The 30 Cutest Anime Characters Of All Time

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If you're looking for a mega dose of kawaii, look no further, because this list is dedicated to the cutest anime characters the medium has to offer. 

Cute anime characters can appear in any genre, but they tend to be concentrated in the slice of life genre - Nadeshiko Kagamihara from Laid Back Camp, a relaxing anime about camping, comes to mind. There are some notable exceptions from shonen, like Izuku Midoriya as a little kid, and Rem from Re:Zero. There are even some cute anime characters from sports anime - Onoda Sakamichi will have you singing the Love Hime theme song long after you've finished Yowamushi Pedal. 

Be prepared for your heart to explode from all the adorableness. 

  • Anya - 'Spy X Family'
    Photo: Spy x Family / Wit Studio, CloverWorks

    Anya might have psychic powers created through human experimentation, but that doesn’t make her creepy - it makes her cute as heck. When she’s adopted by Loid Forger as part of a spy mission, she’s thrilled to be involved in a plot that resembles the spy-themed TV shows she loves - and she’s even more thrilled to have a caring parent who will buy her peanuts whenever she wants.

    3,906 votes
  • Nezuko - 'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba'
    Photo: Demopn Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba / ufotable

    After being turned into a demon, Nezuko and her brother Tanjiro search for a way to turn her back. And although it's in a demon's nature to eat humans, Nezuko is able to suppress her instincts and retain her humanity. Who knew a demon could be so cute?

    10,537 votes
  • Kanna Kamui - 'Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid'
    Photo: Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid / Kyoto Animation

    Kanna Kamui might be a powerful dragon, but she's also an adorable little girl. Initially, she wants to bring Tohru back to the dragon realm, but she ends up becoming Tohru and Kobayashi's daughter figure and attending third grade in a Japanese public school. 

    10,121 votes
  • Eri - 'My Hero Academia'
    Photo: My Hero Academia / Bones

    After suffering from brutal experiments at the hands of Overhaul, Eri is saved by Deku and his team. Although she is still traumatized by the events of her past, Eri starts to heal for the first time during the U.A. School Festival. It's pretty much impossible to not love this adorable character after seeing her smile for the first time while at Class 1-A's concert.

    8,052 votes
  • Chika - 'Kaguya-sama: Love Is War'
    Photo: Kaguya-sama: Love is War / A-1 Pictures

    There's a reason why Chika's dance sequence in Kaguya-sama: Love is War went viral on the Internet. She's absolutely adorable - and hilarious. As the Student Council's secretary, she often finds strange activities to do with her fellow council members such as playing silly games or teaching the President how to play volleyball. Her bubbly, eccentric personality is what makes her a popular character in the series.

    4,983 votes
  • The Platelets - 'Cells At Work'
    Photo: Cells at Work! / David Production

    The Platelets are super cute representations of an actual component of human blood cells. Their job is to create fibrin, which they use to patch up wounds and stop blood from leaving the body. 

    8,281 votes