The 20 Best Anime Couples of 2022

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The new year is here, and what better way to ring in the new season than with the 20 best anime couples of 2022? After all, there are many anime couples this year capturing our hearts.

This anime couples list is full of anime husbandos and waifus that fans look forward to seeing in each episode!

Anime couples are one of the most important aspects of an anime's compelling narrative. They not only attract devoted viewers, but also a sizable fanbase that will rally behind the couple if the ship is not sailed or declared non-canon.

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  1. Wein and Ninym (The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt)

    Wein and Ninym frequently argue with one another. Despite this, they have mutual feelings for one another and genuinely care about each other.

    Wein becomes enraged whenever Ninym's name is brought up for an insult and even declares that the critic will be executed on the spot. This goes to say that Wein goes to great lengths just to protect Ninym's reputation.

    The most important aspect of their relationship is that it is based on trust. Wein describes Ninym as his heart, demonstrating his faith in her.

    Related: Will There Be a Season 2 of The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt?

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  2. Vanitas and Jeanne (The Case Study of Vanitas)

    Vanitas and Jeanne's relationship is a love-hate one. The anime trope of enemies-to-lovers is used in The Case Study of Vanitas.

    Despite having a rocky start because Jeanne tried to assassinate Vanitas, the two of them clearly have a strong romantic tension with one another.

    Over time, they become closer, even vulnerable to one another, indicating a higher level of relationship.

    Related: Anime Like The Case Study of Vanitas

  3. Sasaki and Miyano (Sasaki and Miyano)

    The only BL anime pairing on the list is Sasaki and Miyano. They made this list because of their adorable chemistry and how well their relationship developed throughout the series.

    Set in high school, Sasaki becomes close to Miyano after intervening to prevent Kuresawa from being beaten up. Their bond becomes official after Miyano lends him his BL manga.

    Following that, Sasaki frequently inquired about Miyano's interests and preferences. He admires him now that he knows there is much more to Miyano than meets the eye.

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  4. Gojo and Marin (My Dress-Up Darling)

    The strongest couple of Winter 2022, Gojo and Marin, demonstrate that polar opposites can still have similarities.

    They not only defy gender stereotypes, but they also demonstrate that even the most unusual couple can have a lot of chemistry.

    Marin Kitagawa, dubbed "the best girl of Winter 2022," attracts the introverted and traumatized Hina artist, Gojo Wakana, to be her partner in crime. They complement one another, and despite not being an official couple by the end of the anime, they look great together.

    Related: Anime Like My Dress-Up Darling

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  5. Nishikata and Takagi (Teasing Master Takagi-san)

    Nishikata and Takagi are one of the cutest anime couples on the list, and they are always entertaining to watch.

    It's very relaxing and comforting to watch them tease each other. Its innocence and authenticity soothe the viewers.

    Nishikata and Takagi share feelings for one another. They spent the majority of their time teasing and embarrassing one another. Takagi enjoys watching Nishikata's expression change as she teases the cute boy.

    Related: Anime Like Teasing Master Takagi-san

  6. Damian and Anya (Spy x Family)

    Damian and Anya from Spy x Family are frequently paired together by fans, owing to their unrivaled chemistry.

    The two of them got off to a rocky start when Anya punched Damian in the face because of the latter's attitude.

    While Damian initially dislikes Anya, he changes his opinion of her after Anya decides to apologize to him.

    Damian frequently blushes whenever he interacts with Anya. Their scenes are so good and satisfying that you might want to see them as an endgame in the series.

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  7. Ashito and Hana (Ao Ashi)

    Despite the fact that it is a sports anime, Ashito and Hana are one of the best anime couples of 2022.

    They, like Damian and Anya, had a rocky start after Hana found Ashito annoying. She underestimates Ashito's abilities, which are inferior to those of the other Esperion players.

    However, after seeing Ashito's skills and talents in the first tryout match, she began to see him in a new light.

    Given the strength of their pairing in the series, it will not be surprising if Ashito and Hana end up together in Ao Ashi.

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  8. Shinpei and Ushio (Summer Time Rendering)

    Shinpei and Ushio's childhood and grown-up relationships are featured in the Summer Time Rendering anime. While the anime is shrouded in mystery and the otherworldly, Shinpei and Ushio have undeniable chemistry.

    Shinpei wants to know the truth about Ushio, but he also wants to protect and save her from the dangers of the island's Shadow Sickness.

    Related: Who Does Shinpei End Up With in Summer Time Rendering?

  9. Nagi and Erika (A Couple of Cuckoos)

    The relationship between Nagi and Erika is unlike any other on the list. They were made to stay together under the same roof after their parents forced them to.

    While both of them want to overturn their arranged marriage, they end up becoming good friends over time.

    Given their circumstances, Nagi and Erika are very likely to end up together. They have great chemistry, are genuine, and their personalities complement each other.

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  10. Himuro and Yukimura (Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It)

    Himuro and Yukimura of Science Fell In love, So I Tried to Prove It is a peculiar pairing.

    Shinya and Ayame prove their love for one another using mathematics and logic, unlike any other couple who gets together after successfully confessing.

    They are not only academic rivals, but they also want to obtain legitimate proof of their love that is based on data, experiments, and references rather than emotions.

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  11. Raidou and Aharen (Aharen-san wa Hakarenai)

    Raidou and Aharen are one of the cutest couples on the list, proving that even the oddest pairing can be endearing. Raidou and Aharen first meet in high school, when the young teenage boy decides to branch out and make new friends.

