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Anime and manga have a unique visual language that conveys character emotions and thoughts. These symbols like the vein popping out, as shown to the left can make anime confusing for people new to anime. I found my first experience with chibi swaps jarring and uncomfortable. Some symbols are easier to understand than others. We will cover the most common and incomprehensible symbols in this article.

These and other symbols appear in various degrees in anime and manga. Action and drama occasionally use these symbols for comic relief, for example Bleach or Death Note. Speed lines are lines that appear in the background or over a character to denote speed. Speed lines are more common in older anime than in modern anime. Speed lines are used to keep the feel of reading a manga or simply keep the animation budget down.

In modern anime, where action is expected to be crisply animated, speed lines are used for comedic effect or to accent an intense action sequence. Speed lines are common in American comics as well. They are simply a good way to convey motion in a motionless media. Abstract Background Patterns Sometimes in scenes the background abruptly switches to an abstract background.

This swap is used to emphasize what the character is feeling. Often the background is composed of symbols from our list above. Swirls are used when a character is confused or overwhelmed. Backgrounds vary based on context. Most of the time, they are easily understandable. Sometimes these backgrounds are animated to further show what the characters are thinking or feeling.

Wavy lines show irritation or upset emotions. Colors such as bright red are used for anger. Darker colors like purples or blues are used to show the characters are feeling sick, upset, or depressed. Background swaps are usually abrupt. Eye Symbols The eyes in manga and anime are used to convey a wide range of thoughts and emotions.

Most tend to be obvious from reality. Pupils constrict and eyes widen when we are scared. In anime these subtle queues are exaggerated. The slight upward or downward arc becomes a complete arc. Constricted pupils and widened eyes become enormous eyes with tiny dots for pupils. Some symbols are not so obvious, however. Sometimes the eyes completely disappear when a character bows their head in sadness or depression.

The eyes are replaced with vertical lines and blue or purple colors to show depression or sadness. Eyes with sparkles and white dots are cute. Often they are flashed to help a character get their way. Think Puss-in-Boots from Shrek.

Crying Large Teardrops This one is pretty self explanatory. Waterfalls of tears shows how upset a character is. Most of the time it is used for comedy. Normal sized tears are more common in dramas and more serious scenes. This one is pretty easy to understand as well. Anime and manga just takes the phrase literally. Two characters glare at each other and a spark passes between then. Soon after they fight. This is usually used when 2 characters first start their rivalry. This is common in shows like Pokemon and Yugioh. The next set of symbols are a little stranger for people new to anime and manga.

They are not as easy to understand as speed lines and eye symbols. Like eye symbols, these symbols are iconic to anime. To those of us used to them, they seem natural. It is easy to forget that anime is extremely exaggerated compared to most other art styles.. Technically speaking this symbol is called a cruciform popping vein. Like other symbols it is exaggerating reality. When some people are irritated or angry veins tend to pop out as their blood pressure increases.

Often on their forehead and hands. As more popping veins…pop out… on a character, they are growing more and more irritated or angry. Most often these symbols show up on the he of characters over their hair etc and on clenched fists. Rocking cruciform veins show winding irritation or anger. This is another iconic symbol. It means the character is anxious or confused. The and size of the sweat drops shows the degree of the emotion. Blush colors determine what type of embarrassment is being experienced. Blue blushes are severe embarrassment mixed with anger or depression.

Red blushes are romantic embarrassment. Both blushes and sweat drops can be occupied with a popping vein if the character is feeling angry embarrassment. Sweat drops appear in the same locations as popping veins. This is one of the odder ones. Abruptly characters usually female swap in a cat mouth or grow fangs. Cat fangs or mouths just show the character is feeling mischievous. The character is sleeping. When the balloon pops, the character wakes up.

I am not exactly sure where they got this symbol, other than a snot bubble. The ghost usually appears when someone is extremely shocked or horrified. More like shocked to death. These scenes can involve someone trying to stuff the soul back into the body for further comedy. Finally, these symbols are the most jarring and difficult to understand at first. These abrupt switches can leave new viewers lost, but each has specific purposes in conveying situations and emotions. Anime characters seem to just spout blood from their noses at random times to have the blood disappear like it never existed.

These nose bleeds can easily kill a normal mortal. Nose bleeds are one of the more obscure symbols. They represent perverseness or sexual arousal. As to why anime and manga artists selected nose bleeds is a matter of opinion. Censorship may play a role. Falling flat is a way to show irony or a reaction to a bad pun. I have felt that way about some jokes and puns I have heard. Similar to backgrounds these lines and color fills represent the thoughts and emotions the character is feeling.

Red vertical lines typically mean anger or embarrassment. Blue wavy lines shows awkwardness, depression, or sadness. Purple shows shock and feeling sick in the stomach. These lines are accompanied by sweat drops, popping veins, and other symbols.

They are rarely used alone. Their main purpose is to emphasize the other symbols. This is the most troubling of symbols for new viewers. The style change is so drastic it makes you wonder if you accidentally sat on the tv remote!

These short, round and cute versions of characters are called chibis. They are used to convey a comedy break in an otherwise serious story, a very ironic situations, and just generally lighthearted scenes.

Some comedy anime are done entirely in the chibi style. They are meant to look like dolls or children to lend silliness to a scene or storyline. Chibis are just fun. There are other symbols in anime such as people sneezing when they are being talked about by others. The symbols give anime its charm. At first they come off as just plain weird, but over time and repeated exposure the symbols feel natural.

They clearly show what characters are feeling and thinking. A single sweat drop is better than a verbal explanation. Anime is already in famous for characters explaining their actions and shouting the names of their attacks. Watching Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple and notice sometimes a small white rabbit marching, running, or walking in the background when he gets hurt.

Sometimes the rabbit has a small branch or flag. I still cand figure this out. A rabbit can reference the moon. How are those scenes with the abstract background patterns called in japanese? Most of the times those are used as a imaginary scene a character is creating in their head, but also when a character is way too handsome to appear like a regular character, right? The world is very colorful and the outfits are amazing, the music is like nothing else.

It always holds a special place in my heart. If I had realized there were other shows like Avatar, I would have gotten into anime sooner.

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