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Bishounen: The Most Handsome Male Anime/Manga Characters Ever

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Ayu is a big fan of anime and manga and tries to watch and read as many series as possible.


Handsome Anime Boys

Because we have an abundant supply of handsome manga/anime characters, coming up with this article became quite exhausting. From the viewers' point of view, anyone would qualify as good-looking but I also considered the universe from which my picks came. Meaning they must look like a real bishounen both from our perspective and the from the eyes of the characters of the series from which they were selected. Ah, this was a lot of work! But without further delay, I give you my list of the most handsome anime/manga characters ever!

18. Kuchiki Byakuya ("Bleach")

Kuchiki Byakuya

Kuchiki Byakuya

My 18th most handsome guy is one of the strongest from Soul Society, captain of the 6th division and the current head of the Kuchiki Clan - Kuchiki Byakuya. He's got it all - fame, power, and of course, looks that could kill. Byakuya is usually cool and calm, and sometimes arrogant, but we don't mind. He is one of the most popular Bleach character based on Weekly Shonen Jump popularity polls and the most popular captain for the female Shinigami of Soul Society after being voted "number 1 captain we desire to release a photo book for" according to a poll by the Shinigami Women's Association.

17. Azuma Yunoki ("La Corda d'Oro")

Azuma Yunoki

Azuma Yunoki

On the 17th spot is the most handsome two-faced gentleman I've ever seen, Azuma Yunoki. Yunoki is a talented third year high school student majoring in flute at the Seiso Academy. He learned the piano first but after showing astounding progress and talent, he was forced to play the flute instead so as not to outshine his elder brothers. Of course, he is popular with the girls, but only Kahoko knows of his "dark" personality he wouldn't show to other people. Naturally, this mean side of him makes him more attractive than the other La Corda d'Oro guys ;)

16. Mabuchi Kou ("Ao Haru Ride")

Mabuchi Kou

Mabuchi Kou

On spot no. 16 is Ao Haru Ride's main male protagonist, Mabuchi Kou. He was initially gentle and sweet and cute during their middle school years but after his sudden disappearance he became cold, rude and sarcastic, but oh well more manly. Of course we were really annoyed by how he was treating Futaba then (after they met each other again in highschool) but I guess you can also consider it one of his charms - a caring, handsome tsundere always gets us!

15. Satsuki Shishio ("Hirunaka no Ryuusei")

Satsuki Shishio

Satsuki Shishio

Satsuki Shishio (from the manga Hirunaka no Ryuusei) is the most handsome high school teacher, ever. He is a true gentleman, he dresses well and he is so damn good-looking. I'd rather say that he is a responsible adult, which led to how things ended just like that. Chunchun is his first love yes, but I AM HIS TRUE LOVE.

14. Kazehaya Shouta ("Kimi ni Todoke")

Kazehaya Shouta

Kazehaya Shouta

Kimi ni Todoke's Kazehaya Shouta is probably one of the most handsome and refreshing high school student I've seen. Being both good-looking and sociable, he attracts both girls and boys, with him at the center of attention all the time. Most interesting about Kazehaya is his selfishness, one which he admitted to both Sawako and Ryu, which is only mostly applicable to Sawako as Kazehaya easily gets jealous and wants to keep Sawako for himself.

13. Mashima Taichi ("Chihayafuru")

Mashima Taichi

Mashima Taichi

Grabbing 13th place is the smart, talented and of course handsome president of the Mizusawa Karuta Club, Mashima Taichi of Chihayafuru. I was originally for Arata, but man, every single soul would come to love Taichi's good looks, patience, dedication and most importantly his unequaled love and concern for Chihaya. From all the anime/manga I've seen and read, I believe he is the best male character forever and ever.

12. Kuranosuke Koibuchi ("Kuragehime"/"Princess Jellyfish")

Kuranosuke Koibuchi. And yes, Kurako is a crossdresser.

Kuranosuke Koibuchi. And yes, Kurako is a crossdresser.

