Femboy characters in anime have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their cuteness and ability to surprise viewers with unexpected reveals. From delicate features to charming mannerisms, these cross-dressing “Traps” challenge gender norms and explore what it means to be masculine or feminine.
This article will explore some of the most beloved Traps & femboy anime characters and what makes their portrayal so enjoyable. Before diving straight into the list let’s clarify the term “Femboy” or “Traps” first.
What is Femboy or Trap?
A femboy or trap in anime terms refers to male-identifying characters who present themselves in a very feminine or girlish manner through their physical appearance, mannerisms, or choice of clothing.
This list will contain some classic femboys to the latest ones so you can consider this article your final resort to learn everything about anime Femboys or anime with femboy cast.
Anime: Vinland Saga
With Canute adding to this list, I am referring to Prince Canute ‘a girlish version’ not King Canute. Later in Vinland Saga, we know that Canute has gone through some serious transformation but there’s no denying that her pre-character development version was scared little femboy.
The blonde prince Canute used to be a scared frail little boy with feminine looks until the series forced him to change by killing his dear Ragnar. Even other men in anime often confuse Canute for a girl.
Anime: Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom is a renowned anime with a femboy MC named as “Nagisa”. At first glance, Nagisa’s delicate facial features and petite figure cause many to mistake him for a girl.
He may be a shy and reserved feminine-looking student but with natural assassination traits like calm, collected, and friendly individual who can be exceptionally observant.
For fans of crossdressing or gender-nonconforming characters, Nagisa Shiota from Assassination Classroom is someone they can fully adore and root for as he tackles big challenges with equal parts charm and guts.
30: juuzou suzuya
Anime: Tokyo Ghoul
I am not sure that using an adorable word for Juuzou Suzuya of Tokyo Ghoul would be right. I mean he may be adorable as a femboy-looking character but not in terms of a mentally unstable personality.
His small, slender physique and features could be seen as feminine and yet betray his true nature – a fearsome and unstoppable force in battle.
This disguising character’s mental instability is due to suffering extreme emotional and physical abuse as a child. But that doesn’t make him evil, though he’s loyal to his companions and only hates Ghouls.
Anime: Ragna Crimson
Despite not being created as human, Crimson is an anti-hero ‘former Dragon Monarch’ companion of MC in the recently released shounen anime “Ragna Crimson”.
It’s the fact that “He/She is damn confusing for a normal fan to understand especially his gender.”
She literally looks like a damn manipulating female but is mentioned as a male dragon monarch on official pages. Besides feminine appearance, there’s nothing femboy about this twisted character as he can kill many humans to torment his adversaries.
28: Ruka Urushibara
Anime: Steins Gate
Who said science had no room for tenderness? Ruka Urushibara of Steins; Gate proves otherwise. At first glance within the Future Gadget Laboratory, who would guess this feminine flower housed uncertainties about her gender?
While facing challenges many transgender women do, Ruka maintained elegance and kindness. Through struggles with discrimination and inner turmoil, her gentle nature shone through.
Ruka’s gender by birth is male however has a deep crush on Rintaro and even plans to go on a date with him.
27: Angel Devil
Anime: Chainsaw Man
Dressing is the only thing that made this “Angel Devil” from Chainsaw Man appears as male however with little feminine dressing any hardcore Otaku would fail to identify the gender of this femboy anime character.
Hardly a handful of fans would have remembered this girlish Angel Devil because of a short screen time. If you don’t remember, he is a member of the Public Safety Devil Hunter group and decreases others’ lifespans to create his weapons.
That’s the reason why he shows reluctance to fight and prefers to die over fighting. Considering the enormous popularity of Chainsaw Man, I assume a character from such anime is good to have in this list of femboy anime characters.
26: Gasper Viladi
Anime: High School DXD
I am sure that ecchi anime fans are familiar with Gasper Viladi from high school DXD. The author would have drawn Gasper as another female for Issei Hyoudou’s harem and replaced him with a male to keep the harem limited.
Though Gasper is a male, he’s the only one who wears girl clothing with stockings. And what is his reason for wearing such clothes ‘girl’s clothes are just cute according to Gasper’.
I bet Gasper would have created an awesome Lolo if not were a male.
25: Yūta Sasaki
Anime: Cuticle Detective Inaba
With little to no popularity as a shounen, I am sure that hardly 1% of people visiting this list of femboy anime characters would have known Yūta Sasaki from Cuticle Detective Inaba.
Yeah, the show is not worth highlighting however Yuta Sasaki the crossdressing buddy of MC is worth mentioning as a femboy.
