An array of pretty people as eye candy isn't just for the guys. Girls get their Cast Full of Pretty Boys to ogle too in the name of fanservice. This tends to be less noticeable than its female counterpart because exclusively (or near-exclusively) male casts are already common and expected (thought not always with the intentional appeal to females) and the fanservice tends to be along the lines of "he cooks" or "naked chest" and usually isn't as sexual or objectifying as fanservice in male-oriented shows, unless there are Yaoi Guys involved. The writers sometimes leave it to their audience to retrofit the standard group of friends into the Unwanted Harem if they wish.
Some series of this flavor go the reverse harem route and have an ordinary female lead among the Pretty Boys as an audience surrogate, although the girly keet type can be used this way too.
Sometimes these stories have their own version of Those Two Guys. One will be a 'normal' audience surrogate and thus a young (but non-threatening) girl. Another will be a more 'ideal' woman, often a clever, sexy, and mature lady who barely fits into her dress.
Compare and contrast Improbably Female Cast, Otokonoko Genre.
And season 2 introduces a new set of pretty boys in addition to the old cast.
It should be noted that this is a common trope for many sports related anime. Haikyuu and Kuroko Basketball are also good examples of this trope.
Most of the guys in Durarara!! could qualify. There are exceptions, but most of the male cast is rather pretty.
Black Butler takes this to Up to Eleven levels. Nearly every damn single male character is an outright bishounen, with few exceptions. There are a few female characters, but most of them are either one arc wonders, dead, or only recurring. Or they're there to fangirl over the hotness of our protagonist, Sebastian.
Jump ahead to the school arc of the manga. Ciel enrolls into an all boy's school & nary a woman is to be seen. What few women do show up are unimportant background characters with little to say & zero fanservice to provide any male readers who didn't abandon the series after season 2 of the anime. We do however get a large new cast of attractive teen boys.
Amatsuki: Plenty of good-looking male characters for the fans to enjoy, both human and non-human. The artist lampshaded this by doing a Gender Flip chapter special without changing the guys' faces.
In the 2013 The Anime of the GameAmnesia, the entire plot revolves around a group of simply gorgeous young men, all of whom are interested in the heroine.
Axis Powers Hetalia. All of the main characters, the Axis 3 and the 5 Allies, are young men. The main reason for this? The author has trouble drawing women. Ironically, many of the main characters were initially meant to be middle-aged. The first and most prominent female character is Hungary, who appears in the center of the volume 5 cover. It's probably not a coincidence that's she's a fujoshi. She is not the female audience surrogate, however; Seychelles was made for that purpose.
Beyblade and its Spin-OffMetal Fight Beyblade has a rather disproportionate amount of pretty underage boys for a show about spinning tops, most likely to attract girls who otherwise wouldn't have given the show's premise a second thought.
When the werewolf big guy is a Bishonen, you are definitely here.
Black Cat: Filled to the brim with good lookin' guys. You can count the non-pretty characters on one hand, and none of them are prominent.
Although Chrono Crusade has quite a bit of fanservice based around its mostly female True Companions, it's not hard to notice that every single important male character is very good looking, and these characters probably have as many Shirtless Scenes as the girls have Clothing Damage scenes, if not more. Obviously, the manga-ka knew how to widen his demographic.
Fruits Basket, while having several plot-worthy female characters other than the lead in the manga, spends a disproportionate amount of its time on Yuki and Kyo. The rest of the cast is also heavily bishonen. Also see Harem Genre.
Fushigi Yuugi has them littered everywhere. Miaka, the main character, has a personal harem of them. Yui gets Nakago, and Nakago gets... everybody else, at some point or another in the story.
Also in the "shounen manga for girls" category, Get Backers dishes up plenty of Fanservice in the form of scantily clad women with impossibly huge boobs, the series still appeals to some girls who are attracted by the predominantly bishounen cast.
Taken to a ridiculous extreme in Sukisho. There are no female characters in the entire show, and all characters are either bishonen, handsome men in their 30s, or young boys, and one crossdresser housewife. There is one single woman in the background who is visible for about half a second, and one character mentions his mother in one scene.
Similarly occurs in the Saint Beast prequel series. There are no women in heaven apparently—those pretty youths with female names? Male. Rei too.
Togainu no Chi: All Igura participants are male; all of them. In fact, the city of Toshima seems to have no female inhabitants.
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing is considered a Cast Full of Pretty Boys among its female audience, despite the fact that it is not only a shounen series, but has a deliberate 1:1 ratio of male to female main characters and more or less assigns one female to each male.
Shonen Jump title Katekyo Hitman Reborn! has Tsuna and his guardians. Plus the side characters. Plus 99% of the villains. In fact, the number of times there is fanservice for guys can be counted on one hand.
Kimi to Boku centers on a group of bishounen childhood friends, especially the twins Yuki and Yuta.
Kyo Kara Maoh, complete with Those Two Girls: the flirty curvy ex-Maou Cheri and the younger inventor Anasina, sometimes joined by a trio of servants who are essentially fangirls themselves. (They write yaoi fanfic about their employers!)
