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->''"What a pretty little girl! I do like 'em pretty! But look at this boy, he's even prettier!"''
-->-- '''Ultros''' (regarding Noel Kreiss), ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2''
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A popular Asian character type, the ''Bishōnen'', or "beautiful boy", is a male character that possesses [[AmbiguousGender androgynous]] or 'feminine' physical traits. He is usually tall, slender with almost no fat and little to no muscle, and [[PermaShave no body or facial hair]]. Large, expressive eyes are almost a given, though TsurimeEyes are also common in more serious examples. In anime, many ''bishōnen'' have [[CrossDressingVoices female voice actors]], although those that don't get startlingly deep, sexy voices instead. [[DudeLooksLikeALady It is not uncommon for those at the more feminine end to be mistaken for women by other characters]], or for savvier examples of the type to take advantage of such an assumption.

''Bishōnen'' can be found equally distributed between heroes and villains; ''bishōnen'' villains often develop [[DracoInLeatherPants devoted followings]] among fans. ''Bishōnen'' with [[HairColors white hair]] are [[WhiteHairBlackHeart almost always villains]], no matter how they initially seem.

The psychology behind the concept is rather interesting. The aesthetic has a tendency to be standard of beauty that [[StupidSexyFlanders transcends the boundaries of both sexual orientation and gender]]. Why it appeals to females is disputed, but one theory is that a feminine man is less inherently threatening to female eyes, [[HandsomeLech even if looks can sometimes be deceiving]].

In the English fandom, the term ''bishōnen'' simply connotes "a really, really attractive male", but in its original usage, it refers to a specific type of attractiveness that is found in adolescents. The cutoff for bishōnen in the strict sense is around 20 years old. Beyond this age, the Japanese describe male attractiveness through terms like ''biseinen'' or ''bidanshi'' ("beautiful man") or ''ikemen'' (roughly "good-looking guy"). [[FanNickname The affectionate English fandom shorthand]] "bishie" bypasses the lexical issues somewhat. Examples of both Bishounen and Biseinen should be placed on this page. Likely to have drawn on a {{moe}} aesthetic when they were younger.

The comparable Korean concept is ''kkot-minam'' ("flower pretty boy"). The most similar Western type is PrettyBoy.

The appearance and behavior of the archetypal ''bishōnen'' is often used to explore sexuality and gender norms. Thus, YaoiGuys have a tendency to be this.

Originally, bishōnen characters were the province of {{shoujo}} and {{Boys Love Genre}}s, but since [[BishonenJumpSyndrome the mid-90s]], it has become the default style for teenage boys in pretty much any work looking for a cross-demographic audience. Since more modern anime and manga are overwhelming geared towards appealing to both men and women in this respect, a large majority of virtually all mainstream works will feature at least one ''bishōnen'' character, if not more. Also the farther ''bishōnen'' characters disseminate from their source genres, the less likely it becomes that there will be in-universe mention of their androgynous looks/attractiveness.

OlderThanPrint, since ''Literature/TheTaleOfGenji'' has it in spades.
Often comes with the BishieSparkle. If all the guys are ''bishōnen'' without many women to balance them out, you've got yourself a CastFullOfPrettyBoys.

Related to RuleOfGlamorous. The LongHairedPrettyBoy is a standard ''bishōnen'' design.

Contrast {{Gonk}}, {{Hunk}}, TheGrotesque, and PuniPlush. Pretty girls are known as ''{{Bishoujo}}'' ("beautiful girl"), but the esthetics of bishoujo are different, typically emphasizing cute, petite femininity rather than sleek androgyny. See {{Bifauxnen}} for ladies who conform a bit more closely to the ''bishōnen'' aesthetic.

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* ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'': Everyone but a few minor characters, especially Riki.
* Akira from ''Ai Ore Love'' is so bishonen he can pass as a girl, and EvenTheGuysWantHim. A majority of the men in the series are bishonen.
* In ''Manga/{{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.
* Seiya Kanie and Takaya Kurisu from ''LightNovel/AmagiBrilliantPark''
* ''Manga/AnatoliaStory (a.k.a Red River)'': there are about four male characters in the entire series that don't fit this trope. The artwork is ViewerGenderConfusion incarnate.
* A majority of the male cast from ''Anime/AngelBeats''.
* Just about every male character in the OVA for ''Angels Feather''.
* Mei from ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'' manages to be this even though he's a non-anthro goat.
* Even if ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' 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.
* ''Manga/AskDrRin'': Tokiwa, Eddy, and Banri.
* Many characters in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' are actually ''mislabeled'' as this (and the fanart doesn't help); the art style is very PuniPlush, 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 [[PrincelyYoungMan Austria]].
* Huey Laforet from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' takes this to the point of [[DudeLooksLikeALady confusing people in-universe]] (you know you look girly when one of the prettiest woman in the series is your ''[[StrongFamilyResemblance 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 LightNovels for skewing quite close to the {{Uke}} aesthetic. [[GenderBlenderName Claire Stanfield]], aka. [[spoiler:Rail Tracer]], also fits. Jacuzzi also fits, although he has that giant tattoo on his face.
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/graham_9557.bmp Graham Specter also definitely qualifies]], even if he is a total psychopath.
** Christopher Shouldered is noted in the books to be quite pretty -- if you can get past the utterly terrifying [[BlackEyesOfCrazy eyes]] and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily teeth]].
* ''Manga/BarajouNoKiss'': most of the male characters.
* Every main male character in ''Manga/BeautyPop''.
* Griffith from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is explicitly labeled as "too beautiful to be a man" in about a dozen separate chapters by different characters! He even [[spoiler:wears lipstick after transforming into Femto.]]
* Every male character in ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName''.
* Every character who isn't a MentorMascot in BinanKoukouChikyuuBoueibuLove. Even Goura, TheHero's brother who has only been seen cutting wood, fits this trope.
* Every male character in ''Manga/BlackBird'', but especially Kyo, whom Misao mistakes for a pretty girl upon seeing him as an adult.
* A good amount of the male characters from ''Manga/BlackButler''. Except for [[{{Gonk}} 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.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackcat_creed_25.jpg Creed]] from ''Manga/BlackCat''. There is also [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/train-animestocks-090.jpg Train]], [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lin_shao_lee_grin.jpg Lin Shaolee]], and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/janus.jpg Jenos]].
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'':
** 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 [[spoiler:Sgt. Boris ''used to'' look like this; he joined the Army to [[GainedALevelOfBadass toughen up.]] All the "de-aged" girl characters wail that he should stay this way.]]
* 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.
* ''Manga/{{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 LongHairedPrettyBoy, 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 SilverFox, and who was his school's heartthrob when he was Uryuu's age.
** Ichigo is also a bishounen, ''especially'' [[PowerMakesYourHairGrow when his hair starts growing]].
** Aizen is bishounen.
** In chapter 409, [[spoiler:Tensa Zangetsu reveals himself for the first time and he's as bishounen as it gets]]. Yes, even [[spoiler: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 [[DracoInLeatherPants viewed him]] as bishounen instead.
** [[FillerVillain Muramasa]], the BigBad of the Zanpakuto Strange Tales Arc.
** [[FillerVillain Ouko Yushima]] from the Invading Army Arc.
* Solomon Goldsmith from ''Anime/BloodPlus''. Can't forget tall, dark, and handsome Haji.
* Ema's [[MassiveNumberedSiblings thirteen]] stepbrothers in ''Literature/BrothersConflict''. Wataru might not count yet, considering the fact that's he's only 10, but will likely grow into this trope when older.
* Many of the male characters in ''Manga/ChibisanDate''.
