I wanted to write a blog post about my favorite anime/manga/visual novel couples that I believe deserve recognition. These couples have been through thick and thin and have still remained together. I will admit that some of these might not be “official”, but to the fans they are OTP (One True Pairing). This is not a list of my favorite couples of all time and these couples are not in order…well I do admit the last couple will by my favorite.
Winry and Ed from Full Metal Alchemist
Here is Feiyon’s Couples Hall of Fame.
WARNING: There might be some spoilers. Approach with caution.
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Lucia on the left and Eliana on the right.
First on the list is Lucia and Eliana from the manga Love Flag Girls!! I love this pairing because the couple is so much fun to watch. Eliana is super playful and Lucia just follows the flow.
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Riza on the left and Roy on the right.
The next couple is Riza Hawkeye and Roy Mustang from Full Metal Alchemist. This power team makes it on the list because of their teamwork and friendship. Riza always has Mustang’s back and visa versa. These two are amazing on the battle field and the trust they have in each other helps keep them both alive.
Ritsuko on the left and Sayo on the right.
This is Ritsuko Sakurai and Sayo Takanashi the Sweet Little Devil series. (I apologize for the photo’s quality, but I couldn’t get a better one.) I love this pairing because they have such a strong relationship. They have been best friends since childhood and are even closer now.
Ed is on the left and Winry is on the right.
This is Edward Elric and Winry Rockbell from Full Metal Alchemist and Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. These two are one of my favorite couples because these two have a strong relationship considering the circumstances. Winry is likes Ed’s rock that will always be there for him. Winry also isn’t a weak girl character. She takes care of Ed’s autoware and tries to get him to drink milk. Although they frequently get into arguments, not even distance can tear these two apart.
Sara is on the left and Kaede is on the right.
Sara Kitajima and Kaede Kitajima are from the Sono Hanabira visual novel series. Their story is called “Watashi no Oujo-sama”. Even though these two have the same last name, they are only cousins. The reason I like this pairing is the two characters within the pairing are amazing on their own, but together they are even better. Sara is a carefree girl who works as a model and Kaede is a stickler to the rules and shy. Sara is able to push Kaede to break away from the rules. However, Kaede is also strong on her own and protects Sara when necessary.
Homura Akemi and Madoka Kaname are from the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and these two have a special relationship. Madoka is the first get to know Homura, the new transfer student, and to become Homura’s first friend. This bond is important to Homura. Important enough that she will take on destiny to try and stop the death of Madoka multiple times. No matter how painful the process becomes, she has accepted the task of saving Madoka Kaname. In the end, Madoka is not saved the way Homura had hoped for, and Madoka actually saves Homura. During this time, Madoka becomes a god and Homura and Madoka share a naked embrace. Although this senerio does not bode well with Homura, so later she will take some of Madoka’s power to become a devil and bring Madoka back into Homura’s newly recreated world. These two take friendship to a whole new level.
Sumi is on the left and Kinana is on the right.
Sumi Miyako and Kinana Himefuji are from the manga series Wife Wife. The series is about these two starting to live together and become wife and wife, instead of husband and wife. These two have many adorable scenes together as they prepare to live together in the same home. Their personalities work perfectly together, and it’s hard not to fall in love with this pairing.
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Harima is restraining Eri
Harima Kenji and Eri Sawachika are the reason behind this blog post. These two are in the anime School Rumble. Recently, I happened to find funny video clips of these two in School Rumble, and those clips helped me remember why I love this anime. These two have the perfect chemistry even if one doesn’t realize and the other won’t admit it. They are a great comic duo, but they also have serious conversations together, even if one is disguised. I believe these two deserve to be on this wall because they are one of the funniest couples I’ve seen, and they are just so perfect for each other.
Kanade is on the right and Yukino is on the left.
Kanade Sakurai and Yukino Sakurai are from the series Candy Boy. These two are twin sisters that are in love with each other. I know that this might seem weird, but I really enjoy this couple because their romance is so innocent. They have a bit of skin-ship, but all their interactions are harmless and adorable. The furthest the views see is the one girl kissing the other girl’s cheek, but by the time you see this scene you will have wished it was different. These two are adorable together and prove that love and romance doesn’t have to been shown through physical actions.
Hisa is on the left and Mihoko is on the right.
Hisa Takei and Mihoko Fukuji are from the anime Saki. Although these two don’t get much screen time, it doesn’t even take yuri goggles to see the bond between these two. As seen in the photo, Mihoko has two different colored eyes. Usually she keeps on of her eyes closed all the time to hide the difference because Mihoko is self-conscious. Hisa was the first person to complement Mihoko on her eye color saying they were beautiful and comforting her by saying rubies and sapphires are made of the same material. After that moment, Mihoko has always wanted to see Hisa to reply to her comment, but Hisa disappeared after that match of the majhong tournament. They finally met a few years later in the majhong tournement as team captains of different schools. There are only two times that Hisa opens up both of her eyes. Either when she is “getting serious” while playing majhong or when she is around Hisa. These two don’t need a lot of screen time to show that these two mean more than friendship to each other. (If they need more proof, the Saki fandom helps support these two a lot.)
Asuna is on the left and Kirito is on the right.
Kirigaya Kazuto, better known as Kirito, and Asuna Yuuki are from the anime series Sword Art Online. These two have been through many difficult situations together and survived them all. One of the best parts about this couple is their dedication to each other. Like most anime, the main guy character grabs the attention of multiple girls, but unlike most guy characters, Kirito notices their feelings and rejects them all for Asuna. These two have many cute moments throughout the series including having a cottage together, raising a child together, and other simple scenes mixed in between. The best part about their relationship is the amount of trust they have in each other. They both have each other’s back, but they also know when they need to let the other go and discover more about themselves. These two are a model of what couples should aim for because they are about perfect.
