21 Anime Characters You Didn't Realize Are Bisexual

It's rare for anime characters to exist anywhere on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. When they do, it's worth celebrating. For this list, we'll be looking at the B in the acronym - a small but awesome group of bisexual anime characters.

This list will include both characters who have definitively described themselves as bisexual in canon, as well as characters who haven't used the word but exhibit behaviors that make us pretty sure they're bi. Some cases are more clear cut than others, so you might see a character on this list that you think has another orientation. 

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    Shion Karanomori - 'Psycho-Pass'

    Shion Karanomori - 'Psycho-Pass'
    Photo: Psycho-Pass / Production I.G

    At first, Shion Karanomori is shown flirting with the male members of the Public Safety Bureau - she even suggests that Kogami sleep with her at one point. But the person she ends up in a romantic relationship with is Yayoi Kunizuka, a female colleague.

    She's extremely open about her preferences, even in an environment that represses just about every type of human emotion imaginable. 

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    Utena Tenjou - 'Revolutionary Girl Utena'

    Utena Tenjou - 'Revolutionary Girl Utena'
    Photo: Revolutionary Girl Utena / J.C.Staff

    Utena Tenjou's relationship with gender is complicated. Though she identifies as a girl, she prefers to wear masculine clothing and aspires to be a “prince.” As for who she's attracted to, it seems that she likes both men and women. 

    She clearly loves Anthy - the Rose Bride who she initially “won” in order to prevent her from being abused, but ultimately developed feelings for. But she's also attracted to Anthy's older brother Akio. The latter relationship is explicitly toxic, but the fact that it's not a good idea doesn't negate that it happened. 

  • Hatsuharu Sohma - 'Fruits Basket'
    Photo: Fruits Basket / TMS Entertainment

    Though Hatsuharu Sohma ends the series dating a girl named Rin, she's not the only person he's ever loved. His first love was Yuki, his male cousin. At first, Haru hated Yuki because the family always negatively compared the two. Yuki was the first person who encouraged Haru to see himself from his own perspective. After that, Haru fell for him.

    Though he talks about this in a joking way once the two are in their teens, it's clear that he really does see Yuki as his first love. 

  • Motoko Kusanagi - 'Ghost In The Shell'
    Photo: Ghost In The Shell / Production I.G

    Motoko Kusanagi is a cyborg and squad leader of Public Security Section 9, a division focused on cyber crimes. Her personal life isn't really the focus on the series, but there are a few things that point to her being bisexual.

    In one of the manga, she had a boyfriend. Besides that, she's had moments of closeness with Batou that indicate a romantic relationship. But there are also two episodes where she connects with women. It's hard to say for certain, but the general fandom consensus is that Motoko is bi. 

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    Touya Kinomoto - 'Cardcaptor Sakura'

    Touya Kinomoto - 'Cardcaptor Sakura'
    Photo: Cardcaptor Sakura / Madhouse

    Sakura Kinomoto's older brother Touya has always been extremely close to his best friend Yukito - so close that many fans assumed that they were dating. The creators confirmed that they are.

    That said, Touya is popular with girls and occasionally responds to their flirtations. He also dated his female middle school teacher, Kaho Mizuki. Normally, we wouldn't say that a kid dating an adult means anything about their orientation, but considering that they were created by CLAMP, who are notorious for writing about controversial age gap romances, he was likely meant to have been genuinely in love with her. 

    It's great if Touya is bi, but it's probably a good thing that Kaho is out of the picture. 

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    George Koizumi - 'Paradise Kiss'

    George Koizumi - 'Paradise Kiss'
    Photo: Paradise Kiss / Madhouse

    George makes no secret of the fact that he's into both men and women. The fact that he attends an art school where he isn't the only queer person might make it easier to be open about it. 

    George isn't just bisexual - he also might be into polyamory. He told Yukari that he couldn't have a monogamous relationship with her. While the series connects this to his bisexuality, those things are not equivalent - bisexual people pursue monogamous relationships all the time.