He’s short, blonde hair and a crossdresser boy who found decisive as a girl. Even he always has a cute girl smile on his face making me wonder why the author has chosen this role for this character.
Anime: Fruits Basket
Ever met someone super shy? That’s Ritsu from Fruits Basket. With his long hair and cute looks, you’d never guess the worries inside.
Ritsu looks like a princess but he’s a boy! In Fruits Basket, his long pretty hair and small frame get him confused for a girl a lot. But Ritsu knows he’s a guy even if he acts shy and cries easily like ladies do.
It’s hard to find a helpless character like Ritsu, the cute boy is not only timid but lacks social skills and is quite air-headed. Besides all this helplessness Ritsu is brave and manly on the inside. He’s a clear portrayal of ‘as long as you stay true to your feelings, that’s real courage’.
Anime: The Way Of The Husband
Do I mention that a femboy doesn’t not only look like a girl to be considered a femboy? Because I am including Tatsu who may be don’t look like a femboy but overall acts as. I assume you would have realized that much by reading the title.
Meet Tatsu, a former badass prodigy who turns into a full-time house husband for his wife Miku.
Once a bloody criminal is now a hilarious husband who can cook, clean, and perform every task that females usually do, actually better than females. There are things I wanna reveal but spoil the whole plot so better check out on your own.
Anime: Made In Abyss
Even today some fans confuse Marulk of Made In Abyss with female, but he’s a male with quite a feminine appearance. Honestly, character designs wise Made In Abyss really sucks.
Compared to its hard-core storyline its lego-like character doesn’t seem charming yet however, Marulk has gained the attention of audiences as a femboy.
As a guide in the dangerous Abyss, he uses his feminine wiles and gentle nature to help our heroes. Fans adore guessing Marulk’s secret – is he braver than he seems? Whatever the truth, this floppy-eared femboy plays a key role in the harrowing adventures awaiting below.
21: Nasu Suketaka Yoichi
Nasu Suketaka Yoichi is a femboy from the action isekai anime Drifters also a depressed femboy who thinks he’s the ugliest despite having killer looks.
A character with long black hair, a slender body, and generous nature is calling himself the ugliest! I mean what!
Despite he’s one of the main characters of Drifters, his plus point is that he possesses intellect in medicine and offers aid to his companions. Even though he’s quite a reserved person but under the alcohol effect he’s damn talkative.
I hate making wrong recommendations so truthfully Eljuia is a character of the rock bottom isekai anime Endride. It’s no surprise that hardly any of you will dare to explore this femboy because it’s not actually worth it.
Yet we have included him in the list of femboy anime characters for the sake of one more addition. The only thing that is not feminine in this character is his flat chest otherwise, he has long white locks, a slender figure, a girlish dressing, and tucked blue flowers in his hair.
19: Najimi Osana
Anime: Komi Can’t Communicate
Najimi Osana is a character and one of the earliest friends of Komi who adapts to things and that’s why his gender is unknown to everyone.
His gender is yet to unravel because he randomly switches his clothing, sometimes shown in male dress and often seen in girlish clothing in school.
Appearance aside, the communication skills of this femboy are damn crazy. Making friends within seconds is child play for this adapted human. However, his friend making streak comes to an end when he was unable to befriend Komi “due to her social incapability.”
18: Howl Jenkins Pendragon
Anime: Howl’s Moving Castle
Have you watched Ghibli Studios masterpiece “Howl’s Moving Castle”? If not, you’re not only missing a femboy but also an awesome story.
The only feminine trait in Howl’s Moving Castle’s protagonist is his looks. Have you ever noticed though? I was a little hesitant to include him on the list until I saw many fans voting for him as a femboy.
Howl is a powerful wizard who owns a moving castle and has always been a shut-in. Howl was not born with a golden spoon, instead, he was damn ordinary and he earns his reputation through hard work.
17: Chihiro Fujisaki
Having feminine traits by free will is another thing but being forced to become a femboy in afraid of bullying is awful. Chihiro Fujisaki’s turning into a femboy is the effect of his early life struggles where he has faced backlash as a weak boy.
As timid he was a loner which helped him find his passion in programming. Calling him a genius wouldn’t be wrong as he became famous for creating cutting-edge programs, to the point that he started developing top-secret AI programs.
16: Aita Sasaki
Anime: Love Story With Yamada Kun At Level 999
Honestly, I was not ready to witness the character of Aita Sasaki behind Rurihime “sweet girl avatar of the game”.
If you have followed “My Love Story With Yamada Kun At Level 999” I bet you also were shocked when finding out that Akane’s previous boyfriend was a femboy.
Even his once-girlfriend Akane was shocked by this finding. Aita Sasaki may not look like a femboy appearance wise but in personality traits, he literally fulfilled all the criteria of femboy anime characters.
