The anime world is full of characters that can be defined as “Husbando”. A husbando is an amazing character who catches everyone's attention, and suddenly gains popularity among the viewers. The husbando type of character attracts both male and female viewers; guys admire the husbando and wish they could be as cool and unfazed as him, while girls usually fall head over heels for him.
There are different variations of the husbando, for example the bishounen one, who is usually tender and kindhearted and makes the girls melt; the mysterious one, who is impossible to figure out and lights the spark within the viewers; the tsundere one, who hides his tender sides and shows an attitude, and so on. This list is meant to list down different kinds of husbando to satisfy everyone's taste! Stick with us until the end to discover who are the best husbando according to the fandom.
10. Luka Crosszeria from Betrayal Knows My Name (Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: April 2010 – September 2010
Talking about the mysterious kind of husbando, Luka Crosszeria from Betrayal Knows My Name had to be in this list. Luka is tall, black-haired, with gray eyes and the appearance of a dark angel. When he makes the first appearance in the show, everyone can't help but wonder whether he is on the good side, or not. By the way, if his look wasn't enough to make girls drool, and make the boys envious, Luka is actually like an angel and his way of acting is what made him a beloved husbando.
Luka Crosszeria is a “duras”, so by definition he is an evil creature. Even though he is a duras, later on in the show it's exposed that he protected his dear Yuki from the shadows since Yuki was born, for 15 years. Being expressionless, and showing his teeth to the other members of the Gioh family, Luka softens only when he is around Yuki. To make things even clearer as to why Luka is the perfect husbando, we can tell you that in the previous era he defected over to the humans just to follow Yuki, who was a girl and a princess, and the woman he loved. Basically, Luka spent his entire life, and the previous one next to Yuki, showing affection and devotion that are absolutely out of the ordinary. He is mysterious, and yet the husbando every girl would like to be protected by!
9. Gilbert Nightray from Pandora Hearts
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: April 2009 – September 2009
If we talk about the devoted kind of husbando, the first name we think of is Gilbert Nightray. This beautiful husbando catches the eye as he is curly black-haired with sparkling golden eyes, and melts hearts right from the beginning, when he is warmly greeted in the Vessalius family and treated as a brother more that as a servant by Oz Vessalius. Oz and Gilbert spend their time together and enjoy their young age, until Oz turns 15 and everything changes. As Oz is sent to Abyss and then 10 years in the future, 10 years go by for Gilbert without seeing his best friend.
For starters, to show you all how much Oz meant for Gilbert, we need to tell you that during the coming of age ceremony, before Oz is sent to Abyss, when the Baskerville make their appearance Gilbert is willing to sacrifice himself in Oz's place, and he actually does as he gets stabbed by the enemy just to save Oz. Years after, when Gilbert and Oz meet again and Oz is still 15 while he is already 24, the situation remains the same. Gilbert is loyal until the end; he blames himself for not being able to protect Oz and for not being strong enough in spite his efforts. Thanks to his behavior, he gained his place as the most loyal husbando in the anime universe!
8. Levi from Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: April 2013 – September 2013
Meet Levi, also known as the humanity's most powerful soldier. Talking about the brave kind of husbando, we suddenly thought of Levi. The humanity's strongest has a lot of qualities that define him as a perfect husbando. First of it all, he is loyal to every single person around him; second, he is handsome in spite of his height; and he is a perfect leader managing to have everything under control.
Levi demonstrated his bravery as a soldier and his perfection as a husbando every time one of his comrades failed to strike to death a titan and found themselves in a serious danger. Levi, without thinking twice, with his amazing skills, always flied off as fast as he could, killing the titan in a few seconds and remaining totally unfazed. What's more, even though he didn't show it to the others, he suffered each of his comrades death and he swore to fight for all the brave soldiers who had lost their lives.
Aside from his skills as a captain, and as a soldier, we need to mention how much of a cleaning maniac he is; Levi loves to clean and to see his surrounding sparkle with cleanliness. And isn't it every girl's dream to have a husbando who helps with household chores? With this said, it's no wonder he gained a lot of popularity; girls love him, okay, but boys greatly admire him as well.
7. Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2014 – September 2014
Ken Kaneki is the type of husbando that brings out compassion from everyone's heart. Let's start by describing his character at the beginning of the show; Ken is gentle, shy, and naive. He is a boy who has no one in life, aside from his best friend Hide. Ken's bad luck leads him to Rize, a female ghoul that attacks and leaves him almost dead. Ken is forced to undergo an emergency surgery and the doctor in charge – Kanou – transplants Rize's kagune – weapon – into him. When Ken wakes up, he soon enough realizes to be no longer a human, and yet not even a ghoul. He is stuck in the middle, a new creature out of the ordinary.
