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10 Best Romance Anime Of (According To MyAnimeList)

While anime often focused on fantastical battles where characters trade superpowers, there are intimate series that examine matters of the heart. Romance anime has become a popular genre and there are some extremely emotional stories that have played out in some of the bigger series.

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10 Mr Love: Queen's Choice Presents A Handful Of Prince Charmings ()

It shouldn't come as a major surprise that Mr Love: Queen's Choice is based on a visual novel mobile game since its plot revolves around a blank slate of a heroine that has a handful of different men to sift through to bet her suitor. Queen's Choice is set in a nebulous fantasy world where the men all possess special powers and important secrets, which makes the courtship even more exciting. Queen's Choice is lacking when it comes to plot, but MAPPA's animation work is impeccable and there's chemistry right from the start.

9 In/Spectre Mixes Supernatural Missions With A Budding Romance ()

In/Spectre feels like the heightened anime version of The Gift of the Magi. Kotoko sacrifices her right eye and left leg in order to become a trusted mediator and link between both the Human and Spirit Worlds. Kotoko teams up with Kurou and the pair try to right supernatural wrongs and make sure there's as little bleed over as possible between the Spirit and Human Worlds. Kotoko and Kurou’s growing relationship as they carry out their work is fantastic, but the situation becomes more complex as Kurou's ex, Saki, also works her way into their lives and spirit business.

8 Sing "Yesterday" For Me Shows That Sometimes An Old Story Isn’t Over ()

Romance and the slice of life genres often go hand-in-hand, but it's not always an easy balance to pull off. Characters feel real and connect, but the story can come across as inconsequential if there's not enough of a narrative drive. Sing "Yesterday" For Me is a very special kind of series where Rikuo Uozumi finds himself in a rut and lacking motivation.

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His ex-girlfriend, Rikuo, unexpectedly re-enters his life and he finds himself energized for the first time in ages. The back and forth between Rikuo and Haru is so soothing and the anime's patient nature is an asset.

7 Science Fell In Love, So I Tried To Prove It Breaks Love Down To Formulae ()

Science Fell In Love, So I Tried To Prove It is just as hilarious as it is romantic. There’s a very simple premise in play, but it yields infinitely satisfying results. Two staunch scientists who find matters of the heart completely foreign try to break romance down to a repeatable scientific equation that they apply on one another. It’s highly entertaining to watch emotions overrun these two and for them to respond with dry mathematics, but a sweet love slowly grows between the inquisitive minds.

6 Rent-A-Girlfriend Finds Love In The Ugly Truth ()

Those that are fans of convoluted '90s rom-coms should instantly connect with Rent-A-Girlfriend. There's a cheesy premise that kicks off the series where discouraged and recently single Kazuya decides to cope with his negativity by renting a girlfriend. The experience doesn't go as Kazuya plans, but when he calls out his rented suitor, Chizuru, he finds himself fascinated by who she really is. Rent-A-Girlfriend's direction is telegraphed early on, but that doesn't make this romance any less enjoyable. It’s proof that fun characters and infectious chemistry are enough to overcome a weak plot.

5 My Next Life As A Villainess Shows That Even Villains Deserve Happiness ()

There's been an ongoing conversation between anime and video games for years and more modern anime series creatively reinvent gaming tropes. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! touches on familiar principles, but in a deliciously meta manner.

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Catarina discovers that she's been reincarnated as a character in a fantasy video game, only her villainess character is typically reserved to an empty existence because the hero chooses someone else. Catarina becomes determined to change this narrative and prove that an alleged villainess can get a happy ending.

4 Given Allows A Tender Friendship To Blossom Into More ()

Given explores such sensitive territory that it's hard to not be moved by it. Ritsuka and Mafuyu are two teenage boys that bond through their communal love for music and the guitar. Ritsuka and Mafuyu grow closer together and learn that their interests in each other extend beyond music.

It's a challenging journey for them both, but it reflects such an honest love. Given is technically an anime film, but it acts as the sequel to the first season of Given, which came out the year before. It's a worthy addition and the movie continues on the anime's story.

3 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax Confronts Years Of Emotions ()

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax is the anime’s third season and it’s at this point that the series really forces its characters to confront their emotions and make some important decisions. Curiously, the My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU anime plays with a stereotypical opposites attract narrative that’s set within a high school. There’s nothing especially ambitious or unique about the series, but its attention to characterization and plotting makes these individuals feel like real people.

2 Season 2 Of Fruits Basket Brings Tohru Deeper Into The Sohma Clan ()

Fruits Basket was considered one of the most beloved romance series back when it was a manga and the first attempt to adapt it into an anime ended up shortchanging it of its nuance. The recent reboot of Fruits Basket has been a stunning adaptation that hasn’t left out any of the pivotal events from Tohru Honda’s time with the cursed, but lovable, Sohma family. Season two tests Tohru’s bonds with the Sohmas to an even greater degree, especially when it comes to Akito, who’s determined to make matters miserable for Tohru.

1 Season 2 Of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Turns Romance Into A Battlefield ()

Much like how Kaguya-sama: Love is War's title demonstrates, romantic endeavors can be just as exciting as any battle. Love is War focuses on two extremely strong-willed and manipulative individuals, Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane, who break romance down to a grueling chess match of subterfuge.

Season two of the series pushes their twisted arrangement to new places and acts as a strong reminder of why Kaguya and Miyuki are one of the best anime couples to come along in years. This metaphorical war begins with ulterior motives, but there's such an earnest respect and admiration between Kaguya and Miyuki.

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When it comes to Romance I would say it exist different kind of them.

You have the comedy type.
You have the serious type.
You have the harem type.
You have the story type.

