History ShipTease / AnimeAndManga

7th Feb '16 4:44:43 PM Tavernier
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** The movies do a lot to fuel the Taiora fandom. ''Our War Game'' features a subplot about how Taichi and Sora aren't talking due to a sudden spike in BelligerantSexualTension instigated by growing pains -- Taichi gave Sora a hairclip for her birthday, which she interpreted as a veiled criticism of her hairstyle. The dub went even farther, adding DubText to the original ''Digimon Adventure'' (both movies were incorporated into [[DigimonTheMovie one feature]] in America) with young Sora leaving an angry message for Tai after she discovered he'd thrown up in her hat). ''Diaboromon Strikes Back'' takes place, of course, after Sora and Matt start dating, but there's [[http://baconator4ever.tumblr.com/post/30599749572/ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-3-3-3-cannon a certain scene]] that suggests somebody on the production staff either ships them or wants to troll the fanbase.
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** The movies do a lot to fuel the Taiora fandom. ''Our War Game'' features a subplot about how Taichi and Sora aren't talking due to a sudden spike in BelligerantSexualTension BelligerentSexualTension instigated by growing pains -- Taichi gave Sora a hairclip for her birthday, which she interpreted as a veiled criticism of her hairstyle. The dub went even farther, adding DubText to the original ''Digimon Adventure'' (both movies were incorporated into [[DigimonTheMovie one feature]] in America) with young Sora leaving an angry message for Tai after she discovered he'd thrown up in her hat). ''Diaboromon Strikes Back'' takes place, of course, after Sora and Matt start dating, but there's [[http://baconator4ever.tumblr.com/post/30599749572/ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-3-3-3-cannon a certain scene]] that suggests somebody on the production staff either ships them or wants to troll the fanbase.
7th Feb '16 4:44:08 PM Tavernier
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Cleaning up the Digimon examples.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' has several instances pointing to a pairing between Takeru and Hikari. Both being "veteran" digidestined from the previous series, both having angel digimon, both rediscovering their crests at the same time, both showing outwardly pleasant exteriors to mask past darkness, an episode and a movie centered on the duo, and a Digimon "god" telling them that both their crests were special in comparison to the rest. Despite this, it was shown that both did not end up together in the DistantFinale (which is rendered FanonDiscontinuity by most fans anyway, so it doesn't make much of a difference). ** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-ROGoxKRQo Focus]]", one of Takeru's {{image song}}s, wherein he sings about someone that he's known since he was small and who he wants to protect -- even mentioning that "[[http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/digi02/focus.htm you used to cry all the time, but now you're standing in the light]]". Yeah, real subtle. He even wonders if he is the focus of that person's heart. *** Conversely however, Hikari has an {{image song}} on the Girl's Festival album about a childhood friend she has fond memories of and perhaps a crush until one line near the end - "[[http://www.megchan.com/lyrics2/digimon/reflection_e.html It's a little too cute to call it love]]", suggesting that any supposed romantic implications from her were just old feelings about a childhood friend. [[ShipSinking Ouch.]] Then again, even that fact won't make the above any less teasing to shippers. *** That might be a quirk of translation. The line is 'Koi to yobu ni wa kawaii sugi da yo ne?', which does essentially translate the way the link says, but 'koi' can stand for selfish love, as opposed to a purer, 'cuter' love closer to what Takeru displays. Thinking of it that that way, their ship didn't quite sink as much as it just mysteriously fell to the won't side of WillTheyOrWontThey. *** Then there's also the short story in the booklet of the Christmas CD, where V-mon and Patamon say Daisuke and Takeru are going to give Hikari a present. Tailmon says Hikari is knitting a scarf for someone "but won't tell me who is it for", at which Patamon says "Ahh, I know nothing...". Though not canon, the fact that Takeru and Hikari travel alone together to America, apparently just for fun, while the rest of the group is in the beach, is regard as major ShipTease. ** Tai/Sora was probably the largest straight 'ship in the fandom thanks to their teasing, until it got [[ShipSinking blown to pieces]] by a GainaxEnding. *** The movies do a lot to fuel the Taiora fandom. ''Anime/DigimonTheMovie'' (the ''Our War Game'' segment) features a subplot about how Taichi and [[{{Tsundere}} Sora]] are particularly cagey about his choice of birthday present for her. ''Diaboromon Strikes Back'' takes place, of course, after Sora and Matt start dating, but there's [[http://baconator4ever.tumblr.com/post/30599749572/ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-3-3-3-cannon a certain scene]] that suggests somebody on the design staff either ships them or wants to troll the fanbase. ** Daisuke and Ken have moments of both FoeYay and HoYay in ''02''. Including the Kaiser getting a little too excited by having Daisuke