Top 10 Bishounen Anime [Best Recommendations]

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Of course, you like anime. But anime isn't better when you can freely drool over some hot guys? It doesn't mean you don't focus on the story, but it's so much funnier when you can enjoy the story AND the bishounen characters of the show, right?

With all the genres of anime, it could be hard to search for a good show with some bishounen. After all, there is a lot of shounen-ai, reverse-harem and so much more that are just waiting for you in order to win your heart.

So, if you want to enjoy a bunch of bishounen and don't know where to begin with, check out the list of anime below! They are surely great shows that you will be able to watch freely with all the hotties without feeling guilty!


10. 07-Ghost

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: Apr 2009 – Sept 2009

Teito Klein, a former slave, is attending the Barsburg Empire's military academy because he has the ability to use a rare and supernatural power called the Zaiphon. Teito is amnesic and doesn't remember anything from his past, except for some frightening nightmares which wake him up at night.

The day of the final exam of the academy, Teito meets the Chief of staff, Ayanami, and remembers he is the man who killed his father, right in front of him. Teito then remembers he was living in the Kingdom of Raggs, of which his father was the king. Because Teito tries to attack Ayanami, he is captured, and his only friend Mikage helps him to escape.

There is a majority of men in this anime, which make it easier to fantasize about them, or even to find some shounen-ai references between the main characters and the others who are always around the young Taito. Becauseof all these bishounen around him, you can almost be jealous.

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9. Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Jul 2014 – Sept 2014

Shounen Hollywood is an idol group like so many others in Japan. Recruited by the Hollywood Tokyo agency, the five members of this group are training in Harajuku in order to develop their own talents and to rapidly become famous and reunite a lot of fans. Representing the second generation of Shounen Hollywood, each member has issues with their life and try to solve their problems though their idol job.

A group of bishounen idols for the pleasure of the eyes. In this show, there is sometimes some fan-service moments and shounen-ai allusions, so if you're ok with this, you should love the show. Let the Shounen Hollywood boys steal your heart!

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8. Wolf's Rain

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  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Jan 2003 – Jul 2003

In a futuristic setting, it is said that wolves have disappeared for nearly 200 years. But actually, they still exist and took the human forms in order to hide amongst ordinary people.

Kiba, a lone wolf, is searching for the Lunar Flowers, which is said to bring those who follow the its smell to the Rakuen, the wolf paradise. The smell of these flowers leads him to Cheza, a mysterious young girl who was in a laboratory.

The character design is excellent and the wolves are really hot in their human forms. At least, you will for sure fall for them because of the eyes of the characters. They are so beautiful! Because of Cheza, the show can seem like a Reverse-Harem anime, so it should be a bishounen you will root for.

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7. Vampire Knight

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Apr 2008 – Jul 2008

The Cross Academy is a prestigious school, which particularly of has two types of classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. Because the Night Class is full of gorgeous students, Day Class students try to approach them and that is where the two prefects come in, Cross Yuki and Kiryuu Zero. They try their best to keep the classes away from each other.

Because actually, the Night Class students are all vampires and the Academy Chairman keeps it secret from the other students. Yuki, the Chairmans adoptive daughter, takes her job seriously and is secretly in love with the dormitory chief of the Night Class, Kuran Kaname.

In this show, you have a bunch of bishounen vampires. Seriously, can you really complain about this scenario? If you were in Yuki's place, you surely will implore these damn hot vampires to suck your blood. The character design is also really good so there is no reason you would dislike this amazing show!

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6. Brave 10

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jan 2012 – Mar 2012

Kirigakure Saizo is a young ninja who tries to find his own way in life. When he was traveling, he suddenly meets Isanami, a mysterious young girl who is chased by assassins. After saving her life, Saizo finds himself to become her own bodyguard.

As they travel together, they enter the Sanada's territory and run into Sarutobi Sasuke, the leader of the famous ninja group. Ordered by Sanada, Saizo has to gather talented ninjas together in order to make Japan's era of war come to an end.

Except Isanami, there really is no other girl and you are almost jealous of her for being in such charming company. The character design is beautiful, so it's a real pleasure to leer at all these hot guys and their muscles.

