10 Best Sleepy Anime Characters That You Need Watching Update 04/2024

Sleepy Anime Characters

When humans are asleep, they resemble angels. When anime characters close their eyes to sleep, they take on the appearance of anime characters who are sleeping. When some folks appear to be angels while asleep, others are simply having the time of their lives. Who knows what they’re dreaming of? Just one more moment with these two, please? Is this what heaven looks like?

This is a list of the top ten male sleeping faces. Please don’t blame us if your eyes turn red from staring at the screen for hours on end.

10. Aomine Daiki from Kuroko’s Basketball (Kuroko no Basket)

Aomine Daiki Sleepy from Kuroko’s Basketball


Shown from April to September of this year (2012)

Even when he isn’t on the court, Aomine Daiki looks like he belongs in a Harlem Globetrotter team uniform. When he first appears in the thirteenth episode of Kuroko no Basket, he is slouched over at the gym. Touou Academy, a growing high school basketball powerhouse and one of Seirin High School’s fiercest competitors, is Aomine’s normal resting site, the roof of his school, where he has slept since he was a child. It’s hard to believe Aomine, Touou’s standout rookie, has a drool-inducing face when he’s a force to be reckoned with on the floor.

Because basketball made him too good, Aomine has little to do but read adult magazines and sleep on the roof while he should be practicing. Even during Touou’s first game versus Seirin, he sleeps through warm-ups and shows up late. Regardless, Aomine showed his dominance on the court in the opening match. Seirin, in retaliation for Kuroko’s favor in the first round of the Winter Cup, would soon bring him to his knees when he slept through practice the next season.

9. Inuyasha from InuYasha


October 2000 to September 2004

Even though Kagome’s encounter in the Bone-well Eater’s was truly out-of-this-world, she found some good news in the form of a half-demon with sharp dog ears. This whole scenario, not just his face, seems like something out of a fairy tale. A sacred arrow shot by his first love, Kiyoko, bound Inuyasha for fifty years. He’s still there, arrow and everything, in perfect condition.

Wow, who is this serene and alluring young man clinging to an overgrown tree branch? My heart is racing. Assuming Kagome was confident she was dreaming when she climbed out of the well, she must be thinking her dream is going to get even more spectacular right now! Playing around with the ears is the only appropriate response in this situation. As it turns out, our expectations for Inuyasha aren’t precisely met when he first awakens, but we’ll learn to love him regardless.

8. Mabuchi Kou from Blue Spring Ride (Ao Haru Ride)

Mabuchi Kou Sleepy from Blue Spring Ride

How many episodes are there?

The show aired from July to September of 2014.

When it comes to the shoujo anime Ao Haru Ride, produced by Production I.G, it appears to be in excellent condition. In Ao Haru Ride, Yoshioka Futaba and Mabuchi Kou’s relationship blossoms from an innocent childhood crush into a high school romance that blossoms into something more. The two of them must be split up before any confessions can be made, though. They are reunited in high school, but they soon discover that they are very different from the children they were when they were younger.

The eighth episode of Ao Haru Ride has a few moments of lightheartedness, like this one. Even though Kou’s grades aren’t great, he thinks his buddies are being overly concerned about him. A group of his pals called him early on a Saturday morning to let him know that they were meeting at his house for a study session. Kou wakes up in the middle of the night, realizing that he forgot to lock his door. Unfortunately, he doesn’t there in time, and his friendly intruders are already at his front door.

7. Sena Izumi from Love Stage!!

There are ten total episodes.

The show aired from July to September of 2014.

When Ichijou Ryouma first saw Sena Izumi, he was convinced she was a girl. Given that he was dressed as a girl and taking on the character of a girl, it’s understandable that he made the error. Ryouma subsequently discovers that Izumi is in fact a boy, and that he has a crush on him. Even though he has never felt this strongly about a boy before, Ryouma is quick to conclude that his love for him is now impossible. As Ryouma gazes at Izumi’s sleeping face, his heart flutters a little, and we can’t blame him. In the light of his newfound certainty, Ryouma comes to understand his deep feelings for Izumi.

With his dazzling eyes and cheeks a little flushed, Izumi is a perfect example of the cute boy. Izumi, despite his tendency to get scared or agitated easily, lives in a blissful otaku world with a 2D magical girl named Lala-Lulu who makes him just as happy. Izumi, on the other hand, falls head over heels for Ryouma in this modern boy’s love classic, making his fantasies less magical and more Ryouma.

6. Matsuoka Rin and Nanase Haru from Free!: Eternal Summer

Matsuoka Rin and Nanase Haru Sleepy from Free

There are thirteen episodes in total.

The show aired from July to September of 2014.

I’m really happy right now! Get two for the price of one! This is the stuff of fujoshi fantasies. Nanase Haru and Matsuoka Rin have been rivals since high school, although they are still close friends. As we follow these high school swimmers as they compete against one another and negotiate puberty in Free! and Free! : Eternal Summer, we get a glimpse into their daily lives. Haru is at a loss towards the end of Eternal Summer, burdened by the question of what to do next.

Rin is on a last-minute mission to assist Haru in pursuing his swimming ambitions while they are both in Australia. Because the hotel front desk made a mistake, Rin rented a hotel room for them, but they’ll be sharing a room. Upon arrival, they have a heart-to-heart concerning Haru’s perception by Rin. A fascinating insight into Rin’s personality is revealed during this brief conversation, and the pressure of the situation becomes almost unbearable.

5. Sakishima Hikari from A Lull in the Sea (Nagi no Asukara)


From October 2013 till April 2014

Nagi no Asukara is a gorgeous animation about subaquatic life. The marine dwellers, on the other hand, must coexist with the rest of the human race. Manga series Nagi-Asu is an unusual slice of life that is also laced with romance. I can’t get enough of the stunning artwork, from the saltwater-stained village to the beautiful undersea vistas. Inevitably, in such a visually appealing series, there will be a couple of adorable sleeping boys and at least one breathtakingly beautiful sleeping girl.

