Monday, 3 February 2020

In anime, sometimes a character's mouth is drawn like the number three rotated, like this: (:3) or this: (´・ω・`). The term for that in Japanese is nekoguchi 猫口, "cat mouth."

Pipimi ピピ美 and Popuko ポプ子, example of nekoguchi 猫口.
Left: Pipimi ピピ美
Right: Popuko ポプ子
Anime: Pop Team Epic, Poputepipikku ポプテピピック (Episode 1)
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