We, the products of evolution, we are full of love, and anime with the main theme of Romance is indispensable; for-all time for-all.
Here are the best of romance anime with our “wrong” choices that sometimes upset us among love polygons, the funny clumsies of romantic comedy, wonderful loves that bloom or fade, and more!
MAL Score: 8.10
Genres: Love Polygon, Romance, School
The story revolves around Ryuuji Takasu. Ryuuji loves Minori and therefore makes a deal with Taiga, a short but strong girl, to help Ryuuji get Minori. In return, Ryuuji will also help Taiga get the person she loves. Love and sadness go hand in hand in this story.
The disparate and well-written characters make a love triangle great, Toradora has a love square and the characters are extraordinary (Ami is my favourite). As a result, 25 episodes that you can finish in one day are waiting for you, with some comedy and some sadness.
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2- Fruits Basket
MAL Score: 8.22
Genres: Fantasy, Love Polygon, Drama
After her mother dies, 15-year-old Tohru Honda finds herself living with the Sohma family of 3 cousins: Tohru later learns that the Sohma family has a secret, when an opposite sex hugs a member of the Sohma family or gets tired, they turn into the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.
3- ‘Clannad’ and ‘Clannad: After Story’
MAL Score: 8.94
Genres: Drama, Supernatural, Romance
Tomoya Okazaki’s mother died when he was younger and his father has been addicted to alcohol and gambling since then. Tomoya’s lack of mother and distance from his father makes him delinquent over time.
Tomoya finds his life boring and believes it will never make sense. One day on his way to school, Tomoya passes by a strange young girl mumbling to herself due to an illness, his life takes a new and better direction after Tomoya meets her.
4- My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
MAL Score: 8.01
Genres: Comedy, Love Polygon, School, Romance
Hachiman Hikigaya is an anti-social high school student who is narcissistic and semi-nihilistic. He believes that cheerful youth is nothing but an illusion and farce, and he firmly believes that anyone who says otherwise is deceiving himself.
But Hachiman’s life changes when his teacher punishes him by forcing him to join the Volunteer Service Club for writing an article that mocks modern social relations.
5- Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me To You
MAL Score: 8.00
Genres: Drama, Slice of Life
Sawako Kuronuma is a 15-year-old girl who was ostracized for looking like Sadako, the ghost girl from The Ring. Because of the rumors about her, everyone is afraid of her and they call her Sadako.
But everything changes when Kazehaya, a popular boy, starts talking to her. The two become friends, Sawako makes new friends and talks to different people, and a love affair sprouts between the two as she and Kazehaya slowly overcome difficulties.
6- Tonikawa: Over the Moon for you
MAL Score: 7.91
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shounen
On the a snowy evening, when the moon reveals the beauty of the night, Nasa Yuzaki’s eye falls on a uniquely beautiful girl who comes across it; Love at first sight appeared.
And as Nasa approached the girl, he was so smitten with her beauty that his eyes only saw the girl and could not notice the truck coming towards him. But fortunately, girl quickly pulls him out of the front of the truck and saves Nasa’s life.
Now, on the snowy night while the girl drifts away under the brilliance of the moon, Nasa not wanting this chance encounter to end, follows the girl to ask her out; The girl’s response was, “We can only be together if you marry me!”
7- Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War
MAL Score: 8.41
Genres: Comedy, Psychological, Romantic Subtext
The two geniuses are in love with Shirogane and Kagu, but both are too proud to admit they fell in love first, so they each make high-level and clever plans to get a love confession from the other; For them, love is war.
8- Sing “Yesterday” for Me
MAL Score: 6.70
Genres: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Love Polygon, Seinen
The story revolves around Rikuo Uozumi, who works part-time at a convenience store but does not see it as a job and considers himself unemployed and unsuccessful.
A mysterious girl named Haru enters Rikuo’s life, whom she has been in love with for years, and visits him every day at work. Meanwhile, Rikuo learns that an old college friend and crush, Shinako Morinome, has moved back into town.
