Tomgirls are male characters who look very much like females and hence, are often mistaken about their gender. There are tomgirls who love looking feminine and cross-dress in order to amplify their femininity. Other tomgirls may not like the attention that much and want to look like the males they are, but despite their efforts, they still look very much like females. We love tomgirls for their gender neutrality, but above all, we love them for looking so attractive! Regardless of gender, pretty much all of us are attracted to beautiful beings. Get to know and feast your eyes on our top 10 selections of tomgirls!
10. Felix Argail from Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Apr. 2016 – Sep. 2016
Felix seems like a typical combination of feline and human which is common in anime. Somehow, having cat’s ears just make a person look cuter. The reason for his cat-like appearance is due to him inheriting Demi Human blood from his ancestors. He is skilled in Water Magic which includes healing abilities. Even though he has a sword, Felix does not like to use it to avoid damaging his skin.
Felix is a character who enjoys dressing up like a girl and he pulls it off really well. Obviously, many characters would assumed Felix to be a female and when they know he isn’t one, Felix enjoys teasing them further with cute mannerisms. Perhaps the character exists just to mess with the mindset of straight men watching the series. However, it is implied that Felix has no set gender identity, so you can love Felix all you want!
9. Saika Totsuka from Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Apr. 2013 – Jun. 2013
Saika Totsuka is the president of the tennis club. As he has a feminine appearance and a soft demeanor, Saika is often mistaken as a female. He is referred to as “The Prince” due to his feminine qualities. Saika is often seen to be blushing. Besides that, his skin is fragile and weak against the sun.
Saika Totsuka prefers not to be mistaken as a female, so clearly he does not really enjoy having a feminine appearance. Therefore, he tries to be as manly as possible. Despite his effort, Saika still ends up cute and pretty. He does not need to worry about looking pretty though, as many girls find him charming, so he has many fangirls!
8. Gasper Vladi from High School DxD New
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul. 2013 – Sep. 2013
Gasper Vladi is a half-vampire half-human who enjoys cross-dressing. Unlike the other male students at Kuoh Academy, Gasper Vladi dresses himself in female school uniform and black thigh-high socks. He has the power to stop time but he does not have full control over it.
Gasper Vladi has demure appearance. He looks cute and innocent with his short bob hairstyle. He used to be a coward but as the series progresses, he is seen to demonstrate bravery sometimes. Gasper Vladi loves to wear clothes geared towards females, for the simple reason that they are cute! That’s really all it takes to justify wearing clothes made for the opposite gender.
7. Yoshio Kobayashi from Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
- Episodes: 11
- Aired: Jul. 2015 – Sep. 2015
Upon waking up in school one day, Yoshio Kobayashi is shocked to see his teacher who has been mutilated, and the weapon is held by him. He has been framed and wish to seek justice. His friend, Souji Hashiba, is wrongly seen as a willing accomplice. Yoshio meets a well-known detective named Kogorou Akechi and gets involved in his investigations.
Yoshio Kobayashi has a feminine-looking face and a slender appearance, which makes him a good crossdresser. Unlike many other tomgirl characters who have bright or shy personality, Yoshio Kobayashi is cold and detached. He does not have many friends and is detached from his surroundings. Due to his indifference, Yoshio does not notice the faces of the people who are considered insignificant to him. He views them as gradient-colored silhouettes!
6. Hasuta from Haiyore! Nyaruko-san (Nyaruko: Crawling With Love!)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr. 1012 – Jun. 2012
Hasuta is an alien from Hastur who also went to the same kindergarten and elementary school with Nyaruko and Chtuko. His father is the owner of a well-known video game company in space called CCE. He was initially sent to Earth to find out more about entertainment in Earth, but he failed his mission and decided to stay on Earth.
Remember the Magus Sisters from Final Fantasy X? The Aeon consists of 3 sisters in which one is tall and lanky, the other fat, and another one small and cute. Hasuta reminds us a lot of the small and cute Magus Sister. Hastur looks so much like a cute girl but he is in fact a boy. He may not look very powerful but he is actually stronger than Nyaruko and Chtuko!
