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Saturday, April 11, 2020

X Eyes

In manga and anime, sometimes a character's "eyes turn into X's," me ga batsu ni naru 目がバツになる. Typically, this means they're dead. Well, not dead dead, just dead in the comical sense. Knocked out. Unconscious.
  • kizetsu
    気絶
    Faint. (in the sense of becoming unconscious)
    • kasuka
      微か
      Faint. (in the sense of not strong, e.g. a faint light, a faint smell.)
    • kizetsu saseru
      気絶させる
      To make [someone] faint. (causative sentence.)
  • shisshin
    失神
    Losing consciousness.

Asuka Ruu 明日香ルゥ, Fudou Devi 歩堂デヴィ, example of "X eyes," batsu-me バツ目.
Left: Asuka Ruu 明日香ルゥ
Right: Fudou Devi 歩堂デヴィ
Anime: Kiratto Pri☆chan, キラッとプリ☆チャン (Season 2) (Episode 20)

Examples

For reference, some examples:

Illyasviel von Einzbern イリヤスフィール・フォン・アインツベルン, example of "X eyes," batsu-me バツ目.
Character: Illyasviel von Einzbern イリヤスフィール・フォン・アインツベルン
Anime: Fate/stay night (2006) (Episode 20)

Ristarte リスタルテ, example of X eyes.
Character: Ristarte リスタルテ
Anime: Shinchou Yuusha 慎重勇者 (Episode 1)

Single X Eye

Sometimes, the eyes of a character are drawn as one huge X. This is a different thing. In this case, the eyes are supposed to be closed.

Hanabishi Miki 花菱美希, Segawa Izumi 瀬川泉, example of X-shaped closed eyes.
Left: Hanabishi Miki 花菱美希
Right: Segawa Izumi 瀬川泉
Anime: Hayate no Gotoku! ハヤテのごとく! (Episode 10)

That is, this is just >__< with the two eyes merged together. For comparison:

Yoshida Yuuko 吉田優子, Shamiko シャミ子, and Hinatsuki Mikan 陽夏木ミカン, example of "X eyes," batsu-me バツ目.
Left: Yoshida Yuuko 吉田優子, Shamiko シャミ子
Middle: Shamisen シャミ先
Right: Hinatsuki Mikan 陽夏木ミカン
Anime: Machikado Mazoku まちカドまぞく (Episode 10)
  • Left: ×▽×
  • Right: >Д<

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