WeeklyAkibaWords: Ahoge

Some time after running out of weekly akiba words, somehow the old translator on Akiba-blog sure is a feisty one.

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What is Ahoge?

Ahoge (あほげ, アホ毛, Ahoge?), literally foolish hair, is a visual cue common to Japanese anime and manga. Consisting of a single, often large, lock of hair sticking out from the top of the head, it is most often used to identify foolish, bumbling or carefree characters. In the west, Alfalfa from The Little Rascals would be the most identifiable character with what could be considered an ahoge.

Exhausted Nendroid Saber-chan. >.<

Exhausted Nendroid Saber-chan. >.<

Personally, I like ahoges but I didn’t know that anime characters that have ahoge has different character traits.

She looks like Nagato

She looks like Nagato

the first series to popularize the specific use of the term is Pani Poni Dash!. In Pani Poni Dash the character Himeko Katagiri sported one and had a major story line in one episode dedicated to it; Himeko’s also appears to be living as it moves on its own and mirrors her current mood.

Another type of ahoge is the “hair antennae”, which are normally two or more locks of stray hair of similar appearance but representing different character traits.

From wiki

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2 Responses to “WeeklyAkibaWords: Ahoge”


  1. 1 Vann Flyheight Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I like the characters with ahoge? Hehe. ^^

  2. 2 Rakuen Monday, September 8, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Hey, my Chiaki ain’t Ahoge… Kana SHOULD get one, it’ll be epic!


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