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5. Miracle Train : Oedo-sen e Youkoso (Miracle Train : Welcome to the Oedo Line)

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Oct 2009 – Dec 2009

An urban legend says that the Miracle Train is a special train which appear before young women who are confused and/or lost in order to help them solve their issues. The different stations of the Oedo Line appear as humans and try to rescue the many different passengers.

In this show, we have six men who are actually six stations of the Oedo Line. They are like counsellors for the confused women who enter their station. Because of their look and kindness, they are like hosts and you just want to take this train yourself to have all these bishounen here to resolve all your problems!

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4. Ouran High School Host Club

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  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Apr 2006 – Sept 2006

Thanks to her scholarship, Fujioka Haruhi was able to enter the prestigious Ouran Academy. Despite the fact she is a commoner, and that a lot of people say things behind her back, Haruhi just lives and studies peacefully in the academy.

One day, Haruhi meets the members of the Host Club and is at first mistaken for a boy. Then, she accidentally broke a 8-million yen vase. In order to repay the vase, she will have to work as a host in the club and leave behind the peaceful days she was living.

Well, in this show we have a school club full of hosts who are there to entertain the girl students, so it is obviously full of bishounen and it could even be difficult to root for only one character. But, you don't really have to choose one, right? The character design and the voice casting are great, so this is a pleasure for the eyes and also the ears!

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3. Bakumatsu Rock

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2014 – Sept 2014

Taking place in the Bakumatsu era, at the end of the shogunate reign, Tokugawa is using music to control and brainwash the population through Heaven's Songs, sung by the idol group, Shinsengumi. The Heaven's Songs are the only form of music accepted in the whole country.

Sakamoto Ryouma, a rocker, will try to fight against the Heaven's Songs with his friends, thanks to rock'n'roll. Through their music, they want to change the face of the country and give back freedom and justice to the population.

With a lot of rockers and idols, you have to choose between a lot of bishounen with a lot of sex appeal and damn good voices. Like all the fangirls in the show screaming for their idol, you will surely melt because of one of the guys.

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2. Free! (Free! Iwatobi Swim Club)

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jul 2013 – Sept 2013

Nanase Haruka is an ordinary boy, quiet and discreet, who likes water more than everything else. He used to swim since he was in elementary school and has won a relay race with his friends during that time, just before they all went their own way.

In high school, because of the sudden reappearance of one of his comrades, Haruka and his friends decide to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club in order to swim together once more.

This is the story of a school swimming club, so the main characters will most likely appears in swimsuit most of the time. As expected from Kyoto Animation, the character design is brilliant and you will surely drool because of these bishounen and their beautiful muscles shaped from swimming!

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1. K

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Oct 2012 – Dec 2012

Yashiro Isana, aka Shiro, is an ordinary student in the Ashinaka High School. Though he is not really close to someone in particular, he is really popular in the academy, which allow him to eat for free as he begs for food from everyone.

His life takes a turnaround when, one day, a classmate asks him to run an errand. Shiro is then attacked by a group of people who are aiming for his life. While Shiro doesn't understand what is going on, a video is aired, showing him killing someone and claiming to be the “Seventh King”.

The story is really interesting, but the character design is so good that you will probably focus on the bishounen than anything else. Because of this, you almost forget the existence of the few girls who are appearing in the show. After all, you don't need girls, the hot guys are sufficient enough for the pleasure of your eyes!

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So, do you agree with this Top 10? If this list of anime is not enough for you and your insatiable love of bishounen, you could also check out show like Hakkenden, Fruits Basket, or even Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! If you haven't watched it yet!?

Of course, this list is not exhaustive and there are a lot more anime full of bishounen! If there is a show you would like to see in this Top 10, let us know by leaving a comment below!



Author: Nafarik

I am a French girl of 23 years old. I was 7 years old when I saw my first anime and since then I couldn't stop watching anime. This is also the reason I decided to learn Japanese so I entered the university. Just before graduating, I had an opportunity to do an internship in Japan and I was clearly the otaku type, spending a lot of time and money on my passion for anime. As soon as could, I return Japan and here I am now !

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