasing him about his cute appearance.
  • Ōban Star-Racers: This happens between Molly and Jordan, when they feel something emotional or funny with each other.
  • This happens to Dum Dum in The Perils of Penelope Pitstop episode "Game Of Peril" after Penelope kisses him for stealing The Hooded Claw's hat and cape, as they were the last items needed for a scavenger hunt.
  • Happens to Ray Stantz from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Look Homeward Ray" after his childhood crush Elaine kisses him for saving the town from the ghost.
  • Pearl from Steven Universe blushes quite a bit (and her blush is a bluish tint thanks to her skin color being pearly-white).
    • Connie has a few in "An Indirect Kiss", and with the last one at the end of the episode, her eyesight is magically healed by Steven's magical saliva from the juice box.
    • Near the end of "Barn Mates", the resident Tsundere Lapis Lazuli does this when Peridot smiles and giggles at her.
    • In "Change Your Mind", White Diamond blushes pink after Steven points out she's acting like a child after her temper tantrum. Her "flaw" winds up spreading to her puppet Gems and even to her headship, who in turn blush pink as well. The blush is implied to be literally luminescent, too: the entire previously white room turned pink as well.
  • Teen Titans: Used on Raven quite a few times. Starfire does this a lot, but hers is literally luminescent on account of her alien physiology.
    • Also, happens to Robin and Starfire at the end of the episode "Go".
  • This has happened to the turtles in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) when April would kiss them, as well as a police officer in "The Great Boldini" when she did the same to him.
  • Happens a lot in Thomas the Tank Engine whenever an engine is embarrassed or tired.
  • Happens all the damn time in Totally Spies!, to pretty much everybody.
  • Used frequently in Wakfu. Evangelyne and Sadlygrove both do this, especially around each other. Also some between Yugo and Amalia. Even more so in the manga.
  • Happens to Raimundo in the Xiaolin Showdown episode "Citadel Of Doom" when Kimiko kisses him.
  • Happens to Tadpole the dwarf from Jetlag Productions "Snow White" after Snow White kisses him for allowing her to stay at the dwarves house while her stepmother is trying to have her killed.
  • This is common in Walt Disney's full-length features, Classic Disney Shorts, and Disney television series:
    • In The Small One, the Auctioneer gets red in the face with anger after the titular donkey throws him off his back and is made into a spectacle who looks bad.
  • The Grump and his dragon in the Here Comes the Grump episode, "The Lemonade Sea". When their submarine periscope is corked, they're forced to turn back and resurface from the sea. Due to the lack of oxygen, the Grump is blue-faced and the dragon is blue all over his body, as they try to regain their breaths.
    • The Grump in "The Wily Wheelies". He gets red-faced with anger after falling in and emerging from a manhole, as another one of his plans failed before he's cooled off by a rolling hydrant.
    • Soapy Smith in ''The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures episode, "Klondike Mice". His face is in its normal color one minute, then a light shade of red the next, after being tricked by Danny into a booby trap he'd set up for him and this angers him.
  • In The Jetsons episode, "Astronomical I.Q.", an angry Spacely's face turns red as he yells George's surname as usual and gets aggravated by a mishap caused by the now highly intelligent Astro.
  • In The Super Mario Bros Super Show! episode, "Crocodile Mario", when Princess Toadstool gives the statue a kiss, its face turns neon pink.
  • In the Sesame Street short "What Would Happen If" Sally's whole face turns deep red when her friend Donald compliments her.
Tiny Toon Adventures in certain episodes, which include the following:
  • In "Her Wacky Highness", Elmer Fudd's face turns red and he blows his stack when he finds Babs is poking fun at him with her impression right when he gets back to the classroom.
    • In the "Rent-A-Friend" segment from "Rainy Daze", an enraged Montana Max's face turns red, having gotten fed up with Buster making him the stooge and he calls the titular service to replace the bunny.