crawling like a worm for him, as well as that their hearts beat together when their Digimon first Jogressed. Yes, they even have a SleepCute moment. ** Impmon/Beelzemon and Renamon of ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' get some tease, what with him frequently hitting on her and her expressing masked concern for him multiple times. Then there's their [[PsychicLink "bond"]], which let's them sense the other's presence and is so strong that Renamon is able to hear him screaming while he gets beaten halfway to death, despite ''being on different planes of existence''. ** In the original ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', there's a smidgen of ShipTease between Nancy and Hiroaki, TK's and Matt's ''divorced'' parents. [[http://www.oocities.org/takaishitachi/holdinghands.jpg They're awfully friendly,]] [[AmicableExes at the very least]]. ** Rukato fans will swear by ''Runaway Digimon Express'', for the phone conversation in the intro (awkward embarrassment on Takato's end, only half-hearted annoyance on Ruki's), Takato risking his life to save Ruki's and [[BerserkButton telling her off]] for demanding [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind he let go]] and [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown let her fall off the speeding train]], and the final scene when Takato attempts to approach Ruki only to [[MomentKiller yield to Renamon's insistance]] to let her think. Ruki being emotionally vulnerable and Takato being hero certainly help, though the CanonDiscontinuity doesn't. A CD Drama was released that placed the Digimon back in the digital world and re-emphasized the relationships between Takato and Juri and Ruki and Ryo, though Creator/ChiakiKonaka was very appreciative of the exploration of Ruki's psyche. *** Most Japanese fans, on the other hand, went crazy for the Jenrya/Ruki interactions as it's quite a popular FanPreferredCouple over there. Their favorite scenes were the instances when Jenrya notes that she does care about them despite her prickly attitude, causing her to act tsun-tsun. ** ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' did this for three episodes with Beelzebumon (not the ''Tamers'' one) and Mervamon. After he protects her from an attack, she starts hanging around him, helping him, and getting worried when she can't find him (although she pretends she doesn't care). He even makes her blush at one point. The third episode has them occasionally holding hands and flying around together with him carrying her. [[spoiler:Then it all screeches to a halt when he sacrifices himself to defeat Lilithmon.]] In the final episode [[spoiler:when he got better, Mervamon sees Beelzebumon and tackles him, crying and repeating "Thank god". Later after the BigBad was taken out she can be seen clinging to his arm, almost cementing the pairing.]]
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' has several instances pointing to a pairing between Takeru and Hikari. Both being "veteran" digidestined from Hikari are the previous series, both having angel digimon, both rediscovering their Adventure-universe's premiere FanPreferredCouple. That said, the pairing's tease is less because of a developing relationship than because the show uses its own mechanics to pair them off: when Hikari first activates her crest, Tailmon evolves into a DistaffCounterpart of Takeru's Digimon; the crests at the same time, both showing outwardly pleasant exteriors to mask past darkness, an episode of Light and a movie centered on the duo, and a Digimon "god" telling them that both their crests were Hope are decreed to be special in comparison to a way the rest. Despite this, it was shown that both did not end up together in others are not; and their Digimon's armored forms share a CombinationAttack. ''02'' does a slightly better job by constantly pairing them off as the DistantFinale (which is rendered FanonDiscontinuity by most fans anyway, so it doesn't make much of new team's only veteran members and giving them a difference). long-established friendship. ** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-ROGoxKRQo Focus]]", one of Takeru's {{image song}}s, wherein he sings about mentions someone that he's known since he was small and who he wants to protect -- even mentioning relating that "[[http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/digi02/focus.htm you used to cry all the time, but now you're standing in the light]]". Yeah, real subtle. He even wonders light]]" and wondering if he is the focus of that person's heart. *** Conversely ** Hikari's ImageSong from the ''Girl's Festival'' album, however, Hikari has an {{image song}} on the Girl's Festival album about is not quite as clear cut. It's focus is a childhood friend friend, Takeru, obviously, whom she has fond memories of and perhaps nurtured a crush until one line on, but has a [[AmbiguousSituation highly ambiguous line]] near the end - "[[http://www.megchan.com/lyrics2/digimon/reflection_e.html It's a little too cute to call it love]]", suggesting that any supposed romantic implications from her were just old feelings about a childhood friend. [[ShipSinking Ouch.]] Then again, even that fact won't make the above any less teasing to shippers. *** That which fuels much AlternateCharacterInterpretation.