2022 is going to be a great year for anime, especially with all the romance on display. This is the best couple of them all.
Romance abounds in anime in 2022, and here are five of the best anime couples of the year. Of the many staples of the anime medium, one of the biggest and most recurring has always been romance. There are plenty of romance-focused anime like Love Hina, Clannad, and Toradora!, but it's also managed to find a place in stories far from that genre, most notably Berserk, Inuyasha, and Naruto.
There are a lot of great romances in anime in 2022, which of course means a lot of great couples. Each couple appears in an anime, available on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and other streaming services, and they've all been chosen because they've been so effective at selling their love to viewers. Naturally, just because a couple isn't featured doesn't mean it's bad, but here are the top five anime couples that stand out for a reason.
Izumi & Shikimori (Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie)
The first anime couple to deserve recognition is Izumi and Shikimori from "Shikimori is More Than Cute". From the start, Izumi and Shikimori benefited From being introduced as a couple, so there's no time wasted on they will - they won't - their dynamic, dragging out too many romances. This allows the entire show to explore them as a legitimate couple, and what ends up being explored is anything but fascinating.
The gimmick of Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie, soundtrack composed by Hiroaki Tsutsumi of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime, is that Izumi is a passive boy who dates the more aggressive and masculine Shikimori, and a reversal of traditional gender dynamics leads to There are a lot of good moments. It's mostly used for comedy, but it's also used to emphasize how much the two care about each other and how much they support each other, especially in the moment when Izumi takes charge. Izumi and Shikimori's relationship isn't very deep, but there's enough heart between them, and that's what makes them so cute.
Loid Forger & Yor Forger (Spy X Family)
Spy x Family is one of the biggest anime of 2022, along with its main couple, Loid and Yor Forger, who are just as good. Spy x Family's Loid and Yor Forger are technically in a fake relationship, so in In this regard, it may not be right to count them as an official couple. Even so, a lot of work has been done to develop their relationship throughout the series, allowing them to form a really deep bond with each other.
In Spy x Family, Loid and Yor go through many trials and tribulations to maintain their fake relationship, all of which bring them closer to each other. Both are able to see each other as someone they can really lean on, even without the pretense of a fake relationship, and after all the hardships they've been through, being together gives them the kind of support they never had when they were younger. See Loid and Yor's relationship development is one of the most important parts of Spy x Family 2022, and with any luck, it won't be long before the romance becomes official.
Ko Yamori & Nazuna Nanakusa (Call Of The Night)
Like Spy x Family, the main couples of "Call of the Night" aren't technically couples, but their inclusion stems from how unique their relationship is. Call of the Night is a vampire romance similar to Twilight, but instead of Ko and Nazuna slowly falling in love, the point is They want to be in love and struggle to figure out how to make it happen. Produced by Liden Films, Inc. of 2021 Tokyo Avengers fame, The Call of the Night's premise is fairly unique for a romance, and it leads to a relationship that's pretty fresh for the genre.
Ko and Nazuna's relationship is filled with the sexiness that comes with a vampire romance, but what makes their relationship so successful is the amount of attention they pay to their characters. The two of them struggle to figure out what it means to be in love, causing all of their interactions to be written with a lot of introspection, far more than is usually expected of the genre. Thanks to this, "Call of the Night" does a better job of developing the main couple characters and their romance than other stories, making Ko and Nazuna's relationship fascinating.
Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane (Kaguya-sama: Love is War — Ultra Romantic)
Aka Akasaka's Kaguya-sama: Love is War Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are another pairing that isn't officially a couple, but the anime's third season Kaguya-sama: Love is War - Ultra Romantic is more than ever further. Ultra Romantic set a ticking clock for their relationship with Miyuki, deciding to get into Stanford early, so the plot formula was largely discarded as Kaguya and Miyuki ended up trying to get an ongoing s story. This leads to plenty of romps, but more importantly, it leads to some of the most heartfelt moments between them in the entire show.
Kaguya-sama: Love is War Finale - Ultra Romantic is the culmination of Kaguya-sama: Love is War with everything Kaguya and Miyuki have done. They both learn to be honest about their insecurities in a way that emphasizes how vulnerable they are, which adds incredible depth to their relationship. This level of honesty is further underscored by the spectacle of Miyuki's confession, which culminates in the two of them finally having a dramatic kiss. It's the perfect way to show how they've grown as a couple, and seeing how they'll continue to grow will be a sight to behold.
Suletta Mercury & Miorine Rembran (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury)
The final anime couple to discuss is Suletta Mercury and Miorine Rembran from Mobile Suit Gundam: The witch from Mercury. Right now, part of what makes Suletta and Miorine such a good couple is that they're a decidedly same-sex couple. Positive LGBTQ+ media representation is always nice to see, so the fact that a major property like Gundam would so explicitly have two main characters in a same-sex relationship is just nice to see.
Even without the representational elements, Suletta and Miorine are a fine couple. The two are constantly supporting each other and helping each other grow while still maintaining their respective agencies, which has resulted in a very strong relationship between the two of them. At one point they fight, which leads to a heartfelt moment for them to reaffirm their connection and completely dispel any notion that their relationship was anything but romantic. Suletta and Miorine have such a healthy relationship that makes them one of the best anime couples of 2022, and with any luck, it will last until 2023 as well.