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Bishonen: Anime & Manga
Tamaki Suou: so pretty it hurts.
Bishōnen are very common in anime, manga, and light novels; so much that we had to split the examples into a separate page!
  • Ema's thirteen stepbrothers in Brothers Conflict. Wataru might not count yet, considering the fact that's he's only 10, but will likely grow into this trope when older.
  • All the male characters introduced so far in Kyoto Animation's anime Free!. They are more muscular (which is due to their athletic activities) than the standard.
  • Mochizou Ooji from Tamako Market
  • Hyouka gives us Houtarou, Satoshi, Masashi, Jirou, and Muneyoshi.
  • Kimi To Boku: All the main boys in the castas well as Hot Teacher Koichi Azuma & his best friend, Akira.
  • +Anima: Husky. He's repeatedly mistaken for a girl.
  • Ghost Hunt: almost all of the male characters. Lin, Naru, Bou-san, even John are bishōnens, pretty boys, handsome, etc, etc...you watch a video of Ghost Hunt on YouTube, scroll through the comments, and you will find a lot of fangirling female users.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure features Noriaki Kakyoin, a VERY popular example on pixiv and possible poster child. Not to mention Part 5 and its collection of dangerous pretty boys.
  • With the exception of the vampire hunter Toga Yagari, absolutely all the male cast of Vampire Knight are bishōnen.
  • Benten from Cyber City Oedo 808. Yes, he does wear lipstick and paint his nails. No, he isn't a Crossdresser.
  • Reiji from Kodomo no Jikan, especially in the anime. Of course, he's a seriously fucked up bishonen.
  • Harry from Outlaw Star. He even ties his hair with a big, pretty bow. Fred Luo, too.
  • Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei: Nozomu Itoshiki and his brother Mikoto. Also, four of his only known male students: Jun Kudou, Kuniya Kino, Aoyama, and Haga.
  • Huey Laforet from Baccano! takes this to the point of confusing people in-universe (you know you look girly when one of the prettiest woman in the series is your nigh-identical adult daughter, and you know you look really girly when you are not mistaken for beautiful women, but beautiful women are mistaken for you). Firo, while never being mistaken for a woman like Huey has, has been mocked by a detective in the Light Novels for skewing quite close to the Uke aesthetic. Claire Stanfield, aka. Rail Tracer, also fits. Jacuzzi also fits, although he has that giant tattoo on his face.
  • Adolf Hitler is drawn this way in the manga version of Mein Kampf. It's hard to tell which is the most absurd; Hitler being portrayed as a Bishōnen, or that there exists a Mein Kampf manga.
  • Okane Ga Nai: Yukiya Ayase.
  • George from Paradise Kiss, among many others.
  • Takaya Ohgi and Nobutsuna Naoe in Mirage of Blaze.
  • Toji, Kairi, Jigoro, and Ryo from Peach Girl.
  • Urusei Yatsura. Rei Lum's (former fiance) is a tall, stoic, green-haired space bishōnen who drives men to despair and women to squee. Mendou also qualifies, which is basically his most obvious difference from Ataru.
  • Full Metal Panic! brings us Kurz, who was even a former model. Then, we've got Leonardo. And, of course, Sousuke, in an Unkempt Beauty sort of way.
  • Kouichi Hayama, from Moonlight Lady, falls into this description perfectly. Lampshaded with Io Azuma, his wife-to-be's cousin; Suzuna was hoping that Io would grow to be this (partially because of an Arranged Marriage to him). Ultimately averted, as Io grew to be a limp-wristed, wide-eyed, Ambiguously Gay "pretty boy".
  • Otani, Kohori, Suzuki, Haruka, and, without a doubt, Maitake and Seiko from Lovely Complex.
  • Kisaragi Shun in Koko Wa Greenwood (aka This is Greenwood).
  • Just about every male character from Fushigi Yuugi. Most of their brothers from other Yuu Watase manga are bishies as well. It's Yuu Watase, what do you expect?
  • Dilandau in Vision of Escaflowne (who is later revealed to have been a magically disguised and brainwashed girl). Let's just say that most of the male cast is bishōnen, especially Allen and Van. Just look at the opening, for God's sakes!
  • The Shitennou in the first season of Sailor Moon, Mamoru Chiba, Ali of the Doom Tree arc, Prince Diamond and Sapphire in Sailor Moon R, the Amazon Trio in Super S, and the Sailor Starlights...sort of. In the manga, even one of the cats qualifies for this with his long haired, midriff exposing human form. The cat in question (Artemis) is even named for a goddess.
  • The character designer of Neon Genesis Evangelion wrote that he designed Shinji to be a delicate/vulnerable-looking bishonen. Kaworu is a bishonen of legendary proportions.
  • Eyes Rutherford in Spiral.
