Sunday, 22 March 2020

In manga and anime, a segmented arc crossed by perpendicular lines drawn over a character's head means they're having fun, laughing, or just being cheerful and lively in general.

In Japanese, these are called niko-sen ニコ線, "smile lines."

Hiraga Saito 平賀才人, example of laughter lines.
Character: Hiraga Saito 平賀才人
Anime: The Familiar of Zero, Zero no Tsukaima ゼロの使い魔 (Episode 3)
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