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22nd Apr '16 12:13:38 AM karthus
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** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'', ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' and ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' feature WonderTwinPowers which only work when two heroines are together. Their attacks require holding hands.

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** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'', ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' and ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'', ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' and ''Anime/MahoGirlsPrecure'' feature WonderTwinPowers which only work when two heroines are together. Their attacks require holding hands.
27th Mar '16 2:45:31 PM AzureSeas
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* Kumiko and Reina from ''Literature/HibikeEuphonium'' develop one over the course of the anime. They often spend time together, two scenes involve Reina intimately touching Kumiko's face, and they both make "love confessions" however, in the manga at least, nothing romantic comes of it.

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* Kumiko and Reina from ''Literature/HibikeEuphonium'' ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'' develop one over the course of the anime. They often spend time together, two scenes involve Reina intimately touching Kumiko's face, and they both make "love confessions" however, in the manga at least, nothing romantic comes of it.
21st Mar '16 4:15:21 PM nombretomado
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* Rocky and Ce Ce in ''ShakeItUp'' show elements of this, especially in the episodes "Model It Up" and "Break It Up".
** Shake It Up! Was pretty much a SpiritualSuccessor to HannahMontana which featured Miley and Lilly. The finale was loaded with it, so much if one watched that episode alone, and missed the scene where their boyfriends show up, they might think were in a relationship

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* Rocky and Ce Ce in ''ShakeItUp'' ''Series/ShakeItUp'' show elements of this, especially in the episodes "Model It Up" and "Break It Up".
** Shake It Up! Was pretty much a SpiritualSuccessor to HannahMontana ''Series/HannahMontana'' which featured Miley and Lilly. The finale was loaded with it, so much if one watched that episode alone, and missed the scene where their boyfriends show up, they might think were in a relationship



* BoyMeetsWorld:

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** The tradition continues in GirlMeetsWorld. Riley and Maya are, arguably, as close a pair of friends as Cory and Shawn.

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** The tradition continues in GirlMeetsWorld.''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''. Riley and Maya are, arguably, as close a pair of friends as Cory and Shawn.
18th Mar '16 8:41:18 PM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 2:47:01 PM eroock
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16th Mar '16 9:30:42 PM Pichu-kun
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* At the beginning of Episode 7 of ''Manga/LuckyStar'', Konata starts abruptly acting out this trope towards Tsukasa and Kagami. Kagami asks what's going on, and her response to this behavior and the explanation that Konata has become hooked on ''[[LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru Marimite]]'' is "Are you a kid?!" Despite Konata parodying this trope she and Kagami fit better in the GirlsLove one.
** Also, it's unclear if Minami and Yutaka have this or if it's actual romance.

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* ''Manga/LuckyStar'':
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At the beginning of Episode 7 of ''Manga/LuckyStar'', 7, Konata starts abruptly acting out this trope towards Tsukasa and Kagami. Kagami asks what's going on, and her response to this behavior and the explanation that Konata has become hooked on ''[[LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru Marimite]]'' is "Are you a kid?!" Despite Konata parodying this trope she and Kagami fit better in the GirlsLove one.
** Also, it's It's unclear if Minami and Yutaka have this or if it's actual romance.



* This trope appears to be the main element in ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus''. There are numerous intimate and tender moments between [[ElegantGothicLolita Luc]][[GirlsWithGuns ia]] and [[EnemyWithin Sumire]], causing Sumire to [[LuminescentBlush turn bright red]] every so often. The series has even been called a {{shounen}} yuri manga/anime by [[http://www.gomanga.com/news/features_vvv_01.php the official manga translators]], even though it doesn't go beyond [[BaitAndSwitchLesbians subtext]]. The romantic element is certainly there though, and gets a lot of focus, especially in the earlier volumes.
** However, once [[spoiler:Sumire leaves Lucia and her friends]], Lucia's affections for her reach above the most extreme [=RTGF=] meter. It's [[spoiler:[[AllLoveIsUnrequited unrequited]]]].
* In ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'', Alicia and her apprentice Akari appear to be very enamored with each other. Alicia postpones Akari's promotion to Prima since she doesn't want to leave her alone before retiring...[[LastMinuteHookup to get married]], of course.

