Top 69 The Most Interesting Romance Anime of All Time

03/23/2023 by

Among the many anime genres, “romance anime” is consistently popular among all generations.

So, at this time, ANIME SAMURAI surveyed 400 Japanese people about the most interesting romance anime of all time. The results and reasons for their choices are presented in a ranking format.

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Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.1 Kaguya-sama: Love is War


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Release Year:2019
Director: Mamoru Hatakeyama
Original Work: “Kaguya-sama: Love is War” by Aka Akasaka
Production Company:  A-1 Pictures
Theme Song: “Love Dramatic feat. Rikka Ihara” by Masayuki Suzuki
Official Website

No.1 was Kaguya-sama: Love is War. It is a  romantic comedy based on a famous comic series of the same title which sold over 22 million copies. Set in the student council of a prestigious high school for geniuses, the story follows Kaguya Shinomiya, the vice president of the council, and Miyuki Shirogane, the student council president. They love each other, but they cannot tell their feeling to each other as they have too much pride. So, they engage in a love-brain battle to make confess to each other. The story draws viewers into the frustrating love story of two people who can’t seem to become lovers. It was also made into a live-action movie starring Sho Hirano, a member of the famous Japanese boy group King & Prince, and Kanna Hashimoto, a famous actor.

Reviews and comments

I like the interactions between Kaguya Shinomiya from a rich family and Miyuki Shirogane, whose family is poor. They don’t get together though they love each other, which is frustrating and funny. There are many touching romance episodes, but this is a very well-made work because it always makes the audience laugh at the end. (Momo)

Both Kaguya-sama Shirogane acts so arrogantly, but they love each other, and it’s exciting how they try not to show their true feelings. It makes me feel a little bit nervous. (Ichijiku)

As the story progresses, Shirogane and Kaguya come to think that conveying affection is important more than pride, which I think is good. I recommend this work to anyone who wants to watch a romance anime. Also, the characters we initially thought were mere mob characters make the story interesting! (Akabane Taro)

The romantic battle between Kaguya and Shiragane is interesting. Fujiwara’s cuteness and airheadedness are also great. It takes a good balance between the sense of gag and seriousness. (Usamin)

I can’t stop grinning at the battle between these two who can’t be honest with each other because they are so smart. They are both smart but novice romantics, so it is frustrating to watch them act as if they are confessing their love for each other often but don’t realize it! (Uzumomo)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.2 “The Quintessential Quintuplets”

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Release Year: 2019
Director: Satoshi Kuwabara
Original Work: “The Quintessential Quintuplets” by Negi Haruba
Production Company: Tezuka Production
Theme Song: “Quintuplet Feelings” by Nakano Family’s Quintuplets
Official Website

No.2 is The Quintessential Quintuplets. It is a romantic comedy based on a popular comic that sold over 20 million copies. The story is about a high school boy, Futaro Uesugi, who is a high school student with good academic results, takes on the job of tutoring five sisters of the Nakano family. It shows his struggle to guide them all to high school graduation and their love. The story starts with Futaro looking back on his high school days before his marriage. He is going to marry one of the five sisters, but we don’t know who he marry until the very end. We can finally find out the person he gets married to in the film animation “The Quintessential Quintuplet” which was released after the second anime season was aired. This is a masterpiece of romantic anime with fascinating characters and emotional development that will capture the hearts of those who have seen it.

Reviews and comments

The five heroines are cute. There is also a sense of mystery, such as who is the girl who appears in the hero’s memories, which draws us in! (Aoi)

The development is so hot that you know at the beginning that Futaro will marry one of the quintuplets. As the story progresses, we are drawn into the story with a mixture of excitement about who gets married to him and anxiety about what will happen to the other four. The joke is also very great. (Tom)

Although it is a harem anime, the five children’s disparate personalities and how they appeal to the main character are all cute and make you swoon. Also, since they all have similar faces, even the female viewers enjoyed watching the anime from beginning to end while foreshadowing who would end up with the main character in the future. (Rii)

It is a moving story from the anime to the theater version, and the development of the story is wonderful and moving as they face each other and find their way. There are many changes in the feelings of frustration, embarrassment, and strength of being unable to honestly express one’s feelings while sometimes clashing with each other. Another good point is that depending on your guess, the ending can be taken differently! (Tanumaru)

