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Ah, love. That thing that makes the world go round and makes you cry in public when your favorite couple gets together (or break up). This is your official warning: we’re about to get all up in your feels, and we’re not sorry.

Shipping is a way of life for anime fans. You don’t watch your favorite shows to get lost in the story (well, not just that) — you want to see your favorite characters get together and live happily ever after. You want to see them live on forever in fan art, fanfiction, and cosplay.

If you’re anything like me, you spend tons of time watching anime and fantasizing about the characters who might be your OTP. But what is an OTP, exactly? It’s the couple that holds a special place in your heart because they’re just so perfect for each other. It’s basically the pairing that you’d be willing to die for.

If you’re reading this, it’s because you like anime and want to know more about the best anime couples. Whether it’s your first foray into the world of shipping or you’ve been a shipper since the beginning of time, we hope you’ll find a valid opponent to your current favorite pairing. Personally, the more OTPs the better, so we investigated which pairings anime fans seem to have their eyes on. Here’s to the cutest anime couples of all time!

#1

Kagome & Inuyasha (Inuyasha)

Kagome & Inuyasha (Inuyasha)

There’s nothing like a pair of warriors who overcome all obstacles and fight for their happily ever after. They’ve been through everything together — from fighting demons to dealing with the various aspects of their relationship and each other’s pasts. They’re by far the most popular pairing, and fans fell in love with how the authors took their time to develop their relationship through the course of the series and made it feel real.

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Winry & Edward (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Winry & Edward (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Winry and Edward. They’re a match made in heaven — or at least in the fictional world of Fullmetal Alchemist, where they’ve been a fan-favorite couple for years. As if the story itself wasn’t enough to make you fall in love, these two are just so darn cute together. When the series finale revealed they got married and even had kids, many fans went wild and have since focused their fanworks on this new family.

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Minato & Kushina (Naruto)

Minato & Kushina (Naruto)

The best anime couples are the ones that make us believe in true love. And when it comes to that, it’s hard to beat Minato and Kushina from Naruto. After their reveal as Naruto’s parents, Minato and Kushina were shipped with fervor and gained a plethora of fans. Their love story is often cited as an example of a well-written ship, and thanks to the pair’s individual titles and abilities, they perfectly fit the “power couple” trope.

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Lucy & Natsu (Fairy Tail)

Lucy & Natsu (Fairy Tail)

Can we all agree these two are the cutest and move along? They’re both fan-favorite characters on their own, but put them together and you’ve got one of the most popular anime couples. For starters, they’re both pretty hot. And we’re not just talking looks here; we’re talking personality. Both are super strong and resilient, but they also have deep emotional struggles that make them relatable. They don’t let their passion overtake their friendship or their mission, but the mutual feelings are there, and they get regularly teased as a couple.

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Temari & Shikamaru (Naruto)

Temari & Shikamaru (Naruto)

Temari and Shikamaru are among the most badass anime couples in the Naruto fandom. Fans are well aware that neither anime nor manga go heavy on romance, but the way these two are portrayed — first as rivals, then as friends and allies — gave life to one of the best ships in the fandom. Their chemistry and constant bickering made them a fan favorite, and the fact they’ve been confirmed married added fuel to fans’ love.

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Riza Hawkeye & Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Riza Hawkeye & Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist)

If you’re looking for a pairing that’s got the perfect mix of sass, loyalty, and chemistry, look no further than Riza Hawkeye and Roy Mustang. When talking about this couple, you can’t talk about one without the other — they’re an inseparable pair. A whole package. Although there’s no explicit mention of a romantic relationship going on between them, tons of moments in the manga/anime suggest they do have feelings for each other. What we can 100% confirm though, is that they deeply trust each other and have defended one another on more than one occasion.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My favorite couple. Their relationship always seemed well balanced and you lose track of the number of times they save each other's life.

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#7

Miroku & Sango (Inuyasha)

Miroku & Sango (Inuyasha)

Miroku and Sango are the perfect example of a pair that fans love for their banter and genuine connection. Despite their incessant bickering, usually caused by Miroku’s inability to keep his hands in place, their relationship is built on a foundation of mutual affection, admiration, and trust. Going from being allies to close friends and spouses, they became one of our favorite married anime couples!

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Gajeel & Levy (Fairy Tail)

Gajeel & Levy (Fairy Tail)

The whole buzz with Gajeel and Levy started when they got paired for the S-Class trials, and since then, their relationship has taken off. They may not be the most obvious couple, but once you’ve seen them together, it’s impossible to imagine them apart! The creator of Fairy Tail, Hiro Mashima, seems to be a huge fan of the couple himself: his Twitter is populated with drawings of them.

