History FanPreferredCouple / AnimeAndManga

10th Jul '16 7:19:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Despite him being an OfficialCouple with [[RedHeadedHeroine Rias Gremory]] for around 10 volumes, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', Issei Hyodo, gets shipped more often with Akeno Himejima than with Rias. This is partly due to their personalities being more or less in harmony: Issei is a LovableSexManiac with an eternal fixation for the female breasts, while Akeno is a [[TheTease tease-happy]] [[CasualKink sadomasochist]] - as well as a YamatoNadeshiko, and also has the largest recorded rack among all the girls in the series with an astounding 40". This is further helped by Akeno being the first girl in the harem that Issei goes out on a date with.

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* Despite him being an OfficialCouple with [[RedHeadedHeroine Rias Gremory]] Gremory for around 10 volumes, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', Issei Hyodo, gets shipped more often with Akeno Himejima than with Rias. This is partly due to their personalities being more or less in harmony: Issei is a LovableSexManiac with an eternal fixation for the female breasts, while Akeno is a [[TheTease tease-happy]] [[CasualKink sadomasochist]] - as well as a YamatoNadeshiko, and also has the largest recorded rack among all the girls in the series with an astounding 40". This is further helped by Akeno being the first girl in the harem that Issei goes out on a date with.
7th Jul '16 2:09:41 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Fruits Basket}}'' is a shipping goldmine! While many support the canical Kyo/Tohru, Yuki/Tohru and Kyo/Kagura complete the love triangle with a large fan base. On the yaoi side, Yuki/Kyo and Yuki/Hatsuharu are pretty popular too.

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* ''{{Fruits Basket}}'' ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' is a shipping goldmine! While many support the canical Kyo/Tohru, Yuki/Tohru and Kyo/Kagura complete the love triangle with a large fan base. On the yaoi side, Yuki/Kyo and Yuki/Hatsuharu are pretty popular too.
22nd Jun '16 9:38:10 PM IniuriaTalis
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* Just a little over the first year of its serialization, fans of ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' have already been pairing off [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl Akira Hayama/Jun Shiomi]]; the fact it can spark a TeacherStudentRomance fuels the preference further. Meanwhile, there's also [[VitriolicBestBuds Koujirou Shinomiya/Hinako Inui]], with many readers claiming the VolleyingInsults between as a sign of BelligerentSexualTension.
** In the case of [[TheHero Soma Yukihira]], ShipToShipCombat ensues as fans are split between pairing him with [[AlphaBitch Erina]] [[{{Tsundere}} Nakiri]] and [[CharacterDevelopment Megumi]] [[{{Deuteragonist}} Tadokoro]].

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* Just a little over the first year of its serialization, fans of ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' have already been pairing off [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl Akira Hayama/Jun Shiomi]]; the fact it can spark a TeacherStudentRomance fuels the preference further. Similarly, the majority of the fandom likes to imagine there's a SubordinateExcuse for Ryou Kurokiba's loyalty to Alice Nakiri. Meanwhile, there's also [[VitriolicBestBuds Koujirou Shinomiya/Hinako Inui]], with many readers claiming the VolleyingInsults between as a sign of BelligerentSexualTension.
** In the case of [[TheHero Soma Yukihira]], ShipToShipCombat ensues as fans are split between pairing him with [[AlphaBitch Erina]] [[{{Tsundere}} Nakiri]] and [[CharacterDevelopment Megumi]] [[{{Deuteragonist}} Tadokoro]]. However, Erina tends to win out in the amount of fan works and forum discussions.
12th Jun '16 4:15:53 PM Arcana4th
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** On the HoYay side, the most popular pairing would be Midoriya/Todoroki, after the Sports Festival Arc due to [[spoiler: Midoriya becoming a WarriorTherapist to help Todoroki deal with his DarkAndTroubledPast.]] After that, Todoroki's life does a 180º change, becoming able to [[spoiler: visit his mom in the hospital and working with his father(not forgiving him yet)]], after that and during the Stain Arc, it's show that they become friends and both hold each other in high regards.
7th Jun '16 10:16:12 PM Arctimon
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** The GrandFinale revealed the final couples among the Konoha 11 include [[spoiler:[=NaruHina=] and [=ShikaTema=]]]. By the looks of it, the majority of the fans got their way. [[spoiler: SasuSaku and SaiIno]] also became canon but both ships are far more divisive.

