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->'''[[TransparentCloset Marik]]:''' There are no women in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' There are only extremely girly men! And ''I'' am the girliest of them all!\\
'''[[CampStraight Pegasus]]:''' Keep telling yourself that.
-->-- ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''
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An array of pretty people as eye candy isn't just [[MaleGaze for the guys]]. Girls get their CastFullOfPrettyBoys to ogle too in the name of {{fanservice}}. This tends to be less noticeable than its [[ImprobablyFemaleCast female counterpart]] because exclusively (or [[TheSmurfettePrinciple 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 thus usually objectifies in a different way than in male-oriented shows--unless there are YaoiGuys involved. The writers sometimes leave it to their audience to retrofit the standard [[TrueCompanions group of friends]] into the UnwantedHarem if they wish.

Some series of this flavor go the [[HaremGenre reverse harem]] route and have an ordinary female lead among the {{Pretty Boy}}s as an audience surrogate, although the girly {{keet}} type can be used this way too.

Sometimes these stories have their own version of ThoseTwoGuys. One will be a 'normal' audience surrogate and thus a young (but [[DismissedGender non-threatening]]) girl. Another will be a more 'ideal' woman, often a [[CoolBigSis clever, sexy, and mature lady]] who barely fits into her dress.

Compare and contrast ImprobablyFemaleCast, OtokonokoGenre.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'' has this. The only major characters who aren't attractive men are the attractive woman General Director Mauve, the cute little sister Lotta, and the 99-year-old king. Notable in that quite a few of the pretty "boys" are over 30. It does take place in the offices of a government agency, after all.
* ''Anime/{{Free}}'' has a cast that, by far, only consists of five [[{{Bishonen}} attractive]] and well built male swimmers.
** 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. ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'' and ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' are also good examples of this trope.
* Most of the guys in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' could qualify. There are exceptions, but most of the male cast is rather [[{{Bishonen}} pretty]].
* ''Manga/BlackButler''. Nearly every single male character is an outright bishounen, with few [[CoolOldGuy exceptions]].
* Several Creator/{{CLAMP}} series, especially ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'', ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.
* ''Manga/{{Amatsuki}}'': Plenty of good-looking male characters for the fans to enjoy, both human and non-human. The artist lampshaded this by doing a GenderFlip chapter special without changing the guys' faces.
* In the 2013 TheAnimeOfTheGame ''VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome'', the entire plot revolves around a group of simply gorgeous young men, all of whom are interested in the heroine.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. 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 [[YaoiFangirl she's a fujoshi]]. She is not the female audience surrogate, however; Seychelles was made for that purpose.
* ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' and its SpinOff ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'' 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.
* ''Manga/BlackBloodBrothers'' proves that being hot and being a vampire are not exclusive.
** When the werewolf big guy is a Bishonen, you are definitely here.
* ''Manga/BlackCat'': 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 ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' has quite a bit of fanservice based around its mostly female TrueCompanions, it's not hard to notice that every single important male character is ''very'' good looking, and these characters probably have as many {{Shirtless Scene}}s as the girls have ClothingDamage scenes, if not more. Obviously, the manga-ka knew how to widen his demographic.
* ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'': 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 ''consensual'' LoveInterest) 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.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', 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 HaremGenre.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' 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, ''Manga/GetBackers'' 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.
* ''Manga/{{Gravitation}}'', ''VisualNovel/GakuenHeaven'', and any other BoysLove series.
** Taken to a ridiculous extreme in ''LightNovel/{{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 [[WholesomeCrossdresser 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 ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'' prequel series. There are no women in heaven apparently--those pretty youths with female names? Male. [[ViewerGenderConfusion Rei too]].
** ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi'': All Igura participants are male; all of them. In fact, the city of Toshima seems to have no female inhabitants.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' is considered a CastFullOfPrettyBoys 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.
* ''Manga/HanaKimi'' is about a [[WholesomeCrossdresser girl disguising herself]] [[{{Bifauxnen}} as a man]] so she can get into an [[BoardingSchool all-boys school]]. Obviously, most of the cast are {{bishounen}}.
* Except for a few deliberately ugly characters, Parts 4, 5, and 7 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' are full of very feminine/androgynous male characters. (Part 6 takes place [[GirlsBehindBars in a women's prison]]). Part 2 is more like a Cast Full of [[ShirtlessScene Shirtless]] {{Hunk}}s.
