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Anime fans are all over the world. Like other movies and shows, anime also has many genres, and romance anime is one of the most popular genres enjoyed by millions of kids, teenagers, and even adults as well.
So, if you're an anime fan fond of romance, then you must be interested in the most popular romance anime series and movies introduced in this article. Feel free to binge them whenever you're available.
This film is directed by Tatsuya, written by Yoshimi Narita, and produced by Claudia. As a romance anime watch, it follows four couples in their love stories, the main couple of this film is Yusedagochi and Natsuki Animoto. It is an emotional roller coaster for teens not knowing how to confess their love to each other, which can be explained as skinny love.
It also shows two other couples Mio Haruki and Soda and Akari. It shows how they handle their feelings and fights for their love, the whole time you’ll wonder if they’ll confess.
As someone who doesn't watch Vocaloid anime, this changed my mind. I am a big music lover so hearing them have the characters talk about music made me super happy. I recommend hearing the story through the songs as well.
You might think of skipping this movie when you get to know that it is a teenage romance story, a niche that has been over-exploited by Hollywood with its young love clichés and is far away from reality.
However, we beg you to listen to us when we say that this movie is an exception to all those crap romantic anime movies that have destroyed your interest in teenage romance stories.
From the house of Studio Ghibli, Whisper of the Heart shows a relatable story of a 14-year-old. How she falls in love, her relationship with her family, and her struggles to develop confidence in herself.
It shows her achieving her dream of writing a book, how her love helps her along the path, and her struggles which any person who remembers their teenage years would easily relate to. It is one of the best romance anime movies to watch.
Even if you don’t like this anime after watching it, you gotta appreciate the story theme of this romance anime series. The primary character of the plot is an overweight girl who is really into anime.
In one of the anime she is reading, her favorite character dies and she goes into mourning by locking herself up in a room. When she comes out after a week, she has lost all her extra weight and is now getting all the attention of the boys in her school.
However, her infatuation with anime and real life is with gay love. So when she starts to receive the attention of not one boy, but four, she tries to get them to fall in love with each other rather than her. Despite learning about her strange preferences, the four boys compete with each other to impress her, much to the frustration of our main protagonist.
It is a short 45-minute romantic anime movie with no complex storyline but still keeps you hooked for the whole timeline. It revolves around a girl named Hotaru who gets lost in some enchanted woods and finds Gin, a mystical boy who cannot be touched by humans otherwise he will vanish.
What was supposed to be a one-time encounter, goes on to become a regular occurrence with the first meeting happening when Hotaru was in elementary school and then reaching up to high school. Meanwhile, Gin doesn’t age at the same speed and stays the same throughout this time-lapse.
There is nothing much to deviate from the story, neither is any other character brought into the focus nor does the story delves into more details about the enchanted forest. You just end up caring about the two characters whose friendship blossoms into love.
It shows you the fragility of human life and how important it is to live in the present and make the most of it.
This is a very heart-touching story of two childhood friends who struggle to keep their friendship alive with the physical distance between them growing. The story has 3-time lapses with the characters jumping through their childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
Each of the parts shows the emotional ups and downs that happen during this time. Starting from making a special bond during their childhood, then the struggle of keeping their friendship alive when the parents of the girl move to another city, and the final part of the guy making a last attempt to meet when he gets to know that he will have to move further apart.
The way that the story progresses, you will be able to relate it to your own life lost friendships, long-distance relationships, and forgotten bonds. It touches a soft emotional corner in our hearts that feels too realistic and humane. It is a very simple story but can form a soft, tender connection to your heart.
This movie has been produced by the famous director Miyazaki Hayao. Before the release of this movie, he announced that this would be his last creation. This romantic anime movie follows the life of Jirou Horikoshi. He idolizes Italian aircraft pioneer Giovanni Battista Caproni and wants to be a pilot.
However, his short-sightedness prevents him from becoming a pilot but his determination makes him leave his hometown to study aeronautical engineering at Tokyo Imperial University. During his trip to the University, he meets Naoko Satomi who is traveling with her maid.
After many failures in creating a good fighter plane, Jirou successfully creates the infamous Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter aircraft which plays a big role in World War 2. Meanwhile, Jirou meets Naoko again at a summer resort and asks Naoko's father’s permission to marry her.
