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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Hairbra

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In anime, when a girl's breasts are covered by nothing but her hair, the term for that in English is "hairbra," in Japanese: kami-bura 髪ブラ.

Neko 猫, example of "hairbra," kami-bura 髪ブラ, nekoguchi 猫口, heterochromia.
Character: Neko ネコ
Anime: K (Episode 2)

Another English term is Godiva Hair, named after the 11th century Countess of Mercia who rode a horse naked with hair covering her breasts.

Examples

In anime, the hairbra is often used as a creative type of censorship for characters that are supposed be naked for some reason in a scene, but can't actually be depicted naked for obvious reasons.

Quinella クィネラ, example of "hairbra," kami-bura 髪ブラ.
Character: Quinella クィネラ
Anime: Sword Art Online: Alicization (Episode 19)

Tamaba Satori 眼目さとり, example of "hairbra," kami-bura 髪ブラ.
Character: Tamaba Satori 眼目さとり
Anime: Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism, 武装少女マキャヴェリズム (Episode 7)

Zero Two ゼロツー, example of "hair bra," kami-bura 髪ブラ.
Character: Zero Two ゼロツー
Anime: Darling in the FranXX (Episode 1)

Mine マイン, example of "hairbra," kami-bura 髪ブラ.
Character: Mine マイン
Anime: Akame ga Kiru! アカメが斬る! (Episode 9)


By the way, when hands cover the breasts instead, the term is te-bura 手ブラ, "hand bra."

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