Top 25 Anime Couples


The cutest, most appealing, effective or otherwise well matched anime couples have been ranked by fans, with the top spot going to a particularly appealing pair.

The ranking, which needless to say is restricted to male/female couples (those looking for something else are directed to the yuri anime ranking), with one interesting exception:

1. Taiga & Ryuji (Toradora!)

2. Mikoto & Touma (Railgun)

3. Nagisa & Tomoya (Clannad)

4. Hitagi & Koyomi (Bakemonogatari)

5. Tenshi & Otonashi (Angel Beats!)

6. Misaki & Takumi (Kaichou wa Maid-sama)

7. Aria & Kinji (Hidan no Aria)

8. Kuroneko & Kyosuke (Ore no Imouto)

9. Haruhi & Kyon (Haruhi)

10. Elsie & Keima (Kami Nomi)

11. Victorique & Kazuya (Gosick)

12. Index & Touma (Index)

13. C.C. & Lelouch (Code Geass)

14. Houki & Ichika (Infinite Stratos)

15. Shinji & Kaworu (Evangelion)

16. Charlotte & Ichika (Infinite Stratos)

17. Erio & Makoto (Denpa Onna)

18. Merry & Yumeji (Yumekui Merry)

19. Horo & Lawrence (Spice & Wolf)

20. Sakura & Syaoran (Card Captor Sakura)

21. Menma & Jintan (Ano Hana)

22. Mahiru & Souta (Working!!)

23. Nozomi & Takumi (Mayoi Neko Overrun!)

24. Shiki & Mikiya (Kara no Kyoukai)

25. Kira & Athrun (Gundam Seed)

As some have said, such lists show a strong recency effect, with the latest anime tending to dominate – given the rapidity with which anime fans (not least those of a type B persuasion) forget one season’s favourites in favour of the new crop, this is perhaps an unavoidable reflection on their fickle tastes.

That said, it is hard to see Taiga and Ryuji being displaced from the head of the list any time soon…

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