* The male protagonist of just about every HaremSeries.
** Many {{Shonen}} [[ActionHero Action Heroes]] may qualify as well.
* Yokoi Rumi from ''TonariNoSekiKun'' is a textbook example. Humans, animal, toys and shogi pieces will all get a piece of her giant kindness.
* Asakura Yoh of {{Manga/ShamanKing}} takes this UpToEleven. He's out to save every soul that's ever existed, past, present, or future by becoming the [[ToBeAMaster Shaman King.]]
* Natsume from ''NatsumeYuujinchou'', who manages to pull this off despite having NoSocialSkills. It helps that he's also the protagonist.
* While she has her moments of temper from time to time, Maka Albarn from {{Manga/Soul Eater}} definitely qualifies. She'll generally be caring, compassionate, and kind in almost all situations (the only rare exception being when Soul is really frustrating her).
* Shouta Kazehaya from ''KimiNiTodoke'' is probably the most triumphant example in Shoujo manga, due to an anomaly that not only [[LoveInterest he's the object of Sawako's affection]], but he's also a ChickMagnet. He's [[MemeticMutation made of 100% fresh, squeezed fruit of friendship]], yet far from being a MartyStu. Probably his only ulterior motive for speaking to Sawako Kuronuma and befriending her is his desire to get to know her better. [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Girls in this manga & anime prefers nice guys in general]], [[{{Reconstruction}} which makes them outstandingly different from]] Shoujo romances, which most of the time the female leads goes for the TroubledButCute and BastardBoyfriend types.
** Male leads who good are looking, popular, and nice guys are as common in Shoujo as their female counterparts are in Shonen; wish-fulfillment is large part of fiction after all.
* Jinto from ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'', almost to the point of self-effacement. He's also IronWoobie and TheQuisling at the same time and thus makes an interesting protagonist despite having a less flashy personality than some of the other characters.
* Chrono in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' comes across as a gentle, sweet boy that's often abused by his more HotBlooded partner. And he ''is'' a genuine NiceGuy that "doesn't want to hurt anyone". However, he has the DarkAndTroubledPast and BerserkButton mentioned in the description, which means that when someone threatens one of his friends (''particularly'' Rosette), [[BewareTheNiceOnes things will turn out badly]].
* Kenshiro, in spite of inheriting the head-popping Martial Art known as ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', is a warm, gentle, sensitive and kind-hearted man who loves children and is [[ManlyTears not ashamed]] [[TenderTears to cry]].
* Kou from ''CrossGame'' and most Adachi protagonists show shades of this trope. You can actually ''see'' why girls would like them, as opposed to many shounen 'Nice Guys'.
* Seiichirou Kitano from ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'' is a master of this. He actually seems incapable of wanting to hurt anyone, despite how he's treated.
* Seras Victoria from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is impossibly sweet-natured and adorable. Piss her off though (or hurt Pip) and she'll [[BadassAdorable grind your face into a paste]].
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'':
** The male protagonist Kouta. Considering that this show is filled to the brim with [[TheWoobie Woobies]] (himself included), he ends up becoming quite an important character in the story ''because'' of this trope.
** Nana, despite her miserable life and the atrocious abuse she constantly suffers, she is always nice to everybody and, even when she gets serious, refuses to kill people.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'':
** Takato Matsuki from ''DigimonTamers''. He's just a normal boy who is a fan of Digimon, as opposed to the rest of the cast which seems to have lots of Emotional Issues. This, of course, gets deconstructed.
** Also Gabumon from the first season is easily the most gentle and polite of all the Digimon partners. He even took off his fur to warm Matt when Matt had a cold.
*** Interestingly Gabumon is the only Digimon partner of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' to [[BewareTheNiceOnes use physical force]] to snap his partner out of a [[HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath HBSD]]. Method used? BITING!
** ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' has Ken Ichijouji (after he stops being the Digimon Kaiser). There's a reason he carries the Crest of ''Kindness'', after all.
* [[GentleGiant Choutarou Ohtori]] is the nice guy of Hyoutei in ''ThePrinceOfTennis'', and {{Foil}} of his [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan caustic doubles partner Shishido]]. Also, Shuichirou Oishi.
