List of animated series with LGBT characters: 2005-2009

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The depiction of LGBT characters in animated series 2005-2009 changed significantly from those aired from 2000 to 2004. In 2005, American Dad introduced a LGBTQ character as a protagonist: a space alien with an ambiguous sexuality named Roger.[1][2] The following year, an animated stand-up comedy web series, Lizzy the Lezzy, about a woman called Lizzy who talks mostly about lesbian interests, premiered.[3] The next year, Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World began airing on Logo TV and Teletoon, which featured many gay and lesbian characters. During this time period, LGBTQ characters also appeared in prominent shows like Family Guy, The Venture Bros., The Goode Family, The Cleveland Show, and South Park, along with in anime such as Paradise Kiss, Sweet Blue Flowers, Whispered Words, and Macross Frontier.

Lesbian characters[edit]

Character debut date Title Character(s) Notes Country
January 5, 2005 Magical Teacher Negima! Konoka Konoe, Setsuna Sakurazaki Konoka is very close to Setsuna, who is her protector and childhood friend, although Setsuna herself, becomes flustered when Konoe tries to do anything with her.[4] Later on, Konoka's relationship with Setsuna appears to grow closer to romantic rather than that of just friends; as Konoka frequently flirts with Setsuna and holds a long, passionate Pactio kiss with her. Japan
January 10, 2005 Ultimate Girls Vivenne Ōtori One of Silk's best friends. Vivienne is the first to learn how their powers are supposed to work, by being embarrassed, they generate an energy which can be projected as a weapon against the giant monsters. She has a secret crush on Silk, who cares for, even distracting the monster so Silk can have a date with Makoto, the school photographer at an amusement park.[5][6] Japan
March 31, 2005 Girls Bravo Hijiri Kanata She serves as a subordinate for Yukina, whose mission is to observe and eventually kidnap Miharu.[7] Hijiri had been obsessed with Miharu since they were both children, and Yukina promises to give Miharu to her in exchange for helping her achieve her goals. However, Hijiri is eventually defeated by Kirie, and forgets about Miharu and begins to obsess over Kirie instead. Japan
April 20, 2005 Best Student Council Kaori Izumi In Episode 3, she admits she has a secret crush on Kanade Jinguuji and is jealous of Rino.[8] Japan
May 25, 2005 Loveless Kouya Sakagami, Yamato Nakano The two are in a relationship and lost their virginity to each other.[9] Japan
October 6, 2005 My-Otome Erstin Ho She is in love with Nina.[10] Japan
Tomoe Marguerite She harbors romantic feelings for Shizuru.[11]
2006 Lizzy the Lezzy Lizzy The titular character of the web-television series. The series follows the life of this woman who talks mostly about her lesbian interests.[12] Lizzy is sometimes joined by her best friend, Gary and they often talk about the problems they have with being homosexuals. United States, Israel
January 3, 2006 Kagihime Kisa Misaki After battling Arisu (despite not seeming to care about the stories before the battle) and being saved by Kiraha, she agrees to help collect the stories to be closer to Kiraha.[13] Kisa has stockpiled items that have been owned or touched by Kiraha in a cupboard at her house that she collects whenever possible. She also tries to get Kiraha to eat her food; she is seen kissing the food beforehand and/or eating the food after Kiraha has taken a bite as to receive an 'indirect kiss' from her. Kiraha is not aware of Kisa's stronger feelings towards her. Japan
January 6, 2006 Family Guy Sarah In one episode, Sarah invites her classmate Meg Griffin to join her afterschool club.[14] Only after accepting, Meg discovers that it is called Lesbian Alliance Club. Meg pretends to be lesbian for a while to make friends. It is shown that Sarah is attracted to Meg: when Meg visits her to confess that she is actually straight, Sarah mistakes Meg's sentences "I got to get something off my chest" and "I need to open up" as invitations to have sex. United States
January 25, 2006 Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl Yasuna Kamiizumi A student at Kashima high school and has been Hazumu's classmate since their first year of high school. Yasuna gradually fell in love with Hazumu, but she rejected him since he was still a boy, and she later tries to rectify her mistake, confesses her love to Hazumu finally.[15] Yasuna has shown herself to be very devoted to Hazumu, and in a conversation to Tomari, Yasuna tells her that she wants Hazumu all to herself. In the eleventh anime episode, Yasuna becomes unable to see females as well, though this is later rectified in episode twelve when Yasuna is completely healed and is able to see both males and females. Japan
February 20, 2006 Moral Orel Stephanie Putty Stephanie is a lesbian character who's revealed to have fallen in unrequited love with her old high school best friend, Kim Latchkey. Kim used Stephanie in high school to get Kim's future husband jealous by pretending that she and Stephanie were dating (though Stephanie believed at the time that it was real). Stephanie's father, Reverend Putty, points out that Kim never cared about her and helps his daughter move on from her.[16] United States
April 4, 2006 Simoun Aer
Aer immediately takes a liking to Neviril, and pushes to become Neviril's new pair after Amuria is lost. She loves Neviril a lot, but she is frustrated when Neviril is thinking of Amuria. In the end of the series, she and Neviril are in the new world, happily dancing. She and Neviril piloted the Ventus Simoun. Neviril and Amuria were very close, and she is devastated by the loss of her beloved partner. Despite the fact she keeps being reminded of Amuria, she falls in love with Aer and march to the new world together. With this anime, gender and sexuality don't work the same as in our existing world, with strong yuri themes.[17] Japan
Amuria She and Neviril had been a pair, and romantically partnered, ever since Neviril first joined Chor Tempest.[18] Amuria was lost when she and Neviril attempted the Emerald Ri Mājon (an extremely difficult and powerful Ri Mājon maneuver, which was Amuria's idea to try) in the first combat action against Argentum.