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' 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 BadassLongCoat, 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 SleepModeSize, 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.
* Even ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' manages to have one of these in the cast: Isley of the North.
* All the students in ''ClusterEdge''.
* ''LightNovel/{{Corsair}}'': all the men are very pretty, except Barbossa.
* Benten from ''Anime/CyberCityOedo808''. Yes, he ''does'' wear lipstick and paint his nails. No, he isn't a {{Crossdresser}}.
* ''Manga/DeathNote''
** 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. [[SpringtimeForHitler 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 [[LampshadeHanging 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 [[http://i27.tinypic.com/rw17o0.jpg his original design]], before the creators decided that him looking more interesting than Light could cause fans to ignore Light's character.
* Most of the guys in ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness''.
* Shoei and Hinata from ''Manga/DesireClimax'' are both very pretty.
* Allen from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' definitely fits here, seeing as he's prettier than a ''lot'' of the girls in the series. [[RedHeadedHero Lavi]], [[EvilIsSexy Tyki]], and [[TallDarkAndSnarky Kanda]] fit as well.
* Both Ishida Yamato and Ichijouji Ken of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' fall into this category. Their actual looks are never commented upon, but one figures that this is at least partially why they are [[MrFanservice 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...[[{{Shotacon}} 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 ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' showed a fair number of girls--[[ShipTease Hikari among them]]--practically swooning over him when he was showing off his basketball skills.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Future Trunks, Zarbon, Android 17, and arguably Jeice.
** Zarbon in particular is TheFightingNarcissist; [[OneWingedAngel his true form]] is not pretty at all, and he takes a handicap in battle to maintain his good looks.
** Yamcha, especially when he first arrives to fight the Saiyans.
** In the Ocean dub, Burter describes Goku to Jeice this way. "If it weren't for you being short and orange, I'd say he was the better-looking guy."
* Most of the male characters in ''Manga/DNAngel''.
* Hakuoh of ''Anime/DuelMasters'' has to be one of the bishiest, with his slender build and long, flowing, silvery-blue hair.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'':
** Kasuka, Shizuo, Izaya, and Shinra. And then Mikado, Kida, Aoba, Seiji, Tanaka Tom, Walker, Chikage and...[[HotforStudent Nasujima-sensei]]. Unfortunately.
** Minor character Ryo Takigutchi. Seriously, [[http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/4/83092.jpg just]] [[http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/8/83258.jpg look at him]]!
* Akira Takizawa from ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'' is a prime example of this trope, yet much more realistic than some others.
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'': Nousou. Kurama is a borderline example, but is an older man and later grows a BeardOfSorrow.
* Baskerville and [[{{Meganekko}} Alternate]] in ''Manga/EtCetera'' are quite pretty, helped by [[http://manga.animea.net/et-cetera-chapter-1-page-8.html Basky's long blond hair]] and [[http://manga.animea.net/et-cetera-chapter-11-page-3.html Alternate's slim figure and monocle.]]
* Il Palazzo of ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' is very pretty and has long, silver hair.
* Although ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' has a good amount of beefcakes, there's also Kisaragi, Kakei, Mizumachi, Akaba, Sakuraba, Harao, and maybe even Taka.
* ''Zeref'' from ''Manga/FairyTail'' is revealed to be this after they spend 200 chapters building him up as some great ancient evil. ExpectingSomeoneTaller, or at least older looking, is in full swing here.
* Lancer of ''LightNovel/FateZero'' (aka [[CelticMythology Diarmuid Ua Duibhne]]) takes prettiness up to the realm of being a superpower - literally. Unfortunately, [[SoBeautifulItsACurse supernatural levels of beauty does not mix well]] with [[MurderTheHypotenuse jealous lords and their smitten fiances]].
* Mikagami Tokiya from ''Manga/FlameOfRecca''. He doesn't like being mistaken for a girl, though.
* All the male characters introduced so far in KyotoAnimation's anime ''Anime/{{Free}}''. They are more muscular (which is due to their athletic activities) than the standard.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** 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, [[spoiler: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 {{Bishonen}} status with a growth spurt and switch to the boy's uniforms.
* The {{Bishonen}} archetype in {{Shojo}} is parodied quite a few times on cover flaps of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (more often than not with Roy as the target) and through Mei Chan's daydreams about Ed, and then Al, as [[KnightInShiningArmour 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 [[BaraGenre muscular]], [[TheBigGuy oversized]] [[BoisterousBruiser bodybuilder]], who constantly [[ChewingTheScenery flexes]] and [[LargeHam lacks an indoor voice]].''
** At the end of the manga and second anime, [[spoiler:Alphonse]] is revealed to be a ''[[SheIsAllGrownUp gorgeous]]'' bishonen.
*** He's arguably even more of one in the [[FilmOfTheSeries movie]] of the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist first anime]], since he [[spoiler: shares his brother's long hair]].
** Ed's always been {{Bishonen}}, and even has [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long hair]].
** One of Father's transformations turns him into one of these.
** In the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist first anime]], Roy actually ''sparkles'' during his "Flame vs. Fullmetal" duel with Ed - a trait usually reserved for Armstrong.
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' brings us Kurz, who was even a former model. Then, we've got Leonardo. And, of course, [[ChasteHero Sousuke]], in an UnkemptBeauty sort of way.
* Just about every male character from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. Most of their brothers from other Creator/YuuWatase manga are bishies as well. It's ''Yuu Watase'', what do you expect?
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'': Yuki and Akise.
* ''Manga/GameXRush'': Memori and Yuuki.
* ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'': Franz, Albert, and especially Andrea.
* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar''. Paragon of HotBlooded manliness he may be, but Gai Shishio is still [[http://www.flavor-red.com/men/gai.jpg too pretty to be male]].
* Nearly every male character in ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'' to date, aside from Ken and Nozaki himself. Nozaki is a bit [[{{Hunk}} 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.
* Kousaka from ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}''. The most feminine-looking male club member, he is the only one with a girlfriend in the beginning, let alone a sex life.
* Most of the male characters in ''Manga/GetBackers'', but Kazuki takes it to [[DudeLooksLikeALady almost painful levels]].
* ''Anime/GhostHound'': the entire male cast for the most part, especially Tarou, who is downright {{Moe}}.
* ''Manga/GhostHunt'': 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 Website/YouTube, scroll through the comments, and you will find a lot of fangirling female users.
* Sougo Okita, Kotarou Katsura, and Kamui of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}''.
* Every guy from ''Manga/{{Gravitation}}'', especially Yuki and Shuichi.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has its fair share of bishie boys.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', 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 WordOfGod admitted that his appearance was inspired by a Japanese ''actress'', Yuki Uchida.
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' has George [=De=]Sand from Neo France, operator of Gundam Rose.
** Kamille Bidan, the main protagonist of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''.
** Almost all of the male cast in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 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 [[{{Manga/Loveless}} Yun Koga]] would be designing ''00'''s cast.
** We also need to mention ''Anime/TurnAGundam'''s Loran, who was quite possibly one [[ExecutiveMeddling editorial mandate]] away from being a full-blown woman.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack''. While he's too old to count as a bishōnen, Char Aznable looks far more [[http://www.akadot.com/images_osc/4048529838.jpg prettyboy-ish]] than he did in earlier series, this makes him Biseinen.
** Even in the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', 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.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hakuouki}}'' is ''full'' of effeminate pretty-boys. The ''entire series'' is basically a [[HaremGenre reverse harem]], and is guaranteed to make anyone's inner {{Fangirl}} {{Squee}} in joy.
* Numerous male characters in ''Literature/HalfPrince''.
* ''Manga/HanaNoKishi'': Ibara, Saiki, Houjou, and Midori.
