The anime genre has consistently drawn viewers in with its captivating visuals and cute characters. These cute anime boys and girls may be artificial, but their fans' feelings for them are certainly not. Some are monsters, some are mannerly, and some occupy the middle-of-the-road.
Similar to other genres, we often come across hot anime boys who just melt your heart the first moment we see them. Anime has indeed provided us with some of the most beautiful female characters, but what about the guys? Who is the best anime boy?
Who are the top cute anime boys today?
Here is a look at the top 50 hot anime guys and the shows or movies in which they appear.
1. Loke from Fairy Tail
Who is the hottest anime guy character? The top spot goes to Loke, a member of the Fairy Tail Guild who was revealed to be the Celestial Spirit Leo. He is the leader of the 12 Golden Zodiac Keys. His key is currently owned by Lucy Heartfilia.
2. Son Hak from Yona of the Dawn
Hak is the deuteragonist of the anime and manga series Yona of the Dawn. He is the former General of the Wind Clan and also the main love interest and protector of Princess Yona.
3. Sanji from One Piece
'Black Leg' Sanji is the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates, as well as the former sous chef of the Baratie. He is also the third son and fourth child of the Vinsmoke family, thus making him a prince of the Germa Kingdom.
4. Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia
Izuku Midoriya, also known as Deku, is the primary protagonist of the My Hero Academia manga and anime series. Izuku manages to catch the attention of the legendary hero All Might due to his innate heroism and a strong sense of justice.
5. Dabi from My Hero Academia
Dabi is a major supporting antagonist in the series, a villain affiliated with the League of Villains, and a member of the organization's Vanguard Action Squad.
6. Izaya Orihara from Durarara!!
Izaya is a powerful and skilled underground information broker. He usually gives information for his enjoyment and claims to love the entire human race, excluding Shizuo Heiwajima. He is one of the main antagonists in Durarara!! and he possesses the perfect anime boy aesthetic.
7. Lelouch vi Britannia from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Lelouch is the main protagonistin Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2. He plays a supporting role in other side stories like Code Geass: Oz the Reflection and Code Geass: Lancelot & Guren.
8. Ciel Phantomhive from Kuroshitsuji
Earl Ciel Phantomhive is the main protagonist in the Kuroshitsuji series. He is the owner of the Funtom Company and the son of Vincent Phantomhive and Rachel Dalles.
9. Zeref Dragneel from Fairy Tail
Commonly known by his first name Zeref, Dragneel is the main antagonist of the manga/anime series Fairy Tail. Despite being good-looking, he was considered one of the evillest Wizards as he possessed incredibly deadly and destructive Magic Power.
10. InuYasha from InuYasha
InuYasha is the main protagonist as well as the title character in the manga series InuYasha and its anime adaptation. The half-demon son of a great demon father and a human mother, he was bound to a sacred tree by a magical arrow from the priestess Kikyō's bow.
11. Mikaela Hyakuya from Grand World War
Mikaela is a lean teenage vampire of average height with light skin, short, wavy blond hair that reaches down to his shoulders, fangs, slightly pointed ears, and red eyes. He is described as being shockingly beautiful.
12. Death the Kid from Soul Eater
Death the Kid, commonly referred to as simply Kid, is the second son of Death himself and the Meister of the Demon Twin Guns, Liz Thompson and Patty Thompson.
13. Haruka Nanase from Free!
Haruka is the main protagonist in the anime series Free! He is a freestyle swimmer and was the vice-captain of the Iwatobi High School Swim Club.
14. Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist
Edward Elric, given the codename Fullmetal Alchemist, is the youngest State Alchemist in the history of the organization, having gained his admittance at the age of 12.
15. Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail
Dragneel is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild wherein he is a member of Team Natsu. He is the younger brother of Zeref Dragneel, having died 400 years ago, before being subsequently revived as his brother's most powerful Etherious.
16. Ayato Sakamaki from Diabolik Lovers
Ayato is the third son of the Sakamaki household.
