Keet / Anime and Manga

  • Haiji from Ai Kora is a hyperactive, always-cheerful girly Love Freak. Naturally, he just had to have Maeda's ideal arse.
  • Akito from Air Gear.
  • Tendonman from Anpanman. He's the youngest, most traditionally cute-designed, and loudest member of the Donburiman Trio, and was the first Keet of the series, being introduced in the first episode before the other members of the trio.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia:
    • North Italy mixes this with The Ditz.
    • Poland too, if in a different way (more teasing and playful than cute and hyper), gratuitously mixed with Cloudcuckoolander.
    • While not necessarily colorful or small, Korea and America are definitely hyperactive and loud.
    • And Japan at one point thanks to Italy.
    • How is Sealand not on this list?
    • And can we forget Prussia?
    • The Micronations group give us Ladonia, too.
  • Baccano!:
  • Toru Nanamine of Bakuman。 is constantly enthusiastic, even when his one-shot, "Classroom of Truth" doesn't get an award. It turns out to be an act, as he is actually quite smug and manipulative.
  • Finnian in Black Butler. Prince Soma, too.
  • Bleach:
    • Yuushirou's very talkative and hyperactive, and rushes thoughtlessly around the place whenever he wants to try and catch up to Yoruichi (which is often). He is eager to please and highly emotional, becoming tearful when Yoruichi leaves him behind or extremely excited whenever he sees her or feels he's done something to please her.
    • The Sogyo no Kotowari twins from the Unknown Tales arc are small, cute children who engage in playfully dangerous behaviour such as playing fan games with fans that turn out to be energy-firing weapons. Even when they're trying to kill their Soul Reaper master (Ukitake), they never stop being cute. In fact, they even weaponise their cuteness to disarm Ukitake; they almost take his head off with the fan-game before he realises they really are the spirits of his weapons and starts taking them seriously.
  • A somewhat more mild version is Alistair Cornwell alias Stear from Candy Candy. He's very cheerful, energetic and a teenaged Absent-Minded Professor, but he can also be serious when needed and ultimately falls victim to a truly tragic death in World War I.
  • Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!: Yumoto, the shortest, youngest, most talkative, In Touch with His Feminine Side member of the Defense Club who'll jump into a hot spring fully clothed just because a fluffy wombat appeared out of nowhere. He's prone to being called "blonde shota" because it looks like he was designed specifically for shotacons.
  • Lavi from D Grayman is every bit as genki as any Genki Girl.
  • Asato Tsuzuki from Descendants of Darkness waffles back and forth between being this and The Woobie.
  • Kanda Yuusuke from A Devil and Her Love Song tends to act pretty genki at times. He's not small or hyper-active, but seems to be the cheeriest out of the bunch. He holds a bright personality & tends to be overly friendly, which annoys his best friend Meguro sometimes.
  • Takeru Takaishi from Digimon Adventure.
  • Son Goten of Dragon Ball Z.
  • Mizumachi Kengo from Eyeshield 21 is 203 cm of sheer moxie.
  • JJ Adams in FAKE, who spends most of his on-panel time gleefully flinging himself at Dee.
  • Momiji Sohma from Fruits Basket is the embodiment of this trope and seems to be in love with Tohru. He grows up at the end and stops being as much of a Keet, though he's still rather genki.
  • The titular protagonist of Zatch Bell! himself.
  • Shuichi in Gravitation (see above picture). Ryuichi, however, is unarguably the show's biggest Keet. There's another side to him, however....
  • Micchi of Kamichama Karin takes this to whole new levels. His interaction with the rest of the main cast comes dangerously close to flirting (both with Karin and Kazune). This is even though he's a year older and One Head Taller than either of them.
  • Mizuki from Kamisama Kiss. He's a little older than most examples here but otherwise fits the trope perfectly.
  • Yogi from Karneval can be overdramatic and flamboyant one moment, then more serious than his "rival" First Ship's female fighter the next. He's not small and cute, though; just loud and cheery. It annoys the heck outta Ineffectual Loner Gareki when his sunshiny personality is directed at him.
  • Kuranosuke of Princess Jellyfish, while not as small or shrill as your average Keet, still fits the bill.
  • Yuri in Kyou Kara Maou. Most of the time.
  • Otani from Lovely Complex is this quite often... awww.
