Hey everyone! Welcome to Anime Everything Online, and in today’s article we will be taking a look at some of the most adorable children in anime.
Anime is popularly known for its animation quality and character design. They have somehow cracked the code to create the cutest drawings to ever exist in our time. Combining this cute design with already adorable children results in unbelievably sweet characters.
Do note that this list is not the same as list of “loli” or “shota” characters. Because this list will not include grown ups that look like children (which is pretty common in anime.)
Top 30+ Cutest Anime Children Of All Time!
Now, this list is not ranked in any order and certainly does not include every child character in anime. We are simply listing some of the most popular characters that comes to our minds when we think of adorable anime children.
This list will comprise of two parts; list of anime girl child and list of boy child.
List of the most adorable girl child in anime
- Anya Forger
- The Platelets
- Rikka Takanashi
- Kaede Azusagawa
- Momo Kawamoto
Anya Forger is 2022’s cutest and the most popular anime child.
The animators did a great job bringing a world of emotions with her character and the voice acting did justice to her character design.
Anya is a young girl who is also an esper who can read people’s mind. Because of this she has grown to be smart in some ways, yet she is also very dense in a lot of areas as she is just a child.
Her personality is easily one of the most adorable thing you might come across in anime.
Kanna has a “gothic loli tribal theme” when it comes to her clothing design. She is originally a child dragon who got herself banished (temporarily) from the dragon realm as she played some pranks.
After finding Tohru, a fellow dragon, in the human realm at Kobayashi’s, she also ends up staying there.
Kanna is definitely the cutest anime girl child. She is one of the first characters that comes to mind when we think of “adorable anime children.”
Kids in anime are always adorable. Even when the kids in focus are not humans, but actually a cell in the human body.
Platelet is a Cells at Work character who is hands down the cutest character in the entire anime!
She heals wounds and stops bleeding with blood clots. She’s petite, polite, innocent, and a leader.
Nanachi was originally a human girl (or a boy, but it is widely assumed she is a girl) from the anime called Made In Abyss.
Her body becomes rabbit-like after surviving the 6th layer’s curse of the abyss.
Nanachi knows the abyss well from spending so much time there. She knows to create medicine for most of the abyss related illness.
O-Tama is an adorable anime child from the Wano kingdom, which Kaido conquered in the One Piece anime. She is one of the victims of the animal pirate’s exploit in Wano.
Despite her turmoil, she cares for Luffy, who once saved her from Kaido’s henchmen.
She always tries to be cheerful and hopeful even though she is living a hard life.
Rikka is a cute anime child who always wears an eye patch. No, nothing is wrong with her eye. She just likes to wear it.
Chunibyou, or 8th-grader syndrome is the reason why she behaves like a kid even though she is 15 years old.
She believes she’s a sorceress possessed by the “Tyrant’s Eye” Seeing her eyes is like signing a contract with her. Therefore, she wears an eye-patch over her right eye to seal her “Tyrant’s Eye.”
What can you say she really is one imaginative kid. But her sad backstory has a great influence why she acts delusional which I won’t spoil it for you.
After being cyberbullied, kaede develops “adolescence syndrome” and loses her memories.
She then lives with her brother, Sakuta. She becomes a kawaii imotou character who is extremely shy, adorable and lovely.
Her clothing choice only increases her level of cuteness as she prefers animal themed clothes.
Yoshino is a young girl child from Date a live series who has two personalities namely Yoshino and Yoshinon. She is shy, delicate, and kind as Yoshino. But she’s bold and outspoken as Yoshinon.
She is somehow able to control and choose her personality. She becomes Yoshinon when wearing a puppet. She’s fragile and nervous without her puppet.
Filo is one of the cutest children from the the anime “Rising of the shield hero.” She is also a non-human character as she was born from an egg. She belongs to the Filolial race.
Because of Naofumi, she became the Filolial Queen later on in the series.
She’s playful and energetic and loves Naofumi more than anything else.
Shiro is a cute little girl child from the anime No Game No Life. She is the step sister of the main character in the anime.
