History AmbiguouslyGay / AnimeAndManga

17th May '16 1:09:07 PM WriterGirl2015
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** Shinya shows little interest in women (including his former fiance) and flirts with Guren constantly. His answer to "what he looks for in the opposite sex" in the official fanbook almost seems to imply he's "tired" of trying to be with women.

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** Shinya shows little interest in women (including his former fiance) and flirts with Guren constantly. His answer to "what he looks for in the opposite sex" in the official fanbook almost seems to imply he's "tired" of trying to be with women. Also, in the drama cd translation the girl crazy Goshi says they need to spend a Christmas with girls before they go to war to which Shinya responds "I'm not sure about the part with girls but I support having a Christmas party."
17th May '16 11:53:50 AM WriterGirl2015
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** Shinya shows little interest in women (including his former fiance) and flirts with Guren constantly. His answer to "what he looks for in the opposite sex" in the official fanbook almost seems to imply he's "tired" of trying to be with women.
8th May '16 8:15:35 AM WriterGirl2015
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** Yuu falls between this and AmbiguouslyBi in that while he blushes around girls and acts appreciative of their feelings for him he acts much more interested in Mika. He also shows no reaction when seeing Shinoa and Mitsuba in the shower and in the fanbook Yuu acts disinterested in Mitsuba wearing civilian clothes but when he sees Yoichi wearing them he exclaims "Oh! Those civilian clothes look seriously good on you, Yoichi!"

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** Yuu falls between this and AmbiguouslyBi in that while he blushes around girls and acts appreciative of their feelings for him he acts much more interested in Mika. He also shows no reaction when seeing Shinoa and Mitsuba in the shower and in the fanbook Yuu acts disinterested in Mitsuba wearing civilian clothes but when he sees Yoichi wearing them he exclaims "Oh! Those civilian clothes look seriously good on you, Yoichi!"Yoichi!" He also responds "shut up" when asked what he likes in the opposite sex.
8th May '16 8:14:11 AM WriterGirl2015
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** Yuu falls between this and AmbiguouslyBi in that while he blushes around girls and acts appreciative of their feelings for him he acts much more interested in Mika.

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** Yuu falls between this and AmbiguouslyBi in that while he blushes around girls and acts appreciative of their feelings for him he acts much more interested in Mika. He also shows no reaction when seeing Shinoa and Mitsuba in the shower and in the fanbook Yuu acts disinterested in Mitsuba wearing civilian clothes but when he sees Yoichi wearing them he exclaims "Oh! Those civilian clothes look seriously good on you, Yoichi!"
4th May '16 9:34:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'':

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'':''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
11th Apr '16 10:54:58 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** It's not ambiguous at all; the character's name is "Otokosuki", which translates to "Man-Lover".
10th Apr '16 3:15:39 AM LinTaylor
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*** It's not ambiguous at all; the character's name is "Otokosuki", which translates to "Man-Lover".
30th Mar '16 10:02:58 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':



** Bugsy in ''Manga/PokemonGoldenBoys''. He's a young {{Bishonen}} boy, even more so than in the games. He's constantly blushing and acting sweet around Gold. You may think this is just his personality, but he acts differently around other people.
** Erika comes off as a LipstickLesbian to people. Her gym is all-female, and she doesn't seem to like having men in it - but makes an "exception" for the Red for the games, [[Manga/PokemonSpecial a few boys in Pokespe]], [[Manga/PokemonZensho Satoshi]] plus [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash and Brock]]. Her gym badge just happens to be rainbow themed too, and she's a bit touchy feely around Misty in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''.
** Pokemon themselves are no exception to this. Meowth from [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime]] has a FoeYay driven relationship with Pikachu (it changed to straight HoYay once), has had homoerotic fantasy spots about Giovanni, and has fallen for James on one occasion (due to mood-altering Shuckle juice). Ash's Oshawott has the same sort of adoration towards Ash as Chikorita, Aipom, and Gliscor had; the former two of them are confirmed to be female and in love with Ash at one point.

