Ladies, this list is made specifically to satisfy your need to simp over 2D characters. Normally I would make something about the best female characters or something. But today I made a list that I am 100% sure fangirls will like.
As you may have seen from the title, today’s theme is about 20 cute anime boys who will make you melt with one look. I mean, if the title does not entice you to read the list, then I have no idea what will. Because I promise that you can expect a lot of characters who are adored by the fandom.
I am a male, so I need to do some sort of research to find out which characters are considered to be “cute”. It is quite easy though. Simply open up some YouTube video related to a certain anime fandom (like this one for example) then voila, there will be either men who talk about the most random things about the anime, or women who do some fangirling like there is no other day.
And to make it spicier, I only included one character per anime or fandom. Because if I include them all, well I literally have no idea what to say anymore about them because there will be A LOT of them if I try to put them all on the list.
I am pretty confident with my judgment, so I think the characters whom I included for this list would be premium (what the hell did I just say lmao) characters. So, let us just begin from our number 20:
Cute Anime Boys Who Will Make You Melt With One Look
20. Rudeus Greyrat (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation)
Off the list we got here a young talented magician who fits the criteria of “being able to melt you with a simple gaze”. Yes he is a bit perverted, but I think Rudy’s behavior will easily get excused considering that he is still a “child”. A beautiful looking child, to be exact.
That is until we realized that Rudy is a reincarnation of a jobless old man who is transported into another world. And that is where we put the line because Rudy does understand his actions and I do not think that I can condone such action. So yeah, I could not put him higher on this list.
19. Fushiguro Megumi (Jujutsu Kaisen)
For male fans, I know Megumi is considered as a cool and badass character. For fangirls, however, they simp (there will be a lot of simpers on the list). Honestly I could not see him as a “cute male character”, so I took a deep dive to find out why girls are so crazy towards him.
And it turns out that Megumi simply needs to exist to be cute. Him being calm is more than enough to make the fans flock over him. I mean I do get it that he has a really nice look, but to think he only needs to stay quiet to be so loved by the female fans is outstanding.
18. Aladdin (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)
Just like Rudeus, appearance can trick you. Even though Aladdin looks like an innocent child, he is actually a perverted brat who loves to grope women’s chests. That is a total minus for me. But he is saved because of a few reasons.
First thing first, he still acts rather cutely, and I do believe female fans love seeing that. And secondly, he is not a reincarnated old man who was isekai’d into another world. So as much as some of you and me hate it, Aladdin is still a certified boy. And as such, we cannot do anything except for accepting this eerie situation that has been landed upon us.
17. Kaidou Shun (The Disastrous Life of Saiki Kusuo)
Those who have not this series (you should by the way. It is hilarious) may think that Shun is your typical cool and badass side character. And he kind of is. Sort of. He is a brilliant character. In his mind. Because he is a Chuunibyou who thinks that he has a special power inside him.
And like your normal Chuunibyou, Shun often considers himself as an important figure in the series, when in reality he is mostly useless and extremely awkward when it comes to a normal conversation. Those explanations are the reason why fans find him cute in his own way. And I can somehow see why.
16. Kageyama Shigeo (Mob Psycho 100)
In Mob Psycho 100, Even as a man I need to admit that Shigeo is way too pure for this cruel world. He is earnest and peaceful, it is very unfitting for a world where trickeries and conflicts happen all the time. For me personally, his pureness is what makes him cute.
That one episode where he was shown a reality where he does not have his psychic power mentally hurts me. Before that, we have seen him not wanting to use his power to fight, yet he was pushed around so many times that he eventually snapped. Shigeo deserves some more love, and thankfully his peers are really supportive towards him.
15. Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
I have read a comment about how the heck a mere armored robot thing can show so many emotions when it is supposed to have a flat face. And the comment was right. I guess that is the power of anime. And that is also what made female fans flock over Alphonse.
Apart from being able to make great facial expressions even though his soul is transferred into an armor, Alphonse is also known for being a soft and delicate boy. We have seen many times his softness and delicacy towards many people and animals. And do not get me started on his real face. Because the fandom will go crazy about it.
14. Norman (The Promised Neverland)
The most genius, intellectual child in the farm who is really kind and protective towards his “siblings”. Norman rarely brags about his intelligence and always tries his best to blend in with them. He is overall a really nice and soft boy who I am sure that fangirls will love.
However, I hate to put this everytime I talk about The Promised Neverland, but Norman’s screen time got quite butchered in the anime. It is sad because in the manga, you will and can see his other side. And trust me he is more than you can think of. But as I said, I think this Norman would be enough to satisfy female fans.
13. Miyamura Izumi (Horimiya)
After spending most of his time being a loner because of how he looks, Izumi finally got a chance to shine after he dated the most famous girl in class Kyoko. At first they could not see his redeeming quality, but it all changed after Izumi changed his look.
It was quite sad because a lot of people still judge a person by their looks, but it is what it is. Just like Nishikata, Izumi is also actually a really nice and kindhearted guy who has a chivalrous side in him. So yes, even if he did not change his emo look, Izumi has a golden personality inside and that is what matters the most.
12. Nishikata (Teasing Master Takagi-san)
Saying this may be a bit cruel, but I believe that Nishikata was being his cutest when he got teased by Takagi. You can see how powerless he is and how fast he went through 5 stages of grief after getting teased by her. Luckily Nishikata is more than that.
If you are not familiar with the show, Takagi fell in love with Nishikata because he was simply being nice. Yes, he is your soft boy who respects women and still has his chivalrous side inside him. And trust me, men like that are quite rare these days. If girls do not like that then I have no idea how to react to that.
11. Aldini Takumi (Food Wars)
Most of the time Takumi acts like your calm and collected anime characters. Most of the time. However, when Yukihira is involved in literally anything (yes, literally anything), his cool and cold-headed demeanor will be gone just in a finger snap. Yukihira is the only one who is able to make him lose his composure.
And for some fans, that is cute. Even they ship them both because Takumi acts quite hysterical with Yukihira. I personally do not condone such things, but for making this list I need to see from a female’s perspective. So yeah, I guess now I can see why? I have no idea anymore.
10. Sano Manjiro (Tokyo Revengers)
In Tokyo Revengers, Although he is known for being untouchable in the battlefield, Mikey outside the arena is a pure goofball who is innocent and only wants to have some fun with his friends. And that is the only side we are going to talk about. Because his other side is… Well, anything but cute.
Especially when Mikey is with either Draken, Emma, or Takemitchy, his childish side usually shows up. He often smiles and plays pranks with them. Mikey rarely talks about stuff inside Toman and mostly has a conversation about mundane things. Quite a huge gap huh… But well, such people do exist in real life and there are quite a lot of them.
9. Akabane Karma (Assassination Classroom)
If you are familiar with Assassination Classroom fandom, you should have known that Karma is incredibly popular among the fangirls. While he looks handsome and masculine, believe it or not it is not the only thing that most fans like about him.
It is actually his sadistic behavior that made fangirls succumb to him. More than that, he also does that while laughing and smiling like nothing happened. I honestly do not find it cute at all, but here I just simply relay the message to you all on how cute Karma is because of his personality. Some of you may get it, others may not. And that is totally acceptable.
8. Sohma Kyo (Fruits Basket)
Kyo might be a bit dense and sometimes act rough towards females. Despite his behavior, female fans still love him and think of him as a cute character (once a simp always be a simp). The fact that he is your typical Tsundere male character only makes it better for them.
Kyo is actually kind at heart, but he does not want to show it because he thinks of it as a sign of weakness. Still, when he is comfortable enough towards someone, he will show his soft side. And that was what made fangirls melt. They do not think that they can handle such cuteness that appears in front of them.
7. Yukine (Noragami)
I had difficulties picking between Yato or Yukine for this list. But I think when it comes to being cute, Yukine has an edge over Yato (because for me Yato is mostly annoying rather than cute lol). Some fans may agree, others will definitely disagree. I understand, but just hear me out.
For me the term “cute” has quite a lot to do with innocence. That is why we think that children and babies are cute. Almost the same applies to Yukine. Yes he is not that innocent, but he is not indecent either. He is still a young boy who needs to understand what it means to be a Shinki.
6. Kuroko Tetsuya (Kuroko no Basket)
Sometimes you see him, sometimes you are not. But when you get a chance to have a good look at him, you cannot avert your eyes. That is the charm of Kuroko. Not only was he able to bewitch Momoi, he also managed to make the fans absolutely crazy about him.
I think Kuroko’s main aspect that made fangirls fall in love with him is most definitely his softness. His voice is soft, he does not have a big tall body unlike most other characters, and he does not act hostile towards almost anyone. And I do know the fact that a lot of girls love a man who treats her softly.
5. Hanako-kun (Toilet-bound Hanako-kun)
Surprised? Hell no. Especially those who know the series should expect him to be on the list. Yes he is a ghost. But I am 100% certain that fans will not complain about it. Because, Hanako’s face is more than enough to be a main reason why he deserved to be on the list.
And not only looks, Hanako’s bright personality has melted a lot of fans’ hearts. I personally need to address that despite being a straight guy myself, I do see the point on why fangirls pledged themselves to protect Hanako from any harm and solemnly swear to keep him happy. I have no idea how but it is what it is.
4. Kamado Tanjiro (Demon Slayer)
I think it is quite obvious that Tanjiro would make it on the list. It is easy to see why fangirls think of him as a cute male character. Starting from his design as a whole, and his demeanor when facing different stuff, it was all personally crafted by the mangaka for making a pure, harmless main character.
Well of course there are times where Tanjiro gets mad and it was actually quite scary. Even Inosuke was afraid of him. But I guess the silver lining here is that a man should need to be dangerous when he needs to, and harmless most of the time. And Tanjiro exactly fits the criteria.
3. Killua Zoldyck (Hunter X Hunter)
Choosing between Gon and Killua is not an easy task, because they are the only “boys” in Hunter X Hunter (others are all considered as men). But here I think that Killua has an edge over Gon because of one thing: Tsundere. Just like Kyo, it is more important than it looks.
I have no idea why but anime fans love Tsundere characters. Whether it is male or female, they just love them. Killua has a tendency not showing his true FRIENDSHIP feeling towards Gon because it is embarrassing for him, while Gon openly talks about it. He often blushed because of it, and it is cute. Even I think it is cute.
2. Midoriya Izuku (My Hero Academia)
Midoriya has the same case with some other characters and I will not repeat it. But I would like to say that I did in fact talk about Midoriya’s cuteness in this article (please do not get tired of this lol. I love plugs). So I will just sum it up for those who have not read it.
If you have watched or read My Hero Academia, you know that Midoriya is a boy who is very passionate about heroes and stuff. He is kind of awkward and confused when it comes to socializing, but at least he got the spirit. And that is why fans think of him as cute.
1. Hinata Shoyo (Haikyuu)
As a Haikyuu fan, I do know the fact that a lot of fangirls are simping over a lot of characters in Haikyuu (apparently they are all cute in their eyes). But I do think that Hinata gets the most attention among them all. I guess this is because he is the main character, but I see there are more reasons for it.
Hinata is basically a goofball who acts like a child most of the time. He is hyperactive, optimistic, and cheerful, making him so loved by the fans. His appearances are always welcomed and I do not think fans will ever get tired of his antics.