17. Eijiro Kirishima from My Hero Academia
Eijiro is a muscular young man of average height with a rather impressive physique, despite his young age. He has red eyes that are pointed slightly inwards, and a small scar just above his right eye.
18. Neji Hyūga from Naruto
Neji was a shinobi of Konohagakure's Hyūga clan. Though a prodigy even by the Hyūga's standards, Neji was a member of the clan's branch house.
19. Bakugo Katsuki from My Hero Academia
Katsuki Bakugo, also known as Kacchan by his childhood friends, is a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero. He is the deuteragonist of the series.
20. Zen Wistaria from Snow White with the Red Hair
This white haired anime boy is one of the main characters in the Snow White with the Red Hair anime and manga series. Ryōta Ōsaka voices him in the Japanese version and Josh Grelle in the English version.
21. Kyoya Ootori from Ouran Host Club
Ootori is a 2nd-year student at Ouran Academy who is also the cost-conscious and calculating vice-president of the Ouran Host Club that he co-founds with his best friend, Tamaki Suoh.
22. Sesshomaru from InuYasha
Sesshomaru was a powerful Inu Daiyōkai, feared throughout the Feudal Era. He was the half-brother of the Hanyō InuYasha and the first son of Tōga, their father.
23. Killua Zoldyck from Hunter x Hunter
Killua is the third child of Silva and Kikyo Zoldyck and the heir of the Zoldyck Family until he runs away from home and becomes a Rookie Hunter.
24. Toshiro Hitsugaya from Naruto
Toshiro is the captain of the Tenth Squad. He is also a fellow teammate of Ichigo's younger sister, Karin Kurosaki.
25. Tamaki Suoh from Ouran High School Host Club
Tamaki Suoh is the illegitimate son of Yuzuru Suoh (Ouran Academy's Chairman) and the president of the Ouran Host Club.
26. Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach
Ichigo is the son of Isshin and Masaki Kurosaki, and the older brother of Karin and Yuzu. He is married to Orihime Inoue and has a son named Kazui Kurosaki.
27. Roy Mustang from Fullmetal Alchemist
Roy Mustang, also known as the Flame Alchemist, is the tritagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist series. He is a state alchemist and officer in the Amestrian State Military.
28. Ayato Kirishima from Tokyo Ghoul
Kirishima is Touka's younger brother, Reiji Yomo's nephew, and Ichika Kaneki's uncle. He is also one of the major characters of the supernatural/horror series Tokyo Ghoul.
29. Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto
Sasuke Uchiha is one of the last surviving members of Konohagakure's Uchiha clan. After his older brother Itachi massacred their clan, Sasuke made it his mission in life to avenge them by killing Itachi.
30. Gray Fullbuster from Fairy Tail
Gray Fullbuster is a mage of the Fairy Tail Guild. Gray's most prominent feature is his spiky black-coloured hair. He has dark blue eyes and a toned, muscular body.
31. Kyo Sohma from Fruits Basket
Kyo Sohma is one of the deuteragonists of the Fruits Basket series. He is the adopted son of Kazuma Sohma.
32. Ban from The Seven Deadly Sins
Ban is the Fox's Sin of Greed and the husband of Elaine. He is known for his power and former immortality which he gained from the Elixir of Life and gave up to return Elaine from Death.
33. Zero Kiryu from Vampire Knight
Zero Kiryu is an ex-human vampire, a vampire hunter, and the older twin brother of Ichiru Kiryu. He is relatively tall with short silver hair, snowy-white skin, and lavender eyes, the latter varying in shade from the manga to anime.
34. L from Death Note
L is a world-renowned detective who takes on the challenge of catching the mass murderer known as Kira. In his investigation, L becomes suspicious of Light Yagami and makes it his goal to prove that Light is Kira.
35. Claus Valca from Last Exile
Claus Valca is the main protagonist in Last Exile. He is the son of Hamilcar Valca and Justina Valca. Claus has light brown hair and blue eyes and is often seen wearing a dark brown pilot uniform.