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** The GrandFinale revealed the final couples among the Konoha 11 include [[spoiler:[=NaruHina=] and [=ShikaTema=]]]. By the looks of it, the majority of the fans got their way. [[spoiler: SasuSaku and SaiIno]] also became canon but both ships are far more divisive.
7th Jun '16 7:54:52 AM EmptySuperior
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** The GrandFinale revealed the final couples among the Konoha 11: [[spoiler:[=NaruHina=], [=SasuSaku=], [=ShikaTema=], [=SaiIno=]]]. By the looks of it, the majority of the fans got their way.

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** The GrandFinale revealed the final couples among the Konoha 11: [[spoiler:[=NaruHina=], [=SasuSaku=], [=ShikaTema=], [=SaiIno=]]].11 include [[spoiler:[=NaruHina=] and [=ShikaTema=]]]. By the looks of it, the majority of the fans got their way. [[spoiler: SasuSaku and SaiIno]] also became canon but both ships are far more divisive.
2nd Jun '16 7:28:56 PM X2X
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** Each of Ash's female companions[[note]][[MyFriendsAndZoidberg not counting]] [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Bonnie]][[/note]] have had their share of ShipTease moments, and, thus, their share of supporters for his hand, mainly correlating to either when the fan first entered or which season was a fan's favorite. As of the end of ''[[Videogame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Best Wishes]]'', however, [[Videogame/PokemonRedAndBlue Misty]] [[FirstGirlWins had stood the test of time]]; though she was aided by external support during her tenure[[note]]specifically, a minor WriterRevolt in Japan sneaking in the ShipTease compounded by DubText in the translations, plus an added Love Song in the 2 B A Master CD,[[/note]], and despite other pairings[[note]]some being [=FPCs=] in their own right, see below[[/note]].
*** Ash/Serena became absurdly popular in a very low time period, there is so much ShipTease it's not even funny. Just to get an idea, in less than two months [[http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?615753-Amourshipping-(Ash-x-Serena)-General-Discussion-(SPOILER-WARNING) the pairing thread on Serebii got over 20,000 replies]] (No other shipping thread even reached 10,000)! Not to mention the huge amount of Japanese fanart. Of course this is helped along by blatant ship teasing (at least from Serena's side of the equation) that makes Pokeshipping subtle in comparison.

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** Each of Ash's female companions[[note]][[MyFriendsAndZoidberg not counting]] [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Bonnie]][[/note]] have had their share of ShipTease moments, and, thus, their share of supporters for his hand, mainly correlating to either when the fan first entered or which season was a fan's favorite. As of the end of ''[[Videogame/PokemonBlackAndWhite ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Best Wishes]]'', however, [[Videogame/PokemonRedAndBlue [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Misty]] [[FirstGirlWins had stood the test of time]]; though she was aided by external support during her tenure[[note]]specifically, a minor WriterRevolt in Japan sneaking in the ShipTease compounded by DubText in the translations, plus an added Love Song in the 2 B A Master ''2.B.A. Master'' CD,[[/note]], and despite other pairings[[note]]some being [=FPCs=] in their own right, see below[[/note]].
*** Ash/Serena became absurdly popular in a very low time period, there is so much ShipTease it's not even funny. Just to get an idea, in less than two months [[http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?615753-Amourshipping-(Ash-x-Serena)-General-Discussion-(SPOILER-WARNING) the pairing thread on Serebii got over 20,000 replies]] (No (no other shipping thread even reached 10,000)! Not to mention the huge amount of Japanese fanart. Of course this is helped along by blatant ship teasing (at least from Serena's side of the equation) that makes Pokeshipping subtle in comparison.



*** [[MinionShipping Jessie]] and [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther James]] is quite popular: It also works as a [[ShipMates side ship]] to just about any other couple because it doesn't "get in the way of anything". Neary two decades of no romantic progression has put a dent in the ship, compared to the late 90s and early 2000s, however it still has a steady fanbase.

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*** [[MinionShipping Jessie]] and [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther James]] is quite popular: It also works as a [[ShipMates side ship]] to just about any other couple because it doesn't "get in the way of anything". anything." Neary two decades of no romantic progression has put a dent in the ship, compared to the late 90s and early 2000s, however 2000s; however, it still has a steady fanbase.



*** Dawn and Zoey were notable for several LesYay moments early on in Sinnoh.

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*** Dawn and Zoey were notable for several LesYay [[HoYay Les Yay]] moments early on in Sinnoh.



