Few things are sadder than thwarted love. While many anime feature successful relationships, others feature romances that fizzle out before they have a chance to get started.
Often, these tragic anime couples don't end up together because one person's life ends. That's what happens to Ash and Eiji in Banana Fish - just when it seems like they're finally going to leave their troubles behind and pursue a happy life together, tragedy strikes. But it's not always a demise that keeps these couples apart - sometimes they choose not to be together. But just because it's their choice doesn't mean it isn't sad - it's not like Kana and Hatori from Fruits Basket broke up because they wanted to.
Did you want these anime characters to stay together?
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