Well it’s Valentines day, so here is a list to remind me how lonely I am.
I want to say here that these are not “ships” but characters who does go beyond a crush to an actual relationship. If they do not get in a relationship, they are not considered. This does reduce the numbers by a lot, and I don’ think that is a good thing…
10. Shizuku and Haru from Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
For a relationship that started with “If you scream, I’ll rape you” it ended up pretty well. Shizuku is an antisocial girl who wants nothing more than just to study and get a good job, Haru craves companionship but does not know how to interact with people. The two started out real bad, Shizuku wanted to avoid him and Haru (justifiably) thought she was a bitch. But now the two are inseparable.
9. Togashi Yuuta and Takanashi Rikka from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai
This relationship is just adorable. Their relationship started out as one delusional girl discovering the hidden romantic of a boy. Rikka is delusional int hat she believes in supernatural powers. Yuuta moved on from that phase but it seems so intriguing to him, especially now that Rikka is there.
8. Okabe Rintarou and Makise Kurisu from Steins; Gate
One is a genius in every sense of the word and the other is a mad scientist. Okabe and Kurisu are similar in that they are both very smart, but while Kurisu is rational and on the point, Okabe likes to dream the impossible and conduct weird experiments likes attaching a phone to a microwave, which somehow can messages to the past.
7. Araragi Koyomi and Senjougahara Hikagi from Monogatari Series
This is one of the weirder couples I’ve seen in awhile. Well, to start off, they are both cursed in a way. Senjougahara was cursed by a crab spirit to have no weight, Araragi found out, and she kind of attacked him for it. Then he, with help of spirit expert, cured her. And Araragi has his own bag of weirdness. He is kind of an immortal that was used by a vampire. Also his sister is a bird. The two work well as they are both confident in their relationship and Senjougahara is pretty unpredictable and very forward with her boyfriend.
6. Simon and Nia from Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan
Simon and Nia are complete opposites and they bring out the best in each other. Nia arrived in Simon’s lowest point, where he was being very self destructive and irrational. And Simon arrived in her life after she was abandoned by her father and had no idea what was going on. Simon is shy and Nia breathes confidence in him. Nia drifts off in her dreams and Simon brings her back to earth. The two are made for each other!
5. Edward Elric and Winry Rockbell from Fullmetal Alchemist
These two have been with each other forever, and they have a lot in common. They both share the fact that their parents are gone (I say gone because Hohenheim is never there), both are obsessed with and genius in their scientific field, and were raised together. While Ed is hellbent on getting his brother’s body back, Winry is hellbent on making sure he is alive. She fixed him both physically and emotionally and he was there for her when she needed him. The two work well.
4. Ryougi Shiki and Kokutou Mikiya from Kara no Kyoukai
She is a girl with super magical powers that can literally kill anything, and he is a boy who loves everything part about her. Shiki has A LOT of problems, be it her family that tries to create super humans, people trying to kill her, and having multiple personalities. Mikiya’s problem is that he loves helping people and that means he wants to help Shiki despite all of her problems.
3. Saiko (Mashiro) and Azuki Miho from Bakuman
This is one of the most innocent love story I’ve read. Saiko wants to be the best mangaka and loves Azuki. Azuki wants to be a voice actor and loves Saiko. So the two of them promise to get married when his manga becomes super popular and gets adapted into anime, and she voices the heroine. The two constantly support each other in time of need. And their gets tested and survives every obstacle!
2. Okazaki Tomoya and Furukawa Nagisa from Clannad
I was having a hard time between these two or power couple that is Akio and Sanae from my best Dad list and best Mom list. But the protagonist won out. Tomoya is emotionally stunted and borderline broken and Nagisa fills that void. Nagisa is physically broken and drifts off from time to time and Tomoya reels her in. The two heal each other and need each other. In the After Story, their relationship goes bounds ahead compared many animes in this genre and shows how mature and great a relationship can be.
1. Renton Thurston and Eureka from Eureka Seven
He is a dreamer and a romantic chasing after girl of his dreams, she is oblivious and usually out of this world. The two starts off as guy with crush and girl who doesn’t feel and by the end, they been through hell and back and is completely in love with each other. She makes him mature and he makes her feel alive. The whole series is centered around and hinges on their relationship and it worked out beautifully.
I hope you enjoyed this and hope you have a great Valentines!