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DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT: The Hottest Male Anime Characters

Updated on September 08, 2014

Criteria for Judging

Before we proceed to our hottest male anime character countdown, I would like to explain the criteria I used in selecting the hottest boys of all time.

  • Face value - 10%
  • Sexy body - 10%
  • Bad boy vibes - 20%
  • Sex appeal - 20%
  • Being shower scene-material - 40%

Now, I give you these 15 sexy boys, as sizzling as summer!

15. Genjo Sanzo (Saiyuki)

Genjo Sanzo (Saiyuki)
Genjo Sanzo (Saiyuki)

Grabbing 15th place is none other than Saiyuki protagonist, Genjo Sanzo. Sanzo serves as the leader of Son, a group of four including himself, Gojyu, Goku, and Hakkai. What makes Sanzo real hot? A buddhist monk with that long sexy hair can only be hot!

14. Takumi Usui (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)

Takumi Usui (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)
Takumi Usui (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)

Takumi Usui is male protagonist in Maid Sama and, just recently, fiancé of the female lead, Misaki Ayusawa. Usui is smart, athletic, and the most popular guy in all of Seika High! What fueled Usui's climb to the 14th spot? His hot, burning passion for Misaki.

13. Ran Fujimiya (Weiss Kreuz)

Ran Fujimiya (Weiss Kreuz)
Ran Fujimiya (Weiss Kreuz)

One of the male protagonists of Weiss Kreuz is Ran Fujimiya (although more commonly known as Aya after borrowing the name of his sister who is in a coma). Ran is a member of a four-man team named Weiss, along with Ken Hidaka, Youji Kudou, and Omi Tsukiyono. Ran and the others are "florists by day and assasins by night," as described by Wikia.com. Although known for having a cold personality, Ran's looks and overall personality is definitely hot!

12. Kazuichi Arai (Kimi ni Todoke)

Kazuichi Arai (Kimi ni Todoke)
Kazuichi Arai (Kimi ni Todoke)

Kazuichi Arai, also known as "Pin," is homeroom teacher to Kuronuma Sawako and Shota Kazehaya in the anime series Kimi ni Todoke. He seems goofy and childish, but in recent chapters he revealed a more serious and mature side. I wasn't sure if Pin will be better off on the coolest male anime characters Hub or on this one, but made my decision after seeing his hair down: Pin is definitely hot!

11. Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece)

Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece)
Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece)

Donquixote Doflamingo is/was a Shichibukai member, King of Dressrosa, and the most influential figure in the One Piece underworld, using his alias "Joker." Doflamingo projects a carefree and wild attitude but is evidently strong and clever at the same time, making him a fearsome opponent for the Straw Hats. With a former bounty of 340,000,000 berks and hot, sun-kissed skin, I pronounce Doflamingo extremely hot!

10. Touya Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)

10. Touya Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)
10. Touya Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)

Touya Kinomoto is Sakura Kinomoto's older brother in the Cardcaptor Sakura series. He does not show it, but he obviously cares for his sister a lot. Touya is independent, athlethic and good-looking all in one, and hot enough to land a spot on this very hot list!

9. Soichiro Arima (Kare Kano)

Soichiro Arima (Kare Kano)
Soichiro Arima (Kare Kano)

Soichiro Arima is the main male protagonist of Kare Kano. He is naturally intelligent and good-looking and blessed with earthly fortunes and a hot girlfriend-turned-wife, Yukino. Arima conceals a dark persona which is explored in the middle and end of the manga series and is not covered in the short anime version. It may not look like it, but Arima is indeed a bad, bad boy, worthy of topping this list if bad boy vibes were the only criteria of this Hub!

8. Fuwa Sho (Skip Beat)

Fuwa Sho (Skip Beat)
Fuwa Sho (Skip Beat)

Fuwa Sho (complete name: Fuwa Shotaro) is a singer-musician in the Skip Beat showbiz world. He tricked the female protagonist Mogami Kyoko into believing that she was equally important to him as he was to her when they left for Tokyo to pursue his singing career. Although originally depicted as a cruel character who showed no regret for fooling Kyoko, it eventually came outthat he truly cared about Kyoko. His bad-boy image, above everything else, landed him a spot on this list!

7. Grimmjow Jeagerjaquez (Bleach)

Grimmjow Jeagerjaquez (Bleach)
Grimmjow Jeagerjaquez (Bleach)

Grimmjow, an Arrancar and Espada, is enemy to all shinigamis and one of the strongest arrancar among Aizen's forces. Grimmjow is extremely violent and hot-headed and shows no mercy to friends or foes. He has light blue hair spiked upwards (which kind of resembles Hitsugaya's) and has a sexy, muscular body that enables him to win maximum points for the "sexy body" and
"sex appeal" categories.