Paraietta She is a second-in-command of Chor Tempest, with a stern and masculine manner. She has a huge, but unrequited, crush on Neviril, and is very loyal to her.[19]
Kaimu Kaimu is a diffident sibylla with large round glasses, who flies sagitta aboard Paraietta's Simoun. She is Alty's older sister, though she harbors a great hostility towards Alty as a result of their having had sexual relations in the past; but in the end, she reconciles with her sister.[20] Although she can be very nice, she is also alert and easily roused. She harbors an unrequited love for Paraietta.
Alty She harbors an incestuous crush toward her older sister, Kaim, which causes her sister's hostility to her.[20]
Dominüra eventually forms a deep bond of affection with Rimone. Near the end she discovers than she is, unwittingly, the reason of the war for telling the secret of the Emerald Ri Maajon. In the final episode, she offers Rimone to fly on another sky.[21]
Mamina Very slowly, she befriended Roatreamon and even loves her. In episode 19, she is killed to protecting Neviril for the Argentum.[22]
April 3, 2006 Strawberry Panic! Various girls Strawberry Panic! is a series of Japanese illustrated short stories (later adapted into an anime) written by Sakurako Kimino, which focus on a group of teenage girls attending three affiliated all-girl schools on Astraea Hill.[23] A common theme throughout the stories is the intimate lesbian relationships between the characters. Japan
April 13, 2006 Sasami: Magical Girls Club Anri Misugi Anri often dresses in black, doing drawings and writing words, while having the ability to make each of those words into tangible symbols.[24] She has a strong infatuation with Tsukasa and lavishes words of love and flattery on her constantly. Japan
May 3, 2006 Witchblade Shiori Tsuzuki She is a lesbian and is sexually infatuated with her employer, whom she affectionately addresses as "Sensei," and is a Cloneblade.[25] During her fight with Masane her Cloneblade is critically damaged, meaning that her impulses and emotion become enslaved by the carnal drive of her cloneblade. She quickly becomes a psychotic maniac, slaughtering, seeking fight and even raping for pure pleasure, succeeding, in the end, by unlocking the full powers of the Cloneblade albeit for a short moment, although this is not, ultimately, successful.[26] Japan
June 29, 2006 The Third Paifu Paifu shows sexual interest towards the main heroine Honoka and shows hatred for men.[27] Japan
October 6, 2006 Code Geass Nina Einstein She develops a lesbian obsession with Third Princess of Britannia Euphemia after she helps her through a traumatizing hostage incident at Lake Kawaguchi Convention and even masturbates to her picture.[28] Japan
November 1, 2006 Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry Jessie Ijesse She responded quite positively when Lavinia, believing her to be Sara, kissed her in the showers. She is also labelled as one of the "lesbians" on the team.[29] Japan
Lavinia Reberth Lavinia is instantly infatuated with Sara "Cruz" and tries many ways to get close to her and attract her, although in a running gag, somebody will always get in her way and spoil her plans.[30] Lavinia also has a tendency to get carried away. This is at first comedic, but becomes tragic as it leads to the death of one of her comrades—and the exposure of Sara's identity.
Martha Shobbeypower
Ermengarde Johannitz
Ermengarde and Martha are always seen together. They may be a play on the old butch and femme stereotype, especially as the two lesbians on the team are actually Jessie and Lavinia.[31]
January 5, 2007 Shattered Angels Mika Ayanokōji Mika is the head of the Higashigetsu Fūma Witch Academy, dominating the female students with her aide Kaon.[32] She is jealous and possessive when she sees Himiko providing Kaon with energy, and punishes subordinates who fail her. She wants Murakamo to love no one but herself and is jealously contemptuous of Himiko, who is much higher in Kaon's affections than she is. Mika's flashbacks to her hospitalization indicate that Kaon reminds her of a nurse who had cared for her, and entrusted Himiko, despite her hostility towards her, to rescue Kaon from Kazuya, before her death. Japan
Kaon and Himiko Kaon is reminiscent of Chikane Himemiya, her alter ego in Kannazuki no Miko, and she wants to protect Himiko (even at a cost to herself), as Chikane did for Himeko.[33] Kaon has her Absolute Angel mark on her left arm; at one point, Mika replaces Kaon's mark with her own so Kaon can only draw energy from Mika. Kaon's emotional bond with Himiko is interrupted, but her true nature resurfaces and her mark is restored when Himiko kisses her.
January 16, 2007 Red Garden Paula Sinclair She appears to be close to Kate, and cares for Kate deeply, and constantly excuses her from Grace work and responsibilities.[34] It is revealed that she does in fact love Kate, and her family are members of Animus, although Paula herself is not. Her grandmother, the headmistress of the school, is one of the leaders of Animus, meaning that Paula knew everything that Kate was put through, which is why she stood up for Kate and excused her. Paula is potentially Kate's most treasured friend, as before the show's final battle, she spent the day and night with Paula. Japan
April 2, 2007 Idolmaster Xenoglossia Yukiho Hagiwara Yukiho was manipulated into betraying her friends by Chihaya, who seduced Yukiho into a sexual relationship.[35] Japan
April 3, 2007 Tōka Gettan Shōko Rokujō She has an obsessive attraction to Makoto, as she often fantasizes about her and the latter in romantic and even perverted scenarios.[36] Japan
Makoto Inukai She seems to have an attraction to Momoka, similar to Shoko's.[37]
May 27, 2007 Ice Julia Under her direct command she has a large group of girls who are used to test the ICE project as well as serve her needs, be it of a sexual nature or just common chores.[38][39][40] Japan
