50 Best Romance Anime of All Time – Ranked

Best Romance Anime of All Time

The romance genre is one of the most popular genre in anime. Whether it be romantic comedies or romance with a sad ending, we love to watch all of them. After watching the likes of One Piece and My Hero Academia, it is always good to get a change of taste. This is why we have compiled a list of the 50 best romance anime of all time which are bound to brighten you up.

50 Best Romance Anime of All Time [Ranked]:

1. Your Lie in April (2014)

Kousei Arima is a genius among the world of pianists. But when his mother dies, it affects Kousei massively and he can’t even hear the sound of his own piano. Two years pass since that incident and even now Kousei has not recovered.

He leads a gloomy life while his rivals and previous admirers talk of his downfall. But one day when he meets Kaori, a talented violinist it turns his world upside down and makes him fall in love with music again.

Your Lie in April beautifully captures the life of two musicians who were meant to cross paths and heal each other.

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2. Toradora! (2008)

After the heavy plot of Your Lie in April, it’s time for some romantic comedy in the form of Toradora. In this anime, we meet a boy named Ryuuji Takasu and a girl named Taiga Aisaka.

They are both completely opposite to each other in terms of their personalities and what’s even more surprising is that they have fallen in love with each other’s best friends.

Ryuuji and Taiga then decide to help each other with each other’s crushes. In doing so, they get to know more about the other person and may even become closer than before.

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3. Clannad (2007)

This story is about a delinquent named Tomoya Okazaki. He has given up on his life and doesn’t even make an effort to improve it. The universe then decides to send Nagisa into his life to give him a sign. Nagisa likes to take joy in the little things in life.

When Tomoya learns that she is planning to reopen the Drama club, he decides to help her since he has nothing better to do. Soon Tomoya comes in contact with many other girls and all of them teach Tomoya the value of life in their own way.

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4. Kokoro Connect (2012)

This is a brilliant romance anime that has a great slice of life element too. The anime revolves around five students in the Yamaboshi Academy who don’t find themselves fitting in any of the existing clubs. So they group together to form the Student Cultural Society (StuCS) that gives everyone a chance to express themselves.

But one day two of the members suddenly switch bodies and it is followed by the other members too. It leads to many secrets and old scars of the members getting exposed that can completely rattle the Student Cultural Society.

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5. My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari!! 2015)

Ore Monogatari is your classic high school love story. Our protagonist is Takeo whose intimidating presence makes it difficult to fit in high school. He is very popular among the boys but not so among the girls. This is made far more complicated since his best friend always seems to sway away from the girls.

So when he comes to know that Yamato, the girl he has saved, is in love with his best friend too, he decides to act as their cupid. He does not tell Yamato that he himself in love with her.

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Must-watch Romance Anime of All Time:

6. Maid Sama! (2010)
7. Fruits Basket (2019)
8. Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You (2009)
9. The Garden of Words (2013)
10. Lovely Complex (2007)
11. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! (2012)
12. Golden Time (2013)
13. Nana (2006)
14. Say “I Love You” (2012)
15. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War (2015)
16. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
17. Weathering With You (2019)
18. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku (2018)
19. Nisekoi (2014)
20. Ao Haru Ride (2014)
21. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (2012)
22. Snow White with the Red Hair (2015)
23. Honey and Clover (2005)
24. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (2018)
25. His and Her Circumstances (1998)
26. Horimiya (2021)
27. Tsuki ga Kirei (2017)
28. ReLIFE (2016)
29. Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
30. Hotarubi no Mori e (2011)
31. My Little Monster (2012)
32. Romeo x Juliet (2007)
33. Clannad: After Story (2008)
34. Your Name (Kimi no Na wa.) (2016)
35. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (2014)
36. Given (2019)
37. Plastic Memories (2015)
38. Special A (2008)
39. Orange (2016)
40. Sing “Yesterday” for Me (2020)
41. Spice and Wolf (2008)
42. School Rumble (2004)
43. Tamako Love Story (2014)
44. Tsuredure Children (2017)
45. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
46. The Anthem of the Heart (2015)
47. We Were There (Bokura ga Ita) (2006)
48. Junjo Romantica (2008)
49. Kiss Him, Not Me! (2016)
50. Kuzu no Honkai (2017)

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