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

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

I've always thought this pairing had a lot of potential. Yeah, ShinRan is sweet and a very heart-warming form of childhood love story. But in a crime-mystery anime, I don't see why CoAi would not work. I think it's interesting to see them work together in cases, they have such good chemistry to be honest! It reminds me of Roy & Riza from FMAB. I love how they started out distrusting one another, with Conan thinking she was evil & all. But then, eventually, learning more about her & making her shatter that cold exterior. He taught her how to warm up to others, it's no surprise that he's special to her. It's a shame that this pairing would not be the main canon instead. I think if people look past the fact that ShinRan was the initial couple from the very beginning and REALLY, REALLY look at CoAi with an OBJECTIVE and OPEN-MINDED lens, they would find that this pairing is as great as ShinRan, if not, even greater.

I love them

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2 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.

3 Naruto Uzumaki & Sakura Haruno - Naruto

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

Tell me the last time Sakura liked Naruto and I will support NaruSaku.

Best couple and most developed one - Boruto

My OTP! - DiahAlaydrus

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4 Ichigo Kurosaki & Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach

Absolutely adorable. Should have been canon.

The best I don't care about the canon

They are the best

This is still the best ship that ever existed. I won't even forgive Kubo in my next life.

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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.

I love this pairing my OTP

My favorite otp

9 Ash Ketchum & Dawn - Pokemon
10 Eren Jaeger & Annie Leonhart - Attack on Titan


Shifter x shifter= perfection

Makesi more sense than Eremika

The Contenders

11 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.

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

14 Kyou Fujibayashi & Tomoya Okazaki - Clannad
15 Misty & Ash Ketchum - Pokemon
16 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.

Uhhh wut she said

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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 Tomoyo Sakagami & Tomoya Okazaki - Clannad
19 Ami Kawashima & Ryuuji Takasu - Toradora
20 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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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 Natsu Dragneel & Lisanna Strauss - Fairy Tail

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

23 Anjou Naruko & Jinta Yadomi - AnoHana
24 Eren Jaeger & Levi Ackerman


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 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.

30 Ichika Orimura & Charlotte Dunois - Infinite Stratos
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 Natsu Dragneel & Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail

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

40 Fakir & Ahiru - Princess Tutu
41 Kenshi & Lashara - Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar
42 Chihiro & Haku - Spirited Away
43 Ryo & Nasute - Yoroiden Samurai Troopers
44 Richard & Marian - Sei Juushi Bismarck
45 Rogue Cheney & Yukino Aguria - Fairy Tail
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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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