Top 10 Hottest Anime Guys

Hottest anime guys. It's a phrase that's been typed into search engines countless times, a topic debated in online forums and social media threads with an intensity that rivals the most heated sports rivalries. But who are these heartthrobs of the animated world? What qualities make them stand out from the crowd? And most importantly, who gets to decide?

You've likely stumbled upon this page because you're as passionate about anime as the thousands of others who have cast their votes for their favorite characters. Maybe you're looking for validation that your "husbando" is as popular as you believe, or perhaps you're hoping to discover new characters to add to your list of favorites. Whatever your reason, get ready to dive into a world of charismatic bad boys, brooding antiheroes, kind-hearted protagonists, and mysterious enigmas - all vying for the coveted title of hottest anime guy.
The Top Ten
1 Sebastian Michaelis (Black Butler) Sebastian Michaelis (Japanese: セバスチャン・ミカエリス, Sebasuchan Mikaerisu) is the titular deuteragonist of the manga and anime series, Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji). He serves as the demon butler and is a senior staff member of the Phantomhive household.

Sebastian possesses qualities I have never been able to find in other characters. I may not even have the words to adequately explain him. The best I can do is to point out his impeccable posture, well-kept face, beautiful hair, and entrancing eyes.

His hotness, sexiness, and true beauty also come from within. Is it cliché? Perhaps, but clichés often hold truth. Many people first notice that he is under contract. But if he weren't a caring being, he wouldn't have done half the things he has for the people he's encountered.

I understand that people have different tastes when it comes to characters. But in my opinion, if you don't appreciate what's inside someone, you have no taste at all. If you also pay attention to the fact that he is a demon, then compare him to the demon butler Claude from season two. Observe the difference in how they treat their masters. I guarantee you're seeing through blind eyes if you think Claude is better in his treatment. I could go on listing and comparing examples, but life is too short. So yes, I believe Sebastian is the hottest anime character in every possible way.

2 Takumi Usui (Kaichou wa Maid-sama) Takumi Usui is the deuteragonist of the anime and manga series Maid Sama!. He is a student at Seika High School and works part time at the maid cafe Maid Latte.

He is just perfect! He says the strangest things and doesn't hide his naughty thoughts. He looks like an angel but acts like an overprotective, possessive bad boy - albeit in a cute way. The best part is how he loves to talk about dishing out punishment with Misaki but is always on the receiving end of it. He has a river of patience just flowing.

And I'll never forget that when he figured out that kissing Misaki had made her really nervous, he goes ahead and kisses a guy just to make her think it didn't mean a thing. He is the best perverted, otherworldly human stalker ever.

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.

L, oh my dear L. The hottest damn anime character of all time. From your happy look to your malicious look (which I can so easily imagine), your face is entrancing.

From your black, messy hair to your pale skin, you're so emo, and that's incredibly hot. The simplicity of your design, both in clothes and body, is simply amazing. The way you sit, which supposedly improves your reasoning by 40%, makes you resemble a little owl.

The way you eat all those sweets (please share) is divine. You don't gain a pound, but with all that tennis, who's surprised? You sleep with your eyes open, allowing me to stare at them the entire time. You're so smart. You knew who Kira was the whole time but valued friendship so much that you told yourself it was impossible. And finally, the moment of your death broke so many hearts. You fell, just like an injured owl, to the floor from a heart attack, leaving us with Kira and your legacy. Oh, how I wish I could see you in real life. I would advise you never to join the Kira case, and if you did anyway, I would help you catch Kira without letting you know that I know who he is. If only I could protect that little owl.

4 Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail) Gray Fullbuster a fairytail wizard is a kind sensitive person which can be mainly found in underwear or fighting a guildmate / friend brother Natsu Dragneel (which I am supersede dint make this list) anyway Gray has a habit of stripping which he found while training with his now unfortunately dead master... read more

Gray is my soulmate. I know it sounds insane, because I'm a 16-year-old and, if he were real, he'd be 18, but I feel that if we met, I'd fall in love with him. I get called a lot of nasty names because I've basically fallen in love with an anime boy, but I genuinely love him more than I could love any real man.

