"There's beauty, stranger… in thy soft form;How do you make a Pretty Boy even prettier? Give him long (shoulder-length or longer), flowing tresses of glossy hair! Bonus points for wearing it loose, no matter how impractical this may be. A lot of these fall under Viewer Gender Confusion, because Long Hair Is Feminine (if the confusion occurs in-universe, it's an example of Dude Looks Like a Lady). Many fall under Mr. Fanservice. This trope is very popular in Anime and Manga, especially those either aimed at girls/women, or are hoping to attract a significant female Periphery Demographic. Related to Rapunzel Hair. Contrast Barbarian Long Hair when it's used in a Hunk.
Thy fine, bright hair, not coarse like the hard athlete's,
Is mantling o'er thy cheek, warm with desire…
Wooing Aphrodite with thy loveliness."
Thy fine, bright hair, not coarse like the hard athlete's,
Is mantling o'er thy cheek, warm with desire…
Wooing Aphrodite with thy loveliness."
— Pentheus describes Dionysus, Bacchae
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Anime & Manga
- Anri and Shiro of Adekan used to have much longer hair when they were younger and were mistaken as girls because of their hair, feminine facial features and lithe forms typically dressed in female clothing. Shiro has since cut his hair to be free of a guy who held him captive as a slave due to his beauty and it remains past shoulder length. Anri once gained his long curly hair back after he degenerated to his child form.
- Being set in the Edo Period, all men have long hair, but the longest belongs to Ginshu, who wears it loose and is pretty enough to have masqueraded as a woman for years.
- Bonten, a suave, vain demon who Word of God calls the best looking guy in the series, is unique for his long blond hair which he ties in a ponytail, but sometimes lets down for alluring effect.
- In Aruosumente, Moeran stands out even among a Cast Full of Pretty Boys thanks to his Rapunzel Hair and loose robes.
- Nagisa from Assassination Classroom has long hair tied into pigtails, which makes him look like a girl. Turns out his mother won't allow him to cut his hair, because his mother, who wanted a daughter instead of a son, wants him to look like a girl.
- Beelzebub: When Himekawa loses the pompadour and sunglasses, his hair is revealed to be very long and beautiful, and he's so handsome his classmates are left speechless. From then on whenever he appears in this state he's nicknamed "Sexykawa".
- Griffith, the resident Bishōnen from Berserk who hordes of male and female characters have a fallen for and obsessed over during the course of the series, has waist-length white waves that the fandom has affectionately dubbed "cloud hair".
- Byakuya has long black hair that falls just past his shoulders. As a stoic nobleman with raven black hair and pale skin, he tends to be very popular with the women. The Shinigami Women's Institute keeps voting him the sexiest male shinigami in their annual polls.
- Ukitake has waist length white hair and is considered gentle, kind, and attractive. His Heterosexual Life-Partner, Kyoraku, keeps referring to him as a ladykiller because female shinigami can be reduced to blushing jelly if he so much as smiles at them. His female third seat, Kiyone, is hopelessly in love with him.
- Yumichika, notorious for his beauty and his obsession with beauty, used to have long hair that was fashionably styled until he joined the shinigami, whereupon he cut his hair to chin-length.
- Jugram Haschwalth of the Wandereich is a long haired, slender and pretty Bishonen. He's also The Dragon to Big Bad Yhwach.
- Bokura no Hentai:
- Ryousuke wears his hair long and has androgynous qualities. When he was younger he was noted for looking like a short haired version of his sister. When she died he grew his hair out and began dressing as her in private for his mother, who preferred her and has mental health issues due to her death. Ryousuke cuts his hair when he enters high school due to no longer needing to crossdress.
- Satoshi is introduced as a boy with long hair who usually wears girls clothes. A few appearances later and he cut his hair short and ditched the sailor fuku because he was hitting a growth spurt. In later chapters he grows his hair out long which makes him stand out as the most bishonen male character. He often wears his hair in a ponytail.
- Cardcaptor Sakura: Yue's braid of silver hair trails 2 feet behind him on the floor (or more, if it's a CLAMP illustration). Makes sense since he represents Yin and, through that, the Feminine aspect.
