Kawaii! The Cutest Anime Couples

Updated on February 12, 2015

Just finished compiling a list of the most adorable anime pairings you will never get enough of!

And without further ado, I am now serving you the list of cutest anime couples of all time in 5..4..3..2..1...Let's begin!!!

19. Chitanda Eru and Oreki Hotarou (HYOUKA)

On the 19th spot are Chitanda Eru and Oreki Hotarou from the anime Hyouka! These two look the cutest when solving cases and mysteries surrounding the literary club. Just thinking about the very lazy Oreki working his ass off in discovering the truths behind school-related incidents because he cannot ignore Chitanda's curiosity is enough to make us go "kawaii!!!" But of course, we all know that Oreki isn't just being forced into this by Chitanda's overflowing energy and curiosity, but because he just can't leave Chitanda alone :)

18. Ranma Saotome and Akane Tendo (RANMA 1/2)

Our next couple is none other than the classic Ranma 1/2 couple, Saotome Ranma and Tendo Akane. Nothing can be cuter than watching the never-ending lover's quarrel between these two! They quarrel and bicker and argue and sometime literally fight each other (with martial arts), despite their strong feelings for each other. In spite of all the wrangle, both would go to great lengths in order to protect each other :) Still totally shipping for the love-hate relationship of Ranma and Akane!!! <3

17. Sakura Nina and Tsujiai Hiroki (ULTRA MANIAC)

Who else remembers this adorable pair, raise your hands! Sakura Nina and Tsujiai Hiroki (from the anime/manga Ultra Maniac) are one of the first few couples I fell in love with. It really is cute that Nina and Tsujiai became close because they are both into manga >.< The cutest thing about these two is how their personalities complement each other: the very clumsy, innocent but kind Nina and the very cool, level-headed and honest Tsujiai, make up for one of the cutest anime couples in the realm of anime and manga!

16. Inuyasha and Kagome (INUYASHA)

Our next couple (from another Rumiko Takahashi masterpiece, the first one is Ranma 1/2) are none other than the very lively Higurashi Kagome and the half human, half-demon InuYasha. These two, who also share a love-hate relationship are still one of the loveliest couples I've ever seen! I find their lover's quarrels extremely adorable and I especially find delight whenever Kagome orders InuYasha to "sit"/"osuwari." Personally, the cutest InuYasha moments I remember are the scenes where Inuyasha asks Kagome for forgiveness after his crazy or childish misdeeds :3 Don't you think so too? :)

15. Ryuzaki Sakuno and Echizen Ryoma (PRINCE OF TENNIS)

At number 15 are the tennis sweethearts, Echizen Ryoma and Sakuno Ryuzaki. We have been shipping for them since day 1 (like literally) when Echizen saved Ryuzaki from irresponsible tennis players on the train. Moreover, we, the very loyal RyomaxSakuno fans, never believed him when he said that it was not for Sakuno's sake that he stopped the bad guys and that it was only by some coincidence that she was on the train. And of course, our favorite episode is still the one where they had a date (yes I am referring to episode 71: It's a date/Deto da! :D). Dear Prince of Tennis creator, we are begging for more RyomaxSakuno scenes, onegaishimasu!!!

14. Shinichi Kudo and Ran Mouri (DETECTIVE CONAN)

Coming in at number 14 are childhood sweethearts Ran Mouri and Shinichi Kudo. Ran and Shinichi have been close since kindergarten, and grew up as close friends despite the frequent fights (which is kinda normal for high school students in love). The two have not been very open about their feelings for each other (not until recently, please refer to London arc/episodes) but one episode suggests that Shinichi has already liked Ran since they were kids. As for their cutest moments, there are just too many to count but I bet Shinichi's confession in London would be everyone's top pick :) Hope Gosho Aoyama is already working on Ran's reply already. God, how many chapters has it been since the confession???

13. Shinji Hiraku and Hiyori Saguraki (BLEACH)

Shinji and Hiyori, our lone couple representative from the anime Bleach, made it to top 13 because their relationship is undeniably cute! Their hobbies include annoying and teasing and making fun of each other. Hiyori is rather violent, and particularly enjoys physically abusing Shinji. I love it that Hiyori shows no respect for Shinji (and vice versa), despite the latter being one of strongest captains in Soul Society. However, I love it even more when Shinji childishly responds to Hiyori's insults. Despite all the surface-level hate between the two, we all know that they deeply care for and trust each other. Well-deserved, top 12 couple! :)

