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CARD CAPTOR SAKURA
(ie, CARDCAPTOR)

Individuals

SAKURA
Gender:
Female
Focus Level: 5

Sakura is a pretty typical little girl.  She likes hanging out with her friends, has a crush on a much older guy, fights with her big brother, participates in cheerleading, and has a lot of fun with life.  She just happens to also be a magical girl. ^_^

I liked her never-say-die attitude, and her cheerful, kind personality.  In the tradition of most of the girls I end up liking, Sakura is strong willed and true to herself.  While she can get depressed, she isn't the type to linger in it, and if she needs to do something, she'll do it.

   

LI SYAORAN
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 4

Shaoran-kun is straightforward, honest, and stubborn. If he doesn't like you, he'll make it abundantly clear - especially by glaring. He has trouble admitting he likes people, and tends to act stiffly around them, blushing a lot and stuttering. When he's embarrassed or isn't sure how to act, he'll run away. He's easily tricked or manipulated; very gullible and dense. He tends to be too serious and studious when left to his own devices.

Shaoran begins as a brat with a major attitude, who's a rival for both Yukito's affections and the Clow Cards. But he endears himself through his actions and his slow transformation from brat to a cute kid with a protective streak. That, and he's just so much fun to make blush! XD

   

TOUYA
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 2

Despite his tendency to tease his little sister, he's very protective of Sakura. He's popular at school, and is known for his cool, calm personality. He's able to see ghosts, and always knows more of what's going on than he lets on. ^_^

   

YUKITO
(ie, Yue)
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 3

Yukito is sweet, cute, cheerful, and completely oblivious. He's polite, and warms up quickly to people. He eats four times more than what everyone else does, and is surprisingly good at athletic activities.

Yukito's other side, Yue, is almost exactly the opposite. Yue is cold, keeping his thoughts and feelings to himself, and notices a lot. It takes a long time for him to warm up to people. Oh, and he has wings, and his hair turns all white and it goes to his feet. =3 A picture of Yue is what first attracted me to Card Captor Sakura.

I love characters with split personalities! Turn one cold and deadly, and the other sweet and caring, and they're an automatic focus.

   

ERIOL
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 4

Ever cheerful, with a secret agenda and hidden motives. He has loads of power, and will use them to achieve his means. But he's not evil or mean, just very determined. I like his tendency to play with Sakura and friends, and his mysterious aura. Even once you find out what's going through his head, you wonder if he has some other agenda he hasn't said anything about!

Couples

SYAORAN / SAKURA
Genders:
Male / Female
Focus Level: 5

So, so cute... Syaoran hates Sakura at first, and actually has a crush on an older guy (Yukito). Later, though, he warms up to her, and his feelings go from hate to love. Seeing him blush around Sakura was just too cute!

Sakura falls for Syaoran, too, although it takes her a much longer time to figure it out, and then to admit it. It isn't until something jars her world that she realizes what her feelings are...

I admit, it's the cute factor here that makes me so fond of them. They're sweet and encouraging and they help each other and it's so fun to see Syaoran blush around Sakura... and cute... and did I mention cute??  ^^;

   

ERIOL / SYAORAN
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 4

This almost feels like an incest pairing, knowing who Eriol really is... or was, rather. *cough*Clow*cough* They WERE related at some point, although they're not now (thankfully). Shaoran sees Eriol as a threat to his relationship with Sakura, and treats him as such. Eriol seems amused by his little descendent, and enjoys occasionally using him to get to Sakura.

While I like the pairing of Sakura and Shaoran primary, this is a definite second. Give me an excuse to pair together Sakura and Tomoyo, and I would cheerfully pair together Eriol and Syaoran.

   

TOUYA / YUKITO
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 3

Ah, yes, the yaoi pairing from Card Captor Sakura. Touya and Yukito are best friends, but Touya wants Yukito to be more than a friend... something Yukito is oblivious to. It's fun watching Touya get frustrated with his friend and almost do something, only to be interrupted before anything happens. Touya ends up sacrificing something important to keep a sick Yukito from disappearing.