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Spain, Canada, Finland, Thailand and Greece are the closest to the trope in between the cast.
** Lithuania and Liechtenstein might count as well, at least in the main plot.
** And according to the last manga volume, Macau is one as well:
-->His nature is rather ungreedy; he appears calm and good at business, is tall, and tries to be philosophical (...) He often has a businesslike manner, but he jokes around with Portugal, China, and Hong Kong. He treats Taiwan like a ProperLady.''
** [[CoolBigSis Belgium]] seems to be one. She's very sweet and works hard, especially when her brothers are concerned, but doesn't really stand out much.
* Along with Mai's brother Takumi, Kazuya Kurauchi is one of the genuinely nicer members of ''{{Mai-HiME}}''[='s=] male cast, shown as a diligent worker and concerned with his girlfriend Akane's safety. He doesn't get much screen time, though, as [[spoiler:he's the [[SacrificialLamb first one to get killed]].]]
* Hirasawa Yui of ''{{K-On}}'' is the idealistic, innocent and warm heart that holds the "Afterschool Teatime" band together.
* Mikage of ''07-Ghost''. [[spoiler: Complete with dying to motivate their hero buddy.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'': They're ''everywhere''. Which is natural, considering that it's a romantic comedy about writing manga. By the same people who brought you ''Manga/DeathNote.'' The only real {{Jerk Ass}}es in the series can be brought down to two: Ishizawa, who's had all of ''four'' appearances in this manga's ''over one hundred-chapter run'', which, as of November 2012, is still going strong with it's third anime season, mind you, and one character who can't be named for spoiler reasons. It's also important to note exactly where the author choses to do this rather than creating a JerkAss character: the main editor had a lot of potential to be arrogant and dislikable, but they chose to make him a ReasonableAuthorityFigure instead; the main duo's rival, TeenGenius manga-writer Nizuma Eiji, also could have easily been an arrogant douchebag who flaunts his talent and power in the main character's faces, but he instead acknowledges their skills, thoroughly enjoys their work, often gives them helpful advice, [[spoiler: shows up with a gift basket when TheHero is hospitalized]], and wound up being voted ''the most popular character'' in a manga notable for its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.
* Ayato from ''RahXephon'' is polite, friendly, easygoing and a decent human being. Amazingly, despite being the protagonist, he still manages to be a fascinating character.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Rock Lee. So much so that he ''forgave'' Gaara for nearly crippling him for life and ending his career as a shinobi. He's such a nice guy even [[WordOfGod Kishimoto]] admits he needs no CharacterDevelopment.
** [[TheBigGuy Chouji Akimichi]] is another example. He's a huge softie, getting emotional when [[spoiler: he has to fight his reanimated sensei]], and both his father and sensei state that his kind nature is his greatest quality.
** Hinata, of course since she did forgive Neji after he tried to kill her.
** Naruto Uzumaki himself. His kindness and NotSoDifferent properties have redeemed psychopaths, unrepentant killers, as well as starting to affect the [[EldritchAbomination Kyuubi]]. After he saves Konoha from Pain, it appears the village finally sees these qualities.
*** Of course, early Naruto was more a JerkWithAHeartOfGold - a foolhardly braggart who couldn't really understand how the people around him would feel about some of his behaviour, and sometimes made things worse because of his stupidity or boastfulness. It's after he mellows out - following the TimeSkip - that Naruto really shows just how compassionate and forgiving he ''really'' is, though even in those early days he shows shades of this trope. Ever since he [[spoiler: defeated and made peace with his EnemyWithout, though]], he's moved somewhat closer to being an AllLovingHero, to boot.
** There's also Iruka Umino, Naruto's BigBrotherMentor. His occasionally explosive temper aside, he's a ''very'' pleasant person to be around, being the first person to relate to Naruto on a personal level and never saw him as the Kyuubi unlike most villagers (notable because Iruka's parents were killed by the demon). Iruka's also an example of this trope done ''right'' - these very qualities are what make him an EnsembleDarkHorse, rather than the other way around (as the case would normally be).
** And before all of these, Minato Namikaze (aka Fourth Hokage); even his future wife thought (at first) that he was a sissy because of his nice and polite demeanor. [[spoiler: LikeFatherLikeSon]] it would seem.
