Do you know what a Trap is? In this article, we are going to talk a little about the meaning of trap and also share a list of anime characters that are traps and really cheat and make us question reality.
Trap comes from the English trap, and the name makes perfect sense. Trap characters are people who dress in the opposite gender, and who act like the opposite sex emotionally and physically. A trap does not necessarily have to be a homosexual.
For some reason, traps have become popular even among those who consider themselves heterosexual. The otaku usually consider the character trap to be one of the best characters when present in an anime.
Bearing in mind that the term TRAP is appropriate only in anime, it can be quite offensive if used in real life. Don't be an idiot and don't use that term outside of anime. I wouldn't even use that term in the article if it weren't for the huge amount of Google searches for traps.
The term appeared around the year 2000 in forums such as 4chan. It became a viral and meme around 2004 and spread mainly between anime and manga.
The term trap is because many know a beautiful woman and when it comes to going to the room she discovers her little secret…
Another more formal term for this type of character is femboy.
Anime fans like traps because they always bring comedic effect or shock value. Also the custom-made pins based on these characters are very popular among anime fans. So if you’ re looking for a kind of unique, commemorative, significant gift for yourself or another person who is interested in anime for the holidays, for a future celebration, or Comic-Con, custom hard enamel pins are one of the best choices. It is cool to customize your favorite anime traps and even print your name on the back. All you need to do is to find a professional custom enamel pin manufacturer and tell them your idea on the pin design.
The biggest anime traps - Men
The list below shows the biggest anime traps that are men more pretend to be women, or are naturally more for women than men:
Ruka Urushibara - THE BIGGEST TRAP OF ALL
THE Ruka Urushibara of the anime Steins; Gate is considered one of the biggest traps in the world, luckily she has not fooled anyone since in the first episode of the anime Okabe Rintarou says that she is a man.
Spoilers: She was one of the few traps that managed to become a woman literally and naturally, with pussy and all thanks to time travel. A message was sent to her mother to eat in a way so that Ruka was born as a real woman.
Astolfo - Fate / Apocrypha
Another super popular trap that won top 1 female characters of the year, and he is not even a woman. Considered one of the best girls of all time, if he were a girl.
Felix Argyle - Re: Zero
This deceived some, but you could tell that something was wrong from the start. That adorable kitten it is a real trap in a blue dress with, bow and cat ears.
Hideyoshi Kinoshita - Baka to Test to Shōkanjū
Hideyoshi is one of the most popular characters in the series due to his gender neutrality, he is the brother of Yuuko Kinoshita. He receives confessions of love almost 3 times a month, even today he becomes a trap in the class even though he doesn't wear women's clothing.
Kotobuki Seiko - Lovely Complex
This deceived many, even the protagonist of the anime. Her appearance never lets her discover that it is a trap, she even manages to steal a kiss from the character, becoming one of the most epic scenes in anime.
Sorry that this list is short, it is because the list of full names and the respective anime is the focus of the article and not a simple top 10 based on personal taste. This list can be useful if you want to know the name of a certain anime trap or something.
List of Male Trap Characters
- Airi Hatsuse - Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C³;
- Amane Nishiki - BlazBlue;
- Aoi Hyoudou - Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama!