* ''Anime/{{K}}'' is about a magic system where seven powerful Kings [[SuperEmpowering form Clans of followers with superpowers]]. With the exception of three beautiful ''girls'', they're all pretty boys. [[EnsembleCast They're good]] with appealing to a variety of tastes, too - younger, older, [[RedOniBlueOni elegant, rough]], nerdy, action-oriented... take your pick!
* ''Manga/{{Karneval}}'': Most of the male cast could qualify.
* Shonen Jump title ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' has [[LauncherOfAThousandShips 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.
* ''Manga/KimiToBoku'' centers on a group of bishounen childhood friends, especially the twins Yuki and Yuta.
* ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'', complete with [[ThoseTwoGuys 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 UnwantedHarem, 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.
* 95% of ''[[VideoGame/KiniroNoCorda La Corda d'Oro]]'''s main characters are male and pretty.
* ''Manga/LoveMode'': Nothing but good-looking [[CastFullOfGay guys]].
* ''Manga/JunjouRomantica''. Understandable, since it's a BL series.
* ''Anime/LesMiserablesShojoCosette'' has almost all of [[LaResistance The Friends of the ABC]]. The exceptions are Grantaire and Lesgle, but [[AdaptationalAttractiveness their appearance was upgraded]].
* ''Manga/NabariNoOu'': Every major and minor male character under 30 is {{Bishonen}}. No exceptions.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' plays with this, along with Haruhi's [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdressing]] letting girls gush over ''her'' too.
* ''Manga/OujaNoYuugi'' has a cast that almost entirely consists of pretty boys and {{Bishonen}}.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is a textbook example of this.
* ''Papuwa'' has only one human female character, and she's... [[GonkyFemme Let's just say she is six feet tall, over muscled, and has a beard]]. The rest of the cast are [[FunnyAnimal Funny Animals]], children and attractive men. If you haven't figured it out yet, it's a comedy series.
* ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'': Most of the cast is male and {{Bishonen}} and HoYay is rampant. The only identifiable females are Saya and Susumu's sister.
* ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'', created entirely on the premise of combining a MagicalGirl anime with a male UnwantedHarem. Even if a few of them are far too young to be bishonen yet, they are clearly meant to be bishonen in training [[spoiler:and before the series started, they ''were'' bishonen until they were killed by the villain.]]
* It's very easy to confuse ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' for a BoysLove series due to its largely male cast and mostly YaoiFangirl following. Actually it's a {{shonen}} manga and anime, however, it's a very fine example of the increasingly prevalent BishonenJumpSyndrome (and what a surprise, ''Prince of Tennis'' happens to be serialized in Shounen Jump).
* ''Anime/RoninWarriors'', wherein maybe two of the main characters are women.
* Arguably, Masami Kurumada as the author of ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' popularized this. After all, who else would have the guts to name a ''man'' Aphrodite?
** His next big work, ''Anime/BtX'' is even more into this trope. Because as vaguely homoerotic as it was when Shun revived Hyoga by [[DeusSexMachina 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 [[HoYay 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 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.
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'': The basic series premise is not 'A loose retelling of ''Literature/{{Journey to the West}}''.' It's 'Throw three hot guys and their cute surrogate little brother in a small jeep and [[HilarityEnsues 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? [[{{Hermaphrodite}} Close but no cigar]].
* ''LightNovel/SaiunkokuMonogatari'' has the heroine making friends with dozens of gorgeous {{Long Haired Pretty Boy}}s. If there's one thing to be said about the series, it's that it's very, ''very'' pretty.
* Since it's by [[Creator/KeikoTakemiya the woman]] who practically invented {{Yaoi}}, ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'' already had a fair share of pretty boys in manga form. Then someone decided to adapt it into an anime and put Nobuteru Yūki (aka, the man responsible for the bishonen overload in ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'') in charge of the character designs. The end result is that there are simply no ugly men in this series. At all.
* Every speaking male in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' is on eye candy. Take your arguably Stripperiffic TeenGenius, your [[RealMenWearPink amazing dessert chef]] with the [[CoolCar red sports car]], your [[BastardBoyfriend murderous]] [[StalkerWithACrush alien]], or your [[StepfordSmiler perfect boyfriend]]. Were we supposed to be watching the show for strong female characters or environmentalism? [[BishieSparkle Hmm]]...
* ''{{Manga/Trigun}}'' borders on this, as almost all of the major male characters are attractive bishonen, including Vash, Knives, Wolfwood, Legato, etc.
