Normally for Valentine’s Day, I would think to write about my favorite anime couples – actual canon couples. However, I thought it would be cool to write about a few of my favorite ships instead. Love that may or may not be canon, but it could be in my head. So, that’s what matters at this point.
I collaborated with Kat and we came up with a random list from some of our favorite anime. Unfortunately we couldn’t include them all, but hey it’s only February. There’s plenty of time to talk about others in the future.
1. Touka Kirishima and Ken Kaneki – Tokyo Ghoul
Why? – Touka and Kaneki are more or less wishful thinking but I see something there. It seemed evident that Touka had feelings for Kaneki especially around the time he was kidnapped and the time he left Anteiku. She never truly gave up on him even when at times he seemed to have given up on himself.
2. Hiyori Iki and Yato – Noragami/Noragami Aragoto
Why? – How can you not want to see Hiyori and Yato together? Yeah he’s probably a few hundred years older than her, but he’s a god. Age is probably relative for him. These two clearly care for each other. Hiyori puts her life at risk on a regular basis to be with Yato. Plus he has a fear of being forgotten by her. Not just because he’ll lose his life but he’ll lose her. If that’s not love . . . Add in Yukine and they are a cute little happy family.
3. Tsukimi Kurashita and Kuranosuke Koibuchi – Princess Jellyfish
Why? – Tsukimi and Kuranosuke were strangers that developed a good friendship. By the time the anime series ended there was a possibility for love to bloom. They were good for each other. Kuranosuke brought Tskumi out of her shell and she exposed him to something other than being rich, partying, and rebelling against his father. In addition, Kuranosuke established a bond with Tsukimi’s friends and helped them take small steps out their own shells. In spite of Tsukimi’s growing crush on his brother Shu, Kuranosuke slowly developed feelings that were beyond that of just friends. What I loved most, is the fact that Kuranosuke made an effort to help Tsukimi become “prettier” to impress Shu; but he himself grew to have feelings for her as she was . . . sweats and thick rimmed glasses and all.
4. Alibaba Saluja and Morgiana – Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Why? Main protagonist’s aside, their bond is strong. Morgiana is a character that shows her devotion to Alibaba, but doesn’t quite understand what it is that she’s feeling. Alibaba is as clueless as a fish in a bucket, but I’m sure he’ll figure out his feelings at some point when the third season of the anime airs (he already has in the manga).
5. Gajeel Redfox and Levy McGarden – Fairy Tail
Why? – I could write a whole article on Fairy Tail ships alone. The possibilities are endless. Before Gajeel came on the scene, I was quietly rooting to Jet and Levy. I love a series that gives you a chance to ship minor characters. Plus there was that brief moment when I leaned towards Gajeel and Juvia; but that lasted about 2 ½ seconds. Gajeel is the gruff and muscular type, who cares about people but his tough exterior makes others think otherwise. That time when he saved Levy from Laxus’ stray lighting shot was a straight arrow to the heart.
There are so many more, but I’m going to wrap it up here. I think we should do something like this on a regular basis; with anime and other fandom ships.
We’re happy to have your opinion, but we’re not into ship wars. Keep in mind these are the opinions of two individuals; we are not speaking for a group, a fandom or the anime creators. This is just good fun and wishful thinking.