   

SAKURA / TOMOYO
Genders:
Female / Female
Focus Level: 3

Sakura's best friend is Tomoyo, and Sakura loves Tomoyo dearly, but it's nothing compared to the obsessive love which Tomoyo holds for Sakura. Tomoyo is known for her tendency to video tape Sakura, her handmade outfits designed specifically for Sakura, and her matchmaking efforts between Sakura and Syaoran. What Sakura is oblivious to is the fact that Tomoyo's love for her goes beyond "best friend" to something more. I would love to see these two together!

CHRONO CROSS

Individuals

NORRIS
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 1

Unfortunately, he didn't have enough screen time for me to do more than note that he was cute and dedicated to his job, and made a pretty good spy.

   

NIKKI
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 3

Why I focused on a pretty-boy rock star in plastic pants and a painted face, who fights with his guitar, is beyond me... ....heh heh, actually, that's probably why I focused on him. =3

   

KARSH
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 1

He begins as your enemy, and then becomes an ally later. Angsty and honorable, a past event troubles his mind.

   

GLENN
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 1

He's the little brother of a now-dead hero, and tries to act it. He's determined to prove himself.

   

HARLE
Gender:
Female
Focus Level: 2

Slightly insane, Harle is loyal to a fault to "Linx." ...Whether the person occupying Linx's body is Linx or not. She follows "Linx." Her reasons and motives are her own.

Couples

SERGE / NIKKI
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 2

Is there any real evidence for this pairing? Um... no. Does that stop me? Um... no. =P There was one fanfic I liked which had them together, but honestly, I began liking this pairing well before that... It just amuses me, for whatever reason.

CLAMP SCHOOL DETECTIVES
(ie, CLAMP CAMPUS DETECTIVES)

Individuals

SUOH
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 5

Suoh is overly serious, studious, and always gets his homework and council duties in on time. He's a model student, who just happens to be a black-belt in more than one martial art, and be a bodyguard/ninja in training. I must admit, I wouldn't mind having him protect me! XD

   

NOKORU
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 5

Nokoru is rich, charming, handsome, and a genius. But he's also lazy, spoiled, and an eternal procrastinator. He loves festivals, and shirks his council duties until Suoh gets on his case. He can be seen making elaborate, time-consuming inventions to escape from his duties... even though it would have been quicker to just do the work! He'd do anything to make his friends happy. I like the mixture of super genius and super procrastinator; it makes him a cool character.

   

IZUMI
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 5

Izumi comes from a rich family and has a similar background to Nokoru. Also like Nokoru, he's a genius, his specialty being computers and computer hacking... and piano. But his home life was unhappy. His mother, a mistress of his father, was taken away from him at an early age - first separated by distance, then by her death. Because he loved his mother dearly, this created severe emotional trauma. Aw, all the poor boy needs is a big ol' hug!

Couples

NOKORU / SUOH
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 5

Suoh's family are the best bodyguards in the world, and their services are coveted. People would pay any price to have one of their family protect them. But Suoh's family chooses the person they dedicate their lives to protecting. This becomes their "most important" person. Suoh finds this person in the rather puzzling Nokoru. Nokoru, in turn, is finally able to make a friend he won't have to worry about dying or otherwise being used against him. It's easy to see their friendship and dedication to each other turning into something more. And... and they had a shoujo bubbles moment , darn it!

   

NOKORU / IZUMI
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 5

Izumi and Nokoru met when they were younger. They were good friends for a very short period of time. When they meet years later, however, Izumi blames Nokoru for "stealing his mother's smile." He uses threats, tricks, and games to punish Nokoru. Eventually, Nokoru is able to help him, and they come to have a mutual respect, and perhaps friendship. I would love seeing it deepen into something else.

COUNT CAIN

Couples

CAIN / RIFF
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 2

Riff is the cute, devoted butler/servant/friend of the one and only Count Cain. Nothing can shake his loyalty to his master. I like Riff's caring nature and his willingness to do anything for Cain.

