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15 'Ugly Duckling' Anime Characters Who Had Major Glow-Ups

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Vote up the anime characters you feel had the most attractive transformations.

Not every wildly attractive anime character starts off that way. Whether it's because they don't look their best or they're too young to be seductive, some anime characters get their looks over the course of the series. Let's highlight and celebrate some male and female anime characters who became much better looking before their anime was over.

Some of these glow ups are the result of weight loss. That's not to say that it's impossible to be good looking and fat - it totally is. But the characters highlighted here lack confidence in themselves, and often don't take care of their appearance in other ways prior to shedding pounds. As they start to feel more positively about themselves, they become more attractive. In other cases, the appearance upgrade comes from supernatural means, or from adulthood hitting them like a ton of bricks.