It’s no surprise that there are tons of attractive male characters in the anime world. Any male character can be attractive but not all of them can give out those manly pheromones that viewers find hard to resist. Since summer is in the air and already a year has passed since the old top 10 hottest anime guys list, we decided to make your summer hotter by listing an updated version of it. The characters that are listed here don’t only look hot and sexy physically, but they also have that sensual attractiveness about them that comes naturally. They’re definitely alluring and charming so don’t feel astonished when you do see them... Just make sure to prepare tissues for your nosebleeds... Well, we won’t stall you any longer... Read on and see if your favorite hot male character is on the list!
10. Daryun from Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan)
- Episodes: 25
- Air Date: Apr. 2015 - Sept. 2015
First on our list is none other than a warrior with a big heart! Daryun is a former high-ranking military officer in the Kingdom of Pars. Although demoted, Daryun remains loyal to King Andragoras, especially to his son, Prince Arslan. He is known by many as a formidable opponent because of his immense strength and great battle sense. He is also known to be brutal and merciless when it comes to his enemies. But beneath all that, Daryun is a kind-hearted man who takes his responsibility seriously. So seriously, in fact, that he is willing to do anything for Arslan.
Ironically, even though Daryun has this “mother-hen” image, he can be hot and sexy while being one. More so when he gets too serious during a fight. One thing that adds to his charm are his piercing brown eyes and his deep voice. Daryun usually wears simple clothing, but that doesn’t make him less attractive, as it emphasizes his toned body and shows his majestic muscles overall. A mature man who is brave and benevolent like Daryun deserves a place on the list.
9. Shinsuke Takasugi from Gintama
- Episodes: 201
- Air Date: Apr. 2006 - Mar. 2010
Shinsuke Takasugi is a former ally of Gintoki and Katsura who now serves as the primary antagonist of the series. He is currently the leader of the Kiheitai, whose main goal is to overthrow Bakufu and destroy Japan. Sinister and savage, Takasugi is hellbent on destroying everything in his path, leaving only death and suffering in his wake.
Simply put, Takasugi is a sexy young man. He wears his yukata in a way that viewers are able to see his chest and sometimes legs when he sits around or fights during a battle. Not only that, his bandaged eye helps boost his attractiveness up a notch! When Takasugi smokes and plays his shamisen, he becomes even more attractive than ever! All in all, Takasugi oozes ominous vibes. But maybe that’s the reason why viewers find him so hot and attractive.
8. Sinbad from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
- Episodes: 25
- Air Date: Oct. 2012 - Mar. 2013
Sinbad is the King of Sindria and is the head of the Seven Seas Alliance. But before attaining his powerful image, Sinbad came from a very poor family in a certain village of Parthevia Empire. The moment he was born, Yunan called Sinbad a miracle and was proven right when Sinbad successfully conquered his first dungeon at the age of 14. From then on, he sailed across the seven seas and met tons of people along the way who influenced him in different kinds of ways. After some time on his journey, he decided to end his adventure and founded the Sindira Kingdom.
Sinbad is a laid-back person who is dependable and very charismatic. Because of his many achievements, Sinbad becomes devious and manipulative when he does need something. Overall, Sinbad has good intentions for the world but his way of thinking about how to achieve it is somewhat questionable. Even with his shady character, Sinbad is loved by many viewers. He is certainly appealing because of his looks and his strong personality. Sinbad is a very attractive man, proven many times as he only needs to give a simple smile and speak sweet words in order to get any woman of his liking. Heck, he even looks amazing while wearing only a leaf. Sinbad is deeply confident in his looks, but we can’t blame him as he is absolutely hot!
7. Satoshi Isshiki from Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars!)
- Episodes: 24
- Air Date: Apr. 2015 - Sept. 2015
If you think Sinbad is the only one who is very confident in his looks, then wait till you see Satoshi Isshiki! Satoshi was born from a prestigious clan in Kyoto who specializes in Japanese cuisine. As he entered Tōtsuki Culinary Academy, he immediately rose up in the ranks until he attained the 7th seat in the elite ten council just before he entered his second year. As the oldest student of the Polaris Dormitory, he makes sure to watch over his kouhais and encourages them to do better.
