So much for not talking about anime and manga a lot eh? But anyway, I had this idea when I couldn’t go to sleep one day some time ago during my Christmas holidays, and then I couldn’t sleep again a few days later, and since that happened, I decided to type up all the pairings in the manga/anime that I read or have seen, which kind of relates to fan fiction. Right now, I only typed up something for the above three manga/anime.
Note: the pairings are naturally not all the pairings, but only what interest me enough to comment about. Also depend on the paring’s origin, ie. How much I like the actual story. For example, if I don’t really like story A then I’m obviously not going to be much interested in the characters, and vice versa.
As for the total randomness of the nature of this list, well I simply can’t sleep.
Hotohori x OC = I actually wrote two very long fan fiction on this pairing, but I actually don’t read that much stories of this paring, as I am very picky in regard to what the OC is like. I expect the OC to be a very mature and grown up person, a bit like him I guess. (Brief advertisement: Buried memories, my second fan fiction of Fushigi Yugi with Hotohori as the central character is finally finished! It is available for read at Fanfiction.net)
Hotohori x Houki = initially I don’t really like this paring because I really believe that he only married her for the sake of politics. But I now believe that he and Houki truly love each other so this is probably my favourite pairing, as well as the pairing that I support the most in the story.
Hotohori x Miaka = despite the fact that he did loved her in the real story, I don’t support this paring because it is obvious that Miaka is meant for Tamahome, so I feel that if they do end up together, Hotohori would still not be loved by her, it would only be an affection. Even though I don’t really like Tamahome and Yui, I still don’t like how they are made into bastards in many of the stories with this paring.
Hotohori x Nuriko = I don’t have anything strong against homosexuality, if that is the way it is, then well, that is the way it is. But even though I don’t condemn it as being wrong, I still tend to think as a heterosexual person. I prefer heterosexual parings as homosexual pairings are not right for me unless the author especially mention that is how it goes- in that case, so it is. (bring me back to my history lecture last semester, sexuality is only right or wrong due to the social standards. If this sound rather interesting, then considering taking History 102 in Auckland University) But in regard to this pair I can only say ewww…because Hotohori is not like that!
Hotohori x Soi = to be honest I have yet to see this pairing, but I guess I thought about it because Soi is my favourite female character in fushigi yugi, and in a way it will be rather interesting. I think it might not be that bad for them to be together because I think they both deserve someone better, and they are both absolutely loyal. But on the other hand, it will be quite tragic if Hotohori and Soi do fell in love with each other, because they can never probably be together- for a start, Hotohori would never be allowed to marry Soi, and even though they would probably both accept this, it would still be very sad. So in regard to this pairing…I have yet to make up my mind about it. (I’ve actually been thinking about doing a one shot fan fiction with this pairing…)
Soi x Nakago = I don’t really like Nakago, but Soi love him, and I do support these two being together, because that means Soi finally receives the love that she wants. I also support these two being together because I strongly believe that Nakago and Soi has love no one but the other. (although don’t forget the important thing about fan fiction, one can freely change a lot of stuff.)
Soi x Tomo = I think this is a very interesting pairing, and to an extent I quite like it. There is also the strong irony as both of them love Nakago, yet I feel that with Tomo, Soi might actually live normally without being haunted by the past- something I don’t feel possible in the Soi x Nakago stories, unless it is an alternative universe.
Soi x Tasuki = strange enough, they seem to be quite a popular pairing! I don’t really know why though, personally I just don’t see how Soi can ever put up with someone like him. Soi is so mature while Tasuki just doesn’t seem to grow up! I really think Soi will need someone either her equal, or older. I just find this pairing really weird…
Miaka x Tamahome = I don’t like these two that much but hey, that’s just because I don’t like their character, and they are meant to be together. And I have to admit, some of the stuff Tamahome said is really sweet.
Miaka x Nuriko = I don’t like this pairing because I think Nuriko deserves better.
Miaka x Tasuki = strangely enough, I actually think that this is quite a good pairing, although because I don’t like Miaka, and is not that interested in Tasuki, I don’t really care for this pairing that much as to go and read stories with this pairing.
Amiboshi x Miaka = Don’t like this pairing for the reason that I think he deserves better.
Tamahome x Yui = I don’t like this paring because stories with these pairings usually seem to assassinate their characters- while I don’t like Yui and think she is pretty bitchy, I do think it is too unfair for Tamahome, as he would not be unfaithful.
Tasuki x Chichiri = due to the two of them being the surviving warriors of Suzaku, there has been stories of them being together. I suppose if you think about it, it is not that bad as their characters really does balance, but I don’t like it because that’s just not right! If Tasuki is a girl then I think that’ll be a really cute pairing. (I can’t help it, I am a very heterosexual person)
Nakago x Yui = I don’t like Yui while I like Soi, so I naturally don’t like this pairing. As mentioned before in my fushigi yugi review, I think Nakago need someone who can know all about his crime, and accept and understands him. To be straightforward- Nakago deserves someone like Soi, not Yui. I think he deserves way better then Yui. (this is how much I dislike Yui)
Nakago x Tomo = according to the author Nakago see most people as simply a being to be used or not, instead of a man or a woman. But somehow I just don’t see him and Tomo getting together, although Tomo does love him. So no, I don’t like this pairing as I simply can’t see how it would be possible.
Suboshi x Yui = I suppose they can be quite a good couple although Suboshi does annoy me, but he really does love Yui, and he is more suited for Yui then either Nakago or Tamahome.
Fushigi Yugi Genbu Kaiden
This is done when I have only read the first five volume so there is not that much pairing for me to write right now…
Hikitsu x OC = this is the exact same thing as a Hotohori x OC pairing, I am very picky in regard to these, and the same criteria applies. (Brief advertisement again: at the very end of Buried memories, there is a preview of the fan fiction on Genbu Kaiden that I plan to write with Hikitsu as the central character with an OC!)
Hikitsu x Tomite = Ok, one word…ewwwww! Because their relationship is nothing like that, they love each other as siblings and friends- the author herself said this. I really hate it when people goes ‘Takiko would definitely be with Uruki, because Tomite will be with Hikitsu’, because Hikitsu and Tomite’s relationship is simply not like that!!!
Hikitsu x Takiko = I don’t mind this pairing although I haven’t seen it.
Takiko x Uruki = the official pairing and I quite like the two of them together. Takiko is a much more likeable character then Miaka.
Takiko x Tomite = the author herself said there is nothing romantic going on between these two but I think the two of them being together would be quite cute! Personally I think Uruki is only a bit more mature then Tomite, so it’s not impossible for him to be with Takiko if she could get together with Uruki.
Tomite x Aira = I really like the two of them together because Tomite is basically the only one that Hikitsu would happily allow his sister to be with, and the fact that Hikitsu is like Tomite’s brother make it really cute for him and Aira to get together. The only reason I’m not supporting this pair with full force is due to the fact that Tomite is going to die so I don’t want Aira to spend the rest of her life alone in grief…
Sango x Sesshomaru = my favourite pairing in Inuyasha- as well as the one that I support the most, this is also the weirdest pairing I have every supported as well. But I truly think that these two are a perfect match, they are both really strong and yet they have a tendency of hiding what they really want to say by saying something the opposite. I mean, for Sango- she definitely deserves someone better then Miroku, someone that would always be completely faithful, while for Sesshomaru- someone who is strong both physically and mentally, as well as being very gentle. There is also the great irony of him being a great yokai while she is a yokai exterminator. But this only to prove that love can conquer all! (something totally random- the yokai marking on Sesshomaru’s eyelid is actually the same shade as Sango’s eyeshadow…)
As you can obviously tell, I am a big supporter of Sango x Sesshomaru, I probably have read most of the fan fictions with these on fanfiction.net. It used to be seven pages…now it’s 8 pages of stories… (brief advertisement for the last time: I decided to show my great support of Sango x Sesshomaru by writing and ‘publishing’ the fan fiction that I wrote in regard to the two of them. It is called “Tears” and as all my other fan fictions are, it is available to be read at Fanfiction.net.)
Sango x Miroku = as I said before, I think Sango deserve better. Granted that I think Miroku will remain faithful to her- only that he would still flirt with girls for the sake of doing it- I still think she deserve someone who would be simply faithful full stop (like Sesshomaru). But however, their romance is the author’s official one, and since I am not that that interested in Inuysaha’s romances the Sango x Miroku romance is my favourite part of the story, so to an extent, I do support them. (to be honest, they were my favourite paring in Inuyasha until I realized that she would be so much better with Sesshomaru.)
Sango x Inuyasha = Definitely don’t like as I just don’t see how it would happen. I think Inuyasha is the opposite of his brother- he need someone gentle with him, someone he can protect. As for Sango, I think Inuyasha is too immature for her.
