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Just a bit more moe than some others.

"During the development phase, it was said that 'Caster turns into a loli with hyper power', but we only need one loli!"
Taiga, Fate/stay night: Taiga dojo #22note 

The Token Mini Moe is a young or young-looking member of a cast designed to appeal to one of two predominant demographics. The first is those who simply find the character absolutely adorable and/or endearing and feel protective towards him or her. The character allows this sort of fan to act as and live out the role as an idealized older brother or sister (or parent) cheering their little sister on and helping her achieve whatever goals the setting deems important. The second are the Lolicons / Shotacons, who take an erotic or romantic interest in the character. Needless to say, these two groups are often at each other's throats over the character.

What defines a Token Mini Moe is a number of factors. First, they appear prepubescent, regardless of whether they are actually children or not. Why someone so much younger appearing is mixed in with a group of older-looking people may be addressed, but it's just as likely that it will be noted and then the story will move on. In a harem series where they are used as a love interest, they will almost never be the main one and are frequently overshadowed, their arcs amounting to a Precocious Crush that is gently rebuffed. Since they are the Token Mini Moe, if there are other similarly young looking characters in the cast then it is probably not this trope.

Compare Tagalong Kid and Kid-Appeal Character, who are kids designed to act as Audience Surrogates for younger viewers.

In anime, these characters have a tendency to be referred to as "token loli" and "token shota" (if they are a token), but these words can imply sexualization of children, so please don't use them in this website. Hence, this page was renamed from Token Loli (that and the fact that, because of the definition shift, female examples of Kid-Appeal Character and Tagalong Kid are also referred to as token lolis).


