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  • Ao no Flag: In the story epilogue, it's revealed that all main characters have become that seven years after high school. Masumi has married a man named Mitsuyuki after figuring out she's attracted to both men and women, although Mitsuyuki is convinced Masumi is way out of his league, the two seem happytogether. The final chapter shows the marriage of Kuze to an unnamed man she seems to truly love. Taichi has also come to terms with his bisexuality and has married Touma at some point between 2 and 7 years after high school.
  • Ranma ½:
    • At one point, Genma talks about him and Nodoka being like this. Ranma doesn't believe it.
      Genma: I carved this on our honeymoon. A memory of love.
      Ranma: Who are you and what have you done with my father?
    • In a parody of this trope and Sickeningly Sweethearts, Ranma and Akane pretend to have been secretly married for a long time in order to get Ukyo out of the Tendo home.
      Akane: We're a happily married couple, remember?
  • Sachiko and Soichirou Yagami of Death Note are portrayed as having a very stable and loving relationship. It's surprising, considering that everyone lives in the Dysfunction Junction.
  • Shirou and Momoko, Nanoha's parents in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. Nanoha comments that they still very much act like newlyweds.
  • Shintarou and Sakura, Ichigo's parents in Tokyo Mew Mew, are an overdramatic pair that acts exactly like newlyweds. One is an Overprotective Dad and the other approves of anyone Ichigo brings home, but otherwise, they agree on absolutely everything. Ichigo mentions that they're her "ideal couple".
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  • Near the end of Hakoiri Devil Princess, it is revealed that Maki and Keita are happily married and live a peaceful life together forever after the hardships that they've endured.
  • Both sets of parents in Marmalade Boy. Even with the issue of having swapped partners and then moved into the same household all of a sudden, and from then on they're shown to be very in love with their new partners as well as friendly between the four. It's a Justified Trope, in the end: The four have actually been friends for atleast twenty years, and back then the 'couples' were swapped as well.
  • In the beginning of D.N.Angel, it appears as though Daisuke's father is either dead or deadbeat, since he isn't around and is never mentioned. Soon, however, Kosuke comes back home from researching something related to the Niwa family history, and it turns out he and Emiko are very much in love and a shining example of this trope.
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  • Miu's parents from Piano bicker somewhat from time to time—especially about him drinking—but their marriage is usually very harmonic.
  • Though we don't see much of them, Umi's parents from Magic Knight Rayearth in the second season. Umi refers to their marriage as 'the eternal honeymoon', i.e. it Tastes Like Diabetes.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist:
    • Izumi and Sig Curtis have heart backgrounds in most of their scenes together.
    • Maes and Gracia Hughes are a pretty stable couple in themselves, and they also love their daughter very much. Even after Maes' tragic death, Gracia clearly still loves him, even if he is no longer with them.
    • Hohenheim and Trisha, despite the fact that they weren't married. When Hohenheim left (because he didn't want to watch as his family aged and died), Trisha waited for him to return and remembered him fondly. It's implied that she knew he was immortal and still loved him, and a manga omake has them Together in Death.
    • King Bradley and Mrs. Bradley. Admittedly they had a pretty rocky start, according to Mrs. Bradley, but they are very close and loving and genuinely Good Parents to their adopted son Selim. Although it's part of his cover, the fact was that King Bradley chose her to be his wife unlike how everything was decided. It was a rare moment of true humanity for him.
    • In the ending of the manga, one of the final panels shows a picture of Edward and Winry being happy together in what is a new Elric family photo while holding their children. Also notably in the picture is Alphonse and May being present, heavily implying that May did end up marrying Alphonse. The Brotherhood adapation expanded the family photo to include Paninya and Winry's automail mentor.
  • Downplayed in the dub of Digimon Tamers with Jijimon and Babamon (whose voices and personalities heavily resemble Miracle Max and his wife Valerie respectively), when Jijimon states that they've been "Happily married for forty years...and not so happy for ten years after that".