The heroines are five sisters, each of whom falls in love with the hero, but they all have their personalities and are so cute that you can’t help but look at the hero’s point of view when choosing whom to love. (Kenken)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.3 “Kimi ni Todoke”


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Release Year: 2009
Director: Hiro Kaburaki
Original Work: “Kimi ni Todoke” by Karuho Shiina
Production Company: Production I.G
Theme Song: “Kimi ni Todoke” by Tomofumi Tanizawa
Official Website

Next is Kimi ni Todoke. This is a school coming-of-age love story based on a popular comic that sold more than 33 million copies. The main character Sawako Kuronuma, is a first-year high school student and has a pure and honest personality. However, she is called “Sadako,” a famous horror movie character in Japan, because of her gloomy appearance, and everyone around her fears her. Although she is an outcast at school, her situation changes when she is invited to an event by Shota Kazahaya, a boy in her class whom Sawako has a crush on. The story has gained tremendous support from fans for its portrayal of Sawako, who has an outstanding personality, and grows up while struggling with friendship and love. It is a heart-warming love story with charming characters around Sawako. The anime aired through its second season, and the live-action version released in 2010 was also a huge hit.

Reviews and comments

It’s a royal romantic comedy which made me get butterflies every time I watched it! (Saka)

The main character Sawako, who tries her best to live her high school life, is cute and very heartwarming. The characters are honest and healed because of their straightforward personalities. It is a work that has stayed in my heart for a long time, even though it is a work from a little while ago! (Sara)

I think no one is a bad person in this anime. There are inevitably some guesswork kids, but even they are not unlikeable, so I like every character.  (light316)

The main character Sawako and her classmate, Kazehayanare in love with each other, but they sometimes have trouble communicating their feelings to each other, and their impatience is interesting. I long for a relationship like theirs! (Mitosa)

Anyway, there are many scenes that make me excited. The main character is a rare type of character a heroine and although I didn’t like her much at first, I come to like her more and more later on. The other boy has a refreshing personality, but I like that you can see his possessiveness and jealousy toward the heroine. (tata)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.4 My Dress-Up Darling


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Release Year: 2022
Director: Keisuke Shinohara
Original Work: “My Dress-Up Darling” by Shinichi Fukuda
Production Company: CloverWorks
Theme Song: “Sun-sun days” by Spira Spica
Official Website

Next is My Dress-Up Darling. It’s the story of Wakana Gojo, a first-year high school student who aspires to become a “kashirashi” who makes the faces of Japanese dolls, just like his grandfather who is a traditional Japanese doll craftsman. He doesn’t feel comfortable with his class because of his severe and shy personality. One day, however, he discovers that a girl, who is so beautiful that also works as a model for a magazine, is a cosplayer and an otaku. Then, the two become closer to each other. The story is a romantic comedy that shows the love between the two, the psychological portrayal of the characters, and the carefully drawn process of making cosplay costumes. A sequel will be broadcast in the future.

Reviews and comments

I like the heroine’s “gap moe” and the hero’s sense of not being familiar with girls. The heroine, despite her appearance, has a taste for cosplay, and as the hero is pushed around by her, they begin to open up to each other and become aware of each other, which is very cute. I especially recommend the times when the two of them take cosplay photos together at a hotel, which is very interesting! (Gara)

Both the main character and the heroine are attractive. The stories about the cosplay community, which I had never heard of before. I think it’s one of the highlights of the show.  (Sarasanki)

The interplay between the two people strains is just too much fun! The scene where Gojo-kun and Ms. Kitagawa are nervously doing stuff is so tense that you can feel the tension through yourself. The pictures are beautiful and draw you in! (Asa)

I originally got hooked on this work after reading the original work manga book. While the original work is great, the anime is even better than the original work and ranks high among my favorite romance anime of recent years. It is a work that cosplay and non-cosplay lovers can enjoy. (Masao)

Not only the romance but also the fact that each of the characters has solid beliefs and policies and is trying their best to live their lives makes it interesting and makes you want to root for them! (Rurumero)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.5 Teasing master Takagi-san


