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25 Best Anime Girls that Look like Boys (Androgynous Anime Characters)

.In anime, a character’s design can say a lot about them. While we are more familiar with the colorful hair and the different shapes of eyes, another characteristic feature for an anime character is whether they look their gender. Anime has plenty of characters that look completely opposite of the gender they actually are. Since we’re talking about this, we’ve brought you 25 best anime girls that look like boys

The number for this category is actually pretty low because in most cases where a character doesn’t look their gender, it’s the males. Many anime guys look like girls but the opposite is rare in comparison. But we’ve found them and listed them into no particular order. So, let’s jump right into 25 best anime girls that look like boys.

25 Best Anime Girls that Look like Boys List

1) Haruhi Fujioka

Haruhi Fujioka

Japanese Name藤岡 ハルヒ
AnimeOuran High Host Club
BirthdayFebruary 4
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBrown

While thinking of anime girls that look like boys, the first name that pops in our head is Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran High Host Club. Haruhi is a freshman at the prestigious and elite Ouran High after getting a scholarship. 

When she unknowingly breaks a million dollar vase belonging to the Host Club at the school, she has to become one of the handsome hosts of the clubs, seducing the rich heiresses of the school. It helps her case that she does look more like a good-looking boy than a teenage girl.

2) Kino 


Japanese Nameキノ
AnimeKino’s Journey
Hair ColorGreen (anime)

Black (manga)

Eye ColorGreen (anime)

Blue (manga)


Kino is the protagonist of Kino’s Journey. She’s a teenage traveler who travels across several countries on her beloved motorrad, Hermes, gaining various experiences in all the countries she visits.

Kino is stoic and reserved, and has a more androgynous appearance. In the 2017 version of the anime, Kino has short dull green hair and green eyes, and wears gender-neutral clothes.

3) Masumi Sera 

Masumi Sera

Japanese Name世良 真純
AnimeDetective Conan
Hair ColorDark brown
Eye ColorGreen

Masumi Sera is a high school detective who becomes a classmate of Ran and Shinichi. She’s also revealed to be the sister of Shuichi Akai. Masumi is a brilliantly smart girl and a kickass fighter trained in jiu jitsu.

Several characters in the story have mistaken Masumi for a guy because of her androgynous looks and rough-and-tough attitude. She’s a tomboy who likes to wear comfortable clothes rather than girl skirts and looks awesome with her snaggletooth.

4) Akito Sohma (Fruits Basket)

Akito Sohma

Japanese Name草摩 慊人
AnimeFruits Basket
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorPurple

Unlike most entries on this list, Akito Sohma looking like a guy isn’t just a minor detail about the character, rather it carries one of the most important plot points of the story. She’s the head of the Sohma family and the God of the Zodiac Spirits.

Due to the twisted stubbornness of her mother, Akito has been raised as a boy all her life. This caused her to suppress her true nature as a woman, affecting her already fragile mind. She’s thought to be a guy by everyone, her gender only known by very few.

5) Dororo


Japanese Nameどろろ
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown

The titular character Dororo is a small kid who is saved from a demon by Hyakkimaru. Dororo accompanies the man on his journey from then on.

Due to being a child, Dororo’s face is naturally more gender-neutral than adults and teenagers. Though Dororo is thought to be a boy by everyone and even proclaimed as one by himself, the last chapter of the manga reveals his true identity as a girl. Dororo acts like a boy because she’s been raised as a boy by her parents.

6) Haruka Tenoh

Haruka Tenoh

Japanese Name天王 はるか
AnimeSailor Moon
BirthdayJanuary 27
Hair ColorPale tan
Eye ColorDark blue

Haruka Tenoh will be remembered by fans as not only one of the Sailor Senshi but as one of the most prominent LGBTQ+ characters in a mainstream anime. She’s the civilian form of Sailor Uranus and the girlfriend of her fellow Senshi, Sailor Neptune.

Haruka is tall and blonde but has an androgynous appearance that makes people mistake her as a guy. She also likes to wear boys’ clothes, even the school uniform. Her personality has a rugged vibe to it which goes well with her appearance.

7) Yuu Kashima

Yuu Kashima

Japanese Name鹿島 遊
AnimeMonthly Girls Nozaki-kun
BirthdayOctober 31
Hair ColorDark blue
Eye ColorGreen

Yuu Kashima is one of the best anime girls that look like boys because of the sheer hilarity of her character. She’s a second-year student and in the drama club, more popular for playing the prince rather than the princess.

Kashima is very good-looking and paired with her charm, makes all the girls at her school swoon at the “handsome prince”. She has an androgynous appearance, tall with short hair and broad shoulders.

