The 21 Best Married Couples In Anime
Married anime characters are surprisingly rare. While romantic relationships are abundant, those relationships rarely end in marriage within the time frame of a given story. Because most anime focus on kids, teenagers, and young adults, many of whom are orphaned or living with single parents, it's rare to see characters with pre-established marriages.
That said, whether it's seeing a couple you become invested in take their relationship to the next level, or seeing how a older relationship functions when the pressures of real life intervene, married anime couples can add some real depth to a story.
So, who are some of the best married couples in anime? Everyone has their own personal favorites - maybe one of yours will be on this list. Vote up the couples whose wedding you'd want to attend, and vote down the pairs you wish would sign divorce papers.
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Miku & Tatsu - 'The Way Of The Househusband'Photo: J.C.Staff
While the animation in this series leaves a lot to be desired, the couple at the center of The Way of the House Husband is still pretty adorable. Tatsu used to be a high-ranking yakuza member, but after meeting Miku, he decided to quit. The two met when Miku found him injured after a gang battle and carried him to safety. After that, he quit the yakuza to be a full-time househusband. While she goes to work as a designer, he cleans the house, makes meals, and generally support her as a working woman. Their relationship may be unconventional, but their love for one another is clear.
- 26,309 VOTES
Izumi & Sig Curtis - 'Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood'Photo: Studio Bones
Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood features one of the best married couples in anime history, Sig and Izumi Curtis. What makes them so great? First of all, they have an awesome meet-cute story - Izumi is carrying a bear on her back when she crashes headfirst into Sig. She's mad at first, but then she notices how attractive he is.
When they touch hands, the whole world turns to roses. It's ridiculously adorable, and they sustain that level of goopy-eyed passion throughout their marriage.
This alone would be good enough - but the relationship goes much deeper. Their first child was stillborn, and Izumi almost died in her attempt to bring him back via alchemy. Such a devastating event could have broken their marriage, but if anything, it made it stronger.
- 32,742 VOTES
Kraft Lawrence & Holo - 'Spice & Wolf'Photo: Imagin
The best thing about the relationship between Spice & Wolf's Lawrence and Holo is how oddly down-to-earth it is. Yes, Holo transforms into a wolf and was formerly worshipped as a harvest deity, and yes they're on a fantastical quest, but a lot of their arguments are about financial issues and personal misunderstandings - you know, like a real couple. What's even better is that they actually listen to each other's perspectives and adjust their behavior accordingly.
Watching a couple who respects each other the way Lawrence and Holo do is a welcome change from a lot of anime out there.
- 43,362 VOTESPhoto: Kyoto Animation
CLANNAD's Akio and Sanae Furukawa are an awesome married couple. Despite being married long enough to raise a daughter to adulthood, they're still absolutely bonkers for each other. According to Akio, nothing in the world is better than Sanae's bread (even the really bad bread), and no woman is prettier or more intelligent than Sanae. According to Sanae, there's no funnier or more loving man than Akio.
Not only are they are a great couple on their own, they provide a great example for their daughter Nagisa and her husband, Tomoya. They model mutual respect and enduring love, which Nagisa and Tomoya routinely display for each other.
- 52,224 VOTES
Chisato & Sora Mizusawa - 'Love Is Like A Cocktail'Photo: Creators in Pack
Love Is Like A Cocktail centers around a married couple, Chisato and Sora Mizusawa. Sora is a house husband, and Chisato is a busy office worker. The series depicts a loving, supportive relationship between the two of them, which is primarily characterized by Sora taking care of Chisato by cooking for her and making her cocktails.
Critics of the couple might claim that Sora tries a little too hard to get Chisato drunk - but really, he's just trying to help her relax and be herself, not take advantage of her. Besides, when she really needs to stay away from the alcohol, like when she's on a tight deadline at work, alcohol doesn't come up - he just makes her something warm and non-alcoholic to help her relax.
The two are just plain adorable - and a welcome respite from the drama that characterizes many anime (and real world) relationships.
- 63,541 VOTES
Kyo Sohma & Tohru Honda - 'Fruits Basket'Photo: TMS Entertainment
Basically everybody gets married by the end of the Fruits Basket manga, but even anime-only fans could tell that Kyo and Tohru was going to be end game. Tohru is painfully empathetic to the point where she hurts herself in her attempt to perform emotional triage for others. Despite being an abused orphan with severe anger management issues who desperately needs what Tohru's offering, Kyo doesn't just blindly accept her caretaking. He forces her to prioritize her own needs, and helps her when she can't take care of herself.
They've seen each other at their worst - including Kyo's transformation into a literal monster - but they're still standing at each others' sides. When they get married in the manga, its as touching as it is inevitable.