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What are the best romance anime?

Everyone falls in love at some point in their lives, maybe once, twice, or countless times. More than falling in love, don’t you just enjoy watching people fall in love? Much better, watch cute anime characters get swept off their feet and dive headfirst in love? That’s right! There’s plenty of romance anime series to please the hopeless romantic within. Don’t say that you’re not. Come on, there’s no shame in romance. Who wouldn’t want to know what a high school fling feels like? Or experience a childhood crush bloom into a lifetime affair? How about knowing how the school prince fell hard for the unpopular nerd? Yup, romance animes come in all forms and tropes so we can all gush about different kinds of love. Now put your love goggles on and check out the best romance anime below.

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  1. 1Maid Sama!

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    Maid Sama! is a romance anime that aired between April and September 2010. The series was animated by J.C. Staff who also worked on Honey and Clover, Toradora! and Nodame Cantabile.

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  1. 2Clannad

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    Clannad is the anime adaptation of the romance visual novel by KEY for PC in 2004. It was produced by Kyoto Animation, directed by Tatsuya Ishihara, and written by Fumihiko Shimo.

  2. 3My Little Monster

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    My Little Monster is a romance anime adaptation by Brain's Base. The anime was aired between October 1 and December 24, 2012. The opening theme is Q&A Recital! and the ending theme was "White Wishes".

  1. 4From Me to You

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    From Me to You is a romance anime produced by Production I.G. Japanese viewers voted it the most enjoyable anime of the Winter 2011 season during a poll taken just before the season ended.

  2. 5Fruits Basket

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    If you loved the Fruits Basket anime back in 2001, then you've probably heard rumors about a new season/reboot of sorts for your beloved anime series. Well, you don't have to wait anymore as the new Fruits Basket anime is already here. We know the original show left you guys hanging, with a lot of burning questions. So what can you expect from this new version of the show? Apart from the obvious improvements in animation, music, and sound, you can expect it to delve deeper into the lives and stories of its main characters. We are excited to see all these stories unfold ourselves. So, grab some snacks, pick your preferred streaming platform, and let's all re-live one of our favorite anime shows all over again.

  3. 6Wolf Girl & Black Prince

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    Erika Shinohara has taken to lying about her romantic exploits to earn the respect of her new friends. So when they ask for a picture of her "boyfriend," she hastily snaps a photo of a handsome stranger, whom her friends recognize as the popular and kind-hearted Sata.

  4. 7Golden Time

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    Due to a tragic accident, Banri Tada is struck with amnesia, dissolving the memories of his hometown and past. However, after befriending Mitsuo Yanagisawa, he decides to move on and begin a new life at a law school in Tokyo.
  5. 8His and Her Circumstances

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    His & Her Circumstances or Kare Kano is a TV series that tells the every-day stories of a group of teenagers in high-school, focusing on their romances and personal problems.

  6. 9Kamisama Kiss

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    Kamisama Kiss, also known as Kamisama Hajimemashita, is an anime television series based on the manga of the same name written by Julietta Suzuki which aired from January 2015 to March 2015. 

  7. 10Your Lie in April

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    Your Lie in April (Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso) is a drama musical anime TV series based on a manga written by Naoshi Arakawa. Released in 2014, this anime tells the story of Kousei Arima and Kaori Miyazono.

  8. 11Snow White With The Red Hair

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    The Snow White With The Red Hair is the TV show adaptation of the manga series of the same written by Sorata Akizuki. It falls under drama and fantasy. Lastly,  this shojo anime is also known as Akagami no Shirayuki-hime.

  9. 12Ouran High School Host Club

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    Enter the flower-boy infested Ouran High School, a school populated by super rich and good-looking young men. 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. It explores the life of scholarship student Haruhi Fujioka at Ouran High School.

  10. 13The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

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    The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is 24-episode romantic comedy anime television series directed by Atsuko Ishizuka and written by Mari Okada. It originally aired from October 9, 2012 to March 36, 2013.

  11. 14Yona of the Dawn

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    Yona of the Dawn, also known as Akatsuki no Yona, is an adventure fantasy romance anime television series based on Mizuho Kusanagi's manga of the same name. It takes viewers to a world where Princess Yona observes her kingdom from afar and aims to be a true princess for her people. 

  12. 15Toradora!

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    Toradora! is a comedy slice of life anime TV series based on a light novel written by Yuyuko Takemiya. Released from 2008-2011, this anime was written by Mari Okada and directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai. It tells the story of Taiga Aisaka and Ryuji Takasu.

  13. 16The Rose of Versailles

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    Based on the critically acclaimed manga by Riyoko Ikeda, Rose of Versailles depicts the fateful meeting of Marie Antoinette and Oscar, which is bound to influence history and change the life of the people facing the French Revolution.

  14. 17Noragami

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    Noragami is a supernatural anime television series that aired from 2014 to 2015 with two seasons. Produced by Bones and directed by Kotaro Tamura, it was based on the manga of the same name by Adachitoka. 