Despite Satoshi’s carefree and odd behavior, many look up to him. Although he seems to be easy-going most of the time, he turns extremely serious and perceptive during cook-offs. Satoshi may not be cruel in general, but when those he’s close to are insulted, he turns merciless and is intensely brutal towards his opponents. As we mentioned earlier, he is also shameless like our aforementioned Sinbad. Satoshi is normally seen naked, wearing only his undergarments or an apron. He shamelessly walks around looking like that without a care in the word. Satoshi does wear his uniform on some special occasions, but the best Satoshi is the one who only wears fundoshi with a big smile on his face. He is, without a doubt, hot in appearance, but what makes him even hotter is his charming and alluring personality~
6. Son Hak from Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn)
- Episodes: 24
- Air Date: Oct. 2014 - Mar. 2015
Son Hak may remind you of Daryun a bit, but we assure you that there is something within Hak that also makes him a hot character. As the child that was trained by the former general Mundok, Hak grew up to be one of the greatest warriors of the Kouka Empire. During his younger years, he became a close friend of both Yona and Soo-won. He eventually became a general and the personal bodyguard of Yona. After the murder of Emperor II, Hak swore to himself to protect Yona at all cost.
One thing that viewers find attractive about Hak is his teasing nature. He likes to tease people A LOT. But despite that fact, he is exceedingly serious of his responsibility. He is actually a very considerate person who thinks of others before himself. Hak may not really care about it, but there are a lot of ladies that admire him. Why not? Hak is remarkably handsome, which is nicely matched with his well-built body. He is a man who can make your life exciting and respect your decisions along the way. Hak is one hot man that anyone would like to have!
5. Biba Amatori from Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
- Episodes: 12
- Air Date: Apr. 2016 - Jul. 2016
Takasugi is not the only hot villain that we will feature here! We also have Biba Amatori with his long pink hair. And yes he rocks it~ Biba is the eldest son of the Shogun and the leader of the Hunters that save people from the Kabane. But beneath his seemingly good exterior hides a ruthless man who likes to manipulate those around him for the sake of his revenge.
Biba, like other well-known villains, is very good looking and charismatic. He has this air about him that attracts people towards him. Although his looks are enough to put him on this list, his sly attitude and his merciless personality make him hotter by the second! It makes you wonder how he manages to look hot all the while he kills everything that is in his way. All in all, Biba’s appearance looks refined and dignified, which suits him best, don’t you think? One may be unlucky to be killed by him, but at least they saw someone hot and beautiful in their demise.
4. Hirato from Karneval
- Episodes: 13
- Air Date: Apr. 2013 - Jun. 2013
Hirato is the captain of the second ship and is the boss of Yogi and Tsukomo. Along the way, he welcomes Gareki and Nai into his ship. Not much is known about him but he does get things done without putting in any effort at all. While Hirato is mostly polite, he is actually devious and quite merciless, more so if someone hurts the people that are under his care, who he fondly refers to as his “children”. Despite his savage behavior, he actually cares a lot. He gives Nai some presents while he encourages Gareki to go study and become part of the circus.
Hirato is purely enigmatic, thus the reason why is on this list. He looks very classy and extremely sophisticated. His appearance suits his personality as well: mysterious and dangerous. Besides, who can’t resist a handsome megane character right? If you can, then we salute you! We seldom see Hirato in a real fight, but when he does make his appearance, everything is done within minutes, leaving behind an eerie feeling in those left behind. Hirato is the very definition of elegant but deadly, which is most likely the reason why he looks so hot in many of the viewers’ eyes.
3. Yato from Noragami
- Episodes: 12
- Air Date: Apr. 2016 - Jun. 2016
Yato is a total goofball but when he does get serious, a switch turns on and all the viewers are melting in front of their screens. Yato is a delivery god who aims to be acknowledged all over Japan and get a shrine of his own. While Yato looks carefree and energetic most of the time, he has a dark past that he tries to forget. But with the help of his friends, especially Hiyori and his regalia, Yukine, he is able to move on and face what is ahead of him as the god of fortune.
