They may be nothing but pixels, but they sure are hot. Anime has its share of ridiculously good-looking characters whose existence should be a sin. Their miraculous attractiveness if frustrating; after all, they’re bound inside the screen while you’re stuck pining for them in reality. But despite that obstacle, they’re something deserving to be desired.
So what can be even better than a single hot character? Two of them, who perfectly balance each other in their sizzling looks! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Honey’s Anime is bringing you the list of the top ten hottest anime couples. It’s a good thing that they’re trapped in TV, or else these smoldering pairs would put any other real-life couple to shame.
10. Gennosuke x Oboro : Basilisk
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Apr 13, 2005 to Sep 21, 2005
In an anime such as Basilisk, which deals with honor, duty, and warring clans, it is almost a guarantee that the tragic romantic storyline will be steamy. Basilisk does not disappoint. Both Oboro and Gennosuke are striking in their features. Having people this attractive only be anime characters is near criminal, if you ask us.
Oboro is a sensual beauty that exemplifies the traditional Japanese style. The heir to the Iga clan, she has deep violet eyes and long black hair. Often, Oboro can be seen wearing a kimono. Gennosuke, on the other hand, is a samurai. As they say, there’s nothing better than a man in uniform. In the case of Gennosuke, that uniform is his hakama and samurai apparel. Their looks are addictive, and for that reason, they start the list of top ten hottest anime couples.
9. Hei x Yin: Darker than Black
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Apr 6, 2007 to Sep 28, 2007
Dark and brooding, this couple gives off serious sexy vibes. A dark romance is the most addicting type of romance, and Hei and Yin are no exception. Like a tragic Romeo and Juliet, they must stay together through a variety of obstacles, but they look good the entire time they struggle.
Striking with her grey-white hair and half-lidded eyes, Yin is a showstopper. Contrastingly, Hei is tall, dark, and handsome. Dressed head to toe in black, he always looks dangerous. If looks could kill, then Hei would be even more scary than he already is. Known as the Black Reaper, we think he could possess our hearts anytime he wants to. Together, the two of them make a perfect pair that can cause chaos in any setting.
8. Sailor Moon x Tuxedo Mask: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
- Episodes: 46
- Aired: Mar 7, 1992 to Feb 27, 1993
Sailor Moon is one of the 90s’ most beloved anime characters. Insanely popular, even today, Sailor Moon is a classic with a killer cast. Almost all of the characters are good looking. However, the main romance between Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask truly takes the cake for being most attractive.
Men are always supposed to look better when in tuxedos (and women can rock them too!) but Tuxedo Mask takes it to a whole new level. Tall and charming, his sharp features and tousled hair is a winning combination. Sailor Moon is a literal moon princess and so, naturally, she is the image of sheer perfection. With a slim body and beautiful blonde hair, her best feature is undeniably her welcoming smile. Both Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask are beyond beautiful.
7. Julia x Spike: Cowboy Bebop
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Apr 3, 1998 to Apr 24, 1999
Basked in a puff of cigarette smoke, this tragic power couple possesses an alluring mystique. Their relationship is shrouded in a veil of mystery and magnetic desire that pulls these two lovers together despite the gravity of their surroundings. And, no matter how bad the situation gets, the duo still stuns visually.
Spike is the epitome of cool. He’s the bad boy you’ve always wanted, except this time he’s a cowboy who lives in space, which really puts a spin on the age-old trope. A true gunslinger, his cool charm and devil-may-care attitude are magnetic. Julia, while appearing less often in the anime, is a leggy, wistful looking blonde. Together, the two play off like Bonnie and Clyde, with their devilish good looks and penchant for doom.
6. Haruhi x Tamaki: Ouran High School Host Club
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Sep 27, 2006
A relationship basked in secrecy is always tantalizing. Haruhi and Tamaki begin their love under the impression that Haruhi is, in fact, a man, and a member of the elite Ouran High School Host Club. However, this doesn’t hinder the love that the two have for each other, or how appealing they look on screen.
