Buccha from Air Gear wears a pink-and-white striped T-shirt.
There's an interesting detail in Appleseed Ex Machina. When Deunan, Briareos, and Tereus arrive at the ship of Poseidon in their landmates, Deunan is given an advanced prototype landmate for the final assault. Briareos says he would like to take that one himself, except for the fact that it is pink. They also get the assistance of a group of Poseidon soldiers, who all have their own landmates. Except for Argus, who takes Deunan's police landmate. Which leads us to the question why he doesn't use his own? Oh wait...
Sweden is fairly domestic and good with children, specially the unruly Sealand. When he gives Finland some of his clothes and the other remarks on their 12 cms. height difference, Sweden immediately grabs some sewing implements and calmly starts fixing them himself. Sounds okay, but... well, did we mention that Sweden is actually a hugeBig Guy with a permanent Death Glare and Stoic Spectacles who scares people off whether he wants or not?
In a Drama CD, America is naming all of the Allies after Power Rangers. He doesn't know who to pick for the pink ranger, but who volunteers? Russia. Who is not only the same height as Sweden, but also may enjoy bludgeoning people with wrenches and pipes. Russia is also seen cooking, wearing a pink apron with USA (rabbit) written on it. And just like England likes embroidering, Russia is seen happily knitting.
Germany is shown to love baking cakes. He even has an entire character song about his love of baking and cleaning.
Prussia loves cute things such as little birds, plush pandas and Italy.
Austria meanwhile is shown to be highly cultured, a good chef and more interested in gardening or playing music than fighting. If anything, his manlier aspects seem to be filled up by Hungary.
Turkey, who is a large, bearded wall of muscle, is (naturally, considering the country he represents) a fan of the dance, and is occasionally depicted in rather gauche Turkish dancing garb, both male and female.
Chad who enjoys wearing pink Hawaiian shirts. He also loves cute things like stuffed animals and cockatiels.
KenpachiZaraki doesn't so much wear pink as carry a pink-haired child on his back. He even attends Yachiru's tea parties. He also spends hours attempting to get his hair perfect and his dislike for Lieutenant Sasakibe stemmed from a shampoo recommendation that ruined his favourite hairstyle.
Komamura Sajin enjoys the living world's cute puppies show, which is the equivalent of one gritty badass liking Barbie Shows.
Kyouraku wears a woman's kimono everywhere. The only time he ever takes it off (even throwing it to a friend for safe-keeping), it's an example of The Coats Are Off.
In Brave10, Date vehemently defends the fierceness of his Kyoto outfit, however wary everyone else is about it.
Absolutely every male character in Breakshot. From intimidating muscleman Oki to filthy cheater Isamu to main character Chinmi, as billiards players they're usually dressed in frilly shirts with flowers and little bow ties that would look more at home on a Playboy Bunny. There's something funny about a guy bragging about how strong he is while he's dressed like King from Art of Fighting.
Lelouch vi Britannia of Code Geass is a ruthless rebel against a despotic empire with serious family issues and a vicious streak a mile wide... and is a pretty good cook, can make a fairly fancy French meal out of "some leftover pork I found in the fridge", likes wearing frilly clothes (not only is his Zero suit equipped with a crevat, but he's called girly for it by a younger Suzaku), and has worn a pink shirt on at least one occasion. And his main concern when being forced to appear in women's clothing? Having enough time to prepare himself for the role.
Jet Black of Cowboy Bebop is a big scary-looking ex-cop with a robotic arm who loves to cook and cultivates bonsai trees. Then again, Jet has so many hobbies — both manly and non-manly — he may count more as a Renaissance Man.
The badass Anti-Hero of Darker Than Black, known and feared throughout the underworld as the Black Reaper, who earned his reputation by killing dozens of contractorsbeforehe got superpowers, is a skinny, innocuous guy who loves to cook. Seriously, leave him in a kitchen with nothing to do for five minutes and he'll start chopping vegetables. Valuable skill for a Big Eater, especially since the show drops strong hints that it's the renumeration for his powers. (It's actually just a quirk.)