15: Xianming Lin
Anime: Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
In a mystery action anime Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens, Xianming Lin is a beautiful man who embraces feminine traits with all his might. This freelance assassin is a sister-complex freak who can go to any limits to make her sister feel good.
At first, he wore female dress to survive in the slums of China because it was easy to live with female attire compared to poor men. Later in the series, he finds out that he truly enjoys the female attire.
Although it seems really odd that a professional assassin is such a softie at heart with a great interest in fashion and romance stories. But It’s anime world so feel free to enjoy diversified fiction stuff.
14: Hideyoshi Kinoshita
Anime: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Hideyoshi Kinoshita of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu is a damn popular prodigy at his school. My femboy nearly gets at least three confessions in a month from males and females.
Bro is super famous for his feminine looks that his photos are secretly sold and bought in the school’s black market.
Hideyoshi is a calm person but loses his calm when mistaken for a girl. Even though he never reveals his skin he states that he’s a male and yet characters in the show are unsure of his gender.
Niko is one of the main protagonists of NANBAKA action comedy anime. He may be the most aged lad in the list of femboy anime characters. Almost 100 years or above.
But don’t let his age deceive – this trickster packs skill thanks to his mind that quickly learns any fighting style. His playful wit and flexibility in combat let him dance through battles with flair.
In the facade of a lively feminine-looking character lies a victim of drug experiments. He’s a sickly individual who heavily relies on medication portraying the value of medication for drug addicts.
12: Saika Totsuka
Anime: My Teen Romantic Snafu
Who is the beauty with secrets beyond first impressions? Meet Saika Totsuka from OreGairu, perhaps the loveliest femboy in all of anime.
Oh boy, his first interaction with our depressed and arrogant MC was truly amusing to the limit that I was laughing out loud.
With emotional intelligence beyond his youthful appearance, he brings people together through compassion and witty smiles. It’s no surprise viewers and characters alike develop feelings for this charming soul.
11: Rimuru Tempest
Anime: That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime
Does a Slime monster is acceptable in this list? I think Rimuru Tempest “The Slime Monster” is considerable since his origin is a male and usually remains in the appearance of a female.
Rimuru Tempest is an overpowered isekai protagonist who can adapt to any shape or object once analyzed it. He can become a sword, Orb, Shied, Direwolf, or even a female.
10: Aoi Hyoudou
Anime: Maid Sama
Aoi Hyoudou is a supporting character in the famous Shojo anime “Maid Sama!”. He’s the nephew of the owner of Maid Cafe who likes adorable things like fluffy dresses.
He enjoys female attire and often toys with men to validate his own cuteness in his feminine appearance. He was often kicked out of the house by his father for wearing female attire.
The reason he consistently switches to female attire is to avoid bullies at school he faces for his liking of cute things. Even in a funny way, his femboy character highlights a common social issue about bullying and unique femboy struggles.
9: Hideri Kanzaki
Anime: Blend S
An offspring of a poor farmer family who has a dream of becoming a cute idol, who can happily help anyone for a very simple favor “The person should call him cute”, and that’s our femboy Hideri Kanzaki from Blend S.
Hideri Kanzaki is undoubtedly one of the cutest femboys in anime. He works as a host at a café called Saint-Germain where he effortlessly charms customers with his cheerful smile and graceful manners.
However, unknown to the patrons, Hideri is actually a teenage boy who simply loves embracing his feminine side. From his delicate features and slender figure to his high-pitched voice and love of dressing in frilly dresses, Hideri fully embraces his feminine persona.
8: Komiya Chihiro
Anime: shounen Maid
Shounen Maid is a show that can described in one word “wholesomeness” just because of its main character Chihiro Komiya. A short weighted orphan boy with a delicate feminine face who works as a household for his uncle.
Though there’s nothing very special one could find in this anime besides learning how to support someone in his despair.
With long brown hair and wide eyes, characters in the show often mistake Chihiro for a girl. Pure slice-of-life anime lovers can give it a shot to witness the quirks of this femboy.
7: Ryuu Zaō
Anime: Cute High Earth Defense Club
Witnessing femboy anime characters sounds inevitable from a show whose title is “cute high earth defense club love”.
Including a character from this series was damn tough because literally, the whole cast is a bunch of femboys.
Yet Ryuu Zao seems more feminine than his party members. Apart from facial feminity, he transforms into a damn cute femboy in his special mode “Thrilling Prince, Battle Lover Vesta.”
Well, he’s a supporting character so he ran short on screen time but you can admire the show’s whole cast “who are a bunch of femboys saving earth in delicate attire.”
