Appearing in everything from shojo romance and harem anime to isekai and shonen is the anime ladies man. He may or may not be attractive to his audience - and if he's in a harem anime he's probably not intended to be - but the girls and women who surround him think he's the greatest guy they've ever met.
Not all of these ladies man anime characters are actually looking for female attention - in fact, aside from a few exceptions like Issei Hyoudou of High School DXD, most of them aren't. Rather, most of them are either completely oblivious to how attractive women find them, or they're actively disinterested in it. Seishuu Handa of Handa-kun, for example, assumes that everyone hates him, meanwhile, he's wildly popular with his female classmates. Meanwhile, Sasuke Uchiha knows that the girls in his class are wild for him, but he's too focused on revenge to pay them any mind. According to these anime, the more a suave male character ignores the girls who love him, the more attractive he becomes.
Which one is your favorite?
Kimihito Kurusu Could Be In Legal Trouble In 'Monster Musume'Photo: Lerche
Unless Kimihito Kurusu is really into edging, his attractiveness to the opposite sex is more of a curse than a blessing. Through a series of beaurocratic mishaps, he ends up playing host to a wide range of monster girls, all of whom are wildly attractive - and wildly attracted to him. This wouldn’t be so bad if not for the fact that the law says that interactions between humans and monster girls must remain chaste. The monster girls don’t seem to care about this limitation, and spend every episode trying to seduce him. Can Kimihito avoid arrest, or will he eventually give in?30970Is he a ladies man?
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When Sakura Haruno and Ino Yamanaka are first introduced, one of the most noteworthy things about them is their affection for Sasuke Uchiha. They're far from the only ones - throughout the series, Sasuke attracts admirers.
He doesn't seem to be particularly flattered by them, however. While some guys would love to have attractive women drooling over them, Sasuke isn't interested in much outside of getting revenge on his older brother Itachi - and later, on Konoha himself. By the time he finally gets that out of his system, he's ready to settle down and get married - not use his ladies man energy to play the field.454147Is he a ladies man?
Yuki Sohma Has His Own Fan Club In 'Fruits Basket'Photo: TMS Entertainment
Yuki Sohma is so popular with the ladies that he literally has an official fan club at his high school. Rather than being flattering, this is actually a huge problem for Yuki. That's because he's cursed to transform into a rat if he's embraced by someone of the opposite sex. This is actually part of a wider family curse that has to be kept secret at all costs. While his admirers tend to give him a wide berth out of respect, they occasionally do try to go in for a hug, which forces him to be quick on his feet to avoid being discovered.
Besides the hug factor, the members of his club also harrass his female friends for interacting with him. For Yuki, being popular is a nuisance at best, and a danger at worst.30485Is he a ladies man?
Sakamoto Is Basically Perfect In 'Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto'Photo: Studio Deen
Haven't you heard? Sakamoto is the ultimate ladies man! Actually, that's the premise of the whole anime - Sakamoto is so unrelentingly awesome that just about every girl he encounters gets heart palpitations, which makes his male classmates writhe in envy.
Despite attracting all this attention, Sakamoto is a little more interested in developing his "secret skills" and striking unusual poses than he is in getting girlfriends - but if he wanted to, he could strike up a relationship with just about anyone.24079Is he a ladies man?