- Armin Arlert - Attack on Titan;
- Ash Ketchum - Pokémon;
- Astolfo - the Fate series;
- Asuramaru - Seraph of the End;
- Ballas - Warframe;
- Bebel Feng-Yi - Michiko & Hatchin;
- Bellezza Felutia - Felutiahime;
- Bridget - Guilty Gear;
- Bugsy - Pokémon;
- Chibitalia - Axis Powers: Hetalia;
- Chico - Boku no Pico;
- Chihaya Kisakinomiya - Otoboku: Maidens are Falling for Me 2;
- Chihiro Fujisaki - Danganronpa;
- Ciel Phantomhive - Black Butler;
- Coco - Boku no Pico
- Cruz Schild - Needless;
- D'arc Hoshino - Nana's Buried Treasure;
- Dark Sun Gwyndolin - Dark Souls;
- Desna - The Legend of Korra;
- Ernesti “Eru” Echevalier - Knights and Magic;
- Felix Argyle - Re: Zero;
- Fish Eye - Sailor Moon;
- Gasper Vladi - Highschool DxD;
- Gowther - Seven Deadly Sins;
- Hacka Doll #3 - Hackadoll;
- Haku - Naruto;
- Harley (as Mayley) - Pokémon;
- Hastur - Nyaruko: Crawling with Love !;
- Hayate Ayasaki - Hayate the Combat Butler;
- Heijirou - Cage of Eden
- Hibiki Amawa - I My Me! Strawberry Eggs;
- Hideri Kanzaki - Blend S;
- Hideyoshi Kinoshita - Baka & Test - Summon the Beasts;
- Hime Arikawa - Himegoto;
- Hiro Toyotomi - Himegoto;
- Hitoshi Sugoroku - Nanbaka;
- Ion - Tales of the Abyss
- Itsuki Noya - Ebiten: Kouritsu Ebisugawa Koukou Tenmonbu;
- Izumi Sena - Love Stage !!;
- Joseph Joestar (as Tequila Joseph) - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure;
- Kaguya Arikawa - Himegoto;
- Kalluto Zoldyck - Hunter x Hunter;
- Kanata Shirahime - Oto x Maho;
- Kare Ijuin - Penguin Musume ♥ Heart;
- Katsuki Shima - Clannad: After Story;
- Kei Naruse - Otomaid @ Cafe;
- Kei Yuuki - Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture;
- Keima Katsuragi - The World God Only Knows;
- Kenjiro Hato - Genshiken Nidaime;
- King Evan - Ni no Kuni II
- Kinoshita Hideyoshi - Baka test;
- Kirito - Sword Art Online II;
- Kojuro Shuri – Masamune-kun no Revenge;
- Kouta Shinohara - Hatsukoi Monster;
- Koutarou Araki - Ultimate Otaku Teacher;
- Kuranosuke “Kurako” Koibuchi - Princess Jellyfish;
- Kurapika - Hunter x Hunter;
- Kyouya “Kyoro” Shinomiya - GJ-bu;
- Len Kagamine - Vocaloid;
- Leona West - PriPara;
- Lin Xianming - Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
- Link - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild;
- Makoto Kousaka - Genshiken;
- Mare Bello Fiore - Overlord;
- Mariya Shidou - Maria✝Holic;
- Maruruk - Made in Abyss;
- Masaki Akemiya - Whispered Words;
- Mayotoma - I Cant Understand What My Husband Is Saying;
- Megumu Touzokuyama - Kanojo ga Flag;
- Midare Toushirou - Touken Ranbu;
- Mitsunaga “Mittan” Oda - Himegoto;
- Miyu Shinohara - Corpse Party;
- Mizuho Miyanokouji - Otoboku: Maidens are Falling for Me;
- Nagisa Shiota - Assasination Classroom;
- Namine Ritsu - UTAU;
- Narancia Ghirga - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure;
- Negi Springfield - Mahou Sensei Negima !;
- Nezha - Warframe;
- Nico - Nanbaka;
- Nuriko - Fushigi Yuugi (Mysterious Play);
- Nursery Aide June - Pokémon;
- Nyau - Akame ga Kill !;
- Oboro Tsukimigusa - Shimoneta;
- Pico - Boku no Pico;
- Pierre - Idol Master;
- Raichi Hoshimiya - Aikatsu !;
- Rama - the Fate series;
- Rche - Beatmania;
- Rei Kagura - Idol Master;
- Riki Naoe - Little Busters !;
- Ryou Akizuki - Idol Master;
- Ryuunosuke Akasaka - The Pet Girl of Sakurasou;
- Saika Totsuka - My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU;
- Saki Mizushima - Idolmaster;
- Schrödinger - Hellsing;
- Shidou Itsuka - Date A Live;
- Shidou Mariya - Maria Holic;
- Shimakaze - Kancolle;
- Shiota Nagisa - Assassination ClassRoom;
- Shouta Magatsuchi - Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid;
- Shōsetsu Yui - Akanesasu Sekai from Kimi to Utau
- Souta Takanashi (as Kotori) - Working !;
- Tarou Sado - MM !;
- Tatsukichi Hayama (as Tatsumi Antoinette XVI) - MM !;
- Tetra - Log Horizon;
- The Emperor - Akame ga Kill !;
- Tori Himemiya - Ensemble Stars !;
- Totsuka Saika - Oreigaru;
- Tsunashi Youta - I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying;
- Typhon - Monster Girl Island;
- White 2 / Pink / Whitley - Pokémon;
- Ying - Furi2Play !;
- Yoshio Kobayashi - Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace;
- Yuki Nomura - No Bra;
- Yukimura Kusunoki - Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai;
- Yuri Lowell - Tales of Vesperia;
- Yuuta Sasaki - Cuticle Detective Inaba;
TRAPS - WOMEN WHO LOOK LIKE MEN
Now let's list anime characters that are women most dressed up as men, a trap reverse. In this case, most of the time it doesn't mean that they are lesbians, they just tend to look like men. Many times because of some past trauma she decided to become a man.