6. Keigo Atobe (Prince of Tennis)

Keigo Atobe (Prince of Tennis)
Keigo Atobe (Prince of Tennis)

Keigo Atobe is the team captain and best player of Hyotei Gakuen. Atobe is oozing with wealth, arrogance, and of course, sex appeal. Like Grimmjow and all characters on this list from rank 7 upwards, Atobe also won all 20% of the sex appeal category. His sexiest line and best known phrase is "be awed at the sight of my prowess!!!" —definitely narcissistic but totally hot!

5. Sebastian Michaelis (Kuroshitsuji)

Sebastian Michaelis (Kuroshitsuji)
Sebastian Michaelis (Kuroshitsuji)

Sebastian Michaelis (sometimes "Sebby") is the demon butler of the Phantomhive household. He made a contract with Ciel Phantomhive in exchange for his soul. Sebastian is damned handsome and possibly the sexiest anime character on this list. His sexiest line and best known phrase is "I am simply one hell of a butler" and as we all know, anyone who came from hell is definitely hot!

4. Hisoka (Hunter X Hunter)

Hisoka (HunterXHunter)
Hisoka (HunterXHunter)

Hisoka is one of the main antagonists in the Hunter X Hunter series and should be on the list of anime characters with the most twisted personalities. I don't know if a lot of people will find him sexy like I do, so I won't try to over-justify his being on this list. To me he is just plain sexy, especially with his hair down fresh from the shower! I especially love that particular scene with Machi (top left image). Definitely smoking hot!

3. Gokudera Hayato (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)

Gokudera Hayato (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)
Gokudera Hayato (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)

Gokudera Hayato, mafia boss Sawada Tsunayoshi's right hand man, is the Vongola's storm guardian. Gokudera is physically and mentally strong, intelligent, and really handsome! Gokudera is a bomb user (oops, hot!) and an excellent fighter. Gokudera is the third hottest male anime character ever because he has everything that we are looking for (refer to the criteria). It just so happened that the top two characters are giving off too much testosterone for me to measure!

2. Kougami Shinya (Psycho-Pass)

Kougami Shinya (Psycho-Pass)
Kougami Shinya (Psycho-Pass)

Kougami Shinya is the hottest male enforcer that ever lived (though he's still alive). He is a former Enforcer and Inspector at the Public Safety Bureau Number One. Kogami is highly skilled as a detective, smart, and excellent in hand-to-hand combat. Anyone who has seen him train topless, most especially against Tsunemori Akane, will agree that he is radiating so much testosterone that Akane mistook him for Edward Cullen at least once.

1. Kurosaki Ichigo (Bleach)

Kurosaki Ichigo (Bleach)
Kurosaki Ichigo (Bleach)

Kurosaki Icihgo is a human, a Shinigami, a hollow, a visored, a fullbringer and more recently, a quincy. He is a mix of everything and the main protagonist of Bleach. Kurosaki Ichigo is also a walking testosterone factory. We've seen him in various forms, states of mind, and hair styles, but one thing remains the same: Kurosaki Ichigo is, was, and forever will be the hottest anime character of all time.

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      maciejcorvo 3 years ago

      Excellent list. Unfortunately, my favorite, Sanosuke Sagara isn't included in this list...it's fine though....as I consider Sanosuke to be rather dumb ^_^

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      Thank you, maciejcorvo! :)

      I agree that Sanosuke is hot but I also agree that he is rather dumb as well. Moreover, everyone on this list is not only sexy and hot, but mature, intelligent and perceptive as well, unlike Sanosuke. Peace! :D

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      Zachariah Kaer 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Sebastian Michaelis, is awesome. The whole time I was reading this I was waiting for Ichigo, of course he's number 1!

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      Chris Qu 3 years ago

      Haku from Naruto! ...What? ...Okay, I'll leave.

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      Lover of hott anime guys 3 years ago

      Takumi,sabastien are the only ones i like u should add leloush from code geass l and light from death note Tamaki from ouran and Kyo from fruits basket also zero from vampire knight but its your but still give them a try

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      Jo 3 years ago

      Spike from Cowboy Bebop should definitely be top of that list!

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      Ami apu 3 years ago

      where is naruto ?

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      neko 3 years ago

      Ulquiorra??? Sasuke??

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      Ulquiorra and Sasuke are both too cold to be on this hot list

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      Meaw 3 years ago

      L, Light?

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      L and Light are cool, not hot.. I think...