When it comes to Comedy a good one is Nodame, especially the first time you watch it.
When it comes to the serious type I would go with like Nana, Fruits Basket and White Album 2.
When it comes to the harem type Monongatari, Grisaia, Shield Hero, Slime, Clannad.
When it comes to the story type, ROV, Bakuman, Kara no Kyoukai and the Fate serie.

Well romance is a amazin genre and it was something I only watched for 2 years more or less all the time.


I love romance and I&#;m so happy about how Fruit Basket turned out to, well done TMS.
It exist a lot of good once, I really wish people could start to watch more romance.

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14 Best Romance Anime, Ranked According To MyAnimeList

Love is in the air! While most anime offerings feature some romantic component or another, those that make it a central theme are likely to be popular from now until the end of time. Whether they chase a classic will-they-won't-they coupling, an intriguing love triangle, or provide endless shipping fodder for their respective fandoms, cuddling up to a good romance anime is practically always a good time.

But which are the best of them? Today, we're consulting MyAnimeList to find out which decidedly lovestruck anime series are best for romance fans to dive into.

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Updated October 23rd, by Morgan Austin: While has had its ups and downs, anime fans are sure to still find some happiness and shed a few tears while watching plenty of shows in the romance category. From shows that are more comedic with awkward and cute interactions to shows that are more serious that require a tissue box to be nearby, there's something for everyone — so much, in fact, that we've revisited this article to add a few more.

14 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax!) -

The third season to the My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFUseries () follows the series's characters as they are about to graduate high school. The show has mainly followed the main character, Hachiman, when he joins the Service Club at his and meets many new classmates that change his perception of high school. The season has a lot of emotion as the characters have to face the fact that high school will be over soon and they'll have to move on to be independent.

This season ran for 12 episodes with a weighted score of (from 81, users). It's categorized as Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, and School.

13 Fruits Basket 2nd Season -

The Fruits Basket () series follows a girl named Tohru Honda who meets and befriends members of the Soma family, who she learns secretly turn into members of the Chinese Zodiac if they are hugged by someone of the opposite sex outside their family. While the manga version was originally adapted into an anime in , this remake has something that the first adaptation didn't have: a second season. This season shows stronger relationships between Tohru and the Somas, but this leads to both good times and hardships.

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The second season has 25 episodes, a weighted score of (scored by 35, users), and falls under the categories of Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural, Drama, Romance, and Shoujo.

12 Kara no Kyoukai 5: Majun Rasen (The Garden of Sinners Chapter 5: Paradox Paradigm) -

TheGarden of Sinnersis a series of movies that usually follow characters Mikiya and Shiki. Shiki has a power called the "Mystic Eyes of Death Perception" that lets her see "death" and its relation to her surroundings in the form of lines. Mikiya and Shiki work together to solve strange cases where people have died mysteriously. In this 5th chapter (), a murderer has escaped and runs into Shiki while Mikiya investigates the man's murders in the Ogawa apartment complex.

This movie has a weighted score of (from 99, users) and is categorized under Action, Mystery, Supernatural, Drama, Romance, and Thriller.

11 Bakuman. 3rd Season -

Bakuman. 3rd Season () includes 25 episodes of the manga duo Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi competing against numerous rivals in the Shounen Jack manga rankings. They want to get an anime adaptation, but they have bigger problems to worry about: namely, they have to compete in the ranking against artist Eiji Niizuma, and if they don't compare within six months, they'll be canceled!

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This third season got a weighted score of  (as determined by , users). It is included in the categories Comedy, Drama, Romance, and Shounen.

10 Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei (The Tatami Galaxy) -

The Tatami Galaxy () is a wild, strange, and heart-warming story about a man struggling with regret in his third year of college. Up until that point, he had been spending time breaking up couples with his friend Ozu without looking for a relationship for himself. When he aims to change that after meeting a mysterious person who claims to be a god, he's sent back in time to his first year in college so he can try to live without regrets.

The show consists of 11 episodes and has a weighted score of (from 91, users). It's categorized as Mystery, Comedy, Psychological, and Romance.

9 Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu (The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya) -

Taking place after the anime series, this 2 hour and minute movie, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (), is based on the fourth light novel of the Haruhi series. On Christmas day, Kyon makes the shocking discovery that no one remembers Haruhi or the SOS Brigade, and no one remembers their supernatural adventures! Now he must search for answers--and Haruhi!

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This animated movie received a weighted score of  (scored by , users) and falls under the categories Comedy, Mystery, Romance, School, Sci-Fi, and Supernatural. In it won for the Best Theatrical Film award at the Animation Kobe Awards.

8 Howl no Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle) -

Howl's Moving Castle() is a Studio Ghibli film in which Sophie Hatter is cursed by the Witch of the Waste to become an old woman out of jealousy. Now, with the help of a mysterious and powerful wizard named Howl, who is responsible for the witch's jealousy, Sophie must travel with his colorful cast of companions in his living castle!

This movie received a weighted score of  (according to , users) and is included in the categories of Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, and Romance. It has won numerous awards, including the Best Japanese Movie Overall in the Mainichi Film Awards and an Excellence Prize, Animation in the Japan Media Arts Festival, both in Then it was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 78th Academy Awards.

7 Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl) -

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl () is a romance story where Sakuta Azusagawa holds a girl's life in his hands and experiences plenty of conflicting emotions! He already has a girlfriend, Mai Sakurajima, but when his first crush, Shouko Makinohara, appears in a bunny costume, his life takes some unexpected turns! This is the 1 hour and minute movie version.

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The series has a weighted score of (according to , users) and is included in the categories Comedy, Romance, and School. The anime is based on Hajime Kamoshida's Seishun Buta light novels, specifically volumes six and seven.

6 Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Tsuioku-hen (Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal) -

Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal () is a four-episode OVA before being collected into a two-hour-long movie. As part of the Rurouni Kenshin mythos, the series is a prequel story starring Hitokiri Battousai, before he became the man who would swear off killing, revealing the origins of his star-shaped scar. It also explores his relationship with Yukishiro Tomoe, which makes it fall into the Romance category.

