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* ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'''s Hideyoshi Kinoshita. It's basically the point of the character. It's gotten to the point that the both the fanbase ''and'' the characters in-universe have come to consider Hideyoshi to be their own gender (the hot springs the group visits has its own special bath ''specifically'' for Hideyoshi). Also worth mentioning is that they can emulate anyone's voice.

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* ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'''s Hideyoshi Kinoshita. It's basically the point of the character. It's gotten to the point that the both the fanbase ''and'' the characters in-universe have come to consider Hideyoshi to be their own gender (the hot springs the group visits has its own special bath ''specifically'' for Hideyoshi). Also worth mentioning is that they can emulate anyone's voice.


** ''Anime/BakutenShootBeyblade'' gives us four. First, there's Olivier Bohringer with his feminine features, girly voice, pink beyblade, and unicorn bit-beast. Then there's Suzuka, who looks like the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple single female member]] of the Shell Killers, but is a boy like the others. He wears a cropped shirt, has a BeautyMark, has long eyelashes, and wears his hair in an effeminate bob. Denny also gets a helping of the expectation that there ought to be at least one girl, but looks the part even without further context due to his volumous, braided hair. Lastly, the [[Manga/BakutenShootBeyblade manga]] has Hikaru, who wears a crop top, has a high ponytail, and just enough fruitiness to him for the reader to be surprised by the fact he's a boy.

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** ''Anime/BakutenShootBeyblade'' gives us four. First, there's Olivier Bohringer with his feminine features, girly voice, pink beyblade, and unicorn bit-beast. Then there's Suzuka, who looks like the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple single female member]] of the Shell Killers, but is a boy like the others. He wears a cropped shirt, has a BeautyMark, has long eyelashes, and wears his hair in an effeminate bob. Denny also gets a helping of the expectation that there ought to be at least one girl, but looks the part even without further context due to his volumous, voluminous, braided hair. Lastly, the [[Manga/BakutenShootBeyblade manga]] has Hikaru, who wears a crop top, has a high ponytail, and just enough fruitiness to him for the reader to be surprised by the fact he's a boy.


** Bit character Stuart from the original anime


** ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' gives us Oliver (at least in the English dub). With his feminine features, girly voice, pink beyblade, and unicorn bitbeast, many people assumed he was female. Some of them even thought his name was actually Olivia, and was just being mispronounced. Eventually everyone got the hint when he was continually referred to as a 'he'.
** ''Beyblade'''s spinoff, ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'', has quite a few guys with questionably feminine appearances. Thankfully, most of them are saved with masculine voices.
** Bit character Stuart from the original anime looks like the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple single female member]] of the Blade-Sharks, but is a boy like the others. He wears a cropped shirt, has a BeautyMark, has long eyelashes, and wears his hair in an effeminate bob.

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** ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' ''Anime/BakutenShootBeyblade'' gives us Oliver (at least in the English dub). With four. First, there's Olivier Bohringer with his feminine features, girly voice, pink beyblade, and unicorn bitbeast, many people assumed he was female. Some of them even thought his name was actually Olivia, and was just being mispronounced. Eventually everyone got the hint when he was continually referred to as a 'he'.
** ''Beyblade'''s spinoff, ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'', has quite a few guys with questionably feminine appearances. Thankfully, most of them are saved with masculine voices.
** Bit character Stuart from the original anime
bit-beast. Then there's Suzuka, who looks like the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple single female member]] of the Blade-Sharks, Shell Killers, but is a boy like the others. He wears a cropped shirt, has a BeautyMark, has long eyelashes, and wears his hair in an effeminate bob. Denny also gets a helping of the expectation that there ought to be at least one girl, but looks the part even without further context due to his volumous, braided hair. Lastly, the [[Manga/BakutenShootBeyblade manga]] has Hikaru, who wears a crop top, has a high ponytail, and just enough fruitiness to him for the reader to be surprised by the fact he's a boy.
** ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'' has quite a few guys with feminine appearances.
** ''Anime/MetalFightBeybladeZeroG'' has Kira Hayama. It would a long list to name all the feminine qualities to his appearance, so lets keep it to the most notable one. He wears a skintight top that is open on the front except for one point low on his chest. The exact curvature makes it look like he has breasts, which only upon further inspection it's clear he hasn't.
** Bit character Stuart from the original anime


* ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'''s Hideyoshi Kinoshita. It's basically the point of the character. It's gotten to the point that the fanbase has considered Hideyoshi to have be its own gender. Also to mention is that he can emulate anyone's voice.

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* ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'''s Hideyoshi Kinoshita. It's basically the point of the character. It's gotten to the point that the both the fanbase has considered ''and'' the characters in-universe have come to consider Hideyoshi to have be their own gender (the hot springs the group visits has its own gender. special bath ''specifically'' for Hideyoshi). Also to mention worth mentioning is that he they can emulate anyone's voice.


** Then there's Dellinger, who, though flat-chested, acts flamboyantly, has rather shapely legs, and wears high heels. On Oda's [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/SBS_Volume_76 SBS Volume 76]], a writer congratulated Oda for finally including a flat-chested female to his cast, but [[WordOfGod Oda]] corrected him and said that Dellinger is male. His {{Justification}} is that Dellinger was raised from birth by Giolla, another member of the Donquixote Pirates, who brought him up with her own feminine tastes.

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** Then there's Dellinger, who, though flat-chested, acts flamboyantly, has rather shapely legs, and wears high heels. On Oda's [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/SBS_Volume_76 SBS Volume 76]], a writer congratulated Oda for finally including a flat-chested female to his cast, but [[WordOfGod Oda]] corrected him and said that Dellinger is male. His {{Justification}} Justification is that Dellinger was raised from birth by Giolla, another member of the Donquixote Pirates, who brought him up with her own feminine tastes.


** Then there's Dellinger, who, though flat-chested, acts flamboyantly, has rather shapely legs, and wears high heels. On Oda's [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/SBS_Volume_76 SBS Volume 76]], a writer congratulated Oda for finally including a flat-chested female to his cast, but [[WordOfGod Oda]] corrected him and said that Dellinger is male. His {{Justification}} is that Dellinger was raised from birth by Jora, another member of the Donquixote Pirates, who brought him up with her own feminine tastes.

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** Then there's Dellinger, who, though flat-chested, acts flamboyantly, has rather shapely legs, and wears high heels. On Oda's [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/SBS_Volume_76 SBS Volume 76]], a writer congratulated Oda for finally including a flat-chested female to his cast, but [[WordOfGod Oda]] corrected him and said that Dellinger is male. His {{Justification}} is that Dellinger was raised from birth by Jora, Giolla, another member of the Donquixote Pirates, who brought him up with her own feminine tastes.


* Yoshiyuki Sadamoto admitted straight out in an {{Omake}} to an early volume of the ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' manga that Shinji's design is basically Anime/{{Nadia| The Secret Of Blue Water}}'s with a different haircut. So this is understandable. Not to mention that his Japanese voice belonged to a [[Creator/MegumiOgata lady]] who is ''very'' well-known for her [[CrossDressingVoices deep voice]]. Case in point, she's also well-known as [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Uranus]], who has her own entry. It happens a lot in the Alternate Continuity ''Gakuen Datenroku'' ("Records of Heaven's Descent"), where Shinji is at his most androgynous and really looks like Maya and where it's sometimes necessary to have a close look to realize that the cute short-haired girl is actually him. It does not help that any genderswap art of the cast just switches Shinji's and Maya's uniforms.

