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15 Powerful Anime Couples Who Are Really Strong With Combined Strength

Updated September 28, 2020 30.3k votes 5.9k voters 115.2k views15 items

The couple that slays together, stays together. Maybe that isn't an actual saying, but there is some truth to it. Powerful anime couples form a solid foundation for their love by supporting each other both on and off the battlefield. Their love can inspire them to keep pushing through difficult experiences and motivate them by giving them someone to protect. 

Who are the strongest anime couples who support each other through thick and thin? One commonly cited example is Sakura Haruno and Sasuke Uchiha of Naruto. Both are powerful ninja who have been training since childhood. While their skill sets and personalities are different, they complement each other both on and off the battlefield. There's also Asuna and Kirito from Sword Art Online, who are initially drawn to one another because of their mutual in-game strength.

Which couple are you rooting for?

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    Chise Hatori & Elias Ainsworth - 'The Ancient Magus' Bride'

    Chise Hatori & Elias Ainsworth - 'The Ancient Magus' Bride'
    Photo: Wit Studio

    When Chise and Elias first meet, Chise isn't capable of holding her own in battle. After some training that helps her unleash her true magical potential, she rapidly matches his abilities. Where she has raw power and quick intuition, Elias has years of experience and magical knowledge. Together, the two of them solve problems caused by malevolent magical entities that threaten the peace.

    Strong couple?
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    Ken Kaneki & Touka Kirishima - 'Tokyo Ghoul'

    Ken Kaneki begins Tokyo Ghoul as a weak and defenseless college student, but once he enters the world of ghouls and starts to rack up traumatic experiences, his physical prowess and willingness to fight increases dramatically - his accomplishments as the One Eyed Ghoul are as terrifying as they are impressive. Meanwhile, Touka has always been able to hold her own, and is more than willing to throw down for the sake of those she cares about.

    Strong couple?
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    Rias Gremory & Issei Hyoudou - 'High School DxD'

    Rias Gremory & Issei Hyoudou - 'High School DxD'
    Photo: TNK

    Issei Hyoudou might be the harem king of anime, but he still has his number one girl, and that's Rias Gremory. While Issei begins life as an ordinary human at first, he eventually becomes a demon/dragon hybrid with a wide range of magical abilities and weapons. Meanwhile, Rias is an exceptionally powerful demon who hands her opponents' butts to them without breaking a sweat. 

    Strong couple?
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    Haruka Tenoh & Michiru Kaioh - 'Sailor Moon'

    When Haruka Tenoh and Michiru Kaioh first appear, they're already a well established couple - though you wouldn't know it if you watched the dub, which recast them as cousins. The two of them are Sailor Scouts - Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune respectively. Haruka fights using natural disaster based abilities, while Haruka's attacks are oceanic. The two of them also possess psychic powers.

    They're an asset in any conflict the scouts engage in, and their love is one of the most inspiring parts of the series. 

    Strong couple?