Despite his unfashionable attire, Yato is absolutely an attractive person. His prominent feature are his eyes, which can reflect every emotion that he is currently feeling. They shine when he is happy, darken when he is sad, and glow like the eyes of a cat when he is overly serious during a fight. He is quite childish and materialistic overall, but when it comes to those who are close to him and to those who rely on him, he can be gentle and selfless; though he hides this side of him. Yato is definitely a man that can make you laugh. He doesn’t usually show his hot side because of his foolish nature, but when he decides to show it to us, everything around us seems to catch on fire!
2. Osamu Dazai from Bungou Stray Dogs
- Episodes: 12
- Air Date: Apr. 2016 - Jun. 2016
We have yet another goofball character that when he turns serious, everything seems to get hotter. Osamu Dazai is a member of the Armed Detective Company and is a former member of the Port Mafia. Before being a part of the Armed Detective Company, Dazai was known to be rather brutal, proven by how he trained Akutagawa and how dangerous he was when he was with his former partner, Chuuya Nakahara, as Double Black. Dazai still retains his sly attitude and his cold demeanor, but only shows this when it is truly needed. Right now, Dazai is very protective of his new place in the Armed Detective Agency, but the downside is, he is too relaxed and likes to slack off, much to Kunikida’s dismay.
Dazai is a handsome man and the bandages that cover him up add to his overall mysterious vibe. We are sure that Dazai is a keeper and we are sure that there are a lot of ladies that will fall for him. But you can’t blame them for not approaching the guy... Dazai is a suicidal maniac and not many are ready to throw away their life for such a man. Even with that, his suicidal tendencies and his comical reactions are truly something to behold. No wonder viewers love him, because he can be funny in one moment then sexy hot in the next.
1. Levi from Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
- Episodes: 25
- Air Date: Apr. 2013 - Sept. 2013
Last but not the least is none other than Captain Levi. Levi is famous as humanity’s strongest soldier. He is an active member of the Survey Corps and is the head of the Special Operations Squad. Levi is a former resident of the underground, where he learned to survive in a brutal environment. He is eventually forced to join the Survey Corps by Erwin Smith.
Levi is a very intriguing character to watch. Viewers love him so much because of his sassy remarks and his uncanny quirks, like wanting everything to be spotlessly clean, how he holds his cup while drinking tea, and so on. While Levi is the epitome of coolness, he also oozes a lot of very manly pheromones that can make any viewer swoon with joy. He is very charismatic overall and although he has a small stature compared to his other comrades, Levi does not disappoint in the sexy body department. He may look uninterested most of the time, but that doesn’t stop the viewers from admiring his badass look because deep down, Levi has a caring heart.
And there you have it! Did you manage to finish the article without squealing or having a nose bleed from the extreme hotness that these characters emit? Well then, good for you! If you want to see the old list then just go right ahead and scroll down. You also might be wondering where the other hot characters that you wanted to see on this list are... Then we recommend Top 10 Sexiest Male Anime Villains to read if you want to see more. So what did you think of the updated list? Are there more hot anime guys that you want to add? Write them down as we would like to hear from you! That’s all, Bye~ Now signing off~
The anime world is full of characters visually perfect and beautiful. It's the anime world we're talking about; it's only natural to see perfection! Despite this, though, among all the beauties we can find in it, there are some characters who have something more. Some characters have an “x” factor making them look hot... We mean, very hot.
Beauty is one thing, but when you add charm to beauty, plus an attractive way of acting, and brains, well, here you have a very hot character! The hot characters we're talking about are the ones who are loved by girls, but manage to gain admiration even among the boys. This list will give you a taste of what characters with good looks, charm and other “x” factors are like! Some of them are simply hot, they appear in the show leaving the viewers with their mouths wide open; some of them are cool, and their actions make them even cooler; some of them are unconsciously hot and gain sympathy even because of this. Read on to see what we're talking about!
