Top 10 Best Anime Couples of All Time
I love this couple. The relationship dynamic seen between these two throughout the entirety of the show was barely romantic in any traditional sense. They were childhood friends who grew up together, witnessed the bad things that happened in each other's lives, and stuck by one another. They supported each other with kind words and actions. They bicker a lot, demonstrating how much Winry cares and worries for Edward's safety and health. Meanwhile, Edward keeps Winry in the dark about what happens so that she won't worry and get caught in the crossfire.
They are independent of each other, which is something you usually don't see in anime couples. Especially with the female characters, who are often so reliant on the hero that their world revolves around them. Winry, on the other hand, has other things in her life to keep her occupied, mainly her work as an automail mechanic. Edward helps her strive to become better and better, because that's the only way she can help him. They care for one another - both of them do, unlike in other shows where it's one-sided love until the last second, just so a pairing can happen. These two have been battling with feelings for each other since the beginning, although it wasn't obvious. They are adorable, and their happy ending is incredible.
"The next time I make you cry, they'll be tears of joy!"
- Edward to Winry.
Hinata truly loved Naruto, and Naruto loved her. People like to say Naruto would react the same if Pain hurt Shikamaru or Sakura or anyone else. Yet, when he finally figured out Gaara got killed, he didn't even go two-tailed fully formed. People go on about how Naruto pulled out so many tails on Orochimaru for talking about Sasuke. First, he never had a reason at that point to hold back using 9-tails power, unlike with Sasuke. The first time Orochimaru said anything about Sasuke, he went 2-tails and then 4 after he said he wasn't anywhere near Sasuke's level.
So, Naruto went instantly to 6 tails after Pain attacked Hinata and only 2 tails when he saw Gaara dead. Naruto lost his will and was on the verge of letting the Nine-Tailed Fox take full control. It doesn't seem like Naruto would lose his mind against Pain if he did that with anyone else. Or is Orochimaru talking about Sasuke pissing Naruto off good proof that Naruto didn't love her? He always really cared for her. She was the one who helped him get the confidence needed to beat Neji and gave him the acknowledgment he always wanted. You want to complain that it means nothing because "she's done nothing," yet Sasuke is fine "doing nothing" and noticing Naruto's loneliness (and vice versa)? I wish they could've gotten together sooner, as they both do nothing but uplift each other. But it did happen, and it makes perfect sense as to why!
Ichigo and Rukia go well together, but that's not the only reason I ship Black Sun & White Moon/Death & Strawberry. If you've read the manga or watched the anime, you would know that through each and every setback Ichigo has, Rukia is there to pull him out of his funk. Rukia, nobody else. And not only that, they have this 'speaking is not communication' thing going on that I absolutely adore. All they have to do is share a look and they get their point across. There isn't a need for words.
I could go on for hours about the reasons why I ship IchiRuki, but I'll stop here. Even if you don't take my word for it, just look at how much Kubo-sensei supports them with his comments, drawings, etc. This ship practically sails itself.
I love the silent romance between these two. They risk their lives in order to save each other and encourage and support each other through all the bad times. Their romance is subtle, but it's definitely there! What made the Soul Society arc so amazing was that Ichigo was able to grow as a protagonist because of his determination to save Rukia. The way he showed off his powers to her was really cute too. Ichiruki
"Thanks for your hard work, Vegeta." *Bulma kisses him on the cheek*
Vegeta has come a long way. He accepted his love for Bulma and Trunks a while back but is finally getting comfortable showing it, albeit a little bit. He's still Vegeta and a badass, so he can't overdo it. But when he does, it's impressive. It's clear why Bulma sticks around when she could clearly have anyone she wants, male or female. She's seen things we haven't and deemed Vegeta worthy of being around and being the father of her children. Bulma is a genius. She knows what she's all about, and Vegeta is one of those things. Never doubt this couple.
The story of Bulma and Vegeta is honestly beautiful. If you have watched all episodes of DBZ, you'll know that when Trunks comes from the future, he explains that his mother is the only one who understands that Vegeta operates on pride. His pride is the way he progresses, and only Bulma has figured that out.