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* Yoshiyuki Sadamoto admitted straight out in an {{Omake}} to an early volume of the ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Manga/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' manga that Shinji's design is basically Anime/{{Nadia| The Secret Of Blue Water}}'s Anime/{{Nadia|TheSecretOfBlueWater}}'s with a different haircut. So this is understandable. Not to mention that his Japanese voice belonged to a [[Creator/MegumiOgata lady]] who is ''very'' well-known for her [[CrossDressingVoices deep voice]]. Case in point, she's also well-known as [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Uranus]], who has her own entry. It happens a lot in the Alternate Continuity ''Gakuen Datenroku'' ("Records of Heaven's Descent"), where Shinji is at his most androgynous and really looks like Maya and where it's sometimes necessary to have a close look to realize that the cute short-haired girl is actually him. It does not help that any genderswap art of the cast just switches Shinji's and Maya's uniforms.


** It gets worse in VideoGame/FateGrandOrder. At least he [[http://anime.astronerdboy.com/wp-content/uploads/blogger/_abkMP58OLUA/SlCOZUV7CEI/AAAAAAAAOhs/IvS99mnDiNs/s1600/x7%2BBedivere.jpg started out]] with a slightly deeper jaw and broader chin. [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/typemoon/images/5/5d/Bedivere2.png/revision/latest?cb=20160814064816 Now]] he's been "[[OnlySixFaces Saberfaced]]."

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** It gets worse in VideoGame/FateGrandOrder. At least he [[http://anime.astronerdboy.com/wp-content/uploads/blogger/_abkMP58OLUA/SlCOZUV7CEI/AAAAAAAAOhs/IvS99mnDiNs/s1600/x7%2BBedivere.jpg started out]] with a slightly deeper jaw and broader chin. [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/typemoon/images/5/5d/Bedivere2.png/revision/latest?cb=20160814064816 Now]] he's been given the "[[OnlySixFaces Saberfaced]]."Saberface]]" treatment. (He does get his voice actor changed to Creator/MamoruMiyano for F/GO, though.)


* Frieza/Freezer from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' -- in Japanese, he is using fairly feminine language. In order to try to approximate this in English, where words are the same regardless of the gender of the speaker, they had him voiced like an elderly woman, which made him come across as a hermaphrodite. It didn't help that he had purple lips that looked like he was wearing lipstick, either, or that his final form had no genitalia. His other forms, however, did have a black speedo.
** To be fair, he WAS voiced by a woman in the English dubs up until Dragonball Z Kai, during which and in subsequent appearances he was voiced by Chris Ayres, who makes him sound more aristocratic, masculine and closer to his Japanese VA.

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* Frieza/Freezer from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' -- in Japanese, he is using fairly feminine language. In order to try to approximate this in English, where words are the same regardless of the gender of the speaker, they had him voiced like an elderly woman, which made him come across as a hermaphrodite. It didn't help that he had purple lips that looked like he was wearing lipstick, either, or that his final form had no genitalia. His other forms, however, did have a black speedo.
** To be fair, he WAS voiced by a woman in the English dubs up until Dragonball Z Kai, during which
speedo. In ''Anime/DragonBallZKai'' and in subsequent appearances appearances, however, he was voiced by Chris Ayres, Creator/ChrisAyres, who makes him sound more aristocratic, masculine and closer to his Japanese VA.


** Even China himself. Non-fans who know of the series' existence -- or even occasionally some unknowing fans -- call him a girl. Considering his long black/brown hair, his slim figure and small shoulders (at least in the webcomic), him being the second shortest of the main eight characters, his unisex human name, ''and'' [[Creator/YukiKaida his female seiyu]], it's not that difficult to fall prey to Viewer Gender Confusion when concerning him.

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** Even China himself. Non-fans who know of the series' existence -- or even occasionally some unknowing fans -- call him a girl. Considering his long black/brown hair, his slim figure and small shoulders (at least in the webcomic), him being the second shortest of the main eight characters, his unisex human name, ''and'' [[Creator/YukiKaida his female seiyu]], it's not that difficult to fall prey to Viewer Gender Confusion when concerning him. And when Chinese state run television unknowingly used a piece of Russia x China fanart, [[https://rochu-squad.livejournal.com/51778.html they apparently mistook China as Russia's apparent wife]].


