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Top 10 Romantic Anime of All Time

Updated on January 17, 2018
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The article provides a list of romantic anime released in the last two decades. I decided not to put anime from before 2000 as they are pretty old for our eyes which are accustomed to blueray and high-definition .I haven't just randomly selected these anime ,, there are some basic criteria which are fulfilled by all of them . The main criteria are :-


1. Heart touching and unforgettable music

2. Nice plot and overall story

3. Lovable characters

4. Beautiful animation


of course , there are many more things to note about these anime which brought them to this list, but the most important are the ones mentioned above . Spoilers can pop out from anywhere so stay alert whenever you see this -------> [SPOILER ALERT]


The table at the end of this page gives the proper data of anime according to the above mentioned criteria!

Toradora!(2008-2009)

Its an anime series based on japanese light novel of the same name. The basic genres assigned to this are drama and romantic comedy . Best thing about the anime is , it has a very addictive plot development and the interpersonal relationship among the main characters and supporting characters is splendid. Main criteria fulfilled by this anime are---- it has a very heart touching music , very unique plot and loaded with lovable characters.
[SPOILER ALERT]
The story is about a poor guy whose life is suddenly shaken when a rich and spoiled girl starts living next to his house and various circumstances lead to their friendship as they decide to help each other in getting their respective crushes.

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Spice and Wolf(2008)

It is also a romantic anime with a medieval european touch and lots of economics . The story is about a small traveling merchant who moves from town to town to sell spices and other goods and fatefully meets a wolf goddess who requests him to take her to her homeland. The main criteria fulfilled by anime are --- very unique plot and story , awesome chemistry and understanding between the main characters , lovable mains and beautiful animation. If you like stories about saving a damsel in distress then this is the right thing for you especially when this damsel in distress is capable of teaching you the techniques to earn lots of profit.

There are two seasons of spice and wolf and both are equally incredible so if you plan to watch both , you better be a good judge of character like our world goddess .

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Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko(2011)

Also known as 'Electrowave Girl and Youthful Boy' , its an anime about a boy who goes to a new town to live with his aunt and study there but to his surprise finds out that he has a cousin and that she is weird , way weird!
This anime has introduced many unique themes such an alien mystery ,UFO seeings and its impact
on kids . The romance in this anime is very thrilling and lively and with each episode , you end up craving for more . Some of the mysteries invoked in the series are left unexplained and most of the time you need to make guesses but the character development for both boy and girl is incredible and their chemistry is outstanding . At the end of the anime , you end up craving for the second season but sadly , there is no story left for the second season.
The main criteria fulfilled by this anime are --- lovable characters , beautiful animation and music and unique plot .
Series ends in just one season!

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Eureka Seven(2005)

It's a futuristic anime about a boy whose fateful encounter with a mysterious girl changes his life drastically. Anime has been beautifully made , good amount of action , mecha , romance and great plot . Sometimes its hard to understand where the story is taking us but as the time passes , you get a hang of it . Be prepared for some serious mind boggling episodes !
The character development in this anime is outstanding , you see how wimpy and not so important people end up being the center of the story and very important ones start taking the part of supporting actors. The story is unpredictable throughout and you never know what might happen in the next episode but hey,, that's the thrill of watching anime isn't it .
The main criteria fulfilled by 'Eureka Seven' are great romance , awesome plot and nice music.
There's one more season name 'Eureka Seven AO' which is also good so if you like this one , go for that too.

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Guilty Crown

Many have considered this anime a mind wreck with bizarre plot twists . But if you are into that sort of things with great amount of romance involved then go for guilty crown. Its about a wimpy guy who gets the power of the king and accordingly becomes the most important person in the whole world . There are some serious mysteries around him so watch out for mind boggling episodes and plot twists.The story has been criticized a lot by anime fans with weird ending and literal waste of awesome music on a wasted plot but i would say try it yourself and then decide for yourself if it was really that bad or just too different to accept!
The main criteria fulfilled by this anime are superb music by 'egoists' and beautiful animation .

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Ef: tale of memories(2007) and Ef: tale of melodies(2008)

Ef: tale of memories and melodies are two seasons with different protagonists and different stories and both are good. Stories are filled of drama , romance and extremely exceptional characters ever seen in the anime world .
The main criteria fulfilled by this anime are extremely beautiful and melodious music , beautiful animation , great storyline and lovable characters.

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Clannad(2007)

Nothing to say about clannad , its supposed to be the best tear-jerker to date in the anime world . No one's watched this anime and not cried so if you like heart squeezing anime like this , well go for it . Anything more i say about this anime will end up as a spoiler so.....lets stop here!
The main criteria fulfilled by this anime are music , beautiful animation , lovable characters and masterpiece storyline!

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Angel Beats!(2010)

Its a very unique anime about a bunch of people who gets trapped somewhere between this world and the afterlife and they are fighting with people called angels who want to kill them there to send them into the afterlife . This may seem comical but its also one hell of a tear-jerker so prepare your tissues ready if you plan to watch this.
The criteria fulfilled by this anime are great music , awesome story line and beautiful animation!

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Kyôkai no Kanata(2013)

This anime is comparatively new to other anime , has better animation and a very unique setting. Its about a spirit hunter girl who is the last of her kind and she meets and falls in love with a half demon , half human boy. Story is funny , tear-jerking, romantic and super serious at time . Be prepared for the serious plot twists.
The main criteria fulfilled by this anime are awesome music , great animation and story!

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Anime
IMDB Rating
Beautiful Music
Good animation
Good plot
Spice and Wolf
8.1
no
no
yes
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
7.1
yes
yes
yes
Eureka Seven
8.2
no
no
yes
Guilty Crown
7.7
yes
yes
no
Ef: tale of memories
7.6
yes
yes
yes
Ef: tale of melodies
7.5
yes
yes
yes
Clannad
8.3
yes
yes
yes
Angel Beats
8.1
yes
yes
yes
Ky├┤kai no Kanata
7.9
yes
yes
yes
Toradora!
8.3
no
yes
yes

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      Anime Versa 

      23 months ago

      Sugoi desu ne!

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      Meins 

      2 years ago

      Guilty Crown doen't have a good plot??

      You better put above that it's your opinion, else you're just being plain stupid.

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      Anon 

      2 years ago

      Im sorry But im going to have to strongly disagree about Toradora not having beautiful music. Toradora had some amazing music for the scenes they were trying to make very dramatic.

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