    He began to approach his seatmate, Aharen, only to discover that her personality differed from others. Aharen, it turns out, has some difficulty communicating with others and establishing appropriate distances.

    As a result, Raidou sets out to support and assist Aharen in any way he can, even if the latter is frequently perplexing.

    Related: Is Aharen-san wa Hakarenai Similar To Komi Can’t Communicate?

  12. Naofumi and Raphtalia (The Rising of the Shield Hero)

    Naofumi and Raphtalia's relationship has been tested through ups and downs in The Rising of the Shield Hero. What began as a simple servant-slave relationship with the filolial, Filo, evolves into one of Naofumi's most loyal and faithful companions.

    While Raphtalia clearly cares about Naofumi, the Shield Hero dismisses Raphtalia's concerns on a regular basis. He doesn't want to be associated with Raphtalia because he'll be leaving to return to the real world once his mission is completed.

    In any case, Naofumi adores Raphtalia. He not only rebuilds Raphtalia's village, but he also wants her to grow stronger so that she can protect others and save them from the same tragic fate.

    Related: Who Does Naofumi End Up With in The Rising of the Shield Hero?

  13. Ard and Ireena (The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody)

    Ard and Ireena have known each other since they were children. While Ard has been reborn as a cunning young boy, Ireena was the first to accept him for who he is, despite her initial hostility.

    Ireena has some trauma with other people because she has had difficult friendships and relationships since she was a child. Her casting and magic improve with Ard's assistance, eventually making her a powerful elf.

    Despite her rivalry with Ginny, Ireena ups her game to divert Ard's attention away from Ginny.

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  14. Akari and Menou (The Executioner and Her Way of Life)

    The Executioner and Her Way of Life is a yuri anime about Akari and Menou's relationship. Their relationship is unlike any other on the list, as it is built on betrayal and trust.

    While Menou wants to kill Akari because she is a threat to the people and the balance of the isekai world, Akari does not die as a result of her abilities.

    Menou, on the contrary, frequently defends Akari from her attackers, even though she wants her dead.

    Akari and Menou became acquainted with one another over time. Despite being the same gender, Akari frequently makes fun of Menou's attraction to her. In fact, during one of their interactions, she invited Menou to join her in the bath.

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  15. Kongming and Eiko (Ya Boy Kongming)

    If Kongming and Eiko end up together in Ya Boy Kongming, a strange relationship will blossom. They began as managers and talent after Kongming volunteered to help Eiko advance in the music industry.

    Kongming is not only dedicated to serving Eiko in any way he can but he is also drawn to Eiko's singing voice, which transports him to his past whenever he hears her sing.

    Eiko, on the other hand, has a great deal of faith in Kongming, despite the fact that the two of them barely know each other.

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  16. Tadano and Komi (Komi Can’t Communicate)

    Tadano and Komi become closer when the young boy tries to help Komi reach 100 friends. Komi, after all, has a communication disorder despite having nearly perfect features.

    While Tadano views Komi differently because of her features, he was surprised to learn of Komi's secret. Over time, Tadano has become increasingly supportive of Komi, to the point where he will go to greater lengths to help Komi achieve her high school goal.

    Related: Will There Be a Komi Can't Communicate Season 3? What to Expect

  17. Fudo and Desumi (Love After World Domination)

    Fudo and Desumi's secret relationship is a fun and enjoyable thing to watch during the spring anime season.

    While both of them strive to defeat the other in front of their colleagues, Fudo and Desumi frequently meet in private to share special moments.

    Fudo and Desumi lead the good and bad. If word gets out about their secret relationship, it will cause a huge problem for the two of them and will be detrimental not only to their bond but also to their friends.

    Related: Where to Watch Love After World Domination?

  18. Shikimori and Izumi (Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie)

    Shikimori and Izumi, one of the list's most unusual pairings, have been dating since the first episode of Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie.

    They appear to be your average high school couple, until you learn that Shikimori frequently transforms into her cool-girl persona to save her unfortunate boyfriend, Izumi.

    Shikimori and Izumi first met in high school during their freshman year. Shikimori's striking beauty impressed Izumi after she assisted him in retrieving his blown-away files.

    After Izumi confessed to Shikimori at their first cultural festival, the two of them got together not long after.

    Related: Will There Be a Season 2 of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie? Latest Update

  19. Shirogane and Kaguya (Kaguya-sama: Love is War)

    Miyuki and Kaguya, one of the most adored anime couples of all time, go to extraordinary lengths to hide their love for one another.

    Even though they adore each other, their egos and pride frequently get in the way. Throughout the anime, they both swear to make the other person confess their feelings in an unprecedented battle of funny antics, wits, and logic.

    This is a story about an unlikely couple, Miyuki and Kaguya, and their journey to become official boyfriend and girlfriend, complete with a lot of banter during the confession stage. Will they ever get together?

    Related: Who Does Chika Fujiwara End Up With in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?

  20. Loid and Yor (Spy x Family)

    Loid and Yor are a perfect match. The end.

    Of course, Loid and Yor from Spy x Family are the hottest anime couple of the spring season, and possibly one of the best of all time. Their story is unlike any other on the list, and their chemistry and authenticity with one another make each episode a pleasure to watch.

    To solve their personal problems, Loid and Yor pose as husband and wife. Yor is a secret assassin, while Loid is an undercover spy. They band together to carry out Loid's Operation Strix, while Yor wishes to continue her work without raising suspicions or worrying her brother.

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