A trap can be described as a cunning deception, essentially a bait similar to any other trap. However, in the realm of anime, these traps manifest as certain characters who serve as enticing decoys. Anime traps are individuals who possess the appearance of one gender while actually belonging to the opposite gender.
They skillfully perplex the audience, be it a male masquerading as a female or vice versa. Now, let’s embark on a journey to uncover some renowned instances of these captivating ruses within the vast world of anime… It’s time to unravel these traps!
33. Titus Alexius From Magi
Titus Alexius, the successor of Scheherazade as the storyteller of the 1001 Arabian Nights and the Magi of the Reim Empire, was uniquely born to fulfill these prestigious roles. As a clone of Scheherazade, he exuded an initial air of shyness and pride, attributed to his unprecedented success from birth without having earned his wealth.
His pride manifested in his penchant for self-indulgent discussions until his fateful encounter with Aladdin. Surprisingly, their battle sparked a transformative change within him, revealing the influence of those who provided him with counsel, ultimately molding him into a haughty and conceited version of himself.
32. Aura Bella Fiora From Overload
Aura, the foremost female figure on our roster, possesses a boyish demeanor that accentuates her assertive nature. In the presence of her elder sibling, she effortlessly assumes control, showcasing her commanding personality.
As an unwavering devotee of Ainz, this non-playable character within Nazarick astutely perceives every eerie action undertaken by the Overlord, setting her apart from the rest. Her passion lies in amassing an eclectic array of creatures hailing from various corners of the Nazarick realm.
31. Tetra From Log Horizon
Tetra, the initial cleric idol within the realm of Log Horizon, encountered a predicament during the cataclysmic event when he, a man in reality, became trapped within the world of Theldesia. Curiously, various characters in Log Horizon, including Akatsuki, assumed roles opposite to their true gender.
While many of them felt discontent with this unusual amalgamation, Tetra remained remarkably content with the entangled circumstances.
30. Frieza From Dragon ball
Frieza, initially portrayed as the primary antagonist in Dragon Ball Z, has transcended his role and become a recurrent presence in both the Dragon Ball Super anime and manga.
His appearances are multifaceted, alternating between villainous and supportive roles. Throughout the narrative of Dragon Ball Z, Frieza’s dynamic connection with Goku, the central protagonist, remains intricate and intricate.
29. Pico From Boku no Pico
Pico, a youthful lad, adorns himself in the exquisite garments bestowed upon him by Tomatsu, a prominent figure in the anime. Possessing golden locks and delicate characteristics, Pico exudes an appearance akin to that of a girl in her tender years.
The anime is obviously very audience-specific, mainly directed towards the male audience who like the shotacon genre.
28. Kurapika From Hunter X Hunter
Amidst the prevailing public opinion labeling Kurapika as a trap, I find myself dissenting. Upon my initial encounter with Kurapika, any notion of perceiving him as a girl failed to manifest. His distinctive features, such as his short blonde hair and large eyes, possessed an undeniable feminine allure.
Moreover, his voice, resonating with an alluring charm, further reinforced this perception. Of particular note are his captivating brown eyes, which effortlessly transform into a vibrant scarlet hue during moments of heightened emotional intensity, a testament to his ancestral heritage.
27. Aoi Futaba From You’re Under Arrest
“You’re Under Arrest” is a police-comedy anime that cleverly blurs gender expectations. Meet Aoi, a remarkable officer who challenges stereotypes, emphasizing the “man” in policeman. Despite his arresting appearance, reminiscent of a stunning policewoman, it’s a delightful ruse.
Adorned in the iconic police uniform, Aoi captivates with enchanting emerald eyes, delicate lashes, and an alluring, androgynous figure. This captivating character effortlessly subverts expectations, leaving viewers in awe of his unexpected persona as a male officer.
26. Hayate Ayasaki From Hayate the Combat Butler!
Hayate, the charming protagonist of the show, captivates everyone with his youthful appearance. At the age of 15, this diminutive boy with his endearing short blue hair and matching blue eyes has bewitched me personally.
His feminine attributes, including his adorable short hair, sweet voice, and large, captivating eyes, add to his irresistible charm. Furthermore, the unexpected sight of him donning a maid’s attire only enhances his appeal.
25. Chihiro Fujisaki From Danganronpa
The complexity of this trap unfolds in the second chapter of the manga, where we discover that Chihiro, a seemingly feminine high school girl, is actually a boy.
With short brown hair and striking yellow eyes, Chihiro possesses slender hands with elongated fingers and a remarkably feminine physique. Further intensifying the allure, Chihiro dons a winter school uniform designed for girls.
24. Kaoru Hanase From Tamako Market
Kaoru, a talented florist, operates a charming flower shop in the bustling Usagiyama market district, as depicted in the beloved anime Tamako Market. His distinctive waist-length, blonde, and voluminous locks exude a feminine allure.
Adorned in an adorable pink apron adorned with a vibrant yellow flower motif, Kaoru pairs it with a pristine white shirt, stylish blue jeans, and striking red boots. This ensemble accentuates his womanly appearance, complemented by his captivating green eyes.
23. Ana Gram From Phi Brain
Ana, a prominent figure in the shounen mystery-game Phi Brain, possesses flowing, light brown tresses that cascade gracefully around a visage adorned with enchanting emerald orbs. Displaying a plethora of delicate characteristics, including his resplendent mane, captivating verdant gaze, and perhaps most remarkable of all, his mellifluous voice, Ana bewilders others.
Astonishingly, the truth unravels when it is unveiled that Ana, in actuality, is a young lad who adeptly disguises himself as a maiden. His astonishing finesse enables him to claim victory in a cross-dressing competition, even without partaking in the event.
22. Rui Ninomiya From Gatchaman Crowds
Rui, known as LOAD within the Galax community, plays a prominent role in the show. The anime’s concept is captivating and undoubtedly worth watching.
Now, turning to the focal point, Rui skillfully adopts a cross-dressing persona, successfully passing as a female. With his striking azure eyes and delicate, slender limbs and digits, he convincingly embodies womanhood.
21. Ritsu Sohma From Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket, a heartrending slice-of-life anime, guarantees an emotional cascade that will leave you teary-eyed. Brace yourself for a captivating journey that immerses you deeper, compelling an insatiable craving for more.
Ritsu, a youthful individual, adorns themselves in a kimono resembling women’s attire, finding solace and ease in such garments.
20. Aoi Hyoudou From Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Aoi, a delightful supporting character in the comedy-drama shoujo series “Kaicho wa Maid-Sama!”, adds an extra layer of humor to the already hilarious anime. A unique twist, Aoi is a young boy who takes pleasure in donning feminine attire, adoring all things “kawaii.”
With his lustrous, flowing blonde hair, he often styles it into charming twin tails with intricate curls while donning his maid uniform. His captivating blue eyes further enhance the illusion, leaving you thoroughly convinced of his feminine persona.
19. Hasuta From Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
Hasuta, a prominent character in the sci-fi and comedic anime “Haiyore Nyaruko-san,” shares the same classroom as the protagonist, Nyaruko-san. Sporting an exquisite long braid, Hasuta’s flowing golden locks perfectly complement his captivating azure eyes.
With a gracefully slender physique, Hasuta’s appearance exudes an alluring femininity that adds depth to his character.
18. Gasper Vladi From Highschool DxD
Gasper, a youthful lad, possesses a deep affection for donning attire traditionally associated with the opposite gender. Despite his physical appearance resembling that of a 14 or 15-year-old, his diminutive frame exudes a delicate charm.
Accentuating his femininity are his short, straight blond locks and striking, rosy-hued eyes. Clad in the girls’ school uniform, he complements his ensemble with stylish black thigh-high stockings.
