At a young age, we were already capable to spot the most stunning characters in the world of anime. We became a hunter amidst of the adventurous journey as an anime fan, seeking these guys around the corner and striking the arrow onto them like the Cupid. No matter how we dreamed about these dazzling creatures, we couldn’t deny the fact they were fictionally existing who wouldn’t forcefully break our TV screen to reach us and this was the time we got highly desperate. We have always believed that one day, they would exist in flesh. Through the real world we live in, our standards for an ideal man gradually increase as we encounter bunch of perfection of anime characters out there and sometimes, we find it hard to look for a man in the real world closely parallel to the personality of our anime crush. The coldest and snobbish man around your place might be a turn-on to you, but for non anime fans, it’s a no-no. That simply means anime fans have unique standards when it comes to their ideal man.
Here are anime guys of the classic which you surely obsessed with over 15 years ago. I’m pretty sure 90s kids or any anime fans who crossed the legendary generation of anime will love the list.
1. Kurama (Yuyu Hakusho)
With his elegant and gentle gestures, Kurama is rather the deadliest type of bishounen among the classics. He could be the most fearsome and merciless S-class demon you have encountered in the legendary era of anime. Nevertheless, he shows his soft side most of the time when dealing with people around him, both humans and demons, especially to his team mates. His analytical capabilities and innate intellect during a battle makes him the best among the fighters. You surely never forget how he did the deadliest trick to Karasu, don’t you?
2. Hotohori (Fushigi Yuugi)
How could you forget the most beautiful man among the classics? Anatomically, he possesses the criteria of what you have literally thought as “bishounen” – a young man with long and shiny hair, dazzling eyes and slender body built. His soft personality as an emperor is admirable, but beware, he can be a total narcissist because his feminine beauty is worthy to be complimented by many people.
3. Heero Yuy (Gundam Wing)
He looks snobbish, but you don’t care. He looks serious but you believe you could make him laugh. He is charismatic. A total perfection as a young pilot of a gigantic well-equipped robot, what makes him a lot more appealing is the sharp look on his eyes which is quite intimidating. His mysterious appeal makes you thrilled to get to know him more than what his eyes could speak.
4. Kenshin Himura (Rorouni Kenshin)
With his antique beauty as a young swordsman during the Meiji era, he is the man of your dream who will protect you through the heart of his sword. He has a slender body built and possesses a feminine look that is enough to satisfy your bishie craving. His cross-shaped scar on his left cheek is quite a turn-on for you as it signifies his strong will to move on from the darkest footprints he left behind.
5. Kaede Rukawa (Slam Dunk)
Were you one of those member of Rukawa’s cheering squad? “L-O-V-E Rukawa, Rukawa!” was your popular shoutout to cheer for your dearly player while he struggled to get his best three-point shot. Despite his charismatic appeal on court, he is rather reserved and cares for nothing besides basketball. He always focuses on what makes him the best among other players and does not accept loss easily. He is tall and physically fit as those men with athletic body built. Who doesn’t like a sporty man with his sweat falling onto the ground? Get your own towel and wipe out his sweat.
6. Future Trunks (Dragon Ball Z)
He is surely one of the hot topic when it comes to Dragon Ball Z franchise. Despite his soft-spoken personality, he doesn’t hesitate to show his ruthless side as a strong Saiyan warrior. A brave fighter and a loving son to his father Vegeta, you couldn’t easily forget how he sacrificed everything for his father against the fearsome Cell. He has a burning look on his eyes which makes him look sexier than any super Saiyan such as Goku and Gohan. His masculinity, the biceps and the abs, surely makes you drool over the floor.
7. Tokiya Mikagami (Recca no Honou)
Enough for long-haired anime guy from the past. But wait, Mikagami shouldn’t be ignored in the list. Aside from his cold demeanor as his sword Ensui, what makes him a lot more appealing is his intelligence and tactics during a battle. He doesn’t give up easily as he is solely motivated to fight as a revenge driven swordsman. Physically, he is thin with feminine face that truly satisfies your obsession as a bishounen seeker.
8. Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon)
A man of elegance as Tuxedo Mask might be your knight in shining armor as you battle those hostile evil forces. He will comfort you and give you the most passionate kiss under the brightest moonlight. He looks stunning with his black tuxedo and black cape which makes him look more appealing as a princely type man. The sweetness of his voice and his warm touch that falls upon your shoulder will reach your nerves. He’s truly the man of your dream whom you want to make a vow with.