22 Anime Characters Who Don't Look Their Age

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Anime characters don't always look their age. Sometimes it's a case of early puberty, as is true for Hotaru Ichijō of Non Non Biyori. Other times, puberty shows up later than it should, as is Honey-senpai's problem in Ouran Host Club. Every so often, a character's appearance is utterly inexplicable. In Masamune-kun's Revenge, Kinue Hayase is the 42-year-old mother of two teenagers, but she looks exactly like a little girl. 

Excluding characters who are thousands of years old, here are a selection of anime characters whose physical appearances don't match up with their age. 

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    6,244 VOTES

    Kinue Hayase — 'Masamune-kun's Revenge'

    Kinue Hayase presents one of the most extreme examples of an anime character who doesn't look their age. She's a 42-year-old mother of two, but you'd probably guess that she was in elementary school.

    Her cute, flirtatious nature is a source of major embarrassment for her kids. 

    6,244 votes
  • 2
    1,068 VOTES

    Bill Watkins - 'Spy x Family'

    Bill Watkins - 'Spy x Family'
    Photo: Spy x Family / Wit Studio, CloverWorks

    At first glance, Bill Watkins looks like he's one of the teachers at Eden Academy. But he's actually a student at the school, and in the first grade class at that. Yes, this tall, buff dude is a six-year-old boy. The genes in his family seem to run strong since his father, a renowned Major in the army, is even more buff and intimidating

    1,068 votes
  • 3
    3,441 VOTES

    Biscuit Krueger - 'Hunter X Hunter'

    Believe it or not, this adorable-looking "girl" is actually 57 years old. Biscuit Krueger, (AKA Bisky), is a professional Treasure Hunter who uses her Nen to make herself look younger. 

    Her true form is just as crazy as she is an extremely muscular woman several times bigger than her younger form.

    3,441 votes
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    3,980 VOTES

    Eisaku Noguchi — 'March Comes In Like A Lion'

    Eisaku Noguchi is the president of his school's chemistry club, but he's also a first year student, which means he's around 15 years old. Regardless of his actual age, his leadership role — coupled with his well-tailored suits and tiny mustache — cause him to resemble a middle-aged man.

    His classmates are continuously surprised that he's not a teacher or upperclassman, and the show often takes time to remind viewers of his true age via subtitles. 

    3,980 votes
  • At first glance, Tsukuyomi Komoe looks like a little girl no older than ten years old. But in reality, she's the homeroom teacher of Year 1 Class 7. Although her real age is unknown, it's safe to assume that she's at least 21 years old given that she's a school teacher. 

    Even though she seems like a little kid, she's an incredibly reliable and competent teacher who cares for her students.

    1,856 votes
  • Looming at a massive 6'7", the sorcerer Stiyl Magnus looks like he's well into his 20s. For this reason, it comes as a surprise to most that he's only 14. His unassuming age helps him out when he wants to illegally purchase cigarettes, since who on Earth would believe a minor could be almost seven feet tall? 

    4,051 votes