  • The entire male cast of Simoun. The younger men — who were girls until age 17 — even still have breasts that haven't been reabsorbed yet (especially the hunky chief mechanic Wapourif), and all of them are voiced by female voice actors.
  • Maximilian Jenius from Super Dimension Fortress Macross and Macross7. Also, Linn Kaifun and Conda Bromco from the first series. Justified and repeatedly lampshaded in Macross Frontier with Alto Saotome, who is frequently remarked on for his resemblance to a woman (much to his annoyance). He, and his father, were Kabuki actors who specialised in female performances. Particularly obvious lampshade hanging is his nickname of 'Hime' or 'princess' cause he is just so darn pretty.
  • Solomon Goldsmith from Blood+. Can't forget tall, dark, and handsome Haji.
  • Ren from Karin
  • Kyuzo in Samurai 7 is tall, slender, and androgynously beautiful; his voice, however, is very male. Shichiroji, too, and Katsushiro is close. Then there is when Gorobei, Heihachi, and Rikichi have to make it to Kanna village... in disguise.
  • Keiki in The Twelve Kingdoms is a Bishonen with white hair, who acts as Youko's Mysterious Protector.
  • Kousaka from Genshiken. The most feminine-looking male club member, he is the only one with a girlfriend in the beginning, let alone a sex life.
  • Basically, all male characters from Ouran High School Host Club, and one of the females. Tamaki (see picture) slightly subverts the usual cool-headed bishie stereotype by being a blithering (but lovable) idiot, and manages to be the male lead and comic relief both at once.
  • Many a Tokyo Mew Mew character, covering types from Stalker with a Crush to Jerk with a Heart of Gold to Mysterious Protector (who wins).
  • A number of male characters from InuYasha, including Sesshoumaru, Naraku, etc.
  • Fruits Basket:
    • Yuki, and all of the male Sohmas.
    • Particularly Momiji, Ritsu, and Ayame. The first wears the girls' school uniform (albeit not with a skirt) because "it looks cuter on him", while the second presents himself as a woman because of an inferiority complex the size of Antarctica. Ayame, on the other hand, is...just special. Akito also qualifies in the anime, although manga Akito is a different story altogether.
    • The lead, Tohru Honda, remarks that the Sohmas are a family of "princes". And towards the end of the manga's run, even Momiji graduates to pure Bishōnen status with a growth spurt and switch to the boy's uniforms.
  • Gundam has its fair share of bishie boys.
    • Gundam Wing, in particular, was full of them. And among the Gundam Wing bishie brigade, Quatre Winner deserves special mention. A slim, platinum-blond Berber. Needless to say, you can find a fairly large amount of fanart of him.
      • Protagonist Heero Yuy also deserves a mention, since Word of God admitted that his appearance was inspired by a Japanese actress, Yuki Uchida.
    • Mobile Fighter G Gundam has George DeSand from Neo France, operator of Gundam Rose.
    • Kamille Bidan, the main protagonist of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.
    • Almost all of the male cast in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny.
    • Gundam 00, oh ho ho. Apparently, every male under the age of 35 will be absolutely gorgeous in the 24th century, in addition to shrinking their shirts in the dryer to show off their buff figures. Then again, this was pretty well predicted the second they announced that Yun Koga would be designing 00's cast.
    • We also need to mention ∀ Gundam's Loran, who was quite possibly one editorial mandate away from being a full-blown woman.
    • Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. While he's too old to count as a bishōnen, Char Aznable looks far more prettyboy-ish than he did in earlier series, this makes him Biseinen.
    • Even in the original Mobile Suit Gundam, Char stands out as a pretty boy, notable because the art style of the time rendered almost every other character Gonk. The only character to rival his bishounen-ness is Garma.
  • Griffith from Berserk is explicitly labeled as "too beautiful to be a man" in about a dozen separate chapters by different characters! He even wears lipstick after transforming into Femto.
  • Katori, Dom, and the nameless terrorist from the second episode (who is mentioned because his prettiness is a plot point) from Irresponsible Captain Tylor.
  • A good third of the male cast on YuYu Hakusho.
  • Both Ishida Yamato and Ichijouji Ken of Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02 fall into this category. Their actual looks are never commented upon, but one figures that this is at least partially why they are fangirl bait, both in and out of the show. Also lampshaded in an Audio Drama.
    • Well, there was that page in the translation of the 02 manga where Daemon calls Ken "the pretty one" (if you're thinking that's too creepy for words, then you're probably still sane).
    • In one episode of zero two, Gabumon lampshades this by saying "Yamato isn't the only heartthrob here", while Ken was hit on by a very young girl.
    • Yamato, notably, had a...considerably older woman try to pick him up when he was eleven.