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Misaki & Usui (Maid-Sama!)

Misaki & Usui (Maid-Sama!)

Misaki Ayuzawa and Takumi Usui hold a special place in the hearts of shoujo fans, and they’ve been one of the most famous anime couples for years since the release of Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama. The anime is already a pretty funny and enjoyable experience, but it’s the two main characters who make it so. They certainly have their differences, but they’re always able to work them out.

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Tohru Honda & Kyo Sohma (Fruits Basket)

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Touka Kirishima & Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul)

Touka Kirishima & Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul)

Touka and Kaneki have been a light in the darkness of Tokyo Ghoul. These two graced our screens with a mature and slow-built relationship and soon became the favorite pairing of the series. It’s not easy to find a partner who understands you on such a visceral level — especially if you’re a ghoul. And when you’ve been through what Kaneki and Touka have, it’s even harder to trust anybody. The thing is, they’ve been there for each other every step of the way, and fans loved how things ended up for them.

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Hiyori & Yato (Noragami)

Hiyori & Yato (Noragami)

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Gray & Juvia (Fairy Tail)

Gray & Juvia (Fairy Tail)

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Taiga Aisaka & Ryuji Takasu (Toradora!)

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Tomoe & Nanami (Kamisama Kiss)

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why so low? He THOUGHT he loved someone else once but he ACTUALLY loved her for hundreds of years She always was the only one for him She made him care about humans

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#19

Bulma & Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)

Bulma & Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Saiyan race produces powerful warriors, but they are apparently gentle lovers.

#20

Arima Kousei & Miyazono Kaori (Your Lie In April)

Arima Kousei & Miyazono Kaori (Your Lie In April)

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Haku & Chihiro (Spirited Away)

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I never really interpreted their relationship as romantic, but I do think they make a good platonic couple

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Sailor Uranus & Sailor Neptune (Sailor Moon)

Sailor Uranus & Sailor Neptune (Sailor Moon)

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Vivienne-Marie Hintzen
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Haruka.... The first girl I had a crush on XD These two really should be higher up

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Asuna & Kirito (Sword Art Online)

Asuna & Kirito (Sword Art Online)

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Vivienne-Marie Hintzen
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait ... Why are they not number one ? They are perfect together They trust each other blindly Both make up for the things the other one is missing And people actually literally fighting together are always good And they literally fight side by side And for each other It's kind of amazing how Kirito goes berserk when his Asuna is in danger I really really really don't want to p**s off the Lightning Flash in the first place But a Kirito going berserk? There are better ways to die

#24

Android 18 & Krillin (Dragon Ball Z)

Android 18 & Krillin (Dragon Ball Z)

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Ban & Elaine (The Seven Deadly Sins)

Ban & Elaine (The Seven Deadly Sins)

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Sailor Moon & Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon)

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Vivienne-Marie Hintzen
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As much as I love sailor moon and this couple A lot of times it felt like they were just a couple because Serenity and Endymion were Usagi is such a cry baby so often and doesn't do much for her education most of the time and Mamoru goes studying in Harvard

#28

Kaminari And Jirou (My Hero Academia)

Kaminari And Jirou (My Hero Academia)

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Midoriya & Ochaco (My Hero Academia)

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Ichigo Kurosaki & Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)

Ichigo Kurosaki & Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)

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King & Diane (Seven Deadly Sins)

King & Diane (Seven Deadly Sins)

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Shoya & Shoko (A Silent Voice)

Shoya & Shoko (A Silent Voice)

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Happy & Charle (Fairy Tail)

Happy & Charle (Fairy Tail)

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Erza Scarlet & Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)

Erza Scarlet & Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't believe this is so low compared to all the other fairy tail ships

#36

Asta & Noelle (Black Cover)

Asta & Noelle (Black Cover)

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish Noelle would just TELL Asta how she feels instead of beating around the bush!

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Meliodas & Elizabeth (Seven Deadly Sins)

Meliodas & Elizabeth (Seven Deadly Sins)

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Mai Sakurajima & Sakuta Azusagawa (Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai)

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Julia & Spike (Cowboy Bebop)

Julia & Spike (Cowboy Bebop)

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Ichigo And Orihime (Bleach)

Ichigo And Orihime (Bleach)

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Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane (Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War)

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Nicholas D. Wolfwood & Milly Thompson (Trigun)

Nicholas D. Wolfwood & Milly Thompson (Trigun)

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Milly is the kind of girl who invades your life and suddenly you realize that you're married with five kids.

