“メカクレ(目隠れ)” (mekakure; hidden eyes) is a troupe that entails a character’s covered eyes, which may not be visible due to various causes, such as their hair strands, eyepatch, or mask. A character with both or one of their eyes covered may appear cool, mysterious, adorably shy, or someone that we feel compelled to protect… The charm of a character with covered eyes knows no bound! When you think about that person’s hidden eyes, you can’t help but want to learn the story behind those covered eyes.
This time we’re featuring illustrations of characters with covered eyes. Enjoy!