36. Kaoru Hitachiin from Ouran Host Club
Kaoru Hitachiin is the younger of the Hitachiin twins and is in Class 1-A with his identical twin Hikaru Hitachiin and fellow Ouran Host Club member Haruhi Fujioka.
37. Howl Jenkins Pendragon from Howl's Moving Castle
Howl Jenkins Pendragon is a powerful wizard living in the land of Ingary. Originally known as Howell Jenkins of Wales, he was part of a loose fraternity of wizards on Earth.
38. Victor Nikiforov from Yuri!!! on Ice
Victor Nikiforov is a good-looking figure skater, coach, choreographer, Yuuri's fiancé, and is the deuteragonist of Yuri!!! on Ice.
39. Karma Akabane from Assassination Classroom
Karma Akabane is a major protagonist of the Japanese manga and anime series Assassination Classroom. He is a student of Korosensei taught at Kunugigaoka Junior High School.
40. Yato from Noragami
Originally called Yaboku, Yato is the main protagonist of the anime/manga series Noragami, and the 'stray god' of the title. He is a minor god who desires to be worshipped by the masses one day.
41. Hikaru Hitachiin from Ouran Host Club
Hikaru Hitachiin is the elder of the identical Hitachiin twins and is in Class 1-A with his younger brother, Kaoru Hitachiin, and Haruhi Fujioka.
42. Takumi Usui from Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!
Takumi Usui is the main male protagonist of the Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! manga and anime series. He is amazingly talented at everything, and he is the love interest of Misaki Ayuzawa.
43. Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss
This hot anime guy is a fox Yokai in the manga series Kamisama Kiss. In chapter one of the manga, Tomoe is abandoned by his former master, Mikage, and left to care for the land god's crumbling shrine alone for twenty years.
44. Itachi Uchiha from Naruto
Itachi was a ninja of Konohagakure's Uchiha clan. He later became an international criminal after murdering his entire clan, sparing only his younger brother, Sasuke.
45. Kakashi Hatake from Naruto
Kakashi Hatake is a shinobi of Konohagakure's Hatake clan. Famed as Kakashi of the Sharingan, he is one of the series' most talented ninja
46. Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul
Ken Kaneki is the main protagonist of the Tokyo Ghoul series. He is currently Touka Kirishima's husband and the father of Ichika Kaneki.
47. Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist
Rin Okumura is the main protagonist of the manga/anime series Blue Exorcist. He and his younger twin brother, Yukio, were born from Satan and Yuri Egin.
He attends the True Cross Academy to become an exorcist and get revenge on Satan for killing his adoptive father, Shiro Fujimoto.
48. Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan
Levi Ackerman, often formally referred to as Captain Levi, is the squad captain of the Special Operations Squad within the Survey Corps, and is widely known as humanity's strongest soldier.
Levi has short, straight black hair styled in an undercut curtain, as well as narrow, intimidating dull grey eyes with dark circles under them and a deceptively youthful face.
49. Sebastian Michaelis from Kuroshitsuji
This black haired anime boy is a demon butler of the Phantomhive household. He takes on the appearance of a tall, handsome adult with dark hair, red eyes, pale skin, and black fingernails. The back of his left hand contains the mark of his Faustian contract with Ciel Phantomhive.
50. Todoroki Shoto from My Hero Academia
Shoto Todoroki is a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School, where he got in through official recommendations.
This cute anime boy is reasonably tall, rather muscular, and well-built for his age. He has quite long hair, and wears bangs, parted twice to not obscure his vision.
Is it okay to have a crush on an anime character?
Having feelings for a fictional character is certainly not rare, or weird. There is even a term for it, Waifu, which describes a fictional character, usually in anime or related media, that someone has great and sometimes romantic affection for.
The modern-day entertainment industry is undoubtedly not lacking in good-looking anime boys. The genre's fans have probably crushed on one or more of these boys at a certain point.