“Animal ears” is a perfect lovers of cute pets among young boys and girls in their youth,As a unique attribute in anime, animal ears have given rise to many charming characters. Some are anthropomorphic animal girls, while others are characters who merely sport cute animal ear-like hairstyles or headbands. Today, let’s take a look at some typical animal-eared characters in anime:
Kokkuri-san is a fox spirit who is summoned by Kohina to act as her guardian. In his fox form, he has fox ears and a fox tail.He has become a homeless fox fairy ,because there are seldom provisions from the temple. Upon the summoning of Ichimatsu Kohina,he takes on a more human-like appearance to better interact with her.
19.Millhiore Firianno Biscotti(Dog Days)
Millhiore Firianno Biscotti is the princess and representative lord of the Biscotti Republic. Her hair color, radiance, emblem, everyday dress, battle armor, and sacred sword all contribute to the pink atmosphere surrounding her. She is a girl with a gentle, honest, and cheerful personality, yet possesses a strong will. She approaches tasks with seriousness and dedication, earning the respect, affection, and care of the entire nation and its citizens.
18.Tsubasa Hanekawa(Monogatari Series)
She is a gentle, caring, and enthusiastic lady.In certain special circumstances, she transforms into a white-furred, animal-eared girl.
17.Ritsuka Aoyagi (LOVELESS)
A sixth-grade elementary schoolboy, isolated at school and lacking familial affection at home. After meeting Kio Magenta, who claims to be his deceased brother Seimei Aoyagi, Ritsuka once again experiences the caring bond reminiscent of a “brother.”
Known by the online nickname “Black Cat,” her human name is “Ruri Gokou.” As the eldest daughter of the Gokou family, she is a Japanese beauty with long black hair and fair skin.
15.Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)
The dashing and charismatic Hiei, captivating countless young girls, is actually a notorious demon thief and fox demon from the Demon World. His true identity is that of a wandering prince from the Fox Demon tribe.
14.Black Rabbit (Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They?)
A member of the Moon Rabbit tribe. With a beautiful appearance and a personality that is innocent and romantic, she possesses an unwavering spirit of dedication. It’s as if her race combines someone’s interest and admiration into one.Black Rabbit possesses the ‘Judgment Authority’ in the game, allowing her to temporarily suspend the game for coordination between the organizers and players.Each member of the Moon Rabbit tribe is a natural-born deity.
Regardless of how you look at her how you look at her, she is a very standard cat-eared girl.Catherine, when falling in love, tends to act impulsively. Deceived by a scoundrel, she finds herself emotionally betrayed, penniless, and wandering the streets. Interestingly, during moments of love, she has the ability to instantly change her appearance. Love allows her to effortlessly switch to beautiful features, conveying the message: “Only love can make people beautiful! It’s love, after all~~”
12.Raphtalia(The Rising of the Shield Hero)
Raphtalia is a beast-type demi-human, characterized by raccoon ears and a tail.She is the first true companion of Naofumi Iwatani, the Shield Hero. Although she was initially bought as a slave, she never suffered abuse and even found herself developing feelings for him.
11.Ikuto Tsukiyomi (Shugo Chara!)
Ikuto Tsukiyomi is a high school student whose Guardian Character is a little black cat named Yoru. His transformed form also takes on the appearance of a cat-boy.
On the surface, he appears indifferent to everything, maintaining a calm and detached demeanor, and seemingly observing everything with cold eyes. However, he keeps all the bad things to himself, even if burdened with unavoidable troubles. In the end, he is a reserved and tsundere individual, a typical ‘cat-type’ guy.
But those who know him well understand how many concerns he harbors deep within. They know that he is just someone compelled by life to pretend to be indifferent. Of course, he can be quite cute at times, like when he teases Amu.
Moreover, he plays the violin!!!
10.Tenko Kuugen（My Home Has a Fox Deity）
Tenko Kuugen is a large fox that served as a guardian god for hundreds of years. Its personality is generally cheerful, and Kuugen transforms into a female form every time it makes requests to the male protagonist s.Later, it is tasked with protecting the Takagami family.
