25 Best Romantic Anime Movies That You Should Watching Update 12/2022

Best Romantic Anime Movies

Love is the only thing in the entire universe that is truly unique. Despite the fact that everyone believes they understand it, they truly don’t (like a Christopher Nolan movie). People differ in their desire for it. There are times when you need to be loved, no matter what side you’re on or how icy your heart is. Even though I can’t give you the affection you need in the way you want, I can present you with romantic anime as a substitute. Yes, your friendly neighborhood author will lead you through a romantic tunnel (what is wrong with me?). Let’s start with the best romance anime of all time. It features some of the best romantic anime flicks. Hulu, Netflix, Crunchyroll, YouTube, and Amazon Prime are all good places to find some of the best romance anime.

25. Kimi no Na wa (2016)

Kimi no Na wa (2016)

This year’s anime film, ‘Kimi no Na wa,’ premiered in August 2016. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the romance genre, you can still enjoy “Kimi no Na wa.” For this reason, you won’t be drawn in by the film’s ground-breaking romantic plot, but rather by its stunning art and sound. Both the plot and its characters are basic and charming. The film’s setting is stunning, and it’s sure to put a smile on your face and warm your heart. Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana are the film’s protagonists. There is no city life for Mitsuha, who lives out in the country. She fantasizes about living in a metropolis like Tokyo, which is awash with activity. She want to live in the city like a male. Taki Tachibana is a Tokyo-based resident. Although he has a kind heart, his impatience and stubbornness cause him to become irate easily. He is juggling his part-time work with his studies. When they both awaken one day, they discover that they have been switched. It’s not simply a simple exchange of places; they’ve really swapped bodies. Taki and Mitsuha wake up in each other’s bodies. They set out to find each other in order to figure out what transpired.

24. Bakemonogatari (2009)

The anime ‘Bakemonogatari’ is a lot of fun! The characters and the premise are both amusing and enjoyable. Begin by remembering that this is a light-hearted prank. I don’t think this anime is suitable for deep or complex love relationships. Koyomi Aragi is the main character in this novel. Fast healing and the capacity to see in the dark are some of Koyomi Aragi’s superhuman skills. After he was bitten by a vampire, he was left with a little amount of vampiric powers. A man named Meme Oshino saved him, and now he has only the few remaining powers he had before he was saved. Aragi is a slacker who does poorly in school. Maths is his area of expertise, however. To save others, Aragi is willing to put his own life at danger. Hitagi Senjougahara, a classmate of Hitagi’s, fell down the stairs one day and was saved by him. Aragi notices that Hitagi’s weightlessness is unusual. He realizes that something otherworldly is happening on and offers to aid her. It becomes more and more evident as the series develops that Aragi is capable of assisting others with their supernatural issues.

23. Clannad (2007)

In terms of romance, “Clannad” is an okay show. It’s also an anime about coming to terms with one’s own mortality. There are currently two seasons of this anime (I don’t know whether there are any more) that I’ve seen. Though the first season was enjoyable, I found myself enamored with the second. Nonetheless, if you’re in the market for a romantic anime, ‘Clannad’ isn’t a horrible choice. The anime’s protagonist is Tomoya Okazaki. He thinks his existence is tedious and dreary. For him, it’s time to give up and accept that he will never be anything. Youhei Sunohara, one of Okazaki’s closest friends, joins him in skipping school and wasting time. He meets Nagisa Furukawa, a girl with whom he becomes infatuated. I can’t tell what she’s mumbling to herself. Okazaki is taken by surprise as she yells out, “Anpan!” However, Nagisa asserts their friendship even though Okazaki continues to dismiss her assertions. It’s only as the story proceeds that he discovers that she has been deferred a year because of her illness. Nagisa hopes to resurrect the school’s theatre group. Okazaki ultimately agrees to become her buddy and assist her in achieving her goal.. He begins to gain a better understanding of himself as a result of this encounter.

22. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)

“Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo” appears to be targeted at a specific demographic. For the sake of the entire series, you must be a fan of this type of animation. I enjoyed the first six or so episodes of the series. It was enjoyable to watch the characters have a good time and relax. After a while, you begin to understand that this is happening again and over again throughout the show. ‘Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo’ does its best to keep things interesting despite this, and it’s a good effort. Despite the fact that I’ve only seen roughly 18 episodes so far, I’ve heard that the show is popular among anime fans. This anime’s protagonist is Sorata Kanda. For him, it was impossible to let them go until they were adopted by the right person because of his kind and kind character. But because his dorm does not allow pets, he must move to Sakura Hall, a dormitory full of odd people. For now, he must find new owners for the cats so that he can return to his own hostel. His time in the dorm allows him to get to know and become close to the other students.

