Fate/Stay Night’s Shirou Emiya and Sakura Matou: Love bound by Duty and Protection

Last year around Valentine’s Day I did a character dive on a number of anime relationships that I really liked. One of them, and the most popular was the relationship between Shirou Emiya and Rin Tohsaka from Unlimited Blade Works. It was a great post and I loved talking about what still remains one of my favorite couples in all of anime.

But that is just one of three main relationships in the main Fate story. What about the other two? Well another year has passed, so it is time to dig back into this world! After the cut let’s take a character dive into the relationship of Heaven’s Feel’s Shirou Emiya and Sakura Matou!

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Love forged by what is right and what is needed.
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YU-NO’s Takuya Arima and Amanda: Within a Minute

Over the last two weeks, I’ve discussed two of my favorite couples in anime, why I like them, and why I think they work. That continues this week but with a couple that is relatively new to me. I’ve gushed and gushed about the visual novel YU-NO: A Girl who Chants Love at the Bound of this world, talking about the individual arcs, the characters, and why I think it is a masterpiece of fiction. Reflecting back on that this last month, and thinking about what is my favorite couple, I found myself thinking back to a surprising one. Join me after the cut as I take dive into the relationship of Takuya Arima and Amanda.

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Blog title not a reflection of Takuya’s sexual ability.

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Fate/Stay Night’s Shirou Emiya and Rin Tohsaka: Friendship Made, Love Forged.

When it comes to anime couples, there is no one higher on my list than the two people we are talking about today. From the moment I started watching Unlimited Blade Works I knew that these two characters were a special match, and in the years follow, through the other stories and beyond, it still remains the best one done. I won’t beat around the bush. Join me after the cut as we take a character dive into the relationship of the two main leads of Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works: Shirou Emiya and Rin Tohsaka

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Love formed through friendship and trial.

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Steins;Gate’s Rintaro Okabe and Makise Kurisu: Filling in the Gaps

February is the month of love, yet while Shallow Dives always likes to have our time of love in the summer, I won’t turn away a chance to do something for Valentine’s Day. Aside from our month long look at the infamous Yosuga no Sora, I am also going to spend some time talking about two of my favorite anime relationships. Let’s not waste anytime and after the cut, take a character dive into Steins;Gate‘s Rintaro Okabe and Makise Kurisu.

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Lab coats sold separately

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