The anime of D.N.Angel features Krad with a pink petticoat under his outfit. A very obvious, frilly pink petticoat. The animators claimed it was purple, but no. Did I mention that this guy spends his spare time playing torturous mind-games with his other half.
At the start of the Trunks saga, Vegeta, the second most powerful being in the universe, is shown wearing a pink shirt◊. With "Bad Man" printed across the back. Bulma badgered him into wearing it after she took his badly damaged regular clothes while he was showering.
In something of a Brick Joke, Vegeta is seen wearing a pink apron in Dragon Ball Super while doing chores for Beerus and Whis. He's embarrassed when Goku sees him wearing it, but this seems to be the fact of the apron and not the color, as he doesn't remotely complain that Goku's apron is blue.
Tao Pai Pai wears a lot of pink. The second part of his name, "pai pai", means "peaches", hence the color scheme (although said term is also a euphemism for breasts).
Majin Buu in all of his incarnations (save for Evil Buu who is grey or greyish-pink) is pink. He's successively more cruel and dangerous with each form, climaxing at the heartless and mindless (and still bright pink) Omnicidal Maniac Kid Buu.
In the Buu saga, the Ox King, Chi-Chi's father, also wears pink, and he was no slouch himself back in the original Dragon Ball days.
Taking things to a new level, Goku's Bad FutureEvil Counterpart in Dragon Ball Super, Goku Black, gets pink hair when he goes Super Saiyan God Super Saiyajin, calling his version "Super Saiyajin Rosé" to mock the naming scheme of Super Saiyajin Blue. And he kicks all kinds of ass with it. It helps that his aura is not just pink, but has a lot of dark colors in it, which makes it very intimidating.
Knight from Duel Masters spends most of the first episodes in an all black ensemble to show off how cool he is. Later on he starts wearing a pink undershirt defending the change by stating "pink is the new black".
Belfangan Clouseau. He's big, tough, imposing, states that good Arm Slave piloting should resemble art, and indulges in watching cute shoujo anime (Disney cartoons in the manga) during his free time. Notably he gets pissed off in one instance when Kurz tapes over one of his cartoon tapes with porn.
Quatre Raberba Winner is a filthy rich kid, plays the violin and the piano, very polite, and somewhat feminine. He also pilots a badass Gundam, is The Smart Guy of the group, can handle himself with a rapier very well, can survive in the desert and space for a long time without food and water, and becomes the de facto leader after Heero leaves to rescue Relena and face Zechs. And despite having a clear distaste for killing, Quatre's not a Technical Pacifist (or at least, not until The Movie, when the whole team starts acting that way), and probably kills more enemies than any two other characters in the show combined. Or everybody combined if you include his distressed induced Freak Out! after completing Wing Zero which people thought to be attributable to the "Zero System" but negated by the scientist when they affirmed that his brain waves was not affected at all. And when forced to handle the Zero System, he was still able to maintain sanity instead of being manipulated like the rest of the team.
That would be because George Sand was the alias of a female French novelist and not a "real man", so as such it's also a kind of subversion.
Chibodee himself has naturally pink hair (well, pink bangs), and is a badass champion boxer and majorChick Magnet. He's also the Queen of Spades in the Shuffle Alliance (and the former Queen of Spades also was male), admits being a Momma's Boy (due to a rather sad case of Missing Mom) and is fiercely protective of both Rain and his Four-Girl Ensemble crew.
Actually, we see flashbacks of Chibodee as a kid, and his hair is one solid color. He dyes the pink in himself.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED has Athrun Zala who, like most pilots in Seed, is kind of a bishonen, but he is characterized by being the only pilot to pilot four different suits that are predominantly pink in color.
For that matter, the infamous Red Comet's custom paint job sure looks more pink than red. Lampshaded in the official spoof manga Kidou Senshi Gundam-san.
Char has worn pink and purple when not in his trademark red uniforms.
