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"Put him down! Howard may be a duck, but you people are animals! He's my boyfriend!"
Beverly Switzler, Howard the Duck

A romance, sexual or otherwise, between two different species. Sometimes they are Humanoid Aliens, or they can be a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire and a human, two Funny Animals, or a Beast and Beauty couple. The type of species can diverge greatly, so long as they are different.

May include a moral about the Fantastic Racism version of inter-racial romances. Also may be Starcrossed Lovers. Anyone looking for more built in angst will make one of these a Mayfly–December Romance. In less realistic settings, can easily result in Half Human Hybrids, Hybrid Monsters, Non Human Humanoid Hybrids, or even Random Species Offsprings.

Chances of it actually becoming an Official Couple (and evolving into a mixed marriage) are increased if the nonhuman has a human form. Although there is an element of Squick amongst a certain number of audience members, most people accept it in cases where there are no humans involved. If one of them is human, and the other clearly isn't, expect a much larger portion of the audience to ignore all evidence that both are people, malign the consenting romance as something else, or for it to not happen at all. For anthropomorphic animals, this can be a source of Furry Confusion, especially if they're the only couple seen to be of different species, or the only couple of radically different phenotype.

For some this is the way to go about First Contact. Alien invaders seemingly love to tempt humans with this as part of their Masquerade, although you'd think they'd learn better.

This is somewhat vague though, as a species is defined as a group of organisms that can mate and produce fertile offspring, so "interspecies" relationships that result in fertile offspring aren't interspecies relationships at all, because by definition both parties are members of the same species.note 

See also: Extreme Omnisexual, Boldly Coming, Bestiality Is Depraved, Mars Needs Women, Divine Date, Magical Girlfriend, Deus Sex Machina, Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?, Boy Meets Ghoul, Robosexual (for when the "species" barrier is a robot, AI, or other artificial lifeform), Robosexuals Are Creeps (for when the sexual or romantic attraction is portrayed as creepy), Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action (for when you wonder how these two things could actually reproduce, or at least engage in activities that would lead to reproduction with members of their own species), Muggle–Mage Romance, Animal Sweet on Object, What Measure Is a Humanoid?, and Succubi and Incubi (who almost invariably have sexual interests that go beyond their own demonic species). Any romantic variant of Monster and the Maiden also qualifies here by default. May involve Exotic Equipment or the Male-to-Female Universal Adaptor. May lead to Half Human Hybrids or to a Non-Human Lover Reveal if one member was keeping secrets. If society does not approve of such romance, then it's also Maligned Mixed Marriage. Interspecies Friendship and Predator-Prey Friendship are the platonic versions of this trope, whereas Interspecies Adoption is the familial. It may also involve Non-Standard Kissing. The offspring of the couple may be born in a Whale Egg or from a Pregnant Reptile.