I constantly wish to meet the real-life equivalent of Gray. I'd marry him straight away. He's so incredibly hot!

Gray is the most beautiful anime character of all time. If he were real, I would marry him. I may sound like a simp, but I'm genuinely in love with him.

5 Levi Ackerman (Shingeki no Kyojin) Levi Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. He accompanies the main protagonists in the second half of season 1. His most notable feature is being "Humanity's strongest".

Not only is he hot, but he also has an amazing personality, in my opinion. He possesses intelligence, bravery, leadership, and strength. Deep down, he really has a heart. He just doesn't show it. He may be hostile, but that's just how he is - he was raised that way, after all.

As the saying goes, don't judge a book by its cover. On the outside, he may seem like a cold, rude man, but on the inside, he is a warm, caring, and emotional person. You just have to get to know him and understand his story and personality, which is why he should be in the top ten, not where he is now.

6 Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass) Lelouch Lamperouge, whose real name is Lelouch vi Britannia, is the title character and protagonist of the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

"He was chosen as the most popular male character of 2006, 2007, and 2008 at Animage magazine's annual Anime Grand Prix." What more is there to say? He is handsome, smart, and protects the ones he cares about.

He is the only character who is the bad guy for two whole seasons and still makes everyone cry in the last episode. He is the black prince, the demon emperor, the BLACK KNIGHT, and the man who destroyed the world to create a better one. Darn, I fell for him once again.

I am so in love with this guy. I haven't even seen the full anime, only certain episodes here and there, and only at the beginning. But his face got me hooked on anime. He should be at least in the top three. I mean, look at him!

His personality is amazing too. If you like bad boys with an attitude, intellect, and a really selfless streak that melts your heart, vote for him!

7 Light Yagami (Death Note) Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

I definitely think Light Yagami is the hottest and sexiest male anime character ever! Many people may dislike him, but I can't help but admire him. His intelligence makes Light even more attractive.

Yes, Usui is also hot, but sorry, he can't compare to Kira's greatness! This is the first time in my life that I support and like the bad guy. Besides, I actually wanted him to win, so Kira for the win! He deserves to be number 1.

Although I am against Kira's idea of his "new world," Light is just so intelligent that he had me subconsciously rooting for him. In terms of hotness levels, he just wows me. He's amazingly handsome and smart. He is Japan's number 1 student, after all. He's also good at sports and was the national tennis champion. I'm sure he has other talents we're not aware of.

But the thing I like most about Light is that he is the most realistic and relatable character on this list. Unlike the other guys listed here, Light has flaws - flaws that many other people have, minus the God-complex. He tends to be narcissistic, he's admitted to being naive at times, and he's cold, arrogant, and manipulative. This makes him far from perfect. It makes him more human.

8 Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) Edward Elric, commonly nicknamed Ed, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

This came down to a choice between Ed, Lelouch, and Light, but when I really thought about it, I had to go with Ed. He has gold hair, gold eyes, is seriously ripped, and is the best alchemist ever. He has badass double prosthetics, and to top it all off, he's not a complete asshole.

One of the things I notice in most anime characters people consider "hot" is that they are almost always either total jerks or complete psychopaths and sociopaths. Ed is kind. He actually cares about his brother and getting them back to normal, as well as helping other people. Not to mention the way he fights, or how good he is with words. Plus, I think it's kind of cute when he freaks out about being called short. He really does deserve to be higher up on here.

9 Sesshomaru (Inuyasha) He is the older half-brother of the hanyō Inuyasha and the firstborn son of Tōga.

Unlike many other yōkai, Sesshōmaru had no interest in possessing even a single shard of the Shikon Jewel to enhance his powers and considered yōkai who sought its abilities only to strengthen themselves as... read more

To some, Inuyasha is the reason they started to like anime. (I watched it on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network years ago.) And Sesshomaru is the hottest antihero there is! Cold and calculating, this demon hates humans.

