Love in the anime world is here to stay, bringing in an array of all things cute and romantic. I am sure, and you will definitely concur that romance anime and cuteness go hand in hand. The romance anime genre is all about the sweet moments of love and at times the accompanying comedy and drama that add that interesting twist to the story.
So here is the collection of our best rated romantic anime so far.
1. Fruits Basket
If hugging and cuddling stuffed toys is your thing then Fruits Basket is for you. Any young girl will love this anime for sure. Which girl out there wouldn’t want to have a boyfriend who can turn into a cute adorable and cuddly animal when hugged?
2. Centimeters per Second (Byousoku 5 Centimeter)
Oh, the joy and sadness that comes packed when love moves in. This bittersweet love story between Akari and Takari will leave you with the sense of yearning that comes with long-distance relationships.
3. Lovely Complex
A breath of fresh air as we now look on the bright side of this romance anime. Opposites indeed attract in this light-hearted romantic story. A tall towering girl falls for her clueless friend who is shorter than the word short. A cute love story in the making.
Ryuuji and Taiga come together for the quest of love albeit in a twisted way. They take us on a relatable journey filled with a romantic blend of awkward comedy and seriousness. Buckle up for the eventful journey as they partner up to help each other get love.
5. Honey and Clover / Hachimitsu to Clover
This takes a slice out of the life of five art students and the ongoings of life as a college student. We get to see how romance looks and feels from a college student’s eyes. Despite being poor students, they still go ahead and enjoy their lives and even fall in love.
6. Clannad: After Story
This sequel goes beyond the cliché high school love story. Its main characters Nagisa and Tomoya go on to nurture their relationship, live together and eventually marry way after graduating from school.
7. Ouran High School Host Club / Ouran Koukou Hosutobu
Haruhi’s a girl and this is the twist. She lands smart and lucky herself in elite school but has to disguise herself as a boy. Interestingly she is put to romancing girls since she as a ‘boy’ is part of the male host team of the school.
8. My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute
This anime hints from the get-go with its title. Oriemo’s storyline of siblings being attracted and having intimate feelings for each other is a bit off the cuff. The story doesn’t go wayward into the creepy zone but maintains the relationship building aspect where love is involved.
9. A Lull in the Sea / Nagi no Asukara
This one packs a punch full of love and fate. The world of seven teenagers is with us and we see their ever-present struggles as young lovers. From family to rules, to differences, we see the Romeo and Juliet type of struggles of trying to get love to conquer all.
10. I Don’t Have Many Friends / Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukuna
This anime presents the romance aspect somewhere in the background. The character Kodaka stumbles upon and strikes a rapport with a girl who is delinquent in her own way. The two interact with the rest of the cast with subtle romantic undertones spread all through. The cast plays out a witty blend of cute will they or won’t they situations.
11. Millennium Actress / Sennen Joyuu)
Weaving and intertwining fiction with the truth is how I can describe this anime. The main character Chiyoko Fujiwara takes us into a tailspin as she chases a man who she just met once. Love and devotion that is driven by one person for another.
12. Cat Story: Black / Nekomonogatari: Kuro
A prequel to one Bakemonogatari character, Cat Story is a supernatural based abstract romance anime package. The creator thoughtfully puts together how the characters express and explore their feelings versus contrasting moments of lust and hidden emotions. An out of the ordinary romantic treat altogether, so brace yourself.
13. Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)
Do feelings change over time? Yoshioka Futaba unable to confess her feelings for her crush Tanaka-kun in middle school waits for her chance in high school. High school, however, comes with plenty of changes for both characters which leaves Yoshioka asking, “have their feelings changes as well?”
14. Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You)
A misunderstood girl, Kuronuma Sawako, gets befriended by an all popular, nice and friendly guy Kazehya Shouta. Having had this first-time friendly encounter Kuronuma is full of hope that this may be the beginning of something new for her. Let’s watch and see.
In this anime story, a man and machine actually fall in love. Our main character Hideki, as fate would have it, stumbles upon a robot. What stands out is that the robot has the ability to experience human emotions. Awestruck by its cute and adorable appearance there is no going back. The die is cast and we are taken through drama, romance, and weird comedy.
16. My Little Monster / Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
“What does it mean?” is the question asked by many young teens when they have their first girl-boy relationship emotional encounters. In this anime, the creator does a not so easy job of getting the school idiot and school bookworm to come together. Something is always bound to happen.
17. Say “I Love You” / Sukitte Ii Na Yo
You have to follow and get the answer to that “what” question. When the lead female character kicks down the lead male character, you ask “what next?” From a forced kiss comes a romance story of a battle against individual weaknesses for a chance of being together.
18. Love Lab
In the Love Lab anime, we are set in the preparation stage of romance or love. We are presented with a bubbly cast of girls trying to learn and grasp the ropes of getting a boyfriend. You will get to appreciate the cute squealing girls swooning over their boy crushes. A fluffy and cute romantic anime that’s worth to watch.
19. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! / Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
This is one that the older teen will relate to. This anime story digs up and unveils your teenage misbeliefs on love and romance while also mixing it up with comical relief. This anime will surprise you with its deep heart-melting scenes.
20. Golden Time
Featuring characters that are realistic and easy to relate to Golden Time presents the drama, romance, and comedy that fit into everyday relationships. We all struggle and have complications as is well represented and captured by the characters Tada Banri, Kaga Kouko and Mitsuo Yanagisawa.
So, if we may ask, which is your best cute romance anime?