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  • Spuds McKenzie: What a playah! What a dog playah! What a dog playah with human girlfriends.
  • The "twist ending" to an AirWick air-freshener commercial is that the talking elephant housewife's husband is a many-stinky-shoed centipede. In fact, many of that ad campaign's pairings are interspecies romances. Same-species romances are the minority.
    • If you are asking, the other ones are chimpanzee-skunk, giraffe-boar and penguin-bear. The last one's sons are pigs.
  • Fruit By The Foot has a commercial with a female lizard getting attracted to a young human male after mistaking the long strip of gum stretching from his mouth for a prehensile tongue.
  • Pretty much all of the Orangina ads, but especially the big musical number with the bear and the deer.
  • This ad and this ad imply that the Kia Soul hamsters find human women attractive.
  • This commercial for a Dora the Explorer mermaid Dora toy, which shows a mermaid girl whose mother is a human and father is a giant fish.
  • This ad for the Bank of Queensland pairs a human hunter with a deer.
  • One of DirectTV's ad campaigns feature a man married to a human-sized living marionette. They even have a son.
  • A FamilyMart commercial made in collaboration with Tsuburaya Productions sees the iconic Ultraseven kaiju, Eleking, hooking up with a beautiful girl (played by Japanese gravure actress / supermodel Ai Shinozaki). It's supposed to be a promotional ad for FamilyMart's instant recharging service, so the electric-themed kaiju Eleking wouldn't be out-of-place, while Shinozaki was there because fanservice.
  • Commercials for Sprint's Framily plan show Judy Greer married to a hamster. They have three kids: a man (played by Kyle Mooney who's only nine years younger than Greer), a southern boy, and a French girl.
  • UK advertisements for Silent Night mattresses. They started out simply having a hippo and a duck on opposite sides of the mattress to demonstrate how the mattress design prevented the duck sloping towards the hippo, but an Anthropomorphic Shift later, it's pretty clear they're a couple. One ad even features their kids.
  • Combined with Puppy Love in "Unexpected Guest", the 2021 John Lewis Christmas ad. In December, a young teenage boy, Nathan, meets an alien girl, Skye, whose ship has crashed in the woods near his house. The two become friends as she makes her repairs, and he introduces her to the traditional customs (and food) of Christmas. Skye eventually has to return home, but the two share a kiss before she leaves, and he gives her a musical Christmas jumper as a gift.
  • Microsoft Office XP ads:
    • During the Office XP launch event, one of the things Clippy (a paper clip) talks to the audience about his "brief passionate love affair" with a human woman.
    • In "Clippy Faces Facts", it's revealed that Clippy's sister is dating a staple remover.
  • AIDES, a French AIDS awareness organization, produced an animated PSA titled "Smutley the Cat: Gettin' Tail", which has the titular anthropomorphic cat doing the nasty with various other animals, including a turtle (who has her shell off during the coitus), a bunny, a trio of seals, a pig in bondage gear and an elephant. The short ends with the message "He has nine lives. You only have one. Protect yourself."
  • An animated Brazilian ad for Tulipan lubricant gel depicts the aftermath of an ant and an elephant having sex, with the elephant swirling a drink in his hand and the ant smoking as well as depicted with bare breasts.

  • The art of Fredrik K. T. Andersson does this a lot, with plenty of hybrids, half-human or otherwise, resulting. The Bard is the most infamous, having bred with a dragon, a werewolf, a minotaur, a naga, a scorpion woman, a centaur, a rock, and possibly some more. The rock case is lampshaded.
    • Here are six of his girlfriends with children (NSFW for scorpion breasts).

    Asian Animation 
  • In Flower Angel, the human Xiamu falls in love with and marries a flower fairy named Lily. The two have a child, Xia An'an (the series protagonist), but Lily had to leave for the fairy world before she could see her daughter grow up. Years later, Xia An'an would eventually start one of her own with the fairy prince, Kururu (an unusual case for a magical girl series as he's also her non-human sidekick).
  • In Guardian Fairy Michel, Sir Brown the fairy fell in love with a human princess. Thanks to a war, it never worked out.
  • King Shakir: Shakir's parents are Remzi, a lion, and Kadriye, a cat. The fact that they got married and started a family indicates they're in love with each other.
  • Sweets Fairy:
    • Mousse Benetta, a rabbit, is in a relationship with Mocha Dennis, a bear.
    • Honey Peach, a bee, is in a relationship with Tiramisu Cavan, a penguin.

    Audio Plays 
  • The unnamed human protagonist and Acktreal Domma from Alien Abduction Role Play.
  • Enoriel is revealed in later episodes of Reflets d'Acide to have had a romance with Alia-Aenor, though she was posing in a human form when they met. As soon as he learnt what species she really was, he ran away out of fear.


  • Ciel ~The Last Autumn Story~ has the godlike-Arc Dragon in human form Krohiten and mortal human Carola. Which ends up killing Carola due to the strain of the eventual pregnancy. And then, because Krohiten is kind of an emotionally-compromised god, he ends up in another one with Yvienne.

