Ah, the love triangle. How can such a simple shape bring about such intense emotion? Say what you will about complicated relationship statuses, there’s nothing like a little competition to breathe some much needed life into a stale romance story. Here’s a list of 3 shows that show just how interesting a triangle can be:
Triangle’s 3 points: Hime, Saku, Mihoshi
When Saku moves back to his childhood town, he attracts the interest of both a former friend and a new admirer. Although not all the love in this triangle is reciprocated, a sort of rivalry forms as both girls vie for Saku’s limited attention. Things become even more tense when a new girl joins the Astronomy club and catches Saku’s eye. In Sora No Manimani, love triangles are more like love constellations…
Triangle’s 3 points: Nanami, Motoharu, Masafumi
Bokura Ga Ita, or We Were There is a story of love, loss, death and betrayal. If this sounds dramatic, that’s because it is, so much so that this love triangle can at times seem more like a web of triangles, intertwined and impossible to navigate. This is a show that treats relationships seriously, and treads carefully around cliches to deliver a moving and profound tale of complicated relationships.
Triangle’s 3 points: Angol Moa, Tamama, Keroro
One of many such relationships in Sergeant Keroro, this love triangle is proof that complicated relationships don’t have to be all about drama. Some triangles are played up for their humorous aspect, and this interspecies triangle is as ridiculous as they come. Not only is this triangle interspecies, it’s intergalactic, oblivious, and largely hilarious.
Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a triangular romantic situation? Which love triangle do you think is the most compelling in anime? Continue the conversation in the comments below or let us know on Twitter and Facebook!