Hmmmm…no NanoFate, huh? Surprised about this tbh.
So many shows I need to/might watch, but I’m sure I’ll love these couples from them when I do. I REALLY need to watch Simoun, Saki, Kase-san, Lagrange and finish Kashimashi and Vividred, for example.
Even though I haven’t watched much Hibike yet, I’m pretty satisfied by NozoMizo so I don’t really care about KumiRei anymore. KumiAsu though I might still hold a torch for, but we’ll see.
I’m shocked but please to see Rikka x Akane ending up on your favorites, I did not think you were all that attached to them. I love them to death though and I haven’t stopped thinking about them since I finished the show. God I think I want a rewatch, and I hope I can read that doujin the ED director wrote someday.
KuroMaya is legendary and I love them, but I’m honestly more partial to Futaba x Kaoruko and Hikari x Karen (and Junna x Nana). Every Starlight ship is great though (except the ones in the mobage but that’s another can of worms).
Not all that surprised to see Minna and Mio on here. Definitely like them more than Eila x Sanya (who are great, don’t get me wrong), but my Strike Witches OPs stand as Barkhorn x Hartmann and Yoshika x Lynnette. Can’t wait for Road to Berlin next year tbh, though I still need to catch up on that 4koma short (I’ll probably just wait until it’s done at this point).
Rin x Ko is really good, but I’m honestly not as optimistic as you are about their future. And I’m far more partial toward Nenecchi x Umiko and Aoba x Hifumi tbh.
Thank you SO much for including Hibiki x Narumi, they were my favorite couple of 2015 and are just so goddamn freaking wholesome. Re-Kan! is criminally underrated.
Bless ChikaHime. I know KnM has aged like milk and Chikane’s actions are still too controversial to even try to excuse (but can at least be justified within the context of the narrative), but I still unconditionally love these two. They are eternal without a doubt.
I’m glad that you’re on the YuuTouko train still, I won’t say anything about the manga but its about to end and its going in some very good directions. I hope we get a season 2 announcement at some point. Tohru x Kobayashi is also perfect and I’m tentatively excited for season 2 of Dragon Maid as well.
And yes, HibiMiku, PapiCona and Yuuna x Togo, the best magical girl couples of them all IMHO. I will probably love them all unconditionally until I die tbh. Your descriptions of them are very apt and I really appreciate it.
HaruYuu isn’t too bad, but Sakura Trick is kinda frustrating to watch because it just makes me feel so weird…Kotone x Shizuku would probably be my pick though and I’ll finish the anime eventually.
EmiRuru and MiraiRiko really are great, aren’t they? I still haven’t finished Hugtto or MahouGirls yet, but I love them to death. Have you seen all the official art of the former and that kiss between the latter in the manga Kamikita Futago drew? All of their stuff is so damn good.
I really wanted to like Anne x Grea and Izetta x Fine more than I do, but my conflicting feelings on their shows aside (though I liked Manaria far more than Izetta in the end), I still love them and will not hesitate to like/retweet or simply admire fanart of them if I come across it. Regardless of the quality of their shows, they are both so good (and I will watch an s2 of Manaria Friends if it comes).
Another great list, OG. You should be proud.