5. Hime Arikawa from Himegoto (Secret Princess Himegoto)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jul. 2014 – Sep. 2014
Hime Arikawa is the main character from Himegoto which features several cross-dressing characters. Hime is in trouble as his parents owe money from the loan sharks who then pursue Hime for the money. The girls from Shimoshina High School student council help to pay off Hime’s debt and accept him as a beautiful girl member!
The reason Hime cross-dresses often in this series is due to the Shimoshina High School student council who wants him to do so after seeing him in a French maid outfit. Not only is Hime asked to cross-dress, he must also be the student council’s pet dog. Hime may not intend to cross-dress in the first place, but he seems to enjoy it after a while!
4. Kazuki Fuuchouin from Get Backers
- Episodes: 49
- Aired: Oct. 2002 – Sep. 2008
Kazuki’s fighting style is derived from his family school which places importance on grace. Hence, he has a graceful demeanor even when he is fighting. His weapons are white strings which are sharp enough to cut up humans. The strings can also function to listen to distant conversations.
Kazuki has a beautiful feminine appearance and long hair. There are many beautiful female characters in Get Backers, but Kazuki is undeniably one of the most beautiful ones. Sometimes, he cross-dresses in order to obtain information easily. He not only looks like a girl, but it is hinted that he has a romantic relationship with his male childhood friend, Juubei.
3. Chihiro Fujisaki from Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation (Danganronpa: The Animation)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jul. 2013 – Sep. 2013
Chihiro Fujisaki joins Class 78th of Hope’s Peak Academy and is known as the Ultimate Programmer. He is highly intelligent and has created many Artificial Intelligence beings. Besides that, he is also a creator of the Neo World Program. He loves programming and talking about anything regarding it.
Chihiro Fujisaki has a kind and meek personality alongside a frail body which led to him being bullied when he was younger. To prevent getting bullied anymore, he began dressing up as a girl so there was no pressure to become physically stronger. Chihiro does not enjoy being looked upon as a girl though, and prefers to spend time with guys instead of girls.
2. Ruka Urushibara from Steins;Gate
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Apr. 2011 – Sep. 2011
Ruka Urushibara is a good friend of Mayuri Shiina who often coaxes him into cosplaying. Ruka has a very feminine appearance and a slim body which causes many people to mistake his gender. As a result of his appearance, he often gets unwanted attention from men. Ruka is very sensitive so he easily breaks into tears.
Some tomgirl characters may simply enjoy cross-dressing or have a feminine appearance, but for Ruka’s case, he certainly feels like he is in the wrong body. Ruka dreams of becoming a girl and is disappointed to be a male. Ruka also has feelings for Rintarou Okabe but he keeps them a secret as it feels like taboo to him. In some world lines, however, Ruka is a female.
1. Hideyoshi Kinoshita from Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (Baka & Test - Summon the Beasts)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jan. 2010 – Apr. 2010
Hideyoshi Kinoshita is a student in Class 2-F and also a member of the Drama Club. He has an older twin sister named Yuuko Kinoshita who is from Class 2-A. The twins look very similar except for a slight difference in hairstyles. Due to his gender neutrality, there is a rumor that Hideyoshi is of the 3rd gender called Hideyoshi.
On regular days, Hideyoshi often wears male school uniform to school. His beauty causes him to be nominated into the list of ‘Guys who would look good in girl's outfit' but was dropped out for the ridiculous reason that it is unfair. Sometimes, Hideyoshi does not seem to like the fact many people do not treat him as a guy. However, at times, he can be seen blushing when Akihisa treats him as a girl. Therefore, it seems like he does not hate looking so feminine after all!
This sums up list of our top favorite tomgirl characters. We would love to hear your preferences. What do you think about tomgirls in anime? Are they yay, nay or meh to you? Tell us in the comments!