He has shown that he cares for his son multiple times, and the same goes for Bulma. If you don't respect this love story or agree that it should be in the top five, please rewatch the series.
This couple should really be #1. Their love wasn't obvious, but when it showed, it was beautiful. They made it through everything you could throw at a couple and still came out together. So many people say that if Kikyo had lived, Inuyasha would have chosen her, but I don't think so.
Kagome accepted and loved Inuyasha exactly how he was, and didn't want him to change. Inuyasha could have left Kagome to go with Kikyo at any time, but he didn't. He always came back to her. Sure, he loves Kikyo because she was his first love, and she died thinking she was following him. He feels as if he owes her his life since she sacrificed hers. But in the end, it's Kagome, who has always stuck by his side and never asked for anything more, who is his true love and whom he spends his life with.
I enjoyed this couple far more than the others for many reasons. Inuyasha and Kagome had a bond that - though this has been said before - surpasses the anime's actual storyline. However, I always feel like Kikyo messes it up. Unlike many animes where the couple kisses in the second episode, Kagome and Inuyasha don't kiss until...
...the very last episode! I mean, that's what I call a developing relationship. Although they might have stretched it a little too far, Inuyasha's romantic progressions were among the most realistic of the anime couples I have seen so far.
Jellal and Erza. There is no denying they were born to be with each other. Fate brought them together ever since they were little. They share a horrid past which strengthens their bond even more. They were split up when they got older, but of course, fate made a way to bring them back together, even if they ended up being enemies. They have their ups and downs, but they always find a way back to each other. There is no doubt Jellal and Erza were meant for each other. It's obvious. There's an unspoken truth between them that everyone (including them) knows about but is too precious to say out loud. This couple is truly remarkable, and I've never seen two characters that go so well with one another than these two.
I'm not usually into Shonen romance because it's always the same thing: girl likes boy, boy either doesn't like girl or is entirely oblivious to it. Jellal and Erza are different. They have mutual feelings for each other and face realistic struggles and obstacles on their journey to be together that can't be resolved in just one or two chapters. They face serious challenges that they have to overcome, and even though they don't get to see each other that much, they inspire each other to keep going and hope for one day where they'll both be free from their past demons. They complete each other, and they truly, truly deserve to be happy.
This should honestly be way higher up on the list. I don't have anything against people shipping Jellal and Erza, but this ship is 1: canon, and 2: incredibly adorable and compelling. The way that their relationship started compared to the way it is now shows just how much both of these characters have developed, thanks in no small part to each other.
Gajeel has gone from being a cold-hearted brute who just wanted to destroy, to a caring, protective, and loyal person who fights to keep his loved ones safe. Levy has gone from being a damsel in distress early on in the series, to a quick-thinking and powerful girl who also does all she can to protect those she cares about. Their interactions are always so interesting to watch, whether they're cute and flirty or emotional and affectionate. And, spoilers: Levy is pregnant with Gajeel's child. They're just the best.
Unlike other couples, Asuna and Kirito never had an ounce of awkwardness between them. Because of the situation they were in, where either one of them could die, they didn't waste any time being awkward or fidgety. From fighting side by side to saving each other's lives countless times, and their deepening bond as they both struggled to return to the real world, they came to love each other. They figured that it would be foolish to waste any time not being together. They both knew they loved each other and got married because of it - in the game, I mean - and established their relationship as a couple.
But that's not all they are to each other. They're a couple, best friends, and each other's protectors and saviors. They have each other's backs and try hard to win the game so they can actually be together in the real world. Once they meet Yui, it really feels like they're a family, and it's so heartwarming that I felt like crying every time I saw them together, or when the three of them would reunite after being separated.
