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Top 50 Best Romance Anime Of All Time (Updated in 2022)

Romance anime is such a genre that provides the viewers with a fresh flick of air. After watching so many actions or adventure anime, people always tend to switch to something different just to make their minds fresh. And in that case, romance anime is something you should try out. Romance anime is such a genre that provides the viewers with a fresh flick of air. After watching so many actions or adventure anime, people always tend to switch to something different just to make their minds fresh. And in that case, romance anime is something you should try out. But not every romance anime can attract your attention or make you feel interested. That’s why many people start with random romance anime and then leave it in midway. So… which romance anime you should consider watching? Here is a list of the romance anime you should consider watching. The animes are added considering their Myanimelist rating. In this article, we are going to talk about the best romance anime. We have included the list of anime in this article that can provide you with a new twist in your life. So without wasting any time let’s get to it.

Horimiya

horimiya

Studio: CloverWorks
Episode count: 13
Available on: Hulu, Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.21

When we see the nature of the two main characters of the anime Horimiya, Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura, we cannot possibly think of them ending up together. Hori is popular in her school for her beauty and her intellect.

On the other hand, Miyamura is left alone by his classmates as he acts awkwardly around his peers. but one day a particular incident makes them come closer to each other.

Even though they share different kinds of personalities, the inner similarities make them friends and they move forward with that bonding.

Teasing Master Takagi San/ Karakai Jouzu No Takagi San

teasing master takagi san

Studio: Shin-Ei Animation
Episode Count: 30+
Available on: HIDIVE
Status: Ongoing
Rating: 8.09

When you have somebody who knows you for who you really are, that’s a good thing.

But Nishikata regrets it as his classmate Takagi knows him very well. Takagi loves to tease Nishikata now and then and using her intensive knowledge about Nishikata, she makes it impossible for him to get back to her.

The anime already has two seasons under its sleeves and each season consists of 12 episodes. Teasing Master Takagi San Season 3 is currently ongoing.

My Dress-Up Darling/ Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru

My dress up darling

Studio: CloverWorks
Episode Count: 6+
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation
Status: Ongoing
Rating: 8.32

Wakana Gojou and Marin Kitagawa are totally different from each other.

On one hand, Gojou doesn’t have any friends and he keeps himself isolated from everybody. On the other hand, Kitagawa is straightforward, popular, and confident.

despite being from different poles Kitagawa finds out that Gojou might just be the most appropriate person who can design outfits for her cosplay hobby. the anime is full of fun and provides the viewers with a unique experience.

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

rascal does not dream of bunny girl senpai

Studio: Doga Kobo
Episode Count: 13 and a movie
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV, Hulu, Netflix
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.63

The anime Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai revolves around the main character Sakuta Azusagawa, who has the ability to manifest puberty syndrome in other people.

Mai Sakurajima is a girl who is in the same school as Sakuta and is famous for being a child actress previously. Nobody seems to be interested to interact with her until a fateful event led Sakuta close to Mai.

The anime is a great example of a mixture of Romance as well as comedy.

Toradora

toradora

Studio: J.C. Staff
Episode Count: 25
Available on: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Funimation, Crunchyroll, VRV, Tubi
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.13

Toradora is not only a romcom anime. It also can be considered a slice-of-life anime.

The story revolves around two students, Ryuuji Yusaku and Taiga Aisaka.

They have a crush on each other’s best friend. So, they approach each other for receiving help with their love but end up loving each other. The animation and unique character development is the key feature of this anime.

Sing “Yesterday” For Me/ Yesterday wo Utatte

 

Studio: Doga Kobo
Episode Count: 12
Available on: Crunchyroll, VRV
Status: Finished
Rating: 6.91

Sometimes, a failed romance can end up as a strong relationship.

Sing “yesterday” For me is a kind of anime that presents us with a romantic yet realistic plot. the storyline provides a refreshing feel to the viewers.

Especially the ending of this anime is something else. The Director of the anime is Yoshiyuki Fujiwara. He is known for his other works like Attack On Titan and SAO.

