Over the years, many anime have taken special care to represent LGBTQ+ characters in their stories. Sometimes they are very subtle, while in other cases, they have outright portrayed them as gay characters. It is also possible that you may not have even noticed them as a queer representation. With that in mind, let us take a look at the top eleven gay characters in anime.
LGBTQ+ Characters In Anime
Anime has been potraying LGBTQ+ characters in creative ways. Anime traps are one of the most popular, unique ways anime has represented them. Other than trap characters, we have also seen several regular gay boys and girls that were featured in many anime.
There has also been multiple anime that were solely dedicated to gay romance and lesbian romance, like Given and Citrus. So, anime in general has been open to these kind of characters and tons of openminded fans have appreciated their addition to the cast.
List Of The Hottest Gay Anime Boys Of All Time
11. Nathan Seymour From ‘Tiger and Bunny’
Nathan Seymour is a hero in Tiger and Bunny who goes by the name of Fire Emblem. As the name suggests, he specialises in pyrokinesis and can burn his enemies to a crisp. Nathan started showing his queer side ever since he was in school.
Since he grew up in a boarding school, his classmates used to constantly bully him for his personality. Naturally, Nathan paid no attention to their jitters and continued to live his life the way he wanted. He is a picture perfect gay anime character in all aspects.
10. Leeron Littner From ‘Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann’
Leeron is a well-known mechanic in this anime who supports the Gunmen with his extensive knowledge of repairs. There is not a single thing that Leeron can’t repair. Everyone knows about Leeron being gay, and he can often present that in a very stereotypical way.
He is the most mature member of their team and can also be very responsible, depending on the situation. Leeron serves as an excellent comic relief character, giving the audience much needed laughs in an otherwise intense storyline.
9. Kaworu Nagisa From ‘Evangelion’
Kaworu Nagisa can be identified as the seventeenth angel in the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. His first association with NERV took place when they needed a different pilot for Unit 02 of their Eva units. Kaworu can be classified as a human, and it was clear from his actions that he didn’t consider himself to be one either.
His dynamics with Shinji have been a major talking point in the series. Though it was never specifically pointed out that he was a gay character, we all know that Kaworu held a special sort of affection for Shinji.
8. Yukito Tsukishiro From ‘Card Captor Sakura’
Yukito Tsukishiro is the boyfriend of Touya Kinomoto in Card Captor Sakura, with a strong affinity towards Lunar Magic. He is a complete package as a guy. He is not only good at sports and studies, but he also has a very kind heart.
It is also worthwhile to note that his real form is the last guardian of the fifty-four Sakura cards known as Yue, and Yukito is just the alter-ego version of him. His relationship with Touya has been nothing short of spicy, with Yukito confessing his true feelings for Touya after he saved his life.
7. Ryo Asuka From ‘Devilman Crybaby’
Ryo Asuka is the main antagonist in the story of Devilman Crybaby. He is originally a fallen angel that becaome the host of an evil being called Satan and becomes a being with intersex gender. The only thing he still retains of himself is his love for his crybaby friend Akira. He is best friends with Akira Fudo, who is indirectly responsible for Ryo’s turning into a Devil.
Ryo’s feelings towards Akira can be considered borderline psychotic. He will not even hesitate to kill someone if it means protecting the deep secret held by Akira. Other than his devil powers, Ryo is a talented individual as a living being. He can speak multiple languages and even got a Phd at a fairly young age. Although he never came out as a gay character in the anime, he obviously holds Akira very close to his heart.
6. Puri Puri Prisoner From ‘One Punch Man’
One Punch Man’s Puri Puri Prisoner is an S-class hero. He is a part of the hero association who has superhuman physical abilities combined with healing elements. This means that he can go into offensive mode straight from the start and beat down his opponents easily.
Any injuries he faces during his attacks will be healed quickly, allowing him to constantly rain down punches on his enemies. The Puri Puri prisoner doesn’t hide his sexual desires towards other men and openly harasses the guys he thinks are attractive. This is what also led him to be held as a captive in Smelly Lid Prison, where he bossed over the other prisoners.
Related >> One Punch Man 3v3 Game!
5. Ash Lynx From ‘Banana Fish’
Banana Fish is an anime that has been very open towards the LGBTQ+ characters. In this anime, Ash falls in love with the main character who is a Japanese boy in his age group. Ash Lynx has been in gay relationship with his adoptive father (and several other men), who only loves him as a toy for his desires. The sad thing about him is that, since childhood, several evil men has forced to do such things.
The only time he truly cared for someone and had a real relationship is with the MC of this show.
4. Mafuyu Sato From ‘Given’
Mafuyu Sato is one of the more popular gay characters who stars in the Given series. He studies in school and has a healthy relationship with Ritsuka Uenoyama. Everyone loves Mafuyu for his charming appearance and his relatability as a character.
On top of that, he is a guitarist on the side and is known to blow people’s minds with his singing. Since Mafuyu isn’t comfortable conveying his thoughts through words, he usually does it in the form of songs. He and Uenoyama have also given serious couple goals in the story.
3. Viktor Nikiforov From ‘Yuri on Ice’
Viktor Nikiforov is the fiancée of the main protagonist in Yuri on Ice. Besides being an excellent figure skater, he is also a coach and choreographer. It is without a doubt that he is a “jack of all trades.” His home country is Russia, where he has made some huge strides in the world of figure skating since a very young age.
It is no joke to win five world championships back to back, along with many European championships and Grand Prix finals. Apart from his exploits in figure skating, Viktor has a breathtaking personality. He is a natural flirt and can probably charm his way through anything.
2. Yuri Katsuki From ‘Yuri on Ice’
Yuri Katsuki is the main star of Yuri on Ice, who got engaged to the very popular Viktor Nikiforov. These two are the most popular gay anime couple of all time.
Yuri is a cute guy who tends to gain weight easily due to his habit of eating uncontrollably. He usually likes to be in his own shell and has a very soft personality.
His emotions can sometimes get the better of him whenever he loses. This is the only downside to his soft-heartedness where he can’t take a loss with solid determination. Yuri first got introduced to Viktor as his student, and since then, it has been nothing short of a fairy tale.
1. Bulat From ‘Akame ga Kill’
Bulat is part of the band of assassins called Night Raid in Akame ga Kill who is identified as a gay character in the anime. He used to control the Incursio Teigu and was pretty good at it. He was a muscular guy, which made him a perfect fit to handle Incursio.
Bulat’s life was mainly about brute offense and power, with which he could smack down his enemies. He also had a quirky personality and was often seen teasing the other characters. It’s a shame about how he went down, but his Incursio will always be a sign of his valiant endeavours on the battlefield.
That’s it for this post. These were some of the most popular male LGBTQ+ characters in anime.
Leave a comment: