Khorne, Whiskers, and I were having a discussion about this topic in ERASED. It gave me an idea for this thread to list couples in franchises for folks who like this type of romance in their series. Here in Anime Vice, we find all sorts of things that folks are into, just like the H and E club we have.
Only for legit couples unless we have a harem or reverse harem where its original source is a video game.
Beware, mild spoilers
Fate/ Stay Night - Saber and Shiro Emiya (Age Gap = 18 Year) - Oldest ♀
Spice and Wolf - Holo and Lawrence (Age Gap = 575) - Oldest ♀
Astarotte's Toy - Naoya and Lotte (Age Gap = ?) - Oldest ♂
Card Captor Sakura - Yoshiyuki Terada and Rika Sasaki (Age Gap = at least 20 Years) - Oldest ♂
Chobits - Takako Shimizu and Hiromu Shinbo (Age Gap = 10 Years) - Oldest ♀ + Hiroyasu Ueda and Yumi Omura (Age Gap = 22 Years) - Oldest ♂
FLCL - Naota Nandaba and Haruko Haruhara (Age Gap = 7 Years) - Oldest ♀
Fruits Basket - Kyoko and Katsuya Honda (Age Gap = 8 Years) - Oldest ♂
Arisa Uotani and Kureno Sohma (Age GAp = 10 Years)
Akito and Shigure Sohma (Age Gap = 5-6 Years)
Garden of Worlds - Takao Akizuki and Yukari Yukino (Age Gap - 12 Years) - - Oldest ♂
Gundam G - Maria Louise and George de Sand (Age Gap = 7 Years) - Oldest ♂
Gunslinger Girl - Petrushka and Alessandro Ricci (Age Gap = at least 10 Years) - Oldest ♂
Inu x Boku SS - Ririchiyo Shirakiin and Soushi Miketsukami (Age Gap = 7 Years)
Kare Kano - Maho Izawa and Yusuke Takashi (Age Gap = 14 Years) - Oldest ♂
Kodomo no Jikan - Daisuke Aoki and Rin Kokonoe (Age Gap = 14 Years)
Koi Kaze - Koshiro Saeki and Nanoka Kohinata (Age Gap = 813 Years) - Oldest ♂
La Famiglia della Arcana - Dante and Felicita (Age Gap = 22 Years) - Oldest ♂
Loveless - Ritsuka Aoyagi And Soubi Agatsuma (Age Gap = 8 Years)
Marmalade Boy - Shinichi Namura and Meiko Akizuki (Age Gap = at 10 Years) - Oldest ♂
My Wife is a High School Girl - Kyosuke Ichimaru and Asami Onohara (Age Gap = 8 Years)
Natsuyuki Rendezvous - Hazuki and Rokka (Age Gap = 8 Years) - Oldest ♀
Please Teacher - Mizuho Kazami and Kei Kusanagi (Age Gap = 5 years chronologically, 8 years physically) Oldest ♂
Rahxephon - Ayato Kamina and Haruka Shitow (Age Gap = 12 Years) - Oldest ♀
Rurouni Kenshin - Kenshin Himura and Kaoru Kamiya (Age Gap = 11 Years) - Oldest ♂
The Ancient Magus Bride - Magus and Chise Hatori (Age Gap = ?) - Oldest ♂
Usagi Drop - Daikichi Kawachi and Rin Kaga (Age Gap = 24 Years) - Oldest ♂
Velvet Kiss - Nitta Shin and Kanako (Age Gap 30 - Kanako's Age ? Years) - Oldest ♂
Welcome to the NHK - Tatsuhiro Sato and Misaki Nakahara (Age Gap = 6 Years)
Hitorijime, My Hero - Kousuke Ohshiba and Mashiro Setagawa (Age Gap 12)
If age gaps by physical age, then some quick examples...
-Maho Izawa and Yusuke Takashi (Kare Kano)- 14 year gap. -Daikichi Kawachi and Rin Kaga (Usagi Drop)- 24 year gap. -Koshiro Saeki and Nanoka Kohinata (Koi Kaze)- 13 year gap. -Kyoko and Katsuya Honda (Fruits Basket)- 8 year gap. -Ayato Kamina and Haruka Shitow (Rahxephon)- 12 year gap. -Yoshiyuki Terada and Rika Sasaki (Card Captor Sakura)- At least a 20 year gap in the romance (Rika's 10, Terada is at least in his 30s). -Naota Nandaba and Haruko Haruhara (FLCL)- 7 year gap (if we assume Haruko being 19 is legit) -Petrushka and Alessandro Ricci (Gunslinger Girl)- At least 10 years (Petra's 15, Sandro is at least in his 20s being the youngest of the SWA handlers). -Takako Shimizu and Hiromu Shinbo (Chobits)- About a 10 year difference. -Hiroyasu Ueda and Yumi Omura (Chobits, again)- 22 year gap. -Shinichi Namura and Meiko Akizuki (Marmalade Boy)- at least a 10 year gap. -Kenshin Himura and Kaoru Kamiya (Rurouni Kenshin)- 11 year gap.
