Top 10 Sweetest Anime Love Teams
Almost every anime series boasts a cute and sweet love story. Romance can encourage even the weakest individual to face eminent danger and strong foes. The majority of anime heroes get their strength from loved ones. For example, Naruto Uzumaki fights without fear and hesitation because he loves his friends and will never abandon them. This is also true with Ichigo Kurosaki, who will challenge humongous hollows and powerful spiritual entities to protect his family. Monkey D. Luffy will dive into danger for the sake of his crew. However, this list is all about romantic love. Coming up with the 10 best anime love teams was never easy since there are hundreds to choose from. The ones on this list stand out for what they did to express their affection, regardless if it’s mutual or one-sided. I hope you enjoy this list!
Top 10 Sweetest Anime Love Teams
Anime Love Team
10. Monkey D. Luffy & Boa Hancock
9. Hanamichi Sakuragi & Haruko Akagi
8. Naruto Uzumaki & Hinata Hyuga
7. Sasuke Uchiha & Sakura Haruno
6. Itsuki Minami & Ringo Noyamano
5. Kanou Kyosuke & Miki Tsujiwaki
Hungry Heart: Wild Striker
4. Jellal Fernandes & Erza Scarlet
3. Ichigo Kurosaki & Rukia Kuchiki
2. Yusuke Urameshi & Keiko Yukimura
1. Himura Kenshin & Kaoru Kamiya
10. Monkey D. Luffy & Boa Hancock from One Piece
It’s traditional that men are the ones who make marriage proposals but Boa Hancock defies that notion. She is headstrong about her deep affection towards Luffy. Most men are dazzled by Boa's beauty at first sight. This is one of her main assets but her charm seems to be ineffective against Luffy. This bashful pirate has a different idea of beauty. He looks deep into someone’s character and will never judge a person by their appearance. He may not be attracted to Boa but he treats her as a very good friend. She was the one who saved him after a devastating defeat against the Marines. She comforted Luffy when he thought he lost everything. Her love for him is so great that she is willing to go against the government just to make sure her dear is safe. Though Luffy rejects each and every one of her marriage proposals, she still admires him and hopes that they’ll end up together someday.
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9. Hanamichi Sakuragi & Haruko Akagi from Slam Dunk
Hanamichi Sakuragi knew nothing but fist fighting until he met Haruko Akagi. Sakuragi was teased by his friends because of he was turned down by countless women who ended up with another guy involved in basketball. Because of this, he hates basketball. This attitude changed when he fell in love with Haruko at first sight. She is the basketball team's manager so he immediately directed all his attention towards the sport. His main goal was to impress her but he eventually learned to love the sport. While Haruko seemed to be more interested in Kaede Rukawa, a rival player, our hero did not become discouraged. He continued to play and impressed Haruko, eventually winning over her heart. Haruko is naturally sweet, which is probably why Sakuragi often misinterprets her concern as a sign of love. This may have started out as a one-sided relationship but this love team is fun and very sweet.
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8. Naruto Uzumaki & Hinata Hyuga from Naruto
Naruto Uzumaki may not be as bright and promising compared to his rival Sasuke, but he is definitely lovable. He is honest, cheerful, and kind. He will do everything possible to save his friends and fulfill his duties as a ninja of Konoha. This is probably what made Hinata Hyuga fall for him. Her admiration for him can be traced way back to when they were just kids. Naruto risked his life and faced an absurdly powerful foe just to save Hinata. From that day on, Hinata always blushes when she sees him. She also serves Naruto as an inspiration to be a better ninja. During Naruto’s fight against Pain, Hinata risked her life to help him while confessing how much he meant to her. It was a very sad but sweet moment. Hinata is shy while Naruto is very energetic, which makes this couple proof that opposites do attract!
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7. Sasuke Uchiha & Sakura Haruno from Naruto
It’s not a surprise that Sakura Haruno is attracted to Sasuke Uchiha. They live in the same village and grew up together. Sasuke is an overachiever. In fact, others consider him to be a genius during his ninja training. Sakura was attracted not only by his skill but by his adorable and sweet face as well. Sadly, it seemed that the feeling was not mutual since he did not initially show any interest. A big turning point for them was when Sasuke decided to leave the village and Sakura tried to stop him. I believe it was the first time he understood how much he meant to her.
