What is Romance anime?

Romance describes a story that deals with love between two or more characters typically also having an optimistic ending. Romance is also a difficulty encountered when creating a harem.

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Attack on Titan: The Final Season - Final Chapters Part 2

(Attack on Titan: The Final Season - Final Chapters Part 2)

8.27

Description:

Eren, as the Founding Titan, advances on Fort Salta with countless other Titans. Appearing before the refugees, who stand on the brink of despair, are Mikasa, Armin, Jean, Conny, Reiner, Pieck, and Levi, who narrowly escaped from the rumbling. The battle between former comrades and childhood friends with Eren concludes here. (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

special

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

85 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2023-11-04

Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu 2nd Season

(The Dangers in My Heart Season 2)

8.48

Description:

The second season of Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu. After an eventful winter break, Kyoutarou Ichikawa and Anna Yamada reunite with a stronger bond. They continue to grow in their own ways, with Yamada taking on more challenging photoshoots and Ichikawa maturing both physically and emotionally as he tackles his affections for Yamada. However, spending time together outside of school allows for their relationship to deepen, and it becomes increasingly difficult to deny their budding romantic feelings. Grappling with these unexpected and new emotions, Ichikawa and Yamada realize that, with the passage of time, their relationship is bound to change—and they must ultimately decide whether they wish to remain close friends or finally become a couple. (Source: MAL Rewrite)
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2024-01-06

Koe no Katachi

(A Silent Voice)

8.37

Description:

Shoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can't hear, enters his elementary school class, she becomes their favorite target, and Shoya and his friends goad each other into devising new tortures for her. But the children's cruelty goes too far. Shoko is forced to leave the school, and Shoya ends up shouldering all the blame. Six years later, the two meet again. Can Shoya make up for his past mistakes, or is it too late? (Source: Kodansha Comics)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

130 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2016-09-17

Kimi no Na wa.

(Your Name.)

8.33

Description:

From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls. The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint. When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars? (Source: FUNimation Films)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

106 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2016-08-26

Yubisaki to Renren

(A Sign of Affection)

8.29

Description:

Yuki Itose is just a typical student dealing with the pressures of college. She is struggling one day on the train when an upperclassman named Itsuomi Nagi helps her out. As he gradually opens a new world to her, Yuki develops feelings for Itsuomi. A pure love story begins to grow. (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or Older

Status

finished

Aired

2024-01-06

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: First Kiss wa Owaranai

(Kaguya-sama: Love is War - The First Kiss Never Ends)

8.24

Description:

Shuchiin Academy’s student council room: the place where Student Council Vice President Kaguya Shinomiya and President Miyuki Shirogane met. After a long battle in love, these two geniuses communicated their feelings and, at the Hoshin Festival, had their very first kiss. However, there was no clear confession of love. The relationship between these two, who assumed they would be a couple, remains ambiguous. Now, overly conscious of their feelings, they must face the biggest challenge yet: Christmas. It’s Shirogane who wants it to be perfect versus Kaguya who pursues the imperfect situation. This is the very “normal” love story of two geniuses and the first kiss that never ends. (Source: Aniplex of America) Kaguya-sama: Love is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends- first premiered in theaters across Japan on December 17, 2022. It was later released as 4 episodes on TV, streaming, and Blu-Ray/DVD.
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

90 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2022-12-17

Spirited Away

(Spirited Away)

8.26

Description:

Stubborn, spoiled, and naïve, 10-year-old Chihiro Ogino is less than pleased when she and her parents discover an abandoned amusement park on the way to their new house. Cautiously venturing inside, she realizes that there is more to this place than meets the eye, as strange things begin to happen once dusk falls. Ghostly apparitions and food that turns her parents into pigs are just the start—Chihiro has unwittingly crossed over into the spirit world. Now trapped, she must summon the courage to live and work amongst spirits, with the help of the enigmatic Haku and the cast of unique characters she meets along the way. Vivid and intriguing, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi tells the story of Chihiro's journey through an unfamiliar world as she strives to save her parents and return home. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

125 Min

Rating

All Ages

Status

finished

Aired

2001-07-20

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

(The Apothecary Diaries)

8.55

Description:

Maomao lived a peaceful life with her apothecary father. Until one day, she’s sold as a lowly servant to the emperor’s palace. But she wasn’t meant for a compliant life among royalty. So when imperial heirs fall ill, she decides to step in and find a cure! This catches the eye of Jinshi, a handsome palace official who promotes her. Now, she’s making a name for herself solving medical mysteries! (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

24

Ep.Length

22 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or Older

Status

finished

Aired

2023-10-21

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic

(Kaguya-sama: Love is War - Ultra Romantic -)

8.24

Description:

The elite members of Shuchiin Academy's student council continue their competitive day-to-day antics. Council president Miyuki Shirogane clashes daily against vice-president Kaguya Shinomiya, each fighting tooth and nail to trick the other into confessing their romantic love. Kaguya struggles within the strict confines of her wealthy, uptight family, rebelling against her cold default demeanor as she warms to Shirogane and the rest of her friends. Meanwhile, council treasurer Yuu Ishigami suffers under the weight of his hopeless crush on Tsubame Koyasu, a popular upperclassman who helps to instill a new confidence in him. Miko Iino, the newest student council member, grows closer to the rule-breaking Ishigami while striving to overcome her own authoritarian moral code. As love further blooms at Shuchiin Academy, the student council officers drag their outsider friends into increasingly comedic conflicts. (Source: MAL Rewrite) Note: The first episode had an advanced screening on April 2, in both New York & Los Angeles.
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

25 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2022-04-09

Kamisama Hajimemashita◎

(Kamisama Kiss: Season 2)

8.22

Description:

After the events following the first season, Nanami is filled with new challenges as the Land God of the Shrine. She faces these challenges with her two familiars Tomoe and Mizuki. Along these challenges, Tomoe begins to realize his true feelings for Nanami.
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2015-01-06

Howl's Moving Castle

(Howl's Moving Castle)

8.23

Description:

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a spell on Sophie. In a life-changing adventure, Sophie climbs aboard Howl's magnificent flying castle and enters a magical world on a quest to break the spell. (Source: Disney)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

117 Min

Rating

All Ages

Status

finished

Aired

2004-11-20

Kamisama Hajimemashita: Kako-hen

8.21

Description:

OVAs based on the "past arc" of the series, which spans the 14th through 17th volumes of the manga. (Source: MAL News)
Type

OVA

Episodes

4

Ep.Length

30 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2015-08-20

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

(Your Lie in April)

8.22

Description:

Music accompanies the path of the human metronome, the prodigious pianist Kousei Arima. But after the passing of his mother, Saki Arima, Kousei falls into a downward spiral, rendering him unable to hear the sound of his own piano. Two years later, Kousei still avoids the piano, leaving behind his admirers and rivals, and lives a colorless life alongside his friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari. However, everything changes when he meets a beautiful violinist, Kaori Miyazono, who stirs up his world and sets him on a journey to face music again. Based on the manga series of the same name, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso approaches the story of Kousei's recovery as he discovers that music is more than playing each note perfectly, and a single melody can bring in the fresh spring air of April. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

22

Ep.Length

22 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2014-10-10

Kamisama Hajimemashita

(Kamisama Kiss)

8.21

Description:

High schooler Nanami Momozono has quite a few problems of late, beginning with her absentee father being in such extreme debt that they lose everything. Downtrodden and homeless, she runs into a man being harassed by a dog. After helping him, she explains her situation, and to her surprise, he offers her his home in gratitude. But when she discovers that said home is a rundown shrine, she tries to leave; however, she is caught by two shrine spirits and a fox familiar named Tomoe. They mistake her for the man Nanami rescued—the land god of the shrine, Mikage. Realizing that Mikage must have sent her there as a replacement god, Tomoe leaves abruptly, refusing to serve a human. Rather than going back to being homeless, Nanami immerses herself in her divine duties. But if she must keep things running smoothly, she will need the help of a certain hot-headed fox. In her fumbling attempt to seek out Tomoe, she lands in trouble and ends up sealing a contract with him. Now the two must traverse the path of godhood together as god and familiar; but it will not be easy, for new threats arise in the form of a youkai who wants to devour the girl, a snake that wants to marry her, and Nanami's own unexpected feelings for her new familiar. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2012-10-02

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen

(Kaguya-sama: Love is War)

8.22

Description:

Known for being both brilliant and powerful, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya lead the illustrious Shuchiin Academy as near equals. Everyone thinks they’d make a great couple. But with pride and arrogance in ample supply, the only logical move is to trick the other into instigating a date! Who will come out on top in this psychological war where the first move is the only one that matters? (Source: Funimation)
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2019-01-12

Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai

(I Want to Eat Your Pancreas)

8.22

Description:

Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular and genuinely cheerful classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a pancreatic illness and only has a limited time left. It is at this moment that she gains just one more person to share her secret. Trying to maintain a normal life as much as possible, Sakura is determined to live her life to the fullest until the very last day. As her free spirit and unpredictable actions throw him for a loop, his heart begins to gradually change. (Source: Aniplex USA)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

108 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2018-09-01

Kamisama Hajimemashita: Kamisama, Kekkon Zenya

()

8.2

Description:

The episode is set at a time when both high school and Mikage temple's graduations are near. It follows Nanami, Tomoe, Mizuki, and Kurama as they spend time together before becoming separated. (Source: MAL News)
Type

OVA

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

30 Min

Rating

Status

finished

Aired

2016-12-20

Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume wo Minai

(Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl)

8.21

Description:

Film project adapting the sixth and seventh light novel volumes of "Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai"
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

90 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2019-06-15

Hotarubi no Mori e

(To the Forest of the Firefly Lights)

8.21

Description:

Intrigued by the tale of a mountain god, six-year-old Hotaru Takegawa loses her way in the ancient forest while visiting her uncle. Exhausted and desperate for help, Hotaru is thrilled to find a masked forest spirit named Gin. She learns the hard way that she should not touch the boy, or he would disappear. In spite of this, Gin leads Hotaru out of the forest and warns her never to return when she promises to come again with a gift. Paying no heed to his cautionary words, and despite being separated by both distance and planes of existence, Hotaru and Gin become close friends as she visits him every summer. However, their relationship and resolve are put to the test, when romantic feelings conflict with the one and only rule. Based on Yuki Midorikawa's manga of the same name, Hotarubi no Mori e is a tale of friendship and compromise of two people who should never have crossed paths, as their lives become hopelessly intertwined. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

45 Min

Rating

All Ages

Status

finished

Aired

2011-09-17

Jigokuraku

(Hell's Paradise)

8.16

Description:

The Edo period is nearing its end. Gabimaru, a shinobi formerly known as the strongest in Iwagakure who is now a death row convict, is told that he will be acquitted and set free if he can bring back the Elixir of Life from an island that is rumored to be the Buddhist pure land Sukhavati. In hopes of reuniting with his beloved wife, Gabimaru heads to the island along with the executioner Yamada Asaemon Sagiri. Upon arriving there, they encounter other death row convicts in search of the Elixir of Life... as well as a host of unknown creatures, eerie manmade statues, and the hermits who rule the island. Can Gabimaru find the Elixir of Life on this mysterious island and make it back home alive? (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

24 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2023-04-01

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