** It also has [[ThoseTwoGuys 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.
* ''Manga/VampireDoll'': All of the men are gorgeous flamboyant eyecandy who lay on heavy fanservice. What few girls in the series are adorable too.
* ''Manga/VampireKnight'': 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 ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' escapes this treatment. Though Van isn't super girly he is still very handsome; Allen, on the other hand....
* ''Manga/TheWallflower'': Each member of the [[TheUnwantedHarem unwanted harem]] is a liberal user of BishieSparkle.
* ''Anime/WeissKreuz'': Arguably the biggest draw despite its poor animation quality and plot holes large enough to drive a tank through, its four angsty, [[HoYay sexually ambiguous]] bishonen have garnered a wide fandom.
* Creator/MarvelComics has made several attempts to court {{manga}} readers, both Japanese and Western. Their latest attempt is {{OEL|Manga}} ''X-Men'' {{Shoujo}} manga entitled ''Manga/XMenMisfits''. In this manga, Kitty Pryde, the AudienceSurrogate character, is the first female to enroll at Xavier's for a very long time and thus surrounded by an UnwantedHarem composed entirely of bishonen. [[SarcasmMode Poor Kitty]]. Submitted for your horror and/or {{squee}}; the [[http://www.gambitguild.com/GGForum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1570 Hellfire Club]]. Other exhibits include [[http://www.gambitguild.com/GGForum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1573 Bishie Iceman]], [[http://www.gambitguild.com/GGForum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1587 Bishie Nightcrawler]] and [[http://www.gambitguild.com/GGForum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1574 Not-So-Bishie Bishie Wolverine]] ([[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed who looks like]] [[Music/TokioHotel Bill Kaulitz!]]). Also included is [[http://www.gambitguild.com/GGForum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1560 Bishie Gambit]] (at least somewhat {{justified|Trope}} given Gambit has always been [[MrFanservice fangirl bait]]), who apparently is the resident {{Goth}}/{{Industrial}} fan. Kurt is unusually human-looking in this title.
* As the page quote states, almost all the characters on ''Anime/YuGiOh'' are men, and most are either feminine or American, sometimes both. The best evidence of this is the ''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries 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 [[Anime/YuGiOhGX other]] [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds two]]. Latter has emphasis on the ''[[CrapsackWorld Ghetto]]''.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' is another great example: while the central TrueCompanions 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.
* ''Manga/ZeroSevenGhost'' 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 HoYay...
* The only female characters in any given episode of ''Anime/MiracleTrain'' are Akari and the [[VictimOfTheWeek Passenger of The Week.]]
** Almost the same applies to ''Anime/MarginalPrince'' (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 [[TheFaceless faceless]].
* ''LightNovel/{{Corsair}}'''s cast, with the exception of [[CoolOldGuy Barbossa]] is very much this, plus Aura and Katarina to fill the beautiful women quota. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/corsair/v03/c020/3.html Seen here.]] [[BoysLove There's a reason for this.]]
* ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName'': Every character is a bishonen.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'' has this in ''spades''. [[note]]If you've been reading [[DrinkingGame/TVTropes The TV Tropes Drinking Game]], take a swig.[[/note]] If the character is central to the plot and male, he will be Bishonen.
* BoysLove ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'' due to there being very few women on the planet it takes place and much of the population being the product of LegoGenetics.
* ''{{Number}}'': It's easier to list the female characters: two [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld look like]] four-year-olds [[spoiler: and one of them is the enemy leader]]; one's a NinjaMaid ColdSniper who might be [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot an artificial human]] (she's certainly [[PeoplePuppets treated]] [[HappinessInSlavery like one]]); one's a [[GagBoobs really well-endowed]] [[spoiler:hermaphrodite who killed herself trying to take down an enemy]], and her little gal-pal [[spoiler: is [[WholesomeCrossDresser actually a boy]]. There's also the main character's dead mom and sister]].
** 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 [[Film/BlueVelvet Frank Booth]]-level sadist (minus the drugs (probably)). The rest of the handsome/pretty cast [[HoYay love]] [[FoeYay to torment]] the handsome/pretty teenage main protagonist.
* ''SchoolTeacher'' 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 [[spoiler: 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]].
* ''Anime/MarginalPrince'', it's based on a RomanceGame after all. In fact, there isn't a single reocurring female character except for Yuuta's faceless older sister (who serves as an AudienceSurrogate ).
