T5W – Nostalgia Ships

T5W is a weekly book meme created by Lainey from Gingereadslainey and hosted by Sam from Thought On Tomes with a different bookish topic each week. You can check out the GoodReads group here.

Topic: Nostalgia Ships – Discuss the first fictional couples you ever got butterflies over, or couples you used to be really into when you were younger

Like several of my previous T5W posts, this is going to be almost exclusively manga/anime because I really have no recollection of having shippy moments with books as a kid.

Zoisite/Kunzite from Sailor Moon


Why yes, I do love shipping my murder-happy villains, even from the tender age of ten. I remember waking up early Sunday mornings so I could watch AMVs of this ship on YouTube. This was back in the era where fans still made their own dedicated web pages dedicated to their ship and hosted their own fanfiction. Mind you, I never watched the English dub of Sailor Moon, only the Japanese, so I shipped these two as a gay couple, not the one where Zoisite was turned female because 90s American family purity. It’s pretty indicative of how my life turned out.

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