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Eren Jaeger & Mikasa Ackerman (Attack On Titan)

Eren Jaeger & Mikasa Ackerman (Attack On Titan)

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Alzack Connell & Bisca Connell (Fairy Tail)

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Kenshin & Kaoru (Rurouni Kenshin)

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Lelouch & C.c. (Code Geass)

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Shihoin Yoruichi & Soifon (Bleach)

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Sting And Yukino (Fairy Tail)

Sting And Yukino (Fairy Tail)

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Takagi-San & Nishikata (Teasing Master Takagi-San)

Takagi-San & Nishikata (Teasing Master Takagi-San)

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Nagisa & Tomoya (Clannad)

Nagisa & Tomoya (Clannad)

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Yusuke Urameshi & Keiko Yukimura (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Yusuke Urameshi & Keiko Yukimura (Yu Yu Hakusho)

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She waited for him for a long time! Glad they finally got together!

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Rintaro Okabe & Makise Kurisu (Steins;gate)

Rintaro Okabe & Makise Kurisu (Steins;gate)

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Goku & Chi-Chi (Dragonball Z)

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not sure about this one....Goku was never around and frequently abandoned her and their sons to go fight for fun.

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Amu & Ikuto (Shugo Chara!)

Amu & Ikuto (Shugo Chara!)

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sooooo cute together... i love the time she caught him tangled up in yarn like a cat. It was precious.

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Kyouko Hori And Izumi Miyamura (Horimiya)

Kyouko Hori And Izumi Miyamura (Horimiya)

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Ulquiorra And Orihime (Bleach)

Ulquiorra And Orihime (Bleach)

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Zero Two And Hiro (Darling In The Franxx)

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Elfman Strauss & Evergreen (Fairy Tail)

Elfman Strauss & Evergreen (Fairy Tail)

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Mei Tachibana & Yamato Kurosawa (Say I Love You)

Mei Tachibana & Yamato Kurosawa (Say I Love You)

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Cobra & Kinana (Fairy Tail)

Cobra & Kinana (Fairy Tail)

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Ren Akatsuki & Sherry Blendy (Fairy Tail)

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Lelouch Lamperouge & Shirley Fenette (Code Geass)

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Tatsumi & Mine (Akame Ga Kill!)

Tatsumi & Mine (Akame Ga Kill!)

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Rikka And Yuuta (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!)

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Romeo Conbolt & Wendy Marvell (Fairy Tail)

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Eureka & Renton (Eureka 7)

Eureka & Renton (Eureka 7)

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Chi & Hideki Motosuwa (Chobits)

Chi & Hideki Motosuwa (Chobits)

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Nasa And Tsukasa (Tonikawa: Over The Moon For You)

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Heero Yuy And Relena Peacecraft (Gundam Wing)

Heero Yuy And Relena Peacecraft (Gundam Wing)

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Ahiru & Fakir (Princess Tutu)

Ahiru & Fakir (Princess Tutu)

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Myne & Lutz (Ascendance Of A Bookworm)

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Tomoya & Megumi (Saekano)

Tomoya & Megumi (Saekano)

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Taichi & Inaba (Kokoro Connect)

Taichi & Inaba (Kokoro Connect)

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Lyon Vastia & Meredy (Fairy Tail)

Lyon Vastia & Meredy (Fairy Tail)

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Shion & Nezumi (No.6)

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Rogue Cheney & Kagura Mikazuchi (Fairy Tail)

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Madoka Kaname & Homura Akemi (Madoka Magica)

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Hitomi And Van (Vision Of Escaflowne)

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Sasuke And Sakura (Naruto)

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1 year ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

HOW IS THIS NUMBER 73?????? Edit (2 weeks later): sorry about the Naruto fangirling

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Kira And Lacus (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed)

Kira And Lacus (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed)

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Lina Inverse & Gourry Gabriev (Slayers)

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Hajime & Yue (Arifureta: From Commonplace To World's Strongest)

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Lector & Frosch (Fairy Tail)

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Himari & Yuto (Omamori Himari)

Himari & Yuto (Omamori Himari)

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Bickslow & Lisanna Strauss (Fairy Tail)

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AJ DeNofa
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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What makes anyone think these two are couple material? Bixlow is too creepy and Lisanna I'm sure is still carrying a torch for Natsu.

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Athrun Zala And Cagalli Yula Athha (The Gundam)

Athrun Zala And Cagalli Yula Athha (The Gundam)

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Tamahiko & Yuzuki (Taisho Otome Fairy Tale)

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Hisui E. Fiore & Arcadios (Fairy Tail)

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Ash & Misty (Pokemon)

Ash & Misty (Pokemon)

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AJ DeNofa
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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay is there any way to add couples? because I think it is clear that Ash is going to be with Serena. This whole thing should be for official couples.

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