    • To a lesser extent, Takeru, Yamato's little brother, seems to gain some level of bishōnen in him when he turned eleven himself. An episode of Digimon Adventure 02 showed a fair number of girls—Hikari among them—practically swooning over him when he was showing off his basketball skills.
  • Most of the male characters in Get Backers, but Kazuki takes it to almost painful levels.
  • Both Toboe and Kiba from Wolfs Rain look like Bishōnen most of the time, but are actually wolves in disguise. To go further, numerous viewers have mistaken both for girls.
  • Mikagami Tokiya from Flame of Recca. He doesn't like being mistaken for a girl, though.
  • Death Note
    • Light Yagami.
    • Mello, Near, Mikami, Matsuda, Gevanni, Matt, and Namikawa.
    • What with the odd mannerisms and dark bags under his eyes, L was intended to be an inversion or aversion of this trope. The legions of fangirls he has don't see it that way, though...
      • The contrast between Light and L (and their respective fangirls) are even lampshaded a bit in Episode 9, when they’re giving a university entrance speech together:
    Girl 1: I sure like the guy on the right [L].
    Girl 2: What–?! You’re weird. Most people would choose the one on the left [Light].
    • Ryuk was this in his original design, before the creators decided that him looking more interesting than Light could cause fans to ignore Light's character.
  • Kyo Kara Maoh
    • Wolfram is very pretty (he looks almost exactly like his mother), a definite bishōnen. In fact, Yuuri's immediate reaction upon seeing him for the first time is simply to stare in awe and call him exactly that.
    • Also, Saralegui.
    • Then there's every guy in Yuuri's "harem", plus Yuuri himself.
  • Johan from Monster. It's especially noticeable when you realize that the anime is one of the few that steers entirely out of the way of Generic Cuteness.
    • It's even more noticeable when Johan dresses up like his sister and nobody can tell the difference, to the extent of making a male, heterosexual policeman infatuated with him. If all it takes for you to go from a good-looking man to a beautiful woman is a wig and a dress, odds are good that you fit this trope very well.
    • He is even explicitly stated to be beautiful by a few people. Even Tenma comments on how he has beautiful eyes.
  • Michio in MW.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    • While the series is generally remembered for its more MANLY characters, after the Time Skip, Rossiu and Simon are undeniably quite bishonen.
    • Cytomander is arguably a Bishonen as well, depending on who you talk to.
    • What about Viral?
    • Kamina is a more masculine version than the standard issue bishonen, but he is undeniably pretty.
  • The Bishōnen archetype in Shōjo (Demographic) is parodied quite a few times on cover flaps of Fullmetal Alchemist (more often than not with Roy as the target) and through Mei Chan's daydreams about Ed, and then Al, as knights in shiny armours.
    • Major Alex Armstrong also appears as a sort of parody, both meeting every bishonen archetype yet defying it too. Not only does he meet the quota of sparkling, hairlessness, beauty, deep voice, and vanity, he's also a muscular, oversized bodybuilder, who constantly flexes and lacks an indoor voice.
    • At the end of the manga and second anime, Alphonse is revealed to be a gorgeous bishonen.
      • He's arguably even more of one in the movie of the first anime, since he shares his brother's long hair.
    • Ed's always been Bishōnen, and even has long hair.
    • One of Father's transformations turns him into one of these.
    • In the first anime, Roy actually sparkles during his "Flame vs. Fullmetal" duel with Ed - a trait usually reserved for Armstrong.
  • Quite a few of Miyazaki's male characters, such as Haku in Spirited Away and Howl in Howl's Moving Castle.
  • Anatolia Story (a.k.a Red River): there are about four male characters in the entire series that don't fit this trope. The artwork is Viewer Gender Confusion incarnate.
  • Chrono Crusade has a few examples.
    • Joshua Christopher is the most obvious example from the series—he's quite thin (even implied to look underweight at one point), has pale blond hair and blue eyes, and looks quite a bit like his sister.
    • Aion is a bit more borderline—he's actually quite muscular when he takes off his Badass Long Coat, but his long, white hair does a lot to give him an edge of androgynous beauty. He's maybe a bit more of a biseinen.
    • Chrono is a tricky one. In his true form, he's a bit rough around the edges and his outfit goes out of the way to highlight his muscular chest, but in his Sleep Mode Size, he's got longer hair and looks much younger (and thus cuter). However, he still has moments of looking quite pretty in his true form, and a flashback in the manga shows him with long hair, which definitely qualifies him.
  • Bleach:
    • Ayasegawa Yumichika is defined by his connection with beauty. Not only in looks but in lifestyle, too. He even accepted a lower rank in his squad than he had to because he thought that, in kanji, the number 5 was more "beautiful" than 4.
    • Byakuya Kuchiki is very bishonen and is often voted "Seireitei's Sexiest Male Shinigami" by the Shinigami Women's Institute.
    • Ukitake, a white-haired Long-Haired Pretty Boy, is almost as bishounen as Byakuya.
    • Ishida Uryuu has a very slender, delicate build and an exceptionally fair complexion for a male character. He takes after his father Ryuuken, who is a Silver Fox, and who was his school's heartthrob when he was Uryuu's age.
    • Ichigo is also a bishounen, especially when his hair starts growing.
    • Aizen is bishounen.
    • In chapter 409, Tensa Zangetsu reveals himself for the first time and he's as bishounen as it gets. Yes, even Zangetsu didn't escape.
    • Also, Szayel Aporro Granz.
    • Shukuro Tsukishima.
    • Gin. Yes, that Gin. Kubo's goal may have been to make him creepy, but a lot of girls viewed him as bishounen instead.
    • Muramasa, the Big Bad of the Zanpakuto Strange Tales Arc.
    • Ouko Yushima from the Invading Army Arc.
  • Itsuki Koizumi in Haruhi Suzumiya. That is, in a Brigade of crazy people, with a cynical Deadpan Snarker who constantly tells him that no one cares about him. He probably just appears to be one, but he sure seems to make most women blush. As Kyon puts it, 'A face I wouldn't introduce to my girlfriend'.
  • Il Palazzo of Excel♥Saga is very pretty and has long, silver hair.
  • In just about every Shojo manga and whatnot, Bishies are everywhere, or, at the very least, there is guaranteed to be at least one bishie main character since the male lead is 99.9% assured to be one.
  • Hakuoh of Duel Masters has to be one of the bishiest, with his slender build and long, flowing, silvery-blue hair.
  • Ayato Kamina from RahXephon is pretty enough that he'd probably not look out of place in a dress. There's also Dr. Itsuki (who bears a suspicious resemblance to the above-mentioned Rossiu) and Souichi Yagumo (who bears a suspicious resemblance to his own girlfriend, Kim).
  • General Rivan of Nora, and probably Kazuma to certain readers.
  • The four older knights in Pretear are examples of this trope, particularly Kei. Goh is borderline, but he makes up for it by baring his midriff in his knight outfit.
  • Mytho in Princess Tutu has eyelashes thicker than his girlfriend's. Femio is also an over-the-top parody of this type. Ironic in that Vic Mignogna plays an only slightly toned-down version of Femio in Ouran High. Even better there because, no matter how cheesy he is, the girls there actually fall for it.
  • Several characters in Yu-Gi-Oh!, including at least Yami Yugi, Seto Kaiba, Malik Ishtar (and how!), Ryou Bakura, Yami Bakura, Pegasus, Ryuji Otogi, and a number of minor supporting characters.
    Marik: Do I look like an ''[EFF]'ing fangirl to you?!
    Florence: You really don't want me to answer that.
    • Fubuki (for starters), in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Most if not all of the male characters can be called bishies, really.
    • Plus most of the male cast from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds
  • Mahou Sensei Negima! gives Negi some magic age-up pills, turning him into one of these. He's also a dead ringer for his father, who was also a bishonen. Albireo Imma probably counts too. Teenage Kotaro definitely counts as well.
  • Future Trunks, Zarbon, and Android 17 of Dragon Ball Z
    • Kind of subverted with Zarbon a little later in that his true form is not pretty at all. It actually wastes his powers to keep up the pretty boy appearance.
    • Yamcha, especially when he first arrives to fight the Saiyans.
  • All of the main characters in Princess Princess. Yuujirou, Mikoto, and Tooru being bishies is basically the whole point of the anime. They're princesses because they're bishies.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha may be directed toward a Seinen demographic, with an Improbably Female Cast, but even it has its share of bishies, such as Yuuno Scrya and Verossa Acous. Yuuno, in particular, was mistaken for a girl by many viewers when he first appeared.
  • Zen from the manga Blank Slate. He's so bishounen, even his blind love interest can tell he's handsome just from touching his face.
  • Canute from Vinland Saga, so Bishonen they needed a girl to be a convincing double.
  • Although Eyeshield 21 has a good amount of beefcakes, there's also Kisaragi, Kakei, Mizumachi, Akaba, Sakuraba, Harao, and maybe even Taka.
  • Weiß Kreuz gets points for admitting it. Youji calls Omi "bishounen" to his face in one episode, but he ain't the only one.
  • Allen from D.Gray-Man definitely fits here, seeing as he's prettier than a lot of the girls in the series. Lavi, Tyki, and Kanda fit as well.
  • Akira Takizawa from Eden of the East is a prime example of this trope, yet much more realistic than some others.
  • Creed from Black Cat. There is also Train, Lin Shaolee, and Jenos.
  • Kei, Michael (anime-only characters), Yuu, Satoshi, and arguably Ginta in Marmalade Boy.
