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The Hottest Male Anime Characters

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Takumi Usui (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)

Takumi Usui (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)

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%
  • Shower scene material - 40%

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

Genjo Sanzo (Saiyuki)

Genjo Sanzo (Saiyuki)

15. 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 is the male protagonist in Maid Sama and, just recently, the 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.

Ran Fujimiya (Weiss Kreuz)

Ran Fujimiya (Weiss Kreuz)

13. 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 assassins by night," as described by Although known for having a cold personality, Ran's looks and overall personality is definitely hot!

Kazuichi Arai (Kimi ni Todoke)

Kazuichi Arai (Kimi ni Todoke)

12. Kazuichi Arai (Kimi ni Todoke)

Kazuichi Arai, also known as "Pin," is a 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 would be better off on the coolest male anime characters article or on this one, but made my decision after seeing his hair down: Pin is definitely hot!

Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece)

Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece)

11. 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, athletic, and good-looking all in one, and hot enough to land a spot on this very hot list!

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Soichiro Arima (Kare Kano)

Soichiro Arima (Kare Kano)

9. 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 article!

Fuwa Sho (Skip Beat)

Fuwa Sho (Skip Beat)

8. 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 out that he truly cared about Kyoko. His bad-boy image, above everything else, landed him a spot on this list!

Grimmjow Jeagerjaquez (Bleach)

Grimmjow Jeagerjaquez (Bleach)

7. Grimmjow Jeagerjaquez (Bleach)

Grimmjow, an Arrancar and Espada, is an enemy to all shinigami 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.

Keigo Atobe (Prince of Tennis)

Keigo Atobe (Prince of Tennis)

6. Keigo Atobe (Prince of Tennis)

Keigo Atobe is the team captain and the 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!

Sebastian Michaelis (Kuroshitsuji)

Sebastian Michaelis (Kuroshitsuji)

5. 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!

Hisoka (HunterXHunter)

Hisoka (HunterXHunter)

4. Hisoka (Hunter X Hunter)

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!

Gokudera Hayato (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)

Gokudera Hayato (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)

3. 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!

Kougami Shinya (Psycho-Pass)

Kougami Shinya (Psycho-Pass)

2. 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.

Kurosaki Ichigo (Bleach)

Kurosaki Ichigo (Bleach)

1. Kurosaki Ichigo (Bleach)

Kurosaki Ichigo 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 hairstyles, but one thing remains the same: Kurosaki Ichigo is, was, and forever will be the hottest anime character of all time.


Unknown the ripper on July 30, 2020:

I'd say Howl from howls moving castle, Light from death note, Mello from death note, ken kaneki from tokyo ghoul and Zack/ Isaac foster from Angels of Death

Mrs. Lawliet-Suzuya on May 05, 2020:

I believe L Lawliet and Juuzou Suzuya are the hottest bois.

annoyed on February 29, 2020:

I think 1 should be usi and Ichigo should be second even though they probably only put him first cause of his back story and stuff but still usi is a sorta pervert but he's hot and should be first

n0o u on February 17, 2020:

kaneki ken

Stupid on October 21, 2019:

Not a single Joestar?

Hawkeyyye on October 08, 2019:

I agree that Usui is hot but he should be 1rst. Also you should have added Kirua, Karma from assassination classroom, Todoroki or Bakugo from MHA, Rivaille from SNK, Roy Mustang from fullmetal alchemist brotherhood...

me on September 25, 2019:

i think u need a better taste for looks ….. y is rei from love stage not there

Gia on May 15, 2019:

Sebby should be higher and kakashi should be on list

b on April 06, 2019:

where is levi

Amaya Rin on March 06, 2019:

I'd have to add Gilgamesh and Lancer from Fate Zero, Levi from Attack on Titan, Hiruma from Eyeshield 21, Rin from Free!, and Senku from a new anime that comes out in July called Dr. Stone!

abby on February 19, 2019:

no todoroki or Deku I call fake

Mion on January 06, 2019:

Usui is the best!!!

No one can match him except tomoe. I like him also.

StreakofEmerald on November 01, 2018:

I don't see Gilgamesh anywhere. This list is false.