Given

given

Studio: Lerche
Episode Count: 11 and a movie
Available on: Crunchyroll, VRV
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.35

Satou’s voice is strikingly beautiful, filling Uenoyama with the determination to make Satou the lead singer of the band.

Though reticent at first, Satou takes the offer after an emotional meeting with an old friend.

With the support of his new friends, Satou must not only learn how to play guitar but also come to terms with the mysterious circumstances that led him to be its owner.

Your Lie In April/ Shingatsu was Kimi no Uso

your lie in april

Studio: A-1 Pictures
Episode Count: 22
Available on: Hulu, HBO Max, Netflix, Funimation, Crunchyroll, VRV
Rating: 8.67

Music is in line with the metronome style of man, the amazing pianist Kousei Arima.

But after the death of his mother, Saki Arima, Kousei falls to the ground, unable to hear his piano sound.

Two years later, Kousei still avoids the piano, leaving his fans and rivals, and living a life of color close to his friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari.

However, everything changes when he meets a fine violinist, Kaori Miyazono, who awakens his world and stops him on a journey to face music again.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Kaguya sama love is war

Studio: A-1 Pictures
Episode Count: 24 and an OVA
Available on: Funimation, Hulu, Crunchyroll, VRV
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.5

At Shuchiin Academy, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are senior representatives of the student union.

Listed as the nation’s leading student and respected by peers and counselors alike, Miyuki serves as president of the student council.

Next to her, vice president Kaguya — the eldest daughter of a wealthy Shinomiya family — is at the forefront of every conceivable field. They are the envy of the entire student body, which is considered to be the perfect couple.

Clannad

Clannad

Studio: Kyoto Animation
Episode Count: 47
Available on: HIDIVE, Hulu
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.02

One day on his way to school, Tomoya passes a little girl talking on her own.

Without warning, he exclaims “Anpan!” (famous Japanese food) that draws Tomoya’s attention. She soon finds the girl’s name is Nagisa Furukawa and that she admires the things she loves to inspire her.

Nagisa says they are now friends, but Tomoya walks past this encounter as a trivial matter.

Fruits Basket

Fruit Basket

Studio: Studio Deen (2001), TMs/8PAN (2019)
Episode Count: 26  (Deen), 63 (TMS/8PAN)
Available on: Hulu, Funimation (Deen) / Hulu, Funimation, Crunchyroll, VRV (TMS/8PAN)
Rating: 8.22

After the tragic death of her mother, 16-year-old Tooru will be living with her grandfather, but due to the renovation of her home, she is unable to continue living with him.

Feeling that he will find someone to live with but also afraid of being criticized by his family and not wanting to burden one of his friends, Tooru secretly visits a tent in the woods.

Anohana/ Ano Hi Mita Hana noi Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

Anohana

Studio: A-1 Pictures
Episode Count: 11 and a movie
Available on: Netflix, Crunchyroll, Amazon Prime
Rating: 8.34

Jinta Yadomi lives peacefully in solitary confinement, spends her days away from school, and instead plays video games at home.

One hot summer day, her childhood friend, Meiko “Menma” Honma, emerges and teases her to make a wish she never forgets. He doesn’t pay her anything, which annoys him, but he doesn’t really care.

After all, Menma has already died years ago.

I Want To Eat Your Pancreas/ Kimi no Suzu wo Tabetai

 

Studio: Studio VOLN
Episode Count: 1
Available on: Netflix
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.57

Aloof protagonist: a bookworm that is very far from the world in which he lives. He does not care about others and strongly believes that no one is interested in him or her.

Her story begins when she came across a handwritten book, entitled “Living with Dying.” He soon identified it as the secret diary of his famous classmate, the bubbly Sakura Yamauchi. She then confides in that depending on the pancreatic disease she is suffering from her remaining time is up.

Only his family knows of his terminal illness; even his best friends do not know. Despite this revelation, she shows no sympathy for her grief, but caught up in the waves of Sakura’s persistence, she finally agrees to accompany her for the rest of her days.

