Cowlicks, commonly known as ahoge (アホ毛, lit. “foolish hair”) in Japanese, are a popular trope in manga and anime. They’re usually a single long lock of hair sticking up from the top of the head, although some characters have two that form a sort of antenna. Ahoge can often be spotted on characters with a cheerful and carefree, if sometimes klutzy, personality, making them all the more endearing.
From thick to thin, today’s characters have cowlicks full of charm and personality! Do any of them make you want to pat their head?