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32 Eye-Catching Bishounen Anime

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But beautiful characters bewitch and captivate the eye whether in fictional anime or in real life. These characters draw our attention and are a sight for sore eyes. Anime with attractive boys that mesmerize you with their beauty is known as Bishounen Anime. In Japanese,  “bi” means beautiful and “shounen” means boy. In this list, we describe multiple bishounen anime that can capture the interest of its viewers! 

1. 07 Ghost 

Bishounen Anime

Beyond the anime’s darkness lies a ray of glimmering light full of friendship, hope, and heartwarming kindness. The 07-Ghost anime follows the story of Teito Klein. He has faced the tremendous struggles and hardships of a political slave. Teito Klein is enrolled in a military academy with his blonde best friend Mikage. But as the student’s prepare for their graduation, Teito’s memory reawakens after encountering Ayanami. But Teito’s thirst for vengeance leads him to becoming a fugitive. His glimmer of hope arrives as the holy church offers protection, shelter, and a new heartwarming home. 

  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 25 

2. Akatsuki no Yona 

Bishounen Anime

As Princes Yona celebrates her sixteenth birthday, tragedy and betrayal befalls her. She is stripped of her wealth, assets, belongings, wealth and identity as royalty. She made a grave mistake of loving her childhood friend Soo-won. His gentle facade hid a beast who took all of her possessions. Princess Yona escapes her death bed with the help of her other childhood friend and fiance: Son Hak. Son Hak shields his fiance from danger, and risks his life to protect her. Son Hak and Princess Yona go on a journey to find the legendary dragons and restore the former glory of Princess Yona’s kingdom. 

  • Alternate Title: Yona of the Dawn 
  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 26 

3. Amnesia 

Bishounen Anime

Without the slightest memory of the past, the heroine is whisked away in multiple romances with handsome men. Each male character claims to be her boyfriend as she becomes entangled in multiple romantic encounters. 

  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 12 

4. Argonavis from BangDream!

Bishounen Anime

This anime was made from the same company that created the successful mobile game franchise: Bang Dream Girls Band Party. But Argonavis features more serious, and mature male characters. Argonavis tells the tale of the formation of a new boy band. The band’s name “Argonavis” is named after a boat constellation. Like a boat, the band faces numerous challenges, and struggles. It’s similar to a boat riding rough currents, and braving through terrible storms. The Argonavis boy band has a rough and rocky start. So the band doesn’t turn down chances to perform even if there’s one person attending the show. That one person turned out to be a key to opening new opportunities. The first person to watch their debut show is a manager of a successful band named GYROAXIA.  As Argonavis got their chance at an opening act thanks to GYROAXIA’s manager. But the boys still have to face lots of challenges ahead.

  • Status: Ongoing 

5. ARP Backstage Pass

Bishounen Anime

ARP is the abbreviation for Artists Republic Production, a dance and vocal idol unit formed by a selection of  scouted male students. The dance vocal group has four lovely, and remarkably attractive members. The de facto leader is Shinji Kanou. Shinji Kanou grew up enjoying the luxuries of a successful and wealthy family of musicians. His father was a well known music composer. His mother was a renowned singer. Shinji grew up with a paid musical education. He was taught classical instruments like the piano and violin. ARP also is made up of the Rebel Cross duo, and the talented dancer Leon. The Rebel Cross duo contains childhood friends: the arrogant sleepy-head Reiji Hida (composer/writer), and the mature Daiya Koumoto (designer). 

  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 10 

6. B-Project Koudou*Ambitious 

Bishounen Anime

Sumisora Tsubasa is the new A&R person of the famous recording company: Gandala Music. But as soon as she lands her new job, she faces the difficult task of managing B-Project. B-Project is a combination of three idol unit groups: Kitakore, THRIVE, and MooNs. As Tsubasa is challenged with the difficult task of managing 10 handsome and attractive male idols. The male idols paint her world with a wide variety of colors with their unique personalities. 

