In the past, people were very reserved with PDA, and that included no smooching, handholding and/or close contacts when out in the open. Things like “courting” were commonplace and romance was super polished and constrained. Fast-forward and we now see that romantic gestures are more relaxed, unrestricted, and even risqué. In many romance-themed series, we are taking notice of tons of kissing and even a full-on make-out sesh. Locking lips is not in short supply and this is one of many elements that draw us in. With our favorite characters on the line, we bring out our choice of top 10 characters we’d want to make out with. So grab your mints and chapstick and get ready for it!
10. Nazuna Oikawa from Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Muru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?)
- Episodes: 1 (Movie)
- Aired: August 18, 2017
So what do you think; where is the best angle to watch the fireworks? From any angle, fireworks spark such a glorious spectacle. They create breathtaking surprises and romance may bloom when you watch them with someone special. Nazuna Oikawa is a beautiful and mysterious girl. She doesn’t have many friends and she seems detached from the world around her. The opportunity that she is willing to take someone to the Moshimo Festival is a rare opportunity.
As Norimichi gets to spend more time with Nazuna, he notices not only her stunning looks but a glimmering quality that is difficult to turn away from. What makes her so fascinating? The thrill of adventure as Norimichi travels countlessly through other realities makes Nazuna a great character to make out with. The excitement and unpredictability are what gets her on this list.
9. Romio Inuzuka from Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet (Boarding School Juliet)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2018 – December 2018
A pair of two star-crossed lovers ignited the Fall 2018 season. This anime captures the story of Romio Inuzuka and Juliet Persia who attend Dahlia Academy Boarding School. Students here are placed into two rivaling houses: “Black Doggy” and “White Cats.” While the Doggys and Cats despise each other, Romio and Juliet are secretly in love. How will they go about the school year without anyone finding out?
Romio’s personality and looks are enough to make any girl swoon. His history with Juliet goes way back and in all of that time, he loved her. He is protective of her and doesn’t want to see her get hurt. Anyone messes with Juliet has to go through him. That macho attitude is totally hot.
8. Makoto Tachibana from Free! Eternal Summer
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: July 2014 – September 2014
Free! Eternal Summer continues the second/third year of the Iwatobi Swim Club, capturing the boys facing past and present adversities, making new friends, and rekindling old ones. This school life sports anime has interesting characters, realistic swimming references, and vibrant, colorful animation; making the story come to life and very relatable.
One of the characters, Makoto Tachibana is now in the senior class. Of all the club members, Makoto is the most caring and kind-hearted. He is also extra cautious and quite the scaredy-cat. Regardless of that, his backstroke for days makes him one to make out with.
7. Takuma Sakamoto from Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu (How Not to Summon a Demon Lord)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2018 – September 2018
“It’s good to be king,” as we often hear, and Takuma Sakamoto falls right into this statement. He is boss in the MMORPG “Cross Reverie” with the best gear and unmatched skills. Anyone who challenges him is in for ultimate humiliation because he’s so dang good. Although he is well known in the game, his life outside his room is nonexistent. Gaming is life and he takes the game seriously.
One day, a summoning spell transports Takuma into a place similar to the game where he takes on his character’s appearance! The ones responsible for summoning him, Rem Galeu and Shera L. Greenwood, attempt to enslave him but, unfortunately, fail. In turn, they become his slaves.
Takuma’s always been a lone ranger, IRL and gaming, and must learn how to work in a combined unit. It’s hard for him to relate to others because he has this arrogance and an over inflated ego. Being side by side with the unstoppable Demon King means he’s make-out worthy because who doesn’t love an overconfident player? As Rem and Shera both try to win Diablo’s affections, we too are waiting in that line to lock lips with the King.
6. Kyou Souma from Fruits Basket (2019)
- Episodes: 6+
- Aired: April 2019 - Ongoing
Personally, when I heard a revamped Fruits Basket was airing Spring 2019, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I’m sure many of you are eager to see what Tooru and the Soumas are about and what adventures come their way.
So the story centers on Tooru Honda and her various encounters with the Souma clan. After she discovers that there is more to them than everyone imagines, she uses that knowledge and teaches the Soumas in return the value of their curse, in particular, Kyou.
When you hear the tale of the zodiac, you will also favor the cat. Kyou puts up this tough front, but we learn that the person under this sign bears a difficult and ugly curse. His affliction causes many family members to turn away, but all he wants is to be included as a Souma. In school, he effortlessly has people flocking around him. A total 180. Later on, we get to see a different side of Kyou, a vulnerable man. Essentially, Kyou is the perfect package: a badass on the outside and a softy on the inside. How is that not make out worthy?
5. Victor Nikiforov from Yuri!!! on Ice
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2016 – December 2016
Yuri Katsuki is one of Japan’s most promising figure skaters. However, his perception changes when his skating routines place him in the lower rankings at the Grand Prix Finale. Absorbed in defeat, Yuri reassesses his skating career, but when he reconfirms that skating is what he wants to do, Yuri is determined to get back on the ice.
Coming back onto the scene, Yuri finds that he’s going to have to bring his A-game, and this passion attracts Victor Nikiforov. Victor coaches Yuri, helping him become the prizewinner. Victor is very handsome so it’s easy for Yuri to pay attention to his expertise. His freespirit personality and innovative creations make him highly recognized in the ice skating circuit. Over time, it is evident that there is some romantic interest between the two, and that is why he’s make out worthy.
4. Yuu Kashima from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2014 – September 2014
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun follows a girl named Sakura Chiyo, a bright and cheerful high school student who attempts to confess her love Nozaki Umetarou and is unsuccessful. In addition to this duo, we meet Mikoto Mikoshiba and her BFF, Yuu Kashima. Throughout this series, we observe a lot of long-anticipated confessionals, bringing together the dynamic coupling between many fascinating characters.
Yuu Kashima is recognized as the “Prince of the school.” She appears in scenes that highlight her looking handsome, as her androgynous physique repeatedly causes confusion with boys and girls. In many instances, we see screenshots of her attractive masculinity repeatedly having many "hime" flocking her way. Yuu is well known and excels in all subjects except for one that she keeps on the DL. She’s also a major flirt so don’t be surprised when she convinces you to make out with her.
3. Winry Rockbell from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Episodes: 64
- Aired: April 2009 – July 2010
Fullmetal Alchemist follows two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric. The Elric brothers live in a world where alchemy exists. Being raised by their mother after their father abandoned them, they learned and developed a talent for alchemy. When their mother tragically passes, the boys decide to bring her back. The science of alchemy is intricate, utilizing the law of equivalent exchange.
Ed and Al meet a lot of interesting people on their journey as well as keeping close company. One person who is unforgettable and is the boys’ support system is Winry Rockbell.
Winry is their close childhood friend who becomes essential as the brother’s physical and emotional rock. She makes sure that things are mechanically sound and also offers herself up as their therapist. Winry is pretty and good-natured, a gal who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s cool enough to hang with the guys and maintains her femininity as someone that’s able to offer more. Even though she considers the boys as a family, she, later on, develops feelings for Ed. Here, we see a prime example of close friends becoming lovers.
2. Dio Brando from JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: October 2012 – April 2013
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure starts with Dario Brando saving English nobleman, George Joestar. After some time, Dario passes, leaving his son Dio, fatherless. To repay Dario after saving his life, George takes him in. However, Dio is unsatisfied with his life. In an attempt to brighten things up, he plans to take the Joestar estate and make it his own. Talk about being grateful. “He just does what he wants, Devil may care!”
Dio makes our list because he is “Mister steal your girl,” depriving JoJo the opportunity to lock lips with Erina. By doing this, he thought that it would get JoJo down, but it actually pissed him off. Even though Dio needs to rethink his approach to antagonizing JoJo, you can always count on him to keep things exciting. If you like surprises, you can count on Dio delivering them.
1. Albedo from Overlord
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: July 2015 – September 2015
Overlord follows Momonga, a powerful wizard who is a part of a guild called Ainz Ooal Gown. As Momonga’s coveted virtual reality game comes to an end, he spends his final moments remaining in the server. As he observes the final countdown, something unexpected happens. The setting has vastly changed and the NPCs are fully interacting with him!
In the game, Albedo is the highest-ranking NPC and Overseer of the Floor Guardians of the Great Tomb of Nazarick. Albedo was not always as she was because Momonga made some administrative changes, inputting commands to make Albedo in love and devoted to him. Albedo’s otherworldly look paired with a touch of feminine elegance equals an exotic heck of a lady. Sweet but psycho, Albedo’s loyalty has her willing and complaisant. As such, Albedo makes a fantastic make-out partner because you’ll have her full attention.
What did you guys think of our choices? Do you agree that these characters are kissable? Disagree? Whatever answer you choose, we hope you enjoyed our recommendations! As always, we truly appreciate you guys tuning in. Let us know if we’ve missed any others by commenting below! Later toots!