Greatest Yaoi Couples Of All Time

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July 2, 2015 - All right now, I'm pretty sure no other list in this website exists like the one I've just made so this is for all of you yaoi fans out there. Note that this list can include fan-made yaoi couples (doujinshis) or storyline couples from actual yaoi anime. Also allowed are slash couples

So pick your favorite and start voting! Enjoy (:

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The Top Ten

1
USUK- Axis Powers Hetalia
USUK is the best pairing I've ever seen. Long time ago, I think that history is boring and it's not worth studying. You know, but thanks to Axis Power Hetalia, I gain interest in history, and thanks to the pairing "USUK" I'm now in love deeply with this paring. They are just... something is just special about them. There is a very touching doujinshi call "From a new world with love" It's a real fact history doujinshi (USUK) it's very touching, I cried. I just love USUK. They belongs to each other, and without each other, they will be nothing!
I have liked many, many, many yaoi pairings throught my years of being a fan, but this couple has had the biggest impact! Not to mention it makes listening to WWII lectures in history class a little less boring!

They are a perfect couple in my eyes, and probably one of the best I've seen yet. I have yet to run out of ideas for fan-fiction involving these too, and the range of what they have been through allows for so many takes on stories.

Not to mention they are a friggin' sexy couple. o. ~
Because of this pairing, now I like yaoi XD
[Newest]It's because of this pairing I decided to greet yaoi couples with open arms.
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2Sasuke Uchiha & Naruto Uzumaki - Naruto
Sexy it's like they are meant for each other in a gay yaoi way so hot!
Sasunaru is the most role played and placed together when most other yoai couple parings and that the mange even says the it's a lovetriangle between squad 7 because sakura loves sasuke, sasUKE love naruto. And naruto loves sakura people and also I believe that naruto and SasUKE are ment to be together. Just thing about it and read the mangas description and you will see what I'm talking about but the kiss in the manga and anime totally gave them the yaoi title. And also that sasuke didn't kill naruto also gave then a love show but I believe narutos going to forget Sakura and move or run right into sasuke's arms and live A loving yaoi life and Sakura gets lee or ino who knows I only think about the relationship between naruto and sasuke so just think about what I said and tell it doesn't sound like they where meant to be together from the beginning.
They are the best couple. It's not because they look good together (they do though), but it actually makes sense for them to be together. They both hold a big influence on each other. Naruto has dedicated himself to save sasuke above all else and is even willing to sacrifice his life alongside him as long as sasuke is free from his anguish. Sasuke has the hardest time refusing to acknowledge that naruto means anything to him but in the end he's the only one able to rile him up and have a change in his character. Even Itachi admits that the only one that can save/change sasuke is naruto. Sasuke has always rejected any girl who confessed to him and has even gone so far as to killing them just to have fun or because of they're a burden. Naruto has gotten two girls to confess to him and he has told one that he hates bull, and he hasn't even bother to acknowledge the other one. Naruto is always thinking of sasuke even while he's trying to save the rest of the world. Sasuke is shocked that naruto still thinks of him and would die with him while he was just annoyed when saukra confessed to him again. This is the best couple not just yaoi.
Sasuke and Naruto is hands down the best couple out there. The dynamic of their relationship is like no other I've seen. It's true that Naruto seems to be more obsessed with Sasuke but I feel like Sasuke does have a reserved spot in his heart for Naruto as well. The way Kishimoto tells the story of similar life styles and how making certain decisions can change a person entirely. They complete each other in ways that none of the other characters can even compare. Naruto is the only one who can stand up to Sasuke and affect his emotions the way he does. Sasuke doesn't want to admit it but I bet he feels happy that Naruto hasn't given up on him. He is baffled that Naruto would spend so much of his time chasing after him but because of that, his trust and faith in Naruto doesn't disappear. He knows that everyone else out there has given up on him except Naruto. Naruto loves Sasuke to an extent that surpasses friendship. I mean, I love my friends to death but if they went evil, killed tons of people (including those I love), tried to kill me, wanted to destroy my hometown, and disregarded me every time I tried to talk some sense to them, I would not spend my whole entire life chasing after them. BUT, if is was the person I was blindly in love with, my other half, the person in which I can't live without, I wouldn't even hesitate to do the things Naruto does. There's a big difference there. They can't live without each other, yin and yang. Matching tattoos! MY OTP hands down :)))
