10 Best Romantic Anime, According To IMDb
PostedAt: Sat, Oct 2, 2021 1:07 PM
Tons of anime feature some sort of romantic scenery, and here are the 10 most heartwarming relationship anime according to IMDb.
Romance is in most anime, whether it be part of the main story or a subplot in an adventure. They can be comedic, sweet, tragic, or even a mix of the three. Romance is common because audiences eat it up for the exciting drama it creates. Most anime also involve people in high school, which is typically when people start experimenting with relationships and their own identity. Here are ten anime with romance that are rated the highest on IMDb.
Best Romantic Anime
10. Your Lie In April (Score: 8.6)
This show ran from 2014 to 2015 with one season and it really pulled on the heartstrings of its audience. The protagonist is a boy whose mother recently passed away and he is trying to get back into the musical world of playing the piano. However, he is still haunted by his mothers' abuse and her desire for him to play the piano perfectly.
He meets a violinist who introduces him back to the world of music. We won't spoil the ending, but you might want a tissue box when watching this show.
9. Maid Sama! (Score: 8.0)
The protagonist of this show is a hardworking high school girl who revolutionized her school as a place for girls to feel safe. She is also a member of the student council. Boys consider her to be uptight and boy-hating. However, she has a secret. She works at a maid cafe to help take care of her family. A boy at her school discovers this secret, and shenanigans ensue.
8. Lovely Complex (Score: 8.0)
This adorable 24 episode anime dates back to 2007 and has one season. It features a girl and boy in school who are both made fun of because of their heights. The girl is very tall and the boy is very short. It is a romance to watch if you want sweetness and laughs. From the beginning, you root for the characters to get together. It also portrays insecurities that a lot of people can relate to when it comes to relationships.
7. Clannad: After Story (Score: 8.6)
After Story is actually the sequel to Clannad, but it received much higher reviews. It continues the story of Tomoya and Nagisa's relationship. However, it is very tragic and leaves a lot of fans with tears on their cheeks. Definitely do not expect it to be like the first part of Clannad. The story takes a very sorrowful turn without leaving the audience frustrated or feeling like they were cheated. It is done very well.
Tomoya is a character who often bottles up his emotions, and After Story really gets every last drop of feelings out of him.
6. Kamisama Kiss (Score: 8.1)
If you are in the mood for a romance that is a little more paranormal and fantastical, then look no further than Kamisama Kiss. It explores the relationship between a young girl and a fox demon (more accurately, a kitsune from Japanese Shinto mythology). The girl was rendered homeless and is invited to live in a shrine where she gets mixed up with the fox man, Tomoe. Utilizing her clever brain, she tricks him and binds him to her service.
While the two start off with a rocky relationship, they begin to have feelings for each other.
5. Ouran High School Host Club (Score: 8.2)
This anime is about Haruhi, an average girl who ends up going to a very wealthy school that is full of spoiled rich kids. The school even has a host club that is just a place for girls to go to be treated like princesses from a group of boys. Haruhi gets mistaken for a boy and ends up joining the host club. Once it is discovered that she is a girl, the leader of the host club gets very flustered. She remains in the host club, and her identity as a woman is kept a secret.
The anime mostly serves as a comedy, but it is no secret that there is a romantic subplot between Haruhi and Tamaki, the leader of the group.
4. Toradora! (Score: 8.1)
This anime has one of those plots where two people use each other to get close to their crushes. Taiga and Ryuji have crushes on each others' best friends, so they start hanging out with each other in the hopes that they can get close to their crushes. As most would predict, the relationship between Taiga and Ryuji gets very complicated as they hang out with each other more and more.
However, while predictable in the sense of who ends up with who, the anime is very funny and has plenty of other surprises to service its audience.
3. Noragami (Score: 8.0)
While it is mostly an adventure comedy, Noragami has a romantic subplot. The anime is about a minor god who is looking for more people to worship him. He gets the help of a girl who he once saved and gets the recognition of one shrine dedicated to him.
The anime has aired from 2014 to 2016 with two seasons. While the romance is not the main focus, fans have argued that the romance in this show is actually better written than it is in shows where romance is the main focus.
2. Fruits Basket (Score: 8.3)
The reboot of Fruits Basket has already proven its great worth with its first season and we are still waiting for more. For those who have not read the manga, seen the original, or jumped at the reboot yet, the story is about a homeless girl who is taken in by a mysterious family. She discovers that they transform into zodiac animals when hugged. She also discovers that the family is cursed and has a lot of drama.
Romance is a subplot in this anime. We will not spoil who the protagonist ends up with, as the anime is not finished yet, but we know its following closely to the manga.
1. Spice And Wolf (Score: 8.0)
While it is primarily an adventure fantasy, Spice and Wolf also has a popular romantic subplot. The romance between the characters is pretty obvious, and it gets serious. It is a romance that grows through their adventures together. While it is not the main focus, their relationship has plenty of interesting moments that keeps its audiences interested.