Ah, today is Valentine’s Day, are you snuggling with someone? Gone on a date today? Well, my sister said I’m “bitter” hopeless romantic because I tend to be very cynical when it comes to real life romances. But I’m huge romance advocate… on fiction world that is. As part of my LOVE-ly post to commemorate the love month, I’ll be dishing some romance centric posts. And I’ll start now by sharing y’all my top OTPs (from my very long list).

(But Mitchii isn’t that supposed to be just one? I just love to ship! xD) So yeah, here they are: (also kinda spoilerish, k?)

Akatsuki no Yona by Kuzanagi Mizuho

  • Couple: Hak & Princess Yona
  • Type: the loyal knight + oblivious princess
  • Canon: Big possibility; but we’re still not there. This has a slow romance!

Favorite Quote:

If anything…it’s the opposite. I want to let them look at you. That old geezer, Mundok, His Majesty Il, those bastards that chased you out of the castle and the people of Kouka.— “Look!” “This is Princess Yona.” “She’s disposed of her hair and has taken up the sword to support the country.” “She’s stronger than anyone.” “Princess Yona is here.”—is what I would tell. — Hak

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

  • Couple: Adrian Ivashkov & Sydney Sage
  • Type: the intelligent (sometimes uptight?) girl + the careless, dashing type
  • Canon: Last I read was Indigo Spell so that’s a yes!

Favorite Quote:

“I don’t care if you say we can’t be together. I don’t care if you think I’m the most evil, unnatural creature walking on earth. You can think whatever you want, go whatever you want. I’m going to just go on loving you, even if it’s hopeless.” — Adrian

D Gray Man by Katsura Hoshino

  • Couple: Allen Walker & Lenalee Lee
  • Type: the good (with bad alter ego?)/hero type + the good/heroine type
  • Canon: I don’t know, the romance is the least of this story’s priority! Oh yeah, it’s in a long hiatus!

Favorite Quote:

“Whatever happens I’m an exorcist. Even though the paths we follow are different, that will never change. I love…the order that Lenalee and everyone are in. My home. Now and forever. – Allen

Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya

  • Couple: Kyo Sohma & Tohru Honda
  • Type: the outcast + “real” good girl

Favorite Quote:

“The thing I do know is to “love” does not mean to love what is before you but also the past and the future.” – Kyo

Gintama by Sorachi Hideaki

  • Couple: Gintoki Sakata & Tsukuyo
  • Type: the lazy, childlike samurai + kickass pretty woman!
  • Canon: Dunno, I don’t think this manga’s priority is romance, but bless Sorachi for he had given as Gin-Tsu related arc! >///<

Favorite Quote:

“If it’s what you want, I don’t mind being only yours.” – Gintoki

Hirunaka no Ryuusei (Daytime Shooting Star) by Yamamori Mika

  • Couple: Suzume Yosano + Mamura Daiki
  • Type: the cool but allergic to girls + country, happy girl
  • Canon: Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! And I’m happy because we had very tough competition here!

Favorite Quote:

“I thought it would be alright to be a substitute for him. But I couldn’t be “somebody’s substitute” because it’s something that doesn’t exist. That’s the story.” — Mamura

Hachimitsu to Clover (Honey & Clover) Chica Umino

  • Couple: Nomiya Takumi & Ayu Yamada
  • Type: the cool type + the girl in an unrequited love
  • Canon: Maybe? The ending was open-ended. But this has so many feels! He knew how much she loved the other guy. And he fell in love on the way she loved that guy. He watched her watching him. The thing is the other guy was less superior to him but he said that she loved his imperfections! Straight to the heart you guys!!!! (oh btw, this not stalker-ish ok! When they are together he merely observes…this is not the creepy Edward/Christian sort of way!!!!)

Favorite Quote:

“I’ve been watching you for a long time. You just never noticed because you’ve always been watching Mayama in exactly the same way.” – Nomiya
“I had wanted to call him. There were so many things I wanted to talk to him about. And that I wanted to ask him about. But…I kind of hated myself…for feeling that way. Because…thinking about Nomiya-san… felt like a betrayal of myself, of everything I’d felt for the past six years. It made my feelings for Mayama seem like a lie.” – Ayu

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Do I need to tell you?

Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent

  • Couple: Tod Hudson and Kaylee Cavanaugh
  • Type: the funny death reaper + the too heroic heroine
  • Canon: Almost far-fetched but it happened!
“Forever used to feel like a curse. Now it feels like a promise.” – Tod

Koi Dano Ai Dano by Tsujita Ririko

  • Couple: Tsubaki Haru and Naedoko Kanoko
  • Type: hopeless in love but temporarily in the friend-zone + oblivious girl (doesn’t see herself as love interest) (btw, they are best friends!)
  • Canon: While it is shoujo manga, romance is progressing very slowly but steadily!
“If it weren’t for Nadeoko, I would have not interacted with so many people….To be honest, I think being friendly is bothersome. This is how I pay her back. I want to let Nadeoko interact with lots of people. Because in this troublesome matter, Nadeoko is also my best friend.” – Tsubaki

Btw, I also loved the rival, while I root for Tsubaki, my heart is on the fence for Yabuki.

How about you, do you have many OTP (s) as well? Is it a massive list as well? Please share it to me, maybe we ship the same couple and we can fangirl together!

Akatsuki no Yona © Kuzanagi Mizuho/Hakusensha; D Gray Man © Katsura Hoshino/ Shueisha; Fruits Basket © Natsuki Takaya/Hakusensha; Gintama © Sorachi Hideaki/Shueisha; Hirunaka no Ryuusei © Yamamori Mika/Shueisha; Hachmitsu to Clover © Umino Chica/Shueisha; Koi Dano Ai Dano © Ririko Tsujita/ Hakusensha

Bloodlines © Richelle Mead/Razorbill; Shatter Me © Tahereh Mafi/Harper Collins; Soul Screamers © Rachel Vincent/Harlequin


16 Responses to The Great ‘OTP’ Post!

  1. Jess says:

    I’m also watching Akatsuki no Yona and really loving it so far. Is that Hak and Yona? If I have some free time to spare I will surely try to read the manga.

  2. Faye M. says:

    KOI DANO AI DANOOOOOOO! This manga is one of the very few shoujo that gave me intense OTP feels (the last time was Fruits Basket, bahaha! And oh, mayhaps Bokura Ga Ita~) I sincerely love the MC and Tsubaki, but yup, like you, Yabuki makes my heart beat, too! There’s just so romantic in the motion that Nadeoko thawed his cold heart <3 <3 <3

  3. Kezia says:

    HELL YEAHHHH FOR HAK & YONA! Been shipping them since the first episode and it’s making me die inside whenever they hug or protect each other. And did you see that absolute trust they both have for each other? Ohmygawddddddd. I’m currently on chapter 57 of the manga — hopefully I can finish it soon and then get started on Koi Dano Ai Dano :3

    Ahhh, I still remember that joy I felt when Mazume happened. LIKE REALLY HAPPENED. Because I thought it was going to be Shishio but then BOOM. Suzume came back to Mamura asfsdgfdhsfhjshkfdgkgf DAMN FEELSSSSSSSSS THAT FIRST AND LAST KISSSSSSS

    Bahahaha I’m laughing at that Shatter Me description. I think everyone knows that you’re #1 Warnette advocate around here xD


    • Mitchii G. says:

      I ship them so HARD! I want more moments between them (my heart melts every time). Yes, go, go, go Kezia! I await your verdict for Koi Dano Ai Dano (hopefully you’ll like it as much as I do).

      MAZUME!!! I still can’t believe it. Our ship sailed! I’m so on cloud nine every time I remember. 😀

      #1 Warnette advocate?! YES , PLEASE!

  4. Haha, I don’t know any of those OTPs. I’m still stuck in the Vampire Academy series, so I don’t think I will see Adrian/Sydney any time soon.

  5. Aww I need to read Akatsuki no Yona ASAP. Hak and Yona just sound so adorable, and I love loyal guys in general.

    Okay, I watched a few episodes of Fruits Basket and the art wasn’t my thing, but I DEFINITELY shipped Kyo & Tohru!

    Hirunaka no Ryuusei sounds super cute as well.

    For Honey & Clover, oh dear I haven’t even read it yet and ALREADY I love the guy. But I have a feeling that I’ll want to push the girl off a cliff.

    Shatter Me… Ugh. I’m never going on the Team Warner train. xD

    I NEED KOI DANO AI DANO! Best friends… Yep. Sold. 😉

    • Mitchii G. says:

      You should. I have converted Meg and Kezia and look at them so proud that they are fangirling with me, haha.