As perhaps one of the more iconic manga and anime examples, Dio Brando, in Part 3, wears pastel colors, a heart headband, heart shaped kneepads and belt-buckle, and golden elf boots... and he's still manly, and scary despite, or perhaps because of it. Dio is not the only example, and not even the pinkest.
His son Giorno continues the tradition by being a very badass and powerful gangster... whose outfit involves a heart-shaped chest cutout, a ladybug motif, and a hairdo that must require a large amount of time, effort, and hair gel to maintain. He also has a habit of standing in clouds of flower petals and striking campy model-esque poses, and a few official artworks show him dressed head-to-toe in, what else, bright pink.
Male characters frequently striking flamboyant model-esque poses is a recurring theme in the series. Especially the badass ones.
JJBA is this trope animefied. Over half of the the cast is composed by strong and FABULOUS men. Most of them wearing exaggerated fashion attires, big earrings, tight jeans and shirts, colored lipstick matching with the hair (Yeah, for real), accessories like golden chains, glittering scarfs and heart tiaras, and lots of pink. They make super models look tacky and it's still one of the manliest anime/manga ever created!
To be fair, JJBA has always been heavily influenced by Western music trends, and one of its more notable influences was 80's American music, an era which gave us, among other things, Glam/Hair Metal, which is essentially the real-life personification of this trope.
Badass swordsman Kuroh Yatogami in K makes nutritionally balanced bento lunches for his companions while wearing a pink apron... even before he decides to stop trying to slay those same companions.
Gwendal is a badass fighter and tactician with a glare of steel, but he loves cute things and his hobby is...knitting. Knitting cute animals. He's charmingly terrible at it, too: it's a Running Gag that no one can quite tell what the animals are actually supposed to be, which makes it all the more precious that he continues to persist in making them.
Meanwhile, Yozak is a really big guy with bulging muscles and a handsome, manly face, and is a terrifying and intense power with a sword in his hands, and he really likes to crossdress. Initially this was explained by his being undercover when introduced, but since he changes into an 'angel of mercy' costume for saving the survivors of an earthquake and is really, really not convincing with those biceps, and clearly enjoying himself, it's probably not a work thing.
Early in his first scene in the manga, before it's revealed that he's a Shin Makoku spy and Serious Mentor Conrad's old friend, he's shown sitting and laughing with Conrad, in his outrageous drag queen outfit. The main character mistakes it for a hookup and gives them space. Hilarious, especially once you know the background.
He brings an evening dress along on a dangerous mission to a snowbound mountain, as a good-luck charm because dressing as a woman has saved his life so many times. Same sequence where he has his most impressive sword fight.
Martian Successor Nadesico's main character, Akito Tenkawa, pilots a hot pink Humongous Mechaand is an exceptional cook — this is a man who made crepes suzette as field rations. He's not a badass in any sense of the word, but out of all the things people look down on him for, his ride and his skill in the kitchen are not among them.
Mazinger Z: Kouji Kabuto, the Hot-Bloodedhero, is a Chef of Iron, especially in the original manga, where it was shown he is the one cooks for his household. It is also implied that his cooking is pretty good no matter how ridiculous it is.
Chuzaemon from Mon Colle Knights is a muscular mohawked midget in his seventies who believes manliness is the highest goal in life and spends most of his time desperately trying to make Count Collection a proud man. He also grooms cats and dances ballet in a pink tutu, tending to be surrounded by rose petals when he does so.
The Terminator of My Bride Is a Mermaid initially crossdresses as a schoolgirl in attempt to understand his beloved daughter's heart through Moe stereotypes. Initially, because he inexplicably continues to wear the outfit in future appearances. He's the freaking Terminator, though, with laser beam eyes, so it isn't like anyone (besides his daughter) is ever going to call him out on it. He even really does wear pink... panties.
As it turns out, Naruto got it from his daddy, Minato, who had zero qualms with wearing a pink apron while washing the dishes. And who was also the Fourth Hokage.
