The second part of our 3-part Valentine Special puts on the spotlight our Unofficial Anime Couples.
Everyone knows these two are meant to be. The pair in question just do not want to admit it out loud. Can also be for those who are in the “mutual understanding” stage.
WARNING: Although these characters are not officially a couple, that may in itself be a spoiler. If you don’t want to be spoiled on the following anime please finish them first before continuing!
- Akagami no Shirayukihime
- Fate/stay night: Unlimited Bladeworks
- Jitsu wa Watashi wa
- Owari no Seraph
- Rokka no Yuusha
- Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Series: Jitsu wa Watashi wa
I don’t know what it is about this couple that I like so much, but they seem to work well together. Although they are both dense, I thought their story was rather fitting. The guy who can never keep a secret has to keep his mouth shut else the girl who fancies will be taken away makes for a rather interesting plot. Their relationship is steadily growing, but alas they are still not officially together just yet.
Series: Owari no Seraph
I know some of you may say that this pairing is more ‘preferred’ than unofficial, but I want to point out that in various points the anime seems to strongly hint toward Shinoa and Yuuichirou being more than friends. Since their meeting, the two have always had a rather sarcastic and teasing relationship. However, it was Shinoa who finally calmed Yu down when the demon inside him started taking over. In my eyes, these two are only moments away from sealing the deal.
Series: Rokka no Yuusha
Another anime that doesn’t focus heavily on romance, but the open confession Adlet makes toward Fremy bumped them up to an unofficial couple. Adlet had always believed in Fremy despite her cold personality and confession to killing the other Saints. Even when she reveals her dark secret Adlet still stood by her side. Fremy was also the first to listen to Adlet’s story and theories as to who the mysterious seventh brave was.
Series: Fate/stay night: Unlimited Bladeworks
A strategic alliance transforms the relationship between these two Masters who are connected in the present and future. They may no longer be after each other’s lives but their arguments over ideals continue which can be both amusing and endearing. And before Hero Emiya disappeared at the end of the Holy Grail War, he asked Rin to take care of his present self. Rin promised to work hard to make Shirou love himself and be happy.
Was Rin able to keep her promise? Perhaps her effort made a difference when we later get a glimpse of Shirou, alone yet smiling, in a deserted battlefield.
Couple: Zen Wistaria x Shirayuki
Series: Akagami no Shirayukihime
People say that red is the color of fate. It was this very color that brought Shirayuki before the Prince of Clarines. From the desire to stand by each other, their feelings evolved to something much more. Can they officially be together despite the difference in their status? Perhaps the second season will help us find out.
Couple: Kousei Arima x Kaori Miyazono
Series: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
“She moves me with such power, like the pounding of my heart. I can hear your sound. You’re here.”
Both Kousei and Kaori gained strength to once again stand on stage from each other. This love borne and nurtured by their love of music is as beautiful as the spring when they met. Their confessions may have come too late but the memories of their love live on in Kousei’s heart and music.