  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 12
  • Sequel: B-Project Zeccho*Emotion 

7. Bleach

Bishounen Anime

Bleach is bathed in action packed scenes of humans and samurai from the underworld including soul reapers, arrancars, bounts, quincies, shinigamis, etc. It’s wide variety of handsome males, and beautiful females make this shounen anime a sight for sore eyes! Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki 

  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 366 

8. Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch

Bishounen Anime

Code Geass is a highly rated anime with unparalleled popularity, and an original plot. Its beautiful characters are designed by the successful Clamp. In the Code Geass anime, the Holy Empire of Britannia is a successful and dominant military nation. The empire has conquered Japan.  Japan was stripped of its identity as a country and reduced to a mere territory known as Area 11. The main character of the series (Lelouch Lamperouge) iis caught in the political conflict and turmoil of Area 11 and the Holy Empire of Britannia. After leaving his school to attend a chess match, Lelouch meets a mysterious green-haired girl named C.C. She gives him the “Power of Kings” known as a Geass. Join Lelouch on his journey to rebel and revolutionationze the Holy Britannian Empire as he seeks vengeance and wins  the freedom of Area 11. 

  • English Title: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • Episodes: 25
  • Sequel: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2

9. Dance with Devils

Bishounen Anime

Ritsuka’s Tachibana’s world is turned upside down from the moment she is summoned to the student council room. The student council is surrounded by handsome supernatural creatures led by the  handsome Rem Kaginuki, the student council—also consisting of Urie Sogami, Shiki Natsumizaka and Mage Nanashiro, Later on, her mother is kidnapped and her whereabouts are unknown. Ritsuka is desperate to find her mother.  But little does she know that her family holds a deep secret about a forbidden grimoire with the ability to control the world. Ritsuka is torn with disbelief on who to trust as she desperately tries to uncover the mystery behind her mother’s kidnapping, and her family’s dark secrets. 

  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 12 

10. Dream Festival!

Bishounen Anime

Kanade Amamiya is scouted into idol life because of his cheerful, optimistic, and smiley personality. After an encounter with the industry legend, Haruto Mikami, Kanade Amamiya  joins the agency D-4 Production. He meets his fellow high schoolers and team members:  Shin Oikawa, Junya Sasaki, Itsuki Katagiri, and Chizuru Sawamura. These five members get a perfect chance to shine at a debut, and showcase their unique appealing personalities in the upcoming Dream Festival! To rise to the top, they must collect Dorika. Dorika are stage outfits awarded by the audience. As the five students come close to debuting, they must form strong bonds of friendship and trust to outlast the rocky struggles behind the road to fame. 

  • Status: Completed
  • Episodes: 12
  • Sequel: Dream Festival! R

11. Ensemble Stars 

Bishounen Anime

An idol is a person who is admired for his/her captivating voice, skillful dancing, remarkable coordination, and attractive personality. The male students in Yumenosaki Academy strive to be male idols and compete with each other to win the heart’s of their fans. But Yumenosaki Academy is undergoing drastic changes. As the school starts to ban idol units, the students try to lift the restrictions. They aim to revolutionize  the school and lift the ban by winning music competitions. Will the rebel’s revolution succeed? Watch Ensemble Stars to find out!

  • Status: Completed
  • Episodes: 24 

12. Free!

Bishounen Anime

Dive into a fantasy world submerged with muscular animated men from a swimming club. This world is known as the sports anime: Free! Follow the story of Haruka Nanase, Nagisa Hazuki, and Makoto Tachibana as their intense passion for swimming leads to the formation of the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club. What’s the most charming point of joining the club? You get first hand encounters with incredibly muscular animated male characters. This anime is a fan favorite for female otakus as their eyes gaze at these attractive male beauties!

  • Status: Completed 

Note: Due to tremendous popularity, future movies and seasons of this anime might still be scheduled for release. 

13. Idolish7

Bishounen Anime

As Tsumugi Takashi works at her father’s entertainment industry, seven new idols await her. Each idol has his own unique charm that attracts the hearts of his fans. As Tsumugi works to gather the ununified hearts of all seven idols, she takes them on the rough road of working in the showbiz industry. 