** Contrary to the games, Black/White is a much more popular ship amongst ''Pokémon Special'' fans then N/White, whose game counterparts are the components of one of the most popular game ships in existence. Ironically, the one thing that had ''Special'' fans dropping the N/White like hot potatoes was the one thing that made their game counterparts so popular. Can you say, [[FerrisWheelDateMoment Ferris]] [[TraumaCongaLine Wheel]]?

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** Contrary to the games, Black/White is a much more popular ship amongst ''Pokémon Special'' fans then than N/White, whose game counterparts are the components of one of the most popular game ships in existence. Ironically, the one thing that had ''Special'' fans dropping the N/White like hot potatoes was the one thing that made their game counterparts so popular. Can you say, [[FerrisWheelDateMoment "[[FerrisWheelDateMoment Ferris]] [[TraumaCongaLine Wheel]]?Wheel]]?"



* ''Manga/{{Vampire Knight}}'' has Zero/Yuuki. Many fans also support the relationship between minor characters Senri and Rima.

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* ''Manga/{{Vampire Knight}}'' ''Manga/VampireKnight'' has Zero/Yuuki. Many fans also support the relationship between minor characters Senri and Rima.



** Puppyshipping (Jounouchi/Kaiba) is probably the biggest pairing in the whole fandom, despite the fact that the two are neither even remotely friendly nor actual rivals, treating each other with a fairly dismissive hatred. It mostly comes from that one time with the dog suit ([[DubText which wasn't even in the manga]]).
** It should be mentioned that Jounouchi/Mai was so liked as a couple that people just assume they were together after the series ended or at least has a mutual crush (''especially'' after the epic ShipTease and HeroicSacrifice '''from both side''' in the Filler Waking The Dragon arc) until WordOfGod came out and clarify them as "JustFriends". [[RelationshipWritingFumble Right]] [[note]][[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries idon'tbelieveyou]][[/note]]. They weren't called "the only het pairing anyone likes" by fans for no reason despite the large amount of HoYay in the series, and the fact that Mai is a frequent target for DieForOurShip in any Jounouchi-related ship should attest to that. Despite the fact that it would actually be illegal for them to hook up during the timeframe of the series (he's 16, she's 24), they're widely regarded as the closest thing ''YuGiOh'' has to a healthy romance.

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** Puppyshipping [[IdiosyncraticShipNaming Puppyshipping]] (Jounouchi/Kaiba) is probably the biggest pairing in the whole fandom, despite the fact that the two are neither even remotely friendly nor actual rivals, treating each other with a fairly dismissive hatred. It mostly comes from that one time with the dog suit ([[DubText which wasn't even in the manga]]).
** It should be mentioned that Jounouchi/Mai was so liked as a couple that people just assume they were together after the series ended or at least has have a mutual crush (''especially'' after the epic ShipTease and HeroicSacrifice '''from both side''' sides''' in the Filler [[{{Filler}} Waking The Dragon arc) the Dragons/Doma arc]]) until WordOfGod came out and clarify clarified them as "JustFriends". "JustFriends." [[RelationshipWritingFumble Right]] Right.]] [[note]][[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries idon'tbelieveyou]][[/note]]. idon'tbelieveyou!]][[/note]] They weren't called "the only het pairing anyone likes" by fans for no reason despite the large amount of HoYay in the series, and the fact that Mai is a frequent target for DieForOurShip in any Jounouchi-related ship should attest to that. Despite the fact that it would actually be illegal for them to hook up during the timeframe of the series (he's 16, she's 24), they're widely regarded as the closest thing ''YuGiOh'' ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has to a healthy romance.



** It's canon that Droite has feelings for Kaito. But the fact that she spends all her time with Gauche, is always in sync with him, and are inseparable have made Droite/Gauche ''the'' Zexal shipping.
** Yuma/Kotori is also rather unpopular, due to Kotori providing little to the plot and not doing much about her crush on Yuma until the finale. Cat and Anna, however, provided more for the plot and put a lot more effort into getting closer to Yuma. Naturally, they are often the ones paired off with him - Yuma/Anna is the go-to Yuma ship, largely because of Anna's EnsembleDarkhorse status and the fact that she helped him in the WDC. And this isn't even getting into the slash fandom, who overwhelmingly prefer Yuma/Astral or Yuma/III.

