How about my sister? Despite Naruto's obvious one-sided crush on Sakura until Chapter , he completely misses Hinata's obvious crush on him. This seems to be a matter of personality, as the loud and exuberant Naruto was annoyingly persistent in his pursuit of Sakura in Part I, while Hinata was so painfully shy she could barely talk to him until Part II. It is revealed in The Last: Naruto the Movie that Naruto doesn't understand the concept of romantic love , and thereby can't tell the differences between The Four Loves: His pursuit of Sakura was more about his rivalry with Sasuke than any actual romantic feelings —which was implied in Chapter 3.
Considering Naruto never had the unconditional affection that most people had with their families due to being both an orphan and the village pariah for most of his childhood, his inability to truly understand romantic love actually makes a lot of sense. Naruto does finally understand what romantic love actually means in The Last, which helps him realize both Hinata's feelings and his own as romantic, which leads to them finally becoming a couple.
But Sasuke would be more likely this than Celibate Hero. The fact that one of his goals was to revive his clan and how he just tells every girl to get lost says much. Many fans even joke about how Sasuke doesn't know how babies are made.
He only agreed to marry Chi-Chi because he thought "marriage" was a type of food. Their wedding night must have been an exercise in patience for Chi-Chi He must have learned something from it, considering the two kids they had. Of course how often do we actually see Goku kiss his wife? Sure he may have learnt where babies come from although he probably doesn't understand too many of the mechanics of it beyond the obvious but he never gives the appearance of having a normal male sex drive either.
Their son, Gohan, seems to have inherited this from his father where Videl is concerned. At least he picked up on it a lot faster than Goku did, and by the end of the Buu Saga, the two are an item before marriage. Their other son, Goten, averts this trope. He seemed to be more similar to his father than his brother did, but when puberty hit him, Goten became more interested in girls and dating than fighting.
Dragon Ball Super reveals Goku has no concept of kissing on the lips. Vegeta incredulously points out Goku is married, but Goku nonchalantly says he and Chi-Chi have never done that. Mobile Suit Gundam 00 has Setsuna F. Seiei, who sneaks into a young princess's bedroom at night and doesn't seem to understand the implications Plus, he himself has stated twice that he shares no romantic feeling for Marina.
She was just as quick with that "No". This means he actually "graduated" to Celibate Hero , since he's now aware of what romance and sex are and just doesn't act on anything romance-related. On the other hand, he's clearly clueless about Feldt's open feelings for him in The Movie. Even though one of his fellow Innovators was shown to have Psychic Powers!
Feldt is a Bridge Bunny and as such, she has no reason to personally go to the docking bay to greet Setsuna as the latter is coming back from a successful mission.
Yet she does exactly that and even offers him a drink, only to get ignored in Setsuna's pre- Character Development gruff manner. Lyle even lampshades it. That guy can be such an idiot sometimes Or maybe he does know And has no idea what to do about it. He's not a sterling example of family values, considering why his Missing Mom went missing Luffy from One Piece doesn't find anything suggestive in a naked woman inviting him into her bedroom. It wasn't that, anyway.
The latest Shrug of God Handwavium was something to the effect that it's not that he's completely oblivious to the opposite sex, it's just that he generally doesn't pay attention to stuff like that unless he's in mixed company.
He's not completely clueless; he fell for Nami's Happiness Punch before. Although Usopp is a bad influence. Also he is aware at least after the timeskip that Hancock is in love with him and wants to marry him, he just isn't interested. Which is pretty impressive, since Hancock is considered to be the most beautiful woman alive. Oda said that he didn't want to focus on romance during the series, since the characters are in love with adventure. Except Sanji, of course.
Chopper is an interesting case. He's quoted as saying he does not feel physical attraction to humans. Nami trusts him enough that she permits him to see her naked in the shower in episode Ken from Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. Justified in that he spent most of his life in training to be the leader of an elite ninja team.
His Battle of the Planets counterpart Mark, though, is a Celibate Hero ; while he acknowledges and admits to his feelings for Princess, he won't act on them because of duty. Natsu has a lovable sense of naivety in moments where any normal teenage boy would either be uncomfortable, or much too eager.
He doesn't seem to understand why Lucy would be upset when he breaks into her house without permission, while she's bathing. However, there was a time he tried to peek on the girls in the hot springs. Later, when a naked Lucy is thrown into him, she desperately asks him to not look at her breasts. He covers her breasts with his hands. It's ambiguous whether he did it on purpose to get a feel or if it was an Innocently Insensitive solution after all, if he covered her up, he couldn't look at her, and she only asked him to stop looking, not to stop touching.
