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Man Makes Excellent Anime Trope Glasses

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Screenshot: Hideki Katsumura (Twitter)

A common trope in anime is light reflecting on glasses. You’ve seen them in Detective Conan, Evangelion and more. TV Tropes calls these lenses “scary shiny glasses.” One man decided to make them.


The trope is used to underscore a character’s thoughts or emotions.

Twitter user Hideki Katsumura bought some cheap glasses and stuck LED lights in them. Here is the result:


Here’s how they compare to anime scary shiny glasses.


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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For some reason I feel like Kojima has lighting setup in his office so that when someone comes to visit him, his glasses will shine and reflect in exactly the same way.

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