* Itsuki Koizumi in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. That is, in a Brigade of crazy people, with a cynical DeadpanSnarker 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'.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': appearance-wise, Luke is a sophisticated prettyboy. Also, Schrodinger and young Walter. Alucard is the Biseinen version of this trope.
* Tamamo from ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'' gets away with lots of things that Nube is beaten up for just because he's a {{Bishonen}}
* Joey from ''Manga/{{Heroman}}''... well, let's just say that just about everyone [[ViewerGenderConfusion mistook him]] [[DudeLooksLikeALady for a girl]] at first. Psy, too.
* ''LightNovel/HighschoolDXD'' Gives us [[http://media.animevice.com/uploads/0/9634/510365-highschooldxd122.jpg Yuuto Kiba]]
** [[DudeLooksLikeALady Taken even further by]] [[http://otakurepublic.com/media/binary/000/632/882/7786444.jpg Gasper]] [[http://moe.animecharactersdatabase.com/uploads/chars/1-2031244813.png Vladi]] Yes... That is a boy. Warning, the first image linked may be considered NSFW
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': Hisoka, despite also being a MonsterClown. Less unusually, Kurapika and Shaiapouf.
* ''Literature/{{Hyouka}}'' gives us Houtarou, Satoshi, Masashi, Jirou, and Muneyoshi.
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* Most of the male cast of ''Manga/IkokuIrokoiRomantan''.
* ''LightNovel/{{Inukami}}'': Keita and Hake, as well as most other male characters who isn't macho or {{Gonk}}.
* A number of male characters from ''Manga/InuYasha'', including Sesshoumaru, Naraku, etc.
* Katori, Dom, and the nameless terrorist from the second episode (who is mentioned because his prettiness is a ''plot point'') from ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor''.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' features Noriaki Kakyoin, who is only this compared to the rest of the main cast due to being the shortest and the least buff. Nevertheless, he is a VERY popular example on Pixiv and a target of {{Wimpification}}. Part 5 plays this more straight with its CastFullOfPrettyBoys, especially Narancia.
* There is a lot of focus on people's looks in ''Manga/JyuOhSei'', 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 [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/I3nTKu2Q-ik/0.jpg are]] [[http://www.nautiljon.com/images/ost/jyu_oh_sei.jpg exceptionally]] [[http://lh3.ggpht.com/_6d0JOED7Gto/Sd5oqODM68I/AAAAAAAAAxs/A1DhCQ__t5Q/Jyu+Oh+Sei+Teen.JPG pretty]].
* ''Manga/KaguyaHime'': many, if not most of the male cast; in particular, Yui and movie star Brett Miller. Nobuo is a very notable aversion.
* ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' has quite a few. To start off you have Kurama along with Tomoe and Mizuki
* ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'': Natsuru Senou in his [[GenderBender male form]].
* ''Manga/KareKano'': Hideaki Asaba and Soichiro Arima.
* Ren from ''Manga/{{Karin}}''
* Leon Oswald and Yuri Killian in ''Anime/KaleidoStar''.
* ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'': most of the doji. Also, Murayama and Rune.
* ''Manga/KarateShoukoushiKohinataMinoru'' has the pretty boy protagonist, Minoru.
* ''Manga/{{Karneval}}'': Most of the guys introduced, including 99% of the main male cast.
* ''Every single male main character'' in post-ArtEvolution ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', plus 99% of the villains and side cast. This is the most common trope on the [[Characters/KatekyoHitmanReborn character page]].
* Akiyoshi of ''Manga/KawaiiAkuma'' (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 {{Bishonen}}, to the point of being a DudeLooksLikeALady.
* A good portion of the cast of ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta'', but Gilbert and Rosemarine deserve special mention.
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' has Christopher Eclair, a French assassin. It's also revealed that Kensei Ma [[IWasQuiteALooker used to be one.]]
* On the off chance that the audience didn't realize Aikuro Mikisugi was the designated {{Bishonen}} of ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Studio Trigger literally made the word beauty part of his name ('''美'''木杉).
* ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'': Kazehaya, and the female side of the school is very aware of this. Ryu and Kento also count.
* ''Manga/KimiToBoku'': All the [[http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss148/kewlgal111/f221598b.jpg main boys in the cast]]as well as HotTeacher Koichi Azuma & his best friend, Akira.
* Reiji from ''Kodomo no Jikan'', especially in the anime. Of course, he's a [[KissingCousins seriously]] [[WifeHusbandry fucked]]-[[ReplacementGoldfish up]] bishonen.
* Akito and Naozumi from ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha''.
* Kisaragi Shun in ''Manga/KokoWaGreenwood'' (aka ''This is Greenwood'').
* ''Manga/KOn'': There are actually [[http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/1558/guy4.png some]] [[http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5178/teachery.png fairly]] [[http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/628/guy1y.png good]] [[http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/7607/guy3.png looking]] [[http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/3541/guy2.png male background characters]], considering the cute art style.
* ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh''
** 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.
* ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi'':
** Pietro, the white knight serving under the pope. He comes complete with accompanying {{Bishie Sparkle}}s when he first appears.
** Also.. Hitler. He is so Bishounen that his {{Bishie Sparkle}}s [[http://iforce.co.nz/i/r4rsec5t.3ia.jpg have the ability to hypnotize people into worshipping him]] He can also (in a pinch) [[http://0-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/a/image/1340/68/1340688895127.png go Super Aryan]]
* ''Manga/LitchiHikariClub'' has a CastFullOfPrettyBoys - with a strong [[{{Gorn}} lack of fanservice]].
* A good amount of the male characters in ''Manga/{{Loveless}}''. Ritsuka is even stated to be very pretty, like a girl.
* Otani, Kohori, Suzuki, Haruka, and, without a doubt, Maitake and Seiko from ''Manga/LovelyComplex''.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' may be directed toward a {{Seinen}} demographic, with an ImprobablyFemaleCast, but even it has its share of bishies, such as [[HotLibrarian Yuuno Scrya]] and [[BadassInANiceSuit Verossa Acous]]. Yuuno, in particular, [[ViewerGenderConfusion was mistaken for a girl by many viewers]] when he first appeared.
** In ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', we can add former CheerfulChild Erio to that list. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_senki_lyrical_nanoha_force/v01/c004/27.html Seriously]].
* Aburatsubo from ''Anime/MagicUsersClub''. 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.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' gives [[AdorablyPrecociousChild 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.
** Then there's [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v28/c258/16.html teenage Fate]]...
** And [[spoiler:[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v33/c301/5.html Dynamis]] Yes, really.]]
* ''Manga/MaidSama'':
** 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.
* ''Manga/MamotteShugogetten'': Izumo and Tasuke. Arguably Takashi as well.
* Kei, Michael (anime-only characters), Yuu, Satoshi, and arguably Ginta in ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy''.
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'': Most of the guys. Main character Shouma is even one of these ''despite'' being teased by others that he's [[HollywoodHomely plain looking]].
* '''UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler''' is drawn this way in the manga version of ''Mein Kampf''. [[RefugeInAudacity It's hard to tell which is the most absurd]]; Hitler being portrayed as a Bishōnen, or that there exists a ''Mein Kampf'' manga.
* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' provides plenty of bishounen fanservice. The fact that practically every day is a BeachEpisode helps.
* ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'': Being tanned doesn't stop Tsubasa Otori from being a Bishounen.
* Takaya Ohgi and Nobutsuna Naoe in ''LightNovel/MirageOfBlaze''.
* Quite a few of Miyazaki's male characters, such as Haku in ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' and Howl in ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle''.
* Most of the guys from ''Manga/MonochromeFactor'', especially Shirogane, Akira, and Kou.