Rikuo must learn to be kind to Haru by realizing the depth of her love and feelings, and even if he doesn’t realize it yet, he must wait for Shinako’s painful memories of the past to subside, that prevent from accepting her feelings. And as the uncertain future awaits them, change must be accepted.
Realism, rapid character development, curiosity, a strong desire to know what’s going to happen at the end are all great reasons to watch this anime. But this anime is not for everyone, start by looking at the genres and knowing that the anime has a melancholic tone, slow-paced and different from other Shonen etc animes, otherwise, go and watch a Shonen.
PS: It’s a Seinen anime and underrated because of so many brats who shouldn’t watch this anime.
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9- Blue Spring Ride
MAL Score: 7.64
Genres: Drama, Slice Of Life, Romance
High school sophomore Futaba Yoshioka was ostracized by her female classmates in middle school because she was cute and very popular with boys, and while in high school all teenage girls display their feminine charms, Futaba tries to avoid a situation similar to what she experienced in middle school by displaying a plain and ordinary appearance in high school.
In the second year of high school, when Kou Mabuchi, the boy Futaba fell in love with, starts studying at the same school with Futaba again, butterflies start to fly in Futaba’s stomach and Futaba counts the days to get closer to him. Despite the risk of losing her friends, can Futaba give up her plain and ordinary image for Kou to notice her?
10- Nisekoi: False Love
MAL Score: 7.59
Genres: Comedy, Harem, School, Romance
Although Raku Ichijou is the sole heir to a fearsome yakuza family, all Raku wants when he graduates is to pursue a career as a civil servant and lead an ordinary life. But Raku’s colorful but mundane dreams are thrown aside when the American Beehive Gang invades his family’s domain.
Raku pretends to be romantically involved with Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of the gang leader, to reduce the friction between the two groups, but the truth is very different from this lie and he must hide his feelings for Kosaki Onodera, the girl he actually fell in love with.
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MAL Score: 8.01
Genres: Comedy, School
Seika High School, once a boys’ high school and notorious for its rowdy students, has recently become a coeducational school. However, even after it became a coeducational school, it remains a wild place and a feared place for female students. Misaki Ayuzawa sets out to make school a better place for the minority girl population.
While Misaki Ayuzawa is known for being a nervous, dictator among men, she is famous among girls as a beacon of hope for girls. Takumi Usui, for all her tough looks, sees Misaki working part-time at a restaurant to support her family, putting Misaki’s hard-won image in jeopardy.
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MAL Score: 7.62
Genres: Love Polygon, Sci-Fi, Shoujo, Time Travel, Romance
One day, Naho Takamiya receives a letter from the future 10 years later. All the events of the day are written in the letter, including the transfer of a new student to the class, and what is written in the letter takes place. Naho from ten years later warned her past self of regret.
13- Say “I Love You”
MAL Score: 7.42
Genres: Drama, Romance, School
Ever since Mei was wrongfully accused by her so-called friends in elementary school, she has stayed away from people to avoid getting hurt, believing that sooner or later the friends will betray and disappoint each other.
But her life changes since she meets Yamato Kurosawa, a popular student. Mei makes new friends and realizes she has feelings for Yamato, and the two become lovers when she realizes that their feelings are mutual. But Mei has trouble adjusting to this new lifestyle.
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14- Lovely Complex
MAL Score: 8.03
Genres: Comedy, Shoujo, Romance
Labeled as a comedy duo among their classroom teachers due to their sharp height difference, Risa and Atsushi are bsearching for their ideal partner.
The two can’t decide who is more likely to actually find a mate before graduating and they bet and also decide to help each other achieve their love. So the couple starts to get close, but can love ever bloom between this mismatched couple?
