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When watching a good romance anime, anyone’s heart can skip a beat. Countless romantic stories have been told through anime over the years, ranging from comedic to deep and heartbreaking. If you enjoy the romance genre, it may be difficult to sift through the thousands of available shows to find the perfect one to watch. Here are the 10+ Best Romance Anime To Watch With Your Girlfriend to make things easier for you! (Of course, if you have one.)
Best Romance Anime
10. Ouran High School Host Club
Haruhi Fujioka is a bright young lady who has just begun her studies at Ouran Academy. She comes across an apparently unused music room one day while looking for a quiet and peaceful place to study. Members of the well-known Host Club, a club in which attractive boys entertain girls from all over the school, greet Haruhi. Tamaki Suou, the club’s founder and president, startles the bright scholarship student, inadvertently breaking an expensive vase.
With Haruhi’s repayment looking difficult, the members of the Host Club devise the ideal solution: work for the club and eventually become a Host herself! Haruhi, who is mistaken for a boy by her peers, is forced to entertain various female students while dealing with the extravagant personalities of her fellow Hosts.
Arata Kaizaki, 27, has bounced from job to job after being labelled a hopeless loser by those around him. His unremarkable life changes dramatically when he meets Ryou Yoake, a member of the ReLife Research Institute, who offers him the chance to improve his life by taking a mysterious pill. Arata accepts it without hesitation and awakens the next day to find himself in the body of a 17-year-old.
Arata quickly realises he is the subject of an unusual experiment and must attend high school as a transfer student for a year. Though he believes it will be easy because of his superior life experience, Arata is proven horribly wrong on his first day: he fails all of his tests, is out of shape, and is unable to keep up with the new school policies that have emerged in the last ten years. Ryou has also been assigned to monitor him, much to Arata’s dismay. ReLIFE follows Arata as he struggles to adjust to his hectic new lifestyle and avoid making the same mistakes he made in the past, all while learning more about his classmates.
Nana Komatsu is a clueless, unmotivated high school student who spends her days pursuing one crush after another. Despite her repeated failures in her search for love, her spirits have never been dampened. At the age of 20, she boards a train bound for Tokyo in the hopes of reuniting with her current boyfriend.
Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is outspoken and self-assured. She falls in love with music and one of the band members after joining a local band in high school. When given the choice between pursuing her musical career and her relationship, she opts for the latter and divorces her boyfriend. She boards the same train as her namesake on her twentieth birthday and travels to Tokyo, where she aspires to be a top vocalist.
The two girls, who share the same name but have very different goals, end up sitting next to each other on the train ride to the city and, by chance, end up sharing the same apartment. They form a strong and unique bond and will be there for each other throughout this story of love, music, friendship, and heartbreak.
Ryuuji Takasu is a sweet high school student who enjoys housework, but his intimidating appearance causes him to be labelled as a delinquent. Taiga Aisaka, on the other hand, is a small, doll-like student who is anything but a cute and delicate young lady. Taiga, armed with a wooden katana and a fiery personality, is known as the “Palmtop Tiger” throughout the school.
An embarrassing mistake brings the two students together one day. As Ryuuji discovers, Taiga has a crush on Yuusaku Kitamura, the popular vice president who also happens to be his best friend. When Ryuuji admits to having feelings for Taiga’s best friend, Minori Kushieda, things get even crazier!
Toradora! is a romantic comedy about an odd couple who set out to help each other with their crushes, resulting in an unlikely alliance.
6. Lovely Complex
Risa Koizumi and Atsushi Ootani, both in high school and in search of their ideal partner—172 cm tall—find love unusual. Koizumi is significantly taller than the average female, while Ootani is significantly shorter than the average male, standing at 156 cm. To make matters worse, their crushes fall in love with each other, which both amuses and saddens Koizumi and Ootani. To make matters worse, because of their personalities and the disparity in their heights, their homeroom teacher refers to them as a comedy duo, and their classmates regard their arguments as sketches.
Lovely Complex follows Koizumi and Ootani as they seek love and become close friends. Aside from their ridiculous antics, they quickly discover a startling resemblance in their musical and fashion tastes. Can love blossom between the mismatched couple, even if their chemistry is unknown?
5. Kamisama Kiss
Nanami Momozono, a high school student, has recently been dealing with a slew of problems, beginning with her absentee father being so deeply in debt that they have lost everything. She encounters a downtrodden and homeless man who is being harassed by a dog. She explains her situation after assisting him, and to her surprise, he offers her his home in gratitude. When she realises her new home is a run-down shrine, she attempts to flee but is apprehended by two shrine spirits and a fox familiar named Tomoe. They misidentify her with Mikage, the shrine’s land god, whom Nanami saved. Tomoe abruptly leaves after realising Mikage must have sent her there as a replacement god, refusing to serve a human.