Number 12 on this list is Kuragehime's Kuranosuke Koibuchi, the good-looking guy from a political family who is interested in beauty and fashion. He is appealing to both men and women whether he cross-dresses or not. He is usually confident in whatever he does and is the kind of person who doesn't care what people would think or speak of him. He looks best when he ties his hair up (when dressed as a boy)!

11. Takumi Usui ("Kaichou wa Maid-sama")

Takumi Usui

Takumi Usui

Takumi Usui is smart, talented and one of the most handsome guys in the Maid-sama universe. He is very popular among the girls, not just those from his high school. He looks cold and nonchalant (much to our delight) but is actually sweet and caring especially when Misaki is concerned.

10. Tamaki Suoh ("Ouran High School Host Club")

Tamaki Suoh

Tamaki Suoh

Ouran High's Tamaki Suoh can very well be Takumi Usui's brother. They almost look alike, with that blonde hair and good looks, with very similar circumstances as well. Like almost everybody on this list, his beauty is on a whole new level, he is cheerful and amiable as well and is liked by everyone. He can be stubborn and naïve (although we don't mind) but only because he always thinks of his friends first before himself.

9. Sata Kyouya ("Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji")


Sata Kyouya was supposed to be my boyfriend, but I had the kind heart to let him go because Erika seems to need him more. Kyouya is like the school's prince because of his looks and everybody thought he was a gentleman, but he is actually the most beautiful jerk on this list. He is genuinely a short-tempered sadist who enjoys ordering Erika around, which was quite annoying in the beginning. Later on, he leveled up and just became an insensitive but caring tsundere boyfriend. Well, we can handle that.

8. Miyamura Izumi ("Horimiya")

Miyamura Izumi

Miyamura Izumi

Miyamura Izumi is one of the main characters in the manga Hori-san to Miyamura-kun or Horimiya. He is quite attractive (Hori even notes how long his eyelashes are) but is not observed by a lot of people as he maintains a low profile in school as he was used to being alone (and in order to hide his piercings and heavily-tattooed body). When he dresses normally, however, not only Hori is charmed by his looks. He is the sweetest every time he makes a move on Hori!

7. Kurosawa Yamato ("Sukitte Ii na yo"/"Say 'I Love You'")

Kurosawa Yamato

Kurosawa Yamato

On top 7 is Sukitte Ii na yo's lead guy, Kurosawa Yamato. He is totally handsome and the most popular boy in school. He is a nice and caring guy but he was originally a flirt and a flirt still he was, and I came to dislike him after all those night visits to Megumi's place (yes, even after Mei has already forgiven him). He has his own share of issues as well, like everybody else, but oh well he truly cares for Mei and he is really, truly attractive, you just got to give this spot to him.

6. Jinguji Ren ("Uta no Prince-sama")

Jinguji Ren

Jinguji Ren

We gotta thank the god of anime for creating a wonderful character in the person of Jinguji Ren from Uta no Prince-sama. He is the epitome of manliness, sexiness and perfection, and is more than worthy of placing 6th on this bishounen list. Ren is sociable and carefree and is sometimes proud, and the man flirts a lot. Who cares though, his mere existence is already a blessing for us all! <3

5. Nura Rikuo ("Nurarihyon no Mago")

Nura Rikuo

Nura Rikuo

Securing the 5th spot is none other than the Lord of Pandemonium himself, Nura Rikuo. His yokai/night form is absolutely one of the most handsome creations in the entire history of manga and anime despite that weird gravity-defying hair of his. He is charismatic and thus was able to form and unify his own Hyakki Yako in a short period of time. He looks most handsome when he leads his very own tumultous horde - and of course whenever he is shown caring for Tsurara XD

4. Yue ("Cardcaptor Sakura")



Now we are down to the fourth most handsome anime/manga guy ever and this place goes to Carcaptor Sakura's Yue! Yue is the guardian of the Clow Cards and later on, of Sakura Kinomoto. He is as beautiful as the moon (Yue translates to "moon" in Chinese), with his long silver hair tied loosely in a ponytail. He is cold and serious on the outside but is a responsible and caring guardian for Sakura.

