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20+ Anime Characters Who Always Keep Their Eyes Closed 

Jonah Dorrance
Updated September 6, 2019 4.8k votes 1.1k voters 52k views 22 items

Putting aside the question of how anime characters with perpetually closed eyes actually see, the closed-eye anime trope can always be counted on to bring some level of mystery, charisma, or happy-go-lucky sentiments. According to TV Tropes, the physical trait of "eyes always shut" is commonly used for the "wise guy" character type, in which case they'd be referred to as "kitsune No me," or in English, "fox eyes"/ "shifty eyes." Black Butler's mischievous merchant Lau and Bungou Stray Dogs' number one detective, Ranpo Edogawa, are prime examples of whimsical attitudes with hard-to-read attitudes.

Another typical trait among these characters is kind, "unconditionally happy" dispositions. Yachiyo of Working!! and Jasminko of Little Witch Academia exude warm, bubbly smiles that melt your heart through the screen. It goes without saying that the moment these characters decide to open their eyes, you’re in for some serious s**t. If you’re facing Hunter x Hunter's Komugi, the only blind character on this list, you’re about to get your butt kicked in Gungi. If it’s Tokyo Ghoul's Yoshimura, well, it might be time for you to close your eyes. 

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Brock From Pokemon
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Gin Ichimaru From Bleach
Gin Ichimaru From Bleach... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20+ Anime Characters Who Always Keep Their Eyes Closed
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Ling Yao is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20+ Anime Characters Who Always Keep Their Eyes Closed
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Yoshimura From Tokyo Ghoul
Yoshimura From Tokyo Gho... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20+ Anime Characters Who Always Keep Their Eyes Closed
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