Shizuru is on the left and Natsuki is on the right.
Natsuki and Shizuru are from “technically” two different anime. Natsuki Kuga and Shizuru Fujino are from the anime Mai-Hime while Natsuki Kruger and Shizuru Viola are from Mai-Otome. These two series are in alternate universes, but they hold mostly all the same characters. I personally have only seen Mai-Hime at the moment, but I will probably modify this post after reading Mai-Otome. Personally I liked this power team because 1. Shizuru was a yandere, 2. Natsuki and Shizuru and both badass, and 3. Shizuru actually confessed to liking Natsuki within the series. I will admit that Natsuki doesn’t give a full reply, but everyone knows that it was probably a yes. Especially if you watch some Mai-Otome clips. These two have a special bond. Their friendship doesn’t require them spending a lot of time together. They both know that if they need comfort the other will help them. I really enjoy this couple and I am hoping Mai-Otome will feed more yuri scenes between these too. If not, there is still amazing amounts of fan fiction written about these two.
Mei is in the back and Yuzu is in the front.
Although this couple is still new, Yuzu Aihara and Mei Aihara make this list. These two are from the popular yuri manga Citrus. These two have the same last name because they are step-sister. These two are a great couple because they are both still figuring out more about themselves as individuals and as family members. They have gotten through a lot of different situations already, and they always manage to pull through.
Usui is on the left and Misaki is on the right.
Takumi Usui and Misaki Ayuzawa are from the anime and manga Kaichou wa Maid-sama! These two have a great relationship with trust, humor, and passion. Both of these characters are amazing, but when put together they are a dynamic duo. Usui’s teasing of Misaki never gets old, but it also shows how much he cares about her. One example is when Usui kisses Misaki for the first time and Misaki seems to freak out by the action, Usui kisses the male vice president of the student council to get Misaki to stop freaking out. He is really good at dealing with Misaki, but she still throws him for a loop at times. Misaki herself isn’t very honest with her own feelings, but once she figures them out, she and Usui’s relationship get ten times better. While I read this manga, I loved watching their relationship become stronger.
Chikane is on the left and Himeko is on the right.
Personally, this is my favorite official anime yuri couple. Chikane Himemiya and Himeko Kurusugawa are from the anime Kannazuki no Miko. These two are shrine maidens who destiny is to awaken Ame no Murakumo to defeat the Oorochi. To save the earth, one of the girl’s must die at the hand of the other shrine maiden. This anime makes me like I’m riding an emotional roller coaster. One minute I feel really happy and the next I am shouting at the tv screen. The special bond these two goes further than their destinies as shrine maidens. In the anime, Chikane often sacrifices herself for Himeko’s sake. She allows Himeko to go out with Souma, Chikane’s rival for Himeko’s affection. The sacrifices Chikane make runs though out the series until the part where Chikane dies. Himeko doesn’t realize any other this at first, but at the end she gets Chikane to confess her feelings. Himeko finally realizes Chikane is her soul mate and they promise to find each other again. No matter what hardships happen to these two, they will always find a way to be together.
Kaon on the left and Himiko on the right.
Kaon and Himiko are one of the many reincarnations of Chikane and Himeko. These two are from the anime Shattered Angels. I will tell you now, the only reason to watch this series is for Kaon and Himiko. The actual main characters gave me a headache. The best part of Kaon and Himiko is that they are actually lovers this time, so they make up for all the possible Chikane and Himeko scenes that could have happened in Kannazuki no Miko.
Because of these two’s popularity, the ending credits of this anime that show this image have become the staple from many other anime couples. This includes yuri, yaoi, and straight couples. One example is the NanoFate photo below this one.
Fate is on the left and Nanoha is on the right.
Akko is on the left and Mari is on the right.
Of course no historic couple list would be complete without my favorite official manga couple Akko Oohashi and Mari Kumakura from the series Girl Friends. As I stated in my manga review (Click here for the link), I love the plot of this manga. The way these two girl’s relationship starts from the very bottom and builds itself up is magnificent. Both girls have to go through the discovery of their own feelings and then the trouble of getting together as girl friends before their relationship really shines. The obstacles they had to go through to get to the point they are has made their relationship strong. Nothing will be able to get between this couple.
By Red Eile
Nanoha on the left and Fate on the right. By: Tokoharu
Nanoha on the left and Fate on the right. By: Tokoharu
I gave you a little sneak peek before by adding a photo of them into the Chikane and Himeko section, but here is their official addition to the Couples Hall of Fame. Nanoha Takamachi and Fate T. Harlaown are my favorite anime couple of all time. They are from the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series. I might be a bit biased from the fandom, but I still loved this couple while watching the anime series. Nanoha and Fate have a special bond between them. Nanoha was able to save Fate from an abusive family situation, and Nanoha became Fate’s first friend. From the beginning, Nanoha admits that Fate is a beauty, she also wants to become friends with the girl with sad eyes right from their first encounter. In the first season, Nanoha is constantly thinking about Fate. As these two grow, Fate and Nanoha’s relationship matures with being co-workers and raising a daughter together. I swear these two are the most “official”/unofficial, YOU MUST READ BETWEEN THE LINES, couple ever, but I still love them to pieces. The amazing fan fiction written about these two makes up for the lack of actually romance in any of the anime seasons and movie. Hopefully, they will finally make these two official, but until then the only hope is to suck up all the NanoFate doujins, fan fictions, and photos that exist.
Sorry that one took a lot longer than I thought it would to make.