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** Pokemon themselves are no exception to this. Meowth has a FoeYay driven relationship with Pikachu (it changed to straight HoYay at least once), has had homoerotic fantasy spots about Giovanni, and has fallen for James on one occasion (due to mood-altering Shuckle juice). Ash's Oshawott has the same sort of adoration towards Ash as Chikorita, Aipom, and Gliscor had; the former two of them are confirmed to be female and in love with Ash at one point.
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Bugsy in ''Manga/PokemonGoldenBoys''. He's a young {{Bishonen}} boy, even more so than in the games. He's constantly blushing and acting sweet around Gold. You may think this is just his personality, but he acts differently around other people.
** Erika comes off as a LipstickLesbian to people. Her gym is all-female, and she doesn't seem to like having men in it - but makes an "exception" for the Red for the games, [[Manga/PokemonSpecial a few boys in Pokespe]], [[Manga/PokemonZensho Satoshi]] plus [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash and Brock]]. Her gym badge just happens to be rainbow themed too, and she's a bit touchy feely around Misty in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''.
** Pokemon themselves are no exception to this. Meowth from [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime]] has a FoeYay driven relationship with Pikachu (it changed to straight HoYay once), has had homoerotic fantasy spots about Giovanni, and has fallen for James on one occasion (due to mood-altering Shuckle juice). Ash's Oshawott has the same sort of adoration towards Ash as Chikorita, Aipom, and Gliscor had; the former two of them are confirmed to be female and in love with Ash at one point.
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* Itsuki Koizumi from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' seems to like [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace invading the main male character's personal space a little too much]] in the {{anime}}, and in the novels especially he makes it quite clear that he trusts and likes Kyon. He claims to act the way he does because Haruhi expects it and would make it real if he didn't, which would be a plausible explanation if he actually did so while Haruhi is watching. Also, in the 4th novel [[spoiler:his alternate universe self admits to having a crush on Haruhi]], but this isn't brought up in the main storyline - although many of his actions and words towards Haruhi, especially his constant claiming of being "the expert of her heart" imply some secret affection for her. Whatever the case may be, Itsuki's bond with Kyon could be seen as a fumbled attempt at a bromance or an actual romance slowly developing.
** PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', in which Itsuki makes blatant innuendos towards Kyon with no indication whether or not he's joking. And then there's the time when Kyon [[ItMakesSenseInContext suddenly confesses his love to Itsuki]]. Cue the latter having the most G-rated possible depiction of an orgasm.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh''

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* Itsuki Koizumi from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' seems to like [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace invading the main male character's personal space a little too much]] in the {{anime}}, and in the novels especially he makes it quite clear that he trusts and likes Kyon. He claims to act the way he does because Haruhi expects it and would make it real if he didn't, which would be a plausible explanation if he actually did so while Haruhi is watching. Also, in the 4th novel [[spoiler:his alternate universe self admits to having a crush on Haruhi]], but this isn't brought up in the main storyline - although many of his actions and words towards Haruhi, especially his constant claiming of being "the expert of her heart" imply some secret affection for her. Whatever the case may be, Itsuki's bond with Kyon could be seen as a fumbled attempt at a bromance or an actual romance slowly developing.
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developing. PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', in which Itsuki makes blatant innuendos towards Kyon with no indication whether or not he's joking. And then there's the time when Kyon [[ItMakesSenseInContext suddenly confesses his love to Itsuki]]. Cue the latter having the most G-rated possible depiction of an orgasm.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' ''Anime/YuGiOh'':



* Ayame Sohma from ''FruitsBasket''. Long, feminine hair; feminine clothing; has been seen wearing an actual dress. He acts rather romantic and melodramatic, and his voice (at least in the dub) is... well... stereotypically gay. He and Shigure [[HoYay hit on each other with alarming regularity]]. And yet, after all this, he's a totally straight pervert who is revealed to be dating his (female) shop assistant, Mine. Even Ayame's American voice actor basically said in the most polite way he could that he didn't want to portray Ayame as a CampGay stereotype because he didn't want to be offensive. There's also that one scene where Kyou wakes up to find Ayame sleeping next to him in bed. He goes into a shocked state and Ayame mumbles "I'm still sleepy", grabs Kyou and tries to cuddle with him. We then see him covered in bandages from after Kyou beat the crap out of him and Ayame states he snuck into Kyou's room because Yuki had locked him out of his room when Ayame tried to sneak in.

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* Ayame Sohma from ''FruitsBasket''.''Manga/FruitsBasket''. Long, feminine hair; feminine clothing; has been seen wearing an actual dress. He acts rather romantic and melodramatic, and his voice (at least in the dub) is... well... stereotypically gay. He and Shigure [[HoYay hit on each other with alarming regularity]]. And yet, after all this, he's a totally straight pervert who is revealed to be dating his (female) shop assistant, Mine. Even Ayame's American voice actor basically said in the most polite way he could that he didn't want to portray Ayame as a CampGay stereotype because he didn't want to be offensive. There's also that one scene where Kyou wakes up to find Ayame sleeping next to him in bed. He goes into a shocked state and Ayame mumbles "I'm still sleepy", grabs Kyou and tries to cuddle with him. We then see him covered in bandages from after Kyou beat the crap out of him and Ayame states he snuck into Kyou's room because Yuki had locked him out of his room when Ayame tried to sneak in.



* Yuda/Juda from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', who wears makeup and frequently parades around in his underpants and talks about how beautiful he is. He's straight, though, and has a harem full of women, even if he does make some questionable comments about how beautiful Rei is.
* Major Alex Louis Armstrong from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. He's never seen with any women, but this isn't a romance-heavy series, so that's not a strong indication. That said, a lot of his character traits--strong emotions and a preoccupation with bodybuilding and male beauty--fit a lot of Japanese stereotypes about gay men.