[Newest]My first yaoi pairing. Ever.
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3Sebastian & Ciel - Kuroshitsuji
So difficult to choose! >. < But I gotta say, Sebastian and Ciel. I love them to death. I love their dark, twisted relationship and I think it is incredibly cute how Ciel can't seem to live without Sebastian. I really think Sebastian cares for Ciel as well, in his own way.
Well the obviously shounen-ai hints are in the manga XD though it might ever officially be shounen ai. However the reader can definitely feel a connection between the two as more than master and servant. What I love about their relationship is that there's no romance going on but you can feel that they do care for each other. Of course Sebastian likes to see Ciel being frustrated or hurt but I think the only reason is that he likes seeing his master react and the same with Ciel.
I believe that for Ciel Sebastian is the closest person right now. Even though he would hate to admit it. And in some parts (especially in anime) it is obvious that Sebastian cares for Ciel in some way too (He controlled situation with snakes, so no real harm would happen to Ciel, so that does not count >>).
[Newest]This series has what it is in the name... All the characters are boring or annoying. This paring is actually called Gary Stu & Know-It-All Brat
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4Shizuo & Izaya - Durarara
When I first heard of this pairing, I became a little curious and started watching the anime. I was anticipating and waiting for the episode where they interact, so when I was on episode 2 (I believe it was) I laughed at how Shizuo threw a vending machine at Izaya and that was the first (I think) that he didn't dodge a throwing object at him until later on in the episodes. As it goes on, I became obsessed with the two because of the way Shizuo was so focused on killing Izaya that it came to a point where he can even smell him! I was even cheering and praising at Erika for pairing them up, despite them hating each other. I think my obsession peaked up when I came to the last episode where Shizuo was really intent on killing Izaya that he made a ruckus to the city because of the signs and vehicles. I really love the chemistry between these two and I always think that they're expressing their love for each other through hate to the extent where they want to kill each other. I'm a sucker for love/hate relationships~ I can't get enough of these two that I even read doujinshi and fanfics about them. Also to be honest, this was my second Yaoi pairing and I'm not much of a Yaoi fan just.. Yet.. You can say I'm a beginner at this. At first, I wasn't too sure about pairing up two guys that really despise each othe, r but after seeing some hints and a lot of fandoms dedicated to them, I thought otherwise and I have no regrets~ So far I only have 3 to 5 pairings and my top is of course.. Shizaya~
At first, when I was about 15 episode I thought "How people can see them together?! They really hate each other, they just can't be together! " But now I'm just crazy about them. My favourite yaoi couple for ever!
This love/hate relationship is so canon, it's not even funny. They're perfect for each other! With all their fights and comments about each other, how can people not see how they are obvious together and meant-to-be?
[Newest]They do care about each other very much. I mean it's like a creepy obsession. From both sides, Izaya keeps bothering Shizuo, no matter what, in episode 25 when he said to Shizuo he was leaving for a while,I couldn't stop thinking »Why did he told Shizuo in the first place? Was all that fighting a way to say »good bye«? «. And the fact that Shizuo can smell him and wastes so much time in Izaya, it's clearly more than regular hate.
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5Germany & Italy - Hetalia
This is perhaps one of the most popular pairings in the fandom (besides USUK). I'm not sure why I like it more than USUK, but it just seems to be smoother than USUK's relationship. Italy can be a little annoying, along with America, and Germany and England are both so easy to set off. But if you think about it, Italy and Germany have so many canon moments that it's ridiculous. England and America have some, sure, but I've seen more evidence of FrUK than I have of USUK. GerIta has the most, however. Italy has asked Germany to kiss him, which he did, and Germany has said "Ich liebe dich, " which translates to "I love you" in English. They're constantly together, no matter how much Germany may want to kick Italy out (though that was mostly done when they first met).