Martine on October 31, 2018:

I would have gone with Crocodile, or Mihawk, not Doffy, although all three are good. Hisoka and Sebastian are sexy, but a bit too obvious. The rest are just boring.

Misaki on October 17, 2018:

Hey Usui it is me, Misaki

Anonymous on August 22, 2018:

All of them are trash except for takumi and sebestian

AnimeLover on August 09, 2018:

I think Haru from My Little Monster should be here too.Just sayin’

Anon on July 21, 2018:

Sebastian's just a sadistic manipulator that uses women for information. I don't see how that's attractive.

Lucy Dragneel on July 15, 2018:

Where's Gray Fullbuster from Fairy Tail? He's hot af XD.

Kbook2 on July 03, 2018:

Where is Yato from Noragami? HOW ON EARTH WAS HE BEATEN BY TOUYA???

YUIMETAL on June 27, 2018:

Out of this list Seabastian is the hottest one in my opinion. BUT you forgot Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist/Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood. BUT it was a good list tbh

Teara on June 07, 2018:

Holy molly! Where Natsu? the HOTtest XD ok Ill go home but seriously- at my school I'm the only one who doesn't fangirl over Gray



issei hyoudou on April 30, 2018:

he is the hottest

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on April 29, 2018:

i put him in my coolest male list :)

OHS on April 27, 2018:

you forgot about Kyoya-Senpai from Ouran Host Club ;)

Maddy on April 23, 2018:

What about-

Hak from Yona of the Dawn

Sesshomaru from InuYasha OMG




naruto on April 18, 2018:

kakashi from naruto is soooo hot and awesome

Monica Aira Monserate on April 18, 2018:

My Hottest Anime Guys ❤

Sebastian Michaelis

Usui Takumi


The Sun King from The World is still Beautiful


Hak from Yona of Dawn

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on March 29, 2018:

will add

Destiny on March 29, 2018:

Where is Kaneki?!

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on March 21, 2018:

ohhh mikoto suohh yess!!

Leon on March 20, 2018:

Have you guys considered aizen from bleach or mikoto suoh from kings

Reyking on March 14, 2018:

How about tamahome or fushiggiyugi

Otaku on January 22, 2018:

I personally love Haru from My Little Monster but even if it is my personal favorite I do not get why he's not on here. I do however agree with Ichigo,Sebastian, and Grimmjow being on here.

Zen on January 19, 2018:

Where the hell is Levi?

Tsun on December 24, 2017:

Kakashi should be here. He's hands down the hottest guy in the anime universe. And also I think doffy and usui here shares the first place

Crimson on December 22, 2017:

Archer from fate stay night is pretty hot tbh

Hdhsidd on December 22, 2017:

Um...where is Levi? Just wondering.

LeA on November 29, 2017:

No, you're totally right about Hisoka from HxH; that guy is smoking hot *somehow that probably says something about my personality* :)

I also like Gokudera Hayato from KHR, though he's a bit young to have super sex appeal, (his adult form on the other hand, Yoza!)

You know who you really need in here, way more than that One Piece guy? Nyx from Neo Angelique Abyss. Now there's a guy I totally mush over.

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on November 29, 2017:

wait ill add

ANJU on November 28, 2017:

where IS LEVI..............

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on November 19, 2017:

its okay this thing is actually very subjective thank u for reading and leaving a comment!

Jane__Doe on November 19, 2017:

I have read the comments and I am confused because I don't get how being mean or cool effects a persons hottness. In fact I think it just makes the character even hotter. An example is... Kakash,I think he is hot but I also think he is cool at the same time, which I think adds to the hotness cause him being cool just makes him just that much hotter. Anyways I am sorry I just had to say that cause the reasoning just wasn't right to me

LifeIsUnfair on November 09, 2017:

Nodame-chan , we need some Tomoe lmao jk

707 on October 24, 2017:

I suggest Zero Kiryu from Vampire knight

Anime on October 18, 2017:

Zero from vampire knight is the best

Lulu Akerman on October 13, 2017:

What is this list.