- Classi 9 has two of them: There is Beethoven, who's long violet hair and delicate features had him mistaken for a girl In-Universe. There's also Liszt, who despite thinking he isn't that good looking, has numerous fangirls for his looks and musical talent. As for the long-haired part, his hair goes below his knees.
- Corsair: the brothers Jean-Hughes D'Aubigne and Canale Delacroix both have long hair and aristocratic good looks, with Canale in particular being seen as extraordinarily beautiful.
- Akoya of Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! whose long pink hair is his defining physical trait.
- Jin Kazama from DAYS has long, blond hair that stands out amongst most the cast (who mostly have black or brown hair). He's the most bishonen character and is a Chick Magnet. Kazama's hair gets commented on when people on another team say they expect him to get beat up for his looks.
- Yukki of Destroy and Revolution has long hair to spite his father.
- Kouji Minamoto of Digimon Frontier technically falls under this trope since his hair is long enough to be worn in a near-waist-length ponytail. Amusingly his long-lost twin brother Kouichi is a Short-Haired Pretty Boy due to having similar features but an overall more feminine appearance.
- Hakuoh from Duel Masters has Very long blue hair, and he's very pretty boy.
- In Endride, the very pretty Eljuia has flowing white Rapunzel Hair which unquestionably contributes to the Dude Looks Like a Lady effect that occurs in-universe. He stands out as most men in the series keep their hair shoulder length or higher.
- Excel Saga: Il Palazzo has long silver hair and is rather pretty for an older man.
- Fruits Basket:
- Ayame Sohma has very long silver hair and is famous for his beauty, not to mention he's incredibly camp.
- Ritsu Sohma has long brown hair and is pretty enough that he can wear a kimono and pass for a woman. His timid demeanor also helps.
- Get Backers: Kazuki has floor length brown hair and is so pretty he's been mistaken as female a number of times.
Zura ZurakoKatsura has long black hair that enhances his feminine good looks.
- Kamui wears his long orange hair in a braid. He also happens to look just like his cute sister.
- Guilty Crown: Gai Tsutsugami is tall, has a well built physique, has long blonde hair that goes passed his shoulders and has attracted a number of female characters.
- Miyamura from Horimiya had long hair to hide his piercings while at school. He ended up cutting it after him dating Hori was made public knowledge, and it was considered an Unnecessary Makeover by both the fanbase and Hori.
- Guy of Innocents Shounen Juujigun has upper back length, immensely floofy black hair. While he's not the prettiest member of the cast, he's certainly an attractive young man.
- Inuyasha has long white hair reminiscent of the lion-dog figure in kabuki plays. For all his abrasive personality, he's considered rather cute, and the dog ears half hidden in his hair tend to be irresistible for women to try and touch. Even Kagome's mother gave in to the urge. He's particularly popular with Jakotsu… much to his chagrin.
- Sesshoumaru is a tall, slim, beautiful youkai of very high aristocratic rank with long, flowing white hair that falls to his waist. The anime takes this to extremes, however, by lengthening his hair down to his knees. Kagura, who had commented upon first seeing Inuyasha and Kouga that they weren't her type, fell for Sesshoumaru the moment she laid eyes on him. Jakotsu thought he was very attractive as well, but by then had his heart set on Inuyasha. The anime also gave him his very own Stalker with a Crush who fell for him the moment she saw him.
- Naraku took over the body of a handsome young human lord to create the shell of the half-youkai that he became. As a result, he has long black hair styled as a young lord would wear it. Unusually in the series, his hair is actually wavy rather than dead straight.
- Narciso Anasui from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean. Upon meeting him FF even questions his gender.
- Kuroh, with his Samurai Ponytail. In the first episode, when he rescues Shiro, the latter blushes at Kuroh's beauty and tries to flirt with him quite a bit, even when Kuroh is trying to kill him. When Kuroh goes to Shiro's school to find him, passing groups of students notice how hot he is, even though he seems a little strange.
- Shiro in his original body also qualifies - even after he cuts his hair in the end, it's still shoulder-length, and the students in the school are shown in a post-series side story to be very into both him and Kuroh for their looks.
- Kaoru from Kids on the Slope is stated to have effeminate facial features once and certainly looks prettier than the other more 'average' looking boys. As an adult he is shown to have grown his hair out and become a doctor.
- Macross Frontier: Alto Saotome a.k.a. Hime-sama is a beautiful boy with long blue hair tied in a ponytail. Often leads to him getting mistaken for a girl, much to his displeasure.
- Aburatsubo from Magic User's Club. He's tall, has long red hair, and is gorgeous enough to have his fanclub.
- Mononoke: Kusuriuri is known for capturing the hearts of all the women he meets just by standing still and letting the Dramatic Wind blow through his long, wavy ash blond hair.
- Naruto: Haku's long hair is the main factor in his androgyny. He had long hair even as a child. According to Naruto, he thought that Haku was even prettier than his crush Sakura.
- Ryuunosuke of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, being a genius hikikomori, barely has time cutting his hair, which has now grown to feminine lengths. He's also so pretty that he's once forced to wear a maid outfit.
- Ranma ½: Mousse' hair is longer than Shampoo's and he is quite pretty without his glasses.
- Rurouni Kenshin: Kenshin, referred to in the first chapter as "Handsome Swordsman of Legend", has long red hair. His impossibly youthful looks are lampshaded when two of the cast are surprised to learn he's actually 28.
- Sailor Moon: Fisheye, Zoisite, Nephrite and Kunzite all have long hair. The first two were portrayed as female in the dub. Also, Ali (his alien form) in the anime only Doom Tree arc. And Fiore (his alien form) in the R movie. And Artemis (his human form) in the manga.
- Saint Beast: Quite a few: Shin, Luca, and Lucifer all have Rapunzel Hair, and being angels, angelic beauty to accompany it. Rey is by far the worst offender with his long, flowing purple hair, and features bordering on Dude Looks Like a Lady.
- Sakura Gari: Souma has long hair that he wairs in a ponytail (before his Important Haircut) and Youya aka Sakurako.
- The Secret Agreement: Iori has long locks and is commented on for his world-class beauty, even more so than his short-haired sister.
- Ferid and Crowley of Seraph of the End are both effeminate looking vampires with Ferid keeping his long silver hair in a ponytail and Crowley keeping his long red hair in a braid.
- Asuramaru is a demon with a feminine looking face and long dark hair. The dress doesn't help either.
- Shimoneta: Oboro takes the "pretty" boy aspect to extremes, due to his soft facial features and the length of his hair. It reachs his mid-back, making him look near identical to Azumanga Daioh's Sakaki. Had it not been for Tanukichi's accidental discovery in chapter 10, no one would know he's really a guy!
- Shugo Chara!: Nagihiko Fujisaki has long, flowing indigo hair. Justified because he's a crossdresser.
- Star Driver: Shingo generally has some of the longest hair among the male cast, but after about sixteen years of coma it has grown to Rapunzel Hair dimensions and he has soft facial features to match.
- Tsukigasa: Azuma has very long, beautiful hair and a delicate appearance such that he resembles his mother strongly.
- Kiri from Wild Rose and Olgrius and Shui from Wild Wind, all have Rapunzel Hair that is drawn in great detail, and beautiful appearances courtesy of their supernatural being status.
- Kyubi from Yo-kai Watch is portrayed as a long haired, somewhat androgynous looking boy in human form. He's a Chick Magnet who (literally) steals hearts. Despite this Katie is oblivious to his flirting.
- Jae-ha of Yona of the Dawn never misses an opportunity to bestow his beauty on anyone male or female. Since he is also The Charmer and a Chick Magnet, most of his targets really don't mind (except Hak). Jae-ha is also the only one of the Cast Full of Pretty Boys who seems to know just how pretty he is and will try to use it to get what he wants (with varying success, his companions are completely immune). His waist-length green hair is tied beautifully back with a long yellow ribbon.