The eyes of Nagi-characters Asu’s captivate viewers. It’s hard to miss Hikari’s affinity for the water thanks to his “stormy” eyes. To be clear, he doesn’t doze off with his eyes open. Hikari and Miuna, his future step-niece, have spent a long night together, and this scene is particularly poignant because it follows. Miuna flees her family because she cannot accept Hikari’s sister as a member. The small girl is comforted and reassured by Hikari and his buddies, who promise their sister that they will look after Miuna. Despite the all-night pep session, the two end up sleeping outside and Miuna returns home the following day. Our hats are out to you, Hikari!

4. Nakajima Atsushi from Bungo Stray Dogs

Nakajima Atsushi Sleepy from Bungo Stray Dogs

How many episodes are there?

Aired: TBA – April 2016

“Boy, get your act together!” No, I’m not telling the truth. Keep things just as they are. That was a nail-biter. The catchphrase from the Bungo Stray Dogs trailer by Dazai Osamu wouldn’t be enough to jolt Nakajima Atsushi into consciousness, though. There aren’t enough words to describe how sleepily adorable Atsushi always looks when he first wakes up. Dazai was scolded for breaking Atsushi’s peaceful sleep, and then he was thanked for waking him up with a snooze-inducing jolt. We should expect to see a lot more of Atsushi’s comatose face after he uses his supernatural power.

Atsushi’s eye design, like that of Sena Izumi from Love Stage!! and Hikari from Nagi no Asukara, is unusual and appealing. Even when their eyes are shut, these lads still look wonderfully complete. However, when the Armed Detective Agency (a gang of supernaturally powerful crime fighters) discover Atsushi’s sad secret, they step in to provide a hand and provide him with a place to stay. Since the orphanage forced him out, Atsushi has slept under a real roof for the first time. In the end, we’re left with this angelic close-up of a very intriguing character design that whispers “calm” in a non-creepy way.

3. Worick Arcangelo from Gangsta.

How many episodes are there?

Summer of 2015 until September of 2015

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Gangsta manga artist Kohske for her love of depicting this character dozing. As one half of the Handymen, Worick Arcangelo does odd work for the police, mob lords, and regular citizens alike. Worick Arcangelo In this small city governed by organized crime, their duties can range from delivering medication to eradicating a group that is causing havoc. In his spare time, he likes to tease his business partner Nicolas Brown and their secretary and flatmate Alex. Worick is a charming and intelligent gigilo who never fails to amuse his audience.

When he’s sleeping, he’s troubled by memories of his past and wakes up from nightmares all too frequently. A beautiful woman is always there to greet him as soon as he gets out of bed in the morning. In Episode 3, when Alex comes across a sleeping Worick who is bare chested, she expresses her actual feelings: As long as he keeps his mouth shut, Worick’s good looks are undeniable. But whether he’s asleep or awake, we still adore him. His face transforms into an incredible sculpture when he’s asleep. There is no way this man exists in anime! How is it that there aren’t more people like him in the world today? Please, Kohske, continue to sketch Gangsta. Please, someone, make a second season of Gangsta!

2. Kageyama Tobio from Haikyuu!! Second Season

Kageyama Tobio Sleepy from Haikyuu


The show aired between October 2015 and March 2016.

Finals for the Spring Tournament Qualifiers vs Aoba Johsai were full of action, emotion, and tension, making it an enjoyable experience. We had a good laugh at each other. We were overcome with emotion. For a brief moment, we had the opposing team’s number in our hearts. We were smitten by the player from the opposing side. When Karasuno was victorious, we returned to his side and cheered. What’s a team to do after a grueling battle for the championship? Of course, they doze off in the back of the bus! Coach Ukai’s passionate thank you to Take-chan is definitely a serene moment… Sensei. Kageyama, hold on a second. What’s going on with Tobio’s face? Who knows what you’re dreaming of?

The actors’ sleeping expressions in this scenario are, of course, fantastic. While Nishinoya and Ryu leaned against each other, Tsukishima pulled his spectacles off. He removed his spectacles! It’s Kageyama’s match with his former senpai that’s keeping him awake at night. Are his dreams still vivid when Oikawa gives him so much trouble? Has he been thinking about Hinata’s mistakes all night? No, I don’t think that’s what he’s thinking about. It would be great if we could peer inside Kageyama’s mind to learn what’s causing him such sleepless nights, but we can only assume it’s because of his love of volleyball. As long as there’s volleyball, it’s admirable.

1. Tanaka from Tanaka-kun is Always Listless (Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge)

How many episodes are there?

Aired: TBA – April 2016

In the event that such a thing exists, Tanaka-kun has perfected it. He must have a sloth as a spirit animal, an adorable and snoozing sloth. That’s saying a lot considering how adorable sloths already are. He doesn’t fit the mold of a typical anime character. He lacks enthusiasm. Though he isn’t even joyful, he is succeeding at high school in his own unique manner.

Tanaka-kun is snoozing peacefully under a tree in the opening scene of the series. If you haven’t had the pleasure of snoozing under a tree in the springtime, you should definitely give it a go. In Tanaka-case, kun’s the power of sleep may have brought him closer to enlightenment. Soon after Tanaka-kun has finished his homework, we learn in Episode 1 that he has a slight issue with nodding off in class at the appropriate time. Even though he’s too far away and other pupils are a touch too close to the window, Tanaka-kun is more than ready for full-body relaxation when they move away from the window. Tanaka-kun, despite the fact that you’re only a sleepy child, you have a way of restoring trust in humanity in the art of rest.