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The OVA earned a weighted score of  (as scored by , users) and falls under the categories Action, Historical, Drama, Romance, Martial Arts, Samurai, and Shounen.

5 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) -

Another tearjerker, Your Lie in April() is a 22 episode series that journeys with Kousei Arima. He's a prodigy on the piano until his mother passes and he spirals into depression. After not playing for two years, he meets violinist Kaori Miyazono, who turns his world flipped upside down!

The series has a weighted score of  (according to , users) and is in the categories Drama, Music, Romance, School, and Shounen. It won in the anime division at the Sugoi Japan® Awards.

4 Monogatari Series: Second Season -

The second season of the Monogatari Series () starts a new semester and a group of friends looking to ward off the incoming darkness. This group includes Koyomi Araragi, the genius Tsubasa Hanekawa, the vampire Shinobu Oshino, the athlete Suruga Kanbaru, the spirit Mayoi Hachikuji, Koyomi's stalker Nadeko Sengoku, and tsundere Hitagi Senjogahara. Join their supernatural harem today!

It received a weighted score of (as scored by , users) and is included in the categories Mystery, Comedy, Supernatural, Romance, and Vampire. The series has 26 episodes, but three of them are summary episodes.

3 Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai?: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen (Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2) -

The second season of Kaguya-sama: Love is War () is a 12 episode run that continues to follow the lives of top students Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya. Both serve on the student council, Miyuki as the student council president with Kaguya as his vice-president. But while they would be the perfect couple, they have never confessed, because whoever confesses first will be the loser in their eyes!

This series has a weighted score of  (from , users) and falls under the categories Comedy, Psychological, Romance, School, and Seinen. Get ready for the ultimate battle of will they, won't they!

2 Clannad: After Story -

Clannad: After Story (), aka get ready to cry the anime, is a sequel series to the slice-of-life romance series Clannad. Running 25 episodes, it picks up when main characters Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa graduate from high school and experience the joys and heartbreaks of growing up.

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The series received a weighted score of  (determined by , users) and falls under the categories of Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural, Drama, and Romance. It is based on Key's visual novel and produced by Kyoto Animation.

1 Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.) -

Your Name. or Kimi no Na wa. () is an animated movie that won the LAFCA Animation Award in and the Best Animated Film in from the Mainichi Film Awards. Its weighted score is (as voted on by , users) and it's #10 on the top anime page.

The film revolves around high schoolers Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana, who wake up one day to find themselves in the other's body! Mitsuha gets to live her dream of big city life in Tokyo while Taki gets to experience the quiet life in the countryside. They need to find each other and figure out this body-swapping mystery. In addition to Romance, this anime is listed as Supernatural, School, and Drama.

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Top 25 Best Romance Anime of All Time

Lupin Clarrise Castle of Cagliostro Everyone needs a little lovin&#; in their life. Whether it&#;s a casual fling or full blown love-of-your-life type scenario, it&#;s good to let people in every now and again.

Let this list of the 25 best romance anime fill that potential void in your life (plenty of people in relationships watch these things too though, so, do your thing).

For more of our most highly rated Romance Anime, as well as an overview of all the genre has to offer, check out our Romance genre page on MAL.

Let The Best Romance Anime List Commence!


Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

MAL Rated , Ranked #15 | Aired Fall | Produced by A-1 Pictures


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Music can impact our lives in amazing ways. This romance anime portrays this beautiful message through its main characters and their journey to let go of the past and strive to grasp a brighter future. Any true romantic will most surely enjoy the sound of puppy love ringing throughout the entire series, filled with both passion and despair.


Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (Snow White with the Red Hair)

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Summer | Produced by Bones


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If you are in search of a sweet and heart-warming romantic tale, then look no more, because the romance between Shirayuki, a herbalist with the rare hair color of red, and Zen, the second prince of the Kingdom of Clarines, is exactly like that. There is no unnecessary bickering or drama, plus the flow of the story and their relationship is smooth and relaxing.


Clannad: After Story

MAL Rated , Ranked #9 | Aired Fall | Produced by Kyoto Animation


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Get some tissues ready because this notorious tearjerker anime will leave you in tears by the end of almost every episode. Following the events of the first Clannad anime, this sequel is a sweet and wrenching tale of first love and the bonds of family - for better or for worse, in sickness and in health.


Ore Monogatari!! (My Love Story!!)

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by Madhouse


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Ore Monogatari!! takes a different approach to the romance anime genre by placing a boy (a very unique boy) as the main protagonist. Takeo Gouda is huge, intimidating, and scary but he truly has a heart of gold. He may be completely different than the usual shoujo boys, but he is kinder and more romantic than most, making his love story definitely worth watching.


Sukitte Ii na yo. (Say "I Love You")

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Fall | Produced by Zexcs


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Love works in the funniest of ways. Mei is an awkward, antisocial girl with not a single friend in sight, while Yamato is a popular, easy-going guy with more companions than he can count. These two couldn&#;t be more different, but they still end up in each other&#;s arms, proving that opposites do attract.


Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You)

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Fall | Produced by Production I.G


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Opposites attract once again in Kimi ni Todoke. This time we have Sawako, feared by her classmates due to her keen resemblance to the creepy girl from the Ring, and Shouta, the cheerful and kind boy who teaches her to open up to those around her and show her true colors. The subtle transition from curiosity to puppy love and beyond is pure to a fault, sure to put a smile on your face.


Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma (Emma: A Victorian Romance)

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by Studio Pierrot


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Another very sweet and lovely love story between Emma, a maid of tragic past, and William, the easy-going heir of the House of Jones. Their love is forbidden, but can they break through the social norms and be together? Fans of the Victorian era should definitely check out this romance anime.