10. Sanosuke Harada from Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (Hakuouki)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2010 – June 2010
Let's start with a show like Hakuouki, that depicted the Shinsengumi guys as beautiful and hot! Basically, each of them made the girls fall in love, we can't deny it. Despite this, though, the hotter one with the famous “x” factor was Sanosuke Harada.
Harada was depicted as easy-going, funny and friendly. Of course, that's not all there is to it. First of it all, his appearance is what is eye-catching; he is tall, with red hair and shiny golden eyes. The beautiful looks, put together with his manners, made him the hottest guy in the Shinsengumi! In fact, in a time of sadness he was the one to put a smile on people. He was cheerful, and yet hot-tempered. Let's not forget he was definitely a gentleman! We can't forget the way he treated Chizuru all the time, like she was a little fragile flower. When he dealt with her, all of his manliness and gentlemanliness overflowed, like for example when he didn't allow her to go out at night alone, or when he decided to go with her to do some shopping! Aside from Chizuru, he always had a sweet word for women. Basically, Harada was funny and made jokes with Shinpachi and Heisuke all the time, but he knew when to turn serious. That's what made him look very mature, and made him so popular among the viewers!
9. Usui Takumi from Maid-Sama! (Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: April 2010 – September 2010
Usui Takumi from Maid-Sama! gained his popularity probably thanks to his obstinacy. Of course, he is as beautiful as a prince, with his green eyes and blonde hair, but he is not the only one with the looks in Maid-Sama! It's not even a matter of him being the protagonist in the show, together with Misaki. Probably, what made him so popular and so hot, was the way he stubbornly stuck to Misaki all the time, despite the fact that Misaki kept picking up fights with him non-stop.
Usui fell in love with Misaki, and from that moment onward, he started to act as her guardian angel. He didn't try to show off, neither sweet-talk her; he just was there, every time Misaki needed him. Misaki, on the other side, a “tsundere” to the core, and with her ideals about “girl power”, was never at ease in accepting his help. What makes Usui Takumi so hot is probably his being so obstinate and the way he didn't surrender in front of the hardships that Misaki gave him. Basically it was like this: he fell in love with her, and kept on acting accordingly not even caring about what she thought about him. His stubbornness was rewarded, though!
8. Daiki Aomine from Kuroko's Basketball (Kuroko no Basket)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: April 2012 – September 2012
Let's go on with a popular show full of beautiful boys. Really, it's almost impossible to choose the hotter among all the characters in Kuroko's Basketball. Each of them has something special, and has the looks. However, the most popular and hottest is probably Daiki Aomine!
Well, if we really need to explain why, we can start from his looks. He is jokingly called a “ganguro”, because his skin is brown. He is tall, with dark blue hair and eyes. What's peculiar about him is his hot-tempered character, and his good skills at basketball. He is strong, so much so that to a certain point he lost all the pleasure he felt when he was playing basketball, because no opponent was up to his expectations! So what we'll see in the show is his evolution that will bring him back to like basketball, thanks to Kuroko and Kagami who prove him to be fearsome opponents.
He is hot, but every time he appears in the show, his “bad boy” attitude is what makes girls go all soft. For example, the way he treats Momo, who sticks to him like glue, seems to be very rude. Yeah, he is a bad boy on the surface, but later he shows a more tender way of acting, towards Kuroko and the ex-members of the Generation of Miracles. The peak of his hotness, though, is when he enters “the zone”... He will do magic with a ball in hands!
7. Nezumi from No.6
- Episodes: 11
- Aired: July 2011 – September 2011
Nezumi, from No.6, is one of those characters that gains popularity right when they make their first appearance in the show. In fact, you can start liking him exactly the moment he appears at Shion's home, covered in blood and rain. Nezumi, as his name suggests, is exactly like a “rat”. Refused from a society that didn't want smart people able to think, he lived his life as a reject outside the walls of the city. When he was saved by Shion, even Shion put his life in danger and his act resulted in him being degraded from his position in the society. Nezumi won't forget the fact that Shion saved him, that's why he will reciprocate the favor years later!