  • Mahou Sensei Negima!:
    • A good portion of the male student body falls under this. The final event in the previous year's Mahorafest was a game of tag. Which they aren't repeating this year because there were too many injuries.
    • Negi also qualifies when he's able to get away from his Training from Hell and responsibilities as a teacher. When he acquires a time machine during the festival arc and realizes he has enough time to do everything, he goes right into adorable-kid mode. His first impulse was to use the time machine to go back and see the dinosaurs.
  • Nagisa Shiroi in Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch.
  • The aptly-named Genki in Monster Rancher.
  • Nabari no Ou: Gau, who is hyperactive, passionate and regularly loud. Yukimi's nickname for him is "Tenpa-kun", which is derived from the slang term "tenparu" (lit. "about to blow a fuse").
  • Naruto:
    • Naruto in Part I. It is toned down in Part II, where he matures. This is lampshaded in the Shippuden anime when Naruto and Sakura do an Omake beside their younger selves, and Naruto can't believe how hyper he used to be.
    • Akatsuki member Tobi is also hyperactive, especially in the anime version. When he reveals himself to be Madara Uchiha, though, he drops the act. Then he turns out to REALLY be Obito, aka the "Naruto" of Kakashi's genin team.
    • Rock Lee and Guy, who are so energetic it even makes Naruto pause at times.
    • Of all people, Senju Hashirama, the First Hokage, has sides of this, especially next to his stoic brother.
  • One Piece:
  • A good 25% of the cast of Ouran High School Host Club, but especially Hunny.
  • Oz of Pandora Hearts at times.
  • Mira from Papa To Kiss In The Dark.
  • Tetsunosuke in Peacemaker Kurogane.
  • Cooro from +Anima.
  • Pokémon:
    • Jun/Barry is very excitable and always in a hurry.
    • Ash Ketchum himself has grown into one, though he's not as extreme as Barry.
  • Hareta from Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Adventure! is a sweet, energetic Wild Child.
  • Eiji Kikumaru from The Prince of Tennis, though he evolves more into a Bunny-Ears Lawyer as his character develops through the series. Boys like Jiroh Akutagawa and Gakuto Mukahi from Hyoutei Gakuen and Kintarou Tooyama from Shitenhouji fit more into the archetype.
  • Hanagata from Saber Marionette J is also a Camp Gay.
  • Son Goku (no not that Son Goku) from Saiyuki. He's this...OH. SO. MUCH! Son Goku is often described as this, especially by fans who have only watched the anime. In the manga, he slowly grows out of it.
  • Mikogami from Sekirei is a villainous example, and tends to react to anything exciting happening with squealing and comical expressions of joy.
  • Ushijima in Corpse Princess is another hetero example.
  • Mizushiro Hizumi from Spiral is "the Devil"... a very, very cheerful and cute one. When he isn't being murderous and/or unbearably angsty, that is - he'll switch between all three moods in a matter of seconds.
  • Takuto from Star Driver. However, his gender is definitely in question.
  • Witzy, the main character from Suzy's Zoo: Daisuki! Witzy. His best friend Boof comes in second.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords manga, Red Link is this, much to the annoyance of the Blue Link.
  • Amasawa of The Weatherman Is My Lover.
  • Trigun: Vash the Stampede falls into this mode as a part of his Obfuscating Stupidity, but he also seems to take some comfort in the act, especially while enjoying his donuts, which is a sure trigger for it.
  • Haru from Tsuritama. Cute, eccentric, and least a third of his dialogue is yelled.
  • Uta no Prince-sama heroine Haruka Nanami's singing idol Hayato is this. Or rather being keet is his image for the fans.
  • Nava of Wild Rock as he gets older.
  • Kimihiro Watanuki in Xxx HO Li C is so Keet that eventually Doumeki stops bothering to tell him to quit being so loud and simply covers his ears when Watanuki inevitably gets overexcited. Or annoyed, which happens more often in Doumeki's vicinity. He steadily starts growing out of it due to Character Development, and then abruptly ceases to be this completely when a certain major character dies.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Yugi, particularly after finding friends.
  • YuYu Hakusho:
    • Jin. This is not helped by the fact that he has the same Japanese voice actor as Ryuichi Sakuma.
    • The concept itself is horribly, horribly deconstructed by Kiyoshi Mitarai, though, since he has the looks of a keet and the voice for it but all it gets him is to be horribly bullied, which later makes him lose his faith in people and join Sensui in his quest...


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