[[note]]That might be a quirk of translation. The line is 'Koi to yobu ni wa kawaii sugi da yo ne?', which does essentially translate the way the link says, but 'koi' can stand for selfish love, as opposed to a purer, 'cuter' love closer to what Takeru displays. Thinking of it that that way, their ship didn't quite sink as much as it just mysteriously fell to the won't side of WillTheyOrWontThey. *** WillTheyOrWontThey.[[/note]] ** Then there's also the short story in the booklet of the Christmas CD, where V-mon and Patamon say Daisuke and Takeru are going to give Hikari a present. Tailmon says Hikari is knitting a scarf for someone "but won't tell me who is it for", at which Patamon says "Ahh, I know nothing...". Though not canon, the fact that Takeru and Hikari travel alone together to America, apparently just for fun, while the rest of the group is in the beach, is regard as major ShipTease. ** Tai/Sora In the NonSerialMovie, Hikari and Takeru travel to visit Mimi in New York by themselves, apparently just for fun, while the rest of the group is in the beach. The dub challenges this by having Kari mention one of her reasons for doing this was specifically "[[OperationJealousy to make Davis jealous]]", which has fueled more AlternateCharacterInterpretation. * Taichi/Sora was probably the largest straight 'ship in the fandom thanks to their teasing, until it got [[ShipSinking blown to pieces]] by a GainaxEnding. *** ** The movies do a lot to fuel the Taiora fandom. ''Anime/DigimonTheMovie'' (the ''Our War Game'' segment) features a subplot about how Taichi and [[{{Tsundere}} Sora]] are particularly cagey about his choice of birthday present Sora aren't talking due to a sudden spike in BelligerantSexualTension instigated by growing pains -- Taichi gave Sora a hairclip for her.her birthday, which she interpreted as a veiled criticism of her hairstyle. The dub went even farther, adding DubText to the original ''Digimon Adventure'' (both movies were incorporated into [[DigimonTheMovie one feature]] in America) with young Sora leaving an angry message for Tai after she discovered he'd thrown up in her hat). ''Diaboromon Strikes Back'' takes place, of course, after Sora and Matt start dating, but there's [[http://baconator4ever.tumblr.com/post/30599749572/ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-3-3-3-cannon a certain scene]] that suggests somebody on the design production staff either ships them or wants to troll the fanbase. ** * Daisuke and Ken have moments of both FoeYay and HoYay in ''02''. Including the Kaiser getting a little too excited by having Daisuke crawling like a worm for him, as well as that their hearts beat together when their Digimon first Jogressed. Yes, they even have a SleepCute moment. ** * Impmon/Beelzemon and Renamon of ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' get some tease, what with him frequently hitting on her and her expressing masked concern for him multiple times. Then there's their [[PsychicLink "bond"]], which let's them sense the other's presence and is so strong that Renamon is able to hear him screaming while he gets beaten halfway to death, despite ''being on different planes of existence''. ** * In the original ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', there's a smidgen of ShipTease between Nancy and Hiroaki, TK's and Matt's ''divorced'' parents. [[http://www.oocities.org/takaishitachi/holdinghands.jpg They're awfully friendly,]] [[AmicableExes at the very least]]. ** * Rukato fans will swear by ''Runaway Digimon Express'', for the phone conversation in the intro (awkward embarrassment on Takato's end, only half-hearted annoyance on Ruki's), Takato risking his life to save Ruki's and [[BerserkButton telling her off]] for demanding [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind he let go]] and [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown let her fall off the speeding train]], declaring NoOneGetsLeftBehind after she begs that IWillOnlySlowYouDown, and the final scene when Takato attempts to approach Ruki only to [[MomentKiller yield to Renamon's insistance]] to let her think. Ruki being emotionally vulnerable and Takato being hero certainly help, though the CanonDiscontinuity doesn't. A CD Drama was released that placed the Digimon back in the digital world and re-emphasized the relationships between Takato and Juri and Ruki and Ryo, though Creator/ChiakiKonaka was very appreciative of the exploration of Ruki's psyche.Ryo. *** * Most Japanese fans, on the other hand, went crazy for the Jenrya/Ruki interactions as it's quite a popular FanPreferredCouple over there. Their favorite scenes were the instances when Jenrya notes that she does care about them despite her prickly attitude, causing her to act tsun-tsun. ** * ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' did this for three episodes with Beelzebumon (not the ''Tamers'' one) and Mervamon. After he protects her from an attack, she starts hanging around him, helping him, and getting worried when she can't find him (although she pretends she doesn't care). He even makes her blush at one point. The third episode has them occasionally holding hands and flying around together with him carrying her. [[spoiler:Then it all screeches to a halt when he sacrifices himself to defeat Lilithmon.]] In the final episode [[spoiler:when he got better, Mervamon sees Beelzebumon and tackles him, crying and repeating "Thank god". Later after the BigBad was taken out she can be seen clinging to his arm, almost cementing the pairing.]]