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** It's canon that Droite has feelings for Kaito. But the fact that she spends all her time with Gauche, is always in sync with him, and are inseparable have made Droite/Gauche ''the'' Zexal ''Zexal'' shipping.
** Yuma/Kotori is also rather unpopular, due to Kotori providing little to the plot and not doing much about her crush on Yuma until the finale. Cat and Anna, however, provided more for the plot and put a lot more effort into getting closer to Yuma. Naturally, they are often the ones paired off with him - -- Yuma/Anna is the go-to Yuma ship, largely because of Anna's EnsembleDarkhorse status and the fact that she helped him in the WDC. And this isn't even getting into the slash fandom, who overwhelmingly prefer Yuma/Astral or Yuma/III.



** The creator really like to troll the shippers here. As of recent episodes, [[spoiler:Yuto died, probably-but-not-really-merged with Yuya (ItMakesSenseInContext) and became his SuperpoweredEvilSide, which would make the Yuto/Yuzu pairing awkward.]] Fortunately, Yuya/Yuzu received ''a lot'' of ShipTease on Yuya side in episode 50-51 when Yuya break down [[spoiler:when he thought Yuzu was carded by the Fusion Dimension]] and his feelings were exploited Reiji by telling Yuya to join him to rescue her.

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** The creator really like to troll the shippers here. As of recent episodes, [[spoiler:Yuto died, probably-but-not-really-merged with Yuya (ItMakesSenseInContext) and became his SuperpoweredEvilSide, which would make the Yuto/Yuzu pairing awkward.]] awkward]]. Fortunately, Yuya/Yuzu received ''a lot'' of ShipTease on Yuya side in episode 50-51 when Yuya break down [[spoiler:when he thought Yuzu was carded by the Fusion Dimension]] and his feelings were exploited Reiji by telling Yuya to join him to rescue her.
2nd Jun '16 5:41:20 PM CelPrevXXVI
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* Fans of ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' had been rather subtle with choosing their favorite pairing since the plot kinda resets the status quo every after conquest arc, though Keima/[[{{Tsundere}} Haqua]] and Keima/[[CuteBookworm Shiori]] fans have started to emerge. By the time the ''Goddesses'' Arc went to full gear, the list grew to include 5 more former conquest targets, and a [[SealedInAPersonShapedCan Goddess]] into the mix. Then came the [[ShipSinking bunker-buster]] that was [[WhamLine FLAG 267]], and everything about this trope were thrown out of the window, but [[DieForOurShip not without violent reactions to the emerging pairing.]]
26th May '16 10:41:57 AM Willbyr
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* Tohru/Natsuno and Tatsumi/Ozaki are shipped the most in ''{{Shiki}}'', especially [[HoYay Tohru/Natsuno]].

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* Tohru/Natsuno and Tatsumi/Ozaki are shipped the most in ''{{Shiki}}'', ''Manga/{{Shiki}}'', especially [[HoYay Tohru/Natsuno]].
24th Apr '16 1:41:33 AM SSJMagus
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** It should be mentioned that Jounouchi/Mai was so liked as a couple that people just assume they were together after the series ended or at least has a mutual crush (''especially'' after the epic ShipTease and HeroicSacrifice '''from both side''' in the Filler Waking The Dragon arc) until WordOfGod came out and clarify them as "JustFriends". [[RelationshipWritingFumble Right]] [[note]][[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries idon'tbelieveyou]][[/note]]. They weren't called "the only het pairing anyone likes" by fans for no reason despite the large amount of HoYay in the series, and the fact that Mai is a frequent target for DieForOurShip in any Jounouchi-related ship should attest to that.

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** It should be mentioned that Jounouchi/Mai was so liked as a couple that people just assume they were together after the series ended or at least has a mutual crush (''especially'' after the epic ShipTease and HeroicSacrifice '''from both side''' in the Filler Waking The Dragon arc) until WordOfGod came out and clarify them as "JustFriends". [[RelationshipWritingFumble Right]] [[note]][[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries idon'tbelieveyou]][[/note]]. They weren't called "the only het pairing anyone likes" by fans for no reason despite the large amount of HoYay in the series, and the fact that Mai is a frequent target for DieForOurShip in any Jounouchi-related ship should attest to that. Despite the fact that it would actually be illegal for them to hook up during the timeframe of the series (he's 16, she's 24), they're widely regarded as the closest thing ''YuGiOh'' has to a healthy romance.
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