Rather than returning to the streets, Nanami devotes herself to her divine responsibilities. But she’ll need the assistance of a certain fiery fox to keep things running smoothly. She gets herself into trouble in her haphazard search for Tomoe and ends up signing a contract with him. The two must now travel the path of godhood as god and familiar together; however, it will not be easy, as new threats emerge in the form of a youkai who wants to devour the girl, a snake who wants to marry her, and Nanami’s own unexpected feelings for her new familiar.
4. Maid Sama!
Misaki Ayuzawa is an extraordinary Seika High School phenomenon. Because of her honesty and diligence, she became the first female student council president in a predominantly male institution. Misaki has worked tirelessly to improve the school life of all girls since being promoted to the position. Despite this, Misaki is extremely strict with the boys, earning her the moniker “Demon President.”
Takumi Usui, the most popular boy in school, runs into Misaki as he rejects a love confession after hearing a girl cry in the hallway one day. Misaki, enraged by what she sees, scolds him for making the girl cry. Usui, on the other hand, dismisses it as insignificant.
Misaki encounters Usui once more, but this time she is working at a maid cafe! Misaki is embarrassed that Usui has discovered her secret occupation, and she vows not to let Usui ruin her reputation. The mysterious boy, on the other hand, now frequents the same cafe to observe and tease Misaki. Will Usui be able to keep the president’s secret when all is at stake?
3. Your Lie in April
Kousei Arima is a child prodigy known as the “Human Metronome” for his precision and perfection in playing the piano. Kousei, who is guided by a strict mother and rigorous training, dominates every competition he enters, earning the admiration of his musical peers as well as audience praise. When his mother dies unexpectedly, the resulting trauma renders him unable to hear the sound of a piano, and he never returns to the stage.
As a junior high school student, Kousei leads a quiet and unassuming life with his friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari. He continues to cling to music as he struggles to come to terms with his mother’s death. When he meets the eccentric violinist Kaori Miyazono, who hires him as her accompanist, his routine is upended. As Kaori attempts to colourize Kousei’s world, the two young musicians become closer through deception.
2. Clannad: After Story
Clannad: After Story, the sequel to the critically acclaimed slice-of-life series Clannad, begins after Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa graduate from high school. They go through the emotional ups and downs of growing up together. Uncertain about his future path, Tomoya discovers the value of hard work and the strength of Nagisa’s support. Because of the couple’s commitment and unity of purpose, they continue to confront their personal issues, deepen their old relationships, and form new bonds.
Time passes in the Illusionary World as well. As winter approaches, the Illusionary Girl and the Garbage Doll are thrust into a difficult situation that reveals the World’s true purpose.
Kyoto Animation’s Clannad: After Story is a powerful drama based on Key’s visual novel. It emphasises the importance of family and the challenges of adulthood.
1. Fruits Basket (2019)
Tooru Honda has always been fascinated by the Chinese Zodiac story that her beloved mother told her as a child. However, a sudden family tragedy alters her life, and subsequent events leave her completely alone. Tooru is now forced to live in a tent, but she has no idea that her temporary residence is on the private property of the prestigious Souma family. She meets Shigure, an older Souma cousin, and Yuki, the “prince” of her school after stumbling upon their home. Tooru explains that she lives nearby, but when the Soumas see her walking back to her tent one night, they discover her well-kept secret of being homeless.
After hearing about Tooru’s situation, they offered to take her in. She is soon drawn into a fight between Yuki and his fiery cousin, Kyou. While attempting to stop them, she discovers that the Souma family has their own well-kept secret: when hugged by a member of the opposite sex, they transform into the Chinese Zodiac animals.
As a result of this new revelation, Tooru will discover that living with the Soumas is an unexpected adventure full of laughter and romance.
BONUS: Kaguya-sama: Love is War!
Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are the student body’s top representatives at the prestigious Shuchiin Academy. Miyuki is the president of the student council and is widely regarded by both peers and mentors as the best student in the country. Along with him, vice president Kaguya, the eldest daughter of the affluent Shinomiya family, excels in every field imaginable. They are regarded as the ideal couple by the entire student body.
Regardless of their feelings for one another, neither is willing to admit it. The first person to admit defeat will be looked down on and considered inferior. Miyuki and Kaguya are equally determined to triumph on the battlefield of love, with their honour and pride at stake!
That concludes the list; please leave a comment with your favourite romance anime!