Nana

 

Studio: Madhouse
Episode Count: 47
Available On: HIDIVE
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.51

Nana Komatsu is a helpless, 20-year-old inexperienced person who easily loves and relies on and clings to those around her. Although she has big dreams of getting rid of the roots of the province and finding her true calling, she ends up traveling to Tokyo for less reason to chase her current boyfriend Shouji Endo.

Kokoro Connect

Studio: Silver Link
Episode Count: 17
Available on: Crunchyroll, HIDIVE
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.78

their love triangle has been going on for quite a while and now the story revolves around how their love triangle will be solved. Iori is in love with Taichi, Taichi is in love with Himiko and Yoshfumi is in love with Iori. Yoshimi has always been jealous of Iori and Taichi because of the two of them. Taichi and Iori are friends, but Taichi has a feeling that Iori is in love with him. Himeko is in love with Yoshfumi, but Yoshfumi is not in love with Himiko. It seems that they are not going to be able to be together. Taichi and Himiko will have to part, but will they be able to find happiness?

Kimi ni Todoke

Studio: Production I.G
Episode Count: 25
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.00

It is interesting to know that they used “The Ring” series of horror films to define the main character in the “Kimi ni Todoke” anime. Sawako Kuronuma is apparently given the nickname ‘Sadako’ for her resemblance to the ‘evil girl’ from the “Ring” films.

You may be wondering why we’re starting a romance anime post with such a dark thought. It is mainly to highlight how contrasting Sawako really is, timid and sweet to be precise. Those traits are what catches the eye of Shouta Kazehaya, the most popular boy in her school.

At first, it is all one-sided, with Sawako often admiring and enjoying Shouta’s sociable and cheery nature. Secretly, she just wants to be like him, with his magnetic charm and ability to become the cynosure of the moment. Their bond deepens after a ‘test of courage’ conducted by Shouta, one that is held for the whole class. Firework starts to spark between these two as they get close to each other with time.

Plastic Memories

Studio: Doga Kobo
Episode Count: 13
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation
Status: Finished|
Rating: 7.92

A failure at exams, Tsukasa Mizugaki turns to a last-hope option: working for the Sion Artificial Intelligence Corporation. There he learns more about the ‘Giftias’, who are super-intelligent android humanoids who can pass for the real thing, namely humans.

Working in terminal services is a thankless job, mainly because Tsukasa finds himself tasked with gathering Giftias who may prove hostile upon losing their memories at the end of their expiration dates. The gorgeous Isla is a Giftia, one who has served for a long time in the same department that Tsukasa now works in.

Despite appearing cute and petite, Isla has proven herself remarkably competent when it comes to Giftia retrievals. The “Plastic Memories” anime sees Tsukasa trying to balance his growing feelings for Isla while realizing that she, like all the other Giftias, comes with an expiration date.

Kamisama Kiss

Studio: TMS Entertainment
Episode Count: 13
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.07

Nanami Momozono’s dad is not only an absentee parent but his debt-troubles start to bear heavily on Nanami’s heart. One thing leads to another and Nanami finds herself homeless. Before long, she meets a kind stranger.

He offers to put a roof over her head. This home is actually a shrine which Nanami realizes later. But when she discovers that said home is a rundown shrine, she tries to leave; however, she is caught by two shrine spirits and a fox familiar named Tomoe.

They mistake her for the man Nanami rescued—the land god of the shrine, Mikage. Realizing that Mikage must have sent her there as a replacement god, Tomoe leaves abruptly, refusing to serve a human.

Special A

Studio: Gonzo, AIC
Episode Count: 24
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.52

The ‘unbeatable’ Hikari Hanazono meets her match in Kei Takishima, and in more ways than one.

When she challenged Kei to a match, little did Hikari realize that there was every chance she would lose. In fact, she went on to re-challenge him only to lose again, and again, and again.

Suffice to say Hikari resolved to best Kei at anything and everything. Hikari and Kei find themselves part of the wealthy institution’s Special A class of students. Fans of this series enjoyed watching Hikari treat Kei as a rival while the boy harbors special feelings for her in secret.

