10 Must-Watch Romantic Animes
Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you have a significant other (or multiple others) or you’re flying solo, I’ve got some anime titles that are perfect for the romantic holiday. While Valentine’s Day is not my personal favorite holiday, I am a sucker for love stories. These are perfect for the holiday and for whenever you’re feeling romantic.
There were definitely a lot of titles I didn’t include but I’d love to hear what you think! Have you watched any of these titles? Which ones did I miss that you’d recommend? And which ones here will you watch? Let me know in the comments!
Fruits Basket (2019)
This is a series I was reading when I was in middle school. While the original anime series is charming, the new remake of it is everything I could want and it follows the original source perfectly. It warms my little romantic heart and fills the nostalgia perfectly. If you love the zodiac system, a ditzy but lovable heroine, and an intriguing story, Fruits Basket is for you. Where to watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll and Hulu.
Ouran High School Host Club
KISS KISS FALL IN LOVE! If you didn’t sing that, then you might not have watched this. And yes this is another throwback nostalgic recommendation for me. This romantic comedy is delightful and I love how it pokes holes in all the romance stereotypes while still being an overall wonderful series. Where to watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Netflix.
Kaguya-sama: Love is War
This is one of the funniest romantic comedy anime series I’ve ever seen. Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are the main characters who everyone thinks would be a great couple, but both of them try to outwit the other into a date. It’s a fun series of one-upping each other all in the name of love. Where to watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll, HBO and Hulu.
The Quintessential Quintuplets
This is your typical harem anime with many girls vying for the guy. It’s an overall fun time to see how the competitions play out especially since there’s a variety of characters to like on screen. Where to watch: Funimation and Crunchyroll.
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
Here’s a cute office romance where the romantic interests are perfect for each other. The only caveat is that they’re both otakus and have no idea how to confess to each other. Fun times ensue as we watch whether or not they’ll figure things out. Where to watch: Funimation and Amazon.
Ao Haru Ride / Blue Spring Ride
While this is probably more of a coming-of-age series, I would still list this as a romantic watch for Valentine’s Day. There’s a lot of learning about love, both for yourself and towards others. Where to watch: Funimation and Crunchyroll.
I’m a sucker for making promises to someone you love when you’re young and trying to keep that promise later in the future. That’s what you’ll get with Nisekoi plus some fun antics. Where to watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll and Hulu.
Revolutionary Girl Utena
An absolute influential classic. This series is surreal and beautiful and everything I could ever ask for in an anime series, especially as a magical girl aficionado.Where to watch: Funimation and Crunchyroll.
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
This maybe is more comedy than romance but I’m putting it on here because it’s delightful. I normally don’t enjoy misunderstandings in my shows, especially ones that can be easily resolved, but this leads to some cute moments. Where to watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll and Netflix.
Your Name. / Kimi no Na wa
This is a full on movie and not an anime series, but I had to include it because it is absolutely one of my favorite anime romance story. It is beautifully made and one of the best all-around movies I’ve seen from the visuals, the music, to the story. Where to watch: Funimation, Amazon, Apple TV, and YouTube.