After more than two years, both of their characters develop significantly and learn so much. Honestly, when they reunited in the real world, I was actually crying tears of joy. Asuna and Kirito's relationship is much deeper than most, and it's simply beautiful. There's no other way to describe it. The funny thing is that this epic story, with its extraordinary couple, is not actually a romance anime. Its main theme is much more serious than some cliché love story that takes place in a random high school. Yet, its couple is far superior to any other. Anyone who says otherwise should try watching all 25 episodes and then claim that Asuna and Kirito aren't the most epic, amazing, sweet, and beautiful couple in the universe.
This anime couple is one of the best. They have never shown much physical contact or outwardly made any form of love declaration. Yet, their subtle ways of showing that they trust and care for one another are just amazing. It's a unique and very mature form of love. Most anime couples I've seen are just tsunderes denying their love, much like teenagers in the midst of figuring out their love lives. There's nothing wrong with that, but seeing Roy and Riza, it's the kind of love story that is subtle, one-of-a-kind, yet so powerful and warm-hearted.
Compared to other anime, I honestly feel like their relationship is underrated. Trust me, I'm a huge Naruto fan and I really wanted to choose NaruHina. However, after thinking about it, I feel like Roy and Riza deserve my vote. Even if they've never said "I love you" to each other, I can truly feel their love for each other just by their actions. I do feel like they deserve to be in the top 10. Not to mention, FMA: Brotherhood made me cry so many times, and they're one of the reasons why - which I honestly don't mind because I love them so much.
Misaki and Usui have a great relationship. Their characters are well-developed, and they have a perfect balance. While Misaki is the hotheaded and competitive Student Council president, Usui is a calm and collected guy. They are both athletic and smart, blending very well together. Misaki can see through Usui's dark past and comfort him, while Usui adds lightness and romance to Misaki's serious and exhausting lifestyle.
Their relationship is light but at the same time dramatic. It's a cute, flawless, unpredictable, unimaginable, extraordinary, perfect, and beautiful relationship where you experience everything. They can depend on each other, and that is something every couple should have. You are bound to love these two because they never disappoint.
Usui and Misaki should be at the top. They are way better than the couples in Naruto and Bleach. I'm not saying those couples are bad (so cool down, Naruto and Bleach fans). I'm just saying these two are better. Misaki's beauty and her strict demeanor, coupled with Usui's style and coolness, match up extremely well. The romance between them is awesome. I hope another season comes along, especially since they got together only at the very end of the first season.
With lines like these, anyone would fall in love:
Misaki: "Why is my heart beating so fast? Why do I feel lonely when you leave me? Why are you the only one causing me so much confusion?"
Misaki: "I confessed to you because I wanted to protect you!"
Misaki: "Since I fell for Usui, I've come to understand at least one thing... To turn the true feelings in my heart into words."
Usui: "If you were to drown, I wouldn't let anyone else give you mouth-to-mouth resuscitation."
Usui: "I'll come to save you as much as you want. I'll make you fall for me as much as you wish."
Usui: "If it is with Ayuzawa, whatever I do, wherever I am, I am happy. So it's okay."
This was a well-done romance in the manga. I was slightly disappointed with this couple in the anime, but what else can you do in thirteen episodes? This was a nice break from other anime love stories. Tamaki is a nice and good-hearted person. He's the silly one in the relationship, and the pacing was slow. It wasn't love at first glance, and it wasn't at second laugh-out-loud.
While I think we all guessed they'd get together eventually, I thought it happened realistically without forcing it on the characters. One of the things I like most about this couple is that they aren't two halves of a whole. They can get by without each other. They developed in a way that they are their own person and weren't written for the sole purpose of having to be with the other, or else they can't achieve their full potential and blah blah blah. It's that they want to be with each other anyway.
Haruhi Fujioka is a boyish-looking girl who is considered the poorest student at Ouran. Despite coming from a poor family, she is admired by everyone due to her hard work, selflessness, and of course, cuteness. She became the mother figure in her family ever since her mother died.
Tamaki Suoh is a rich, handsome boy who appears cheerful on the outside, but has a tragic background. (Spoiler) He's hated by his grandmother because he is the son of the mistress, and he left his mother just to provide her with money to prevent her from being homeless. Even though he is widely disliked, he still maintains his positive attitude and is not one to easily open up about his issues.