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* Yuda/Juda from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', who wears makeup and frequently parades around in his underpants and talks about how beautiful he is. He's straight, though, and has a harem full of women, even if he does make some questionable comments about how beautiful Rei is.
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''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Major Alex Louis Armstrong from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.Armstrong. He's never seen with any women, but this isn't a romance-heavy series, so that's not a strong indication. That said, a lot of his character traits--strong emotions and a preoccupation with bodybuilding and male beauty--fit a lot of Japanese stereotypes about gay men.



** ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' has a bit of a more obvious example in Ronove, a BattleButler with NoSenseOfPersonalSpace (especially around Battler, who is his main HoYay target) who get some spends a lot of his free time [[RealMenWearPink baking cookies]]. In the fourth arc, he gets punched in the face, and his nosebleed turns into [[SuckMyRose rose petals]], of all things.

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'':
** ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' has a bit of a more obvious There is an example in Ronove, a BattleButler with NoSenseOfPersonalSpace (especially around Battler, who is his main HoYay target) who get some spends a lot of his free time [[RealMenWearPink baking cookies]]. In the fourth arc, he gets punched in the face, and his nosebleed turns into [[SuckMyRose rose petals]], of all things.



* Kyoya from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', and Tamaki to an extent. They give backrubs and call each other "mommy" and "daddy". Tamaki may be more along the lines of AmbiguouslyBi given how he seems to genuinely enjoy female company, but Kyoya never displays any genuine interest in the club's customers beyond what he can get them to buy.
** When Tamaki calls the rest of the host club (other than Haruhi) the homosexual supporting cast, Kyoya is annoyed. However, he's only annoyed by the 'supporting' line, he doesn't seem to care that he was called a homosexual.

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* Kyoya from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'':
** Kyoya,
and Tamaki to an extent. They give backrubs and call each other "mommy" and "daddy". Tamaki may be more along the lines of AmbiguouslyBi given how he seems to genuinely enjoy female company, but Kyoya never displays any genuine interest in the club's customers beyond what he can get them to buy.
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buy. When Tamaki calls the rest of the host club (other than Haruhi) the homosexual supporting cast, Kyoya is annoyed. However, he's only annoyed by the 'supporting' line, he doesn't seem to care that he was called a homosexual.



* Miki from ''Manga/{{Life}}'', and by extent Ayumu too. Their bond can be described as being stronger than a simple friendship but it's not exactly romance either. Apparently Ayumu liked a boy in middle school but she's shown no interest in boys in high school (though she has good reason not to with all the trouble she's been having). [[spoiler:Ayumu falls for a boy by the end of the manga and Miki said she has a lover in her hometown though..]]

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* Miki from ''Manga/{{Life}}'', and by extent Ayumu too. Their bond can be described as being stronger than a simple normal friendship but it's not exactly romance either. Apparently Ayumu liked a boy in middle school but she's shown no interest in boys in high school (though she has good reason not to with all the trouble she's been having). [[spoiler:Ayumu falls for a boy by the end of the manga and Miki said she has a lover in her hometown though..]]



* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'': Essentially all of the girls. It's even more blatant with the original light novels as they go in-depth into the characters' thoughts.

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* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'': Essentially all of the girls. It's even more blatant with the original light novels as they go in-depth into the characters' thoughts. The characters have heavy levels of HomoeroticSubtext and it's the most famous YuriGenre series but there isn't actually any confirmed romance between the characters.


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* Akira from ''Manga/AoiHana'' obviously is attracted to girls [[spoiler:and dates Fumi]] but her sexuality is still ambiguous. She's ambiguously {{asexual}}.
27th Mar '16 2:36:19 PM AzureSeas
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* Kumiko from ''Literature/HibikeEuphonium'' comes off as this in the anime adaptation. In the light novel she's at most AmbiguouslyBi. The anime removed or toned down almost all of her scenes with her male love interest Shuuichi while in return amped up the LesYay between her and Reina to excruciating levels. The DuetBonding scene between the two, with all its romantic overtones and Reina grazing her finger on Kumiko's face to her lips, is only the tip of the iceberg.

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* Kumiko from ''Literature/HibikeEuphonium'' ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'' comes off as this in the anime adaptation. In the light novel she's at most AmbiguouslyBi. The anime removed or toned down almost all of her scenes with her male love interest Shuuichi while in return amped up the LesYay between her and Reina to excruciating levels. The DuetBonding scene between the two, with all its romantic overtones and Reina grazing her finger on Kumiko's face to her lips, is only the tip of the iceberg.
18th Mar '16 3:27:55 PM eroock
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* Anna from ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' develops a very close and intimate friendship with the titular Marnie that consists of having a OldFashionedRowboatDate, cute dancing together, and declaring their love for each other. She also gets quite upset when Marnie shows interest in a boy. However the last minute reveal that [[spoiler:Marnie is Anna's DeadAllAlong ''grandmother'' as a child]] really [[RelationshipWritingFumble muddles up]] the story's intentions.
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