No matter how evil, lazy, or unapproachable a character may seem in any Shonen Jump anime or manga, there will always be fanart and fanfiction dedicated to pairing anime characters who seem to “like” one another. For many of us, this is what drives us to YouTube, Wikias, Forums and other sites to indulge our fantasies.
So here the anime to pick on is "Bleach". Bleach has been serialized in manga since 2001 and has been collected in 60 volumes as of August 2013[Source] In short, Bleach is about Ichigo Kurosaki, a fifteen year boy who can see spirits and eventually he is recruited to be a Soul Reaper or Shinigami-“death god”.
What is the appeal of pairing characters in a Shonen Jump?
It could be that old “school vote” syndrome why we pair up animated people. Remember those surveys of who will be most successful, best looking and of course, best couples?
Ever see two random people at your job, at school, or online and thought: “These two are so different/similar and should date!” Okay, maybe we all actually have lives and don’t really think about these things but when it comes to Japanese Animations, we see the little things that appeal to us about a character:
- How they interact with their friends.
- Their attractiveness
- How they are drawn and how they respond to their environments.
- Plus, we all just love romance so enjoy the list of these couples from Bleach*
*Most characters based off Seasons 1-4 only.
Which possible pairing do you like most?