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Since many friends have known each other since childhood, a duo of them could most likely become PlatonicLifePaetners if of the opposite gender or HeterosexualLifePartners if of the same gender but this does not mean romance as what binds them together is the experiences they had since they were children.
23rd Sep '16 9:40:20 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Slice of life series oriented toward male audiences particularly love to use the childhood friend, as a stock character archetype, typically either as TheLancer or PatientChildhoodLoveInterest. This is especially in cases of the latter, which bring prominence to the fact that the characters are childhood friends more often than the former.

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* Slice of life series (specially if oriented toward male audiences audiences, though it's also used regularly by those targeting women) particularly love to use the childhood friend, as a stock character archetype, typically either as TheLancer or PatientChildhoodLoveInterest. This is especially in cases of the latter, which bring prominence to the fact that the characters are childhood friends more often than the former.



** Rukia and Renji ran with a gang during their childhood years in the Rukongai 78th District. Once their three friends died, they travelled together to Seireitei to train to become shinigami whereupon events separated them for over forty years before their friendship was able to be renewed at the end of the Soul Society arc. Renji was inspired by Ichigo's strength to turn traitor to Soul Society and help Ichigo save Rukia from the executioner's block as a result of his childhood friendship with Rukia.
** Hitsugaya and Hinamori are childhood friends of the brother/sister type. Since blood families are almost unheard of in the Rukongai, families of adopted strangers spring up instead. One old woman in the 1st District became a grandmother to both Hitsugaya and Hinamori and raised them together. Hitsugaya's conflict with Aizen becomes more personal than the conflict between Aizen and other captains because of Aizen's exploitation of Hinamori and Hitsugaya's desire to protect her. This gets much, much worse before it gets better.

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** Rukia and Renji ran with a gang during their childhood years in the Rukongai 78th District. Once their three friends died, they travelled together to Seireitei to train to become shinigami whereupon events separated them for over forty years before their friendship was able to be renewed at the end of the Soul Society arc. Renji was inspired by Ichigo's strength to turn traitor to Soul Society and help Ichigo save Rukia from the executioner's block as a result of his childhood friendship with Rukia.
Rukia. [[spoiler: The end of the manga shows that they ultimately took the ChildhoodFriendRomance path.]]
** Hitsugaya and Hinamori are childhood friends of the brother/sister type. Since blood families are almost unheard of in the Rukongai, families of adopted strangers spring up instead. One old woman in the 1st District became a grandmother to both Hitsugaya and Hinamori and raised them together. Hitsugaya's conflict with Aizen becomes more personal than the conflict between Aizen and other captains because of Aizen's exploitation of Hinamori and Hitsugaya's desire to protect her. This gets much, much worse [[EarnYourHappyEnding before it gets better.better]].



* Kyouko and Sho in ''Manga/SkipBeat'' were friends in childhood, and know each other just as one would expect with all those years of experience....although calling them "friends" currently would be something of a mistake.

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* Kyouko and Sho in ''Manga/SkipBeat'' were friends in childhood, and know each other just as one would expect with all those years of experience....experience... although calling them "friends" currently would be something of a mistake.



* The entire premise of ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'' revolves around a group of six childhood friends who drifted apart after one of them dies and years later, Menma appears as a ghost asking Jintan to have a wish granted, but she doesn't know that wish, so he gathers around his old friends to help solve his problem.

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* Pictured above: The entire premise of ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'' revolves around a group of six childhood friends who drifted apart after one of them (Meiko aka Menma) dies and years later, Menma appears as a ghost asking Jintan to have a wish granted, but she doesn't know that wish, so he gathers around his old friends to help solve his problem.



* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Silas and the Avatar 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 (which later was disproved since there's no DummiedOut data regarding this in he game itself).

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
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Silas and the Avatar 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 (which [[{{Jossed}} later was disproved disproved]] since there's no DummiedOut data regarding this in he game itself).itself).
** Princess Sakura's retainers, Hana and Subaki, are childhood friends with Sakura's older siblings Takumi and Hinoka, respectively. The player can hook up Hana with Takumi and Subaki with Hinoka, if they wish.
** Laslow, Odin and Selena, who work for the Nohrian Royal family, are three travelers who have been together ever since childhood. Again, the player can hook up Selena to either Laslow or Odin. [[spoiler: It's completely justified: they're actually Inigo, Severa and Owain from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', who were raised together alongside Lucina and the other Future Children before surviving a hellish BadFuture.]]
** Prince Ryoma's retainer Saizo and Queen Mikoto's subordinate Orochi met as young teens according to their supports, so if they don't get married they will be this.
15th Sep '16 9:42:13 AM 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. Don't forget, YouAreNotAlone.

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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. Don't forget, even if you drifted apart, YouAreNotAlone.
15th Sep '16 9:41:34 AM Monolaf317
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama: First season contestants Katie and Sadie not only stated that they knew each other since they were kids, but were next door neighbors for their entire lives and that they got the chickenpox together. Their bond is shown to be very strong and inseparable because of this and could survive a lot of bickering bouts.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama: ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': First season contestants Katie and Sadie not only stated that they knew each other since they were kids, but were next door neighbors for their entire lives and that they got the chickenpox together. Their bond is shown to be very strong and inseparable because of this and could survive a lot of bickering bouts.
12th Sep '16 12:22:48 PM Troperr2016
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama: First season contestants Katie and Sadie not only stated that they knew each other since they were kids, but were next door neighbors for their entire lives and that they got the chickenpox together. Their bond is shown to be very strong and inseparable because of this and could survive a lot of bickering bouts.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRidonculousRace'': Racing partners, Carrie and Devin have stated that they first met at a sandbox when they were kids and have been friends ever since. Their relationship soon turned romantic over the course of the race.
12th Sep '16 12:06:49 PM Troperr2016
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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperNoobs'': This show has a group of them as main characters, consisting of Tyler, Kevin, Roach, and Shope, who are better off known as the "Noobs" and have obviously been hanging out with each other since they did not have any other friends until they became virus warriors
** Memnock and Zenblock, the Noobs' alien tutors, heavily imply in "Zooper Noobs" that they have known each other ever since they were children as they both mentioned that they loved riding the monorail at the space zoo when they were kids, making it very likely that they either went there together or first met at the space zoo.
9th Sep '16 1:43:37 PM Monolaf317
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* Max and Chloe from ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' were best friends as kids. They lost touch when Max moved away when they were 13, but are reunited at the beginning of the game when Max comes back to town after five years.
27th Aug '16 12:00:39 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Anastasia and Saizo are childhood friends from their {{ninja}} training days who are reunited as Braves at the start of the series. There's also an important ForgottenFallenFriend from childhood in Saizo's backstory that sets the stage for his fear of serving a master and opening himself up to others, after seeing his friend who was TheAce go off to serve someone only to be easily thrown away in the end.
4th Aug '16 9:57:45 AM Threen
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* Rain and Gavin in ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}'', although there were several years between their initial friendship and subsequent reunion, during which Rain quietly transitioned. Gavin remembers Rain as a boy named Ryan.
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