  • Akito and Naozumi from Kodomo no Omocha.
  • Leon Oswald and Yuri Killian in Kaleido Star.
  • Arguably Stryker/Kaido from "Desert Punk"
  • Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch provides plenty of bishounen fanservice. The fact that practically every day is a Beach Episode helps.
  • Even Claymore manages to have one of these in the cast: Isley of the North.
  • Many of the characters from Rurouni Kenshin, especially the titular character, Mr. Pretty Boy Swordsman himself. Depending on the quality of the animation in an episode of the anime, particularly in the later episodes of the series, and you know, just about all the time in the manga, Kenshin is very pretty despite the fact that he's a terrifyingly powerful swordsman who even the manliest of men are afraid of. It doesn't help that, towards the end of the manga and in most of the official artwork, his hair always looks extremely long and flows like a bunch of ribbons. Just look at these pictures: [1], [2], [3], [4]. I rest my case. And even more so in the Trust & Betrayal and Reflections OVAS. [5] And then, you know, there's Soujiro, Aoshi, Sanosuke, and, heck, even Hiko qualifies, although he's pretty manly. Observe: [6].
  • A good amount of the male characters from Black Butler. Except for Baron Kelvin, who realizes this and is obsessed with "becoming beautiful", Georg von Siemens, Jumbo, Lord Arthur Randall, Azzurro Vanel, Fred Aberline, Damian, and Doctor.
  • Kantarou Ichinomiya from Tactics is a white/very light brown? haired bishie, who is annoying and greedy, but overall a good person. He is so young looking, nobody really knows his age. It is implied that he is much older than he appears. Many other guys in it also qualify.
  • GaoGaiGar. Paragon of Hot-Blooded manliness he may be, but Gai Shishio is still too pretty to be male.
  • Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple has Christopher Eclair, a French assassin. It's also revealed that Kensei Ma used to be one.
  • Tamamo from Hell Teacher Nube gets away with lots of things that Nube is beaten up for just because he's a Bishōnen
  • One Piece:
    • Sanji recently has been beating people pretty. His first victim, a hideous Wanze, was rapidly kicked across the face until he became (to his horror) this trope. Later, Sanji, fighting his bounty poster look-alike, does this again, much to his foe's joy.
    • Played for Laughs in Boa Hancock's romantic fantasies about the normal looking main character Luffy - she sees him as typical Bishonen with a full Bishie Sparkle and brown eyes, as well as speaking with a more mature voice than he actually speaks with.
    • The series now has its first definitive Bishonen. His name is Cavendish. Not only does he have the Bishie Sparkle, he also has large, glinting eyes, a trait commonly used only for female characters. His glinting eyes pretty much drive the point home, because the eyes of male characters in this series rarely glint, if at all.
  • Every single male main character in post-Art Evolution Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, plus 99% of the villains and side cast. This is the most common trope on the character page.
  • Natsume, Tanuma, Natori, Nishimura - in fact, most of the male cast of Natsume's Book Of Friends qualify as Bishonen.
  • The human forms of the Weasel Mascots in Yes! Pretty Cure 5 are this. Coco and Nuts take it to truly extraordinary levels. GoGo! also brings us cute little boy Syrup.
  • This is the entire point of The Wallflower.
  • Almost every male character in Saiyuki. The four main characters are these, of course, but also Kougaiji, Dokugakuji, Hazel, Koumyu, and Ni Jian-Yi/Ukoku.
  • Depending on who you ask, a good number of the male cast in Naruto could qualify as Bishonen. Notable examples include Haku (to Dude Looks Like a Lady levels), Benten (Filler Villain to Dude Looks Like a Lady levels), Sasuke, Itachi, Kakashi, Deidara, Sasori, Neji, Suigetsu, Kimimaro, (arguably) Orochimaru, Kabuto, Sai, Gaara, Shikamaru, Kiba, Utakata, and the titular character himself. Naruto definitely counts, considering that he has his mom's AND his his dad's looks, though this trope is mostly appropriate only after the time skip. Also, the Fourth Hokage, aka Naruto's dad.
  • The Legend of Koizumi gives us Pietro, the white knight serving under the pope. He comes complete with accompanying Bishie Sparkles when he first appears.
  • Seitokai no Ichizon gives us Ken Sugisaki and especially Nakameguro.
  • Every single male character in Papa To Kiss In The Dark.
  • Durarara!! gives us Kasuka, Shizuo, Izaya, and Shinra. And then Mikado, Kida, Aoba, Seiji, Tanaka Tom, Walker, Chikage and...Nasujima-sensei. Unfortunately.
    • There's also minor character Ryo Takigutchi. Seriously, just look at him!
  • Every male character in Black Bird, but especially Kyo, whom Misao mistakes for a pretty girl upon seeing him as an adult.