  • Status Completed
  • Note: Idolish7 Second Beat! Is ongoing hiatus due to Coronavirus

14. Kamigami no Asobi

Bishounen Anime

Yui Kusanagi is a Japanese archery student who is teleported to a mythological school full of  Greek, Norse, Egyptian, and Japanese gods. Her task is to teach the gods the meaning of love. The gods  experience living the life of ordinary human students. Zeus is the headmaster of the school. He restrains the other gods from using their immortal powers by utilizing powerful bracelets. Yui is faced with the challenge of convincing the gods to attend classes, and not skip classes. Yui’s world is painted in a colorful collection of fun romantic moments and encounters.

  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 12

15. Karneval

Bishounen Anime

Karenval is a circus themed fantasy anime with action packed scenes. Karneval’s artwork is highly detailed with gloriously attractive characters. Karneval revolves  around a world plagued with varuga – terrible supernatural monsters that devour humans. A government defense  agency known as “Circus” is established to maintain peace and protect the innocent civilians from the varuga. The white haired Nai, Gareki the thief, and others join the circus. Nai’s goal is to search for his precious friend whose whereabouts are shrouded in mystery. 

  • Status: Completed
  • Episodes: 13

16. Kiniro no Corda Primo Passo

Bishounen Anime

Hino Kahoko was a general studies student enrolled in Seiso Academy. However, after a mystical encounter with a blonde fairy named Lili, Kahoko is forced to attend the school’s musical competitions known as concours. Kahoko is troubled. She has no musical background. The fairy gifts Kahoko a magical violin that any beginner can play. Kahoko slowly grows closer to the other students participating in the music competitions. But this closeness attracts hatred and jealousy from the other female students of the school. Hino Kahoko’s participation in the contests wins her the romantic affections of her new reverse harem. As she plays the musical symphony full of melodies and harmonies depicting bittersweet romances, and friendships.  

  • English Title: La Corda D’ Oro Primo Passo
  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 25 
  • Sequel: Kiniro no Corda Secondo Passo 

17. Kuroshitsuji 

Bishounen Anime

Ciel Phantomhive’s role as the “Queen’s Guard Dog” exposes him to mysteries, darkness, and danger. He is assigned to take care of unsettling events for the Victorian Queen. But the wealthy Phantomhive family experiences a secret tragedy in the past. Ciel is forced to form a contract with a loyal demon named Sebastian. In exchange for his soul, Ciel seeks vengeance upon those who wronged him. Ciel enjoys the company of his demon butler Sebastian. Sebastian is capable of performing a wide variety of tasks with swift movements, and great efficiency. 

  • English Title: Black Butler
  • Status: Completed
  • Episodes: 24
  • Sequel: Kuroshitsuji II

18. Kuroko’s Basketball 

Bishounen Anime

The Generation of Miracles was once the most talented middle school (junior high school) team filled with basketball playing prodigies. Their athleticism and skills surpassed the standards expected from kids of the same age. But as the star athletes  graduate from their middle school, their bonds drift apart. Each student enrolls in a different high school as the school’s pride and signature basketball player. Kuroko’s Basketball follows the story of Kuroko Tetsuya. He is also known as the Phantom Sixth Man because the other athletes can not detect his presence. Slowly Kuroko reunites with his former teammates from the Generation of Miracles, in suspenseful basketball competitions. 

  • Status: Completed 

19. Magic Kyun! Renaissance 

Bishounen Anime

In this world, the character’s talents transform into magic arts known as Artista. The characters enjoy the freedom of expression. The anime embraces individualism as each character has a chance to showcase their own unique magical art, hobbies, and talents. Magic-Kyun! Renaissance takes place in the prestigious Hoshinormi Private Magical Arts School.  The heroine is Kohana Aigasaki. She is placed in the planning committee for the Summer Festa Cultural Festival. But she is faced with the challenging task of gathering all the male committee members who skip the initial meetings. Each male member is gifted in a magical art- dancing, singing, calligraphy, painting, sports, music, etc. 

  • Status: Completed
  • Episodes: 13 

20. Marginal#4: Kiss Kara Tsukuru Big Bang 

Bishounen Anime

Marginal #4 is Pythagoras Productions’ new idol unit formed by Atom Kirihara, Rui Aiba, L Nomura, and R Nomura. Their signature phase is to deliver their kiss to the ends of the galaxy.  The members devote diligent efforts in the entertainment industry to win the hearts, affections, and support of their fans. 