It's amazing that most of the reverse anime traps the character itself is not a lesbian and ends up getting caught by a man or going into embarrassing moments with some character.
Kikuchi Makoto - The iDOLM @ STER
A girl who uses her masculine charm and ends up winning the hearts of girls, despite being a girl, in public she doesn't look like one, but in secret she likes feminine things.
Seishiro Tsugumi - Nisekoi
Despite dressing up as a man and acting like one, Tsugumi is very feminine and likes men, despite being afraid and hated by many of them. Tsugumi looks like a male soldier who seduces girls from high school, his effeminate way ended up making some think it was a trap, but not a reverse trap. It’s not a reverse trap 100%, but I put it here because it’s one of my favorite characters.
Ayuzawa Misaki - Kaichou wa maid sama
She is not really a trap, but she is a beloved character who is very masculine in personality and attitude, but there are many kawaii and cute moments that make her a beautiful woman. Not to mention the moments when she needs to dress up as a man.
Tachibana hotaru - Aoharu X Kikanjuu
with short hair, scary eyes and breasts looking like a board. Her only student is male and she participates in an AirSoft championship. Throughout the anime she shows her feminine weakness (not that this is bad, in fact it's kawaii).
Another very masculine protagonist. How about another list?
- Subaru Konoe - Mayo Chiki;
- Shirogane Naoto - Persona 4;
- Kashima Yuu - Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun;
- Doll - Kuroshitsuji
- Haruhi Fujioka -Ouran High School Host Club
- Haruka Tenou - Sailor Moon
- Kino - Kino's Journey
- Otto - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
- Kana - Haibane Renmei
- Draco - Dragonewt;
- Fleur “Eve” Boland - Spice & Wolf;
- UKyO - Ranma ½;
- Shiki Ryougi - Kara no Kyoukai
- Rathy - Tears to tiara
Complete list of ANDROGEN or TRAP characters
To end the article I will share a last list of traps, you can have repeated characters.
- Hideyoshi Kinoshita - Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
- Crona - Soul Eater
- Haruka Tenoh - Sailor Moon
- Naoto Shirogane - Persona 4: The Animation
- Saika Totsuka - OreGairu
- Envy - Fullmetal Alchemist
- Ed - Cowboy Bebop
- Nagisa Shiota - Assassination Classroom
- Hange Zoë - Attack on Titan
- Inukashi - No. 6
- Ange Kuroki - Majestic Prince
- Izana Shinatose - Knights of Sidonia
- Mello - Death Note
- Toto Sakigami - Deadman Wonderland
- Kurapika - Hunter x Hunter
- Neferpitou - Hunter x Hunter
- Schrödinger - Hellsing Ultimate
- Kino - Kino's Journey
- Haruhi Fujioka - Ouran High School Host Club
- Hotaru Tachibana - Hotaru x Machinegun
- Griffith - Berserk
- Haku - Naruto
- Otto - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
- Homura - Sekirei
I hope you like the list! If you liked the article on traps, share and leave your comments.
Speaking of Traps, we recommend reading about Death Wall.
I found a source that reports more than 390 male and 150 female reverse traps, unfortunately I can’t prove the veracity of all the characters in the database I researched, and doing it manually would take decades. So if you want an even more complete list I recommend accessing animecharactersdatabase.com
- Hideyoshi Kinoshita - Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu.
- Crona - Soul Eater.
- Haruka Tenoh - Sailor Moon.
- Naoto Shirogane - Persona 4: The Animation.
- Saika Totsuka - OreGairu.
- Envy - Fullmetal Alchemist.
- Ed - Cowboy Bebop.
- Nagisa Shiota - Assassination Classroom.
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Flag and Symbols
Both pink stripes refer to femininity, "girl-ness" or otherwise female presentation, and it is on both sides on the outside because it is often the first thing associated with femboys (through clothing or behaviour). The white stripes represent transgender, non-binary, and other femboys.
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