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You know how Anime is full of beautiful, sexy, charming and delightful male characters who just steal your heart. Well, every now and then, we can also find the type of male characters who can melt your kokoro just as easily.
I’m obviously talking about cute guys. And in the world of Anime, cute guys are not slightly cute; they are freaking adorable. These characters can be as cute as any funny kitten video on YouTube. They combine looks, with innocence, a good heart, playfulness and a childish personality.
Today we bring you a selection of the cutest guys in Anime. Warning: cuteness overload below!
10. Armin Arlert from Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Apr 2013 – Sep 2013
Armin is a member of the 104th Trainees Squad. As such, he is considered to be one of the weakest. However, his high intellect and strategic thinking make him a unique and most valuable soldier; when he’s not overcome by fear of course. Still, he may not be the strongest or the bravest, but he’s certainly the cutest soldier around.
Armin has the looks of a cute child. He’s shorter than most of the trainees and has a pretty face. He shows the expression of a young innocent child, and he’s always worried about his friends. He’s got the kindest heart and, despite his cowardice, he can plunge himself into danger to protect the ones he cares for. Plus, it broke our hearts to see him crying like a baby after watching Eren being eaten.
9. Juuzou Suzuya from Tokyo Ghoul
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul 2014 – Sep 2014
Juuzou Suzuya is the creepy kind of cute. He’s one of the most fearsome ghoul investigators because of his fighting prowess. He looks like a child even though he’s 19 (on his first appearance). He’s got a pretty face, big eyes and a lovely smile that says “let’s be friends”, even though he’s a bloodthirsty psycho who finds great pleasure in torturing and dismembering his enemies.
Suzuya’s got a certain androgynous look, something quite common in cute male characters. In fact, it’s very hard to tell whether he’s a boy or a girl when we first meet him. What does stand out about him is his cheerful and childish behavior, which makes him look so nice and innocent at first. Also, the way he plays with his stitches is especially cute.
8. Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Episodes: 64
- Aired: Apr 2009 – Jul 2010
The famous Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward Elric, is the youngest State alchemist in Amestris. He’s a talented alchemist and brave warrior with a short temper; as short, in fact, as he is. He likes to act tough and he gets mad every time someone makes fun of his height or mistakes his brother for him. Deep down though, he’s a little cutie pie with the kindest of hearts.
He’s the kind of character you want to hug and never let go. Especially as you start to learn about his past and what happened to Alphonse and him. And don’t get me started on the Nina Tucker part. Seeing Edward crying helplessly under the pouring rain was both heartbreaking and one of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen.
7. Mutou Yuugi from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
- Episodes: 224
- Aired: Apr 2000 – Sep 2004
Even though he looks like a child, Yuugi is a teenager who’s just a little short for his age. He used to get bullied at school and didn’t have any friends. That is, until he solves the Millennium Puzzle and is granted his wish of having friends, which is something only the most innocent and purest kid on Earth would ask for.
Anyway, he makes several friends afterwards and they all begin a wonderful journey playing cards and facing many challenges. He teaches Joey, his best friend, all about Duel Monsters and the heart of the cards. He’s always cheerful and carries the biggest smile on his cute little face. He’s not just the “King of Games”, he’s also the most adorable duelist ever.
6. Ciel Phantomhive from Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Oct 2008 – Mar 2009
Lord Ciel is one sweet little devil; literally. He used to be just like any other ridiculously rich kid, until he got kidnapped by a group of occultist fanatics. That’s when he sold his soul for vengeance. He’s now the cutest little demon lord of the Victorian times. Like any spoon-fed child, Ciel is quite arrogant and shrewd.
However, he lives up to his family name since he’s no fool at all. He’s got a great mind for business, and he shows no mercy towards his enemies. He does have a soft side though; he cares for certain special people, and he has a weakness for sweets. I’d say what makes him cute is not really his personality, but his unbelievably fancy wardrobe. I mean you just have to love him in those elegant outfits. And the bowtie…OMG!
5. Yagami Riku from Prince of Stride: Alternative
- Episodes: Not yet finished
- Aired: Jan 2016 – Currently airing…
Yagami is definitely one cheerful guy. He’s always smiling and on the best possible mood. It seems as though he’s having an endorphins overdose. He loves to compete in any sport, and every school team wants to recruit him for his high physical abilities. Yagami is the younger brother of a Stride legend, so he’s immediately recruited by the school’s Stride team.
Yagami proves to be quite the valuable asset, not only for his great talent, but also for his competitive spirit and great energy, which spread among the other members of the team. He’s just so perky it’s contagious. His great looks combined with his childish nature makes him one of the most adorable cute guys out there.
4. Yogi from Karneval
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Apr 2013 – Jun 2013
Yogi is a childish and playful guy who’s a bit crazy and has multiple alter-egos. Most of the time, he’s just a perky guy who works as a Circus fighter under Hirato’s command. He’s quite powerful, even though he claims he gets nervous during fights. He’s also quite brave and kindhearted, as he always worries about his friends and he's constantly willing to do anything to protect them.
On certain occasions, when his patch is removed, he turns into Silver Yogi, becoming quite violent and even more powerful. Although his greatest alter ego has to be Nyanperowna. During shows, he dresses as a funny giant cat. Yogi is completely in love with this character, so much in fact that his bed is covered with Nyanperowna plushies. If this guy isn’t cute I don’t know what is!
3. Nagisa Hazuki from Free!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul 2013 – Sep 2013
Nagisa is that sweet and charming high-class guy who loves swimming with his friends more than anything else in the world. He’s always cheerful and you’ll see him most of the time making jokes and playing around. He’s the big baby of the group, the one everyone else likes to take care of.
Nagisa is no dummy though. He’s smart and quite aware of his superb cuteness level, which he uses from time to time to get what he wants. Like the time he ran away from his home and convinced Haru-chan of letting him stay at his house. It’s just too hard to say no to him.
2. Shouyou Hinata from Haikyuu!!
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Apr 2014 – Sep 2014
I’d say Hinata is so childish he’s like a kid trapped in the body of a teenager, but then again, he also looks like a young boy on the outside as well. He loves playing volleyball, jumping around and practicing with his friends more than anything. Even though he’s rather short for a volleyball player, his jumping ability is such that he can be a small giant inside the court.
Hinata is the perfect example of a cute guy. He’s childish, silly, and playful, he always has a smile on his face, and he’s the kindest teammate. However, his most adorable traits to me are his innocence and his spirit, which he shows every time he’s asked why he’s chasing a ball that is lost. His answer is always the same: “Because we haven’t lost yet”. Tell me that’s not cute, I dare you.
1. Tetsuya Kuroko from Kuroko no Basket (Kuroko’s Basketball)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Apr 2012 – Sep 2012
The #1 spot on our list could be for no other than Kuroko. He’s a male character that’s been the object of countless yaoi fan art works, not for his stunning looks and sex appeal, but for his fragile appearance and utter cuteness. He’s by far the most adorable player in the court, yet not a rival that should be underestimated.
Tetsuya Kuroko is a meek, short statured basketball player who plays for Seirin’s basketball team. He comes from Teikou High School, where he used to be the sixth member of the famous Generation of Miracles. He was known as the ghost player, and as such, he’s never in the spotlight. Instead, he makes his teammates shine (especially Kagami). He’s so nice and kindhearted that even his play style is cute.
We have finally come to the end of our cute little list. I hope you’ve enjoyed it and that you were able to resist their cuteness level. It’s definitely over 9000! You can now go ahead and tell me which are your favorite cute anime guys out there. :3