It’s day eight and love is in the air, this time I had to choose my favorite anime couple. Think shy blushes and sweet words… and maybe even a kiss or two! From first loves to old flames, I have seen them all, especially since I’m a lover of all things shoujo. Yes, even the high school romances that I complain so much about! What can I say, I’m in love with love…
With so many awesome anime couples out there, you’d think this would be a difficult choice…but nope! This was by far the easiest choice I have made so far for this challenge, when I think of the perfect anime couple this particular pair immediately pops into my head! These guys did romance right, so without further ado, my favorite anime couple is…
The All Hanshin Kyojin comedy duo, Risa Koizumi and Atsushi Ootani from the shoujo romance/comedy series Lovely Complex! Risa is a giant girl with shoujo romance dreams and Ootani is a pint sized guy with big aspirations, at first glance these guys make an odd couple. But height difference aside, these guys make up the most energetic and fun anime couple ever.
These guys are what I think about when I imagine the perfect romance. Unlike your typical shoujo love at first sight high school romance, these guys were friends long before they became lovers, so it wasn’t difficult to imagine them as a couple. Risa and Ootani (sorry but they hardly ever use his given name, so I have a habit of using his family name), just worked well together, from their similar taste in music to their taste in food, these guys just fit together like two perfect puzzle pieces.
Of course their relationship isn’t easy sailing, on account of their preexisting complexes and biases. Both even pursue traditionally accepted partners: for Risa, a tall charming classmate and for Ootani, a short cute classmate. But when their romantic prospects fall through, they turn to each other for comfort. While licking each other’s wounds they begin spending a great deal of time together, learning and growing together eventually becoming best friends. Their chemistry is apparent from the beginning and even their mutual friends attempt to pair them up on several occasions during the series. But it isn’t until Risa realizes her budding feelings for Ootani that things change. Let me tell you, Risa takes earning your happy ending to a new level!
This is a cute couple with some big complexes, and I for one thoroughly enjoyed watching them overcome them together. Plus a relationship built on foundation of friendship is one that will last!
Well that’s my pick for my favorite anime couple! What do you think of my choice? Who is your favorite anime couple? Let me know in the comments section and as always THANK YOU for reading!!!