13 Cutest Anime Traps, Ranked

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It’s natural to have a crush on anime characters, and when your friends belittle you for falling for a 2D artwork, you should absolutely not mind those insults. Why? Because Japanese anime brings everything to life, and the voice actors certainly have a significant contribution to that part.

Speaking of anime characters, there are certain cute ones in many anime series that we initially assume are female but turn out to be male with extremely beautiful features and sometimes mannerisms. So, we’ve compiled a list of the best anime traps you’ll find the cutest.

13. Neferpitou (Hunter x Hunter)

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Neferpitou is that one trap anime character you don’t want to hit on because he will gauge your eyes straight out and doesn’t even feel sorry. His unwavering loyalty to Mereum makes him both a likable character and a hated one, but if you count looks and mannerisms and, of course, don’t judge by harboring hostile intentions, he would make a cute trap that you want to cuddle on.

12. Nyau (Akame ga Kill)

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Not all trap characters need much screen time to grab the viewers’ attention, and Nyau from Akame ga Kill is the perfect example of that. While he doesn’t have a great personality that immediately attracts you to be friends or more with him, his looks are pretty much enough to trap you. So, if you happen to chance encounter him in your dreams, make sure to fulfill all your wild fantasies.

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11. Astolfo (Fate/Apocrypha)

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Astolfo is the pure definition of a femboy, and he became remarkably famous through internet memes. Due to his androgynous looks and fancy dresses, it is very easy to misjudge him as a girl, but there is an upside to it in the anime community because many fancy a hot anime trap character. If you ever happen to wake up in the world of Fate/Apocrypha, make sure to go on a few adventures with him, as that can be an exceptional experience.

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

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Aoi Hyoudou is a middle school boy in Maid-Sama! anime and is often seen cross-dressing to look like a girl. Whenever he appears like a girl, his playful and flirtatious nature makes boys fall for him, and he welcomes it most of the time for amusement. If you’ve seen the anime, there is a good chance that you may have found him attractive, even if he’s a bit annoying sometimes.

9. Ritsu Sohma (Fruits Basket)

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Although Ritsu Sohma doesn’t have enough screen time and the character development he deserves, he is definitely one of the cutest anime trap characters we’ve seen. However, he’s highly apologetic and has very low self-esteem, which causes him to overreact in certain situations, and it turns you off even with his cute demeanor. Nevertheless, many fans would love to hang out with him, at least for his innocent and adorable nature.

8. Seishirou Tsugumi (Nisekoi)

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We frequently discuss traps in various series but what about reverse anime traps? Unlike the typical mistake of assuming a cute boy is a girl, Seishirou Tsugumi from Nisekoi is a girl who is often mistaken for a boy with her tomboyish appearance. However, with her being extremely funny and amazing in every way possible, the fact that she is a trap often floats in the back of people’s heads.

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7. Felix (Re: Zero)

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While the whole world is simping catgirls, here we are, falling head over heels for a boy with huge pointy ears who doesn’t even behave in a feminine manner. Also known as Ferris, he acts feminine in certain situations, like teasing someone who mistakes him for a girl, but that’s it. Regardless, Felix Argyle is one of the cute anime traps and probably the cutest in the isekai anime series.

6. Haku (Naruto)

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Haku, as cute as he looks, his backstory and the end he reached in the anime isn’t what many would expect. As an orphan who grew up and traveled with a ninja bandit, he had a decent life, although one that is woven with regrets. Despite being quite strong, he’s sweet and gentle, hates killing, and would rather defeat his enemies by another method.

5. Hideyoshi Kinoshita (Baka and Test: Summon The Beasts)

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Hideyoshi Kinoshita is one the main reasons why many people watch the entirety of Baka and Test anime, and he absolutely deserves the screen time he gets, if not more. He’s the type of guy who looks cuter than almost all the female characters in the anime and even has his own changing room for sports, as he is too shy to change in front of either girls or boys. As the anime fandom believes, he must be protected at all costs.

4. Hideri Kanazaki (Blend S)

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Imagine a cafe hiring a boy for his adorable looks and dressing him up as a maid; what would be his trap scale in terms of anime? Well, we’d guess it is close to 8 out of 10 because Hideri Kanazaki from Blend S prefers to wear girly-looking cute clothes, and his dream is to become an idol.

Although he intends to behave femininely most of the time, his masculinity often emerges, which adds a little comical element to his character.

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3. Saika Totsuka (Oregairu)

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Saika Totsuka is the president of the school’s Tennis Club in Oregairu anime and is best described as Haku 2.0 due to his feminine appearance, although he doesn’t want to be perceived in that manner.

He’s also very kind, optimistic, and non-judgmental, making him one of the best anime traps ever. He didn’t have the nickname of “Prince,” given by the girls in his school for nothing.

2. Nagisa Shiota (Assassination Classroom)

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Even a well-grown man fell for a trap in the anime when Karma Akabane insisted on Nagisa crossdressing as a girl, so it goes without saying Nagisa is one of the cute anime traps out there.

His two cutely tied ponytails often give the impression of a girl, and add that to his easygoing nature—you have one of the best anime traps. However, Nagisa is also a badass person who can kill a grown man without much trouble.

1. Ruka Urushibara (Steins; Gate)

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Even the genius scientist Rintarou Okabe had to ensure that Ruka is a boy instead of a girl (although that was a part of the misunderstanding through time travel), but you get the point. He is a close friend of Mayuri Shiina in Steins; Gate and works as a shrine maiden at the Yanabayashi Shrine.

While his sensitive and emotional personality makes him a gentle person, his girly clothing and mannerisms can easily lure a straight guy into falling for him, which perfectly makes sense, given Ruka is the cutest anime trap character ever (at least that’s what we believe).

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