  • Psyren: Oboro, Haruhiko, Junas, Miroku, Shiner, Kabuto, and Shao as an adult.
  • 07-Ghost: Teito, Castor, Frau, Labrador, Ayanami, Mikage...Maybe almost all of the male characters of the entire story.
  • Baskerville and Alternate in Et Cetera are quite pretty, helped by Basky's long blond hair and Alternate's slim figure and monocle.
  • Many characters of MÄR, on both sides of the good/evil divide. Alvis and Nanashi are this, combined with the headband of eyecovering. Every once-in-a-while, they even comment on it in-universe.
  • In AKIRA, there's Kai, aka Kaisuke, who's short, slim, well-dressed, girlishly faced, and can knock a guy through a window. Being relatively sensitive and apparently crushing on Kaneda in the manga and Yamagata in the anime, he's often perceived as a young homosexual.
  • Rosario + Vampire has Ginei, Hokuto, Kiria, Fong-Fong, and, after Art Evolution, Tsukune.
  • Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru has the pretty boy protagonist, Minoru.
  • Saint Seiya. From Andromeda Shun to Virgo Shaka to Pisces Aphrodite (yes, that's a guy), the place is a bishounen gold mine. See Viewer Gender Confusion for more details.
  • Every main male character in Beauty Pop.
  • Every male character in Miki Aihara's mangas tend to be Bishōnen.
  • Ichise and Touyama in Texhnolyze.
  • The titular Yakumo from Psychic Detective Yakumo fits this trope to a T. Haruka even thinks he's a "beautiful person" when she first meets him. Also, a good amount of male college students who pop up.
  • Special A: you'd think a beauty contest was part of the Special A qualifying exam, looking at the male cast. The girls, too, unsurprisingly, since a beauty exam is almost mandatory to be part of most Shoujo casts.
  • Gankutsuou: Franz, Albert, and especially Andrea.
  • Pokémon adds Cilan, who was being subject to Ouran comparisons before Hilarious Inhindsight kicked in.
    • Like in the games, N also fits on this trope.
    • Though debatable, James from Team Rocket seems to be a comedic parody of Bishonen as well.
  • Instead of name-dropping a million more series in existence, let's just say that nearly every shoujo series will have a cast primarily composed of Bishōnen.
  • Joey from Heroman... well, let's just say that just about everyone mistook him for a girl at first. Psy, too.
  • Every male character in Betrayal Knows My Name.
  • Many of the male characters in Chibisan Date.
  • There is a lot of focus on people's looks in Jyu Oh Sei, despite the action being set mostly on a jungle planet with vicious plants and a murderous climate that's used as a prison for criminals. All of the male characters are exceptionally pretty.
  • Miki Kaoru from Revolutionary Girl Utena is mentioned to be one by Utena in the preview of the episode of his first appeareance. Also, practically every guy in the cast.
  • Aburatsubo from Magic Users Club. He's tall, has long red hair, and is gorgeous...with the requisite legion of fan-girls expected for any bishonen. The only problem for said fangirls is that he's gay and in love with the main character, Takeo.
  • Star Driver's Takuto Tsunashi. "Galactic Bishonen" isn't a nickname; it's his official title as the Chosen One
    • Most of the rest of the male cast count as well. Especially Sugata.
  • Litchi Hikari Club has a Cast Full of Pretty Boys - with a strong lack of fanservice.
  • The Cast Full of Pretty Boys that is Pandora Hearts. Especially Jack, Vincent, Gilbert, and Break.
    • Most other young-ish male characters also count, like Oz, Elliot and Leo. And the latter even more so after an Important Haircut.
    • A notable example is Liam; the fact that no male or female pronouns were ever used to refer to him for some time didn't help. They fixed this in the anime, however, giving him less feminine features and a decidedly male voice.
  • Kusuriuri/the Medicine Seller from Mononoke. Even his manner of dress combines gender conventions, and characters in the series make note of how attractive he is.
  • Most of the guys from Monochrome Factor, especially Shirogane, Akira, and Kou.
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Brief is one of these, once his Bangs are slicked back.
  • Most of the males in Shugo Chara! are known for their Bishieness.
    • Nagihiko Fujisaki takes the Bishie Ribbon in the world of Shugo Chara. When Hinamori first meets Nagihiko, he is actually posing as his female alter ego, Nadeshiko. Why is this boy posing as a girl? The Fujisaki family tradition is for the males to pose as females to learn the ways of Japanese Dancing.
    • During the series, Nadeshiko tells Amu that 'she' and Nagihiko are twins (the rest of the Guardians know about Nagi & Nade, but Amu Hinamori doesn't). It's not until late in the series that Nagi reveals the truth to Amu.
    • Nagihiko: [7]. Nadeshiko: [8].
