Sailor Moon Cosmos is set to be released in summer 2023 and will feature the adorable scouts as they move through the Shadow Galactica arc from the manga. The Sailor Scouts are probably some of the most well-known anime characters out there, and also some of the cutest.
But there are other anime characters who have gained a lot of attention throughout the years due to their similar characteristics.
On Reddit, many users have discussed their preferences and who they think is the cutest, and there is quite a variety of opinions.
Yui Hirasawa: K-ON!
There are plenty of reasons a person may find someone cute aside from looks. When answering the question of who they thought the cutest anime character was, Redditor Woshiiqzaii responded by saying, “Yui Hirasawa,” and there are many reasons why one would vote for her.
Yui Hirasawa From K-ON! is the fearless, fun-loving, air-headed guitarist and lead vocalist for the band Ho-kago Tea Time. She adores everything she deems cute and is energized by sweets. She’s also not opposed to showing public affection, like giving hugs and holding hands with others. Its characteristics like these make her an appealing character, with many finding her caring and affectionate side endearing.
Tohru Kobayashi: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Redditor Auracity voted for the protagonist of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, “Tohru.” Tohru is considered one of the best female anime protagonists among fans of the series, but she was once a dangerous force of evil until she met Kobayashi.
She is kind, very cheerful, a hard worker, and adores those close to her. Besides her personality, the features many find themselves loving about the character are her reddish eyes, horns, and thick dragon tail.
Shinobu Kochō: Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer is known for its great story and characters and for being one of the most expensive anime to produce. When it comes to the characters’ appearances, besides Nezuko, Redditor Dpkappa says “Shinobu” is one of the most appealing characters in the series.
Shinobu has an elegant appearance and a warm, welcoming smile. To those around her, she shows a bright, cheerful, and friendly demeanor. But while she may seem completely innocent, she can be downright sadistic in how she teases and treats demons. But that doesn’t stop fans from loving her!
Illyasviel Von Einzbern: Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya
One of the highest-rated anime movies on MyAnimeList is part of the popular series Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya, which also has plenty of likable characters. A now-deleted Redditor chose Illyasviel Von Einzbern and said, “Illya is still the cutest for me. I have sampled many cute girls, but Illya remains frickin adorable. Her smile and her midnight gradient eyes, and her super cute outfits. Can’t be beaten.”
Illya has a pretty smile that matches her friendly, playful demeanor. Despite what she may show outwardly, she can be cold and distrust those around her. However, viewers see her more affectionate and clingier side, later on, showing a dynamic side of her character that attracts viewers to her aside from just her pretty face.
Kayo Hinazuki: Erased
Anime characters tend to stay the same age or have the same appearance throughout the series. In the Reddit forum, PopoConsultant suggested “Kayo Hinasuki,” who is shown as both a child and an adult in the series Erased.
Younger Kayo was extremely blunt and often called people idiots, generally directed toward Satoru. She lived a rough life, so when she smiled, it was heartwarming and showed just how adorable she was. She would later become a wife and mother, bringing out that genuine smile and happiness that fans adore.
Kinomoto Sakura-Chan: Cardcaptor Sakura
One of the best fantasy shoujo anime that continues to be brought up is the series Cardcaptor Sakura. So it is no surprise that Tsundere_Clegane mentions “Kinomoto Sakura-Chan” in the forum.
Kinomoto Sakura-Chan is a sweet young girl whose friendly demeanor and bright smile captures the hearts of many. She is full of energy and can be clumsy and naive. She does have a temper, but she is just one of those characters people can’t help but love.
Megumi Katou: Saekano
Not every character has to be extraordinary or have some kind of superpower to get the love and attention of viewers. Sometimes, normal, everyday characters are just as popular with fans. From the many users who voiced their opinions, Redditor Ichinoshita brought up the character “Megumi” from Saekano.
Megumi Katou is a soft-spoken ordinary girl who can be passive-aggressive but very caring in the series. Her features, including her sweet smile and how she holds herself, have many fans gravitating toward her.
Kanna Kamui: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid has the adorable Tohru Kobayashi, but it also has another character that fans love. At the beginning of the series when the thread was created, Redditor Status_Flux commented, “We may only be 5 episodes in, but I still think it’s Kanna,” and Kanna Kamui certainly made an impression.
Kanna isn’t just known for her sweet face and small stature. She is also a prankster and behaves no differently from a human child. She gets tired of routine and enjoys playing games. Her curious and observant nature also adds some extra charm to her already charming character.
Hanako Hanakoizumi: Anne Happy
Many anime characters are clumsy and have terrible luck. Despite this, fans still adore them, and for Redditor MetaThPr4h, “Hanako from Anne Happy” is one of those characters.
Hanako Hanakoizumi has a bright smile and charming nature that can brighten up a bad day. Even with her terrible luck, she is a cheery and upbeat character who is affectionate towards people and animals. She is one of those characters that keeps a positive mindset, and due to how kind and caring she is, many fans fall in love with her.
Nano Shinonome: Nichijou
Among the many comments responding to the thread, a now-deleted Redditor commented, “Nano Shinonome…who’s totally not a robot!”
Nano is a character from the comedy series Nichijou, who deals with her insecurities about being a robot. She is shy and sweet and acts like a parent to two other characters in the series. For these reasons, many found this endearing character with the robotic key attached to her back to be one of the most adorable in anime.