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Chika from Ai Yori Aoshi. She's had more exposure to the male lead than any other character, although he thankfully disinterested, and thus it's played for comedy. She's still nonetheless very popular despite having the fewest appearances.
  • In Anne Happy: Anne Hanakoizumi takes this role; not only is she flat-chested and shorter than the rest of the cast, she also has the personality of a Cheerful Child and talks like one.
  • Mai "Ino" Inose in Asteroid in Love. She is the only member of the cast that is cute in a childish way, and her body is not helping matters.
  • Azumanga Daioh: Chiyo Mihama (pictured above) is a Child Prodigy who starts her first year of high school at age 10, while all her classmates are 15 or 16. She's also a parodic deconstruction of the archetype — the series is all too quick to point out the problems with a girl as young and small as her attending high school, and then plays it up for laughs.
  • Charmy Pappitson from Black Clover is the only member of the Black Bulls who looks like a child. Blatantly lampshaded by Charmy herself when she finds out Dorothy is actually twenty-seven years old:
    "She's older than me?! Oh, no! My role as the 'little cutie who's actually older'!"
  • Mafuyu Hoshikawa of Blend-S was hired at Cafe Stile specifically to be the cafe's "little sister" type, as it's a Cosplay Café where the waitresses act like anime archetypes while serving customers. She's small (and built like a middle-schooler, which she does not like being reminded of), but actually a college student. While she plays up her cuteness and youthful looks while on the clock, she's much more sarcastic and short-tempered when she isn't working.
  • Cells at Work!:
    • The Platelets in The original series are the only cells that are personified as cute little boys and girls, in contrast to the other cells that are depicted as teenagers or adults. Justified, since real platelets are smaller than most working cells.
    • This dynamic is inverted in Cells at Work: Platelets! — the Platelets had a token role in the original series, but here they're the main focus of the manga.
    • In Cells at Work: Baby!: The dynamic is maintained despite this series taking place in the body of a newborn infant and all of the normally-adult cells being presented as children or preteens as a result. This is because the Platelets are outright toddlers, complete with ever-present pacifiers. They are still every bit as competent in their job as their adult counterparts, in some cases moreso than the bigger cells, who are still working out what everything is.
  • Athena from Cosplay Complex, who seems to function mostly as a device to let paedophile Jenny have massive nosebleeds over her.
  • The Napoleon Rebecca in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a tsundere Shameless Fanservice Girl who's petite to the point she easily passes for an adolescent, which gets her stopped by a bouncer at a bar at one point.
  • Divergence Eve has Kotoko-01, a support android that looks like a little girl for no appreciable reason.
  • Dragon Ball GT has one in the form of Tagalong Kid Pan, a 9-year-old quarter-Saiyan who is likely stronger than every human on Earth. Unfortunately for her, this still makes her weak in comparison to Trunks and especially Goku. About the power part, however, it can be noted that in Dragon Ball Super, Pan as a toddler is shown to know things her father Gohan took an entire year of Training from Hell to learn at age four.
  • Suika in Dr. STONE is much younger than the rest of the Kingdom of Science (in their late teens) but still helps them any way she can. She's adorable and easily the most moe character in the series.
  • In Endride, Mischa is considerably younger than even the teenage protagonists, never mind the rest of the cast, and her design is classic moe. She's introduced trying to assassinate Emilio, but they bring her on to the team instead.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist has Mei Chang, who's 13 but looks like she's 9. She becomes part of a Badass and Child Duo with Scar, and later joins the Elric brothers as a Tagalong Kid.
  • Kid-Appeal Character and/or Bratty Half-Pint Mint Labule/Annie LaBelle from Genesis Climber MOSPEADA is thirteen (making her the youngest member of the main cast to begin with) and looks half that.
  • Heterogenia Linguistico has Susuki, the adorable half-werewolf girl who's Hakaba's guide. She looks about 10 at the oldest, and he's in his 20s, but they're the only two main characters.
  • Silvia Silkcut in Hybrid × Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia is a middle-school student, while her teammates are all in high school. To compensate for her small stature, her Heart Hybrid Gear Taros is a Mini-Mecha.
  • K has Anna Kushina of HOMRA, an 11-year-old Elegant Gothic Lolita empath in a clan of pyro gangsters. In the K: Missing Kings movie, Anna gains a way more relevant role as she becomes HOMRA's new King, succeeding Mikoto - one more element forming his death into an homage to another famous Requiem.
  • Haruka Kotoura of Kotoura-san is a Downplayed version in the mini department. She is Two Heads Taller than Dai'chi Muroto, but she is still significantly short when compared to the other ESP Society members who have more realistic heights. However, Haruka is most definitely The Cutie of the group whereas Dai'chi has no Moe traits at all.
  • Love Hina:
    • Shinobu is the youngest member of Keitaro's Unwanted Harem.