    • Nagihiko even has a female Shugo Chara named Temari, which he can Character Transform into Yamato Maihime: [9].
  • Most of the male characters in Tenshi Ni Narumon, but especially Mikael.
  • Many male characters are this in Starry☆Sky.
  • A good amount of the male characters in Sukisho, especially Sunao.
  • Kimi ni Todoke: Kazehaya, and the female side of the school is very aware of this. Ryu and Kento also count.
  • Corsair: all the men are very pretty, except Barbossa.
  • Trigun: Vash, Legato, Midvalley, Wolfwood, Livio, and Knives.
  • Skip Beat!: Shoutarou "Shou" Fuwa and Ren Tsuruga.
  • Mei from Arashi No Yoru Ni manages to be this even though he's a non-anthro goat.
  • A majority of the male cast from Angel Beats!.
  • Maid-Sama!:
    • Usui, when he makes the effort, and his half brother, Gerard Walker, who looks like an older and more polished version of him. One could also make a case for Tora Igarashi and Kuuga.
    • Soichiro Kanou, too, if he had any confidence in himself, could likely pull this off. Also: a number of fangirls consider The Idiot Trio to be this, on the rare occasions when they're drawn normally.
  • Karakuridouji Ultimo: most of the doji. Also, Murayama and Rune.
  • Otomen: the main male characters, especially Asuka, Juta, and Tonomine, whose looks are often commented on. Even Kurokawa can count, if his eyes showed up a lot more.
  • Though the artist's style is such all the male characters in The Secret Agreement look pretty good, in-story, Iori is singled out as being an incredible beauty for a man.
  • Sougo Okita, Kotarou Katsura, and Kamui of Gintama.
  • Ren, Rito, and Zastin of To Love-Ru.
  • Barnaby from Tiger & Bunny (when he's out of his battle suit and with glasses on, of course).
  • A majority of the male cast of The Prince of Tennis, but especially Seiichi Yukimura, Rikkaidai's Knight Templar Magnificent Bastard once ill captain.
  • Hana No Kishi: Ibara, Saiki, Houjou, and Midori.
  • A good portion of the cast of Kaze to Ki no Uta, but Gilbert and Rosemarine deserve special mention.
  • Hellsing: appearance-wise, Luke is a sophisticated prettyboy. Also, Schrodinger and young Walter. Alucard is the Biseinen version of this trope.
  • Game X Rush: Memori and Yuuki.
  • Just about every male character in Mayu Shinjo's works.
  • Nurarihyon No Mago has lots of Bishonen. Night Rikuo, Young Nurarihyon, Rihan, Kurotabou, Kuromaru, Tosakamaru, Keikain Mamiru, Shoukera, Yanagida, Kubinashi, and revived Seimei.
  • Every guy from Gravitation, especially Yuki and Shuichi.
  • Elfen Lied: Nousou. Kurama is a borderline example, but is an older man and later grows a Beard of Sorrow.
  • Barajou no Kiss: most of the male characters.
  • Nezumi and Shion from No6, especially Nezumi, who even dresses up as a girl in episode 5 and is rather convincing, too.
  • Hunter × Hunter: Hisoka, despite also being a Monster Clown. Less unusually, Kurapika and Shaiapouf.
  • Noblesse: Rai, Franken, Shinwoo, M-21, and Takeo.
  • Black Lagoon:
    • Rotton the Wizard, to an extent. He basically exists just to look cool and talk fancy. Revy even asks him if he's a man whore.
    • Though still a kid, Garcia's beginning to grow into a handsome young man.
    • Hansel also shows signs of this. Unfortunately, he didn't live long enough to grow into an adult.
    • And in an Omake, we see that Sgt. Boris used to look like this; he joined the Army to toughen up. All the "de-aged" girl characters wail that he should stay this way.
  • Kaguya Hime: many, if not most of the male cast; in particular, Yui and movie star Brett Miller. Nobuo is a very notable aversion.
  • Ask Dr. Rin!: Tokiwa, Eddy, and Banri.
  • Kare Kano: Hideaki Asaba and Soichiro Arima.
  • Kämpfer: Natsuru Senou in his male form.
  • Most of the male cast of Ikoku Irokoi Romantan.
  • Zeref from Fairy Tail is revealed to be this after they spend 200 chapters building him up as some great ancient evil. Expecting Someone Taller, or at least older looking, is in full swing here.
  • D from Vampire Hunter D. Even the Guys Want Him.
  • Ghost Hound: the entire male cast for the most part, especially Tarou, who is downright Moe.
  • Akira from Ai Ore Love is so bishonen he can pass as a girl, and Even the Guys Want Him. A majority of the men in the series are bishonen.
  • Ai no Kusabi: everyone but a few minor characters, especially Riki.