Some non-Japanese fanboys refuse to believe that Ax-Crazy demon-possessed Gaara has the word 'love' written on his head and get mad when fangirls draw him with a heart. "No, it must be something badass like death, or suffering." Nope. It's love◊. Carved into his forehead by his sand-shaping powers the moment he finally broke after his Uncle Yashamaru tried to kill him and then told him that he never was and never would be loved. This symbolizes that he loves only himself and fights only for himself, prior to his Heel–Face Turn.
It has also been revealed that, like Naruto, he enjoys gardening. In Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage, he pleasantly surprises Hakuto, his fiancé (arranged by Suna's elders) when he mentions how much he enjoys cultivating cacti.
Itachi likes to go to tea shops. The Sunny-Side Battle! OVA shows that he can also cook very well and has no qualms about wearing a lacy apron.
In Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ryoji Kaji takes up growing watermelon as a hobby; he asks Shinji to keep it a secret, because he doesn't want his manly reputation to be compromised. Maybe his time spent with Misato left him with a taste for melons. note The sad thing is, he'd probably make this joke.
Ship's doctor Tony Tony Chopper famously sports a large pink hat that was given to him by his adoptive father. While he's not as powerful as Sanji it is highly recommended you don't piss him off because he will Mess. You. Up.
There's also Donquixote Doflamingo who wears a very pink feathery overcoat while treating people as puppets using what appears to be string based powers ( which apparently double as Razor Floss when he feels like it). He's clearly one of the most dangerous men in the world, combining immense combat prowess and a vast and powerful organization with a complete disdain for human life.
Kumadori is an odd case. Points to his manliness include his huge size and combat prowess (he is in CP 9, which doesn't exactly take just anyone). He has a bit of a Kabuki theater theme going on, which is not necessarily unmanly, and although his hair is a vibrant, hot pink, it's quite deadly. What's left? Well, he plays some kind of weird little palm-drum thing. And he's in quite a few shots with cherry blossom petals.
Not to mention Mr. 2 Bon Clay, AKA Bon-chan, a self-proclaimed transvestite who loves pink clothes and swan motifs. Also possibly the manliest character in the series.
Another transvestite, Emporio Ivankov, is the "Queen" of Kamabakka, a kingdom (queendom?) of transvestites. He's also the right-hand man of the world's most wanted criminal, and an absolute monster in battle.
General Ripper Akainu apparently wears a pink shirt going by one of the openings. As shown here◊. Even more intertesting is that he has sakura petals tattooed over his shoulder and arm, a pink rose in his lapel, and likes to tend to a bonsai tree as seen on chap 592.
Pekoms. He wears an all-pink suit with red high heel-like shoes, has cute dot eyes, but happens to be a member of a Yonko's crew and even sports a bounty of 330,000,000 million beli. He also knocked a Logia out cold with a single punch after an epic one-liner. Oh yeah, and he's a friggin' lion!
The hero of Otomen (a blend of otome = maiden + the English "men") has dedicated his teenage years to evading this trope and failing so, so utterly. He may look like the stoic ultra-manly Kendo Team Captain, but he gives cute bento boxes to the girl he loves and makes stuffed animals in a trance when he thinks about her. His best friend uses him as the model for the heroine of his hit Shōjo (Demographic) manga series.
Later characters include very manly guys like Kitora, a tall and intimidating-looking Gentle Giant who loves flowers more than anything (or anyone) and Tounomine, Asuka's rival Kendo Team Captain who is obsessed with make-up and hair & skin care.
The primary premise of the Sanrio Boys. The main five characters are each attached to a cute mascot of choice. It also has An Aesop about the importance of being honest about the things you like.
Senri, the silent goliath bear-man from +Anima. He loves flowers, which he likes to use as bookmarks in his diary—they help him remember things. Being the oldest and the strongest, he's a protective Team Mom and a surprising male example of a Mama Bear who goes so far as to literally lick the wounds of his companions. Although, he seems to enjoy the taste of blood.
Pokémon Special: Ruby, who participates in Pokémon Contests, regularly grooms his team, and even sews and trims outfits for man and 'Mon alike. Interesting case since we see the pink before we're given any hint to the man. Still, this is the son of Gym Leader Norman we're talking about.
