Not every anime character identifies as a man, woman, girl, or boy - some of them identify as non-binary. There isn't nearly enough non-binary representation in media, so it's nice when popular anime series feature characters who don't subscribe to the gender binary. For this list, we're taking a peek at characters whose gender identities are somewhere in the middle of the gender spectrum.
In some cases, these characters don't explicitly state that they are nonbinary, but their creators' refusal to gender them makes it likely. Sure, Attack on Titan's creator Hajime Isayama didn't use the word ‘non-binary,’ but he did say that Hange Zoe's gender was up to the reader. But in other cases, the character does actually talk about how they see themselves. In Stars Align, Yuta Asuka learns about non-binary identities and decides it's a perfect fit.
Najimi Osana - 'Komi Can't Communicate'Photo: Komi Can't Communicate / OLM
- Photo: Attack on Titan / MAPPA
Crona - 'Soul Eater'Photo: Soul Eater / Bones
Haruka Tenoh - 'Sailor Moon'Photo: Sailor Moon / Studio Pierrot
Opera - 'Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun'Photo: Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun / Bandai Namco Pictures
Yuta Asuka - 'Stars Align'Photo: Stars Align / 8bit