* Kusuriuri/the Medicine Seller from ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}''. Even his manner of dress combines gender conventions, and characters in the series make note of how attractive he is.
* Johan from ''Manga/{{Monster}}''. It's especially noticeable when you realize that the anime is one of the few that steers entirely out of the way of GenericCuteness.
** It's even more noticeable when Johan dresses up like his sister and nobody can tell the difference, to the extent of [[EvenTheGuysWantHim 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 [[WigDressAccent 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 [[WhatBeautifulEyes beautiful eyes.]]
* Kouichi Hayama, from ''Moonlight Lady'', falls into this description perfectly. {{Lampshaded|Trope}} with Io Azuma, his wife-to-be's cousin; Suzuna was hoping that Io would grow to be this (partially because of an ArrangedMarriage to him). Ultimately [[AvertedTrope averted]], as Io grew to be a limp-wristed, wide-eyed, AmbiguouslyGay "pretty boy".
* Lint, Ricalna and even Zelik when we was younger from ''Manga/MotherKeeper'' all fit this.
* Michio in ''Manga/{{MW}}''.
* ''Manga/NabariNoOu'': most of the guys under 30.
Depending on who you ask, a good number of the male cast in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' could qualify as Bishonen. Notable examples include Haku (to DudeLooksLikeALady levels), Benten (FillerVillain to DudeLooksLikeALady 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 [[spoiler:Naruto's dad]].
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** The character designer of [[http://www.evamonkey.com/writings_sadamoto01.php wrote that he designed Shinji to be a delicate/vulnerable-looking bishonen]].
** Kaworu is a bishonen of legendary proportions.
* Natsume, Tanuma, Natori, ''Nishimura'' - in fact, most of the male cast of ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' qualify as Bishonen.
* Nezumi and Shion from ''LightNovel/{{No6}}'', especially Nezumi, who even dresses up as a girl in episode 5 and is rather convincing, too.
* ''Webcomic/{{Noblesse}}'': Rai, Franken, Shinwoo, M-21, and Takeo.
* General Rivan of ''Manga/{{Nora}}'', and probably Kazuma to [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys certain readers]].
* ''Manga/NurarihyonNoMago'' has lots of Bishonen. Night Rikuo, Young Nurarihyon, Rihan, Kurotabou, Kuromaru, Tosakamaru, Keikain Mamiru, Shoukera, Yanagida, Kubinashi, and revived Seimei.
* ''Manga/OkaneGaNai'': Yukiya Ayase.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** 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.
** PlayedForLaughs in Boa Hancock's romantic fantasies about the normal looking main character Luffy - she sees him as typical Bishonen with a full BishieSparkle 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 BishieSparkle, 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 '''''[[OneInAMillionChance rarely]]''''' glint, if at all.
* ''Manga/{{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.
* Many characters of ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', 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.
* Basically, all male characters from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', and [[WholesomeCrossdresser 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.
* Harry from ''Manga/OutlawStar''. He even ties his hair with a big, pretty bow. Fred Luo, too.
* The CastFullOfPrettyBoys that is ''Manga/PandoraHearts''. Especially Jack, [[BlondGuysAreEvil Vincent]], [[{{Uke}} Gilbert]], and [[HeroicAlbino Break]].
** Most other young-ish male characters also count, like Oz, Elliot and Leo. [[spoiler:And the latter even more so after an ImportantHaircut.]]
** 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.
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. [[spoiler:Brief]] is one of these, once his [[BlindingBangs bangs]] are slicked back.
* George from ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'', among many others.
* ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'': 99% of the characters are {{Bishonen}}.
* Toji, Kairi, Jigoro, and Ryo from ''Anime/PeachGirl''.
* [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Jeeves and Bertie Wooster]] get this treatment in the manga series ''Please, Jeeves''; Bertie becomes a PrincelyYoungMan with golden hair while Jeeves is TallDarkAndHandsome.
* ''Manga/PlusAnima'': Husky. He's repeatedly mistaken for a girl.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** Cilan, who was being subject to ''Ouran'' comparisons before HilariousInhindsight [[Creator/MamoruMiyano kicked in]].
** Like in the games, [[OneLetterName N]] also fits on this trope.
*** [[PowerTrio Cilan and Chili, Cilan]]'s brothers, as well as Cheren also appear, though their roles are much minor.
** Though debatable, James from Team Rocket seems to be a comedic parody of Bishonen as well.
* The four older knights in ''Manga/{{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.
* A majority of the male cast of ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', but especially Seiichi Yukimura, Rikkaidai's [[spoiler:KnightTemplar MagnificentBastard once [[IllBoy ill captain]].]]
* All of the main characters in ''Manga/PrincessPrincess''. Yuujirou, Mikoto, and Tooru being bishies is basically the whole point of the anime. They're princesses because they're bishies.
* Mytho in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' 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.
* The titular Yakumo from ''Manga/PsychicDetectiveYakumo'' 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.
* ''Manga/{{Psyren}}'': Oboro, Haruhiko, Junas, Miroku, Shiner, Kabuto, and Shao as an adult.
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* ''Anime/RahXephon'':
** Ayato Kamina from is pretty enough that he'd probably not look out of place in a dress.
** There's also [[HotScientist 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).
* Loki, Caesar, Cain, and Adel of ''Manga/ReimeiNoArcana''.
* Miki Kaoru from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is mentioned to be one by Utena in the preview of the episode of his first appeareance. Also, practically every guy in the cast.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has Ginei, Hokuto, Kiria, Fong-Fong, and, after ArtEvolution, Tsukune.
* Many of the characters from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', 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: [[http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Rurouni-Kenshin/item130521/]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Rurouni-Kenshin/item147184/]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Rurouni-Kenshin/item42371/]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Rurouni-Kenshin/item82280/]]. I rest my case. And even more so in the Trust & Betrayal and Reflections OVAS. [[http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Rurouni-Kenshin/item39797/]] And then, you know, there's Soujiro, Aoshi, Sanosuke, and, heck, even Hiko qualifies, although he's pretty manly. Observe: [[http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Rurouni-Kenshin/item136551/]].
* The [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Shitennou]] in the first season of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', Mamoru Chiba, Ali of the Doom Tree arc, Prince Diamond and Sapphire in ''Sailor Moon R'', the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Amazon Trio]] in ''Super S'', and the Sailor Starlights...[[GenderBender 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.
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. From [[http://www.mythcloth.ch/catalog/images/Saint%20Seiya_DVD_BOX_ANDROMEDA.JPG Andromeda Shun]] to [[http://www.gadgetspirit.com/pic/hkkk/virgo%201.jpg Virgo Shaka]] to [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4b/Hades_pisces_face.jpg Pisces Aphrodite]] ([[GenderBlenderName yes, that's a guy]]), the place is a bishounen gold mine. See ViewerGenderConfusion for more details.
** And in ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'', [[SpinOffspring Dragon Shiryu's son Ryuhou]] is often compared to Shun, [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m38wj7RJvR1r8h0pp.gif and for good reason]].
* Many characters from ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'', including but not limited to Hotaru, Shinrei, Hishigi (technically a Biseinen, as he's physically about 30), and Akira.
* Masayoshi of ''Anime/SamuraiFlamenco''. Fittingly, he works as a model[=/=]TeenIdol because he has no other skills besides his good looks.
* Kyuzo in ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' 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.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'': Nozomu Itoshiki and his brother Mikoto. Also, four of his only known male students: Jun Kudou, Kuniya Kino, Aoyama, and Haga.
* Almost every male character in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''. The four main characters are these, of course, but also Kougaiji, Dokugakuji, Hazel, Koumyu, and Ni Jian-Yi/Ukoku.
* Though the artist's style is such all the male characters in ''Manga/TheSecretAgreement'' look pretty good, in-story, Iori is singled out as being an incredible beauty for a man.
* ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon'' gives us Ken Sugisaki and ''especially'' Nakameguro.
* Most of the males in ''Manga/ShugoChara'' 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: [[http://tinyurl.com/2etx3rk]]. Nadeshiko: [[http://tinyurl.com/28hs3lg]].
** Nagihiko even has a female Shugo Chara named Temari, which he can Character Transform into Yamato Maihime: [[http://tinyurl.com/23awjtw]].
* The entire male cast of ''Anime/{{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.
* ''Manga/SkipBeat'': Shoutarou "Shou" Fuwa and Ren Tsuruga.
* Death the Kid, Gopher, and Kishin Asura from ''Manga/SoulEater''.
* ''Manga/SpecialA'': you'd think a beauty contest was part of the Special A qualifying exam, looking at the male cast. The [[BishoujoSeries girls]], too, unsurprisingly, since a beauty exam is almost mandatory to be part of most {{Shoujo}} casts.
* Eyes Rutherford in ''Manga/{{Spiral}}''.
* ''Anime/StarDriver'''s Takuto Tsunashi. "Galactic Bishonen" isn't a nickname; it's his ''official title as the ChosenOne''
* Many male characters are this in ''StarrySky''.
* Maximilian Jenius from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and ''Anime/{{Macross7}}''. Also, Linn Kaifun and Conda Bromco from the first series. Justified and repeatedly lampshaded in Anime/MacrossFrontier 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.
* A good amount of the male characters in ''LightNovel/{{Sukisho}}'', especially Sunao.
* Kantarou Ichinomiya from ''Manga/{{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.
* Mochizou Ooji from ''Anime/TamakoMarket''
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
** While the series is generally remembered for its more '''MANLY''' characters, after the TimeSkip, Rossiu and Simon are undeniably quite bishonen.
** Cytomander is arguably a Bishonen as well, depending on [[YaoiFangirl who you talk to]].
** What about [[http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs20/f/2007/285/9/d/HAY_BABEH_by_DataDrainedShrimp.png Viral]]?
** Kamina is a more masculine version than the standard issue bishonen, but he is undeniably '''pretty'''.
* Most of the male characters in ''Anime/TenshiNiNarumon'', but especially Mikael.
* Ichise and Touyama in ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}''.
* [[{{Megane}} Barnaby]] from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' (regardless of what he is wearing, be it his battle suit with helmet off or his daily attire with glasses on)
** Ivan Karelin, Nathan's opinion is final - his face is on par with Barnaby's.
* Many a ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' character, covering types from StalkerWithACrush to JerkWithAHeartOfGold to MysteriousProtector (who [[FirstGirlWins wins]]).
* Ren, Rito, and Zastin of ''Manga/ToLoveRu''.
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'': Vash, Legato, Midvalley, Wolfwood, Livio, and Knives.
* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' gives us [[AmbiguouslyGay Fai D. Fluorite]] and Syaoran, [[spoiler: especially when he's [[PapaWolf aged up a bit]]]], and has quite a few famous bishonen from other Creator/{{CLAMP}} series pop up as cameos, such as [[manga/TokyoBabylon Subaru]], [[Manga/{{X1999}} Kamui]], [[Manga/RGVeda Yasha]], [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Yukito]], and even [[Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}} 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 [[NoBiologicalSex genderless]] in ''RG Veda'' and actually has no specified gender in this work).
* In ''Manga/{{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.
* Keiki in ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' is a Bishonen with white hair, who acts as Youko's MysteriousProtector.
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. 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.
* D from ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD''. EvenTheGuysWantHim.
* With the exception of the vampire hunter Toga Yagari, absolutely all the male cast of ''Manga/VampireKnight'' are bishōnen.
* Canute from ''Manga/VinlandSaga'', so Bishonen they needed a girl to be a convincing double.
* Dilandau in ''Anime/VisionOfEscaflowne'' [[spoiler:(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!
* This is the ''entire point'' of ''Manga/TheWallflower''.
* ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' gets points for admitting it. Youji calls Omi "bishounen" to his face in one episode, but he ain't the only one.
* Both Toboe and Kiba from ''Anime/WolfsRain'' look like Bishōnen most of the time, but are actually wolves in disguise. To go further, numerous viewers have mistaken ''both'' [[DudeLooksLikeALady for girls]].
* ''Manga/YamadaTaroMonogatari'': Taro, which is a large reason why [[EvenTheGuysWantHim everyone]] thinks he's PrinceCharming. Also, Suguira, who initially views Taro as [[TheRival a rival]] of beauty.
* The human forms of the {{Weasel Mascot}}s in ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' are this. [[http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/yes_precure5/character/img/body_coco.jpg Coco]] and [[http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/yes_precure5/character/img/body_natts.jpg Nuts]] [[http://pics.livejournal.com/kokoda_koji/pic/00323pww take it]] [[http://blog-imgs-18.fc2.com/k/a/k/kakeru1/PRE511_08.jpg to truly]] [[http://pics.livejournal.com/kokoda_koji/pic/0031tbsd extraordinary]] [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512bchTJsbL.jpg levels.]] [[OddlyNamedSequel GoGo!]] also brings us cute little boy [[http://blog-imgs-26.fc2.com/c/v/d/cvdb/20081101232433.jpg Syrup]].
* Several characters in ''Anime/YuGiOh'', 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.
** ''Anime/YuGiOh'' takes this trope to such [[UpToEleven ridiculous extents]] that, chances are, if you're a major villain, you're probably going to be [[DudeLooksLikeALady very feminine in appearance!]] Not to mention, its successors both have this trope in spades as well.
** TheAbridgedSeries is loaded with jokes about this.
--->'''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 ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. Most if not all of the male characters can be called bishies, really.
** Plus most of the male cast from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''
** [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120601185144/yugioh/images/7/75/III.png III]] and V Arclight from ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''.
* A good third of the male cast on ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
* ''Manga/ZeroSevenGhost'': Teito, Castor, Frau, Labrador, Ayanami, Mikage...Maybe almost all of the male characters of the entire story.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Genji in ''Literature/CloudOfSparrows'', who is described as 'too pretty for a man' -- as is the character's OlderThanPrint namesake, Hikaru Genji in the ''Literature/TaleOfGenji''.
* [[Literature/TheMahabharata Lord Krishna]], the Hindu [[Myth/HinduMythology deity]], is depicted as a bishonen in his adulthood. He is painted as a beautiful 20-year-old with clear dark or blue skin, dressed in distinctive yellow silk, and with a peacock feather attached to his diadem. Despite his bishonen appearance, Krishna is TheAce - a superb intellectual, scholar, strategist, warrior, charioteer and ChickMagnet.
* ''Literature/EclipseHunter'' gives us Daren Solaris, who is so pretty that the series' resident {{Tsundere}} bishoujo ActionGirl goes into a mad rage when she sees that he normally wears glasses that disguise his prettiness, going as far as to ''tear his glasses off of his face and grind them into dust.'' '''LITERALLY.'''
* Most of the cast in ''Literature/HalfPrince'' falls into this category. The game world requires your character resemble you, but lets people beautify themselves, and a lot of people look very lovely in game. Prince, who is actually a girl in real life and the only person playing an opposite gender in game, ends up being the single most bishie thing in existence. Only a few main characters don't take this route, with Wolf having a more mature look in real life and making himself uglier in the game, Gui turning out to be a bishie in real life and not altering his in game appearance. Nan Gong Zui, who makes himself look like a victim of TestosteronePoisoning in game, also turns out to have a very boyish appearance in the real world.
