The romance anime genre is quite complicated and full of crazy storylines as compared to other genres. Dark romance is an underrated yet interesting genre in modern anime.
Most of the anime that feature dark romance feature insane characters and a twisted storyline. Dark romance anime feature romantic storylines with a much darker and mature twist in them.
Despite being an underrated genre, many people are obsessed with the dark themes explored by such anime.
We have compiled a list of the top 15 best dark romance anime for all the fans of this genre.
Starting from number 15 we have:
Taboo Tattoo is a Japanese anime based on a manga written and illustrated by Shinjiro. The anime is produced by the studio J.C. Staff.
The main plot of the anime revolves around a martial artist who finds himself in a supernatural war of factions when he gets rewarded with the power of mysterious origin in an incident.
Akatsuka Justice, also known as Seigi, is the main protagonist of the anime. He is a middle school martial artist with a true sense of justice. Seigi saves an old man who in return gives him a mysterious tattoo that holds immense power.
At first, he was quite unsure about it as it was a mere tattoo but when a girl Bluesy Fluesy also known as Izzy begins to pursue him using the power of a similar tattoo. Seigi becomes firm about the power of the tattoo and starts working with Izzy as her partner. However, Seigi develops a hidden affection for Izzy over time
Seigi‘s tattoo holds the power to create miniature black holes that are very powerful and dangerous. On the other hand, Izzy’s tattoo allows her to turn air into bullets which are quite deadly too. However, the tattoo holders have to put their life on the line to fight against Aryabhata of the Selinistan Kingdom who wishes to change the very way this world works by destruction and dominance.
Will Seigi, Izzy, and their comrades be able to put a stop to the chaos brought by the Taboo Tattoos?
Check out the anime to find more.
The anime has a decent animation with an average plot. The anime has 1 season and 12 episodes in total.
Brynhildr in Darkness is a Japanese anime based on a manga written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. The anime is produced by the studio Arms.
The main plot of the anime revolves around a young man and his struggle to fulfill the dying wish of his childhood friend while dealing with strange supernatural events caused by witches.
Ryouta Murakami is the main protagonist of the anime who does not believe in the existence of supernatural lifeforms like aliens. On the other hand, his childhood friend Neko Kuroha firmly believes in the existence of aliens.
To prove the existence of aliens Kuroha takes Ryouta to the mountains and a tragic event results in the death of Kuroha.
Several years after the incident Ryouta is now a top high school student leading a normal life. He is working hard to prove the existence of aliens as redemption for not believing in Kuroha.
However, Ryouta’s life takes a turn when a transfer student bearing an insane resemblance to Kuroha enters his classroom.
The transfer student named Kuroneko possesses mysterious supernatural abilities which make her a witch. She predicts the death of Ryouta but ends up saving him.
As Ryouta continues to interact with Kuroneko, he begins to learn about the existence of mad scientists that make artificial witches with supernatural powers. Kuroneko is one of them and she escaped the lab with three other witches.
Will Ryota be able to protect Kuroneko, who reminds him of his beloved Kuroha and other witches from the fangs of the armed organizations that pursue them? Check out the anime to discover more.
The anime features the darkness of twisted humans that plays with the very life of innocent persons to attain powers. The anime got 1 season and 13 episodes in total.
Dance in the Vampire Bund is a Japanese anime based on a manga written and illustrated by Nozumo Tamaki. The anime is produced by the studio Shaft.
The main plot of the anime revolves around the princess of vampires and her sworn protector and the worldly discrimination that won’t let them live together.
Akira Kaburagi Regendorf is the main protagonist of this anime who gets heavily injured in an accident and loses his memory and is living a normal school life.
However, his fateful encounter with Mina Tepes, the princess of all vampires, enables him to remember his past life. Akira was a werewolf and sworn protector of Mina Tepes. After recovering his memory he began to serve her again.
Mina Tepes decides to announce the existence of her species in front of the world to live together with humans and build a Vampire Bund in Tokyo. However, some human factions and Vampires weren’t happy with them so they began their plan to destroy Mina and her motives.
Mina was in love with Akira and Akira feels the same but a werewolf and vampire can not be together due to some ignorant beliefs. Will Mina and Akira be able to defend Vampire bund from extremists and break the tragic chain of discrimination?
