Most beautiful cutest, prettiest or handsomest characters in manga
I am not talking about the artwork in general but rather about the character designs in particular.
When it comes to the artwork in general, we don't only discuss about characters' faces but also discuss about the panel flow, the use of panels, the fashion designs, the architecture and the surroundings of nature, the drawings of food specialties, the designs of mecha, weapons and robots etc
I have seen attractive, pretty, handsome or cute character designs in many manga.
Tatsumi Chiyoko (Chocolat manga)- is a very cute-looking schoolgirl. Hers is the only pretty and cute character design in the Chocolat manga where the other characters, especially male ones, look rather too rugged to be considered beautiful or handsome
Asami Onohara (Hiyoko Brand~ Oku-sama wa Joshi Kousei)- has such a cute and lovely face and a pretty and sexy body. It's a very good thing that the manga has a lot of fanservice which focuses almost all the time on Asami-chan. That's why it is much better than the anime adaptation.
Iris Chateaubriand (Sakura Taisen manga)- looks cuter in the manga than in the anime series and the first OAV and also looks equally cute like in the Sakura Taisen video games.
Monica Adenauer (Yakitate Japan)- Monica's original manga character design is very pretty, attractive and cute. She also has a nice gorgeous body figure.
Elise Housen (Canvas 2)- the manga character design of Elise Housen is almost cute and beautiful as her anime character design.
Triela (Gunslinger Girl)- is the cutest and most attractive girl in the Gunslinger Girl manga.
Tomoyo Daidouji and Rika Sasaki (Card Captor Sakura) have perhaps the cutest character designs in CCS manga.
Sonezaki Yui and François Roudweisen (Addicted to Curry) are both such cute, attractive and sexy girls.
Rin Kokonoe (Kodomo no Jikan)- I find her cute and awesome. she also looks cool.
Sophie Balzac Kirisaki (Yakitate Japan)- I find Sophie's character design very attractive and exotic. She looks lovely with her short hair.
Fuura Kafuka (Sayonara Zetsubo-sensei)- may not look cute but she has attractive looks and a cute hairstyle.
Maki (Arcana)- very cute. Honestly, in any manga I have seen a few girls who look cuter than Maki.
As for the handsomest or most attractive male manga character designs, i'll also list them down
Ohgami Ichiro (Sakura Taisen)- this character design is very polished and appears like he carries a confident and pure-hearted aura.
Yoshiyuki Terada (Card Captor Sakura)- CLAMP draws him handsomely enough that he is good-looking and looks very gentlemanly.
Li Syaoran (Card Captor Sakura)- has such good looks especially for a shota. I guess CLAMP artists like drawing him a bit well.
Koujirou from the manga Home is quite a handsome cool-looking guy with such chiseled manly features.
Doushirou (I am Doushirou) is good-looking and has an impressive manly body figure.
Keisuke Tanabe (School of Water Business)- I admit he has cute and handsome facial appearance for a guy. I might think that the female readers will find him cute
...and i can list 70% of Kateikyou Hitman Reborn characters as well. Amano Akira really can design extremely gorgeous bishounens... and the fact that they all unique (different faces, different quirks, different personalities etc) is a big plus
- Mukuro Rokudo, Yamamoto Takeshi, Dino Cavallone, Gokudera Hayato, etc
The cast of Yami no Matsuei can be described as "bishounen parade" -> Tsuzuki Asato, Tatsumi Seiichirou, Watari Yutaka, Muraki Kazutaka, Kurosaki Hisoka, etc. The girls are gorgeous as well, but there's fewer of them.
Vampire Knight's cast are beautiful. But sadly the character design tend to be similiar to each other (same face, same personality, etc). The characterization is kinda cliche as well. D=
I have to agree with this ^. Akiyama Shinichi is hot in so many ways; he is super smart, he is attractive, he is not a saint but he is not an evil person either. He is so awesome!!
Another manga character that is hot IMHO, is Ren Tsuruga from Skip Beat.
He is gorgeous and mysterious. He has a dark side but he is kind and sweet. He is a pretty boy but not boring at all, at least to me he is not.
Some pics of Ren: Pic 1