** And even earlier we have the First Hokage, Hashirama Senju. [[spoiler: He is perfectly friendly and courteous to Sasuke, who at the time is trying to destroy his village and all he ever worked for.]]
* Tenma in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' couldn't be nicer, unless you happened to have dumped him for politico-economic reasons. [[spoiler:And, even then, he'll still risk his life to save yours. Even after all the [[StalkerWithACrush stalking]].]]
* Tsukune in ''RosarioToVampire''. His [[SuperpoweredEvilSide inner ghoul]], on the other hand...
* Rocket from ''GingaDensetsuWeed'' after his HeelFaceTurn.
* NiceGuy-dom is used as a cover for at least two characters in ''DarkerThanBlack'': Hei and [[spoiler:Nick]]. In both cases, it can be hard to tell how much of the act really ''is'' an act sometimes.
* Allen Walker from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' is as nice as they come (outside of a game of poker), not to mention absolutely adorable and prone to [[AllLovingHero trying to save everyone]]. He's got two or three girls in love with him, and one of them is the ''sworn enemy of his species''.
* Takeshi Yamamoto from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is the friendliest of Tsuna's guardians. Until you hand him a baseball bat...or a sword... or hurt his friends...[[BewareTheNiceOnes then prepared to be sliced to pieces]].
* Nagasumi of ''SetoNoHanayome'' is surprisingly well-adjusted and nice, considering that [[TheChewToy the universe screws around with him]] on a regular basis.
* Tsukasa Hiiragi from ''Anime/LuckyStar'' has "Good Person" as her highest stat, and it shows.
** Yutaka Kobayakawa, Konata's younger cousin, qualify for this trope in addition to [[TheIngenue her personality]].
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Ash Ketchum. He's pretty much the nicest and sweetest character in that anime.
** Tracey, who replaced Brock for one half-season, is the embodiment of this trope. He's so polite and mild-mannered that many viewers write him off as bland and uninteresting. He [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] it in one side episode--after being pressured by Misty's oldest sister to clean the Gym, he's seen with a push broom and a sad expression, saying "Sometimes it doesn't pay to be the nice guy." (Just [[BerserkButton don't insult Professor Oak]] in front of him.)
** Brock is no slouch, either. As TeamMom, he cooks and cares for his younger friends, provides help and encouragement with endless good-natured patience, and rarely loses his temper ([[ChivalrousPervert when pretty girls aren't involved]]).
** There's also Ash's newest companion in ''Best Wishes'': Cilan, who is always trying to settle things between characters that fight. [[BewaretheNiceOnes Just don't piss him off...]] [[CuteAndPsycho you really don't want to piss him off.]]
** And then there's Luke who is one of the nicest of Ash's rivals/friends who doesn't insult him. His nice guy attitude is how he's able to put up with [[GenkiGirl Bianca]]'s quirks but [[BewaretheNiceOnes even he]] [[BerserkButton has his limits.]]
* We have Nao from the ''Manga/LiarGame'', perhaps the most pure and honest character in the whole series. In fact, her reason for continuing with the game is to [[AllLovingHero save]] everyone else in the game, including the ones who had deceived and [[EvilGloating gloated]] cruelly in her face.
* Ryuuji Takasu from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''. He's a tad [[NeatFreak obsessive-compulsive]] and has the FaceOfAThug, but he's reliable, patient, supportive and hard-working.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Mari Illustrious Makinami from ''RebuildOfEvangelion 2.0''. When she's not [[AxCrazy piloting]] [[AttackAttackAttack an Eva]], that is.
** Kaworu in 3.0, to the point where one might believe he's skillfully manipulating Shinji. [[spoiler:He's not.]]
* [[MasterKeaton Taichii Hiraga Keaton]] is an all around nice guy who happens to be a former sergeant in the British Army and a veteran of the Falkland Wars. Now he's an adjunct archaeology professor who also works as an investigator for Lloyds of London. Keaton is free from all of the arrogance and eccentricities that are normally associated with very smart people. Frankly, Keaton tends to meet all sorts of eccentrics in his line of work. Although he can kick ass if he wanted to, he prefers to use his intellect. So he's also a pacifist.
* [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Yuuno Scrya]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Being a BarrierWarrior (high tier is an understatement) with a bit of HealingHands carried the [[WaveMotionGun Inverted-for-titular-heroine]] PersonalityPowers UpToEleven.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Hanatarou Yamada's gentle personality was what caused him to become embroiled, and a surprisingly useful participant, in rescuing Rukia during the Soul Society arc.
** Captain Komamura's bromantic nature is the source of least one inspirational, rallying speech every arc centred around how people really do best by being good friends and noble allies.
** Captain Ukitake possesses the in-universe reputation as being Soul Society's gentlest and most peace-loving captain.
** Hacchigen Ushouda is the only character aside from Orihime who is ill-suited to fighting as a result of his gentle nature.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** Suzaku Kururugi starts off looking like this, but there are hints that something is up (such as his childhood best friend Lelouch musing on the fact that he used to be brash, hot-headed, and arrogant, making Lelouch wonder what could change someone so much in seven years). Later on, we learn that he's not quite as nice as he seemed in the first place, [[BrokenAce but horrifyingly broken]].
** Meanwhile, Shirley Fenette and Euphemia li Britannia are the epitome of this trope when it comes to females. Unfortunately, this just shows us how the writers feel about Nice Gals in the cast.
** Rivalz has shades of it, being a kindhearted slacker, and Gino Weinberg also has shades of it, as much as his duty as a Knight of Rounds allows.
** Nunnally Lamperouge. She stays cheerful and kind through experiences that would leave most people ''shattered'' [[spoiler: and is fortunate enough to survive unlike the above girls, albeit after some ''serious'' breaking.]]
* Max Sterling/Max Jenius of ''{{Robotech}}''/''{{Macross}}'' is an unusual example of a definite NiceGuy who is also TheAce. And he's not the main character, either. (He does, however, get HappilyMarried half-way through the series, which the main character doesn't even accomplish before the series ends.)
* Tohru of ''{{Shiki}}''.
* Yuji of ''ShakuganNoShana'' is an interesting variation of this whose niceness actually does get him girls. Ironically, instead of stifling romantic conflict, his niceness is also his greatest flaw, actually creating romantic conflict in the first half of Season 2, where he completely fails to realize that he can't give attention to every girl who's attracted to him without hurting the feelings of someone else, thus making him an accidental MasterOfTheMixedMessage. And his friend Hayato ''does'' call him out on that. [[spoiler:Eventually, he becomes less so through the course of the series and averts it after merging with the Snake of the Festival.]]
* The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise has several:
** Loran Cehack from ''Anime/TurnAGundam''.
** Nicol Amalfi and Kira Yamato from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]''. Cagalli uses this trope to describe Kira: "He never thought things through and he always cried, but he was kind. He was a nice guy!"
*** Heine Westenfluss in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]''. For the time we briefly knew him, he came off as the nicest, coolest, most polite guy in the world. Making his fate all the more tradgic.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
** In the first series, Normal Yugi. Unfortunately for him, his [[LovesMyAlterEgo love interest]] is into his [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys darker]] [[SuperPoweredEvilSide alter ego]].
** Bakura Ryou is also a genuinely kind, gentle, shy young man. Too bad the SuperpoweredEvilSide that came with his ClingyMacguffin has a penchant for either killing or inflicting a FateWorseThanDeath on those who cross him.
** Judai Yuki in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' probably qualifies too. In one episode, he accepts a challenge from an Obelisk snob with a wager, where the winner gets to be Asuka's fiancee - despite the fact that he honestly doesn't know what a fiancee is. (Unfortunately, Judai also has a SuperPoweredEvilSide that causes him no end of problems later, and once he recovers from it, not everyone is pleased with the fact that he seems to be [[CharacterDevelopment much more serious]] from the experience.)
*** On that note, Johan is probably a straighter example than Judai. He actually is a genuine nice guy, with no SuperPoweredEvilSide trying to say take over, and selfless enough to pull a HeroicSacrifice. ''Twice.'' And that for people he barely knows. NiceGuy ahoy.