What's interesting is that they're opposites. Haruhi doesn't care about Tamaki's feelings at first, but as the series progresses, she comes to understand that she loves him as more than just a father figure - her feelings for him are deep, magical, and unique. I also love how Tamaki gets jealous when he sees her hanging out with the twins. They even suspect that Haruhi is jealous when Tamaki is with Eclair, which means she truly has feelings for him.
I wanted to vote for this. This couple starts off incredibly strong and is the most genuine couple in the whole DBZ universe. Their affection feels real, and you can laugh at all their interactions. Videl herself is a great character, and I don't care what anyone says, Adult Gohan is a better character than Teen Gohan. Teen Gohan had an awesome moment, but his personality wasn't nearly as defined as Adult Gohan's.
This couple is perfect up to a point. That point being the middle of the Buu saga, and more notably, the end of the Buu saga. Why? Just why? Videl's character turns from complex and interesting, with so much to work with, and does a complete 180 into "I'm a wife, and that's my only personality." I miss the old Videl. Bulma got to keep her personality through marriage, so why couldn't Videl? This shift in character is what prevents me from ranking this as my number one. Just... why?
Gohan and Videl are my favorite DBZ couple. They are so cute together.
I think these two characters are somewhat hard to notice until the last few seasons. Natsu was the first person Lucy met in the Fairy Guild. He saved her from being shipped overseas and invited her to join the guild. Natsu is kind, funny, and always eager for a fight in a positive way. However, when someone threatens his friends, he unleashes his Fire Dragon Slayer GOD MODE.
Initially, Lucy is a total spoiled brat, selfish and somewhat mean. But as the anime progresses, she becomes kinder and slowly, though not obviously, develops feelings of love for Natsu.
You see their bond change from strangers to allies, to companions, to friends, and then to best friends. There is so much background for these two that I'm honestly shocked they aren't officially together yet. The loyalty and downright love (whether that love is strictly platonic or romantic is up for debate, though I, for one, have no doubt that it's very close to romantic) between them is enough to literally make me smile, grin, and wish for a connection that deep with someone.
My only question is: Why aren't they canon yet?
This show, even though it was obvious that Taiga and Ryuuji would end up together from the get-go, was splendid! I think the show wasn't about who would be with whom, but it was to show the adventures of falling in love. Toradora understands love and how confusing it can be, and how heart-pounding it is. It shows that no matter what you look like, how rich you are, or your height and personality, there will be someone out there for you in the world, and your job is to find them. Like it said in episode 1, the world has hidden love very well, and it is very hard to obtain.
Ryuuji lives with his mom, and since she works, he takes care of the cooking and housework. He has developed an obsession with cleaning. Taiga is rich, but due to family problems, she lives alone in a large apartment right across from Ryuuji's bedroom window.
As part of the deal they made, Ryuuji uses his home skills to help Taiga, cooking and cleaning for her. She starts eating meals at his house on a daily basis and is even considered a family member by Ryuuji's bubbly mother.
Taiga initially treats Ryuuji very poorly, taking advantage of his kind nature while being physically and verbally abusive. However, the time they spend together allows them both to see sides of each other that no one else sees. They quickly begin to confide in each other on personal matters.
The series is extremely well-written. All the main characters have multi-layered personalities, and the voice acting is top-notch. It's a comedy with plenty of humor, but its overall driving force is a number of hard-hitting and emotional dramatic moments coupled with an excellent OST. (If listening to "Lost my Pieces" doesn't make you cry, you're not a human being.)
Overall, I love these two characters especially, and the complex, funny, and endearing relationship they develop throughout the series.
Who doesn't love a beautiful transgender woman finding love? I ship it!
It's my favorite couple in any manga. The story of their relationship includes drama, separation, yearning, and reconciliation. These are some of the reasons that make it so interesting. Another charismatic aspect of their relationship is the general closeness and intimacy they often show with each other. They are funny together too. They often tease each other, and sometimes it's hilarious. They have a lot of aspects that make their relationship attractive to me. Individually, they are very interesting characters as well.
