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  • Miaka in Fushigi Yuugi.
  • Hazumu in Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl.
  • The three sisters in the Read or Die TV series do it en masse at least once.
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  • Shinobu in Love Hina, to whom it seems so natural as to be an integral part of her character, done with unconscious ease. Her very character seems like perpetual Puppy Dog Eyes, as if the concept were incarnated as a character.
  • Chiyo-chan from Azumanga Daioh rivals Shinobu for use of this trope.
  • The titular protagonist from Steel Angel Kurumi gets these when she wants to get something done by her master - with varying levels of success.
  • Kororo in Shaman King.
  • Ryuichi from Gravitation.
  • Tamaki in Ouran High School Host Club uses them to great effect to get the other club members to do what he wants.
    • Kirimi did this. Holy crap was it effective.
    • This is basically Hunny's default expression.
  • Yotsuba in Yotsuba&! gets these when on the verge of tears. Fortunately, she hasn't learned how to do this on purpose. Yet.
  • Mikuru from Haruhi Suzumiya often shows this whenever Haruhi turns her attention on her.
  • Pokémon
    • Cute, childish, young Gligar often did this to Ash, usually when frightened. Unusually, it does this after it evolves.
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    • Ash does the same thing himself.
    • Episode "Fangs For Nothin'". Jesse and James of Team Rocket do this while trying to persuade a Dragonite to help them.
    • Episode "Having a Wailord of a Time". A Torchic is trying to escape from a building when Pikachu jumps in front of it to try to stop it. The Torchic uses this technique and when Pikachu is caught off guard it uses its Blaze ability on him and gets past him.
  • In Full Metal Panic!, the very young Sousuke (before becoming a Child Soldier). Very Moe and adorable. Just look at his big, beautiful eyes. No wonder Kalinin wanted so badly to make things up to him and make him smile from the bottom of his heart - with looks like those, even hardened soldiers' hearts would melt.
  • In one episode of Nerima Daikon Brothers, Mako used this to try to get out of being captured by the Villain of the Day, and even said the sound effect (uru uru) outloud.
  • Kotengu in Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou does this when he gets caught by Inori (it looks quite cute on his "chibi" form).
  • Bleach
    • Nel the Arrancar does this at times in the anime version, usually when she's talking to Ichigo.
    • Ichigo, of all people, pulls this (something similar at least) with Captain Suì-Fēng in an episode of the Captain Amagai filler arc. It works.
    • Anime episode 262. While Haineko is talking with the sword beast Narunosuke she thinks that he's using Puppy-Dog Eyes on her, but he doesn't appear to be doing so on screen.
  • In Fullmetal Alchemist, a bunny does this when the young Elric brothers are about to kill it for food. It works until a fox snatches it to feed her kits instead.
  • Aoi uses this on Miyabi to convince her to let Tina keep Uzume. She can't take it.
  • Nagisa from Animal Detectives Kiruminzoo pulls this on Ken in a couple of the earlier episodes. While she's part puppy, actually.
  • Used of all people by Rei Ayanami at Gendo Ikari in the new Rebuild of Evangelion feature. Successfully! A bit more subtle than the average anime example, but still obviously present.
  • In Fairy Tail, Natsu uses this, while wearing an over-sized cat-head (so you can't see his actual expression), it works to get the cat-crazy opponent to loosen his magic-negating bonds.
  • Hanaukyō Maid Tai
    • Episode 1. Taro's 3 personal maids do this when he orders them not to touch him while he's in the bath.
    • Episode 2. Ikuyo Suzuki (with tears) to Taro, when she thinks that she might be laid off.
    • Episode 10. Taro's personal maids when he asks to be allowed to dress himself and his maid cooks when he can't eat all the food they've prepared for him.
    • Episode 15. Ikuyo Suzuki to Taro agian, to persuade him to wear a maid's uniform.
    • La Verite episode 4. Konoe meets a little lost girl who tears up when Konoe asks who she is.
  • D.Gray-Man - Allen Walker. You may now go all D'AAAWWWWWW.
  • In Katekyō Hitman Reborn!, Futa does this to Tsuna when he first appears to ask for Tsuna's protection.
  • Nava of Wild Rock know how to use them well.
  • In Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo Ureshiko's eyes display the normal teary look, but they actually get smaller than usual.
  • In Saint Beast, Maya uses them on his brother Kira to strong effect.
  • In episode 7 of Kotoura-san, Haruka gets an adorable set of these after Yuriko tells her to believe in Manabe anyway (who's suspiciously avoiding her in this episode). Yuriko is speaking from experience since her thoughts were centered around her own Dark and Troubled Past, and Haruka saw it all hence the reaction.
  • Usui manages to pull this in Maid-Sama!. Bonus points for an actual dog being in the background and whining.
  • Akane of Castle Town Dandelion gets it relatively often, like when she was fangirling over Sacchan in episode 10 or thanking Karen and An for canvassing for her in episode 12.
  • Rimuru in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime lampshades this trope when he finds himself on the receiving end of these. Probably the only time this trope has been done by a dragon of all things.


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