21. Ouran Koukou Host Club (2006)

Ouran Koukou Host Club, if you enjoy watching anime with cross-dressing protagonists, is a good bet for you. There are few students at Ouran High School who aren’t members of society’s upper echelons. Her intellect is undeniable. Academically, she excels and is awarded a full scholarship to Ouran High School, one of the most prominent high schools in the country. It should come as no surprise that despite her humble upbringing, this college student puts forth significant effort to succeed academically. She stumbles onto the music room one day while looking for a quiet place to study. She stumbles across a host club as soon as she enters. Rich, beautiful boys with too much time on their hands are the members of the clubs. In their spare time, they amuse the attractive students at the school. Haruhi unintentionally breaks a pricey vase as she rushes to leave the room. As a result, she begins working for the club as an errand girl in order to pay back the debt. However, because of her masculine features and friendly attitude toward girls, she is promoted to host. As a result, she begins dressing up as a woman in order to entertain the females.

20. Howl no Ugoku Shiro (2004)

‘Howl no Ugoku Shiro’ was released in November of 2004 as an anime film. The film was a huge success, bringing in roughly 23 billion Yen in its first week. Emily Mortimer, who played Sophie, and Christian Bale, who portrayed Howl, were among the actors who lent their voices to the English dub. It’s a lovely, heartfelt film. Poor Sophie is from a little town. Her father is a hat-maker in the village, where he lives. Howl, a gorgeous wizard, rescues her one day when she gets into a scuffle. Infuriates the Witch of the Waste, whose relationship with Howl was strained by this. She curses Sophie, turning her into a wrinkled old lady. She decides to go to Howl since she is embarrassed to return home. Scarecrows assist guide her to Howl’s castle, which is on a moving platform. A fire demon known as Calcifier pledges to aid if she can release him from Howl. Working as a servant at the castle to liberate Calcifier, Sophie begins her search for a solution.

19. Kimi ni Todoke (2009)

Kimi ni Todoke (2009)

“Kimi ni Todoke” is a delightful tale of first love. It defies several of the common misconceptions about shoujo romance anime. Fans and critics alike were raving about the animated series. In general, the characters are likeable and sympathetic. The protagonist was a standout for me. Though she doesn’t have any special abilities, she’s a fascinating character and helps to keep the story moving. Anime protagonist Kuronuma Sawako is a pleasant high school student. However, her classmates and peers have a hard time understanding her because she is so nice and easygoing. This mistake stems from Sawako’s resemblance to the ghost girl from the horror film ‘The Ring’. Sadako is the moniker her peers have given her because of this. Sawako, on the other hand, wants to be normal and have a close buddy. Kazehaya Souta, the school’s most popular student, piques her interest. After a while, Kazehaya begins to speak to her. As a result, Sawako is overjoyed and hopeful that she will be able to meet someone who will become her best friend and, if feasible, a potential romantic partner.

18. ReLIFE (2016)

“17 Again” is a great movie, and “ReLIFE” is a great follow-up. I think it’s a fun twist on the “being young again” theme. Arata Kaizaki is the game’s main character. 27-year-old man without a particular purpose in life, he is He’s been branded a loser by those who know him, and he doesn’t seem to be doing anything to change that perception. He spends the most of his time working in a variety of positions. A woman by the name of Ryou Yoake introduces herself to him at some point in the future. In order for him to get back on his feet, he must take the medicine she’s giving him. Arata takes the medication without giving it any thought. A few hours later, he wakes up to find himself once again 17 years old. Ryou was employed by a medical company called ReLIFE Institute. As a result, Arata has become a test subject for their new medicine. In order to continue the drug testing, he must enroll in high school as a transfer student for one additional year of high school. Students at the school are supposed to keep an eye on Ryou. Assuming his 10 years of experience will make things easier, Arata learns the hard way that reality is quite different. The past ten years have seen a dramatic shift in the world around us. He has to avoid repeating the mistakes he made as a student now that he’s an adult.