Overall, it's canon. Get over it USUK shippers.

This really deserves to be Number 1, not Number 9. But then again, that's just my opinion.
Who can resist the sweetness of the smexy German? I've adored this pairing since I saw Hetalia, though I do love AkuRoku the most, this one is definitely second
Well, after the Bon San Valentino chapter, we know that Germany likes Italy. Nothing is more adorable than a serious German getting jealous over a clueless Italy's flirting.
[Newest]Best hetalia couple in my opinion.


6Usagi & Misaki - Junjou Romantica
There are many interesting couples and it is hard to choose who is best because storylines are sometimes really different. However, choosing this couple, it can never go wrong.
They always boost up my mood, very funny and lovable couple.
Out of all yaois I've seen, I LOVE this couple more than others! No matter what this will always be the best in my book and others
[Newest]They're really cute and sweet :3
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7Nezumi & Shion - No.6
These two are amazing! Now I already love the whole sweet uke and badass seme, but these two take it to the next level. This isn't the simple seme with a bad past sees light through a sweet uke. They balance each other out! Not only is Shion showing Nezumi light, but it's also Nezumi that's showing Shion just how cruel the world can be. However, Nezumi does it in a way that won't completely break Shion. Not only that, but it's not just a fact of having them save each other; it's simply the fact that the two just work together well. I just see them and I can already see a married couple! They fight and argue, but they also care about each other more than anyone else. I nearly died on the scene when Nezumi told Shion never to give him a goodbye kiss again, and I was out when Shion tried to kill that guy for Nezumi. I also just love how when Shion begins to lose who he is Nezumi is desperate to save him. All in all, the two are not only adorable and perfect together, but they're always helping and saving one another in ways no one else can! So, THEY BETTER FIND EACH OTHER AND BE AN OFFICIAL COUPLE!
I love this pairing. I almost voted for others but then I saw this. They're love is so adorable since Shion is so pure and fragile yet Nezumi is so cold and harsh without meaning. Dispite that fact that Nezumi has hurt Shion so much Shion just smiles and forgives him, while Nezumi thinks he's no good for him and is scared to love him back. Then there's the fact that there love is doomed, it's like Romeo and Juliet. Nezumi wants to destroy No. 6 and Shion wants to save it. Dispite knowing, Shion can't bring himself to leave Nezumi because he loves him too much. Then there's the scene that dooms their love the most when Nezumi leaves Shion for good. I tear up when I think about them. It's bittersweet and you can't let go.
Ahaha, I absolutely love this pairing. I just finished watching the show, and I've read a bit of the manga, and the light novel, and I just feel like this is one of the most complete, wholesome, perfect couples ever. They have this bond that is so strong Sion can't imagine a life without Nezumi in it. He literally can not fathom a place or time or reason he would not be in love with Nezumi.

Another good thing about this pairing is how they don't care about things like homophobia and stuff. These issues never appear, making the whole relationship seem so much more natural. This is a perfect relationship.
[Newest]These two need each other, that's what make them perfect. Together they are balanced. They're both smart and use it to each other's benefit. No.6 made me cry and even though I watched it a year ago I still cry when I re watch the last episode. Of course, I liked the manga more though. I bought all nine books. It was the first time I had ever bought all of the books to a series. I've also been reading the novel online which I recommend to people who also fell in love with no.6. Nezumi and Shion always make my heart melt when I think about them. They're depth in their love is so deep, but also clouded.
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8Light Yagami & L - Deathnote
While most people like to mention the handcuffs, I'll just say that the only reason L ended up dying was, basically, because he let Raito be his death. If he were not in love with him, he wouldn't have done that; Raito can also be seen as obsessing over L, even and especially after he's dead. He says that Near is below L, even when Near has proven himself to be a worthy opponent, and did end up winning. Obviously he places L on a higher pedestal than anyone else.
uke L! Forever <3<3

