Anime is famous for a lot of peculiar things. One of them is cute anime boys that look like girls! We call them “traps” in the anime community. Originally, the term meant anime characters that trick fans into believing they’re girls, but people have started using it on real people, and they’re clearly offended (and rightfully so). Because of this, the term trap is now considered offensive or slur outside the anime community.
Basically, they’re just femboys in anime, except most of them have female voices, so it’s even more confusing.
Most of us like these girlish boys because gender hardly matters, especially when it comes to anime. As long as they look cute, talk cute, and have a good personality, what’s not to like?
Here are 10+ Popular Anime Boys Who Look Like Girls!
Araki Koutarou (Denpa Kyoushi)
In middle school, Kotutarou attempted to leave his house wearing girlie clothes, but ended up bumping into a classmate who discovered his secret and mocked him. Kotutarou is a boy, but dresses and behaves like a woman. He has been afraid not only to leave his house, but also to meet new people and doubt his identity/gender. Eventually, when he meets Junichirou Kagami, an otaku teacher, he breaks out of his self doubts and embarrassment.
Akira (Kemono Jihen)
Despite being a member of a group that investigates monster incidents, Akira is clumsy and not very good at fighting, even though he is a cute boy who loves cute things.
A monster himself, he is capable of manipulating ice, but is far from mastering his abilities. He also dislikes gross things, so he faints whenever he sees them.
Suzuya Juuzou (Tokyo Ghoul)
Juuzou is one of the hottest anime boys that look like girls no matter how you look at it. Even his voice is feminine, so you would not be able to tell if he was male or female if you met him. His gender is revealed in the anime by another character.
He was crazy and psychotic, but after a series of incidents, he matured and began to handle himself gracefully.
Hideri (Blend S)
In spite of his love for cute things, Hideri has a boyish personality. Of course, most of his idols are girls, so he decided to become one.
Insects and dirty jokes aren’t very feminine, but he welcomes them. That’s what makes him unique, so despite his boyish attitudes, he is actually cute.
Meneldor (Saihate no Paladin)
Although nobody in the anime mistakes him for a girl since he clearly has a man’s voice, if you took a look at his picture without knowing his background, you would fall in love with his unmatched beauty.
Despite his young appearance, Meneldor has lived for well over a hundred years. At first, he is introduced as a thief, but he becomes a much better person after realizing his wrongdoing.
Hime Arikawa (Himegoto)
As a result of his parents’ debt, Hime Arikawa had to serve the student council and crossdress at school in order to pay his debt.
Cross-dressing was forced on him, but he grew to enjoy it.
Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)
My first impression of Kurapika was that he was a girl. I was completely convinced that he was a girl until later on in the show, he was revealed to be a boy.
Although Kurapika looks like a girl, he doesn’t care about looking like one. Unlike most other characters on this list, he does not enjoy cute things.
Nagisa (Assassination Classroom)
It would be a terrible shame not to include Nagisa in this list because when dressed as a girl, he looks so adorable.
Nagisa was born a boy, but his mother forced him to look like a girl. He was forced to grow out his hair despite his objections.
Being bullied as a boy as a child caused Chihiro to dress and act like a girl. Although he dressed up as a girl to avoid sarcastic remarks from people around him, this only increased his fear of bullying if he revealed his true gender. Therefore, he lives in constant fear of being bullied.
In spite of his gloomy past, he is an adorable boy who deserves a spot on this list!
Ana Gram (Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle)
His hair is long and light brown, and he has green eyes in the shounen mystery game Phi Brain: Puzzle of God.
In addition to his long, luxuriant hair, beautiful green eyes, and compelling voice, he has many feminine qualities.
Finally, he is revealed to be a boy who dresses up as a girl and wins a cross-dressing contest without even participating.
The original manga states that Haku is so beautiful that everyone thinks he is a girl. While he doesn’t actively pretend to be a girl, his appearance can fool others.
Of all the anime boys who look like girls on this list, he has the most normal personality. His backstory will break your heart as well.
Kaoru Hanase (Tamako Market)
In the Tamako Market anime, Kaoru Hanase is a florist working as Florist Princess in the Usagiyama district. He is exceedingly courteous and presents himself as a nice and compassionate person, which is great florist behavior.
His pleasant aura makes everyone around him happy, and he’s known for sending the most beautiful flowers to Tamako’s family!
It seems that he is a boy, but his appearance suggests otherwise. He has beautiful golden hair that even girls covet, and he wore a pink costume adorned with sunflowers, which made him look even more feminine. One of the best anime boys who look like girls is one who combines his girly appearance with his girly demeanor.
In the anime, Ruka is the only boy who looks like a girl and has actually become a girl.
He is a minor character in Steins;gate. Unlike most of the other characters on this list, he is fragile, shy, and conservative. But this makes you want to protect and pamper him.
Honjo Kamatari (Rurouni Kenshin)
The anime is well known for its transgender character Honjo. In contrast to other anime trap characters, he is confident in his status as a trap and proud of it. In order to prove he is just a boy who looks like a girl, he shows his privates to a girl who questions his gender.
With brown eyes and brown hair that is glossy, Honjo wears a green kimono gown with purple and yellow polka dots. His personality is playful and feminine.
Sakia is a wholesome anime boy who looks like a girl. He embodies purity and kindness.
Saika is an Oregairu side character. The anime’s MC clearly likes Saika, but holds back because he’s a guy. Despite this, Saika’s heart skips a beat whenever the MC talks to him.
Saika’s reaction when Hikigaya (Oregairu’s MC) teases him is also cute.
Felix gets points for combining two fetishes. He’s both a femboy and a catboy! Also, he adds ‘nya’ to his sentences, which is sweet.
Felix is a loyal side character from Re:Zero. He loves his master dearly and would do anything for her.
It is not an exaggeration to say that the anime community that supports girlish looking boys revolves around Astolfo, a Fate series side character who looks like a girl. His attitude is great, and he is cute in many ways.
Ritsu Sohma (Fruit Basket)
He is a meek and timid boy with long brown hair who is always nervous and apologizes a dozen times for no reason.
Dressing as a woman helps him relax, but he gradually overcame his shyness to begin dressing as a man.
Gasper Vladi (High School DxD)
Like Dio from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Gasper Vladi is a half-vampire who can pause time with his abilities. However, he is an anime boy who likes to cross-dress. He enjoys wearing female apparel.
As the series progressed, he learned to be self-confident and courageous.
Aoi Hyoudou (Kaichou wa maid sama!)
Despite having a feminine body and purple hair, Aoi Hyoudou wears a curly blonde wig and cute girly clothes as the internet’s idol.
He enjoys being the center of attention and playing with men’s hearts. This is why, despite being a boy, he volunteers to transform him into a girl.
Kuranosuke Koibuchi (Princess Jellyfish)
Take a look at him. He’s hot, for God’s sake! This is why I enjoy anime femboys so much!
Koibuchi grew up in a wealthy and politically connected family.
In contrast, Kuranosuke was not interested in politics. He was more concerned with fashion. He is enthusiastic, confident, and colourful.
Tsukimiya Ringo (Uta No Prince-sama)
is the mentor of the A Class and is a cross-dressing idol who is kind, lively, and occasionally sassy. Tsukimiya possesses androgynous characteristics, including large blue eyes and long eyelashes.
Unlike most anime traps/femboy characters, Tsukimiya is a man who looks like a woman.
That is the end of our 10+ Popular Anime Boys Who Look Like Girls
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