* ''Literature/TheLegendOfSunKnight''. So much so that you could say it feels off when they tone down the copious amount of BishieSparkle after the first couple chapters.
* ''Manga/UndertakerRiddle''. The male/female radio is 1 female for 5 males, all of them pretty.
* ''Manga/{{Diece}}''. There's only one significant female character. The rest of the cast consists of pretty, pretty {{Bishonen}}.
* In ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' nearly every male in the series is on a sliding scale of attractive that ranges from cute boy lolita to full-on Bishounen. If he isn't attractive, he is not plot important.
* In ''Manga/DNAngel'', if they're plot relevant and male, they will be {{Bishonen}}. (Bar Daisuke to some people but he could be considered cute in a [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsy]] sort of way.)
* ''Anime/{{Tsuritama}}'' is an extremely rare slice-of-life example where every male character have their own unique quirkiness.
* ''Manga/LaughingUnderTheClouds'', wherein even the army {{mooks}} are mostly {{Bishonen}}. Basically, if you have as much as two words to contribute to whatever's happening, you will be pretty.
* ''Anime/StarDriver'', where basically every single male of the important cast is very, very pretty. Hell, the main character is called ''Ginga {{Bishonen}}'', for crying out loud! You know you're there when even the villain, who's actually so old that he's [[spoiler:the hero's father]], is confused for a hot highschool guy.
* With a 2:1 gender ratio and three of the four male characters being rather attractive humans and a HalfHumanHybrid (the fourth is a bear, though even he may be considered attractive for his species), there's no question the cast of ''Anime/SandsOfDestruction'' is full of pretty boys. DVD BonusMaterial acknowledges this by making Agan a model, Naja his up-and-coming rival model, and Kyrie an apparently-random choice for the world's third-best-looking man (behind Agan and Naja, of course).
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has quite a few {{Bishounen}} in its cast.
* ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'' takes place at an all-boys school, with the main cast being made up entirely out of AmbiguouslyGay {{Bishounen}}.
* ''Manga/{{Aruosumente}}'': With only two named female characters, the cast is overwhelmingly male and everyone below the age of fifty and with a name is ''pretty''.
* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' focuses on male figure skating, and a good chunk of the cast is made up of good-looking young men as a result.
* ''Manga/{{Nanbaka}}'': It's a prison action comedy/drama, so it's probably inevitable that the men inside would be this. There's actually only one woman around and she's the head warder.
* ''Manga/{{Patalliro}}'': This comedy series, started in 1979 and having an anime adaptation in 1981, counts as one of the earliest mangas to utilize this trope.
* ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'' has [[TallDarkAndSnarky Hak]], [[RightHandOfDoom Kija]], [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Shin-ah]], [[ChivalrousPervert Jae-ha]], [[CuteLittleFangs Zeno]], and [[DudeLooksLikeALady Yoon]] escorting Yona on her goodwill tour around her country. Her first love [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Su-won]] adds his beauty to the central conflict of her life.


[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' comic is a comic series that adheres to this. The guys weren't exactly unattractive in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' cartoon but the reboot [[AdaptationalAttractiveness made them much more prettier]]. They updated the fashion and the {{animesque}} style makes them look bishonen. Rio, Craig, Riot, and Techrat are all slim and fashionable. Eric is now an attractive, glasses wearing businessman. Even Shana's boyfriend is a cute looking BigBeautifulMan. ''Jem And The Holograms'' is female aimed so that might be a factor behind all the main males looking as they do.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': The only girls there are [[YaoiFangirl Hungary]] and [[{{Bifauxnen}} Liechtenstein]]. That's it.
* Most of the male Capricorn Pirates from ''Fanfic/OnePieceParallelWorks''. One reviewer Lampshades this by saying, "All of the Capricorn males are either {{Bishounen}} or had the potential to become one - Yes, even [[{{Adorkable}} Hatori]] and [[{{The Alcoholic}} Thierry]]."
* ''Fanfic/TheSecretLifeOfTheBackyardKids''. The girls could be counted on one hand.
* While the characters on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' look [[OnlySixFaces identical aside from their hair and clothes]], the vast majority of ''South Park'' fanfiction describes its main characters as attractive pretty boys.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheOutsiders'' had [[PrettyBoy Rob Lowe]], Creator/TomCruise, Matt Dillon, Creator/PatrickSwayze, Emilio Estevez, Creator/CThomasHowell, and Ralph Macchio. All were young, sometimes shirtless, and barely a girl in sight.
