Suspiciously queer anime characters have graced my television screen since the beginning of time, instantly becoming my favorite. Flamboyant villains, sidekicks in drag, and suspiciously close best friendships always had me guessing which letter on the rainbow alphabet these iconic characters subscribed to.
It doesn’t matter if they’re hanging out of the closet, the victim of chronic censorship, or part of my unrelenting speculation. I adore all these hand-drawn anime heroes to live up to their queer-coded truths.
Here are 40 of my favorite anime characters definitely Maybe Queer: