10 Best Love Triangles in Manga and Anime
Love triangles are confusing and complicated. No one would ever wish to get tangled in this triangle. On the other hand there are very few sites in the fictional world which are as interesting and intriguing as a love triangle. The romantic tension and relations of a trio is always exciting for the masses. Everyone loves watching or reading about love triangles. So, here are 10 best love triangles in Manga and Anime. These are our top picks (in no order of preference).
10 Best Love Triangles in Manga and Anime
- Vampire Knight: Zero Kiryuu / Yuuki Cross / Kaname Kuran
- Fruits Basket: Yuki / Kyou / Toru
- School Days: Sekai / Makoto / Kotonoha
- Nana: Nobuo Terashima / Nana Komatsu / Takumi Ichinose
- Kokoro Connect: Himeko Inaba / Taichi Yaegashi / Iori Nagase
- Ef – A Tale Of Memories: Miyako / Hiro / Kei
- Kiss X Sis: Riko Suminoe / Keita Suminoe / Ako Suminoe
- Yona Of The Dawn: Hak Son / Yona / Su-Won
- Skip Beat!: Ren Tsuruga / Kyouko Mogami / Shoutarou Fuwa
- Anohana: Meiko Honma / Jinta Yadomi / Naruko Anjou
Vampire Knight: Zero Kiryuu / Yuuki Cross / Kaname Kuran
Vampire Knight is one of the best love triangles coming our way from the world of Manga and Anime. The story is about a mysterious academy where classes happen in two shifts. First or the day shift of the academy is normal where people (humans) attend the classes. However, the night shift isn’t this normal, the night classes are only reserved for the Vampires. Kaname is the leader of Night classes and had once saved Yuuki. This incident made Yuuki fall for the Vampire. However Kiryuu, the childhood friend of Yuuki, also feels for her. All these dynamics makes it very difficult for Yuuki to choose between a human and a vampire. She isn’t even aware of Kaname’s feelings.
Fruits Basket: Yuki / Kyou / Toru
The story is about Toru, an unfortunate girl who has lost everything and is homeless. Later the girl takes shelter in a tent (on Sohma’s property). Where she meets Yuki and Kyou. With time the two boys become good friends of Toru and start living together. Toru finds out the secret of Yuki and Kyou that whenever they hug a female, they turn into animals (the Sohma boys turn into animals of the Chinese Zodiac because of a curse on the family). Both Yuki and Kyou are in love with Toru, and the Sohma boys constantly get into fights over Toru.
School Days: Sekai / Makoto / Kotonoha
This is a complicated love triangle where Makoto is dating two girls at a time. Kotonoha is Makoto’s classmate and his crush. He likes her but is unable to express his feelings. So he seeks the help of his friend Sekai. She tries to bring the duo close but in this process she falls for her friend Makoto. Things get complicated when Makoto starts dating both girls, playing back and forth between them. And with time the relationship tangles Makoto with the complexities of the love triangle.
Nana: Nobuo Terashima / Nana Komatsu / Takumi Ichinose
Next on the list is the love triangle of Nobus, Nana and Takumi. Nana is an innocent but unmotivated girl. She spends her whole high school chasing one crush after the other. Despite constant failures, Nana is still hopeful. Whereas Terashima is the guitarist for his band who went to school with Nana Komatsu. And Takumi is the bassist for his band and has feelings for Nana despite knowing her past. Eventually Nana has to choose between the two.
Kokoro Connect: Himeko Inaba / Taichi Yaegashi / Iori Nagase
Love triangles are complicated in nature, but what if body-switching is possible and comes into play. In the series Kokoro Connect, Himeko and Iori have feelings for Taichi. Iori is the president of the Cultural Research Club and Himeko is the vice president of the Club. But Taichi is confused as she’s sensitive in nature and is suspicious about the body-switching episodes of the club (the members of the club can body switch with each other for a short span of time).
Ef – A Tale Of Memories: Miyako / Hiro / Kei
The love triangle of Miyako, Hiro and Kei is the focal point of ‘Ef – A Tale Of Memories’ and takes us on an emotional journey. Where Hiro’s bike was stolen by a classmate named Miyako on Christmas Eve. The bike was stolen by her to catch a thief who took her purse. Later Hiro finds that his bike is busted and Miyako is unconscious. He stays with her until she gains consciousness. With time the duo comes close , which affects Hiro’s best friend Kei. Kei also had feelings for Hiro.
Kiss X Sis: Riko Suminoe / Keita Suminoe / Ako Suminoe
This is a story where a boy gets involved in a love triangle with twin stepsisters. The twins can only be identified by their hairstyles. However the girls are very different in nature. Ako is a token child who helps her mother in cooking and cleaning. From outside she looks very innocent but is a pervert from inside. While the other sister ‘Riko’ is progressive and modern in appearance but shy from inside.
Yona Of The Dawn: Hak Son / Yona / Su-Won
In this story Yona is in love with her childhood friend Su-Won. But later finds out that he killed her father and has also launched a coup against her kingdom. While Hak Son was Yona’s bodyguard and friend. He had feelings for Yona but never expressed his love for her as she was in love with Su-Won. But with changed times who will Yona choose and what will happen to the love triangle forms the crux of the storyline.
Skip Beat!: Ren Tsuruga / Kyouko Mogami / Shoutarou Fuwa
The story is about a girl ‘Kyouko Mogami’ who is betrayed by her childhood friend ‘Shoutarou Fuwa’. And Shoutarou uses her for his career in music. Things take a turn when Kyouko discovers that Fuwa considers her nothing more than a doormat and she’s nothing more than a stepping stone for him.
Anohana: Meiko Honma / Jinta Yadomi / Naruko Anjou
‘Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’ is a story about six friends. Where Jinta is the leader of the group. He’s traumatized because of Meiko’s death (a member of the group) and hasn’t recovered from it. Jinta wanted to confess his feelings to Menma but never got the chance to do so.