* ''Film/VelvetGoldmine''. Very young Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers, and still young Creator/EwanMcGregor and Creator/ChristianBale (clad in glitter, makeup and feathers, [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles of course]]).
* The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie has its cast invoking youth and sex appeal more than other ''Franchise/{{Star Trek}}s'' while keeping the cast mostly male.
* Most of the men in the movie franchise ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' would make a woman/man pant, regardless of whether or not they even like the story.
* ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'' had young Creator/TomCruise, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/AntonioBanderas and Creator/ChristianSlater as the main cast. Oh, [[TheSmurfettePrinciple and]] Creator/KirstenDunst. While she was twelve.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies have a grand total of three female main characters, and almost all the rest are played by very handsome actors. Subverted in ''Film/TheHobbit'' where the prettiest of the cast is reduced by a half, mostly because nearly the rest are playing older dwarves.
* ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', thanks to DesignerBabies.
* One of the main features of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, where most of the actors [[HeroicBuild look like superheroes even offscreen]], with a handful of less-built [[PrettyBoy pretty boys]]. [[AndZoidberg And]] Creator/RobertDowneyJr (though that's [[SilverFox not a bad thing]]). It especially sticks out since TheSmurfettePrinciple is in full effect.
* Film/FightClub seems to do this on purpose. It gives the audience highly attractive men like Creator/EdwardNorton, Creator/BradPitt and Creator/JaredLeto in varying states of undress, a ton of HoYay... and then has them violently beat the shit out of each other. If you're into that kinda thing you'll be in heaven.
* ''Film/TheMortalInstrumentsCityOfBones'' has a ''ludicrously'' [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8m16jjK3y1rdyda1o1_500.jpg attractive array of males]] in the cast - the females are pretty too, but there's much fewer of them since the movie's target audience was teenage girls.
* ''Film/LesMiserables2012''. Seriously, at least half the movie focuses on a whole band of ridiculously attractive young men in a revolutionary fervour and singing gorgeously. And the older guys are played by Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Sacha Baron Cohen.
* ''Film/StopLoss'''s three leads are Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/ChanningTatum and Creator/JosephGordonLevitt. And they're [[GoodLookingPrivates soldiers in uniform too]]. As with many a Channing Tatum movie, there's a colossal ton of HoYay in there too.
* ''Film/{{Dunkirk}}'' has become so infamous for its pretty cast that its gang of young actors are referred to as "the Dunkirk Boys."

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Home And Away}}'', where the men below the age of 50 almost invariably have perfectly sculpted physiques, are smiley and very well-groomed, even (perhaps especially) the lower-class and criminal types, such as the Braxton brothers.
* The [[TroubledButCute perpetually angst-ridden]], [[MrFanservice ridiculously good-looking, fanservicey-as-hell]] (almost entirely) male cast of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', especially since the show likes to kill off any supporting female character. Combined with the unavoidable HoYay, it almost seems as if it is being written solely to appeal to fangirls.
* Every new ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series.
** Not just the new ones. A good chunk of the old ones were considered "Showa Hotties" when their series were on.
* At first, in ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'', the only female character on the team was ActionGirl Jules. Before Leah joined the team [[spoiler:after [[BlackDudeDiesFirst 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''.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has about a dozen main characters, all but two of whom are male. And they're so pretty...
* In Season 4 of ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', Prince Arthur assembles his Knights of the Round Table. [[http://oi43.tinypic.com/avhfti.jpg Recruitment seems to be based on how very, very pretty they are.]] Also, how [[PrettyBoy drop-dead gorgeous]] our [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lthem32oM81qzkk5mo1_500.jpg title character]] is.
* The Warblers in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' are, for the most part, very hot and very good at singing. And it only becomes more so after [[spoiler:Kurt transfers to Dalton]].
** All the other hot guys on the show - Finn, Sam, Puck and Mike for starters. Also Will, Sebastian and Joe.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': The Salvatores, Jeremy, Tyler, Alaric, Klaus and Matt - and that's just the main cast!
* ''Series/NoahsArc'': The only man of even average attractiveness in the main cast might be Alex (even that point is debatable), with all the other guys having absolutely perfect physiques.
* ''Series/TeenWolf''. Those poor, beautiful, beautiful lacrosse players. They can't even manage to keep their shirts on for more than ten minutes at a time.
* ''Series/FridayNightLights''.
* Even the most feminist-leaning seasons of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' 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.
