30 Day Animation Challenge Day 14: Your Favorite Animation Romance

The lack of romance is one of the things that drove me away from animation in my youth and into the warm embrace of anime. Things have gotten better since and we’ve seen far more well-realized relationships brought into animation, both for film and TV series projects. With today being Valentine’s Day, we’re going for the obvious question. What’s your favorite romantic pairing/relationship in the world of animation?

For me, the best one continues to be the opening to Up, a movie I can’t watch anything past that as it just doesn’t work at all for me. But that opening five or six minutes or so is just utterly magical. A close-second just for the delight in the feels it gives is Paperman.

Bonus Question: What project needed a romance but didn’t have one.