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* ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'': Haruyuki. Cute? Check. Clumsy? Check. A huge video game nerd with zero self esteem, yet has a rather sizable harem ([[LikesOlderWomen most of whom are]] [[WiseBeyondTheirYears way older than him in many ways]])? Double check.
* ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'': Mei the goat. He is a sweet little goat who's just so darn dorky and clumsy that he steals the spotlight from Gabu most of the time.
%%* ''Manga/AskDrRin'': Tokiwa [[spoiler:when he's not possessed]] is a very sweet, if a little doofy, ChickMagnet.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Japan, whose polite-to-a-fault demeanor covers up a socially awkward streak (especially when it comes to physical affection) and an {{Otaku}} love of 2D.
** America, who not only is a LoveFreak with a ChronicHeroSyndrome, but is obsessed with video games, superheroes, and has a childish enthusiasm that few can match.
** Canada, with his extremely gentle, kind and soft-spoken nature, and with his closeness to his NonHumanSidekick Kumajirou, a talking polar bear.
** North Italy, being a LovableCoward and CasanovaWannabe; he's very [[CuddleBug physically affectionate]], [[{{Keet}} cheerful]], and sweet-tempered to boot.
** Sweden, who despite having a FaceOfAThug and IcyBlueEyes is an incredibly socially awkward GentleGiant and NiceGuy with HouseHusband tendencies. Many times he ''wants'' to say nice things to people, but is TheQuietOne because he gets too embarrassed to speak.
** Finland, who is not only a sweet-tempered, friendly and talkative NiceGuy, but has a [[CloudCuckooLander pretty strange naming sense]][[note]]One of the names he thought up for his and Sweden's pet dog was "Bomb Bastard"[[/note]] and is irrepressibly enthusiastic about [[SweetTooth sweets]] and saunas.
** Denmark, an extremely enthusiastic PerpetualSmiler, who seems to either be SarcasmBlind or [[SelectiveObliviousness willfully ignoring aggressive or negative social cues]], who also has a strong BigBrotherInstinct, to the point that he sees himself as a TeamDad to the rest of the Nordics, and gets stressed out when he thinks they're unhappy.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
** Osaka pretty much has her own cult following due to the trope. She's a spacey {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, who believes Chiyo's father is a weird orange cat thing and once thought Chiyo's pigtails were detachable, but that's part of what makes her so adorable.
** Sakaki seems like a cool and aloof girl at first glance, but she's really a kind, shy and introverted girl who adores cute things, like cats or Chiyo. She tends to quietly {{Squee}} at the sight of them, and like Osaka, tends to daydream and think Chiyo's dad is a cat.
** Chiyo herself, as despite being smart and WiseBeyondHerYears, she is still a little girl.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'':
** Jacuzzi Splot, a sweet, lovable little crybaby with the most ridiculous name in the world. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Hidden core of pure badass]] or not, he's very cute.
** Claire Stanfield when he is [[SociopathicHero off]] [[BloodIsTheNewBlack the]] [[AGodAmI clock]], particularly when he's around [[spoiler:[[FirstGirlWins Chane Laforet]]]].
%%** And [[CloudCuckooLander Isaac]] [[ThoseTwoGuys and]] [[CloudCuckooLander Miria]].
%%* ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty'': Tsutomu Senkawa from the 1996 OVA adaptation. The English dub makes him sound even more dorky.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'':
** Mey-rin is [[CuteClumsyGirl one of the clumsiest anime characters ever]]; [[TheKlutz frequently tripping and knocking things over]], and is one of the cutest things. She even wears adorable glasses to top it all off!
** Finnian (Finny) is just about the sweetest thing, has the hyperactiveness and enthusiasm of a child, and gets awkward around Angela.
** Snake is really not good with people, due to his early isolation and snake-like features. Also not sure how cake works.
%%** Arthur, the {{Moe}} NiceGuy, and Finnian, the [[{{Keet}} hyper]] crybaby.
%%** Grell in butler attire may have epitomized Adorkable, had [[{{Transgender}} she]] not revealed her [[ChainsawGood true]] [[DepravedBisexual nature]] after one chapter, appearing in butler form for only a few pages.
%%** Snake is described near-perfectly by this page. Shy? Check. Quirky? Check. Socially awkward? Check, check, check.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
** Rukia has had her moments: her love for cute things and bunnies-specifically chappy, not to mention her drawing skills (or lack there of), plus her "innocent (and dramatic) girly schoolgirl" act she puts on in front of Ichigo's family and classmates is [[{{Moe}} too adorable]].
** Surprisingly enough, her [[AloofBigBrother older brother]] [[TheStoic Byakuya]] isn't immune. His obsession with [[CloudCuckoolander the Seaweed Ambassador]], his artwork, and his occasional attempts at [[TheUnfunny telling jokes]] give him these moments every once in a while.
