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Compare Eye-Obscuring Hat. Contrast with the Cool Masks worn by superheroes, which disguise them by making them look more conspicuous. When not, see Malevolent Masked Men.Examples: open/close all folders Anime & Manga Battle Spirits Shonen Toppa Bashin: Suiren does this in the fourth episode to disguise herself when she wants to get away from her idol duties.
Later, this is also done by Meganeko and Card Sensei to sneak into a tournament.
When on an assassination mission, Guts from Berserk wears a dark cloak with a hood. He's also seen wearing his all-black hooded cape post-Eclipse after he becomes the Black Swordsman.
Bleach gives us the bizarre Pernida Parnkgjas, a Quincy whose hood renders all but the character's glowing eyes invisible.
Blood+: The schiff wear hoods for protection since sunlight kills them.
Claymore: Clare wears a hooded cloak while infiltrating the Holy City of Rabona. She however has the sense to wear a dark cloak as a form of camouflage at night. Seven or so years later Clarice and Miata do the same but in broad daylight. It does not work out very well for them.
The Seven Ghosts frequently wear these as well. Of course, it is obvious that they are being mysterious, but they seem more concerned with avoiding positive identification.
In GaoGaiGar FINAL, with the exception of six members, all of the Planetary Masters of Sol wear hooded cloaks. Even after transforming into their mech forms, their actual faces are never shown.
Turkey from Hetalia: Axis Powers wears a hood and a mask as his default attire, when he isn't the Ottoman Turks (where he wears a mask and a huge hat instead).
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders: When the heroes reach Egypt, a Speedwagon agent who arrived earlier spots Dio's praetorian minions leaving a building in hoods after receiving orders.
Golden Wind: Diavolo's first appearance has him with this, covered in a shadowed blanket in a dark room while musing about Bucciarati's team bringing his daughter so he could personally kill her.
JoJolion: Daiya's first outfit has a hood with bear ears.
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple: Hermit's fighting uniform in his early appearances includes a dark hood which, combined with his advocacy of The Power of Hate, makes him look kind of like a Sith Lord.
Kill la Kill: Guts is a non-speaking partially civilized doggy who is never seen without his little hoodie.
When Ryuko gets into her first real fight, she starts out wearing a body-concealing hood and cloak. It eventually gets torn up, revealing her now-iconic Stripperiffic outfit.
Sara from Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch initially uses a white hood to hide her face. After she removes it for the first time, she never bothers with it again.
Moriarty the Patriot: William and Louis wear hooded black cloaks when performing Lord of Crime business to conceal their fairly recognizable features and only doff them when they're in front of their murder victims. William's hood blowing out of his face allows Charles Augustus Milverton to recognize him.
The members of the Black Valley in My-Otome wear these; once it's revealed that they're not evil, it gets lampshaded when there's a little girl in the group, wearing a cloak and a hood and a pink bow over the hood.
Naruto: In Part 1, Kiba Inuzuka wears a jacket with a hoodie that has fur on the hoodie. He has the hood on most of the time, and the fur on it makes it easy for the audience to mistake it for his hair. He later drops the hoodie look completely, starting with the Shippuuden.
In Shippuuden, Kiba's teammate Shino Aburame dons a new jacket with a hood, which he wears all the time, making him look even more like a freak than he already was in Part 1. Even when he later switches to a standard shinobi uniform in the Fourth Great Shinobi War arc, he still wears a hood on his head.
Averted with Kiba's and Shino's other teammate Hinata Hyuuga, who wears a hoodie in both parts, but she never has her head covered under the hood.
Negima! Magister Negi Magi: Ku:Nel Sanders manages to go through an entire tournament without ever having his hood fall off (he's the semi-solid projection of a mage, so maybe a wizard did it). It doesn't generally mask his face from the reader, but the characters themselves can't see his face unless he shows them.
After Negi is Wrongly Accused in the Magic World, he doesn't go out without a hood when he's not disguised.
Subverted with Korumi in Onegai My Melody. Not only does her black hood disguise nothing, but the second season reveals that it's apparently genetic.
Fakir wears a hood to cover his distinctive green hair while he wears a mask in the tenth episode of Princess Tutu. This is probably in part because Fakir has a tendency to be a little theatrical when it comes to his role as the Knight.
Samurai Champloo: Yukimaru uses a hood that actually covers his entire face (except for his eyes) to hide his identity from the protagonists.
In the world of Somali and the Forest Spirit, humans are seen as livestock by the ruling class of monsterfolk, meaning the titular Somali must specifically wear a hooded cloak around other people to hide not her identity but her species. The false horns allow her to pass as a minotaur child.
Ultimate Muscle starting with episode 5, "Dial Up Danger", has Kevin Mask, Diabolic, and Pumpinator dressed with hoods that completely obscure their faces in black shadows as well as hide their bodies' true form.
The *BEST* Da Hood Stand Script! Kill All, JoJo...