The anime world is full of characters visually perfect and beautiful. It's the anime world we're talking about; it's only natural to see perfection! Despite this, though, among all the beauties we can find in it, there are some characters who have something more. Some characters have an “x” factor making them look hot... We mean, very hot.
Beauty is one thing, but when you add charm to beauty, plus an attractive way of acting, and brains, well, here you have a very hot character! The hot characters we're talking about are the ones who are loved by girls, but manage to gain admiration even among the boys. This list will give you a taste of what characters with good looks, charm and other “x” factors are like! Some of them are simply hot, they appear in the show leaving the viewers with their mouths wide open; some of them are cool, and their actions make them even cooler; some of them are unconsciously hot and gain sympathy even because of this. Read on to see what we're talking about!
10. Sanosuke Harada from Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (Hakuouki)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2010 – June 2010
Let's start with a show like Hakuouki, that depicted the Shinsengumi guys as beautiful and hot! Basically, each of them made the girls fall in love, we can't deny it. Despite this, though, the hotter one with the famous “x” factor was Sanosuke Harada.
Harada was depicted as easy-going, funny and friendly. Of course, that's not all there is to it. First of it all, his appearance is what is eye-catching; he is tall, with red hair and shiny golden eyes. The beautiful looks, put together with his manners, made him the hottest guy in the Shinsengumi! In fact, in a time of sadness he was the one to put a smile on people. He was cheerful, and yet hot-tempered. Let's not forget he was definitely a gentleman! We can't forget the way he treated Chizuru all the time, like she was a little fragile flower. When he dealt with her, all of his manliness and gentlemanliness overflowed, like for example when he didn't allow her to go out at night alone, or when he decided to go with her to do some shopping! Aside from Chizuru, he always had a sweet word for women. Basically, Harada was funny and made jokes with Shinpachi and Heisuke all the time, but he knew when to turn serious. That's what made him look very mature, and made him so popular among the viewers!
9. Usui Takumi from Maid-Sama! (Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: April 2010 – September 2010
Usui Takumi from Maid-Sama! gained his popularity probably thanks to his obstinacy. Of course, he is as beautiful as a prince, with his green eyes and blonde hair, but he is not the only one with the looks in Maid-Sama! It's not even a matter of him being the protagonist in the show, together with Misaki. Probably, what made him so popular and so hot, was the way he stubbornly stuck to Misaki all the time, despite the fact that Misaki kept picking up fights with him non-stop.
Usui fell in love with Misaki, and from that moment onward, he started to act as her guardian angel. He didn't try to show off, neither sweet-talk her; he just was there, every time Misaki needed him. Misaki, on the other side, a “tsundere” to the core, and with her ideals about “girl power”, was never at ease in accepting his help. What makes Usui Takumi so hot is probably his being so obstinate and the way he didn't surrender in front of the hardships that Misaki gave him. Basically it was like this: he fell in love with her, and kept on acting accordingly not even caring about what she thought about him. His stubbornness was rewarded, though!
8. Daiki Aomine from Kuroko's Basketball (Kuroko no Basket)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: April 2012 – September 2012
Let's go on with a popular show full of beautiful boys. Really, it's almost impossible to choose the hotter among all the characters in Kuroko's Basketball. Each of them has something special, and has the looks. However, the most popular and hottest is probably Daiki Aomine!
Well, if we really need to explain why, we can start from his looks. He is jokingly called a “ganguro”, because his skin is brown. He is tall, with dark blue hair and eyes. What's peculiar about him is his hot-tempered character, and his good skills at basketball. He is strong, so much so that to a certain point he lost all the pleasure he felt when he was playing basketball, because no opponent was up to his expectations! So what we'll see in the show is his evolution that will bring him back to like basketball, thanks to Kuroko and Kagami who prove him to be fearsome opponents.
He is hot, but every time he appears in the show, his “bad boy” attitude is what makes girls go all soft. For example, the way he treats Momo, who sticks to him like glue, seems to be very rude. Yeah, he is a bad boy on the surface, but later he shows a more tender way of acting, towards Kuroko and the ex-members of the Generation of Miracles. The peak of his hotness, though, is when he enters “the zone”... He will do magic with a ball in hands!
