Anime novels are so appealing because of the range of emotions they portray. The subtle appearance and unpleasant interactions delight fans of romantic anime. Most couples overcome their awkward phase after a while, but some are still stuck and feel insecure around their partners.
Most of these anime couples feel embarrassed or insecure around their loved ones even after they have been dating for a while. Some of them are simply shy and uncomfortable when they show feelings, but there are some who feel that they do not deserve their partners. Regardless of the reason, both parties of these couples have not yet reached a comfortable level in their relationships.
1. My Love Story!!: Rinko Yamato and Takeo Gouda
Rinko Yamato and Takeo Gouda were created for each other. They are complete opposites physically, but their likes and dislikes match perfectly to create one of the most intriguing couples in the anime. Unfortunately, because they are young and this is their first relationship, Yamato and Takeo are still struggling to keep their composure around each other.
This lovable couple emphasizes the dates they attend and the gifts they give. Takeo specifically takes care not to force Yamato to move too fast in their relationship, while Yamato struggles to find a reason why Takeo is so hesitant. Fortunately, they manage to get around their insecurities and have a strong, lovable relationship together.
2. Kimi ni Todoke: Shota Kazehaya and Sawako Kuronuma
Shota Kazehaya and Sawako Kuronuma are complete opposites. However, they are still teenagers and young love is always accompanied by a lot of self-confidence.
Since she was mocked by all her classmates, Sawako fears that Kazehaya will feel the same way. On the other hand, Kazehaya is so impressed with Sawako that he is nervous to talk to her. In addition, his jealousy increases when he thinks that another boy could also be after Sawako. Fortunately, the more Sawako and Kazehaya talk, the more comfortable they feel with each other.
3. Fruits Basket: Tohru Honda and Kyo Sohma
Tohru Honda and Kyo Sohma have opposite problems. Tohru feels that she needs to help everyone else before herself, and Kyo can’t stop being obsessed with himself and his situation. Tohru is so meek that she has difficulty defending her needs. Meanwhile, Kyo has difficulty expressing himself, because every emotion drives him to self-consciousness and anger.
Both Tohru and Kyo have overcome many of their problems in the fruit basket, but they still have a long way to go. Most fans are glad that, despite their turbulent life, they were able to find peace and security in each other.
4. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku: Hirotaka Nifuji and Narumi Momose
Hirotaka Nifuji and Narumi Momose are childhood friends. For years, they played video games and hung out together, but as soon as Narumi started dating, Hirotaka was left in the dust. Fortunately, they get a second chance to reconnect as adults, and Hirotaka eventually shoots and asks Narumi out.
Narumi initially agrees, as she is tired of hiding her otaku interests from her friends, but the more they hang out, the more she realizes that she feels for him more than just friendship. Hirotaka, on the other hand, was in love with Narumi all the time. Due to their two different opinions, an unpleasant dynamic arises, which Hirotaka and Narumi find it difficult to overcome. Everyone hides their true feelings from each other, if a confession would solve everything.
5. Spy x Family: Loid Forger and Yor Briar
Loyd Forger and Yor Briar are only supposedly married, but there is an undeniable affection between them. Each of them is attracted not only by the appearance of the other, but also by the amazing kindness that they show to each other.
Unfortunately, the longer they live together, the more they realize that their true feelings are involved. This creates a lot of awkwardness between the two. She and Loid are such a good fake couple that it seems silly that they feel strange at this stage. However, it is understandable, since none of them have ever had a chance to make a real romantic connection with someone else before.
6. Horimiya: Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura
Kyoko Hori and Izumi Miyamura surprisingly have no communication problem. The awkwardness of their relationship is mainly due to their inner insecurities. Miyamura initially has low self-esteem, but Hori fears that she (or her family) is too much for Miyamura.
Miyamura and Hori are both wrong and talk about their struggles. However, you still have to take the hurdle for absolute comfort in your relationship. Hopefully, after marriage, you will find a rhythm in which both of you can fit.
7. My Happy Marriage: Kiyoka Kudo and Miyo Saimori
Kiyoka Kudo and Miyo Saimori are in a unique situation because Miyo comes from a traumatic background. Fortunately, Kudo is aware of this. He is sensitive to your needs and responds well to you. However, this also sometimes means that he is shy about showing too much external affection to her.
The marriage of Miyo and Kudo was arranged, which is another obstacle for them to get closer to each other. They have shared some sweet moments but are awkward with each other more often. Miyo is reserved by nature and Kudo doesn’t want Miyo to feel uncomfortable. Fans can see that they have taken great care of each other in their short time together. The only obstacle to your true happiness is yourself.
8. Recovery of an MMO Junkie: Yuuta Sakurai and Moriko Morioka
Moriko Morioka lived her life for her career until the beginning of recovery from an MMO addict. However, as soon as a beautiful stranger enters her life, Mori immediately becomes obsessed.
The feelings are mutual for Yuuta Sakurai, who is still a company employee. Things get more complicated when Mori and Yuuta realize that they are friends online, which causes their face-to-face meetings to turn into a disaster of nerves. Mori is not sure if Yuuta thinks badly of her because she doesn’t have a job, and Yuuta fears that such a quick-witted woman might not like the real version of him. Thankfully, you are mustering up enough courage to start dating, but you are still at an early stage of the blossoming relationship.
9. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War: Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya
Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are so awkward with each other that even though they kissed, they still have to confess their feelings out loud. Each of them believes that his intentions are clear, but there are always doubts when none of them communicates.
Both Shinomiya and Shirogane are proud of not being the first to admit their feelings, but this only leads to further misunderstandings in their relationship. At this time, the fans only hope that they will fall in love so much that one of them will soon break up.
10. The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague: Fuyutsuki and Himuro
Fuyutsuki and Himuro swear that they are just co-workers, but their feelings are too obvious to ignore. Since they’re still trying to throw the cool stuff around, they end up creating the weird interactions that lovable fans love though.
Fuyutsuki is calmer around Himuro than around her, but she still gets nervous when you accidentally touch hands or when he does something nice for her. Fans love the increase in their romantic tension, but still hope that one of them will soon invite the other to an official date.