Gabichox, on 12 September 2011 - 11:46 PM, said:
Eh.. I've actually seen a lot of doujin with Izaya topping Shizuo and even one where they both were bottomed. Hell, I wouldn't even consider Izaya a complete bottom. More of a "dominate bottom"
Basically, no one really views this pairing as canon but the love hate relationship is fueled by teasing hints in the anime/novels so it's very popular. It also doesn't help that the author really does cater to the Shizaya pairing because
it sells it entertains the fans. I know I kept thinking of Shizaya at certain instances like the conversation with Tom and Shizuo about girlfriends or when Izaya would say "No one is allowed to know about Shizu-chan but me." Narita even wrote an april fools piece on them where it played out like a fanfic... Because it really was lol. There's also the various drama cds and even the alarm clocks. The series eggs the fangirls on. Can't blame them for letting it get to their heads.
My OTPs in life are Peter White/Ace from HnK because of the drama CDs and Kyouko/Ayano of Yuru Yuri. Nothing shall ever get in their way ;A;
I was mostly going by:
Fanfiction.net (Shizuo/Izaya is popular than Izaya/Shizuo)
Toranoana doujinshi/japanese goods site (I found too many pages of Shizuo/Izaya before I found one with Izaya topping. I consider the one who makes the moves on the other guy as the topper a.k.a the non shiny eyed 'omg he likes me,' blushing guy.)
Well the Drrr pairing of Shizaya is like Hetalia's main popular pairing US/UK. Outside of England raising America and showing concern that could be fatherly related, they don't have a relationship like that, but since the manga has so many hints and lead the fans on, (as well as not dis illusioning fans,) people think that those two are 'totally made for each other.'
Oh and don't mention America bottoming to any hardcore US/UK fan. They will literally bite your head off.
Usually if a pairing looks good or hot, fans will eat it up. KakIru is straight up not canon and crack, they interact rarely in the manga and anime, but people pair them up almost as much as SasukexNaruto. Oh and I never read a Iruka/Kakashi fanfiction yet.
Personally, it scares me how some pairings are really really popular that are not canon
Since Persona 4 is an anime now, Yosuke/Yu