This is, in my opinion, one of the most adorable yaoi couples! I think they were meant for each other, I mean: what was the point of The Chain AND THE FOOT MASSAGE SCENE, if they were not just a bit in love? ;3
they are so cute and I considered L the more feminine on plus U have to admit that the scene where L dried lights feet was the best anime yaoi scene in the history of yaoi
[Newest]I don't think they should be together because L was trying to bring kira (light) to justice. that's sorta a weird ship, in my opinion. since they're enemies and light is trying to kill L that would be a weird relationship.
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9Cain & Abel - Starfighter
Totally unique~ I haven't almost ever seen a couple quite as interesting! It's absolutely wonderful that this had a plot as well, as it's pretty east to notice that a lot of yaoi's tend to forget to involve anything more than the 'love'... (:
Has to be 1. Everything in their relationship blows everything off. Badass Cain and an adorable Abel. With competition going into their relationship, it makes the challenges tastier. There is quite an opposites quality in them. This is what makes them CLICK. SO. MUCH! Cain & Abel all the way.
The epic pairing from Hamletmachine's original comic, Starfighter. Not the typical yaoi couple! What's Cain up to? Is Abel going to be able to weather the storm well?

dazza1008

[Newest]Yes most people don't even know what it is

10Lelouch & Suzaku - Code Geass
I have many reasons to call this pairing my favorite. For one, the anime is one of the best I have ever seen. Lelouch is such a deeply emotional and complex character that clashes very well with Suzaku's own turbulence and their equally clashing views on how to handle situations make character development some of the best I've ever seen. Two, they both know they love each other dearly no matter what happens and it's proved once Lelouch makes his plans for Zero Requiem and Suzaku goes along with it to make the world a better place. And lastly, they are adorable together. Lelouch is the serious one with all the beauty and charisma of a true prince while Suzaku is loyal and devoted to him. (At least in the end. )
Their relationship is such an awkward one; with Lelouch being Zero and Suzaku wanting to kill Zero.

Definitely worth watching Code Geass for <333
I'm pretty sure at first a lot of people HATED Suzaku for all of the hypocritical justice crap he kept spouting, or at least I did, but its all depending on the way you see it and then you can love him. And then cry afterwards because you know they won't be together. A charming and charismatic Suzaku, and a mysterious yet satisfying darker trait Lelouch and what do you get? A sad story and a great ship. Contradiction ships have always been my favourite and these two (and Shizaya) take the cake! My fangirl raged when the whole Princess Euphemia thing played out, but I could accept her ten minutes of fame while SuzaLu grabbed gold with that climatic past story and ending. All Hail Britannia! All Hail this ship!
[Newest]Love-hate how this ship is usually either the fluffiest fluff or the most heartbreaking thing ever.

The Contenders

11Sanji & Zoro - One Piece
It's never a natural One Piece episode if these two don't fight or hurl insults at each other. They can't help but be focused on each other, making them probably the most popular pairing in the series (at least, fan-verse). Also, you might want to check out the Zoro's sacrifice episode. If you haven't shipped them yet, that episode will convert you.
If not one of the pairings ever. They just have this unspoken chemistry between them. They are for each other and nobody can convince me other wise.
The best yaoi pairing the world can ever have! They look so cute together! This is my opinion so everyone shut up.
[Newest]HAHA. No. Just because we're rivals doesn't mean me want to have sex.

