YUUICHI AIZAWA X AYU TSUKIMIYA IN KANON (2006) (ANIME, ORIGINALLY VISUAL NOVEL)
Yuuichi x Ayu
Waitwhat! Are you insane, bunny? You forgone one of the holy trinity in favor of Sword Art Online? Well, let me explain myself properly. While Kanon 2006 is one of the most beautiful and mind-fucking romance slice-of-life anime out there, the couples in it are not as strong. If I did not interpret it wrong, the main couple should be Ayu and Yuuichi. Yet, it is the couple that I feel have the least romantic compatibility. Certainly, I liked Shiori and Mai much better than Ayu. In the end, Kanon is one of the best romance slice-of-life anime, but the 5-episode-per-arc narration just doesn't cut it for qualifying the main couple as one on this countdown.
KAZUSA TOUMA X HARUKI KITAHARA X SETSUNA OGISO IN WHITE ALBUM 2 (ANIME, ORIGINALLY VISUAL NOVEL)
One of the best love triangle anime that deserve praise (and please check out my review ). However, it is impossible to pinpoint one couple from this love triangle even if the story did end in a profound manner.
RYGART ARROW X SIGYN ERSTER IN BREAK BLADE (MANGA, ANIME)
Rygart x Sigwn
Maybe I will change my mind if the manga actually does reach a conclusion. For now, let's just say that too much angst and no result come from this relationship.
RYOUTA SAKAMOTO X HIMIKO IN BTOOOM! (MANGA, ANIME)
Ryouta x Himiko
If it is the case that you are a hardcore RPG game nerd, there is a high chance that your game has an in-game feature that allows your character to be "married" to other players. On the off-chance that the players in real life are indeed the genre they claim to be in the game, there is perhaps one in a millionth of a chance that players who are married in game meet and fall in love with each other in real life, if they decide to meet in real life, that is.
Now, what are the chances that two players meet in real life in a life or death situation, and the male player saves the female player several times before they finally fall in love. Most amazingly, they are doing all this before they realized that they were married in game before.
Well, that is the case for Ryouta and Himiko, and I can't say that I did not enjoy the hell out of it.
LELOUCH LAMPEROUCH X SHIRLEY FENETTE IN CODE GEASS (ANIME)
Lelouch x Shirley
Yes. I am a huge fan of Code Geass, but I did say that hard-core shipping is not the point of this countdown, so I refrained from putting this on it. And while I get this chance, I want to ask a question that I always wanted to ask, "to all Kallen lovers, what is it that you love about her?" Cuz I am having a hard time still to see any good points about her, whether it be character design or voice acting.
EXA X SHEILA IN SUPERIOR (MANGA) & MAOU X YUUSHA IN MAOYUU MAOU YUUSHA (MANGA, ANIME)
Both manga focus on the "unconventional" relationship between our male Hero and female Demon Lord, because you know, there must be some deconstruction pieces for the millions of hero vs. demon lord fictions out there. Personally, I found the romantic relationship to be better done in Superior than Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, which focuses too much on the economics behind everything (but I can't see I did not enjoy it since I am in ECON major).
YUI HIRASAWA X MIO AKIYAMA IN K-ON! (LIGHT NOVEL, ANIME, MANGA)
Yui x Mio
Cuz yuri romance is not legit romance.Brought to you by the funniest troll on MyAnimeList under the username of bunnylover.