** Uryu Ishida. Top of his class and is very serious about most things, this includes [[RealMenWearPink his love in sewing]], and outside of all of this he's kinda socially awkward.
** Hanataro. He's a good medic, but not exactly the epitome of toughness. [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan This is especially evident in scenes with him and Ganju.]]
%%** [[{{Moe}} Orihime]], Bleach's resident CloudCuckooLander, manages to be this from time to time.
* ''Manga/BlueExorcist'':
** [[AntiAntiChrist Rin Okumura]]. He's BookDumb, somewhat kluzy at times, goes all [[LuminescentBlush awkward]] when it comes to girls he likes, is very childish - especially with friends - and is an AMAZING cook. [[http://aonoexorcist.wikia.com/wiki/File:Sukiyaki!.jpg This]] popular image says it all.
** Yukio Okumura. Generally the calm, collected guy...but put him in a social situation and he generally falls to pieces as his basic [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] [[CuteBookworm nature]] comes to the front. Multiply this if it involves Shiemi.
** Konekomaru is shy, [[ShorterMeansSmarter short]] [[NerdGlasses glasses]]-wearing smart guy who adores cats.
** Shiami Moriyama is downright adorable, so darned sweet, as well as [=terribly=] awkward around people.
* ''Manga/BokuraNoKiseki'': Gerald Frolio. He's an awkward and sort of nerdy priest, who clearly has something of a crush of his country's Princess Veronica. This applies to his reincarnation from the series' present timeline, Midou, to a certain extent as well.
* ''Manga/BunnyDrop'': Pointed out when Daikichi notes how unfair it is that "Michan" (the dad of one of Rin's classmates) is also extremely clumsy. It was like he was scientifically designed to be as attractive as possible, and the clumsiness just makes him more adorable.
* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'':
** Syaoran, especially when he does his LuminescentBlush because he CannotSpitItOut. Especially cute because he [[TheComicallySerious tries to be mature and serious all the time.]]
** Sakura. Cute as a button, sweet as pie, ditzy and klutzy... need we say more?
* ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'': Kio. Manami calls him an otaku but other girls point out to her it's a part of his charm.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Suzaku (especially when he's [[AnimalsHateHim around cats]]), Lelouch (especially when he's around Shirley), Rolo (around his beloved brother Lelouch), and Shirley.
%%* ''Manga/DGrayMan'':
%% ** Johnny. He's incredibly clumsy, and kind-hearted.
%% ** BadassBookworm Lavi
%% ** MadScientist Komui
%% ** NaiveNewcomer Krory
%% ** TheKlutz Miranda
%% ** Allen, since his {{Moe}} NiceGuy traits have been known to reach dangerous levels.
* ''Manga/DNAngel'':
** Kosuke, Daisuke's dad. He's very clumsy and kind-hearted.
%% ** Daisuke.
%%** Towa-chan, especially when she's around Dark.
%%* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'': The Literature Girl. A CuteClumsyGirl who tried to re-enact the novel she wrote and had a crush with they guy (Hidenori) who happened to sit on the ArtificialRiverbank? Check.
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': This is about half the point of "[[ObfuscatingStupidity Li Sheng Shun]]". He's so adorably inept, clumsy, kindhearted, and naive that you just want to hug him, and nobody would ever suspect he's secretly [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Black Reaper]], the most badass and {{stoic}} guy in a series full of emotionless killing machines.
* ''Manga/DeathNote''
** Matsuda. He's dumb, but also kind hearted and determined to try and prove himself useful.
** Light Yagami's usual charm can sometimes come across as this.
** Despite L's obsession with justice and his gangly pale figure, he manages to do this by smiling.
** A lot of L's interaction with Naomi in the spin-off novel is this, especially the ending. He is clearly woefully inexperienced with the concept of "hugging".
%%** Also, Yamamoto. Light's school pal.
* ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'': Tsuzuki, a happy-go-lucky, dorky {{shinigami}} with a sweet tooth.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** Conan himself. In the beginning of the series the only clothes he's seen wearing are his miniature suit, complete with a bow tie. This combined with his cute ways of expressing his feelings and his ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' obsession create top quality Adorkable material. He can also be classified as an out-and-out mystery geek, not just a Holmes geek.
** [[LikeFatherLikeSon Conan's dad]], Yusaku Kudo. He's a mystery writer who gets a bit too excited about mysteries. Also, his glasses rock. And his wife/Conan's mom Yukiko mixes this with OneOfTheKids, {{Tsundere}}, and being ''really damn pretty''.
