TOP 6 Romance anime to watch in 2022
Rank list of the best romance anime series to enjoy
What is a Romance anime series?
Anime series offer a wide range of genres to the audience. Beside the well-known shounen and sennin anime shows, let’s find together the best titles for a romantic story on the anime world. In fact, romance anime is a popular genre, especially for those who dream of a whirlwind romance in their future. There are only a few types of people who wish to forever be alone, but the amount that actually do, and mean it, are few compared to those who dream of having partners. That’s why romance stories really speak to people, who dream of something similar. They even speak to lonely housewives who want something a bit more exciting than their domestic lives. With that in mind, we want to explain more about the genre of romance so that you can enjoy it more! In this article we’ll explore the anime series which make characters feeling the real focus of the storytelling.
The ranked list of the best romance anime series [2022 list]
Toradora! – 1 season (25 episodes)
Toradora is a 25 episodes anime series which received a hot welcome from the anime fans. The perfect storytelling of the psycholgical drama of the main characters (Ryuuki and Taiga) helps the spectator to get attached to the plot of Toradora. A climax of emotion will overwhelm the audience as the true feelings og the high school characters revel throughout the story.
The Romance topic is present even sometimes hidden in the anime show, as each character has its own sentimental sensitivity. An in deep analysis of the Toradora anime and its characters can be found here (Toradora ending: plot and relations explained).
Ryuuji Takasu is a gentle high school student with a love for housework. He has an intimidating face that often gets him labeled as a delinquent. On the other hand is Taiga Aisaka, a small, doll-like student, who is anything but a cute and fragile girl. Equipped with a wooden katana and feisty personality, Taiga is known throughout the school as the “Palmtop Tiger.”
One day, an embarrassing mistake causes the two students to cross paths. Ryuuji discovers that Taiga actually has a sweet side: she has a crush on the popular vice president, Yuusaku Kitamura, who happens to be his best friend. But things only get crazier when Ryuuji reveals that he has a crush on Minori Kushieda—Taiga’s best friend!
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Oregairu) – 3 seasons
Oregairu (SNAFU), also referred as ‘Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatte Iru’ in Japanese, has the perfect deadpan characters that may even come close to home in real-life, but the beauty of this anime lies in realism. In the case of Oregairu, which tries to replicate real human interactions with its harsh views on the world. This anime is a kind of soft romance show. The series has a good amount of unhappy and depressing moments. However, it often uses charming and humorous take on loneliness and societal rejection. It approaches hard to talk about subjects without making the topic feel heavy for viewers.
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Oregairu) attracts new fans because of the main character’s witty replies and comebacks. But it takes several rewatches of the series to understand the deeper meaning behind all the dialogues. All those popular snappy comebacks from the series are the shield the characters use to express their true feelings.
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Synopsis:
It follows the nihilistic high school years of Hachiman, who is forced to join the Volunteer Service Club as punishment for imposing his “deep” worldview on everyone. This club, which includes the ice queen Yukino, has the sole purpose of helping students in need achieve their goals. It’s a club about helping people, in short, with the hope of making Hachiman less of a douche.
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
Wotakoi is a comedy romance anime with the peculiarity it focuses on the feelings and emotions between the Otakus. In fact, the romance in this anime is more of just a setting as it is hardly explored. It will only occasionally throw in some romantic moments. Meanwhile, the jokes in this anime are rarely funny. I feel like the biggest problem to the comedy is the awful timing. It is really slow at delivering punchlines, making it unfunny at most times.
Wotaku: Love is hard for Otaku is a romance comedy which characters are Otakus (Anime or Game Otakus). It is set in an office setting, featuring 4 main characters (2 couples) that are dating each other. Here in there, you would see direct references to manga, anime, games, and the likes. However, this anime fails to deliver well in both comedy and romance. The anime gives a slice of life show featuring otaku couples and we talked about it also in our Otaku focused anime (The real meaning of Otaku: anime and facts)
Recommended romance anime movies
In the list below you can find a list of 3 anime films which constitute a must watch for anime romance lover. The following titles are special for their full commitment to the emontional side of the storyplot which is elevated by complex social dynamics and great musical background. Let’s dive into the best romantic anime!
Your Name (Movie)
Not only it is emotional and feels real, it delivers a relevant message. Superb the imagination and palette but we also appreciate that it aims to remind us the social issues that we should be paying attention to. Your Name tells the story of Taki and Mitsuha, who under special circumstances experience body-shifting. A unique relation develops between the two teenagers whose minds become closer day by day. You can watch the trailer at this link.
Your Name Synopsis:
Your Name is the 2016 world wide success of Makoto Shinkai. The Japanese film director, known for the extreme reality of his drawings explore the magic bound of two high school teenagers whose future is intimately driven by faith. The anime is for sure one of the best of his genre with exceptional soundtracks and drawing compartment. Your Name is also mentioned in out TOP ANIME CHART which can be reached with this link.
A Silent Voice (Movie)
A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) evoked a roller coaster of emotions, some easy to emphasis with, and others made easy to resonate with! The plot starts vigorously but with a pace you could easily keep up with. It slightly stagnates to build context until the plot’s climax – which got my spine tingling – a climax that I don’t want to ruin for the unsuspecting! But the stagnation is what stops it from getting a 10/10 for its plot. The strategic retreat from the plot’s focus enabled for a good few laughs and set up what was to come very well, but it turned a 2 hours movie into what felt like a 3 hour movie, where I was anticipating the end mid way though as it seemed like they had reached a happily ever after.
A Silent voice Synopsis:
A Silent Voice is an amazing wave of touching topics: love, friendship and bullying. Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya do not speak to each other again – until an older, wiser Shouya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shouko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late?
I want to eat your Pancreas (Movie)
I want to eat your Pancreas (Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai) is devastatingly beautiful – a gut-punch of a romantic drama that will leave you broken and have you crying your eyes out by its ending. Impressed, amazed, fascinated and grateful. There aren’t words to describe the wonderful way in which this was carried out. A story where we don’t even need the name of the protagonist to feel identified; to be in his place. You could call it one more movie. But, for me it’s a masterpiece made with a lot of love and commitment. 5 minutes are enough to focus your attention to the facts. It exposes us to a form of love so pure, so reciprocal, so… correct, that we all should take a moment to think and reflect on it.
I want to eat your Pancreas Synopsis:
Haruki comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular classmate, Sakura, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a fatal pancreatic illness. Despite this, Sakura intends to maintain a normal school life, and thus is drawn to Haruki due to his relatively unfazed reaction to her condition. They begin to spend time together and become friends.