Having some of the best couple anime series on your watchlist might come in handy, whether you are a fan of romantic stories, looking forward to expanding your categories, or in need of something to enjoy with your significant other.
Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at these amazing pairs!
- 15 Best Couple Anime for You
- 1. Isaac Dian & Miria Harvent (Baccano!!)
- 2. Renji & Rukia (Bleach)
- 3. Ichigo & Orihime (Bleach)
- 4. Naruto & Hinata (Naruto)
- 5. Kirigaya Kazuto & Yuuki Asuna (Sword Art Online)
- 6. Sawako Kuronuma & Shouta Kazehaya (Kimi ni Todoke)
- 7. Shirayuki & Zen Wistalia (Snow White with the Red Hair)
- 8. Yato and Hiyori (Noragami)
- 9. Kyouya Sata & Erika Shinohara (Wolf Girl and Black Prince)
- 10. Misato Katsuragi & Ryoji Kaji (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
- 11. Meliodas & Elizabeth (Seven Deadly Sins)
- 12. Asuma & Kurenai (Naruto)
- 13. Kenshin & Kaoru (Rurouni Kenshin)
- 14. Edward & Winry (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
- 15. Inuyasha & Kagome (Inuyasha)
15 Best Couple Anime for You
1. Isaac Dian & Miria Harvent (Baccano!!)
Why don’t we kick off our list with a spicy pairing? Isaac and Miria are not heroes but criminals. Baccano!! has a Prohibition theme, and our couple is robbers with costumes such as their couple t-shirts that anime fans love to see.
Known as idiotic thieves and lovers, these two seem to live in their own world, and they are always so happy with each other.
As boisterous as they live their life, the targets of their robbery are anything you would call normal. If not for the trust they share, they might have never accomplished any mission.
But what makes them stand out? Their route must change when the curse of immortality was cast upon them. Besides bootleggers and mobsters, they also have to deal with monsters.
At first impression, you might assume this couple is only here for comedic relief, though they balance out the genres in Baccano!! and add more flavors to the series.
On a vote of Anime News Network in 2009, they were ranked as one of the two best duos.
2. Renji & Rukia (Bleach)
One of the pillars in Weekly Shonen Jump has something to say if we are discussing the ‘best friend boy and girl turned into lovers’ troupe!
Renji and Ruka have continuously established and built the bond between them until it became unbreakable.
Renji and Rukia are childhood friends, and Rukia has always been Renji’s dream. After being separated from Rukia, Renji was determined to train for the next four decades so he could fight and get her back.
The long history alone should be able to make up for the lack of RenRuki screentime.
The challenge coming from class difference makes a pretty good recipe for an epic love story since Renji never stops trying his best to be with Rukia, no matter how lowly people think of him.
3. Ichigo & Orihime (Bleach)
Also from Bleach, Ichigo and Orihime have a completely different vibe from Renji and Rukia. If you like to see chemistry growing between characters that are meant for each other right off the bat, this couple is for you!
Ichigo has his character arc from the early episodes of Bleach, and it’s where he meets Orihime. With Orihime’s instruction, Ichigo practiced and honed the skills to fight with the Hollows.
In a Shonen series, this training background is a great foundation for relationships.
The depth of their connection improves through the epic battles in Bleach, and you can see the ups and downs they have overcome together.
When two people experience so much hardship and still stick by each other, you can tell how tight their bond is.
However, many Bleach fans still insist that Rukia should have been canon with Ichigo due to the interactions they have had throughout the series.
What do you think of these ships?
4. Naruto & Hinata (Naruto)
How can we not mention one of the most popular anime series and the MC’s couple?
Aside from the intriguing storyline and the action-packed scenes, the development of NaruHina is surely another reason for us to keep looking forward to the next episode!
You can call them childhood sweethearts, for they have grown up in the same village and attended the same class until they both officially became ninjas.
However, Hinata’s crush on Naruto was one-sided for the first half of the series.
Things changed when Hinata sacrificed herself to save Naruto from the deadly strike of Pain.
Not only did Naruto recognize her pure and brave heart, but he also took inspiration from her as much as she always looked up to him.
Finally and fortunately, Naruto put two and two together and gave them both a chance.
If you want to see more chemistry between them, you can spend time watching The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014), wherein Naruto realizes he has always had feelings for Hinata and makes the confession.
5. Kirigaya Kazuto & Yuuki Asuna (Sword Art Online)
Sword Art Online is a famed series with compelling plotlines and thrilling actions, but it wouldn’t have been so well-received without the adorable and relatable characters.