17. Kazuto Kirigaya (Kirito) From Sword Art Online
Kazuto, better known as Kirito in the Sword Art Online realm, takes on the role of the series’ protagonist. Within Gun Gale Online, Kazuto possesses flowing ebony locks and a charmingly endearing visage.
His virtual representation exudes an air of femininity, adorned in a lengthy ebony cloak atop a white blouse and accompanied by black warrior trousers. Thus, he assumes a guise that seamlessly combines masculinity with a captivating allure.
16. Souta Takanashi From Working!!
Up next, we introduce Souta Takanashi, a prominent character in the show. Souta exhibits a unique aspect of his personality as a crossdresser. When not donning his cross-dressing attire, he sports short, brown hair complemented by a pair of stylish glasses, all while wearing his distinguished waiter uniform.
However, in his cross-dressing persona, he undergoes a striking transformation. He adorns himself with long, straight brown hair that gracefully cascades down, accentuating his light golden eyes. Additionally, he maintains his uniform, but this time adorns an elegant off-white apron atop his attire.
15. Kuranosuke Koibuchi From Princess Jellyfish
Kuranosuke, the central character in Kuragehime (Princess Jellyfish), assumes the alias “Kurako” and embraces crossdressing.
During Kurako’s guise, their vibrant, flowing pink locks cascade elegantly, complemented by striking grey orbs. They sport a chic white top with a regal high collar, paired impeccably with purple leggings and sleek black high boots.
14. Tarou Sado From MM!
In the ecchi-comedy series “MM!,” Taro takes the center stage within a school environment. With his short, bluish-black hair and captivating purple eyes, he embodies a true m*sochist, finding delight in being stepped on by the girls around him.
When he dons a trap persona, he adorns a long, straight mane of vibrant purple hair that perfectly complements his enchanting purple eyes. His cross-dressing endeavors are amplified by a pink ribbon adorning his hair and a short, red-striped blue skirt, enhancing his overall feminine allure.
13. Hato Kenjirou From Genshiken Nidaime
Hato, a youthful lad, possesses a remarkable talent for donning attire of the opposite gender, making him a prominent character in the anime series. During his time at school, he maintains a male appearance, but for the gatherings of the Genshiken club, he metamorphoses into a charming girl.
In this delightful guise, Hato adorns flowing chestnut locks adorned with stylish bangs, complemented by captivating light brown eyes. His ensemble comprises an elegant floral blouse, gracefully enhanced by a chic blue jacket layered atop it.
12. Honjo Kamatari From Rurouni Kenshin
Honjo, a vivacious supporting character in the samurai-shounen epic, Rurouni Kenshin, embraces their crossdressing identity with utmost pride, exuding grace and style. Their luscious brown locks frame their charming countenance, adorned with captivating, doe-like brown eyes.
Draped in an enchanting long kimono, adorned with vibrant hues of green, yellow, and purple, Honjo captivates onlookers with their impeccable fashion sense. Their melodious voice resonates with femininity, enchanting all who hear it. Beneath the flirtatious and buoyant demeanor lies a personality that radiates charm and charisma.
11. Haku From Naruto
Haku, an intriguing character from the Naruto series, emerges as a valuable ally hailing from Kirigakure, the Village Hidden in the Mist. Serving under Zabuza, a renowned assassin from the same village, Haku captivated fans with long ebony locks and captivating hazel eyes.
Possessing a delicate frame and a complexion of ethereal fairness, Haku’s appearance stirred curiosity among Naruto enthusiasts, adding a captivating twist to the narrative.
10. Fisheye From Sailor Moon SuperS
Introducing Fisheye, a captivating character from the beloved anime series Sailor Moon. Despite being unquestionably male, Fisheye’s countenance bears an intriguing blend of femininity that rivals even the most elegant women.
With a dainty physique and an adorable visage, this enigmatic individual boasts lustrous blue locks and captivating azure eyes. Fisheye’s remarkably delicate features bestow upon him an air of captivating ambiguity, leaving viewers entranced and perplexed simultaneously.
