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* Due to ArtEvolution, several guys in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' have [[ClothingDamage clothes that do not want to stick on their backs]]. Among others, Ichigo once ran around only wearing a pant leg left, Renji [[SlipknotPonytail dropped his hair while shirtless in prison]], Grimmjow has a permanently-open bolero shirt, Ulquiorra has a OneWingedAngel that doubles as a WalkingShirtlessScene, Aizen's lean physique was revealed after he tore his own shirt, Kazeshini barely wears anything, and Senbonzakura showed up ''nude''.
** Ikkaku's shirt goes missing when he unveils his Bankai, Hisagi never wears sleeves and gets nicely roughed up in his fight with Findor Carias. Kensei has several scenes exposing his lovely, muscular chest and arms...the list goes on and on. Hell, even [[MadScientist Mayuri]] had a ShowerScene that showed that he's actually pretty hot under his weird makeup.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'': How much time does Mytho spend in nothing but a white shirt (conveniently long enough to cover everything) again? Lampshaded by the bloopers with his voice actor going "Oh what would I give for some underwear?" during one of these. Not to mention Fakir, who gets quite a few [[ShirtlessScene Shirtless Scenes]] [[BlatantLies to show his scar]], and [[RuleOfSexy for some reason]] [[ClothingDamage his clothes always get torn]].
* Yuu Narukami was not MrFanservice in [[{{Persona4}} his original media]]. Well, maybe in-universe, since he could date all the girls at once, but he did not pander to the player. He becomes one of the greatest examples in anime in Persona4TheAnimation. Two words: [[ShirtlessScene King's Game]].
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' has Kurz who used to be a model and is a perverted {{Bishonen}} with long blonde hair counts as does Leonard who is a DudeLooksLikeALady {{Bishonen}} with long silver hair and wears nice suits.
** Sosuke Sagara is definitely the ultimate example for this show, though. He gets the most shirtless scenes, and in general is the one who is used when someone needs to look sexy.
* ''[[CastFullOfPrettyBoys All over the place]]'' in Manga/ArataKangatari. While the manga's story and action are very {{Shounen}}, with a Japanese teenaged boy switching places with one from a parallel fantasy world and going on an adventure in a {{Wutai}}-style fantasy land, the author is YuuWatase. She's known for her {{Shoujo}} work, so many of the male characters boast well-defined muscles and their costumes make them {{Walking Shirtless Scene}}s. Even the ''translator'' gets excited during the HotSpringsEpisode, making jokes about how it included some of the best panels of her favorite characters.
* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has Kamina, a regular WalkingShirtlessScene who actually spent a full episode [[ItMakesSenseInContext wearing nothing but Boota]]. This ended with him repeatedly smacking himself in the ass. He's also the [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Testosterone Brigade Bait]], for that matter. Simon also gets an honorary mention for the prison shower brawl scene, in which he and Viral duke it out ''both'' wearing nothing but '''ridiculously small towels'''.
* From ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Sasuke seems designed to conform to BishonenJumpSyndrome: he's a TallDarkAndSnarky TroubledButCute {{Bishonen}} whose main outfit post-timeskip includes an open shirt; furthermore, he gets quite a few [[ShirtlessScene Shirtless Scenes]], he gets [[BoundAndGagged tied up a lot]] pre-timeskip, and he's (indirectly) shown almost completely naked at one point, when Konohamaru transforms into him and [[BareYourMidriff Sai]] concealed by nothing more than CensorSteam to prove to Sakura that she's just as much a pervert as Naruto is via GuyOnGuyIsHot.
* ''Perfect Girl Evolution'' AKA ''TheWallflower'' has four guys each for a specific appeal; Kyohei seems to get the majority of the shirtlessness though.
* In ''KurokoNoBasuke'', pretty much all the guys are this. Considering that this is a sports-genre anime, this series has way more attractive male characters than other sports-genre series. From [[TheHero Kagami]] (with shirtless scene in episode one), [[{{Bishonen}} Kise]] who works as a model, to [[TheSixthRanger Kuroko]] himself.
