Winter 15: OTPs

I asked a few people on ask.FM for post ideas and Alex told me to make a post on OTPs. In theory I should make one for all time my best OTPs (like a top 30 or something), but that would require too much thinking and work, so instead I am just going to focus on this season.

Unfortunately, this is a pretty terrible season for season. Oh well, hearty sailors make do, I guess.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

World Break

World Break is a slightly amusing show, but only if you have a penchant for hilarious animation and far too many perverted things. This is why World Break is the anime the classy group has chosen to watch this season.

Urushibara x Moroha

Make no mistake about it. These two are actually adorable.

Make no mistake about it. These two are actually adorable together.

This is a world breaking ship.

I think there is something genuinely sweet about Urushibara and Moroha’s relationship. I don’t know if it is because they were real close (like married close) in a past life, but the way Urushibara approaches Moroha is rather refreshing. I don’t mean the “feel free to put your down my cleavage ” comments (though those comments are also refreshing in a way…), but stuff like how she can so casually lean against him or the moonlit walks they have.

I know her love for Moroha isn’t totally reciprocated, but the two act very couple like. Despite the hilariously bad animation and perverted hijinks present in this show, seeing these two together always warms my heart. I hope they end up “properly” together by the end. I really do.

p.s. Satsuki is also pretty open and kind of casual about her relationship with Moroha, but she sucks.

Log Horizon

Ah, Log Horizon. This is truly an anime worthy of our time due to its many, glorious ships. Unfortunately, the second half has been less good for shipping in general, but the old ships still carried through.

Shirou x Akatsuki

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This is one relationship I feel has been greatly neglected. I ship these two, but I do wish their interactions were more mutual. Most of this relationship is Akatsuki thinking about Shirou and you get very little thoughts from the other side. I know, I know. The villain in glasses is a bit too preoccupied with saving their city and perhaps the world to burden his mind with Akatsuki, but still! Along with Naotsugu and the Chief, Akatsuki is his closest, most trustworthy ally.

I would very much like to see half an episode or perhaps even a full episode of just these two being goofs together, though how the show would go about doing that well is beyond me.

Marie x Naotsugu

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This relationship is basically canon and it is very, very cute. I love how neither of them has admitted to the other that they love them and yet by mid second season both are very affectionate towards one another. When Naotsugu is gone raiding, Marie calls him once every night just to check up on him. That and a few other things makes this pair very cute. Hopefully, they will officially get together real soon. I will be very disappointed if they don’t.

Dark Horse Ship: Tetra x Naotsugu

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Okay, I don’t actually ship this (since I already ship Naotsugu with Marie), but damn the temptation is there. There is just something absolutely hilarious about these two and how Tetra literally squeezes in and out of Naotsugu’s armor. If Marie didn’t exist and Marie x Naotusugu wasn’t a totally cute thing, I’d ship Tetra and armor man.

Rudy x Isuzu

This is the relationship the second anime has spent a large amount of time developing (especially in the latest few episodes). The two are quite cute together, but to be honest, I have always been a bit lukewarm about this ship, mostly because Isuzu is not terribly interesting. She is a good character, but I just don’t find her as interesting as the rest of the cast. Rudy on the other hand is FABULOUS MAX. I love him when he is being a goofy dog, but I also really like his more serious, more intelligent side. If Isuzu’s presence lets Rudy show off his awesomeness, then I am all for it.

Princess x Crusty

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The original ship. The one ship that decimates all others. The one ship that has sadly received almost no attention this second season. These two are just so, so, so good together. Forget all of the global politics. Forget all of these themes revolving around the consequences of living in a game world (both for the players and the non-players). Forget the rather convoluted new plot developments. Forget all of that and BRING CRUSTY BACK. BRING HIM BACK AND MARRY HIM TO THE PRINCESS. PLEASE.

(Even though there was almost no progress on this front in the new season, I still sent it in for APR’s shipping vote.)