* People who never watched ''Anime/TokyoMewMew'' can mistake Kisshu for a girl due to his pigtails and [[BareYourMidriff midriff exposing outfit]].

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* People who never watched ''Anime/TokyoMewMew'' or who first watch it can mistake Kisshu and Taruto for a girl girls due to his their pigtails and [[BareYourMidriff midriff exposing outfit]].midriff-exposing outfits]]. Not to mention both of them have a long eyelash, which can confuse those who didn't watch the show (instead, those who watched it should know that every male character is drawn with a single eyelash, while female characters have more eyelashes). In fact, Taruto at first confused the dubbers and is referred to as a witch in the first episode, but they later realize he's a boy and is dubbed as one from then on.


** A few players/viewers have been confused about [[https://www.anime-planet.com/images/characters/ichirouta-kazemaru-15381.jpg Kazemaru]] and [[https://myanimelist.cdn-dena.com/images/characters/6/175675.jpg Miyasaka's]] gender upon first playing the game or watching the anime. Sure, the player will figure out Kazemaru's a guy after hearing his voice, but Miyasaka looks and sounds so girly in the anime that one has to constantly remind themselves that he's male. Probably justified in that they're young and might not have hit puberty yet, but still, Miyasaka had this problem so much, that the English dub of the anime actually [ShesAManInJapan gender-swapped him into a female.]]

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** A few players/viewers have been confused about [[https://www.anime-planet.com/images/characters/ichirouta-kazemaru-15381.jpg Kazemaru]] and [[https://myanimelist.cdn-dena.com/images/characters/6/175675.jpg Miyasaka's]] gender upon first playing the game or watching the anime. Sure, the player will figure out Kazemaru's a guy after hearing his voice, but Miyasaka looks and sounds so girly in the anime that one has to constantly remind themselves that he's male. Probably justified in that they're young and might not have hit puberty yet, but still, Miyasaka had this problem so much, that the English dub of the anime actually [ShesAManInJapan [[ShesAManInJapan gender-swapped him into a female.]]



* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''

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* The BigBad of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', Lord Geppelnitch, looks and sounds so completely feminine that most were convinced that the title "Lord" was a mistranslation. Several times the character is identified as male, but it isn't conclusively proven until the final episodes, where he appears without a shirt and the lack of breasts makes it clear. One fansubbing group felt the need to insert a note in the early episodes stating "No, ''really'', that's a guy!" to pre-empt the confusion.

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* The BigBad of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', ''Anime/Macross7'', Lord Geppelnitch, looks and sounds so completely feminine that most were convinced that the title "Lord" was a mistranslation. Several times the character is identified as male, but it isn't conclusively proven until the final episodes, where he appears without a shirt and the lack of breasts makes it clear. One fansubbing group felt the need to insert a note in the early episodes stating "No, ''really'', that's a guy!" to pre-empt the confusion.



** Sailor Uranus has occassionally run into this in some adaptations; while she has even occasionally portrayed as female ''only'' while transformed, many adaptations find hiding her gender [[PragmaticAdaptation too difficult or ingenuine to bother with]]. In ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', Michiru (Sailor Neptune) explicitly says that Haruka (Sailor Uranus) is "both a man and a woman", though whether that's supposed to mean she's genderfluid or that she physically becomes male when not Sailor Uranus is unclear.

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** Sailor Uranus has occassionally occasionally run into this in some adaptations; while she has even occasionally portrayed as female ''only'' while transformed, many adaptations find hiding her gender [[PragmaticAdaptation too difficult or ingenuine to bother with]]. In ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', Michiru (Sailor Neptune) explicitly says that Haruka (Sailor Uranus) is "both a man and a woman", though whether that's supposed to mean she's genderfluid or that she physically becomes male when not Sailor Uranus is unclear.


* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** A lot of fans are under the impression that Team Rocket agent Hun [[ShesAManInJapan was given a gender change in the dub]] despite the fact that the script directly calls "her" a man at one point. It really doesn't help that his dub voice sounds makes him sound like a woman.
** Shaymin in ''Giratina and the Sky Warrior''. Cute little flower hedgehog... forme change to kickass doggy-reindeer thing. Coincidentially, its dub VA is well known for voicing Tails in ''SonicTheHedgehog'' games and ''Anime/SonicX''.
** Mew. It's pink, cute, fluffy, has a high-pitched voice, and in the original games it gave birth to Mewtwo ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation Even though Mewtwo is otherwise said to be an artificially-created "clone" of Mew]]). It must be a girl, right? Nope, Mew's genderless... an "It".
** Ash's Pikachu gets this ''a lot''. Pikachu has been called a "he" a couple times in the english dub and was implied to be male in Japan as he uses "boku" as a pronoun, but his gender wasn't explicitly confirmed this until the infamous Diamond & Pearl episode with [[BizarroEpisode Rayquaza and an evil Togepi]].
** Most recurring Pokemon have confirmed genders starting with ''Best Wishes'', but (except for Meowth) are almost always referred to as "it".
** Manaphy in [[Anime/PokemonRangerAndTheTempleOfTheSea the ninth movie]] has a higher voice and pony tail-like antennae may make it seem like a female, its gender is never officially mentioned, so its real gender is unknown. It's maybe leaning more towards male since it's named the "''Prince'' of the Sea" a countless number of times. [[DudeLooksLikeALady However, it still looks like it should be female, though.]]
** Jessie's Yanmega and Pumpkaboo are both female but even she was confused.
** The Mewtwo from [[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened the sixteenth movie]] has a very feminine voice, but is physically identical to the (very masculine) original Mewtwo, and it presumably lacks a gender entirely. The same movie has a Genesect that (like Mewtwo) looks masculine and dangerous despite being genderless, but speaks with a soft, child-like tone. Good luck figuring out if it's meant to sound like a young boy or a young girl, though.


* Many characters from ''Anime/InazumaEleven'' but [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120909122605/inazuma-eleven/images/e/e0/Kirino_France_Clothing.png Kirino Ranmaru]] from Go stands out. He has long, pink hair which he wears in ''pigtails''.. But is nevertheless a boy. And a few players have been confused about Kazemaru and Miyasaka's gender upon first playing the game. Sure, the player will figure out Kazemaru's a guy after hearing his voice, but Miyasaka looks and sounds so girly in the anime that one has to constantly remind themselves that he's male. Probably justified in that they're young and might not have hit puberty yet, but ''come on''... Miyasaka had this problem so much, that the English dub of the anime actually ''gender-swapped him into a female''.

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* Many characters from ''Anime/InazumaEleven'' but [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120909122605/inazuma-eleven/images/e/e0/Kirino_France_Clothing.png [[https://myanimelist.cdn-dena.com/images/characters/10/127811.jpg Kirino Ranmaru]] from Go stands out. He has long, pink hair which he wears in ''pigtails''.. But ''pigtails'', but is nevertheless a boy. And a It also doesn't help that his keshin is Brynhildr, and his mixi-max is was with Joan Of Arc, both of them being female figures of mythology and history, respectively.
** A
few players players/viewers have been confused about Kazemaru [[https://www.anime-planet.com/images/characters/ichirouta-kazemaru-15381.jpg Kazemaru]] and Miyasaka's [[https://myanimelist.cdn-dena.com/images/characters/6/175675.jpg Miyasaka's]] gender upon first playing the game.game or watching the anime. Sure, the player will figure out Kazemaru's a guy after hearing his voice, but Miyasaka looks and sounds so girly in the anime that one has to constantly remind themselves that he's male. Probably justified in that they're young and might not have hit puberty yet, but ''come on''... still, Miyasaka had this problem so much, that the English dub of the anime actually ''gender-swapped [ShesAManInJapan gender-swapped him into a female''. female.]]

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