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Release Year: 2018
Director: Hiroaki Akagi
Original Work: “Teasing master Takagi-san” by Soichiro Yamamoto
Production Company: Shinei Doga
Theme Song: “Iwanaikedone” by Yuiko Ohara
Official Website

No.5 is Teasing master Takagi-san. This romantic comedy is based on the popular comic that won the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award (for boys) in 2021. The main character, Nishikata-kun, a junior high school boy who is shy about love, spends his days being teased by Takagi-san, a girl sitting next to him. He thinks to tease and embarrass Takagi-san and makes a plan. However, he is pure-hearted and shy in love, and his thoughts are easily shown on his face. Therefore, he cannot get even with her… The story’s highlight is the cute adolescent battle between the pure-hearted Nishikata-kun and the thoughtful Takagi-san, and how Nishikata-kun gets nervous at the teasing and the smiling emotional depiction of adolescence will win the hearts of fans. The anime aired through its third season, and a theater anime was released in 2022.

Reviews and comments

It is a work of pure love that makes me squeal. When I see the boy who is embarrassed every time he is teased, I get embarrassed too, like, “Get together!” I can’t wait for them to get together! I recommend it to those who like pure love. (Hiyori)

This is an everyday romantic comedy set on Shodo Island, created by Soichiro Yamamoto’s Original Work. Two characters’ heartwarming daily life will heal your daily fatigue. Don’t miss the anime’s original theatrical and White Day episodes! (Kikubara Botan)

This is a story about Nishikata-kun is teased by Takagi-san, who sits next to him. Takagi-san teases Nishikata-kun one after another as if he sees through her mind, which is trying not to be teased. The game between these two is interesting to watch, and it is heartwarming to see Nishikata being pushed around by Mr. Takagi, so I highly recommend this story! (Anime Daisuki Taro)

This is a work that unintentionally reminds me of my school days. Nishikata-kun is pushed around by the mean-spirited Takagi-san. It makes me grin. It is a work that even I, a member of the Showa generation, can enjoy. I am glad it is set in the countryside, not the city. The scenery is relaxing and reminds me of my student days. I think it is a work that entertains me not only romantically but also in other ways. (Freedom)

Every episode is full of fun, and there is no betrayal of fun in every episode! (Sana)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.5 Hori-san to Miya-kun


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Release Year: 2021
Director: Masashi Ishihara
Original Work: “Hori-san and Mimura-kun” by HERO, Illustration: Daisuke Hasegawa
Production Company: CloverWorks
Theme Song: “Irokosui” by Yoh Kamiyama
Official Website

Also in fifth place is “Horimiya”. This is a coming-of-age romantic comedy based on a popular comic that has sold more than 7 million copies in total. This is a story about Kyoko Hori, a homely high school girl who is attractive but doesn’t always put makeup at home and does housework on behalf of her parents who both work, and Isumi Miyamura, a handsome boy who looks like a timid guy but is actually covered in piercings and tattoos. They are the typical popular girl and the shy guy in their school. They are in the same class but do not get involved. However, they learn each other’s secrets by chance. The story focuses on the distance between the two, which grows closer as they share their secrets, their heartwarming exchanges, and the love and friendship between the high school students, including the characters around them, even though they are surprised at the gap between the two.

Reviews and comments

I am thrilled that the plain boy has a way of showing himself only to that girl. Their personalities are so different from each other that you could say they are complete opposites, but you will be drawn in by their attraction to each other! (Mika)

There are many harems in romance anime these days, but this was a male-female romance, and since it was a legitimate romance, it was very beautiful. I also liked that they were pure with each other. (Unagi inu)

Miyamura-kun is the best. The gap is fantastic. At first, he was just a shady character, but when he lifts his hair, he has a piercing, and when he removes his clothes, he has a tattoo. As Miyamura-kun becomes less of a “brooder,” his relationships with the other characters around him start to emerge, and it makes me swoon. (Tarako)

The story depicts the love between a bright woman who is as popular as an idol at school and a dark man who doesn’t talk to anyone. (Jewelry Takahashi)

I chose this work because I could relate to the love stories of not only the two main characters but also the other characters around them. (Mia, the anime lover)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.7 “Toradora!”


