As a fellow MHA fan, I have several ships because...well...is hard to pick one! Let's face it, the characters are so well written and everyone has a potential! However, just recently I have noticed a huge increase of Kacchako shippers than IzuOcha shippers. I wondered, why? And and this ship realistic?
the power of acknowledgement
I remember watching the episode 22, the Sports Festival where Uraraka and Katsuki were set to fight. This was the beginning of the ship that hit home for many and thus Kacchako was born baby!! So let's explore the aspects of the fight between these two characters, the fight was incredible. Ochako was nervous prior to the match and she knew deep down inside her, she was facing a very strong opponent. She refused to accept Izuku's plan to defeat Katsuki because she wanted to prove herself as a potential hero. At the beginning of the match, Ochako truly goes at Katsuki with all she's got and proves to be a worthy opponent for him. Even though Katsuki was seen as a 'villain' from the audience and was looked down because he attacked a girl too aggressively, she fought with all her might and proved her worth. Unfortunately, we all know Ochako lost BUT she gained Katsuki's respect and acknowledgement as a fighter. This was a huge building block to the ship because their relationship (romantically or not) is now established by two strong potential heroes that have come to respect each other's power. Afterall, he believes she is not a fragile girl as other may think.
good girl changes naughty boy
Movies like Walk to Remember have been hits because of the whole good girl changes the life of a 'bad' boy and have the romance of a lifetime. However, will the same be applied to the Kacchako relationship? Hmmm.... Truthfully, I have yet to see a moment where Uraraka has had the opportunity to 'change' Katsuki's attitude or change his heart. Katsuki has a very strong personality that not many may enjoy, but it does not mean he is a bad guy! The guy can have common sense when it is necessary, but I do not recognize a moment of 'doki doki' between him and Ochako. However, she does come to understand the mask behind Katsuki and goes as far as telling others that he may feel his pride hurt if Izuku and the others go to rescue him (Season 3 episode 7). So perhaps there is hope these two characters will come to understand each other more in the future.
who does ochako like?
There have been major hints that Ochako may have developed a crush on Izuku and vice versa. There have been moments in the manga, anime, and movie that she is highly interested in Izuku. This usually leads to her getting flustered when being mentioned by him in a romantical way. However, with Katsuki she is able to understand him to the point she analyzes how well he feels about Izuku, as well as telling him why he acts so aggressive with his childhood friend. But that does not point out she necessarily has feelings for Katsuki, she may just be very observant and analytical. So is there hope? Er...maybe.
As a fellow otaku, I have watched countless of good anime that I believe need a second season! Therefore, I put together the top 5 animes that need a second season, because well, they are just too good to pass on.
1. the devil is a part-timer!
Is been six years since the release of The Devil is a Part-Timer! and not a single hint of season 2 (at least that I am aware of that is, trust me, I looked everywhere!). The comedy, fantasy series was a major hit for its humor, and adventure of the Demon Lord Santa entering the human world and trying to survive the life in Japan. Being sent to another realm where magic is limited, Demon Lord Santa does his best to live Tokyo, Japan despite being unintentionally sent there when he was running for his life with his general Alciel. Being chased out of his demon realm, he encounters his nemesis the hero Emilia, and she is bound to defeat the demon lord! However, that must wait, since Sadao Maou needs to ensure he shows up to his part-time at MgRonald! The story follows Sadao Maou living in the human world and trying to get back to his world, where he can continue to be the demon king, but till then he is stuck as a human experiencing many hilarious situations. The big question is, why is there no season 2 for The Devil is a Part-Timer! and if there is, when will it come out? There have been rumors the anime will not be getting another season because it has not been decided yet by the production company's higher ups. So sorry guys.
2. yona of the dawn
As a shoujo fan, I can say Yona of the Dawn is one of the my FAVORITE anime series! You get comedy, romance, historical fiction, and adventure all into one season. I can definitely say that I am not the only fan rooting for this awesome historical drama to receive a second season. The story follows a young naive princess, Yona, that is being overprotected by her father. Her father is considered to be a 'weak' king and is killed by Su-Won, Yona's childhood love and cousin, and Yona is faced with the harsh reality of her fate. As Su-Won is about to dispose of Yona, she is quickly rescued by the devilish handsome Hak, Yona's guard and childhood friend. Together Yona and Hak escape the castle and meet with an ex-high priest that tells them to seek out the legendary dragons that will help Yona and her kingdom. The story continues to follow the adventures of Yona seeking the dragons and fulfilling her destiny. As epic and amazing as this series is, it will likely NOT get a second season. My shoujo heart is hurt but, unfortunately, the series did not make the financial cut it was suppose to. But we can always dream it will in ten years, right?
3. blood lad
Blood Lad is one of the funniest dark fantasy anime I have yet to watch! Staz, is an otaku vampire, that refuses to feed off humans and prefers to indulge his time playing video games, watching anime, and reading manga. One fateful day, he gets the chance to meet a real human girl, Fuyumi Yanagi, that stumbles upon the demon realm and develops a 'crush' on her. Due to some circumstances, Staz must leave the human girl alone in his room while he goes off to fight a monster attempting to take over his territory. After he finishes his epic fight, he goes back and encounters a ghost version of Fuyumi, that has died at the jaws of a carnivorous plant. Flabbergasted, Staz decides to help Fuyumi get back to her human form, thus embarking on an epic adventure that is both hilarious and adventurous. So will this anime ever get a season two? Probably not, because the production studio, Brain's Base, usually does not follow up on sequels of its anime productions. Perhaps another anime production will take over in a few years? Hmm...maybe, let's keep our fingers crossed.
4. yuri on ice!!!
Yaoi on Ice!!!...ahem, I mean Yuri on Ice!!! is a very entertaining sports anime, that even a non-sports fan such as myself enjoyed it. The anime series was a tremendous hit when it aired back in 2016, it became a huge sensation on the internet by otakus and professional ice skaters alike. The story follows an aspiring young skater, Yuri Katsuki, and his struggles of low self-esteem as he aims to be a top notch professional skater. He quickly gains the support form the world famous Russian ice skater, Victor Nikiforov that becomes his coach as well as his darling. Along the way, the audience is introduced to various ice skaters from different parts of the world that also have their own goals and dreams for performing beautifully on ice. The series was well received and also appraised for taking a different angle on yaoi or boy love, than other anime series in the genre. Even though, there has been no news of season 2, fans can expect a movie release at some point in 2019. The production company has been extremely busy making the movie production, there has been no announcement for season 2 project yet. However, since this is a very famous anime series, I am sure there will be a second season near the future (or at least I hope so!).
5. absolute duo
Absolute Duo is one of those animes that do not get enough recognition in the anime community. The fantasy, action, romance anime series aired roughly 6 years ago with no current announcement of a sequel. The story follows two young students, Tor and Julia, that attend Koryo Academy that teaches students how to wield internal weapons known as Blaze. Tor is a somewhat of an outcast, that wields a shield Blaze and is viewed as having very little potentials. Julia, a beautiful foreign aristocrat, wields a powerful weapon and within her resides an incredible amount of power. When both Tor and Julia are bound to become partners, they become the absolute duo. Like many other anime series, the producing company has not made a season two because it likely did not make the financial cut it was meant to. However, it does not mean the anime is not good! It is definitely worth the watch and I highly recommend it.
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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!