  • "No Eyed Girl" by Lemon Demon is of a man who's in love with a no-eyed girl from a place of blinding light, implied to be an Eldritch Abomination - but nothing dissuades his love, even an inability to prove she's real at all. A surprise awaits their first kiss.
  • "Star Girl" by McFly was about an interspecies romance between a human and an alien. According to Tom Fletcher, the song was based on a dream he had where he romanced an alien woman.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic:
    • In "CNR", one of Charles Nelson Reilly's many accomplishments was making sweet, sweet love to a manatee.
    • The music video for the song "Close But No Cigar" features a cat dating human women. It was made by John Kricfalusi, so it's not surprising...
  • "Interspecies Love" by Kevin Blechdom. Aliens again.
  • "Frog Went a-Courting" is a folk song about a frog who proposes marriage to a mouse.
  • "My Beloved Monster" by Eels.
  • "Herr Mannelig". She's a mountain troll. Though the 'romance' in this case is pretty one-sided.
  • Sadly, parental disapproval averted Herman's and Sally's inter-crustacean romance in the Smothers Brothers' comedy song "Crabs Walk Sideways".
  • From Whose Line Is It Anyway?, there's the song "Bubbles", which was made up one-word-at-a-time and is about a man romancing a sea monster.
  • "Fish and Bird" by Tom Waits, tells the story of two Star-Crossed Lovers: a bird and a whale. As ridiculous as the premise sounds, it still manages to be deeply sad.
  • Orangutan/human in Megadeth's "Public Enemy Nº 1" video (implied).
  • The music video of "Opposites Attract" has Paula Abdul dancing with and romancing a cartoon cat named M.C. Skat Kat.
  • "E.T." by Katy Perry and Kanye West. The video begins with the song "Where in the World Can My Lover Be?" by Midge Williams & Her Jazz Jesters playing in the background. As the music begins, Kanye is shown in a spacecraft revealing pictures before zooming out of the craft. In the video, Perry, as an "alien", drifts through outer space before landing on an abandoned Earth covered with litter. Clips are interspersed of large felids hunting game. She comes across a broken robot (resembling a spaceman), which turns into a naked male, played by Shaun Ross upon her kiss. It is eventually revealed Perry's legs are in fact those of a gazelle. Meanwhile, West is featured in the video floating in a traveling spacecraft.
  • "Runaway" is a 35-minute short film (it serves as the music video for a compilation of songs from Kanye West's album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy) directed by Kanye West. The film depicts a romantic relationship between a man and a half-woman, half-phoenix, and is set to music by West from his album.
  • Pretty much any relationship GWAR has.
  • The second version of the music video for "Bad Boy" by Miami Sound Machine, which features the cast of Cats in their cat costumes, one of them getting really cuddly with Gloria Estefan's character (who's human, though she sports a cat tail at the end of the video).
  • The music video for "Peacebone" by the experimental rock group Animal Collective shows a blossoming romance between a human woman and.. something else.
  • In the music video for "Spectrum" by Zedd, a man meets and falls in love with an alien woman whose spaceship appears in front of his house and leaves her there.
  • "I'm In Love With a Monster" by Fifth Harmony.
  • "Yeti" by Bad Lip Reading details a romance between the titular yeti and Chris Martin from Coldplay, which seemingly ended in a tearful breakup after they had an argument about the yeti getting too fat.
  • "Godzilla" by Kesha is about dating, well, Godzilla.
  • "In the Yellow Hot Africa" by Vladimir Vysotsky is about a giraffe falling in love with an antelope. And then their daughter marries a bison.
  • Heather Dale's The Maiden and the Selkie describes the wooing of a human woman by a selkie man, a romance complicated by the fact that she cannot breathe underwater and he cannot live on land for more than a day.
  • "Little Space Girl" by Jesse Lee Turner.
    "'Cause you've got four arms
    The better to hold you
    Three lips
    The better to kiss you
    Three eyes
    All the better to see
    I can really rock and swing
    'Cause I've got more of everything
    Oh, Mister Earthman, will you marry me?"
    • "I'm the Little Space Girl's Father" is about an alien father seeking Revenge on his daughter's human husband for leaving his daughter.
  • "My Alien" by Simple Plan.
    "She has two arms to hold me
    And four legs to wrap around me

    She's not your typical girlfriend
    She's my alien
    My alien."
  • "I Love My Monsters" by The Voronas is about a woman and her dates with the many iconic monsters.
  • Bear Ghost's "She-Wrecks" is about a relationship between a Tyrannosaurus and her (implicitly human) prey. Said prey sings about how he still loves her even after she's eaten him.
  • Pepper Coyote's "Long Time" appears to depict one of these between a dog and a coyote, explaining via a Hurricane of Puns ('Puppy Love', 'dog days') that they met at a party in the forest and quickly grew a mutual attraction. Whether it's meant to just be Animal Motifs or one of these is unclear, but the artist is a member of the Furry Fandom with a coyote as a fursona, implying what you see is what you get.