Yuki Ice-T/Hitomi Landsknecht Yuki, after meeting the series protagonist, Hitomi Landsknecht, the captain of the Guardswomen, tries to get them to kiss.[38] While this is denied, they grow closer by the end of the episode. In later episodes, they show their fondness for each other, especially Yuki for Hitomi, but is also reciprocated with both hugging each other in the last episode.[39][40] The final episode culminates in Hitomi's death, trying to defeat the monstrosity and save Yuki.
July 10, 2007 Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World Dana Bernstein
Kirsten Kellogg
During the series, Dana and Kristen have a baby with the gay couple, Rick and Steve.[41] United States, Canada
September 12, 2007 Kodomo no Jikan Kuro Kagami Kuro is a dedicated friend of Rin and Mimi, helping them out when needed. She admires Shirai because she feels they have something in common.[42] Japan
October 2, 2007 Blue Drop Mari Wakatake
Hagino Senkōji
The anime revolves around an alien species consisting solely of females. The main characters of the anime, Mari Wakatake and Hagino Senkōji, fall in love with each other.[43] Japan
October 10, 2007 Myself ; Yourself Asami Hoshino In the anime, she has a crush on Shuri, with Shuri saying that they should remain friends. Angered, Asami wrote a letter to the school accusing Shuri and her twin of being lovers.[44] She later invites Shuri and Sana to the hospital to visit a sick woman from the retirement home in an attempt to hurt Shuri mentally, but Shuri seems unfazed. The old woman obtains a knife and tries to kill Shuri in a fit of madness (brought on by the death of her granddaughter) but Asami knocks Shuri out of harm's way and is stabbed in her stead, realizing that her hatred of Shuri is unfounded, working to make amends. Japan
March 2, 2008 Mnemosyne Informants They are a group or organization of women who provide Rin and Mimi with crucial information in regards to their investigations throughout the series and whose names have never been revealed. In return for their services, they demand sex with either Rin or Mimi.[45] Mimi is extremely uncomfortable and unnerved by this at first, with Koki Maeno was forced to watch the informants have sex with Mimi or else no information would be given.[46] However, she later seems to have entered into some sort of relationship with the second informant. In another episode, the second informant is apparently dead, replaced by a third one, with whom Mimi keeps a strictly professional relationship.[47] Japan
April 5, 2008 Kamen no Maid Guy Saki Tabaruzaka Saki is in love with Naeka.[48] She is so obsessed, she jealously attacks anyone else who attempts peek at Naeka before she does. Saki's efforts are sometimes thwarted by Kogarashi, though he refuses to harm her directly. Japan
April 19, 2008 Penguin Musume Sakura Nankyoku She is the main character of the series and is often referred to as "Penguin". Growing up with anime and manga has led her to have an erratic and slightly perverted personality, and she often flirts with her female friends.[49] Japan
May 8, 2008 Candy Boy Kanade Sakurai
Yukino Sakurai
Although sisters, their relationship is classified as "romantic" and in most episodes, the affection between the two is displayed as though they were dating.[50][51] During the 2007 prologue, Kanade assumes Yukino is going out with Sakuya and hence, starts to distance herself from their usual closeness. However, Yukino gets upset and begs Kanade not to leave her. In the last episode, Kanade lays a peck on Yukino's face, surprising her, both again admitting their love for each other.[52] Japan
Sakuya Kamiyama Sakuya seeks out and stalks Kanade, saying that she's in love with her and will do anything to be with her.[51] She pays Yukino with candies in exchange for photos and personal stuff of her sister.
July 6, 2008 The Venture Bros. Virginia "Ginnie" Dunne Dr. Quymn's bodyguard and is very masculine. She is shown to be a lesbian who is trying to convert Dr. Quymn, although she may have bisexual tendencies.[53] United States
July 22, 2008 Koihime Musō Sōsō Mōtoku Sōsō likes beautiful women and likes to tease her subordinates, especially her strategist Jun'iku, but is also attracted to Kan'u. In fact, in the first season's closing credits she "kidnaps" a dining Kan'u and kisses her while inside a private bedchamber.[54] Kan'u was later returned to the dining table with the rest of her friends, albeit covered in kiss marks and quite shaken. Sōsō also doesn't like being denied what she wants, and vows to get Kan'u in her bedchamber. Japan
July 29, 2008 Jun'iku Bunjaku She has a huge crush on Sōsō and does not mind being teased by her.[55] She has a rivalry with the Kakō sisters due to the fact they are Sōsō's cousins and are closer to her.
September 9, 2008 Sonsaku Hakufu
Shūyu Kōkin
Sonsaku and Shuyu are lovers.[56] Sonsaku is the queen of the Kingdom of Wu while Shuyu is a strategist.
Shōkyō Shōkyō, along with her sister, Daikyo, is one of Shūyu's personal "pets" who have the sole purpose of entertaining her.[57]
September 20, 2008 Penguin Musume Saki Hojiro Maguro's little sister. She immediately becomes the victim of Penguin's affections, but luckily seems to rather enjoy and reciprocate them.[58] Japan
January 4, 2009 Akikan! Yurika Kochikaze Kakeru and Najimi's classmate who claims to be Najimi's lover. She's always having fights with Kakeru and Yell as her rival for Najimi.[59] Japan
April 2, 2009 Queen's Blade Elina Vance Third daughter of Count Vance and is his most loyal subject, while also being prominent Queen's Blade competitor who entered the tournament in hopes of finding (and bringing back) her older sister Leina. She also has naughty, lesbian thoughts about her sister Leina to which Leina wants no part in.[60] Japan
June 3, 2009[61] The Goode Family Mo
Mo and Trish are a lesbian couple.[62] United States
June 19, 2009 Souki
Souki (also spelled as Suki) and Jenn are a lesbian couple.[62]
June 25, 2009 Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!! Sweety Milly
Bloody Selica
Sweet Milly and Bloody Selicia are both characters from Plug Cryostat's favourite "perverted" show, Miracle Witch Milly. They are initially rivals but in the end, they fall in love and become lovers instead.


July 2, 2009 Sweet Blue Flowers Fumi Manjōme
Akira Okudaira
Sweet Blue Flowers is a yuri anime.[64] The main character, Fumi, comes out as a lesbian in episode 4.[65] Akira later has a relationship with Fumi. Japan
Kyōko Ikumi Kyoko confesses her feelings to her female crush, Yasuko.[66]
Shinako Sugimoto Yasuko's eldest sister, Shinako was quite popular in school and often had younger students admiring her and wanting to date her.[67] She dated a female student named Kaoruko, who broke up with her, but it seems they got back together several times. Shinako regularly had many girlfriends and says she loved all of them.
July 2, 2009 Taishō Baseball Girls Tomoe Tsukubae She has a huge crush on Koume and joined the team to be closer to her.[68] Japan
Kyouko Sakurami She has a large crush on Tomoe, and when Tomoe asked her to join, she agreed without thinking.[69]
July 12, 2009 Kanamemo Yuuki Minami
Yume Kitaoka
Yuuki and Yume are a lesbian couple.[70] They share an expressive yuri love, even kissing in public occasionally. Japan
Haruka Nishida Haruka is attracted to girls, most notably ones under the age of 15, often making various advances on Kana, who fears her greatly in this regard.[70] In one of the episodes, Haruka has a dream involving her sharing a kiss with Kana.
July 19, 2009 Mika Kujiin Mika seems to have a crush on Kana, and gets riled up at the thought of Kana ever having a boyfriend.[71] These feelings are however portrayed much further in the manga than the anime.
October 2, 2009 Kämpfer Kaede Sakura Kaede's infatuation with Kämpfer Natsuru quickly grows into an obsession as she begins to make romantic and later erotic advances to Natsuru's female form, to the point of repeatedly barging in on her taking a shower and sneaking into her futon at night.[72] Later, it is also implied that she knew from the very beginning that there were not two Natsurus, but just one who switches gender (she personally reveals it in the anime whereas in the novel it is her White Kämpfer who would do so) and that she was merely feigning ignorance at the start, although her obsession with his female form turned out to be real, even while knowing his true nature. Kaede is shown to be strongly into female-female romance, where she is implied to be having erotic relationships with her White Kämpfer, and she even stated that she hates men and thinks they are useless.[73] Japan
October 7, 2009 Whispered Words Sumika Murasame
Ushio Kazama
Sumika is intelligent, tall with long black hair and athletically gifted. However, after realizing she was in love with Ushio she decided to quit karate in order to try to become "cuter".[74] She secretly loves Ushio, but the fact that Ushio doesn't return her feelings at all makes her suffer.[75] Often she tries acting cuter, but the results aren't great and Ushio remains oblivious to Sumika's feelings. Ushio is a naive girl madly in love with cute girls and gets one-sided crushes. She considers Sumika to be a very precious friend and often says that she is "cool", "not cute" and "not her type". She is completely unaware of Sumika's feelings and her inner reaction to these words, but she develops feelings for Sumika, but is afraid to act on them. Japan
October 8, 2009 Darker than Black Mina Hazuki A contractor and member of the Japanese Government's Section 3. Mina is a lesbian but her powers, which include energy weaponizing, involve her kissing men which goes against her preference.[76] Japan
October 15, 2009 Kiddy Girl-and Ascoeur When powered-up by Di-air's kiss she is able to teleport further, faster and while carrying multiple bodies, however later on has shown she has gotten stronger with her ability to where she doesn't need to kiss Di-air to teleport other people. In Episode 21, she freed Q-feuille from her brainwashed state through resonance amidst a kiss.[77] (The resonance was strong enough to overpower "Geact'er's" ability.) Japan
Q-feuille With Di-air's kiss she is able to predict actions with precision.[78] In a later episode, she gets kissed by Ascoeur in order to free her from her brainwashed state.[79]
October 16, 2009 Kämpfer Vice-Chairman Unlike the others, she is attracted to the Female Natsuru and will not hesitate to be close to her when given the chance.[73] She has short blond hair that covers part of her face. Japan
October 28, 2009 Whispered Words Tomoe Hachisuka
Miyako Taema
Tomoe is one of the classmates of Sumika and Ushio who is also a lesbian. She is in a relationship with another classmate, Miyako Taema.[80] Tomoe is the only one able to 'control' her; they are always together, and for this reason they had no friends before befriending Sumika and the others. Japan
November 2, 2009 Koihime Musō Kakuka Hōkō A woman seeking to become a strategist of Sōsō's forces, and is also romantically attracted to the warlord. She ends up becoming Sōsō's bodyguard instead, much to her chagrin.[81] Japan
November 5, 2009 Kiddy Girl-and Di-air Her special ability allows her to increase the magnitude of other people's abilities, through a lips-to-lips kiss.[82] Japan

Gay characters[edit]

Character debut date Title Character(s) Notes Country
March 31, 2005 Embracing Love Kyousuke Iwaki, Youji Katou Iwaki comes from a conservative, traditionalist family while Katou comes from an open and accepting family. Despite this, Katou ultimately wins Iwaki's love.[83] Japan
April 6, 2005 Loveless Ritsuka Aoyagi, Soubi Agatsuma Soubi, who has an attraction to young boys, often flirts with Ritsuka, much to his discomfort.[84] The two slowly grow feelings for each other. Japan
April 21, 2005 Legend of DUO Duo and Zeig Vampire Duo discloses the secret of purana, an essence of living force, to humans so they may be able to survive past extinction.[85][86] Duo is punished and his friend Zeig is sent to punish him, as they have an ongoing conversation about the importance of human existence throughout the series.[87][88] Their relationship is not just platonic friendship and the two show a continuing attraction to each other, with Zeig carrying Duo to a future life in the final episode.[89][90] Afterwards, the narrator describes Duo and Zeig as vampires "in love." Japan
May 1, 2005 American Dad! Greg Corbin
Terry Bates
Greg and Terry have a penchant for minor bickering, flirting, and working on stereotypical "couples' issues" on the set or in other scenes of the show. Greg is a member of the Log Cabin Republicans.[91][92] He is presented as being very culturally sophisticated, at one point causing Stan to choose him over Francine as his guest to get into Avery Bullock's high-end party. Greg and Terry have a surrogate baby daughter, Liberty Belle. United States
December 11, 2005 The Boondocks Gangstalicious He is a closet homosexual and goes to great lengths to keep this secret from the public. He was formerly involved in a secret homosexual affair with a gangster named Lincoln who attempts to kill Gangstalicious for betraying their love while on tour, and at some point assaulted a record label executive and rapped about it on TRL only to be arrested later. He was also involved in a relationship with a hip-hop video vixen named Jessica Ethelberg, who later wrote a book revealing he was gay (despite the fact that there were already countless obvious clues to the fact beforehand).[93] United States
2006 Lizzy the Lezzy Gary Gary the Gay is Lizzy's best friend who is openly gay. He and Lizzy confide in each other and often discuss the problems they face being homosexuals.[12] United States, Israel
April 1, 2006 Gakuen Heaven Keita Itō and Endō Kazuki Keita gets enrolled into Bell Liberty Academy despite the school being for the best of the best and Keita himself being average. His first friend is Endo who cares for him and Keita realizes Endo is a childhood friend of his and is the reason why Keita was admitted to Bell Liberty Academy. By the end of the anime, the two realize and confess their feelings for each other, becoming a couple as a result.[94] Japan
Jin Matsuoka and Yoshizumi Hiroya Jin is a doctor working to find a cure for a dangerous virus that the Suzubishi Group had been researching which Keita himself was infected and recovered from after receiving an experimental vaccine.[95] Unfortunately, Yoshizumi Hiroya, one of the researchers, is still infected and in a coma with Jin desperately trying to care for him. By the end of the anime, with help from Keita, Jin and Yoshizumi are reunited and become a couple.
July 25, 2006 Air Gear Yasuyoshi Sano Known as the "Aeon Clock", he is tough enough to fight against the Storm Riders despite not having a Regalia. He is loyal to the main character Ikki and declares his love for him at the end of the series.[96] Japan
September 3, 2006[97] The Venture Bros. The Alchemist
Shore Leave
The Alchemist and Shore Leave are in an on-again, off-again relationship.[98] According to the show creators, The Alchemist is gay in a way that is "just incidental" while Shore Leave is a very "openly swishy queer proud guy."[99] United States
January 25, 2007 Nodame Cantabile Masumi Okuyama Masumi, timpanist, is homosexual, and an okama. He loves Shinichi Chiaki.[100] Japan
February 19, 2007 SpongeBob SquarePants Prince Callous
Prince Dingus
In the episode "Rule of Dumb", Patrick's family tree shows that he has a few inbred generations.[101] This involved his two great-grand uncles named Prince Callous and Prince Dingus who were homosexual and adopted a son named Carl. United States
March 20, 2007 South Park Bradley In one episode, Bradley becomes Butters' "accountabili-buddy" at the gay conversion camp.[102] When camp authorities find Bradley's 1979 male underwear catalog they are both punished. After Bradley realizes that he has a crush on Butters, he comes to the conclusion that he is beyond hope and decides to end his life, ultimately convinced to come back down to safety by Butters. United States
April 8, 2007 Gurren Lagann Leeron Littner Leeron is a flamboyant homosexual and flirts with Kamina, Simon, Gimmy and Viral.[103] Japan
April 20, 2007 Saint Beast Pandora Pandora is one of the main enemies of the Saint Beasts as Pandora is loyal to Zeus and Zeus views the Saint Beasts as traitors for going against his will. Pandora is in love with Judas.[104] Japan
July 10, 2007 Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World Rick Brocka
Steve Ball
During the series, the gay couple Rick and Steve have a baby with the lesbian couple Dana and Kirsten.[41] United States, Canada
Chuck Masters
Evan Martinez
Chuck Masters and Evan Martinez are a male gay couple.[105]
October 14, 2007 Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture Kei Yūki He is Tadayasu Souemon Sawaki's childhood friend whom he reunited with during the show.[106] Kei loves to cross dress and admits to having romantic feelings towards Sawaki. Japan
December 19, 2007 Fudêncio e Seus Amigos Jacques Janine Costeaul In "Gay!!", Jacques is a gay teacher hired to give a lecture about respecting the sexual orientation of other people.[107] This causes all the students, except Conrado, to switch their orientations and become gay. Brazil
February 10, 2008 6Teen Kevin A one-time character, Kevin revealed to be gay.[108] When Kevin leaves his bag in her workplace by mistake a main character, Caitlin, starts to get a crush on him and leaves him a note. It turns out that he's been leaving secret notes for her for a while. Near the end of the episode, they meet and Kevin is disappointed to learn that Caitlin is a girl. Caitlin is confused by his reaction until another character explains that "Kevin plays for the other team", meaning he is gay. Canada
April 3, 2008 Macross Frontier Bobby Margot He is the flamboyant helmsman of the Macross Quarter and close friends with Ozma Lee, whom he has unrequited feelings for.[109][110] Japan
April 7, 2008 Monochrome Factor Akira Nikaido and Shirogane While in the manga neither Akira Nikaido nor Shirogane have romantic interest in each other, in the anime Shirogane often flirts with Akira.[111] While Akira is initially disturbed by this, he does become jealous when he sees Shirogane on what appears to be a date with Lulu. In the manga, Akira has no romantic feelings for Shirogane while Shirogane is in love with King Ryuko. Japan
April 10, 2008 Junjou Romantica Misaki Takahashi and Akihiko Usami Akihiko had been in an unrequited love with Takahiro for years and even entered a temporary sexual relationship with Hiroki Kamijou to forget him, but failed. He later falls for Misaki Takahashi, Takahiro's younger brother. Misaki loves Akihiko but is embarrassed to admit so.[112] Japan
Hiroki Kamijou and Nowaki Kusama Hiroki used to be in love with Akihiko Usami[113] but later falls in love with and enters a relationship with Nowaki Kusama.
Keiichi Sumi He becomes friends with Misaki Takahashi because he is in love with Akihiko Usami and wanted to get close to him, but realizes his feelings are not reciprocated and becomes friends with Misaki for real.[114]
Ryuuichiro Isaka and Kaoru Asahina Both have been in love with each other for years since childhood. At first Ryuuichiro thought Kaoru loved Ryuuichiro's father until they clear up the misunderstanding. They have been dating for ten years and happily celebrate their ten-year anniversary in one episode.[115]
June 25, 2008 The Venture Bros. Sky Pilot A recurring character in the series, Shore Leave was his former partner, living with him under the cover of being a gay Christian couple,[116] until he joined S.P.H.I.N.X. United States
June 26, 2008 Junjou Romantica Kyo Ijuuin He falls in love with Misaki Takahashi.[117] Japan
September 28, 2008 Superjail! Jean Baptiste Le Ghei
Paul Guaye
The inmates Jean Baptiste Le Ghei and Paul Guaye are a recurring couple.[118] United States
April 7, 2009 The Nutshack Rainbow Scout Rainbow Scout is a gay male character developed around common gay stereotypes.[119] United States
July 12, 2009 Fullmetal Alchemist Garfiel A skilled automail engineer and the proprietor of Atelier Garfiel in the town of Rush Valley. He is rather effeminate and appears to prefer the company of men, which results in his acting largely as a source of comic relief in scenes that involve him.[120] Japan
September 17, 2009 Archer Woodhouse Woodhouse, Archer's personal valet, is of ambiguous sexuality; he had a romantic and sexual attraction to another man, Reggie, during the First World War, but it has not been specified whether he has ever had any sexual feelings for anyone since Reggie's death.[121] United States
October 18, 2009 The Cleveland Show Lloyd Waterman Lloyd Waterman, Cleveland's boss of Waterman Cables, is shown to be gay, despite been married to his wife, who is aware of his homosexuality. He is attracted to his employee, Terry, and has a gay lover.[122][123] United States
November 7, 2009 Fairy Tail Bob Bob is the founder and Guild master of the Blue Pegasus Guild.[124][125] He tends to wear dresses and makeup and act flirtatious around young male mages but does have a more serious and angry side. Japan

Bisexual characters[edit]