But it's such a shock when he took in a small girl. It proves that he has a sweet side too! His armor looks badass, and I love white hair with golden eyes on a guy. So, what's not to like? To my first anime love, Fluffy-sama!

Let's just start by saying that this man makes me throb every time he appears on the screen while watching Inuyasha. When I say that he could kill me with his brother's Tetsusaiga and bring me back with the Tenseiga, I mean it. He might be a cold bastard who can catch feelings for a human, but have you seen him?

He is also the strongest demon. He's so powerful and so cute. Like, take me to hell just to be with him! I love Inuyasha, but Sesshomaru is just a whole snack, meal, masterpiece. He's all of the above. Personally, I feel like he's just a little jealous of his brother, but who cares? I love my evil/nice man.

10 Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Ichigo is just too awesome. He always cares for his friends and helps them whenever they are in danger. His awesome quotes are, "I'm not Superman, so I can't say anything big like I'll protect everyone on Earth. I'm not a modest guy who will say it's enough if I can protect as many people as my two hands can handle either. I want to protect a mountain-load of people." "...If fate is a millstone, then we are the grist. There is nothing we can do. So I wish for strength. If I cannot protect them from the wheel, then give me a strong blade, and enough shatter fate."

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The Contenders
11 Itachi Uchiha (Naruto) Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

If being a shinobi who wiped out his whole clan (and entered the ANBU at an extremely young age) and still takes the time to indirectly take care of his little brother doesn't explain Itachi, I don't know what can. Physical appearance-wise, he is beyond gorgeous. And when it comes to intelligence, no one can deny his prodigious abilities.

Then, there's that soft side of him that Sasuke has a hold of. What's there to hate?

Even before I truly knew he was a good guy, I always knew he was tragically hot. While I wouldn't marry him or even remotely trust him, as killing his own clan and family for peace that may only last a few years has crossed certain boundaries I can't fully accept, I cannot deny that he's breathtakingly cool and gorgeous, especially when he shows his softer, human side towards those he truly cares about.

Being complex, smart, and good-looking, he should definitely earn his place as one of the hottest guys in the anime world.

12 Lavi Bookman Jr. (D.Gray-man)

I personally love him for several reasons: 1) Every time he is told something by Bookman, he calls him an old panda and gets pounded for it. 2) His sweet and funny side. 3) His looks.

When Road takes control of his body, I feel like I could fly through the TV, punch her in the face, and tell her to stop messing with people's minds!

He's goofy, silly, mysterious, and that eyepatch... Seriously, he is such an enigma. He's constantly fighting between the part of him that is a bookman and the part that is Lavi. I want to know everything about his past, all his experiences, and what his real name is.

He can act like a fool, but when it comes down to it, he knows what needs to be done. And when his hair is down? Oh man, the sexiness is off the chart.

13 Tomoe (Kamisama Hajimemashita)

My heart is broken knowing that he's only a character in an anime. He needs to be real! Someone make this happen. He's so hot, and his voice, hair, and eyes are all incredible.

He's kind of feminine in a way, but he's still really strong. He defeated a war god in 5 seconds with his hot fox fire. The feels are real. I love him with everything I have. I just can't.

This man is so responsible and has such good manners. Why isn't he real? He's dependable and gets stuff done, unlike some other people in the world. And don't even get me started on how beautiful and handsome he is.

His hair flows majestically in the air, and his pale complexion just adds to it. Given that he is a fox, I would let this man yell at me and not be mad.

14 Yu Kanda (D.Gray-man) Yu Kanda is a character from D.Gray-man, a manga series created by Japanese artist and writer Katsura Hoshino.

Part of the reason why I like him is because of Allen. Yeah, I ship them. Got a problem? Now, think about Kanda x Allen. Yes, that's the image. Got a nosebleed yet?