Yuuri even has an Unwanted Harem, and he's actually engaged to one of them! He pretty steadfastly ignores it, though he also gets visible man-crushes on at least one, possibly two pretty guys.
Prétear, created entirely on the premise of combining a Magical Girl anime with a male Unwanted Harem. Even if a few of them are far too young to be bishonen yet, they are clearly meant to be bishonen in training and before the series started, they * were* bishonen until they were killed by the villain.
Ronin Warriors, wherein maybe two of the main characters are women, and every male is prettier than you or your girlfriend.
Arguably, Masami Kurumada as the author of Saint Seiya popularized this. After all, who else would have the guts to name a man Aphrodite?
His next big work, Bt X is even more into this trope. Because as vaguely homoerotic as it was when Shun revived Hyoga by cuddling up to him, nothing surpasses the bishieness of Demon Knight Sapphire. Because really, he himself says he's really into "what's hot and what's not" and goes so far as to kiss Teppei.
Fou and Quattro— born in Sodom, died in Sodom!
CLAMP started off drawing Saint Seiya doujinshi (there's still some of it online, I think) and the Saint Seiya fandom actually consolidated the use of the word 'yaoi' in the 80s. It also has only one instance of female fanservice in the entire thing (although this is not so in Next Dimension)-compared to the amount of times we see Shiryu shirtless and Saga naked...it's certainly one of the best examples of this trope.
Saiyuki: The basic series premise is not 'A loose retelling of Journey to the West.' It's 'Throw three hot guys and their cute surrogate little brother in a small jeep and watch the fireworks.' The only significant female characters are Lirin and Yaone. Yaone was added in to increase the number of girls and in one volume a note from Minekura at the end states: "There are no women in this volume, I looked back and found a couple of pages with Kannon." As for Kanzeon? Close but no cigar.
Since it's by the woman who practically invented Yaoi, Toward the Terra already had a fair share of pretty boys in manga form. Then someone decided to adapt it into an anime and put Nobuteru Y&# 363;ki (aka, the man responsible for the bishonen overload in Vision of Escaflowne) in charge of the character designs. The end result is that there are simply no ugly men in this series. At all.
Trigun borders on this, as almost all of the major male characters are attractive bishonen, including Vash, Knives, Wolfwood, Legato, etc.
It also has Those Two Girls, in the form of Meryl and Millie, though neither of them does the curvaceous thing. One-shot characters handle that. Like the Stripperific engineer, Miss Elizabeth, and the undercover sheriff, Miss Aurelie.
Vampire Doll All of the men are gorgeous flamboyant eyecandy who lay on heavy fanservice. What few girls in the series are adorable too.
Vampire Knight. While it has its female characters, the cast is predominantly made up of very pretty boys. Even the headmaster could be considered bishonen.
Not even Vision of Escaflowne escapes this treatment. Though Van isn't super girly, Allen, on the other hand....
Arguably the biggest draw for Weiß Kreuz: despite its poor animation quality and plot holes large enough to drive a tank through, its four angsty, sexually ambiguous bishonen have garnered a wide fandom.
Yami No Matsuei: The average female character has the life expectancy of a particularly stupid gnat or falls off the face of the earth after one or two appearances, and only one major character is not bishonen. And we should be glad: apparently Ukyou (Muraki's consensualLove Interest) actually appears in a short the author did at the publisher's request, and turned out to be a mystic trouble magnet with so much trauma she's afraid of all men and some kind of growth deficiency so she looks like a little girl. Not what the references to her led us to expect.
As the page quote states, almost all the characters on Yu-Gi-Oh! are men, and most are either feminine or American, sometimes both. The best evidence of this is the Marik's Evil Council videos, where all the villains appear in succession, and aside from Zorc and possibly Akun (or Bob), ALL of them are incredibly bishonen. It's even more obvious in the othertwo. Latter has emphasis on the Ghetto.
YuYu Hakusho is another great example: while the central True Companions gender ratio is almost 50/50, the focus is overwhelmingly on guys, many of whom are quite Bishounen. The big exception is Kuwabara, but damn if he doesn't make up for that with his great physique! This was not at all the case back when the premise was 'dead delinquent having heart-warming yet hilarious ghostly adventures', when the main characters were Yusuke and Botan, with Keiko and then Kuwabara becoming increasingly important, and also Shota who appeared twice and Sayaka the ghost girl who joined up for a while.
07-Ghost main cast has only males, with only a few women on the side. Not only that, but every male character who isn't a geezer is *fabulous* , and good looks are apparently required to be a bishop. Then there's all the rampant Ho Yay...
Almost the same applies to Marginal Prince (where the character design comes from the same person as the series above): the only reoccuring female characters are relatives of the main characters (sisters or mothers) and all of them are faceless.
The only male characters who aren't bishounen are the Number assassins' corrupt targets (we only see two of them before the plot kicks in) and the ninja-maid's master, who's a Frank Booth-level sadist (minus the drugs (probably)). The rest of the handsome/pretty cast loveto torment the handsome/pretty teenage main protagonist.
