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Saturday, May 2, 2020

akuma-mimi 悪魔耳

In Japanese, akuma-mimi 悪魔耳, "demon ears," or "devil ears," are the ears of fantasy characters that are pointed and curved upwards.

They're practically the same thing as "elf ears," erufu-mimi エルフ耳, except that elf ears tend to protrude outwards and can become extremely long, while demon ears protrude upwards and look short by comparison.

Lum ラム, example of anime character with "fangs," kiba 牙.
Character: Lum ラム
Anime: Urusei Yatsura うる星やつら (Episode 1, 町に石油の雨がふる)


For reference, some examples of anime characters with demon ears:

Okumura Rin 奥村燐, example of fangs.
Character: Okumura Rin 奥村燐
Anime: Ao no Exorcist, 青の祓魔師 (Episode 5)
  • kiba


Tsuchigomori 土籠, example of "jagged teeth," gizaba ギザ歯, "demon ears," akumamimi 悪魔耳.
Character: Tsuchigomori 土籠
Anime: Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun 地縛少年花子くん (Episode 6)

Valac Clara ウァラク・クララ, example of "jagged teeth," gizaba ギザ歯.
Character: Valac Clara ウァラク・クララ
Anime: Mairimashita! Iruma-kun 魔入りました!入間くん (Episode 3)
  • tsuno


Ozu 小津, example of "demon ears," akuma-mimi 悪魔耳.
Character: Ozu 小津
Anime: The Tatami Galaxy, Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei 四畳半神話大系 (Episode 1)

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