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      judy 2 years ago

      Takumi Usui is the best he and misaki is a cute cuple

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      rima 2 years ago

      Zero is by far the sexiest male character from vampire diaries ugh! fanning myself behind the computer screen just thinking about him. Hot, but yeah i agreed with one person usui that's it and he's hot but not the hottest

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      Trinity 2 years ago

      I agree with Usui, godekuru ,Sebastian and grimmjow hot yes but hotter than zero hmm not so much their hot and deserve to be on a little more competitive list they needed to be top five with zero from vampire diaries number one.(sorry if i couldn't spell all the names right, but you get what i mean)

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      becky 2 years ago

      if u don't think that's sexy for a male anime character then idk what is tbh...

      http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rNhlIxzc53Q/T1jEdj8IxUI/...

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      becky 2 years ago

      I agree with a good bit of these but i just don't understand why a character from one piece is up there...ehh. even Gamagoori from kill la kill is better..but anyway...

      Sousuke Sagara FTWWWWWWW (he'll always be #1 in my eyes)

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      I love Sousuke Sagara more than anything else in this world. But I don't find him hot. He's cooler than he is hot. I dunno. He is awesome and likable but not hot. Kurz Weber is hotter. And Mao too :)

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      Becky 2 years ago

      Affirmative. Mao and Kurz are super hotties. And to each his own I guess bout Sousuke being cool rather than hot..its ur list afterall ;P

      ..man, now i really need to make an anime hottie list. ;) Sousuke being #1.

      And Kasuma from Kaze No Stigma is pretty hot too i guess.

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      I also think that Kasuma is cool! (not hot though) Haha. Was not able to finish kaze no stigma though. I highly encourage you to write your own list of anime hotties! ;D

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      usuifan 2 years ago

      seriously usui is the hottest anime guy ever created. i can't move on after watching the series. searching crazily for animes with protagonist similar to him but found none that can equal or surpass. hmmm

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      Nerine 2 years ago

      THANK YOU I was so disappointed by all the other hot lists with totally obvious characters. This list is great!

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Thanks Nerine!!! XD

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      Quennie 2 years ago

      Sesshomaru should be on here!

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Hi Quennie!

      I listed Sesshomaru on a different hub (http://ayubi.hubpages.com/hub/Coldest-Anime-Charac... sorry about that! XD

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      Yasmin 2 years ago

      What about Itachi from Naruto?

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      Dafuq 2 years ago

      Yamamoto Takeshi From KHR should be the one dear as well as Roronoa zoro again

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      Max Wong 2 years ago from Singapore

      Sebastian should be the Top Guy!

      ...a demon would be purr-fect for keeping the other guys in line, and not to mention he's a butler. What girl wouldn't like to be pampered? Sebastian is also terribly knowledgeable, super charming and seductive, perfect for helping me in running businesses that I get myself into. His dark side is alluring, and I know I'm not the only one under his spell.

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Hi Dafuq, Yamamoto Takeshi in Roronoa Zoro are both on a different list. I find them more cool than they are hot :)

      Link here: https://reelrundown.com/animation/coolest-male-ani...

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Thanks, Milkcananime! B-)

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      Demosin 2 years ago

      How about Levi Ackerman?

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      Thatsmoderatleyraven 2 years ago

      Where's Levi Ackerman? Eren Jaeger?

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      Tutenops 2 years ago

      Seijuro Hiko, 'nough said. There's no one on this list that compares. Ichigos a lil kid when you compare to him.

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      Longshot 2 years ago

      What about Roy Mustang?! He's the hottest! (Pun intended)

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Hi Tutenops! I think Seijuro is awesome and cool but I can't see him as a hot guy, sorryy!!!

      Longshot, well, haha, course Roy's hot like that :))

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      fairy tail fan 2 years ago

      WHERE ARE D GUYS FROM FAIRY TAIL??LIKE NATSU?? GRAY ?? JELLAL?? i was reallllyyy looking forward 4 them.......but its okay...there are takumi and sebastian.........but u should really put fairy tail guys...man......and diabolik lovers too

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      OMG!! 2 years ago

      THANK YOU FOR PLACING ICHIGO ON 1ST HE ABSOLUTELY DESERVE THAT PLACE. Hottest anime guys ever pls!! *highfive* xD

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      Moiz 2 years ago

      Why is Takumi Usui at 14? And no Ki Takashima (Special A) and Uchiha Itachi (Naruto).

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      China Abarquez 24 months ago

      I never thought of Hisoka be on the list of the hottest male anime characters. Hahahaha. But he really have a nice body, a six pack abs. I choose Ichigo as the hottest character and he deserves it.

