Here I am again, bringing you important pressing news that’s…important! Yeah! If any of you recognize this title, congratulations eagle eyes! I’m impressed and a little touched. For those of you that don’t, it was one of my joke lists from this post. I want to eventually make version of all the lists mentioned in there.
Admittedly, I’m starting out by one of the easiest but why not. Pigtails (or twin tails) have long had a special place in the pantheon of anime hairstyles. They are a go-to Lolita look and a necessary component of the elusive Grade S Zettai ryōiki . There’s just something a little special about it! Sadly, too often boys are left out. No longer though! Here are my five anime boys who rock pigtails:
5) Mitsuka Souji(
I know what you’re going to say…those aren’t pig tails, they’re ears. Except they’re not! They’re clearly hair…. In two bunches, on top of his head! Non of the otherspoilers have hair ears! Only Tatsumi. That’s clearly a styling preference.
Ok ok fine, so even if it is hair it might not be considered pigtails but you know what? It’s my list and Mr. Tatsumi is one of my favourite characters and I never get to talk about him. So here he is! Also, Shiki still haunts me. Man, that anime has staying power!
2) One Piece Villains
There are in fact a lot of Shonen villains with some type of pig tail variation. When you have a billion characters (90% of which are male) you run out of hair styles eventually. Why did I pick One Piece? A couple of reasons.
Abdullah has surprisingly adorable low pigtails that are reminiscent of Viking hairstyles and therefore still look quite imposing. On the other hand Buggy the Clown’s twin tail and pirate hat combo has to be one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen. Which makes it even more menacing.
You know who doesn’t have pigtails but you just know he wears them around the house. Hisoka! There is zero chance he’s never tried out the hairstyle. Where’s all the fan art?
Honorable mention Aoi (Uta No Prince Sama)
Is it weird that so many of my picks also have blue hair? Aoi rocks a pig tail. Not a side pony but literally just half his hair up in a single twin tail. And he makes it work!?! Of course, he’s also a spoilers so it’s not fair to compare him to ordinary mortals. Still I am forever impressed that this does not look more stupid!
1) Nagisa (Assassination Classroom)
Was there ever any other choice? The answer is no! The hairstyle is perfectly integrated in the character design and suits him so well. I realize that Nagisa looking effeminate is a plot point in the series, but I personally always found the style to be fitting and look perfectly natural on a high school boy.
I liked that Nagisa’s hair is addressed and the style itself is given canon significance. It added a bittersweet touch of development and changed the way I see pigtails an anime characters.
There you have it! Nice little list to whip out. If I had added twin braids to the mix, I could have expanded my repertoire considerably but I think this is still a decent handful to pick from.
Do you have a favourite twin tailed anime boy? Who?