Need romance anime to watch with your S/O? We’ve got you covered!
Anyone’s heart can skip a beat when they watch a good romance anime. Countless romantic stories, ranging from comedic to deep and heartbreaking, have been told through anime over the years. If you enjoy the romance genre, you may find it difficult to sift through the thousands of options to find the perfect show to watch. To make things easier for you, here are the 10+ Best Romance Anime To Watch With Your Girlfriend! (If you have one, of course.)
Best Romance Anime
10. Ouran High School Host Club
Haruhi Fujioka is a bright young lady who has recently started at Ouran Academy. One day, while looking for a quiet and peaceful place to study, she comes across an apparently unused music room. Members of the well-known Host Club greet Haruhi, a club in which attractive boys entertain girls from all over the school. When the club’s founder and president, Tamaki Suou, startles the bright scholarship student, she inadvertently breaks an expensive vase.
With Haruhi’s repayment looking difficult, the Host Club members come up with the perfect 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 her fellow Hosts’ extravagant personalities.
Arata Kaizaki, 27, bounces from one job to the next after being dismissed as a hopeless loser by those around him. His unremarkable existence changes dramatically when he meets Ryou Yoake, a member of the ReLife Research Institute, who offers Arata the opportunity to improve his life by taking a mysterious pill. Arata accepts it without hesitation and awakens the next day to find that he has reverted to the appearance of a 17-year-old.
Arata quickly realises he is the subject of a one-of-a-kind experiment and must attend high school as a transfer student for one year. Though he initially believes it will be a breeze due to 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 observe him, much to Arata’s chagrin. ReLIFE follows Arata’s struggle to adjust to his hectic new lifestyle and avoid repeating his past mistakes, all while learning more about his classmates.
Nana Komatsu is a clueless, unmotivated high schooler who spends her days chasing after one crush after another. Her spirits have never been dampened despite her repeated failures in her search for love. She boards a train bound for Tokyo at the age of 20 in the hopes of reuniting with her current boyfriend.
Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is brash and confident. After joining a local band in high school, she falls in love with music and one of the band members. When given the option of pursuing her musical career or her relationship, she chooses the latter and divorces her boyfriend. On her twentieth birthday, she boards the same train as her namesake and travels to Tokyo, where she aspires to be a top vocalist.
The two girls with the same name but very different goals end up sitting next to each other on their train ride to the city and, by chance, end up sharing the same apartment. They form a deep and unique bond and will support one another throughout this story of love, music, friendship, and heartbreak.
Ryuuji Takasu is a gentle high school student who enjoys housework, but his intimidating appearance frequently leads to him being labelled as a delinquent. Taiga Aisaka, on the other hand, is a small, doll-like student who is far from a cute and fragile young lady. Taiga, armed with a wooden katana and a fiery personality, is known throughout the school as the “Palmtop Tiger.”
One day, an embarrassing mistake brings the two students together. Taiga has a crush on Yuusaku Kitamura, the popular vice president who also happens to be his best friend, as Ryuuji discovers. Things get even crazier when Ryuuji confesses to having feelings for Taiga’s best friend, Minori Kushieda!
Toradora! is a romantic comedy about an odd couple who set out to help each other with their crushes, forming an unlikely alliance in the process.
6. Lovely Complex
Risa Koizumi and Atsushi Ootani, both in high school and looking for their ideal partner—172 cm tall—find love unusual. Koizumi is significantly taller than the average female, and Ootani, at 156 cm, is significantly shorter than the average male. To make matters worse, their crushes fall in love with each other, amusing and heartbreaking Koizumi and Ootani. To make matters worse, their homeroom teacher refers to them as a comedy duo due to their personalities and the disparity in their heights, and their classmates regard their arguments as sketches.
Lovely Complex follows Koizumi and Ootani as they support and become close friends in their search for love. Aside from their ridiculous antics, they quickly discover a startling similarity in their music and fashion preferences. Can love blossom between the mismatched couple, even if they have undiscovered chemistry?
5. Kamisama Kiss
Nanami Momozono, a high school student, has been dealing with a slew of issues lately, beginning with her absentee father being so deeply in debt that they have lost everything. She comes across a man who is downtrodden and homeless and is being harassed by a dog. After assisting him, she explains her situation, and to her surprise, he offers her his home in gratitude. When she discovers that her new home is a dilapidated shrine, she tries to flee but is apprehended by two shrine spirits and a fox familiar named Tomoe. They mistake her for Mikage, the shrine’s land god, whom Nanami rescued. After realising Mikage must have sent her there as a replacement god, Tomoe abruptly leaves, refusing to serve a human.
