“Popular” means exactly what it sounds like: popular, famous.
- Not what I think is popular.
- Not what characters and couples I like.
- But only anime couples that are first and foremost, the most popular in general.
- Not to mention:
animecharacters that are “perceived” as couples.
The reason I say that is because a lot of people in the
So I’ll keep it as “factual” as possible.
With that said – let’s get into these popular
1. Goku And Chichi (Dragon Ball Franchise)
Goku And Chi Chi have to the most popular
They might not be the best and most admired couple, but it doesn’t change how popular they are in the
Naruto And Hinata (Naruto Series)
I haven’t even watched
And yet… I know how popular Hinata and
At least to some degree.
Thank Naruto’s popularity for that. And their relationship is one of the “best” subjectively, as well.
3. Rikka And Yuuta (Chuunibyou)
Chuunibyou is an
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Yutua and Rikka are on this list.
Their relationship is wacky and weird, because of their “chuunibyou” ways. And the weirdness Rikka Takanashi gets up to.
Their unlike any other partner on this list.
4. Zero Two And Hiro (Darling In The Franxx)
And made a mess of everything.
But that doesn’t change the popularity of Zero Two in particular, and especially Zero Two with Hiro as a couple.
There are wallpapers everywhere on the internet that showcase it. And not to mention –
5. Sousuke And Kaname (Full Metal Panic)
Sousuke And Kaname’s relationship is one of the most official on this list. It’s been building up since the first season of FMP. And made lots of progress since FMP season 3.
As far as popularity – Full Metal Panic is one of the most known and consistent
The same goes for the protagonists!
6. Sakura And Sasuke (Naruto Series)
Sakura gets abused in the
And Sasuke is well-known for his behavior in the
Even still – while their relationship as a couple isn’t anything to sing about, they’re still insanely popular so it’s only right I include them.
7. Vegeta And Bulma (Dragon Ball Franchise)
Vegeta and Bulma are individually popular in the
There’s probably not a person who hasn’t seen or heard of either character in some way or another.
And as a couple? They’re a power couple who make things happen in the world of
They’re one of my favorites!
8. Taichi And Inaba (Kokoro Connect)
Taichi and Inaba are known because of the popularity of Kokoro Connect. It’s what I call a “middle ground” series because while it’s not super famous, it’s still quite popular.
Inaba is the typical Tsundere girl who calms down later on into the series. Where as Taichi is used as “fodder” for Inaba’s Tsundere tendencies.
9. Taiga And Ryuuji (Toradora)
Taiga is another girl who’s a typical Tsundere in the
I’d even go as far as saying she’s one of the most famous. And for that reason – their relationship, the dramatics, and how it turns out makes them popular as
Lucy And Natsu (Fairy Tail)
They’re not official like other couples on this list. And the author of
And these guys are already as popular as it is in the Shounen world anyway.
11. Subaru And Emilia (Re:Zero)
Subaru And Emilia will become official someday in the future of Re:Zero’s franchise. But as for now – it’s still in “standby”.
With that said – the obvious signs, clues and plot paints a clear picture of Emilia and Subaru being the perfect couple.
Alongside their popularity, it’s only natural I’d add them to this list.
12. Mikasa And Eren (Attack On Titan)
Mikasa And Eren are a strange bunch. Mikasa treats Eren more like a kid at times, but then again – with the way he behaves that’s not surprising.
And then Eren despite growing up with Mikasa, hasn’t really made a move like that.
As far as they see it – they’re couples. It’s what
13. Kirito And Asuna (Sword Art Online)
I’d argue that in the modern-day of the
If we’re talking about
Plus SAO is a powerhouse in the
14. Light And Misa (Death Note)
Light And Misa’s relationship reminds me of Sasuke’s and Sakura’s from
Their relationship is more of a convenience, and somewhat broken. But the popularity of these 2 characters can’t be ignored, even if they’re a bad example of “anime couples”.
15. Lelouch And Kallen (Code Geass)
Lelouch And Kallen’s relationship isn’t the most official either. Just like Light And Misa.
Because the protagonists are similar from
But even still – people still ship it. And both characters are popular when talking about
16. Gray And Juvia (Fairy Tail)
Gray And Juvia, or as people say: “Gruvia” isn’t official just like most anime doesn’t focus purely on romance, even if it has a lot of subtle hints.
But even still – Juvia loves Gray, and even though Gray is hesitant in sharing the same feelings, it’s clear he has “something” for Juvia.
And they’re both popular as F.
17. Krillin And Android 18 (Dragon Ball Franchise)
Krillin And Android 18’s relationship is one of the most curious because of the back story and how it came about.
It’s one of the more relaxed, sweet and legit relationships I’ve seen in an
They’re like a real family, and underrated in my eyes (regardless of popularity).
18. Ichigo And Orihime (Bleach)
I would have rather Ichigo end up with Rukia Kuchiki in the Bleach series. It’s clear from the beginning that Rukia and Ichigo were meant for each other.
But it was never meant to be.
And either way – Ichigo with either Orihime or Rukia still makes it a “power” couple with tons of popularity among
19. Edward And Winry (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Edward is only small in the beginning of FMA. And apparently Winry isn’t interested in “small” guys in the plot-line. But all that changes.
And together – Edward And Winry, the mechanic, are well-recognized.
20. Misaki And Usui (Maid Sama)
Misaki And Usui make an unusual and hilarious pair together. Usui somewhat “calms” her down, because she initially hates men after her father runs off and leaves the family in debt.
Considering Maid Sama is a Shoujo
21. Tatsumi And Mine (Akame Ga Kill)
Tatsumi And Mine end up married in the
And hits you in the feels!
22. Renton And Eureka (Eureka Seven)
Eureka Seven is a high rated Mecha series with a touch of mystery and sci-fi.
Made by studio bones, the characters as you’d expect from this studio – are on point, with lots of depth and personality.
Renton And Eureka’s relationship is one you’ll either love or hate because of Renton’s personality in general.
But their popularity is undeniable.
23. Izuku And Ochako (My Hero Academia)
Izuku Midoriya has always been interested in Ochako Uraraka, to some extent. And the same is true for Ochako as well.
I don’t need to speak of the popularity because it’s obvious!
24. Tomoya And Nagisa (Clannad)
Clannad is a classic romance series produced by Kyoto Animation. One of the best studios in the industry.
It’s an original
Tomoya And Nagisa’s relationship is a cruel reminder of what can happen to people in real life. It’s the reason Clannad (and this couple) are popular at all.
Erza And Jellal (Fairy Tail)
Inuyasha And Kagome (Inuyasha)
To end this post – we’ll go with
The deeper you get into this popular, but classic series, the more their love “blossoms” for each other.
- Miyamizu And Taki (Your Name).
- Gajeel and Levy (Fairy Tail).
- Shana And Yuji (Shakugan No Shana).
- Sun Seto And Nagasumi (My Bride Is A Mermaid).
- Takaki And Akari (5 Centimeters Per Second).
- Naho And Kakeru (Orange).