Sango x Kouga = Even though there is still the fact of a yokai and a yokai exterminatory, this pairing just lack the sense of deep irony and even bitterness I feel in regard to the Sango x Sesshomaru pairing. I don’t really care for this pairing, as it is just not a possibility for me. I just don’t see them as a pair.
Sango x Bangotsu = this pairing is…interesting and I have read two or three fan fiction with the two of them. Bangotsu is quite a likeable character, his obvious affection for his ‘family’, as well as being quite naïve in certain aspects, but most of all I think he would not be bad for Sango because of some of his believe- unbound by tradition as he will simply accept fact- so he would see her as a complete equal. And I think he’ll be completely faithful. So in a way it is not that bad a pairing, but I still think Sango and Sesshomaru are the best couple!
Inuyasha x Kagome = well, I think Inuyasha’s best choice is Kagome, not just because the author said so herself, but also because she simply accepts what he is, and she is the same age as him mentally as he’s over 200! To be blunt, their maturity level is kind of the same, although her’s can be a bit higher, but yeah. Although the only negative fact is that after I listened one of the drama cds I seriously think Kagome is going way too far with her sits. What she was doing is almost rather…bitchy.
Inuyasha x Sesshomaru = granted that Yamaguichi Kappei (the voice actor of Inuyasha) and Narita Ken (the voice actor for Sesshomaru) were in Muteike together as lovers I don’t agree with many’s tendency of letting that influence their judgement of making these two go together. I have to say ewwwwwwww…because the two brothers are not homosexual or/and incestuous!
Inuyasha x Kikyo = originally it is kind of sweet- the thing of a miko in love with a hanyou, but after the whole Kikyo coming back alive thing, I don’t like this pairing anymore. In fact Kikyo is almost selfish, by not accepting Inuyasha as anything other then a human (unlike Kagome and Sango), and the whole wanting to kill Inuyasha thing even after she knew the truth made me strongly dislike her.
Kikyo x anyone else = I don’t like Kikyo, so for almost anyone else I can only say one thing: they deserve better! When I read Sango x Sesshomaru stories a lot of people make Miroku go with Kikyo and I defiantly don’t like it, because I think he deserves better.
Kagome x Miroku = I don’t like this as it is just seem such a weird pairing…I just can’t accept it.
Kagome x Hojo = I feel really sorry for Hojo although he and Kagome is just something that won’t happen, unless she never enter the well. I guess I don’t really like or dislike it, because I think it would be quite cute if she never met Inuyasha! But I don’t see how it could ever work.
Kagome x Kouga = I don’t like this pairing because I think Inuyasha deserves Kagome so much more.
Kagome x Sesshomaru = ABSOLUTELY NO WAY! I dislike this pairing strongly because I strongly support Sango and Sesshomaru being together. Putting my biasm aside I don’t think they would be a good pair because I think Sesshomaru need someone older, and not childish (in a way, Kagome can be quite childish at times.)
Sesshomaru x Rin = I think their relationship is a father and daughter one, although there was a time that I think they might be romantically involved ten years from now. (Rin is about 7 or 8). But now I don’t really like this pairing because I don’t think they will ever be romantically involved.
Sesshomaru x Kagura = I don’t like this pairing because I think while she does love him, he does not- I believe that he only feels some sort of weird pity for her. (as mentioned, I think he should be with Sango. )
Rin x Kohaku = I really like this pairing, as it is just so cute! The two children of the story, and this also relates to my support of Sango x Sesshomaru. Wouldn’t it be really cute if Sango and Sesshomaru are together, and then her brother and his daughter fall in love? Or the opposite: the elder sister and the father like man fall in love.
Kagura x Miroku = this is actually a very good pairing, minus the pervert part of Miroku, he would be good for Kagura- forgiving her and making her forgive herself, helping her out and everything. It’d also be really interesting- the first yokai and human pairing when the human is not the woman, but the man, I think I actually really like this pairing.
Kagura x Koga = I like this pairing too, although I do feel sorry for Ayame in regard to the anime. But I think these two suit each other really well, and getting over the past can be a very good example of how love can conquer all! (although I think it’ll be better for Kagura to end up with Miroku instead.)
Koga x Ayame = to be honest I think she deserves better (especially when it seems that he actually remember asking her to marry him, but purposely forget. And Koga really have no excuse, as it is he- the elder by far, asking a young child to marry him. Really, given the story you would either thought it was her that forgets, or her having asked him as be a child- that he did it to humour her), but on the other hand, she does really love him so I suppose they should get together.