Nana

MAL Rated , Ranked #72 | Aired Spring | Produced by Madhouse


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Nana is a true gem among romance anime because it explores different kinds of love in a mature way. There are more than one couple making sparks, but the most outstanding is definitely Nana Osaki x Ren. If you are looking for a nice tale of heartbreak, love, and lust, this anime is for you.


Toradora!

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Fall | Produced by J.C.Staff


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Tired of romance anime about love at first sight? Then Toradora is straight up your alley! This unique love story showcases what it is like to fall in love with someone you could never have imagined yourself falling for.


Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by J.C.Staff


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Misaki is the class president, known for being strict and cold, who hides one very dark secret: she works part-time in a maid cafe dressed up in a cute maid costume! That is until she is found out by Takumi, the school&#;s most popular guy. With her secret revealed, Misaki must now keep this handsome boy from letting the skeletons out of her closet. But what starts out as a way to protect her secret slowly grows into something more, as the two begin to see each other for more than just their exterior images.


Kokoro Connect

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Summer | Produced by Silver Link.


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Five members of the Cultural Research Club start switching bodies with each other all of the sudden and without explanation. While they are trying to find the source of this supernatural phenomenon, they also realize that it is harder to keep their true feelings hidden when their bodies are swapped.


Romeo x Juliet

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by Gonzo


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Even though it is only loosely based on William Shakespeare&#;s play of the same name, the romance and anguish are still strong. If you enjoy anime adaptations of classical works, and you are a romance fan, make sure to check out this one because it contains many sweet and romantic scenes.


InuYasha

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Fall | Produced by Sunrise


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The epic adventure series follows the impulsive Inuyasha, a half-dog demon, and Kagome, a girl who travels back to the past and by a twist of fate meets him. They journey alongside each other, but only in order to prevent the bad demons from destroying the world. However, gradually, they begin to realize that their hearts long for them to become more than just travel companions.


Junjou Romantica

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by Studio Deen


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The popular shounen ai anime Junjou Romantica follows three cute couples, but the most outstanding one is Misaki x Usagi. The love between the university student and his tutor blossoms almost at first sight.


Hachimitsu to Clover (Honey and Clover)

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by J.C.Staff and Nomad


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The cute Hanamoto Hagumi disrupts the lives of three poor college students when she suddenly appears in their lives. Her charm and cuteness blow them away and the battle for her affection begins.


Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. (Anohana)

MAL Rated , Ranked #51 | Aired Spring | Produced by A-1 Pictures


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You never forget your first love and special childhood memories. Anohana explores how they can affect us in the present and just how important they are to us.


Byousoku 5 Centimeter (5 Centimeters Per Second)

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Winter | Produced by CoMix Wave Films


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This beautiful romance anime film also explores the power of first love and how it can affect our future decisions. It also deals with the pain of being separated from someone close to you by fate itself, so you&#;d better prepare some tissues for this one as well.


Bokura ga Ita (We Were There)

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Summer | Produced by Artland


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If you enjoy shoujo anime and romance anime in general, then you will most likely end up loving this one because it contains one of the most typical shoujo romance tropes - a shy and naive girl falling for the most popular and arrogant boy of the school.


Koi Kaze (Love Wind)

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by A.C.G.T.


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Koi Kaze is a different love story because it is about the struggle of a brother and sister who fall for each other. Having in mind that incest is considered a taboo subject, it may put some off, but the romance is still outstanding and there are no typical cliches which can be found in other romance anime.


Hana yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers)

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Fall | Produced by Toei Animation


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Hana yori Dango has been adapted into numerous live-action adaptations and it is also based on one of the most selling shoujo manga ever in Japan. A poor, yet strong-willed, girl who goes against the richest boy in her school will never go out of fashion.


Lovely★Complex

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by Toei Animation


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Lovely★Complex differs from other romance anime in a sense that it deals with some really sensitive issues such as having a complex about being physically different from the others, accepting yourself for who you are, and letting others love you for who you are.


Sekaiichi Hatsukoi (World&#;s Greatest First Love)

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by Studio Deen


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Sekaiichi Hatsukoi has a bit more complex story than Junjou Romantica, but the characters are still very love dovey with each other. There is also more than one couple, but the main story follows the editor Ritsu and his boss Masamune.


Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf)

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Winter | Produced by Imagin


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The love story between the wolf god Holo and a merchant Kraft may be slowly unfolding, but it is also very sweet and more mature than the most shoujo romances out there. If you enjoy anime with medieval themes, then this one is for you.


Nodame Cantabile

MAL Rated , Ranked #99 | Aired Winter | Produced by J.C.Staff


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Music can really connect, heal, and deepen the bonds between people as we have already seen in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. Nodame Cantabile is an older classic with a love story between Megumi and Chiaki, which is thoroughly explored.


Hotarubi no Mori e (The Light of a Firefly Forest)

MAL Rated , Ranked #55 | Premiered Sep 17, | Produced by Brain&#;s Base


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Originally fresh and melancholic, Hotarubi no Mori e explores the depth of friendship and love between a forest spirit Gin and a girl Hotaru in this captivating romance anime film. You will definitely wish for it to be longer!


Dug the list? Then hit up our Top 20 Cute Couples in Anime and 20 Most Passionate Anime Kisses articles as well! Also, don&#;t forget to check out our Romance genre page on MAL to help you find your next Romance anime fix!