Together this sibling form the most intelligent team in both the human world and the world of the God of games.
She is extremely cute but is somewhat mature when it comes to how she thinks and acts.
We all know how children are always in a good mood and set the environment for the others.
Similarly, Momo’s vibrant personality brings joy to those around her. She is a sweet young girl who is childish most of the time true to her age.
She also has a deep emotional understanding of her older sisters and their relationship with Rei Kiriyama. Her large eyes and cheeks make her irresistible and make one want to protect her smile at all cost.
Suika is one of the very few children from the anime “Dr.Stone”
She is a super cheerful and cute girl who always wears a watermelon helmet because of her near sightedness.
She is also the sweetest little spy you will find in anime as she helps the main character keep tabs on his enemies.
Eri is an adorable young girl from My Hero Academia. As a child she had a very hard life as she was stuck in the hands of a Yakuza.
She was used as a tool to produce some drug and had a dark past. However, after being saved by Deku and team she is now leading a normal life.
Her dark past still haunts her from time to time, but with the help of understanding friends she has overcome the fear of her troublesome quirk.
Not all anime children act their age. Hakase for example is a genius scientist who has even invented a humanoid robot cabable of thoughts and emotion.
However, other than her genius she is pretty much a child in all matter. She pranks her robot and plays with her like a normal kid.
As a character from a comedy anime, she does a lot of hilarious things in the anime that will make you laugh out loud.
Renge is another one of the character that immediately comes to mind when we think of anime children.
She is Non Non Biyori’s youngest and most inquisitive character. She enjoys countryside adventures and is charmingly gullible about her friends’ jokes.
Her deadpan expression hides her true nature, shown when her triangle-shaped mouth opens with curiosity or when she says “nyanpasu.”
Also, Renge’s relationship with “Candy Store” owner Kaede Kagayama is wholesome and heartwarming.
Naru was a big attraction for the anime Barakamon because she perfectly contrasted Sei’s crankiness.
She’s always upbeat and energetic. She was always ignoring any advice from the MC which lead to hilarious events.
Overall, Naru was a relentless little angel that secured a special place in the viewers hearts.
List of the most adorable boy child in anime
- Killua Zoldyck
- Prince Bojji
- Souta Hori
- Myōjin Yahiko
- Kota Izumi
- Damian Desmond
- Shouta Magatsuchi
- Gon Freecss
- Ash Ketchum
Killua’s family are assassins. As the family’s son, he’s acquired certain skills and traits. This makes him a fearsome person, but is also an adorable kid.
He has a good heart despite his family’s brainwashing and wants to quit assassinating.
Killua learns friendship from Gon. He was told by his family that he’d leave Gon to die because of his upbringing. Those words devastated him, but Killua proved to be a good friend till the very end.
Phil, age 4, was an orphan at Grace Field House. He is close with Sherry and looks up to Emma.
He is young but smart and observant. Emma asks him to lead the four-year-olds and younger back to the orphanage while the five-year-olds escape which proves his intelligence.
As for his personality, a bright and fun kid who lives everyday to the fullest.
Aladdin was the show’s highlight, besides Morgiana’s thunder thighs.
He is simply one of the cutest anime boy child there is. I mean, just look at how cute he is. Anyone would want to cuddle and pamper him.
But he is not just another regular child though. Aladdin starts honing his power and pulls the largest pacifist move in the history of anime.
When it comes to male children in anime, we simply can’t ignore the Dragon Ball series that has several promising young saiyans.
Goten is the youngest child of Goku and is as cheerful and light hearted as Goku himself.
Goten’s mother taught him respect and manners. He loved and respected Gohan. As a child, he was stronger than his father and brother. He helped Gohan defeat Broly with Family Kamehameha in Dragon Ball Z: Broly-Second Coming.
Goten can turn Super Saiyan despite being so young. In the Buu saga, he showed his incredible strength. Goten and Trunks merged to fight Majin Buu as the Gotenks.
