Do you love anime? Do you long for a good love story? Well, get the best of both. Just in time for Valentine's Day, here's my top picks for romance in anime.
Okay, she's whiny and he's grumpy. And we haven't even touched on their secret identities. But who doesn't know a few couples just like that? And where love is concerned, this anime couple is a match made in heaven. All in all, these two were made for each other. You know, planets aligning and stuff like that.
This is perhaps my favorite couple. I mean, we all thought Bulma and Yamcha were a shoe-in. Who would have ever guessed it would be Vegeta in the end? Plus, his intense personality and her disgust with his arrogance make for some pretty powerful fireworks. Ah love... you just never know where it's going to strike next!
3. Miaka and Tamahome (Fushigi Yuugi)This is one of those anime love stories that would make a great made-for-tv-movie...Our beloved pair in Fushigi Yuugi, Miaka is mysteriously transported into a book where she is attacked by a group of men. Tamahome comes to her rescue being the stand up guy that he is and it's only later, after playing her protector for a while, that he realizes the love of his life is right in front of him. All together now... "awwwww"!
When Yota discovers his love for Moemi isn't mutual, he sadly rents a video to cheer himself up. That's where he meets Ai Amano. Stepping out of his television, Ai tells Yota she's there to help. Of course, you can guess what happens next... Ai and Yota fall madly for each other. This wouldn't be so bad except that Ai is a "video girl" and she has a limited running time before she'll disappear forever. How's that for a romantic twist?
A truly funny anime series, Love Hina revolves around Keitaro, a young college wanna-be who's soul mate moved away when they were only kids. Before that last parting, the two made a promise to find each other again at Tokyo University. Keitaro still remembers his promise and has every intention of keeping it. Unfortunately, he can't remember his love's name and he's having a little trouble getting accepted at TU. Now that's true love!
One of my favorite anime shows all around, Tenchi is your average guy until he discovers that he's a decendant of the planet Jurai's royal family. Suddenly, Tenchi is quite the popular guy as the girls just seem to flock his way. Not romantic in the "deep love" sense, but Tenchi's "cluelessness" when it comes to dealing with his love-struck harem make it well worth the mention.
Though their love was destined to fail from the get-go, it's a love story nonetheless. Spike travels the galaxy doing what he does best and yet, Julia is somehow somewhere close by. Star-crossed lovers that just can't seem to find the right time/planet/circumstances... who wouldn't enjoy that?
8. Kaoru and Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin)A classic romance, Kenshin finds strength when he thinks of Kaoru and she gets jealous anytime he pays attention to another woman. They fight, they yell and they pretend they could care less about one another. But we know differently, don't we? :)