As the main protagonists of SAO, Kazuto, and Asuna are undoubtedly the center of attention. Thrown into a virtual realm with countless challenges to conquer, they are unbelievably lucky to have found someone they can rely on.
It’s simply natural for Asuna to be fond of Kazuto when he has bravely saved her from intimidating beings during their journey. The adventure factor in their love story definitely earns them so much support from the audience.
Back when SAO was first released, the relationship Kazuto and Asuna had wasn’t easy to sympathize with.
But the situation has changed now.
Meeting someone online, falling for them, and doing a couple of things with them is not too far from reality now.
6. Sawako Kuronuma & Shouta Kazehaya (Kimi ni Todoke)
Enough with the shonen and action-driven series, we can’t talk about the best anime couple of all time without indulging in slice-of-life and romance.
Kimi ni Todoke has everything you want to see in a couple: conflicts, emotions, mishaps, and a happy ending.
Sadako from Ringu is a horror in Japan and the whole world, and Sawako is unfortunate enough to have a very similar appearance to the infamous ghost. Even her name sounded the same!
Her classmates are either scared of her or uninterested in befriending her, except for Shouta.
Shouta is the very opposite of Sawako. He is popular in their school and adored by other students, and Sawako has always admired him from afar.
Never once in her life did she dare to dream of having a conversation with him, though he convinces her to believe in herself and eventually falls for her as well.
As young adults whose life focuses on mundane matters, we can’t say their story is filled with thrills. But the endearing characters are more than enough to keep us craving for more!
7. Shirayuki & Zen Wistalia (Snow White with the Red Hair)
After being dominated by couples in the Shonen series, we are bound to maintain the balance with a shoujo duo.
Snow White with the Red Hair doesn’t seem too unique from the get-go, yet the unraveling and elaboration of the story is surely something.
Shirayuki was running away from Prince Raji, and her hiding place was an abandoned house. One day, she spotted Zen failing to jump over a wall and suggested she could help him.
Any doubts Zen had about her quickly dissipated when she proved to be clumsy and unable to wield a weapon.
Before they became lovers, they had a beautiful friendship full of support and inspiration for self-development.
The budding romantic feelings within them were also mutual, although Shirayuki needed more time to confess and decide that she wanted to be with Zen forever.
Characters with moral codes, slow burn, and two men fighting for one woman – this series has enough elements to make young people squeal with its sweetness!
8. Yato and Hiyori (Noragami)
At first sight, you wouldn’t expect much romance from Noragami, considering how they seem to focus on the connections and conflicts between the gods, with a lot of comedic relief.
Nothing would have happened if the normal high-schooler Iki Hiyori didn’t get into an accident.
She was safe from lethal wounds but now her soul could detach itself from her body, which enabled her to see Yato, a stray god who would do every job to save up for his temple.
Hiyori has no one to ask for a favor but Yato, yet unexpected events happen continuously, leaving Hiyori stuck by Yato’s side.
Hiyori slowly learns about the traumatic and ruthless past under the wanderer’s cheerful and goofy façade, which she wholeheartedly accepts.
As the 3rd season is still in preparation, fans can’t wait to see how the couple will overcome the challenges ahead, when their enemies are getting stronger and scarier than ever!
9. Kyouya Sata & Erika Shinohara (Wolf Girl and Black Prince)
Despite the ordinary name, this series is one of the best typical shoujo anime.
The two main characters have a rather rocky and troublesome start with so many lies and threats involved, yet they form a bond and make everything better.
It all starts when Erika takes a picture of Kyouya and tells her friends that he is her boyfriend because she doesn’t want to look uncool in a new school. Unluckily, Kyouya goes to the same school and has quite a reputation.
Erika didn’t expect Kyouya to play along and willingly act like her boyfriend. but nothing good comes easily!
Kyouya is indeed a devil’s spawn, and he exploits the situation to make Erika’s life so much more difficult.
The cunning personality couldn’t stop Erika from getting closer to Kyouya and seeing through the façade he put up. She washes the darkness off him and gives herself a decent boyfriend, no feigning this time!
10. Misato Katsuragi & Ryoji Kaji (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
For most fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the ships formed from MC Shinji and EVA pilots take up so much screentime.
However, the real spotlight of romance belongs to Misato and Ryoji. Unlike most couples on the list, Ryoji wasn’t Misato’s ex, yet it somehow gave their dynamics more depth.