3. Rokudo Mukuro ("Katekyo Hitman Reborn!")

Rokudo Mukuro

Rokudo Mukuro

Claiming the third spot is one of the most badass guy on this list - Rokudo Mukuro of Katekyo Hitman Reborn! The guys is literally bad and is literally an ass but as the Mist Guardian he is quite unique and irreplaceable in terms of power, strength, and of course attractiveness. He is different from all the other guardians owing to his dark past, but for us that is what makes him unique and lovable!

2. Soo-Won ("Akatsuki no Yona")



Akatsuki no Yona's Soo-Won was able to claim not just the throne but the 2nd most handsome character ever in this article as well! His looks, personality and charisma stole not only Yona's heart but ours as well! I actually belong to Team Hak but there is just no denying how strong, smart and beautiful Soo-Won is! Despite not knowing his true personality yet, no one can disagree that the second place was meant for him.

1. Sesshomaru ("Inuyasha")



And now, I name the most handsome character in the entire history of anime and manga to be none other than Sesshomaru of InuYasha! Sesshomaru is a proud full-fledged demon, and is usually emotionless, cold and indiffirent. He fears no one, not even Naraku, as he is confident in his own power. He was your typical good-looking villain until he met Rin, and eventually the man became aware of that thing called emotion, though he wouldn't let anyone know of it. He became more and more "compassionate" (if you can call it that) as the series progressed which turned us all on. Regardless, evil or good Sesshomaru is the most handsome man ever!

Do you agree? XD

Poll Time!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2015 Ayu


Ruby on September 03, 2020:

Y'all know this list is wrong, watch some Attack on Titan, Naruto Shippuden, My hero Academia, Haikyuu, Hunter x Hunter, ughh you need to watch some better anime!!

Lisa on September 02, 2020:

Please add Tomoe, Shoto Todoroki, Zero, Levi. Not Soo- won, but Hak looks more handsome and deserves to be in the list . Love Sesshomaru ......

Axbxi on August 27, 2020:


Otaku hitman on August 20, 2020:

Yuri petolski from Yuri on ice

Manju on August 20, 2020:

I knw it is impossible to put charaters from all various anime .... But Minato namikaze and Kakashi with Itachi should be on the list.

Jemimxrp on August 18, 2020:

Alright but where the f is Levi?

bruh on August 17, 2020:

Itachi brotha

ehekohokahakuhukihik on July 13, 2020:

To me, Kakashi senpai still the most handsome guy I ever saw. No point fighting me HAHA

Yinyue Pisces on July 06, 2020:

finally, my boy Yunoki is on the list uwu uwu

jaishna on July 06, 2020:

any underplayed animes??

Misa Corner on July 03, 2020:

What the...

where is subaru from diabolic lover

Where is zen from snow white woth red hair

Where is hatsuharu from fruit basket

Where is zero from vampire knight

tsukino on July 03, 2020:

wow finally a list with all the good stuff. uwu

Naomi Marvell on June 20, 2020:

For me..

1.Levi ackerman(Attack On Titan)

2.Gin(Hotarubi No Mori E)

3.Usui Takumi(Kaichou Wa Maid Sama)

4.Shoto Todoroki(My Hero Academia)

.Karma Akabane(Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)

5.Ken Kaneki(Tokyo Ghoul)

6.Tobio Kageyama(Haikyuu!!)

7.Killua Zoldyck(Hunter x Hunter)

8.Kirigaya Kazuto(Sword Art Online)

9.Mabuchi Kou(Ao Haru Ride)


Illua on June 20, 2020:

Why Levi Ackerman is not on the list?!!?

Rin kills on June 19, 2020:

Where the heck is my boi akaashi?!

hello on June 18, 2020:


xxakxx on June 13, 2020:

where is Itachi, Levi

Aditya on June 10, 2020:

Where is Light??

Lethe_V on June 07, 2020:

Where's Ayato, where's Sasuke, where's Naruto, where's Tomoe, where's Zen

Assassinator on June 03, 2020:

Why did itachi not on the list

K Browman 100 on May 31, 2020:

Killik Rung from Soul Eater. Lelouch from Code Geass. Where is Sebastian and how come Usui is not in top 10???