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Release Year: 2008
Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Original Work: “Toradora! by Yuyuko Takemiya”
Production Company: J.C.STAFF
Theme Song: “Pre-Parade” by Taiga Aisa, Minori Kushieda, Ami Kawashima (Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Eri Kitamura)
Official Website

In seventh place is Toradora! The original work is a coming-of-age romantic comedy based on a popular novel that has sold over 5 million copies and has been adapted into a manga, Internet radio program, and video game. Ryuji Takasu, a 16-year-old high school boy who is mistaken for a Yankee because of his shape eyes, meets Taiga Osaka, aka “Handstand Tiger,” a beautiful girl of super-minimum height with a temper that no one can stop when she gets mad. She is a beautiful girl of super-minimal size and height, but she is short-headed, and when she loses her temper, she can’t be stopped by anyone. The story focuses on Ryuji, who is a mild-mannered, high-achieving honor student, and the other high school students as they grow up while struggling with love and family.

Reviews and comments

At first, there are strong comedic elements, but as the story progresses, the goodness of each character comes out, and, perfectly, each one of them has their conflicts, clashes, etc., but in the end, they are all moving! (Asahiyoru)

I think it is a romantic anime that allows you to get emotionally involved from different perspectives, such as love as a lover, love as a family member, love as friendship, etc. (Dai)

I’m drawn into the story because I’m curious to see how the complicated love story will turn out. (Fuku-chan)

The story is so beautiful and has a very nice ending. It makes me cry a lot, and it satisfied me more than any other romance anime works. It is an old work, but even if you watch it now, you will still be satisfied. (Sardine Valley Oyakata)

The process of changing relationships between the characters is very interesting. (Kokkotei)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.8 Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku


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Release Year: 2018
Director: Yoshimasa Hiraike
Original Work: ”Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku” by Fujita
Production Company: A-1 Pictures
Theme Song: “Fiction” by Sumika
Official Website

No.8 is Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku. This is a romantic comedy work based on a popular web manga. It’s the story of Momose Narumi, a 26-year-old female office worker who is an otaku such as otome games and three-dimensional idols. She changes her jobs after her boyfriend at the same company finds out about her hobby and broke up with her. At her new job, she is reunited with her childhood friend, Hirotaka Nifuji, who is a competent, handsome, and serious game otaku. For Narumi, Hirotake is the only man she can reveal her true self to. The two eventually start dating… The story features the clumsy love life of otaku who prioritizes their hobbies and the otaku-isms that all otaku can sympathize with. The story has been adapted into a live-action version starring famous young Japanese actors Kento Yamazaki and Mitsuki Takahata.

Reviews and comments

There are many otaku features that I can relate to. It is an interesting and dreamy work that mixes ideals and reality because of the unique personalities of the otaku! (Shiro)

While most romance stories are about students’ youth, this work is unusual in that it is about an adult and otaku. There is an indescribable sense of loss and fulfillment that you can understand when you become an adult. As an adult, it is common to hide your otaku identity and live your life with no otaku exposure. Still, this work is filled with a reckless and unreasonable desire to be open about your otaku identity and spend your life being recognized by everyone. (Nyopepo)

The main characters are otaku, and since I have otaku nature, I can relate to them and find them interesting. Romance and jokes are also shown in this anime, so you can enjoy it from many different aspects! (Ari-chan)

It’s the kind of work that pushes the backs of otaku working adults, and it’s a wonderful romantic anime that will make you envy the relationships between the characters! (Ena)

It is an anime that is very relatable. The play is littered with terms commonly used in anime, manga, and video games. The love story is not too far removed from reality, making for a fun and moderately exciting viewing experience! (Kana)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.9: Fruits Basket


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Release Year: 2019
Director: Yoshihide Ibata
Original Work: “Fruits Basket” by Natsuki Takaya
Production Company: TMS/8PAN
Theme Song:  “Again” by Beverly
Official Website

Next is Fruits Basket. it is a heartwarming romantic humanistic work based on a popular comic that has sold more than 30 million copies in total. Tohru Honda, a high school girl who lost her only family member her mother in an accident, ends up staying with the guardian of her classmate Yuki Sohma, who is so popular that there is a fan club in her school. Toru soon discovers that the Sohma family is a family with a peculiar constitution called “animal possession” and has been bound by a terrible curse for hundreds of years, and he sets out to break the curse. The story is touching, with an excellent balance of romance and serious aspects. The story has been animated twice, with the third season aired in 2019, and a new theatrical anime, “Fruits Basket: prelude” was released in 2022 and was a huge hit.

