If you love romance anime, we have a list of the top 15 romance anime of all time. Romance is one of the most popular genres in anime by far, and over years, there have been numerous entries in this genre that have cemented themselves as some of the best in this particular genre. Some of them follow the same old story pattern as many others but the way they get told is very interesting, some have reinvented the story aspects of the anime and some have their unique take on this genre. Here are 15 of the most amazing romance anime of all time.
15. Darling In The FranXX
The first anime on the top 15 romance anime of all time is 15. Darling In The FranXX. The story is set in the post-apocalyptic world where humanity is on the brink of extinction. Human beings have been threatened by giant creatures that are known as klaxosaurs. On the verge of extinction, parasites are raised to become pilot giant mechas that are called Franxx. The mecha is get piloted by a male who is called “pistil” and a female known as “stamen.”
We follow Hiro who is a former pilot-candidate prodigy but who failed to complete the training program. But his life takes a turn during the squad’s graduation ceremony where Hiro encounters Zero Two who is termed as Partner Killer. Due to a Klaxosaur during the graduation ceremony which led to Zero Two’s partner getting killed. Hiro then decides to become her new partner. It is a story that has very romantic moments in it with a very great amount of fighting sequences that keep it fresh.
14. The Pet Girl Of Sakurasou
In the Suimei University of the Arts, Sorata Kanda lives in its dorm which is named Sakura Dormitory. There is an iron rule which is that it doesn’t allow stray cats in it and those that have it are kicked out. During his time in the dorm, unexpectedly a world-famous artist comes to live her life in that dorm. Sorata now has to become the caretaker of this artist. It is a very interesting premise that revolves around their daily lives and their growth as characters.
13. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!
Yuta Togashi when he was a junior high school who at the time possessed supernatural power and called himself the Dark Flame Master. This becomes the reason he alienated himself from his classmate. He finds his past very embarrassing and wants to leave it behind and start a new life in high school. But the exact opposite thing happens as a delusional girl named Rikka Takanashi who upon hearing about Yuta’s past is interested in him.
Due to this reason he becomes attached to her as well and he helps her in many different ways in life. Their journey takes a turn when Yūta finds out that Rikka’s father died during an illness both agree to search for a place called Ethereal Horizon which Rikka thinks will lead her to his father. It is a very beautiful tale that has its moments that are wholesome and beautiful and that make everyone cry.
12. Fruits Basket
The story of Fruits Basket begins with an unfortunate event in which a tragedy turns the life of a 16-year-old high schooler named Tohru Honda upside-down. She then decided to live in a tent where she decided to spend her time but her tent is on private land belonging to the mysterious clan named Souma.
The land owners discover her secret but instead of kicking her out, she is offered to take her in. But she isn’t the only one with secrets as her new family has their fair share of secrets. Fruit basket is a very interesting as well as a unique premise that sets it apart from the romance anime of today.
11. Welcome To The N.H.K.
The story of anime revolves around Tatsuhiro Satou, who is a 22-year-old college dropout. He has been cut off from society for four years now and during his isolation has come across many obscure conspiracy theories but there is one theory in which he undoubtedly believes, which is that an evil organization is trying to spread the hikikomori culture. The plot of the story is very funny which is something that many people can enjoy and there is some very great moment in the series in general which makes it a must-watch.
10. Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai
This is a light novel series that is written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Kēji Mizoguchi. It follows the story of Sakuta Azusagawa who by fate would have to meet a teenage actress named Mai Sakurajima. She, at the time, is dressed as a bunny girl that is wandering in a library and isn’t noticed by anyone.
She (Mai) is very surprised that he was able to see her while no one else could and calls this phenomenon “Adolescence Syndrome.” This becomes a mystery that he wants to solve he gets closer and closer to Mai as well as find other girls who suffer from this syndrome as well.
The story follows Ryuji Takasu who, has a very gentle personality but is also frustrated because people have been scared of him as he looks intimidating. This frustration reaches new heights as he begins to get into an argument with a girl named Taiga Aisaka who is a violent temperament but she is very innocent in appearance.
Both of them discover that they have a crush on each other’s best friend. This led to a very charming story of them winning over their crushes but starting to develop feelings for one another. The anime has only a single season but in that season there you will find a story like no other.