  • Status: Completed
  • Episodes: 12 

21. Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist

Bishounen Anime
  • Status: Completed
  • Episodes: 12 

William Twining was the blonde intelligent and wealthy heir of an aristocratic family. But due to a failed business, William returns to his family home to cash in any remaining possessions. He discovers an underground room and unintentionally summons a devil named Dantalion. Dantalion informs William that he has the power to choose the acting ruler of the demon world. But like the title suggests, William is a realist. He is wary of the existence of the handsome demons from the underworld. Will the demons be successful in convincing William to choose them as the acting ruler? Watch the anime to find out!

22. Naruto 

Bishounen Anime

Naruto is an emotional shounen masterpiece that touches the hearts of its huge fanbase. Naruto Uzumaki is a hyperactive and knuckle-headed blonde ninja. He was initially treated as an outcast because a chaotic creature was sealed inside him. So he would pull constant pranks and mischief to gain attention. Naruto  grew up without the comfort, kindness, support and warmth of a family. But Naruto seeks to gain recognition from his peers, and the other villagers of the Hidden Leaf Village. His ultimate dream is to become the top ninja known as the Hokage.  Watch as Naruto struggles to gain the trust, and respect of his friends, classmates, and other villagers! 

  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 220 
  • Sequel: Naruto Shippuden

23. Ouran High School Host Club

Bishounen Anime

Today’s agenda is to visit the third music room of the prestigious Ouran Academy. It’s home to the extraordinary Host Club. The newest member is Haruhi Fujioka, a modest scholarship student. After breaking an expensive vase and shouldering a huge debt, Haruhi Fujioka was forced to join the host club as repayment. The members have colorful and entertaining personalities. The blonde prince of the club is Tamaki Suoh. Tamaki is half Japanese and half German. His hilarious, and outrageous personality is daily entertainment for his club. The Hitachiin twins (Kaoru Hitachiin and Hikaru Hitachiin) are mischievous and they play all sorts of pranks. Mitsukuni Haninozuka looks young for his age, and often cuddles his pink stuffed rabbit. Takashi Morinozuka is Mitsukuni’s silent and overprotective guardian. He resembles a knight in shiny armor. Last but not least is the cold and calculative Kyoya Ootori who manages the club’s finances. 

  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 26 

24. Pandora Hearts

Bishounen Anime

Oz Vessalius is the blonde European heir to one of the duke houses. He enjoys a carefree lifestyle, and the luxuries from a wealthy family. But on his 16th birthday, Oz is casted into a prison known as the Abyss with a bloodstained rabbit known as Alice. His dark haired butler Gilbert Nightray follows Oz in his journey into the unfamiliar and mysterious world of the Abyss. 

  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 25

25. Prince Of Tennis 

Bishounen Anime

Echizon Ryoma is a talented Japanese tennis prodigy with his natural athletic abilities, and skills. But he still  lies in the shadow of his famous father. After enrolling in Seigaku High School, the tennis team challenges Echizen Ryoma to multiple  tennis matches. As Echizen Ryoma joins their team, he develops his own unique tennis style, and defeats his greatest obstacle: his father himself! Watch Prince of Tennis to discover the incredible tennis competitions between the extremely handsome male tennis beauties! 

  • Japanese Title: Tennis no Ouji-sama
  • Status: Completed
  • Episodes: 178

26. Saiunkoku Monogatari 

Bishounen Anime

Take a trip to Imperial China with traditional musical instruments like the Chinese fiddle. The people of the mythological land known as Saiunkoku recently recovered from war, hunger, and famine. The headstrong heroine Shuurei is the daughter of a noble family. Her father works in the imperial court. But unlike other noble daughters, she takes multiple jobs as a school teacher, and Chinese fiddle player. She works to make ends meet, and put food on the table for her family. Her family used to lavish in wealth but they sacrificed their fruits and produce to save the impoverished citizens. Shuurei is offered a chance to make 

500 pieces of gold and jumps at the opportunity. But without hearing the conditions, she agrees to the task  right away to help feed her family. Her task is to enter the imperial palace as the emperor’s concubine. She must convince the emperor to perform his duties, and rule the once impoverished land. But Shuurei has a dream of becoming a court official to establish peace for the nation. Women are forbidden to become government officials. Will Shuurei and the emperor revolutionize the land, and carve a new path for women in government positions? Watch the anime to find out! 

