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16 Disturbing Romantic Anime Relationships That Will Have You Saying 'NO!'

Updated October 8, 2019 561.8k views15 items

Many anime relationships aren’t exactly "normal." You may have noticed this if you a) watch anime and b) have a working pair of eyes and/or ears. The typical anime romance is usually depicted as a challenging mess of chaotic ups and downs, huge glistening tears, and the occasional inappropriate nosebleed. As extreme as some anime romance titles are, they can still be exciting to watch. However, there are some disturbing anime relationships that feel super creepy and honestly just flat-out unhealthy.

These creepy romantic relationships in anime generally ramp up various situations to a heightened level of drama. These titles often focus on domination, manipulation, forbidden love, and lascivious behavior. Still, not every romantic anime title contains these extreme and sometimes disturbing levels of drama. In fact, many of these titles can still be enjoyed for their intricate story lines or delightful artwork. Some, however, are just straight-up icky. You be the judge of what you can handle and what makes you say, "No!" 

  • School Days is right up there as one most disturbing anime romances in history. The story follows a boy named Makoto. Makoto likes a girl named Kotonoha, only he is too shy to talk to her. All pretty boilerplate so far. But then, a female student at his high school named Sekai offers to help him out so he can start a relationship with Kotonoha. Sekai, of course, reveals to Makoto that she also has feelings toward him. This starts a crazy love triangle between the three. Throughout the series, Makoto can’t seem to get his feelings straight for Kotonoha, because she is also shy and rejects his advances toward her.
    This leads him to "cheat" on Kotonoha with Sekai, which he refers to as training. As the series progresses, Makoto strings both girls along as lovers and begins sleeping around with other girls as well. So much for being the shy kid. Finally, toward the end, he declares that he will focus his love only on Kotonoha.
    While you may think this is typical teen drama stuff, things take a hard left turn into the sinister from there. Sekai becomes enraged with Makoto’s final decision and brutally kills him, leaving his body for Kotonoha to find. Bruh. In the end, Kotonoha kills Sekai and goes crazy herself, cradling Makoto’s severed head like a pillow, claiming they will finally be alone together. Kind of like Romeo and Juliet. A way, way, WAY more f*cked up Romeo and Juliet

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  • 'I Love My Little Sister' Is As Gross As It Sounds

    This relationship is a full-blown case of incest between fraternal twins. So let's just rip that Band-Aid off right away. Yori and his twin sister Iku were close as kids; Yori even claimed he would marry her someday. As the two grew older, Yori began to push Iku away, leaving Iku confused. Disgustingly, this was all in a bid to keep his true desires and feelings for his sister a secret. Iku is torn when Yori won't acknowledge her affection and she repeatedly tries to get closer to him.

    Throughout the series, the two fight against their romantic feelings for each other. Eventually, however, they give in to their desires like a bunch of damn Lannisters. They soon find themselves embarking on a relationship and share a sinful night of passion together. So, you know, ew, ew, ew, a thousand times ewwwww.   

  • This anime romance takes a supernatural twist on an incestuous relationship between two stepsiblings. So, you know, that's fun. The story follows 15-year-old Mitsuki, a high school freshman, and her older stepbrother Yuuya. Because of work overseas, their parents travel often, leaving the two stepsiblings to their own devices. One day, a promiscuous ghost girl named Hiyori (who was in love with Yuuya when she was alive) forces Mitsuki into helping her cross over to heaven.

    Things get weird(er) when Hiyori possesses Mitsuki, molests her, and enchants her with a special chastity belt that has a "love gauge" on it. Once the meter is full, Hiyori can get into heaven. However, in order to fill the meter up Mitsuki must solicit sexual acts from her stepbrother. Dude.

    Although Mitsuki agrees to help Hiyori fulfill her mission, she soon finds herself experiencing deep feelings for Yuuya. The relationship between all three characters is just out-of-this-world disturbing, and they seem to find themselves repeatedly participating in unusual erotic situations.

  • This relationship takes sibling love triangles to the extreme. You know, since that was a thing that really needed to be pushed. The story follows 15-year-old Keita and his new twin stepsisters Riko and Ako. As a child, Keita's father remarries and his new stepmother brings her twin girls to join the family. Keita and his new sisters grow close, and the two girls are very protective of their younger brother. However, once all three siblings grow up, their relationship takes an... awkward turn. The two girls, now 17, start to fight against each other for Keita’s affection, leaving Keita confused and frustrated with them.

    Throughout the series, Keita tries to concentrate on his studies but the twins’ lustful advances start to wear on him. At first, he is reluctant at the idea of being in a relationship with his siblings, because of course he is. Eventually, however, he gives in and starts fooling around with his sisters. Although the characters aren’t blood-related, the series doesn't pull any punches when discussing the main trio's familial ties. Ew.