  • Yui's parents in K-On!, who love to go on romantic trips.
  • Hiroko/Laura's parents in Hamtaro are very, very happy in their marriage as well as Good Parents. They started as a textbook example of Belligerent Sexual Tension but began resembling this trope after a while.
  • The parents of Yukino Miyazawa and of Soichiro Arima in Kare Kano are all happily married, despite Hiroyuki Miyazawa (Yukino's father) not getting on with his father-in-law, and despite the problems with Soichiro's real parents (he's living with adoptive parents, who are the happily married ones). By the end, Yukino and Soichiro themselves.
  • In Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, there's Dayakka and Kiyoh after the Time Skip. Very happily - he knows how lucky he is. MY-WIFE-IS-THE-BEST-IN-THE-UNIVERSE SWING! Yeah.
  • Togusa and his wife (and their children) in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, though we only get the occasional glimpse of his family in the show; Solid State Society uses them a bit more, eventually leading to arguably the most painfully suspenseful moment in the movie where Togusa is forced to choose between letting the Puppeteer force him into giving up his daughter for brainwashing while cyberhacking him, or killing himself to let her go free. He chose suicide and, if it wasn't for the Major, would have gone ahead with it.
  • Umineko: When They Cry:
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, Yuma is unique in the franchise in that he is the only protagonist with both parents known (or at least presumed) to be alive; they are currently missing, but in flashbacks there was never any sign of discord between them.
  • This caused problems in the backstory of Mahou Sensei Negima!. Negi's father, Nagi, was Happily Married to Negi's mother Princess Arika when he met Evangeline- and, naturally, he wouldn't respond to her advances because he was perfectly satisfied with his wife. In the end, he had to seal Eva in a boarding school just to get her off his back.
    • Also, Yuna Akashi's parents were all but stated to having been this in the past. At least until Yuna's Missing Mom, Yuuko, died in the war. Mr. Akashi has never remarried and still remembers Yuuko very fondly.
  • Kenichi's parents in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. They have the only normal relationship in the series.
  • Baccano!:
    • Although not actually married (kinda-sorta), Issac and Miria. So much so that they're even still together seven decades later.
    • Claire Stanfield/Felix Walken and Chane Laforet on the other side play this straight. They're still a couple when the former is ninety years old and they have created a large family in that time.
    • Firo and Ennis after fifty years. And they're still a Chastity Couple.
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Even though Akira Toriyama himself said he sucked at writing a decent romance, most couples in Dragon Ball are happy couples.
    • Goku and Chichi are an example. Sure, despite the fact that Goku is an Idiot Hero/lover of fights and Chi-Chi's a hardcore Education Mama, they prove, time and time again, that they truly love each other. Hell, when Goku dies, Chi-Chi simply doesn't bother remarrying. Besides, being the aforementioned Education Mama she is, she was too busy anyway trying to figure out what to do about Gohan's future... Makes you wonder why...
    • It began as a brief fling and then they didn't pay much attention to each other for awhile, but Vegeta and Bulma eventually became this in the latter parts of Dragon Ball Z. During the Buu Saga, Vegeta is surprised to be struck by the realization that he's content with family life like Goku. It's made more apparent in Dragonball Super, particularly in scenes with their children (Trunks, Bra, even Future Trunks). Even if they hate to admit it outright most of the time.
    • Krillin and Android 18 have a long relationship that includes one daughter.
    • High-School Sweethearts Gohan and Videl become this after the end of DBZ and during Dragonball Super. When Barry Kahn frames Gohan for cheating on Videl and attempts to use it to sabotage their marrage, Videl outright gives Barry a "The Reason You Suck" Speech. The Great Saiyaman arc in Dragonball Super shows just how much they dote on each other.
    • The short story Dragon Ball Minus reveals that Goku's parents, Bardock and Gine, were this. According to Word of God, this was highly unusual among Saiyans, as most pairings were done simply for breeding purposes.