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* This trope appears to be the main element in ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus''. There are numerous intimate and tender moments between [[ElegantGothicLolita Luc]][[GirlsWithGuns ia]] and [[EnemyWithin Sumire]], causing Sumire to [[LuminescentBlush turn bright red]] every so often. The series has even been called a {{shounen}} yuri manga/anime by [[http://www.gomanga.com/news/features_vvv_01.php the official manga translators]], even though it doesn't go beyond [[BaitAndSwitchLesbians subtext]]. The romantic element is certainly there though, and gets a lot of focus, especially in the earlier volumes.
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volumes. However, once [[spoiler:Sumire leaves Lucia and her friends]], Lucia's affections for her reach above the most extreme [=RTGF=] meter. It's [[spoiler:[[AllLoveIsUnrequited unrequited]]]].
* In ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'', ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'':
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Alicia and her apprentice Akari appear to be very enamored with each other. Alicia postpones Akari's promotion to Prima since she doesn't want to leave her alone before retiring...[[LastMinuteHookup to get married]], of course.



* Hiro and Sae in ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' are very close and are frequently subjected to ShipTease. Hiro talks about giving Sae chocolate for Valentine's Day and how Sae watched over her all night when she was sick; the first season OP even has a NotWhatItLooksLike moment with Yuno walking in on them ([[BaitAndSwitchCredits with the context not even being given until the second season]]). Sae spends an entire episode (the 2nd special) freaking out when Hiro gets a love letter in her shoe locker, complete with an excited Yuno and Miyako misunderstanding the letter as coming from Hiro. And then there's the second season's opening...

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* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'':
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Hiro and Sae in ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' are very close and are frequently subjected to ShipTease. Hiro talks about giving Sae chocolate for Valentine's Day and how Sae watched over her all night when she was sick; the first season OP even has a NotWhatItLooksLike moment with Yuno walking in on them ([[BaitAndSwitchCredits with the context not even being given until the second season]]). Sae spends an entire episode (the 2nd special) freaking out when Hiro gets a love letter in her shoe locker, complete with an excited Yuno and Miyako misunderstanding the letter as coming from Hiro. And then there's the second season's opening...



* Runo and Alice from ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' are quite close, even closer then they are with their love interests ([[spoiler:[[IdiotHero Dan]] ([[OfficialCouple official]]) and [[TheLancer Shun]] ([[ShipTease prominently hinted]])]], whose relationship are borders on HeterosexualLifePartners respectively)

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* ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'':
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Runo and Alice from ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' are quite close, even closer then they are with their love interests ([[spoiler:[[IdiotHero Dan]] ([[OfficialCouple official]]) and [[TheLancer Shun]] ([[ShipTease prominently hinted]])]], whose relationship are borders on HeterosexualLifePartners respectively)



* Even though Marin and Kanon's friendship in ''Anime/UmiMonogatari'' has some definite elements of this, it's rather Marin's relationship with Urin which seems to go further than mere sisterly affection--fueled, of course, by the fact that they are not actual sisters.
** In the DVD special, it becomes clear that [[spoiler:Kanon experiences her goodbye with Marin much like a romantic breakup--which is curious, since she still goes out with Kojima]].
* Michiyo from ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}'' is shown to have feelings for Asami, but it's mostly one-sided.

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* Even though Marin and Kanon's friendship in ''Anime/UmiMonogatari'' has some definite elements of this, it's rather Marin's relationship with Urin which seems to go further than mere sisterly affection--fueled, of course, by the fact that they are not actual sisters.
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sisters. In the DVD special, it becomes clear that [[spoiler:Kanon experiences her goodbye with Marin much like a romantic breakup--which is curious, since she still goes out with Kojima]].
* ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}'':
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Michiyo from ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}'' is shown to have feelings for Asami, but it's mostly one-sided.



* Yomi and Mato from ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' have this going on big time. The moment they meet is basically a "LoveAtFirstSight" affair, especially from Mato's perspective.
** It's not too blatant in the OVA, but the anime series makes no attempt to disguise it. By the third episode, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt other characters have started teasing them about their romanticky relationship]], and they even make reference to the [[ValuesDissonance awkward stereotype]] of girl-girl couples being immature "practice" for "real" boy-girl relationships.

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* Yomi and Mato from ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' have this going on big time. The moment they meet is basically a "LoveAtFirstSight" affair, especially from Mato's perspective.
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perspective. It's not too blatant in the OVA, but the anime series makes no attempt to disguise it. By the third episode, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt other characters have started teasing them about their romanticky relationship]], and they even make reference to the [[ValuesDissonance awkward stereotype]] of girl-girl couples being immature "practice" for "real" boy-girl relationships.



