36 Unexpected Androgynous Anime Characters

Today I want to share some of the most notable androgynous anime characters of all times in this list.

The anime world is a unexpected wild show with lots of androgyny to go around for sure and sometimes a character’s gender is not even stated in some anime.

Just because it does not add anything to the anime it self so the characters whose gender can’t be figured out and often their gender get mistaken in the show itself today we are going to take a look to this kind of characters.

Lets begin the list of most Androgynous Anime Characters Of All Time without wasting any time.

36. Masumi Sera From Detective Conan

Masumi Sera From Detective Conan Androgynous Anime Characters

Masumi is an androgynous anime character and has a cheery, sociable, boyish personality and is well-liked by her classmates at Teitan High.

On their first meeting, Masumi fails to correct Sonoko’s mistaken impression that she is a man and even makes it worse by declaring that Ran is “[her] type”.

Her rather boyish appearance – especially in relation to her flat chest – is a bit of a touchy subject to Masumi, who claims that her mother’s bust size is rather well developed and keeps expressing her hope that someday her own chest size will similarly change for her.

35. Haruka Tenou From Sailor Moon S

Haruka Tenou From Sailor Moon S

Sailor Uranus is an androgynous anime character and her first makes an appearance while she and Sailor Neptune are observing Sailor Moon and the other Senshi defeat their second Daimon.

After the fight, Sailor Venus saw them, and the duo fled the scene before the Senshi could properly identify them. Later, after the Sailor Senshi defeat Eudial, they spot Sailor Uranus watching them again, as she flees.

Sailor Moon chases after her and Sailor Uranus reveals herself, warning Sailor Moon not to get in their way. She kisses Sailor Moon on the lips and escapes before the Senshi can stop her. 

34. Genjou Sanzou From Patalliro Saiyuki!

Genjou Sanzou From Patalliro Saiyuki!

Genjo Sanzo is an androgynous anime character in the manga and anime series Saiyuki.

He is one of the four protagonists, loosely based on the character Tang Sanzang. 

33. Kurama From Yu Yu Hakusho

Kurama From Yu Yu Hakusho

Kurama is an androgynous anime character and he is the most calculating, cunning and analytical member of the main characters and perhaps in the whole series.

He is able to carefully look past his feelings and see the real situation at hand, which has been demonstrated on more than one occasion.

He is extremely perceptive, able to quickly recognize the patterns and mistakes that his opponents make, which gives him an edge.

32. Astolfo From Fate/Apocrypha

Astolfo From Fate/Apocrypha

Rider is androgynous anime character and he known in his legend for being eternally optimistic and completely lacking in sense, and he can be called “curiosity in human form.”

As a Servant more concerned with the current prospect of a second life over all else, he is one who will, with or without permission from his Master, instantly leave when not in conflict to indulge in the pleasures of the world.

He greatly enjoys physical form rather than the usual practice of being kept in spirit form except for battle, and obtaining permission to do so is enough to cause him to dance for joy. He is a frightfully unparalleled blabbermouth, prone to speaking on and on until those involved lose all rationality. 

31. Kyuubei Yagyuu From Gintama

Kyuubei Yagyuu From Gintama

When Kyuubei was first introduced, she displayed a cold personality androgynous anime character. This was likely due to a desire to become stronger, after losing her left eye as a result of saving the young Shimura Tae and her brother Shinpachi, from debt collectors.

Due to her father not remarrying again after Kyuubei’s mother died, he decided to raise Kyuubei as a man, and, as such, she usually acts in a rather masculine way.

She is shown to dislike when men try to touch her, and tend to reflexively throw them over her shoulder. 

30. Tieria Erde From Mobile Suit Gundam 00

Tieria Erde From Mobile Suit Gundam 00

Tieria was a negatively-stoic androgynous anime character; distrusting, strict, and self-righteous. Tieria merely tolerated the people around him for the sake of fulfilling his created purpose.

He held both his position as a Gundam Meister and his ability to connect to Veda in high regard. Like Ribbons Almark, Tieria prided himself as one of the central pieces to the Aeolia Plan.

