April 24, 2024
30 Popular Anime Femboys You Must See [Updated 2024]

Femboys, or traps in anime, refer to male characters with physical features perceived as more feminine.

Whether you love or disregard anime femboys, I think the appeal is clear: seeing characters who drastically break gender norms is cool and fun. Someone who so strongly breaks away from what you’d expect them to be like based on their sex is also cool. With men especially (since it’s a lot more taboo for men to be feminine than for women to be masculine), there’s a kind of more appeal in a male character who embodies femininity so strongly.

That’s the charm of anime femboys! Now, let’s take a look at the 30 popular Anime Femboys and see if you know any of them!

What Do The Term “Femboy” and Word “Trap” Mean?

What does “Anime Femboy” mean?

The term “femboy” refers to individuals, often in the context of anime or subcultures, who look or act in ways that are seen as more feminine but still identify as male.

It is a combination of “feminine” and “boy.”

Femboys may embrace aspects of femininity in their appearance, clothing choices, or behaviors.

What does “Trap” mean?

he word “trap” is a controversial term sometimes used to describe characters, often in anime or manga, who appear to be female but are revealed to be male.

This term has been criticized for its derogatory nature and for perpetuating harmful stereotypes.

Note: It can be rude and offensive to use this word towards transgender individuals or those who don’t conform to traditional gender norms.

30 Popular Anime Femboys You Must See!

1. Rimuru Tempest (Tensei Slime)

anime femboy: Rimuru Tempest (Tensei Slime)

Rimuru’s bushy eyelashes make him so pretty!

The human form of Limelu’s features was almost identical to Shizu’s, but her long silver hair and deep golden eyes gave her a transcendent and divine beauty.

He’s still easy to talk to, no matter how strong he gets. He also doesn’t mind being mistaken for a woman or weakling; in fact, he finds it entertaining (unless his subordinates are there, in which case he will panic).

2. Astolfo (Fate Apocrypha)

Astolfo (Fate Apocrypha)

Astolfo is a great character, and he’s a great example of anime femboy representation. He’s a man who dresses feminine because he finds it cute.

But I think that he does set some unrealistic standards. You do not have to be a skinny, pale, anime twink to be a femboy. You can be chubby; you can be black; you can be muscular and still be a femboy.

3. Felix Argyle (Re: Zero)

Felix Argyle (Re: Zero)

Felix Argyle broadly says they’re a boy in specific situations but also calls themselves a girl in others or expresses desire towards occupying womanhood.

Felix usually refers to himself in the third person, calling himself “Ferri-chan.”

He is loyal to Crusch and will do whatever she says, but he will also oppose her if necessary. He enjoys teasing others, especially those surprised by his male identity, using cute language and gestures to provoke them.

4. Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist)

anime femboy: Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist)

As an artificial being, Envy doesn’t technically have a gender. Although they can take on both male and female forms, he is referred to as male.

5. Nagisa Shiota (Assassination Classroom)

Nagisa’s hair extends past his shoulders because his mother forced him to keep it that way.

Nagisa wanted to stop being feminized but still followed his mom’s path since he didn’t have a plan for the future. But after all the events in the anime, he was inspired to be a teacher, making his own path.

anime femboy: Nagisa Shiota (Assassination Classroom)

6. Hideyoshi Kinoshita (Baka and Test)

Anime femboy: Hideyoshi Kinoshita (Baka and Test)

Hideyoshi Kinoshita is one of the most famous characters in the series and manga, especially because of his gender neutrality.

Hideyoshi looks very similar to his sister. The only difference in their appearance is their hairstyles.

Hideyoshi’s cuteness even earned them a spot in a news agency’s “Guys Who Would Look Good in a Girl’s Outfit” list, but they were eventually removed from the rankings due to “unfairness.” Eventually, even girls forgot about Hideyoshi’s real gender.

7. Jakotsu (Inuyasha)

Anime femboy: Jakotsu (Inuyasha)

Is Jakotsu an anime femboy?

Yes, and Jakotsu is a gay male. They use “him” and “he” many times when talking about him.

I loved his friendship with Bankotsu because even though they were evil, they truly cared about each other. But he is also a sadistic, twisted mind that enjoys torturing his victims (“loves”) for his own pleasure.

8. Tetra (Log Horizon)

Anime femboy: Tetra (Log Horizon)

Tetra’s androgynous appearance always causes some confusion among their guildmates. However, when asked, “Are you a girl or a boy?” Tetra firmly responds, “I am Tetora-chan!”

Actually, Tetra doesn’t identify herself as male or female, Tetra identifies herself as Tetra.