School Teacher has a small classroom of cute/pretty boys who are actually animals trying to become human (tsundere fox, horny rabbit, hyperactive squirrel twins, and very eager-to-please puppy; the puppy thought the teacher was a parrot due to his red hair and later declares that he "will be sensei's wife!"). The two exceptions to the all-male cast are the sexy oujo-sama cat with full lips, long hair, and female kimono who's actually a neutered male and the woman who had a crush on his master who only appears in flashback.
It doesn't take much to see that the cast of The Avengers is eye candy and there seem to be only two females in the movie that have any part whatsoever. Even the villain is too hot for words.
Fight Club seems to do this on purpose. It gives the female audience highly attractive men like Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Jared Leto in varying states of undress, a ton of Ho Yay... and then has them violently beat the shit out of each other. If you're into that kinda thing you'll be in heaven.
Not just the new ones. A good chunk of the old ones were considered "Showa Hotties" when their series were on.
At first, in Flashpoint, the only female character on the team was Action Girl Jules. Before Leah joined the team after Lewis Young's death. Even Lampshaded the episode when Leah joined and the woman's locker room's sign was changed from Jules to Women.
Heroes has about a dozen main characters, all but two of whom are male. And they're so pretty...
Even the most feminist-leaning seasons of Power Rangers have an almost two-to-one ratio of male to female characters (standard procedure is four male rangers, two female; changes to the formula only lead to fewer females such as the five-to-one Ninja Storm.) This leads to an almost all-male cast of young, good-looking, athletic pretty boys year after year.
Highlander has this in spades. Duncan, Methos, Richie...many of the baddie immortals aren't exactly ugly either. It's not an *all* male cast, due to Tessa in season 1 and the recurring Amanda and Dr. Lindsay later on, but it fits. The films have it as well, but the series is more noticeable.
Skins seemingly uses a very simple recipe for casting: "hot" and "in their late teens" which naturally results in this trope on the male side. Especially present in the third generation, when Nick, Matty, Rich, Rider and Alex can all be counted as pretty boys.
This trope defines the Japanese talent agency Johnny's and Associates.
Two words: Boy Bands. It doesn't even matter if they can play instruments or have talent. If all the members are fairly good looking, they fall under this trope.
Many characters in Inazuma Eleven are this. Some of them even look prettier than the female cast. Of course this applies to the anime as well.
Nearly every male character in Dynasty Warriors is, if not a downright Bishōnen, rather good-looking, although all of the bishonen are from one of the Three Kingdoms (when they're not moonlighting due to game circumstances). Before DW 7, Wu had the highest concentration of bishonen; now, Jin takes the crown, seemingly designed to be a Ghetto. Since Samurai Warriors is derived from Dynasty Warriors, it's only natural that the trope applies there as well.
The all-star fighting game Dissidia: Final Fantasy includes the main hero and villain out of the first ten games in the franchise. This leads to 21 out of 24 male leads. The heroes only have one girl on their side (leaving out Shanttoto, who's a bonus character). By default, the game qualifies for this trope just for including Cecil and Kuja in the same cast. The female headcount goes down by one when you realize that Cloud of Darkness is actually genderless and only takes the form of a beautiful woman.
While few Harvest Moon games have the option of playing a female and thus providing a list of eligible bachelors, some of the more recent ones have started slipping in greater amounts of this into the bachelor selection. Tree of Tranquility even includes a guy so feminine you can woo him with flowers. Not surprising, as one of the chief complaints of female players was that the roster of wives were significantly better looking and interesting than the grooms. The spinoff Rune Factory and its sequels amps this up: even the main character, who is male, can be considered cuter than one or two of the bachelorettes.
Rune Factory tends more toward the opposite end of the spectrum, though; more often than not, almost every job in town is done by a cute, single girl (and/or her sadly unmarriable mother). Particularly glaring in Rune Factory Oceans, the first game to feature a female player option at all; Sonia gets four choices for marriage (including Aden), while Aden gets ten. Rune Factory 4, which will be the first to feature a female option from the beginning, looks as though it will end up with a more even pretty boy/pretty girl ratio.
Meine Liebe follows this trope with unabashed faithfulness, adding plenty of Ho Yay thrown in for good measure.
The anime was worse, reducing the female character in the games to token appearances.
Large enough portion of the cast of Roommates are Pretty Boys to qualify despite having several strong women characters who get panel time.
The four main men of Demo Reel. Donnie flirts with everyone and is played by an actor who self-admittedly lives for a sexual attention, Tacoma is in drag for the latter half of the series and is regularly told he looks hot, Karl's sexy German accent gets him a foursome at the con, and hunky Quinn is dressed in shirts that show off his muscles. The only female character, Rebecca, is also pretty, but very pointedly not sexualized to get across the message that women are treated like shit in Hollywood.
Possibly unintentional on the part of its creators, Metalocalypse fits this trope. Dethklok and their manager are all attractive (even Murderface has his offbeat charm) males, the only female characters are extras or, in one case, a recurring villain, and the show is liberally peppered with Ho Yay.