Monday, 3 February 2020

In anime, the term for characters with vertical slit pupils in Japanese is hebime ヘビ目, "snake eyes," also spelled hebime 蛇目, hebime 蛇眼, since they look like a snake's eyes. Since they also look like a cat's eyes, they're also called nekome 猫目 sometimes.

The difference is just whether the character looks more like a cat or like a snake.

Kobayashi Rindou 小林竜胆, example of hebime ヘビ目.
Character: Kobayashi Rindou 小林竜胆
Anime: Shokugeki no Sōma: San no Sara 食戟のソーマ 餐ノ皿 (Episode 5)
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