This post has spoilers, but you will be able to avoid them easily. I divided the sections via anime title so you can easily skip those you haven’t seen yet. I’ve put all images in separate slideshows (if you’re reading this post from a feed, you’ll need to visit the site to see the slides).
Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I bare my heart out to you, and present all the fail I can remember from this dubious sub-hobby of shipping characters in their respective anime and manga. My track record is impressively awful, most notable in that in my own favorite show and franchise, my OTP lies dead in the water (or in space).
My qualification of a failed ship is simple: they did not end up together (never mind if it’s due to some kind of harem end). If there are still upcoming installments in the continuity, or if the manga is long-running and ongoing I’ll still mention my failed pairings based on the latest completed chapters as of today. IF YOU LIKE TO CARRY A TORCH, FEEL FREE TO DO SO. BUT I KNOW FULL WELL THE CORRUPTING DARKNESS THAT AWAITS YOU AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WATERY GRAVEYARD OF RABU-RABU.
Let’s get this out of the way: Super Dimension Fortress Macross
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Turn A Gundam
Honey and Clover
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam
The Vision of Escaflowne
Both of us:
Waifus, more related to this post than you think [->]
THAT Anime Valentine’s Post [->]
Half-trolling (wtf) the previous post [->]
A thoughtful post on being an anime and manga fan on Vday (2DT 2010/02/14)
The best/worst Valentine’s Day Post EVAR [->]