If this wasn't enough, episode by episode Ken will see his entire universe crumble down bit by bit, and each ghoul friend he made die before his eyes. When the situation is far more than Ken can stand, he will sacrifice himself once again and put distance between him and those who were now his family. To top everything up, Hide, the human friend he had tried to protect from the beginning, dies within his arms in the end, making all his efforts vain. Why such a gentle boy had to face such a twisted fate? Ken's kindness and his cruel destiny are what made him a husbando who needs to be loved by every viewer.
6. Kou Mabuchi from Blue Spring Ride (Ao Haru Ride)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2014 – September 2014
Kou Mabuchi is the tease kind of husbando. For as a teaser as he can be, he hides a dark past that turned him into a seemingly uncaring person. He met Futaba during middle school and both of them fell in love with each other, but one day Kou moved away with his mother and Futaba couldn't forget about that gentle boy she liked so much. Years after, when Kou and Futaba meet again in high school, there's no trace left of that sweet little boy Futaba knew.
Kou, who once was sweet and caring, is now a person who doesn't seem to care about anything or anyone, and is a tease. For starters, what makes Kou a perfect husbando are his looks; he is tall for a teenager, with beautiful curly hair that Futaba loves to touch. Then, his way of acting for sure. It's impossible to forget how he acted all unfazed one moment, and cried on Futaba's shoulder right after. The flip side of his being a tease hides in the years he spent with his mother, who died due to a bad illness. Consequently, he became cold and unable to express properly his feelings, so he holds every kind of contrast within him. He likes to tease Futaba non-stop, and yet he is willing to protect her and show her his weak sides. Then he claims to prefer being alone, and yet he is drawn to his classmates like every other teenager. Basically he is just like a puppy to hug tightly, a perfect little husbando to cuddle with!
5. Sousuke Inukawa from Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East (Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: January 2013 – March 2013
Let's move on a husbando who is a handyman in charge of a little kid. Sousuke Inukawa, since childhood, took the trouble to take care of Shino. When their village was turned to ashes, and they lost their lives but were saved thanks to their strong willing to survive, Sousuke's soul was split and joined to one of a dog, while Shino's to that of Murasame, a powerful sword that takes the shape of a crow. Years after, Shino didn't grow up because of this, so he is still a little child in spite being 18-year-old. Since Shino couldn't shake off his childishness, nor his irresponsible behavior, Sousuke keeps following him around full of worries.
Sousuke is actually the kind and patient husbando. He has a good word for everyone, and he is able to look at the situations without panicking and thinking of a solution. He is composed and the only one able to tame Shino, who is on the polar opposite. During the show, when his body started to decay because of Ao's appearance, the other half of his soul, he demonstrated to be extremely caring and stayed silent. Sousuke faced his destiny alone, just because he knew that Shino and Hamaji would worry about him. Aside from this, he showed a devotion towards Shino and Hamaji that is out of the ordinary, as he acted like a big brother for both of them, in spite being he himself an orphan with a dark past. To fall in love with this kind of husbando is as easy as to breath, that's why he gained such popularity among the fans.
4. Suou Mikoto from K
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2012 – December 2012
Suou Mikoto's personality is one of a leader, able to draw people near without even putting efforts to it. When the show started, he could seem like the typical “bad boy” with an attitude, as all he did was to walk around the city with his own Red Clan, spreading destruction. Episode by episode, though, another side of his character is revealed and viewers started to admire him.
Suou Mikoto is the Red King, and wields the power of the fire, as even his appearance says – red hair that look like flames, and sparkly golden eyes. Aside the fact that he is handsome, he showed his husbando side with his deeds, when one of his subordinates got killed. Even though he usually says very little, and nothing seems to annoy him, when Totsuka Tatara was killed he did all he could to discover what happened and who killed him. Mikoto is the kind of character who draws people near without efforts; he became the king and all of his subordinates decided to follow him on their own accord.
Right because his leadership is really something, he managed to have his own clan full of guys who basically were rejected everywhere else. As a perfect husbando, he offered them a place to call home, and that's why all of his subordinates love him and talk fondly of him. With this said, it's no wonder that viewers around the world felt attached to him the same way his subordinates did!