26th Jan '16 7:00:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''WanderingSon'' had one for the FanPreferredCouple in a chapter after they enter high school. Chiba and Takatsuki are mistaken for a couple by two kids, who like them respectively [[ShipSinking but are stated to get married to each other in several years]].
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* ''WanderingSon'' ''Manga/WanderingSon'' had one for the FanPreferredCouple in a chapter after they enter high school. Chiba and Takatsuki are mistaken for a couple by two kids, who like them respectively [[ShipSinking but are stated to get married to each other in several years]].
22nd Jan '16 8:55:43 PM Adept
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** SoulEaterNot also has a fair bit of ShipTease between the protagonist, Tsugumi, and nearly every other character. For instance, the small fight between who among Anya and Meme is going to be Tsugumi's partner is treated like a legit love triangle, with all three girls interacting in a LesYay fashion. Not to mention there is another meister, Akane, who is usually flirting with Tsugumi even though it's hard to tell at this point whether or not his interests are legit.
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** SoulEaterNot ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'' also has a fair bit of ShipTease between the protagonist, Tsugumi, and nearly every other character. For instance, the small fight between who among Anya and Meme is going to be Tsugumi's partner is treated like a legit love triangle, with all three girls interacting in a LesYay fashion. Not to mention there is another meister, Akane, who is usually flirting with Tsugumi even though it's hard to tell at this point whether or not his interests are legit.
6th Jan '16 2:51:16 PM PicardsDouble
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*** There are strong hints that there are less than professional feelings between Kyouraku and Nanao. In the manga, he keeps her off the front lines [[spoiler:and successfully fights the Central 46 for permission to take her with him as his "personal assistant" when he becomes first division captain-commander]]. In supplementary manuals and slice of life omakes, hints are further played up. The manga also hints that Kyouraku and Lisa may once have had a less than professional relationship and it's Lisa's fate that has made him so over-protective of Nanao.
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*** There are strong hints that there are less than professional feelings between Kyouraku and Nanao. In the manga, he keeps her off the front lines [[spoiler:and successfully fights the Central 46 for permission to take her with him as his "personal assistant" when he becomes first division captain-commander]]. In supplementary manuals and slice of life omakes, hints are further played up. The manga also hints that Kyouraku and Lisa may once have had a less than professional relationship and it's Lisa's fate that has made him so over-protective of Nanao. [[spoiler: It's turns out she's his niece.]]
2nd Jan '16 8:24:51 AM Ko-san
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*** In the most recent Special, Adventure of Nebulandia, there are multiple teases between Franky and Robin. There is possibly some tease between Luffy and Nami. Major Shipping Goggles lead some to see Zoro insulting Robin when she is complemented by Capote who is attracted to Robin as "sexual tension tease".
15th Dec '15 3:52:54 PM Discar
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Mac Guffin Girl is no longer a trope.
* ''Anime/{{Noein}}'' easily fits this, with [[EmoTeen Yuu]] and [[MacGuffinGirl Haruka]] doing such things as holding hands and promising to run away to Tokyo together. Ai and [[ObliviousToLove Isami]] fit this also, with the former having an obvious crush.
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* ''Anime/{{Noein}}'' easily fits this, with [[EmoTeen Yuu]] and [[MacGuffinGirl Haruka]] Haruka doing such things as holding hands and promising to run away to Tokyo together. Ai and [[ObliviousToLove Isami]] fit this also, with the former having an obvious crush.
22nd Nov '15 4:19:10 PM nombretomado
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* Given that {{fanservice}} is the fuel ''SaintBeast'' runs on, there's abundant ship tease in all its media. While [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/45413/saint-beast-picture Judas/Shin]] and [[http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/KATSUiscute/Saint%20Beast/LucaxRey.jpg Luca/Rey]] and the one-sided [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/95424/saint-beast-picture Shiva/Judas]] can reasonably be called canon, fans can easily find evidence for HoYay between [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/117638/saint-beast-card Judas/Luca]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/59536/untitled Kira/Maya]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/93897/saint-beast Gai/Maya]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/59346/untitled Goh/Gai]], [[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/453175 Goh/Saki]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/94215/saint-beast Goh/Judas]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/94139/saint-beast-picture Goh/Shin]], [[http://www.zerochan.net/83903 Shin/Shiva]], [[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/351090 Shin/Rey]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/93175/saint-beast Kira/Rey]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/49453/siva%EF%BD%A5pandora Pandora/Shiva]], [[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/453174 Zeus/Pandora]] (give or take Cassandra), Zeus/Lucifer, [[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/497405 Zeus/Judas]], Lucifer/Judas, Judas/Kamui and...[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters let's stop there]].