- While Kija's hair is shorter, it's still long enough to be tied back. And he's just as pretty as Jae-ha, just a lot more innocent...and slightly traumatized by infatuated women throwing themselves at him.
- Youth Gone Wild has several, though Lu Kai is most notable, completing the look with Guy Liner and lipstick.
- The Yu-Gi-Oh! series is guilty of this trope. You've got Bakura, Pegasus, Otogi, Espa Roba, Marik, Dartz and Sigfried. Like much of the male characters in the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, they are attractive too.
- YuYu Hakusho:
- Kurama (normally red, but turns white when he transforms into Youko), to the extent he suffers from a bad case of Even the Guys Want Him amoung the villians.
- Karasu has long black hair (which turns blond when he powers up). Considering his sadistic nature, this leads to a really creepy Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon effect.
- Shishiwakamaru is this in universe as well as out. He has a whole entourage of fangirls cheering for him and Yusuke jokes he should start a boy band because he "already has the looks for it" when he taunts him and his team.
- Sakyou, meanwhile, has more of a mullet, leads to the same Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon effect as Karasu.
- Death Note:
- John is depicted in The Last Supper as androgynous, pretty, and long-haired to emphasize his status as the youngest, and thus least masculine, apostle.
- In ElfQuest, Cutter, before he grows a beard. Gorgeous, curly blond mane, cute, rather feminine face... to be fair, though, most male elves qualify, but Cutter does have the most impressive hair.
- He's more manly than your standard "pretty boy" as a giant muscular viking, but The Mighty Thor deserves a mention for his long blonde hair and numerous female admirers. He ain't called Goldilocks for nothin', true believers!
- In Runaways, Victor Mancha was designed to look like the all-American hero for the 21st century, with shoulder-length brown hair and perfect brown skin. A considerable amount of the intra-team conflict in the second series stems from the fact that multiple girls are attracted to him.
Films — Live-Action
- The Lord of the Rings: Legolas is the main example, although according to Tolkien, all Elves fit this trope. It is impossible for anyone to have hair as gorgeously maintained as Legolas's without it being all they think about or without access to cleaning agents and facilities. The best analysis of what it would take to keep that hair up on the quest for the one ring can be found in journal for Legolas in The Very Secret Diaries.
- Marvel Cinematic Universe: Along with wavy black hair down to his shoulders, Loki's androgynous beauty in The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok includes large, expressive blue irises, pale skin, a svelte figure, and a very graceful gait. His attractiveness to humans is implied by how easily he disarms people even before he starts using his silver tongue or mind-controlly staff. In a The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You example, when Loki takes the stage at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, the women (and a few men) in Hall H go wild over his gorgeous looks as much as his charisma; Loki indeed has an army.
- X-Men: Apocalypse: The lovely Charles proudly styles his luscious tresses into a feathered mullet. In essence, he combines his prettiness from X-Men: First Class with his long, wavy mane from X-Men: Days of Future Past (but updated to an '80s hairdo). This is the character at his most vain because he revels in being beautiful and flaunts it. Apocalypse also plays up Xavier's nurturing qualities, so his long hair denotes his androgynous mindset. His lips are a deep magenta instead of cherry-red like in First Class, and their rosy shade matches with his lilac shirt. For viewers who had never seen an X-Men movie before, there is absolutely no doubt that Professor X is In Touch With His Feminine Side based on his physical appearance.
- Nightfall Series: Tristan is described as a Pretty Boy by both his friends and his enemies. And he has long, platinum-blond hair.
- In Dragon Bones, most men wear their hair long (more than shoulder-length) and open (except for old-fashioned Oranstone nobles, who wear it shaved in a specific manner). Ward notes that his brother Tosten is a pretty boy, who therefore has to be careful around sailors. Also, Oreg, who is said to resemble Tosten very much.
- Anita Blake: Micah, Nathaniel and Jean-Claude, among others, have long hair, low muscle bulk and delicate facial features.
- Merry Gentry They all have ridiculously long hair and are ridiculously good-looking.
- Roiben, an elf with "long pewter hair" from Tithe by Holly Black. The protagonist Kaye first encounters him in the rain and severely injured, i.e., sopping wet and covered in mud and his own blood, and even in that state Kaye describes him as "beautiful in a way that made her breath catch" (this is one of the reasons she knows he's a faerie).
- Prince Roger McClintock's long hair and prettyboy looks, combined with behaving like a useless fop in rebellion to his family, makes his bodyguards dismiss him as a useless load when they become stranded on Marduk as a result of a coup attempt, though as the series continues they realize their dismissal of him due to the appearance was a mistake.
- Fablehaven has Bracken, who is tall, willowy, youthful, and has long, soft silver-white hair.
- The Lord of the Rings: Elves are a race of fair-skinned boys. And long haired because... well, they don't seem to have a lot in the way of scissors. Pick a male elf. Any male Tolkien's elf. Except Cirdan and Mahtan (who are long-haired, but don't look like pretty boys). Legolas in particular is described as being "fair of face beyond the measure of Men."
- Plenty of men in A Brother's Price. Women keep their hair short and practical; men grow theirs out very long and usually keep it braided. Since men are so rare most women see very few, any man with all of his teeth and both eyes is going to be considered attractive… even so, Jerin is thought of as amazingly handsome. His long hair dangles between his feet when he braids it (granted he is kneeling at the time but that means his hair is at least thigh length and possibly knee length.) and he dresses well. Almost all women who are not related to him make at least one comment on how pretty he is. Paying lots of attention to his appearance is part of his culture, but the beautiful face is genetic.
- Roshaun ke Nelaid of Young Wizards. His descriptions in both books in which he appears stress two things: that he's very, very pretty, and sports a blond ponytail long enough for him to sit on.
- Valli in Outlander Leander has long hair and is described as pretty by Leander, and even wears flowers and dresses. Not to be confused with a crossdresser, though, because it's not considered crossdressing to them.
- Kuroki in Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note has shoulder-length hair—the longest allowed in Japanese Children's Literature since that's the longest allowed for schoolboys there. He's the local Chick Magnet, combined with Tall, Dark, and Handsome and The Charmer traits.
- In The Girl from the Miracles District, the Big Bad is described as looking like a male model—the woman Nikita questions is obviously smitten with him—with long red hair.
- Clip in the Malazan Book of the Fallen. Literally the first thing one learns about Clip is that he's tall, thin and has long flowing midnight-black hair. According to himself, he has no problems finding a date when out carousing in Bluerose.
- Chronicles of the Kencyrath: Randiroc, who Jame first sees via Outdoor Bath Peeping. He has waist-length Mystical White Hair (which is also Barbarian Long Hair, since he lives in the hills). He's so beautiful that when Jame first sees him, she thinks she might be dreaming. He… just let Jame tell it:
Jame thought at first that it was Kindrie, but only because of the long white hair—too long, surely, unbound, waist-length, clinging to the stranger's shoulders and back. Moonlight turned his whole body into gleaming alabaster except where blue shadows traced wiry muscles and the threads of old scars. He scooped up water and dashed it in his face. It ran down, gleaming, over the hard lines of his chest, stomach, and loins.
- Game of Thrones: Ser Loras Tyrell has wavy, light brown, shoulder-length hair in Season 1. George R.R. Martin even described the character as "the teen idol of Westeros" in an HBO featurette. Two lowborn Lannister soldiers consider the Knight of Flowers to be prettier than the Queen. Sansa Stark, Jeyne Poole, and Renly Baratheon—among others—like him because of his good looks.
- Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights has shoulder-length locks and is referred to as attractive by just about everyone on the show, including his head coach. At the very beginning of the series, he had already slept with half the rally girls and was in a relationship with one of the hottest girls in school. Then, he basically forced her to break up with him, had sex with the head cheerleader and successfully seduced a woman 16 years older than himself. Oh, and that was before he won state and started having threesomes on a weekly basis.
- My So-Called Life: Jordan Catalano who is played by the one and only Jared Leto.
