2017 Anime Couples Tournament - Round 4 - Match 4



  • We’re getting down to the wire with our round of 16! Cast your vote! The voting will remain open until 12:00 pm Mountain Time tomorrow.
    You must post your vote, as well as the current score after taking your vote into account. Please note clearly who you are voting for, either by making a comment or by highlighting your vote in the score tally. You may only vote once, and once you post you cannot change your vote. The first to 10 points or the highest score after 24 hours wins.

    Nagisa x Tomoya
    Clannad
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    Shinra x Celty
    Durarara!!
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    Nagisa x Tomoya – 0
    Shinra x Celty - 0



  • Nagisa x Tomoya – 1
    Shinra x Celty - 0



  • Nagisa x Tomoya – 2
    Shinra x Celty - 0

    Nagisa and Tomoya are, in my opinion, my number one anime couple.
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    Clannad is a show that starts off with a very strong harem feel to it. Tomoya is just an ordinary guy, who has a bit of a sharp tongue to him and also a bit of a bad boy, who has a number of girls tripping over themselves to get his attention. Some are a bit more subtle then others, but we as viewers are totally aware of what is happening here.
    And who is the immediate, pretty clear frontrunner in the situation? Is it the brash, loud tsundere? Her timid but rather obvious twin? How about the resident school badass who is also student council president? How about the quiet genius?
    No, the immediate chemistry, from their very first scene, is felt most between Tomoya and the timid, quiet, unsure Nagisa.
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    They are both characters with a lot of faults and a lot of baggage. But Nagisa has a goal and Tomoya is determined to help her achieve it, and because of this they bond over the course of the entire first season. Tomoya is truly different with Nagisa, but not in a way that is unbelievable. His change around her isn't forced, but much more natural, like he's content. Happy.
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    And we see the FULL course of their relationship, which I adored. It seems like two real people, and while Clannad delivered the wonderful developments in the early stages of falling for someone, the true beauty of what they have is shown in the second season, After Story.
    They truly are just meant for each other, and everyone knows it. The other girls know it, Nagisa's parents know it, heck, the writers even acknowledge it.
    There is a pair of OVAs that explore the alternate routes Tomoya could have gone with two of the other girls, but one of the few things I LOVED about these episodes is that it acknowledges that this could only have happened if Tomoya had never met Nagisa.
    As long as she is there, she is all Tomoya sees.
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  • Nagisa x Tomoya – 2
    Shinra x Celty - 1



  • Nagisa x Tomoya – 2
    Shinra x Celty - 2

    Much as Nagisa and Tomoya holds a special place for me, Shinra and Celty is the last of my remaining major OTP's in this tourney so I gotta stand by them.

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    There’s many types of love in this series. Some are more traditional crushes, some are twisted, some are batshit crazy, and some are pairings that people love because these characters hate each other therefore they’re down to bang. There’s many pairings of love and romance in this series, but to me the one that stands out the most?

    Celty and Shinra.

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    This is an odd pair that started out as a one sided crush from Shinra with his fascination and curiosity with this strange headless Dullahan. But as time grew on, his obsession proved to be less scientific and morbid, but more romantic in nature. Genuine romance. And Celty with her time spent living with him and spending time with him and other humans in general, grows to return his feelings.

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    There’s something about the way these two are written. Ryogo Narita seems to actually write some very fascinating romances and this to me is one of his most compelling. They are so charming together and their chemistry is great. For someone who can only speak through text Celty has a lot to say and express. Her moments of frustration, vulnerability, and cuteness are seen and appreciated by Shinra when many others would be horrified by Celty being a headless monster, when he sees her as a beautiful woman. And it’s not like Celty’s not tough, by all means she is the far more capable and strong creature who can take on gangs and ride in the streets, meet people and become a person of her own will. But the two of them together creates what may be some of my absolute favorite parts of the series in general. They are equally strong characters on their own, but like any true pair they compliment each other so well and legitimately compliment, and even complete one another. They care, they fight, they joke, they flirt, they share, and they quite literally love one another in a way that I absolutely adore and appreciate their strange love turned out to be one of my absolute favorite pairs in all of anime.

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  • Nagisa x Tomoya – 2
    Shinra x Celty - 3



  • Nagisa x Tomoya – 3
    Shinra x Celty - 3



  • Nagisa x Tomoya – 3
    Shinra x Celty - 4

    I haven't seen Clannad, although I've heard good things. My plan is to play the VN during my xmas break.



  • Nagisa x Tomoya – 3
    Shinra x Celty- 5



  • Nagisa x Tomoya – 4
    Shinra x Celty- 5


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