    • Sarah McDougal, who is even younger than Shinobu, later joins the cast, but she's neither a main character nor a haremette.
  • Lyrical Nanoha: Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force adds the also-villainous Stella Irvine, the youngest and the most cheerful among the Hückebein.
  • Klan Klang from Macross Frontier. She's a Meltrandi, and in her normal form is anything but little — but a quirk in her micronization process means that, when she shrinks down to human size, she looks like a little girl.
  • Shizuku from Omamori Himari — the only Mini Moe girl in the Harem. There are two others, but neither is actually a major character.
  • Ouran High School Host Club: Honey is a little cutie who looks about six and plays up his childishness and cuteness to appeal to the patrons of the titular Host Club. In fact, he's 18 and a senior, older than most of the rest of the gang.
  • Pani Poni Dash! has Rebecca "Becky" Miyamoto, an eleven-year old girl who is also an MIT graduate and the homeroom teacher of Class 1-C.
  • Pokémon: The Series:
    • May's little brother Max in the Hoenn saga.
    • Clement's little sister Bonnie from Pokémon the Series: XY serves as this. Her outgoingness serves as a contrast to her older brother.
    • Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon has two examples: Sophocles and Lana are both much shorter and younger-looking than the rest of their group (Ash, Kiawe, Mallow, and Lillie).
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
  • Hinako Ninomiya from Ranma ½ should be in her twenties at least, but a severe illness when she was four (and an unorthodox "treatment" from Happōsai) has slowed her aging to the point where she has the body of a ten year-old girl. She can only regain her extremely buxom adult form by absorbing the Battle Aura of people and animals, but it goes away after a while.
  • Sendou Yukari in Rosario + Vampire, of the kid genius type. She's the Token Mini Moe of the harem, though Moka's little sister also happens to be one.
  • Sailor Moon: In the Stars anime season Hotaru's age seems somewhere between baby and teen (due to rapid aging at the start). There's also ChibiChibi.
  • School Days: Kokoro is Katsura Kotonoha's younger sister that hangs out with Kotonoha and Makoto, and is the only person in the show under a certain age. In the Summer Days spinoff, she's a viable option. This was considered too far.
  • In the School-Live! manga Yuuri rescues a quiet little girl from an elementary school infested with zombies. She names her after her sister and uses her as a Replacement Goldfish. It's later shown that the girl is a delusion of Rii's that her friends are going along with. "Ruu" is really a teddy bear Yuki left behind and Rii began viewing as a child due to stress.
  • Sekirei: Kusano "Kuu" is the youngest member amongst the main cast (and youngest Sekirei). She certainly stands out being a small child among the older, more voluptuous Sekirei.
  • Minamo from Sketchbook, who only appears in the anime version as Daichi's little sister.
  • Tenchi Muyo!: In the spin-off series Pretty Sammy, the villain team (known variously as the Lovely Madams, Team Sexy Mrs, or Hitozuma-tai [Married Woman Squad]) has one member, Chisato or Mrs. Roku (literally "Mrs. Sixth", as the sixth member recruited), who is somewhere between kindergarten and junior high. She is the only unmarried member of the villain team, although she has an arranged marriage. One of the soldiers confronting the villains was heard to exclaim "She's supposed to be a wife?!"
  • In Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Rossiu lampshades this about Nia in the manga, before the timeskip.
    "Does this mean..... that in this day and age, flat-chested lolitas tend to be more universally popular among the consumers?"
  • Vandread's Team nurse Paiway Underberg. Besides the three captured men, the grandma-like captain, a robot, and Paiway, all of the hundreds of crew members aboard the space ship Nirvana are young women. . Why an eleven-year-old works as a ship's nurse is Hand Waved by a statement in the first episode that they were understaffed and had to take on a bunch of rookies in various positions. When Duero takes over as Doctor, there are surprisingly few complaints (other than him being male, in a setting where the two genders are literally from different worlds, wage war against each other, and reproduce by cloning) and Paiway is demoted to comic relief.
  • Variable Geo features a cast full of hotties... and one runt: Manami Kusunoki. Despite what her pint-sized stature and childish behavior would lead you to believe, she's actually a 16 year old Idol Singer. Though she spends most of her screentime stuffing her face with sweets and groping Yuka and Jun's boobs.
  • Poplar in Wagnaria!! serves this role: she's seventeen years old, but everyone mistakes her for a grade-school student on account of her height, bubbly personality and general looks. While her large chest offsets the prepubescent look, this is not often that noticeable and never detracts from the girl's cuteness or her apparent youth, much to her chagrin and Takanashi's delight.
  • Due to being an Older Than They Look The Ingenue, Saku "Loli" Momoi from Wasteful Days of High School Girls is the whole school's cinnamon bun. However, this is not something she particularly enjoys.
  • Lily Hoshikawa in Zombie Land Saga, being the youngest of the zombies in both the mental/physical (age 12) and chronological (age 19) sense.