12Elliot & Leo - Pandora Hearts
He meantioned in chapter 50 that he would do anything for his master even if that meant everyone around him or even himself. His devotion for his master is sickeningly yandere it hurts and while some yaoi-isk pairings have devotion, it seems to me that there loyalty to eachother goes to and beyond normal teenage boy behavior. I mean, they compose music for eachother (umm say what? ) and when something happens to his master, you see him screaming and crying and flipping out at everybody because he is that heartbroken. It breaks your heart to have to even see it on paper. I think these two have a interesting relationship that is unique and extreme in a yandere sort of way where being master and servant just doesn't really cover whats going on. I think its great because of originality and uniqueness put into these two by the author despite not being the lead roles. They even get their own arc though D: Which makes it even more special. I think they deserve the vote, for being so Yaoi canon without being completely yaoi, it hurts. There's tons here I think deserve a ping, but this one the most, for their devotion. Its endearng in an admirable sort of way. Its sweet and lovely, and a little tragic too. Beautiful~
They're two parts of a whole, and when one lost the other part he was embellished in complete and utter sorrows and emptiness. These two are meant no matter what way you see it. They see each other as equals. They fight with each other strongly, but fight for each other with more strength. They can understand each other with only a bat of an eyelash. And, most importantly, they complete one another. Without the one, the other falls to pieces. And that's exactly what happened to Leo. This couple always brings me to tears, and I wish they had just been together. But eventually they will meet again. After all, they need each other.
Although I wouldn't call myself a yaoi fangirl, I've got my fair share of boy's love ships. Elliot x Leo, however, is something totally different. The bond that these two share is so deep and meaningful that you even think about the fact that they're both male. They're soulmates. Constantly depicted as two parts of one whole, being complete when they meet, falling apart when they're separated... The love Elliot and Leo share ( because it IS love, romantic or otherwise ) is undeniable.

I think Pandora Hearts is an absolutely amazing manga but it's strongest point are it's characters and their relationships, these two being a prime example. And without them being the protagonists, too! I know for a fact that this couple is staying with me for long, long time because it's so powerful. Few things have made me cry as much as these two and honestly, be prepared to cry your heart out with their story.

13Tamaki Souh & Kyoya Ootori - Ouran Highschool Host Club
Just... Yes. Have you ever noticed that, without Haruhi, the Host Club is a complete yaoi cycle? Kaoru and Hikaru, Mori and Hani, and... Tamaki and Kyoya. It's obvious! Though, I prefer Kyoya with Nekozawa (/shot), I also adore this pair.
This pairing is so cute! Tamaki's ridiculous, quirky actions matched with Kyouya's cold albeit laid-back nature is the sort of thing I look for in my yaoi couples. It's probably the only one where I would have Tamaki's personality be the dominate one. KyoTama all the way~
While I wasn't originally into this paring, a friend of mine introduced me to it and I realized how adorable they were. Tamaki's enthusiasm and charm really balances out Kyoya's intelligence and aloof manner, and it's nice to watch them interact with one another.
[Newest]Amazing ship should be in the top 5 AT LEAST

14Naruto & Gaara - Naruto
Oh, come on guys this is real obvious with the two. Naruto and Gaara are destined for each other is real clear. I mean they both have a Fox spirit in themselves and both are hated by the people (not all however). And I think Naruto is a really cool seme and Gaara a Sweet Uke. Also, I think the couple is much better as SasukexNaruto. And really great is Naruto as a seme.
I really like to think that Naruto gets hurt by Sasuke and runs off with Gaara! And then Sasuke gets jealous and Naruto just kisses Gaara right in front of him
These guys such similar back stories and Naruto pretty much saved Gases from himself I think this couple really compliments each other quite nicely
[Newest]Naruto and Gaara are so adorable. I agree with Gaara being uke.

15Takano & Ritsu Onodera - Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
This is the best Yaoi-Couple I've ever read about <3
I LOVE THEM <3
Onodera's sweet reactions. He says that he doesn't love Takano, but everyone can see that he's already in love with him
One of the best yaoi out there and its really cute!
I love how their heartbreak is real and how they're showing how it affected them... And now that they're falling in love with each other all over again (if they ever stopped loving), it's a lot more exciting!
[Newest]They are the best

16Ichigo & Hitsugaya - Bleach
I just love this couple so much! Especially how Toshiro is always blushing and said the opposite thing of what he wanted to say! And there is really good fanfic called Empathy that got me hooked with this couple, like, forever.
Some people just need to try and read a one shot about them. Its cute!