In "The Screen Actor's Guilt", action movie star Brad Van Darn (a Captain Ersatz of Jean-Claude Van Damme) owns a Smoochum, a small, pink Pokémon that resembles a young girl with short blond hair. His manager fears that fans will ditch him once they find out... but when the truth comes out, his fangirls melt in a collective puddle ofsquee and love him even more.
Ranma Saotome, from Ranma ˝, is probably the strongest fighter in this continuity. Although he complains loudly about it, he clearly enjoys some of the possibilities his instant-sex-change curse gives him. Eating big, girly sundaes is about the only one he'll admit to. But, while he'll protest that he only goes to that extent because it's necessary, he does seem to get a thrill out of "seducing" men to get them to surrender some MacGuffin or other—and his favorite "disguise" is a pink dress.
He's also an excellent cook, though he never uses it, presumably because his Cordon Bleugh Chef and Tsundere fiancee would go ballistic if he constantly pointed the fact out (she does not take the initial revelation very well). He's also good at gymnastics, tea ceremony, sewing, and cleaning (to the point he will compulsively clean someone else's messy room, having to think about it to stop, not start, in the manga). Do note that many of these things (probably even the cleaning, at one point; it's a long series) were also forms of martial arts in which he's competed. So if he has to learn something girly and emasculating like knitting to fulfill his goal of being the best at every form of martial arts ever, so be it.
Ryoga Hibiki is hinted to have studied rhythmic gymnastics and is even shown teaching it early on in the manga. Martialrhythmic gymnastics, yes, but rhythmic gymnastics all the same.
Drake Anderson from the Read or Die OVA is a badass, gruff mercenary capable of taking out super-powered enemies in hand to hand combat, surviving helicopter crashes without a scratch, and is outright feared by Paper-users for his prowess against them. He also enjoys pottery, sightseeing, and classical literature.
Rurouni Kenshin— Kenshin Himura is short, wears his long hair in a ponytail, always wears his pink kimono (often with matching tabi), cooks, washes the clothes, and cleans around the dojo... and he's the fearsome Battousai the Man-Slayer. In the Japanese version of the anime, he's voiced by a woman.
In the manga, Nobuhiro Watsuki claims he based Kenshin on Genzai Kawakami, an assassin during the bakumatsu who was short, thin and easily confused with a woman... he used it to his advantage by crossdressing and hiding at Geisha Houses after killing.
Also of note is that in the manga, Kenshin is constantly mistaken for a woman, despite carrying a sword around (which was forbidden at the time) and having a big badass scar on his face. He also serves as a babysitter to Dr. Gensai's granddaughters (exclusive to the anime as near as it can be told).
Bontenmaru from Samurai Deeper Kyo can literally rip a man in half with his bare hands. He hangs out with several badass killers, and reads shoujo manga.
Harima in School Rumble is a buff bad boy. Most students tend to steer clear of him due to his delinquent nature and tendency to beat people up. (Which he does a lot.) One other kid in class has made it his life goal to become manlier and cooler than Harima. In his free time, though, Harima draws manga and takes care of stray animals.
Scryed's Straight Cougar is a manic super-speed fighter and irrepressible flirt who not only wears bright pink shades with his uniform but drives a hot-pink car to boot. No one ever calls him on it, probably because addressing Cougar about anything will earn you a ten-minute hyper-enthusiastic explanation/tirade.
Eguchi, the main character of the popular biker gang series Shounan Bakusozoku (aka Bomber Bikers of Shonan), isn't just the leader of the titular biker gang but also of his school's handicraft club.
In Sonic X, Sonic apparently has a fondness for flowers. He even uses this to taunt Knuckles at one point when he was tricked by Eggman (again) and challenging Sonic to a duel, and later on in the series Sonic gathers a bunch of flowers and puts them in a vase at Chris's house. Later still he gives Amy a bunch of flowers.