* Eiichirou of the manga ''Manga/BabySteps''. This is one of the reasons that LoveInterest Natsu trusts him with her "big secret" (of wanting to someday become a professional tennis player) on the first day they met.
--> '''Eiichirou''': Why did you let me in on your secret?
--> '''Natsu''': ... because it's ''you''. I mean, I know you wouldn't tell anyone.
--> '''Eiichirou''': But you can't be sure of that!
--> '''Natsu:''': I'm sure.
* Poor Hojo from ''InuYasha''. He is so nice that no one has the heart to tell him that is not [[BelligerentSexualTension how things work]] in [[RumikoTakahashi that universe]].
* ''IchibanUshiroNoDaiMaou'': Despite his damning status as [[TheAntichrist the future Demon King]], [[AccidentalPervert Akuto]] [[HeroWithBadPublicity Sai]] is probably one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet and only wants to help make the world a better place. Will anyone listen to him? [[SelfFulfillingProphecy NO!!!]]
* The eponymous Haruka from ''NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'' is a really, really nice moe girl and also, an otaku.
* ''MaisonIkkoku'' features Yusaku Godai, an honest example of this type of character. The series does not shy away from the flaws in these types of people -- mediocrity/lack of ambition (or killer instinct), spinelessness (unwilling to hurt others' feelings), and being really indecisive. He also isn't entirely perfect, but he puts up with a lot of crap from others. And yet, his innate kindness and decency, along with his willingness to grow, more than compensate in the long run.
* ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'':
** [[ShrinkingViolet Mikado]] seems to fit this trope [[spoiler: until later in the novel where you realize [[CuteAndPsycho he's just as crazy]] [[{{Yandere}} as everyone else.]]]]
** There's also Tom Tanaka, who's primary character trait appears to be that he is the lone normal, untraumatized, nice guy [[DysfunctionJunction in a city of absolute nutters]]. Bizarrely, it's [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe this very trait that let him befriend]] the ''most'' unstable character in the series, [[TheBerserker Shizuo Heiwajima]].
** [[NaiveNewcomer Yoshimune]] from [[NoExportforYou 3 Way Standoff]] plays this trope straight though.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'':
** Ayumu Nishizawa is clearly a nice gal, paired with the fact that she's a normal person in a world where most of the rest of the cast are {{Ojou}}s really makes Hata have to work to keep her relevant, and he does.
** Hayate himself is a nice guy in general, despite being a ButtMonkey. Isumi is this as well.
* Akira Sakamoto of ''PrincessPrincess'' is such a Nice Guy that his excess niceness leaks out and forms an aura of soothing and healing vibes that refreshes everyone who comes into contact with him.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'': Tenchi is consistently portrayed as amiable in each iteration of the franchise, which is often seen in how he accommodates Ryoko and the others, as each of them comes to live with his family. As well as the lengths he'll go to in order to protect them, [[WorldOfActionGirls though they hardly need defending.]] In fact, it's [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe the main aspect]] [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan of his character that appeals to them.]]
* ''Anime/YuugenKaisha'': Bosco is literally Tokyo's FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.
** Not only is he trying to kick the habit, he runs a teashop that specifically caters to late teen-20 something female clientele; which is implied to be how he met [[NatureAdoresAVirgin Makiko.]] When [[TheProtagonist Ayaka]] first sees him, she assumes he was behind the recent rash of vampire attacks, but it turned out Bosco was following Makiko at night to protect her from another vampire, who had recently reincarnated. Bosco and Makiko become an OfficialCouple by the end of the episode, [[RescueRomance after he helped save her.]]
** [[OccultDetective Karino]] is an example, himself, as he often goes out of his way to prove [[LoveInterest to Ayaka]] that she can depend on him. Such as commissioning his extra assignments to Phantom Quest, as a personal favor to her, and by tailing suspects to help with their investigations, even though he's a bit of a screw up. Ayaka is flattered by the attention and she reciprocates... [[PlayingHardToGet but she doesn't make it easy for him.]]
* ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'':
** Hayato Kazami is a very polite boy for most of the time, and is willing to make friends with just about anyone.
** Johji Ohtomo. In fact, it's this very trait that makes him friends with Hayato.
** Despite being a quiet person (at least in the third OVA), Phill Fritz from ''SAGA'' and ''SIN'' is actually a pretty nice guy. It's just that Nagumo doesn't want him to have any contact with anyone outside his team.
** Makoto Katagiri, if we check on minor characters. He is the most well-balanced staff member of the Aoi team.
* Inaba from ''UruseiYatsura''. Tsubame could be count too.
* ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'': Makoto could be a poster boy for the trope, to the point of suffering from a near terminal case of ChronicHeroSyndrome. Got a problem? This guy'll try and fix it for you. And he's such a softie, that he even felt bad about ratting out [[LaughablyEvil Jinnai]], when he found out he was bribing club members [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney with money from the student treasury.]]
* Tsubasa Ohzora from ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''; when he's not on the field, that is. Taro Misaki, Gino Fernandez, Luciano Leo and Pepe are also nice guys as well.
** Even when in the field, Tsubasa is pretty nice. In fact, he's been injured more than once while ''helping'' a teammate or a rival, like when [[spoiler: he saved one of the Tachibana twins from falling head-on first to the ground (which would've almost surely killed him, or at least caused horrible damage) and [[GameBreakingInjury got a dislocated shoulder for his trouble.]]]]
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
** There aren't a lot of nice people in this series, let alone nice guys. So you can guess why Judeau has become the resident EnsembleDarkhorse because of his nice, laid-back personality.
** Later, SixthRanger Roderick has revealed himself to be a nice guy, though not as popular as Judeau.
** Jerome from the Retribution Arc can pretty much be considered a nice guy as well, as he is far more decent than some of the other guys around him.
* ''Manga/GEGoodEnding'' features Utsumi Seiji, who is a pretty much an UnluckyEverydude who is sincerely nice to all his friends. Unfortunately, it tends to bite him in the ass as he sometimes ends up grabbing the IdiotBall because he doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings.
* ''{{No6}}'' has Shion, who is also an {{Adorkable}} nice guy.
* Kazuya Aoi from ''{{Freezing}}'' is the only one willing to look past Satellizer's shady background and discover that she's actually a really sweet girl, she just has some issues.
* Dekisugi from ''{{Doraemon}}'' is this because his character is based on a perfect archetype of a Japanese schoolboy, in contrast of [[TheHero Nobita]], who's a bit of a brat. In the [[TheMovie movies]], however, Nobita is upgraded into this trope, if not outright AllLovingHero.
* ''DragonBall'' sports a cast of various Nice Guys and {{Dogged Nice Guy}}s among the heroes but Goku is one of the most famous in anime. So much so that nice guys of other {{Shonen}} series have been based on him and his cheerful nature. No matter how grim a situation looks, Goku is always optimistic and smiling. He even dies smiling twice! He also [[EasilyForgiven easily forgives]] any villain that tried to kill him and his friends 5 minutes ago if they are willing to to stop being evil.
* Yugo Hachiken from SilverSpoon is one of these, willing to do anything for his new found friends at the Yezo Agricultural School, and is also rather friendly. His classmates are perfectly willing to use him for menial labor for this reason.
* Despite being a [[IdiotHero moron]], and sustaining physical abuse from his ''friends'', [[LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu Akihisa]] is generally a nice guy, and even HELPS the same friends who hurt him on a daily basis when they are in need.
* A number of characters in ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' fit this. Tohru Honda is the most prominent, constantly putting the wellbeing of her friends and family before herself, often causing problems for herself in the process.
* Madoka from ''RinneNoLagrange'' pilots a mecha because her friend she just made, asked her to.
* Both Belldandy and Keiichi of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' are nice people, each being the TropeCodifier for YamatoNadeshiko and NiceGuy respectively. In fact, their relationship exists because Keiichi was a fundamentally good enough person to attactact a goddess's attention. Keiichi isn't a doormat; he's got a snarky personality and a backbone.
* Nossori, Morimori and Sewashi from ''Anime/MazingerZ'', the three professors worked in the Photon Atomic Energy Research Institute by assisting Prof. Yumi and designing upgrades for Mazinger-Z and Aphrodite A were genuinely nice: they were kind, good-natured and very patient (you have to be to deal with so many hot-headed, impatient teenagers), even if they were somewhat goofy.