Because of these traits, which he thought as blessings, he built himself to be the type who goes by-the-book; to the point where he showed little interest and/or concern about the wellbeing of others.

29. Shun Andromeda From Saint Seiya

Shun Andromeda From Saint Seiya

Perhaps the most reluctant of the Bronze Saints when a situation must be resolved by violence. He is a merciful soul by nature, and a firm believer in solving problems without causing bloodshed.

This creates a sharp contrast between himself and the rest of the Saints: Whereas the others will not hesitate to battle when the situation demands it.

Shun only allows himself to fight if it’s an absolute necessity, or when his almost endless patience wears out. When this is the case, Shun can become an extremely skilled and deadly fighter

28. Armin Arlert From Attack on Titan

Armin Arlert From Attack on Titan

Even when he was young, the naturally curious Armin had a deep fascination with the world beyond the Walls. As a child, he found and studied an illegal book about the outside world that was owned by his grandfather.

He told Eren Yeager, his best friend, about the book and the information that was contained in it. Armin was branded a heretic by other children for his unusual interest in the outside world, and was thus frequently picked on. 

Too timid to defend himself, Armin would often rely on his friends Eren and Mikasa Ackerman to protect him from local bullies. This, coupled with his frail physique, was a source of much shame for Armin, leading him to have poor self-esteem and to believe that he was a burden to others.

27. Oscar François de Jarjeyes From The Rose of Versailles

Oscar François de Jarjeyes From The Rose of Versailles

Born the last of five daughters to the Commander of the Royal Guards, General de Jarjayes (a real historical personage), Oscar is raised by her father as if she were a boy in order to take his place and command the Royal Guards serving at Court after he retires.

At the age of fourteen, as soon as her training in the basic military skills is complete, Oscar is given the task to protect the Dauphine Marie Antoinette when she arrives at the French Court.

Despite being raised as if she were a boy and dressing in males’ clothes, Oscar is open about being female.

26. Ryuunosuke Fujinami From Urusei Yatsura

Ryuunosuke Fujinami From Urusei Yatsura

Ryūnosuke frequently fights her father not because of their martial arts-style training or for the joy of it, but simply because they have grown accustomed to fighting over the years.

She is at heart a kind and honest person and wishes no harm on anyone other than her father; her gentlemanly acts are thus as natural. She hates being touched by men and repeatedly denied them, and even the idea of being with one disgusts her.

She is solely dedicated to regaining her femininity, so she only has women in her sights. Her first love was her elementary school teacher, whom she later realizes was a woman.

25. Nagisa Shiota From Assassination Classroom

Nagisa Shiota From Assassination Classroom

Nagisa is a calm, collected, and friendly androgynous anime character who can be exceptionally observant and circumspect of his surroundings and the situations that develop around him.

He tends to pay strict attention to Korosensei in hopes to understand the motives of the mysterious being and compiles the information he has gathered in his notes for reference.

Nagisa is noticeably more reserved and shy than other students in his class, thinking much more than actually talking and referring to himself as “invisible” because of this.

24. Saika Totsuka From My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

Saika Totsuka From My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

Saika has a soft and kind demeanor, as well as a feminine appearance as androgynous anime character, which causes Hachiman on multiple occasions to “forget” Saika is a boy.

Because of his feminine characteristics, most girls in the school call him “prince”. This personality often causes his comrades and teammates to pursue victory in athletics or tennis.

In contrast to his outward appearance, he is trying to be manly as possible, and doesn’t like when his gender is mistaken.

23. Crona From Soul Eater

Crona From Soul Eater

Described by Franken Stein and his Soul Perception to have an “introverted” personality, Crona is pessimistic and doesn’t hold a high opinion of themselves.

Due to being raised by Medusa Gorgon, they are extremely negative as well as nervous and submissive most of the time, playing a part of their bullying from Ragnarok.

This androgynous anime character possessing a great amount of shyness, Crona cites they’re unable to “deal” with many things, whether it pertains to a situation, an action, or a specific individual. This causes them to complete shut themselves down from their surroundings.