9. Kamatari (Rurouni Kenshin)

Anime femboy: Kamatari (Rurouni Kenshin)

The 1990s had their fair share of anime femboys or TRAP characters.

He’s apparently a homosexual cross-dresser and is in love with Shishio. He says at one point that he’s not good enough to be the most important female (Yumi) or most important male (Soujiro) in Shishio’s life.

10. Chihiro Fujisaki (Danganronpa)

Anime femboy: Chihiro Fujisaki (Danganronpa)

To escape the bullying, Chihiro started dressing up as a girl so that people wouldn’t pick on him as a weak boy.

Precious boy. Still can’t believe he dies in just the second chapter.

11. Asuramaru (Owari No Seraph)

Anime femboy: Asuramaru (Owari No Seraph)

Asuramaru, it’s a “he” though- but yes! He’s beautiful!

He appears to be an androgynous teenage male with long, dark purple hair that reaches down to his feet and bangs that cover his left eye.

As a demon who desires to possess others, Asuramaru is cunning, using people’s inner memories and deepest emotions to exploit them.

12. Hitoshi Sugoroku (Nanbaka)

When Hitoshi first appears, he is dressed in a blue and white Lolita-style dress adorned with bows and ruffles. His nails are painted pink.

Maybe it’s because the whole anime is coated in glitter. Hitoshi looks super cute in the anime.

Anime femboy: Hitoshi Sugoroku (Nanbaka)

13. Hideri Kanzaki (Blend S)

Hideri is very particular about clothing and strongly blends for cute outfits. As seen in “An Idol Character, Too,” he can be very picky and demanding with his manager. But if the manager says he’s cute, he’ll gladly help.

Even though he tries to act feminine, his male side often comes through, like when he kills a cockroach without any trouble.

Anime femboy: Hideri Kanzaki (Blend S)

14. Makoto (Minami-ke)

Chiaki thinks Makoto is an idiot and has given him the nickname “idiotic child.” His classmates think it’s more of an impression than a nickname.

Despite Makoto claiming to have masculinity, he can’t help but emit a feminine aura.

Anime femboy: Makoto ( Minami-ke)

15. Ritsu Sohma (Fruits Basket)

Ritsu was so clumsy, soft, and shy as a boy that his parents constantly apologized to him, and he probably was often told by others that he was weak and no good, etc.

He never expressed that he wanted to be a woman or denied that he was male. His dressing up as a woman is a protective behavior/defense mechanism to me.

Anime femboy: Ritsu Sohma (Fruits Basket)

16. Saika Totsuka (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)

Anime femboy: Saika Totsuka (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)

Saika is a boy, but he has a very cute feminine appearance.

Totsuka is an ideal, a fantastical delusion. The friend/lover you dream of having but doesn’t exist in real life. He is perfection incarnate.

This makes him a terribly boring character since perfection is, by definition, boring. There’s zero character development because there’s nothing to develop further; he’s already perfect.

17. Aoi Hyoudou (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)

Anime femboy: Aoi Hyoudou (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)

When Aoi was young, he was a professional crossdresser/online idol, and as an adult, he became a fashion designer.

Aoi has big blue eyes, long eyelashes, and deep purple bowl-shaped hair. Whether as a woman or a man, he was considered very cute. He enjoys toying with men’s emotions to validate his cuteness, but in the end, Misaki exposes him as a boy.

18. Mariya Shidou (Maria†Holic)

Anime femboy: Mariya Shidou (Maria†Holic)

Mariya Shido is a supporting character in this story. He is the twin brother of Shizu Shidou and acts on her behalf, wearing the clothes she chooses and attending Ame no Kisaki as a girl.

The school, including the staff, doesn’t know Mariya’s real gender because of how beautiful he is and how feminine he acts.

However, Mariya is essentially a sadist and often adjusts his personality to reflect any given situation.

19. Yūta Sasaki (Haganai)

Anime femboy: Yūta Sasaki (Haganai)

Yūta always wears a gentle smile, portraying the typical image of a cute anime girl with a sisterly vibe. He expresses affectionate gestures towards Hiroshi Inaba in the same manner, although most of these actions go unnoticed or unanswered.

20. Rui Ninomiya (Gatchaman Crowds)

He was the prodigy who created GALAX, and X. Berg Katse used him to devise an elaborate plan to destroy the Earth. He also uses the alias LOAD in the GALAX community and public settings.

When he goes out as LOAD, he cross-dresses in public, often wearing a golden wig (except for one disguise where he uses a long black wig).