Reviews and comments

This anime is not just about romance but also about the problems facing the Sohma family, which are heavy and heartbreaking in a good way. The fact that there are so many characters, it is interesting to see their romances! (Rei)

I like the touch of the picture. The main character Tohru, is a very warm-hearted person. The people she meets all fall in love with her, too. As the story process, they fall in love with each other. It is an anime that makes you feel sad and warm at the same time. I will watch it again. (Hapi)

It doesn’t end with just being funny. It is also sad, painful, and moving. It will make you cry while watching it. (Nakachan)

This work is not just a love story, but a story in which the main character learns about love through her relationship with the Sohma family, who are cursed beings that can transform into the twelve animal signs of the Chinese zodiac. The love story surrounding the main character is not a simple one, and at times it makes me sad, but I love the main character, who never gives up. The main character’s mother’s words before her death are full of wisdom, and for me, they are a textbook for life. That’s how much I love this anime! (Neiro)

Unlike ordinary romance anime, it is worth watching because it depicts a ” friendly world” in which there is a sense of salvation and many other things amid romance. (kalochan)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.9 Marmalade Boy


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Release Year: 1994
Series Director: Akinori Yabe
Original Work: “Marmalade Boy” by Wataru Yoshizumi
Production Company: Asahi Television broadcasting corporation, ASATSU, Toei
Theme Song: “Egao ni Aitai” by Rie Hamada
Official Website

Also in ninth place is Marmalade Boy. This is a romantic comedy work based on a very popular comic that has sold more than 10 million copies in total. The main character Miki Koishikawa is a first-year high school student, who is suddenly told by his parents that they are getting divorced. They fall in love with a Matsuura family’s husband and wife each other, whom they meet on a trip, and to their surprise, they exchange partners and remarry. Furthermore, the six of them, including Matsuura family’s son, Yuu Matsuura, a handsome classmate with excellent grades, end up living together… The story is set in a world that is not often seen in real life, and the highlights are the exciting love story between Miki and Yuu, who gradually become attracted to each other. It was also made into an animated film in 1995, a live-action drama in Taiwan, and a live-action film in Japan.

Reviews and comments

I love the fact that it teaches us about pure love that only youth can experience. (BOX)

I feel that there is no other romantic drama that teaches both love and adolescence and portrays psychology so well! (BOX)

There are ups and downs which makes it very exciting. (Blown)

It was the first animated romance I watched in 5th grade, and it was interesting to see that the parents have a relationship with each other too. (kalochan)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.11 My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected


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Release Year: 2013
Director: Ai Yoshimura
Original Work: “My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected” by Wataru Watari
Production Company: Brain’s Base
Theme Song: “Yuki Toki” By YanagiNagi
Official Website

No.11 is My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected. This is an ensemble coming-of-age drama based on the original work of a hit novel that has sold more than 10 million copies. It’s a story about Hachiman Hikigaya, a second-year high school student who has given up on making friends and spends his days with the conviction to master “being alone” and hates and curses people who are not satisfied with their own lives. One day, a teacher in charge of life guidance catches his attention and forces him to join the “Service Club,” which helps students solve their problems. There, Hachiman meets Yukino Yukinoshita, a beautiful girl known as the most talented girl in the school, and Yui Yuigahama, a “gyaru” who belongs to the upper caste of the class, and his lonely high school life begins to change. The story is unique in that Hachiman and the beautiful girls, with whom he would usually never get involved, seem unlikely to develop into a romantic comedy! The anime has aired through its third season.

