For those unfamiliar with the word, an anime trap character is an individual of either gender who dresses convincingly as the opposite gender. Boys dressed as girls are known as traps, while girls dressed as boys are known as reverse traps. Since anime comes from such a traditional culture, it’s often shocking that it’s such a forward-thinking tool, with traps not so much demonized as accepted in many shows.
While traps are often used for comedy, they are seldom pushed aside for their specific preferences, which is fantastic. So, who are our favorite traps and reverse traps that always make you wonder what’s underneath those clothes?
Who are the best anime trap characters? Below a list of the best anime trap characters of all time.
1. RUKA URUSHIBARA – Steins Gate
Luka appears to be a woman from every angle. However, Luka Urushibara is a man, according to reality.
It’s no surprise that many people think he is a woman because of his attractive body and face.
2. ASTOLFO – FATE / APOCRYPHA
Astolfo is a happy, upbeat person who enjoys cute things. That is why he prefers to dress as a female. It’s understandable if anyone mistakenly assumes he’s a woman, given his disdainful expression and demeanor. Astolfo is definitely one of the best anime trap character of all time.
3. Hideri Kanzaki – Blend S
Hideri Kanzaki is the kind of anime character who doesn’t give a damn and knows how to use sarcasm to his advantage. He comes across as arrogant and overconfident at times, and his story has a clear connection to the trap theme. What distinguishes him from the majority of these characters is that his appearance is deliberate on his part.
4. Hime Arikawa – Himegoto
Hime Arikawa from the Himegoto anime is the next best anime trap character. The anime is full of traps, and the plot revolves around them.
It’s not shocking that many people mistake him for a woman because of his feminine body, face, and hair.
Despite the fact that he became that way because he wanted to repay the favor to the person who had saved him from a life in debt.
5. Pico – Boku no Pico
Pico is a young boy who dresses up as a girl in the dresses given to him by Tomatsu, one of the anime’s main characters. He has blonde hair and feminine features, giving him the appearance of a young girl.
The anime is clearly targeted at a specific group, mostly male fans of the shotacon genre.
Felix is a neko-trap, as though being a trap wasn’t appealing enough. Even in the anime universe, this is a once-in-a-lifetime possibility.
Felix has a lighthearted disposition and often refers to himself in the third person as ‘Ferris-chan.’ He also enjoys teasing people who think he’s a female by agitating them with feminine expressions and body language.
7. Nagisa – Assassination Classroom
Nagisa is not really a total trap. He just had to dress as a girl due to circumstances, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t look great in it.
His mother was obsessed with having a girl child, so she forced Nagisa, a boy, to grow long hair and dress like a girl after he was born.
8. Aoi Futaba – You’re Under Arrest
“You’re Under Arrest” is a police procedural comedy anime in which Aoi plays a cop.
He seems to be a voluptuous cop that you will gladly be arrested by, but it’s just a trap. His brown hair is long and wavy, with a few feminine curls here and there.
He wears a police uniform much of the time. He has a womanly body and large green eyes with delicate eyelashes.
9. Saika Totsuka – Oregairu
While Saika has a feminine appearance and sometimes adorable mannerisms, he dresses more like a jock and prefers that others do not confuse his gender. He’s not a complete trap, but he’s a very convincing one.
10. Hayate Ayasaki – Hayate the Combat Butler!
Hayate is a 15-year-old short boy who is the show’s main protagonist. This is a trap that many people have fallen into.
With his matching blue eyes and short blue hair, he looks really cute.
His short hair, voice, and adorable big eyes are among the many feminine features he possesses. The fact that he dressed up as a maid, too!
11. Jun Watarase – Happiness
Jun is a true transgendered character who, while being biologically male, wishes to be female in ways other than cross dressing. Jun, who is generally thought to be a female, develops feelings for Yuuma, but is rejected because he is aware of Jun’s true gender.
12. Ritsu Sohma – Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket is a touching slice-of-life anime that will leave you in tears. I can promise you that it will make you weep and tear up, but you will want to watch it again and again.
Ritsu is a young adult who dresses up as a woman in a kimono because it makes him feel more at ease.
His hair is long and silky brown, and his eyes are large and light brown.
13. Gasper Vladi – Highschool DxD
Gasper is a young boy who enjoys dressing up. Physically, he seems to be about 14 or 15 years old. His body is petite and he has a short stature.
When he’s cross-dressing, his blonde short and straight hair and wide pink eyes give him a more feminine appearance. With thigh-high black stockings, he wears the girl’s school uniform.
14. Haku – Naruto
Traps are common in slice-of-life animes, but they’re less common in the shounen genre. For many fans, however, Haku was their first introduction to it. With his soft features and lovely hair, Haku could easily be mistaken for a young girl, particularly given his fondness for Zabuza, but this orphan is actually a young boy.
15. Fisheye – Sailor Moon SuperS
Next up is one of the best trap anime characters, Fisheye from Sailor Moon, one of the most famous anime series. Fisheye is obviously a dude, but his face seems to be more feminine than that of some of the women out there.
He has a pretty little face and a petite male body. His hair is a vivid blue hue, and he has blue eyes. These feminine features give him a perplexing appearance.