8) Tooru Mutsuki

Tooru Mutsuki

Japanese Name六月 透
AnimeTokyo Ghoul: Re
BirthdayDecember 14
Hair ColorWhite

Dull green (previously)

Eye ColorPale blue

Like Akito, Tooru Mutsuki is another character whose androgynous looks are the cause of years of trauma and breaking of the mind. She makes her debut in Tokyo Ghoul: Re, as a timid subordinate of Haise Sasaki.

She hides her true gender and as a result, her feelings for Sasaki. This causes the already twisted and broken mind of the young woman to fracture, and the traumatizing kidnap and torture she suffers at the hand of a psychopath, turns her into a psychopath herself.

9) Yuzuru Nishimiya

Yuzuru Nishimiya

Japanese Name西宮 結弦
AnimeA Silent Voice
Hair ColorJet black
Eye ColorBlue

Yuzuru Nishimiya is the younger sister of Shouko. She is a junior high student and hobby photographer, skipping school to take pictures. Yuzuru is smaller for her age and looks androgynous with her short hair and preference for wearing boys’ clothes.

She’s very protective of her sister who is gentle and timid, and claims to be her boyfriend so that people leave Shouko alone. Her androgynous looks help in this matter.

10) Seishiro Tsugumi

Seishiro Tsugumi

Japanese Name鶫 誠士郎
BirthdayJune 30
Hair ColorDark blue
Eye ColorRed

The next entry on this list of anime girls that look like boys is Seishiro Tsugumi. She’s introduced in the story as a boy, appointed as the bodyguard for Chitoge. Though she initially dislikes Raku and thinks of him as a rival for Chitoge’s affections, she eventually comes to like him.

Thanks to her androgynous appearance, Tsugumi can pass off as a male student in school. She wears male uniform and acts manly, her only feminine feature being the bow in her hair. 

11) Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing

Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing

Japanese Nameインテグラル・ファルブルケ・ウィンゲーツ・ヘルシング卿
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue

While discussing anime girls, one might not think of Integra Hellsing because this badass lady is a no-nonsense character with a strong, resolute personality. She’s the Bureau Director of the Hellsing Organization and the last of the Hellsing family.

With long blonde hair and blue eyes, Integra has a masculine appearance. Her features are nobel and severe, and her personality adds to it. Her habit of smoking cigar and her round glasses strengthen this image more.

12) Claus


Japanese NameNA
AnimeFullmetal Alchemist
Hair ColorDark blue
Eye ColorBlue

Claus is an anime-only character that appears in the 2003 version of Fullmetal Alchemist. She’s an Amestrisian villager the Elric Brothers met while traveling.

Claus is a tomboy and dresses like it. She keeps her long hair under a hat and wears baggy boys’ clothes. Because of this, the Elric Brothers mistake her as a guy in the beginning.

13) Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivruski IV

Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivruski IV

Japanese Nameエドワード・ウォン・ハウ・ペペル・チブルスキー4世
AnimeCowboy Bebop
BirthdayJanuary 1
Hair ColorRed
Eye ColorAmber

One of the main characters of the popular and beloved series, Cowboy Bebop, Edward is a net-driver and a genius hacker going by the name “Radical Edward”. She’s from Earth and is often considered strange.

Edward is an androgynous teen with a slight build and bright red hair. It’s impossible to guess her gender from her looks and dressing style. 

14) Naoto Shirogane

Naoto Shirogane

Japanese Name白鐘 直斗しろがね なおと
AnimePersona 4: The Animation
BirthdayApril 27
Hair ColorDark blue
Eye ColorBlue

Hailing from the famous family of detectives, Naoto Shirogane is a high school detective. She’s currently enrolled in Yasogami High School and a part of the Investigation Team.

Naota has a somewhat androgynous appearance. Her build is slight and without curves. Her typically boyish clothes make her seem more like a guy. That’s why Naoto is one of the anime girls that look like boys.

15) Grey


Japanese Nameグレイ
AnimeBlack Clover
BirthdayFebruary 20
Hair ColorSky blue
Eye ColorSky blue

Grey from Black Clover has a different situation than the rest of the girls in this list. She’s a Junior Magic Knight under the Black Bull Squad of Clover Kingdom.

While Grey herself doesn’t look like a boy and has a cute, feminine appearance, she can transform into a giant man through her Transmutation Magic. The man she transforms into has a blackened face with no expression and smoking coming out of his mouth.

16) Hotaru Tachibana

Hotaru Tachibana

Japanese Name立花蛍
AnimeAoharu x Machinegun
BirthdayApril 1
Hair ColorPale blonde
Eye ColorGreen

The next in line is Hotaru Tachibana from Aoharu x Machinegun. Hotaru is the energetic, spunky student council president with a strong sense of justice. She has short pale blonde hair and that paired with the boys’ uniform she wears make people believe that she’s a guy. 