    Music Videos 
  • The music video for the song "Close But No Cigar" by "Weird Al" Yankovic is all about this. It was made by John Kricfalusi, so it's not surprising...
  • The music video of Opposites Attract has Paula Adbul dancing with and romancing a cartoon cat named M.C. Scat Cat.
  • "E.T." by Katy Perry and Kanye West; [1]
    • A music video for "E.T." with Kanye West was released on March 31, 2011; the video begins with the song "Where in the World Can My Lover Be?" by Midge Williams & Her Jazz Jesters playing in the background. As the music begins, Kanye is shown in a spacecraft revealing pictures before zooming out of the craft. In the video, Perry, as an "alien", drifts through outer space before landing on an abandoned Earth covered with litter. Clips are interspersed of large felids hunting game. She comes across a broken robot (resembling a spaceman), which turns into a naked male, played by Shaun Ross upon her kiss. It is eventually revealed Perry's legs are in fact those of a gazelle. Meanwhile, West is featured in the video floating in a traveling spacecraft.
  • "Runaway" is a 35-minute short film directed by Kanye West, and serving as the music video for a compilation of songs from his album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy". The film depicts a romantic relationship between a man and a half-woman, half-phoenix.
  • The second version of the music video for "Bad Boy" by Miami Sound Machine, which features the cast of Cats in their cat costumes, one of them getting really cuddly with Gloria Estefan's character (who's human, though she sports a cat tail at the end of the video).
  • The music video for "Peacebone" by the experimental rock group Animal Collective shows a blossoming romance between a human woman and.. something else.
  • In the music video for Spectrum by ZEDD, a man meets and falls in love with an alien woman whose spaceship appears in front of his house and leaves her there.
  • In NHK's Minna no Uta, the music video Tanishi-chan, which initially played in NHK television channels in February and March 1986, is about a pond loach and a snail who are in love with each other.
  • FayeP's Gumi-sung "Koisuru Neko wa Kujikenai!" features a story about a female cat that falls in love with a human boy. The relationship she seeks to start with him subverts this, as she turns into a human to approach him in the first place and only turns back into a cat when she breaks the magic contract she made with a goddess. A Gender Flip of this premise can be seen in HoneyWorks' "Chiisana Lion".

    Newspaper Comics 
  • The two main couples in Pluggers: Earl Houndstooth and Henrietta Beak (a dog and a chicken) and Andy Bear and Shelia Roo (a bear and a kangaroo).
  • In My Cage, the main character, Norm T. Platypus, is dating (later married to) a dog, Bridget.

  • The Adventure Zone: Balance has Carey, a dragonborn, dating Killian, an orc.
  • Hello, from the Magic Tavern's Jak Vorpal, the greatest swordsman in Foon, is in a loving (though incredibly violent) relationship with his Singing Sword.
    • More recently Chunt, a shapeshifter, has started dating Twosidore who might be a wizard.
  • In the Dr. Doug episode of With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus, Tawny (played by Lauren Lapkus) and her dog have what turns out to be a realistic and complex relationship once we figure out her dog Rambo (also played by Lauren) is sentient. Later, their relationship is complicated by a pregnancy and the sort of drama you would expect in a compelling romance. Rambo's a dog though.

