Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Character Relationships

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Arty Reader Girl. Each week, we are given a bookish topic to discuss. This week’s theme is my favorite character relationship. This is a broad topic and can cover romantic or platonic relationships, familiar relationships, those between humans and animals, or anything else. For my list, I mostly focus on romantic relationships, with a few others mixed in.

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Favorite Character Relationships

Karigan and Condor from Green Rider

For this horse and rider combo, they got off to a rocky start. Yet, throughout the series, they learned to trust each other. Not only that, they see each other as a comforting presence. Their time together isn’t always easy – especially given the dangers they keep finding themselves in, but together, they can make it.

Miyo and Kiyoka from My Happy Marriage

Their relationship starts off a bit rocky, but with time and understanding, they start to love each other. Their path isn’t easy and though I have only read the first 2 volumes of this series, I eagerly await when they finally have their safe and happy life together.

Inuyasha and Kagome from Inuyasha

I love these two so much. They butt heads upon initially meeting, and for a decent while after that. However, watching their relationship grow from having to work together to restore the Shikon jewel to falling in love is beautiful. They go through so much over the course of this series and grow as individuals and a couple along the way. Plus every time she yells “Sit boy!” and Inuyasha slams to the ground is overly amusing – especially in the anime.

Tsukina and Il from The Savior’s Book Café Story In Another World

These book-loving characters are perfect for one another. Though I am only 2 volumes into this 5 book series, I have fallen in love with their story and all of their interactions. I cannot wait to see exactly how the rest of their story unfolds.

Read my full review of The Savior’s Book Café Story In Another World Vol. 1.

Bigwig, Hazel, and Fiver from Watership Down

These three rabbits, along with several others, work together to overcome many obstacles to travel to their new home. The way they feed off each other’s strengths and counter each other’s weaknesses allows such vastly different rabbits to flourish in various situations. Without Bigwig’s strength and courage, Hazel’s leadership and level head, and Fiver’s chaotic visions, things would have turned out much differently.

Shirayuki and Zen from Snow White With The Red Hair

The relationship between these two is beautiful. It’s definitely a slow-burn, as each has their own ambitions in life but they also do their best to carve out time together. Their first kiss is probably one of my favorite scenes in the series.

Grunthor, Achmed, and Rhapsody from Symphony of Ages series

This trio is quite unique. Thrown together by an unexpected incident, they then travel together in search of answers to multiple questions. While they each have their own ambitions to work towards, they support each other throughout their journeys and heavily rely on each other’s strengths and knowledge to get what they desire.

Sawako and Kazehaya from Kimi ni Todoke

These two have such a supporting relationship. Sawako struggles a lot to open up to Kazehaya, but over time, he helps her grow a lot. In turn, Kazehaya also grows a lot from his relationship with Sawako. I honestly never wanted their story to end, but I will say the ending was perfect.

I’m also super happy that the anime is finally getting a third season after 12 years of waiting. The manga is fantastic and deserves to be fully adapted and it looks like that will finally happen.

Yoshida, Yano, and Sawako from Kimi ni Todoke

I can’t talk about this series without acknowledging the amazing friendship between these three. Though Sawako initially struggles to become their friends, she quickly opens up to them and they become a major part of her life. Not only that, the way they support each other through the ups and downs of their lives is wonderful.

Gabriel and Remi from Life And Limb

These two have an interesting relationship. They have to play off each other’s powers, strengths, and weaknesses in order to attempt to save the world. Of course, it’s not always easy for these two to work together but eventually, they figure it all out. The alpha and beta aspect of their partnership is what really makes them stand out.

I hope you enjoyed my list of Favorite Character Relationships. What ones would you add to this list?


  1. I loved Watership Down!

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

    1. Author

      It’s an amazing book. I can’t believe it took me so long to get to.

  2. My Happy Marriage sounds interesting.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. Author

      It really is. I recommend checking it out if you can.

  3. These sound like great character relationships.

    1. Author

      They are. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I love to see some manga relationships! Especially Inuyasha and Kagome!

    1. Author

      Thank you. Since I read a ton of manga it only made sense to include a bunch in my list. I would have been remise had I left Inuyasha and Kagome from the list.

  5. I like how you included a lot of manga in your list this week.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    1. Author

      Thank you. I tend to read a lot of manga so it made sense to include them on my list.

  6. These all sound like great character relationships! I’ve only read WATERSHIP DOWN, but it was a looonnnggg time ago and the only thing I remember about it was that it had rabbits as the characters. LOL. Might be time for a reread!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


    1. Author

      Yes, it is about rabbits. Definitely might be worth reading again, as it’s such a great book.

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