    Fan Works 
  • In the Lucky Star fanfics Holiday Vacation and Lucky Star: After Story, original character Chiyoko Sakamoto, who stands at only 136 centimeters (only about 4'6") definitely qualifies for this.
  • Pyeran, the youngest Trap victim in Hivefled; the ghost of a twelve-year-old troll.
  • In Sugar Plums the protagonist is this as a result of entering the academy three years earlier than the rest of her class as well as early childhood malnutrition making her look even younger. At twelve years old she's only 127 centimeters tall (4'2"), making her six inches shorter than Naruto (who is in Konoha the shortest member of his class). Despite her height she is the leader of her group and a close range fighter. Occasionally she'll use it to her advantage but most the time she get's pissed off if people assume she is either inexperienced or incompetent because of her age or height.
  • Normandy SR-2 in Fleet of the Homeward Bound. Her frigate designation means she has a younger-looking form than the other shipgirls (like in KanColle, a shipgirl's designation determines the physical growth of their form) and her much smaller size (each shipgirl is still as tall as her normal form's length) only compounds the effect, being roughly half the height of the second smallest of the fleet (the Yamato). Her quiet demeanor and impish personality only makes her seem cuter. Later, when their universe partially intrudes into the Stargate-verse, Normandy encounters the International Space Station in the form of a seven-year-old in a spacesuit.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Deconstructed with Sprite from Eternals. While the others can all pass for human adults, Sprite is the only one stuck as a kid, which she resents. This leads her to turn on the team out of envy, and when given the chance to Become a Real Girl even if it means she will age and die, she immediately takes it.