  • Doctor Slump
    • Another work by Akira Toriyama that had many happy couples.
    • Senbei and Midori they get married later in the manga, and they become a happy family together with Arale and Gatchan, although Senbei's perverted attitude tends to make Midori angry she still loves him unconditionally and Senbei also loves her and nevertheless is faithful to his wife without a doubt. Later his family becomes bigger with the birth of Turbo (his first biological son), also an episode shows that they will have more children in the future.
    • Arale and Obotchaman will become a happily married couple in the future and even have a robot baby built by Senbei.
    • Peasuke and her girlfriend Hiyoko also will get married and have a baby in the future, called Poosuke.
    • Also the couples of Tsukutsun and Akane, Taro and Tsururin were confirmed to be this in the future.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia offers a ragher cute subversion with Austria and Hungary. They are pretty happy together — but technically speaking, they're divorced after the disolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which in Hetalia-terms equals to their marriage.
  • Karin gives us Karin's parents, Carrera and Henry, who pull this despite Henry being kind of a Henpecked Husband and Carrera being a tsundere. The affection still runs pretty deep. The epilogue shows us Karin and Kenta themselves — seven years have passed and they're pretty happy in their marriage, which includes a Daddy's Girl daughter named Kanon.
  • Kyoko and Katsuya Honda from Fruits Basket were this trope for the brief time they were both alive at the same time. Specially meaningful because Kyouko comes from an abusive household and Katsuya came to ask for her hand in marriage (she was still a minor)... when her parents were about to disown her. Katsuya stepped in, told them off and took Kyoko in, which allowed her to re-start all over and finally have a happy life.. Also, Kyo and Tohru Sohma and most likey every other Official Couple.
  • Record of Lodoss War: When the priestess Laylea is freed from being possessed by an evil spirit, she marries the mage Slayn. They have a daughter named Neese, and their relationship continues without any problems.
  • In Hayate the Combat Butler the parents are either missing (and it's usually hinted that they're just happily married behind the scenes), unseen or Happily Married. There seems to be no middle ground between these three. Even Hayate's parents are portrayed as Happily Married.
    • Though we haven't actually seen Mr. Katsura, between Hinagiku's happy life as their adopted daughter and Mrs. Katsura's outlook, they are probably the happiest.
  • Wilhelm and Dorothea Malders from Victorian Romance Emma, one of few noble marriages shown to be happy and without many problems.
  • Damn near every married couple in Naruto is happy, of which there are many. This ties in with the themes of family and bonds, but also makes up for the fact that half the cast are orphans and those same happily married couples quite often end up dead.
    • This is also played straight in the epilogue onward; Naruto and Hinata, Sasuke and Sakura, Shikamaru and Temari, Sai and Ino, and Chouji and Karui get to have their happy endings as married couples, which we see more of in the sequel series.
  • The majority of the One Piece couples are these, even if one of the spouses (usually the mother) is deceased. One example is Queen Otohime and King Nepture in the Fish-Man Island arc. He is a strong supporter in her determination to bring humans and mermen together. In a subtle but very sweet scene, Queen Otohime before going with the World Noble to negotiate reassures King Nepture to trust in her as his wife. It's perhaps the series' first, and probably only, if Eichiro Oda has anything to say about it, unambiguously romantic scene.
  • Ouran High School Host Club': It's implied that Haruhi's parents were this until her mother's death prior to the start of the series. In fact, her father says he was so in love with her mother that after she died he could no longer be attracted to women.
  • Black Butler has Ciel's, now deceased, parents. In life it appeared that they were happy together and Good Parents. At least, it did in the anime, and in the manga from Ciel's point of view. Vincent's conversations in the Baron Kelvin flashback chapters beg to differ.
