Pretty, feminine boys gallery

Some of you may have come across the sexy nerd and emo/scene girls and wondered, that’s great, but what about the boys? And needless to say, boys are not alone in the fetishizing of the opposite gender. Girls are just as guilty.

But as in all things, men and women are very different. Where men focus on specifics: glasses, hairstyles, body parts, women look for a more overall package.

The primary sexual fascination of the internet girl is with cute, pretty, androgynous boys. And to be honest, who could blame them? It’s no secret that men got the short end of the stick when God was doling out the sexy gene. So it’s no surprise that women should fantasize about a best of both worlds situation, a female man. The pretty feminine boy is also sought after because he is a rare treasure. He’s unusual and unique.

In japan, there is an entire subculture built around them. These feminine boys are called, ‘bishonen.’ Bishonen can be actors, rockers and anime characters and through the recent dissemination of Japanese pop culture into the rest of the world, this particular fascination has been picked up by fan girls worldwide.


A bishonen is generally tall, graceful and has long, flowing hair, pale skin, large eyes, a small nose, and, more often than not, is often mistaken to be a woman.


A further subculture of the bishonen scene is “Yaoi.” Yaoi is an entire world you didn’t know existed that revolves around fetishizing not just pretty boys, but pretty boys in love with other pretty boys, (in other words, homosexuality). Comics and television shows are written with this audience in mind. And women submersed within the yaoi world create artistic fanfictions of their favourite characters in fantasy homosexual situations. A common example would be to see a girl write a story about Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy putting aside their differences and falling in love.

The androgynous rocker boy.

Gackt is the most feminine male singer in the entire world. He’s a Japanese pop rocker with a whole legion of fans who love him purely for his androgynous good looks, his singing be damned. His music is a blend of the more bubblegum-y jpop sounds from singers such as Ayumi and Japanese alt-rock, which of course mirrors his blended male/female appearance.

Bill Kaulitz, lead singer of the alt rock band, Tokio Hotel, is Europe’s answer to Gackt. So pretty, he could easily pass for a girl, Bill and Tokio Hotel have recently risen to fame thanks to youtube and the internet. From an unknown German band with trite rock sounds to a world touring super act with thousand of screaming (female) fans. Tokio Hotel recently won an MTV video award for best new act. In the opinion of this newspaper man, it wasn’t because of the really good music.

Bill Kaulitz
Bill Kaulitz
Bill with Tokio Hotel
Bill with Tokio Hotel
Gackt without a shirt
Gackt without a shirt
Gackt in traditional garb
Gackt in traditional garb
Zelos Wilder
Zelos Wilder

The pretty feminine boy in anime/manga

The bishonen is so ubiquitous, it could probably warrant its own article. They generally appear in works written with women in mind (in a genre called Shojo). The comic writing group, CLAMP, is perhaps best known for their legion of bishonen characters. Kamui, from their comic, “X/1999” is often considered the prettiest boy in the anime/manga culture.

Other prominent examples are Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII, Zelos Wilder from Tales of Symphonia and pretty much the entire cast of Weiss Kruz, Fruits Basket and Ouran Host Club.

More from Clamp
More from Clamp
Characters from Gravitation. A Yaoi series.
Characters from Gravitation. A Yaoi series.
Main leads in Fruits Basket
Main leads in Fruits Basket

The television star

Matsumoto Jun, colloquially known as Matsujun is arguably Japan’s biggest television star. He’s stared in the hit Asian Drama series: "Bambino," "Kimi wa Peto" and most notably alongside Nakama Yukie in the smash hit, "Gokusen."

Matsujun got his start in the boy band, Arashi, alongside other feminine boys, Aiba Masaki, Ninomiya Kazunari, Ohno Satoshi, Sakurai Sho. But using his good androgynous looks, signature smile and surprisingly decent acting ability, he managed to transition himself from boy band wonder into television superstar.

Androgyny is common amongst Asian television stars, showing up in other big names like Tomohisa Yamashita (yamapi) and Oguri Shun, but its Matsujun that has consistantly managed to do it the best.

Matsujun in Arashi
Matsujun in Arashi
Oguri Shun
Oguri Shun

Feminine boys on the internet

Chris crocker is a feminine looking man who rocketed to fame in 2007 when a video of him tearfully requesting for people to leave Brittney spears alone spread across the internet like wildfire. The video showed him in a fit of near histeria over the harsh critiques that Brittney's comback was garnishing. He has since settled into internet celebritydom, his youtube videos and vlog get millions of hits.