  15. 18Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

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    Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, also known in Japanese as Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii, is an anime adaptation of the web manga series of the same name written by Fujita. It follows a gaming otaku and a fujoshi reuniting. 

  16. 19Say "I Love You"

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    Based on the Japanese manga series written by Kanae Hazuki, Say "I Love You" aired its first episode on October 6, 2012. It follows the male protagonist named Yamato Kurosawa, a popular high school boy.

  17. 20Special A

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    Written by Maki Minami, Special A is the TV animated series adaptation of the manga of the same name. This romantic comedy anime show had its first episode aired on April 6, 2007. Its cast includes Hiro Shimono and Kisho Taniyama.

  18. 21Nisekoi

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    Nisekoi is an animated romantic comedy and harem series directed by Naoyuki Tatsuwa and Akiyuki Shinbo. This show aired from January to May 2014. It was adapted from the same-titled manga written by Naoshi Komi.

  19. 22Skip Beat!

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    Directed by Kiyoko Sayam, Skip Beat! is also known by its Japanese title Sukippu Bito!. It is an animated series infused with romance, comedy, and coming of age. It started catering to Shojo since its inception on February 7, 2002.

  20. 23Hyouka

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    Hyouka is a 22-episode slice of life anime television series directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto and written by Shoji Gatoh. It originally aired from April 22, 2012 to September 16, 2012.

  21. 24Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

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    Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai) is a coming-of-age slice of life anime TV series which tells the story of Menma, Jintan, Anaru, Yukiatsu, Tsukuro, and Poppo.

  22. 25Spice and Wolf

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    Spice and Wolf is an adventure fantasy romance anime television series based on the manga of the same name written by Isuna Hasekura. It aired in 2009 with 12 episodes and follows the story of merchant Kraft Lawrence and deity Holo.

  23. 26Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun

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    Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun is a 12-episode romantic comedy anime television series directed by Mitsue Yamazaki. It was written by Yoshiko Nakamura and was originally aired from July 7, 2014 to September 22, 2014.

  24. 27Junjo Romantica

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    Starring Daisuke Kishio, Hikaru Hanada, and Kazuhiko Inoue, Junjo Romantica is an anime TV show that is infused with comedy and romance theme. This yaoi animated series first aired on April 10, 2008.

  25. 28Kokoro Connect

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    Popularly known as Kokoro Konekuto, Kokoro Connect is a romantic-comedy-themed animated series adapted from the light novel series of the same name authored by Sadanatsu Anda. It is about Saki Uno, a girl who wakes up to a boy's body in order for her to be able to fight demos. 

  26. 29Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

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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.

  27. 30Honey and Clover

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    Based on the manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Chica Umino, Honey and Clover (also known as HachiKuro) is a drama, coming of age, and romance, rolled into one animated series. It was aired in 2005.

  28. 31InuYasha

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    InuYasha is a feudal fantasy romance anime based on the manga series of the same name by Rumiko Takahashi. This anime was broadcasted at the Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1996 to 2008. 

  29. 32Fairy Tail

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    When you first hear the words Fairy Tail, you might think of those classic fairy tale stories that you used to read back when you were a kid. Don't get confused though as we are talking about the anime series called Fairy Tail. It's an epic action-packed anime filled with wizards and magic. On top of that, you get charming and hilarious characters and a solid story to go along with them. If you like anime shows with cool over-the-top battles and good character development, there's a lot to like about Fairy Tail. Tag along for the ride as the Fairy Tail Guild goes on wild and crazy adventures.

  30. 33The Vision of Escaflowne

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    The Vision of Escaflowne is a fantasy romance anime directed by Kazuki Akane and written by Shoji Kawamori released in 1996. It follows the adventures of Hitomi Kanzaki after she is transported to the world of Gaea. 

  31. 34Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea

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    Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea is a drama fantasy romance anime produced by P.A.Works that ran from 2013 to 2014. A manga adaptation was created by Riso Maeda under ASCII Meda Works Dengeki Daioh magazine. 

  32. 35Vampire Knight

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    Vampire Knight is a dark fantasy romance anime based on the manga of the same name by Matsuri Hino. Licensed by Madman Entertainment, Manga Entertainment, and VIZ media, this anime ran with 26 episodes on 2008. 

  33. 36Romeo x Juliet

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    Inspired by William Shakespeare's classical play, the Romeo x Juliet is an anime adaptation directed by Fumitoshi Oizaki and written by Reiko Yoshida. This romance anime was aired in April 2007 to September of the same year.

  34. 37My Love Story!!

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    My Love Story!! is the animated version of the manga series of the same name written by Kazune Kawahara and illustrated by Aruko.  Produced by Madhouse and directed by Morio Asaka, it follows the story of Takeo Goda.

  35. 38Nodame Cantabile

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    Also known as Nodame Kantabire (its Japanese name), Nodame Cantabile was originally a romance manga series written by Tomoko Ninomiya but later turned into an animated TV series. It starred  Shinji Kawada and Yoshinori Fujita.