Jake Martinez from Tiger & Bunny Was a Badass mercenary before prison, & out of prison turned terrorist who Held all of Stern Bild hostage & managed to hospitalize four of it's heroes by himself, and almost defeated a fifth. He did it in red skinny pants, a fluffy black and white fur coat, blue lipstick, pink & green eye shadow & pink & orange hair. Despite his flamboyant looks, he still managed to be terrifying.
Haise Sasaki from Tokyo Ghoul :Re. He's surprisingly domestic, acting as the Team Mom for his squad and cooking most of their meals at home. During a stakeout that required them to be Disguised in Drag, he turns out to be extremely talented with makeup and fashion. None of these feminine talents bother him, or lessen his subordinates' view of him. Throwing them around like ragdolls during training exercises and dealing out a Curb-Stomp Battle to a high-ranked enemy probably help cement his masculinity in their eyes.
Galvatron, the Big Bad of Transformers - Beast Wars II, is totally PINK. He even transforms into a giant pink dragon (make of that what you will). Despite that, he is a deadly serious villain, and in his dragon form, a rampaging unstoppable monster attacking friend or foe. Well, except when he is sleeping - which he does for most of the series.
Kurama is a fox demon known as the infamous bandit Youko Kurama who's very name could strike fear in the hearts of other demons. His human body has been mistaken for female with his big green eyes and pretty-boy face, but he can instantly grow carnivorous demonic plants that can and will kill you from seeds he keeps in his long hair. He is the perfect student at his school where the male uniform is pink, is the rational intellectual of his team, and will do anything to protect his mother. He's also an S-class demon - meaning deific levels of destructive power. When faced with an unkillable opponent Kurama subjects him to eternal torment via hallucinogenic demonic plants. Want to giftwrap a past-tormenter to his tormentee to torture for as long as they please without death as a respite? He knows a plant for that too.
Kazuma Kuwabara is a man's man, but he still has a soft spot for cats...especially his pet kitten, Eikichi. Not to mention he is one of few men who will loudly, without ANY hesitation whatsoever, proclaim that he does what he does for love. Even calls himself a Warrior of Love several times.
After ridding himself of his old man disguise, the Beautiful Suzuka monologues in this choice of attire◊ in the Dark Tournament. He follows that by blowing up a section of the crowd.
Minamoto of Zettai Karen Children takes care of The Children, including cleaning and cooking in a frilly apron. He also has been known to use drill-equipped trucks, crocodiles and other improvised weaponry when pushed beyond his limits.
Zaitsu Misao of Hatsukoi Limited is six feet tall, with arms as thick as tree trunks, and whom no local high school thug will fight without some way to keep him from fighting back, but he becomes frighteningly shy and reserved around his crush, unable to even say her name; in truth, he is a Gentle Giant who adores small birds and animals and loves to take care of them, but they won't come near him, as if they're afraid he'll try to call them George.
Kuroh from Project K is described by Shiro as his housewife because of his cooking and sewing.
In Assassination Classroom's first term finals, Home Economics was aced by Class E's bullies Terasaka, Muramatsu, and Yoshida.
In Guardian Fairy Michel, Woogy decides to take up knitting after Salome is captured. It's then subverted when he doesn't actually like it.
Macross gives us the Zentradi. A Proud Warrior Race that knows only war (to the point they need to have the concept of peace explained to them in Super Dimension Fortress Macross, and once it's done they reply that life is present only where there's war)... and change sides when they first hear love songs. Even those who ultimately reject the Earth lifestyle still love Minmei's love songs...
In a funny inversion, when a splinter fleet of Meltrandi (female Zentradi) never exposed to culture before shows up in Macross 7, they ignore the love songs, but instantly start fangirling when exposed to rock songs, inverting the trope completely.
Ryo Saeba from City Hunter is one of the manliest men in the history of manga, capable of casually shooting a belt at over one km, lift enormous weights, and shooting through his own hand if he has to. Also, he's an incredible (and successful) womanizer and pervert. He's also capable of incredibly feminine speech, has a penchant for crossdressing, and can act as a most feminine woman.