9. Kozuki Toki from One Piece
The Toki Toki no Mi is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that grants the ability to transport oneself and others into the future. Initially consumed by Kozuki Toki, upon her demise, the fruit has returned to circulation. Through this power, the user can swiftly propel themselves or others forward in time, vanishing from the present and materializing at the chosen moment.
This ability proves invaluable in evading perilous circumstances. Remarkably, the user possesses the capability to determine the precise duration of each temporal leap, with a documented maximum span of 20 years. Importantly, the temporal displacement remains in effect even after the user’s demise.
8. Tsukimiya Ringo From Uta No Prince-sama
Behold the illustrious Tsukimiya, the celebrated idol of crossdressing. When adorned in feminine attire, his appearance is so exquisitely feminine that doubting whispers fall silent.
Cascading tresses of pink waves gracefully frame his countenance, while a charming ensemble of a delightful lemon-hued turtleneck, adorned with extended sleeves, complements his attire, paired elegantly with sleek obsidian leggings.
7. Sylvia San from Konosuba
Sylvia, a prominent antagonist in the Japanese fantasy comedy light novel series KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! (2013-2020) and its manga adaptation (2014), takes center stage as the main foe in the 2019 anime film adaptation KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson.
This formidable character, known as a chimera, possesses the extraordinary ability to manipulate her own body structure, encompassing both male and female attributes.
6. Hime Arikawa From Himegoto
Hime, the central character of Himegoto, an ecchi-comedy anime, assumes the role of a girl to settle his debts.
With vibrant pink hair styled in twin tails cascading down his waist, and captivating blue eyes, Hime possesses a delicate figure that strikingly resembles a young maiden.
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5. Hideyoshi Kinoshita From Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts
Hideyoshi gained fame in the renowned anime Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts due to their remarkable gender ambiguity. As one of the highly regarded students at Fumizuki Academy, they possess a striking resemblance to their twin sister, differing only in their hairstyle.
Sporting short, brown locks with delicate side bangs framing their charming countenance, Hideyoshi stands out effortlessly. Their exceptional talent in the Drama club further amplifies their popularity, as they captivate audiences with their impeccable acting prowess.
4. Astolfo from Fate/apocrypha
Astolfo, once a Servant, undergoes a transformation into a human at the behest of their master’s wish to the Holy Grail. In the previous Great Holy Grail War, they served as the Rider of Black.
Preserved in existence by the Greater Grail, Astolfo joins forces with the Mages’ Association and readily enters into a temporary or, if possible, a lasting Master-Servant pact with Leo Solaris.
3. Saika Totsuka From Oregairu
Oregairu stands as an exceptionally crafted romantic comedy set within a school environment. Its characters are truly captivating, and among them, one shines as an extraordinary surprise. Saika possesses an astounding ability to embody the appearance and demeanor of a young girl, effectively concealing the truth from those who are unaware.
As the esteemed leader of the Tennis Club, Saika not only displays a genuine passion for sports but also exudes a remarkable personality that naturally draws others to follow. Adorned with adorable, short, and curly grey hair, complemented by delicate eyelashes, Saika emanates an unmistakable aura of femininity.
2. Mariya Shidou From Maria†Holic
Next in line is Mariya, a central character in the renowned series Maria Holic. When he disguises himself as a girl, his lustrous blonde hair is so impeccably styled that one would never question his true gender.
His attire consists of a uniform adorned with a crimson ribbon fashioned into a bow tie, elegantly adorning his collar. With striking golden locks framing his forehead, he gracefully sports twin tails cascading from the sides of his face, allowing the remainder to flow freely down to his waist.
1. Ruka Urushibara From Steins; Gate
Ruka possesses a remarkably persuasive allure. With his endearing, brief brown locks and an adorable countenance, it becomes a challenge to accept the reality that “it’s a trap!”
Those large, captivating purple eyes, along with his utilization of a cute safety pin adorned with a skull-faced head to fasten his short hair, further enhance his feminine attributes. Additionally, his slender and graceful physique contributes to his overall femininity.