22. Envy From Fullmetal Alchemist

Envy From Fullmetal Alchemist

After their brother Pride, Envy an androgynous anime character is by far the cruelest Homunculus, joking around and delighting in human misery. Envy will kill without hesitation, usually playing on their target’s emotions to have a psychological advantage, with no remorse for what they have done.

They even take pride in the suffering they inflict, going so far as to boast about starting the Ishvalan War and ruining the reputations, lives, and souls of thousands with only a single, effortless move.

Envy’s only personal intention is to make humans fight each other and suffer.

21. Haku From Naruto

Haku From Naruto

Haku was an androgynous anime character good-hearted, compliant, and eager shinobi, believing that a person becomes truly strong when they have someone important to protect.

Despite his talent for battle, and incredible abilities, Haku disliked needing to kill others in his role as a tool, and avoided doing so whenever possible.

When forced to face an opponent, Haku did all that he could to avoid inflicting great harm, even putting them into a death-like state to prevent them from fighting further, as he did to Sasuke during their battle. 

20. Orochimaru From Boruto

Orochimaru From Boruto

Orochimaru possesses a complex personality as an androgynous anime character; however, more often than not, he was described as “twisted” by a large number of people, including Tsunade.

Jiraiya speculated that the death of his parents while he was young, along with his horror for Tsunade losing Nawaki and later shedding tears when she lost Dan, implies that Orochimaru grew to disdain the fragility of human life and how it affected those still living, which led him to desire immortality.

To that end, the primary purpose of Orochimaru’s human experimentation is to test what modifications the human body can endure and harness a subject’s unique abilities for himself.

19. Griffith From Berserk

Griffith From Berserk 1 36 Unexpected Androgynous Anime Characters

Griffith is an androgynous anime character and he has always carried himself in a well-mannered, exemplary fashion almost indistinguishable from that of nobility; his mannerisms, coupled with his keen intellect, often leave people astounded at his humble origins.

Self-assuredly unique from others, Griffith’s presence has always been undeniable; those who meet him end up viewing him with either good will or animosity, with the former growing into trust or fellowship, and the latter into awe or even dread.

Those who choose to follow Griffith typically are overcome with emotions upon their first encounter with him, either entranced by the thought of splendor and grandeur at his side, or reeled in by his strong sense of ambition and conviction.

18. Haruhi Fujioka From Ouran High School Host Club

Haruhi Fujioka From Ouran High School Host Club

Haruhi is gender ambivalent, An androgynous anime character and he believing that gender is irrelevant in how a person is perceived or in how their roles in society should be met. She is also blunt in her communication, seeing no point in being less than completely honest.

Her insight into the motives of others’ behavior is keen, though she is clueless about her own feelings, particularly when it comes to those of physical attraction or romance.

Having been raised under less affluent circumstances than her classmates at Ouran Academy, she displays more practical and responsible qualities, and is not easily swayed by the Host Club’s charms.

17. Hange Zoë From Attack on Titan

Hange Zoë From Attack on Titan

To most people, Hange appeared to be an energetic, freethinking researcher with a very unique way of conducting themselves and their work through their rather observant and objective character.

They explained that they first had a very resentful heart and insecure character when they joined the Survey Corps, but when they kicked the head of a 3 meter Titan they were shocked and amazed at how abnormally light it was.

This drove Hange to forget most of their resentment and insecurity, as well as taking an outside the box approach to Titan research and showcased their wild actions. 

16. Inukashi From No.6

Inukashi From No.6

Inukashi is an independent androgynous anime character who views humans as despicable. They are quick tempered and speaks their mind very bluntly. They have a rash way of speaking with people like Rikiga considering them a brat.

Inukashi is very cocky and self aware, but has a kinder side shown in their love for dogs constantly speaking about how they are better and kinder than humans.  

15. Hideyoshi Kinoshita From Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Hideyoshi Kinoshita From Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Unlike the rest of Class F, Hideyoshi is an androgynous anime character and he is relatively calm and normal. Hideyoshi remains stoic at most times, but there are times when Hideyoshi loses his calm demeanor.

When mistaken for a girl, Hideyoshi will correct them and states he is male. Despite this, Hideyoshi usually ends up wearing female costumes in the Drama Club.