Check out the series to find more. The anime has a unique animation and a dark romance story similar to the Twilight series. The anime has 1 season and 12 episodes in total.
Scum’s Wish is a Japanese anime based on a manga written and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari. The anime is produced by the studio Lerche.
The main plot of the anime revolves around two young high school students suffering from unrequited love and their daily life of giving comfort to each other.
Mugi Awaya is the main protagonist of the anime who comes across Akane Minagawa, his previous music tutor and crush. Mugi was happy to meet his crush again but the fact that Akane is in a relationship with Narumi Kanai, the homeroom teacher of a class, saddens him to the core.
Mugi meets Hanabi Yasuraoka who was also suffering from unrequited love as his childhood friend and crush, Narumi Kanai is in a relationship with a music teacher Akane Minagawa. They both begin to hang out together. Eventually, they start experiencing physical intimacy to ward off their loneliness.
The two of them start a fake relationship and become quite popular in the school as the perfect couple but the reality was different. They both made a pact to be together emotionally and physically until their true loved ones express the same feelings as themselves.
What will fate have in store for these love birds? Check out the anime to discover more.
The anime has a weird yet interesting plot as it deals directly with the human’s understanding of love and hate. The anime has 1 season and 12 episodes.
Sankarea: Undying Love is a Japanese anime based on a manga written and illustrated by Mitsuru Hattori. The anime is produced by Studio Deen.
The main plot of the anime revolves around a boy who is obsessed with zombies and his struggle to keep his girlfriend alive after she has been turned into a zombie.
Chihiro Furuya is the main protagonist of the anime who has a strange obsession with zombies and his ultimate fantasy was having a zombie girlfriend. He meets Rea Sanka, the top student of his school who was surfing from depression. Rea feels comfortable talking to Chihiro and they become friends.
One day, Chihiro’s cat dies in an accident so Chihiro decides to revive his cat with a resurrection potion, and miraculously succeeds in doing so. On the same day, Rea also gets involved in an accident and dies. However, she drank the remaining resurrection potion before the accident so she ends up being revived as a zombie.
With this strange situation in place, what will be Chihiro’s course of action? Check out the anime to discover more.
The anime has a unique plot with a fantasy that is loved by many people. It will make you laugh with its twisted and dark sense of humor. The anime has 1 season and 12 episodes in total.
God Eater is a Japanese anime based on an original video game of the same name. It is produced by studio Ufotable.
Set in the year 2071, the story of this anime revolves around humanity fighting Aragami Monsters which are produced by Oracle cells and protecting the rest of humanity.
The story is set in a world where human experiments on oracle cells have produced fierce and devastating monsters called “Aragami”. Humanity’s last resort is Fenrir where God Eaters live. The weapon wielded by these warriors is called the God Arc.
Lenk Utsugi is the main protagonist of the anime who passes the test required to become a God Eater. He enters Fenrir with only one goal in mind: “Destroy Aragami”.
Lenka has a dark past. His whole family was killed by Aragam. To prevent more deaths like this, he takes on his god arc to kill the Aragami monsters for a better tomorrow.
Will Lenka be able to save this cursed world from monsters? Check out the anime to find more.
The whole anime has an interesting and mystery-oriented plot. It also has a beautiful art style and if you’re a fan of the original video game then this should be a must-watch. It consists of 1 season and 13 episodes in total.
Goblin Slayer is a Japanese anime based on a light novel written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Noboru Kannatsuki. The anime is produced by the studio White Fox.
The whole anime revolves around the adventurers on a quest to eradicate all the goblins from the world.
Goblin Slayer is the main protagonist of the anime who wants to kill the disgusting goblins because of his tragic past. The goblins are quite dangerous because of their ability to learn and adapt.
Goblin Slayer meets Priestess who recently started her adventure career and goes off for a goblin slaying quest with a beginner party. Unfortunately, the whole party ends up getting brutally killed by the goblins.
However, the Priestess was saved by the Goblin Slayer, and eventually, she becomes his party member and decides to aid him to her fullest.
Will Goblin Slayer and his party members slay the entire race of dreadful goblins from the world? Check out the anime to discover more.
The anime got 1 season and 12 episodes in total.
Akame ga Kill is a Japanese anime based on a manga written and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. The anime is produced by “Square Enix”.
The whole anime revolves around a group of vigilante assassins judging the evils of the kingdom whom the law cannot judge while fighting the injustice created by the corrupt system of the kingdom.
Tatsumi is the main protagonist of the anime, a skilled swordsman set on a journey to help his poor village. Tatsumi gets impressed by the kingdom’s luxuries, unaware of the darkness that lies in it.
Tatsumi finds out the reality of this kingdom when he witnesses his friends getting toyed to death. There he meets the members of the secret organization “Night Raid” and by turns of fate, he finds himself a part of the organization, from here the journey of Tatsumi with his companions fighting for true justice starts.
Tatsumi meets Akame, the top assassin of the Night Raid with a deadly imperial arm (an ancient weapon) called Murasame.
At first, Tatsumi considered Akame a cold ruthless killer but in reality, she is very kind and caring for her comrades.
Will Tatsumi be able to survive this onerous journey of an assassin? Check out the anime to find out more. The anime has a dark plot and a dark romantic storyline as well. The anime has 1 season and 24 episodes in total.
Elfen Lied is a Japanese anime based on a manga written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. The anime is produced by the studio Arms.
The main plot of the anime revolves around a rare human with destructive abilities and the cruel experiments of humans on her that result in the death of the masses.
Kouta is the main protagonist of the anime. He is an ordinary human living a normal life as a student. He meets Lucy who is a Diclonius, a special species of humans born with horns and telekinetic invisible hands that are quite destructive.
Lucy was held in a government laboratory with strict security. Somehow she escapes and kills all the people in the laboratory as revenge. Lucy also gets injured and develops an alter ego of a child-like person whose personality is named Nyu.
Nyu meets Kouta and Yuka, who start taking care of her. They are ignorant of the fact that she is a Diclonius and a killer. Nyu and Kouta were childhood friends and they fell in love with each other but then Nyu was separated from him.
Nyu’s whole life is a tragedy as her parents left her in an orphanage where children bullied her and as a result, Nyu massacred them all. The only love she received in this world was from Kouta and his cousin Yuka.
With the organization coming to capture Nyu again, what will be Kouta’s course of action?. Check out the anime to discover more. The anime represents the darkness lurking in our society and the ugliness of humans that enables them to create such monsters from innocent souls.
The anime got 1 season and 13 episodes in total.
Another is a Japanese anime based on a light novel written and illustrated by Yukito Ayatsuji. The anime is produced by the studio P.A. Works.
The whole anime revolves around a middle schooler and his involvement in the strange paranormal phenomenon lurking around his school and classmates.
Kouichi Sakakibara is the main protagonist of the anime who transfers to a middle school in north Yomiyama. It has been cursed since the death of a popular student, Misaki.
The students in class 3-3 begin to experience paranormal phenomena after the death of Misaki. When Kouichi gets transferred to this school he becomes curious about the nature of the paranormal deaths of students.
He meets Mei Misaki, a fellow student in his class whose existence is not acknowledged by his classmates even though she was present right in front of them. They refused to accept it because of the tragic curse that lurks within their class. However, Kouchi begins to interact with her and eventually becomes friends with her.
Kouchi learns about the curse and the fact that his classmates consider Mei non-existent to balance out the number of students in the class as there is a dead student in their class (Misaki Yomiyama). This step was taken as a countermeasure to the dreadful curse.
Will Kouchi be able to stay silent about it or will he pursue the origin of this curse? Check out the anime to discover more. The anime has a horror plot with dark romance. The anime has 1 season and 12 episodes in total.
Future Diary is a Japanese anime based on a manga written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno. The anime is produced by the studio Asread.
The main plot of the anime revolves around a young high schooler and his involvement in a deadly battle royale to choose the new god of space and time.
Yukiteru Amano is the main protagonist of the anime who was living a lonely life. His only friends were Deus Ex Machina, the god of time and space, and his servant Murmur. Yukiteru considered Deus a creation of his imagination but his existence was real.
