shiitake-me しいたけ目

Posted by : zahid
In anime and manga, when a character's eyes become four-pointed stars, sparkling with excitement, desire or ambition, the most common term for that in Japanese is shiitake-me しいたけ目, literally "shiitake eyes," as in the shiitake mushroom.

Another way to describe them is me ga shiitake 目がしいたけ, "the eyes are shiitake." Since they also resemble stars, a less common term is hoshi-me 星目, "star eyes, "me ga hoshi 目が星, "the eyes are stars," or me ni hoshi 目に星, "stars in eyes." Alternatively, me ga juuji 目が十字, "the eyes are crosses."

Sakuranomiya Aika 桜ノ宮愛香 and Kouichi 香一, example of me ga shiitake 目がしいたけ, "the eyes are shiitake mushrooms."
Anime: Blend S, ブレンド・S (Episode 5)
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Thursday, 16 January 2020

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