12. Zorona - Roronoa Zoro and Perona (ONE PIECE)

I know this one's kind of unexpected but I just really find Zoro and Perona's undefined relationship (after the 2 year timeskip) really cute. I am actually shipping Zoro and Robin (ZoRobin) but Zoro and Perona's contrasting personalities make the pair look so adorable. Perona's bossing around Zoro is both funny and charming given the fact that no one often orders Zoro around (except for Nami I guess). I am still a ZoRobin advocate (but everyone would agree with me that the Zoro-Robin combo is just way too cold and not really cute), but for the purpose of this list, I would ship ZoRona just this one time! :)

11. Yusuke Fujisaki and Hime Onizuka

Grabbing the 11th spot are the very dense couple from the Sket Dance trio, Bossun and Himeko . Their weird similarities and unique humor are pretty much the formula for them to become a couple, but when will that happen is the big question. At present, their relationship is a bit complicated as the two are obviously more than friends but are definitely not lovers. My favorite scenes are whenever they appear "subconsciously" jealous when a potential love interest for either Bossun or Himeko pops up. However, they still are cutest whenever they pull off their bokke and tsukkomi acts! :)

10. Atsuhi Otani and Koizumi Risa (LOVELY COMPLEX)

What else can be cuter than two people with a height complex falling for each other? Making it to top 10 are the very lovely couple from one of the loveliest anime ever, Risa and Otani, representing team Lovely Complex! Nothing can beat a couple who shares the same humor, interests (Umibozu) and height complex. Despite the obvious connection between the two, it took them forever to realize that they have romantic feelings for each other, especially that dumb Otani. Their cutest scenes include Riza's confesstion and that fireworks scene on the school's rooftop. RisaxOtani: still one of the cutest anime couples ever!

9. Akihito Kanbara and Mirai Kuriyama (KYOUKAI NO KANATA)

Taking spot no. 9 are Akihito Kanbara and Mirai Kuriyama from Kyoukai no Kanata. These two are one of the sweetest things I've seen my entire life. Mirai is best known for her tagline, "fuyukai desu" which literally translates to "how unpleasant," while Akhihito, for his extreme fetish for girls wearing glasses. Their cutest moments, of course, are all those times when Mirai literally tried to kill Akihito, but the best ones would be all those times when Mirai sacrificed herself in order for him to live on. No other pair deserves this spot than Akihito and Mirai :)

8. Hinata Hyuuga and Uzumaki Naruto (NARUTO)


All the way from Konohagakure, winning the 8th place are one of the most popular couples of all time, Naruto and Hinata! The shy, young Hinata and the foolish but strong-willed Naruto are definitely one of the cutest pairs ever! Despite the painfully slow development of the relationship between these two, we can make do of the handful of NarutoxHinata moments Kishimoto offered us. Their ship started sailing as early as the chunin exams arc, when Naruto swore by Hinata's blood that he will defeat Neji in her place. After billions of years, things finally took an interesting turn when Hinata declared her love to Naruto (for all Konohagakure to hear) and fought a battle she was sure to lose for his sake. As for their cutest scene together, it can only be the much-anticipated holding hands scene! Everybody agrees, right? :)


Landing a sweet spot at number 7 are the Fullmetal couple, Edward Elric and Winry Rockbell. Like some of the couples on this hub, Ed and Winry were childhood friends (to the point where they were almost family to each other) and like most of the couples on this hub, they argued A LOT. Despite all the quarrels, Winry ensured that Edward was well taken care of (including his automail needs) and has provided him constant support, while Edward offered Winry protection several times throughout the series (in fact, he was overprotective most of the time). The cutest scenes happened whenever Ed was in denial of his romantic feelings for Winry but the best moment was Edward's very awkward confession but definitely the cutest proposal ever in the entire history of anime (of course Winry agreed and now they are officially family to each other)!

"It's equivalent exchange! I'll give you half of my life, so you give me half of yours!" -Edward Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

6. Soul Evans and Maka Albarn (SOUL EATER)

Now we are down to the top 6 cutest anime couples ever! Owning the 5th spot are the lead meister-weapon combo of the Soul Eater series: Soul Evans and Maka Albarn. Like most of the pairs on this list, Maka and Soul often quarrel, but both would go to great lengths in order to protect each other. They share a deep bond of trust and partnership with some hints of romantic feelings. Their level of resonance is extremely high which further suggests that their compatibility may be way more than just being meister and weapon. This young couple look best and the cutest whenever they fight together and protect each other :)

5. Noda Megumi and Shinichi Chiaki (NODAME CANTABILE)

Winning the fifth spot are one of the most charming anime pairs on this list: Nodame and Chiaki from Nodame Cantabile. Despite all the bickering and petty fights, Noda and Chiaki remain to be one of the most refreshing anime couples we've seen. Their connection springs from their passion for music and how little by little, they have influenced each other's music. They are cutest when they learn from each others' music, when Shinichi cleans up Nodame's place and whenever he bathes her because she stinks too much :D How Chiaki fell for Nodame is still one of the greatest mysteries of this world and would be best left unsolved :)