"Leave her. Don't get in her way. That's what I keep saying because..." Renji, Chapter 98.
It's because of Rukia that Renji decided to live a better life, and he chose to share that life with her. She was always there for him, even when they were little. Why does Renji train so hard? To get Rukia back! If fighting to make the one you love a part of your family isn't love, then I don't know what is.
Ichihime, also known as Ichigo and Orihime, is likely to happen with about an 89% chance. Since Ichigo is taken, Renji is probably the only option left, as he cares for her so much and vice versa.
It's a shame we have a lot of biased shounen fans here. Clannad had the best love story. A couple being "cute" isn't everything. There are components such as how they meet, what causes them to spend time with one another, confessions, and what they do afterward. There are trials and tribulations both before and after they decide to be together, as well as what they would do for each other. Just because they look cute on screen doesn't give them that many points. Clannad was all about trials and tribulations and breaking through with the help of others who believed in them. There's an emotional message and connection the audience shares with the characters. Cuteness means nothing. Get over your sexual excitement.
This is obviously biased. Nagisa and Tomoya's relationship offers many lessons to others, teaching the true meaning of love and how it can be expressed in all shapes and sizes. Tomoya helps Nagisa overcome her lack of confidence and low self-esteem, inspiring her to achieve all her dreams. Tomoya, a delinquent, meets Nagisa and realizes there is more to life than what he previously thought. Both couples later go through many hardships and conflicts, surpassing them together and growing even stronger, which makes Clannad the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life. If you haven't watched it yet, I definitely recommend it to you, especially the second season.
The best couple in the whole show...
While Gray is a serious and cold guy, Juvia is a sweet, funny, and generous girl who loves Gray so much that she always tries to help him out.
I hate when people compare Juvia to Misa Amane!
Juvia can get a little annoying and creepy, but she is good, bubbly, clumsy, and one of the sweetest and cutest girls in anime. She also does nice things for Gray and protects him, even if he doesn't always reciprocate these feelings. She actually gives Gray a reason to love her.
While Misa's argument for anyone to like her is: "LOVE ME OR I'LL KILL YOU!" (Not that I care about Light's stupid life).
And while many people think that Juvia is a little stupid for loving someone who doesn't love her back, they're wrong. Gray actually loves Juvia but is too embarrassed to admit it. If he didn't love her, he wouldn't have protected her so many times, often risking his own life for her. He also wouldn't get so angry and jealous every time Lyon tried to flirt or make any other kind of romantic attempt with Juvia.
So that's it. They're one of the cutest couples in the entire anime world!
I get how Krillin feels for her. Android 18 (real name Lazuli, as confirmed by Toriyama) was kidnapped and turned into a cyborg for destruction and murder. While Krillin was supposed to destroy her, he saw past her android self and wanted her to be free. After the entire Red Ribbon Army was destroyed, 18 was finally free - still half-human, of course, but free nonetheless.
This tandem is a unique one too. They're not the type of couple you'd expect them to be. Krillin really cares for Android 18. Even though he was commanded to destroy her, he didn't do it because of his love for her.
Of course! They are perfection! The feelings they have for each other are ironclad! No one can break this unstoppable ship!
They are just perfect together. I haven't read the manga yet, but I've seen the anime. As the anime progresses, you can see that Kyo becomes a better person, thanks to Tohru. He goes from pretending he doesn't care about her to loving her with all his heart. She loves him so much that she accepts him even in his monster form. They understand each other so well and always seem to say the right thing when the other person is down. Yuki and Tohru are cute too, but they don't complement each other as well as Tohru and Kyo do. I could tell from the beginning that they would end up together, even when Kyo was trying to convince himself that he didn't like her. They are simply the most perfect couple ever.