Tamaki has an undeniable prince-like charm; tall, regal, and with wavy blonde hair. A wealthy Haruhi, though small and slight, has beautiful features that can pass as both masculine and feminine. Androgyny is certified as insanely attractive, and Haruhi exemplifies it perfectly. Adorable as a guy and stunning as a girl, she completes the oozing confidence of Tamaki perfectly. This pair is perfect.
5. Akihito x Mirai: Kyoukai no Kanata
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Oct 3, 2013 to Dec 19, 2013
A high school couple, Akihito and Mirai’s looks are soft and sweet, yet undeniably attractive. The two pair together perfectly. The bubblegum pink of Mirai’s hairstyle compliments Akihito’s blonde hair, and their personalities towards each other are endearing too. While many of the couples on this list sizzle separately, these two truly complement each other.
Mirai is soft, stylish, and cute. Her beauty is in her delicate features. Despite being shy, she is certainly still an attractive girl. Akihito is disheveled, with hazy, beckoning eyes. His playful personality adds to his charm, and together, the two of them form a sweet yet delicious duo. But these two aren’t only adorable. Their undeniable visual appeal puts them solidly at number 5 on this list.
4. Tomoya x Nagisa: Clannad
- Episodes: 23
- Aired: Oct 5, 2007 to Mar 28, 2008
This pair is softer, portraying their high school love perfectly, and yet are still both beautiful people despite their age and the genre of the anime. Similar to Akihito and Mirai, the beauty of Tomoya and Nagisa is more gentle than some of the other red-hot options on this list. But their subdued attractiveness should not be ignored.
Tomoya has the full charm of a cool guy in an anime, with dissolved hair, slightly wrinkled shirts, and brooding expressions. His entire appearance is laid-back and suave, he’s the type of person you can all too easily imagine crushing on from a distance. Nagisa is small and stunning. Her eyes are wistful, large, and kind. Together, she and Tomoya are a beautiful couple that you’ll be sure to envy.
3. Claire and Chane: Baccano!
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jul 27, 2007 to Nov 2, 2007
Sometimes it is just unfair when certain characters are only characters, and not real people. That is certainly the case for these two, who smolder on screen. Their beauty is haunting. The couple is brooding and intense, and both of them have an attractiveness that cannot be contained only on the screen.
Chane is dark and dreamy. Her ferocity is intense and an undeniably attractive feature of her character. Particularly striking is her golden eyes, which give her a feral appearance that is truly unique. Claire, with his roguish red hair and tell-tale smirk, possesses both charm and confidence. The two pair together beautifully, black and red, as the ultimate romantic duo.
2. Usui x Misaki: Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Apr 2, 2010 to Sep 24, 2010
Unlike other anime, where the main, self-assured man is paired off with a softer, feminine side, both characters in Kachou wa Maid-Sama are equally strong and sexy. That puts this power couple in at second on the list of hottest anime couples. Plus, everyone loves a girl in costume.
Usui, the rich cool boy at the school, is muscular, blonde, and suave. Misaki is the ultimate girl-crush (with many of the female characters in the show claiming they’ll fall for her themselves). She is beautiful, strong, and dedicated, making both her looks and personality appealing. Together, the pair balance their dark and light features to make an unstoppable duo.
1. Yuri x Victor: Yuri on Ice!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Oct 6, 2016 to Dec 22, 2016
It is a miracle this power couple doesn’t melt the very ice they’re performing with how hot their looks are. While they also display very endearing dynamics in their relationship, there is no denying that on top of their compassion, this pair is the sexiest “it” couple of anime at the moment. Viktor and Yuri are the kings of visuals.
Yuri possesses an earnest and adorable charm off the ice; however, on the ice (or when wildly drunk off of champagne and emotionally wrecked from destroying his chances at success for the season), the shy Japanese skater turns into a dark prince that oozes an undeniably desirable confidence and allure. Viktor, brimming with confidence at all times, is well aware of the strength of his physical appearance.
If the weather is cold this Valentine’s Day, don’t worry. These 10 incredibly hot anime couples will be sure to warm things up. Did we happen to miss other top pairs because we were blinded by their beauty? Let us know in the comments below about your favorite really ridiculously good looking anime couples.