And last but not least, this article pays tribute to the random internet boy with a camera. They can be feminine too.

Chris Crocker's famous video

Chris Crocker in his video, "just leave Brittney alone!"
Chris Crocker in his video, "just leave Brittney alone!"
Male emo
Male emo
Minor internet celebrity known only as Aki. He can be found here:
Minor internet celebrity known only as Aki. He can be found here: | Source

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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

It always amazed me how many of these young guys in Japan would leave the house and put on the shoes nearest the door as they went through the genkan, even if they were women's high heels, or fluffy mules, whatever.

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kerryg 7 years ago from USA

Ooh, nice. This is actually really well-written and informative. I had no idea pretty boys were such a big thing in Japan, which is kind of shocking given the number of anime fans I know and the fact that I not only know what yaoi is but frequently read and occasionally write slash fanfiction!

Have to say some of these boys are a little TOO girly for my taste, but to each her own. ;)

Leta S 7 years ago

Interesting--but they do absolutely nothing for me! I like my boys a little rugged, :).

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FreezepopMorality 7 years ago Author

ah we have some takers and some naysayers. That's the thing with fetishes, I guess. They're like tastes. Everyone's got their own.

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calebd 7 years ago from Newark

Heh you weren't kidding. That's a lot of pretty for one hub. Specially Gackt and Aki.

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FreezepopMorality 7 years ago Author

Also, I don't think I made this clear, but Aki is a VERY minor celeb. I can't believe I even know his name. I don't know why I know his name. But he is pretty, that's for sure. Some people refuse to believe that Aki is actually male.

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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

You gone and done it again, Freeze -- you have this knack for making my jaw hit the keyboard and then I have to make myself close my mouth least a fly comes in while I look on the photos!! I'd sworn some of them boys were girls!  And who knew this was such a big thing in Japan. 

I have to show this hub to my partner without telling her these are boys, I'm actually going to ask her if she finds these androgynous girls attractive, I'm sure I'll GET her!!!

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FreezepopMorality 7 years ago Author

hee hee. I like making jaws drop.

Also, I couldn't help but notice the heavy female presence in this comment section. These photos are just for research purposes, guys, remember. Nothing more. Don't be scared.

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ajcor 7 years ago from NSW. Australia

FreezepopMorality this is some sub-culture - I have never heard of this before today - so i am being educated once more! thanks and cheers

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FreezepopMorality 7 years ago Author

Thanks! Just trying to make the internet a more informative place.

Katerina 7 years ago

Damn Bill Kaulitz is BEAUTIFUL!!!! *day dreams*

BelarusBoy 7 years ago

These boys are fine and have really very symmetrical faces, even after puberty. I know because this its not a fashion, its some sort of genetic mutation. Come here in belarus or latvia, lithuania or estonia, and most boys from new generations have girly faces even after puberty. Even lactation is common. Richard Dawkins must make research for this european "trend" (as i said its not a fashion).

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FreezepopMorality 7 years ago Author

A trend eh? Well I'm sure that news will give a lot of fangirls a lot of happiness.

blackbutterfly 7 years ago

aki is so damn cute, i wonder if he has a website or more pictures. if anybody has any information email me at oh yeah, i know y'all have to see the white faded label on the pictures of aki, can anyone tell me what they say? THANKXXX!

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XxCORExX 7 years ago from Farmington N.M

I liked a few of them and the ones I liked were so hot


7 years ago

MatsuJun is so cute!

Danielle 7 years ago

I love Bill Kaulitz he is sort of fem but i think u can tell he's not a girl, i love his hair, some of the guys on here are cute but a little TOO fem for me!

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Eldritch Elegy 7 years ago

I always liked Gackt... but most of this other stuff has always been plain disconcerting. Kind of like the stuff in my FF Hub.

... 7 years ago

Bill is so beautiful,, hes slightly feminine but i think that's just cause he has a small nose and wears makeup his eyebrows are manly though, if you look at his twin who doesn't wear makeup you can tell its a guy more.

Hes just stunning to look at though his face is like perfectly preportioned plus his voice is sweet.

evelyn 7 years ago

its true hot bishonen/hot emo guys are a rare and most treasured breed... i personally am waiting patiently for one to pass me by so i can completely take him for my own!!! Some of the guys were cute but a lot of them were too femenine for my taste.... although I WANT ONE (especially the one with black hair aqua blue eyes and snake bites on his bottom lip... hehe all of the girls know wich one im talking about.... the emo one)

tulip 7 years ago

That Bill guy should pluck his eyebrows... and maybe go for a hair style that doesn't make him look like he's a disney comedy catastrophy.

...and these guys are way hotter than good alde Mr Brawney.

Black&WhitePhotograph 7 years ago

hey love the pictures lol i seen the picture of aki and i went O.O i know that guy from VF. any ways blackbutterfly yes aki has a wibesite you cans ee more of his pictures its www.vampirefreaks/AISHIERU_AKI and the white box is a myspace thing so people dont steal his pictures and claim its them in the pics

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AJHargrove 7 years ago from USA

Oddly, I think the anime ones were better than the real life ones. The RL ones would be better if only they didn't try such bizarre costumes. Fuzzy ears, anyone? Well, Gackt was hot. And one that you should have included was Masanobu Ando, especially his part in "Battle Royale."

Princess 7 years ago

three words HOT HOT, and HOT

pauls_boat 7 years ago

great hub i love the photos wish i looked more like some of them.

Katerina 7 years ago

Btw... for all honesty you could have used better pictures of Bill Kaulitz. You picked like the worst pictures he ever had and put them together.

And yes the person above me is right!!! It's not fassion,but some type of genetic mutation and for guys in Europe in proticular.

I've just noticed how femenine my nephews face is. He practecly looks like Bill!!

50yrwhtmale 7 years ago

Sorry...I think a whole bunch of you are id10Ts.....These is a VERY good lay out. I'm very impressed and it excited me. Yes HOT HOT HOT. I work with boy that is very very girl like has beautiful long hair. I very happy to drink with him and work with him, he's sweet kid. I always wished I could like these guys. GREAT JOB, PLEASE continue with this ! (I'm 100% Straight 50yr WhtMale.) You know what's really funny...These guys are sometimes, better looking than real girls! AMAZING!!!!

Ariel 7 years ago

I sincerely believe this boy is the finest example of human beauty I've ever seen.

Creators protect and guide him.

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senreiwitch 7 years ago from USA

*sigh* yama-pi~~~~ :D

yung34 6 years ago

where can i see pretty twinkslike this gettin fucked?

Tira 6 years ago

This is actually a great article, and it makes me happy to know I'm not the only girl who likes girly guys. Very well written and informative. Great job!

Jacobin 6 years ago

You should see Kim Jaejoong of TVXQ he's so beautiful @_@ he's too beautiful for a girl, too hot for a man, tsk. :))

and you should also try to look at the new FFXIII character, noctis something. He's also too beautiful for a girl, too hot for a man. =))

I want to meet that AKI.

it's a good thing I've stumbled to this place hope to read from you more.

tohofan 6 years ago

For me, jaejoong is the most beautiful guy, hes perfection: beautiful face, cute and big eyes, sexy lips, and a super hot body *¬*

all DBSK boys are hot xDD

Morgan 6 years ago

There should be a warning on this page....I can't look at Gackt for more than a few seconds at a time, he's so hot it's blinding.......

Lori 6 years ago

it's not just in japan, I love feminine guys, Daniel Johns the singer from silverchair is the most beautiful creature I've ever seen especially from '97 to '99, now he has butched up a bit :( also the actor Michael Pitt is gorgeous. I don't think this is a trend/phase that will go away, I've liked feminine men since puberty and I'm 28 now, It's not going away any time soon. too bad I live in a crappy redneck town with no pretty men.

Tyr 6 years ago

I'm looking for Aki but I can't find anymore of him :'(. He's so cute ^^

Zach Marsh 6 years ago

Uhm, hi.

My name's Zach. And, ah, I saw this article a year ago. Today. And I kinda just wanted to say thanks, because, without this article, I would have never found out who Bill Kaulitz was, and if I hadn't... well, I wouldn't be here to thank you. I had a rough point in my life at that point, and Bill's music saved me from making an irreversible mistake. So... thank you, for introducing the music and beauty of Bill Kaulitz to me. Not a day has gone by since where I don't think about him.