He has always been my favorite anime character! Besides Sebastian (from Black Butler) and Hisoka (from Hunter x Hunter), Kanda has been my username and passcode for as long as I can remember. I even spent money to buy a poster of him! I never spend money on anything, so this is a great accomplishment.

I personally believe he should be in the top 10. I mean, seriously, why is Usui #1? I get that he's cute, but besides that, he's a little annoying. Not to offend anyone!


15 Kakashi Hatake (Naruto) Kakashi Hatake is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. In the story, Kakashi is the teacher of Team 7, consisting of the series' primary characters, Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, and Sakura Haruno.

Kakashi is definitely THE hottest anime guy EVER. I'm not just talking about his breathtaking physical appearance. It's more than that. Everything about Kakashi is hot: his looks, his voice, the way he carries himself, the way he fights, his sense of humor, and most of all, his personality. Naruto was my favorite manga/anime series for a very long time, thanks to Kakashi alone. Kishimoto-sensei deserves an award for creating a man like Kakashi.

Kakashi is my dream! Oh my gosh. I think it's strange to have the hots for a dude in a mask, but it makes him all the more intriguing. I just love how laid back he is but can kick ass if he needs to. He should not be 25th on the list.

In fact, the only reason I came to this site was to see if he was number one. But he's not. And I'm disappointed. And so should you all be. Shame on you.

16 Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z) Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

People need to understand that not all of a guy's sexiness comes from the way he looks. Vegeta has, by far, one of the most beautiful character arcs in all of anime. He starts off as an evil Saiyan who sees no value in the life of anyone but himself but becomes so much more when given the chance for forgiveness, a chance he didn't even want.

He went from being an arrogant prince, afraid to die, and slowly changed into a proud husband and father who smiled in the face of death to protect his loved ones. So maybe he is the hottest anime guy out there, but I think he is way too low on this list.

17 Renji Abarai (Bleach) Renji Abarai is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

With Renji, you have a sexy and beautiful man at the same time. He is incredibly sexy, and he can be gorgeous too, especially when he lets his hair down.

Ok, so why is Renji at the end? He is so hot that the room gets hot when he's on. I'm practically screaming, "Take off your shirt!" He's got hot hair, hot tattoos, and hot, sexy muscles.

Renji is the very definition of badass. With his burning red hair and tattoos, oh God, he is so yum! He's strong yet stupid, kickass yet a gentleman. I don't have the slightest idea why this guy is not in the top 10.

18 Future Trunks (Dragon Ball Z)

Dear Trunks,

Oh Trunks, what do I say about you? Where do I begin? Well, I guess I would have to start on April 20, 1989, when the first episode of Dragon Ball Z aired.

The first time I saw your beautiful face, I thought to myself that you were just like a little eggplant. Your green hair, your fluorescent purple skin, and your kindness all captivated me. Whenever I feel sad, I search for your name on Google Images. Even though I mostly get ads for swim trunks, I know you're there.

Your death in Season 4 shook me to my core. I know that as the world watched you perish at the hands of your own father, Goku, we were all devastated that we would never again see your beautiful green eyes. I can only dream that one day you will return, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, and you will finally defeat the armies of stormtroopers that tarnished your family name.

I'll see you tonight.

Your eternal love xX,

19 Death the Kid (Soul Eater) Death the Kid (Japanese: デス・ザ・キッド, Desu za Kiddo), commonly referred to as simply Kid (Japanese: キッド, Kiddo), is one of the main protagonists of the anime and manga series, Soul Eater. He is the youngest son of Death himself and the Meister of the Demon Twin Guns, Liz Thompson... read more

I have been in love with Kid ever since I saw him. He is perfectly imperfect in every way. Kid is kind of an oxymoron because he is absolutely obsessed with symmetry, yet only has three stripes on one side of his head. He is kind, polite, and oh so funny. Who wouldn't fall for him?