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Romance Anime

Raku Ichijou, a first-year student at Bonyari High School, is the sole heir to an intimidating yakuza family. Ten years ago, Raku made a promise to his childhood friend. Now, all he has to go on is a pendant with a lock, which can only be unlocked with the key which the girl took with her when they parted. Now, years later, Raku has grown into a typical teenager, and all he wants is to remain as uninvolved in his yakuza background as possible while spending his school days alongside his middle school crush Kosaki Onodera. However, when the American Bee Hive Gang invades his family&#;s turf, Raku&#;s idyllic romantic dreams are sent for a toss as he is dragged into a frustrating conflict: Raku is to pretend that he is in a romantic relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, the beautiful daughter of the Bee Hive&#;s chief, so as to reduce the friction between the two groups. Unfortunately, reality could not be farther from this whopping lie—Raku and Chitoge fall in hate at first sight, as the girl is convinced he is a pathetic pushover, and in Raku&#;s eyes, Chitoge is about as attractive as a savage gorilla. Nisekoi follows the daily antics of this mismatched couple who have been forced to get along for the sake of maintaining the city&#;s peace. With many more girls popping up his life, all involved with Raku&#;s past somehow, his search for the girl who holds his heart and his promise leads him in more unexpected directions than he expects. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
Harem, School

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensor:
Aniplex of America

TV - Jan 11, , (JST)

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Top 10 Most Romantic Anime Series

12 Best Romantic Comedy Anime of All Time



ore monogatari kiss gif Ah the rom-com, a much dreaded genre by some people (mostly manly boyfriends). Known for being extremely formulaic, the romantic comedy usually centers around star-crossed lovers who start off hating each other. Everyone knows, however, that by the end of the movie and some funny twist of fate, they will have realized they loved each other all along. It&#;s been done to death on the big screen, usually to the same tune.

However, with anime (as usual), the formula is often rewritten to spectacular results. Throw in a robot or a supernatural twist, or simply rely on time and multiple episodes to make the romantic turn more believable. Either way, anime has produced some pretty touching, authentically funny romantic comedies. These are the top


Mamotte! Lollipop

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Summer | Produced by Studio Comet


Mamotte! Lollipop
Often overlooked as a quality romantic comedy, "Mamotte! Lollipop" is actually an extremely pleasant ride. With the bright colors and chibi-type animation used, it is beautiful to look at and easy to enjoy. The story begins with Nina mistakenly swallows an object called the Crystal Pearl while enjoying a dessert. It turns out the Crystal Pearl is actually the target of a test for wizards, and now every wizard from the local academy is after her to get that pearl. Two of them, Zero and Ichii, team up to protect Nina, and a cute love triangle forms as they face the challenges of each episode.


Special A

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by Gonzo and AIC


Special A romantic comedy anime
"Special A" is, in a word, special. Slightly underrated, this anime focuses on Hikari Hanazono and Kei Takashima, two characters who have known each other since childhood. Ever since their first meeting, they have been locked in an intense competition with one another over everything. They both grow up to be members of the "Special A" class at their high school, made up of the most elite students. All the while, Kei is secretly harboring romantic feelings for Hikari, and every time he thinks she might have found him out, it turns out that she has totally misunderstood. Although it may sound like it follows the exact same formula as any other rom-com, the addition of the other members of the Special A class add a refreshing buffer to the drama. In addition, the episode-by-episode misunderstandings never grow stale. Rather, they add to the comedy and enhance the anticipation for the final episode.


Chobits

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by Madhouse


Chobits romantic comedy anime
"Chobits" may seem a bit old in comparison to some of the other anime on this list, but it deserves a place in any "all time" rom-com list. Hailing from a manga created by well-known, all-female writing group Clamp, "Chobits" features on an oft-asked question in the romance world. Can human-like robots ever develop human emotions? In this anime world, persocoms are the new fad - personal computers which take the shape and appearance of humans. Hideki Motosuwa has never had a persocom, until he finds one on the street one day. She can only speak the word "Chii," and eventually adopts it as a name. Hideki begins to wonder if Chii might be a Chobit, a rumored type of persocom which can develop human emotions. If she is, where can this lead? Will Chii and Hideki ever be able to be together?


9. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by Brain&#;s Base


Oregaira romantic comedy anime
Hachiman Hikigaya is a high school boy unlike many of the others mentioned throughout this list. While the rom-com is often characterized by the shy or chivalrous boy, Hachiman is more of a pessimistic cynic. He firmly believes that all the bubbly, happy parts of high school are not real, and that most people are simply faking their way through. When he writes an essay about these feelings, his teacher decides to force him to join the Volunteer Service Club as a punishment (or lesson?). There, he meets the only member of the club, Yukino Yukinoshita, a beautiful girl who is somewhat shut out from others because of her looks. Together, they form an unlikely understanding, which they use to help the various people who come to them for the aid of the Volunteer Service Club.


8. Nisekoi

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Winter | Produced by Shaft


Nisekoi romantic chitoge and ichijou funny faces
"Nisekoi" seems deceptively simple at first. Rake Ichijou is a high school student pining after a lost love from ten years ago. He also happens to be the son of a major yakuza boss in his city. As a child, Raku and a young girl met and promised to marry each other one day when they met again. Raku kept a locket as a keepsake of the relationship, the key to which was kept by the young girl. In the present day, Raku still wears the locket and waits to be reunited with the girl who holds the key, secretly hoping it&#;s his secret crush, Kosaki Onodera. When Chitoge Kirisaki transfers to Raku&#;s school, they immediately become enemies, only to discover that their fathers intend for them to marry! One by one, women slip into Raku&#;s life, several of them likely candidates to be his lost love. How -and who- will he choose?


7. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Summer | Produced by Doga Kobo


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Relying on the hilarious results that so often come of misunderstandings, "Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun" is a rom-com for the ages. The main character, Chiyo Sakura, is head-over-heels in love with a boy at her school, Umetarou Nozaki. Unfortunately, Nozaki is completely unaware of her feelings. When she finally decides to approach him, she is confused when he hands her an autograph. When she tells him she "always wants to be with him," he takes her home and has her begin doing some strange drawing work for him. Eventually, Chiyo realizes that Nozaki is actually the famous shoujo mangaka Sakiko Yumeno, and she has now become his assistant! Through her connection with Nozaki-kun, Chiyo meets many other people who make up the diverse cast of characters in this anime, and she keeps hope alive that one day Nozaki will understand how she feels.