Jolyne 6 years ago

Aki doesn't belong here. She's a 21 year old girl from Nevada, CA. Her DeviantART is Zerodomon, she just tries to pretend to be a boy while it's... pretty obvious she isn't (considering binders, body shape, obvious photoshopping).

andrew 6 years ago

i must say that they are the cutiest femboys i have seen lately

Hizaki_fan 6 years ago

I like guys a lot better that way, I guess I've always felt this way, even since a younger age (I am now Twenty) I always liked boys in dresses *_* I guess it's just a thing you either like or you don't. I don't think a guy who is feminine in the "pretty" sense (as opposed to vain and other things) could ever be too girly for me. Gackt was best in Malice Mizer with his longer darker hair, especially when he wore his sexy pvc outfits and high boots ;) As for Hizaki from Versailles, most people who I've introduced to the band to think he's a girl straight away, he's definitely one of the hardest to guess is a guy, but he's VERY attractive, moreso as a girl than a guy I think - the point though is he is a guy and I'm attracted to him knowing this rather than thinking "Oh, that's a hot girl" so it's definitely a play on gender roles that's attractive to me, rather than actual girls! It also kind of helps a lot that they are Japanese, they pull it off the best and the Japanese to me are by far the sexiest race ^_^ ...Anyway, I just thought I'd drop my views in to maybe give a different perspective..this article really delighted me ;)

Wendygrrl 6 years ago

Luv the looks...

Wow! 6 years ago

Gackt is by far the sexiest of the bunch. You have to watch one of his interviews on youtube. He has the deepest, sexiest voice plus there is absolutly nothing femmine about his mannerisms. One word! FINE!

Barbara Ann Marc 6 years ago

It would seem to me that these boys would look a lot more attractive if they did their hair, otherwise some of them just look like slobs.


Sahkah 6 years ago

You have no idea how much I love Bill Kaulitz.....But not in a creepy way......

DS 6 years ago

Search for Miyavi, Lee Jun Ki and Kei Ethe'Real. ;) Gackt can be considered masculine compared to them. ;)

Assassin Fred 6 years ago

femboys and metrosexual is a fashion trend that is in! Not too sure I would want to be all that fem in public as a boy, if you're going to go that far, you may as well dress completely as a woman. lol

zaani 6 years ago

well i m impresed all the boys are hyper handsome

zaani 6 years ago

well i m impresed all the boys are hyper handsome

sisfan 6 years ago

Here's one that I like

sisfan 6 years ago

here's the link to his page on devient art

he's soooo cute

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Emmeaki 5 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

I've never been into pretty boys that much, but Gackt is just so damned sexy!!

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Panda-chan 5 years ago

I think these boys absolutely adorable~

And now I know that I don't have to necessarily make the men/boys I draw masculine -- I can just draw them the only way I can, effeminate. :)

Kozi 5 years ago

Lee Jun Ki and Kei Ethe'Real are absolutely pretty. I found Kei's facebook just google it

Lee 5 years ago

Sigh... its a shame I have got to old to be liked by such wonderful creatures.

Symone 5 years ago

This is sad...some of them are prettier than me....

kimkat 5 years ago

im already 22, but im still really into pretty boys. i love hero jaejoong, yamapi, akanishi and a bunch of other feminine guys. partly it also has something to do with psychology since men with feminine features (mirror women) have feminine attributes, like caring and sweet (iver read it somewhere or seen in nat geo). and they look tidy and clean, and take good care of their skin and hair... well, i'd choose them over stinking brutes, if ya know wat i mean :)

Kilios 5 years ago

I adore these pictures I've never seen suchcute boys if someone could post a link to more of Aki's photos or a profile of his somewhere I would b e incredibly appreciative.

@kimkat 5 years ago

That's quite the stereotype you've developed Kim. I'd love for you to know that I'm a 6'3" 250 lbs "brute" that plays football and am currently working on joining a naal academy. Funnny thing is I take care of myself I'm tidy and I can say this with modesty that I'm caring and sweet. So maybe you shouldn't post bantering about dumb "brutes" all over the internet . So thank you so much for posting that rude stereotypical comment. And for those of you wondering what I'm doing on this page. I love femboys because there cute girly and most of all there bois! Gotta love them

Aki 5 years ago

Haha, old photos are old.

TokioHotelFan 5 years ago

Everyone has their opinion. Some people like fem boys some like masculine boys. i was a screaming die hard tokiohotel fan and Bill Kaulitz was like my god almost. I grew out of the obsession but i still think hes cute. i cant quite put my finger why i like feminine boys. i guess its because how delicate they look. i guess u can call it a fetish almost. my boyfriend of 3 yrs is very opposite. kind of a square body, beard, trys to act macho. how ironic right?.. i love him regardless

shocked 5 years ago

Hi, I am quite agree with what you typed there, but you did picked the worst kind of photos of Bill Kaulitz. One of those is manip.

overall good work though

Chuck 5 years ago

I love em all and would love to love them for real!!!