What makes Nezumi very hot is his way of acting. He is a handyman, and seems to be able to do anything, probably due to the fact that he had to live by himself outside the walls of No.6 city, struggling to survive. He seems to be cool and unaffected, and sometimes seems to look down on the pampered attitude showed by Shion, but his sensitivity will show itself later. For example, when he will sing a requiem for a dead dog, or when he will show his feelings towards Shion. He protects Shion at all costs, and shows a tender side, in spite being very strong. Basically, Nezumi has got the right amount of bad ass attitude, and a bit of sweetness mixed together. Those are what make him so hot!
6. Sebastian Michaelis from Black Butler: Book of Circus (Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus)
- Episodes: 10
- Aired: July 2014 – September 2014
Let's talk about a character controversially hot. Sebastian Michaelis is a devil. He is tricky, sadistic, and enjoys putting his master Ciel through hardships just to save him at the very last moment. He has the looks: black hair, red eyes and an “angelic” face, for as paradoxical as it can be. What makes him hot, his “x” factor, is probably the way he can do anything, being a devil, and his sadism. Really, his sadism is what characterizes him all along the line. There isn't a single time when you can notice a bit of sentimentalism in his way of acting, not even one tiny bit. It's impossible to forget the way he used Beast's weak point to coerce her into speaking, and the way later, after she's dead, he found her scarf and throws it away without a second thought. This is exactly the coherence we all look for in a character, above all when the character in question is a devil of butler.
His devilish nature allows him to be totally deprived of feelings, and so he is almost always smiling, easily hiding his true intentions. Moreover, he can do anything he is asked, and we have to admit that Ciel, his master, is just as sadistic as him. Usually Ciel enjoys asking him for the impossible. Basically, Sebastian’s cunning and “i-can-do-anything” attitude, plus his coherence and his looks, make him one of the hottest characters ever!
5. Lockon Stratos/Neil Dylandy from Mobile Suit Gundam 00
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: October 2007 – March 2008
Here we are with our 5th position in this ranking, with a character that gained a special place in our heart. Among the Gundam Meisters, Lockon Stratos is the most easy-going and kind. With Setsuna F. Seiei being tormented by his past, Alleluja Haptism dealing with the other side of himself, and Tieria Erde being so stoic, his character is the most soothing and eye-catching, so much so that we could say it was a luck that he was there, making everyone smile in times of pain.
He is beautiful; tall, with green eyes and long, curly, brown hair. His easy-going attitude, though, hides a darker side of him that is the reason why he joined the cause and started fighting as a Gundam Meister. Just like the other Gundam Meisters, he has a dark past to deal with, but the difference with the others is that his past doesn't directly affects his caring nature. In fact, he is always prone to tend an ear and listen to the other guys' problems, and he is always ready to tease them to make the atmosphere lighter.
What else can we say? He is just the hottest among them! The hottest, and the most heroic one, we would add. For as hot as the others can be, his mature and chill way of acting, added to his heroic deeds during the battles are what made him gain a great popularity among viewers and the reason he is our 5th position!
4. Sousuke Yamazaki from Free!: Eternal Summer
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: July 2014 – September 2014
Let's move on to another hot character that made girls go soft! We have to say it, Sousuke Yamazaki had that power with his only presence. Tall, muscular, with emerald eyes and dark brown hair, that it's impossible not to give him the 4th position in this ranking!
His looks are great, of course, but even his character is startling. We all know that Free! is full of good-looking boys, even more so when they're almost always in a swimsuit showing their nice bodies. If we talk about hotness, though, the best is Sousuke for sure! He has a strong character, so much so that he never wavers. He may seem cold, but he proves otherwise on more than one occasion, above all when dealing with Rin, his best-friend.
Probably the way he acts, seemingly so mature, is what makes him so popular. He has almost the same “bad boy” attitude we mentioned talking about Daiki Aomine, but Sousuke's is more on the cold side, than on the hot-tempered one. As far as we like that “bad boy” way, we liked him even more when he finally showed a smile and relaxed a bit. In fact, in the special episode, during the School Festival, he finally seems to befriend everyone and starts acting accordingly in a gentler way, that finally made him seem more sympathetic and, of course, hotter!