Both are engaged but Naoko’s gets some health problems due to which their marriage is postponed. The story follows both the struggles of Jirou’s love life and his work ambition.
This romantic anime movie was nominated for many awards among which it successfully won many - Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature, the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.
The movie is based on a manga that has the same name. It is a 7 volume story that explores the characters in quite a detail. However, the movie in its 129 minutes run does the best it can to stay true to the storyline.
It follows the story of a hearing-impaired girl who is bullied in her school so much that she transfers to another school and of her topmost bully who wants redemption in the latter part of the story.
This romantic anime movie is beautifully crafted and takes on high school bullying that is unheard of by any anime.
The first episode of the first season has a very goofy start but it soon settles down into an engrossing web of friendships and love affairs.
The main protagonist of the romance anime series is Banri Tanda who has suffered memory loss recently when he was in his hometown. Now, he has come to the city to start afresh in a private law school.
Here he creates a friendship with Mitsuo Yanagisawa but soon discovers that Mitsuo is being stalked by Kouko Kaga, who is his childhood friend but the feelings are not reciprocated by Mitsuo.
And while Banri has forgotten his past from his hometown, his part has not entirely forgotten about him and keeps coming back into his new life.
This movie is science fiction that deals with time travel. Kazuko Yoshiyama, a third-year middle-school student smells something in her school lab and faints.
Three days later when she wakes up a lot of bad events have happened. When one such event is about to happen with her, she takes a time leap to yesterday.
While she tries to protect everyone and makes sense of her time traveling ability, her science teacher helps her in planning how to solve this mystery.
Kazuko meets the time traveler who has mistakenly given Kazuko the time-traveling ability. Things happen and both of them fall in love with each other, but alas, this love cannot last.
If you don’t get too involved in thinking about the time-traveling paradox, you will find this story very entertaining.
There are light-hearted moments courtesy of the bumbling nature of Kazuko and there are heart-touching moments in the relationship that develops in a few days between the time travelers.
The first thing that will catch your eye is the detail of the park scenery. It is hand-drawn but looks life-like. In this park, meet 2 unknown people, a young shoemaker and a woman in her late twenties who tells very little about herself. Both of them meet in the park on rainy days.
The shoemaker, Takao Akizuki, is quite talkative and talks enthusiastically about his passion for making shoes. The mysterious woman, Yukari Yukino, doesn’t even reveal her name to Takao.
However, when Takao gets to know about Yukino, the story takes a dramatic turn. It goes on to show that though there is an age difference between the two, the maturity levels of humans don’t necessarily correspond with their age. Do watch this romantic anime series for a relaxing evening break.
I think that all of us would have watched a movie, not necessarily anime, where we see two rivals who look destined to be lovers in the end. Special A is a group of achievers.
One of our primary protagonists is Hikari Hanazono, a middle-class girl who has a fighter streak and is ranked second in the academy. She is good at both academics and sports. Her father has taught her to be a fighter.
Our other protagonist is Kei Takishima, the one who tops the class and loves to tease Hikari, and accepts her challenges. However, he also loves Hikari but Hikari is too hot-headed to see the obvious.
The story revolves around both the characters endlessly competing and fighting. Hikari seems to have superhuman strength only less than Kei and breaks a lot of things.
The theme of the story is brow-beaten but the creators still have created a must-watch romance anime series comedy that you enjoy in 24 episodes.
This is a romance anime series that you would relate to if you had relationships during college. There is a scene in this anime where you will say - What!!! That’s me!
It explores the lives of three college boys out of which one is a junior of the other 2. One of the seniors continuously fails due to his absenteeism and the other one is an ideal senior who guides his junior.
Enters a girl who is super talented in arts and captures the heart of the trio. Meanwhile, this new girl befriends another girl who has a secret crush on one of these guys.
It is a tale of twists and turns, youth and love, and of complex relationships that we form during our whole lifetime.
It is a romantic anime movie interwoven with a curse that renders the protagonist unable to speak but able to sing. When she hurts people with her words, she is cursed by an imaginary egg to not be able to speak. When she tries to speak, she gets a bad stomach ache.
Discovering that the curse has a leeway of allowing her to sing, she joins her school musical. This gives rise to new feelings, jealousy, the realization of true feelings, and complications. Watch this movie to know if our protagonist can overcome her curse and can speak again.
Body Swapping is a big theme in manga with most of the movies/series making comedy stories around it. Your Name uses romance as its theme in this cute body-swapping story.
The main characters of this romantic anime movie, Taki and Mitsuha, are 2 entirely different people with Taki tired by his fast-running metropolitan life and Mitsuha, a country girl who dreams of living the life of a boy in the metropolis of Tokyo.
One morning when they wake up, they discover that they have swapped bodies and are searching for each other. But something other than distance seems to be keeping them apart.
The romantic anime movie won the LAFCA Animation Award in 2016 and Best Animated Film in 2017 at the Mainichi Film Awards. It is something that you can watch with all your family if they like watching anime.
This is a sweet and simple love story of kids, just about to pass out from their schools, trying to confess their feelings for one another.
Mochizo Oji is about to go to college in Tokyo, but before he leaves, he wants to confess his feelings to his childhood friend Tamako.
Tamako is a carefree girl with serious problems in catching anything like the string phone that Mochizo throws at her or the feelings that Mochizo has for her.
When Mochizo finally decides to confess, he realizes that many people including her mother are already aware of how Mochizo feels for Tamako and pushes him to confess before leaving for Tokyo.
A lot of hesitation, confusion, awkwardness, heartfelt feelings, and small-town rivalries set the tone for this romantic anime movie. It is a classic storyline but is sure to touch your heart at the end.
This is one of the best romance anime movies for adults. This anime was originally made in 1991 with a story that is not usually selected for anime. It is a realistic women-centric drama that was a surprise success when it was released in the ’90s.
It shows a 27-year-old woman working in Tokyo who goes to her home in the rural countryside to help with the safflower harvest of her brother-in-law's elder brother's family.
Along the journey, she starts remembering her childhood. When she reaches the station, a guy named Toshio, who is her brother-in-law's second cousin, comes to receive her.
As her stay in the countryside progresses, she remembers more of her childhood, the childhood romance, and struggles with boys and maths. With more memories, she becomes conflicted about her life here and the busy life in Tokyo.
She remembers who has been with her always, even though she never noticed. In the end, she takes a big decision that gives her the freedom to complete the unrecruited love that she had left in her countryside.
If you are looking for a romance anime to watch that focuses not just on heterosexual couples, this is the movie you are looking for.
Rihito Sajō is an intelligent student who scores top grades in his all-boys school. In the same school studies Hikaru Kusakabe is in a rock band and lives a relaxed life. In summer, their whole class needs to participate in a chorus festival.
Their romance starts when Kusakabe impulsively kisses Sajō and over time they grow closer to each other. Kusakabe helps Sajō overcome his anxiety problem during the school test and that’s when both realize with whom they want to spend the rest of their lifetime.
It is a more recent romance anime to watch compared to the ones listed above. This was released on 19th July 2019. It shows a college kid, Hodaka Morishima, who has run away from college to come to Tokyo and do something for himself.
However, he is pushed to financial limits and ends up at a small-time magazine publishing house that writes on the occult. Hina Amano is going through similar financial struggles and also has her small brother to take care of.
As fate would have it, both of them meet and Hodaka discovers that Hina has a special ability to clear gloomy skies and bring sunshine whenever she prays for it.
However, not everything is so simple when you have powers. See how the future takes a different turn soon after Hina starts utilizing the potential of this power.
Imagine knowing in advance that someone’s life is in danger and you can prevent that from happening! Orange is the story of Naho, a girl who receives information from her future self that a transfer student in her school might not stay alive very long in the future unless she protects him.
Having such a big responsibility can be overwhelming and it can become complicated very soon. It is a typical romance anime series.
Okazaki Tomoya believes life is dull and just wants to drag along, completing his high school. He also has nightmares where he only exists as consciousness and nothing more.
However, he soon meets Furukawa Nagisa who is repeating class due to an illness the previous year.
He is soon attracted to her presence and strikes a friendship with her and soon with her friends as well. His dull life soon changes into an interesting one but the nightmares now seem to be more realistic than ever. What do they exactly mean?
Nowadays, you can find these animes easily on one or another streaming platform. Some are available on Netflix while some are available on Amazon Prime. If you want to download these movies for offline viewing from these streaming platforms, you can make use of the streaming video downloader from StreamFab Software.
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That’s our list of the best romance movies and series that you will find binge-worthy. Most of these are timeless classics that you will want to watch more than once.
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