* Rowan in ''Literature/ChroniclesOfMagic'' is known for his handsome, slender features and long blonde hair. Taunted by the soldiers with names like "pretty-boy" and "blondie".
* Valli from the ''Literature/OutlanderLeander'' series is continuously described as beautiful. The main character, Leander, could be considered a bishounen as well. He mentions at one point that his dad wasn't sure if he would turn out pretty or handsome.
* Ax's human morph in the {{Animorphs}} series, due to being made from the DNA of the male and female Animorphs; it also leaves him with a mix of racial features making him difficult to place when he's in human morph.
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[[folder:Manhwa and Manhua]]
* A HUGE number of the characters in ''TheRavagesOfTime'' fall under this category. Most of the Water Mirror Eight Geniuses, Sima Yi, and the young members of the Yuan clan are all delicate-looking and gorgeous. Xiao Meng is the extreme, but well, [[DudeLooksLikeALady he's aeunuch, so that comes with the territory]].
%5* Shichan from ''Manhwa/AflameInferno'' who models on the side.
%%* Yoo-min from ''Manhwa/CutieBoy''.
%%* Duo Xi from ''Manhua/DivineMelody''.
* Since the vast majority of the characters in ''Literature/HalfPrince'' are made in a video game they're all gorgeous (as players often make their characters so). The titular character is noted for being the most good-looking character, since they turned the pretty effect as high as it could possibly go.
* ''Manhwa/LetDai'': 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.
* Woojae from ''Manhwa/{{One}}'' has the nickname "Prince Charming" due to his good looks.
* Dong-whi from ''Webcomic/NineteenTwentyOne''.
* Armand from ''Manhwa/{{Priest}}''.
* Kyu Ra from ''{{Rure}}'' [[spoiler:which fits with his "prince charming" image]].
* Rai, Frank, Shinwoo, M-21 and Takeo from ''Webcomic/{{Noblesse}}''.
* Id from ''Literature/{{Id}}'' is the very definition of this trope. Men and women alike fawn over his beauty. Though more often than not, every person he's met has initially thought him a woman.
%%* ''MagicalJxR'' has a lot of these.
%%* Junho from ''TheThreeTimes''.
%%* ''Manhwa/TheBreaker'': Hyuk So Chun.
%%* 25th Baam aka Jyu Viole Grace from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''.
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[[folder:Music]]
* {{Gackt}} is a living breathing example of this. Even he admits it. In nine* nine, Gackt is shown some pictures of himself when he was younger, to which he responds, "I was a total bishonen back then...But now I'm a biseinen." The difference being that bishonen technicality applies to only boys in their teens but biseinen applies to adults.
* Though most members of the kpop group NU'EST could qualify(excluding Baekho), Ren is the most obvious example, bordering on [[DudeLooksLikeALady Dude Looks Like A Lady]] with his big eyes and long hair.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Since {{Takarazuka}} in Japan is composed entirely of female actors playing both male and female roles, it's no surprise that male roles often look a little Bishonen. Case in point, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spFt2yf8D7U Wao Youka]] as Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera, or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfkbABgyVzk Shizuka Asato (Zunko)]] as Der Tod from {{Elisabeth}}.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series: ''any'' of the main male characters, at least once graphics became advanced enough to portray it; the official character art shows that the older ones actually were this, too, when not depicted with blocky, low-resolution sprites. Specifically:
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'': Warrior of Light, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'': Firion, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'': Luneth, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'': Cecil, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'': Bartz, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Cloud, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': Squall, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'': Zidane, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Tidus, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': Vaan, and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'': Noctis. That is every leading male protagonist to date. And the ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' series includes ''all'' of them (except Noctis...[[AdaptationDisplacement and Luneth]]).
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': '''[[DracoInLeatherPants Sephiroth]].''' In the original cut of the scene with Sephiroth frozen in crystalized Mako, he was to have feminine curves to allude back to Jenova. Things were scaled back there for the same reason Squall in ''VIII'' was made to look more masculine.
** Now, now, let's not forget our MemeticSexGod [[http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/7500000/Soldier-2nd-Class-Zack-zack-fair-7523031-1024-768.jpg Zack Fair]].
** DirgeOfCerberus: Vincent Valentine.
** As for Kuja from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', he reaches truly DudeLooksLikeALady proportions. This is even {{Lampshaded}} by Queen Brahne, who outright calls him a "girly-man". To be fair, though, he calls her "elephant-lady".
** ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'': Penelo, in the in-game manual:
-->'''Penelo:''' Personally? I don't believe that boys should be prettier than I am.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'': Emperor Palamecia, anyone?
** If you look past the [[HalfHumanHybrid non-human]] features, Seymour from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' can fit the bill as well.
** TetsuyaNomura, the designer for many of these characters, is a real-life Bishonen (see his page picture). A [[OlderThanTheyLook 40-year old]] Bishonen.
** Hope Estheim from the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII XIII]]-universe also counts, especially in the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 sequel]].
** And then there's Vayne Solidor of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', who even in full armour is still a very slender guy with more hair than two out of the three women in the main party.
* A surprisingly large number of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''' main male characters are like this, with Ash Crimson pushing the androgyny to ridiculous levels.
* chaos (no capitalization) from ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''
* VideoGame/{{Okami}} has Waka, who FLIES seemingly by virtue of sheer BishieSparkle and his [[NiceHat improbable headdress]].
* Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. Comedy Central ''did'' base [[DrawnTogether Xandir]] on him, after all. One gay magazine [[http://www.gamespot.com/news/6151905.html voted him "hottest game character"]], to the endlessly amusing horror of the teenage males in the fanbase.
** [[{{Rule 63}} There is an image on the Internet of Link as a girl.]] Despite his (ahem) additions, he looks ''exactly the same''.
** Kafei from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' is a young version of this.
** Shad from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''.
** Demon Lord Ghirahim from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''.
* Kristoph Gavin and his brother, Klavier Gavin, from the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series. Max Galactica and Matt Engarde in ''Justice For All'', as well.
** Most notably, the effeminate Max Galactica, with his flamboyance, camp, and pure fabulousness. [[FauxYay (Because you, too, have stolen one of Max Galactica's many, many hearts.)]]
** And let's not forget our magenta-clad prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. He's so pretty that about five girls ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[AbhorrentAdmirer Old]][[MotorMouth bag]]) during the series get crushes on him...[[ChasteHero not]] [[{{Asexuality}} that]] [[HoYay he]] [[ObliviousToLove notices]].
* Raiden in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''. He was designed as an androgynously alluring blank slate for the player to project themself onto. There's a scene where another character [[spoiler:makes a grab for his groin, and is surprised to find he is male]]. And you have to play as him naked. No, we are not making that up. He was widely reviled for this, among [[ReplacementScrappy other reasons]].
** Naturally, also his thinly-veiled parody in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'', Raikov.
** Kojima eventually admitted that Raiden's looks were an attempt to attract more young women to the games. It worked. You'll notice on Website/DeviantArt that Raiden has tons and tons of fan art, a good 95% of it from women.
*** And then came along [[BodyHorror Metal Gear Solid 4:]] [[UnwillingRoboticisation Guns Of The Patriots.]]
* Because of its ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' influences, ''KingdomHearts'' not only features bishonen leads [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover from that series]], but its original characters effectively form a CastFullOfPrettyBoys.
* ''MagnaCarta: Tears of Blood'' kicks the Bishonen up to 11, making its main lead, Calintz, and his apprentice, Azel, almost entirely unrecognizable as male. Chris Arcway manages to dodge the bullet with his open button-up shirt and cocky womanizing attitude, but even Raul, the tall, masculine, goateed swordsman who appears a few times in the game, gets a touch of Bishie thanks to the artstyle (no matter how impossible it seems to be Bishie with a goatee).
