Let's take a look at a couple of other common character traits.
First up is our Weekly W : Wings.
Wings are interesting character designs. In some cases, they are functional. (Angewomon from Digimon and Dark from DNAngel). In others, they are not as functional (Mink from Dragon Half)
|Not as functional|
Other wings are used for decoration on certain magical items. (Sakura's Clow Staff - Cardcaptor Sakura).
|Sakura's Clow Staff is decorative, unless she uses the Fly Card|
And on we go to our next topic: Cat ears. Cat ears can be seen on many characters at conventions, but only a few anime have them on characters within the series. Notably is the series Tokyo Mew Mew. A group of girls working at a cafe get magical girl powers, allowing them to transform in order to defeat evil. The important part is that they get cat ears when they transform.
|Cat Ears and magical girls in Tokyo Mew Mew|
Other series include characters with cat ears. Aisha Clanclan from Outlaw star is an alien from a distant planet where everyone has cat ears. In Shugo Chara, Ikuto transforms and gets cat ears and a tail when using his powers. Holo, from Spice and Wolf keeps her ears hidden when out in public to avoid attention.
|Ikuto - Shugo Chara|
Cat ears or wings are an interesting addition to any anime, and distinctly separate their world from ours. Do you have a favorite anime that features cat ears or characters with wings? Comment below!
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