Inu x Boku Secret Service

Studio: David Production
Episode Count: 12
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.41

A respected family and a sheltered daughter… So far, quite an anime.

But Ririchiyo Shirakiin fails to see just how badly she communicates with that sharp tongue of hers. Fans of the “Inu x Boku Secret Service” anime will certainly agree that karma is in the mail and addressed to yours truly.

A friend helps Ririchiyo find residence at Maison de Ayakashi, which is a strange place filled with even stranger people. All of them, as Ririchiyo discovers, is half-human half-youkai. To her shock, Ririchiyo learns that she too is one such ‘entity’.

Lovely Complex

Studio: Toei Animation
Episode Count: 24
Available on: Crunchyroll
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.04

Not everyone finds love during their high school years. Kozumi Risa and Ootani Atsushi are living proof of that. In the “Lovely Complex” anime, both these characters have crushes of their own who actually end up falling for each other than for their secret admirers.

Heart-breaking as it all sounds, it doesn’t stop there. Koizumi and Ootani’s disproportionate heights in relation to one another, and their amusing behaviors, lead the homeroom teacher to label them a ‘comic duo’.

You will need to see the anime to learn if this potential romance falls through because after the build-up we just gave you here it would be a mortal sin to add a spoiler for this particular anime.

Kiss Him, Not Me

Studio: Brain’s Base
Episode Count: 12
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.02

This is a bizarre romantic anime, but not unheard of in this genre. It involves a high school girl, Kae Serinuma, who fantasizes about her male classmates. And she doesn’t involve herself if you catch our meaning.

Soon, the overweight Kae loses some chubby layers and turns pretty. We don’t quite appreciate this next part, for obvious reasons. While the basic concepts in the “Kiss Him, Not Me” anime may seem controversial, it takes little away from the overall fun and hilarity of the show.

Will Kae Serinuma’s love for BL prevent her from actually falling in love with one of these boys? You will need to see this crazy series to find out.

Spice and Wolf

Studio: Imagin
Episode Count: 13
Available on: Netflix, Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.24

A strong wolf deity, one who is actually revered in her hometown of Pasloe, Holo’s duties involve blessing the yearly harvest.

However, time sees the village gaining self-sufficiency, leaving holo the0 ‘The wise wolf of Yoitsu’ to explore other career options. When she spots a traveling merchant called Kraft Lawrence stop by, she pounces on the opportunity to leave Pasloe and go see the world.

Wishing to visit her northern home of Yoitsu, she offers Kraft a business partnership in exchange for his services to take her there.

Junjou Romantica

Studio: Studio Deen
Episode Count: 12
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.71

Misaki Takahashi is a student of high school. He wants nothing better than to complete his university exams, and do them well.

Seeing that his brother is friends with a famous author, Akihiko Usami, he aims to take all the help he can get. Next, we have teenager Shinobu Takatsuki who falls for his literature professor You Miyagi and gives fans a peek into unraveling obsession.

All three story arcs add up to this cult classic in the romance anime genre.

My Love Story!!

Studio: Madhouse
Episode Count: 24
Available on: Crunchyroll, HIDIVE
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.91

This rather unusual romantic anime took several fans by surprise.

The tall and not-so-handsome Takeo Gouda’s sweet persona seems to be hidden under his unconventionally (for a Japanese high schooler) large muscle-bound frame. Though popular for his bravery, he is at a loss when it comes to matters of the heart.

Despite falling head over heels for her, he is still worried if she, like all the other girls, might not have fallen for Makoto. Friend-zoning himself, Takeo helps Rinko figure out her love life as he quietly pines to have one with her. The “My Love Story!!” anime is as endearing as it is tragic.

Dance with Devils

Studio: Madhouse
Episode Count: 12
Available on: Crunchyroll, Tubi TV
Status: Finished
Rating: 6.26

A good student summoned by the student council can only mean one thing. Ritsuka Tachibana justifiably panics when she comes face to face with council head Rem Kaginuki.