** Conan's teacher Sumiko Kobayashi is not only really pretty, but a very sweet NiceGirl who often goes {{adorkable}} when she fangirls over her beloved mystery authors and the Japanese Police (she wanted to be a police woman before choosing to become a teacher), or when she tries to become [[SnoopingLittleKid the Detective Kids's]] "manager". Appropiately, [[spoiler:when she and GentlemanInspector Shiratori [[ChildhoodFriendRomance get together]], [[MoeCouplet her adorkable levels]] start rubbing off on ''him''.]]
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'':
** Izzy is a socially inept computer geek. ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'' takes it further, [[CrushBlush especially whenever he's in the presence of Mimi]].
** Joe Kido tries so hard to be the responsible TeamDad of the group, but is also a totally neurotic nerd. He starts to grow out of the neurotic nerd part of his personality later on, but no matter what his adorkableness remains.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'':
**Davis/Daisuke who is such a ditzy goofball and can be rather silly around his crush. One of the dorkiest things to behold, yet OH SO CUTE!
** Ken displays traits of this once he joins the team as a contrast to his former Kaiser persona; he's incredibly awkward and somewhat socially inept, but it only makes him come off as more of a nice guy.
** Wormmon's childlike behavior and voice make him incredibly cute and endearing.
* '' Anime/DigimonTamers'': Takato. The kid's just so earnest, it's hard for him to be anything but. It's really easy to see in his interactions with Ruki, who can go Tsun-Tsun when she realized he's added too-girly emoticons to the e-mail he wrote in her stead, and dere-dere when she pretends to be more annoyed then she is at his failed attempt to keep her surprise birthday party a surprise.
%%** Some Digimon themselves qualify for the trope as well, particularly Gomamon.
* ''Manga/DoctorSlump'':
** Arale, a clumsy and curious RobotGirl who is clueless about how the world works. The small, cute-like appearance, huge glasses, along with her perpetually bubbly and innocent personality make her very endearing.
** Obotchaman, Arale's love interest (originally created to be her EvilKnockoff) also qualifies. Unlike [[GenkiGirl Arale]], he's extremely well-mannered and polite. He's also shy, romantic and so smitten with Arale that he gets adorably awkward when talking to or about her.
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** Son Gohan, especially as a teenager. He's such a sweet, friendly, good-natured guy, yet also ''very'' studious, and he gets into many embarrassing social situations, and he has questionable taste in fashion and, er, superhero poses.
** Yamcha was adorkable during his teenage years but he grew out of it a little as he got older. Yamcha was afraid of girls and super awkward around them when he was a teenager, even though his dream was to fall in love and get married. He even wanted to use the Dragon Balls to make it so he would not have panic attacks around girls anymore.
** Kid/Teen Chi-Chi (the former moreso), because of her massive crush on Goku and her constant blushing and crying. You can't help finding her Adorkable.
** Goten. Gohan's friendly, good-natured hyperactive brother. His innocence and childish personality is what makes him adorkable.
** Goku. Huge goofball with a high voice. Having to grow up by himself, isolated from a lot of the world, he was very childish and adorably curious and oblivious to a lot of things as a child, such as love, or even what girls were like. And even though he wisened up as an adult, he still retained a lot of his adorably goofiness and childishness.
%%** [[DorkKnight Krillin]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'':
** Mikado, who's even gained the fan nickname {{Moe}}kado. Also [[MadScientist Shinra]], [[CasanovaWannabe Kida]], and [[{{Otaku}} Erika and Walker]].
** When Vorona goes undercover as Shizuo's kohai to discover his weaknesses and eventually kill him, she discovers to her surprise that the [[TheRedBaron God of Destruction in a Bartender Suit]] is actually a rather dorky NiceGuy when he's not under the influence of his violent HairTriggerTemper. Cue the [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosting]].
** Celty every time she tries to do regular human things like cooking or playing video games or when she gets scared of aliens and cops
** When not in rage mode Shizou's a friendly and insecure guy. Too bad it doesn't happen that often.
* ''Anime/{{Free}}'': Rei is book smart and serious, but still [[TheComicallySerious does ridiculous things as if they were normal]], like trying on silly patterned swimsuits with gusto, calling Rin "Rin-chan-san" [[note]]since Nagisa calls him "Rin-chan"[[/note]], and [[spoiler: pretending to be a detective and making sound effects while spying on Rin]].
%% * ''Anime/FreedomProject'': Takeru and Bismarck. Their dorky teenage nervousness around girls, for many, will ring all too true.
%% ** Takeru
%% ** Bismarck
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': Kyo Sohma tries to act all macho, but in reality he's really a lovable dork, especially around Tohru, his love interest. He's also the family [[ButtMonkey punching bag]].