      Yes, Tohru & Kyou! xD Oh no, don’t push Ayu from the cliff, the unrequited love was actually tastefully done. You’ll root for her + Nomiya, if anything else.


  6. Elizabeth says:

    Yes, yes, yes forever and always Koi dano!! I’m surprised you didn’t have Kyoko/Sho up here (you were the one who liked Sho, right?) And of course Kyo/Tohru – that quote is gorgeous. Huh. I just realized that I don’t know if goodreads has quotes for manga and now I’m going to go look because I want to add that to my quotes…

    • Mitchii G. says:

      haha, they’re OT3 (bc I love me some Ren too). It is, right? If you’d like to know, it’s from Volume 23 Chapter 134. 😀 There are quotes for manga in GR. Just search the title. 😀

  7. Megan says:

    EEEP, SUCH A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL POST. HOW CAN I HANDLE ALL THESE OTP FEELS??? Shh, don’t worry, I have like a thousand OTPs on my top list, too. ._.

    You already know that I’m a huge Hak fangirl, but yes, Hak x Yona for life! I’m still finding it unbelievable how the manga is already at 100+ chapters and we STILL haven’t gotten anything more than kisses on the freaking forehead! Argh, Yona, be more sensitive! We’re dying over here!

    I don’t know how many people have recommended Fruits Basket to me (along with Lovely Complex), and after this post, I think I’ll start reading it now. 😀 I’m all for stories that make me laugh and cry, and I’m forever looking for new couples to ship… not like I need any more to ship, haha.

    Nah, for me it was always Suzume and Mamura. I didn’t like Shishio at all nor did I think he and Suzume had any chemistry whatsoever. I was so, so worried that she was going to choose him over sweet, adorable Mamura, but THANK GOD she didn’t. But yup, Suzumura is definitely a huge OTP of mine, too!

    As for me, Kou and Futaba from Ao Haru Ride would be pretty high on this list, as would Kousei and Kaori. I’m already at Chapter 41 in the manga and noooo, only three more chapters left and they’re going to be full of heartbreak and misery. D: Oh, and Tris and Four from Divergent, but if I’m not mistaken you didn’t like Divergent that much, right? Heheh.

    This post is kind of funny because I’m watching the latest episode of TG S2 and I’m at the part where Tsukiyama is sniffing his handkerchief in the bathroom and yelling about sweet memories and sweet harmonies. Too bad I’m not a Tsukineki shipper, lol.

    • Mitchii G. says:

      That many? And I thought I have ridiculous number already.

      I know, right? Come one give me a kiss! I need the Yona/Hak kiss right now! Yes, Mamura really looked more determined than Shishioever was and to think he was the adult!

      Oh no, I’m such a big Toma fan, I mean I’m ok with Kou but I hate how the author dragged their indifferences and crammed it in the last remaining chapters. No, no Divergent for me 😛

      Tsukineki is a crack ship. I repeat, crack ship. I don’t ship anyone from TG, fortunately. 😛

  8. Adrian + Sydney is pretty high on my ship list, but to be honest, I still shipped Adrian + Rose a lot more. SIGH. I just felt that they complimented each other a lot more! But I still ship Sydrian. Which reminds me that I need to finish the Bloodlines series!

    Ah, Tohru and Kyo. SO CUTE. I couldn’t actually decide if I shipped them more, or Tohru + Yuki more, because I loved how much they all loved each other. I was a bit disappointed with how Takaya dismissed Yuki’s feelings for Tohru as son/mother feelings because NO. In the first few volumes it was TOTALLY ROMANTIC. Siiiiigh.

    Also YES for Juliette + Warner. *faints*

    As for OTPs, I have quite a lot 😀 And most of them aren’t canon *crying*

    Marlin + Arthur from the TV show Merlin is my one and only OTP. And I ship them with a fiery passion.

    June + Day from the Legend series. Thankfully canon and FULL of feels.

    Oz + Gilbert from Pandora Hearts. Canon only with respect to Gil’s feelings for Oz. This ship is pretty much my favourite in any manga ever. EEK.

    Adam + Ronan from The Raven Cycle. I think this may be canon. Yet to find out!!!

    And there are heaps more, but these are the first ones that come to mind ^.^

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Oh my gosh, didn’t know you’re Warnetter fan, now I love you a hundred times more!!! My herat broke for Adrian and Rose that’s why I’m huge Sydrian advocate, hehe.

      I’m Gansey + Blue, they are my Raven Boys OTP. 😛

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