Joachim on May 27, 2020:

i think gillthunder from seven sins should be on the list,at least 1-3rd position

agshsgaj on May 26, 2020:

Tomoe must be here.

Saha on May 18, 2020:

Hibari from reborn is handsome more tham mukuro

And where is todoroki-akashi-and hibariiiiiiii

Anime girl on May 17, 2020:

Where is YUSU,..........

Anonoymus on May 13, 2020:

The first one is TRASH like bruh

FFmonster on May 08, 2020:

If Ash Lynx isn't here it ain't legit...

cuzynut on April 26, 2020:

where are the bungou stray dogs male characters, yuri, yato, bakugou, todoroki, Victor, Levi

aniw on April 23, 2020:

where is Dazai???

Ahlam on April 22, 2020:

I am shocked Karma Akabane didn’t make it to the list

Anonymous on April 17, 2020:

For me it would be Victor (Yuri on ice)

Hannah on April 10, 2020:

:( sad because tomoe isn't there

LillyUwU on April 10, 2020:

Zero from Vampire Knight and Zen from Snow White with red hair should be there too

LillyUwU on April 10, 2020:

Wataya Arata should be there too from Chihayafuru

usui is the best on April 04, 2020:


angelalala on March 24, 2020:

For me:

1. Kou Mabuchi

2. Kibikino Akatsuki (Tsubaki Chou Lonely planet)

3. Mochizou (Tamako Love story/Market)

4. Sesshomaru

5. Miyamura Izumi

6. Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan)

7. Haru (Kyoukai no kanata) and also Haru from Tonari no kaibutsu-kun

8. Viktor nikiforov (Yuri on ice!!!)

9. Mamura (Hirunaka no ryuusei)

10. Tomoe (Kamisama kiss)

Also add Akihito kanbara, Howl, Gin, Shoto, and Narusi.

angel on March 24, 2020:

Mamura from Hirunaka no ryuusei is handsome too. Also Kibikino akatsuki from Tsubaki chou lonely planet

Kirstine on March 20, 2020:

to-to- TODOROKIIIIIII where??? justice pls justice!!!!

Joli on March 17, 2020:


Nissi on March 12, 2020:

Wh-wh-where is Todoroki...??

ItzMym on March 09, 2020:

How bout’ Kei Soma from LastGame manga

Most people don’t know him but damn he’s cute

Abby on February 12, 2020:

Where is my Bakashi( Kakashi)???

jbjsem on February 02, 2020:


weeb on January 26, 2020:

where's my shoto

AEN 011 LUC on January 02, 2020:


Schwi Dola on December 23, 2019:

I was waiting for Hak to come out but... nah. I'll just be selfish. He's mine! (evil laugh)

ola gg on December 18, 2019:

i want the ones from naruto, like kakashi sensei uwu that men is hot xD

nada on December 10, 2019:

i think sasuke from naruto

Levi Ryuuzaki Yatogami Sakamoto on December 03, 2019:

No Yato or Sakamoto or Levi.....?

Alyssa on December 02, 2019:

I think Tomoe from kamisama kiss is one of the m. And Hak from snowwihte wotj red hair

ThatFudanshi on November 13, 2019:

Sesshomaru is really beautiful too. But Shun Andromeda is and always will be the most pretty one for me. In my teens I had a huge crush on him as I watched Saint Seiya the first time. He's also so gentle and almost chivalric. He believes in humanity, has so much mercy inside of him but when he has to fight, he fights hard.

ThatFudanshiRunsAmok on November 13, 2019:

Shun Andromeda from "Saint Seiya" is so incredibly beautiful. Not in a sexual way ofc he's way to young, but one just need to hug and protect his beauty from being destroyed.

Zuel on November 04, 2019:

I'm pretty sure you haven't watching berserk

OtakuLover on October 31, 2019:

Kazehaya Shouta is the best!!!!!XD (for me) -v-

Sankalp on October 23, 2019:

Add Sasuke uchiha in the list!