Reviews and comments

A love triangle between the main character, a boy, and two girls develops, and it is interesting to watch because the relationship is quite complicated. The subplots in the story are also interesting. (Iroasu)

It is not a typical romance anime, but a very complicated romance anime. The main character is very twisted, but I was attracted to him. Also, all of the characters are very attractive, and they are all very nice! (Riyo)

What I find interesting about this anime is Hachiman Hikigaya’s actions when he solves things. To put it simply, it is “self-sacrifice,” which is typical for him. But the heroines around him don’t like it. The difference in thinking between the hero and heroine and the differences that arise as a result. How the hero and heroine depict their differences, and what they gain from them, you can’t help but think, “My adolescent romantic comedy is wrong, after all. (Kuromaru)

As the story progresses, the hero dares to act in a way that makes him look bad, and I was on edge along with the heroine who believes in the hero. This is an anime that I watched in one sitting because I was curious about what was going to happen next. Since there are two heroines, it is fun to watch the anime while trying to guess which one the hero will go out with! (Shimashima na neko)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.11: My love story!!


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Release Year: 2015
Director: Morio Asaka
Original Work: “My love story!!” written by Kazune Kawahara, and illustrated by Aruko
Production Company: Madhouse
Theme Song: “Mirai Kei Answer” by TRUSTRICK
Official Website

Also in the top 11 is My love story!! It is a romantic comedy based on a popular comic that has sold more than 4.5 million copies and has been made into a live-action movie. Despite his burly appearance (estimated to be 2 meters tall and 120 kg), Takeo Goda is a first-year high school student with a strong sense of justice and a kind heart who is extremely popular among boys, but not popular with girls at all. All the girls he has liked so far have fallen for his childhood friend, the handsome Makoto Sunagawa, and he has been unable to confess his feelings to them. One day, however, he happens to meet a girl from another high school, Rinko Yamato and falls in love with her at first sight… The story focuses on the warmth of love and friendship among three people: the extremely pure and clumsy Takeo Goda, the kind-hearted Rinko Yamato, and the handsome Makoto Sunagawa.

Reviews and comments

They are both straightforward and hard-working, which makes me smile when I watch them. (Apple pie)

I this it’s funny that the main character’s setting was not like a romance anime. (Heart ray)

The main character is not a handsome man but an ugly man-like hero, which is different from the others and very refreshing. It makes you realize that people are more about what’s inside than what’s on the outside. (Ohana-san)

The male protagonist is a square-cropped, big-built man with a kind heart and a sense of justice, just like his name, Takeru Goda, which perfectly fits the kanji character for “漢” (Otoko). In romance anime, there are many men with thin stature, but this anime is the opposite, which I thought was interesting. (Na7)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.11: Your Lie in April


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Release Year: 2014
Director: Kyohei Ishiguro
Original Work: Your Lie in April” by Naoshi Arakawa
Production Company: A-1 Pictures
Theme Song: ”Hikarunara” by Goose house
Official Website

Also in 11th place is Your Lie in April. This is a love story based on a very popular comic that has sold more than 5 million copies in total. Three years after his mother’s death, Kosei Arima, a former prodigy pianist, meets a violinist Kawori Miyazono, who has a strong personality and is outgoing. Her performance is so overwhelming and shocking that this world, which had seemed monochrome until then becomes colorful for him. Kaori takes Kosei out into the world of music, but she has a secret… The story is moving, featuring two people who grow up resonating with each other’s talent and the classical music played throughout the play. The live-action film starring popular Japanese actors Suzu Hirose and Kento Yamazaki was also a big hit.

Reviews and comments

I loved the structure of the story, with much-unexpected foreshadowing scattered throughout the story, which progressed until the last episode, with the theme of people who love their friends, all at once collected in the last episode! (Haru)

The development of the gradual realization of their relationship is very interesting. (Kiiropakku)

It is not a typical romantic anime, but the most moving anime in my life. It is about love, friendship, family, and music, which makes me want to recommend it to my friends and family! (Yuyuyu)

I found out about this anime when I was in high school and cried the first time I watched it. I never thought I would cry at an anime, and I was so drawn in. The way the main character’s feelings for the piano change little by little, the changes in the people around him, and the presence of Kaori make me wish I could love someone with all my heart. (Kumasan)

