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11 Times Anime Shows Totally Got LGBTQ+ Characters Right


When it comes to anime and mass media, it's easy for LGBTQ+ characters to get stuck with particular stereotypes or for their sexuality to exist solely for comic relief.

In no particular order, here are 11 anime shows with a great representation of LGBTQ+ characters (may have some mild spoilers).

1. Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Alluka surrounded by a wall of stuffed toys.

2. Attack On Titan (2013)

Ymir and Christa looking into each other's eyes while overlooking the snowy mountains.

3. My Hero Academia (2016)

The Wild, Wild Pussycats forming their signature pose.

4. Yuri!!! On Ice (2016)

Victor and Yuri looking into each other's eyes almost as if they were about to kiss.

5. Sailor Moon (1992)

Haruka and Michiru holding hands and looking at each other romantically.

6. Wandering Son (2011)

Yoshino, Shuichi, and Saori smiling.

7. Given (2019)

Ritsuka and Mafuyu looking at each other nervously.

8. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)

Madoka holding on to Madoka as she is injured.

9. Steins;Gate (2011)

Luka shyly looking down while standing on a bridge.

10. Cardcaptor Sakura (1998)

Touya leaning into Yukito as they talk under the trees.

11. Sweet Blue Flowers (2009)

Akira hugging Fumi outside in the snow.

Of course, there are so many other anime shows with LGBTQ+ representation.

Do you have a fave that wasn't on this list? Let us know in the comments!