K on October 09, 2019:


rei on October 06, 2019:

Osamu Dazai and Akabane Karma..

girl on September 30, 2019:


niger on September 21, 2019:

No Griffith? this is a big joke

Mina on September 21, 2019:


kate on September 01, 2019:

I can't choose between soo-won and Takami usui, they are both my favorites

Rain on August 29, 2019:

Kurama - Yu Yu Hakusho

Ah Rin on August 20, 2019:

Soo won deserves number 1

Moonrise on July 26, 2019:

I can't chose between sata kyouya and sesshomaru aghhh

Omagaa on July 06, 2019:

Mashima Taichi is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cha on June 23, 2019:

Light Yagame

LOVE on June 10, 2019:


Kanon on June 03, 2019:

I’m sad there was no Livi from Attack onTitan

Kakashi Is Bae on June 02, 2019:

Takumi Usui IS SO CUTEEEEEEEEE. but where is kakashi :(

i guess on June 02, 2019:

sesshomaru is the most handsome guy i know it OOOOMMMMGGGGG

I on May 18, 2019:

Itachi Uchiha

Jenn on May 14, 2019:

Vampire Knight Kaname

KEI TAKASHIMAAAA on May 08, 2019:


bnhaaa on May 07, 2019:

where is bnha todoroki?

IAmNameless707 on May 05, 2019:

Where tf is Levi??

belle on May 03, 2019:

you forgot one! where is Yato from Noragami?

Andres on April 29, 2019:

Sata Kyoua #1

BTS lover on April 28, 2019:

where is Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss?

Silia on April 19, 2019:

Add sasuke uchiha

Spn on April 17, 2019:

my favs are futur trunks, tamaki usui and gray

Archangel on April 13, 2019:

Oii you forgot to mention Lelouch

Saskia on April 10, 2019:

Ummm... Where's Yato? (Noragami)

Sophie on March 31, 2019:

What about Kirishima Ayato from Tokyo Ghoul, or Kuroo Tetsurou from Haikyuu

x haruki on March 29, 2019:

where is haruki..?from "our love has always been ten sentimeter apart"..??

cuteme on March 15, 2019:

oh well where's yoshida haru?

Abhi on March 10, 2019:

where is uchiha sasuke?

Raizel-Nim on March 02, 2019:

Lol wheres Cadis Etrama Di Raizel?

BLup on February 25, 2019:

Honestly where's Zoro from one piece TBH in my years of watching anime I still fluping luv this dude *cough* especially after time skip *cough*

Eshy on February 23, 2019:

WHAT THE HEYYYY!!!!! Why on earth is Todoroki from my hero academia no there?!? i mean like WHYYYYYY.

Susan on February 19, 2019:

I’m shook I can’t believe that Tomoe from Kamisama Hajimemashita is not one of the top

miru on January 19, 2019:

Where is Fai from Tsubasa? He's clearly, obviously a bishounen :(

Pq on January 15, 2019:

DAMN IT SOO WON?!??............ok good choice..

Katherine Trahan on January 08, 2019:

Soowon, Sesshomaru, and Yue all seem cute, but Soowon seems the nicest (despite his violent side) and Sesshomaru might be cuter and could use a feisty, cool gal. Yue is like a feminine angel. I said feminine based on his appearance almost like a girl.

Kazu on December 31, 2018:

Dazai Osamu from BSD

Jasmine on December 29, 2018:

Must watch Sanrio Danshi on

That anime has the hottest guys I've ever seen from all the animes I've watched

Hermione on December 29, 2018:

Where is Kirito @Sword Art Online?.

He should be in the list.

Also Shaoran@Sakura Card Captors.

And Yuri on Ice , Yuri Plisetsky, Victor Nikiforov & Yuuri Katsuki,

Sakura on December 24, 2018:

Sasuke Kun is the most handsome

Minz on December 18, 2018:

Where's tomoe, kaname, itachi, neji?????? Omg and seBASTIAN ???? And ofc my raizel from noblesse :(( and not to forget, kuroh yatogami?????

Saito on December 18, 2018:


Schuyler on December 18, 2018:

I'm so mad, where is my baby Kaneki Ken at?