Deus grants Yukiteru a future diary and forces him to join the deadly battle royale that decides the new god of space and time.
Yukiteru’s life becomes a living hell when he gets to know that he has to kill the 11 other participants of this battle royal to survive or else they will kill him.
Yukiteru meets Yuno Gasai, the girl who has been stalking him for quite some time. Yuno is also a participant in this battle royale and is in love with Yukiteru.
Yuno and Yukiteru team up to survive this game of survival. However, things take a turn when the secret of Yuno Gasai’s love for Yukuteru is revealed.
Will Yukiteru be able to survive this deadly game with Gasai Yuno as his partner? Check out the anime to find out more. This is the perfect dark romance anime that you could find anywhere. The anime got 1 season and 27 episodes including an OVA episode.
Erased is a Japanese anime based on a manga written and illustrated by Kei Sanbe. The anime is produced by A-1 Pictures.
The main plot of the anime revolves around a middle-aged manga artist and his strange ability to go back in time and prevent a disaster from happening.
Satoru Fjinuma is the main protagonist of the anime. He is a middle-aged man working as a manga artist and a delivery man. He has a mysterious ability named “Revival” that allows him to travel back in time to prevent a mishap from happening. Satoru has been using this ability to save people from dreadful accidents.
However, Satoru’s life takes a turn when he gets accused of murdering his mother. He decides to travel back in time to prevent his mother’s death to prove his innocence. However, changing the past is not as easy as it sounds. Satoru realizes the consequences he has to face for altering the past.
Satoru travels 18 years back in time and learns about the connection between his mother’s murder and the kidnapper that kidnaped his three classmates. One of the kidnapped classmates was Kayo Hinazuki, a loner going through depression. Satoru consoles her and eventually, they become friends. It is hinted that Satoru begins to have feelings for her.
Will Satoru be able to save his mother and his classmates and his beloved one from the tragedies of the past? Check out the anime to discover more. The anime has 1 season and 12 episodes in total.
Death Parade is an original Japanese anime that is produced by the studio Madhouse.
The main plot of the anime revolves around the events related to death and the arbiter that judges the fate of a person after death.
Decim is the protagonist of the anime. He is a bartender of Quindecim, and an arbiter assigned with the task to judge the deceased people. In the beginning, Decim was like a robot merely carrying out his duties according to the rules defined by others.
He drags the dead people who lost their memory of being dead into a game that shows the inner nature of the people playing it. Their nature is revealed in the game of death which decides their fate.
Decim meets Chiyuki who comes to Quindecim after her death but surprisingly she is aware of the fact that she is dead. Because of her self-awareness, Decim could not judge her and she temporarily became his assistant after Nona removed her memories.
Decim’s life changes when Chiyuki becomes his assistant. She always criticizes the way the arbiter judges people. In her view, it was the extreme living conditions that were causing the people to become evil. The two of them continue to share a close relationship until the judgment day of Chiyuki.
What will be the result of a human working with an arbiter? Check out the anime to find out more.
The anime has 1 season and 12 episodes in total.
Parasyte the Maxim is a Japanese anime based on a manga written and illustrated by Hitoshi Iwaaki. It is created by studio Madhouse.
The main plot of the anime revolves around parasitic aliens and the chaos of humans brought by them.
Shinichi Izumi is the main protagonist of the anime, gets infected with a parasitic alien but his instant action against him prevents the parasyte from taking over his brain. The parasyte remains in his right hand and becomes a part of him.
Shinichi and the parasite eventually became friends to survive together and he named the parasyte “Migi”.
However, Migi is not the only parasite that came to earth. Hundreds of other parasites also came and have taken over or killed countless humans.
Shinichi and Migi must work together to stop these parasites from killing people. Shinichi saves Satomi Murano, his love interest from hostile parasites. She is the only one who knows about Shinichi’s non-human abilities.
With the life of countless humans at stake, what will be Shinichi’s course of action? Check out the anime to find out.
The anime got 1 season and 24 episodes in total.
The Promised Neverland is a Japanese anime based on a manga written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. The anime is produced by the studio CloverWorks.
The main plot of the anime revolves around the children living in a faraway orphanage and their struggle to escape the despair that is approaching them.