Cain doesn't trust many people, having been used, beaten and betrayed most of his life. However, he comes to trust and care for Riff. Riff is one of the few people in the world to know of his horrible childhood.

DAA DAA DAA

Couples

MIYU / KANATA
Genders:
Female / Male
Focus Level: 2

Miyu is a pretty typical girl who likes hanging out with her friends and shopping. However, when she's thrown into an un-typical situation, involving no parents, a space alien baby, the baby's alien babysitter, and a family friend's son named Kanata, she copes and adapts. Despite everything, the 4 misfits form a family together, and slowly Kanata and Miyu become closer. Watching their tentative, budding relationship is wonderful when you need something light and fluffy.

DEATH NOTE

Individuals

L
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 4

L is a genius. He's helped to solve many difficult cases all over the world, but no one knows what his actual name or appearance are... until Kira (ie, Light) shows up. He puts himself on the line to solve the mystery.

He is one of the most eccentric individuals I have seen in anime, manga, or video games, and I adore him to bits! He holds everything between his thumb and middle finger as if it were diseased. He loves sweet things, is an insomniac, and doesn't wear shoes unless forced to. He's also pretty ruthless, willing to resort to almost evil means to solve a mystery. A fascinating character who dropped in rank because of one significant event in the manga... *sob, sob*

Couples

L / Light
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 4

The dynamics between Light and L are very similar to Holmes and Moriarty... except that the main character is Moriarty, not Holmes. Light is a villain, a serial killer bent on keeping the world safe through fear. L is the world-renown detective sent to solve the case.

They constantly push one another. Just as Light seems to have the upper hand, L pulls something out of his pocket, and vice versa, until the tension is unbearable. It was a dynamic match-up that, while tragic in the manga, would be wonderful to play with in a fanfic.

DEMON DIARY

Individuals

ECLIPSE
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 3

Dark, brooding, and beautiful, the demon Eclipse inspires terror in humans. His name was a dark cloud on the name of humanity during the war.

...And then Ranaef became his master. =3

Eclipse is undeniably beautiful and deadly. He's fiercely loyal and protective of his little master. But I also like seeing his more normal personality, the day to day Eclipse who worries about the progress (or lack thereof) of Ranaef's studies, of the household chores, etc. Knowing he can decimate anyone who pisses him off is a bonus. XD

Couples

ECLIPSE / RAENEF
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 4

Ranaef is supposed to be a demon lord, but honestly, he acts more like a guardian angel than an evil, horrible demon lord. Eclipse, his servant, is supposed to educate him in the ways of demon lords, but it'll be a long, slow process... Ranaef ends up teaching Eclipse more than Eclipse teaches him.

My main attraction to this couple is Eclipse's struggle to understand his growing loyalty and affection for his unconventional new master, and Ranaef's admiration and respect for Eclipse. They're a very cute couple.

   

ERUTIS / KRAYON
Genders:
Female / Male
Focus Level: 2

Krayon is an old, powerful demon lord with fluffy, curly hair and a very unserious nature. Don't let the looks fool you; he is a demon lord, and more than willing to prove it if you piss him off.

Somehow, though, he falls for the human girl, Erutis. He follows her around and drives her completely insane. Erutis herself is a legendary swordmaster, with a quick wit and a mercenary bent (ie, she likes money), but a boyish body (a fact she's rather touchy on). I was highly amused by the couple.

DETECTIVE ACADEMY Q
(ie, TANTEI GAKUEN Q)

Individuals

RYUU
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 3

The first things people notice about Ryuu go in this order: (1) "Wow, he's pretty!" (2) "Wow, he's mysterious!" (3) "Wow, he's intelligent!" This is all you really know for a long time, although eventually hints of a mysterious connection to an evil society start to surface, and you learn Ryuu is much more than he appears. Fiercely protective of those he considers friends, he nonetheless hides most of what he's feeling inside, and has a tendency to brood over his "inescapable fate."

