Anime Underground Anime Boys That You Definitely Thought Were Girls  

Tamara Jude
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List Rules Upvote the boys who are in touch with their feminine side.

Anime has become such a prevalent art form that its style is instantly recognizable, and not just because of tropes like mech-armor or crazy powerful aliens. Japanimation incorporates unique facial features, over-the-top expressions, and distinctive illustration techniques nonexistent in other forms of animation to create its characters. These specific techniques allow illustrators to depict characters, namely men and boys, with more typically feminine features, which leads to another famous anime trope: anime guys who look like girls.

Bending the rules of an anime character's gender is nothing new. In fact, many shows feature anime boys who look like girls. These men sport delicate features that you could easily confuse them for women, and can appear in various shows ranging from the typical slice-of-life anime to the action-adventure stories of shonen anime.

Check out this list of male anime characters who look like girls and see if you can really tell the difference.  

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Ruka Urushibara From Steins;Gate
Ruka Urushibara From Steins;Ga... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Anime Boys That You Definitely Thought Were Girls
Photo: White Fox
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Haku is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Anime Boys That You Definitely Thought Were Girls
Photo:  Pierrot

Appears In: Naruto

Powers & Abilities: Cryokinetic

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Fish Eye From Sailor Moon
Fish Eye From Sailor Moon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Anime Boys That You Definitely Thought Were Girls
Photo: Toei Animation
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Hitoshi Sugoroku From Nanbaka
Hitoshi Sugoroku From Nanbaka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Anime Boys That You Definitely Thought Were Girls
Photo: Satelight
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