Ray, Emma, and Norman are the main characters of the anime who were spending peaceful days at the orphanage. But soon the peaceful days are turned into nightmares as they come to know that they are the living stock for the demons. All the children that are being raised will eventually become the food of wicked demons.
Norman and Emma decide to escape from this orphanage with all the other children. Ray also decides to help them but escaping the orphanage is not easy.
The caretaker of the orphanage, Isabella, also known as Mama—holds a twisted personality and she will not let the children escape that easily.
The trio devises a master plan to escape from the orphanage using their high intelligence.
Will Ray, Emma, and Norman be able to save the children including themselves from a cruel fate? Check out the anime to find out more.
The anime has a darkness-oriented plot with a mature storyline. The anime has 2 seasons and 23 episodes in total.
Romance in anime can be incredibly wholesome and even sad at times. It’s during these moments of emotion and sentiment that some of our favorite characters tend to be unusually poetic and expressive of their deepest genuine emotions.
What they say during these moments is not only profound, but also exceptionally relatable, to say the least. Moreover, these words give us insight into how romance works and makes us more hopeful for what to expect in our pursuit of love and connections.
Here we have gathered Top 50 Romance Anime Quotes that are guaranteed to pull on your heartstrings.
So, without any further wait, let’s get into it.
2021 has been a great year for anime so far. In just the first quarter of 2021, we have seen some great shows like Attack on Titan S4, Jujutsu Kaisen, Mushoku Tensei Jobless Reincarnation, Horimiya, and many more.
The list keeps on going, and even better shows are expected to come out this year. Whether you are a fan of Shounen or Shoujo, a good romance story with elements of fantasy mixed in is something everyone can enjoy.
So, let us take a look at some of the best Romance Fantasy anime coming out this year. And without any further wait, let’s just get into it.
To start things off, we have Uzumaki by none other than the infamous horror Mangaka, Junji Ito. It follows the story of Goshima Kirie and her boyfriend, Saitou Shuuichi, who wants nothing but to leave his town.
Saitou reveals the fact that his father has been acting weirdly obsessed with Spirals lately. And the whole town is getting creepy, day by day with spirals everywhere. But unbeknownst to them, a chain of horrible events has already been set in motion that is set to plunge their whole town down to a twisting madness.
Immemorial Love For You Season 2 is set around the story of a reincarnated make-up artist and a young-looking guy who seems to be the descendant of a long-forgotten alien civilization. Finally reunited after 2500 years, the second season is set to further the story of a dynamic love-hate relationship.
Danmachi or Is it Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon is making a comeback in 2021 with a new Ova that is set to follow a side story, showcasing the Onsen in the Great Labyrinth City of Orario.
Kaguya-sama: Love is War Ova is another great gem on this list. The anime special will be featuring new character designs and is also expected to provide a precursor to Season 3, which is planned to be coming out sometime in 2022.
Onda Nozomi is a young teen who loves to play soccer. But no matter how good she gets, the official matches are dominated by the physically superior male players. Confronted by her own weakness and provocation by one of her friends. Onda makes up her mind to face the male leads head-on and somehow beat them at their own game.
Amakawa Haruto suddenly wakes up in the body of a young boy living in the slums of Bertram Kingdom. Now named Rio, and sharing the young boy’s mind and body, Haruto starts his new life as a child in another world.
But given his past experience, and the powerful ability to use magic, the fate of Rio changes drastically as he saves Bertram’s young princess and gets the chance to enroll in the Royal Academy.
Even though Fumiya Tomozaki is Japan’s best player in the online game, TackFam. He lacks any social skills and lives his life as a loner high school student. But one day he plans to meet with another Top-tier TackFam player, who surprisingly turns out to be his much popular classmate, Aoi Hinami.
Aoi, perplexed by Tomozaki’s lack of social ability, decides to help him overcome his social awkwardness, sparking a new chapter in Tomozaki’s life filled with more friends, and a lot more embarrassing–exhausting social interactions.
As Mukai Naoya starts dating his longtime childhood friend, Saki Saki, he gets a surprising confession by Nagisa Minase. Not being able to reject Nagisa, Naoya decides to date both of these girls at the same time.
