My Top 10 Anime Ships/OTPs
(spoiler alert for some of the shows)
10. Levi x Petra
Levi x Petra is a rather subtle/ambiguous ship. They might not even have had anything going on between them, but the subtlety is what I love about the ship. I didn’t even think of Levi as the kind of guy to have any romantic relationships. But the very first time I watched AOT, I thought that if they were going to write a romance involving him, this implied/subtle ship is a good way of doing it.
Besides, I seem to have a thing for angst.
9. Rock x Revy
At first, I didn’t think they’d make a good pair at all. I mean Rock was just this average guy who seemed kind of wimpy compared to Revy. It was the fight scene where he stands up to her that completely changes my opinion about him (and their relationship). As the show went on, we could see Revy looking out for Rock. A lot. It was nice to see her soft spot. It was nice to see that one of Roanapur’s deadliest mercenaries needed the innocence and kindness of a (not so average) Japanese businessman, and would risk her life just to protect him.
Also, that cigarette kiss.
8. Satoru x Kayo
They’re so cute! Yeah, I know about this ship being “pedophilic”, but I have to disagree with that statement.
My first impression of ERASED was a man who has regrets over what happened when he was 10 years old. A man who has the memory of a lonely girl in a red coat lingering in his mind. So when Satoru goes back in time, I see it as a second chance. A second chance to be 10 again. A second chance to make things right.
So I don’t see it as a 29 year old stuck in a 10 year old boy’s body. I just see it as a man who became 10 years old again, but with 29 years’ worth of memory.
But…is it weird that I’m glad one of my favourite ships didn’t happen?
Okay. Lemme explain. As I continued to watch the show, I realised that the show was more about a boy becoming a hero than a boy-saves-girl kind of story. Even though I was really upset about the ending at first, I ended up accepting it, and even becoming glad about it.
It would be unrealistic for Hinazuki to wait 15 years for Satoru. She’d be wasting the life he gave to her. But just because she married someone else, doesn’t mean that she ever forgot about the boy who saved her. He still remains a very important person in her heart. And he always will.
In the end, I can only remember SatoKayo as a moment in time. A short, sweet time in their lives when they meet the person who will change their lives forever. It’s a kind of bittersweet beauty for me.
So I am glad about the ending. In a sad-glad kind of way.
7. Hitsugaya x Hinamori / Ishida x Orihime
I can’t choose between the two.
Anyone who’s seen my blog knows that I ship Hitsuhina. It’s a cute-angsty kind of ship that I wish I could see more of.
Uryuhime is a painfully underrated ship. I know that some people ship IH because they love Orihime and want her to be happy. Well, I love Orihime too. But that’s why I can’t ship her with Ichigo. Yes, Ichigo does try to protect her, even to the point of turning into a monster to fight Ulquiorra (though he was also thinking about protecting Uryu). But that’s kind of his number one goal - to protect others. One of the things that made me not ship IH is the way Ishida looks at Orihime. It’s different from the way Ichigo does. He’s the one who knows her, protects her, understands her, and loves her. I think he’s the best guy for our princess.
6. Fakir x Ahiru
Aka the only ship I ship that breaks the first girl/guy rule. I’ve never seen a lead-girl-ends-up-not-with-the-main-guy kind of ship done so well. I can go on and on about the reasons why I ship Fakiru.
But you know what, GO WATCH PRINCESS TUTU!!
5. Minato x Kushina
NaruHina? NaruSaku? SasuSaku? Forget about the shipping wars, this is my OTP from Naruto. I think what really got me into them is how Minato loved Kushina’s red hair, which she thought was ugly. For someone to love the very thing that you hate the most about yourself, the part of you that you feel is the ugliest, I think that it’s a beautiful thing.
This is my favourite Ghibli ship. Hayao Miyazaki’s films were what got me into anime in the first place.
I’m not sure what it is I like about San and Ashitaka so much. I guess it’s the same reason I love movie - their scenes. Nope. These scenes are not the shoujo, lovey dovey kind of scenes. They’re powerful scenes that not only define their relationship, but also the movie itself.
When Ashitaka first sees San, when he calls her beautiful, when she takes him to the Forest Spirit, when she feeds him, when he talks to Moro about her, when he tries to save her from Nago, when she stabs him and he responds with a hug…I can go on and on about this ship.
I’m not as passionate about this ship anymore, but I’m putting them at no.2 because of the impression they’ve left on me.
