Over the years, there have been a lot of anime characters that have a lot of potential to become a 'couple'. Fans ship them left and right, anime fan art starts to get published, and the last thing you know the ship doesn't sail. But why? If there is a hint of romance, bonding, and somewhat a possibility of more than just friendship, why doesn't it happen?
I put together the top 5 anime characters that should have ended together, and possible reasons why the ship didn't happen.
1. riza hawkeye and Roy mustang-Fullmetal alchemist:brotherhood
Nothing is more romantic than a love story that can NEVER happen right? Well Riza and Roy have exactly just that, both commander and subordinate make the ultimate fighting duo but also have roots that go deeper than that of a comrade. Both in the mangan and the anime adaptation fans can clearly see there is more than meets the eye between this couple. Roy became the apprentice of Riza's father, and taught him the arts of Flame Alchemist. It was then that both of them met and grew together into their military status, as they work close and protect one another. Their bond may be strong but it is also limited as to how far their relationship can go. Being in the military would prohibit both Roy and Riza from being officially married, so maybe, it is better that they maintain a commander-subordinate relationship to always be together. What do you think?
2. maka and soul- soul eater
Soul-eater's Maka and Soul could not have been the most match-made in heaven! The bond between the meister and weapon is so strong between these two characters, their souls are connected. Meisters and their weapons need to resonate their souls to be able to fight, however, the soul resonation between Maka and Soul is unique. Their souls are almost in perfect synchronization that it exceeds normal levels between meisters and weapons. Throughout the series we can see both of these characters bicker amongst each other, but it is usually out of concern and affection for one another. They protect each other with all their heart and soul, so the question is why didnt these perfect characters not end up together? This couple lives together, works together, goes to school together, and there is nothing going on? Hmmm...maybe this couple has not come to realize how much they love each other. Perhaps their love is not the type of lovey-dovey, doki doki kind of feel but rather a more deep love that goes beyond their souls.
3. misty and ash- pokemon
Alright, I am going to tackle this Pokeship, because there is a lot of love for this ship! Personally, I think this couple would be great together because of what they have experienced together. Sure, they bicker and tease each other but they really have each others back! Not to mention that Misty saves Ash in the Pokemon movie back in 2000. There were also hints dropped that Misty had a slight crush on Ash and was shown to be jealous of other girls that showed interest in him. Ash also holds Misty very close to his heart, he talks highly about her as he does to no other friend expect for her. Other hints have been dropped such as the 'Under the Mistletoe' song released back in 2001, which is a very adorable Christmas song talking about some hidden feelings both Ash and Misty have but can't express. There has been some rumors the creators of Pokemon have admitted Ash and Misty do have feelings for each other but are too young to admit it is love. However, Ash is not allowed to be entangled in a romantic relationship because that would mislead the whole plot line of the story! Sorry folks, this ship is still up in the air.
4. Yato and hiyori-noragami
A forbidden love between a human girl and the god of calamity? Yes, please! Hiyori and Yato are one of the most shipped couples in the series Noragami, but why aren't they together? Well...odds are because it is difficult to confess to a deity or vise versa. Though the duo met under some pretty strange circumstance, and they formed a strong bond that led from friendship to love. For the anime viewers, do not read further because I will give out a major spoiler. Hiyori and Yato are actually in love with each other, but the love between them MUST NEVER happen! Oh my heart, I cannot take it!! The love between a human and a deity will cause a disaster in the heavens or human world if it were to happen. However, it makes me question as to whether Hiyori is actually a 'normal' human since her soul slips out of her body. Too bad Hiyori realized her love for Yato a little too late, and other deities and regalias have prevented her from confessing to Yato. This ship has not happened yet BUT it could, however, is complicated.
5. yoko and kamina- gurren laggan
Gurren Lagann is not the time of anime where there is a happy shonen ending and everyone cheers....Uhhh...No. As a matter of fact two main relationships are killed off. However, I am just going to tackle the relationship of Yoko and Kamina. From the beginning of the series, both Yoko and Kamina have shown to have a romantic interest in one another. Since the beginning, Kamina sees Yoko and is pleased with the beauty that she is. Eventually, Yoko seems to have fallen in love with Kamina for being the eccentric leader that he is, even though she called his dumb many times, she fell hard. However, their love story was cut off short since Kamina ending up dying before the series ended. At least the guy return the girl's feeling and had a couple of smooches in before death came knocking on the door. Personally, I would have liked for Kamina to stick around a little longer, but his death did play an important role.
thoughts? regrets? disagreement?
So what did you guys think? This is what I believe are the top 5 anime characters that should have ended together, but I am sure there are many more you guys also may want to add. You can comment, send me a message, or reply on social media!