Saki at first objects to Naoya’s two-timing, but soon gives in to Nagisa and Naoya’s persistence. This sparks the start of Naoya’s 3-way love affair that deviates from the social norms.
The second season of Uzaki-chan WA Asobitai! will continue the wholesome relationship between the loud Uzaki and her reserved sempai, Sakurai.
Sword Art Online: Progressive is the retelling of the original SAO season 1 from Asuna’s perspective and is set out to fix a lot of the issues that plagued the first season.
When a summoning ritual to bring forth a saint, summons two people over. One of the summoned girls, Sei, gets ignored in preference to the second girl.
Not fazed by this unfair treatment, Sei sets up her own potion shop in the middle of the busy town and starts selling cosmetic items along with magical potions through her newfound powers. Not keen on raising suspicions, Sei wants to live an easy life, but her Saint status seems to have something else in store for her.
A reboot of the original Sailor Moon anime that will be covering the Dream arc.
The second season of Beastars covers Louis and Legoshi’s strife as they delve more into the matter of Tem and his killer. While Legoshi also tries to sort through his feelings for the little white rabbit named Haru.
Kanojo Okarishimasu Season 2 or Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 is set to continue the relationship of Kazuya and Chizuru as they get closer. And their relationship gets even more complicated as time goes on.
And lastly, we have one of the best romance anime that has come out this year, Horimiya. It follows the story of the much popular—outspoken Hori-san and the unpopular–gloomy-looking Miyamura-Kun. Now both of these characters have a secret that they can’t reveal to anyone else. For Hori-san, it’s her little brother that she has to take care of every day after school. And Miyamura has body long tattoos that cover half of his torso and arm, along with piercings that he hides from everyone.
Oddly opposite, yet somehow similar, the two start spending more time with one another and start developing a more intimate relationship with one another.
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Romantic Comedy is one of the most wholesome genres in anime. It has a tendency to make us laugh and cry at the same time. RomComs are filled with emotions and more so comical romance that we just can’t seem to get enough of. And the year 2021 just started off with one of the best seasons in anime. Where 2020 seemed to have lacked in variety and just plain old good shows, 2021, right off the bat, gave us some of the best anime of the year that we have not seen in a very long time.
Since 2021 had a great start, let’s just go through some of the best Romantic Comedy Anime you can expect this year.
Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro follows the story of Hachioji Naoto, who constantly gets bullied by his Kouhai, Nagatoro Hayase. She loves to tease her Senpai in the most merciless way possible. And Naoto, slightly fearful of Nagatoro, gets roped into her antics every so ever.
Tonikaku Kawaii was one of the sweetest Romcoms of 2020. And now, in 2021, we will be getting a special Ova that will further the story of Nasa and Tsukasa as they continue their everyday life as a young, newlywed couple.
The Way of The Househusband tells the story of a legendary Yakuza who now lives his life as a househusband. At the peak of his career, Tatsu was renowned in the underworld for his skill and the ability to take down a rival gang with nothing but a lead pipe.
After disappearing for a while, Tatsu resurfaces with a change of profession. Now equipped with an apron and kitchen knives, he strives to survive the battlefield known as the supermarket. And live the normal life of a stay-at-home husband.
After being rejected by his long-time office crush, Hashimoto stumbles across a high school girl on his way back home. Drunk and cursing his life, Hashimoto tells the young girl to go home since it’s dangerous out at night. But to his surprise, the young high schooler starts flirting with him to let her spend the night at his apartment. Hashimoto rejects her advances however, still not being able to think straight, he allows her to spend the night at his apartment. Sparking out a very interesting relationship between a runaway high school girl and an adult salaryman.
Kimizuka Kimihiko likes to avoid trouble. He does not want to get involved with anything out of the ordinary. But being a crisis magnet, trouble seems to find him everywhere. From witnessing a drug deal to getting stuck with a crime scene, Kimizuka gets forced to go on a long journey around the globe by a detective named Siesta as her assistant.
Now, after her death, Kimizuka starts living a normal life as a high schooler. But then suddenly one day a mysterious girl, who looks very similar to siesta, comes crashing down his somewhat peaceful life.
