Top 10 Anime Hypothetical/Non-Canon Couples.

I'm talking about the pairings that probably won't/or didn't actually happen in canon I. E the actual story line. Maybe some romance harem animes haven't ended yet, but in most cases you can tell which one is the 'main' couple that is going to end up together, so exclude those ones too.
For eg: TomoyaXKyou in Clannad, MistyXAsh in Pokemon.

The Top Ten

1 Shinichi Kudo & Shiho Miyano - Detective Conan

The chemistry. Enough said. - Silverbullet96

Perfect couple they definitely like each other

I think shiho better with bourbon and shinichi of course with ran

No hate on Ran, she's nice and all, but I can never get how ShinRan would fit in a detective story. Too bad they became canon and we never got a chance to fully see it.

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2 Naruto Uzumaki & Sakura Haruno - Naruto

Warning this is an anti narusaku rant. Let me break down whats so horrible about this pairing and why it didn't happen in canon.
1. Jokes. Most of the things thaf shippers so is take jokes way too seriously. When you have one person who likes the other there should normally be some sort of repent or depression if they reject you. Now naruto irritates sakuea all the time for dates and she tells him to piss off but this doesn't have aby major reaction for him he just acts noramlly and eats ramen happily. Then he says yeah this is my girlfriend and she gets angry and wacks him he says yeah sorry I was joking...again all these funny moments naruto doesn't take it seriously
2. the promise of sasuke. Naruto promises sakura to reunite her with sasuke, however he didn't go to her first, she went to him and cried. He pitied her. Everyone did. He said ok to her request but his motivation was to bring sasuke because he was his best friend. Not romantic at all
3. Meeting His parents. ...more

Yeah, but Sasuke and Sakura would be better - Animefan12

I didn't watch the Naruto ending but I heard that Sasuke and Sakura did end up together, so that's not what this list is talking about, we're talking about the popular shippings which don't happen. - Silverbullet96

This couple sucks. anyone who thinks its healthy need to see the doctor. Naruto chases after her because she likes his rival and she doesn't even want him in the first place. And yes he tried to kill her as four tails as well, not just sasuke. he never even attempted to hurt Hinata.And he actually liked her as a person by understanding her nature not just winning a prize. If they happened sakura would call him sasuke in bed and naruto would be miserable if hinata married someone else because the one he truly loves is hinata and we actually saw that happen too

Who wants this forced trash when the purest cutest couple naruhina exists - Bana

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3 Mugen & Fuu - Samurai Champloo

The anime implied that they both had feelings for each other (although it's possible that Jin had feelings for Fuu too, I'm not sure about this, the romance subject was simply implied in this series) but they never confessed them. It's a loose end that it could happen when they meet again someday.

4 Ichigo Kurosaki & Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach

Absolutely adorable. Should have been canon.

They are the best

The best I don't care about the canon

W H y oh w h y

They're perfect for each other

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5 Sasuke Uchiha & Ino Yamanaka - Naruto Shippuden


6 Atem & Isis - Yu-Gi-Oh!
7 Yami Yugi & Ishizu Ishtar
8 Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

BEAUTIFUL SHIP. I don't care what anyone says, they're married in my head haha.

Technically it's canon. They just didn't get together because of military rules and regulations.

I love this pairing my OTP

My favorite otp

9 Ash Ketchum & Dawn - Pokemon
10 Inuyasha & Kikyo

It's not fair. Kikyo never ever even deserves to be killed off ever again. I'll never ever even forgive Rumiko Takahashi for killing Kikyo off at all.

The Contenders

11 Eren Jaeger & Annie Leonhart - Attack on Titan


Shifter x shifter= perfection

Makesi more sense than Eremika

12 Mako & Gamagori - Kill la Kill

At least it hinted they could become a couple at the end of the end credits in Episode 24.

The guy that added this is a troll for one INCEST! - Hoxton

Ryuko and mako forever

13 Sesshomaru & Kagome - InuYasha

I know that Rin and Sesshomaru are a popular paring, but since Rin and Kagome have near identical personality this paring can work.


I love this couple,my Inuyasha OTP

I love this couple as well. I mean I feel like deep down Inuyasha will always love Kikyo even if he is now married to Kagome. I feel really bad for the both of them :(. I see Inuyasha and Kagome as friends and I think that her and Sesshomaru would be a good together. I also prefer Inuyasha with Kikyo.