Shoujo romance titles love to milk age gap relationships quite a bit, CLAMP being big offenders of the cliche if you've seen enough of their work.
Thanks Dream. I added everything. I was shocked at Cardcaptor Saskura and Rurouni Kenshin. I guess I haven't finished those series especially Cardcaptor Sakura. I don't remember, but it's likely due to 4Kids censoring things.
Also, the trend of Shoujo shows was startling. I guess it was true. I didn't read enough. Whiskers and you have a wealth of experience than me. I was thinking of the wrong genre. I was thinking of Josei, Seinen, and Reverse Harem for some reason.
Thanks for correcting me. Keep mixing up companies.
As of now, the data shows another trend. Most of time, it's the older male for these type of relationships.
I believe in terms of role:
Westerners tend to see teacher/student relationships with female being the oldest, I believe. I could be wrong. For the stuff here in anime, I think it's mostly male teachers instead of female teachers.
There is another trend. Most of the oldest person in a relationship have gone through another relationship before settling down with a younger love interest.
Post by Old Man Dream on Mar 26, 2016 23:26:00 GMT
For the chronological age end, here are some more contributions for it though I may not have specific years for a number of these since each title lacks a definite chronological age for one of the characters beyond them having immortality or the means to live for centuries...
-Keiichi Morisato and Belldandy (Ah My Goddess) -Parn and Deedlit (Record of Lodoss War) -Celty Sturluson and Shinra Kishitani (Durarara) -Yuta and Mana (Mermaid Saga)- At least a 500 year gap. Mana's 15 and Yuta's lived at least 500 years. -Trisha Elric and Van Hohenheim (Fullmetal Alchemist)- 413 year age gap (Hohenheim was roughly 439 years old when Trisha died at age 26) -Inuyasha and Kagome Higurashi (Inuyasha)- Inuyasha's at least 200 years older than Kagome. -Lelouch Lamperogue and CC (Code Geass) -Akira Regendorf and Mina Tepes (Dance in the Vampire Bund)- Akira's 27 chronologically, while Mina's lived well over 400 years. -Nanami Momozono and Tomoe (Kamisama Hajimemashita)- Nanami's 17, while Tomoe's well over 600 years old. -Shiki Tohno and Ciel (Tsukihime)- Despite appearing as a teenager older than Shiki, Ciel is chronologically 28 years old since she is granted immortality for as long as the vampire Roa lives. -Shiki Tohno and Arcueid Brunestud (Tsukihime, again)- Arcueid was alive for nearly 800 years up to the point she met and fell in love with Shiki.
Someday I’ll be gone To somewhere that we belong And God has never played his role 'Cause I’m the one who saves my soul It’s a perfect world we’re longing for
Taka : For Rakugo Shinju, do you mean Sukeroku the 2nd and Miyokichi, having a 5-year age gap in their relationship? Would say its doable. Also thinking about it, might want to have a minimum number in years for an age gap as a threshold on this list. Any ideas?
As for other couples I can think of since I last posted in here... -Arisa Uotani and Kureno Sohma (Fruits Basket) - 10 years -Akito and Shigure Sohma (Fruits Basket) - 5-6 years -Kyosuke Ichimaru and Asami Onohara (My Wife is a High School Girl) - 8 years -Mizuho Kazami and Kei Kusanagi (Please Teacher) - 5 years chronologically, 8 years physically = Kei suffers from a condition called "stand-stills" where his body enters a coma-like state that keeps him from physically aging whenever he suffers a great amount of stress, hence the confusing age difference. -Ririchiyo Shirakiin and Soushi Miketsukami (Inu x Boku SS) - 7 years -Ritsuka Aoyagi And Soubi Agatsuma (Loveless) - 8 years -Tatsuhiro Sato and Misaki Nakahara (Welcome to the NHK) - 6 years -Daisuke Aoki and Rin Kokonoe (Kodomo no Jikan) - 14 years
Post by Old Man Dream on Jan 23, 2021 18:03:08 GMT
See if I might be able to add more for this:
-Kousuke Ohshiba and Mashiro Setagawa (Hitorijime, My Hero) - 12-year age gap physically for this yaoi teacher-student pairing. -Maria Louise and George de Sand (G Gundam) - 7-year age gap physically between the couple from Neo-France.
-Saber and Shiro Emiya (Fate/ Stay Night) - 18-year chronological age gap. Shiro is 17 and Saber is 35 chronologically in spite of appearing physically 15.
-Takao Akizuki and Yukari Yukino (Garden of Words) - 12-year age gap for this student-teacher couple.
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Old Man Dream: ...Umineko crossover. May have liked the idea with better handling of the story development. But it's basically made Satoko a rather unlikable character now.
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