  • Most of the guys in Descendants of Darkness.
  • In Tsukigasa, Azuma is none too happy about being treated like a girl because of his looks, particularly because he was raped due to his resemblance to his mother.
  • Hakuōki is full of effeminate pretty-boys. The entire series is basically a reverse harem, and is guaranteed to make anyone's inner Fangirl Squee in joy.
  • Let Dai: Jaehee is explicitly stated in-series to be very literally a "pretty boy", and the artwork makes that abundantly clear. It's one of the reasons that so many girls tend to go after him.
  • Most of the male characters in D.N.Angel.
  • Numerous male characters in ½ Prince.
  • Shoei and Hinata from Desire Climax are both very pretty.
  • Karneval: Most of the guys introduced, including 99% of the main male cast.
  • Nabari No Ou: most of the guys under 30 are Bishōnen.
  • Loki, Caesar, Cain, and Adel of Reimei No Arcana.
  • Akiyoshi of Kawaii Akuma (and its sequels) is often told that he is "cute" or "pretty", and this caused him to develop an inferiority complex. Naruse is also incredibly Bishōnen, to the point of being a Dude Looks Like a Lady.
  • Death the Kid, Gopher, and Kishin Asura from Soul Eater.
    • Spirit probably counts too.
  • Many characters in Axis Powers Hetalia are actually mislabeled as this (and the fanart doesn't help); the art style is very Puni Plush, thus the majority of the male designs are simply moe. The ones that aren't moe usually fall more into the hunk category (and even then, there's overlap) and there's even a few bara-type characters, such as Turkey. The purest bishounen in the series would be Austria.
  • Lancer of Fate/Zero (aka Diarmuid Ua Duibhne) takes prettiness up to the realm of being a superpower - literally. Unfortunately, supernatural levels of beauty does not mix well with jealous lords and their smitten fiances.
  • A good amount of the male characters in Loveless. Ritsuka is even stated to be very pretty, like a girl.
  • Peacemaker Kurogane: 99% of the characters are Bishōnen.
  • K-On!: There are actually some fairly good looking male background characters, considering the cute art style.
  • Inukami!: Keita and Hake, as well as most other male characters who isn't macho or Gonk.
  • Just about every male character in the OVA for Angels Feather.
  • Mirai Nikki: Yuki and Akise.
  • Yamada Taro Monogatari: Taro, which is a large reason why everyone thinks he's Prince Charming. Also, Suguira, who initially views Taro as a rival of beauty.
  • Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle gives us Fai D. Fluorite and Syaoran, especially when he's aged up a bit, and has quite a few famous bishonen from other CLAMP series pop up as cameos, such as [[manga/Tokyo Babylon Subaru]], Kamui, Yasha, Yukito, and even Watanuki, to name a few.
    • Lets not forget the most extreme cases, Kakyou (who, as if it was possible, is even more of a Bishonen here than in X, and Ashura-Ou, who quite a few fans are still convinced is a a woman (though Ashura was technically genderless in RG Veda and actually has no specified gender in this work).
  • Quite a few characters in Prince Charming.
  • Kamisama Kiss has quite a few. To start off you have Kurama along with Tomoe and Mizuki
  • Mawaru-Penguindrum: Most of the guys. Main character Shouma is even one of these despite being teased by others that he's plain looking.
  • Mamotte Shugogetten: Izumo and Tasuke. Arguably Takashi as well.
  • III and V Arclight from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL.
  • Jeeves and Bertie Wooster get this treatment in the manga series Please, Jeeves; Bertie becomes a Princely Young Man with golden hair while Jeeves is Tall, Dark and Handsome.
  • Many characters from Samurai Deeper Kyo, including but not limited to Hotaru, Shinrei, Hishigi (technically a Biseinen, as he's physically about 30), and Akira.
  • Metal Fight Beyblade: Being tanned doesn't stop Tsubasa Otori from being a Bishounen.
  • Even if Arata Kangatari is aimed at boys, it wouldn't be a Watase manga without a few of these. In particular, Yorunami's bishiness gets lampshaded by Hinohara.
  • All the students in Cluster Edge.
  • Highschool DXD Gives us Yuuto Kiba
  • On the off chance that the audience didn't realize Aikuro Mikisugi was the designated Bishōnen of Kill la Kill, Studio Trigger literally made the word beauty part of his name (木杉).
  • Masayoshi of Samurai Flamenco. Fittingly, he works as a model/Teen Idol because he has no other skills besides his good looks.
  • Nearly every guy in Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun to date, aside from Ken and Nozaki. Nozaki is a bit overly muscled by normal standards, to his despair (he can't use himself to model for his manga because he's not the right body type). For Ken, he's fat only when Maeno is in his life; at times he's away from Maeno he can fall into this trope as he becomes a lot skinnier.

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