I really REALLY wanted to keep the yaoi away from this list because I wanted to use them for the yaoi challenge I want to do afterwards but I’m just not really passionate about couples outside of BL so I caved…
Day 8: Favorite Anime Couple
I am SO glad I’ve watched more anime since I first attempted this challenge because if I hadn’t watched Doukyuusei I would have been stumped with this answer. Or rather, I would have picked Taiga and Ryuuji from Toradora like I did last time, a couple I think is cute but that I honestly have no more feelings towards because I watched the anime so long ago.
And since we’re talking canon couples…well, that gets rid of 99.9% of my favorite anime couples, lol!
Anyways, for today’s prompt I go with Sajou and Kusakabe from Doukyuusei (Classmates) because they’re just so beautiful and cute! One day Kusakabe realizes that his classmate Sajou isn’t singing in class (they’re practicing for a choir festival) and believes it’s because Sajou thinks singing is stupid, however, later in the day he stumbles on him secretly practicing. Noticing that Sajou’s singing the song wrong, Kusakabe offers to teach him since he’s part of a band and can therefore read notes/actually help. The two get into this routine of practicing after school and that’s how their romance blooms.
And I love every second, minute, moment, and season that we get to see. Just, the way they start off as careful but also being forward with their feelings, how they overcome the hurdles that are presented to them, and just how healthy they are. I really loved watching their story and I smiled and almost cried throughout the movie. Also, because I loved the movie so much I ended up buying the manga. I’ll be reading it in the next few days!
p.s. Doukyuusei aired in US theatres on my birthday and I missed it. I MISSED IT. I was so angry at myself #tragic