Viewers of anime are given a unique perspective on society through the medium. It makes an effort to include members of all social strata and does so without ever being disrespectful or rude in its portrayal of them. When used to describe persons who don’t fit gender standards, the phrase “Trap” is considered unpleasant, yet it is widely used among anime and manga fans, so we’re going to use it. With that out of the way, let’s get started with the list of the best anime traps ever. Some of them are adorable and much more so when they’re acting silly. At the end of each recommendation, we’ve included a link to the shows in which they appear.
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20. Pico, Boku no Pico
It’s easy to mistake Pico for a female because he’s a pretty young guy with blonde hair and a sweet face. Since Tomatsu is one of the main characters in the show, he often borrows her clothes and pretends that she is a girl. Pico has fooled many people over the years, including longtime anime fans who don’t understand he’s a male.
19. Hime Arikawa, Himegoto
How would you feel if you had to wear a costume to school every day? Himegoto’s Hime Arikawa should be able to give you the solution. His parents had incurred enormous obligations on his behalf. When he can’t pay, what should he do next? There is good news: the student council has decided to cover his debt. Because he is female, he has to go to school. Hime may detest his position, but he does wonder about his own masculinity from time to time. You may listen to the podcast right here.
18. Kikuchi Makoto, The iDOLM@STER
Kikuchi Makoto is the next person we’ll meet. As one of the primary protagonists of the story “The iDOLM@ASTER,” Pop star Kikuchi is well-known. Despite her gender, she has a sizable following of female followers thanks to her boyish appearance. Even though Kikuchi is not transgender or a cross-dresser, she utilizes her opposite gender attributes to attain her aims. But she’s still a woman at heart. You may watch the anime online right now if you want to.
17. Saika Totsuka, Oregairu
Because of the significance of Trap, this character has been included in this list. Saika Totsuka is a young boy, and he lives with his mother and father. He strives to be as manly as possible, but Hachiman, the protagonist of “Oregairu,” is often misled by Saika’s gentle temperament and female-like features. Fans of the show couldn’t ignore this error because it occurred so frequently in the show. In reality, Saika ‘Traps’ people into thinking he’s a woman.
16. Kuranosuke Koibuchi, Princess Jellyfish
Princess Jellyfish character Kuranosuke Koibuchi is a cross-dresser. He dislikes politics despite coming from a well-to-do family with ties to government. He’s more interested in fashion than he is in everything else. Dressed as a girl, Kuranosuke feels that every woman has the potential to be stunning. He goes by the moniker Kurako and dresses as a woman to keep his true gender a secret. All of the show’s episodes are available for viewing on this page.
15. Souta Takanashi, Working!!!
The anime series ‘Working!!!’ features Souta Takanashi as one of its key characters. Wagnaria is the restaurant where he works part-time as a server. In addition to being a cross-dresser, he often wears waitress attire. Souta adores all things tiny and adorable, but she despises anyone older than 12 and refers to them as “ugly hags.” Kotori is his female alter ego. Crunchyroll has video of her in action.
14. Honjō Kamatari, Rurouni Kenshin
An important occurrence in the plot of “Rurouni Kenshin” causes the samurai to swear never to kill again. He carries a sword that has been sharpened on the incorrect side so that he can’t land a fatal stroke with it. He isn’t the subject of this post, though A story about Honj Kamatari, a transgender man who is passionate about his feminine side. He wears a woman’s outfit and is often spotted making out with other men. When he is about to engage in combat, he becomes much more serious. Hulu has the anime available for viewing.
13. Chihiro Fujisaki, Danganronpa
Anyone can be fooled by Chihiro Fujisaki’s appearance. It’s hard to tell that he’s a boy when he’s dressed as a girl. Chihiro, on the other hand, is an anomaly in this list of less-than-severe motivations for male cross-dressing. He was bullied mercilessly and told he was too weak to be a male. As a result, he felt compelled to disrobe in order to avoid being judged on the basis of his masculinity. To watch every episode, visit this page.
12. Haku, Naruto
Even though he only appeared in a few episodes of the ‘Naruto’ series, Haku made an impression on viewers. As a child, he was born with the Ice Release Kekkei Genkai. Haku’s father gathered a mob and killed his mother when he learned of his son’s infidelity. By killing everyone, Haku’s powers saved him. He was complimented by Naruto, who said he looked more beautiful than Sakura, because of his feminine appearance. Haku succumbed to his injuries after a brutal fight with Team 7. Sadly, he passed away not long after the incident occurred. On Crunchroll, you may watch Naruto.
11. Ruka Urushibara, Steins; Gate (2011)
When Ruka looks at himself in the mirror at night, he appears to be a girl. Okabe Rintaro, the protagonist of ‘Steins; Gate,’ is the object of his affections, and he adorns himself in female clothing. When Rintaro was forced to go back in time to save Mayuri, it meant that Ruka would revert to his male gender, which was a heartbreaking episode. In exchange for her agreement, she demands one thing: a date with him. Ruka informed Rintaro that she would still love him even if she was no longer female after their disastrous date ended in an embrace. The animation can be viewed here.
10. Gasper Vladi, High School DxD
Gasper Vladi is a character in the anime series High School DxD, a fantasy/harem anime. Even while he’s at school, he’s always dressed in a feminine attire. A Dhampir, or a hybrid of human and vampire, she is one of Issei Hyodo’s many harem members. He had been imprisoned by Rias because his powers were unmanageable. However, as the story progresses, fans will see him grow into a beloved figure. You can watch ‘High School DxD’ online for free right now.