  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 39
  • Sequel: Saiunkoku Monogatari Second Season 

27. Servamp 

Bishounen Anime

Mahiru Shirota crosses paths with a stray black cat named Kuro. But Kuro’s cat form is actually a disguise. Kuro’s true identity is a servamp: a servant vampire. Servamp features a combination of action packed scenes between supernatural vampires and the seven deadly sins.  

  • Status: Completed
  • Episodes: 12 

28. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles 

Bishounen Anime

Princess Sakura is the sister to the king of the sandy Clow Country. Her memories take the  form of tremendously powerful feathers. After an excavation of the mysterious ruins in Clow Country, Princess Sakura’s feather’s disperses to different dimensions. She loses her consciousness, and is protected by her childhood friend Syaoran. But saving the life of a princess comes with a terrible and risky price. Syaoran must sacrifice his most valued treasure- the shared memories belonging to him and Princess Sakura. As Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles tells the tragic tale of a childhood friend who risks everything to save the princess he cares about the most. Following them in their journey is the blonde magician Fai F. Flowright, the white mascot (Mokona)  and the samurai (Kurogane). Will they be able to save Princess Sakura’s life by getting all the feathers? Watch Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles to find out! 

  • Status: Completed 

This anime is CLAMP’s crossover featuring characters from various series including Chobits, XXXHolic, and Cardcaptor Sakura.

29. Uta no Prince Sama 

Bishounen Anime

Sing to your heart’s content in a world full of gorgeous male J-pop idol students at the prestigious Saotome Academy!  As the male idols captivate the hearts of their audience with their handsome looks, and colorful personalities. Follow the red-haired Haruka Nanase’s journey as an aspiring music composer, and piano player at the academy. Her passion for music began from her fond moments playing the piano in the countryside with her grandmother. One day when she arrives in Tokyo, she nearly faints from heat exhaustion in the crowded city. She hears a broadcasting of Hayato Ichinose singing. Haruka’s ultimate  dream is to compose music for her idol Hayato so she enrolls in Saotome Academy. But what awaits her is a huge collection of romances with the incredibly handsome male idol students at the school. 

  • Status: Completed 

30. Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru

Bishounen Anime

Yuki Sakurai has a unique ability to see a person’s most painful memory by merely touching them. But even though Yuki has his own fair share of painful experiences as an orphan…he is still gentle, kind, and accepting. On one foggy night, a man with silver eyes and jet-black hair saves Yuki’s life. The mystery surrounding Yuki’s past memories and former life slowly awakens after he encounters this man. Yuki befriends the man’s friends as they shield him from danger.

  • Alternative Titles: Betrayal Knows My Name, Uraboku
  • Episodes: 24
  • Status: Completed 

31. Vampire Knight

Bishounen Anime
  • Status: Completed
  • Episodes: 26
  • Sequel: Vampire Knight Guilty

Vampires are known as bloodthirsty and nocturnal immortals who sleep in coffins. But in the Vampire Knight anime, vampires are gorgeous supernatural creatures whose lust for blood is suppressed by blood tablets. The traditional belief that these creatures are always harmful, and a threat to society is false in this anime. In Cross Academy, vampires coexist with human high school students. The guardians of the academy (Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu) protect and maintain the peaceful harmony between the night class vampires, and day class humans. 

32. Yu Yu Hakusho 

Bishounen Anime

It’s not every day that a character gets a second chance at life. This rare opportunity happens to Yusuke Urameshi. After a child runs across the street to chase after his ball, Yusuke throws his life away to rescue the boy. Yusuke’s classmates know him as a guy who skips class, and has poor academic grades. He always gets in trouble for wearing a green uniform instead of the standard blue male uniform. Beneath Yusuke’s rough and delinquent outer personality is a softhearted guy. However, a second chance of life isn’t easy. Yusuke has to fight off evil presences as a spirit detective. But he is not alone. He is accompanied by his red-headed rival Kuwabara, the intelligent and gorgeous Kurama, and the speedy Hiei. Yusuke learns the lessons behind risking his life to protect the friends he values the most.

  • Status: Completed 
  • Episodes: 112

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