He is so cute. I love the fact that he is obsessed with symmetry. His reactions are also cute. He even ditched a battle because he was too busy admiring symmetry. I'm kind of obsessed with people who have black hair.

20 Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail) Natsu Dragneel is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild.Natsu is carefree and reckless in nature, and, despite his consistent brawls with the other members of Fairy Tail, he is a fiercely loyal and protective friend. He is willing to go down fighting for his friends, regardless of how futile it might seem... read more

People must have lost their minds or something. Natsu is so hot I just can't explain. He should be in the top 10.

Natsu is so nice and loyal. If a friend ever needs help, he will be there. He has so much magical energy and power I just can't explain it.

Natsu will never leave a friend behind. Even though he can sometimes be rough in the guild, he will always come around to help everyone. Everyone in the guild trusts Natsu with their lives because they know that he can do anything. Natsu brings hope to the guild, even if it seems as if nothing will get better. But when Natsu is around, they have hope again. That is why Natsu fights for the sake of his guild, family, and friends. I think Natsu is such a great guy. So, if you have a brain, vote for Natsu to be number one.

21 Kei Takishima (Special A)

Although he's not expressive with his feelings and sometimes blatantly possessive, Kei is a very thoughtful man. He sincerely loves Hikari and, of course, he's handsome, intelligent, and sexy. Kei is perfection!

Even though he's a cold-hearted guy, I like the way he shows his love for Hikari. Even if Hikari is extremely dense, he manages to express his feelings to her. That's why I like him and gave him my vote.

Kei is one of the most attractive guys in anime. I like the way he shows his love for Hikari, how he can learn with just one try, and how he can finish a hard test in just one or two minutes.

22 Gareki (Karneval)

If the anime were more popular, he would be higher up on the list. Unfortunately, not many people even know he exists, so they don't get the chance to see him.

I really encourage you guys to at least check it out. Eye candy, plot, whatever - it deserves more love. I mean, he is way hotter than about eight of the people who are in front.

The only reason he won't go much higher than this is because people will see his name and have no clue who we are talking about, so they will skip over him.

He deserves at least 15th place. Higher, really. I just want to be realistic.

23 Portgas D. Ace (One Piece) Portgas D. Ace, born as Gol D. Ace and nicknamed "Fire Fist" Ace, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

Dear people,

I cannot understand any of you who fail to notice that Ace should be "Number One," or at least in the "top ten." Vegeta from DBZ, hotter than Ace? "Please!"

Portgas D. Ace is the son of Gol D. Roger, King of the Pirates, and Second Division Commander of the Whitebeard Pirates. He's often shirtless. Yet, he is only 74th in the ranking. I can understand that maybe Takumi Usui beat him in the ranking.

What! How is he so low? He should at least be in the top 10! I mean, no shirt. That speaks for itself. He should be at least top 10. How does he rank lower than all those others up there?

24 Toshizo Hijikata (Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan)

I love this anime! My favorite character in Shinsengumi Kitan is Souji Okita, but Hijikata is awesome as well!

He's my favorite in Hakuouki! I wish that he could have a happy ending with Chizuru-chan. I also hope he could achieve a higher ranking.

Hakuouki is awesome, and there are so many hot guys, like Harada!

25 Sinbad (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)

There is a reason why so much promotional anime art depicts him languidly splayed anywhere. He looks like a work of art. His handsome face has a welcoming and earnest quality, and yet there's a positively outrageous "come hither" glint in his lovely eyes, telling of forbidden affairs and...okay, okay. That's just me.

Also, A+ super form.

Swoon! Sinbad is such a HOT, HOT character. Killer body, gorgeous face, large shoulders, manly hands, big eyes, and a bigger smile.

Add to that the mixture of how just, fair, and gracious he is as a king, how strong as a dungeon conqueror, and how cunning, ambitious, and sometimes cruel he is as a human being, and you get the perfect combination of good and bad. Not to mention HIS VOICE!

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