Fellow council members Urie Sogami, Mage Nanashiro, and Shiki Natsumizaka accompany the handsome older student. All of them harbor dark agendas where Ritsuka is concerned.

Between the dark council students, who want her in more ways than one, and her own brother who is too shady for his own good, this anime can truly be considered a dark romantic extravaganza.

Sailor Moon/ Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Studio: Toei Animation
Episode Count: 46
Available on: Crunchyroll
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.7

After she scored low in her test,  clumsy, and a crybaby, Usagi Tsukino does little to endear herself in the eyes of potential fans.

But the “Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon” anime has grown to attain cult status in the genre. While learning more about herself and her powers, Sailor Moon has to work hard to find the Moon Kingdom’s lost princess.

In addition to that, she has the seemingly impossible task of learning the whereabouts of other sailer guardians. On the other hand, she also has to root out the legendary Silver Crystal.

The Story of Saiunkoku

Studio: Madhouse
Episode Count: 49
Available on: Crunchyroll
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.91

Born to a poor but noble family, Shuurei Kou wants nothing more than to become a government servant and contribute to her country, notwithstanding the fact that women are forbidden such roles within the narrative of the “Story of Saiunkoku” anime.

Shuurei performs odd jobs to help pay the bills, more so because her father is a low-paid palace archivist. Things get even more complicated when she inadvertently ends up attracting romance not just from bodyguard Seiran but the emperor as well.

His and Her Circumstances

Studio: Gainax, J.C.Staff
Episode Count: 26
Available on: Crunchyroll
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.6

The most popular girl at school, Yukino Miyazawa is both academically and sportingly accomplished.

She is as graceful as she is elegant. But all of this is a façade, one which she works hard to maintain while hiding a rather vain persona. Desiring nothing better than to be the center of attention, she finds a buffer in Soichiro Arima, her male counterpart at school.

Stealing his spotlight proves enormously difficult for Yukino, not that it stops her from trying though. The “His And Her Circumstances” anime has a crisp narrative, interspersed with defined romantic moments.

Peach Girl

Studio: Studio Comet
Episode Count: 25
Available on: Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 6.96

The protagonist of the anime is Momo Adachi. She is barely an average student.

She is often targeted for slut-shaming. The fact that this negative attitude towards her is due to her tanned skin makes it that much more unforgivable. That Momo is on the school’s swim team and that her skin has a tendency to tan more easily is not given due consideration, as typically happens in such scenarios.

It captures people-to-people interactions with which nearly all of us are familiar.

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle

best romance anime

Studio: Bee Train
Episode Count: 26
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.53

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle is considered one of the best romance anime.

Clow Country has many mysterious ruins, one of which is in the process of being excavated. During this time, Syaoran encounters his childhood friend who returns to him as the winged Princess Sakura whose feathers whoosh away from her as soon as she appears.

With each absent feather going into varied dimensions, Sakura seems to lose more and more memories. This forces Syaoran to travel to alternate worlds to help save not just Sakura’s memories but also her life.

Journeying with him on this magical and perilous quest is a ninja named Kurogane, who was exiled from Japan Country; he desires to go back to his own world.

Emma – A Victorian Romance

best romance anime

Studio: Studio Pierrot
Episode Count: 12
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.63

Having worked as a maid all her life, it is the only thing Emma knows to do best.

Employed under the strict but kind Kelly Stownar, Emma learns to appreciate her work as well as her place in Victorian society. The “Emma – A Victorian Romance” anime unfolds in this British period; if the name didn’t already give that away.

Seeking meaningful love instead of mere attraction, Emma forgoes all casual advances. When she encounters a member of the Jones household, she finds herself drawn to him. William is the eldest son of a said wealthy house, which only recently came to be accepted as ‘high society.’

Having been a former ward to Governess Stownar, he pays the venerable lady a visit only to fall for her maid.

Natsuyuki Rendezvous

best romance anime

Studio: Doga Kobo
Episode Count: 11
Available on: Crunchyroll, HIDIVE
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.27

Each time he passes by the flower shop in town, Ryousuke Hazuki is reminded of how desperately he has fallen for its owner, Rokka Shimao.