    Puppet Shows 
  • Chicken Minute, a canadian show from the 90s, featured Minute, a fox, being in love with Chicken Mama, a hen with whom he even lives.
  • The Muppets has Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
    Kermit: Me? In love with a pig? Wait 'til I tell the guys in marketing! Ha ha! Maybe you expected me to go HOG-wild? Perhaps you could bring home the BACON! Ahhh... the sounds of love, SU-EEEEE! Oink, oink.
    • Also, Gonzo, whose species was unknown at the time but is now said to be some kind of alien has an attraction to birds, especially chickens, and in one case, a cow.
    • Also, in one episode he was infatuated with Madeline Khan, a human.
    • And in the cartoon spin-off, Muppet Babies (1984), he's in love with Piggy. Camilla, is, alas, just a stuffed toy in that version.
    • The Muppets Take Manhattan contained this exchange:
      Brooke Shields: Is something wrong?
      Masterson Rat: Do you believe in interspecies dating?
      Brooke Shields: Well, I've dated some rats before, if that's what you mean.
    • It got weirder in Muppet Treasure Island. Benjamina Gunn (Miss Piggy) apparently had relationships with the humans Captain Flint and Long John Silver, the former of whom abandoned her on the island after their relationship ended. Her former fiance Captain Smollett (Kermit) seemed disturbed by this revelation, but it may have been more because of her promiscuity than the interspecies aspect.
    • Piggy's been known to throw herself at hunky male humans on The Muppet Show before. Christopher Reeve comes to mind. Also Patrick Wilson, drummer for Weezer, in the "Keep Fishing" video. Neither one reciprocated.
      • Charles Grodin, however, was quite enamoured with her in The Great Muppet Caper. As was John Ritter in The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show.
    • In the 2015 series The Muppets, Kermit and Piggy have split up, and Kermit is dating another pig named Denise, who works in marketing. Miss Piggy meanwhile, is again attaching herself to human guest stars. And Fozzie has a human girlfriend whose parents are a bit freaked out.
  • The Henson Alternate pilot Tinseltown was about Bobby Vegan, a pig, and his life-partner Samson Knight, a bull.


  • The most prominent example from AJCO is Clovis/Mei - the former being a Plant Person and the latter being an anthropomorphic zombie dog. It Makes Sense in Context.
    • Egg and Kube's relationship probably qualifies, though it's not quite as obviously romantic as the above.
    • While it's unconfirmed and seemingly one-sided Kaja and Crez also come under this trope — Kaja is a bizarre Angel and Crez is... Crez.
  • In Disney World of War there are several and the most prominant are Scatani, Scamp (dog) and Vitani (lioness) and Berlielle, Berlioz (cat) and Danielle (dog).
  • In The Gamer's Alliance, Omaroch and Delora are a demon and a human who fall in love although such union is seen by many as blasphemy. The Land of the Living witnesses several intermarriages between different races, including elves, humans and dwarves among others, which result in children with mixed ancestry such as half-elves. Interspecies romance becomes a major plot point with nymphs who need males from other races to breed because a magical curse makes them only give birth to female nymphs; this causes them to have no males of their own to keep their population going so they need to seduce men from other races in order to become pregnant and stop the nymph race from becoming extinct.
  • Solar Wind sees one of the (human) main characters fall in love with Tav, the series' alien protagonist.
  • Has happened sometimes in We Are All Pokémon Trainers. At some point there are romances between humans and Legendaries, such as Luke with Reshiram and Jane with Zekrom. (Both ended up breaking up though.) In a later case, Sierra's boyfriend Vyvyan is forcefully transformed into a Rayquaza.