Prince Bojji has had a tough childhood. He’s deaf, saw his mother die, and kids tease him.
His father dies, and his younger brother succeeds him as king.
Bojji is pure-hearted despite everything. His unconditional love for family and friends always moves the audience. His fighting style reflects his personality.
Lambo, age 5, came to Japan to kill Reborn, another baby hitman. He’s a spoiled, cowardly child who steals candy and never brushes his teeth.
Each Famiglia member takes turns caring for Lambo, except Hayato Gokudera and Reborn, who call him stupid cow.
He’s a 10th-generation Lightning Vongola Guardian and a former Bovino Famiglia mafioso. He’s a good hitman who is able to summon his future self when in need.
Kyousuke and Yuriko Hori’s son Souta is Kyouko Hori’s younger brother. Izumi Miyamura meets him when he’s startled by a dog and brings him home.
Miyamura often visits Hori’s place to play with Souta and Souta genuinely loves both his sister and Miyamura.
He is a disciplined child who respects his family.
Myjin Yahiko, the only son of a low-ranking samurai family, who was orphaned in the early Meiji era.
He was made a pickpocket by the Tanishi yakuza, whom his late parents owed money. Later, Yahiko was rescued by Himura Kenshin, who freed him from his debt to Tanishi and brought him to the Kamiya Dojo to study kenjutsu.
Yahiko, still a boy, becomes a skilled swordsman in Kamiya Kasshin-ryu and one of Kenshin’s allies.
He was the only member of Kenshin’s team to stay at the end of the series due to his family ties to Kaoru and Kenshin.
Kota is the only son of the Water Hose heroes. However, both his parents were killed by a evil A-Rank Villain named Muscular when Kota was 3 years old.
Izumi was raised by his second cousin Shino Sosaki a.k.a. Mandalay, a member of the Wild, Wild Pussycats.
Damian is a 6-year-old Cecile Hall, Group 3 student at Eden Academy. Demetrius Desmond is his older brother and his father is a reputed man in the society.
Due comparison between him and his brother he often feels insecure. Regardless, he works hard at school to prove himself to be better than his brother and gain his father’s attention.
He also has special feeling sfor Anya after a series of events that occured between them.
Shouta is a Kobayashi Dragon Maid side character who comes from a mage family.
He is one of the few child character in the anime.
His family has kept their legacy as mages in a world where very few humans can cast spells. Therefore, he knows arcane arts and summoning rituals.
One day during his summoning ritual, Lucoa appeared as he summoned a demon familiar. He’s worried he’s summoned an actual demon. While Lucoa claims to be a dragon, she’s no dragon in his eyes.
Lucoa’s attempts to seduce him further convince him she’s a demon. However, they live together as summoner and familiar. He must resist her temptations throughout the series.
Myne, the main character of the Ascendance of a bookworm had a childhood friend– Lutz. He promised to fill the world with books for Myne.
He’s a apprentice merchant at Plantin Company, where he works with Benno to spread printing and papermaking in Ehrenfest. Myne compared him to Gutenberg.
He also has special feelings for Myne and has sworn to protect her no matter what.
Gon is the main protagonist of the Hunter x Hunter franchise. He is a cheerful and optimistic child who has learned to look at the positive things in life.
However, at the end of the series during the Chimera ant arc his character was broken and his personality became the opposite of what we all knew him for.
Regardless, with the support of Killua, Leorio and the others he was saved and has once again became the cheerful child we know him for.
Ray is one of the smartest boy child from the anime “The Promised Neverland.”
He was the key player in helping the orphans survive and escape the orphanage which was selling kids to monsters as food.
Ray seems anti social and isolated most of the time, but behind the scenes he cares for everyone and plots to save everyone from the evil that was happening in the orphanage.
We can’t end this list without our never aging protagonist Ash Ketchum. He is forever a child at this point which makes sense as Pokemon is an anime for children.
As the main character of the series, he goes on several adventures, saves several people and befriends a whole lot of Pokemon and people.
That’s it for this post. These were some of the cutest children in anime.
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