  • In The Familiar of Zero Saito and Louise get married at the end of the final season, overcoming both Saito's perversion and Louise's tsundere nature and the many, many obstacles in their way to doing so. Then the newlywed couple opens a portal to spend their honeymoon in Saito's world and introduce Louise to Saito's parents, overcoming one of the big issues with their originating from seperate worlds.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00's Patrick Colasour and Kati Mannequin get married at the end of the series, and two years later in The Movie are shown to be very happy together, although she's exasperated by his inability to call her anything other than "Colonel" (her actual rank at that point is a General).
  • Iemitsu and Nana from Katekyō Hitman Reborn! fit this trope well. They're as lovey-dovey with each other as they were when they were younger, and Iemitsu's "mysterious" goodbye to her right before leaving for a few years makes her swoon even years later.
  • Sword Art Online: Kirito and Asuna marry during the first arc. It's only according to the game mechanics, but the emotional commitment is still there. They plan to get married for real when they escape the game (and are old enough...)
  • In Half Prince, Lan ends up happily married to Gui, despite her considerable issues in originally accepting her femininity.
  • Haruto and Yuzuki are happily married in the final manga chapter of Kimi no Iru Machi.
  • Sachiare! is about a blissful young couple... um, well, being blissful.
  • InuYasha
    • Inuyasha and Kagome happily marry after the latter's mother gave her blessing to go back time to the Sengoku era to live with Inu for the rest of her life.
    • By that point Sango and Miroku's formerly rocky relationship has stabilized well enough for them to have three children (one of them being a newborn at the end) and spend their life in a mostly happy environment.
  • In Sailor Moon
    • Usagi and Mamoru happily marry in the future and they will become parents of a daughter named Chibiusa, but we see little of that time.
    • Similaly, Usagi's parents Kenji and Ikuko are shown to be a very stable couple and very affectionate to each other and their kids.
  • Keiichi and Belldandy go from a sweetly engaged couple to an equally sweet and secure married couple at the end of Ah! My Goddess.
  • Mahiro's parents in Haiyore! Nyarko-san, who are in the middle of their seventeenth honeymoon at the start of the story; note that this means they've averaged one honeymoon a year since their son was born. When Mahiro finds out that his mother is a part-time monster hunter and god slayer, he asks if Dad knows; Yoriko says of course he does, then blushes like a schoolgirl while saying that his being so supportive and understanding is part of the reason she loves him so much. (For the record, Dad is The Ghost, stuck at the office making up for the time he took off for the latest honeymoon and never shows up in the novels.)
  • Surprisingly enough, Nile Dawk from Attack on Titan turns out to be this. Though the commander of the infamously corrupt Military Police Brigade, it turns out he's actually happily married and a proud father with two children and a third on the way. His former classmate, Erwin Smith, praises him for being able to achieve the happiness so many of their comrades never could.
  • In Tonari no Kashiwagi-san Kotori and Takuya have been a couple since their school years, and still manage to have their cute moments.
  • Kyouko and her husband from Okusan still act like newlyweds and have a very active sex life despite being married for six years. This comes as a shock to Kyouko's housewife friends who are jaded when it comes to their marriages.
  • Kaoru and Hajime in I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying. Despite one of them being an Otaku and the other being normal, they are still incredibly close. They are shown to have an active sex life, and the worst argument they ever have is deciding what their daughter's name should be.
  • When Katarina Claes reincarnated as a noble in My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, her parents had a slightly strained relationship due to a misunderstanding about their arranged marriage. It is further complicated when her father adopted a distant relative because his heir and daughter was engaged to royalty and thus couldn't inherit the family name. But thanks to Katarina being more rambunctious than she was supposed to be, she causes a small incident that clears up both their concerns about having forced their partner into the marriage and duchess Claes' misunderstanding that her husband had cheated on her and produced a son. Afterwards they're said to be very happy and affectionate towards each other.
  • Tatsu and Miku in Way Of The House Husband. They clearly love each other very much, Miku barely batting an eye with his more crazier antics and Tatsu being absolutely willing to do anything for his wife.


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