Misato was still very hooked on her ex when Ryoji returned to NERV turf because she was the one left behind.
Instead of keeping his distance, Ryoji didn’t hesitate to tease Misato and evoke precious reactions from her. Such moments slowly build a steady and stable bond between them again.
It took a while for Misato to agree to go on a date with Ryoji, and he successfully made her fall for him once more. This time, he doesn’t only correct his mistakes but also deepens their connection.
You will love this pair so much more if you want both sides of a relationship to have a balance. Ryoji is the type of man that most girls find attractive, while Misato is very strong and not dependent on anyone.
11. Meliodas & Elizabeth (Seven Deadly Sins)
The love story between Meliodas and Elizabeth is not the primary focus in Seven Deadly Sins, but it still plays an important role in their character development.
Meliodas was a powerful demon and Elizabeth was an angel, which already seemed like a good start for drama and tragedy.
Because of his love for Elizabeth, Meliodas defected from his fellow demons, even if it meant he would be the subject of the Demon King’s punishment.
Every time Meliodas died, he would be revived without bits of his emotions. On the other side, Elizabeth was cursed to go through endless incarnations as a mortal.
They are destined to meet again and again, so Meliodas must suffer this loss until he is back to being a ruthless demon.
Would he find a way to break the curse before everything reaches an inconsolable point? You have to watch to find out!
12. Asuma & Kurenai (Naruto)
Unlike NaruHina, Asuma and Kurenai are on the angsty side. They never had moments that indicated their feelings for each other, until Asuma was gone and Kurenai revealed that she was pregnant with his child.
If you want to catch the hints about their relationships, you would have to pay close attention to the way their attitude softens in the presence of their partner.
We also find it endearing how the students they supervise notice the budding romance and constantly tease them about it!
Another detail that touched our hearts was when Kurenai asked Shikamaru to be the guardian of her child with Asuma. In the rest of the series, we also haven’t seen Kurenai showing the intention to find someone new and move on.
Something about this kind of loyalty is so heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time!
13. Kenshin & Kaoru (Rurouni Kenshin)
You would hardly find any pairing where the two parties are so opposite yet so compelling simultaneously.
Kenshin is full of mystery, usually quiet with a deadly blade on his back, while Kaoru is a girl who believes in a sword that can save lives.
Despite the massive difference, they find admirable qualities in each other. Kaoru resembles Tomoe, the first person who didn’t see him as a killing machine, and Kenshin appreciates her points of view.
At some point, Kaoru became the only person who could pull Kenshin out of the Battousai mode. From his attitude and actions, you might say he would do everything Kaoru asks of him.
Go ahead and watch this legendary series for the priceless moment when a devastated Kenshin immediately gets his momentum back once he realizes Kaoru is still alive.
14. Edward & Winry (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
We know Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of the most well-known shonen anime and female characters in the shonen category are usually underdeveloped, but it is certainly not the case for Winry Rockbell.
She is extremely capable of depth and contributes as much as Edward does in making a great couple.
You will always see people talking about the tragic accident that cost Edward two limbs and trapped Alphonse in armor, yet they rarely mention Windry, who made an arm for him and helped him in any way she could.
In exchange, Edward supports her just as much. Romantic feelings gradually budded and bloomed for them.
While they don’t come off as passionately in love when we first watched the series, the maturity in their relationship grows on us as time goes by.
In a way, we can even say Winry is one of the best things that has happened to Edward amidst a plethora of tragedies.
15. Inuyasha & Kagome (Inuyasha)
You will always see them in a couple of anime recommendations because they are simply one of the best duos of the 2000s when Japan produced various memorable series and brought anime to the world.
Inuyasha and Kagome are the definitions of a slow burn since they took time to fully understand and accept each other.
Inuyasha is a half-demon with no trust for humankind after being betrayed by the woman he loves.
Meanwhile, Kagome is a 15-year-old girl being teleported from the modern era to the Feudal era. She removed the seal put on Inuyasha and awakened him.
With her persistent and strong personality, Kagome became great girlfriend material among anime female characters.
At first, she knew so little about Inuyasha and harbored negative feelings herself, but she faced the mishaps and chose to stay with him.
Another beautiful concept in Inuyasha is reincarnation and eternal love, yet we will stop here before we spoil anything and ruin the fun for you!
Which is the best couple anime in your opinion and why do you choose it? Do you want to see the passionate and aggressive expression of love?
Or is a slow burn and mutual development the best form of romance for you?
If you have more romantic pairs who have convinced you to believe in love, we would love to hear from you!