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The Best Romance Anime Ever Made

Updated February 19, 2021 701.3k votes 137.6k voters 2.6m views117 items

It's time to get in touch with your emotional side, as we're ranking the top romance anime that has ever been made. These shows typically depict two people falling in love; it starts with a crush and the audience watches it blossom from there. Good romance anime highlights all kinds of relationships, from schoolyard crushes and first kisses to crossdressing anime about adults developing a relationship at work. They also feature some of the sexiest anime characters and anime girls ever created. Sometimes referred to as love anime, these shows can be a little more slow-paced than your typical shoujo anime, but that isn't to say they're boring. In fact some of the best romance anime isn't strictly about love, but rather a combination of multiple genres.

In the hit series Inuyasha, the love between Inuyasha and Kagome is strong throughout the series, but it takes a back seat to the fighting and action scenes that really drive the show. The same goes for the popular Eureka 7, where Renton and Eureka fall in love while piloting mechs and fighting the evil United Federation. Now, if anime romance is your kind of thing, be sure to vote up the best series below.

Don't forget, if one of your favorite romantic anime shows is missing from the poll, you can add it so that others can vote for it too. Add as many series as you like, as long as they tell a love story with intense feelings and emotions.

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  • Maid Sama!1
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    Maid Sama!

    Comedy, Romance

    Year2010

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    Fruits Basket

    Romance, Comedy

    Year2001

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    Your Lie in April

    Drama, Music

    Year2014

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  • Ouran High School Host Club11
    24,426
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    Ouran High School Host Club

    Comedy, Reverse Harem

    Year2006

    Ouran High School Host Club (Bones, 2006) is a Japanese romantic comedy anime series based on...  more
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  • Toradora!12
    32,518
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    Toradora!

    Slice of Life, Comedy

    Year2008

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  • My Little Monster13
    23,210
    5,127

    My Little Monster

    Slice of Life, Comedy

    Year2012

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  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai14
    4,382
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    Year2018

    Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (CloverWorks, 2018) is a Japanese supernatural...  more
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  • Special A15
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    3,246
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    Kaguya-sama: Love is War

    Comedy, Psychological

    Year2019

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  • Plastic Memories17
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  • DARLING in the FRANXX21
    3,904
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    Year2018

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    This is the anime adaptation of the video game Clannad. The story is a continuation of...  more
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