* Quite a few male characters in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series, including (but not limited to) Mid-boss, Seraph Lamington, Fukubei, Master Big star, Adell, and [[spoiler:Tink.]]
** During the intro narration of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|A Promise Unforgotten}}'', a portrait of Tyrant Valvatorez [[ArtShift drawn in a much more semi-realistic, shoujo-esque style]] than the simpler, more stylized art of the games is shown. [[http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc402/sparkysharps/tumblr_lre93kNAHR1qeta35o1_1280.jpg This is the portrait in question]].
* [[spoiler:Mitsumoto]] and Abyss in ''[[IzunaLegendOfTheUnemployedNinja Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns]]''.
* Ramirez from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' seems to rock the "pretty but misunderstood" vibe as hard as he possibly can. Enrique is pretty much his good counterpart. A number of recruitable crew members further the bishounen appeal, particularly [[spoiler:Lawrence]] and [[spoiler:Ilchymis]].
* The Franchise/TalesSeries is ripe with these:
** Although having more of a fairly (and by that, we mean in the smallest margin, as the game models differ slightly from the official art) masculine face than some other Franchise/TalesSeries [=Bishonen=], Richard from VideoGame/TalesOfGraces certainly fits the role, having traditional elements including medium-length blond hair, fancy frilly clothes, and immense popularity throughout the kingdom (in one skit, he mentions his "dilemma" with the sale of Richard-themed items). His seiyuu is even the same as a certain other [=Bishonen=] of TsubasaReservoirChronicle, and he even sports [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Zelos]] [[RealMenWearPink Wilder's]] costume as DLC. Doesn't help that his younger self can be seriously mistaken for [[DudeLooksLikeALady a girl]].
** Zelos from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. Yggdrasil, too. Some fans would argue that Kratos is one as well. The game is ripe with bishies. Kratos is a good example of a ''biseinen'', or 'beautiful man' - what a bishounen becomes when he grows up.
** Several of the guys in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'': particularly Yuri, who can be mistaken for a woman until he opens his mouth.
** Guy, Luke and Asch from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' If you count Jade as a verging-on DudeLooksLikeALady ''biseinen'' that's the whole main male cast.
* [[spoiler:Teddie's human form]] from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' was clearly designed with this in mind. He makes extensive use of the BishieSparkle [[HandsomeLech to manipulate women that he comes across]]. Not to mention, during the crossdressing scene, he was the only one [[AttractiveBentGender able to pull off looking like a girl]]. One male commentator from the audience even exclaims "I'd hit that."
** Akihiko from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' certainly qualifies, being quite the ChickMagnet.
** In a less obvious manner, the main character (or [[FanNickname Minato]]) may also qualify, having a very slender figure, subtle facial features, and pretty eyes. He's also frequently described as a "pretty boy" or "handsome", to the point where a certain CorruptCorporateExecutive tried to exploit him.
** From ''{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', we have Jun, a character so pretty that many female characters look upon him in envy.
** Naoto Shirogane, also of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', appears to be one of these...[[spoiler:but in a rare subversion, [[{{Bifauxnen}} he is actually a she]].]]
* It was an old joke in the fandom that those not familiar with the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series would think that Zero was actually a girl, thanks to his RapunzelHair and what [[FanNickname fans like to call]] the [[GagBoobs Booblights]]. This was even {{lampshaded}} by [[spoiler:Bass of the original series]], when, upon seeing Zero's blueprints, scoffs at Zero's appearance, thinking that he was "too girly" to be the strongest robot, [[spoiler:like [[BigBad Dr. Wily]], Zero's creator, claimed]]. And he seems to be quite a ChickMagnet, too; for both fellow Reploids and one ''human''. What was [[spoiler:Dr. Wily thinking when he created Zero and came up with ''that'' design, anyway? So much for being a threat to civilization...]]
** WordOfGod has it that Zero original concept WAS that of being a female robot. The booblights are probably remnants of this concept.
** The majority of Maverick bosses in the series have aggressive looking eyes with thin oval-shaped irises. However, the dragonfly [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Reploid]] named Commander Yammark from ''Mega Man X6'' is the ''only'' one with [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090225140935/megaman/images/4/47/Mmx6commanderyammark..jpg big, bright eyes]] [[http://images.wikia.com/megaman/images/0/04/CommanderYammarkMugshot.jpg with pronounced eyelashes]]. This is why people [[ViewerGenderConfusion thought he was female]].
* ''HarvestMoon'':
** Julius, Jamie, Tim/Trent, Alex, and Skye from ''HarvestMoon'' are bishonen.
** Will from ''Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands'' bears more than a passing resemblance to the above-pictured Tamaki.
** It's easier to name guys that aren't bishonen in more recent games.
** Similarly, many of the young males in the spinoff series ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' are bishonen. The newest protagonist barely looks male, which, what with the HelloInsertNameHere nature of the game, can lead to some unintentionally hilarious moments:
-->''"Sophie? What a fine, manly name!"''
* ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis''[='=]s newer protagonists.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'':
** Uesugi Kenshin takes this far enough that fans [[ViewerGenderConfusion seriously doubt he's really male]]. Granted, the games also have Motonari, Keiji, [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Mitsuhide, and Hanbe]], but Kenshin is still the reigning king/queen.
** Keiji is a strange case, as he has a muscular figure but a very pretty face and long, silky hair. And Yukimura also seems to become more feminine looking with each new installment.
* ''DynastyWarriors'' has its fair share, with Jin (Sima Yi, Sima Shi, Sima Zhao, Zhong Hui, Xiahou Ba, Jia Chong, Wen Yang) being a certified CastFullOfPrettyBoys. The other kingdoms don't fail to deliver however with Shu (Zhao Yun, Jiang Wei, Guan Suo, Guan Xing, Zhang Bao), Wu (Zhou Yu, Lu Xun, Ling Tong), and especially Wei (Zhang He, Cao Pi, Guo Jia) hosting some impressive examples.
* ''SamuraiWarriors'': we have Mitsuhide, Hanbei, Ranmaru, Kiyomasa, Motochika, and Kojiro.
** Don't forget Sanada Yukimura, Date Masamune, Mistunari Ishida and Azai Nagamasa.
* Testament of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', who, in addition to his long black hair and androgynous face, has [[VillainousCrossdresser an outfit consisting of a man-bra and a skirt that shows a decent amount of leg]]. And that's not going anywhere near [[DudeLooksLikeALady Bridget]]. There's also [[FairCop Ky.]]
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** Lucius, the amazingly feminine featured pretty boy monk with long blond hair. Of course, he defends the fact that he is male when confronted by Serra.
** A typical Fire Emblem game will have several bishonen, at least a couple of rugged manly men, a few [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave good looking grandpas]], and a {{Gonk}} or two. Few are as bafflingly pretty as Lucius, though.
** When ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' first showed off Marth, most western players were intially quite confused as to whether Marth was a girl or not. His voice actor cleared this up a bit, though.
** Libra in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' takes this to such ridiculous levels he invokes StupidSexyFlanders and EvenTheGuysWantHim in-universe. Oh, and he has [[VocalDissonance a very feminine voice too.]]
*** Less so than Libra, but the Type 01 build for a [[PlayerCharacter male Robin]] is fairly bishonen, especially if you give him [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long hair]].
* Pit from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' and his dark counterpart likely qualify also.
* Taichi in ''CrossChannel'' has a rather androgynous but attractive appearance. He, on the other hand, is convinced he is horribly ugly for reasons that are never really revealed.
