Must-Watch Romance Anime
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Romance is undoubtedly one of the most famous genre in the anime medium, and there are many of them that were introduced in the last few decades that are top-notch.

We made a list of some of the romance anime we thought you might like!

Your Lie in April

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Your Lie in April anime follows the story of Kosei Arima, a former child prodigy pianist who has lost the ability to hear the sound of his own playing, and a free-spirited violinist named Kaori Miyazono.

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The two form a deep connection as they learn and grow together through music.


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This anime is a touching and emotional story of high school student Tomoya Okazaki, who meets a shy and introverted girl named Nagisa Furukawa. As they form a close relationship, they also learn about the struggles and joys of family and friendship.


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Toradora! follows the unlikely pairing of two high school students, Ryuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka, who initially dislike each other. As they team up to help each other pursue their crushes, they begin to fall for each other instead.

Kimi ni Todoke

This anime follows the story of Sawako Kuronuma, a misunderstood high school student who is often mistaken for a ghost. When she befriends the popular and kind-hearted Shota Kazehaya, they both discover the true meaning of friendship and love.

Fruits Basket

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Fruits Basket anime focuses on Tohru Honda, an orphaned high school student who is taken in by the wealthy Sohma family.

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She discovers that they are cursed to turn into animals of the Chinese zodiac when hugged by someone of the opposite gender, and as she becomes more involved in their lives, she discovers the secrets and struggles of each family member.

Maid Sama!

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Maid Sama! anime follows the story of Misaki Ayuzawa, the first female student council president of a formerly all-boys school. She works part-time at a maid cafe to support her family, and when her secret is discovered by the popular and handsome Usui Takumi, they begin to develop a complicated relationship.

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

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Anohana anime centers around a group of childhood friends who have grown apart since the tragic death of their friend Menma.

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When Menma’s ghost appears to the main character Jinta, they must come together to fulfill Menma’s final wish and find closure for their grief.

Kokoro Connect

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The anime focuses around five high school students who are forced to switch bodies with each other at random. As they learn more about each other through their experiences, they also begin to discover their own feelings of love and friendship.

Golden Time

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Golden Time follows the story of Banri Tada, a college student who has lost his memories after a traumatic accident. He meets and falls in love with Kouko Kaga, but as they navigate their relationship, they also confront the unresolved issues of their pasts.


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This anime follows the story of Naho Takamiya, a high school student who receives a letter from her future self warning her of the regrets she will have about not acting on her feelings for her classmate Kakeru Naruse. As she tries to change the future, she and her friends also confront their own struggles and emotions.

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