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Top 15 Best Anime Sleeping Faces

This article is dedicated to all the sleepyheads out there. And it's comforting to know that you're not alone, as we uncover the best anime sleeping faces!

by MisterD98
May 9, 2:08 AM | 40,456 views

Sleep Now, Party Later

baby one piece
Wake up guys! Actually, just stay asleep, you all look so adorable! Few things in life are so overwhelmingly cute they make you just want to punch the person right next to you. The list probably goes; chibis, baby Pomeranians, and then sleeping anime characters.

We hope this is a list you can come back to when you're feeling a little blue, hoping to catch some z's, or just looking for an excuse to punch someone.

Anime Sleeping Faces to Melt Your Cold Heart

Satoshi "Ash Ketchum"

From Pokemon

Satoshi, Ash Ketchum, Pokemon, Best Anime Sleeping faces
I have to give brownie points to Ash Ketcum, as he is one of the hardest working characters in both anime, and the video game world. Can you possibly imagine how hard it is to collect and train all those Pokémon?

It doesn't surprise me that after all that work, and having to deal with Team Rocket's shenanigans, that both Ash and Pikachu would be looking forward to a well-deserved evening's rest. All that aside, don't they just have the cutest anime sleeping faces ever?!

Tsukasa Hiiragi

From Lucky☆Star

Tsukasa Hiiragi, Lucky Star, Best Anime Sleeping faces
Tsukasa has a very small frame, droopy eyes and is one of the biggest sleepy heads in Lucky Star. She has healing abilities and it's not surprising that she needs her down time. But she's so adorable, that I'm sure most of us are willing to go easy on her.

Gohan Son

From Dragon Ball Z

Gohan Son, Dragon Ball Z, Best Anime Sleeping faces
Saiyans may be incredibly powerful, but they need their rest and relaxation just like everyone else. Gohan is a hybrid between a human and a saiyan, and he is going to be incredibly powerful when he grows up. So sweet dreams little guy, and thanks for giving us one of the cutest anime sleeping faces we've ever come across.


From InuYasha

Inuyasha, InuYasha, Best Anime Sleeping faces
If you think that only humans and animals need their nap time, then you haven't met this half-demon fellow. Inuyasha is actually a fusion of human and youkai-dog, that's why he has that big silver mane and doggy ears.

He is incredibly effective at fighting demons, but that's a lot of hard work and can get very tiring. One thing is certain; our hero here definitely has one of the most serene sleeping faces.

Eru Chitanda

From Hyouka

Eru Chitanda, Hyouka, Best Anime Sleeping faces
Eru is a high school teen and also the president of the Classics Club. She's also a curious person who loves a bit of mystery. However, it can all get a bit too much, and we're left with this sleeping beauty. But do we really mind?

Monkey D. Luffy

From One Piece

Luffy Monkey D., One Piece, Best Anime Sleeping faces
The Straw Hat Pirates are one of the funniest and quirkiest crews to sail the high seas and their captain, Monkey D. Luffy is a total riot!

Just checking him out dosing off is an experience in its own. He definitely qualifies as having one of the best anime sleeping faces, which should be recorded in the annals of history.

Naruto Uzumaki

From Naruto

Naruto Uzumaki, Naruto, Best Anime Sleeping faces
We all love the spirited young ninja, Naruto, particularly for his never say die attitude. But it seems that energetic spirit isn't limited to his grand adventures, but also when he hits the bed. One can only imagine the type of dreams he's having as he's curled around and slobbering over that pillow.


From Shirokuma Cafe

Panda, Shirokuma Cafe, Best Anime Sleeping faces
I like pandas, you like pandas, even rappers like pandas. Simply put, pandas are some of the most adorable animals ever. Come to think of it, we just don't have enough pandas in our anime. Shirokuma Cafe rectifies this situation and gives us a panda, which is quite the character.

Panda is very lazy though, but that's perfectly okay. After all, who wouldn't want to see one of the furriest sleeping faces in anime?

Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya

From Sword Art Online

Kirito, Kazuto Kirigaya, Best Anime Sleeping faces
Kazuto knows how to rock a sword in his favorite online game: Sword Art Online. Furthermore, he prefers to fight alone and isn't bothered with joining any of those silly guilds like a noob player would. But going at it alone can be physically draining.

A quick nap is just what this anime hero needs; if that's not one of the most relaxed anime sleeping faces, I don't know what is?


From Macross II: Lovers Again

Ishtar, Macross II, Best Anime Sleeping faces
The Macross series is best known for its cute pop idols, brave pilots and transforming veritech fighters. Every so often, a sexy alien woman is revealed, mainly to keep the story interesting and up the eye candy quota. Macross II introduces us to the mysterious Ishtar who definitely earns the prize for one of the most alluring anime sleeping faces.

Ichigo Kurosaki

From Bleach

Ichigo Kurosaki, Bleach, Best Anime Sleeping faces
Ichigo is both a katana-wielding Shinigami, and one of the top students at his high school. No doubt, his days are jam-packed with activity, and therefore needs to keep his energy levels high. So when he hits the sack, he sleeps for success, as he's mastered the power nap!

Makoto Tachibana

From Free! (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club)

Makoto Tachibana, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Best Anime Sleeping faces
Makoto is an all-round nice guy who also happens to be a backstroke swimmer on his high school's swimming team. But the stresses of the sport and daily school life can definitely take its toll. If that's not one of the most exhausted anime sleeping faces, I don't know what is?

Kumin Tsuyuri

From Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!)

Yume Asakura, Da Capo II, Best Anime Sleeping faces
There's a reason Kumin's nickname is Pillow Senpai, as she carries a pillow with her everywhere she goes. And her carefree nature makes her the perfect candidate to enjoy fleeting excursions in dreamland.


From Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)

Ayumu Kasuga, Azumanga Daioh,
My Neighbor Totoro makes you feel like you've entered a dreamscape, which is typical of most Ghibli productions. That's why it's quite a disconcerting experience coming across Totoro, a giant God-like figure who looks like a cross between a cat and a hamster. But he has one of the absolute best anime sleeping faces; in fact, this gif is from a famous scene from the film.

Yuuko Aioi, Mai Minakami, Mio Naganohara

From Nichijou (My Ordinary Life)

Yuuko Aioi, Mai Minakami, Mio Naganohara, Nichijou, Best Anime Sleeping faces
These three school friends couldn't be any more different, yet the bond between them is strong. And that couldn't be better expressed when it's time for some restful sleep after boarding the train. Mai takes up the luggage area, Mio lies on the seats and Yuuko's on the floor. Those are some perfectly content anime sleeping faces!

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