* Pretty much any guy from the [=NeoRomance=] series (''Franchise/{{Angelique}}'', ''HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'', ''[[KiniroNoCorda La Corda d'Oro]]''). Eisen of ''Haruka'' proved to be pretty enough to [[DisguisedInDrag disguise himself as a girl]] on one occasion; even ''the Emperor'' is bishounen, though he has the excuse of being Eisen's half-brother. In the ''La Corda d'Oro'' anime, one character (Kenichi Shimizu) actually gets ''called'' a bishounen by the lead girl when she first meets him.
* Among the attractive male characters in ''InfiniteSpace'', a few of them fall into bishonen/biseinen category. Lord Roth is arguably the best example, with his [[LongHairedPrettyBoy waist-length lavender hair]] and feminine face. Main character Yuri is quite pretty himself.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has [[OneLetterName N]], as well as [[PowerTrio Cilan, Chili, and Cress]]. Cheren and [[PlayerCharacter Hilbert]] qualify as well.
** Bishonen characters in other games include Falkner, Bugsy, Morty, Will, Wallace, Steven, Roark, Volkner, Riley, Aaron, Lucian, and Marlon. Maxie may count as well, even though he's older than the others.
** The male player characters have been trending toward this. Calem, the male player character for X and Y, is probably the most blatant example - especially when compared to Red's original game design. Or for previous gens,[[AdaptationalAttractiveness compare the remake designs to their original ones.]]
* ''WarioWare'' has Young Cricket, who is popular among Japanese women for being the only bishōnen in the series.
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' has two bishonen: Psaro the Manslayer (Human form) and Angelo.
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''. Alucard is one of the quintessential examples. Mistaking him for a girl is not likely to be a problem, though, given the loving attention put into his sprite and the fact that his VA has a very, very deep voice. Several other protagonists in later ''Castlevania'' titles, such as [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance Juste Belmont]] and [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Soma Cruz]], are this as well.
* Yuuto is the only male in ''EienNoAselia'' that could really be described as pretty. On the other hand, he's also pretty muscular by the end, so despite the face, he isn't exactly girly.
* Joshua from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', complete with a girlish giggle to boot. [[spoiler: Being something [[AngelUnaware of a higher plane of existence]] probably helps.]]
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'':
** Vega, the Spanish ninja. It's even part of his character. Vega is a narcissist who believes his face to be extremely beautiful, and cannot stand the ugly. Part of it comes from traumatization as a child when his ugly father killed his beautiful mother. He also wears a mask, not to hide his identity, but to prevent his face from being scarred. Remy in ''Street Fighter III'' is even more of one (though he's not narcissistic like Vega).
** In the Alpha series, Ken becomes one of these, with long, flowing hair in a ponytail and a younger face ([[http://www.arcadeflyers.com/flyers_video/capcom/10025701.jpg some pieces of art]] for the game even show him with pronounced lips, a rarity for ''Street Fighter'' characters). However, the other games show him looking older and more muscular, with PermaStubble.
* Prince Peasley from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'', who makes the whole screen gleam - literally - when he [[HairFlip tosses his hair]].
* The main character of ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''.
* ''BushidoBlade 1'' and 2 have Katze.
** Also, Kaun.
* The ''{{Suikoden}}'' series of games have, quite literally, ''dozens'' of bishonen among the ranks of the Stars of Destiny ([[OneHundredAndEight 108 per game!]]). Notable ones include and are not limited to: every main protagonist, Flik, Luc and Sasarai, and Yuber.
* Sergei from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''. Yasha is to an extent too, though not quite as much.
* Many of the characters of ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' are well-noted for this, including the game's main character Frederic Chopin and the main on-screen avatar character, Allegretto.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'''s Keiichi is noticeably pretty, and even [[BishieSparkle sparkles]] a couple of times, as well as Satoshi, who is a more extreme example than Keiichi and is even voiced by a female.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has the absolutely adorable Kanon, not to mention Battler. George was made to be this in the anime and the UpdatedRerelease for the Playstation 3, but in the original sound novels he's rather plain in comparison to Kanon and Battler.
* Yukito from ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}''. As well as a Silver-Haired TallDarkAndSnarky IneffectualLoner, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn he later shares some traits with]] [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] himself!
* ''VisualNovel/YoJinBo'' is a CastFullOfPrettyBoys. Since it's a RomanceGame, it's kind of expected. Bo is considered [[DudeLooksLikeALady so pretty he's practically female]] by the other characters; he's annoyed when [[EvenTheGuysWantHim a crossdresser hits on him]], but plays this to his advantage and says he should be allowed to guard the Princess during her bath because he "looks androgynous" with his long hair and wouldn't disturb her as much as the other guys.
* Heinz Heger in ''VisualNovel/ShikkokuNoSharnoth''.
* In ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' Touma is the most notable contender, but Cap also fits, both of them with fan clubs.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' features Gilgamesh, the ancient King of Mesopotania, who´s apparently a tall, white, red-eyed blonde who´s commented on by one of the main heroines as "he looked like a model". It seems that A+ Charisma skill is justified. Too bad he´s a giant douche with an ego the size of the Universe until Fate/Hollow Ataraxia, where he drinks a potion of youth and becomes an adorable well-mannered kid who wouldn´t hurt anyone. His child version is of course equally Bishonen.
* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' is the dating sim where almost all of the love interests are pigeons. The exceptions are a quail and a partridge. There is the option to see a pseudohuman alternate appearance at the introduction of each one, and these are all quite bishie even when that doesn't really fit the bird or the character (the middle-aged "fat bird" or "fluffy heretic" is just as svelte and pretty as the ones represented as teenaged boys). The only exception is Okosan, who's only portrayed as a bird in a school uniform.
* Being a BL game, [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys all of the main characters]] in ''VisualNovel/DramaticalMurder'' are bishonen. However, most of the protagonists are over 20, so they would technically be considered ''biseinen''.
* Kyousuke from ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters!''. Mio outright calls him a bishounen one time. And in the Mask the Saito OVA, at one point he dramatically tears off his mask at sunset and sparkles fly as his hair shakes. (The sparkles being his tears from when he was crying because he was so touched a moment before, but still...)
* Mizuho in ''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru''. [[WholesomeCrossdresser Of course]]. That being said, he is ''quite'' pretty even when not dressing as a girl.
* Pretty much [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys the entire cast]] of ''VisualNovel/GakuenHeaven''.
* Takuma and Hamaji from ''VisualNovel/H2OFootprintsInTheSand''.
* Just about every male in ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi'', especially Rin and Akira.
* Pretty much the entire male cast of ''VisualNovel/UtaNoPrincesama''.
* The five male leads from ''VisualNovel/HiiroNoKakera''.
* In ''VisualNovel/AkatsukiNoGoei'' Kaito claims his greatest skill is that he's really hot. He kind of has a point given that he can just sit down and read in public and girls will instantly come flirt with him.
* ''VisualNovel/AsagaoAcademyNormalBootsClub'' has Jared, AKA ProJared, according to his character description he's the most attractive person in school. He even [[BishieSparkle sparkles!]]
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[[folder: Web Comics]]
* Not your typical MadScientist, Professor T.X. from ''Webcomic/M9Girls'' is pretty much the embodiment of this trope.
* In ''Webcomics/GirlGenius'', the artist Phil Foglio made a drawing of a "bishie [[SuperSoldier jäger]]" in jest to his wife and co-writer Kaja. At her insistence, it was developed into the purple LongHairedPrettyBoy we know now as [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100519 Maxim]]. Despite being a pretty boy, he's still a [[BloodKnight Jäger]][[UndyingLoyalty monster]] in every sense of the state.
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