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Top 10 Cat Boys In Anime

In different anime genres, human characters with animal traits are prevalent. Cat girls are especially common tropes and are loved by many for their adorable ears and other feline features. However, cat boys aren’t as common in anime.

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Like their female counterparts, cat boys can have ears, whiskers, and tails, and their personalities often mirror those of cats. They might be mischievous, sly, and introverted, or curious, playful, and loyal. Some even transform into actual cats, either by choice or because of a curse. These characters, no matter their backgrounds or personalities, all share one thing – they are adorable cat boys.

10 Rokumon Is A Loyal And Miniature Cat Boy (Rin-ne)

Rin-ne rokumon the black cat looks at food

Rokumon is a cat who formed a contract with Rinne, a human Shinigami who guides deceased spirits to be reincarnated. In Rin-ne, otherwise known as The Circle of ReincarnationBlack Cats form contracts with Shinigami to support them as partners.

Rokumon can transform into three forms: cat, humanoid, and a huge demon form. In his humanoid form, which is his default appearance, he is still cat-sized but has a human face. He has black fur and green cat eyes in all his forms. Rokumon is fiercely loyal to Rinne and is a loveable addition to the supernatural comedy series.

9 Cheshire Is A Cat Boy Version Of A Literary Character (Pandora Hearts)

Cherire cat from Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts takes a lot of inspiration from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and as his name would suggest, Cheshire is based on the Cheshire Cat, a creature known for its wide, mischievous grin. Unlike his inspiration, Cheshire takes on a humanoid form but retains many cat-like traits, such as his ears, tail, clawed hands, and fangs

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He wears a beautiful collar that he wore in his past life when he took on the form of an actual cat. Cheshire is extremely loyal to Alice and protective of her, sometimes to an extreme, and can be aggressive and selfish, all of which are traits that many associate with cats.

8 Ryota Neko Is The Leader Of A Yokai Cat Clan (Nurarihyon no Mago)

Ryota Neko from Nurarihyon no Mago

In Nurarihyon no Mago, Ryota Neko is a yokai who serves as the head of the Bakeneko Clan and the leader of 1st Street. Like many real-life cats, Ryota Neko can be a bit cowardly, yet he is very loyal to those he cares about. He also has a fondness for gambling.

His feline qualities include his ears, a brown spot around his eye, and a cat-like mouth full of sharp teeth. He usually wears a headband with a paw pattern. His adorable design makes him stand out as a beloved character in Nurarihyon no Mago.

7 Boris Airay Is A Mischievous Cheshire Cat (Alice In The Country Of Hearts)

Alice in the Country of Hearts Boris Airay

Based on an Otome game, Alice in the Country of Hearts (also known as Heart no Kuni no Alice: Wonderful Wonder World) also takes inspiration from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Boris Airay is the Cheshire Cat of Wonderland, and like his literary counterpart, he is mischievous and sometimes unpredictable in his actions.

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Boris has pink cat ears, gold eyes, a tail, and wears a collar with a chain attached. He has a very cat-like personality, being easygoing and relaxed, and he dislikes having to work for anything.

6 Schrödinger Is A Cat Boy Villain (Hellsing Ultimate)

Schrodinger Watches London Burn In Hellsing Ultimate

Schrödinger is a member of the Millenium Forces in Hellsing Ultimate. Created by Doc to be a spy and personal pet, Schrödinger is named after Schrödinger’s cat, a real-life experiment that explores how a hypothetical cat could be simultaneously dead and alive. Similarly, Hellsing Ultimate’s Schrödinger exists as long as he is aware he exists, which gives him regenerative and teleportation abilities.

Schrödinger often provides more lighthearted moments compared to the overall darkness of the show, yet he is still a sadistic antagonist. With cat ears and a playful attitude, his behavior is cat-like, albeit a cruel and villainous one.

5 Cecil Is A Cat Boy Who Can Also Sing (Uta no Prince-sama)

Uta no Prince-sama Cecil singing

Uta no Prince-sama is a rom-com anime that takes place at a music academy. Cecil Aijima is a member of the idol group Starish. He is the prince of the country Agnapolis but was cursed to turn into a black cat. It is in his cat form that he first meets Nanami, the female protagonist. She grows fond of him and calls him Kuppuru.

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As a human, Cecil does not retain any feline features, though he has green eyes in both forms. Like a cat, he is curious, and he is very loyal to Nanami, who he has loved since the moment he first met her.

4 Leo Is A Powerful Lion Boy (Fairy Tail)

Leo Lucy Fairy Tail

Leo is a Celestial Spirit and the leader of the 12 Golden Zodiac Keys in Fairy Tail, . As the Lion, he is strong and can unleash powerful attacks with light. He mainly resides in the Celestial Spirit World but enters the human world when called upon by the Celestial Wizard who owns his key.

Also known as Loke, Leo has catlike ears and red hair that resembles a lion’s mane. He is very flirtatious with beautiful women, and he has a strong sense of chivalry. He is very loyal to his friends and is brave in the face of danger, just like the big cat he’s based on.

3 Ikuto Is Two Cat Boys In One (Shugo Chara!)

Shugo Chara Ikuto and Yoru

Shugo Chara!‘s Ikuto Tsukiyomi is one of the most popular cat boys in anime. Yoru is his “Shugo Chara’s” name or Guardian Character, a fairy-like guardian who is the embodiment of Ikuto’s desires. With cat ears, paws, and a tail, Yoru is a miniature version of Ikuto.

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Ikuto, who sometimes appears with cat ears and a tail himself, has a very cat-like personality. He can be aloof and mysterious but also observant, kind, and protective of those he cares about. He has cat-like reflexes and abilities, such as his Phantom Claw attack where he generates long claws from his hands to fight.

2 Killua Is An Especially Mischievous Cat Boy (Hunter x Hunter)

One character that fans might not realize is a cat boy is Killua Zoldyck from Hunter x Hunter. Killua sometimes has cat-like features, such as ears, whiskers, paws, fangs, slitted eyes, and a curved mouth, but these are not permanent and are mainly for comedic effect.

His feline features, which tend to appear when he is being especially devious or when sweets are involved, serve to emphasize his mischievousness. He also can turn his fingernails into sharp claws, which he uses in combat. Like a cat, he can be rude at times but is very loyal to his friends, especially Gon.

1 Kyo Turns Into A Cat Because Of A Family Curse (Fruits Basket)

In fruit basket, the Soma family members are cursed to transform into the animals of the Zodiac if embraced by a person of the opposite sex. Kyo is cursed with the Cat spirit, the unlucky animal left out of the Zodiac, according to the legend.

When hugged by female characters, Kyo transforms into an orange cat. He also attracts cats everywhere he goes. Like a cat, he strongly dislikes rain and water in general, and he loves drinking milk. He is hot-blooded and always looking to fight Yuki, who is the Rat in the Zodiac and his sworn enemy. However, he means well and cares deeply for Tohru.

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