10 – Mahiru Shiina and Amane Fujimiya (“The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten”)
Mahiru Shiina, often referred to as an “Angel” due to her ethereal beauty, is a first-year high schooler who excels in both academics and athletics. She lives next door to Amane Fujimiya, a moody and cold student who leads a solitary life in his apartment. Their worlds collide when Fujimiya lends Shiina his umbrella during a rainstorm. This act of kindness leads to Shiina nursing Fujimiya back to health when he falls ill. As they spend more time together, their relationship blossoms, with Fujimiya eventually asking Shiina to be his girlfriend. Their story is a testament to how unexpected encounters can lead to profound connections.
9 – Ann Halford and Shall Fen Shall (Sugar Apple Fairy Tale)
In the mystical kingdom of Highland, fairies once roamed free until a betrayal by humans led to their subjugation. The delicate balance between humans and fairies is disrupted when a fairy loses a wing, giving the human who possesses it control over the fairy’s life. Amidst this backdrop, we meet 15-year-old Ann Halford, a young girl with dreams of equality between the two races. As she embarks on a journey to the capital, Lewiston, to earn the title of Silver Sugar Master, she hires the fierce fairy warrior, Shall Fen Shall, as her protector. Their relationship, initially based on a transaction, evolves into a deep bond as they navigate the challenges of their journey, learning about each other’s dreams and desires.
8 – Ai Mie and Kaede Komura (The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses)
In a delightful twist on the typical high school romance, Kaede Komura finds himself smitten with his classmate, Ai Mie. While it’s often the girls who are portrayed as infatuated in media, here it’s the boy, Kaede, who’s head over heels for Ai. Their relationship takes a turn when Kaede notices Ai’s frequent forgetfulness regarding her glasses. As he steps in to help, their interactions reveal deeper layers to their personalities and the reasons behind Ai’s absent-mindedness. Their budding relationship is a testament to the unexpected ways love can blossom.
7 – Anna Yamada and Kyoutarou Ichikawa (The Dangers in my Heart)
Middle school is a time of awkwardness and self-discovery, and for Kyoutarou Ichikawa, it’s no different. Despite harboring dark fantasies about his classmate Anna Yamada, their frequent encounters in the school library unveil a different side to her. Anna, the seemingly perfect student, is revealed to be a quirky and oblivious girl, leading Kyoutarou to question his initial impressions. As they navigate the tumultuous waters of adolescence, their relationship evolves in unexpected ways, showcasing the endearing and cringe-worthy moments that define middle school.
6 – Akira Tendou and Shizuka Mikazuki (Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead)
Life was going perfectly for Akira Tendou until the harsh realities of the corporate world took a toll on him. Just when things seemed bleak, a zombie apocalypse breathes new life into his mundane existence. As he embarks on a quest to fulfill his bucket list, he finds solace in the company of his co-worker, Shizuka Mikazuki. Together, they navigate the post-apocalyptic world, finding joy in the little moments amidst the chaos.
5 – Miyo Saimori and Kiyoka Kudou (My Happy Marriage)
Miyo Saimori’s life has been a series of misfortunes, from being discarded by her family to being forced into an arranged marriage. However, her life takes a turn when she meets Kiyoka Kudou, her intended. Contrary to his cold reputation, Kiyoka treats Miyo with kindness and respect, offering her a chance at love and happiness. Their relationship is a beacon of hope, proving that love can be found in the most unexpected places.
4 – Isaki Magari and Ganta Nakami (Insomniacs After School)
Sleep eludes both Isaki Magari and Ganta Nakami, leading them to the school’s abandoned observatory. Their shared struggle with insomnia forms the foundation of their relationship. As they find comfort in each other’s presence, they confront their personal demons, drawing strength from their shared experiences. Their bond is a testament to the healing power of companionship.
3 – Anisphia and Euphyllia (The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady)
Princess Anisphia’s dreams of flight lead her on a quest to revolutionize magic. Along the way, she crosses paths with Euphyllia, a young woman scorned by society. Their unexpected partnership is driven by Anisphia’s ulterior motives, but as they work together, a deeper bond forms. Their relationship challenges societal norms and showcases the transformative power of collaboration.
2 – Akane Kinoshita and Akito Yamada (My Love Story with Yamada at Lv999!)
Akane Kinoshita’s heartbreak leads her back to the virtual world, where she encounters the legendary gamer, Akito Yamada. Their relationship challenges traditional gender roles, with the older Akane seeking solace in the younger Akito. As they navigate the challenges of both the virtual and real worlds, their bond deepens, proving that love knows no bounds.
1 – Ichigo Kurosaki and Orihime Inoue (Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War)
A tale that has spanned over a decade, we saw the development of Orhime and Ichigo when it first began!
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