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Anime Trope For Glasses Made Real

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When glasses-wearing characters in anime are shown from their profiles, the sides of their frames are often, but not always, removed to show their eyes. It’s a stylistic and artistic convention. Now, it’s being brought to real life.


Japanese design firm EkōD Works created these glasses. The studio is known for its tongue-in-cheek designs, and these glasses are no exception.

Here are examples of the trope:


And here are prototype glasses, which still aren’t quite the finished version.


They’re a nice, subtle way to declare your love for anime.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Christian B. Christiansen

Now all they need to figure out is how to make their eyes render in front of their bangs in real life