* One of the gags in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' appeared to lead up to this, but was averted at the last minute. When Nagisa was searching for help in establishing the Theater club, Tomoya recommends they consult Ryou and sends Sunohara to get her. However to make sure Kyou doesn't come along, Sunohara says that it's for a love confession. Cue Nagisa seriously asking for a [[NotWhatItLooksLike favor]] from Ryou (With romantic backdrop, no less).

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'':
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One of the gags in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' appeared to lead up to this, but was averted at the last minute. When Nagisa was searching for help in establishing the Theater club, Tomoya recommends they consult Ryou and sends Sunohara to get her. However to make sure Kyou doesn't come along, Sunohara says that it's for a love confession. Cue Nagisa seriously asking for a [[NotWhatItLooksLike favor]] from Ryou (With romantic backdrop, no less).



* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' has Kanade and Tsubasa (or at least had, before Kanade's death), and Hibiki and Miku, the textbook example. ''Senki Zesshou Symphogear G'' extend the latter pair and it introduces Kirika and Shirabe.

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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' has :
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Kanade and Tsubasa (or at least had, before Kanade's death), and Hibiki and Miku, the textbook example. ''Senki Zesshou Symphogear G'' extend the latter pair and it introduces Kirika and Shirabe.



* Kumiko and Reina from ''Literature/HibikeEuphonium'' develop one over the course of the anime. They often spend time together, two scenes involve Reina intimately touching Kumiko's face, and they both make "love confessions" however, in the manga at least, nothing romantic comes of it.



** In [[Literature/{{Wicked}} a certain modern spinoff]], there's also a romantic two-girl friendship, even though the story is [[IncrediblyLamePun changed for good]].



* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon Sprite Station: [[DistaffCounterpart For Girl]]'' this is shown to great lengths. You can marry one of the 4 Special Girls from the boy version (Leia, Witch Princess, Harvest Goddess, Keria) except you don't marry them, and they aren't your wife. You ''[[UnusualEuphemism Best Friend]]'' them, and they're your ''Best Friend''. It doesn't help that their dialogue is [[AmbiguouslyGay exactly]] [[LesYay the same]] in both versions. However, Natsume, when translating it to create ''Harvest Moon Cute'', took this feature [[ExecutiveMeddling out]], but left the best friend events in.
** Most likely due to the fact they're needed to pass important milestones in the game, if you want to complete it completely.

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* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS Sprite Station: [[DistaffCounterpart For Girl]]'' this is shown to great lengths. You can marry one of the 4 Special Girls from the boy version (Leia, Witch Princess, Harvest Goddess, Keria) except you don't marry them, and they aren't your wife. You ''[[UnusualEuphemism Best Friend]]'' them, and they're your ''Best Friend''. It doesn't help that their dialogue is [[AmbiguouslyGay exactly]] [[LesYay the same]] in both versions. However, Natsume, when translating it to create ''Harvest Moon Cute'', took this feature [[ExecutiveMeddling out]], but left the best friend events in.
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in. Most likely the "Best Friend" system was created due to the fact they're needed to pass important milestones in the game, if you want to 100% complete it completely.it.



* Hanako and Lilly in ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''. Hisao even thinks at one point in Lilly's route that their relationship seems to go beyond normal friendship, and the two use "love" to describe their feelings for one another, although it seems to be more of a mother-daughter type situation than romantic. Funny story: in development a lesbian route was in the works, but was scrapped.

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* Hanako and Lilly in ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''. Hisao even thinks at one point in Lilly's route that their relationship seems to go beyond normal friendship, and the two use "love" to describe their feelings for one another, although it seems to be more of a mother-daughter type situation than romantic. Funny story: in development a lesbian route was in the works, but was scrapped.



* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': Trisha and [[NamesTheSame Trisha]] 2's [[BirdsOfAFeather friendship]]. This one time, the ''latter kisses the former on the cheek!'' Okay, she only did it out of CloudCuckooLander antics, but still...

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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'':
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Trisha and [[NamesTheSame Trisha]] 2's [[BirdsOfAFeather friendship]]. This one time, the ''latter kisses the former on the cheek!'' Okay, she only did it out of CloudCuckooLander antics, but still...



* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''. [[HideYourLesbians Kitty and Bunny]] from "The Mask"... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar enough]] said. Though this was clearly more than friendship by the end...