1. Soul x Maka
I think this is the first OTP I really fell in love with in anime. Ever since I saw how Soul protected Maka from Crona, I’ve been spiraling deeper and deeper into SoMa hell. I love their bond. I love how they argue but care for each other deeply. I love how they’ll support each other no matter what. I love how they’re always together. I love how they truly are partners.
SoMa even gave me the standard for my other favourite anime ships, namely Royai and Ichiruki. I’ve heard that your OTP reflects what you actually look for in a relationship.
Well, this is what I look for in a relationship. I don’t just want someone who will make butterflies flutter in my stomach. I want someone who will understand me. I don’t just want romantic dates or kisses in the rain. I want someone who will be there for me through all the hurricanes in my life. I don’t just want someone who will throw romantic gifts at me. I want someone who will truly care for me, and I for him. I want someone who will go together with me on this adventure we call life, someone a can share a real bond with.
Sorry for the long rant. And thanks if you managed to reach the end of this post.
I’m tagging @herprettysmile to make a top 10 anime ships list (if you have time or if you haven’t done one already)
jkskdjskjdsk cuando era una mocosa solía hacerle esto a mi mamá junto a mi hermana. Esa canción se volvió tan popular que hartó a todos en mi casa xd pero a nosotras nos gustaba fastidiar. Es que, admitanlo, la canción se prestaba para eso(?).
Now that we have the ships, the children, their appearance and their outfits, it’s time for the most important thing: their names!
Those are the winner outfits and pinpricks! For the RottenBerry child I had to combine Outfit 1 and 3 since they got the same votes!
So, now, we have to name them. I want this stage to be yours so, leave a reply/reblog this post (if you are on mobile) and add the names you think they fit them! Example:
“I like (random name) for the RottenBerry child and (Another random name) for the ErrorNight child!”
I’ll look all the names and choose the ones I like the most! Once I have the names, I’ll post their reference sheets, powers info (also adding Blueprint’s since I haven’t made it yet), basic story and some random facts so you can get to know them better!
ALSO: I’ll tag and credit the person who gave me the winner name of each child!
Quick Info: I found a pretty lineless art tutorial and want to make a drawing of some fan children - u -) you may allready know who xD also, I will make a speedpaint but I still don’t know which character will have one. I’m thinking of making one for Blueprint, Dream or Ink. The picture will be my new wallpaper for my pc yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!
Looking back on all the Discourse™ this past year about the IchiRuki fandom losing because the ship wasn’t made canon, I can confidently say we didn’t lose anything.
Canonization is an author’s choice, not a contest among fandoms, and it took seeing IchiRuki not become canon to really see that. Being canon and having the author acknowledge your hopes for a ship feels incredible, but in the grand scheme of things, the author not doing so doesn’t make your feelings for the characters and ships you enjoy any less valid.
Nothing changed when Bleach ended last year, nothing really drastic happened. Kubo didn’t take their relationship to a romantic realm, and he attempted to pass the torch onto their children, but chapter 686 didn’t change anything really. Ichigo and Rukia remain the ruling feature of Bleach, their relationship is still the driving force of the story, they are still the Death and the Strawberry.
I still love these two characters, I love their interactions and dynamics, I love the IchiRuki fandom, even more so now than I did a year ago because I turned my bitterness over not seeing the author portray them as a couple into creativity as to how I myself see them together, and that’s what fandom is all about.
Taking this idea presented to you and running away with it, seeing how far it can go, exploring possibilities that don’t come up in canon. This growing ideal that fandom must adhere to what’s canon is incredibly stifling and it’s really showing in the disparity between the canon and not-canon Bleach ships’ fandom activity and creative content output.
Just in myself I’ve experienced a dazzling blossom of motivation. My IchiRuki edits are known across social media platforms and I’ve generated a name for myself just from evolving the ways in which I fit these two perfect pieces together over and over again. This past month I’ve been making content almost every single day after months spent avoiding my computer and desk chair due to my sciatica. Mind I do take frequent breaks, but I always come back energized and excited and anxious to finish an edit and share it with my fandom.
I’m proud to be part of this fandom, that took just a moment to nurse its wounds and stood right back up and just kept going, a true embodiment of Ichigo and Rukia themselves, walking forward with poise and confidence.
Ichiruki stuff that I have in progress. The later two i hope to make as prints. That’s my aim anyway.
As for the comic. I’ll refine it later. But the basic gist of it is just some more future!Ichiruki stuff. I just thought. What if lil kaien found his dad’s old Al Pacino stash. Since Ichigo likes those movies. Whoops.