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Top 10 Must-Watch Dubbed Romance Anime on Funimation & Where To Watch Them!

While most romance anime are set in high school, there is something about them that makes them relatable across the ages.

Maybe the commonality of feelings gets to all of us. Regardless, there is nothing like a well-written romance anime to get one’s heart pumping.

Personally, I like to watch subbed series exclusively. This is not because of any hate towards dubbed anime, but the quality of dubs themselves.

I seldom find a good anime dub better than the subbed, but for some reason, romance anime dubs are a different breed.

Willing to relive the feeling of love but hate to read subtitles? Here are some romance anime that you can watch dubbed on Funimation.

10. Chobits


Air Date: April 2, 2002 Status: Finished Studio: Madhouse No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 26

Stories potraying relationship between humans and robots are few and far between lately. This wasn’t the case in the early 2000s. This is one of those stories.

Although some aspects of this anime may seem a bit dated, it is still worth watching for its uniqueness in the scape.

Top 10 Dubbed Romance Anime on Funimation
Hideki Motosuwa | Source: Fandom

Hideki Motosuwa is a student studying for his university exams and dreams of owning a persocom, an expensive android used as a personal computer.

While walking back home, he finds a persocom that can only speak one word- “chi,” which eventually becomes her name. As she is defective, Hideki decides to teach her about the world around her.

But Hideki suspects that Chi may be a chobit, a special model with real emotions and love towards their owner.

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9. Yuri On Ice

Although the romance aspect is different to say the least, I think everyone can appreciate the incredible chemistry between Yuuri and Viktor. This has all the best aspects of a sports anime, with some beautiful animation to go along with it.

Top 10 Dubbed Romance Anime on Funimation
Yuri On Ice (COVER) | Source: Amazon

Yuuri Katsuki is a 23-year-old figure skater who has given up on his sport after a series of losses.

He visits his childhood friend Yuko, where he perfectly mimics a routine performed by a Russian figure skating champion Viktor Nikiforov. A secretly recorded footage of his performance goes viral and is noticed by Viktor himself.

Viktor travels to Yuuri and offers to be his mentor. Due to this, Yuuri becomes determined again to win the Grand Prix title.

8. Orange


Air Date: July 4, 2016 Status: Finished Studio: Telecom Animation Film No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 13

There are many things we can get over, but the guilt of not saving someone when you had the chance is not one of them. This series is very basic in its execution, it can be heavy, it can be wholesome, regardless its a pretty sweet watch.

Top 10 Dubbed Romance Anime on Funimation
Naho Takamiya And Kakeru Naruse | Source: Fandom

Naho Takamiya receives a strange letter on the first day of her second high school year. The letter is addressed to herself and is sent by her future self in 10 years. Initially skeptical, she realizes that the letter is real after it describes current events.

The letter instructs her to keep an eye on Kakeru Naruse, a transfer student. It describes that Naho is regretful of her decisions in the past and wants to correct her previous mistakes.

Mainly to protect Kakeru, who is not around in the future.

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7. Ouran highschool host club

Ouran High School Host Club

Air Date: April 5, 2006 Status: Finished Studio: Bones No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 26

Early 2000s dubs had a tendency to be a little comedic and not in a good way. Between all those disasters, this one stands out. It is classic in every sense of the word, embodying all the rom-com reverse harem elements we know and love today.

Top 10 Dubbed Romance Anime on Funimation
Haruhi Fujioka | Source: Fandom

Haruhi Fujioka is a middle-class scholarship student at the prestigious school of Ouran Academy. She ends up breaking a vase worth eight million yen and is forced to join Ouran Host Club to repay the debt.

Ouran Host Club is a group of idle rich boys with exceptional looks who entertain girls at their school. Haruhi’s boyish looks and natural ability to serve intrigue the boys.

They allow her to become a full-time host at their club, but what they do not know is that she is a girl.

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6. Snow white with the Red hair

Snow White With the Red Hair

Air Date: July 7, 2015 Status: Finished Studio: Bones No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 25

This series differentiates itself by its medievel setting and simplicity. This series is very basic in nature. The characters are not anything that you haven’t seen before.

Although it does not bring anything revolutionary to the table, everything is simple and executed beautifully.

Top 10 Dubbed Romance Anime on Funimation
Snow white with the Red hair | Source: Funimation

Shirayuki is a red-haired herbalist living in the country of Tanbarun. She functions as a joyful independent girl until her hair is noticed by Prince Raj of the Tanbarun kingdom, who orders her to become his concubine.