3. Sebastian Michaelis from Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: October 2008 – March 2009
Our 3rd position is a husbando controversially loved by everyone for his devilish deeds. Sebastian Michaelis is a devil. As everyone would expect, he is sadistic, tricky, and loves putting his master Ciel in dangerous situations and scares him to death, just to save him at the last second. With these premises, one wouldn't expect such a perfect husbando. Yet, Sebastian is one of the most loved characters, right because of his devilish nature.
For starters, he signed a contract with Ciel and now he has to help him seek revenge against those who killed his parents, but even though he has to obey to Ciel, he takes his sweet time to enjoy the ride. Being Sebastian a demon, he can do anything; he is in charge of the house duties, so he cooks, cleans, takes care of Ciel and takes care of Ciel's enemies. Saying this is enough to see why every girl would consider him the perfect husbando.
Let's not forget, though, that he has an evil nature, so he doesn't hesitate to kill. His devilish nature allows him to be totally deprived of emotions, so he is almost always smiling and hiding his true intentions. This is the duality that viewers love about him; on one side he can do anything like the perfect husbando everyone would dream of, while on the other side he is dangerous and it would be better to stay away from him. But aren't people usually drawn to what is forbidden? Well, all the more when the prohibition has the shape of a handsome butler!
2. Makoto Tachibana from Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2013 – September 2013
Our second position had to be Makoto Tachibana, as he perfectly fit the image of the bishounen kind of husbando. Makoto Tachibana has the power to warm everyone's heart up with just his smile. He is as beautiful as a prince: tall, with a muscular body, green eyes, and light brown hair. To this beautiful appearance, we must add that he has a very sweet side to his character. Makoto is like an older brother to the members of the swimming club; he is gentle, patient and always tries to mediate when the situation gets out of control.
His weak side is his childhood friend, Haruka. As Haruka is moody, gloomy and often has a bad attitude, Makoto always tries to fix the damages Haruka creates with his bad mouth. Always prone to help others, Makoto acts mature and, as a perfect husbando, he has his own childish sides as well. For example, he turns into a scaredy-cat when his friends talk about ghosts and fearsome stories. In the show, he is seen hiding behind Haruka when they ended up shielding themselves in the old lighthouse on the island.
Makoto is the perfect husbando under all the aspects; every girl would like to have a boy who listens to her worries, support her, and give her a sincere smile. And probably, every boy would love being like Makoto as he is painfully amazing whatever he does. His sweetness draws people near, and the same goes with the viewers!
1. Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss (Kamisama Hajimemashita)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2012 – December 2012
Here we are with our first position and another perfect husbando who made girls fall head over heels! Tomoe was a familiar to the last land god, Mikage. One day though, Mikage decided to disappear and the temple remained without a land god to take care of it, and Tomoe remained all alone. When Nanami is thrown out of her house because of her father's debt, she has no place to go and, by chance, she happens to save a man who was afraid of a dog. That man was Mikage who, as a gift, makes Nanami the new land god and sends her to the temple. When Nanami gets there, she thinks either that was a bad joke or she was tricked by the mysterious man. But when she realizes that she is the new land god, and her duties as a god and as a teenage student grow, her life drastically changes.
Tomoe, unwillingly, becomes her familiar, and an important part of Nanami's life. The two of them are always fighting, and Tomoe makes fun of her every time he can. His behavior, though, is just a facade. When push comes to shove, Tomoe is always there to cover her back and protect her. What's more, Tomoe is very skilled at cooking and very dedicated to the shrine. He is a big help for the clumsy Nanami who is a funny troublemaker.
In his dark past, Tomoe had loved one woman – Yuikiji – so when Nanami confesses her feeling to him, he refuses her. Even though he couldn't accept her feelings, Tomoe acted always like a guardian angel, and a perfect husbando. He showed jealousy towards guys who tried to lay their hands on Nanami; he threatened the ones who badmouthed her; he never killed in front of her, being perfectly conscious of her fragility as a human being; he randomly showed a kindness out of his character, surprising both Nanami and all the viewers. Basically, he is totally in love with Nanami, but he has to realize it yet. If we add all of his deeds to the fact that he is very handsome, with his silver hair and lively, purple eyes, well... He is the husbando everyone would like to share their life with.
With Tomoe, our ranking of husbando came to an end. How did you like it? As we said up above, we tried to mention various kind of husbando, hoping to meet everyone's tastes. These characters mentioned above are each different from the other, but we hope you agree with us that they all deserved a mention as they are the “perfect husbando” each girl dream of. If you know other husbando that could have been a nice fit for this ranking, let us know in the comments below!