21 Best Romance Anime

Have you ever wondered why romance anime are so popular? It could be because they’re just like any other story, but sweeter! There’s no need for high drama and complicated plots.

A common misconception about the genre of romance anime is that it’s all too heavy. That may be true for some, but not for others. Sometimes you just want to watch a show that will make your heart beat faster-and these are the best 21!

Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

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The story follows the relationship between Usui Takumi, the school prince who everyone adores and Misaki Ayuzawa, the first female student council president.

In an attempt to improve her image and prove girls can be as strong as boys, she decides to make a deal with him to pretend they’re dating.

Kimi ni Todoke

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The story follows Sawako Kuronuma, a sullen girl working on improving her life outlook. She wants to be able to make friends and she finds her answer in the most popular boy in school, Shouta Kazehaya.

Ore Monogatari!!

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Takeo Gouda is a giant guy who has been taking care of his sickly romantic interests since middle school, but in high school he finally meets someone worthy of his attention and love.

Ao Haru Ride

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Yoshioka Futaba thinks that the cool new boy from class, Tanaka-kun, is out of her league. Her childhood friend, Kou Mabuchi, used to be Tanaka-kun’s friend but they grew apart after a fight.

As the story goes on, Futaba realizes that her relationship with Mabuchi isn’t as simple as she thought it was.

Toradora!

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The story revolves around Ryuuji Takasu and his unrequited love for a schoolmate, Kushieda Minori.

He spends most of his time hanging out with Kushieda’s best friend, Taiga Aisaka. Despite the rocky relations between them, they move forward to help one another in their respective situations.

Nisekoi

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The story follows Raku Ichijou, the son of a leader in a yakuza group and Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of a boss from a rival gang.

The two are forced to play together and fake their dating status while surrounded by plenty of fake thugs and girls who have crushes on them.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki Kun

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High school student Sakura Chiyo has a crush on her classmate Umetarou Nozaki.

When she finally gathers up the courage to tell him, he mistakes her as one of his fans and gives her an autograph. As it turns out, Nozaki is actually a renowned shojo manga artist named Sakiko Yumeno.

Garden of Words

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Takao, a 15-year old who loves shoes, skips school to sit in the rain at the park and sketch shoe designs. One day he meets Yukino there and they form an unlikely friendship.

Despite their differences, they learn a great deal from one another. But will it ever turn into something more?

Rascal does not dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

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This anime follows Sakuta Azusagawa, a second-year high school student who wants to help girls with issues in their lives.

One day he meets a girl named Mai Sakurajima in the library with bunny costume. It turns out that Mai Sakurajima can’t be seen by everyone except him. Then their love story begins.

Tsuki ga Kirei

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The story follows two students: the awkward Akane Mizuno and her classmate, Kotarou Azumi. Despite their shyness, they decide to get together after a kite-flying incident in which their kites become entangled.

Orange

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Time moves forward and the story follows Naho Takamiya’s life as she discovers a letter that was written by her future self. The letter tells of the regrets she held in her heart at the time, which leads to some dramatic changes in her life.

Your Lie in April

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Kousei Arima is a pianist who comes from a family of famous musicians, the only one who wasn’t talented. After his mother’s death, he meets Kaori Miyazono who helps him play music again.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

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Hikigaya Hachiman is a loner with very anti-social tendencies.

He happens to meet one of his classmates, Yukinoshita Yukino, in a social situation and ends up being called out for his behavior by her. He also manages to be noticed by another girl, his teacher named Hiratsuka Shizuka.

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

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This anime tells the story of a love life for otaku, where actually being an otaku is actually a humiliating thing.

The story follows Narumi Momose who wants to find a lover who is not an otaku, but while at her new job, she meets her childhood friend who knows everything about her.

Your Name/Kimi no Na Wa

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Mitsuha and Taki are two strangers living separate lives, but one night they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body on the morning of their high school entrance ceremony.

This is no random occurrence though; as they continue to swap bodies it becomes evident that their connection goes far deeper than just mere coincidence.

Rent-a-Girlfriend

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This anime follows Kazuya Kinoshita, a college student who just recently had his heart broken.

As he’s still feeling the pain, he decides to rent a “girlfriend,” which turns out to be a fake romance that will allow him to feel as if he has a loved one by his side again.

5 Centimeters Per Second

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Yukimi, Takaki, and Kanae are high school classmates who became friends after meeting at the elementary school train station each day. Time moves on and they say their goodbyes to one another as their lives change.

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

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Jinta Yadomi, the leader of a group of childhood friends called the “Super Peace Busters,” spends his days thinking about old times.

One summer day, he runs into Naruko “Menma” Honma, who was one of their friends when they were kids. Menma had died in an accident and has been haunting her old friends ever since.

Clannad

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Tomoya Okazaki is a delinquent who floats through life caring about very little in it until he meets Furukawa Nagisa and any other people at the school. He develops an interest in helping them succeed which changes his life.

Golden Time

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Golden Time, an anime about a student named Tada Banri who suffers from amnesia and has to move in with his new friends.

Golden Time is one of the most popular series that follows Kaga Kouko, Mitsuo Yanagisawa , Nana Sakurai, Yosuke Tanaka as they go through college together while dealing with their everyday life struggles such as school or jobs.

Horimiya

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Horimiya is a slice of life high school romance anime that follows the story of Hori, a cheerful and very popular high school girl.

Then she met a man who was taking his younger brother home, and it turned out to be Miyamura, his classmate. That’s where their love story begins.

*Wrap It Up

I hope that you’ve found this article helpful in your search for the perfect romance anime to watch. The 21 romance anime listed in this blog post are perfect for anyone who wants to see the highs and lows of love. So go ahead and enjoy all these rom coms we’ve put together for you here. We hope they inspire you to fall in love again soon. And don’t forget to let us know what anime is your favorite!

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