  • Wataru Asahina from Brothers Conflict, a 10 or 11-ish boy in a cast with mostly teenage or adult men.
  • Although she's a minor character in the story itself, Kyon's Little Sister from Haruhi Suzumiya is treated as this in some of the series' advertising, especially for the anime adaptation (most notably in this official art).
  • Murasaki in Kure-nai is a seven-year-old girl who is being body-guarded by the title character.
  • On the Edge of Eureka has this with Aleskynn. While the rest of the cast is at least 15 or 16, Leski is 13, and the main character's little sister. Due to her young age and inexperience, she winds up being indoctrinated by the Movement. The prequel Enlightenment has this as well: The main cast consists of teenagers, except the littlest Davis child, the eight-year-old Cosette.
  • Silica in Sword Art Online is the youngest member of the cast, and is looked after like a little sister by everyone else. Nevertheless, when push comes to shove, she proves to be as capable as the rest.
  • Nako, Aya's little sister in Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note. Even Aya is slightly envious about her cuteness and innocence.
  • Trapped on Draconica: Lydia is an adorable little girl that Daniar fawns over. The only reason she's involved in a Save-The-World plot is because her grandfather uses her as The Mole to spy on Daniar.
  • Seth Nightroad of Trinity Blood. Though she enjoys running around town doing odd jobs, she is eventually revealed to be both a Krusnik who is Really 700 Years Old, and Empress Augusta Vradica of the Methuselah Empire. The latter is not common knowledge because all of her public appearances are delegated to a more-mature-looking proxy.

    New Media 
  • Quite a few Vocaloid companies will have a product designed to invoke this. Ah-Soft's Kaai Yuki and Power-Fx's Oliver are the most obvious examples, with Crypton Future Media's Kagamine Rin and Len and V-Singer's Zhiyu Moke being downplayed examples as they're 14.