    Visual Novels 
  • Adastra is centered around the gradual romance between the human college student Marco and Amicus, a prince who is not only an alien from the moon Adastra, but also a 7ft tall anthropomorphic wolf. In-Universe, Marco acknowledges to himself that falling for a talking wolf alien who abducted you is weird, but it doesn't stop him from falling in love with him. Amicus starts reciprocating once he finally comes out of the closet and the two are slated to eventually marry, as revealed by an omniscient entity.
    • One of the main signs there's more than meets the eye with Cassius, Amicus' xenophobic Jerkass of a brother, are the heavy, heavy indicators that there's something stronger than just a master-servant relationship between him, a wolf, and the cat Alexios. By the end, it's all but stated that they're an Official Couple.
    • The very empire of Adastra was able to thrive thanks to the love between the wolf Drusus and Meera, an Hindo (read, a tigress) and the latter's tragic sacrifice.
    • Khemia, the jackal Neferu's birthplanet, is much more open to these relationships than wolven society. This reflects even too much in Neferu, as he goes after anything from wolves to humans and even cats.
    • In the sequel Khemia, the wolven diplomat Scipio moved up in his career in great part due to how close he got to the jackal Neferu as a lover.
  • In Amorous, the player can customize their character's species. However, unless you manage to make your character a bizarre Eldritch Abomination who manages to be a parrot, a lion, a dog, a ram, a bunny, a dragon, a cat, a chameleon and a gecko all at the same time, you will eventually start an interspecies relationship within the dateable cast.
  • In Cafe Enchante, Kotone, a human, can become romantically involve with a demon, a fallen angel, a fairy and a firewolf.
  • In Chijoku no Onna Kishi, the protagonist, Orurogin, is an Orc who can pursue a relationship with several women of different species which includes two humans, two elves, a Cat Girl and a Demon Queen. Interestingly enough, any children he has with the women are the same race as their mother, regardless of gender.
  • Cryptid Crush has a pretty self-explanatory title. The Visual Novel focuses on Token Human Robyn (name dependent on player) and their misadventures in a town full of Cryptids and, while not yet implemented as of the latest update, a sizeable chunk of this monstrous cast will be dateable by our human protagonist: the mothman Atlas, the ghost Mike, the werewolf August, the Jersey Devil Jamie and the Loch Ness Monster Expy Tessie.
  • Dra+Koi is a love story between a nameless protagonist and a dragon who similarly has no name. She picked him out as the one who would slay her, a choice he can reject.
  • DRAMAtical Murder has one between Aoba and Clear, an android.
  • Echo features multiple, being a World of Funny Animals and messy love lives:
    • The otter Chase spent a lot of his teenagehood in a relationship with the wolf Leo. After their break-up, a quick browse through Leo's search history lets Chase know that Leo definitely has never stopped liking otters.
    • Based on what route you choose, Chase the otter could try rekindling his romance with Leo, start feeling something for the ram Carl or the lynx TJ or even get to fourth base with the kit fox Jenna or the gila lizard Flynn. Some end with the possibility of a relationship in the far future, some end in a definite friendzone and others could end in mutilation, urbanicide or turning into a charred time-travelling monster, but none of these flings really go anywhere.
    • The raccoon Kudzu used to have one with his bunny boyfriend before the latter was killed. In the Good Ending to Leo's route, he finds his Second Love in the otter Chase.
    • In Jenna's route we find that the wolf Leo had a fling with the bat Micha at one point. the two become an Official Couple once Leo gets over Chase in Jenna's good ending.
    • The ram James Hendricks I was secretly lovers with his business partner, the kit fox John Begay. James being James, it ended poorly.
    • Arches introduces us to the coyote Cameron and his boyfriend, the brown bear Devon.
  • Far Beyond the World already starts off with the main cast in huge trouble due to the wolf Ranok smuggling the human Caelan in the xenophobic Wolven village, and it all becomes even more complicated for everyone when the two quickly start falling in love.
    • When travelling to the Tiger-dominated town of Strandbard, Caelan finds out their society is much more open to relationships of this kind.
  • Hatoful Boyfriend uses this for its deliberate Audience-Alienating Premise: it's a Dating Sim, like many others, where your character tries to romance cute guys. Only this time, replace "cute guys" with "photo-realistic birds".
    • This trope is zig-zagged, to an extent. To help players identify with the characters, many of the birds have official artwork showing what they would look like if they were human (answer: Bishounen). There first game has the option to show these designs when each love interest is introduced, and said designs are also occasionally used in the sequel and various spinoff media. Regardless, it is made clear that the birds really are birds, and this is just a visual Translation Convention.
    • This trope eventually turns out to be enforced. Because of political tensions between birds and humans after the birds' rise to sapience, the heroine has been sent to a birds-only school to test how closely humans and birds can interact. If she doesn't romance anybirdy, the experiment is considered a failure, and the Hawk Party condemns humanity to destruction, starting with the heroine.
  • The origins of the Furude family in Higurashi: When They Cry stem from a marriage between a human and a demon (Hanyuu). Note: Hanyuu was older than the form seen in the 7th and 8th novels during said marriage.
  • Minotaur Hotel: Potentially you and Asterion can end up in one. Pedro and Oscar also flirt with the idea, but decide it's better for them to be friends for the time being.
  • Taken pretty seriously with Kanon (between Yuuichi and Makoto who was originally a fox) and CLANNAD (between Tomoya's landlady Misae and her first love "Katsuki" Shima... who was actually a cat with the form of his once owner), both by Key/Visual Arts. Both scenarios are demonstrated in rather emotional routes following the Beautiful All Along path, except... just replace beautiful with animal.
  • Lake of Voices has Lu and the Guide as possible love interests. Both are Nixi, although it's known that Lu tends to keep his human appearance for most of the time.
  • The Queer Furry Visual Novel Lyre narrates the (mis)adventures of the ambassador Lichter (or whatever name the reader gave him) in the titular kingdom. Great part of the story is about Lichter, a human, falling in love with the Captain of the Lyrian Royal Guards, the anthropomorphic wolf Lyall Reed. Unlike other Visual Novels in the genre, the fact it's a gay relationship isn't a huge issue for them, as the setting is more or less as accepting of same-sex relationships as the real life Western world; no, the problems arise from the fact that interspecies relationships are taboo in Lyre, especially when the difference in anatomy is as stark as between a wolf and a human. Of course, Lichter and Lyall need to add this scandal of theirs to their long list of problems in the story.
    • The caracal Kadaj is also in a gay relationship and, while we don't know his boyfriend's species, we know it's an interspecies relationship too because the bigoted, gossipy aristocrats hold it against Kadaj, not that he cares.
    • Before Richter, the wolf Lyall had the bear Edan for a boyfriend, but they had to end the relationship as Amicable Exes because of how much prejudice they faced.
  • Magical Warrior Diamond Heart has two of Valerie's love interests be the cat fairy Diana and the Wolf Man Opal. Both of them are from the magical land of Chalcedonia and have the ability to take on human form.
  • Morenatsu is a visual novel where you have the option to romance one of 9 different guys, all of whom happen to be anthropomorphic beast men. Since the protagonist is a human, any choice you make which leads to romance will be interspecies.
  • The Furry Sci-Fi Visual Novel No More Future is set in a World of Funny Animals where apparently Interspecies relationships are the norm, as protagonist Isaac claims it's very rare for any two family members to be of the same species. On-screen, we see Apollo and Daphne's parents seemed to have been a felid and a canid respectively and two patrons at the "Blue Cloth" are a green deer and a hyena looking longingly at one another. With all this said and done, this is actually a complicated subversion as whatever animal you look like in this universe is not your actual species. Everyone is the same species: Yuumans (which are humans who all underwent mass transformation) and they just happen to all look like a different animal. in example, the aforementioned felid and canid copulated and gave birth to a sheep and a human.
    • Discussed When Dr. Mary Shelley, inventor of the trans-yuuman androids known as synthetics, guest-stars on a trashy talk show and is asked how a relatioship between a yuuman and synthetic would work; Isaac, our synthetic protagonist, turns off the program at that point.
  • Serre is a short yuri visual novel about the love story between Arlette, an awkward human gardener, and Oaxa, a somewhat ditzy bee-like alien woman.
  • "The Demon Lord in Another World" h-game VN is an inverse of the normal "isekai" trope in that its the female Demon Lord that gets transported to the modern world, where she ends up having to live with the nameable MC due to being unable to return back to her world, not that she's in a hurry to go back to it due to just how shitty it is, and she eventually falls in love with the human main character, marries him, and becomes pregnant with his child and looking forward to having more soon in her happy new life with him.