* ''{{Studio Ghibli}}'' has [[PrincessMononoke Ashitaka]] (watch the clothes fall off one by one as the film progresses).
* Orphen from "Sorcerous Stabber Orphem" TroubledButCute: check, DarkAndTroubledPast: check, AND [[HellBentForLeather those tight leather pants]]!
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'''s Edward Elric. No easy task considering that he's a [[TheNapoleon vertically challenged]] double-amputee. It helps that he's ridiculously ripped and appears to be unable to so much as walk past a sharp object without [[ClothingDamage his shirt artfully shredding itself]] to [[ShirtlessScene this fact]].
** Roy Mustang even more so, despite having far less [[ShirtlessScene Shirtless Scenes]]. Essentially, Ed is the MrFanservice for the adolescent fans, and Roy for the adult fans.
** After a while, one wonders if Major Armstrong's shirtless routine is done just for comedy. With his large, very muscled form, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim maybe women aren't his target audience]].
*** With that in mind, Sig Curtis, as well as both Sloth and Scar of the manga and 2009 anime would be counted as well.
* There's also [[NinjaScroll Jubei Kibegami]]. At a [[HotSpringsEpisode hot spring]]! And the way his clothes [[ShirtlessScene hang open]] ''just'' enough for the rest of the movie.
* Creed from ''Manga/BlackCat'' qualifies for this trope rather nicely. Somehow, his evil plot to take over the world and kill everyone not up to his standards is justified by his sad DarkAndTroubledPast involving his abusive mother. He has a rather deep and sexy voice, and there is no doubt that he would [[StalkerWithACrush have no problems doing male-on-male things with Train]]. He also has an incredible amount of [[ShirtlessScene shirtless scenes]] (even his regular clothes show his chest).
** He also has a very naked bath scene where he's barely covered by strategic floating clumps of rose petals, in a slow pan from his feet to his head. And when he gets out of it, they pan as low as they can without showing "little Creed."
* Joe Asakura from ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' is TroubledButCute, a good shot, drives a CoolCar, a ladies' man ''and'' [[spoiler: pulls a tearjerking HeroicSacrifice in the first series finale]]. No wonder he's the most popular member of the team among female fans! (Oh, and in the OAV? He has long hair, wears [[WalkingShirtlessScene only a]] [[HellBentForLeather leather jacket]] and tight jeans, ''and'' he gets a ShowerScene!) Ken Washio comes in a close second with his big blue eyes, handsome boy next door face and [[TheWoobie a decent amount of emotional baggage]].
* With ''FushigiYuugi'', it's probably just easier to narrow down which male cast members ''aren't'' catering to some estrogen brigade bait fantasies. Whether your taste runs to DracoInLeatherPants (Nakago, Suboshi), or to [[SoBeautifulItsACurse gorgeous]], [[TheWisePrince gallant royalty]] (Hotohori), or to [[FieryRedhead fiery redheads]] (Tasuki) or to your basic romantic hunk (Tamahome), there will be at least one ridiculously attractive male character who gets a) gratuitously wet, shirtless or both; and b) a sympathetic BackStory. Hell, even resident [[ReligiousBruiser monk]] Chichiri gets in on the {{fanservice}} action.
** Anything that Yuu Watase turns her freakishly amazing talents to tends to end up this way. Hell, in one of the author commentaries for Ceres: Celestial Legend, she admits that she has a fetish for hot, bloodied men in bandages. [[AuthorAppeal Guess how resident hotty Toya spends large chunks of his time?]]
* Kurama from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
* Sechs from ''[[BattleAngelAlita Battle Angel Alita: Last Order]]'' either fits the trope or is a parody of it. Starting out as a exact replica of the female main character, by volume 5 Sechs, after losing her original android body, has changed to a 1.8-metre-tall thin but muscular male body. This was either done to get more female readers into the series or to poke fun at the lack of attractive male fighters in the manga. Additionally, in volume 10 it's revealed that Sechs has gained a large female fanbase in the solar system, much to his/her annoyance.
* Lockon Stratos [[spoiler: both Neil and Lyle, thank you very much,]] from ''{{Gundam 00}}''. Somehow, both Creator/ShinichiroMiki and Creator/AlexZahara manage to do ''wonderful'' things with Lockon's voice. It's possible that because he fits this trope so wonderfully that so many fangirls forget what happens when his [[BerserkButton Berserk Button]] is pressed...
** [[EvenTheGuysWantHim What, ONLY the fangirls?]] Many 00 fanboys have claimed the [[StupidSexyFlanders Stupid Sexy Lockon]] meme for themselves, so smitten they are by his sheer {{badass}}ery as well as his good looks. For some, [[MemeticSexGod if you're not gay/bi for Stupid Sexy Lockon, you're not a 00 fanboy -- period]].
** Then again, this trope can probably be used to point out almost every male character in the series, protagonists and antagonists alike. In A.D. 2307, humanity is still at war... but at least they all look good.
* Although most of the male cast of ''{{Karneval}}'' could qualify to the point of [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys being full of pretty boys]], Gareki is especially seen in cut up or revealing outfits that should not look as hot as they do when he's wearing them.
* Almost every single male character in ''FruitsBasket''. Particularly Momiji, Yuki, Ayame and Kyou. The first wears the girl's school uniform (albeit not with a skirt) because "it looks cuter on him", and gets an ImagineSpot dedicated towards showing him aged-up as a {{Bishonen}}. Yuki has soft grey hair and violet eyes, and made for a pretty convincing girl the time he's forced to wear a dress. Ayame is a white hair given quite a few BishieSparkle shots. Then there's Kyou, who fits more in the AllGirlsWantBadBoys area, with a HotBlooded temper and tendency for [[{{Tsundere}} dere dere]] moments around Tohru, and an apparent predilection for shirtlessness. The other males get their fair share of moments as well. Tohru [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this once, calling the Sohma family a "family of princes". Generally, the series — with its preference towards over-the-top romanticism and [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark and Troubled Pasts]] — aims more for making fangirls swoon rather than squeal, but the Sohma family curse's transformative effects lead to so much nudity that it still fits.
** Don't forget Hatsuharu! ''Especially'' when he goes Black Haru.
*** Hatori, too, being a SugarAndIcePersonality with a tragic backstory and a rather nice voice.
* ''ShugoChara'' has a lot of these, but Ikuto is the #1 example. He's a TallDarkAndSnarky TroubledButCute JerkWithAHeartOfGold who's NotEvilJustMisunderstood, he constantly [[BelligerentSexualTension flirts with Amu]] in a [[TheTease sexually teasing way]], he often dresses in {{Stripperiffic}} black outfits, and he has [[CatGirl cat ears]]. It's no surprise that he's the most popular male character in the manga/anime. Oh, and he also [[spoiler: spends a story arc [[BrainwashedAndCrazy mind-controlled]] with a [[BadassLongcoat trench coat]] and a scythe.]]
* If ''Manga/BlackButler'''s plot and gorgeous art doesn't keep you hooked on the series, the ridiculous amounts of HoYay fodder and [[{{Bishonen}} gorgeous guys]] will. Special mention goes to Sebastian, who is, without a doubt, extremely {{badass}}, has silky shoulder-length black hair, is extremely tall and handsome, constantly wears black, has a somewhat sensual nature. And considering that [[spoiler: his human looks are actually derived from Vincent Phantomhive's...]] Oh!
* This is kind of the reason why ''SaintSeiya'' has a BIG female fanbase. The most obvious is probably Andromeda Shun, a ReluctantWarrior with a pretty face, in-universe fanclub and big brother complex. [[spoiler:The storyline where he's possessed by the god of death doesn't help matters either]].