Knowing of no other way to get close to her, Ryousuke joins the shop as a part-time employee. However, a supernatural twist in the “Natsuyuki Rendezvous” anime leads to Ryousuke learning about a ghost residing in Rokka’s apartment.

This specter is none other than the flower shop owner’s dead husband, Atsushi Shimao, who conveys to Ryousuke (who’s apparently the only one able to see him) that he’s been watching over Rokka since he’d died three years ago.

Realizing that he cannot dissuade Ryousuke from getting closer to his wife, Atsushi attempts to possess the man’s body in a fit of jealous rage.

Your Name

best romance anime

Studio: CoMix Wave Films
Episode Count: 1
Available on: Netflix
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.88

Your Name is considered one of the best romance anime. Also called “Kimi no Na Wa”, the “Your Name” anime contains some fine romantic elements that fans have come to appreciate.

Observing her own lack of freedom as a girl, Mitsuha Miyamizu wishes to live as a boy in Tokyo. An actual boy there called Taki Tachibana lives his own life, juggling a part-time job and studies. The narrative twists when we find Mitsuha waking up one day in Taki’s body while the boy takes up an unwitting residence in hers back in the countryside.

A body-swap anime tale well told, this story unfolds with fans seeing how the two main characters try to find answers to their bizarre predicament. Their only choice is to find their original selves. The way fate draws Mitsuha and Taki into each other’s lives makes for amazing storytelling in this romantic anime.

Snow White With The Red Hair/ Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

best romance anime

Studio: Bones
Episode Count: 12
Available on: Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.77

A proud resident of the town of Tanbarun, the red-haired Shirayuki works as an herbal shop apothecary. Her beauty earns her the classic title ‘snow-white’.

Her life takes a turn when the town’s rather idiotic Prince Raji finds her. His desire to make a concubine out of her forces Shirayuki to snip her long red hair and escape into the woods. Drawing key plot-centric inspirations from the original “Snow White” Disney feature, we see Shirayuki encountering another prince in the forest.

Zen Wistalia and his aides come to her rescue, after which Shirayuki desires to repay the debt by working as a court herbalist in Zen’s own country, Clarines.

Chivalry Of A Failed Knight/ Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

best romance anime

Studio: SILVER LINK, Nexus
Episode Count: 12
Available on: Crunchyroll, HIDIVE
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.47

Chivalry Of A Failed Knight is considered one of the best romance anime. Soul manipulation to craft powerful weapons… This and more play out in the “Chivalry of a Failed Knight” anime.

The students in this show learn how to be ace ‘Blazers’ at the highly respected Hagun Academy that churns out Mage-Knights par excellence. Brilliance seems to be a foreign language to Ikki Kurogane, though. She’s the only F-rated Blazer at the academy; can’t get any worse than that.

A bizarre twist in the narrative sees him facing up to A-class Stella Vermillion. The stakes: loser serves as a slave to the winner. Ikki, tired of being the loser, makes a desperate attempt to win back his pride.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

best romance anime

Studio: Kyoto Animation
Episode Count: 12
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.73

We are all guilty of imagining ourselves having magical powers or hailing from alternate universes. There’s a term for this in the “Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!” anime, and the title says it: ‘Chuunibyou’.

Most of the time, self-delusions have resulted in immense embarrassment for several people. Yuuta Togashi’s middle school years were filled with such moments when he’d posed as the ‘Dark Flame Master’.

Things became so humiliating for him that Yuuta left to attend another high school far away. He planned to behave normally this time around. But nobody is truly too far from someone similar to themselves.

Yona Of The Dawn

best romance anime

Studio: Studio Pierrot
Episode Count: 24
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.03

Yona Of The Dawn is considered one of the best romance anime. A princess sheltered from all the harsh things in life and immersed in a lifestyle of luxury, Yona enjoys an innocent existence in the kingdom of Kouka.

But dark twists come into play when her father the king is murdered by none other than her own cousin, Su-won, who betrays her in this most heinous fashion. Her life is most certainly in danger, forcing Yona to escape with her bodyguard and childhood friend Son Hak.