Original work and animation are both great. You don’t have to be a classical music expert to enjoy watching it. What is the “lie” in the title? Watch this anime and check it with your own eyes! (Yuuki Koikada)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.11 “Kanojo, Okarishimasu” (Rent-A-Girlfriend)


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Release Year: 2020
Director:Kazuomi Koga
Original Work: “Kanojo okarishimasu” by Reiji Miyajima
Production Company: TMS Entertainment
Theme Song: “Centimeters” by the peggies
Official Website

The last and also in 11th place is Kanojo Okarishimasu. This is a romantic comedy work based on a very popular comic that has sold more than 10 million copies. It is the story of Kazuya Kinoshita, a no-good 20-year-old university student who leads a life of being unattractive, and is rejected by his first girlfriend, Mami Nanami, in just one month. In desperation, Kazuya orders a “rental girlfriend” he saw on the Internet. When he arrives at the meeting place, he is met by Chizuru Mizuhara, a beautiful, good-looking rental girlfriend who turns out to be his ideal girlfriend. She is precisely the ideal girlfriend… The story focuses on the various types of rental girlfriends in the series, including the innocent and pretty young lady, and the devilish, and aggressive sister idol. It was made into a drama starring Ryusei Onishi, who is a member of the Japanese male group, Naniwa Danshi.

Reviews and comments

It’s a story about an ordinary college student who one day meets a rental girlfriend and develops a love affair, and the development of the love is so interesting! I want you to pay attention to the heroine’s cuteness! (Mamama)

It is a good work that is touching and has a strong grasp on the male heart (with a bit of sexiness). The development of the relationship, which at first was nothing more than a rental girlfriend, to a gradual development into love, is a royal but compelling development. The opening and ending songs are also wonderful, and the scene when the songs are played is very moving! (tuntan)

At first, I thought it was a royal road romance anime, but as the story progressed, I began to think it was a romantic comedy with a different feel from the others. It’s a story that could happen in real life, so I think it’s interesting to watch. (Pomu)

Ranking of The Most Interesting Romance Anime: No.15 and below

No.15: Nisekoi

No.15: Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
No.15: Boys Over Flowers
No.19: Anohana:The Flowe We Saw That Day
No.19: Maison Ikkoku
No.19: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
No.19: Ouran High School Host Club
No.24: Violet Evergarden
No.24: Urusei Yatsura
No.24: Kimagure Orange Road
No.24: Scum’s Wish
No.24: Fly Me to the Moon
No.24: Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway.
No.24: Your Name
No.24: as the moon, so beautiful
No.24: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
No.24: Earth color of a calm
No.24: Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui
No.36: NANA
No.36: orange
No.36: School Days
No.36: Ao Haru Ride
No.36: Waiting in the Summer
No.36: Amagami SS
No.36: Cardcaptor Sakura
No.36: Neighborhood Story
No.36: Chihayafuru
No.36: Honey and Clover
No.36: Honey Lemon Soda
No.36: Fruits Basket FINAL
No.36: Rose of Versailles
No.36: Macross Frontier
No.36: Mei-chan’s Butler
No.36: Bloom Into You
No.36: Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!
No.36: Kimagure Orange Road
No.36: Komi Can’t Communicate
No.36: Sasaki and Miyano
No.36: Kids on the Slope
No.36: Kamisama Kiss
No.36: Bibliophile Princess
No.36: Stuck on you
No.36: The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior
No.36: Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it
No.36: Love After World Domination

(69 works)

Romance Anime Q&A

Q1 What is the best romance anime of all time?

According to a survey conducted on 400 Japanese people, Kaguya-sama: Love is War is selected as the most interesting romance anime. For more information, click here.

Q2 What are the top 3 the most interesting romance anime?

Here is the ranking of the most interesting romance anime based on the survey. 1 Kaguya-sama: Love is War /2 The Quintessential Quintuplets /3 Kimi ni Todoke.  For more information, click here.

Q3 What romance anime I should watch?

Here is the list of what you should watch. Kaguya-sama: Love is War /The Quintessential Quintuplets /Kimi ni Todoke /My Dress-Up Darling /Teasing master Takagi-san. For more information, click here.


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