What are the best slice of life romance anime?

Here's to all the hopeless romantic Otakus! Indulge yourself with this list of anime that fall under the slice of life genre and celebrate romance, friendships, failures, and successes with your favorite characters. Help us build this list with more suggestions from you!


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    #1Your Lie in April

    Your Lie in April

    Your Lie in April (Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso) is a dramatic 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.

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    Huang Shen
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "The story moves slowly but it matches the pace of the tone of the series. I also like the bright and vibrant colors of the animation."
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    #2Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

    Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

    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.

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    Elizabeth Thompson
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "Anohana was a fantastic and emotional story of loss that will definitely make you cry. The background music performed on guitar or piano really adds feels whenever you are watching. "
  3. 8

    #3Toradora!

    Toradora!

    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. This tells the story of Taiga Aisaka and Ryuji Takasu.

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    Sunny Wu
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "I liked the art and sound of Toradora!, the characters are also very unique, in terms of design and personalities. However, the story might make you feel bored and the ending was anti-climatic for me."
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    #4Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun

    Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun

    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.

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    $5.99- Varies by plan

    Sean Liang
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "It's really rare to find a romance anime that appeals to both male and female audiences. This anime is visually pleasant and the characters are drawn realistically."
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    #5Hyouka

    Hyouka

    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.

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    Keith Griffin
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "Even though I don't kinda dig the visuals of Hyouka, I loved its soundtrack, it really fits the story."
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    #6Ouran 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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    Jessica Harper
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "All the characters are lovable, really funny story as well. Character development is really one of the best trait of this anime, however the sound is one of their weakness, I think some of them don't fit in the anime."
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    #7The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

    The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

    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.

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    Free- varies by plan

    Rosa María Villalobos
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "Pretty average anime. Colors and art style really fits my style. Voice acting is pretty good."
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    #8Lovely Complex

    Lovely Complex

    Lovely Complex, alternately known as Love Com, is a 24-episode romance anime television series directed by Konosuke Uda and produced by Toei Animation. It originally aired from April 7, 2007, to September 29, 2007.

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    May Deng
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "I really, really, really loved LoveCom. It was cute, insightful, hilarious and endearing. It was my most anticipated episode every week. I always wanted more. I want more now even though I know it's over!"
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    #9From 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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    Theresa Hart
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "In terms of being a romance anime, I think the characters of Kimi NI Todoke are well-explored. Not to mention that the soundtrack is really impressive. It just makes me feel sad that Sawako and Kazehaya have both low self-esteem. I just hope they learn to express their feelings. Recommended for teenagers"
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    #10Kimi no Na Wa: Your Name

    Kimi no Na Wa: Your Name

    Kimi no Na Wa: Your Name is a Japanese drama animated movie directed by Makoto Shinkai. It was released in 2016. It starred Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryunosuke Kamiki for the Japanese voice and Michael Sinterniklaas, Stephanie Sheh for the English voice.

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    Frances Baker
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "Wonderful art style, I must say. Animation wise, it is fluid and relatively refreshing. I honestly think this is more of a slice of life anime than a romance. I would also understand those people who would say that the character and plot development is quite slow but it really is, at first. I recommend this as one of the best slice of life romance anime of all time."

Summary

Best What are the best slice of life romance anime
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Your Lie in AprilTV Shows 16 Paid
2Anohana: The Flower We Saw That DayTV Shows 12 Paid
3Toradora!TV Shows 8 Paid
4Monthly Girls Nozaki-KunTV Shows 4 Paid
5HyoukaTV Shows 3 Paid
6Ouran High School Host ClubTV Shows 1 Paid
7The Pet Girl of SakurasouTV Shows 1 Free
8Lovely ComplexTV Shows 1 Paid
9From Me to YouTV Shows 0 Free
10Kimi no Na Wa: Your NameMovies 0 Paid
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