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6. Itsuki Minami & Ringo Noyamano
Itsuki Minami and Ringo Noyamano both share the same passion for A-T, special inline skates with incredible features. The sport is lethal since A-Ts can be used as a weapon. There are several instances in the series where Ringo almost died after a run. Nevertheless, Itsuki was always there to protect her. Don’t get the wrong idea, Ringo is not weak. She nearly accidentally killed Itsuki simply to protect him from further harm and to prevent conflict between their groups.
There is no argument that they love each other. There have been many situations in the series where both of them expressed their feelings towards one another. After Ringo confessed her admiration and kissed him, Itsuki invited her to be his tuner. This means he wants only her to work on his A-T and be on his team. Though most of their intimate moments in the series originate from Itsuki’s perverted mind, their childish quarrels and funny conversations make this couple one of the best in anime.
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5. Kanou Kyosuke & Miki Tsujiwaki from Hungry Heart: Wild Striker
Kanou Kyousuke is an aspiring soccer player. He is a striker with exceptional talent. Nevertheless, he is overshadowed by his highly successful brother. His inexperience in soccer and lack of devotion to the sport made him unable to reach the heights of his brother. He decided to quit playing the sport until he met Miki Tsujiwaki, a female soccer player. Her dedication towards the sport is unmatched despite her lack of talent. Kanou decided to be her coach and teach her the basics. He eventually finds himself interested in the sport again. He joins their school's team for a fresh start. It is not an easy endeavor; he hadn't practiced in ages so his skills were really dull. Nevertheless, Miki’s encouragement never failed to fill his heart with hope and spirit. They may not be open about their true feelings but it’s pretty obvious. They way they silently care for one another makes this couple even more adorable.
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4. Jellal Fernandes & Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail
Jellal Fernandes was first introduced as Zeref, the infamous dark wizard. Erza Scarlet knew that identity was a lie since she knew Jellal since they were just kids. In fact, they were childhood friends as they were both enslaved. He promised to protect her at all costs. Despite his young age, he would fight against prison guards and withstand torture just to make sure Erza was safe. Their meeting after more than a decade was not pleasant since Jellal was under the control of Ultear Milkovich. Eventually, he managed to break free from the spell and resume his promise to Erza. After being saved by him countless time, Erza is motivated to fight back and stand up against strong enemies. As such, she becomes one of the strongest members of the Fairy Tail Guild. Her admiration for Jellal is evident when they nearly kiss during their first confrontation. It is a clear indication of the deep affection they have toward each other.
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3. Ichigo Kurosaki & Rukia Kuchiki from Bleach
Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki met each other in a dire situation. Back then, Ichigo’s sister was targeted by a hollow because of her strong spiritual power. Ichigo couldn’t do anything about it until Rukia decided to share her shinigami powers. He became a substitute shinigami that day. Their friendship grew deeper as they saved countless spirits from horrifying hollows together. Ichigo showed he cared deeply for her when he saved her from the crooked law of the shinigami world. Rukia was taken by her own brother and childhood friend back to their world to be executed because she shared her powers with a human. Despite the odds faced with fighting strong enemies, Ichigo was successful in rescuing her. This act is more than enough to be considered an expression of undying love.
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2. Yusuke Urameshi & Keiko Yukimura from Ghost Fighter (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Yusuke Urameshi and Keiko Yukimura are childhood friends. However, they are quite different when it comes to life priorities. Keiko is a hardworking student and a class representative while Yusuke is a troublemaker. The only thing he is good at is fighting, which is probably why he ended up as a Spirit Detective after his untimely death. He wouldn’t have been revived in the first place if it wasn’t for Keiko’s love. When Yusuke was invited to join a martial arts competition, which would decide who would rule the demon world, Keiko decided to patiently wait for him and made a vow of faithfulness. Yusuke promised to return after 3 years. The two of them eventually reunited and embraced each other again. This was probably one of the most dramatic scenes in anime history. This couple is proof that true love can wait and that distance and time is nothing against two hearts bound together.
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1. Kenshin Himura & Kaoru Kamiya from Samurai X
Himura Kenshin is also known as Battousai the Man Slayer. He played a major role in the Tokugawa era and killed thousands in the process. He vowed never to kill again and lived as a wanderer until he met Kauro Kamiya, a Kendo teacher. Kenshin saved her life during an attack and their friendship bloomed from that day on. It’s obvious that both of them have special feelings toward each other that exceed friendship. The thing I love the most about this couple is their mutual love and respect. Kauro accepts Kenshin’s past and will do anything just to make sure he doesn't go back to his evil ways. On the other hand, Kenshin is willing to kill again just to protect her from any danger. That’s definitely true love.