Tuesday, 17 March 2020

In manga and anime, a large sweat drop, shaped like teardrop, dripping from a character's forehead or hair, is a symbol used when a character is perplexed, bewildered, confused, or otherwise at loss of words.

It's also known as the "anime sweat drop." In Japanese, it's called ase-maaku 汗マーク, "sweat mark (mark as in a symbol, icon)."

See small sweat drop for a similar but smaller symbol.

Maria マリア, example of sweat drop, ase maaku 汗マーク.
Character: Maria マリア
Anime: Hayate no Gotoku! ハヤテのごとく! (Episode 11)
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