    Web Animation 
  • There she is!!, in which a female rabbit falls in love with a male cat. The interspecies part of their relationship plays a big role in the plot: Such romances are extremely frowned upon in their societies (a metaphor for the strained relationship of Japan and Korea).
  • Gorilla Girl: Jenny's father is a gorilla, but her mother is a human.
  • Lobo (Webseries): Lobo (Czarnian) and Darlene Spritzer (human) almost had a relationship until she learned that Lobo wants to have sex with her.
  • Happy Tree Friends: Considering that most of the characters are different species, this was inevitable. The Official Couples are Cuddles (a rabbit)/Giggles (a chipmunk) and Handy (a beaver)/Petunia (a skunk).
  • In Bowser's Kingdom episode 8, Steve the Piranha Plant fell in love with a Dino Rhino (with a bow and lipstick). The Dino Piranha was the resulting lovechild.
    Jeff: How did you even do that?
    Steve: Oh I don't know I was drunk.
  • In the episode Typomaniac Vol. 1 of Starters, Chikorita thinks that Chespin and Fenniken are dating, and begins to laugh at them for that.
  • If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device:
    • Kitten was apparently in a relationship with Commander Shadowsun of the Tau, before she broke up with him in favor of pursuing the Greater Good. Though Kitten insists very strongly that this isn't canon.
    • One Q&A session has a human who is in an apparently mutual romantic relationship with an Eldar seeking the Emperor's blessing for the romance. The Emperor responds that this Eldar is essentially into bestiality, since the Eldar consider humans nothing more than animals. He then adds that such a relationship will probably lead to the Eldar contracting a bunch of STD's and spreading infections all over their Craftworld... therefore yes, the human has the Emperor's blessing.
  • In Rainbow Dash Presents My Little Dashie Rainbow Dash (a pegasus) forms one with the monkey (and her adopted father's enemy) Jokermort. Jokermort actually tries to address the issue of the malinged relationship by creating a device that turns everyone into ponies. Unfortunately, by the time it kicks in, Rainbow Dash had already returned to Equestria.
  • In RWBY, Blake and Yang finally form one in Volume 9, with Blake being a Faunus and Yang being a human, the two admit that they have fallen in love with each other and the two share their first kiss, becoming an Official Couple.
  • Queer Duck: The titular character's boyfriend and later husband is Openly Gator. In fact, it is rare for any of the men Queer Duck shows interest in to also be waterfowl like he is.
  • In the animated short "Kill Wolfy," the whole premise is a wolf and sheep couple and the Fantastic Racism they have to deal with from their own species because of it.

