One of the visual motifs and repeating themes in anime is the ability to see without having to open your eyes.
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From “hammerspace” to disasters at the hot springs, to magical girls and exaggerated vein markings to express fury, the anime universe is full with recurring themes, cliches, customs and running jokes. Another visual motif is that the character’s eyes are constantly shut.
It may seem strange at first that someone would go about their regular activities with their eyes closed, but anime fans are used to this. In fact, if these characters were to open their eyes, they would appear weird or even unrecognizable. Angels, demons, and knights are just a few examples of the wide range of such characters. Who does not or rarely does not open their eyes?
10. Brock Is A Ladies’ Man With A Rock Pokémon Theme (Pokémon)
There are many things Brock is renowned for, like his love of lovely women and his big-brother mentality (at least in the dub), but his most notable trait is that he never looks at the camera. He hasn’t opened them since the late 1990s.
The fact that Brock always keeps his eyes shut doesn’t stop him from being a huge fan favorite. His eyes have been the subject of numerous memes and jokes on the internet, but he doesn’t care.
9. Lucoa, Or Quetzalcoatl, Rarely Opens Her Mismatched Eyes (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)
Lucoa does open her eyes from time to time, but she prefers to keep them shut most of the time in order to conceal the beauty of her eyes. Intense, extremely detailed colors in Lucoa’s eyes may be striking or even enticing to certain people.
However, Lucoa’s mismatched eyes aren’t the only thing that set her apart. She is known for her enormous breasts, her cheerful demeanor, and her close friendship with Shota, a young boy. Even though she and Tohru the dragon have a tense relationship, they are both close friends.
8. Shino Okuchi Likes To Observe Her Friends (Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens)
Shino is a minor character in the Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maiden series, but she stands out since she usually keeps her eyes closed. Her eye color is a mystery. Her eyes are always shut, but even so she is an observer and takes note of what her fellow members of the art group are up to.
Takako Kimura, a fellow art club member, is a close friend of Shino’s, and Shino is particularly intrigued by the way in which Jin Mikuriya interacts with Nagi, the goddess of war. Shino would be delighted to keep an eye on Jin and Nagi if they do end up falling in love.
7. Serpico Usually Keeps His Eyes Closed, Even In Combat (Berserk)
Since his debut appearance during Berserk: Conviction, Serpico has also appeared in the 2016–17 anime series. While serving with the Holy Iron Chain Knights, he often kept his eyes closed, as did his half-sister Farnese, with whom he was first seen.
In order to be taken seriously, Serpico will occasionally open his eyes, but for the most part, he maintains a gentlemanly demeanor. All of this lends him a naive air, but he is a master martial artist who is more than capable of defending himself.
6. Gin Ichimaru’s Face Is Like A Mask (Bleach)
Capt. Gin Ichimaru of Squad 3 is largely regarded as an untrustworthy individual due to his enigmatic nature. His arrogant grin and closed eyes are always the same expression on his face. The result is that no one can understand him, which is worrying for everyone.
Furthermore, Gin always speaks in a sing-song, sarcastic tone, which makes it much more difficult to understand what he’s trying to say. It’s very rare for him to open one of his eyes during combat. Cunning foxes have an uncanny ability to keep their eyes on the prize.
5. Archangel Ludociel Is A Mighty Holy Warrior (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Ludicol, one of the archangels who can take down any demon with his own two hands, is one of the four archangels who have taken it upon themselves to do so whenever necessary. His demonic foes quickly learn to fear him even if he doesn’t open his eyes.
Any of the Ten Commandments can be easily taken on by Ludociel on his own, and he can even take control of humans at will. After taking Margaret’s body, he appeared to have angelic features in his eyes while she was awake.
4. N’Doul Relied On Sound To Fight Jotaro (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
A lethal Stand user ambushed Jotaro Kujo and his comrades in the Saharan dunes during the Stardust Crusaders story arc. To follow and assault Jotaro and the members of the Speedwagon Foundation, N’Doul, a blind Stand user, relied heavily on sound.
Jotaro, on the other hand, saw an opportunity. An Iggy-based Stand user, he outmaneuvered N’Doul to close in on the combat by outwitting his senses. N’Doul took his own life after realizing defeat.
3. Yahaba Only Needed The Eyes On His Palms (Demon Slayer)
According to Japanese legend, Yahaba’s design is based in large part on the eyeballs on his palms. All of Yahaba’s eyes are closed at all times, but he utilizes the eyeballs on each of his hands to keep watch of his foes and unleash his magical powers.
It’s possible for Yahaba to use his arrow-making talent on Susamaru’s Temari balls to make them move faster in the direction that the arrow is pointing. Tanjiro Kamado had to put in a lot of effort to defeat Yahaba.
2. Yuriko Nishinotouin Doesn’t Need Her Eyes To Gamble (Kakegurui)
When she isn’t dressed to the nines in her kimono, Yuriko is an active member of the Hyakkou Academy’s traditional culture research club and the student council. Despite her polished demeanor and position as a leader among her peers at this unique high school, she is not without her darker side. Students at this gambling school, on the other hand, tend to do so in droves.
Despite winning via pure luck, Yuriko was deeply troubled by her experience with Yumeko Jabami, and she’s been wary of her ever since. She appears to have lost her resolve.
1. Lord Yomi Lost His Sight, But Not His Combat Skills (Yu Yu Hakusho)
For a long time, Mukuro, Raizen (Yusuke Urameshi’s ancestor), and Yomi had ruled the demon plane. Yusuke eventually found himself in the thick of everything. However, despite being competitors in the final event, Yusuke and Yomi were very close friends.
Yomi has learnt the hard way after he lost his eyes fighting another demon years ago that arrogance will pay him dearly. Although he has softened and become more reserved, he is still a formidable opponent who will not back down from a fight when the going gets tough. Yusuke and his final showdown was brutal.