Questionably queer anime characters have graced my television screens since the beginning of time, immediately becoming my favorites. The flamboyant villains, sidekicks in drag, and suspiciously close best friendships always had me guessing to which letter on the rainbow alphabet these iconic characters subscribed.
It doesn't matter if they're dangling out of the closet, victims of outdated censorship, or part of my unreliable speculation. I stan all these hand-drawn anime heroes for living in their queer-coded truths.
Here are 40 of my favorite anime characters who are definitely, maybe queer: