With the Valentine’s almost past, time to prepare the site for some more loveliness~
Time for YOU to VOTE the Best Couple of 2010!
Yes, we are fandom whores and we love everything about it. Starting from characters, music to shipping of couples. We also believe in OTP and goddamn it’s FUN! Did you think, we’ll be done with all the rabu-rabu posts in a day?! No, sirry! We plan to continue with many falling hearts and posts and much much more till late March. So, keep tuned in, folks! Among the first few, after Hoshi’s otaku manga digest and Banner collaboration with Neonovic, now comes the turn of what you have been seeing on our polls: Favourite Couple of 2010! The technicality used here is the series airing end-date any time in 2010 and a canon pairing rather than OTPs.
I was planning to make this part of the Year-Ender posts that I churned out in 2010 but left it for Valentine’s occasion. What better day to ogle and fangirl the many favourite pairings of last year. But, don’t even ask me to do the impossible; that is, nominated my favourite because there is not just one. So, the responsibility falls on the shoulders of Metanorn readers. Also Spoiler Alert! If you don’t know a pair, just skip through as I do talk about development.
Anyway, time to vote up all your favourite pairings! The polls will remain open till 25th Feb, 2011. Without any further ado and in no particular order:
Kazehaya and Sawako
I am very biased about this pair because well, they have been our mascots for the second month running but hey, season two is airing currently after all! They are damn cute and innocent; not a combination that you find in the usual shoujo setting, where the boy and girl meet, develop feelings, confess and go into a misunderstanding spiral caused by rivals/friends. Even when KnT has all of this, the treatment of characters and their sheer innocence is what sets them apart. Of course, it sometimes frustrates the reader/watcher to no end for the protagonists to be so slow but hey, they are so DAWWW~ and will get their feelings to reach each other soon enough. So, just sit down, relax and stay tuned till it lasts.
A cute nugget from season one below; ohohohoo~ poor Kazehaya got so serious and chibi Sawako ftw~
Senjougahara and Araragi
I made a hawt banner for them, what else proof can I give for how much I like this pair? I can say that technically episode twelve aired in 2009 but hey, the series ended in 2010 and however big Araragi’s harem is; Senjougahara would always be the one topping it all and he loving her exactly the way she is with all her faults and peculiarity. It’s not that a strong bond is built when you spend some quality time together under a starlit sky but when you share your precious treasures and promises, it becomes golden. nagi’s “Kimi No Shiranai Monogatari” just enhances this moments and takes it to another level. If you have forgotten about it, let me refresh your memory:
Kou and Nino
Another adorable couple, having a unique meet up scene. In other words, Kou with his pants down, showcasing his shiny ass, while Nino being his rescuer. Their love is of a totally different kind because the odd one out actually possesses vast wisdom, while the logical one is the one learning from the whole weird setting and characters of Arakawa-world. However the situation maybe, their feelings are true and thus punctuated with many eye-opening and thought-provoking sequences.
AMV by youlSiegenReturning using, Counting Crow’s Accidentally in Love
Kanade and Otonashi
This pairing was not even apparent till half of the season was through and everyone finding out that Kanade was not actually evil. Their development took its sweet time but it was worth it with that ending scene, while the last few seconds were total WIN! It almost makes you want to believe in another life. Following video is quite spoilerish, so only watch if you have seen the series.
A promising end is trillion times better than the sad ones.
Sister and Maria
This is what you call a dysfunctional couple. If you were thinking about some Christian references here, look somewhere else because even if Sister cross dresses as a nun; he’s MANLY as hell. And even if Maria gives the vibes of an innocent shepherdess, she’s a pure S to the last T. Whenever they interact, Sister is the one taking all the heat, knowing full well that Maria does it on purpose. But, there’s loads of history and because Maria tolerates and even sings for him; it’s all kind of her affection.
Sister’s SO MANLY. He listens to all that and still loves her…
Yui and Hinata
One of those adorable couples that you DAWWW over. Angel Beats! is full of their comic moments, usually they are just playing around or screaming at each other but truth is not so flowery and we find to our amazement their unique back-stories. The climax of their story was just golden and however annoying Yui was in the series that for me redeemed her clean.
A playful pair? Heck yeah.