08. My Dress-Up Darling
Wakana Gojo is a school student that wants to become a Hina doll craftsman. One time one of his popular classmates named Marin Kitagawa sees him creating doll costumes in the school’s sewing room. After witnessing his excellent craftsmanship, she tells Gojo to make a costume of a video game character for her which she greatly likes.
This proves challenging for him as Gojo doesn’t have experience making on making a costume for a human but this inspires this great and agrees to make one for her. Hence this tale of theirs starts which is strong with a new character that gets introduced, and the story takes many turns.
07. Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me To You
Sawako Kuronuma is a 15-year-old high school freshman that lives in Hokkaido. She is called by her classmate Sadako who is a character from The Ring, because of her appearance. The rumors have spread like wildfire which is that she can see ghosts and curse people. But all of these rumors are untrue (except for her appearance) as she is a very kind and sweet girl that only wants to help those that need help.
This becomes a reason she doesn’t make any friends, but her life takes a turn when a popular boy named Kazehaya talks with her. All the students now want to talk with her and be friends with her. For this reason, she is ever grateful to Kazehaya for what he did for her. This becomes the starting point of their love as they face many circumstances and obstacles in their way.
The story follows revolves around a delinquent named Tomoya Okazaki who realizes that he won’t amount to anything. He then plans to spend the resent of his high school days skipping them with his friend Youhei Sunohara. While waking from home, Tomoya passes a girl who is named Nagisa Furukawa, and he notices her more and more around the school which ultimately leads to their friendship.
He soon came to realize that she has been held back because of a severe illness and she dreams is to revive the school’s drama club. Tomoya then decided to help her in achieving her goal along with the help of four other girls. You will love this anime we added to our top 15 romance anime of all time.
05. Maid Sama!
Seika High School is a predominantly male institution which is a unique thing in itself somehow Misaki Ayuzawa becomes the first-ever female student council president through her honesty. Her goal is to make the life of girls in the school better and she has been working on it tirelessly but on the other hand, she is very strict toward boys who named her Demon President.
One day, Misaki hears a girl cry when the most popular guy in the school rejects her, this makes Misaki mad, who reprimands him, but he doesn’t give her any reaction. But as fate would have it, Misaki sees Usui again, but this time she is working at a maid cafe which is embarrassing for her as he has found out about her occupation. He then becomes a regular customer at the show who now teases Misaki.
04. Your Lie In April
Your Lie in April follows the story of Arima Kousei, who was a piano prodigy. And everyone knew his name and his instructor was his mother who sadly passed away. This had a very negative impact on his mind, and during a performance at a recital he had a mental breakdown that resulted in him no longer being able to hear the sound of his piano, but he could hear everything else normally.
Two years have passed since then, and he hasn’t touched a piano, and the world means nothing to him now. Arima Kousei now wants to live his life normally but his plans are foiled when a girl named Miyazono Kaori wants to help Kousei return to his roots.
03. Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War
The plot of Kaguya-Sama: Love War is set in Shuchiin Academy, whose students are from successful and wealthy families in Japan. There are two students the Student Council President, Miyuki Shirogane, and Council Vice President Kaguya Shinomiya, both of whom are considered the best of the best.
They are made for each other but due to their pride and narcissism, they don’t want to admit it. Both of them then decided to come up with different plans and schemes to get others to confess their love. It is a very popular anime which is why it is on the top 15 romance anime of all time.
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02. The Ancient Magus’ Bride
Chise Hatori is an orphaned Japanese high school student who is shunned by her relatives and society. She then decided to auction herself to find a place called home. She is successful in that as she is sold for five million pounds to a towering person named Elias Ainsworth.
He has the appearance somewhat of a demon who wants to bring light into her life or drown it in darkness. A very popular anime series that generated a lot of hype upon its release and was considered to be one of the best romance anime of all time.
01. Violet Evergarden
On the number of spots is none other than Violet Evergarden, which is a very well-produced anime that blew upon its release. The plot of the series took place after four years of conflict, which came to an end. During this period, a young girl named Violet Evergarden who is a young girl that was raised to become a deadly weapon.
She only knows words from the person she held dearest. During her time she came across an Auto Memory Doll which can interpret people’s feelings into words on paper. She then decides to work as an Auto Memory Doll, which will take her on a journey that her clients and will lead to something even greater. We hope you liked our list of the top 15 romance anime of all time.