Japan Word of the Day #22 – Ahoge (Those anime hairstyles)

Today’s Word is: Ahoge (アホ毛)

Ahoge originally meant cowlicks or frizz in your styled hair. In anime and manga world, some characters have distinctive strand of hair that sticks up, almost like an antenna of some sort. We call such depiction of hair “ahoge.”

Examples of characters with ahoge are Card Captor Sakura, Creamy Mami, and Konata from Lucky Star.

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Image sources: Premium Bandai, Matome, Amazon

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