17. Koe no Katachi (2016)

One of the best anime movies I’ve watched recently is “Koe no Katachi,” according to me. With its magnificent visuals and soundtrack, the film creates an unforgettable atmosphere. For some time following your viewing of this film, you will experience some major life changes (for the better). Shouya Ishida was once known as a prankster. He was a big fan of having a good time. When bored, he would do anything he could to keep himself occupied. Shouko Nishimiya, a deaf girl, joins Ishida’s class as a transfer student. When she’s not studying, she enjoys spending time with her friends and making new ones. Despite this, Ishida and other classmates began harassing and making fun of her. Everyone, even Ishida’s closest friends, was blaming him for her mother’s complaint to the school officials. When Nishimiya leaves the school, Ishida is forced to fend for himself. He is shunned by everyone. Ishida regrets his conduct and hopes to meet Nishimiya in the third year of high school to make atonement. This film is a must-see for everyone, in my opinion.

16. Hotarubi no Mori e (2011)

Hotarubi no Mori e (2011)

Hotarubi no Mori e is one of the first anime films that springs to mind whenever someone asks me what to watch. For the most part, the reason for this is that it is a beautiful movie that delivers you with all the pleasant components of anime in just 45 minutes. A taste of it makes you crave more. When Hotaru, a six-year-old girl, hears stories about mountain spirits, she is fascinated. She decides to visit the mountain forest while on a summer vacation with her uncle. On the other hand Gin (a human-like ghost), who wears a mask to hide his true identity helps her find her way. The last few days of Hotaru’s summer vacation are filled with her returning despite Gin’s requests that she not. Hotaru matures, but gin remains the same as time goes on. The two begin to develop feelings for each other. One difficulty stands in the way of Gin’s desire to touch and feel Hotaru. Gin will vanish if he is ever touched by a human.

15. Toradora! (2008)

If you’re looking for something a little more original, this is the show for you (deal with it). Ryuuji Takasu’s desire to get close to his crush Minori is the focus of the story. During this time, he meets Taiga, a girl who appears to be lovely on the surface, but is actually a fiery volcano on the inside. If he helps her with her crush, she eventually agrees to help him. Taiga and Ryuuji, on the other hand, fall in love. It’s a good time and a good time to watch anime.

14. Kaichō wa Meido-same! (2010)

This is a well-known love-themed anime. Misaki, president of the student council, is depicted in the novel as attempting to keep the school in order and avoid issues from arising. Due to the school’s recent transition to a coed environment, she has a particularly difficult task. Despite her harsh exterior, she harbors an unspoken secret that only she knows about. In order to provide for her family, she works as a waitress at a local cafe. When Takumi learns about the situation, things begin to shift. Is he going to use this to make fun of her? Is he going to make her life better or worse now that he’s here?

13. Shōjo Kakumei Utena (1997)

Shōjo Kakumei Utena (1997)

It’s something that Utena Tenjou aspires to, and she’s working towards it. Since she was comforted by a prince after the death of her parents, she has harbored a weird urge. He’d left her a ring as a parting gift, which she had accepted. When she returns to her old high school, she finds herself in a battle for Anthy and her magical powers with other students who wear rings with similar designs. As a result, she receives Anthy and embarks on a path of love and loss.

12. Doukyuusei (2016)

In the anime film ‘Doukyuusei,’ two men’s sexual orientation is explored in the context of a romantic relationship. This is a fantastic love/drama anime that delves into some heavy subjects in the process. In the absence of fate, Rhito Sajou and Hikaru Kusakabe would have never met. Both Hikaru (the band guitarist) and Yuichi (a studious A-level student) are very different individuals. Helping Rhito prepare for the chorus is Hikaru’s job. A gradual increase in their contact causes them to fall in love. If you’re a fan of romance, this is a must-see.

11. Rabu★Kon (2007)

Aya Nakahara produced the anime series ‘RabuKon,’ often known as ‘Love Com,’ which focuses on romantic relationships. Atsushi tani and Risa Koizumi are the two protagonists of the story. Rias notices a tall, dark-haired student from another class. Atsushi, meantime, has a crush on another girl. To aid each other in their love lives, the two resolve to work together. However, what happens next? They’re all in love with each other, foolish! (as you might have imagined)

10. Ore Monogatari! (2015)

Ore Monogatari! (2015)

This anime, like many others, adheres to a common theme. You can see a love-hate relationship between the two. When Takeo’s crushes end up falling in love with Makoto, his best friend, he’s devastated. Rinko, the girl he saves from drowning, falls in love with him after rescuing him.