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Many fans found the [[spoiler:WackyMarriageProposal of Ed, and Winry's response to it, to be pure adorkable. Ed words his proposal in alchemical terms, while Winry words her reply in percentages. [[http://bit.ly/PyUP61 Link to view the scene]]. There's an even more awkwardly adorable proposal done as a fan request while Creator/VicMignogna & Creator/CaitlinGlass was at a [[http://bit.ly/WcN19k 2008 MegaCon booth]], leading to [[HilarityEnsues much laughter]], many [[{{squee}} squeals]], and quite some awws all around.]]
** Roy Mustang. He has a [[DarkAndTroubledPast superlatively depressing past]] that [[MyGreatestFailure he was intensely]] traumatized by, so he [[ObfuscatingStupidity deliberately acts]] [[UrbanLegendLoveLife like a womanizing jerk]] as a part of his long-term plan [[TheAtoner to atone for his sins]]. In reality he's a complete softie and a loveable dork.
** Edward Elric , especially when dealing with anything related to Winry and romance and his adorable overreactions over his height and anger at being called "little" brother.
** Kain Furey, a small passive nerdy guy with slight LovableCoward leanings. Later he [[TookALevelInBadass takes a couple levels in badass]], but he remains as adorable as ever.
%%** Sheska, the CuteBookworm from Central Library.
%%** Al, the giant suit of armor who loves kittens.
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'': The normally calm and [[TheStoic Stoic]] Sousuke Sagara becomes a complete dork around women or when confronted with romance or anything sexual.
%%* ''Manga/FutureDiary'': There's Yukiteru who is an {{Expy}} of Shinji.
* ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'': Madarame is a perfect example of this trope. He is a HotBlooded {{Otaku}}, but at the same time is a bit uncomfortable around acts of physical affection. His SpiritualSuccessor seems to have gotten better in ''Manga/SpottedFlower''.
* John Brown of ''Manga/GhostHunt'' has his moments. Bring him up to any of his fans and the word 'cute' will come up, usually because of his charmingly naive personality and/or amusing facial expressions.
%%* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': [[ButtMonkey Yuki]][[AccidentalPervert nari]]. Also, [[ShrinkingViolet Koyomi]].
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'':
** Seras Victoria. She's rather clumsy, but she has a good heart and just plain cute, so who cares if she's a vampire?
** Same could be said of Schrodinger. The loss of his handbook leads to a rather cute moment.
* ''{{Hen}}'':
** Ryuichi Kobayashi definitely. With his huge ears and easily flustered nature, especially around women.
** Azumi Yamada is a total klutz and is a mousy cute little girl who gets easily flustered over things of a sexual nature.
* ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'': Kohta Hirano, a bullied {{otaku}} loser who proves himself more than useful in the zombie apocolypse.
%%* Keiichi of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' especially during the "punishment games".
* ''Manga/HotGimmick'': beautiful, spineless, ShrinkingViolet Hatsumi and Hatsumi's sweet and unassuming friend Subaru.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'':
** Laura Bodewig, post-meltdown. Her lack of social skills make almost any social interaction awkwardly and hilariously cute.
** [[PerpetualFrowner Houki Shinonono]] is dorkily attractive whenever she's [[{{Tsundere}} flustered]] or [[WhenSheSmiles happy]].
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': Josuke, from Part 8. Obsession with measurements? Check. Strange habits such as sleeping ''under'' the mattress because the weight of the mattress makes him comfortable? Check. High intellect? Check. An abysmal grasp of common sense [[spoiler:caused by the fact that he hasn't any memory]]? Checkmate.
%%* ''Manga/KarateShoukoushiKohinataMinoru'': Minoru.
* ''Manga/KareKano'': Yukino Miyazawa is a gifted high school student lauded by classmates and teachers. This apparent brilliance, however, is mainly used as a means to garner praise. At home, Yukino is very dorky.
%%* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': Tsuna.
%%** Kozato Enma.
%%** Irie Shouichi. He's even got the glasses.
%%** Dino when his subordinates aren't around becomes really clumsy and dorky.
* ''LightNovel/LogHorizon'': Akatsuki roleplays being a ninja constantly, has trouble conversing with other people, but is very earnest, so when she speaks, what comes out is sometimes very awkward.
* ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'': Rikka, As a result of her small and cuddly appearance awkwardly contrasting with [[MrImagination her delusions of grandeur]].
* ''Manga/LoveHina'': Keitaro. Sure he might be a huge AccidentalPervert, but his genuine desire to know the other tenants and his constant determination are endearing.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'': [[CloudCuckooLander Tsukasa]]. She's prone to oversleeping, isn't very good at studying, and overall makes a lot of adorable mess-ups, looking just as adorable trying (unsuccessfully) to correct these faults.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Aside from [[AdorablyPrecociousChild the title character]], there's [[ShrinkingViolet Nodoka]], [[RobotGirl Chachamaru]], and especially Setsuna, whose cool demeanor flies out the window [[BodyguardCrush in the presence of her Ojou-sama.]]
* Despite being a powerful dragon equal to Tohru in strength, Elma from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is shown to be fairly innocent and naive at times, is easily flustered, gets [[SweetTooth very excited about sweets,]] and gets fired up over simple things while often failing to look threatening at all. She even amuses kids with "old man" humor. [[OfficeLady Before she manages to become a proper coder,]] she was pretty much the office mascot due to this.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'':
** Banagher Links -- Banagher is a [[NiceGuy very sweet guy]] [[GenkiBoy who loves geeking out about]] [[RobotBuddy Haro]] and has a tendency to stare out into space, even while someone's talking to him.
** Audrey Burne -- Audrey almost always tries to make herself seem mature and stoic, but [[BigEater good food]], [[TrademarkFavoriteFood especially hotdogs]], excitement from others[[note]]which she's never really seen before due to her sheltered life[[/note]], and [[BirdsOfAFeather Banagher]] [[NoSocialSkills elicit very flustered and adorkable reactions from her]]. The novel version mentions that she hides under the bed like a little kid whenever she's scared.
* ''Manga/MonochromeFactor'': Kengo has this in spades. Not only is he a sweet lovable idiot who bounces back nearly all the time even though he keeps getting treated as the punching bag of the group, he looks the cutest when he's crying or smiling (which is nearly all the time). too bad he [[spoiler:gets killed off gruesomely.]] even worse, he [[spoiler:went out with a smile, accepting his own death]] for the sake of his friends.
* Young Tenma from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', before his [[TookALevelInBadass badass upgrade]] made him stop being a {{woobie}} doormat.[[note]]He's still TheWoobie, but he's [[IronWoobie the Iron variety]].[[/note]] The gangly, badly-dressed Grimmer looks quite adorkable as well... at least when he's not Hulking out.
* Jean from ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater''. Not only is he intelligent, he is also generous, sweet-natured, caring, friendly, loyal, naive, and dedicated to what he likes. He's quite brave, as well. Of course he's naturally green when it comes to social graces around the opposite sex, but in a way it proves to be an asset. Nadia's English voice actress once said that she would date someone like him "in a heartbeat".
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Naruto. When he's not in {{Determinator}} mode he's socially awkward, and early on, most of his boasts came off more as cute/laughable than intimidating. Not to mention [[ShrinkingViolet Hinata Hyuga]] and [[NiceGuy Rock Lee]].
*** Naruto and Hinata get [[UpToEleven an extra dose]] of this in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', ''especially'' in the second act of the movie, after [[spoiler:[[LoveEpiphany he realizes he's in love with her]] and he starts [[EveryoneCanSeeIt being incredibly unsubtle with his feelings]], whilst she is humorously, and {{iron|y}}ically, [[ObliviousToLove oblivious to it all]]]].
** No one could have predicted that [[spoiler:Hashirama, the First Hokage]], was this. He noticeably stands out against [[spoiler:his brother, the Second Hokage]] who is very stoic while the former is goofy, friendly and just plain {{Keet}}, cheerfully admitting he spoiled his granddaughter rotten. One person even commented how it was hard to believe that such a cheerful, happy-go-lucky person used to [[spoiler:be one of the strongest shinobi in the world]]. Proves to be a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass [[spoiler:by intimidating his brother, Sasuke, Juugo, Suigetsu, and Orochimaru through sheer willpower without moving an inch]].
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Mari Makinami from ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' can't see without her glasses and, outside of her EVA, is socially awkward to the point that Rei could fit in better than her.
** Shinji Ikari, who apologises a lot, plays the cello, is mostly polite to everyone, and is {{self|deprecation}}-deprecating (but without the humourous irony). It's probably why he appears to have {{UST}} with many of the female characters in the cast.
** [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]], who is shut off from practically everyone to the point of not knowing appropriate responses to others. For example, Shinji suggests that she should try smiling and Rei takes inspiration of how to smile with a memory of Gendo smiling at her.
%%* ''Manga/NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular'': [[NoSocialSkills Tomoko]]. One of the [[ThisLoserIsYou reasons]] [[Website/FourChan /a/]] [[TheWoobie just wanna hug her]].
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'':
** Doremi Harukaze. Very clumsy and self-proclaimed unluckiest girl in the world, but always willing to help someone in need.
** Hazuki Fujiwara. A very sweet girl who's also shy, sensitive and easily scared. And she wears NerdGlasses.
** Momoko Asuka is a hyper, [[LargeHam hammy]], adorably ditzy FunnyForeigner. She can be blunt at times and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but still a well-intentioned, caring NiceGirl.