3. Guren Ichinose from Seraph of The End: Vampire Reign (Owari no Seraph)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2015 – June 2015
The Lieutenant Colonel of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, Guren Ichinose, gains the 3rd, indisputable position! Among all the beauties in Seraph of The End, he surely is the hottest, as he mixes the leader attitude, to his beautiful looks!
He is tall, with purple eyes and black hair. His appealing point, though, lies somewhere else. He acts all high and mighty, and speaks as if he doesn't care about anyone or anything, but he doesn't act accordingly. He demonstrates an affection towards his subordinates that makes him go as far as to put his life on the front line, to save them! Even in his relationship with Yuu, he acts as an older brother, even though he teases Yuu endlessly.
We can never forget the way his hotness increases whenever he puts his hair all behind every time he is about to kick asses! He is strong, and proves to be very hot-tempered sometimes. However, his way of dealing with others is just amazing, and that's why, even in his own team, all the girls have the hots for him. Long story short, he is just a character that spreads hotness whenever he makes an apparition!
2. Shinya Kougami from Psycho-Pass
- Episodes: 22
- Aired: October 2012 – March 2013
Shinya Kougami, from Psycho-Pass, is a character full of mystery and almost impossible to figure out completely. In the beginning, he just seems to stick to the mission as an Enforcer for the Public Safety Bureau, but later on we discover that he has revenge in his mind and his dedication is just the fruit of the revenge he is planning against Makishima Shougo.
Well, he is hot... He is very hot. So much so, that even the cute Akane Tsunemori – inspector of Unit 1 – unavoidably falls for him. How can we blame her?! Shinya Kougami is so beautiful, that even when he is just smoking he makes girls drool! Not to mention the episode when he is training in the gym and he is half-naked, showing a muscular, perfect body.
However, let's talk about his character and about what else makes him so hot! His attitude is one of an adult, mature man who is cynic towards human relationships. When he was an Inspector, after his Enforcer was killed by Makishima, and his Crime Coefficent rose so high that he became an Enforcer as well, he dedicated his days planning revenge against Makishima. It was his sole purpose. That's why he stuck to the mission with a devotion out of the ordinary. The best moments to enjoy his hotness are when he is in action with the gun and when he encounters Makishima. In those moments you can enjoy both Kougami and Makishima's lines, and see these two hotties fight against each other!
1. Suou Mikoto from K
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: October 2012 – December 2012
And here we are with our 1st position, with a character who gained popularity among the girls, and admiration among the boys! Suou Mikoto is the Red King and he can control the fire. He is loved by all the members of the HOMRA – the Red Clan – and he has the “I-am-the-king” attitude which is not expressed with words at all. On the contrary, most likely his teammates are the ones who exaggerate his figure.
What can we say about the hottest character in this ranking? Firs of it all, let's talk about his appearance. He is depicted as tall, with red hair that looks like flames, and golden eyes. His deep voice acts accordingly with his character; in spite being the King who controls fire, and the head of the most fearsome clan, he is calm and quiet. He never seems to be affected, and always maintains his composure. It's exactly this attitude that strikes his enemies. Of course, this is also the reason making him so hot! Basically, he goes at his own pace, and he cares a lot for his teammates. In fact, we can't forget how much he suffered when Totsuka Tatara – one of his precious teammates – was killed and how he sought revenge.
So he is a strong fighter, yet he is calm, and caring. If we add to these appealing point his looks, we have the hottest guy for sure! Plus, we really need to mention a peculiar trait about him, as he is an avid smoker. The way he holds his cigarette with his teeth is just amazingly sexy! Even thanks to a very nice soundtrack, every time he makes an appearance, it's simply impossible not to be fascinated by him, and his attitude. It's not a stretch to say that it was only natural for us to give him the first position.
And with Suou Mikoto, our list comes to an end. So, what do you think? Do you agree with our choices? Sadly, we could choose only ten, but we are well aware that some other characters would have been worth of this ranking! We decided on these ten because they have different kind of backgrounds where they act, different personalities, different ages, and even different “natures”. We hope you agree with us that they all share the hotness, though!