7 Anime Boys Who Are Boyfriend Material

We all have been dreaming of meeting some of our favorite anime characters in real life. I am sure many of you have your waifu/husbando already picked, and so do I.

But first, let me explain what the term “boyfriend material” means. Boyfriend material is a guy who has the right qualities you want from your potential boyfriend. In other words, he is perfect for dating because he meets the standards you set.

And so, I have been recently thinking: Who would make the best boyfriend from the never-ending list of anime male characters we have at our disposal?

The criteria for the best anime boyfriend were the following:

  • Personality
  • Beauty
  • Uniqueness
  • Age
  • Powers

I am sure you are all already annoyed with my top 7 list and so, I made another one.

Here are the 7 anime boys who are boyfriend material!


7. Accelerator (Toaru series)

  • Age: 15-16
  • Race: Human
  • Classification: Esper

Accelerator is the great villain of the Toaru series, keeping his “villainy” until the end, although with some modifications (he is a villain with style and won’t prey on the innocent).

He undergoes major character development and eventually starts caring about a girl called Last Order (she is way younger than him, loli type).

His looks are unique – white skin complexion, red eyes, white hair, skinny figure, and a fitted collar for vector manipulation (let’s just say he got a bit nerfed after his brain injury).

The way he is tsundere but at the same time always rushes to protect Last Order is showing us how much he cares anyway. He is extremely powerful, considered the strongest in the Academy City, capable of annihilating absolutely anyone thanks to his vector manipulation ability. Yes, he can change the way your blood flows with a single touch! (don’t try that at home you would die).

Just imagine having a boyfriend who can manipulate any victor at will!

6. Allen Walker (D. Gray-man)

Art by 真礼@twitter
  • Age: 15-16
  • Race: Human / Noah
  • Classification: Exorcist

As an Exorcist, he has the power of Innocence, which is currently called Crown Clown, acting as a body-armored Innocence. At first glance, this type of Innocence might seem defensive but can be also used as an offense, thanks to the ability that makes his left arm slender and black, clad in armor and razor sharps claws. Allen was cursed as a child and can now see Akumas unwillingly, his eye turns red and activates on its own in the presence of demons.

Allen is someone who does not see the world as black and white at all. Despite being an Exorcist, fighting Akuma (demons), he still sympathizes with them and has empathy for them. He is completely loyal to his friends and willing to protect them, even at the cost of sacrificing himself.

I can see him as a kind, generous, and protective boyfriend. He would be also able to deal with formal stuff (if you have social anxiety) because he is very polite and well-spoken.

5. Kirito Kazuya (Sword Art Online)

  • Age: 14-17 (depends on the Arc)
  • Race: Human
  • Classification: Hardcore gamer

The obvious one is coming. Kirito might be a shut-in gamer, but his skill at games is undeniable. He might not be the strongest when it comes to physical ability or dealing with real life, but he is a nice introverted person with high morals, often showing compassion throughout the SAO story.

Kirito treats people fairly and with kindness, plus he is very protective of Asuna (his in-game waifu). The two become an inseparable duo and Kirito is willing to do what it takes to get them back into real life, promising Asuna that he will find her no matter what. Exactly how it should be. 😉

If you are also a gaming enthusiast, you could chill with Kirito in some online MMORPG game for hours. Time for some e-relationship and sleep on the mic.


4. Chika Kudo (Kono Oto Tomare)

  • Age: 16 (estimated)
  • Race: Human
  • Classification: Student

Chika is a koto enthusiast. He is talented, but also putting a lot of hours into training to become great at playing the koto. My reasoning for him being a very good boyfriend is that Chika has shown many times that he is reliable, hard-working, and nice. Nice even when other people judge him or mistreat him, showing that he is a really kindhearted person.

3. Tomoe (Kamisama Kiss)

  • Age: over 628 years old
  • Race: Kitsune Yokai (Fox Spirit/Demon)
  • Classification: Familiar

Tomoe, sweet tomoe. My weakness for white-haired boys has been probably already noticed, but I also love kitsunes. All of them, whether real foxes or fox spirits, whatever is kitsune I love it. And this is a white-haired kitsune looking as handsome as he can!

But let’s not leave it only at looks. Tomoe has so much more to offer – mix a bit of tsundere, kind, tease, loyal, and protective and you get Tomoe. Despite being tsundere he eventually falls for the main heroine, who deserves it (let’s get real, she is a perfect fit for him). But if Tomoe was single and unwanted, he would be a perfect boyfriend material!

2. Chiaki Nagoya (Phantom Thief Jeanne)

  • Age: 16
  • Race: Human
  • Classification: Kaitou (Phantom Thief)

Chiaki Nagoya, or also well-known as Kaitou Sinbad, is the male lead of Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, my favorite childhood anime and the first anime ever that got me hooked on anime.

Chiaki just has everything that it takes – he is protective, playful, and strong. These qualities are shown over and over in Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, and he was my first anime crush (I was 7 or 8 back then).

I just loved the way he teased Maron (the female lead of Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne), but at the same time he never gave up on her even though she was refusing his help due to her trust issues and he always came to protect her when she needed his help, without thinking. He would rather get himself hurt than let Maron get hurt, so basically, he would protect her at all costs.

1. Usui Takumi (Kaichou wa-Maid sama)

  • Age: 17 (in the TV anime)
  • Race: Human
  • Classification: Student

I am not sure if Usui is the real winner or not, it’s honestly so hard to rank this list. I am sure Usui is the type who could steal any girl’s heart, thanks to his killer looks and charming personality. What makes him unique is that he is interested only in one girl (lucky her), and remains loyal until the end. He does not give up on her even though she keeps ignoring his advances for a long time; he is the type of person who sets his mind on something and keeps trying until he gets it.

Who the heck would resist Usui’s charm?

Who is your favorite anime BF/GF material? 🙂


Hi, my name is Mia, and I am the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I am a big fan of esports, games, and anime. When I was around 7 years old, Phantom Thief Jeanne sparked my fascination for anime, and it has never faded!

7 thoughts on “7 Anime Boys Who Are Boyfriend Material

  • January 12, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    There are a number of female characters who could be my waifu – if I were 40+ years younger. Chihaya Ayase tops that list. Rokka from Natsuyuki Rendezvous is also at the top. The problem is that none of them would have me.

    Maybe Sawako from Kimi ni Todoke. We’d have a lot in common at her age. I think we’d really get along.

    • January 13, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      Haha, my ultimate husbando is Killua anyways… too bad he is like 14, lol!

      Chihaya Ayase is so cute <3

  • January 13, 2020 at 11:25 am

    I quite like Tenko Kūgen in Our Home’s Fox Deity. They’re a fox spirit that switches between male and female when in human form 🙂

    • January 13, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      That sounds interesting! You made me curious I want to watch it now lol

      • January 13, 2020 at 9:28 pm

        LOL. It’s a sadly underrated show IMO. It doesn’t seem to know what genre it wants to be, but somehow makes it work.

  • January 14, 2020 at 5:10 am

    Chika will make a nice husbando for most ladies. I like the character

  • December 24, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Seeing Tomoe and Usui on the list made me wanna watch Kono Oto Tomare to check out Chika and I loved him! He’d be the best boyfriend. I got mad I hadn’t seen the anime recommended elsewhere, it was really good! I’m glad I found this list!


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