6. Ore Monogatari!!

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by Madhouse


Ore Monogatari!! romantic comedy anime
A fairly recent anime, "Ore Monogatari!!" draws from the tale of "Cyrano de Bergerac" at its roots. Takeo Gouda is an unconventional high school student, tall and muscular, and even animated differently from traditional anime standards. Unfortunately, his appearance often repels the opposite sex. He is also unconventional in his personality. Takeo is extremely kind, considerate, and chivalrous. His chivalry comes into play when he rescues young Rinko Yamato from an attempted molestation. Naturally, he falls for her, but he soon starts believing that Yamato may have feelings for his best friend, Makoto Sunakawa, who is classically good looking and constantly chased by girls. Truly selfless, Takeo decides to play matchmaker for his best friend and new love, unaware what the future consequences of his actions may be.


5. Lovely★Complex

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by Toei Animation


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Risa Koizumi is a high school girl in Japan who does not fit in, mostly due to her height. While the average Japanese woman measures in at around 5&#;2&#;&#;, Risa reaches a whopping 5&#;8&#;&#;. Due to her height, she longs for a boy she can see eye to eye with (literally). When she chooses one, Ryouji Suzuki, things quickly go awry as Ryouji falls for another girl in their class. Atsushi Ootani, who shares Risa&#;s problems with love, befriends her over their mutual problems. They end up making a bet with each other as to who will be able to find love first. The benefit for Risa is that it&#;s all safe, because Atshushi is much too short to ever draw her interest at 5&#;1"right?


4. Kamisama Hajimemashita

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Fall | Produced by TMS Entertainment


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When Nanami Momozono suddenly finds herself homeless, she isn&#;t quite sure how to deal with her situation. However, as chance would have it, she runs into a strange man in the park and helps save him from being attacked. In return, he kisses her forehead, and offers to give her his home. Without providing much more information than that, he leaves. Nanami discovers that the home is a shrine, and to her surprise, she is now the new god of this shrine. Along with her new powers and responsibilities, she receives a yokai familiar by the name of Tomoe. Tomoe is a grouchy fox demon who seems to have no interest in helping Nanami at first, but once the contract is sealed with a kiss, he has no choice but to serve herand maybe even like her. The supernatural aspect keeps things interesting, and the ever positive Nanami lends this anime a brisk, enjoyable pace with plenty of laughs.


3. Kaichou wa Maid Sama

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by J.C. Staff


Kaicho wa Maid Sama romantic comedy anime
"Kaichou wa Maid Sama" centers on high school student Misaki Ayuzawa, who is the first female student body president of her high school (recently turned co-ed). Misaki is known for being extremely strict, particularly with the boys, and usually in defense of other girls. Misaki&#;s secret is that she works outside of school as a maid in a Maid Cafe, due to her family&#;s financial situation. When the most popular boy at school, Takumi Usui, discovers her secret, she must do what he asks in order to keep him from telling everyone about what she really does when no one is looking


2. Toradora

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Fall | Produced by J.C. Staff


Toradora romantic comedy anime
"Toradora" is another anime that centers on appearance, but in a much bigger way. Main character Ryuuji Takasu is the kind boy who loves doing housework, but his outward appearance is somewhat thuggish. Co-protagonist Taiga Aisaka is a girl who seems small and cute, but is actually feisty and rather dangerous. Other characters in this anime also share similar misjudgment problems based on their appearances. When Taiga and Ryuuji discover that they each have crushes on the other&#;s best friend, they decide to help each other out in their romantic endeavors. But who really belongs with who? There are plenty of laughs and dramatic moments along the way as these two friends discover more about each other.


1. Ouran Koukou Host Club

MAL Rated , Ranked # | Aired Spring | Produced by Bones


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Haruhi Fujioka is a bright student attending the elite Ouran Academy. She doesn&#;t quite fit in there, as she is not very wealthy, nor part of a high-ranking family. She slips by generally under the radar. One day, after wandering into a music room and breaking a very expensive vase, she is thrust into the company of the Ouran High School Host Club, a group of boys that play host to the girls of the academy after school hours. They mistake her for a boy and force her to join the club in order to repay them for the vase. Each host has a vastly different personality, which gives the show its abundantly pleasant personality and tone. Even after the host club realizes Haruhi is a girl, they allow her to stay on as a boy to repay her debt. The only mystery is whether or not she&#;ll find time for love along the way, and who exactly is in love with her.

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Romance anime is among the most-watched genres on Netflix, the top streaming platform, which proves we all love love. Netflix sure has a lot to choose from, so I took on the task to find the best love stories it has to offer to us anime fans.

On my list of sweet and romantic anime recommendations you can expect everything from awkward high school crushes, love at first sight, first kisses, blossoming love that’ll melt your heart, and tragic romance that’ll break it. Be it a romantic drama, comedy, slice-of-life or fantasy genre – what they all have in common is that universal and powerful feeling of love.

So if you are looking to get in touch with your romantic side, look no further than my list of the best anime romance on Netflix. I’ve included both anime movies and shows in it, as well as the info you need to find the right choice for you: MyAnimeList ratings, plot summaries, mini reviews and Netflix links. You’re welcome.

Best Romance Anime on Netflix

1. Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)

Best Romance Anime on Netflix: Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)

Toho

MyAnimeList: 8,9 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: High school girl Mitsuha dreams of leaving her rural town for a big city, while Taki attends high school in Tokyo. One night, as a comet is passing over Japan, the two miraculously switch bodies. The swap keeps happening, and as the teenagers do their best to coordinate their complicated lives, a connection develops between them.