    Video Games 
  • Advanced V.G.: Manami's supposed to be 16 years old, but she's so short and childlike in appearance, that she can easily pass for a girl half her age. One of her endings even has her being spanked like a child.
  • Cecille in Arc Rise Fantasia is twelve, and packs serious power behind her punches. She's in full Elegant Gothic Lolita attire and sporting a pair of regal pigtails.
  • BlazBlue:
  • Maria in the Castlevania series. For some reason, her chibi version has appeared far more often than the grown-up incarnation in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
  • Lilith from Darkstalkers, a younger version of Morrigan.
  • Dead or Alive: Invoked with Marie Rose who looks and sounds like a 12-year old, despite her canonical age being 18. Which makes her the only "child"-like character in the series.
  • Rico in Duel Savior Destiny is the token mini moe of the main cast, the rest of which significantly older. Crea, who also looks really young, gets a promotion to love interest in the rewritten final route, however. She's still not really part of the main cast though.
  • Ensemble Stars! has a number of young-looking characters in its first years - plus Nazuna, who is shorter than most first years despite being one of the oldest in the cast - but this trope undeniably falls to Tori, who is theoretically 15, but looks and acts as though he's 10 at the oldest.
  • The Disgaea series has Hanako and Yukimaru (the latter happens to be 20 years old with a much younger appearance) in the second game.
  • Most Square Enix / Final Fantasy games (and some related Squaresoft games) have one Token Mini Moe, although some of them aged up in later games. In chronological order:
  • Fire Emblem is another series that's chock full of them, usually with at least one regular young girl per game and sometimes a Really 700 Years Old Cute Monster Girl as well. So far:
  • Galaxy Angel:
    • Mint Blancmanche is supposed to be a teen around the same age as the other members of the Moon Angel Wing, but looks younger than ten.
    • In the sequel Galaxy Angel II, the Rune Angel Wing has Nano-Nano Pudding, Vanilla's adopted daughter who is actually a collection of nanomachines in the form of a preteen. Later on, the 11-year-old Natsume Izayoi also joins the team too.
  • Genshin Impact: Like a lot of Gacha Games, it has its fair share of token mini-moes in its playable cast, both in the form of actual children and girls who look like they're kids but are actually much older, though Vague Age is firmly in play for most of them.
  • Guild Wars 2 has Taimi appearing towards the end of Season 1 of the story and joining the Player Character and his/her party in story missions for the whole Season 2. Taimi is an Asura child (adult Asuras are 4 feet high at most) suffering from a degenerative disease, is very cute even for human standards (most Asuras are not that pretty) and she cannot fight at all by herself, relying on her golem Scruffy to protect her and move her around. She is in the party for her unprecedented intelligence and knowledge of magitech and hates not being taken seriously by adults beacause of her young age, nor does she like being pitied for her aforementioned disease or protected by others. This doesn't dissuade Braham, the big guy of your party, to grow attached to her. During a mission, Taimi gets cornered by some Inquest assassins that are after her most recent invention and needs to be saved by the Player Character and Braham. After this, she gets much less arrogant when someone wants to protect her.
  • Harvest Moon:
    • Luna from Tree of Tranquility. Despite being old enough to be considered an eligible bachelorette, her diminutive stature when compared to other adult characters in the game, extremely youthful appearance, and love of plushies makes her seem half her actual age.
    • Pierre in Island Of Happiness and Sunshine Islands is a bachelor and looks to be around 10-12. The local kids even tease him for his height in one of his heart events.
    • Dirk in Grand Bazaar, being a bachelor despite looking like he should be in middle school at the highest. Interestingly, he was easily the most popular bachelor of that game.
    • In Rune Factory 4, Amber and Xiao Pai are bachelorettes, and Kiel is a bachelor, but like Luna from their sister series, all seem around nine-twelve years old appearance-wise. Xiao Pai even implies that she is older than the player character. There's also Doug, who looks only slightly older than Kiel and is implied to be shorter than the female protagonist. Granted, he has the excuse of being a dwarf.
    • Hiro and Oracle from The Tale Of Two Towns. Hiro is a bachelor, and while not as short as most examples, sports a childish face. Oracle is a bachelorette that looks even younger than Hiro, but is Really 700 Years Old.
    • Mistel from Story of Seasons (2014), yet another bachelor that looks like he should still be in middle school. There's also Fritz, who looks only slightly older than Mistel, but still doesn't quite look old enough to get married.
    • Lumina (who originally had an unrequited Precocious Crush on you) in Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition is a bachelorette and is canonically 16 (18 internationally), but she still uses her 14 year old design. If you marry her she automatically ages to her adult design come the next chapter.
  • In Luminous Arc (for DS), we've got Mel, the precocious little Witch girl (she's a Water-elemental character). NPC versions are Alice and Therese.
  • In Luminous Arc 2 (also for DS), there's Pop (full name: Potpourri), who fills in for Mel. She's a bratty Nature-elemental Witch, who has a love of crab. Her twin brother, Pip (a.k.a. Phillip) joins the party earlier. Remember Alice and Therese from the first game? They join your party in this one, and they make adorable comments (such as "You're gonna be a pie!" or "You're going to be toast with butter!").
  • Mitsumete Knight has the (at the start of the game) 12-year old Laury Callwell as the Token Mini Moe and youngest character in the whole cast, girls and boys included. And considering this game's setting is a Crapsaccharine World, she's stalked by a creepy paedophile foreigner who eventually kidnaps her, and, if the player doesn't save her, kills her by strangulation.
  • Saki from Onechanbara series. She's the little sister implicit in the title (it roughly translates to "The Big Sister Swordsman"). She's 16, but — like some real-life Asian teens — has a more childlike appearance. She's also the first of the series' Big Bads, before pulling a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Persona 5: Futaba Sakura, the youngest member of your party, is considerably shorter and less physically developed than both your male and female party members.
  • Momo from Project Justice. She's well aware of her size and uses it to get under the skin of her Huge Schoolgirl classmate Natsu for the affections of Shoma.
  • Lina from Riviera: The Promised Land is the youngest looking of the team, and also the resident Genki Girl and Bratty Half-Pint. Despite appearances, she claims to be older than her best friend, the Only Sane Man in the party.
  • Luste Teuber and Schwer-Muta Casasola Merkle in RosenkreuzStilette. Luste wears very little and worries about even less. Schwer-Muta wears a full-body catsuit and does double duty as the resident Creepy Child.
  • Senran Kagura seems to have a trend of having one character who looks younger than the rest of the new characters per game. Burst had Mirai, Shinovi Versus had Minori, Deep Crimson had Kagura (though she quickly grows out of it), Estival Versus had Kafuru and New Wave had Muramasa. While most of these are played straight, Mirai is used to examine the trope; her diminutive appearance means nobody takes her seriously, which drives her up the wall.
  • Shin Megami Tensei:
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope proudly continues the tradition with Lymle Lemuri Phi, who is actually around 15, but appears and generally acts about 6. Lymle's actual age is only mentioned in the manual and in-game dictionary, and why she looks so young only in the latter.. If you haven't happened to read that, the UST between her and Faize looks a hell of a lot creepier.
  • Various Original Generation characters from the Super Robot Wars series. Classic timeline has Presia Zenosakis and Mio Sasuga. Alpha timeline has Irui Guneden. While Compact 2 is lacking of Mini Moe characers, Impact added Einst Alfimi. Original Generation timeline has Princess Shine Hausen and Latooni Subota (Mai Koyabayashi is sometimes counted, but she's actually sixteen (just really petite).); its spin-off Endless Frontier also has Kyon Feulion. A stand-alone titles Super Robot Wars W has Mihiro Ardygun and R has Tiz and Despinis (no Laria is not). Most of them can be consider as Little Miss Badass, for they're pilots of Humongous Mecha.
  • The Tales Series has several such characters:
  • In the Trails Series, each arc has a "cute littel girl" in their respective cast of characters:
    • The Liberl arc has Tita Russell, the granddaughter of a renowned scientist and a brilliant engineer in her own right who fights with what can only be described as portable cannons at the tender age of 12. The villains also get a Mini-Moe in the form of Renne, who's 11.
    • The Crossbell arc has Tio, the youngest member of the Special Support Section of Crossbell at 14.
    • The Erebonia arc has 3 characters that qualify: Fie fulfills this role at first, being the youngest member of the original Class VII at 15, but she's later upstaged by the even younger Millium (13). Around two in-game years later, Millium's younger sister Altina fills the role for the new Class VII.
    • The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie has Lapis fill the position for both C's group and the player cast as a whole, being the smallest of 51 potential party members.
    • The Calvard arc features 13 year-old Feri as the youngest and smallest member of the Arkride Solutions Office.
  • The observational Realians and Kirschwassers in Xenosaga, which like Divergence Eve, are androids that look like little girls (with MOMO being the actual Token Mini Moe since she's a regular castmember).
  • Dear lord, Ernula from WarTech: Senko No Ronde. She acts in an exaggerated, hyper-moe "childish" manner, her mecha actually has bunnies painted on it, and her costumes are pure moe appeal.

    Visual Novels 
  • Pearl Fey in the Ace Attorney games is very childish and cute when first introduced (the main cast was late-teens to mid-twenties). Even in Spirit of Justice, when she's supposed to be 18, she still looks and acts young.
  • Tsuzura from Akai Ito, she looks like a little boy and generally acts like a little boy, but she's actually the most experienced (human) member of the cast.
  • Yuka of Corpse Party. It doesn't help that she tries to be a Deliberately Cute Child, and succeeds.
  • Danganronpa: Hiyoko Saionji, the Ultimate Traditional Dancer from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. She looks like a cute little girl, but she's actually the same age as the rest of the high school-aged cast, and she's a foul-mouthed brat who constantly bullies almost everyone.
  • In ClockUp's Euphoria, Rika seems like a straight case at first but it is quickly Deconstructed. She is petty, greedy, childishly annoying despite being only one year younger than the other teenagers and The Load, as unlike the other girls Keisuke has to drag her to the "Keyhole" rooms and she absolutely never helps herself or the others in anything, using her cuteness as crutch.
  • Coco in Ever17 is 14 years old (technically 32 in the True End), looks 10, and acts 5. Most of the time, at least.
  • The Fruit of Grisaia: Makina looks a lot younger than the other girls. Twelve, if you ask Yuuji.
  • Gakuen Heaven: Biology teacher Satoshi Umino, who looks and acts cute and childlike despite being the oldest member of the main cast.
  • Hisui from Jewel Knights Crusaders. She's stated to be 18, but neither her looks nor behaviour support that.
  • Katawa Shoujo:
    • The novel features high school aged characters in the main cast, so the closest to this trope is Shizune's little brother Hideaki. Though Hisao does mistake him for a girl for his girlish looks and wardrobe.
    • Emi had a much younger appearance before some art updates (only her sprites though, the CG images are not changed), making her the Token Mini Moe of the main cast.
  • Suzushiro in the Ero-game Princess Waltz is the same age as the main character, but her height and build let her fill out this position, so to speak.
  • Angie in Shikkoku no Sharnoth should be about 20 or so, but looks and acts like a little girl.
  • Ojou, the final heroine in Suika looks to be about ten years old. She's also incredibly naive.
  • Len, from the Tsukihime sequel Kagetsu Tohya. Unlike Illya though, Len does get her own HCGs. Despite her young form she's actually a Really 700 Years Old succubus.
  • When They Cry: In Umineko: When They Cry, we have nine-year-old Maria Ushiromiya. Thing is, the younger member here is very creepy (to hilarious extremes, sometimes).
  • Yoake Mae Yori Ruriiro Na, with a route for the Really 700 Years Old alien Wreathlit and the "she's fourteen, and not your blood sister, honest!" Mai.

  • Mimi from Frivolesque is said to be in 4th grade, being slightly out of place among the rest of the cast who are all twenty-something and older.
  • The Jungle Elders in The Legend of Maxx has among them Elder Acorn, who looks like a little girl compared to the older Elders.
  • Yuki, a middle-schooler frequently involved with the antics of adults and high-schooler Robot Girl-oids in Megatokyo, may count. The other characters her age don't usually affect the story, except by influencing Yuki's actions.

Alternative Title(s): Token Moe Child, Token Mini Cutie, Token Cute Child, Token Cute Kid