Anime comes in all shapes and sizes. So do the characters. The diversity of these characters will make your head spin. Throughout the years, this trend of anime traps has gone crazy. However, let’s go through story time first. Anime is unique in its way of representing society. It tries to implement every type of social stereotype in a different and new way. Keep reading for more details.
Though “Anime Traps” is a kind of rude term to describe those people who do not fit the gender stereotypes, I am using it here since the word is well-known among regular anime viewers and manga readers.
I hope I am not offending anyone. Well, without further adieu let’s jump into the list of top anime traps ever. Some of them are cute.
1. Kenjiro Hato, Genshiken Nidaime
If you are a fan of the ‘Genshiken’ anime series then you should give ‘Genshiken Nidaime’ a watch though it is not as good as its predecessor. Kenjiro Hato is one of the main characters in the series.
He is also the last newcomer to join the club. He is a fan of Yaoi and likes to cross-dress. His ability to behave like a female is commendable as he can completely change his personality.
Thanks to his androgynous features he can easily pass himself off as a girl when he cross-dresses. When he is in his female getup he looks really attractive making him a pretty convincing anime traps.
2. Kashima Yuu, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki
If you look at Kashima Yuu for the first time then you will think of her as a cross-dressing boy but nope she is a female, anime traps.
But her boyishly handsome looks make her look like a prince which makes other girls fall head over heels for her.
Her androgynous appearance gets her a spot in this list of anime traps.
She likes Hori, one of the main characters in the anime series who is good at acting but left due to his short height, a lot and always seeks his attention.
She wants to help him in any way she can but ends up doing the wrong thing and causing him trouble. Hori tries to keep her in check trying to prevent her from slacking off.
3. Yukimura Kusunoki, Boku wa Tomodachi
I don’t know how to react to the situation that we see ‘Yukimura Kusunoki’, a supporting character from the anime series ‘Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next.
This earns the character spot in this list of anime traps. Yukimura claims to be a boy and makes everyone believe that she is a boy.
She is inspired by Kodaka taking him to be very manly for being able to do what he wants. Yukimura wants to be like him so that there can be more manliness in her.
But the sad part is that she is a girl and since her parents wanted a boy they made her believe that she is a male.
Yes, she believes that even though Kodaka tells him the real truth. Later, she does find out the truth and is shocked.
4. Kino no Tabi, The Beautiful World
‘Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World’ is probably one of the best anime that I have seen which I discovered while researching for a list.
It is a beautiful anime about a girl by the name of Kino who is in her teenage years. She is a markswoman and is travelling on her talking motorcycle which has the name of Hermes.
Kino has such androgynous features that one will often get confused about her gender. To me, she looks like a boy with her short, spiky hair and cool attitude.
She is good at using guns and carries two large-caliber pistols.
She has other weapons too. Kino keeps on travelling and never stays at the same place for more than three days.
This earns the character spot in this list of anime traps.
5. Aoi Hyoudou, Kaichou wa Maid-sama
If you have not seen it yet and are a fan of the rom-com genre then you might want to check it out.
Aoi Hyoudou has very feminine facial features. This earns the character spot in this list of anime traps. He has large eyes with long eyelashes.
When he is in his Aoi-chan (the popular net idol) look he wears a curly blonde wig and an old dress of his aunt’s changing his appearance to that of a girl.
Aoi is short-tempered and is not good with feelings. He enjoys the attention he gets as a female and likes to toy with the feelings of other men.
6. Zero – Starting Life in Another World
Felix Argyle is a supporting character from the drama, fantasy, thriller anime ‘Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World’.
The anime follows a boy by the name of Subaru who gets transported to another world where he encounters a beautiful girl by the name of Satella.
But that very day they are murdered and Subaru wakes up again to find that he is trapped in some sort of a repetitive loop where if he dies he has to start the day again always returning to the same point.
As his name suggests, Felix is a human-cat hybrid. He looks feminine and combined with his costume it is hard to believe that he is a boy.
This earns the character spot in this list of anime traps.
But Felix often clarifies his stand saying that there is a man inside his mind or soul. He is mostly seen using the third person to refer to himself.
Felix is one of the top anime traps and, believe me, it is hard to tell whether or not he is a boy. But trust me he is. Felix hates weak people and we see him hate Subaru at first.
7. Hideyoshi Kinoshita, Baka to Test
‘Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu’ is a comedy, romance anime. The series revolves around an academy that segregates its students based on their grades.
The students with higher grades get to sit in a well-furnished class while those at the opposite end i.e. class F have a really poor arrangement.
The protagonist of the anime is Akishisa Yoshii who seeks to prove the worth of his class.
Hideyoshi Kinoshita is one of the main characters of the anime. He is a cute boy who looks like a cute girl if he cross-dresses. This earns the character spot in this list of anime traps.
People often forget that he is a boy and thus lots of confusions happen around him.
Hideyoshi’s bathroom photos are in high demand and sell at a much higher rate than that of Akihisa in woman’s clothing (yes, we all know anime is weird).
Though he wants others to treat him like a man he often seems to like this side of his.
8. Aoi Futaba, You’re Under Arrest
The next entry on this list is the transgender cop Aoi Futaba from the anime series ‘You’re Under Arrest’.
Though Aoi starts as a male working in the police department, he cross-dresses as a part of an operation to catch a serial rapist.
After the successful completion of the mission, he realizes that he does not fit the gender stereotype as he feels his spirit is that of a female.
From then on, he started dressing as a female and became trans. This earns the character spot in this list of anime traps.
9. Astolfo, Fate/Grand Order
Astolfo is one of the most beautiful anime traps. He has beautiful hair and is very feminine-looking.
He loves to cross-dress because he thinks that female clothing is cute and he likes all cute things. This earns the character spot in this list of anime traps.
Turns out we like him too since he looks really cute in all those cute female clothing. That’s a hell lot of cuteness.
10. Gasper Vladi, High School DxD
Gasper Vladi is one of the main characters in the fantasy/harem anime series ‘High School DxD’.
He is usually seen in a feminine outfit, even when he is in the academy. He is one of the girls in Issei Hyodo’s harem.
Gasper is a Dhampir, half-human, and half-vampire. Rias had locked him since his powers were uncontrollable.
We see him evolve into one of the staple characters in the series becoming quite useful at times. This earns the character spot in this list of anime traps.
11. Ruka Urushibara, Steins Gate
I have mentioned this thing before, in some of my previous compilations that I was sure that Ruka was a girl for a long time.
I even thought that there was some mistake in the subtitles. But nope, Ruka is a boy whose slender and fragile appearance makes him look more like a girl.
Ruka himself likes his feminine appearance and wears clothing suitable for a female. He has a crush on Rintaro.
There was this emotional episode where Rintaro needed to go back in time to save Mayuri, but that would mean that Ruka would become male again.
She agrees on one condition, that she gets to go on a date with him. This earns the character spot in this list of anime traps.
The date didn’t turn out well, but later they did end up embracing as Ruka told Rintaro that she will love him even if she is no longer a female.
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