Date A Live IV continues the story of Shidou Itsuka as he tries to maintain his previous relationships with the Spirits and continues on his journey to seal their powers. While on the way, also uncovering the truth about the origin of the Spirits.
Maru Sueharu is a normal 17-year-old high schooler who dreams of having a girlfriend. But even after getting confessed by his long-time childhood friend, Kuroha, he stays single for the sake of his crush, Kachi Shirokusa, who is an award-winning author renowned as the school’s idol.
But before Maru could confess his feelings for Kachi, he finds out that Kachi has gotten herself in a relationship. Now out for revenge, Maru plans a get back at Kachi for betraying him, with none other than the childhood friend he previously rejected.
The second season of My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom is set to continue the story of Claes Katarina as she tries to avoid Doom and continue her new life in the fantasy world.
A cursed Duke lives in a huge mansion with nothing but a maid and a butler to accompany him. Struck with an affliction that kills everything he touches; he is forced to live his day in solitude and spend his time loitering around in the Manor. But, to add to the twist, his young maid Alice tends to constantly harass her young master with every chance she gets.
But their time in the mansion is limited, as the duke needs to break his curse as soon as possible to go back to his family and regain his position as the rightful heir.
Having wealth and power, Tamahiko wanted nothing more than love and affection his entire life. But after his mother’s death and crippling his right arm in an accident, he secludes himself in the countryside in dread and waits for his death.
But one day, he gets a surprise visitor, Tachibana Yuzuki, who claims to have been sent by his father to be his bride. Now with a new light in his world, Tamahiko starts coming out of his dread and begins to have an even more pleasant time with his lovely companion.
Following his summoning to a new fantasy world, Kazuya Souma quickly gets tangled up in the politics of the Elfrieden kingdom. The King immediately recognizes Souma’s ability to govern and abdicates his throne to the young Hero. And Souma who is still figuring out what to do also gets betrothed to the princess as the new ruler of the kingdom.
Now with the responsibility of a Kingdom on his shoulders, Souma is challenged with getting his famine-ridden kingdom back on its feet, while also juggling through his new relationship with the young princess.
Fruits Basket: The Final is the 3rd season of Fruits Basket, which is set to conclude the story of Tohru, Kyo, and Yuki.
Amakusa Ryou is a high spec businessman who loves women. When he is not at his next meeting, Ryou is out flirting with every woman that comes his way. But, a chance encounter with his little sister’s best friend, Arima Ichika, changes something in him.
First time madly in love, Ryou chooses almost too direct of a means to get his feeling across to Arima, only to get rejected by the disgusted high schooler who takes no qualms in rebuffing his advances.
The second season of Quintessential Quintuplets, continuing Fuutarou’s efforts to make his students graduate.
The legendary adaptation of the classic Romcom Horimiya tells the story of Hori and Miyamura, as they both overcome their differences. And become more intimate with each other while also juggling through loves triangles and different troubles that surround their new relationship.
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Anime and Manga fans throughout the globe love seeing anything inspired by the very same culture. There are many subcultures spawned from this widespread entertainment culture. Manhwa is on them, a very noteworthy one at that. Manhwa is the general term for comics and printed cartoons in Korea, so these are essentially comics mainly hailing from South Korea, while North Korea has its own fair share of them as well.
Isekai series are ever so popular these days and they simply refer to a genre of works that revolve around a normal human from the real-world earth being transported to, displaced to or reincarnated in another world. Once in this new world, the characters along with the viewers adapt to it at the same pace.
What happens after a character is isekai-ed? Well, they can adapt, assimilate, learn, battle, survive, thrive but they can also fall in love! If royalty is involved, it is icing atop this cake. Thus the world is blessed with Isekai Romance Manhwa with Royalty involved. The classic nostalgia from childhood stories of princess, princesses, kings, queens and nobility come to mind in these beautiful works of art.
“Who Made Me a Princess” is a Manhwa which started publication on December 20th, 2017 and is still ongoing. It is the work of Author Plutus and Artist Spoon, boasting the genres of Comedy, Fantasy and Romance. This work is based on Plutus’s web novel of the same title and the series has been published digitally in English by TappyToon.