Couples

KYUU / RYUU
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 4

Kyuu and Ryuu hit it off immediately, coming to the same conclusion at the same time (and causing Kyuu to blush). Kyuu is the light which keeps Ryuu on track and from killing himself in despair (literally). They have mutual respect and a deep friendship, and Ryuu trusts him beyond all others. Kyuu also returns that trust, despite sometimes finding evidence to the contrary. They're a wonderful foil to each other.

DETECTIVE CONAN
(ie, CASE CLOSED)

Individuals

CONAN
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 3

It's hard not to like Conan, trapped in the body of a child, with the mind of a high-schooler. The challenge of making adults understand and interpret the clues he find is always amusing, especially when dealing with the idiot father of his girlfriend.

DEVIL MAY CRY

Individuals

DANTE
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 3

He's hot, and he bleeds a lot, and he can be impaled by multiple pointy things at once without dying or even being particularly hurt (a fact yaoi authors have taken full advantage of). And he's hot and he kicks butt. I love his attitude, although I admit watching him taunt a three-headed dog that's easily three times his height, right before I fight it, scared the crap outta me. And... and he's hot!

   

VERGIL
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 3

Vergil has a serious personality, with his own code of justice, and none of his brother's bad-ass attitude... not that he needs it, honestly. He doesn't tolerate failure, and his greatest goal in life is to inherit his daddy's power before Dante does. If you piss him off, consider yourself dead. His sword skills are out of this world.

Couples

DANTE / VERGIL
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 4

Yay for twincest! Two Dante's are better than one, right? For this reason, the game creators gave Dante a twin! ...Okay, maybe not, but... Vergil really is Dante's twin brother, matching Dante in looks.

Whereas Dante has the classic badass attitude, Vergil is the (semi)honorable samurai (complete with katana). Vergil and Dante seem to have at one point been on good terms with each other, but those days are long since over; now they're ruthless enemies. However... don't they say it's a fine line between love and hate? ~.O

DIGIMON ADVENTURE 1 & 2

Individuals

KEN updated!
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 3

Dubbed a "genius" after obsorbing a Dark Sphere, the Dark Shere caused him to grow up believing his parents were idiots who didn't care about him beyond his brain, and that people were dumb in general. By the time the other Digidestined encounter him, he is the self-named Digimon Emperor. Believing that the Digimon world is just a game, he tries to take over, committing atrocities without heart. When he realizes what he's done, he begins a long road of redemption. And as he becomes friends with the other Digidestined, he starts to understand he's no longer alone. 

The Ken from the beginning and the Ken from the end are very different. I couldn't help but like him when he snapped out of his evil persona. Unable to forgive himself for his past actions, he beats himself up over what he did, and it takes him a long time to give himself a second chance.

Couples

KEN / DAISUKE updated!
ie, Ken / Davis
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 4

Of all the Digidestined, Daisuke (Davis) and Ken seem to have the strongest connection. After Ken turns good, Daisuke is the first to give Ken a second chance.  He spends much of the remainder of the series worrying exclusively about Ken, even leaving the other Digidestined to help Ken on occasion, despite their protests.

Daisuke and Ken are such a cute and obvious couple. ^^ I couldn't help but like them.

   

YAMATO / TAICHI new!
ie, Matt / Tai
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 3

Yamato and Taichi rarely get along for a long time, but oddly enough their fighting allows them to become good friends. They're not afraid of speaking their mind to each other, and together, they make a good balance. Whereas Tachi is always ready to go on, explore more, Yamato is often the voice of caution, warning that there may be dangers, too.

Honestly, I probably see this pairing more because of fanfiction than because of the series. Still, they're cute and I do like the thought of them together.

DIGIMON FRONTIER

Couples

TAKUYA / KOJI new!
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 3

Takuya is hot-headed and passionate, while Koji is cool and distant. Or so it appears at the beginning, anyway. But it doesn't take long for Koji to join and become friends with everyone, revealing he's not as much of a loner as he would have people believe.  Later in the series, Takuya and Koji become the main fighters and partners in battle, relying on each other's strengths and covering the other's weaknesses.