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15- Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
MAL Score: 7.85
Genres: Comedy, Otaku Culture
16- Kokoro Connect
MAL Score: 7.76
Genres: Drama, Love Polygon, Supernatural
When the five students at Yamaboshi Academy realize that they can’t adapt to any club, they decide to form the Student Cultural Society (StuCS). One day, Aoki and Yui have an interesting experience, their bodies change for a short time.
Later, this supernatural phenomenon continues for random periods between the five friends, and as they are now closer than ever, they involuntarily discover each other’s hidden secrets, pain, everything, and this can shatter StuCS and their friendship.
17- Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
MAL Score: 8.33
Genres: Slice of Life, Supernatural
Among her five childhood friends, Menma dies and the other members of the group disperse. One day, Menma’s ghost appears before Jinta, the leader of the group, and tells him that her final wish must come true for her to go to heaven. However, Menma’s ghost can’t remember her last wish, and Jinta reunites the group, thinking that Menma’s ghost maybe remember her final wish.
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18- My Love Story!!
MAL Score: 7.91
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo
Takeo Gōda, a burly and tall high school student, is completely unlucky in love, every girl he loves falls in love with his cool and handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa.
One day, he saves a cute girl named Rinko Yamato from her abuser and falls in love with her instantly, but he worries that she will fall in love with Sunakawa like any girl.
19- Your Name
MAL Score: 8.86
Genres: Romantic Subtext, Supernatural
High school students Taki and Mitsuha are complete strangers living in different cities. One night they wake up in each other’s bodies. Taki wakes up in Mitsuha’s body and she is in his body too. This mysterious event continues to happen randomly and the two must adjust their lives to suit each other.
Your Name is a movie that has moments that will fill you with intense emotions in many scenes and will add color to your 1 hour and 46 minutes. A masterpiece, must watch.
20- Weathering With You
MAL Score: 8.30
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Slice of Life
While Japan has been home to a long and relentless torrent of torrential rain, Hodaka Morishima flees from his village of to Tokyo. Hodaka, who nearly fell off the ferry due to the severity of the downpour during his journey, but was rescued at the last moment, in Tokyo he meets Hina, who has the power to stop the rain.
However, it is common knowledge that power always comes at a high price.. so what is the price of this immense power?
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21- A Lull in the Sea
MAL Score: 8.00
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Long ago, all humans lived under the sea, thanks to the protection called “ena“ that allowed them to breathe underwater. However, some people preferred the surface, so people were divided into surface and sea people.
Four middle school students living in the sea village of Shioshishio have their lives changed when they have to attend Mihama Secondary School on the surface after their school closes, where they struggle to adjust to the new environment and the relationship between sea and surface people.
22- Ouran High School Host Club
MAL Score: 8.16
Genres: Reverse Harem, Comedy
Haruhi is a scholarship student at Ouran Academy. She enters the Ouran Academy Host Club’s assembly area and is forced to pay off her debt by working as the club’s footman after accidentally breaking a valuable vase. Haruhi is soon made Host, but to pay off her debt, Haruhi must let the Host Club keep believing when her clients think she’s a man.
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23- Kamisama Kiss
MAL Score: 8.08
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Supernatural, Romance
Nanami, a homeless high school student, “saves” a strange man named Mikage from dogs. To thank her, Mikage gives her his house to stay and draws a map showing how to get there.
When Nanami arrives at the described place, she encounters a ruined shrine, where she is greeted as the land god of the shrine.
24- Tsuredure Children
MAL Score: 7.58
Genres: Comedy, School, Romance
Tsuredure Children is a series of more or less interconnected stories about the obstacles in front of their love, such as the difficulty of saying “I love you” experienced by young lovers who attend the same high school.
25- Amagami SS
MAL Score: 7.30
Genres: Romance, Harem, School
2 years ago at Christmas Eve, Junichi Tachibana had a date, but the girl stood him up. Ever since, he’s kept his distance from love and he feels heartbroken on every Christmas but meeting 6 beautiful girls on this Christmas changes everything.