* ''{{Series/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.
* ''Series/{{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.
* A number of Korean dramas fit this trope, but particularly ''Coffee Prince'', in which a sexy 30-something rake overhauls a coffee shop by hiring only sexy young men. Of course, one of them is someone he only ''thinks'' is a young man.
* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, most of which are played by attractive young men (not restricted to just-starting-out Creator/DamianLewis, Creator/MichaelFassbender, Creator/TomHardy, Creator/JamesMcAvoy etc.). The likes of Creator/RossMcCall (Liebgott), Creator/EionBailey (Webster), Creator/ScottGrimes (Malarkey) and Creator/JamesMadio (Perconte) have huge female followings. [[GoodLookingPrivates The uniform might have something to do with it]]. The series has a huge PeripheryDemographic of female fans precisely for this reason.
* ''{{Series/Shadowhunters}}'' may have the prettiest cast of any UrbanFantasy series. Jace, Alec, Simon, Raphael, and Luke are all good-looking young men in good shape. Hodge is given AdaptationalAttractiveness to become a PrettyBoy too. Of course the other side of the spectrum isn't left out either - since Clary and Isabelle are both quite pretty too.
* ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' didn't have this in the main cast but rather in the guest stars. It was noted that most of the recurring love interests for the sisters were lantern-jawed, chiselled {{Hunk}}s and {{Pretty Boy}}s. Julian [=McMahon=] became a 2000s sex symbol because of his role on the show and later ''Series/NipTuck''.
* ''Series/ShakespeareUnwrapped'' - an Irish EdutainmentShow went for a YoungerAndHipper cast to make ''Theatre/KingLear'' more relatable to school children. As the play only has three female parts, the majority of the cast are twenty-something guys. Notably this also plays up the HoYay between Kent and Lear, as well as the FoeYay between Cornwall and Gloucester.

* ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote''
** The main cast of consists of four boys and one girl. While the boys are not exactly {{bishonen}}, they are good-looking enough that western viewers of the anime adaptation often wondered the possibility a case of reverse harem (as the girl is TheProtagonist). Being a series written for tweens, that is obviously unlikely.
** The {{spinoff}} ''Genie Team G Jiken Note'', however, plays this trope the most straight; [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/g_2shokai_s1.png the male cast]] there is the most {{bishonen}} allowed in a ChildrensLiterature artwork.
* Only 6 of the 32 name characters in ''Literature/MoDaoZuShi'' are female. Most of the men, even the older ones, are noted to be rather handsome. The entire Gusu Lan sect is noted as never having an ugly disciple (except maybe Su She who up and left to set up his own clan).

* This trope defines the Japanese talent agency Johnny's and Associates.
* Two words: {{Boy Band}}s. 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.
* All K-pop boy groups. Don't even try to deny it.
* NewRomantic bands tended to have this image, especially Music/DuranDuran.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* An accusation [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] threw at Wrestling/UltimoDragon's [[Wrestling/DragonGate Toryumon]] promotion [[BitingTheHandHumor while he was working for it]], one that many people agree with though most of them [[{{fanservice}} don't find it such a bad thing.]] This is less true of regional variants such as Dragon Gate USA and Toryumon Mexico, but only slightly.
* Most of the {{Wrestling/WWE}} roster, to the point that quite a few wrestlers have even made their pretty looks a part of their gimmick, or given themself a nickname to reflect that [[MrFanservice they're a part of this trope]]. Examples include "Prince Pretty" Tyler Breeze, "The Shaman of Sexy" John Morrison, and of course "Dashing" Cody Rhodes. Scotty 2 Hotty jokes that towards the end of his term in WWE, he asked if he could drop the "2 Hotty" part of his ring name, in contrast to some of the more attractive guys on the roster.
* Wrestling/CelticChampionshipWrestling of Ireland has a startling collection of good looking young guys on their roster. The likes of Ricky Combat, Bingo Ballance, The Wood Brothers, DOC, Jody Fleisch, Xavier Burns and many others all provide their own form of {{Fanservice}}. Though they do have prominent {{Ms Fanservice}}s in the form of Katey Harvey, Kazza, Siren and Marie.