Masaomi and Saki
Problematic couple, anyone? It even goes beyond the RL examples of skeletons in the closet. Well, I can’t be sure in that observation because life is weird after all. The thing that made them WIN was the fact that even with all the imperfections and problems, they somehow or the other found a true meaning to their love and got over their loaded past. To me, it was more than an accomplishment.
Celty and Shinra
I LOVE YOU, HOWEVER YOU ARE. These are one of those cheesy lines that you hear in romantic movies but it applies perfectly to this pair because one of them is actually a headless horse-woman! Talk about being supernatural but she’s the most human character out of all Drrr! characters and Shinra, however devious he appears to be truly, madly, deeply, loves her, just the way she is. That is pure win to me, sirs and madams!
Usui and Misaki
I can’t stop fangirling them! A few days ago, I finally caught up to the manga and here’s the result: it is SO MUCH BETTER than anime! Of course, there are more DAWWW moments and Misaki’s dere is adorable, while Usui is always HAWT. He emanates hotness pheromones but his unwavering loyalty to Misaki and vice versa is what makes them a true couple.
Yin and Hei
Arghhh… Can I start crying now? I mean, these two are just SO GOOD together but you don’t get much of development. You know there’s more than something and you ship them like crazy, yet Gaiden makes you cry. It’s that kind of relationship after all… I guess, I love them still. ;3;
Chiaki and Nodame
One of my all time favourite shoujo pair. You will have to see Nodame Cantabile to see/read what I’m talking about. They are poles apart, yet somehow or the other they make quite a pair and end up complementing each other. There are three animu seasons and even jdorama/movies done on this manga so there’s lots of material to fangirl over and rightly so. Did I just hear Ness do a fangirl squee? I think yeah. xD
Tsukimi and Kuranosuke
One of the awesome pairs of 2010, who really left their mark behind; not only because the male counterpart is a fabulous trap but mixing it with a female jellyfish otaku was simply brilliant. From the beginning even seeing so many differences, your heart just roots for the pair and keeps on whooping, whenever some new development happens. I am SO waiting for a season two announcement but knowing Brains Base, I will keep all the good thoughts to myself.
Shichika and Togame
To be remembered forever and ever~ I’ve heard a lot of people complain that Katanagatari is very long from which I will not disagree but it all pays off in the end. It’s that kind of story that takes its sweet time in developing; not to mention, the character growth is amazing. Episode nine was the best for all the mushiness and I just DAWWW’d over all the moe faces that Togame made. This is one pair to be remembered for pure winsomeness.
AMV by mayuzero using Owl City’s “If my heart was a house, you’d be home”
Akashi and Watashi
As I said in the Banner Collab post, Tatami Galaxy needs more love and I have a reason to say it. Watashi is always running after Akashi, who seems to be a mystery onto herself. She’s righteous and has a very cute side to her as well. Even if time is quite relative for Watashi, his feelings finally reach Akashi and what is best if not the mutual acceptance?
Edward and Winry
A legendary couple is what they are. Anyone who has read the manga or seen the anime series knows that the development is quite slow because it’s not a shoujo genre but they do share more than just chemistry. When you know someone since you open your eyes to the world, the interaction is just that different. They have many memorable moments that range from hilarious to revealing and pure adorable as the cute confession in the end:
Alright, this was HARD but let’s see who are the top three pairs. Vote nicely, all, think through your votes and comment away on your choices. Results would be out before 27th Feb, 2011. Till next time, Ja ne~
POLLS CLOSED! AND THE RESULTS ARE!
1. CLEAR WINNERS! Sawako – Kazehaya (47%, 385 Votes)
2. Celty – Shinra (39%, 317 Votes)
3. Misaki – Usui (37%, 301 Votes)
4 – Tie between Senjougahara – Araragi (34%, 281 Votes) with Winry – Edward (34%, 281 Votes)
6. Yui – Hinata (29%, 235 Votes)
7. Kanade – Otonashi (29%, 234 Votes)
8. Nino – Kou (24%, 198 Votes)
9. Tsukimi – Kuranosuke (22%, 180 Votes)
10. Nodame – Chiaki (21%, 170 Votes)
11. Yin – Hei (19%, 153 Votes)
12. Maria – Sister (17%, 135 Votes)
13. Togame – Shichika (16%, 127 Votes)
14. Saki – Masaomi (13%, 104 Votes)
15. Akashi – Watashi (7%, 55 Votes) — (This makes me sad!)