Character debut date Title Character(s) Notes Country
April 21, 2005 He Is My Master Anna Kurauchi She's bisexual and constantly tries to do perverted acts with Izumi, who is mostly disgusted by her lesbianism.[126] She was originally attracted to Yoshitaka, but because of Izumi's relentless effort convincing her to stay away from Yoshitaka, she mistook it as sign of interest, thus she fell in love with Izumi and became Yoshitaka's maid in order to follow Izumi.[127][128] She even dreams of traveling to the Netherlands to arrange a same-sex marriage, going far as to study the language. She is discouraged later in the episode, finding out that being under 16, they cannot be married (yet). Japan
June 12, 2005 American Dad! Linda Memari Linda is one of the neighbors of the Smith family. Linda saved Francine from the Lady Bugs, a social group for women who cheat on their husbands, by kissing her.[129] It has been suggested that Linda may not be attracted to her husband and is, in reality, a closeted lesbian. In an attempt to hit on Francine, she rearranged her clothes to make her bust more prominent and knocked on the Smiths' door (prompting a drunk Stan to comment "When did you get those?").[130] After thinking that Stan was beating Francine, she makes an awkward excuse to leave. Francine then says, "She's a weird chick." Linda's husband is apparently resigned to her preferences, and asks, in a defeated tone, if he can "at least watch this time" when he sees Linda eying Francine. United States
October 3, 2005 Paradise Kiss Jōji "George" Koizumi George is a designer at Parakiss. He is bisexual and sees himself as an "equal opportunity lover", including with the protagonist, Yukari "Caroline" Hayasaka .[131][132] Japan
2006 Lizzy the Lezzy Nic Nic the Bi-Chick is one of Lizzy's friends. According to her identity and nickname, she is bisexual.[12] United States, Israel
January 7, 2006 Tactical Roar Mitori Shimabara She is the ship's physician and is very kind and friendly to everyone and is a constant flirt.[133][134] Especially to Hyosuke, the captain's friend, even though she is married. Japan
Clio Aquanaut She is the player of the crew and is a bisexual with many girls after her. She likes to tease and flirt with Hyosuke as well as anyone else and is the Weapons Chief.[133]
January 18, 2006 Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl Tomari Kurusu Tomari is Hazumu's childhood friend, so the two know a lot about each other and have many memories from the past. After Hazumu's initial transformation, Tomari does not know what to do. Ayuki observes that Tomari liked Hazumu more as a boy, due to the fact that she has had affections for Hazumu for some time. At first, she is very annoyed that everyone around Hazumu is trying to make her more feminine, but ultimately realizes that while Hazumu has changed physically, her personality is still the same, and therefore still the same person inside.[135] Japan
January 30, 2006 Moral Orel Coach Daniel Stopframe Orel's bisexual coach as well as Shapey's biological father, Daniel lusts after their father, Clay, and at one point has sex with three women and a dog.[136] United States
April 5, 2006 Princess Princess The students The students at the all-boy school are routinely shown to admire beautiful boys, including the princesses even when they are dressed as regular male students, as opposed to cross-dressing as girls.[137][138] For example, when Toru Kouno arrives at the school (dressed as a regular male student), all the students look at him with a reddish face and smile in admiration, and he is chosen to become a princess because of his appearance and popularity.[137] Additionally, members of the student council often compliment council president Shuya Arisada on his looks.[138] Japan
July 1, 2006 Tsuyokiss Erika Kiriya She is the student council president who is nicknamed Hime (姫), meaning Princess, by her peers.[139] As the president, she has a lot of power within the school and is often seen as an intimidating figure to overcome.[140] While in any adaptations of the work she is inclined to flirt with other girls and even try to seduce Yoshimi, like in the anime's first episode, only accidentally interrupted by Sunao, Erika is one of the canonical love interests of the protagonist in the original visual novel.[139] Japan
February 26, 2007 Ikki Tousen Chouhi Ekitoku Like Kanu, Chouhi is also in love with Ryuubi and is always protecting her.[141] Japan
May 4, 2007 Kirarin Revolution Izumi Amakawa Izumi is Kazama Hiroto's childhood friend, who she kisses in one episode, and crossdresses.[142] In later episodes, she gains a mutual relationship with Tsukishima Kirari.[143] Japan
January 17, 2008 Rosario + Vampire Yukari Sendou Yukari (a witchling) has a crush on both Moka (a female vampire) and Tsukune (a male human). Yukari openly wants to have a three-way relationship with them, but Moka and Tsukune don't return her feelings. When Yukari is introduced in both the manga and the anime, she only likes Moka, not Tsukune. Once Moka saves Yukari from being bullied by their monster schoolmates, Yukari confesses her love to her.[144] At this point, Yukari tries to drive Moka and Tsukune apart, out of jealousy. Only after Tsukune puts himself in harm's way to save Yukari from monsters too, Yukari starts to like him as well and confesses her love to him.[145] Japan
July 8, 2008 Koihime Musō Chōryō Bun'en She has an obsession with Kan'u to the point of modeling her own weapon as a black version of the Green Dragon Crescent Blade.[146] Japan
December 6, 2008[147] A Certain Magical Index Kuroko Shirai Kuroko has an obsessive perverted lesbian crush on Mikoto.[148] It is revealed, in a light novel, that she likes men prior to Mikoto. In the A Certain Scientific Railgun spinoff show, Kuroko continues to lust for Mikoto, occasionally leading to punishment.[149] Japan
January 4, 2009 Maria Holic Miki Miyamae In Season 2, we learn about Kanako's little sister, Miki who visits Ame no Kisaki in Episode 11.[150] She met Mariya when she was in elementary school, and has been in love with her since then. She wants to date Mariya when she enters high school, but Kanako tells her she's a boy.[151] Despite this, Miki promises to enter Ame no Kisaki when she's older and to date Mariya. Japan
March 20, 2009 Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar Mexiah Flan (Doll) Doll/Mexiah was eventually unearthed and discovered as an infant with pink hair by Naua Flan, who adopted her with the name Mexiah Flan, and she was raised as Chiaia's older sister. As Mexiah, she is a martial arts instructor at the Holy Land Academy and, unlike her serious sister, is shockingly affectionate toward Kenshi;[152] however, she also has lesbian relationships with some of the female students, all of whom worship her. Japan
April 19, 2009 Sit Down, Shut Up Andrew LeGustambos Andrew is a flamboyant and bisexual drama teacher whose last name in Spanish roughly translates to "he likes both", a reference to his sexual orientation.[153] He is in love with Larry Littlejunk and Miracle Grohe, with whom he hopes to get into a relationship should they become a couple. United States
July 2, 2009 Sweet Blue Flowers Chizu Hanashiro Fumi's cousin. Chizu and Fumi were very close as children and developed a more physically intimate relationship once they were older. Fumi was in love with Chizu, but Chizu chooses to get married instead, breaking Fumi's heart.[154] Chizu's first child looks a lot like Fumi did as a baby. Japan
July 9, 2009 Yasuko Sugimoto After visiting Fujigaya Girls Academy and rejecting Kyōko's confession, Yasuko asks out Fumi, who accepts.[155] Yasuko developed romantic feelings for a teacher, Masanori Kagami, when she was attending Fujigaya. After his rejection, she switched schools and changed focus from drama to basketball.
August 8, 2009 Monogatari Sugaru Kanbaru She identifies as a bisexual multiple times in the series.[156] Japan
September 17, 2009 Archer Pam Poovey Pam is the bisexual director of human resources.[121] United States