Anime femboy: Rui Ninomiya (Gatchaman Crowds)

21. Mitsuba Sousuke (Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun)

Mitsuba Sousuke ( Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun)

Mitsuba usually wears pink clothes. He is a tall, slender middle school ghost with pink hair and eyes.

After being bullied by his former classmates due to his arrogant, girlish appearance and foul-mouthed attitude, Mitsuba became more passive and friendly when he started attending Kamome Gakuen. Inadvertently, he also became a bit dull.

Mitsuba knows how to take someone’s side. Sometimes, he’ll act out if he needs to take someone’s side.

22. Kuranosuke Koibuchi (Princess Jellyfish)

Anime femboy: Kuranosuke Koibuchi (Princess Jellyfish)

Kuranosuke is confident, glamorous, and outgoing, whether in his male or female persona.

He believes all women can be beautiful but often fails to understand how different Tsukimi and the Amars are from the “fashionable” women he is accustomed to.

23. Marulk (Made in Abyss)

Anime femboy: Marulk (Made in Abyss)

Is Marulk an anime femboy?

Yes, he is a “child of the shadows.” These kids are sent to the abyss because the sun hurts them and takes years off their life span, and so they are used to taking up the role of a female working indoors. Also, the dress is a leftover thing from how “Children of the Shadows” dressed to protect themselves from the sun.

24 Haku (Naruto)

Anime femboy: Haku (Naruto)

Haku is a 15-year-old boy who has an androgynous appearance.

Naruto even considers Haku beautiful, who exclaims that he is “more beautiful than Sakura” after discovering that Haku is male.

Haku has long black hair, pale skin, deep brown eyes, and a slender figure.

25. Titus Alexius (Magi)

Anime femboy: Titus Alexius (Magi)

Titus Alexius, the pretty anime femboy!

His overall appearance is strikingly similar to Reim’s former Magi, Scheherazade: from the parted bangs and facial features to the mole under his left eye, even his earrings are designed after the red grapes on the mistress’ headdress. Due to his feminine physique and high-pitched voice, he is initially mistaken for a girl by Aladdin.

26. Kazuki Fuuchouin (GetBackers­­­)

Anime femboy: Kazuki Fuuchouin (GetBackers­­­)

1.78 m tall, brown hair, brown eyes. Kazuki is the leader of the gang Fuuga and a former member of “The Four Kings of the VOLTS,” where he was known as The Prince of Terror.

He is graceful and charming and is often mistaken for a woman. He is a natural-born leader who uses his unerring trust and protectiveness to keep his friends and followers loyal to him.

27. Hime Arikawa (Himegoto)

Anime femboy: Hime Arikawa (Himegoto)

Hime Arikawa is a second-year high school student. After being rescued from debt collectors by the student council, he is forced to dress up as a girl to pay back his debt.

He protests loudly against his treatment but is barely heard and is still forced to do things he doesn’t want to do, like dressing up for pictures or cheering for a game.

28. Gasper Vladi (High School DxD)

Anime femboy: Gasper Vladi (High School DxD)

Gaspar was originally a timid, introverted guy, extremely shy, and fond of cross-dressing, claiming that girls’ clothes are adorable. He also had a strong affinity for boxes and always carried one.

As the series goes on, Gaspar starts to feel more confident and brave, thanks to Issei and the Gremory group. When he needs to, Gaspar can get over being shy and speak out like a man.

29. Gowther (Nanatsu no Taizai)

Anime femboy: Gowther (Nanatsu no Taizai)

The doll Gowther is modeled after the original demon Gowther’s wife but was given a male form to keep his commandment from activating and harming himself.

Gowther lacks understanding of other people’s feelings and doesn’t know the meaning of friendship. He says harsh things a lot of the time without understanding that his words can upset other people.

30. Geperuniti (Macross 7)

Anime femboy: Geperuniti (Macross 7)

Geperuniti, also known as Lord Geperuniti, is the supreme leader of the Protodeviln.

Geperuniti’s goal is to realize his dream project, Spiritia Farm: humans and Zentradi will be treated like cattle, their Spiritia harvested, rendering hunting unnecessary. Most importantly, preventing another Spiritia black hole from forming.

Apart from his Spiritia dream, he cares little about anything else, even sacrificing his minions, Gigile, Sivil, Gavil, Grabil, Valgo, Goram, and Vomd, for his cause.

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Author

  • KEMBERLY MCCELLAN

    KEMBERLY MCCELLAN is a passionate and dedicated anime enthusiast who has combined his love for technology and animation to create a thriving online community for anime aficionados. His journey into the world of anime began at an early age when he was introduced to classics like "Naruto" and "Dragon Ball." These early experiences sparked his lifelong fascination with the art of animation.

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