17) Makoto Kikuchi

Makoto Kikuchi

Japanese Name菊地 真
BirthdayAugust 29
Hair ColorJet black
Eye ColorPale gray

Makoto Kikuchi is a pop idol under 765 Production. She’s a tomboy with a love for sports and an androgynous appearance. Among her fans, she’s famous as the “Pretty-boy Idol”. Her fandom consists of more females than males. It’s very obvious that Makoto is one of the best anime girls that look like boys out there.

18) Kaoru Daichi

Kaoru Daichi

Japanese Name大地 薫
AnimeLadies vs. Butlers!
Hair ColorJet black
Eye ColorBlue

Kaoru Daichi is an apprentice butler at Hakureiryou High School. Despite the appearance and the position as a butler, Kaoru is actually a girl. She’s stubborn and doesn’t like people interfering in her life. With the short hair and butler uniform, it’s difficult to identify her as a girl.

19) Sui


Japanese Nameスイ
AnimeDarwin’s Game
Hair ColorPale blue
Eye ColorPale blue

Sui is unlike the others on this list of anime girls who look like boys because while she’s biologically a girl, she also carries the soul of her twin brother along with her own. The twins are able to switch control of the body as they wish.

Before the timeskip, Sui is a petite girl with short pale blue hair and matching eyes. She wears a long white jacket which makes her seem like even more of a boy. After the timeskip, her design is more feminine.

20) Momoe Sawaki

Momoe Sawaki

Japanese Name沢木 桃恵
AnimeWonder Egg Priority
BirthdayMarch 30
Hair ColorAuburn
Eye ColorDark green

One of the main characters of Wonder Egg Priority, Momoe Sawaki is a teenager who’s battling her own insecurities. The most prominent feature of Momoe’s design is her androgynous appearance.

She’s very beautiful but looks like a boy, causing her classmates and other girls to fall for her. It’s noted in the story that she’s very popular among females and get many confessions but she rejects every one of them.

21) Fleur von Eiterzental Mariel Bolan/Eve Boland

Fleur Boland

Japanese Nameフルール・フォン・イーターゼンテル・マリエル・ボラン
AnimeSpice & Wolf
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue

Fleur von Eiterzental Mariel Boland works as a merchant at Lenos town. She usually trades statues but can be very cunning in other ventures too. Fleur is more popularly known by her acquaintances as Eve Boland.

Eve usually wears dark capes and dark clothes, along with a dark cloth wrapped around her head. This choice of clothing is by choice as Eve prefers to keep herself shrouded in mystery. Because of her attire, it’s very difficult to recognize her as a woman.

22) Arashi Narukami

Arashi Narukami

Japanese NameNA
AnimeEnsemble Cast!
BirthdayMarch 3
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorPurple

Arashi Narukami from Ensemble Cast! Is another one of the anime girls that look like boys. She’s a pop idol from the boyband, Knights, and the only female of the group.

It’s pretty evident from her membership in a boyband that Arashi presents herself to the audience as a boy. She looks the part as a boyband idol with her stylish blonde hair and energetic demeanor.

23) Benio Amakusa/Benibara

Benio Amakusa

Japanese Name天草 紅緒
AnimeOuran High Host Club
Height5’9” – 5’11”
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorPale green

Another entry from Ouran High Host Club, Benio Amakusa is a student at Lobelia Girls’ Academy and the president of its White Lily League and Zuka Club. She’s popularly known as Benibara.

Benio is very tall and looks androgynous. Though she wears the usual sailor girl uniform of her school, the way she carries herself is more manly than feminine. She also looks androgynous with her short hair and tall stature.

24) Menoly Mallia

Menoly Mallia

Japanese Nameメノリ•マリア
BirthdayDecember 7
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorGreen

Menoly Mallia might just be one of the most hated characters of Bleach because of how horribly she and her fellow Arrancar Loly bullied Orihime. She’s a low-level aid for Aizen.

Menoly has an androgynous appearance with short pale blonde hair and severe features. One of her eyes is green while the other has a broken Hollow mask. Her build also appears manly because of her baggy pants, though her top has a deep neck.

25) Aura Bella Fiora

Aura Bella Fiora

Japanese Nameアウラ・ベラ・フィオーラ
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorGreen (right)

Blue (left)


Last but not the least, we have Aura Bella Fiora from Overlord. She and her twin Mare are dark elves who guard the 6th floor of the Great Tomb of Nazarick as Floor Guardians.

Unlike her sister Mare who looks sweet and girly, Aura has a more androgynous appearance. She wears a red turtle-neck sweater with white vest and matching pants. Her hair is also short, reaching down to her nape.

And that was the list of 25 best anime girls that look like boys. If you’re an avid fan of anime and manga, check out Otaku’s Note for more exciting content like this. We’ll be back soon.

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