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15 Anime Couples That Prove Opposites Attract  

Anna Lindwasser
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Do you believe that opposites attract, or do you believe that like attracts like? While everyone has a slightly different take on how real-world relationships are best formed, anime sure seems to be making the case that true love can be found when your partner is nothing like you.

Anime couples who prove opposites attract include Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuuga of Naruto, Mei Tachibana and Yamato Kurosawa of Say "I Love You", Hikaru Kusakabe and Rihito Sajou of Doukyuusei, and many more. In most cases, differences allow each character to grow and change in ways they never would if they never left their comfort zone. 

Which of these anime couples who are opposites do you love the most? Vote up your favorites to let the world know how you feel.

Kyo Sohma & Tohru Honda - 'Fruits Basket'
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Tohru Honda and Kyo Sohma are an example of a couple who bring out the best in each other through their differences. Tohru is a deeply empathetic person who is so wrapped up in caring for others that she forgets to take care of her own needs. Kyo is deeply wounded by personal trauma, and expresses his pain through angry outbursts. While their relationship often looks like Tohru gently guiding Kyo through his thorny emotions, sometimes it also looks like Kyo reminding Tohru that her feelings matter too. Their differences are what make their relationship strong - both can assess the other person's weaknesses, and help them through it. 

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Keiko Yukimura & Yusuke Urameshi - 'Yu Yu Hakusho'
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Yusuke Urameshi and Keiko Yukimura are totally different people - Yusuke is constantly getting into fights and skipping school, while Keiko is a model student who disapproves of Yusuke's nonsense and takes it upon herself to set him on the right path. While Yusuke often protests and does whatever dumb thing he's planning to do anyway, he still places a high value on Keiko's wisdom. Meanwhile, Keiko never gets tired of Yusuke's nonsense, because she actually admires his decisiveness and bravery. 

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Takasu Ryūji & Taiga Aisaka - 'Toradora'
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When you think about the most prominant tsunderes in anime, chances are high that Taiga Aisaka will come to mind. She's a hot-tempered girl who will never admit that she likes someone until pushed to the absolute limit. Meanwhile, Takasu Ryūji is a kind-hearted boy who spends most of his time doing housework for his mom. The two of them initially bond over the one thing they do have in common - unrequited crushes on their classmates - but eventually find themselves falling for each other instead.

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Shizuku Mizutani & Haru Yoshida - 'My Little Monster'
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Shizuku Mizutani and Haru Yoshida are so different from one another that it almost drives them apart. Shizuku doesn't want anything to get in the way of her studies, and will happily forgo human interaction for the sake of achievement. Meanwhile, Haru Yoshida is needy and explosive, craving Shizuku's attention all the time and reacting poorly when he doesn't get it. The two of them butt heads over this conflict a lot, but ultimately start to respect each other's differing needs and boundaries and build a more equitable relationship.

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