  36. 39Citrus

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    Citrus is a yuri anime series that premiered in 2018. It has a total of twelve episodes. The school romance anime is centered around the story of newcomer Yuzu Aihara and student council president Mei.

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    Anonymous
    February 12, 2019
    "There was not particularly special about this show that others haven't tried before but everything just works well. At first, I was a little concerned about the pacing but I'm glad I stuck with it. It was a cute and funny show that ended a bit too early to give all its characters to fully develop. Maybe a second season will come and fix this. Who knows. Overall, a nice watch."
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    My Little Monster
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    Anonymous
    February 12, 2019
    "I don't get to watch that much music-themed anime so this was a surprise for me. There are a lot of depth and dark moments in this show. One thought came to after finishing it, "in suffering, we bonded". It's a bit dark but having someone with you in your darkest of times proved to be what you needed all along to move on and get better."
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    Your Lie in April
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    Anonymous
    February 12, 2019
    "This show has received some bad reviews due to its allegedly slow pacing, character development, and overly done dramatic scenes. I gave it a shot despite all of this and it's not as bad as people say it is. It actually comes off as a really realistic and relatable situation between a couple that's trying to make things work."
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    Golden Time
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    Anonymous
    February 12, 2019
    "Out of all the shoujo anime that I have watched - yes, I'm a dude that watches shoujo anime -, this is the best one that I have seen so far and I can relate on a personal level. The feeling that you get when you're trying to fit in with people but get misunderstood."
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    From Me to You
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    Anonymous
    February 12, 2019
    "Despite having elements of "moe" and slight "haram" tropes, this show is full of heart. You'll get to see and even empathize the situations and troubles that the main characters have that might reflect on your experiences when you were in high school."
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    Clannad
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    Anonymous
    February 12, 2019
    "Your typical high school slice of life anime and that is not necessarily a bad thing. Hardships, comedy, love, and heartbreak. You get to see all of these things that we all go through during this stage of our lives."
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    Ouran High School Host Club
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    Anonymous
    September 11, 2019
    "for me this is top romance anime and i did not expect it tbh, i love the characters and story and i finished the 24 episodes in a few days!! usually takes me longer to finish anime but this one is quite awesome!!"
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    The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2019
    "A very wonderful and moving story that I am really lucky that I have watched. I laughed, I cried, and I truely felt for each of the characters. I really recommend it as one of the romance anime to watch."
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    Fruits Basket
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    Anonymous
    September 11, 2019
    "There are a lot of good shows here but Toradora is definitely the best romance anime I've ever seen. It's so simple yet heartwarming at the same time. I always rewatch it just to feel something."
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    Toradora!
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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2019
    "I love the bright colors and fast pacing. The story is also quite fun to watch. The backgrounds are also really minimalistic. One of the best romance animes out there."
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    Maid Sama!
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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2019
    "Story is pretty straightforward which is one of the things that I like about this romance anime, soundtrack is very motivating. I really enjoyed watching this one."
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    His and Her Circumstances
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    Anonymous
    September 11, 2019
    "this is the kind of comedy romance anime that appeals to both the ladies and gents! it's not fully dependent on the romance, it's really hilarious actually XD"
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    Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun
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    Anonymous
    September 11, 2019
    "although this doesn't have as much romance as i expected, this is still my absolute fave shojo anime with a good amount of action, humor, and ofc romance!"
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    Yona of the Dawn
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    Anonymous
    September 11, 2019
    "SA is not the most original romcom anime out there but it still very entertaining to watch. It's more comedy to me than anything else hahaha"
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    Special A
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    Anonymous
    January 22, 2019
    "I just love it, it was the first anime I had ever saw. I've seen it like 6 times now? Just watch it, thank me later."
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    Kamisama Kiss
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    Anonymous
    September 11, 2019
    "I didn't think Inuyasha would be a good romance anime but BOY WAS I WRONG! This anime hit me straight in the feels train!!!"
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    InuYasha
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    Anonymous
    January 27, 2017
    "This website allows you to order a DVD of this series. It seems to be a generally good solution to the problem stated."
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    The Rose of Versailles
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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2019
    "Honestly this one is not the best romance anime for me. It was like an anime version of Twilight for me. LOL"
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    Wolf Girl & Black Prince
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    Anonymous
    September 11, 2019
    "Shirayuki isn't my fave but this anime reminds me of a fairytale movie. It's sweet!"
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    Snow White With The Red Hair
This list is about What are the best romance anime
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Maid Sama!TV Shows 97 Paid
2ClannadTV Shows 70 Paid
3My Little MonsterTV Shows 51 Paid
4From Me to YouTV Shows 47 Paid
5Fruits BasketTV Shows 46 Paid
6Wolf Girl & Black PrinceTV Shows 42 Paid
7Golden TimeTV Shows 34 Paid
8His and Her CircumstancesTV Shows 20 Paid
9Kamisama KissTV Shows 20 Paid
10Your Lie in AprilTV Shows 19 Paid
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