What makes it good: The body-swap premise of this highly acclaimed anime movie is inspired by an ancient Japanese poem. Besides the initial comedy of confusion, this magical and touching anime romance also incorporates elements of time travel, fusing Japanese tradition with modern life, all backed by creative visuals and ah-mazing RADWIMPS music.

2. Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)

Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) romance anime on Netflix

Aniplex of America

MyAnimeList: 8,7 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Kosei Arima was a child piano prodigy who had a mental breakdown after suffering a tragedy. This immensely affected his music career and life, but everything changes when he meets a girl that’s everything he’s not – an outgoing and audacious violinist, Kaori. She manages to break through to him, but has a secret to hide.

What makes it good: The episode romantic anime you can watch on Netflix is laced with humor, but heavy on feels, so get those tissues ready. Your Lie in April is a romantic and musical story that will keep you glued to the end with its lovable characters, vibrant animation, classical piano soundtrack, poetic metaphors and cherry blossoms everywhere.

3. Toradora!

Best romance anime on Netflix: Toradora!

NIS America

MyAnimeList: 8,2 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Ryuji is a high school student cursed with menacing looks, even though he’s a nice and compassionate guy. When he and Taiga, a petite but hot-headed girl, learn they’re interested in each other’s friends, they grudgingly agree to help one another. And somewhere in between their schemes, an unlikely friendship is born.

What makes it good: The episode emotional, friendship, and relationship rollercoaster that is Toradora! is almost unbeatable. Will-they-or-won’t they element (and by that I mean everybody in this anime lol), dynamic characters, crazy hijinks, light-hearted atmosphere and a dash of drama – this is a Netflix rom-com anime binge that never runs out of feels!

4. A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)

Best romantic anime on Netflix: A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)

Shochiku

MyAnimeList: 9 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: A mischievous six-grader, Shouya, and his classmates bullied the new student, hearing-impaired Shouko, to the point where she had to move away. Ostracized for going too far, Shouya is left guilt-ridden, lonely and depressed. Years later, he reconnects with Shouko, and wants nothing more than to be redeemed for his disturbing actions.

What makes it good:A Silent Voice tackles the complex issues of bullying and shows how it can have destructive effects on both the victim and the perpetrator. Despite the heavy themes, this coming-of-age anime movie manages to tell a very emphatic and uplifting story you don’t want to miss – a story about love, friendship and ultimately, redemption.

5. Clannad

Best Romance anime on Netflix: Clannad

Sentai Filmworks

MyAnimeList: 8 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Tomoya is a high-school student who has lost himself after his mother died and his father was left distant. He has left his basketball team and attends school just for the sake of it. But when he runs into girl named Nagisa, and reluctantly promises to help her restart the school drama club, his world is about to change for the better.

What makes it good: This romantic slice of life anime has 2 seasons, and it will pull you right in and tug at your heartstrings with every chance it gets. The characters are Clannad’s greatest strength since this is primarily a character-driven anime, and the well-timed humor, moe factor, heartfelt moments, and elegant animation only add to its charm.

6. Maid-Sama! (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)

Maid-Sama! (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!) romantic comedy anime on Netflix

Sentai Filmworks

MyAnimeList: 8 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Misaki is the first female student council president at a traditionally all-boys school. She is loved by teachers and minority female students, but the boys think of her as a man-hating dictator. When the school’s alpha male, Usui, discovers that Misaki secretly works at a Maid Cafe to help her family pay the bills, her reputation is at his mercy.

What makes it good: There are a lot of things to love about this rom com anime, but the leads, their chemistry and banter are its heart and soul. Maid-Sama! is romantic, heartwarming, hilarious and feel good. Through the show’s 26 episodes, this all comes together to create a shoujo anime perfection you’ll want to watch again and again.

7. Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Romance anime on netflix: Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Aniplex of America

MyAnimeList: 8,4 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Kaguya, a rich heir, and Shirogane, the workaholic from a humble background, are both at the top of their class. Besides being intelligent egomaniacs, the rivals have something else in common – they’re crazy in love with each other. Instead of just confessing, they both try to outwit the other one to confess their feelings first.

What makes it good: One of the best anime rom coms on Netflix is a battlefield where the pride of the two stubborn geniuses is on the line. The episode show will hook you with funny mind games, dialogue wars, and hilariously awkward situations, but you’ll stay for an endearing story of love and teenagers learning to move past their insecurities.

8. Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko)

Best romantic anime on Netflix: Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko)

Toho

MyAnimeList: 8,4 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Hodaka ran away from home to Tokyo where he’s caught in the unusually rainy weather. He befriends Hina, an orphan with an unusual gift: the ability to control the weather by praying. Together they try to bring sunshine to Tokyo, but Hina’s powers come with the price and the consequences that might affect the entire city.

What makes it good: This is a captivating story of star-crossed lovers with a fantastical edge deep-rooted in Shinto tradition. The hyper-realistic visuals really bring Tokyo to life and work wonders for this sad anime film you can watch on Netflix. Weathering With You explores young love and the importance of family, but it also tackles the issue of climate change.

9. Ouran High School Host Club (Ouran Koukou Host Club)

Ouran High School Host Club (Ouran Koukou Host Club) romance anime on Netflix

Funimation

MyAnimeList: 8,2 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Haruhi, a scholarship student at the elite Ouran Academy, was looking for a place to study when she stumbled upon a group of handsome boys, The Host Club, who mistook her for a boy because of her appearance. Haruhi ends up breaking an antique vase, and now has to work for them as an errand boy to repay a debt of eight million yen.

What makes it good: This shoujo anime will win you over with romance, satirical comedy, relaxing atmosphere, and vibrant characters that often break the fourth wall. The anime’s 26 episodes are jam-packed with the Host Club shenanigans, both silly and emotional moments, and lessons to be learned, making it one of the best romantic comedy anime ever.

Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl no Ugoku Shiro)

Romance anime on Netflix: Howl's Moving Castle (Howl no Ugoku Shiro)

Toho

MyAnimeList: 8,5 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Sophie is transformed into a year-old lady by the jealous Witch of the Waste. She embarks on a journey to find a wizard named Howl she believes can help her break the curse. Sophie ends up working as a housekeeper in Howl’s moving castle, and falls for the notorious wizard as his own dark curse comes to light.

What makes it good: This anime fairytale is brought to life by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki. Richly animated film is filled with whimsical characters and a sense of wonder, and the power of love and the importance of family and sacrifice are its prevailing themes. If you like classic anime stories, you’ll fall hearts-in-eyes in love with Howl’s Moving Castle.

RELATED: 21 Best Witch-Related Anime That Will Cast a Spell on You

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun)

best anime romance: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun)

Sentai Filmworks

MyAnimeList: 7,9 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: When high schooler Chiyo finally confesses her love to the oblivious Nozaki, he assumes she’s a fan and gives her an autograph. As it turns out, the teenager is actually a famous shoujo mangaka, publishing under a pen name. Wanting to get closer to him, Chiyo ends up working for Nozaki as one of his manga assistants.

What makes it good: This is a refreshing and easy-breezy watch that lives and breathes on the dynamic between the main couple. There’s never a dull moment and you’ll cry with laughter throughout the show’s 12 episodes, especially if you’re a shoujo fan who can appreciate clever jabs (that are never in a mean spirit) at the genre’s ridiculous tropes.

Kamisama Kiss (Kamisama Hajimemashita)

Kamisama Kiss (Kamisama Hajimemashita) anime romance

Funimation

MyAnimeList: 8 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Nanami is left broke and homeless when her father skips town to escape debt collectors. While sitting in a park, she notices a man in trouble and helps him, and in return he offers her a place to stay and rewards her with godhood. To her surprise, Nanami is now a land god living in a shrine, with a fox spirit named Tomoe as her familiar.

What makes it good: If you love supernatural romance and Japanese mythology, you’ll fall hard for this yokai anime with Nanami and Tomoe’s romance at its center. The show’s 13 episodes will make you laugh and swoon, and they’ll pull at a few heartstrings along the way. Kamisama Kiss is a sweet little anime that checks all the right boxes for shojo lovers.

High Score Girl (Hai Sukoa Garu)

High Score Girl, Netflix romance anime

Netflix

MyAnimeList: 7,8 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Haruo has bad grades and is terrible at sports, but he excels in video games. The hardcore gamer spends his days at the local arcade where he meets his match – his rich and quiet classmate, Akira, kicks his ass in Street Fighter II. Haruo is hell-bent on defeating her at first, but the two kids slowly bond over their love for video games.

What makes it good: This Netflix anime is a wonderful snapshot of the early 90s gaming culture. The sweet love story between Haruo and Akira feels organic, and the nostalgic ambiance will make you love it even more. High Score Girl is relatively short anime watch, but densely packed with romance, drama, hilarity and little bits of gaming trivia.

Teasing Master Takagi-san (Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san)

Best anime romance on Netflix: Teasing Master Takagi-san

Funimation & Netflix

MyAnimeList: 7,8 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Middle schooler Nishikata is sick and tired of being constantly made fun of by his classmate Takagi. He’s constantly trying to get back at her, but Takagi somehow always outwits him and he ends up red-faced. Will Nishikata ever manage to make Takagi blush, and will he finally realize that there’s something more to her teasing?

What makes it good: Nishikata and Takagi are the emotional core of this anime. The adorkable couple and their puppy love and teasing without an ounce of malice will waste no time in stealing your heart. Right from the start, the innocence and warmth of Teasing Master Takagi-san will grab a hold of you and won’t let go for the entirety of its 2-season run.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)

Best romantic anime on Netflix: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Sentai Filmworks

MyAnimeList: 7,8 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Trying to leave behind his middle school “chunibyo” (8th grade syndrome) phase of posing as a fantasy hero “Dark Flame Master”, Yuuta enrolls in high school where no one knows who he is. Unfortunately for Yuuta and his plan to hide his dark secret, he meets Rikka, an unusual girl with an eyepatch and a chunibyo syndrome of her own.

What makes it good: This original and beautifully animated show is a great romantic comedy. But underneath the gags, flirty cuteness and chunibyo antics is a touching story of growing up and using fantasy to escape trauma and painful reality. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! will have you laughing, crying, and twitching to see what happens next.

InuYasha

InuYasha anime

Viz Media

MyAnimeList: 7,8 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Kagome is a reincarnation of Kikyo, a priestess who guarded the Shikon Jewel. When Kagome falls into an ancient well, the jewel is reborn within her, and she emerges in feudal Japan. But the jewel ends up shattered, so she enlists the half-demon Inuyasha to help her recover the powerful shards before they fall into the wrong hands.

What makes it good: episode isekai anime is a unique blend of fantasy, comedy, adventure, action and, of course, an epic love story. Kagome and Inuyasha grow both as characters and as a couple through their dangerous adventures, facing many obstacles and fighting the forces of evil. This rich, early s fantasy tale has lost none of its appeal, so give it a go.

My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun)

My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) anime

Sentai Filmworks

MyAnimeList: 7,5 | Watch on Netflix

What’s it about: Shizuku, a no nonsense girl that only cares for grades and success, finds her first friend in another outcast, Haru. He’s a troublemaker with an explosive personality who does whatever he wants. As the duo navigates through the struggles and emotional challenges of high school and teenhood, they learn all about love and friendship.

What makes it good: This is an easy-going romantic comedy anime with a slice of life element to it. Fun and unpredictable male lead Haru will constantly make you wonder what he’ll do next, while the cold and distant Shizuku is an uncharacteristic shoujo lead. Oh, and there’s a love confession in the 1st episode, which is also not very common in the genre.

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