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* Given that {{fanservice}} is the fuel ''SaintBeast'' ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'' runs on, there's abundant ship tease in all its media. While [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/45413/saint-beast-picture Judas/Shin]] and [[http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/KATSUiscute/Saint%20Beast/LucaxRey.jpg Luca/Rey]] and the one-sided [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/95424/saint-beast-picture Shiva/Judas]] can reasonably be called canon, fans can easily find evidence for HoYay between [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/117638/saint-beast-card Judas/Luca]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/59536/untitled Kira/Maya]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/93897/saint-beast Gai/Maya]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/59346/untitled Goh/Gai]], [[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/453175 Goh/Saki]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/94215/saint-beast Goh/Judas]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/94139/saint-beast-picture Goh/Shin]], [[http://www.zerochan.net/83903 Shin/Shiva]], [[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/351090 Shin/Rey]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/93175/saint-beast Kira/Rey]], [[http://www.animepaper.net/art/49453/siva%EF%BD%A5pandora Pandora/Shiva]], [[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/453174 Zeus/Pandora]] (give or take Cassandra), Zeus/Lucifer, [[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/497405 Zeus/Judas]], Lucifer/Judas, Judas/Kamui and...[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters let's stop there]].
15th Nov '15 5:41:21 PM nombretomado
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* RumikoTakahashi does some Ship Teasing for some popular [[{{Shipping}} alternate pairings]] in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' on several occasions:
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* RumikoTakahashi Creator/RumikoTakahashi does some Ship Teasing for some popular [[{{Shipping}} alternate pairings]] in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' on several occasions:

** The anime has a number of subtle ShipTease moments for [[MayDecemberRomance Kasumi and Dr. Tofu]]...namely in the form of Akane and, on occasion, Ranma, being [[ShipperOnDeck supportive of the idea]]. The main ShipTease is the second OAV ending theme, "Red Shoe Sunday", which has lyrics from Kasumi's voice actor and accompanying animation that hint that she actually does feel something for Dr. Tofu and she just wishes he'd get over that stupid habit of his. Official word from RumikoTakahashi is that Kasumi is not aware of Dr. Tofu's crush and doesn't reciprocate it, she merely treats him the way she does because...well...she's ''Kasumi''.
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** The anime has a number of subtle ShipTease moments for [[MayDecemberRomance Kasumi and Dr. Tofu]]...namely in the form of Akane and, on occasion, Ranma, being [[ShipperOnDeck supportive of the idea]]. The main ShipTease is the second OAV ending theme, "Red Shoe Sunday", which has lyrics from Kasumi's voice actor and accompanying animation that hint that she actually does feel something for Dr. Tofu and she just wishes he'd get over that stupid habit of his. Official word from RumikoTakahashi Creator/RumikoTakahashi is that Kasumi is not aware of Dr. Tofu's crush and doesn't reciprocate it, she merely treats him the way she does because...well...she's ''Kasumi''.
5th Nov '15 12:30:01 PM sorako
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* ''MarchenAwakensRomance'': [[FoeYay Phantom and Alviss]], Alviss has his moments with [[HoYay Ginta]] especially in the anime and Ginta has his moments with Snow and Dorothy. Luckily at the end, he seems to revolve some things with Dorothy, Snow becomes Koyuki but unfortunately, he doesn’t solve anything with Alviss. Also, Dorothy and Nanashi. And Snow and Jack. And Chaton and Alan.
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* ''MarchenAwakensRomance'': ''Manga/{{MAR}}'': [[FoeYay Phantom and Alviss]], Alviss has his moments with [[HoYay Ginta]] especially in the anime and Ginta has his moments with Snow and Dorothy. Luckily at the end, he seems to revolve some things with Dorothy, Snow becomes Koyuki but unfortunately, he doesn’t solve anything with Alviss. Also, Dorothy and Nanashi. And Snow and Jack. And Chaton and Alan.

** In a recent chapter, Kanda [[spoiler: drinks his Innocence]] from Lenalee's hand. Komui was ''not'' pleased.
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** In a recent one chapter, Kanda [[spoiler: drinks his [[spoiler:his Innocence]] from Lenalee's hand. Komui was ''not'' pleased.
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