Many anime relationships aren’t exactly “normal.” You may have noticed this if you a) watch anime and b) have a working pair of eyes and/or ears. The typical anime romance is usually depicted as a challenging mess of chaotic ups and downs, huge glistening tears, and the occasional inappropriate nosebleed. As extreme as some anime romance titles are, they can still be exciting to watch. However, there are some disturbing anime relationships that feel super creepy and honestly just flat-out unhealthy.
These creepy romantic relationships in anime generally ramp up various situations to a heightened level of drama. These titles often focus on domination, manipulation, forbidden love, and lascivious behavior. Still, not every romantic anime title contains these extreme and sometimes disturbing levels of drama. In fact, many of these titles can still be enjoyed for their intricate storyline or delightful artwork. Some, however, are just straight-up icky. You be the judge of what you can handle and what makes you say, “No!”
This complex anime relationship follows 18-year-old Ayase and 26-year-old Kanou as they become lovers. Okay, that’s a bit of an age difference, but nothing too outlandish. How are you going to make this weird, anime? Well, here’s the story of how the two men meet. One day Ayase (a very pretty doe-eyed boy) is kidnapped and about to be sold at an underground auction. Kanou happens to be there and remembers meeting Ayase from his past as a kind person who helped him out. Feeling a connection, Kanou rescues Ayase from his captors, closing the auction a 120 million yen (a little over $1 million) bid and taking the frightened boy to his home.
Ayase tells Kanou how grateful he is for rescuing him. However, things take a horrifying turn when Kanou becomes upset with Ayase. In a lustful rage, Kanou claims that Ayase is his merchandise and rapes him. Oof.
Afterwards, Kanou makes a deal with Ayase to pay back his bid price by having sex with him. Now, as the film progresses Kanou does regret his actions and starts to act tenderly towards Ayase. Still, the fact that a loving relationship between two characters can blossom after a rape and obligatory sex is utterly disturbing.
Rin is an eight-year-old student in the third grade. So, you know, this is off to a totally non-creepy start. She is mischievous, loud, and way too promiscuous for her age. One day, a 23-year-old man named Daisuke becomes her homeroom teacher. Rin doesn’t trust adults and begins to torment Daisuke.
For a while, Daisuke fears Rin and has difficulty controlling her and the entire classroom. He becomes frustrated and even starts to question whether he is fit for the job. However, Rin’s spiteful attitude towards Daisuke changes when he saves her from falling out of a tree.
Rin starts to flirt Daisuke (gross), flashing her panties, dropping sexual innuendos, and just generally throwing herself at him (gross, gross, gross). She eventually reveals her love to Daisuke and kisses him. By this point Daisuke is so flustered and confused by this complex situation that he finds himself growing more affectionate towards Rin.
Although he says that he sees Rin merely as a child, his actions and thoughts suggest otherwise. To clarify: he does not have sex with the child. Even this mess doesn’t go that far. Still though, he capitulates to Rin’s advances time and time again. At the very least, he should have his teaching degree revoked.
BokuImo ( Or I’m In Love With My Little Sister)
This relationship is a full-blown case of incest between fraternal twins. So let’s just rip that Band-Aid off right away. Yori and his twin sister Iku were close as kids; Yori even claimed he would marry her someday. As the two grew older, Yori began to push Iku away, leaving Iku confused. Disgustingly, this was all in a bid to keep his true desires and feeling for his sister a secret. Iku is torn when Yori won’t acknowledge her affection and repetitively tries to get closer to him.
Throughout the series, the two fight against their romantic feelings for each other. Eventually, however, they give into their desires like a bunch of damn Lannisters. They soon find themselves embarking on an immoral relationship and share a sinful night of passion together. So, you know, ew, ew, ew, a thousand times ewwwww.