Not wanting to give up her freedom, she cuts her hair and escapes to the neighboring country of Clarines with the help of Prince Zaji and her two aides.

To repay her debt, she works hard to become the court herbalist and eventually becomes closer to the prince.

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5. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Air Date: April 15, 2011 Status: Finished Studio: A-1 Pictures No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 11

This series is surely going to make you cry. Anohana is an emotionally powerful story centered around a cast of strong characters with slow development. Its the kind of story where you feel all the emotions of the characters, in sadness and in triumph.

Top 10 Dubbed Romance Anime on Funimation
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day | Source: Netflix

Jinta Yadomi is a recluse who spends his time away from school playing video games at home. One day he sees his childhood friend Meiko Honma who died six years ago.

He is convinced that he has seen his ghost and is expected to fulfill his final wish. But he does not remember the wish.

To lay his friend to rest, he gathers his old group of friends believing they are the key to solve the problem. All the friends join the group reluctantly until they finally decide to shoulder the blame for Honma’s death.

Long hidden feelings are rekindled as they relive their path of fear and guilt.

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4. Toradora


Air Date: October 2, 2008 Status: Finished Studio: J.C.Staff No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 24

Toradora is a very enjoyable show to watch even though the payoff does not come till the last arc. Overall it is a mix of goofy and serious moments, with some wholesome mixed in.

The show is worth watching for the slow discovery of the true nature of the relationship through subtle hints and heartbreaks.

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Ryuji Takasu | Source: Fandom

Ryuji Takasu is a second-year high school student with an intimidating face, leading to people mistaking him as a delinquent despite his gentle nature. He is best friends with Yusaku Kitamura and Minori Kushieda, the girl he has a crush on.

One day he meets Taiga Aisaka, a girl with cute looks and a feisty personality. She reveals she has a crush on his best friend Yusaku while she is best friends with his crush Minori.

They end up making an arrangement to set each other up with their crushes, unable to realize what their alliance is actually leading to.

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3. Fruits basket

Fruits Basket

Air Date: April 6, 2019 Status: Airing Studio: TMS Entertainment No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 43

This anime seems to be a happy-go-lucky shoujo anime at first sight, but do not be mistaken; that is not what it is. Despite how cookie-cutter it looks, it deals with heavy issues like isolation, domestic abuse, and suicide.

All the major characters have incredible depth to them, including the main villain of the story.

Tohru Honda is a happy, cheerful girl who is forced to live in a tent due to her family circumstances.

Unbeknownst to her, she is living on the property of the prestigious Soma family. One day she finds herself meeting Yuki Soma- the “prince” of her school and his older cousin Shigure.

After a storm, she ends up living with the Somas, where she uncovers a well-kept secret that if a member of the opposite sex hugs a member of the Soma family, they transform into the animals of the Chinese zodiac, something she was fascinated by as a child.

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2. Your Lie in April

Your Lie in April

Air Date: October 10, 2014 Status: Finished Studio: A-1 Pictures No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 22

This is a heart-touching story involving an ending you do not wish for. This series is full of impressive musical performances, which are enhanced by the circumstances.

Top 10 Dubbed Romance Anime on Funimation
Kousei Arima | Source: Fandom

Kosei’s development is easily one of the best, with Kaori acting as a catalyst.

Kosei Arima is a former childhood music prodigy who stopped playing the piano due to burnout and his mother’s death.

Kosei ends up meeting Kaori Miyazono, a free-spirited violinist who is everything musically that Kosei is not.

He ends up rediscovering his love for music with the help of Kaori while she hides a secret.

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1. Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf

Air Date: January 9, 2008 Status: Finished Studio: Imagin No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 25

This is probably the best romance anime of all time. The interactions between Holo and Kraft are top-tier, probably because of the excellent dialogue.

Top 10 Dubbed Romance Anime on Funimation
Spice and Wolf | Source: Fandom

Aside from the romantic elements, the series offers great insight into the economics of being a merchant in medieval times.

Kraft Lawrence is a 25-year-old merchant who peddles different goods from town to town. He aspires to make enough money to open up his own shop.

One day he meets Holo, a powerful wolf deity who is a town’s goddess of the harvest. Having been neglected by the townsfolk, she aligns herself with Kraft in order to travel to new places and discover economic opportunities.

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