Except Hisui and Sebastian I thought all this guys looked second rate. Ace (One piece), Sakamaki Izayoi, Kaname Kuran, Zero Kiryu, Edgar and Raven (Ear and Fairy), just to name a few, are more good looking than most guys on the list.

Picky-chan on October 06, 2017:

is it bad that i think all of them look gross? except sebastian, he's tolerable i guess

saiyukifan on October 05, 2017:

i think genjo Zanso is the most attractive of them all he is so cool and have a strong personality hes look is so hot!

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on September 21, 2017:

i will add wait for my edit pls

Levi's husband on September 20, 2017:

What about Levi

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on September 09, 2017:

I agree on Levi, Nicolas, Worick and Mygen, but Jin and Spike should be in the coolest guys list, not hottest haha

kikinki on September 08, 2017:

I would add Levi Ackerman, Nicolas and Worick form Gangsta, Mugen and Jin from Samurai Champloo, Spike form cowboy Bepop, Haji from Blood Plus :P

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on September 07, 2017:

Oikawa, i can add :)

Lack0fD3lirium on September 05, 2017:

Tbh I was expecting sports anime characters to be here (e.g. Rin Matsuoka, Sousuke Yamazaki, Kuroko Tetsuya, Aomine Daiki, Kageyama Tobio, Oikawa Tooru, etc) but that's just another opinion waiting to be offended C':

Myvinh Le (mE-vin lee) on August 27, 2017:


Clementine Michaelis on August 20, 2017:

Sebastian is so hot so he's my husband and we have 2 beautiful children, Luna and Dylan. So I think Sebastian should be first

Kiki on August 02, 2017:

Wtf is ace from one piece

[Insert Name Here] on July 17, 2017:

Where is Levi Ackerman? And Sasuke Uchiha?

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on July 03, 2017:

waittt im'ma add haha

Oindrila on June 29, 2017:


Kitty on June 22, 2017:

I'm glad usui got more votes because he is indeed hot and cute

Levy on June 16, 2017:

I think Natsu dragneel. Is hot and should be placed 4th place at least

AsianQueen on May 30, 2017:

You should have added Haru from free! He is REALLY hot

Aditi Chatterjee on May 19, 2017:

Just cannot get over Usui Takumi

Tannydey on April 01, 2017:

Usui should be 1st

Ran on March 29, 2017:


Monkey on March 16, 2017:

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

Miku Hatsume on March 01, 2017:

Koga, Inuyasha?

koksy on February 21, 2017:

where is aizen?

Mudrak Patel on January 20, 2017:

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.

Abigia Samson on January 13, 2017:

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


keysup on January 07, 2017:

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.

Adelynn on November 16, 2016:

What about tsukiyomi ikuto?

Don Kanonji on November 08, 2016:

Where is Don Kanonji?

Bean on October 02, 2016:

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

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on September 14, 2016:

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 :)

TFP on September 13, 2016:

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

M on September 06, 2016:


SandraScarlet. on August 28, 2016:

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

Lauren on August 17, 2016:

Levi is hotter than all of them

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on June 22, 2016:

Hi, who's Aaron?

Inferno on June 21, 2016:!!!!!

Or Aaron!!!!!!

Inferno on May 28, 2016:

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

blackbutler fan on May 18, 2016:

YASSSSSSSSSSSSS SEBASTIAN next is undertaker kay ^-^

Shiina on April 19, 2016:

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.

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on March 01, 2016:

No no Sha Mah, Kakashi is cool, not hot

Sha Mah on February 29, 2016:

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

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on January 11, 2016:

Thank nisei! We should be friends haha

nisei on January 11, 2016:

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.

SHINYA'S GIRL on November 13, 2015:


Ayu (author) from Sorajima on November 08, 2015:

Thanks Yujin \m/

Yujin on November 07, 2015:

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

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on November 06, 2015:

Kirito is tiny and cute. Not hot.

..... on November 06, 2015:

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

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on September 06, 2015:

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

annon on September 05, 2015:

sasuke from naruto is pretty hot too

Ayu (author) from Sorajima on August 23, 2015:

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

MirrorImage on August 21, 2015:

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

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