Bloom Into You appeared during the Fall 2018 anime season, and it's garnered a large fan base since its first appearance. Yuu Koito always thought that her first love would make her feel like she was floating into the sky, but when a boy asks her out, she feels nothing. When she meets an upperclassman named Touko Nanami, will she feel the hearts and butterflies she's been longing for? Or will she have to deal with the complexities that come with true love?
You might be looking for other similar shows. Anime like Bloom Into You can include shows that feature queer love stories like Sweet Blue Flowers, Sakura Trick, and Yuri!!! on ICE. It can also include anime that are tonally on point, like Tsuki ga Kirei.
If you loved Bloom Into You, you might like these other anime. If you've seen any of the shows below and think they're worth watching, vote them up to guide other fans to their next great viewing experience.
Citrus follows a developing relationship between two teenage girls, Mei and Yuzu. The two do not get along at first - Mei is a rule-abiding princess type who hides both her cruelty and her vulnerability beneath her cool exterior, while Yuzu is a bubbly party girl who doesn't act "properly." The two are forced together when Mei's father unexpectedly marries Yuzu's mother. Despite complications, a romantic relationship begins to emerge between the two girls.
This anime features a bit more fanservice than one can expect from Bloom Into You, and the girls are generally not as kind to one another, so if you found yourself wanting something a little bit edgier, Citrus might be a good next choice.
Scum's Wish is a darker, sexier version of Bloom Into You. Hanabi and Mugi are both in love with people who they cannot be with, so they begin a fake relationship with each other in order to satisfy their need for love. Meanwhile, each of them has a close friend with an unrequited crush on them. Hanabi's friend, Sanae, is one of the few openly gay characters to appear in an anime. This alone is reason enough to watch Scum's Wish, since many viewers of Bloom Into You are specifically searching for queer content. But both series are sensitive portraits of young people who don't really know what they want from romance yet, and make a lot of mistakes as they try to figure it out.
Not only do Sakura Trick and Bloom Into You both feature protagonists named Yuu, both are about two girls entering their first romantic relationship. Though both couples love each other, they have to deal with less than tolerant outsiders that put a damper on what is otherwise a fairly positive experience. Sakura Trick is a bit more focused on telling a slice-of-life school story, while Bloom Into You goes a little bit deeper into the nuances of the relationship itself, but if you don't mind an anime that feels a little lighter and fluffier, it's another good - and rare - example of lesbian representation in anime.see more on Sakura Trick
Yuri!!! on ICE follows Yuri Katsuki as he tries to achieve his dreams of athletic stardom with the help of his new coach, Victor Nikiforov. Their relationship quickly turns romantic, and in fact they become engaged by the end of the season. Its tone is quite different from that of Bloom Into You, but it does share two important things with the series. First, both anime focus on a gay couple's love story - something that sadly remains a rarity in the world of anime. Besides that, both focus on the protagonist's emotional issues and how those impact their relationship.see more on Yuri!!! on Ice