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Sahmbahdeh



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:28 am Reply with quote
Uh, I think you messed up numbers 4 and 6; the last line from 6 should go to 4. Other than that, good list.
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Marzan



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:30 am Reply with quote
Whenever I think bromance, Reinhard von Logrenhamm and Siegfried Kircheis come to mind.
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ryboom



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:39 am Reply with quote
If Fullmetal Alchemist is on your "Manliest Bromance" list, the entry MUST be Armstrong and Sigu Curtis.
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Takamachi Ryoko



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:29 am Reply with quote
Are Kenshiro x Rei, Kenshin x Sanosuke, Guts x Griffith spoiler[(before shitstorm)] counted as bromance?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:35 am Reply with quote
I would personally add Akito and Gai from Nadesico. It was a bit more short lived than many others but it had a huge impact on Akito and his character development through he series. Plus to me Gai was every bit the manly man that Kamina was.
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Siddharth



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:40 am Reply with quote
Studio Ghibli protagonist?
Impossible to choose one
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Merxamers



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:20 pm Reply with quote
Can't really argue with the list; great choices all.

As an honorable mention, I'd like throw out Gon x Killua from HunterXHunter. That's a friendship for the ages; I kept expecting it to go the "NarutoxSasuke" route, but to my grateful surprise it never did.
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Sahmbahdeh



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:09 pm Reply with quote
Sahmbahdeh wrote:
Uh, I think you messed up numbers 4 and 6; the last line from 6 should go to 4. Other than that, good list.


Ok, good. You fixed it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:25 pm Reply with quote
Siddharth wrote:
Studio Ghibli protagonist?
Impossible to choose one
Actually, I found it quite easy to choose San.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:37 pm Reply with quote
Marzan wrote:
Whenever I think bromance, Reinhard von Logrenhamm and Siegfried Kircheis come to mind.


That's not a bromance. That's a straight up romance.

Mittermeyer and Reuenthal is a bromance. Or Olivier Poplan and Ivan Konev.
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Hiroki not Takuya



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:57 pm Reply with quote
Doesn't FruitsBasket's Shigure x Ayame count as a "bromance" or just not "manly" (or maybe full gay)? And why was Ayame not in the poll about male long-hair? I'll third about the Studio Ghibli poll being impossible, most are great in their own unique ways. I'll put down Seita from GoFF (how's that for an acronym?) purely because he went through the most. Chihiro and Sophie saw much growth too so they are second and third for me. My daughter thinks Sophie is #1 and I see her point.
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MajinAkuma



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:35 pm Reply with quote
Didn't this list appear a few years ago?
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JadeDahlia



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:14 pm Reply with quote
Merxamers wrote:
Can't really argue with the list; great choices all.

As an honorable mention, I'd like throw out Gon x Killua from HunterXHunter. That's a friendship for the ages; I kept expecting it to go the "NarutoxSasuke" route, but to my grateful surprise it never did.


Personally I consider Gon x Killua straight-up romance like at the very least Killua is in love with Gon. Also I read somewhere that Yoshihiro Togashi said Gon and Killua were like a "young Sensui and Itsuki (from his other series, Yu Yu Hakusho)", and those two are canonically gay lovers.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:41 pm Reply with quote
I believe that the two best bromances I have encountered are both manga ones.


First, Asami and Hojo from Sanctuary are awesome. Unlike other bromances, they're more of a "behind the scenes" bromance, so to say, but it's so totally there. Some people may want to view this series as too hard boiled to have a bromance, but I'd disagree, it still has one.


And then of course, my #1 romantic couple are Ash and Eiji from Banana Fish. For a relationship with only one kiss, and nothing more physical than that, damn did those two fall impossibly hard for each other. The art book for the series actually fulfills what was surely requests for more romantic scenes together too. But even if they might not physically have sex or anything, their souls are a perfect match, making the bromance run quite deep in the end.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:06 pm Reply with quote
I actually find Yugi and Atem to be a prime example of bromance. While I am a Yugi/Anzu shipper, I do recognize that the relationship between the 2 Yugis is kind of blurred between brotherly love and being gay.

On the flip side, I don't see it as being gay since that wouldn't exactly work running in a shounen magazine.
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