His passion for the Drama Club seems to be the reason behind him being in Class F, due to his focus on the former.

14. Rimuru Tempest From That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Rimuru Tempest From That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

He has a kind heart and a quirky personality with androgynous anime character. Even though he is quite laid back and wants to avoid troublesome situations as much as possible, he actually works very diligently when there is a task needed to be taken care of.

With the heart of a hardworking salaryman and a beloved senior co-worker, Rimuru has a hard time rejecting someone if they plead him to help, leading in him often ending up with more work than he can handle, which his boss from his previous life used to reprimand him for.

Being the very Satoru Mikami himself, he also believes himself to be a KY-person (Kuuki Yomenai) who makes jokes at the wrong time.

13. Ruka Urushibara From Steins;Gate

Ruka Urushibara From Steins;Gate

Luka is a frail androgynous anime character, with a effeminate appearance. He usually wears the Miko Priestess outfit, in place of his sister, at the request of his father.

When he is not wearing Miko’s outfit, he is dressed in jeans and a black T-shirt.

Due to the uncertain nature of the romanization of Luka’s name prior to Steins;Gate’s official english release, many fantranslations of the series’ different entries and spinoffs use the romanization “Ruka” instead. 

12. Gowther From Seven Deadly Sins

Gowther From Seven Deadly Sins

During the battle between a deformed Dale and Dawn Roar, Gowther first shows himself speaking in his distinctive, emotionless manner.

His expression never changes, being completely blank, and his speech bubbles are uniquely square, compared to the round bubbles of everyone else.

Yet despite his emotionless nature, Gowther does care about others. This is shown when he protects Pelliot from the Armor Giant’s attack.

11. Inosuke Hashibira From Demon Slayer

Inosuke Hashibira From Demon Slayer

Inosuke is an extremely short-tempered and proud young androgynous anime character who always likes to think he is the strongest fighter in a situation, constantly challenging most people he comes across and wanting others to respect and praise him for his skill.

This often leads him into unnecessary danger, since he tends to overestimate his abilities in comparison to who it is he’s fighting and refuses to accept when he’s been defeated.

Which can be seen when Giyu Tomioka has to tie him up after his fight with the Father Spider Demon to prevent him challenging the Hashira to a fight while still severely injured from his previous battle.

10. Kurapika From Hunter x Hunter

Kurapika From Hunter x Hunter

Kurapika is a cool and intelligent androgynous anime character, possessing vast knowledge. He is reticent; not one to open up to people easily and quite judgmental.

His distance from others initially keeps him level-headed and moralistic, but his heart has been poisoned with sadness and hatred. Having been traumatized from losing everyone he loved at the age of twelve.

Kurapika closes his heart to new people and remains introverted as to stay focused on his goal. However, Kurapika can be kind and affectionate, smiling when those friends are happy.

9. Grell Sutcliff From Black Butler

Grell Sutcliff From Black Butler

Grelle is an outspoken, flamboyant androgynous anime character who unreservedly expresses themselves and their desires. They possess a strong predilection for the color red, which they believe can be used to achieve beauty.

Combative, Grelle is quick to turn to violence to eliminate hindrances and has had numerous clashes with Sebastian Michaelis because of such an inclination. They have little to no patience for those who are bogged down by their emotions, having ruthlessly slain partner-in-crime Angelina Dalles for hesitating to kill her nephew.

At first, Grelle was dismissive of the principles of Grim Reapers, which includes staying neutral in human affairs, as evidenced by their unlawful partnership with Angelina.

8. Kino From Kino’s Journey

Kino From Kino’s Journey

Kino is a fifteen or sixteen-year-old androgynous anime character. Although she appears apathetic at first, she is a caring and understanding person.

She travels through different countries to experience their customs and understand their histories, but she never stays longer than three days, as she is afraid of settling down, and would thus cease being a traveler.

Kino is an excellent markswoman with amazing speed, agility, and accuracy. She initially traveled with a revolver persuader “Canon” which takes six .