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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''. ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' has [[HideYourLesbians Kitty and Bunny]] from "The Mask"... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar enough]] said. Though this Mask". Their 'best friendship' became so strong that Bunny's abusive boyfriend forced them to separate because be was clearly more than friendship intimidated by the end...it.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' we have the backstory with Rainbow Dash and her old classmate Gilda. While their relationship was most likely more platonic than "romantic" (this being both a western show and a kids show), they can easily be slotted into every other point, since neither had any other friends to hang out with and they started growing apart after they both dropped out of school.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' we ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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have the backstory with Rainbow Dash and her old classmate Gilda. While their relationship was most likely more platonic than "romantic" (this being both a western show and a kids show), they can easily be slotted into every other point, since neither had any other friends to hang out with and they started growing apart after they both dropped out of school.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** Korra and Asami developed this kind of relationship in season 3, after spending two seasons as rivals for the affection of the same man.
** In the {{Grand Finale}} [[spoiler: the ending is so filled with {{Homoerotic Subtext}} that it's a {{Relationship Upgrade}}. Confirmed by the writers that Asami and Korra are now in a legit romantic relationship.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
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''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Korra and Asami developed this kind of relationship in season 3, after spending two seasons as rivals for the affection of the same man.
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man. In the {{Grand Finale}} [[spoiler: the ending is so filled with {{Homoerotic Subtext}} that it's a {{Relationship Upgrade}}. Confirmed by the writers that Asami and Korra are now in a legit romantic relationship.]]



* Kimber and Stormer from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' develop this type of relationship in the episode "The Bands Break Up", though it's [[StatusQuoIsGod inexplicably missing]] in future episodes. They seem to live together for a while, hold hands on the beach, and act very buddy-buddy. The IDW comic made thirty years later outright makes them an OfficialCouple.

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* Kimber and Stormer from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' develop this type of relationship in the episode "The Bands Break Up", though it's [[StatusQuoIsGod inexplicably missing]] in future episodes. The only thing stopping them from seeming like a couple is them both saying it's "friendship" several times. They seem to live together for a while, hold hands on the beach, and act very buddy-buddy. The [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms IDW comic comic]] made thirty years later outright makes them Stormer and Kimber an OfficialCouple.
7th Mar '16 6:13:51 AM immblueversion
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*** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' takes this further with the native human twilight. Her shy personality and inquisitive nature contrasts with Sunset's brashness. Being younger than her, Twilight has something of a Sempai dynamic, Sunset seeing many of her own qualities in the younger girl she admires and dislikes. After giving a harsh TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Twi, calling out her dangerous use of Equestrian magic without any understanding of the consequences, it eats Sunset inside seeing her cry. In the climax, Sunset helps a corrupted Midnight Sparkle to see that she doesn't have to be alone, and takes her hand, forgiving her mistakes just as Twilight's pony counterpart had done for her. It's a very touching scene.

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*** ** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' takes this further with the native human twilight.Twilight. Her shy personality and inquisitive nature contrasts with Sunset's brashness. Being younger than her, Twilight has something of a Sempai dynamic, Sunset seeing many of her own qualities in the younger girl she admires and dislikes. After giving a harsh TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Twi, calling out her dangerous use of Equestrian magic without any understanding of the consequences, it eats Sunset inside seeing her cry. In the climax, Sunset helps a corrupted Midnight Sparkle to see that she doesn't have to be alone, and takes her hand, forgiving her mistakes just as Twilight's pony counterpart had done for her. It's a very touching scene.
6th Mar '16 10:54:27 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* Curiously missing from the 2009 film Film/WhipIt is the concept of "derby wives." The common definition of "derby wife" is, "the woman in the league you call to bail you out of jail, even if it was her that got you sent there in the first place."
2nd Mar '16 2:02:58 PM ANewMan
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** Runo and Julie also gradually develop this kind of relationship, particularly in the second season.
22nd Feb '16 9:55:56 PM Iris
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* In a similar [[IncrediblyLamePun vein]], Lissa and Rose from ''[[Literature/VampireAcademy Vampire Academy]]''. They're teenagers, older than some targets of this trope, but definitely fulfill the "suspiciously close and tender female friendship" qualification. Their fight in ''Shadow Kiss'' when [[spoiler: Rose leaves St. Vladimir's intending to kill Dimitri]] has been compared to a messy breakup, complete with Lissa crying and asking Rose not to leave her. Unsurprisingly, the [[YuriFan femslashy]] segment of the fandom [[FanPreferredCouple loves them]].
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