14 Naruto Uzumaki & Sasuke Uchiha - Naruto

I mean, come on everybody. In chapter and episode 3, these two were born to be together. They were the first two people to have a canon kiss and the series is split between these two. Both are constantly thinking of each other. They have made huge impacts on one another. People say opposites attract and that it's good to have things in common, so that's why they should be together. Sasuke is the complete opposite of Naruto and yet their childhoods were both full of loneliness. Hell, in the final fight Sasuke saw himself standing right next to Naruto.
Not enough proof? What about their abilities? Naruto's wind style has Chidori beat and yet it is the only one that can "assist and magnify fire". That indicates their relationship. No? What about the huge U-turn Sasuke made just to be with Naruto? That clearly shows that Sasuke has no idea what he's doing unless he's next to Naruto. Clothing? Orange and blue are complimentary colours - Naruto and Sasuke. In part 1 Naruto wore orange ...more

I have to vote for them :/ They are just too adorable

One of the rare naruto pairings that actually makes sense, they're soul mates and complete each other.

They're cute together, but I know that Masashi Kishimoto can't put them in a relationship

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15 Misty & Ash Ketchum - Pokemon
16 Kyou Fujibayashi & Tomoya Okazaki - Clannad
17 Kaito Kuroba & Akako Koizumi - Magic Kaito

I love this couple! Even that hakuba loves akako, don't mean kaito and akako can't be together forever! Akako sometime acting sucks, but kaiti not kill her! Yea you all know that kaito is a yandere (it's for me. I think kaito is suck and sadistic. But I think his better with akako than aoko).

18 Gray Fullbuster & Lucy Heartfilia - Fairy Tail

Well, nothing is canon unless Mashima declares it so. So Gray and Lucy can be just as fanmade as Gray and Juvia, or Natsu and Lucy. They all had plenty of moments, but we'll wait and see.

Canon or not. I really love this couple

I like this couple.

Honestly, I don't like this couple, but it's wayyy better than NaLu. I just think that Natsu and Lucy should stay friends, and I personally hate Juvia. So GraLu isn't as bad. I like GraLu or Gratsu to be honest.

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19 Tomoyo Sakagami & Tomoya Okazaki - Clannad
20 Ami Kawashima & Ryuuji Takasu - Toradora
21 Aya Toujou & Manaka Junpei - Ichigo 100

Should mention that this is one of the rare cases in anime where the 'main' couple didn't actually end up together, and the protagonist ended up with one of the secondary female protagonists. This was that 'main' couple. - Silverbullet96

22 Eren Jaeger & Levi Ackerman


Still prefer Riren over Ereri, but okay.


23 Anjou Naruko & Jinta Yadomi - AnoHana
24 Natsu Dragneel & Lisanna Strauss - Fairy Tail

People think that they will end up toghtoer just because narouto end up with hinata what astupid joke -_-

25 Juvia Lockser and Lyon Vastia
26 Kagura & Shinpachi - Gintama
27 Ayumu & Tomonori - is This a Zombie?
28 Ivan Karelin & Pao Lin Huang - Tiger and Bunny
29 Ichika Orimura & Charlotte Dunois - Infinite Stratos
30 Sasuke Uchiha & Hinata Hyuga - Naruto


Should have happened then there would be stable people in the naruto universe narusaku and sasuhina although sasukarin works too.

31 Tohru Honda & Yuki Sohma - Fruits Basket
32 Kogane & Fala - Golion
33 Avril Bradley & Kazuya Kujo - Gosick
34 Choji Akimichi & Ino Yamanaka
35 Amu Hinamori and Tadase Hotori
36 Sheeta & Pazu - Castle in the Sky
37 Levi & Eren Jaeger
38 Perios & Marian - Sei Juushi Bismarck
39 Rogue Cheney & Yukino Aguria - Fairy Tail
40 Makoto Tachibana and Haruka "Haru" Nanase - Free! Iwatobi Swim Club

They just have SO much more chemistry than Haru and Rin! Makoto deserves more love!

41 Natsu Dragneel & Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail

No. Erza clearly loves Jellal, ever since they were kids. - Goku02

42 Fakir & Ahiru - Princess Tutu
43 Kenshi & Lashara - Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar
44 Chihiro & Haku - Spirited Away
45 Ryo & Nasute - Yoroiden Samurai Troopers
46 Richard & Marian - Sei Juushi Bismarck
47 Izuku Midoriya & Momo Yaoyoruzu - Boku No Hero Academia
48 Ling Yao and Lan Fan - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
49 Eremika - Eren and Mikasa
50 Osamu Dazai & Chuuya Nakahara - Bungou Stray Dogs
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Sasuke Uchiha & Ino Yamanaka - Naruto Shippuden
2. Atem & Isis - Yu-Gi-Oh!
3. Yami Yugi & Ishizu Ishtar
1. Ichigo Kurosaki & Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach
2. Inuyasha & Kikyo
3. Shinichi Kudo & Shiho Miyano - Detective Conan
1. Eren Jaeger & Annie Leonhart - Attack on Titan
2. Mako & Gamagori - Kill la Kill
3. Natsu Dragneel & Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail

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