7. Nezumi from No.6
- Episodes: 11
- Aired: July 2011 – September 2011
Nezumi, from No.6, is one of those characters that gains popularity right when they make their first appearance in the show. In fact, you can start liking him exactly the moment he appears at Shion's home, covered in blood and rain. Nezumi, as his name suggests, is exactly like a “rat”. Refused from a society that didn't want smart people able to think, he lived his life as a reject outside the walls of the city. When he was saved by Shion, even Shion put his life in danger and his act resulted in him being degraded from his position in the society. Nezumi won't forget the fact that Shion saved him, that's why he will reciprocate the favor years later!
What makes Nezumi very hot is his way of acting. He is a handyman, and seems to be able to do anything, probably due to the fact that he had to live by himself outside the walls of No.6 city, struggling to survive. He seems to be cool and unaffected, and sometimes seems to look down on the pampered attitude showed by Shion, but his sensitivity will show itself later. For example, when he will sing a requiem for a dead dog, or when he will show his feelings towards Shion. He protects Shion at all costs, and shows a tender side, in spite being very strong. Basically, Nezumi has got the right amount of bad ass attitude, and a bit of sweetness mixed together. Those are what make him so hot!
6. Sebastian Michaelis from Black Butler: Book of Circus (Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus)
- Episodes: 10
- Aired: July 2014 – September 2014
Let's talk about a character controversially hot. Sebastian Michaelis is a devil. He is tricky, sadistic, and enjoys putting his master Ciel through hardships just to save him at the very last moment. He has the looks: black hair, red eyes and an “angelic” face, for as paradoxical as it can be. What makes him hot, his “x” factor, is probably the way he can do anything, being a devil, and his sadism. Really, his sadism is what characterizes him all along the line. There isn't a single time when you can notice a bit of sentimentalism in his way of acting, not even one tiny bit. It's impossible to forget the way he used Beast's weak point to coerce her into speaking, and the way later, after she's dead, he found her scarf and throws it away without a second thought. This is exactly the coherence we all look for in a character, above all when the character in question is a devil of butler.
His devilish nature allows him to be totally deprived of feelings, and so he is almost always smiling, easily hiding his true intentions. Moreover, he can do anything he is asked, and we have to admit that Ciel, his master, is just as sadistic as him. Usually Ciel enjoys asking him for the impossible. Basically, Sebastian’s cunning and “i-can-do-anything” attitude, plus his coherence and his looks, make him one of the hottest characters ever!
5. Lockon Stratos/Neil Dylandy from Mobile Suit Gundam 00
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: October 2007 – March 2008
Here we are with our 5th position in this ranking, with a character that gained a special place in our heart. Among the Gundam Meisters, Lockon Stratos is the most easy-going and kind. With Setsuna F. Seiei being tormented by his past, Alleluja Haptism dealing with the other side of himself, and Tieria Erde being so stoic, his character is the most soothing and eye-catching, so much so that we could say it was a luck that he was there, making everyone smile in times of pain.
He is beautiful; tall, with green eyes and long, curly, brown hair. His easy-going attitude, though, hides a darker side of him that is the reason why he joined the cause and started fighting as a Gundam Meister. Just like the other Gundam Meisters, he has a dark past to deal with, but the difference with the others is that his past doesn't directly affects his caring nature. In fact, he is always prone to tend an ear and listen to the other guys' problems, and he is always ready to tease them to make the atmosphere lighter.
What else can we say? He is just the hottest among them! The hottest, and the most heroic one, we would add. For as hot as the others can be, his mature and chill way of acting, added to his heroic deeds during the battles are what made him gain a great popularity among viewers and the reason he is our 5th position!
4. Sousuke Yamazaki from Free!: Eternal Summer
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: July 2014 – September 2014
Let's move on to another hot character that made girls go soft! We have to say it, Sousuke Yamazaki had that power with his only presence. Tall, muscular, with emerald eyes and dark brown hair, that it's impossible not to give him the 4th position in this ranking!
His looks are great, of course, but even his character is startling. We all know that Free! is full of good-looking boys, even more so when they're almost always in a swimsuit showing their nice bodies. If we talk about hotness, though, the best is Sousuke for sure! He has a strong character, so much so that he never wavers. He may seem cold, but he proves otherwise on more than one occasion, above all when dealing with Rin, his best-friend.
Probably the way he acts, seemingly so mature, is what makes him so popular. He has almost the same “bad boy” attitude we mentioned talking about Daiki Aomine, but Sousuke's is more on the cold side, than on the hot-tempered one. As far as we like that “bad boy” way, we liked him even more when he finally showed a smile and relaxed a bit. In fact, in the special episode, during the School Festival, he finally seems to befriend everyone and starts acting accordingly in a gentler way, that finally made him seem more sympathetic and, of course, hotter!
3. Guren Ichinose from Seraph of The End: Vampire Reign (Owari no Seraph)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2015 – June 2015
The Lieutenant Colonel of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, Guren Ichinose, gains the 3rd, indisputable position! Among all the beauties in Seraph of The End, he surely is the hottest, as he mixes the leader attitude, to his beautiful looks!
He is tall, with purple eyes and black hair. His appealing point, though, lies somewhere else. He acts all high and mighty, and speaks as if he doesn't care about anyone or anything, but he doesn't act accordingly. He demonstrates an affection towards his subordinates that makes him go as far as to put his life on the front line, to save them! Even in his relationship with Yuu, he acts as an older brother, even though he teases Yuu endlessly.
We can never forget the way his hotness increases whenever he puts his hair all behind every time he is about to kick asses! He is strong, and proves to be very hot-tempered sometimes. However, his way of dealing with others is just amazing, and that's why, even in his own team, all the girls have the hots for him. Long story short, he is just a character that spreads hotness whenever he makes an apparition!
2. Shinya Kougami from Psycho-Pass
- Episodes: 22
- Aired: October 2012 – March 2013
Shinya Kougami, from Psycho-Pass, is a character full of mystery and almost impossible to figure out completely. In the beginning, he just seems to stick to the mission as an Enforcer for the Public Safety Bureau, but later on we discover that he has revenge in his mind and his dedication is just the fruit of the revenge he is planning against Makishima Shougo.
Well, he is hot... He is very hot. So much so, that even the cute Akane Tsunemori – inspector of Unit 1 – unavoidably falls for him. How can we blame her?! Shinya Kougami is so beautiful, that even when he is just smoking he makes girls drool! Not to mention the episode when he is training in the gym and he is half-naked, showing a muscular, perfect body.
However, let's talk about his character and about what else makes him so hot! His attitude is one of an adult, mature man who is cynic towards human relationships. When he was an Inspector, after his Enforcer was killed by Makishima, and his Crime Coefficent rose so high that he became an Enforcer as well, he dedicated his days planning revenge against Makishima. It was his sole purpose. That's why he stuck to the mission with a devotion out of the ordinary. The best moments to enjoy his hotness are when he is in action with the gun and when he encounters Makishima. In those moments you can enjoy both Kougami and Makishima's lines, and see these two hotties fight against each other!
1. Suou Mikoto from K
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: October 2012 – December 2012
And here we are with our 1st position, with a character who gained popularity among the girls, and admiration among the boys! Suou Mikoto is the Red King and he can control the fire. He is loved by all the members of the HOMRA – the Red Clan – and he has the “I-am-the-king” attitude which is not expressed with words at all. On the contrary, most likely his teammates are the ones who exaggerate his figure.
What can we say about the hottest character in this ranking? Firs of it all, let's talk about his appearance. He is depicted as tall, with red hair that looks like flames, and golden eyes. His deep voice acts accordingly with his character; in spite being the King who controls fire, and the head of the most fearsome clan, he is calm and quiet. He never seems to be affected, and always maintains his composure. It's exactly this attitude that strikes his enemies. Of course, this is also the reason making him so hot! Basically, he goes at his own pace, and he cares a lot for his teammates. In fact, we can't forget how much he suffered when Totsuka Tatara – one of his precious teammates – was killed and how he sought revenge.
So he is a strong fighter, yet he is calm, and caring. If we add to these appealing point his looks, we have the hottest guy for sure! Plus, we really need to mention a peculiar trait about him, as he is an avid smoker. The way he holds his cigarette with his teeth is just amazingly sexy! Even thanks to a very nice soundtrack, every time he makes an appearance, it's simply impossible not to be fascinated by him, and his attitude. It's not a stretch to say that it was only natural for us to give him the first position.
And with Suou Mikoto, our list comes to an end. So, what do you think? Do you agree with our choices? Sadly, we could choose only ten, but we are well aware that some other characters would have been worth of this ranking! We decided on these ten because they have different kind of backgrounds where they act, different personalities, different ages, and even different “natures”. We hope you agree with us that they all share the hotness, though!