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Why are anime eyes so big?

Shay
Mar 26 2008

So why do anime characters often have such large eyes or corneas? They wear contacts.

At least that’s what a Thai Acuvue contact lenses advertisement suggests.

It’s a cute and pretty fun ad campaign. Throw out all your Tezuka, ‘shows emotion’, and other reasons because it’s in the contacts baby. But then why must some characters wear glasses? A fashion accessory? I kid.

Acuvue Define: Boy
Acuvue Define: Girl

via Ads of the World

68 Comments

  • Hatsune Miku

    4 years ago (#)

    pussy pussy i love pussy

  • Hatsune Miku

    4 years ago (#)

    my master gives it hard

  • soia

    4 years ago (#)

    hi guys its soia 18 hatsune your ew but anime eyes are big cause thats the way there made

  • soia

    4 years ago (#)

    if you dont like anime eyes the way they are then i guess u just dont like anime the eyes are made like that to make them diffrent

  • Hatsune Miku

    4 years ago (#)

    soia fuck off

  • soia

    4 years ago (#)

    get lost

  • soia

    4 years ago (#)

    wat do u think chloe

  • Hatsune

    4 years ago (#)

    dude whos chloe

  • soia

    4 years ago (#)

    trust me i dont no

  • Hatsune

    4 years ago (#)

    but

  • soia

    4 years ago (#)

    gtg bye

  • soia

    4 years ago (#)

    see ya on roblox at 6:30

  • czerro

    3 years ago (#)

    It’s a common (and kinda self-serving) misconception that the stylistic practice in anime to draw large eyes is intended to make the characters more English looking and therefore more handsome/beautiful (that’s the self-serving and fairly offensive part). The fact is NOBODY has eyes that look like these. This style was popularized by Disney as an effective way to visually convey emotion in a medium that makes it quite difficult. It has no racial relevance but an artistic one. Large, wide, open eyes with large irises convey Innocence, Honesty. Tiny tight eyes suggest deception and ill-will. Nobody questions why Bambi’s eyes don’t look anything like actual deer’s eyes…

  • Megurine:D

    3 years ago (#)

    Probably to attract attention. Eyes are pretty. :3

  • Bum

    3 years ago (#)

    Um I think they are so big because it’s just all cartoon? But walking around with anime eyes like that would be awesome :3

  • Nymm

    3 years ago (#)

    Eventually it’ll come to sell XD

  • Your Mum

    3 years ago (#)

    UGH PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY MENTALLY DISTURBED THESE DAYS. THEY ARE NOT CONTACTS THEY ARE JUST PART OF CARTOON. OMG YOU GUYS ARE ALL SO FUZZING MESSED UP.

  • Your Dad

    3 years ago (#)

    @ Your Mum: it’s just a joke you mentally sick head, calm your tits/moobs lol

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