Before long, Yona learns that her hometown was not as calm and friendly as she assumed it to be for most of her life.

Ouran High School Host Club

best romance anime

Studio: Bones
Episode Count: 26
Available on: Crunchyroll, Netflix
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.17

The tomboyish Haruhi Fujioka finds herself in strange settings in the “Ouran High School Host Club” anime.

Despite being a scholarship candidate, she personally has no title or rank in society to speak of. This sets her apart from the usual pedigree of students who attend this prestigious school. Little does she realize that opening the door to Music Room 3 will have her encounter the Host Club.

Tamaki Suou leads this ‘exclusive’ coterie of handsome young men along with Takashi “Mori” Morinozuka, Kyouya “Shadow King” Ootori, Mitsukuni “Honey” Haninozuka, and the mischief-twins Kaoru and Hikaru. This so-called club is renowned for entertaining all the girls at the academy.

ReLife

best romance anime

Studio: TMS Entertainment
Episode Count: 13
Available on: Crunchyroll
Status: Finished
Rating: 8

Between quitting his company job and hopping from one employment to the next, almost all of Arata Kaizaki’s colleagues believe he’s a loser.

The young man’s life takes a turn for the mysterious when he encounters a member of the ‘ReLife Research Institute’. Ryou Yoake’s entry into the “ReLife” anime sets the tone for the entire series.

In almost “Matrix” fashion, Ryou offers Arata a pill that promises to change his existence. Too late Arata realizes that he’s the center of a strange experiment, which grounds him into completing a transfer-student high school year.

Darling In The FranXX

Studio: A-1 Pictures, Trigger, CloverWorks
Episode Count: 24
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.25

Darling In The FranXX is considered one of the best romance anime. This futuristic anime witnesses the near end of humanity at the hands of colossal creatures called ‘Klaxosaurs’.

The last surviving people are clustered in fortress cities named ‘Plantations’. The children are war-like, trained to drive giant mecha-bots called FranXX, the only known weapons that can counter Klaxosaurs. The ‘drivers’ are always a pair, one boy and a girl.

These kids are bred exclusively to be FranXX pilots, and they know little else but to serve as soldiers. When Hiro fails his aptitude test to become one such pilot, he is understandably dejected. He skips his class graduation and spends that time contemplating near a forest lake.

Yamada-Kun And The Seven Witches

Studio: LIDENFILMS
Episode Count: 12
Available on: Crunchyroll
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.58

Starting high school on a productive note has been Ryuu Yamada’s goal, which is why he even chose to attend Suzaku High.

Ryuu wishes to put his delinquent past behind him and study where nobody would know about his violent deeds. After just a year, Ryuu returns to his old self, fares poorly in class, and dives into fights.

His introduction to honor student Urara Shiraishi changes plenty of things, especially his entire belief system about the way the world works.

Yuri!!! On Ice

Studio: MAPPA
Episode Count: 12
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.91

Yuri!!! On Ice is considered one of the best romance anime. A belittling loss at the Grand Prix Finale leads Yuuri Katsuki down a dark path.

Before his defeat, he was Japan’s most promising figure skater. Going back to his family residence, Yuuri ponders a future that has nothing to do with skating. In addition, his body gains weight easily, which does not help matters. In fact, Yuuri adores pork cutlets, adding to his personal problems when it comes to self-esteem and body positivity.

Out of the blue, one of Yuuri’s previous videos goes viral. In it, he performed a skating maneuver inspired by Victor Nikiforov, a five-time world champion.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Studio: Wit Studio
Episode Count: 24
Available on: Crunchyroll
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.07

A teenage girl meets a dark fate when she is sold at auction to a masked gentleman. Don’t be hasty to judge our reasons for adding “The Ancient Magus’ Bride” anime to this list, we did it with good reason.

Chise Hatori had a rough childhood. Her strange behavior further isolates her from those who consider themselves ‘normal’. Dark truths and harsh reality blend beautifully in this cut-to-the-chase romance anime.

