Shonen anime may be aimed at young men, but that doesn’t mean they don’t present a lovely romantic couple from time to time. In fact, it’s quite common for shounen series to feature a romantic interest in the main characters, as well as (sometimes many) supporting characters. Including relationships not only helps the anime appeal to other demographics, but it also makes the story more real, as these characters become closer to each other throughout the trials, tribulations, and challenges. sufferings they have to face.
Usually, it’s this willingness to stick together no matter what or difficulty that makes these anime couples so cute in the first place. Anime couples also tend to be young and new in love, adding to that cute shyness or insecurity they have to overcome to get together. The couples listed below aren’t always the epitome of great relationships, but they look super cute together and have more than adorable moments worth sharing.
10 Izuku Midoriya & Ochako Uraraka (My Hero Academia)
Although Midoriya and Uraraka haven’t been completely close in the anime, hints of their attraction and strong friendship make them a great couple. Uraraka is a caring young girl who is always worried about Midoriya, who constantly injures herself due to her body not adapting to her Quirk. In season 6, Uraraka took their relationship further by openly defending Midoriya when mobs of refugees wanted to drive him away, fearing he might attract villains to their place. . By willingly putting herself in jeopardy to give Midoriya much-needed time, Uraraka proves her deep love, even if she hasn’t told it yet.
9 Kagome & Inuyasha (Inuyasha)
Inuyasha follows Kagome Higurashi, a modern-day fifteen-year-old girl who finds herself transported to Japan’s Sengoku period. There, she meets Inuyasha, half human, half dog. Their fates are tied together by the Shikon Gem, and the two are sent on a mission to recover its fragments. Inuyasha and Kagome often have difficulty communicating, as both are strong-willed and tend to hide their true feelings. When danger strikes, however, the true weight of this couple’s love will quickly become apparent and may the gods have mercy on anyone who threatens one of them. In the Yashahime sequel, Inuyasha and Kagome are married and have a daughter, Moroha.
8 Miroku & Sango (Inuyasha)
Kagome and Inuyasha are not the only cute couple in Inuyasha. After Kagome breaks the Shikon Jewel, Kagome and Inuyasha meet the demon-slayer Sango and the cursed monk Miroku, who join their party with the intention of defeating the evil Naraku, who has ruined both of their lives. . While Miroku started off as a promiscuous one, which annoyed Sango endlessly, the two developed a strong bond during their travels and eventually fell in love. Miroku and Sango also get married in the Yashahime sequel, and have several children of their own, including a young demon hunter named Hisui.
Riza Hawkeye is a loyal follower of Roy Mustang, a fact that has made their relationship extremely complicated. Both are members of the military and as such, there are certain restrictions on the type of relationship they are allowed to have. Even so, though, it’s clear that they care a lot about each other and there’s a smoldering attraction between them for most of the series’ duration. Even, Roy is willing to do the unthinkable when Riza’s life is threatened, despite knowing the consequences for himself. If it’s not a couple in love, then what is?
6 Usagi Tsukino and Mamoru Chiba (Sailor Moon)
Sailor Moon Usagi and her masked boyfriend Mamoru Chiba are a couple whose destiny is written in the stars. Usagi and Mamoru are reincarnations of Neo-Queen Serenity and Prince Endymion, rulers from the distant future who were once married. Even though Usagi and Mamoru aren’t quite the same as their former selves, they still have some amazing chemistry. No matter what happens to them, their souls will always find each other again, a romantic idea if at all.
5 Lucy & Natsu (Fairy Tail)
Lucy Heartfilia and Natsu Dragneel is a fan-favorite in the Fairy Tail fandom. Natsu helps Lucy join the guild, and they form a strong and loving relationship throughout the series. Delivery people Lucy and Natsu are elated to learn that the pair are married in the parallel “Edolas” universe. Although the series ended without any confirmed relationship between the two of them, the rumors about the next series left fans hoping that the pairing could at least be confirmed. after the truth. Regardless of their official status, the two clearly have great feelings for each other and after all they’ve been through together, a romance seems inevitable.
4 Hinata & Naruto
A common Naturo relationship is between Hinata and Naruto. They were introduced to each other during the Chunin Exams, and although Naruto thought Hinata was “weird” and “shy” at first, her behavior could easily be explained by her feelings for him. Naruto develops an interest in Hinata throughout the series, standing up for her when others disparage Hinata in public. While there was some debate in the fandom about who Naruto should marry, he ended up marrying Hinata, who gave birth to his son Boruto.
3 Misaki & Usui (Kaichou wa Maid-Sama)
Kaichou wa Maid Sama!, or Class President is a Maid!, is an animated manga series and was released in 2010. The series begins when a former boys’ school transitions to an all-girls academy, where girls Girls are still a minority. Misaki Ayuzawa becomes the class president, who is secretly working at a maid cafe. Takumi Usui discovers her secret and becomes interested in her. They become a couple, but there are some setbacks in their relationship throughout the series. Their “reverse attraction” dynamic is loved by fans who support their relationship.
2 Shinomiya Kaguya & Shirogane Miyuki (Kaguya-sama: Love is War)
Kaguya-sama: Love is War is about the conflicted love between Kaguya and Miyuki, two star students who also run the student council at a prestigious academy. As smart young adults, both Kaguya and Miyuki have a tendency to think too much, leading to some hilarious antics as they both try to maneuver and force the other to admit their feelings first. Unlike many series that focus on romance, Kaguya and Miyuki eventually met before the series ended and were able to use their experience to help guide their friends to have an easy time getting together. a little easier.
Edward Elric and Winry Rockbell are two of the main characters of the series, they gradually form a romantic couple throughout the story. Edward is the young Alchemist of the State in a world where alchemy is a revered scientific technique. Winry is one of his childhood friends who is a talented auto mechanic responsible for Ed’s prosthetic arm and leg. They tend to bicker, but fans are clear from the start that they love each other. Winry is constantly worried about Ed, and not without good reason, and Ed does his best to keep Winry out of danger throughout the story. At the end of the series, they confess their feelings and get married, which is the perfect outcome of their shared history.
Whether they’re officially married or not, these cutest anime couples represent everything fans enjoy about young love. They’re usually a little awkward and most likely won’t fight, but when the going gets tough, these couples know that their partner is there for them. Young fans usually don’t have much experience with love, so these fictional couples can help them understand what’s important in a relationship. However, no matter how they came together, these cute anime couples easily prove why fans love a little romance mixed in with their adventures.