Transgender characters[edit]

Character debut date Title Character(s) Notes Country
October 20, 2005 Paradise Kiss Isabella Yamamoto Isabella was assigned male at birth (named Daisuke), but lives as a female.[157] Robin Brenner calls the character "one of the most realistic and accepting portrayals of a transgender character in manga."[158] Japan
April 25, 2007 The Nutshack Cherry Pie Cherry Pie is a friendly and flirtatious Vietnamese trans woman who runs a salon and is a virgin.[159][160] United States
April 28, 2007 Love Com Seiko Kotobuki Seiko was assigned male at birth, but is actually a girl and even develops a crush on Atsushi Ōtani and Kazuki Kohori.[161] With her petite stature and fashionable mind, Seiko is arguably the most feminine character in the series. Japan
June 21, 2008 Penguin Musume Kare Ijuin Kare Ijuin is one of Marie's four knights. Kare is a trans woman.[162] Japan
October 4, 2007 Gin Tama Katsura Kotarou Also named Zura, leader of the moderate Joui faction, and a fugitive wanted by the authorities. At the beginning of the fifth season, they announce a change of their gender from male to female and later competes with Yagyuu Kyuubei.[163][164] Although they change their gender back to male, in a later episode, they end up in the body of Kagura, a female series antagonist.[165] Japan
September 28, 2008 Superjail! Alice A hulking and muscular head prison guard of Superjail. She is a trans woman who regularly engages in sadomasochistic rituals with the prisoners, and rebuffs The Warden's constant advances.[166] She may have dated women before, and has sex with The Mistress, a series antagonist who is proprietor of Ultraprison, an all female prison.[167][168] United States
October 9, 2008 Black Butler Grell Sutcliffe Grell is a Grim Reaper, sometimes known as Grelle, part of the Retrieval Division of the Grim Reaper Dispatch. Grell initially posed as Angelina Dalles's butler and conspired with her as Jack the Ripper. In their confessional[169] describes her as a "self-declared lady," uses she/her pronouns, and she wants gender reassignment surgery, while other manga chapters note her desire to get breasts[170] and show her dedication to a female appearance when she debuts in the manga.[171] In the show, Grell flirts with Sebastian Michaelis,[172] a male demon, even trying to kiss him,[173] and tries to collect the soul of a female killer.[174] Japan
April 6, 2009 Shangri-La Momoko Momoko is a trans woman with a flamboyant personality.[175] Her weapon of choice is a whip that is coiled around her arm until she activates and uses it. She has a liking towards men, and often attacks them by forcing upon them kisses or other uncomfortable encounters. Japan
Miiko Miiko is the younger trans woman who often gets teased by Momoko.[176] Miiko seems to tend to cry a lot and tends to be picked on by other members of the group (Tropical Fish). She sacrifices herself and Hiruko to save Sayoko and Mikuni by shielding them during the bombing of Neo Akihabara presumably using all of Hiruko's power to accomplish this.

Genderqueer characters[edit]

Character debut date Title Character(s) Notes Country
August 19, 2006 Le Chevalier D'Eon D'eon de Beaumont/Lia de Beaumont Lia de Beaumont is killed and her brother D'eon de Beaumont seeks her murderers. Ultimately, her spirit begins to inhabit his body whenever his life is in danger.[177] Japan
November 2, 2007 Chowder Kimchi Kimchi is Chowder's pet stink cloud. In earlier episodes, he had an ambiguous gender and was often referred by other characters with singular pronouns (e.g. 'that thing' and 'it'). However, from the episode, "My Big Fat Stinky Wedding", he is shown to be male.[178] United States
April 19, 2008 Penguin Musume Kujira Etorofu A girl who is skilled in Etorofu martial arts. She was raised as a boy by her father to become a strong fighter, and while she has since realized she is actually a girl, her father hasn't.[179] Japan
May 8, 2008 Fudêncio e Seus Amigos Zezé Maria Zezé Maria is one of the students at the school, with his/her name roughly translated into "Joe-Joe Mary".[180] Zezé has the appearance of a witty little girl with a manly voice, often referred to using pronouns and articles of either gender, regarded by friends as a 'trans girl.' Zezé is shown to be attracted to men in one episode.[181] In another episode, all the students become temporarily gay except Conrado, and Zezé Maria calls herself a lesbian, but Funérea (another girl) rejects her on the grounds that she became a lesbian too and does not think of Zezé as a girl.[182] Brazil
October 2, 2009 Kämpfer Natsuru Senō Natsuru is a second-year student at Seitetsu High School and has a crush on Kaede Sakura, one of the school's beauties. At the start of the story, he discovers that he has transformed into a girl, and learns that he has been chosen to be a Kämpfer with Zauber, or magic, powers such as casting fireballs.[72] As a girl, he has longer hair styled in a ponytail. After a fight with Shizuku causes him to expose his Kämpfer form to other students of the school, Natsuru is enrolled as a girl of the same name at the school, quickly ranking among the school beauties Kaede and Shizuku. Natsuru's female form becomes the subject of intense affection from Kaede Sakura (who has displayed no particular interest in his normal male form), nearly the entire female student body, and the boys, including his male classmates. Japan

Pansexual characters[edit]

Character debut date Title Character(s) Notes Country
2005 Fudêncio e Seus Amigos Conrado Khaki One of the main characters of the series, his head is a persimmon that people often mistakenly believe to be a tomato. Conrado is hopelessly in love with Zezé Maria, who is either a cross-dresser or a transgender girl.[183] Conrado knows about this, but that does not stop him from loving him/her, regardless of whether Zezé Maria is a boy, girl or whatever Zezé identifies as. Brazil
February 6, 2005 American Dad! Roger Roger is the very zany pansexual alien who lives in the Smith family's attic.[184] Roger is shown to assume different aliases[185] and a carousel of seemingly-endless lives, often outrageously deceiving numerous people.[186] This includes a sweatshop owner, a bastard son of a prostitute and whore, wedding planner Jeannie Gold, news anchor Genevieve Vavance, and Meredith Fields (assuming the life of a socialite of the same name), along with hundreds of other personalities he embodies.[187] United States
April 2, 2007 Idolmaster Xenoglossia Chihaya Kisaragi Chihaya is in love with a giant robot, but also has seduced Yukiho into a (girl-on-girl) sexual relationship.[188] Japan
October 10, 2008 Magician's Academy Hapxier A mid class level 3 angel who is a former teacher of Magician's School.[189] He is shown as a pansexual and a masochist. His appearance is that of a muscular man wearing a black S&M dressing, purple lipstick and a halo on his head which shapes like a fused male and female gender signs, which hints of his pansexuality. Japan