** There's also Dragon Shiryu, known for his constant {{Shirtless Scene}}s. [[Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega His son Ryuhou]] doesn't do it as much, [[http://city-of-evill.tumblr.com/post/70035875157 but when he does...]]
* ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'': Keiichi. Aside from his various… ''interesting'' (and quite exploitative) outfits, he gets a now-quite-infamous GuyOnGuyIsHot scene between him and Satoshi in the Kira OVA, which is drooled over InUniverse by the female cast. Apparently, his is also dad one in the manga.
* Kiryuu Touga and Ohtori Akio in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' can often be seen in open shirts. Of course, [[EstrogenBrigade some]] would say any onscreen appearance by [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Akio]] constitutes fanservice in itself...
* Kaworu Nagisa from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Smooth voice, elegant, handsome, and for the few times he's appeared (counting the movies) usually he's either naked, giant and naked, wet, [[HoYay in bed with another guy]] or in any combination of those.
* The entire male cast of ''{{Angel Sanctuary}}''.
* The entire male cast of ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Axis Powers Hetalia]]''. It really says something when even ''the main character's grandfather'' has legions of {{Squee}}-ing fangirls.
* The [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys entire male main cast]] of ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', which is entirely intentional. They are running a host club, after all, and so are even treated as such InUniverse.
* Minami from ''Manga/CherryJuice'', who has the natural harem, the non-chalant shirtless-ness, and who is not above kissing his bishonen best friend in order to make his [[NotBloodRelated sister]] jealous. His status as this trope is lampshaded within the manga with the opening line:
-->"A stylish man... dripping with sweat!"
* ''[[ZeroSevenGhost 07 Ghost]]'': Mostly Frau and Teito, but considering what goes into becoming a Bishop...yeah. The antagonists definitely count as well (especially Ayanami).
* In ''Anime/{{Hakuouki}}'', nearly all of the high ranking members of the {{Shinsengumi}} are {{bishonen}}, with different members hitting all of the standard personality traits associated with this trope. Given the [[RomanceGame source material]] for the series, this shouldn't come as a surprise.
* Every guy from ''{{Uragiri Wa Boku No Namae Wo Shitteiru}}''.
* Pretty much the entire cast of ''VampireKnight''.
* In ''Anime/AngelBeats'', Takamatsu [[ShirtlessScene takes off his shirt]] at the least chance he gets.
* In ''TigerAndBunny'', Barnaby's in-universe status as raging fangirl-bait is something of a running gag.
-->'''Koutetsu:''' Don't you ever get tired of doing that that?
-->'''Barnaby:''' Doing what?
-->'''Approaching Fangirl:''' E-excuse me? Can I hold your hand?
-->'''Kotetsu:''' ''That.''
* In ''Manga/WildRock'', a manga full of {{bishonen}} running around in {{Loin Cloth}}s, Emba's design can be considered nothing more pure cheesecake {{fanservice}}. He's got the "manly, but caring" personality to boot.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': Despite being part of a franchise generally targeted at males ([[SarcasmMode because girls can't possibly be entertained by giant robots and politics]]), an overwhelming majority of the fanbase was female; females who were unabashedly interested in the male characters of the show for their looks, with maybe personality coming in at a close second. Heero, Duo, Trowa, Quatre, Wufei, Zechs, and Treize all fit this trope. The sheer amount of fanfiction, doushinji and websites dedicated to them (usually of the {{HoYay}} nature) is testament. IIRC this was done intentionally to broaden their audience demographic. It worked.
** On that note; there is PLENTY of [[{{DarkAndTroubledPast}} Dark and Troubled Pasts]] (particularly Heero, Duo, Trowa and Zechs), [[{{Badass}} Badasses]] (all of them), [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boys]], [[{{HoYay}} questionable moments]] that fuel the massive amount of yaoi fangirlism, stoicism (Heero and Trowa; although they kind of sorta not really get over their absolute stocism), [[{{JerkWithAHeartOfGold}} jerks with hearts of gold]], and a [[{{ShirtlessScene}} Shirtless Scene]] (maybe- Heero had bandages, but bandages aren't shirts, right?). Depending on your mileage there is [[{{FoeYay}} Foe Yay]] (Zechs and Heero always promising to finish their "duel"). So much [[{{TheWoobie}} Woobie]] (depending on the character it may be [[{{IronWoobie}} Iron]] or [[{{StoicWoobie}} Stoic]]) it is almost painful to watch at times, considering what the pilots have been through and what they keep going through during the show.