  • Chatoyant College: Edie and Leila and Dawn's Aunt Pru and Tom.
  • Unten & Thorn from Fantendo lore.
  • In Hector's World, Tortoisnapper Quince is a tortoise (or possibly turtle) and his Implied Love Interest is a fish.
  • Lioden: There is an extremely rare chance for a lioness to mate with a tiger or a leopard, producing a tigon or a leopon. She'll admit that she was afraid of your reaction, and hid the truth until she gave birth and was unable to hide it from you any longer.
  • The website of the Neocene Project includes a creature that is the result of hybridization of coyotes, domestic dogs, and jackals (hybridization between three species?)
  • Neopets, full stop. It seems that any species of Neopet can breed with any other, leading to what can best be described as 'unusual' family combinations... To the point where a simple family of four could all be different species.

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  • Death Note: The Abridged Series (kpts4tv): along with the canon ship of Rem/Misa this series also gives us the Shinigami Ryuk as the resident Memetic Molester who's gone after Light, Misa, Matsuda, and an apple. Later Souichiro hits on Ryuk when he mistakes him for a Goth chick.
  • Mahu: In "Second Chance", close relationships between the Galactic Commonwealth and some other friendly nations provide the chance for this.
  • The Nostalgia Chick talked about how this was a bad idea in her "Science going wrong" video. "Don't put your dick in it!"
    • But she also says "beauty soothes the savage beast," if you're female, you should let the creature put its dick in you.
  • Party Crashers: This accidentally occurs in their second Gartic Phone video, where during a game of Story, Brent writes a story about Vernias finding a Hidden Block with a monkey inside it. Vernias finishes the story by writing that the two get married, not knowing that the story was about him and a monkey:
    Brent: Vernias finds a hidden block, but there's a monkey inside it.
    Nick: Vernias attempts to befriend the monkey.
    Sophist: The monkey actually has 5000 iq and is able to understand.
    Vernias: After thinking it over, they got married. The End.
  • Rats SMP:
    • Oli, a rat, has a crush on the human Butler of the Mansion; when the other rats find out, they decide to let him have "this one" in part due to his Dark and Troubled Past.
    • Implied for guest player Philza the crow, who has often been caught looking wistfully at the human Mrs. Icraga through a spyglass. It's much more understandable on a meta level, considering Mrs. Icraga is voiced by Philza's real-life wife.
  • WitchCraft SMP: Bertha is married to a goat named 'Mertha'. Justified, as Mertha used to be a Witch and only became a goat due to a Forced Transformation.

  • Foul Bachelorette Frog is a red-eyed tree frog, and Foul Bachelor Frog is an American bullfrog. Two very different kinds of frogs that don't even live in the same part of the world, and so would never even see each other, much less mate. But the two memes have been combined into "Foul Frog Couple."
  • LINE, a family of Japanese social networking/gaming apps, has Cony (a female white rabbit) dating Brown (a creatively-named male brown bear). Brown's ex-girlfriend is Sally (a baby chick); and Jessica, a cat, has James (ostensibly human) and Moon (indeterminate species) as potential love interests.

Alternative Title(s): Interspecies Marriage, Interspecies Relationship


Poisonous Love

Gabi sings about her obsessive love for Nigel and how she will do anything for him.

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