Oh my God! They are so cute together! When Tohru wanted to be cat-like, like Kyo-chan, it was so adorable that my heart melted. Although I also ship Tohru x Yuki, Yuki just played with her feelings, saying romantic stuff when he already knew Tohru liked him. So, if I were Yuki, I would confess to Tohru and not joke about it. Kyo-chan is so nice when he's around Tohru! They are so cute together! But I don't want Kagura to stand in the way. I mean, Kyo doesn't like Kagura, and she should know that. She should also know that forcing and hitting people isn't good, because they are just going to hate you if you hit them.
Cutest couple ever! And they show signs of a future relationship! Adult Kyoko, for example, calls him by a cute and dear nickname, 'Tsu-kun,' and Tsuna immediately notices that! A nickname that only his mother uses for him! Kyoko has been showing many signs of affection too! In the beginning, not so much, but later there are many cute situations with both of them. Chapter 408 shows Kyoko saying that Tsuna is not an ordinary person and compliments him, which makes Tsuna blush AGAIN! Chapter 390 shows how much she cares about him! Chapter 301 shows that Kyoko feels his warmth!
This couple brings energy and strength to each other - supporting! I guess this isn't a one-sided love because Kyoko likes him too! Tsuna's crush is finally showing some affection for him! Whohoo!
I love their love team. Tsuna, who cannot express his feelings, and Kyoko, who doesn't know Tsuna's feelings, but she has feelings for Tsuna too, as I see in previous episodes. I love the way Tsuna risks his life for Kyoko and the amulet he always takes care of and keeps inside his clothes as a lucky charm because it was made by Kyoko!
How is this couple not up here yet? Not only are they the greatest pairing of all time, they're actually canon. They have such a deep, complex relationship that nothing can possibly surpass. I hope Gin resurrects himself so that he and Rangiku can at least have a reunion. Plus, the anime is trying to make Hisagi, another character I really like, go out with her, which is pissing me off. Hisagi, you're awesome, but GinRan is meant to be. Get over it and go snog Nanao or something.
Even now, I'm still bitter that Gin died. Gin did what he did and became who he was just so he could kill Aizen for hurting Rangiku when she was young. They would've been so great together.
62?! Is it supposed to be a joke? This is the best couple in the whole anime universe! Seriously, you don't have to vote for the main characters just for being the main characters. Wasn't their backstory so sad?
I didn't think anyone else would actually vote for this! This was my first anime. A peer introduced it to me after discovering my love for murder mysteries. Maybe an 800+ episode anime wasn't the best starting point, but it worked for me, and now I'm totally hooked. Normally, I despise romance between characters, but this anime had such a long runtime that the romance was unexpectedly naturally paced and not rushed.
I love the whole "childhood friend" concept and soon became engrossed in not only the mystery aspects but also the romantic ones. Shinichi and Ran truly care for each other. Ran is not your typical damsel in distress, and Shinichi is a memorable protagonist motivated by his love for her. The tension that occurs when there's a chance of Ran figuring out Conan's true identity adds to their amazing bond.
Ran's incredible patience and trust in Shinichi is heartbreaking. Every fan of this anime wants them to get together desperately. They are undoubtedly the most adorable couple in the series, followed closely by Kaito and Aoko, and Takagi and Sato. The balance between romance and action makes this anime perfect for anyone looking for well-constructed, long-lasting relationships, drama, and action. It was my first anime and remains my favorite, largely because everything about it, except for the animation in the initial seasons, is flawless. ShinRan for life!
I love this ship! They have many things in common: they both grew up being bullied and were always treated like a tool by their family. They are both romantic and emotional. They love to cook. They hate when people don't finish their food. More importantly, they are definitely attracted to each other, getting heart eyes and nosebleeds when the other does or says something nice. They would go perfectly together! Let's just hope they are reunited in the future.
The last episode blew my mind. Is she actually going to fall for him? After all that? I can't believe this turn of events.
I've never shipped anyone in One Piece before. But man, how can you deny these two are made for each other? Oda sure wasn't subtle about it.
21?! Are you serious? They should be higher, for God's sake! They are Yoruichi and Kisuke! It's obvious they like each other and deeply care about each other.
"Best Characters & Couple ever" is all I can say.