Friday, February 14, 2020

Polycoria

Polycoria is the medical term for having multiple pupils in a single eye. It's commonly called "double pupils," or "pupula duplex," since it's normally only two pupils.

In Japanese, the common term for polycoria is choudou 重瞳, literally "stacked pupils," and the technical term is is ta-doukou-shou 多瞳孔症, "multiple pupil condition."

In anime, characters with natural double pupils are almost nonexistent. Honestly, I only know one example, and a pretty well-known one, too:

Kaburagi Shisei 鏑木肆星, example of character with double pupils.
Character: Kaburagi Shisei 鏑木肆星
Anime: Shinsekai Yori 新世界より (Episode 18)

Examples

Another anime example is this one:

Daniel Dickens ダニエル・ディケンズ, example of heterochromatic double-pupils artificial eyes.
Character: Daniel Dickens ダニエル・ディケンズ
Anime: Angels of Death, Satsuriku no Tenshi 殺戮の天使 (Episode 1)

For reference, some non-anime examples.

Mildred Lawrence ミルドレッド・ローレンス, example of character with double pupils.
Character: Mildred Lawrence ミルドレッド・ローレンス
Manga: Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi 史上最強の弟子ケンイチ (Chapter 539, 陽動の意味)

Sometimes, the term fukugan 複眼, "compound eye," is mistakenly used toward polycoria.




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