fruitshipping for the meme?
10 = One True Pairing (OTP). I will fight to the death for this ship.
This pairing is just so wonderful and full of love. Their feelings for each other always felt genuine and even the little shipping moments between them in the first season felt natural because of that. There were so many moments throughout the series that showed how much they cared about each other and all of them were good. It’s easily my favorite of the main male and female pairings in the franchise and I think a large part of that is how they set up their friendship before going all out with the Fruitshipping moments. It made their reactions to being separated and their desire to see each other again more believable. It also made the more Fruitshipping moments feel more natural instead of just forced in because we saw them as friends first.
Instead of being another forced pairing like with a lot of main male and female characters in anime, it felt like a friendship that naturally could become a romantic one because of how much they genuinely care about each other. While I do think that they love each other romantically, I also kind of like that people can interpret their relationship as platonic love. That’s one reason why I didn’t mind that they didn’t flat out say that they love each other. Partly because I don’t think that they needed to say it after all they went through, but also because people could still interpret their relationship as either romantic love or platonic love. Either way, I don’t think people can deny that they do love each other to some level and I think that’s wonderful. It’s a beautiful pairing whether you see it as platonic or romantic.
Thank you for asking. ^_^