If you watch a lot of anime (and since you’re here, it’s safe to assume you do, you cultured connoisseur), you may have noticed a trend of certain characters sporting a prominent, pointy tooth. Known commonly as the cute little fang, the tsundere fang or the moe fang, it is an indicator that this particular person is mischievous, sneaky, adorable or even a bit wicked.
It can really run the gamut of personality types, and it parallels a fascination for prominent canines known as yaeba. This is, of course different to monsters, demons or beasts with actual fangs; they’re more likely to put those to work on your neck, should you give them the opportunity.
Still not quite sure what we’re talking about? Fear not, fledgling cuspid enthusiast, for we’ve assembled a batch of characters with incisors so sizeable, you’ll delight in every bite. You could even say that they put the max in maxillofacial!…
Sorry, it’s so rare that one gets an opportunity to make tooth jokes. Maybe next time I’ll chews something better.
Hana Uzaki | Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!
It wasn’t a matter of if Uzaki would be on this list, but when. Though there was an urge to delay her arrival in the interest of suspense, she simply refused to wait long enough, demanding that she be #1. It’s Uzaki-chan, senpai! And she wants to hang out!!
This flighty, impetuous firecracker is effectively the cute little fang’s cute little mascot, resembling a jack o’lantern with her dental prowess. If the size of the yaeba is proportionate to the puckish nature of its owner, you can already tell that Uzaki will wreak havoc for anyone within a ten metre radius.
Her oblivious compulsion to say whatever is on her mind or eat whatever is within her reach is part of her charm, and as exhausting as she may be sometimes, she’s also a lot of fun. You’ll just have to have a thick skin, and preferably, a thick wallet to accommodate her impulse buys, because she’s found this cool new thing, senpai, but then she also found this other cool new thing that makes the first thing look lame in comparison — better buy both just to be safe!!