* ''Manga/OnaniMasterKurosawa'': Intentionally the case with the excited-about-everything, anime-obsessed, [[FriendToAllLivingThings Friend-To-All-Outcast-Nerds]] Nagaoka. His adorkability causes not one but ''two'' girls to fall in love with him--[[spoiler:Magistel, who up until that point had been protagonist Kurosawa's LoveInterest, and Kitahara, who is unfortunately [[IfICantHaveYou not entirely sane.]]]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** In the Straw Hats, we have the [[DumbIsGood not-too-bright]] Luffy, [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter adorable]] [[TheMedic doctor]] Chopper, and LovableCoward BrainyBrunette Usopp. Even Robin, despite being an AloofDarkHairedGirl, has her moments every now and then when she has an ImagineSpot.
** Outside of the Straw Hats, Boa Hancock of the Seven Warlords of the Sea is this, but ''only'' around Luffy. Hancock is usually too serious to be adorkable, but she acts like a SmittenTeenageGirl around Luffy, has frequent {{Imagine Spot}}s about him, and tends to misinterpret a lot of what he says for proposals or declarations of love.
** Tashigi has shades of the trope, being competent in battle but a CuteClumsyGirl with a great love for swords outside of battle. She's also prone to mistaking random people for her superior officer Smoker [[BlindWithoutEm without her glasses]].
** For a spoilerrific example, we have [[spoiler:Charlotte Pudding, who is a double subversion of the trope. When the Straw Hats first meet her, Pudding is very kind, ditzy and dreamy, seeing Sanji as her prince charming. Then, her true colors as a cruel and sadistic person get revealed, and her adorkable aspects get chucked out of the window. However, when she pulls a HeelFaceTurn, she becomes adorkable again, being constantly flustered around Sanji to the point of acting like a {{Tsundere}}.]]
* ''LightNovel/OokamiSan'': [[ShrinkingViolet Ryoushi]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Morino]]. He even has a phobia of people looking at him.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': Tamaki. He has the handsome bishie looks and is very adept at flirting with girls he doesn't much know, but around friends (not to mention his actual love interest) he becomes a lot more of a lovable idiot.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'':
** Gilbert. Psychologically, he's a wubbly mess and often behaves very childishly. The other characters (and the mangaka) enjoy picking on him mercilessly.
** Oz at times, and Leo as well [[spoiler: at least before he takes off his glasses and gets a haircut]].
%% * ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'': Brief, the somewhat woobie-ish ButtMonkey KidSidekick.
* ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'': Mashiro can easily be summed up as an IdiotSavant. While sometimes her mannerisms would enrage her CloudcuckoolandersMinder Sorata, the first OP, written in Sorata's voice, seems to put her straight into this trope:
-->Maybe you're just innocent, unyieldingly innocent...
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Ash Ketchum, at least in the older seasons. He was rather klutzy and somewhat dim-witted, but also a ''really'' sweet kid with an enormous heart, and already a pint-sized {{Bishonen}} to begin with. The ''Sun and Moon'' series brings this trope back in full throttle, while keeping his developed insight and prowess since then to make him an adorable DorkKnight.
** Team Rocket's Jessie, James, and Meowth. Jessie for being a vain but lovable diva, James for just being so precocious and Meowth cause he's a frickin' talking cat with a New York accent! They serve as the villains but are just so gimmicky and so... fail that they aren't even threatening anymore. Their determination is admirable too.
** May for being brave, optimistic, kind, and sometimes awkward.
** Dawn's Buneary sometimes shows shades of this when around Pikachu by blushing and hiding her face in her fur.
** At times, Cilan's hammy behavior makes him come off as this.
** Clemont's poor physical condition and obsession with technology, just to name a few of his endearing quirks.
** Lillie is an AdorablyPrecociousChild, being highly educated in Pokemon, unfortunately she spent most of her early run with a phobia of touching them, and even when it's conquered, she remains an jittery DitzyGenius while still huggably SpoiledSweet and polite.
%% * ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': [[BigEater Diamond]], one of the most {{Adorkable}} characters you could ever find in a Pokemon manga.
%% * ''Anime/PsychoPass'': Akane has shades of dorky cuteness. Before her BreakTheCutie TraumaCongaLine.
%%* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Madoka [[spoiler:and Homura, before she [[TookALevelInBadass took]] [[OverNineThousand over 9000 levels]] [[TookALevelInBadass in badass]]]].
%% * ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
%% ** Ryoga Hibiki.
%% ** Mousse
%% ** Ranma when he lets go of the jerk part of his JerkWithAHeartOfGold nature.