The narrative deepens when Chise is on her way with the buyer. Along the way, she overhears the whispers of robed men who comment on the buyer, and who label her a ‘Sleigh Beggy’.

Wolf Girl And Black Prince

Studio: TYO Animations
Episode Count: 12
Available on: Crunchyroll, Netflix
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.03

Fibbing about your romantic exploits just to make friends is never a good long-term idea. Erika Shinohara doesn’t care about that if it means she gets respect and popularity at school.

It so happened that when one of the girls asked for a photograph of one of her ‘darlings’, she snapshots the nearest handsome dude she can find. Little did Erika bank on the fact that the guy she photographed is a popular one. Erika has no choice but to reveal her predicament to Kyouya Sata.

She hopes that he does her a favor and pretends to be her boyfriend, at least temporarily. Often considered kind-hearted, Kyouya is really a young man with a secret, a secret of the sadistic kind.

Blue Spring Ride

Studio: Production I.G
Episode Count: 12
Available on: Crunchyroll
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.65

Blue Spring Ride is considered one of the best romance anime. There are some girls whom the boys adore and the girls despise. Futaba Yoshioka is that kind of girl.

she has a natural trait that helps her draw the attention of all boys. But Futaba has her eyes on only a single guy, Kou Tanaka.

The scene where the two of them were alone while sheltering from the rain is still a memorable romantic anime moment.

My Little Monster

Studio: Brain’s Base
Episode Count: 13
Available on: Crunchyroll, Netflix
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.5

To Shizuku Mizutani, his grades are all that matter. he has a cold personality due to which nobody likes him. but her eyes get distracted by the warm personality of Haru Yoshida. Haru is a Delinquent troubelmaker.

They share well-defined similarities… They’re both not well-versed in the nuances of human nature, have little care or concern about others, and are mostly friendless because of it.

They weren’t kidding when they said birds of a feather flock together. Fans of the “My Little Monster” anime saw interesting scenes unfold in which Harun not just accepted to being Shizuku’s friend but wanted more from the relationship.

Skip Beat!

Studio: Hal Film Maker
Episode Count: 25
Available on: Crunchyroll
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.09

Skip Beat! is considered one of the best romance anime. Kyouka Mogami is completely unaware of the fact that the rising pop star Shoutarou Fuwa is taking advantage of her efforts and is exploiting her.

She is innocent and hard-working and she wants Fuwa to succeed in his career. The story of Skip Beat is kind of sad and realistic, the story revolves around a teenager. her desire is to see her idol Shoutarou Fuwa succeed in his career no matter what it takes.

The Pet Girl Of Sakurasou

Studio: J.C.Staff
Episode Count: 24
Available on: Crunchyroll, HIDIVE
Status: Finished
Rating: 8.12

You may be surprised to see how a bunch of kittens can twist the whole story of an entire anime. The main character of the anime Sarata Kanda faces a similar incident in this anime.

The plot of the anime takes him to a place called Sakura Hall and leaves him with the flaws of that place. The interesting thing is he discovers that in comparison to the residents of that place he is just average.

The weird people of that place include the manager of that place Chihiro, Misaki, a hyper animator, playboy Jin, and a programmer who loves to isolate himself from his surroundings, Ryuunosuke.

Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku

Studio: J.C.Staff
Episode Count: 11
Available on: Crunchyroll
Status: Finished
Rating: 7.95

Being late at work is not an uncommon thing in an officegoers life. Every one of us has been late for our work at some point in our life. But For Narumi Momose being late is a serious problem.

She doesn’t only sleep through several alarms but also gets late even on her first day at her office. Secretly an ‘Otaku’ and a ‘Fujoshi’, Narumi makes a silent vow to do everything she can to keep that side of herself hidden.

About the author

Arijit Das

Gamer by hobby, bookworm, Weeb, Tech-savvy, Movie freak and what not? As a result, he possesses a vast knowledge of many things that makes him a potential content writer and reviewer. Oh... and he swings between being extrovert and introvert depending on virtual life and real-life :)

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