Amidst of this corona pandemic, most of us have been locked down in our homes and to beat the boredom you might have tried all sort of activities including movies, TV shows, online web series, indoor games. But are you tired of all those online webs shows full of war, rage, violence, crime and anger? Are you one of those who wanna enjoy some light and entertaining shows full of love and romance? If your answer is ‘Yes’ then you seriously need to check out this article.
Here I have tried to enlist some best romantic anime series/shows of all times to bring change in the mood. If you are an anime lover and if you and your love partner got stuck together in this lockdown thing then there is no better time to watch these romantic anime shows, just try any one of these shows and you gonna fall in more love with your bae.
1 . Toradora
Toradora is a very classic high school love show featuring second-year high school students Takasu Ryuuji, Aisaka Taiga, Kushieda Minori as the main characters who are very hostile to each other. The plot of the story is Takasu Ryuuji looks like a delinquent or a gangster because of his intimidating eyes and stares and Aisaka Taiga, on the other hand, looks small and gentle, but she is actually as fierce and also as a “Palmtop Tiger”, due to her short temper and outburst. Both Takasu Ryuuji and Aisaka Taiga have their crush on each other best friends and accidentally they get to know about each other’s crush and they both try to help each other to get their love. Overall Toradora is a very light and romantic show with a good touch humor and drama and audience of any age can enjoy the show. The show has an IMDB score of 8.1.
2 . White Album
White Album is a core love triangle based a bit of unconventional love story. The story revolves around Haruki Kitahara who manages a music club in a school and his new main singer Setsuna Ogiso and the keyboard player Kazusa Touma. Over they become best friends trio and eventually friendship turns into love. But the problem is the love triangle. White Album is really a hardcore emotional love story where one person has to choose from his only two best friends. The story is full of emotion, love, drama, friendship.
3 . Golden Time
Golden Times is one of the best romantic drama series in the anime version of all the times. The best thing about the show is the realness in the story, yes, if you watch the show then you will easily relate yourselves to the story for sure. All the characters in the story are so realistic and connected that you will feel that the story is running around your life. The story is about a law student Tada Banri who unfortunately gets lost on his first-day college but luckily he meets another guy named Mitsuo Yanagisawa who’s in the same situation as Tada Banri. The story also features Kaga Kouko who is the childhood friend of Mitsuo Yanagisawa and also in love with him. The story proceeds into a very interesting one. Overall Golden Time is full of love, romance, drama, comedy.
4 . Special A
If you are one of those who loves romantic series of college days or if you are in high school or college and a fan of romantic anime series then SPECIAL A could be a perfect choice for you. The show revolves around two childhood best friends and rivals Hikari Hanazono and Kei Takashima with one-sided rivalry with Hikari always being second to Kei. Both get admission to a high school in a special class of the most brilliant and elite students of the city —the Special Class A. And then the story revolves around how Hikari always try to take over Kei to become the number one and then they fall in each other love. In the story, most of the other characters also have a very interesting love story. Overall the love and fight between the main characters keeps you entertaining all the time and their love relation, in the end, melts your heart.
5 . Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
If you are bored with traditional old school romantic movies then Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster) deserves a try. This anime love romance show has all the sweetness, love, romance, cuteness, passionate love, and much more. The story starts with a very studious and sincere girl Shizuku Mizutani who has been assigned by the teacher to hand over some notes to a naughty student Yoshida Haru who was suspended from school due to his naughtiness. When Shizuku Mizutani delivers the notes to Shizuku Mizutani, he feels very touched and heartwarming for Shizuku. Then the story proceeds and the two students of very opposing natures come closer to each other and fall in love with each other. The story is very light but hearts warming. One more attractive feature of the show is the quality of animations and graphics of the top level.
6 . Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You)
Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You) is a rare gem in the romance anime genre. Kimi ni Todoke may seem a bit slow to some viewser in the beginning but it is very unique in the sense that it showcases elements that are very original and realistic to the romantic couples in real life. The story is about a girl known in the class as Kuronuma Sadako because of her creepy demeanor look. Sawako is extremely misunderstood and awkward with everyone. On the other hand, Kazehaya Shouta is a super popular boy in class and is well-known as a very kind and friendly guy with a most refreshing presence. Both Sawako and Kazehaya turns friend in the class and then the friendship turns into love. Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You)is a super effective romantic anime series with very attractive characters, high-quality sound, and graphics, and a very cute love story.
7 . Nana
Nana is a light-hearted friendship based romantic story which features two women who fall in love with each other. Nana is a Japanese romantic love story and has a setting around Tokyo. The story is about Nana Komatsu, a pretty 20-year-old girl who falls in love easily and becomes dependent on the people around her. While Nana was on the way from her home town towards Tokyo to meet her ex-boyfriend and her old friends she meets a girl with a similar name as of her. The girl is Nana Osaki is a punk rock singer. In spite of having the same names, they both just had the opposite nature. Eventually, both Nanas have to share the same room in Tokyo and in time they fall in love with each other. This anime romantic love story ha has been created by Madhouse studio with a world-class graphics and screenplay.
8 . Sakurasou no Pet no Kanojo (The Pet Girl of Sankurasou)
Sakurasou no Pet no Kanojo is also known as (The Pet Girl of Sankurasou) is shown which keeps a complete balance between love, romance, drama, and comedy. The best thing about it is that it doesn’t only talk about romance, it speaks on love in general and the characters are surprisingly well-developed, as is the plot and story overall. The story speaks of Handa Sorata a second-year student who can’t abandon cats and loves them a lot, so he was left with no choice but to move into a place where he can bring home and take care of his cats. There he falls in love with a senior girl who is most brilliant and intelligent. Here both of them take care of each other and the story goes on. Sakurasou no Pet no Kanojo (The Pet Girl of Sankurasou) is a very entertaining romantic love story for any age of the audience.
9 . Clannad
I f you are a true romantic anime fan then you can not risk missing this anime romantic show. Yes, Clannad is one of the most popular romantic anime shows of all time. The best thing about this show is that it is completely clean which means there is no intimate scene hence it can be enjoyed by any age of the audience without closing their eyes. The story is about Okazaki Tomoya a highly demotivated guy who meets a super foodie girl named Nagisa Furukawa. Then their love story goes on as a see-saw with full of ups and downs. But the most interesting part is the happy ending. Overall the art, visuals, and animation are superb. The story actually is very pleasing and well-balanced. Everything fell into place and delivered a perfect combination of elements of love and romance.
10 . Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)
The last entry in the list is Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride). But please don’t think that it is a very recent show and it made a place in the top romantic anime series of all time. The show has every and anything to make a place in any list featuring top romantic anime shows. The story revolves arounf=d Yoshioka Futaba a middle school shy and cute girl who is not much liked by her classmates due to her shyness. Due to her shyness features, she can’t express her love to the boy named Tanaka Kun whom she loved. After reaching high school they both meet again then they turn into love birds. This anime romantic love story has everything fell into perfect place and delivered a perfect combination of elements of a heartwarming love story.