* ''Anime/ReadOrDie'': Yomiko Readman. The quintessential bookworm. So nerdy. So cute. And so very, very [[BadassAdorable scary]].
%%* ''Manga/ReimeiNoArcana'': Caesar, whenever he thinks about Nakaba or tries to make her happy.
* ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'': Max Sterling. Long hair, glasses, an always-friendly disposition, and his excellence with video games helping him also become TheAce fighter pilot (it's unclear whether being an Ace made him good at Veritech games or vice versa, however). That he's also voiced by master-Adorkable voice actor Creator/CamClarke helps. His original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' counterpart Max Jenius has plenty of this too.
* ''VisualNovel/RoboticsNotes'':
** GenkiGirl [[{{Otaku}} Robot Otaku]] Akiho, {{Hikikomori}} YaoiFanGirl Frau who practically speaks in text talk, and {{Tsundere}} Subaru aka [[LargeHam MISTER PLEIADES]]!
** Akiho's case seems to be genetic as her sister [[IceQueen Misa]] had the same traits in the flashbacks before [[spoiler:[[MindRape Makishima Kou began messing with her...]]]]
%%* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Sweet, kind and cuddly ([[SuperPoweredEvilSide most of]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes the time]]) Himura Kenshin.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** The titular Sailor Moon AKA Usagi Tsukino, the ditzy, clumsy, yet sweet leader of the senshi.
** Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury. She is a nerdy CuteBookworm after all, other than an insecure ShrinkingViolet who tends to have a difficult time making new friends, despite being humble and gentle.
** Minako Aino/Sailor Venus at times. Like Usagi she's a bit of a ditz (also a {{Malaproper}} in the anime), and an overall perky yet lovable, cheerful and fun-loving girl.
%%** Outside the Senshi, there's Umino Gurio, Usagi's nerdy classmate, and Artemis.
* ''Manga/{{Saki}}'':
** Saki Miyanaga, due to [[ShrinkingViolet her shy nature]], [[CuteBookworm her love of books]], and her vulnerabiity.
** Kaori Senoo from Tsuruga, a timid and socially awkward girl, who also doesn't know much about mahjong (for example, calling out riichi without getting the stick, and not realizing when she has a Yakuman hand). Her character selection screen in the PSP game lampshades this trope.
-->''"Somehow the sight of this timid second-year student fidgeting away is just too captivating."''
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'':
** Sergeant Keroro. In moments when he's genuinely excited about something, he expresses a child-like enthusiasm that is just too cute for words.
** Fuyuki. Total occult nerd, and a walking GeekyTurnOn. The guy gets [[ChickMagnet a lot of female attention]] for being such a geek.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'':
** Yoh Asakura, a [[TheDitz ditzy]], laid-back protagonist who is also ''adorable''.
** Manta could probably surpass Yoh in this department, since he's a [[SuperDeformed chibi]] [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guy]]. In fact, he's probably the anime character personification of the trope.
** Despite the ValuesDissonance taking place, Chocolove could qualify. His persistence on making people laugh is awfully endearing, and in a way, he's sort of an UglyCute.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Gourry Gabriev is often viewed as adorkable by fangirls. He's a [[GeniusDitz badass swordsman]], but his [[IdiotHero terrible memory]] (at least in the anime) and tendency to be really sweet and a genuinely nice guy make him totally {{Adorkable}}. Less so in the original novels; Gourry's actually got a bit of a dry, snarky sense of humor and he's more observant than Lina gives him credit for. Gourry's anime portrayal seems to be a {{Flanderization}} of how Lina perceives him; viz. as nonmagical as it's possible to get and therefore a complete moron.
* ''Manga/SoreGaSeiyuu'': Futaba is a big ball of awkward {{moe}}, getting nervous at even the slightest hint of going outside her comfort zone or making a decision for herself. Ichigo also applies, [[MsImagination with her persona of being a princess from the Strawberry Planet]] that she'll slip into without notice. Presumably, this is the reason why the studio director chose the two of them and Rin to be radio hosts.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'': [[AmbiguousGender Crona]], ''especially'' on hir first day as a student at Shibusen; constantly hiding behind Maka like a frightened five-year-old.
%%** Maka's dad Spirit.
%%** Maka. She may be a total badass on the battlefield (even then, a BadassAdorable and BadassBookworm), but she can definitely become this trope at times. Especially the basketball scene.
* ''Manga/SquidGirl'':
** The titular protagonist is this ''so much''. Being a literal FishOutOfWater, she doesn't know a whole lot about the surface, and has a child-like naiveté and curiosity for a lot of mundane things of normal human life. Mix that with some genuine naiveté and some GenkiGirl tendencies, and you get a very adorkable girl.
