Top Five Girls Who Pretend to Be Boys
Okay, so this one has been in the works for a long now. In addition to anime, manga, and video games, I’m going to offer this up to everyone. One of the following tropes has piqued my interest. The female prince figure who consistently wins the hearts of the girls wants to be treated more like a girl herself, might it be? What if they simply look good dressed or disguised as a male for a variety of reasons? They have a special quality that I find appealing. I don’t know why, but I do.
In spite of how much it hurts me to admit it, the obvious choice for number one would be Arturia (Sabre), my favorite character, thus she won’t be number one.
Let’s get started right away, shall we?
6. Charlotte Dunios (Infinite Stratos)
I’m not a fan of Inifinite Stratos, largely since he started the harem genre trope of a boy being the only man capable of going to an all-girls school. Additionally, the characters from the second season were truly awful.
However, Charlotte was one of my least favorite characters. The fact that she had to disguise the fact that she was a guy longer, only for the sake of making things more fascinating, nonetheless makes this list. Despite the fact that it was enjoyable for a few episodes. If she hadn’t entirely deviated from her character after her initial appearance, like some of the females in this show, she would have made the top 5. That’s all I have to say about this series.
5. Yuu “Prince” Kashima (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun)
Possibly the first female “Prince” figure I’ve encountered. The only thing I don’t like about the series is that there haven’t been any more episodes. Yuu, on the other hand, appears to be a man until it is pointed out to her. As a result of her adoration from the ladies, she is given the stage name “Princess Charming” when performing in plays. Unaware that she’s doing it, she even makes sexual advances toward some of the female students. In my opinion, she’s a lot of fun because she wants to be a girly girl, but she’s terrible at it. For the most part, she’s afraid she’ll seem silly. It doesn’t matter what happens, her character is always likable.
4. Makoto Kikuchi (Idolmaster)
Takane, Azusa and (unfortunate late arrival) Kotori are my three favorite characters from the first season of Idolmaster, which is why I’m so annoyed with myself for not noticing this sooner. That series’ top five would include Makoto. She was a delight to be around. In spite of my admiration for Yuu from Nozaki-kun, Makoto has an appealing quality. She accidently transforms into the prince figure and does not want to be a part of it. Some of her less girlie, “I’m going to battle gangsters on rooftops” side comes through, particularly in episode 8. She has a certain allure. When her episode aired, it made me even more appreciative of her. Although she had a great deal of desire to be more feminine, it was never realized. In my opinion, my favorite scenario was when a female immediately fell in love with her. In reality, Makoto had nothing to do with anything. But even if she didn’t have that princely air about her, I think I’d still like her.
3. Yagyuu Kyuubei (Gintama)
In other words, this is a spoiler. Kyuubei’s gender remains a mystery for most of the series’ arc, and she is revealed only in the last episode. This is primarily due to her desire to marry Otae. In other words, she aspires to be a guy and has been raised as one. In the back of my mind, I felt as though I knew she was going to be a girl throughout the entire story arc. Because of the “Girl Raised as a Boy” myth. One of the reasons I like her is because of that story arc. There’s also the gender bender plot line, because she still looked the same as before, even when she changed genders to male.
I like her because of her desire to be a man and the inadvertent yuri direction she wants to take. There are times, however, when she is girlie and it’s fun because she doesn’t want to be a part of it. It’s fun to see her around, and I look forward to her appearances.
2. Lucina (Fire Emblem Awakening)
Lucina is the video game equivalent of a waifu. However, I must confess that her character might have utilized some improvement. She has a key part in the opening half of the game. Until chapter 6 or 8, I’m not sure if she’s a woman or a male. It’s hard for me to put my finger on it, but she has a certain allure. Because her personality hasn’t really changed, this is my primary gripe with her. Her presence in the group is merely a reminder that the future is in jeopardy.
She isn’t really concerned about the fact that she masked her gender. Taking up the character of Marth and pretending to be a man was the only true reason for it.
Her relationships with her parents were what drew me in to her character the most. In her demeanor, she appeared to be more intent on fighting than on anything else. As far as fashion taste goes, she isn’t the most knowledgeable. Because of family circumstances, she was forced to masquerade as a man in order to get on this list.
1. Obligatory Saber Part (Fate Series)
There’s no need to elaborate. I’m implying that Fate Stay Night may not make it evident. However, in Zero and by studying her backstory, everyone assumed she was a guy. She purposefully acted that way in order to get the admiration of her peers. Even so, that’s all I’ll say.
Let us know which female characters best suit this stereotype in the comments section below.