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16th May '16 12:36:36 PM mmacaluso
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** Kuroo Tetsurou and Kenma Kozume. They are neighbors and attend Nekoma High School together, and are both on the volleyball team. Kuroo makes sure Kenma is included in everything he does, and Kenma plays volleyball because he knows that Kuroo likes playing with him.

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** Kuroo Tetsurou and Kenma Kozume.Kozume Kenma. They are neighbors and attend Nekoma High School together, and are both on the volleyball team. Kuroo makes sure Kenma is included in everything he does, and Kenma plays volleyball because he knows that Kuroo likes playing with him.
7th May '16 6:41:45 AM Monolaf317
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* The majority of the third-grade cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' have known each other since preschool.
* The four boys of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' have known each other since preschool...and even back then, Kyle and Cartman were VitriolicBestBuds.
1st May '16 12:27:49 PM Monolaf317
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* You. Yes, ''you'' grew up with at least one close friend in your life, whether it all started in school, or in your backyard, or anywhere else.



25th Apr '16 1:23:08 PM Pichu-kun
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* Takeo and Suna from ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' live next to each other and their mothers are friends. They've been best friends since elementary.
21st Apr '16 1:17:46 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Anime/TamakoMarket'', not only is Mochizou a childhood friend of Tamako, he is also the son of the owner of Rice Cake Oh! Zee and thus works for the competition. No, they aren't really in a romance yet, although Mochizou has some interest in Tamako. [[spoiler:They get RelationshipUpgrade in TheMovie ''Tamako Love Story''.]]

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* In ''Anime/TamakoMarket'', not only is Mochizou a childhood friend of Tamako, he is also the son of the owner of Rice Cake Oh! Zee and thus works for the competition. No, they aren't really in a romance yet, although Mochizou has some interest in Tamako. [[spoiler:They get get RelationshipUpgrade in TheMovie ''Tamako Love Story''.]]



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}:

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}:''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
21st Apr '16 1:16:58 AM Pichu-kun
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* Lelouch and Suzaku in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Basically the only reason why Lelouch didn't brainwash or kill him early on.
** At some point, Lelouch says, "You're the only one I didn't want to use the geass on," referring to Suzaku, and the reason he did it was to force Suzaku to save himself (when he's planning to sacrifice himself to take down Zero), other than that one time Lelouch doesn't care who he brainwashes (including his own sister, who is supposedly the reason he's trying to change the world), ChildhoodFriendRomance maybe?
* ''Haikyuu!!'' has three canon sets of childhood friends:

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* Lelouch and Suzaku in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Basically the only reason why Lelouch didn't brainwash or kill him early on.
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on. At some point, Lelouch says, "You're the only one I didn't want to use the geass on," referring to Suzaku, and the reason he did it was to force Suzaku to save himself (when he's planning to sacrifice himself to take down Zero), other than that one time Lelouch doesn't care who he brainwashes (including his own sister, who is supposedly the reason he's trying to change the world), ChildhoodFriendRomance maybe?
* ''Haikyuu!!'' ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'' has three canon sets of childhood friends:



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':



* In ''Anime/TamakoMarket'', not only is Mochizou a childhood friend of Tamako, he is also the son of the owner of Rice Cake Oh! Zee and thus works for the competition. No, they aren't really in a romance yet, although Mochizou seems to have some interest in Tamako.

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* In ''Anime/TamakoMarket'', not only is Mochizou a childhood friend of Tamako, he is also the son of the owner of Rice Cake Oh! Zee and thus works for the competition. No, they aren't really in a romance yet, although Mochizou seems to have has some interest in Tamako.Tamako. [[spoiler:They get RelationshipUpgrade in TheMovie ''Tamako Love Story''.]]



* In ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'', Amigiri Ayato and Sasamiya Saya knew each other since they were kids but lost contact with each other when Saya's family moved 6 years prior. They reunite the day after Ayato transferred to Seidoukan Academy (they would have reunited much sooner but Saya slept in that day and missed school).

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* In ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'', ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'':
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Amigiri Ayato and Sasamiya Saya knew each other since they were kids but lost contact with each other when Saya's family moved 6 years prior. They reunite the day after Ayato transferred to Seidoukan Academy (they would have reunited much sooner but Saya slept in that day and missed school).



* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} XY'', Ash finds himself meeting up again with Serena, a girl he met when he was younger.
** Dawn, Leona, and Kenny have known each other since Kindergarten.
* The four main boys (minus the newcomer) in ''Anime/KimiToBoku'' have known each other since Youchien (Japan's Kindergarten).
* Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' met when they were nine, so by the time of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' they're referred to as childhood friends. Although, [[WordOfGay Nanoha and Fate's relationship]] technically falls into [[ChildhoodFriendRomance a different category]].

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}:
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In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} XY'', ''XY'', Ash finds himself meeting up again with Serena, a girl he met when he was younger.
younger. A downplayed version though, since they only met at summer camp.
** Dawn, Leona, and Kenny have known each other since Kindergarten.
Kindergarten. Kenny is an {{expy}} of TheRival from ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', who is also a childhood friend. Barry eventually appeared in the anime himself but isn't friends with Dawn.
* The four main boys (minus the newcomer) in ''Anime/KimiToBoku'' ''Manga/KimiToBoku'' have known each other since Youchien (Japan's Kindergarten).
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
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Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' met when they were nine, so by the time of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' they're referred to as childhood friends. Although, [[WordOfGay Nanoha and Fate's relationship]] technically falls into [[ChildhoodFriendRomance a different category]].



* Kanako and Takatsuki from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' have been friends since kindergarten, though they don't actually seem too close compared to the others. In a noticeable case of CharacterizationMarchesOn, in the first volume Kanako was a nameless extra. Takatsuki didn't know about her [[TheDitz scatterbrained personality]], though volume two shows they've been friends for years.



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* Archie and Jughead from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' have been best friends for years.
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': The nature of Link's relation to Zelda varies with each game, with most portraying them as acquaintances, or simply comrades-in-arms. While in others, such as ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', they're cast as childhood friends with hints of a romance between them.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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The nature of Link's relation to Zelda varies with each game, with most portraying them as acquaintances, or simply comrades-in-arms. While in others, such as ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', they're cast as childhood friends with hints of a romance between them.



* ''KingdomHearts'' has Sora, Riku and Kairi. The first two have known each other their whole lives, while the latter arrives in their hometown when she's a kid and joins them.

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* ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has Sora, Riku and Kairi. The first two have known each other their whole lives, while the latter arrives in their hometown when she's a kid and joins them.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Red and Blue from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' are childhood friends gone rivals, though by ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' they're on friendly terms again.
** The opposite gender protagonist in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'' is presented as your longtime friend. They have some ShipTease with you as well.
** TheRival Barry from ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' is the player characters childhood friend. His father Palmer mentions this is GenerationXerox with Dawn's/Lucas' father.



* Arihiko and Shiki in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. Arihiko is one of the few people who really knows all about Shiki and understands him and the two are mostly inseparable.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'':
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Arihiko and Shiki in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''.Shiki. Arihiko is one of the few people who really knows all about Shiki and understands him and the two are mostly inseparable.



* In ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial 2 Substories: Leaping School Festival'', an Event in Homura Akai's route reveals that [[spoiler: her grandfather Ringo and Hibikino High's headmaster Bakuretsuzan]] are childhood friends, and still are the best friends in the world despite [[spoiler: the years and the fact they were (friendly) rivals for the heart of the girl who would become Homura's grandmother, in their High School time]].

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* In ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial 2 Substories: Leaping School Festival'', an Festival'':
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Event in Homura Akai's route reveals that [[spoiler: her grandfather Ringo and Hibikino High's headmaster Bakuretsuzan]] are childhood friends, and still are the best friends in the world despite [[spoiler: the years and the fact they were (friendly) rivals for the heart of the girl who would become Homura's grandmother, in their High School time]].



* In ''TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', a number of the main and recurring cast have known each other since the Third Grade, or for some, earlier than that. It would be much more appropriate to say that some pairs are Childhood VitriolicBestBuds.

