Sunday, February 8, 2009

Have you heard the one about the cat and the fox?

Now that I've finished the red flag installments, I'd like to share some anime terms that have nothing to do with bad content. The word for this post is Kemonomimi

Kemonomimi: a genre in which characters have anime ears; it can also refer to characters who have animal features (such as Viral from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, who has shark teeth.)Examples: Pick of the Litter (manga);

Nekomimi: cat ears; the most famous of the kemonomimi
Examples: Potemayo (from Potemayo); Aisha Clan Clan (from Outlaw Star); Serizawa Akane (from Pani Poni Dash); Yoriko (from Da Capo); Catherine (from Gintama); Momomiya Ichigo (from Tokyo Mew Mew); Tsukiyomi Ikuto (from Shugo Chara); Schrodinger (from Hellsing); Takuto (from Full Moon wo Sagashita)

Inumimi: dog ears
Examples: Inuyashi (from Inuyashi); Eruru and Aruru (from Utawarerumono); Inugami Kotaro (from Negima!); Hake (from Inukami!); Arf (from Magical Lyrical Nonoha)
Usagimimi: rabbit ears
Examples: Mina (from Getsumento Heiki Mina); Kuya and Sakuya (from Utawarerumono); Alice (from Angelic Layer); Mimika (from Usagi de Cue); Mai (from Kanon); Pipin (from Magical Play)

Kitsunemimi: fox ears
Examples: Kitsuneneko (from Kon Kon Kokon); Tenko (from Wagaya no Oinari-sama); Yooko (from Tactics); Megumi Takani (from Rurouni Kenshin); Sakura (Hyper Police);

Okamimimi: wolf ears
Examples: Holo (from Spice and Wolf); Ayame and Kooga (from Inuyasha); Nozomu and Saku (from Kanokon); Ooka (from .hack//Legends of Twilight)

Sarumimi: monkey ears
Examples: Saru (from Seto no Hanayome); Son Goku (Saiyuki)

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