Gundam Build Fighters Try

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GBF Try is becoming really good lately. The anime as a whole has basically reached the same level of quality as the original GBF. Unfortunately, I feel that Try is lacking in the ship department. Lacking not in number of ships, but quality. It is not really a fault of GBF Try either since ships like Fellini x Kirara and Aila x Reiji are just too good and hard to live up to.

That said, I think Fumina x Sei is kind of my OTP? Though Shia x Sei is pretty cool as well if only because Shia is rather different and strange.

Akatsuki no Yona

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If I had to pick a husbando for Yona, Hak would still be my number one choice. Their relationship not only makes the most sense, but it is based on shared pain and actual love for on another. Well, Hak obviously loves Yona romantically, but whether Yona’s love for Hak is romantic in nature or not is still not totally clear.

Up until recently, I shipped these two pretty hard, but as of late, I have turned down the throttle a little bit. It is not that there is someone better for Yona or that these two aren’t cute as hell together, but more that it feels like Yona doesn’t really need a partner.

The anime is only starting to hammer this point in, but by the most recent manga chapters, Yona has grown a lot. She is no longer the weak little princess she started out as, but she is more than just a strong princess. It is a bit hard to explain. The group dynamics don’t really change. Yona and Hak still have many cute moments together and yet Yona ends up feeling like she is actually standing above the others. It is not so much a testament to her “power” as the descendant of Hiryuu, but more to her own leadership abilities.

That is to say, overtime Yona feels more and more Kingly (or Queenly if you will) and there is really no one else in the story with the sheer force of will required to stand by her.  (An interesting exception to this actually might be Soo-Won but I ain’t shipping these two together. No way.)

Garo

I had an OTP in Garo. Then the anime decided there wasn’t enough despair in this world. Fuck Garo.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu(Assassination Classroom)

I have three OTPs in Ass Class and if you read the manga, you would likely feel the same way. (The anime only has 2 or maybe 1 and a half ships thus far.)

Nagisa x Kayano

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They are both cute, so naturally they go well together.

Karasuma Sensei x Bitch Sensei

Bitch sensei has only just been introduced in the anime, but trust me, this is a good ship.

Rinka Hayami x Ryūnosuke Chiba

I don’t think the anime has introduced these two yet at least not properly. Hayami and Chiba are the two best marksmen in the class and they are both quiet, very stoic children, so totally perfect for one another.

Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls

I am not into shipping idols with one another, but there is one ship I support in im@s cg.

Shibuya Rin x Me

Sorry. Not sorry.

Juuou Mujin no Fafnir

I am no longer watching Fafnir (it was kind of terrible), but I did ship Iris and MC-kun. Iris is really dumb, but at least she is upfront about trying to get close to him and stuff.


That’s all I have got for now. There are probably a few other ships here and there, but meh.

ps. Sorry about all the missing screen caps. ;-;

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  1. #1 by Alex on February 18, 2015 - 9:35 pm

    I love shipping posts :))))

    • #2 by Reiseng on February 18, 2015 - 11:56 pm

      ❤ I am slowly preparing one for good shipping manga. Hopefully I can get that done soon.

  2. #3 by Highway on March 16, 2015 - 12:31 am

    You totally forgot to say whether you ship Ange x Tusk or Ange x Hilda. Also Ginko x Kureha. And I’m totally in with Tomoe Tachibana x Miyabi Hotoka.

    • #4 by Reiseng on March 17, 2015 - 10:21 am

      Haha, well I haven’t seen any of Cross Ange or Yuri Bears, so I don’t know what ships I’d ship! I have only read a small bit of the Absolute Duo manga, but I think I could get behind the Tachibana x Hotoka ship though I am generally not much of a Yuri shipper myself.

      • #5 by Highway on March 17, 2015 - 10:58 am

        You are totally missing out with Cross Ange. It’s just awesome. The kind of exciting romp with just enough silliness, and it papers over the dumbness very effectively.

      • #6 by Highway on March 17, 2015 - 10:59 am

        Of course, just this last weekend I helped totally derail you with DxD, so maybe wait until you have some free time for Cross Ange.

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