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Top 10 Must-Watch Romance Anime Of All Time & Where To Watch Them!

Romance in anime depicts a black hole. Unlike other emotions, love is not bound by any specifics.

Everybody has their perspective on love, and it changes from person to person. That’s why each series in this genre is unique, as they are the author’s outlook on love. 

But some cut above the rest and can intrigue your interest in this genre’s limitless potential. Let’s begin with the Top 10 list you are here for.

10. After the Rain

After the Rain deals with the age-gap relationship through a sweet and subtle story.

Akira Tachibana, an introverted soul, starts working at a family restaurant as a remedy for leaving the track and field club due to her injury. Soon she falls in love with her manager, a 45-year-old divorcee with a young son.

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Despite the age gap, both of them soon begin to understand each other. But when asked about why she is attracted to him, Akira believes that there is not always a reason to love someone

9. Tsuki ga Kirei

Tsuki ga Kirei is a quiet and sweet love story that depicts feeling through the gazes.

With a new school year Kotarou Azumi, an aspiring writer and Akane Mizuno, a track team member end up in the same class. Soon their fate begins to intertwine, and they come close to each other.

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But soon, a question from Kotarou changes their quiet relationship forever.

8. Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You is a sweet and innocent love story with a beautiful garden for the characters to bloom in.

Kuronuma Sawako’s sweet demeanor was always mistaken for malicious behavior, which made her a loner among the class.

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But soon after receiving thanks from Kazehaya Shouta, the most popular guy in the class, her feelings started to bloom towards him.

7. Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Kaguya-sama is the modern-day love story that represents adolescence with perfection.

Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya, both representing the student council, are the perfect couple in the eyes of the academy students.

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Though Miyuki and Kaguya have feelings for each other, they don’t want to confess as to not lose in the love-war.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War | Official Trailer [English Subs]

6. My Love Story

My Love Story is the sweetest dessert you have long waited for.

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Takeo Gouda, after saving Rinko Yamato from a groper in a train, falls instantly in love with her. But assuming that she might also have an interest in his best friend Sunakawa, he tries to be the middleman. At the same time, his love for her continues to bloom.

5. Orange

Orange is a tale of regrets; one shouldn’t live with.

On a late morning, Naho Takamiya receives a letter from her 26-year-old self, which she didn’t believe at first. But after reading the letter, she finds out that the letter is really from her future self as it depicted every event of that day precisely.

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Her future self warns her to be careful while making decisions involving Kakeru Naruse, whom she regrets not having around in the future.

4. Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect is a warning for those who suppress their feelings unendingly.

The story revolves around five students of Yamaboshi Academy who, after not being able to join any clubs, band together to form their club named StuCS .i.e. Student Cultural Society. 

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But soon, they experience a strange incident where they randomly switch their bodies without any warnings for a short period of time. As the supernatural phenomenon continues to occur, they come across each other’s secrets, causing rifts between their friendship. 

3. Toradora

Toradora is a very sweet and sour rom-com you shouldn’t miss on.

Ryuuji Takasu, a humble high school boy who is often misunderstood as a delinquent for his face, comes across Taiga Aisaka, a small doll-like student who is known as Palmtop tiger for her feisty personality, following an embarrassing incident.

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Both of them have a crush on the other’s best friend and want to set things in motion; they form an unlikely alliance.

2. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana symbolizes the flower that never withers away.

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Jinta Yadomi is being bothered by Meiko “Menma” Honma, whom he thinks is nothing more than a hallucination due to a hot summer day as Menma died years ago. But soon, he realizes that Menma is a ghost who has come to fulfill his wish.

"Anohana the Movie" Trailer (English Subbed)

The story revolves around six friends who got separated after Menma’s untimely death and are again drawn together to lay Menma’s spirit to rest.

1. Your Lie in April

Your Lie in April teaches the significance of one’s life through heart-warming music.

Your lie in April Trailer

The prodigious pianist Kousei Arima has lost his adoration for music after his mother passed away. But soon, his fate intertwines with Kaori Miyazono, a violinist who helps him to retrieve from the monochrome world through the music he wanted to part ways with.

Honorable Mentions

There are many classics which are out there. Still, we tried to deliver you something different from what you have experienced before. 

Some of the classics which you should also watch are:

Fruits Basket, Clannad, The Ancient Magus Bride, Maid Sama, Honey and Clover, Lovely Complex.

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