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      Xie 22 months ago

      Sanzo and Ran FTW!

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      Ayu Bi 22 months ago from Sorajima

      Thanks OMG!! and China :)

      Sorry about that, Moiz XD

      High five, Xie! ;p

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      Miki-chii 22 months ago

      Where the hell is tomoe?

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      MirrorImage 19 months ago

      Sinbad from Magi: Circle of Magica definitely is one of the top 10 hottest anime characters in my opinion.

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      Ayu Bi 19 months ago from Sorajima

      Hmmm... I think so too @MirrorImage. Will consider adding Sinbad here! ;)

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      annon 19 months ago

      sasuke from naruto is pretty hot too

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      Ayu Bi 18 months ago from Sorajima

      Hi annon! I'd say he's pretty cold though, not hot :))

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      ..... 16 months ago

      Kirito aka Kazuto Kiritguaya should be on this list, seriously does no one watch SAO.

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      Ayu Bi 16 months ago from Sorajima

      Kirito is tiny and cute. Not hot.

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      Yujin 16 months ago

      Totally agree with your list..ichigo is soo hot..

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      Ayu Bi 16 months ago from Sorajima

      Thanks Yujin \m/

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      SHINYA'S GIRL 16 months ago

      SHINYA KOUGAMI!!!

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      nisei 14 months ago

      I'm so grateful you've included Sanzo ! Not many know about this glorious piece of hotness T^T

      Oh and i totally agree Hisoka deserves his place in this list. Freshly out of shower scene won me over years ago.

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      Ayu Bi 14 months ago from Sorajima

      Thank nisei! We should be friends haha

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      Sha Mah 13 months ago

      wheres Kakashi Hatake? watch him fight Kakuzu in naruto and then see the mistake you made

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      Ayu Bi 13 months ago from Sorajima

      No no Sha Mah, Kakashi is cool, not hot

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      Shiina 11 months ago

      Hum... Seriously no Levi? I mean... It's LEVI?! No anime character has ever made me want to fall on my knees and worship the ground they walk on like that. The guy is the definition of alpha male.

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      blackbutler fan 10 months ago

      YASSSSSSSSSSSSS SEBASTIAN next is undertaker kay ^-^

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      Inferno 10 months ago

      like seriously?, where is Kyohei Takano-kun huh?

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      Inferno 9 months ago

      Where.....is.......Levi!!!!!

      Or Aaron!!!!!!

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      Ayu Bi 9 months ago from Sorajima

      Hi, who's Aaron?

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      Lauren 7 months ago

      Levi is hotter than all of them

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      SandraScarlet. 7 months ago

      They are all hot alright but if you ask me I'd rank guys from FT Noragami and Snk way higher than most of 'em

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      6 months ago

      LEVI THE HOTTEST MAN IN THE UNIVERSE!

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      TFP 6 months ago

      This is my list of the hottest anime guys (from what i can remember when i wrote this):

      1. Kougami Shinya (hottest and he is not even trying)

      2. Usui Takumi

      3. Michaelis Sebastian

      4. Uchiha Sasuke

      5. Kiryuu Zero

      6. Genjo Sanzo Konzen Douji

      7. Kaede Rukawa

      8. Takishima Kei

      9. Seshoumaru

      10. Son Hak

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      Ayu Bi 6 months ago from Sorajima

      Hi TFP, some of the guys you mentioned which arent on this list are on my other coolest male anime characters list. You can check that out also :)

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      Bean 5 months ago

      Extremely disappointed to not see ditto from pokemon on this list... :(

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      Don Kanonji 4 months ago

      Where is Don Kanonji?

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      Adelynn 4 months ago

      What about tsukiyomi ikuto?

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      keysup 2 months ago

      I am so sorry to say but I am pretty disappointed to see that you haven't put Gray fullbuster in it. Though I personally don't lile Fairy Tail but I love him and his stripping makes him hot as hell.

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      Abigia Samson 2 months ago

      Takumi Usui is like............Snap!

      Hot!!!

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      Mudrak Patel 2 months ago

      Actually I am a guy so honestly I donot have any sensation towards anime guys but I am a bit surprised that your list doesn't have Kakashi Hatake, Leorio Paradinight and Ishiin Shiba. Although it is your opinion and I respect it. But usually I have heard these three names also.

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      koksy 5 weeks ago

      where is aizen?

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      Miku Hatsume 3 weeks ago

      Koga, Inuyasha?

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      Monkey D.law 12 days ago

      Wtf really? Doflamigo Law,Zoro,sanji or ace should be on the list lol

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