* Kou from ''MonochromeFactor''. Troubled past? Check. Emotional and physical scars? Check. Sexy voice? Check. Looks great with his shirt off? Check. Comfortable with man-on-man scenes? [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/monochrome_factor/v05/c022/19.html Check.]] Akira and Shirogane are also great examples.
* Takumi Usui of ''Manga/MaidSama'' is an obvious one. Good looking, wealthy, TroubledButCute, popular, [[TheAce good at everything]], and [[StalkingIsLove completely devoted]] to his [[SingleTargetSexuality girl]]. Both in and out of universe, EvenTheGuysWantHim.
* While ''Manga/FairyTail'' rather blatantly caters to its male fans, it has one particular character by the name of Gray Fullbuster who, in addition to being the OnlySaneMan, and having a tragic backstory, owns a very nice body which readers get plenty of chances to ogle, since his obligatory quirk is '''[[BattleStrip stripping to his boxers without realizing it]]'''. Hiro Mashima does not try to hide that attracting female fans is Gray's job. When the first major arc focused on Gray, he said it was due to the female fans: there weren't enough of them.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': Most of the males after the ArtEvolution that takes place in the manga become much more attractive. Especially Tsukune who has [[XMarksTheHero a nice scar]], a well-toned body, some heroic angst, and an increasingly [[{{Bishonen}} pretty face]].
* ''{{Minami-ke}}'': Hosaka is built from the ground-up to complement Haruka's MsFanservice status and is there to provide appeal to the girls through his unparalleled {{Bishonen}} looks and BishieSparkle abilities... until he starts making {{Shirtless Scene}}s and {{Imagine Spot}}s for no apparent reason.
* Gene Starwind of ''OutlawStar''. Let's see... tragic history, EvenTheGuysWantHim, not bad to look at, athletic, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold good heart (underneath a selfish juvenile exterior)]], HandsomeLech...
* The ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' anime contains the gallons of fanservice from the original video game and adds a little more with an injured Date Masamune bandaged shirtless scene. Yowza.
* Is there any other reason that the camera pans over Domon's rear end during his suit-up sequence in ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]''?
* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'''s Sanada Yukimura definitely counts.
* Being a series about American football, ''Manga/EyeshieldTwentyOne'' have wonderfully fit athletes working out, shirtless, or just looking attractive all over the place. Special mentions go to Shin, Agon, Kakei, Mizumachi, Akaba and Kotaro.
* ''LightNovel/FateZero'''s Lancer, Diarmuid ua Duibhne, which is an ''actual power'' of his thanks to his cursed BeautyMark (which causes him tons of problems both in the original myth and in the show). The Einzbern Consultation Room short did not let this go un-lampshaded.
-->'''Zecchan:''' Why isn't there an [[RomanceGame otome game]] based on Celtic mythology yet?
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'''s Aikurō Mikisugi randomly slicks his hair back and removes his glasses to reveal his handsome face while also randomly undoing his clothes and striking erotic poses when he explains how Senketsu works to Ryuko. He does this for no reason other than to annoy Ryuko and make girls watching the show faint.
* Dandy from ''Anime/SpaceDandy''' has become one in the last few episodes. In episode six, he spent about 85% of the show in nothing but his boxer briefs, giving fans gratuitous shots of his awesome body. And just when you think things can't get hotter, during his gorgeous surfing scene at the end, his hair comes out of it's usual pompadour and flies beautifully in his face. Fangirls squeed like crazy, and even straight male fans have admitted to feelings of Stupid Sexy Dandy.
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