For a healthy normal average human, it's common that their jaws are almost on the same vertical line as their foreheads. The jaws in this picture are more similar to jaws in real life:

(from Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya) enter image description here

However, I have noticed a recent change in art style in the anime industry, that is, characters' jaws tend to be very forward, as is drawn in the following pictures:

(from The Quintessential Quintuplets 2) enter image description here

(from Kanojo mo Kanojo) enter image description here

(from Mysteria Friends) enter image description here

(from Detective Conan) enter image description here

A very good witness lies in the anime Detective Conan, whose early art style years ago didn't draw its characters' jaws so forward as today.

Why do anime characters nowadays tend to have very forward jaws? What causes this trend?

  • btw something interesting to note (I think?) it applies to both male and female characters - i'm not sure but you'd think this would be kinda ok for males but not really for females? or what? idk
    – BCLC
    Oct 15, 2022 at 15:38
  • Maybe because anime characters are just cats?
    – Namaskaram
    Nov 23 at 17:45


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