17Kotestsu Kaburagi & Barnaby Brooks Jr. - Tiger & Bunny
They deserve a better place than #42. Believe me I've read fanfics/doujinshis for 21 of the couples above and know some other ones too, but this one is by far the best I can say. Kotetsu and Barnaby cares deeply for each other and you can really tell from watching the anime. Their interaction in the last few episodes are pretty much what people who are in love would say and do to each other. Barnaby needs Kotetsu as much as Kotetsu needs him. They make a great couple and possibly a great family with Kaede as the daughter too. And they don't have creepy/unhealthy relationships where someone gets abused or sexually harassed or 'hate' each other so much they must be in love etc.

Don't get me wrong, some of the above pairings are my OTP too, but to say that they are the greatest... No I can't say they are because of the above reason. Although I must say JuubeixKazuki is great too.

dead_chivalry

Mother of god this deserves such a higher place in the world. It's a magnificent pairing that stems from a mutual love for saving people and Kotetsu's nosiness. Oh Tiger and Bunny, why aren't you cannon. I would pay for one episode of cannon yaoi. I would pay so... So much.
They're the balanced couple. No abuse, just pure unadulterated respect between two men who, as I see it, seem to love each other. I would rate this above USUK any day.

18Ichigo Kurosaki x Uryuu Ishida - Bleach
No who can't fall in love with the nerdy (yet badass) with the badass (yet caring) couple?
They're just made for each other.

19Hikaru & Kaoru Hitachiin - Ouran Highschool Host Club
Aww they're so cute together! Even though they are twins they have totally different personality that when together is just so darn adorable and they bring out the good in each other. They love each other and always have each others back and they're really funny and interesting to watch. Hikaru is more of the wild child and doesn't know how to deal with emotional while Kaoru is more quiet and kinda laid back. EE I just love this pairing ♥
When I had first started watching this I had immediately thought they were together. I just love this pair so much. The way I see it is that Hikaru is at first clueless about his feelings while Kaoru is trying to hide it and first figure out how Hikaru feels
No.1in my heart forever... They love each other dearly and r very protective... They make my my heart go crazy... Passionate eyes and jealous can take place within their hearts and I can feel that kaoru loves hikaru a lot... Kaoru wishes for hikaru to be happy... I find that kaoru is the clingy one which is kinda cool... Laugh out loud
[Newest]It's all an act but still cute

20Kurogane & Fai - Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
I don't think Kurogane and Fai belong in a yaoi list because even though they are canon, they come from a CLAMP manga and that means their relationship doesn't have to do anything with their gender, orientation, etc. Kurogane and Fai are soulmates, they would adore each other even if their gender was different. I gotta say that this is the best couple on the list, two amazing characters and their amazing story, K & F are just one example of the beauty that is the love of CLAMP characters - girl and boy, girls of boys.
Kurogane and Fai is possibly one of my favourite couples. Their polar opposite personalities make them amazing and with every action they do you seem to watch these two get closer and closer. It is simply adorable and perfect along with completely cannon. I've seen so many animes and couples but I think Kurogane and Fai is the best I have seen because they are truly in love and it is evident through every action. Through sacrifice, battles and harm, Kurogane and Fai are truly soul mates and deserving of all the love they receive.
I've always felt like Kurogane and Fai-Kun have always made an amazing group. Given the fact that they seem to complement each other very well on personalities. Kurogane is very protective over his friends and Fai is always a good friend to his friends and cares greatly about them. They know that his friends need them help and are willing to do anything to help them.
[Newest]They are eternal mates of the soul. True love knows no gender boundaries.
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