One of the best things about anime is when two characters meet and fall in love. However, when love triangles are involved, things can go awry. Adding a new character to a love triangle anime is a common way to add dramatic twists and humour. The presence of a love competitor also enhances the enjoyment of romance anime by providing more bittersweet and tear-jerking moments.
Since the female demographic is the major target audience for love triangle anime, two male characters drooling over a single female character is the norm in most of these shows. However, it is not uncommon for two female characters to vie for the attention of a single male character. One character is cold and aloof while concealing their sentiments, while the other is eager and passionate while openly expressing their feelings.
A decent rom-com to get you through the day, or just something to brighten your spirits, is right here for you. The most memorable and dramatic three-person romances in these anime may be found in their well-balanced love triangles. The following is a list of the best love triangle anime currently available.
01. White Album 2
With less than a month to go until the cultural festival, the light music club is on the danger of disbanding. This year’s third-year Haruki Kitahara’s ambition to write and perform an original song was not granted.
Someone in the adjacent room begins to play a piano accompaniment to his guitar tune one day. The sound of guitar and piano is complemented by an angelic voice from the rooftop. There are two new female members in the group thanks to Haruki’s efforts. However, this unexpected musical camaraderie can develop to a complex romance that neither of them had anticipated.
Tomboyish Chihaya Ayase is drawn into the mysterious world of Karuta, a Japanese card game of poetry. Away from her older sister’s shadow, it was initially an escape. As a result, she and Arata Wataya and Taichi Mashima formed the band.
Both Arata and Taichi are Chihaya’s childhood friends, who are both quiet and thoughtful. Shiranami Society, where they played competitive Karuta, welcomed the trio. Due to a variety of reasons, the group of friends has broken up. The trio reunites as they enter high school, but this time things are a little different.
03. School Rumble
Tenma Tsukamoto is a clumsy second-year high school student who is infatuated with Ooji Karasuma, a classmate of his. Tenma’s over-the-top techniques of expressing her feelings fall flat every time. Ooji Karasuma will be moving to a new school next year, making things even more difficult.
The delinquent Kenji Harima is infatuated with Tenma. Even he fails badly when he tries to tell Tenma how he feels. As it turns out, high school romance isn’t quite as simple as the two of them had hoped it would be.
04. Golden Time
When Banri Tada was involved in an accident, he lost all of his memories. Banri, on the other hand, decides to start a new life by enrolling in a private law school in Tokyo after healing from her injuries. Yanagisawa Mitsuo, a fellow freshman from the same university, helped him find his way to the opening ceremony when he got lost on his way there. Their friendship develops.
A gorgeous girl holding a bouquet of roses was waiting at the entrance as I somehow managed to get there on time. Her name is Kaga Kouko, and she strikes Mitsuo in the face with a bouquet of roses. Banri was smitten the moment he laid eyes on Kaga. However, Banri’s history still looms large over him, and he is unable to shake it.
05. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
After his mother’s death, Kousei Arima, a previous young piano prodigy, lost his ability to play. When his life spiraled out of control, even his ability to hear his piano was lost. Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari, Kousei’s two best pals, are both fourteen and have a routine existence with him.
When he meets Kaori Miyazono, a stunning musician, everything changes. Kaori is an outgoing and charismatic young woman. She gradually brightens Kousei’s life and inspires him to play the piano again. Kousei’s passion for music and life is reignited by Kaori’s excitement.
06. Fukumenkei Noise (Anonymous Noise)
One of Nino Arisugawa’s favorite things to do is to sing in front of people. After breaking up with Momo Sakaki, her childhood sweetheart, and composer friend Kanade Yuzuriha, Nino made a commitment to herself that she would keep singing. She wore a mask and sang a sentimental song at the beach every day.
At their new high school six years later, they all shun each other. Nino’s unrequited feelings for Kanade are making him nervous. Momo is doing everything in her power to prevent Nino and Momo from reuniting. Nino hopes that via music, the friends he has lost would be able to rekindle their relationship.
07. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
In his spare time, Jinta Yadomi prefers to play video games rather than attend to school. His childhood buddy Menma nags him about achieving a long-forgotten wish on a sunny afternoon. It’s not Jinta’s fault that she’s been haunted by the memory of Menma, who died many years ago.
It’s hard to tell if Menma’s ghost is really haunting him, though. Her want is granted, but Jinta can’t recall what it is. After Menma’s sudden death, all of his boyhood pals have broken up. Long-forgotten feelings between the pals are revived when he attempts to reconnect with them.
08. Nagi no Asu kara (A Lull in the Sea)
Humanity used to be submerged, but some people have chosen to dwell above ground since then. Land-dwellers lost their ability to breathe underwater as a result of this development. Because of a long time of forgetfulness, both civilizations began to loathe each other.
They are childhood pals who began attending school on the surface: Hikari Sakishima, Manaka Mukaido, Chisaki Hiradaira, and Kaname Isaki. Their schoolmate Tsumugu Kihara became a friend of theirs there. During their time together, these group of friends learned more about their society’s hatred and bigotry.
09. Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
The majority of Tomoya Aki’s waking hours are spent immersed in the world of anime, video games, and light novels, as befits a true otaku. Tomoya, who spent most of his youth immersed in enthralling tales, has decided to pass on his passion for storytelling to others. However, he lacks talent and is unable to carry out the entire operation on his own.
His childhood friend, Eriri Spencer Sawamura, is a well-known illustrator, and he manages to get her to help him with the artwork for the project. Utaha Kasumigaoka, a serialized novelist, is also persuaded to write a story for him by this man’s influence. He’s merely lacking inspiration and a muse as a director. For his project, Tomoya also knows that he must first feel the emotions he intends to evoke.
After their parents relocated to the United States, Yuu Haruna and his sisters relocated to Tokyo. Yuu is a socially awkward individual who spends much of his time on social media. Fuuka Akitsuki emerges out of nowhere and crushes his phone as he heads to the store to buy dinner.
At school, Yuu runs into Fuuka for the second time and learns that the two of them share similar musical likes. Fuuka and Yuu establish a band after they both show off their musical abilities. As time went on, Yuu developed feelings for Fuuka, which eventually led to a love declaration. Koyuki, Yuu’s childhood idol and Koyuki’s childhood friend, met both of them, and Koyuki holds affections for Yuu.