- Versailles: The most notable examples are King Louis XIV and his brother Philippe, but really it's a whole Court Full of Long-Haired Pretty Boys. (And please note that despite the era, we're talking hair-style hair, not wig-style hair. In real life, King Louis XIV had great hair when he was young. He started wearing wigs after losing his hair during a bout of typhoid fever when he was 20—thus starting the wig trend.)
- Lin Chen in Nirvana In Fire has long flowing hair and a prettily handsome face. His flowing robe-like garments complete the androgynous look. The fact that he wears his hair down is also very unusual since Chinese men in this time period were supposed to always wear their hair up in public after reaching maturity.
- In Trust, J. Paul Getty III is a gorgeous teenager with long red curls. His mother compares him to an angel.
- There's a couple of these guys in the video for "Hangin' In" by Tanya Tucker.
- Russell Mael of Sparks had a particularly bushy version of this trope in the early 70's, made particularly evident in the video for This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us.
- Gackpo/Gakupo of Vocaloid fame, who has such long hair and feminine features that newcomers to the franchise sometimes mistake him for a woman. He's modeled after Gackt during his own years of being this trope, so it's understandable.
Myths & Religion
- Cu Chulainn of Celtic Mythology is described in the Táin Bó Cúailnge as as a beautiful young man with long, multi-hued hair that fell past his shoulders.
- Krishna is known for his long hair and his beauty, as is the god Vishnu whom he incarnates from. One of Krishna's names literally translates into "of beautiful hair".
- When Dionysus disguises himself as a human in Bacchae, King Pentheus goes on a poetic rant about how beautiful he is, paying particular attention to his long, silky hair, which he then threatens to cut off.
- Herbert von Krolock in Tanz Der Vampire. The actor's makeup almost always makes him a pretty boy and in several productions he has long, loose, flowing blonde hair.
- It's a fair guess to assume that Count von Krolock (Herbert's father) also used to be one of these when he was younger. Even if his face is now heavily lined, he's still really handsome and he has long black hair.
- Final Fantasy II has The Emperor and his Rapunzel Hair. Firion counts as well, when he's given longer hair.
- Jak has long hair in the second game, and is mentioned by Keira as being handsome after he admits to missing his child self, and she admits he'll grow up to look handsome. He cuts it short in the third game to survive in the desert.
- Chrono Trigger: The boss Flea. The chest padding in the game art doesn't help.
- Kingdom Hearts: Xehanort, Xemnas, "Ansem", Saix, Marluxia, Riku (until he cut it off in 3D)... Yeah, Kingdom Hearts is the master of Long Haired hotties.
- Street Fighter:
- Vega has long hair that goes past his waist. His default outfit is him shirtless, revealing his muscular physique and wearing a mask to protect his handsome face.
- Ken too, especially in the Alpha series.
- Alex, also. 'Dat ponytail.
- Tales of Symphonia: Zelos Wilder, Yuan Ka-Fai, and Mithos Yggdrasill.
- Samurai Shodown: Ukyo Tachibana.
- Dynasty Warriors: Several examples, most notably Zhang He and Zhou Yu.
- There's also Zhao Yun, Zhuge Liang, Ling Tong and Jiang Wei.
- Samurai Warriors: we have Ishida Mitsunari, Akechi Mitsuhide and Sasaki Kojiro.
- Warriors Orochi: Taigong Wang, if he wore it loose that is.
- Ōkami: Waka How does he keep it under that hat?
- Many male characters in the mobile RPG Onmyōji, being set in the Heian period and all, but most notably the protagonist Abe no Seimei whose white hair reaches his knees.
- Sengoku Basara: Akechi Mitsuhide and Maeda Keiji.
- Fire Emblem:
- Lucius from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade has long blond hair and is pretty enough that Serra mistakes him for a girl at first.
- Libra from Fire Emblem Awakening has long hair that contributes to his feminine appearance and people mistake him for a woman on a regular basis.
- Takumi from Fire Emblem Fates has long, flowing hair down to his waist, which he keeps in a high ponytail (so it is likely even longer). In an interview, the character designer explicitly noted that he was designed to appeal to the female audience.