Do you remember that Naruto once stated – Haku is beautiful even prettier than Sakura. This statement gonna bring some solace to Sakura haters definitely.
With his graceful movements and delicate features, Haku is the definition of beauty and elegance.
He uses his quick wits and snow techniques as a powerful shinobi fighting for his master Zabuza. However, Haku’s gentle nature prevents him avoid killing opponents whenever possible.
I could run short on giving a brief on this legendary femboy, so you can check on your own if you’re living under a rock and haven’t watched Naruto yet.
5: Ryuji Ayukawa
Anime: Blue Period
Ryuji Ayukawa’s gender revelation was nothing but a heartbroken for me. Why the hell do animators need to draw a femboy that good good-looking even the wholesome Waifus envy?
This one of the most beautiful femboy anime characters is often seen cross-dressing. In male attire, he looks just good but in female attire, even the audience can blush from his beauty quirk.
One should learn from Ryuji’s boisterous facade how even deeply anxious people can smile. However, his deep respect for his grandmother is truly inspiring for young lads.
Anime: Orenchi no Furo Jijou
Sometimes I am forced to evaluate the imaginations of some authors, so why shouldn’t I! Watch Orenchi no Furo Jijou (Merman In My Tub). It’s a short shoujo anime you can finish within 50 minutes.
Imagine you go into your bathroom and find a beautiful Merman lying in your bathtub, Incase of a Mermaid it would be a different story but a Merman, seriously.
The name of this Merman is Wakasa who is lively and uninformed with human societal norms. Hugging and bathing with Tatsumi ‘MC’ is normal for this least shy Merman. The whole show with monstrous femboy is worth exploring and it’ll not cost you much time.
3: Felix (Ferris)
I bet you will laugh out loud while witnessing Natsuki Subaru’s expression on finding out that Ferris or Felix’s gender was revealed. Even I was shocked ‘What a trap he was’.
Known for his cat-like striking amber eyes and long blonde hair, Felix Argyle is quite a beautiful sight. As a member of the marginalized race of demi-humans called Felisans, Felix lives among humans as a knight.
He prefers to be referred to by female pronouns out of pride for his race and disdain for gender norms. Despite his delicate features and gracefulness, Felix possesses immense physical strength and hates weak people.
Felix is undoubtedly the most famous trap among all the femboy anime characters and honestly, he’s worth exploring.
Anime: Fate Apocrypha
Even today in the presence of awesome high-definition anime, fans can’t deny the fact that UFOtable has cooked the Fate series very well.
Bouncy pink hair, a playful smile and a body any maiden would envy – Astolfo is the vivacious femboy that stole fans’ hearts in Fate Apocrypha.
He sees warfare as a game and finds joy in small pleasures. While his peers are shocked to discover Astolfo’s true sex, he could care less about adhering to gender norms.
Apart from Femboy anime characters, Astolfo and the whole fate series is worth checking despite the fact it’s damn long.
1: Kuranosuke Koibuchi
Anime: Princess Jellyfish
On the top of our list of best femboy anime characters, Kuranosuke Koibuchi reigns supreme with the fair of fashion. Kuranosuke Koibuchi is the offspring of a rich political party.
He’s shown as the 2nd most important character in the Princess Jellyfish series yet people are more aware of Kuranosuke Koibuchi than the main MC.
This cross-dressing dude is damn fashion addicted, though he was a bastard, his only motive to find his true mother was to check on her closet so he could evaluate her fashion sense. Yeah pretty insane…!
Even as a fashion addict, he’s quite wholesome and believes in gender equality. To fully praise his fashion addiction let’s cherish this femboy with his awesome quote.
Quote: “Sadly, in this world, there are lots of people who judge by appearances. Including our enemies of course, so don your armor and change your taste in clothes to look better.”
Anime: Attack On Titan
Do you know what is the gender of Commander Hange from Attack On Titan? Though there’s no clear statement in either manga or anime about his/her gender, most of the fandom was quite sure that she is female.
Every perception in my mind related to Hange changes when Captain Levi motivates him or her by hitting his fist on Hange’s chest. I mean hitting on a woman’s chest without her consent is inappropriate so what’s going on here…!
Even though most of the fans believe that Hange is a female the author hasn’t disclosed anything about his/her gender. What do you think? If her gender is disclosed today and turns out to be male, it’s going to be the all-time biggest trap in anime history.
While providing the details of these above-mentioned femboy anime characters, I mean no harm or criticism towards any character, series, or author. I am pretty sure that this list has covered all the anime femboys from classic to the latest. If anything is missing or there is a need for some fact correction, feel free to hit me via the contact page section.