7. Dororo From Dororo

Dororo From Dororo

Despite looking young and innocent, Dororo is a cheeky, mischievous thief who plays nasty tricks on others to achieve her ways. She seems to be arrogant and reckless, occasionally claiming credit that was meant for others.

On top of that, she also has a determined attitude, making her fond of trouble. Like children his age, Dororo is curious and daring as he shows no fear of Hyakkimaru’s abnormal presence and approached him without hesitation.

Often times she shows his care to the people around her; generously, she fetches Hyakkimaru’s misplaced prostheses with acquiescent and provides aid on simple tasks she is unable to do herself.

6. Ryo Asuka From Devilman Crybaby

Ryo Asuka From Devilman Crybaby

Ryo himself did not initially believe in love or suffering, being rather apathetic to these feelings. His encounter with Akira and his kindly demeanor however showed his more vulnerable side as he fell in love with Akira.

Ryo became very empathetic and supportive of Akira. They had bottled up all of their frustrations of the unfortunate realities he had faced. Ryo strove to create a better world free of the demons and regardless of the number of lives lost.

But even then, he knew his actions would have dire consequences, giving Akira a choice before going any further in their plans. Like any other human he expressed horror at being attacked by demons, and concern with the possibility that someone had recorded Akira in his Devilman form.

5. Sui From Darwin’s Game

Sui From Darwin’s Game

Sui is a shy girl and dislikes killing others to survive. Before going to the Out of Range Village, she was timid and passive, sticking to support roles like Kashiwagi Rein.

During the battle against Eighth, she threw up upon seeing the aftermath of Kaname and Ryuuji’s massacre of Eighth members.

However, during their stay at the village, she began to get involved and helped everyone find the culprit, in addition to neutralizing the threat herself.

4. Kenji Hikiishi From Boku no Hero Academia

Kenji Hikiishi From Boku no Hero Academia

Magne had a cruel and brutal personality, befitting a murderous criminal.

Magne joined the League of Villains so that she would be free to live life the way she wanted; this is shown when she refused to be Overhaul’s subordinate and attacked him.

During her active role in the League, she was shown to be quite perceptive and suited for quick thinking, as shown when she deduced Izuku Midoriya had been the one to defeat Muscular and he needed to be put down and was the one that created the idea to go after the students after they rescued Katsuki Bakugo.

3. Grey From Black Clover

Grey From Black Clover

Grey is an extremely shy androgynous anime character in her true form and becomes easily embarrassed. While transformed into someone else, Grey is friendly with others and enjoys working together with her squad mates.

In addition to this, Grey typically imitates the attitude and actions of the person she is transformed into, suggesting impressive observational and acting skills. Grey is also shown to be both incredibly kind-hearted but at the same time slightly naive.

Despite being regularly abused and verbally taunted by her stepsisters and stepmother, Grey still harbors the slight hope that she could mend their relationship and become closer to them. 

2. Leeron Littner From Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Leeron Littner From Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Leeron is fairly flamboyant, androgynous anime character and openly, stereotypically gay. This often played as comic relief in the series, with Leeron often taking his campness to ridiculous levels just for the sake of freaking people out.

Despite this, Leeron is a very rational person and more than capable of being serious when he needs to be.

Leeron is also one of the most loyal members of Team Dai-Gurren , being the only adult member of the team (other than Kamina) to never doubt Simon.

1. Mugaro From Rage of Bahamut

Mugaro From Rage of Bahamut

El was originally portrayed as a very smiling, quiet and serene androgynous anime character. From the day he was separated from his mother until when the angels captured him, he wasn’t able to talk due to his throat being damaged by slave dealers during his life as a fake demon slave.

After ascending to Vanaheimr, Gabriel healed his wounded throat, allowing him to regain the ability to talk. As his first act as a servant of the gods, El sought to retrieve his mother from captivity and despite the dangers, he daringly confronted Charioce XVII and the weapon Dromos.

His reckless behavior made him problematic and he was locked away, yet El had come to believe his purpose was to bring peace to the world and was willing to defy even the gods themselves in order to achieve this.

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Anukul Saini

Anime and gaming enthusiast with a passion for sharing my knowledge and insights. I've watched over 1000 anime and spent countless hours playing video games.

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