 

DN ANGEL

Individuals

SATOSHI
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 4

Satoshi is the last of a clan who harbor the ruthless, insane Krad in their veins, compared to Daisuke's much gentler and benevolent Dark. He keeps his emotions ruthlessly suppressed, afraid of what will happen if he lets them out (with good reason). Satoshi is a genius, with highly developed powers of observation, in good physical condition (although he rarely displays it at school), and a tendency to brood.

Couples

DAISUKE / SATOSHI
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 5

Satoshi leads a very solitary life, keeping his emotions behind a wall, never letting anyone in, and devoting all his energies to capturing the elusive thief, Dark Mousy. But despite himself, he begins to care for Daisuke, who he knows turns into Dark. Satoshi is put in the odd position of protecting Daisuke when not trying to capture Dark. Daisuke is the friend (or more) that Satoshi has denied himself all his life. Considering some of Satoshi's reactions to Daisuke, it would be easy to see their friendship developing into more...

   

DARK / DAISUKE
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 3

Dark is a being who has been passed down for generations to the men born in Daisuke's family. Each generation gets to steal precious works of art as the legendary Dark.

Dark most recently has been seen in Daisuke, and the two quickly form a partnership and friendship. When Daisuke is given chances to make Dark disappear or to separate from Dark, he doesn't take them. It's not hard to imagine their partnership deepening...

   

KRAD / DARK
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 2

These two are an obvious match under the theory that opposites attract - and boy, are they opposites. Reverse the word Dark, and you get Krad. Dark has black wings, Krad has white. Dark has dark-purple hair, Krad has light blond. Krad and Dark know each other, but it's unknown from where, or how, other than Krad being obsessed with killing Dark. What would happen if these two ever got together (other than being really pretty, of course)?

DRAGONBALL Z

Individuals

VEGETA
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 3

He's surly, moody, proud, arrogant, self-absorbed, obsessed with getting stronger, and hates people more often than he likes them. ...And sadly, it's those same qualities which makes me like him. -_-;;

Couples

GOKU / VEGETA
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 3

If the fandom of Dragonball Z didn't scare me so much, and if I'd seen more of them together in the show, I could probably become pretty crazily obsessed with this pairing. They're a classic set up - reformed bad guy with much-too-cheerful good guy - a stereotype I tend to latch onto.

   

TRUNKS / GOTEN
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 2

To quote what I wrote under Vegeta/Goku... "If the fandom of Dragonball Z didn't scare me so much, and if I'd seen more of them together in the show, I could probably become pretty crazily obsessed with this pairing." I like the best friend dynamics and their mischievous antics. =3 That said, I want to age them before they attempt anything.

DRAGON DRIVE

Individuals

HIMURO HIKARU
Gender:
Male
Focus Level: 3

Himuro is a classic. He has an unknown past; he's powerful, intelligent, keeps his thoughts to himself, and doesn't seem to care about anyone. His life has a focus, and nothing will deter him from it. Earning his respect is nearly impossible. I like trying to figure out his motivations.

Couples

HIMURO X REIJI
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 4

Himuro, who keeps to himself, has enemies, not friends. He first becomes interested in the unlikely Reiji when a miracle occurs and Reiji manages to beat him in the game, Dragon Drive, where Himuro is the number one player. Himuro is puzzled by Reiji, who more often than not loses, and yet had steady, good friends who support him. He becomes rather obsessed with Reiji and getting a rematch of their battle. For me, this inspires all sorts of more-than-platonic thoughts of the two.

The only reason I'm not more obsessed with this pairing is because I haven't been able to find much in the way of a fandom for them. *pout*

DUKALYON
(ie, DUKLYON)

Couples

KENTARO / TAKESHI (ie, Kenpi & Takepon)
Genders:
Male / Male
Focus Level: 2

Kentaro is the son of a rich corporation. Despite this, he's quite capable, and very good at sports. Takeshi, who's in the same class as him, is from a much poorer family, and resents the way too cheerful and over-enthusiastic Kentaro.

All Takeshi wants to do is graduate and become a salaryman. Kentaro's goal is to marry Takeshi and cook lots of food for his beloved. =3 Takeshi's life will never be the same again.


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