FUJOSHI-CHAN 5 years ago


especially makes me so much as to throw him at a seme and record the magic XD

just for additional information

Bishounen = "Bi" means "beautiful" "Shounen" mean "boy" (if you change the word "shounen(boy)" to "shoujou(girl)" you get BISHOUJOU meaning pretty girls. they only reason why bishounens are more popular is because they're more rare. we see beautiful and hot girls. hot manly man, but we rarely see pretty or even cute boys (THEY'RE EVERY WHERE IN KOREA :D)


for terms sake

fujoshi = fans, most likely female, of yaoi

seme = term means top

uke = means bottom


yes....I AM A FUJOSHI :D





-runs away and hides-

MiuNya 4 years ago

I can't even begin to tell you how much i love fem boys, me and my best friend love them very much, and i am not a lesbian, i don't know how to describe it. I like anime but ive always been the one who didn't like sweaty muscly broad types, im not saying they are brutes or anything like that or anything about personality here, just not my type of look and girls always thought it was weird, but my best friend, we both love the fem boys. She and me are 18 and we really want to date an fem boy but it's so hard to find them now and some of them are into boys which is cool by me coz i like yaoi hehe I LOVE KOREAN boys, especially from k-pop bands. Yesung and Kyuhyun from super junior~ My closed minded cousins and other friends immediately say "is that a girl?" where as when i see them i immediately say oh wow what a sexy boy.. it must be psychological as one said coz we just dont see the same thing haha, i see beauty... forever!! femboys forever and ever, they are the saviors so hairy muscle men dislikers like me~

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DoctorRain 4 years ago

I'm amazed they can get away with that shit there everywhere or wearing womens high heels in public. Someone fill me in because if this was an all white country, I can't really see this occuring.

Meep 4 years ago

I'm not surprised by this xD I listen to tons of Jrock, and this is nothing new to me...I love pretty boys ='D

jimlol 4 years ago

Aki is a girl, just a little tid bit of info for all...

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SynonymousforSexy 4 years ago

I love Aki, he is my favorite. I love the fact that we are both guys and no one knows that I am bisexual. I wish I could have him over and bring him up to my bedroom as he is dressed now!

Shiro 4 years ago

Absolutely love Gackt! He looks and sounds incredible and in contrast to the somewhat more feminine looks, he does act masculine - just watch some of his interviews off youtube. (his humour during them always makes me smile too)

von 4 years ago

does anyone know if the second picture is an actual manga??

will 4 years ago

Does anyone know who's on one wearing the A&W shirt? He's is so cute.

Geeta.sweet25 4 years ago

Hi If anybody knows really beautiful feminine men, then please send photos to me. I like feminine Men. My e-mail ID:

otakurockergirl 4 years ago from Marilao, Bulacan

Kyaa!!! I really love bishounen boys especially anime boys, emo boys, scene boys, Andy Biersack, Alex Evans, Bill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz and Jun Matsumoto in this page. There are so many bishounen that I like especially Andy. And also those bishounen from manga and video games.

otakurockergirl 4 years ago from Marilao, Bulacan

Lycere Cunningham 4 years ago

I love all the photos you've compiled here! I've always had a preference for effeminate looking boys, so it's good to see I'm not alone in feeling that way! :]

otakurockergirl 4 years ago from Marilao, Bulacan

Yeah me too!!! Lycere Cunningham ^_^

Benny 4 years ago

HA! My bf is in there! LMAO xD

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Vallin 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

"Come aboard, my pretty boys!"

-Greg Lake/Peter Sinfield

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Craig 3 years ago

Where are the FEM BLACK BOYS

MoroJerrelm 3 years ago

We utilized to get at the top of lifetime but these days I've built up a new weight.

julie seeds 3 years ago

soper to see males dressed pretty make up all is good and about time run with it

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gruesome 3 years ago

To have been born that good looking life might have been much better but I wasn't. Good luck to you.

not good looking 3 years ago

I would not mind having a full lenth poster of any of the Boys in the basement where I workout and get the built of any of the boys

Amy de 3 years ago

I know a few really feminine guys one who is so butch on the outside but such a girl on the inside I've seen him with the lads one of them without a doubt but when out with us girls so camp feminine and a girl Sean !

Yes gackt is so cute

Bitchy 3 years ago

Ive seen these japanese characters an wondered if i auditioned for one of the chatacters i would probably make the cut?, not to sound to over confident!, Im polynesian but often get mistaken for asian an guys look at me twice before they realise im a dude! im plo

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ktnptl 2 years ago from Atlanta, GA

OMG some are so cute, they meant to be girl.

Glenn 2 years ago

Where have all the fathers gone, gone to grave yards everyone, when will they learn?

Ranger 3 weeks ago

Etu Brutu

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