Top 10 Cutest Anime Characters

Known for its distinct artistic style, complex narratives, and diverse characters, anime caters to audiences of all ages. But let's pause for a moment and dive into a lighter, softer side of anime - the world of cuteness, also known in Japanese as 'kawaii'.

Are you one of those who have fallen head over heels for the adorable anime characters who can make your heart skip a beat with just a smile? Then you have come to the right place! This is a call to all otaku and anime lovers to help us rank the cutest anime characters of all time.

Whether it's their innocent eyes, their endearing personalities, or the unique situations they find themselves in, these characters can melt even the coldest hearts. From magical girls to supernatural beings, from high school students to robotic companions, anime boasts a wide array of cute characters that bring a different kind of warmth and joy to our screens.

But who reigns supreme in the kingdom of kawaii? Who makes you squee the loudest, or fill your phone with screenshots just to make you smile on a gloomy day?
The Top Ten
1 Hinata Hyuga - Naruto Hinata Hyuga is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Probably Hinata and L are the cutest anime characters. Hands down.

Hinata isn't even cute, Kirito or L are a lot better.

She is so cute and adorable I just want to kiss her and squeeze her cheeks

2 Mitsukuni Haninozuka - Ouran High School Host Club
3 L - Death Note L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

When compared to Light, I feel kinda bad for Light. At least Riuzaki doesn't look like he belongs in a generic shampoo commercial. Besides, L is effortlessly the cutest because he is unconventional, meaning he stands out well next to millions of generically cute characters. This is a massive advantage compared to trying to adhere to a standard that millions of other characters strive towards. Due to this uniqueness, you are curious to learn more about the person, and may find yourself more readily attracted to the standout among the crowd, as they provoke the most intrigue. This effect also explains why people who are unique will stand out well to a potential mate. If you yourself have differences, it should be played up rather than down, and you should use your creativity to accentuate it, as people who are attracted to it may find themselves drawn to it, and your active expression of confidence and pride shows you to be mentally stable and healthy in a sense that you can feel accepted. When presented with a difference in a fellow human being, people who are accepting will readily approach the other person, finding the difference to be amazing and beautiful! This leads to beginnings of more fulfilling and enjoyable friendships, and even lands its way into getting potential romantic partners interested in the standout, rather than the standard. This is why L is frequently considered to be the cutest anime character; because he's not like the rest, and girls love him!

4 Tomo Takino - Azumanga Daioh
5 Astolfo - Fate/Apocrypha
6 Kotori Minami - Love Live! School Idol Project

Kotori is actually a perfect moe, despite her photobombing behavior. Her cute face, appropriate stature, brown hair, and especially, her voice makes her a perfect moe to list in the top tens.

7 Kaolla Su - Love Hina
8 Niche - Tegami Bachi
9 Kyouko Toshinou - Yuru-Yuri
10 Senko - The Helpful Fox Senko-san
The Contenders
11 Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga - Azumanga Daioh
12 Yuuri - Girls' Last Tour
13 Pikachu - Pokemon Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ) are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation. A mascot of the Pokemon franchise, it's... read more

I was going to pick a Lucky Star or Kiniro Mosaic character, but then I remembered Pikachu. He's so cute!

Always the best! No one is cuter!

14 Crona - Soul Eater Crona Gorgon (Japanese: クロナ, Kurona), often infamously referred to as the Demon Sword (魔剣, Maken), is a major antagonist of the Soul Eater manga and anime series. Crona is a Demon Sword Master who is the biological child of the witch, Medusa Gorgon... read more
15 Chibi-neko - The Star of Cottonland
16 Konata Izumi - Lucky Star Konata Izumi is one of the main characters of the Lucky Star series, and is the leader of the Lucky Star crew. She is the daughter of Sojiro Izumi and Kanata Izumi, and lives in her house in Saitama prefecture near Tokyo. Nicknamed "Kona-chan" by Tsukasa, she is an eccentric but friendly person.

Why is Hinata number 1. Just look at Konata, are you guys blind or something for thinking that Hinata is cute.

Konata is an adorable girl with an even more adorable personality.
She's tomboyish, lazy and loves anime & video games
Many people can relate, especially me

17 Ciel Phantomhive - Black Butler Earl Ciel Phantomhive (Japanese: シエル・ファントムハイヴ, Shieru Fantomuhaivu) is the main protagonist of the manga and anime series "Black Butler". He is the current head of the Phantomhive house, the notorious Queen's Watchdog, the owner of the Funtom Corporation, and an Aristocrat of... read more

To be honest I personally think these anime characters aren't that cute.

Ciel's character design is cute, even under all the defiance in him!

Ciel is a cute person. He kind of looks like a girl though.

18 Chocolat Meilleure - Sugar Sugar Rune
19 Joey Jones - Heroman

Such pretty eyes and hair he has!

20 Tsukasa Hiiragi - Lucky Star
21 Madoka Kaname - Puella Magi Madoka Kaname is the titular protagonist of the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

She is the cutest and the most innocent out of all of these characters because she always does the right thing and she is not an old lady in the shell of a little girl. I will fight anyone on this.

She's cute but where's Nagisa Momoe and sailor Chibi moon from sailor moon?

22 Goten - Dragon Ball Goten is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Definitely vote Goten. He should be number 1!

Just the cutest little Saiyan ever!

23 Squid Girl - Squid Girl Ika Musume is the main character from 'Shinryaku! Ika Musume' an anime about a Squid Girl that wants to punish humanity for polluting the oceans, but ends up breaking a wall and is forced to work at a restaurant to pay off the damages.
24 Silica - Sword Art Online Keiko Ayano is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.
25 Nagisa Shiota - Assassination Classroom Yamada Nagisa Shiota is one of the students in Class 3-E, the main student protagonist, and the series' narrator.

I think that Nagisa is adorable! I also feel bad that his mother wishes he were a female. He still looks cute though!

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