Anime Underground The 15 Best First Meetings In Anime  

Jonah Dorrance
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The best anime couples have unique stories of how they met and fell in love. Among their beginnings are some of the best first meetings in anime. The greatest initial encounters between love interests are those that are outside the norm. They are moments that are so bizarre, you can't possibly forget it. Sometimes, they're so beautiful that they move you to tears, and other times, they're so comical you can't stop laughing.

Not all of these first encounters are the beginning of a love story. Some first meetings are the start of a significant friendship or even the development of a rivalry. First meetings are often the turning point of the plot, and may at times be shrouded in mystery for the majority of a series. They all prove that at any moment, your life could change forever. Vote up the most awesome first meetings between two characters in anime. 

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Yuri And Victor - Yuri On Ice!!!

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Imagine getting so drunk you completely forget how you met your childhood idol, danced with him all night, stripped in front of him, then asked him to be your coach as you grinded on him. This is exactly the predicament of Yuri, who for most of the series wonders why Victor came to Japan to be his coach, when all along he was the one who asked him, but couldn't remember.

This revelation put many things about their relationship into perspective, and it certainly opened up a whole new side to Yuri's personality, making it one of the most enjoyable first meetings in any anime ever. 

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Kaori And Kousei - Your Lie In April

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Lots of anime, especially shoujo, have the "cherry blossoms in the wind" moment as the protagonist meets their love interest. Your Lie In April isn't exactly an exception, but it executes it so magically that it takes this cliche to a new level. The scene highlights Kaori's completely free spirit as she plays the melodica at the playground, amid flowers in the wind and white doves flying around her. 

Who wouldn't fall in love at first sight? While this isn't the first time Kaori sees Kousei, it is the first time he sees her, and he is completely enchanted. 

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Atsushi And Dazai - Bungou Stray Dogs

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It's not everyday you save someone from drowning and they're not happy about it, but such is the case for the kind-hearted Atsushi who spots Dazai floating downstream and pulls him to shore. Dazai's unusual response takes this encounter out of the ordinary, and simultaneously gets you intrigued about his character.

It says a lot about both of them in just the few minutes of the series' beginning, yet you know there's so much more to learn.  

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Kobayashi And Tohru - Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

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What do you do if you meet a dragon in the forest? According to Kobayashi, you have a drink with it, of course! Kobayashi stumbles upon Tohru while getting wasted in the mountains. After removing a sword from Tohru's back, the two share a drink, ending with Kobayashi inviting Tohru to her place.

It's amazing what kinds of bonds are formed when alcohol plays a role.

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