** Keiko Furukawa is a cute young policewoman, and always eager to help and protect whoever she can. Unfortunately for her, she's a CuteClumsyGirl with NoSenseOfDirection, and tends to be forgetful and incompetent. Bless her heart though, she really tries to do a good job.
* ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi2'': Nako. She wears glasses, she's incredibly clumsy, and kind-hearted.
* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'':
** Kurisu Makise -- a {{tsundere}} ClosetOtaku complete with SugarAndIcePersonality and plenty of adorkable moments in the series.
** Okabe, especially with his LargeHam moments -- it's no wonder most of the female (and one [[spoiler: temporarily [[GenderBender gender bent]] [[DudeLooksLikeALady guy]]]]) cast fell for him. He's a real ChickMagnet.
%%* ''Anime/{{Superbook}}'': Christopher Peepers, especially in the first season.
* ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'': He may not be nerdy enough in his home country, but Kazuhiko Kozuka would be nerdy enough here--he's a [[TeenGenius science whiz]] with a side order of EncyclopaedicKnowledge (and thus occasionally plays MrExposition). On the other hand, he plays the role of the sweet BoyNextDoor, which stands out from a cast consisting of a {{stock shonen hero}}, TheSocialExpert, and StoicSpectacles.
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'': Lampshaded - Agnes points out that [[TheAce Sky High]]'s dorkiness is part of the reason he's so damn popular, with his silly catchphrase ("Thank you! And again, thank you!") among other things.
%%** Kotetsu. Karina falls for him because of it.
%%** Ivan.
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'': Vash fits this quite well, easily falling into being a Badass Adorkable during times of comedic calamity that tend to follow him.
* ''Anime/WaitingInTheSummer'': Kaito wears glasses, frequently dorks out with his old-fashioned camera, always nice but very awkward...we have a winner!
%%* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'':
%%** Keima himself (despite acting like an outright jerk); he's known as the [[{{Otaku}} ota]][[{{Megane}} mega]] after all.
%%** [[ShrinkingViolet Shiori]] [[CuteBookworm Shiomiya]].
* ''Manga/YandereKanojo'': Wannabe-[[TheAce ace student]] Shiratori is considered adorkable in-universe. He thinks he's popular with girls because he's so cool. He's a {{bishonen}} who's [[TheAce great at athletics and academics]], so he should be a natural ChickMagnet. In reality, it's because he gets really shy and flustered when girls flirt with him, which they find irresistible.
* ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'': Komasan is an adorable,shy, and sensitive Yo-Kai that travels and currently lives in a city with his little brother Komajiro. Throughout the anime, Komasan is hired for various stuff like a janitor and a detective. Then there is [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/yokaiwatch/images/c/cc/Komasan-0.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160111034256 Komasan and Komajiro's human forms]] that are just as cute as there Yo-kai forms.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
** Yugi Mutou, the actual one, not the SuperPoweredEvilSide. He's a slightly dopey, socially awkward kid whose deepest wish in the first chapter is just to ''have a few friends''. He gets them though, because people finally start seeing and appreciating his IncorruptiblePurePureness.
** Ryo Bakura also qualifies, if he isn't more so. He's the shy kid in the sweater who's obsessed with games of all kinds and has very little friends. Too bad he was [[DemotedtoExtra downplayed in the anime.]] And again, this is the REAL Bakura we're talking about. The Spirit inside him is... [[AxCrazy less adorkable]].
** [[TheShortGuyWithGlasses Syrus Truesdale]] from the [[OddlyNamedSequel spinoff series]] ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', given that he looks a lot like Yugi with [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] and [[BlindWithoutEm little round glasses]]. It gets to the point where fans joke that Yugi is his father/[[MisterSeahorse mother]].
** Carly Nagisa, from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. A clumsy but cute IntrepidReporter, who awkwardly stumbles her way into [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jack's]] heart and is happiest when she's cheering on her friends. The OpaqueNerdGlasses and ThinksLikeARomanceNovel attitude are just icing on the cake.
** Team Taiyou, also from ''5D's''. Most of the WRGP finalists are elite duelists with expert decks and strategies, [[InsufferableGenius and have the attitude to go with them]]. Taiyou, on the other hand, are just a couple of poor, friendly guys from the country who eagerly want to prove their worth to the world. The hijinks that ensue when they try to put together a bike and deck are hilariously endearing.
* ''Manga/XxxHolic'': Watanuki, at least before [[spoiler:Yuko's death]]. The way he expresses himself tend to be overly exaggerated as well as hilarious, making him even funnier as well as cute. The adorkableness adds even more with Creator/ToddHaberkorn playing him in the English dub.
* Shin-ah in ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'' is not used to being around people due to his isolated childhood but earnestly tries his best for his friends who find him endearing, although sometimes confusing.