What are the best rom-com anime?

We've said it once, we'll say it again: Everybody loves some good romance. Everybody wants to catch the love bug. Everybody wants something that gives them an indescribable rush of pleasure that fills their hearts with joy. But just like what we always tell you, all romantic relationships are messy. Lovers sometimes hit a snag. They get into fights and misunderstandings, even over the pettiest things. But you know what the good thing about it is? It's totally okay! It's cute and absolutely normal. And that's romcom anime is all about. This genre explores the idea of love and friendship without losing touch of the comical nature of every romance.

So, without further ado, we're giving you the top romance comedy anime series today! They will put you to tears one second and then bring a smile to your face the next. Most of all, these anime love stories will also teach you lessons and impart insights about romance. If you're the sort of otaku who's into fantasy and action, there is definitely something for you here. If you're just into cute high school anime series, you've also come to the right place! Feel free to let us know your favorite anime series by voting for them!

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    #1Lovely Complex

    Lovely Complex

    Lovely Complex, also known as Love Com, is an anime rom-com which follows the romance between Risa Koizumi and Atsushi Otani who started working together to get the attention of their crushes. 

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    Marie Webb
    Written on June 27, 2019
    "Lovely Complex is definitely the best rom com anime that i have seen until now even though this has been released in 2007. Until now i haven't found an anime that would be equal to this eh. It's so cute and i like how Koizumi and Otani interact with each other they are so cute. "
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    Toradora! is a rom-com anime based on the same novel series of the same name written by Yuyuko Takemiya which centers on Ryuuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka who found out they like each other. 

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    Cynthia Herrera
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "I've seen so many rom com animes, but nothing beats the classic tsundere falls in love story like Toradora! Even though taiga is hella mean to takasu you'll find yourself shipping them even more as their relationship develops into one that is more than friends. They seem like an unlikely pair but they're actually quite perfect for each other!!!"
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    #3Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

    Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

    Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku is a romantic-comedy anime series released in 2018 based on a Japanese web manga series of the same name. It centers on the love story of Narumi and Hirotaka.

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    Verónica Montiel
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Wotakoi is the first anime i have watched ever since i stopped watching romantic comedy anime when adult-ing consumed my life. What i like about this is that it is an office romance which makes me think i will soon find someone special at my work. :)))"


Did you know that romantic comedies could be ruining your love life? According to a UC Berkeley article, romantic comedies or rom-coms do not accurately portray real, healthy relationships. In exchange for acceptance, honesty and compromise, romantic comedy movies or rom-com animes tend to portray relationships as full of compliments, gift giving and affection. Hence, frequent viewers of romantic media content may believe three things: that they should change themselves or the relationship, that their partner should intuitively understand their needs and that their sex life should be perfect. The result of this belief is lower relationship satisfaction.

Perhaps you may have developed unrealistic expectations as well. There is no need to fear. You may still find your one true love by reflecting on a few key things. First, setting realistic expectations for your significant other as well as yourself. Second, you may want to reflect on these expectations and ask yourself ‘Does this matter to me or have I been told this matters?’ Lastly, you may want to identify what you need in a relationship rather than what you want. An article by UC Berkeley defines a need as something that fulfills one at a deep level and affects one’s quality of life. For example, you may not need your significant other to guess what you want but rather, feel the need to voice out your needs. Perhaps with these tips, you can reap the benefits of a long and healthy relationship all while watching your favorite romance anime or film with your loved one. 

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    #4Fruits Basket

    Fruits Basket

    Fruits Basket is a shojo manga series but also be considered as a romance-comedy anime released in 2001. This is about orphan Tohru Honda who helps the Soma family after finding out they are cursed. 

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    Olivia Santos
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "When I say that this is the best rom com anime I've ever seen, i'm 101% owning that statement. Maaan, this my wildest dreams turned into an anime and it just makes my heart flutter in an unexplainable way!! All the characters here are worth appreciating!! Especially Yuki, Kyo, and Tohru!!!"
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    #5Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun

    Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun

    Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun is an adaptation of an anime romance-comedy manga which follows Chiyo Sakura who has a crush on Umetaro Nozaki. This was released in July 2014 by Doga Kobo. 

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    Martina Aranda
    Written on June 27, 2019
    "Most people consider this as a rom com anime but for me it is more comedy than romance. Why? Well this show is pure of comedy that would make you laugh. It isn't really your typical romantic comedy anime out there. But i still love it!!!"
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    #6From Me to You

    From Me to You

    Kimi ni Todoke or more known as From Me to You is a 38-episode Japanese shoujo anime produced by Production I.G. The romance comedy anime is based on the shoujo romance manga by Karuho Shiina.

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    Margaret Ross
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "We all know that most of rom-com anime has cliche plots. But Kimi ni Todoke got me hooked though with Sawako changing Shouto to be a better person as he is anti-scoial before. "
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    #7Ouran High School Host Club

    Ouran High School Host Club

    Ouran High School Host Club is a 26-episode anime Japanese TV series based on the manga of the same novel written by Bisco Hatori which follows the life of scholarship student Haruhi Fujioka at Ouran High School.

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    Maribel Félix
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "A friend of mine suggested Ouran High School Host Club to me recently. TBH i never heard about this rom com anime and she told me this is an old one. Well i just started watching anime so yeah after seeing episode one i fell in love with Fujioka."
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    #8The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

    The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

    The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, also known as Hataraku Maou-sama!, is a 13-episode Japanese comedy anime produced by Sotsu and voiced by  Ryota Osaka, Yoko Hikasa, and Nao Toyama. The pilot episode premiered on Spring 2013.

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    Carl Alexander
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "Not the best rom com animes out there because it really isn't one, but it has the comedy element wrapped up perfectly. Any person who generally loves anime should not miss out on this series."
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    Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata or more popularly known as Saekano is an animated series adapted from the same-titled manga written by Fumiaki Maruto. This anime show is a romantic comedy and harem series first released in January 2015.

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    Sun Wu
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Very unique rom-com anime that i have seen with a story following teenagfers creating a video game! But what made it the best is because of its subplot focusing on Aki and Megumi. And that is why this is on one of the best rom com anime on my list! "
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    #10The World God Only Knows

    The World God Only Knows

    The World God Only Knows is an animated romantic comedy and adventure series directed by Shigehito Takayanagi. The anime show aired from October to December 2010 and it has a total of 12 episodes.

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    Ling Su
    Written on June 27, 2019
    "Finally, I have been trying to see if someone would suggest The World God Only Knows as one of the best anime romcoms and now here it is. I'm telling you that you will love this series if you are into romantic-comedies. From the story to its characters..."
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    Clannad is the anime adaptation of the visual novel developed by KEY for PC in 2004. A high school student who cares little about school or others meets a lonely girl who had to repeat a year while all her friends finished high school. 

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    Brenda Reyes
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "The interaction between Okazaki Tomoya and Furukawa Nagisa makes this show a real rom-com anime. Amazing story too that's not heavy to watch"


Best What are the best rom-com anime
1Lovely ComplexTV Shows 17 Paid
2Toradora!TV Shows 16 Paid
3Wotakoi: Love is Hard for OtakuTV Shows 7 Paid
4Fruits BasketTV Shows 6 Paid
5Monthly Girls Nozaki-KunTV Shows 6 Paid
6From Me to YouTV Shows 3 Free
7Ouran High School Host ClubTV Shows 2 Paid
8The Devil Is a Part-Timer!TV Shows 2 Paid
9SaekanoTV Shows 0 Free
10The World God Only KnowsTV Shows 0 Free

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