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* In ''TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', a number of the main and recurring cast have known each other since the Third Grade, or for some, earlier than that. It would be much more appropriate to say that some pairs are Childhood VitriolicBestBuds.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', this seems to be the main reason [[HotBlooded Rainbow]] [[JerkWithAheartOfGold Dash]] and [[ShrinkingViolet Flutter]][[FriendToAllLivingThings shy]] are so close. They both went to flight camp together, and Dash was happy to defend Fluttershy from the bullies who would pick on her.
** Might be something of a variation, as the show kind of skirts around the topic and it's unclear how well they knew each other as kids. The first two seasons showed that Rainbow knew next to nothing about her, and Fluttershy failed to recognize one of Rainbow's old friends.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', this seems to be the main reason [[HotBlooded Rainbow]] [[JerkWithAheartOfGold Dash]] and [[ShrinkingViolet Flutter]][[FriendToAllLivingThings shy]] are so close. They both went to flight camp together, and Dash was happy to defend Fluttershy from the bullies who would pick on her.
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her. Might be something of a variation, as the show kind of skirts around the topic and it's unclear how well they knew each other as kids. The first two seasons showed that Rainbow knew next to nothing about her, and Fluttershy failed to recognize one of Rainbow's old friends.
15th Apr '16 12:47:06 PM mmacaluso
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** Tsukishima Kei and Yamaguchi Tadashi. Tsukishima stopped a few kids from bullying Yamaguchi when they were little; as a result, Yamaguchi followed Tsukishima in joining the volleyball team. Yamaguchi is also the only one is allowed to call Tsukishima 'Tsukki.'
** Kuroo Tetsurou and Kenma Kozume.
** Oikawa Tooru and Iwaizumi Hajime. They started out as neighbors when they were small children and have grown into a strong duo on the court. Iwaizumi almost aggressively cares about Oikawa, making sure he doesn't stay up too late or put to much stress on his bad knee.

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** Tsukishima Kei and Yamaguchi Tadashi. Tsukishima stopped a few kids from bullying Yamaguchi when they were little; as a result, Yamaguchi followed Tsukishima in joining the volleyball team. Yamaguchi is also the only one is allowed to call Tsukishima 'Tsukki.'
'Tsukki' without the latter getting angry.
** Kuroo Tetsurou and Kenma Kozume. \n They are neighbors and attend Nekoma High School together, and are both on the volleyball team. Kuroo makes sure Kenma is included in everything he does, and Kenma plays volleyball because he knows that Kuroo likes playing with him.
** Oikawa Tooru and Iwaizumi Hajime. They also started out as neighbors when they were small children and have grown into a strong duo on the court. Iwaizumi almost aggressively cares about Oikawa, making sure he doesn't stay up too late or put to much stress on his bad knee.
15th Apr '16 12:44:56 PM mmacaluso
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* ''Haikyuu!!'' has three canon sets of childhood friends:
** Tsukishima Kei and Yamaguchi Tadashi. Tsukishima stopped a few kids from bullying Yamaguchi when they were little; as a result, Yamaguchi followed Tsukishima in joining the volleyball team. Yamaguchi is also the only one is allowed to call Tsukishima 'Tsukki.'
** Kuroo Tetsurou and Kenma Kozume.
** Oikawa Tooru and Iwaizumi Hajime. They started out as neighbors when they were small children and have grown into a strong duo on the court. Iwaizumi almost aggressively cares about Oikawa, making sure he doesn't stay up too late or put to much stress on his bad knee.
10th Apr '16 11:14:46 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Manga/{{Aruosumente}}'', Legna and Emperor Artian. Since Legna's father served Artian's father as an Oracle and Legna was meant to be raised as secluded as possible, Artian was the only other child he had any contact with and they became friends. By the time of the prsent story, however, the two have grown apart due to Artian's carefree nature and Legna's tendency towards AngerBornOfWorry.
10th Apr '16 12:12:06 AM AetherMaster
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* Silas with the Avatar in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. The two grew up together, but were separated when Silas was banished from the Fortress were the Avatar was sequestered. Afterwards, Silas decided to become a knight, believing that the two would eventually be reunited someday. If the Avatar is female, the two of them can fall in love and get married. However, Silas cares incredibly deeply for the male Avatar as well, causing some speculation that Silas may have been intended as a same-sex romance.
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