4. Li Syaoran and Sakura Kinomoto (CARDCAPTOR SAKURA)

Now, for the fourth cutest anime couple of all time, I give to you Sakura Kinomoto and Li Syaoran! The power couple of Cardcaptor Sakura continue to capture our hearts with their charm. Their relationship started off as bumpy because Syaoran somehow disliked Sakura and he felt like collecting cards was a competition he must win against her. Their relationship did not develop until the second half of the series, for both the manga and anime adaptation, but it surely swept us off our feet when Syaoran slowly fell for Sakura's warmth and kindness. Sakura would fall for Syaoran too, but much later in the series (to our dismay). Nonetheless, they are still one of the cutest anime couples at whichever point in the Cardcaptor Sakura series! Agree? :D

3. Kozuki Miyu and Saionji Kanata (DAA! DAA! DAA!)

Climbing up all the way to the second spot are Ruu-kun's earth parents, Saionji Kanata and Kozuki Miyu! This lovely couple often fought and initially, the two were not open about how they feel for each other. They may be seen arguing a lot of times but they always save each other from troubles and they share the same feeling of wanting to protect their family along with Ruu and Wanya. Their relationship further developed as the series progressed, where their romantic feelings for each other are becoming more and more noticeable by the episode/chapter. They have so many memorable cute moments (living on the same roof for so long) but my top choice would be, Kanata's confession in the last chapter along with that chuu! (chuu is the Japanese onomatopoeia for kiss; sometimes I feel like they are worthy of first place as well, hihi!) :D

2. Nura Rikuo and Oikawa Tsurara (Yuki Onna)

1. Mankanshoku Mako and Gamagoori Ira (KILL LA KILL)

For the finale and the cutest anime couple of all time, I introduce to you, Kill La Kill's Gamagoori Ira and Mankanshoku Mako! We never saw this coming, that they would make a cute couple never even crossed my mind when they first met each other. But it turned out that people would ship for ira x mako!!! From a typical three-star and no-star student relationship, Gamagoori's feelings for Mako has dramatically evolved into however we want to see it at present. As for their cutest moments, every scene they were together counts, but top of mind for Kill La Kill fans may be the one where Gamagoori made a vow to the Mankanshoku family that he will definitely rescue Mako! CUTEST. COUPLE. EVER.


Thanks for reading! Now which couple, in your opinion, is the cutest ever?

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Don't hesitate to leave a comment if your cutest couple entry is not (yet) in here! I'll see what I can do! >.<


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      Reasons why love hate relationships are unlikable 

      4 years ago

      They were forced to be together against their will by circumstances from the start ever since they first met each other.

      They constantly behave more like siblings.

      They cheat on each other with anybody else.

      They constantly affect their friends and us too.

      They constantly do and say bad things to each other.

      They constantly humiliate each other.

      They constantly make each other's lives miserable.

      They'll end up getting a divorce if they were married to each other in the future.

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      Reasons why love hate relationships are so annoying 

      4 years ago

      All the love hate relationships and all the other love hate relationships are overshadowing any better relationships and any other better relationships. Man, we're always stuck under the shadows of all the love hate relationships and all the other love hate relationships. We'll never ever even step out of the shadows of any love hate relationships nor any other love hate relationships. Seriously, there are so too many love hate relationships, aren't they? Enough love hate relationships. Love hate relationships are the reason why it had to be hard to enjoy reading and watching whole entire books, movies and series and the writers, authors, directors and all the other kinds of creators should've been careful how to portray their own characters, especially couples by avoid affecting us. Love hate relationship couples are more like siblings (brothers and sisters) and even rival cousins.

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      4 years ago from Sorajima


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      real love start with development 

      4 years ago

      NaruHina top votes ? i guess people dont know what is real love , real love is love with development , when the bothes sides know eachother positive and negative sides and NaruHina dont have nothing of this... Hinata keeping obssessing with Naruto while ignoring everyone else , they even killed Neji only as an poor Excuse instand of real development , Shikamaru alsomt died - everybody asking for Shikamaru and only Hinata thinking about being next to Naruto , this is pure obssession and nothing more , she know almost nothing about Naruto . and Naruto himself show no romantic feeling to Hinata and know nothing about her at all . sorry but this kind of realationship cant be stay for long . sorry if this is rude , iknow that this is your opinion , so im sorry ..


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