Nanami devotes herself to her divine responsibilities rather than returning to the streets. But, in order to keep things running smoothly, she’ll need the help of a certain fiery fox. In her haphazard attempt to locate Tomoe, she gets herself into trouble and ends up signing a contract with him. The two must now travel the path of godhood together as god and familiar; 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 a one-of-a-kind Seika High School phenomenon. She became the first female student council president in a predominantly male institution due to her honesty and diligence. Since being promoted to the position, Misaki has worked tirelessly to improve the school life of all girls. Misaki, despite this, is extremely strict with the boys, earning her the title “Demon President.”
Misaki runs into Takumi Usui, the most popular boy in school, as he rejects a love confession after hearing a girl cry in the hallway one day. Misaki, furious at what she sees, chastises him for making the girl cry. Usui, on the other hand, is unconcerned, dismissing it as trivial.
Misaki runs into Usui again, but this time she is working at a maid cafe! Misaki is embarrassed that her secret occupation has been discovered, and she vows not to let Usui ruin her reputation. However, the mysterious boy now frequents the same cafe to observe and tease Misaki. Will Usui be able to keep the president’s secret when everything is on the line?
3. Your Lie in April
Kousei Arima is a child prodigy known as the “Human Metronome” for his piano playing precision and perfection. Kousei, who is guided by a strict mother and rigorous training, dominates every competition he enters, earning the admiration and praise of his musical peers as well as the audience. When his mother dies unexpectedly, the resulting trauma renders him deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafening
Kousei lives a quiet and unassuming life with his friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari as a junior high school student. As he struggles to come to terms with his mother’s death, he continues to cling to music. His routine is upended when he meets the eccentric violinist Kaori Miyazono, who hires him as her accompanist. These two young musicians become closer through deception as Kaori attempts to colourize Kousei’s world.
2. Clannad: After Story
The sequel to the critically acclaimed slice-of-life series Clannad, Clannad: After Story, begins after Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa graduate from high school. They experience the emotional highs and lows of growing up together. Unsure of his future path, Tomoya learns the value of hard work and the strength of Nagisa’s support. Because of the couple’s dedication and unity of purpose, they push forward to confront their personal problems, deepen their old relationships, and form new bonds.
Time also passes in the Illusionary World. As winter approaches, the Illusionary Girl and the Garbage Doll face a difficult situation that reveals the true purpose of the World.
Clannad: After Story is a powerful drama produced by Kyoto Animation based on Key’s visual novel. It emphasises the value of family and the difficulties of adulthood.
1. Fruits Basket (2019)
Tooru Honda has always been fascinated by the Chinese Zodiac story told to her as a child by her beloved mother. A sudden family tragedy, however, changes 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 home is on the prestigious Souma family’s private property. After stumbling upon their home, she meets Shigure, an older Souma cousin, and Yuki, the “prince” of her school. Tooru explains that she lives nearby, but the Soumas discover her well-kept secret of being homeless when they see her walking back to her tent one night.
Things are looking up for Tooru now that they have offered to take her in after hearing about her predicament. However, she soon becomes involved in a fight between Yuki and his fiery cousin, Kyou. She discovers, while attempting to stop them, that the Souma family has their own well-kept secret: whenever they are hugged by a member of the opposite sex, they transform into the Chinese Zodiac animals.
Tooru will discover that living with the Soumas is an unexpected adventure filled with laughter and romance as a result of this new revelation.
BONUS: Kaguya-sama: Love is War!
At the prestigious Shuchiin Academy, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are the student body’s top representatives. Miyuki is the president of the student council and is widely regarded as the best student in the country by both peers and mentors. Along with him, vice president Kaguya, the eldest daughter of the wealthy Shinomiya family, excels in every imaginable field. The entire student body regards them as the ideal couple.
Despite their feelings for each other, neither is willing to admit it. The first to admit defeat will be looked down upon and regarded as inferior. Miyuki and Kaguya are both equally determined to emerge victorious on the battlefield of love, with their honour and pride on the line!
That concludes the list; please share your all-time favourite romance anime in the comments section!
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