A term used to describe a variety of hairstyles in which the hair is formed into spikes. This hairstyle is largely seen on male characters from Shounen Manga and Anime, though it is sometimes seen on females as well.
It is a youthful hairstyle, messy and wild which matches personality and makes a character stand out. The artist Toriyama Akira, includes at least one spiked haired character with when he does character designs. Particularly in Dragon Ball Z, where by the end of the series every protagonist who's even remotely relevant has some form of this hairstyle.
- Cloud Strife (from Final Fantasy VII)
- Ryouko (from Tenchi Muyou!)
- Son Goku (from Dragon Ball)
- Uzumaki Naruto (from Naruto)