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 five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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