- Subaki from the same game also has long flowing hair worn in a ponytail. It doesn't hurt that he's an Expy of Cordelia, one of the most beautiful women in the previous game.
- Forrest, also from Fates, is an extreme example. He has long hair in an elaborate curly style, and he's so pretty that several characters (including Elise, some bandits, Dwyer in one of the DLC levels, and apparently a good percent of the army in his Shigure supports) all comment on it.
- Both Luthier and Leon in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia are long-haired bishonen. Leon in particular seems to be playing it up, since he accentuates his looks with makeup and claims to have a strict routine to keep himself looking pretty.
- Infinite Space: A few male characters (including the main character), most notably Lord Roth, who has waist-length hair.
- Assassin's Creed II: Ezio. His hair is usually in a ponytail, but does reach his shoulders. And over the course of the series he proves himself to be quite the ladies man.
- The Legend of Zelda
- World of Warcraft: Lots, most notably Arthas Menethil and Kael'thas Sunstrider.
- Tales of Vesperia: Yuri "Pheromone Boy" Lowell. A man even offers him a drink until he realizes he's male.
- Star Ocean: Ioshua Jerand from the first game, and Dias Flac from The Second Story/Second Evolution. Meanwhile, Albel Nox from Till the End of Time has twin rattails that reach past his waist.
- .hack//G.U. games: Endrance, crossing into Dude Looks Like a Lady territory. Also, Kuhn.
- Tales of the Abyss: Luke, before his haircut, his original Asch, and Jade. Also Van and Peony.
- Harvest Moon has been fond of this on marriageable bachelors starting with Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility. Julius (who is so pretty in the Japanese version he wonders if his love interest thinks he's a crossdresser) and Jin (the resident Hospital Hottie doctor of Tree Of Tranquility and Animal Parade'' come to mind.
- King Of Fighters: Duo Lon.
- Benimaru Nikaido has the long hair and the good looks, but his Shock and Awe powers make his hair stand up. He lets his hair down once or twice, though.
- Fatal Fury: Terry and Andy Bogard. Andy is more notorious since he lets his long hair loose while Terry ties it up in a ponytail instead.
- Mortal Kombat: Raiden doesn't initially come off as this, but take away his hat and cloak, and you're left with a rather pretty man with a glorious mane of white hair◊. Partially lampshaded in Mortal Kombat 9 where, upon learning they are fighting for the safety of Earth, Johnny Cage asks Raiden, "What should we do, besides standing around looking pretty?"
- Guilty Gear has quite a few, with Testament standing out in particular for having long black hair and a very feminine looking attire. A number of the characters have commented on his beauty.
- Ky Kiske gains this look in Guilty Gear 2: Overture and onward. He ties it on a ponytail in the newest game though.
- Brain Dead 13: Computer technician and Idiot Hero Lance Galahad.
- In Xenoblade Chronicles, we have Dunban, a Handicapped Badass with long hair, and who some female fans consider to be the most attractive guy in the game.
- Idol game Ensemble Stars! gives us Souma and Wataru.
- Stardew Valley has Elliot, a handsome, long-haired aspiring writer who lives in a shack on the beach in Pelican Town. He's one of the villagers you can marry in the Romance Sidequest.
- Arsenik in War: 13th Day. His hair falls past his waist, and he's quite the unwitting heartbreaker. In his route, not only Ambrosia likes him but Wildfire as well. In fact, Wildfire has the world's longest-standing crush on him. She even tries to make him jealous by going out with someone else. Chase also mentions that Arsenik has admirers. And if it couldn't be made any clearer, Brooks says this about him:
Brooks: I’ve seen that tight blonde you’ve been eyeing. Now, he is fine.
- Ace Attorney:
- Zen in Mystic Messenger has waist-long white hair bound in a low ponytail and is very attractive, so much he admires himself and takes many selfies. He also has many admirers. (Mostly female). It also helps that Jaehee comments how handsome he is, and even Yoosung is jealous of his good looks.
- RWBY: Ren has pretty pink eyes and a slim, feminine facial structure. His body is slender and, while he's just barely taller than most of the female students, he's shorter than most of the men. For the first three volumes, his hair is tied back into a long ponytail with a pink streak that's the same colour as his eyes. In Volume 4, the pink streak is darker, almost purple, and he wears his hair unbound. It's so long it almost reaches his butt and emphasises his slight, feminine appearance.
- In the webcomics by A-gnosis, Dionysos is portrayed as this. All the gods are implied to be good-looking, but he's taking it up to eleven, wearing earrings, flowers in his hair, and bracelets.
- Ganymede, too, is portrayed like this, naturally. After all, Zeus gave him the job as cupbearer of the gods because he was so very pretty. He wears his hair open, and doesn't wear a shirt.
- El Goonish Shive: Noah has long hair, strongly implied to include long furry antennae in addition to scalp hair, which he keeps in a ponytail. Due to that and his other androgynous traits other characters are unsure of his gender.
- Monsterful: Jacob Bottom Button, the Rag doll boy.
- Girl Genius: Maxim, who was originally meant to be nothing more than a joke sketch of a Pretty Boy Jagermonster.
- Paradis has angels as this, specifically Gabriel.
- A Broken Winter: While both Kuroda and Reisen have very long hair, Reisen lets his fly in true pretty-boy style. Kuroda keeps his in a neat tail.
- Ménage à 3:
- Erik is a blond, sunglasses-wearing rich guy who '80s hair-rock fan Zii considers a perfect boyfriend, for his looks and many other reasons.
- Wrestling trainer Damien also carries off the style in a way that is perhaps not unknown in pro wrestling. He is also habitually flirtatious, and clearly fully aware of the effect he has on some of his female students, using it to keep them paying their membership fees.
- The spin-off comic, Sticky Dilly Buns, features Angel, who has the hair, who plays in a glam-rock revival band called "Pretty Boyz With Electric Toyz", and who the lead character correctly identifies as a romantic rival on sight. However, it subsequently turns out that Angel is actually "gender fluid" and anatomically female, indeed presenting as a slim, attractive woman on some days.
- Todd Allison & the Petunia Violet: Meredith has long dark hair, has been the cause of much Viewer Gender Confusion since his first appearance, and was called "impossibly beautiful" by Rolls. Elijah also noted (admittedly out of continuity) how Meredith was more popular with girls when they were younger, partially due to having a more handsome face.
- In The Wolf at Weston Court flirtatious dandy Elgin has long flowing red hair.
- All the males in Sword Princess Amaltea have hair that go beyond thier shoulders. This been because the story's world is a Matriarchy and men have female roles, including being pretty. This makes Prince Ossian Boyish Short Hair more significant and shocking.
- In Stand Still, Stay Silent, Reynir has a braid reaching below his waist and is one of the characters whose gender is the most often mistaken.
- In Moxie, Choco has long brown hair that is pulled back in a ponytail.
- In The Back o' Beyond Seb has long hair. Nate does too, but isn't 'pretty.'
- Teen Titans:
- Aqualad has long, black hair that runs down to his shoulders, a lean muscular physique and is consider very handsome as both Raven and Starfire get a crush him the first time they see him.
- As an adult Robin is shown to have long hair. This is different from in the comics, where Nightwing has had long hair but it was a mullet instead of standard long hair. Robin is a Chick Magnet as a teenager so it's certain he'd be one as an adult as well.
- Sym-Bionic Titan: Lance's black hair goes down to his shoulders, and he is incredibly popular in school, especially with the girls.
- Ben 10: Kevin Levin, whose black hair falls to his shoulders. He grows up into a tall, muscular young man who's had multiple girls gain a crush on him.
- Voltron: Legendary Defender, Prince Lotor of the Galra Empire has waist-length white hair and when compared to his father Zarkon, who looks more alien, his fine facial features perfectly stand out, helped by the fact that he's half-Altean on his mother Honerva's (also known as Haggar) side.
- Ancient Spartan warriors wore their hair long as it was said to make a handsome man more beautiful and an ugly one more fearsome. It was often braided and wound around the head so as to fit neatly under a helmet.