9. Astolfo, Fate/Grand Order
Astolfo is one of the most attractive Traps ever created for anime. In addition to his stunning hairstyle, he exudes a delicate demeanor. To him, cross-dressing as a woman is adorable since he thinks women’s clothes is attractive. The anime community adores him, too, due to his endearing appearance in all of the feminine garb. You may see a video of her in action by clicking here.
8. Aoi Futaba, You’re Under Arrest
Aoi Futaba, a transgender police officer from the anime series ‘You’re Under Arrest,’ is the next character on this list. Even though Aoi begins his career in the police force as a man, he soon transforms into a woman in order to aid in the investigation of an alleged serial rapist. After completing the assignment, he learns that he does not fit the gender stereotype since he feels his spirit is that of a female. After that, he began dressing as a woman and transitioned to being transgender. HIDIVE has a selection of anime from the 1990s.
7. Hideyoshi Kinoshita, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
“Baka to Test to Shoukanju” is a lighthearted love story full of laughs. Based on their grades, pupils at the school are separated into groups. Class F pupils, in contrast to those in class A, are forced to sit in a less comfortable configuration because of their lower marks. It is Akishisa Yoshii’s goal to prove the value of his class in the anime.
An important character in the anime is Hideyoshi Kinoshita. When he dresses up as a girl, he looks like a charming little girl. It’s common for people to forget that he is a child, leading to a lot of misunderstanding surrounding him. It’s more popular to buy Hideyoshi’s toilet images than Akihisa’s in woman’s attire (yes, we all know anime is weird). Despite the fact that he wants to be treated like a man, he appears to enjoy this side of himself. Hulu has the anime available for viewing.
6. Felix Argyle, Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World
“Re: Zero—Starting Life in Another World” is the name of a supporting character in the drama/fantasy/thriller anime. After being taken to a another universe, Subaru meets Satella, an attractive young woman. They were murdered on the same day as the murders, and Subaru wakes up to find that he is trapped in some sort of repeating loop in which the day begins at the same point each time he dies.
His name signifies that Felix is a cross between a person and a cat. It’s hard to believe he’s a boy based on his appearance and attire. That’s not to say Felix doesn’t have a man in his head or soul. He frequently refers to himself in the third person. On Crunchyroll, you may watch the anime.
5. Aoi Hyoudou, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
The romantic comedy ‘Kaichou wa Maid-sama!’ is a lot of fun. In case you’re a lover of romantic comedies and haven’t watched it yet, I recommend it. In the show, Aoi Hyoudou plays a supporting role. In the cafe where our hero Misaki works, Satsuki’s nephew manages the place where he grew up. An old dress and a curly blonde wig transform Aoi Hyoudou into the popular net idol Aoi-chan, giving him a girlish appearance. He has very feminine facial features. Aoi has a short fuse and is unable to empathize with others. The attention he receives as a woman makes him happy, and he enjoys playing with the emotions of other males. Hulu has the anime available for viewing.
4. Kino, Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
“Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World” is perhaps my favorite anime, and one that I came across while compiling a list of the greatest of the best for this site. Kino, a young woman in her twenties, is the central character of this lovely animation. Her talking motorcycle, Hermes, is named after the Greek god of war and markswoman Hermes. Kino’s features are so androgynous that it’s easy to mistake her for a man. With her short, spiky hair and laid-back demeanor, she reminds me a lot of a male. She is proficient with firearms and carries two pistols of considerable caliber with her. Other weapons are available to her. Every three days, Kino moves on to the next new location and does the same thing all over again. Funimation is a good place to view the anime.
3. Yukimura Kusunoki, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next
To witness Yukimura Kusunoki, a supporting character from the anime series “Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next,” I’m not sure how to respond. Yukimura makes it appear as though she is a boy by acting and speaking as if she is one. As a result of Kodaka’s admiration for him, she is motivated to follow in his footsteps. Yukimura aspires to emulate him in order to develop more masculinity. The terrible part is that she is a girl who was raised to believe she was a boy because her parents wanted a boy. Even when Kodaka gives him the full truth, she still has faith in him. She learns the truth later and is appalled.
2. Kashima Yuu, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Wiki
When you first see Kashima Yuu, you might mistake her for a transgender boy, but she is, in fact, a female. Other women are smitten by her because of her boyish good looks, which make her appear to be a prince charming. This list includes her because of her unusual appearance. She had a crush on Hori, a prominent character in the anime series who is a talented actor but was forced to leave because of his low height. However, she ends up doing the wrong thing and causing him a lot of trouble in the process. Hori is constantly on the lookout for signs that she is slacking off, and she does her best to rein her in.
1. Kenjiro Hato, Genshiken Nidaime
Although it falls short of its predecessor, Genshiken Nidaime is still worth seeing if you’re a fan of the ‘Genshiken’ series. One of the series’ most important characters is Kenjiro Hato. There have been no other members to join since him. He admires Yaoi and enjoys dressing up as her. As he can entirely alter his demeanor, his ability to act like a woman is noteworthy. Cross-dressing isn’t an issue for him because of his androgynous appearances. When he is dressed as a woman, he is extremely seductive and hence a very effective trap. VRV is where you may watch the anime.