* Creator/BigFinish's [[http://www.bigfinish.com/img/news/doriankeyartcolcropped_image_large.jpg ''The Confessions Of Dorian Gray'']] (yes [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray that]] Dorian Gray) manages to pull this off despite it being a sound only medium (which is a great pity)

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/AkanesasuSekaiDeKimiToUtau'' features a large cast whose age ranges from little boy to old man and attractiveness ranges from macho muscular to {{Bishonen}} to out-and-out DudeLooksLikeALady. And since all of them are [[HistoricalDomainCharacter stand-ins for historical figures]], that automatically means they have been treated to a heavy dose of HistoricalBeautyUpdate.
* The entire ''Franchise/{{Angelique}}'' series. Ditto ''VideoGame/KiniroNoCorda'' and ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe''. This is the ''[[DatingSim point]]'' of the [=NeoRomance=] series.
* Many characters in ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' 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 ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' is, if not a downright {{Bishonen}}, 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 [=DW7=], Wu had the highest concentration of bishonen; now, Jin takes the crown, seemingly ''designed'' to be a Ghetto. Since ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' is derived from ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', it's only natural that the trope applies there as well.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', the Creator/{{Capcom}} [[FollowTheLeader riv]][[DuelingGames al]] to Creator/{{Koei}}'s ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', is loaded with lots of male characters, who are things for female players to ogle at. [[Characters/SengokuBasara Most of its characters]] satisfy some kind of fetish, but it's usually arguable that guys like Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimura, Mori Motonari and Chosokabe Motochika come out on top of the popularity list. It's telling that they are really gunning for this trope moreso than Koei, like how they turn [[RatedMForManly the usually macho, gung-ho Shibata Katsuie]] into a rather mopey but very pretty young man (same with Tokugawa Ieyasu, who usually got portrayed as an old man but here a clear cut young man), as well as how in ''Yukimura-Den'' installment, they eschews the notion of adding a new female character (they stuck with their rendition of Saika Magoichi, who's got a GenderFlip), when Koei usually is fairer to the X-Chromosome.
* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' franchise has always catered to this trope on some level, though only by including one or two "[[MrFanservice token]]" bishonen rather than a whole harem. However, ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' relishes in coming up with more and more bishonen to throw into the fray, the biggest example being ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', in which the villains are a sprawling [[QuirkyMinibossSquad organization]] of super-hot men with [[TheSmurfettePrinciple one token female on the team]].Even [[spoiler:True Organization XIII]] counts, because except for two old men, the rest of the members are one cute young {{Bishonen}} and the rest are fine hunks, because [[spoiler:Master Xehanort]] isn't as awfully disfigured as [[Literature/HarryPotter Voldemort]], and all of his [[spoiler:other incarnations]] are either cute young {{Bishonen}} or hunks. Even those [[spoiler:whose [[GrandTheftMe bodies he stole]], Terra, and Saix]], are fine hunks too. Gee, is [[spoiler:Master Xehanort's]] goal of collecting [[spoiler:his other incarnations]] are to make him easier to dominate the world or to make a boy band [[spoiler:of his past hunky selves?]]
** The all-star fighting game ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' includes the main hero and villain out of the first ten games in the franchise. This leads to 21 out of 24 male leads. [[TheSmurfettePrinciple 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 [[spoiler:is actually genderless and only takes the form of a beautiful woman.]]
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' takes this trope and runs with it, featuring an all-male party that fans have compared to a boy band.
* While ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' 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. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility'' even includes a guy [[DudeLooksLikeALady feminine]] you can woo him [[CampStraight 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 ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' and its sequels amps this up: even the main character, who is male, can be considered cuter than one or two of the bachelorettes.
** ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' tends more toward [[ImprobablyFemaleCast 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 [[ChristmasCake sadly unmarriable mother]]). Particularly glaring in ''VideoGame/RuneFactoryOceans'', the first game to feature a female player option at all; Sonia gets four choices for marriage (including Aden), while Aden gets ten. ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4'', 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.
* ''VideoGame/MeineLiebe'' follows this trope with unabashed faithfulness, adding plenty of HoYay thrown in for good measure.
** The anime was worse, reducing the female character in the games to token appearances.
* Pick an [[RomanceGame otome game]]. Any otome game. This trope is the point.
* ''VideoGame/ToukenRanbu'' is about bringing famous Japanese swords to life in order to fight an evil force...and all of these swords take on the forms of pretty boys and handsome men.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has an equal ratio of men to women, but several of the male characters are young adults with Bishounen features, but especially the [[{{Wutai}} Hoshido ]] Kingdom. The AggressiveSubmissive Takumi, or alternatively, in a certain path he is [[TheOphelia crazy and tragic, but still beautiful anyway]],NiceGuy ninja Kaze, the LittleBitBeastly {{Kitsune}} Kaden, the playful Subaki, CloudCuckoolander Izana, the diva Shigure... The Nohr Kingdom only have half of {{Bishonen}} Hoshido have, but it's there. The {{Jerkass}} BattleButler Jakob, the cool Leo, and his DudeLooksLikeALady son Forrest... Take your pick.
* ''VideoGame/Yume100: 100 Sleeping Princes in the Kingdom of Dreams'' is a puzzle game where you collect handsome princes - voiced by popular voice actors, of course. The game also features collaborations with anime such as ''Manga/BlackButler'' and ''Anime/{{K}}'', where the characters from these series get transported to the Kingdom of Dreams and get Prince forms.
* ''Band Yarouze!'' is filled with so many cute boys, even ''the lone [[TheSmurfettePrinciple girl group]]'' is a troupe of extremely convincing [[DudeLooksLikeALady crossdressers]].
* Like ''[=BanYarou=]'' above, ''VideoGame/{{Ichu}}'' also has an entirely male cast with a crossdressing girl group.
* ''VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}}'', while having a lot of {{bishojo}} in it, has more than a few beautiful boys and men (including a few that could pass for girls). Even some of the animals have a human form and of course they're beautiful!
* ''VideoGame/Idolish7'' has 2 (later 4) idol units consists entirely of beautiful boys

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/YoJinBo'', being a RomanceGame, is all about the bishounen. The only girl who appears onscreen besides yourself is Hatsuhime (who kinda is still you, in a way). A couple of maids may speak during the endings, [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen but they never get to be in the picture]].
* Pick any [[BoysLove BL]]-themed visual novel you want, we can guarantee its cast consists of nothing but attractive, lissome men in their late teens and early twenties.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/SenpaiClub''. The titular senpai (bar the one female) are all varying degrees of anime stereotypes such as the LongHairedPrettyBoy and the {{keet}}. The problem is that they're drawn in a very [[StylisticSuck simplistic and stylistic]] way compared to everyone else, who is {{animesque}}.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/BlackHaze'', to a ''ridiculous'' extent. Almost every male character, young or even older, is absolutely ''gorgeous''.
* ''Webcomic/BloodBank'' has a decent proportion of female characters for a [[YaoiGenre Yaoi]], but every male character with even a miniscule amount of panel time is highly attractive. The ones that aren't in the present day are inevitably revealed to have been handsome in their time. Made all the more noticeable when ''very'' pretty characters are called ugly in-story.
* ''Webcomic/TheDreamer'' has almost every taste, and only one major female character.
* ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' has many, many pretty men to suit everyone's taste, and a total of two significant female characters (one of whom at first seems like a VillainOfTheWeek). [[http://vert-is-ninja.deviantart.com/art/Next-To-You-I-m-Really-Short-151903123 Check out the cast lineup.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheLawOfPurple'' frequently displays its prettyboys shirtless.
* ''Webcomic/NightmareFactory'' has mostly male characters. Kreyul and Phirre fit this, as does Kissae's male form.
* ''Webcomic/{{Noblesse}}'' the online manhwa, has hot bishonen aplenty--and they end up living in the same house. [[http://noblessefans.deviantart.com/#/d2zoivz Yaoi fangirls]], [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Frankenstein_9028.jpg right]] [[http://www.advancedanime.com/pictures/m21-1024x768.jpg this way.]]
* Large enough portion of the cast of ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' are {{Pretty Boy}}s to qualify despite having several strong women characters who get ''panel time''.
* ''WebComic/MyDearColdBloodedKing'' takes place in a land like ancient China, and the majority of the males are definitely bishonen.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The four main men of ''WebVideo/DemoReel''. Donnie flirts with everyone and is played by an [[Creator/DougWalker 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 {{hunk}}y 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.
* ''WebOriginal/SanrioBoys'' features a wide variety of handsome Sanrio fans. Justified since it's about Sanrio's PeripheryDemographic.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' is able to pull this trope thanks to the Animesque art style and by focusing on the young sidekicks of DC superheroes.
* Judging by the many statements and fanworks of the fangirls, ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' follows this trope.
* Possibly unintentional on the part of its creators, ''{{WesternAnimation/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 HoYay.
** This was {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in a season 4 episode where the band goes on vacation to the Middle East and are mistaken for women by absolutely everyone. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Even the few guys who believe they're men still find them attractive.]]