9.Nanachi (Made in Abyss)
Nanachi was once a human before becoming a Hollow, accompanied by Mitty. Even in Mitty’s transformed state, Nanachi retained her own consciousness.
Nanachi serves as the mascot of the entire manga, being cute, gentle, and kind-hearted. Its background is truly touching. However, more than anything else, her furry body and the adorable expression she makes when being touched irresistibly make people want to bury their faces in her fur and take a deep breath.
8.Felix Argyle (Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World)
Felix outwardly appears as an adorable cat girl, with a playful and ‘meow’-inflected speech reminiscent of a girl. However, in reality, he is a cute boy, served as the knight of Crusch Karsten’s.
7.Izuna Hatsuse(No Game No Life)
Izuna Hatsuse has black hair and eyes (in the anime, her eyes are red, and her hair is blue-purple), along with long, large beast-like ears and a tail reminiscent of a fox. She often wears a kimono with a large sash tied around the waist.
6.Tidulit (Record of Lodoss War)
The elf Tidulit is a fairy envoy and warrior of the high fairy tribe, with long golden hair and pointed ears. At the age of one hundred and sixty, she is the youngest in the tribe. Feeling despair over her tribe’s slow march towards destruction without change, she leaves the ancestral forest to begin her journey. During her interactions with the male protagonist, Pan, she develops a fondness for the somewhat silly protagonist and often deliberately makes gestures to attract his attention.
5.Holo (Merchants Meets The Wise Wolf)
Her true form is that of a colossal wolf deity, possessing intelligence beyond that of humans.To return to her homeland, she travels alongside the male protagonist, Lawrence, a merchant. Throughout their journey, many interesting stories unfold.
Tomoe is skilled in combat, possesses magical abilities, and is highly devoted to his duties.He initially serves as the familiar of the land god Mikage, the mysterious man who transfers his position to Nanami Momozono.Due to the transfer of the land god’s role, Tomoe becomes Nanami’s familiar and is bound to serve and protect her.Consequently, Nanami embarks on the path of becoming a land god. She forms a contract with the fox yokai, Tomoe, who becomes her familiar. Over time, Nanami develops feelings for Tomoe.
3.Tsugumi (Guility Crown)
Tsugumi is a member of the Funeral Parlor, possessing highly advanced hacking skills despite being only 14 years old. She is always seen with an electronic headband that resembles “neko” ears. As the head of intelligence warfare in the Funeral Parlor, she is an exceptionally skilled manipulator. Her specialized outfit has control points throughout, allowing her to provide flawless support to frontline combatants with dance-like movements. During battles, she frequently serves a crucial role by infiltrating other systems as a hacker, playing a vital part in the operations.
2.Jibril (No Game no life)
Jibril is a virtual character from the light novel ‘No Game No Life’ and its derivative works. She has long hair with a rainbow-like color, and a geometric pattern halo rotating above her head. Jibril is a Sky Wing, ranking sixth in the hierarchy of Flügels—a race of beings. Created as a weapon to slay gods during the Great War, she takes immense pride in her formidable combat abilities. Despite her upper-class status, she refuses to submit to anyone who hasn’t earned her recognition, displaying a strong and unyielding character.
InuYasha is the son of the Western dog-demon warrior, Toga, and the human princess, Izayoi. As a half-demon born of the union between a human and a demon, he faced discrimination from a young age. Due to his half-demon nature, he sought the power of the Shikon Jewel to become a complete demon.
However, he unexpectedly falls in love with his enemy, the priestess Kikyo. In the end, Kikyo seals InuYasha for 500 years. When Kagome Higurashi, Kikyo’s reincarnation, time-travels back to the Sengoku period, she meets InuYasha once again.
InuYasha’s sometimes straightforward personality is highly endearing. He places great value on relationships, and after facing numerous challenges in both worlds for a century, he continues to carry the sincerity of a child within his heart. This character has attracted countless fans.
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