Disney princes are champions of strength, chivalry, and romance. These traits make them some of the most iconic characters in film. Recently, anime characters have also risen in popularity, and they share many of the same heroic tendencies. Male anime characters especially have proven themselves to be fierce warriors and charming partners. These courageous and romantic young men would find themselves right at home as princes in Disney movies.
To be true Disney princes, characters should have various combinations of strength and kindness, as well as romantic and compassionate hearts. Young men in anime have these qualities and more, making them the perfect casting choices to become Disney’s leading men. With unyielding bravery and roguish appeal, these anime gentlemen could warm even the coldest of hearts.
10/10 Nagisa Shiota Works Hard To Succeed
When Nagisa Shiota first joins Class 3-E, he is not sure what to expect. However, he trains hard to become one of the top students in Assassination Classroom. Running a kingdom requires a lot of organization, something Nagisa has in spades. His hard work and meticulous attention to detail would make him a great Disney prince.
Additionally, Nagisa’s wisdom and keen strategic abilities would make him invaluable to any kingdom. He also has a quiet charm that both Kaede Kayano and Rio Nakamura fall for. Although he is shy, he is resourceful. Like many Disney princes, Nagisa overcomes great adversity to become the hero by the end.
9/10 Tamaki Suoh Defines Romance
Ouran High School Host Club
Tamaki Suoh is already a prince in his own right in Ouran High School Host Club. As president of the Host Club, Tamaki is accustomed to ruling and is great at delegating tasks. He is also used to the finer things in life, much like many of the princes in Disney’s canon.
Tamaki has a sweet soul but tends to let his emotions run wild. Ever the romantic, Tamaki knows that a spectacle means nothing if real emotions are not backing it up. Tamaki would make a fabulous Disney prince because he knows the importance of true romance. Like a lot of more recent Disney love interests, he has a lot to learn to he has the strength needed to grow.
8/10 Katsuki Bakugo Has The Power
My Hero Academia
For many viewers, Katsuki Bakugo from My Hero Academia might be a strange choice for a Disney prince. However, Bakugo continuously proves his strength in battle and shows real improvement in his emotional and social skills as well.
Bakugo grows exponentially as he learns to cope with his anger. As a Disney prince, he could begin the story much like the Beast from Beauty and the Beast, becoming the best version of himself by the end of the tale. Bakugo may not be at the end of his emotional journey yet, but his combat skills and earnest desire to better himself make him a perfect fit for a Disney prince.
7/10 Victor Nikiforov and Yuri Katsuki Know The Importance Of Love
Yuri!!! On Ice
Yuri!!! On Ice is the romantic tale of two professional figure skaters. Victor Nikiforov is a long-time legend, while Yuri Katsuki has hit a rut. If the two were cast as Disney princes, the story could focus more on their romantic relationship, and give audiences a chance to see them together.
Victor and Yuri could show new generations of fans that princes can be more than just brave and chivalrous. They can also be sensitive and caring. Victor and Yuri’s relationship is unique because neither lets the other give up. The two skaters would make wonderful Disney princes by showing audiences that it is never too late to restart, and that love can come at the most unexpected times.
6/10 Zen Wisteria Is Already A Prince
Snow White With The Red Hair
Zen Wisteria may already be a prince in Snow White with the Red Hair, but that just makes him all the more qualified to be a Disney prince. Zen is an excellent swordsman who is not easily beaten. He is also an accomplished diplomat who has personal experience with foreign policy and commerce. Though Zen grapples with bouts of jealousy, he is also exceedingly caring and dotes upon his princess.
Zen would be a great addition to the Disney canon for his bravery, chivalry, and overall experience in running a country. Although his brother runs Clariness as Snow White With The Red Hair‘s timeline, Zen trains daily to eventually take his place. Much like many Disney princes, Zen bears the weight of the crown and handles it with grace and dignity.
5/10 Satoru Gojo Has The Swagger
Satoru Gojo is an infamously powerful Sorcerer from Jujutsu Kaisen. Though he is more self-important than most Disney princes, Gojo has the confidence for the job. He also possesses his remarkable Cursed Technique, which would be incredibly useful when he’s fighting the inevitable monsters.
Like many Disney princes, Gojo is not afraid of danger. He readily faces enemies without hesitation. While a lot of his bravery comes from his immense power, Gojo has what it takes to be a protector of the land. Finally, Gojo has a certain swagger that would make it easy for him to find his princess.
4/10 Levi Ackerman Has A Hidden Heart
Attack On Titan
As the top soldier in Attack on Titan, Levi Ackerman has proven that he has what it takes to take down enormous monsters. He has a level head in the face of danger, and a keen eye for strategy. These qualities would make Levi a perfect Disney prince.
Furthermore, Levi shows that he is one of the most compassionate and caring people on Paradis. He was also one of Eren Yeager’s first dissenters when Eren began his crusade against Marley. Levi’s combination of compassion and martial skill makes Levi a perfect, if cold, potential prince whose heart needs thawing.
3/10 Yuki Sohma Is The Prince Of High School
Yuki Sohma is one of the Zodiac members of the Sohma family in Fruits Basket. He is the class president, as well as the most popular boy in school. Yuki is so beloved that his nickname among the members of his fan club is Prince Yuki.
Yuki has the poise and knowledge to be a real prince. Not only is he academically accomplished, but Yuki is also kind to everyone he meets. Additionally, he is a hard worker who knows how to get things done. Yuki’s diligence and gentle nature would make him an excellent Disney prince.
2/10 Son Hak Is The Lightning Beast
Yona Of The Dawn
As the head of the royal guard, Son Hak is sworn to protect Princess Yona at all costs. While Yona’s clumsiness makes this a difficult job, Hak is more than up to the challenge. Hak’s reputation as the Lightning Beast demonstrates that he is an accomplished and feared warrior who would have no trouble defending his kingdom if he were a Disney prince.
Yona of the Dawn is filled with capable fighters, but Hak bests them all. Furthermore, Hak is a compassionate person who stands up for others, even to his own detriment. He can be blunt, but his loyalty outshines the harsh truths he shares. If Hak were a Disney prince, he would easily win the hearts of his subjects with his honesty and his protective nature.
1/10 Yuuta Sakurai Listens To His People
Recovery Of An MMO Junkie
Yuuta Sakurai is an office worker with a passion for online gaming from the anime Recovery of an MMO Junkie. Throughout the show, Sakurai is a compassionate character who is always willing to listen to others. He always has his friends’ best interests at heart and will do anything he can to help them.
Despite his skill in online games, Sakurai is not much of a fighter. Even his avatar Lily is a healer. Yet, Sakurai’s kindness would be invaluable to a kingdom in need of peace. Also to his credit, he could help Disney subvert their princely trope by having him be protected by his own chivalrous knight, Moriko Morioka.
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