And shortly after that, he baths in the same hot spring as Lucy, Erza and Wendy, but says it's not big deal since he has seen them naked before.
Even so, she persists, and he eventually falls for her. Played with in Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs. Saber has had at least three Girls Of The Week a circus artist, a school teacher and a female Vapor Being , but in one episode he's shown childishly embarrassed when his female teammate April Eagle puts the moves on him and attempts to kiss him after he saves her life. We don't know what's the deal with his original Japanese self, though As of the latest of the anime series, the list of girls to have shown canon feelings for him include Misty , Melody , Macey , Anabel , Angie , and Serena.
Although, as of the Unova League, he does seem to have picked up on the concept of Ho Yay , at least when he's in the compromising situation He does employ his female Snivy's Attract against opponents, though its most likely because he recognizes it as an effective move when it hits without understanding how it works.
His response to Dawn's Piplup crushing on another trainer's Marill says it all: I don't get it. What's the big deal? In Unova, he doesn't understand that two Cottonees wish to mate, thinking that the male one just "wants a best buddy". This might just be the definitive showcasing of how his Characterization Marches On as, back in the first ever season of the show, Ash's Butterfree fell in love and wished to mate and Ash was well aware of this fact.
This can be supported by the fact that in the Decolore Islands, Ash was aware that his Oshawott was in love with Osharina. To a lesser extent, Dawn is similarly oblivious to the advances of Kenny and Piplup — ironic, since she's probably the girliest of Ash's six female companions. This gives her a more "childish" feel, which was probably necessary as the two "ten-year-old" companions that came before her seemed a lot older in both behavior and looks.
James of Team Rocket could fall under this category as well, as the times he's shown to have fallen in love can be counted on one hand, and half the time he's under a spell such as the Ghost on Maiden Peak episode.
The shippers will disagree, but you don't even want to start there Eureka from Eureka Seven is a rare female example of this at first, but she does eventually grow out of it. Marin and Melan 's hero, Melan Blue, is completely clueless about romance; he doesn't even know what a kiss is.
Justified in that he belongs to a race of robots that apparently don't reproduce sexually he tells Marin that he doesn't have parents , so why would he need to know about sexuality or romance? Ichika Orimura from Infinite Stratos has this trope forced upon him, since there are at least 5 girls interested in him with them perceiving his older sister to be a 6th rival.
While he may seem incredibly dense most of the time, other times when he seems to be a little too friendly with one of the girls, the other ones get really jealous and will do what they can to stop it. Whether it's smacking him with a kendo stick while he's pinned down in bed by a naked girl grappling his arm, or nearly getting his head shot off by the girls wearing their Powered Armor suits because he tried to kiss one of them.
Fear from C3 is also a female example. She doesn't seem to clue in much about love. Eren Yeager from Attack on Titan is fairly oblivious to anything involving women.
He considers his adopted sister Mikasa's protective behavior annoying, shrugs off Annie's multiple teasing comments, and states he considered Dude Magnet Krista to be kind of "creepy". His utter lack of interest in women is often played up in official parodies, often portraying him as the clueless "Archie" with Mikasa and Annie as his Betty and Veronica. Azumi was so naive as a young teen she didn't even know what the differences between boys and girls were, having been raised in complete isolation from the outside world amidst a group of boys.
She later grows out of her naivety, but every man she falls in love with is killed, usually right in front of her. Katarina in Destruction Flag Otome can get borderline confessions, proposals and even have pretty blatant passes made at her without having the faintest idea.
Her suitors think she's way too innocent for her own good and have to protect her from each other. Unlike other examples, however, it is unclear whether this is a character trait or a side effect of the lack of female characters in the series. Jughead Jones from Archie Comics. There's a reason for this, though. He hates women because he fears his heart is going to get broken a second time; the first was when his first love and childhood friend Joani Jump moved out of town.
Or it was he who moved away from her. Another reason is that he already has a girlfriend, January McAndrews, who is from the future and works with him in the Time Police and is thus kept secret. While he is a benign soul and his new unicorn form is alicorn size, dark; and not bad looking , he's completely clueless about romance. When a guardsmare named Blade Dancer starts flirting with him, his reaction is an odd mixture of confusion, shyness; and being creeped out.
He eventually grows out of it when he realizes and admits he has feelings for Princess Luna.