* Sho Fukamachi in all three versions of ''{{Guyver}}'' -- ''Guyver:Out of Control (1986),'' ''Guyver:Bio-Booster Armor (1989),'' and ''Guyver: The Bio Booster Armor (2005).''
* Tamaki in OuranHighSchoolHostClub. His vices mostly come down to being an idiot, and a bit of a DramaQueen, but his all around niceness is the entire reason the club exists in the first place. He's the first person the twins met who actually cared which one was which, he calmly and quietly helped Haruhi when she was being bullied, and when he gave that bully what was coming to her, he still did so with politeness and grace. He's the top earner in the club, and as time goes on it becomes quite clear that it's because he's the only one there who is ''not'' acting to some degree or other and is in fact completely sincere. And that's not even going into how he deals with his BigScrewedUpFamily.
* There's practically no malicious guy in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. The worst of them is JerkWithAHeartOfGold and OmniscientMoralityLicense holder who knows that everything he'll done will turn out allright in the end.
* Almost everyone from ''CosmicBatonGirlCometSan'', but the cake goes to [[TheHero Comet]] and [[TeenIdol Shun Imagawa]].
* Madoka of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' really wants to help people and make them happy. But this being ''[[{{Deconstruction}} Madoka Magica]]'', things doesn't work out well. [[spoiler:Eventually, she became a MessianicArchetype by [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence sacrificing herself]], to help other magical girls to get out of their grief.]]
* [[{{Miko}} Tomoe]] from ''{{Queens Blade}}'' is very [[YamatoNadeshiko sweet, calm, polite, traditionally feminine/lady-like in the Japanese sense]] and is easily a candidate for one of the nicest girls (if not ''the'' nicest girl) in the series. [[BewareTheNiceOnes She's also one of the strongest characters in the series though, so pushing her too far wouldn't be a good idea.]]
* Akane from ''Anime/VividredOperation'' is a friendly and optimistic girl, willing to provide help to anyone who requires it.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Alphonse.
* Nanami Momozono from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' is the nicest, friendliest person in the entire series and is incredibly optimistic even when things look to be at their worst.
* Takehiko Yoichi from ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' wears the term "nice guy" like a glove. Being a minor character he doesn't get much screentime, but he's cool enough to pass off Nyarko's madcap antics as merely being "energetic", and at one point remarks "My best friend has a cute girlfriend, and that makes me as happy as if it had happened to me." [[spoiler:About the biggest thing that's happened to him so far is [[GrandTheftMe temporarily having his body hijacked]] by a time-traveling alien extremist.]]
** [[DudeLooksLikeALady Hasta]] as well. Cute, sweet, cuddly and good-hearted young boy. So much so that of all the characters in Mahiro's harem that consist of CthulhuMythos, he's the only person who didn't receive the wrong end of the fork from Mahiro.
* ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'' have lot of notable examples for a SliceOfLife SchoolgirlSeries:
** [[GenkiGirl Karen]] is a ''very'' energetic and friendly half-British, half-Japanese girl and can get along with her fellow classmates to the point that they give her free snacks.
** [[TokenMiniMoe Alice]] is such a kindhearted sweetheart loli. She rarely hold any negative grudges and feelings towards anyone. In episode 7, Alice even help improve and teach Shinobu some English language skills (which Shinobu will later get a good grade in the following English test) and even help cheer Shinobu up when Alice finds out that Shinobu didn't do that well on her math test.
*** Shinobu herself is a relatively friendly girl despite being the resident [[TheDitz ditz]] (particularly when both Alice and Shinobu first met in episode 1)
** This trope is lampshaded on Youko in Karen's pie chart as "50% comedic retorts, 50% kind-hearted."
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', set in the CrapsackWorld that it is, is not kind to its good-hearted characters.
** Marco, one of two resident {{Team Dad}}s, is genial, friendly, and always the one attempting to keep the peace and raise morale among his fellow trainees.
** Petra, who takes it upon herself to act as Eren's CoolBigSis once the Survey Corps gets hold of him. The guidebook even gives her a rating of 10/10 in Kindness, and it shows. [[spoiler:Neither she nor Marco survive.]]
** Played with in Krista. While she is genuinely a sweet-natured, good and kind person, she is also [[StepfordSmiler obsessed with making sure other people see her this way]], and is prone to putting herself in danger so she may [[MartyrWithoutACause die a meaningful or glorious death.]]
* ''{{Manga/Saki}}'''
** Mihoko of Kazekoshi does all the chores for the mahjong club even though she, as a third-year and captain of the team, is exempt from them by virtue of seniority. When their [[DrillSergeantNasty coach]] threatens to punish players for minor mistakes that don't cost them the game, Mihoko stands up for them. She's also quite close to her teammate and friend Kana, the only one she [[FirstNameBasis addresses by her first name]], helping her look after her sisters when their parents are away. Mihoko does all this so that the others can enjoy mahjong more, and while this helps low-ranking players like Bundou push themselves to improve, it also causes the others to worry about Mihoko, which is not what she wants.
** Kinue of Himematsu is this [[SiblingYingYang compared to her older sister Hiroe]], who is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
** Toyone of Miyamori, [[MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold although her extreme height makes her look somewhat imposing]].
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''
** Miho, who's kind and polite to her subordinates, the family servants, and many other people she's just met, even when said people are rude, hostile or threatening to her. In fact, the one time she gets angry with someone (her friend Emi, for saying that she hated Miho's sister Maho despite never having spoken to her), is treated as an OOCIsSeriousBusiness moment.
** [[WalkingSpoiler Koume Akeboshi]], Miho's former teammate, [[spoiler:whom she saved from drowning in the last tournament. She's grateful to Miho and worries about Miho after her departure from Black Forest, as Koume blames herself for causing Miho problems, rather than ostracizing her for sacrificing what might have been a tournament victory]].
* ''LightNovel/BlackBullet'':
** Enju Aihara is a 10-year-old cursed child and Initiator who (like many of the cursed children) [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer is treated as trash in society]], yet she has a kind, polite, friendly personality and a sweet young girl at heart. So nice that you want to [[LittleSisterHeroine take her home as a little sister]].
** Seitenshi is a 16-year-old girl and a ReasonableAuthorityFigure ruler of Tokyo who happens to serve as a caring and compassionate motherly figure to many of the characters in the series. Heck, she's even pushing for civil rights for the cursed children.
** [[FriendlySniper Tina]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Sprout]] was ordered by [[BigBad Ayn Rand]] to assassinate Seitenshi. Despite being an assassin ordered around by Ayn Rand, Tina happens to be a very friendly girl at heart who happen to befriend [[TheHero Rentaro]] when she first met him. [[spoiler:In fact, her kind-hearted nature of her personality and her hesitation to kill someone makes Rentaro realize that Tina isn't an evil person at heart and isn't the kind of person who is willing to kill someone out of free will.]]
* ''Anime/{{Hamatora}}'' has the main protagonist, [[MeaningfulName Nice]].
* Randel Oland from ''Anime/{{Pumpkin Scissors}}'' has this in spades, in addition to being a KindheartedCatLover and a GentleGiant. [[BewaretheNiceOnes Just don't piss him off.]] [[ImplacableMan Seriously.]]
* [[{{Narrator}} Chihiro]] [[IJustWantToHaveFriends Watanuki]] from ''Manga/YugamiKunNiWaTomodachiGaInai'' is a female example. While everyone ignores her classmate [[TheProtagonist Yuuji]] [[LonersAreFreaks Yugami]], who sits next to her, because they find him a pain to deal with, Chihiro talks to him frequently despite his BrutalHonesty. Even when he offends her, Chihiro never holds a grudge and always thanks Yugami properly whenever he (sometimes unwittingly) helps her.
** On the other hand, Yugami ''appears'' to be this when we first meet him, helping [[NewTransferStudent Chihiro]] find an empty slot for her bike in the school's bike lot. Unfortunately subverted for Chihiro when she meets Yugami again in class, as he is [[IWorkAlone completely]] [[LeaveMeAlone different]] from the NiceGuy she thought she'd met just moments ago.
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