Other LGBTQ characters[edit]

Character debut date Title Character(s) Notes Identity Country
January 11, 2006 Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl Hazumu Osaragi Trans woman, Lesbian The series protagonist, Hazumu Osaragi begins the series as a boy.[190] After being rejected by a schoolgirl named Yasuna Kamiizumi, they are inadvertently killed due to an alien spacecraft crash-landing on them, with the alien, Hitoshi Sora, resurrecting Hazumu, but changes their physical sex to female. For the rest of the series, Hazumu adopts to life as a girl, is attracted to two of her childhood friends: Yasuna,[191] and Tomari Kurusu.[192] Japan
April 5, 2006 Ray the Animation Mami Lesbian or Bisexual Mami is the fourth nurse and the quietest of the group.[193] It is implied that she may be a lesbian or bisexual. Japan
October 5, 2006 Happiness! Jun Watarase Gay or Trans woman Jun is alluded to being either an androgynous gay boy who crossdresses to appear as a girl or a transwoman largely due to the fact that in the OVA she was happy to have been turned into a girl.[194][195] Japan
July 3, 2007 Zombie-Loan Koyomi/Yomi Yoimachi Genderqueer, Bisexual Koyomi is a girl with a split personality, her normal shy female personality is usually dominant and has feelings for Shito, enough so that she sacrifices her soul to save his life. Her male persona, Yomi, shows up when Michiru is close or kisses her.[196] Yomi later takes over Koyomi's body and says they are male. Japan
October 4, 2007 Gin Tama Yagyuu Kyuubei Genderqueer, Bisexual Kyuubei was born as a female but raised as a male,[197] later decides to not live as a woman or man but as herself.[163] She developed feelings for Tae and Gintoki. She later competes with Kotaro for the title of "best transgender person."[198] Japan
January 16, 2008 Black Butler Intersex Ash Landers/Angela Blanc Ash and Angela are both counterpart angels making them intersex.[199] This character said during the anime, revealing their identity: "If you hunger, I can come to you as a woman as well." Japan
February 3, 2008 Mnemosyne Rin Asogi
Bisexual, Lesbian Rin and Mimi are the main characters of the story, running a consulting business together, known as Asogi Consulting.[200] Throughout the series they have an intimate relationship. However, later on, Mimi appears to have grown close to the second informant (the informants being a group of women).[201][202] Unlike Mimi, Rin had a relationship with two men: Ihika and the Tajimamori, making her bisexual.[202] The latter she talks to throughout the series were in a relationship over a thousands years prior, but he distanced himself from her. Even so, he impregnates her in the last episode.[47] Japan
May 8, 2008 Junjou Romantica Yoh Miyagi and Shinobu Takatsuki Bisexual, Gay Yoh Miyagi was deeply in love with his female teacher, making her deeply heartbroken when she died, and later married a woman named Risako but divorced her.[203] Her younger brother, Shinobu, goes to meet with Yoh, admitting he fell in love at first sight with him and after some persistent and questionable courting, becomes his lover.[204] Japan
January 5, 2009 Maria Holic Kanako Miyamae Lesbian or Bisexual Kanako, the main protagonist, is parodied as a stereotypical lesbian with a constant exaggerated demonstration of her attraction to other girls.[205] At the same time, the series likes to tease about chemistry between her and Mariya, although it is not known whether she likes him because of his disguises as a girl, or as a male himself. Arguably though, during the first episode, Kanako did originally fall for Mariya because of believing him at first, to be a "beautiful girl" and her "type".[206] Japan
January 24, 2009 Hetalia: Axis Powers Germany (Ludwig)
Italy (Feliciano Vargas)
Gay, Bisexual It is implied that Germany may be in love with Italy. In the Valentine's episode, Germany starts reading a book about how partners behave.[207][208] As he reads the book, Germany becomes confused on whether or not Italy's behavior is that of a friend or a lover. Later, Italy presents him with red roses, a confession of love in Germany's home, making him believe that Italy is in love with him. Japan
October 18, 2009 The Cleveland Show Terry Kimple
Bisexual, Gay Terry, Cleveland's co-worker, marries his husband Paul in one episode.[209] In the same episode, Cleveland asks if Terry is gay; Terry answers no, much to Cleveland's cheer. But Terry replies he's attracted to both genders, much to Cleveland's dismay. United States
April 25, 2010 Koihime Musō Ryomō Shimei / Sonken Bundai Lesbian, Bisexual Ryomo is eventually relieved of her duties to be appointed as an apprentice strategist to Sonken. She appears to have developed a crush on Sonken during their time spent together and it was implied that Sonken also feels this way.[210] Japan


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  128. ^ "Couples Formed Under Extraordinary Circumstances Don't Last Long, You Know". He Is My Master. Episode 4. May 5, 2005. BSi.
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  132. ^ "Future". Paradise Kiss. Episode 12. December 29, 2005. Fuji TV.
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  138. ^ a b "A Princess is Born". Princess Princess. Episode 2. April 12, 2006. TV Asahi.
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  140. ^ "I Hate The Student Council!!". Tsuyokiss. July 8, 2006. AT-X.
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  173. ^ "His Butler, Forlorn". Black Butler. Season 1. Episode 12. December 18, 2008. BS-TBS.
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  180. ^ In Portuguese, "Zezé" is a reduplication of "Zé", a familiar form of "José", which is equivalent to English "Joseph", and "Maria" is equivalent to English "Mary". "Zezé Maria" is a normal masculine name, as it is not unknown for men in Portuguese-speaking countries to be called José Maria or Zé Maria. However, José is a masculine name and Maria is a feminine name, hinting at the character's gender ambiguity. Additionally, in Portuguese, Zezé Maria is referred to by pronouns ele ("he") and ela ("she"), as well as articles o (masculine "the") and a (feminine "the").
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