9. Orange (2016)

In terms of romantic anime, this is a relatively new entry in the genre. Naho Takamiya, a high school student, is the focus of the story. She gets a letter one day. A message from the future has been conveyed to her. There are several things in the letter that she wishes she could have done differently in her life. In the anime, the character is brought to life and the plot touches on a wide range of emotional and complex themes.

8. Butūmu! (2012)

Ryouta Sakamoto, the protagonist of this action/romance anime, is locked in a virtual reality version of a game he plays. Now, he must murder the other contestants in order to obtain a green crystal that will allow him to return home. Himiko, his in-game wife, lends a hand. The two begin to form a tight bond as they battle to stay alive in this life-or-death game.

7. Ai Yori Aoshi (2002)

Ai Yori Aoshi (2002)

At the train station, Kaoru Hanabishi bumps into a female. In the face of her confusion, Kaoru stepped in to assist her find her way. Kaoru noticed that they were walking through his own area while they kept looking for the girl’s location. In the end, it was discovered that the girl had been directed to a vacant area. The mystery is solved when Kaoru invites the girl to his residence and discovers that she is his childhood friend and fiancée.

6. Kareshi Kanojo no Jijō (1998)

‘Old Love,’ a Jeffery Archer song, has a strong influence on this anime. Miyazawa and Arima are the protagonists of the story. Miyazawa is a model student in the classroom, always polite and kind, and he receives a lot of praise from his peers. In reality, she is egotistical and aspires to be the finest in the world. Enter Arima, a young man who quickly rises to the top of his class. Miyazawa is not happy about this. Arima discovers her ruse and exploits her for his own ends. Arima’s feelings for Miyazawa are gradually disclosed, and the two begin to form a romantic relationship.

5. Chobits (2002)

Is it possible for a human to fall in love with an artificial intelligence? As a high school student named Hideki Motosuwa is on his way home, he comes across an abandoned Persocom, a human-like computer. Because of the flawed nature of this item, it is limited to saying Chii and cannot download data. In order to find out the truth about ‘Chii,’ Hideki determines that he will educate her the ways of the world himself.

4. True Tears (2008)

True Tears (2008)

It’s a sweet little love story. Imagine having a crush on someone but being unable to initiate contact because of her lack of interest in you. Shinichiro can’t figure out how to help Hiromi move on from her tragic background, in which both of her parents died at a young age. This is compounded by the fact that he has an interest in an eccentric girl from school, Noe, and his parents want him to take dance lessons he doesn’t want to attend. As he tries to open up Hiromi, he must balance all of this. Does Noe hold all the answers?

3. Furūtsu Basuketto (2001)

To get things started, we’ll begin with a strangely amusing anime. Natsuki Takaya produced the romance animation ‘Fruits Basket,’ which translates as ‘Fruits Basket.’ After the death of her mother, Tohru finds herself on the streets of Tokyo. Classmate Yuki provides her with a safe haven. That Yuki’s relatives turn into Chinese zodiac animals when hugged by opposite sex is soon discovered by her (yup, you heard it). Despite her pledge to keep it a secret, she eventually finds herself falling in love with Yuki while living in the house.

2. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (2011)

An excellent coming-of-age tale, this anime is a must-see. Even if the plot has been done before, you’re still likely to appreciate it despite its simplicity. Anime protagonist Jinta has become a loner since the death of their companion Meiko, leading him to isolate himself from others. Jinta sees Meiko’s ghost one day and she tells her that she can’t go to the next world since her one request hasn’t been realized. They revive their former group in order to carry out Meiko’s request. As the situation becomes more emotional, one’s inner feelings are exposed.

1. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (2014)

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (2014)

When it comes to death, there is no joy in it. Gloom and misery are always a part of it. When a close friend or family member dies, it feels like the world has ended. When his mother dies, pianist Kousei Arima suffers the same fate. He can’t play the piano because he’s depressed. For two years, he is unable to play a single note because of his depression. After meeting Kaori, fate takes a turn for the better and he is able to get back into playing the violin. Perhaps the anime is a little too dramatic at times, but I suppose that’s what it was designed for.