    • In the "Corn-Heads" sketch from "Weekday Afternoon Live", Elmyra's face turns red with anger and this causes the cob of corn on top of her head to become heated and erupts like a volcano. After she explodes, the corn from her head is turned into popcorn (which piles up everywhere) and she is seen laid down and dazed.
  • In the previously lost/banned episode ''Renand Stimpy episode, "Man's Best Friend", George Liquor's face also turned red with anger, eyes bulging and neck stretched with veins popping, while repeatedly telling Stimpy to get on the couch as part of his and Ren's disciplinary training. Stimpy thought he was really going to get it once he did what George said, but instead he's pleased with him and rewards him with a cigar.
    • In "Who's Stupid Now?", the director's (Anthony's dad from "A Visit to Anthony") face turns an intense red in a huff, breathing heavily and nostrils flaring while turning to the viewers, when Ren (whose role has now been reversed to Stimpy's, complete with the physical appearance in weight and shortage of intelligence) can't remember his exact lines.
  • The Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series used this trope continually:
    • In "Stage Door Cartoon", after chasing Bugs Bunny on stage and while being in front of an audience, Elmer Fudd's pants fall down. Realizing this after turning around and noticing them, he pulls them back up and turns beet red. In the same short, his face turns various colors (red, green and purple) from stage fright, when he is put on the spot to act in a Shakespearean outfit.
    • In "Long-Haired Hare", Giovanni Jones' face changes into various colors while singing a long, high note towards the end of the short.
    • In "Gone Batty", a baseball player's whole body turns pink with modesty after the impact and vibration from swinging a bat against a very hard object causes his uniform to slip off.
    • In "Baby Buggy Bunny", while disguised as an actual baby, Baby-Face Finster holds his breath till he's literally blue in the face when Bugs won't let him have his way.
    • In "Cinderella Meets Fella", the Fairy Godmother gets red-faced a couple times after making a couple mistakes with her magic wand.
    • In "Case Of The Missing Hare", an irate Ala Bahma turns red-faced for Bugs' constant meddling with his magic act and he engages in a sword/fencing fight.
    • The egg man in "An Egg Scramble". When Miss Prissy is in his store tossing eggs out of the cartons and cracking them on the floor as she searches for the egg she laid, the egg man is not only red-faced with rage, but literally blows his top at this before Miss Prissy gets kicked out.
    • In "Wabbit Twouble" Elmer Fudd's whole head turns bright red from a Bugs Bunny-style smooch.
  • In Dave the Barbarian episode "Slay What," Fang turns red from head to toe, accompanied with a tea kettle whistle when a fiend keeps poking her pet monkey.
  • In Ed, Edd n Eddy many characters turn a variety of colors.
    • Sarah in episode "Knock Knock Who's Ed" turns beet-red when Ed taunts her over her painting.
    • Sarah's face cycles through shades of red, purple and blue when she pulls a hold-her-breath bit in "Sir-Ed-A-Lot".
    • Mary Kanker in the "Valentine's Day Special" turns bright red when she sees Edd exchanging love letters with her sister.
  • Characters on the show What About Mimi? experience this trope. Examples include:
    • In "The Great Campaign" Russell blushes red when Sincerity hugs and kisses him on the cheek.
    • In "The Stepford Twins" the eponymous character turns red twice with a tea kettle whistle over the Stepford twins antics while trying to babysit them.
    • In "Deep Sea Mimi," Mimi flushes pink while trying to convince her teacher to let the class go on a trip.
  • In Pepper Ann episode "Impractical Jokes" the eponymous character blushes red when she finds a note taped to back, which says she loves her crush Craig.
    • In the episode "One Angry Woman" Pepper's mom turns redder than her hair when she finds a note from her daughter, claiming that her allowance should be raised.
    • In the episode "The Big Pencil," Pepper Ann's face turns dark red and her whole body combusts into ash when her rival wins a class award.


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Wink and Blush

Luz blushes when Edric winks at her and does so again later when Emira calls her "cutie" and winks at her. Also, Amity's face turns red when Edric calls her "Mittens".

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