Top 10 Anime Romance That Will Make Your Heart Flutter

Salena Harshini |Aug 21, 2020

Love comes in many different forms, and with these 10 gems of anime, you'll get to see romance in the most heart-touching stories ever.

Anime, or Japanimation as some would call, is a famous form of art that covers a lot of genres, including romance. With the dreamy, soft quality that it provides, romantic anime is one of the first choices that fans choose to binge-watch. So, check out the top 10 anime romance that will draw you into the most heart-wrenching, thrilling love stories you have ever seen.

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Check out top-tier best romance anime movies!

1. Howl’s Moving Castle

Based loosely on the same-title western book by Dianna Wynn Jones, the Studio Ghibli film is among the most famous.

The mysterious and legendary wizard Howl rescues the responsible but plain Sophie by accident. Sophie, unfortunately, gets cursed by the Witch of the Waste, and she has to find a cure from Howl.

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Top 10 anime romance is incomplete without "Howl's Moving Castle"

The fun and beautiful movie with full of incredible characters and action tells an amazing love story that will leave you lingering for a long time.

You can find this romance anime on Netflix.

2. Your Name

Body-swapping is a common concept in manga and anime. Although this trope is usually played for comedy, Your Name uses this for romance.

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Your Name was a hit on its release

The story is about a young boy who is tired of his hectic city life and a country girl who aspires to live the astir life of Tokyo like a boy. One fine day, the two wake up finding out that they have switched bodies. Intrigued and confused as their lives change, they start to kind each other. One morning, they wake up in the bodies and lives of each other.

3. A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice: The Movie (also translated as The Shape of Voice: The Movie) is a popular 2016 Japanese teen drama movie. Named as one of the top 10 anime romance, the story focuses on a school student with hearing loss who transfers to a new school after being mercilessly bullied. Years later, one among her former bullies comes to make amends.

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A Silent Voice is also counted in top 10 anime romance comedy

Delivering a heartfelt and cute story, A Silent Voice is truly one of the best romance anime movies.

4. Whisper of the Heart

This is another legendary anime coming from the wings of Studio Ghibli. The incredible animation focuses on a girl and a boy who keep crossing paths while the boy seems to always get on the girl’s nerves. As time passes by, they start to understand each other along with their hope and dreams.

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Find this romance anime on Netflix and you will have the best time watching it

Not as mythic as most of other Studio Ghibli works, the film is still a beautifully-done work that many audiences can relate to.

Figuring out what matters and pursuing your dreams.

5. Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light

This film among the top 10 anime romance uses Japanese folklore to depict the tale of love and loss. While Gin is a forest spirit, Hotaru is a small child who meets him while getting lost in the woods. If Gin touches a woman, he will disappear.

As Hotaru grows into a young lady, the two students fall for each other but have to face an uncertain future.

6. 5 Centimeters Per Second

The 2007 anime remains one of the most legendary movies in the hearts of fans. With its three parts in total – Cherry Blossom, Cosmonaut, and 5 Centimeters per Second, the film is about the life of Takaki Tono and his connection with the girls around him.

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The movie received awards, got a novelization and a manga adaptation

7. Classmates (Dokyusei)

The simple story of a carefree rock boyband member and an honor student with superb grades will leave a big smile on your face.

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"Classmates" is a gentle, simple love tale-

Created based on the famous same-name manga, Classmates will show you the journey of two students with their first love and self-discovery.

8. The Wind Rises

Studio Ghibli surely has many works named in the top 10 anime romance. The Wind Rises is created based on the real-life character Jiro Horikoshi – the aerospace engineer who invented the Zero fighter plane.

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The Academy Award-winning anime is a sweet but heart-wrenching story at the same time

Jiro has faced a lot of struggles, from realizing his eyesight prevents him from being a pilot to facing challenges as an engineer. He then meets and falls for a young woman who has her own tragedy.

9. The Garden of Words

The 2013 drama anime tells the story of two completely different people, a mystifying woman, and a youthful shoemaker as they meet in a park while having no idea who the other person is. When their identities are unveiled and more things are out in the open, the tale takes a near-tragic turn.

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This is a beautiful and calm drama with a lot of uncommon cultural quirks

10. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

When 17-year-old Makoto Konno realized she is capable of time traveling, she dedicates this miracle to correcting her academic achievements as well as the silly accidents she often encounters. However, she gradually realizes that changing the past is not so simple, and the future of her and her friends depends on this dangerous ability, especially with Chiaki, her male friend.

As one of the top 10 anime romance, The Girl Leapt Through Time has earned a lot of awards and accolades.

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"The Girl Who Leapt Through Time"

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