“The Lovely Princess” is a novel in the real world (of the series), in which the character Athanasia de Alger Obelia suffers a terrible fate. She loses her mother at birth and her father, Emperor Claude had no love for her. After getting framed for a crime, her father has her executed.
A modern day Korean woman well aware of the novel one day falls asleep after taking some sleeping pills, only to wake up as an infant Athanasia. Fearing her cruel fate, she tries to stay out of her father’s sight and ultimately avoid death at his hands. Of course her life isn’t going to be so easy as she runs into him at the age of five.
With no other alternative left, she resolves to endear herself to her father so that he would love her too much to hurt her. She is not the only one trying to live a good life though, each person she is surrounded by has their own goals.
In particular, Athanasia’s biological sister “Jannette Margarita” is set on getting a family, high ranking nobility and power. To add to the chaos is the Emperor’s past that threatens to bring down all he loves and treasures.
“The First Night With The Duke” also known as “I Stole the Male Lead’s First Night” is a Josei Manhwa by authors Teava and Hwang DoTol and artist MSG. It is based on the web novel written by HWANG DoTol and falls under the genres of Isekai, Fantasy, Comedy and Romance.
A real world person makes a fateful mistake one night, after she takes possession of a character named Ripley from a novel, who is both a Count’s daughter and an extra character. She had but a simple objective, to enjoy the riches and luxuries of a noblewoman that she was deprived of in her previous life.
All she can remember as Ripley was drinking alone in a corner at a night party. But somehow, she wakes up in the male lead’s bed the following day! Unsure of what happened, she is now the target of a very obsessive man and the story’s villainess.
The villainess preys on her following the remarks of the male lead knowing very little about how she is responsible for their first night together. Knowing the unfortunate fate of the female lead, Ripley now aims to get the male lead off her back, by leading him to trouble, not washing and the like.
The male lead is not such a pushover, however, as he is very obsessive, unwavering and single-minded. Yet slowly, his unmovable heart begins to waver….
“The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke’s Mansion” is an ongoing Manhwa which started publication on September 3rd, 2017. It is written by Milcha and the art is by Gorae, serialized by Kakao. It follows the genres of Romance, Comedy, Fantasy and Isekai. The series was digitally published in English by TappyToon starting from November 2, 2018.
When the real world Park Eunha dies in modern Korea, she somehow awakens in the body of Raeliana McMillan, in a world far too similar to one in a novel she had read in her past life.
Being the eldest daughter of a nouveau nouveaux riche baron, she is beloved by her family and seemingly leads a perfect life. But she is not the main character, she is but a plot device, there to die at the hands of her fiance in order to initiate the whole story.
Eunha knows the story well and is not about to resign herself to this cruel fate.
Determined to change the whole story if she must, she sets her eyes on the vieux riche male protagonist Duke Noah Volstaire Wynknight, who stands at a position of great power.
The two strike a deal, Raeliana will give him information on Noah (as she already knows how the story goes) and in exchange he pretends to be her fiance.
However the Duke is not easy to handle either, as his dual personality makes the sailing tough for her.
“Empress Of Another World” is a Manhwa written by Lee Young Yuu and illustrated by Lim Seo-rim. The series is currently completed, having up to 50 chapters in total, published by Kakaopage. It is based on the popular series of novels by the same title. Genres include Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Isekai, and Royalty.
This series also features mature themes, like physical abuse, sexual abuse, and violence.
Real-world Korean highschool girl Sabina gets herself in a freak accident, which ultimately gets her Isekai-ed to another world. After crossing over, she is taken in by a Duke of the Crentia Kingdom.
A kind gesture, but it all tumbles down as she is then offered up to the ugly old emperor to serve as a concubine.
In what seems like a stroke of luck, the emperor is killed by an unknown assassin and thereafter a battle for the throne ensues.
Sabina now faces a vicious circle of other candidates in a battle for the throne.
For Sabina, this contest is a matter of life and death, thus she resolves to win the loyalty, support, and affection of both men and women alike, as she struggles to survive in this new world.
“The Abandoned Empress” is a Manhwa adaptation of Yuna Jeong’s novel series of the same title. The series has been published digitally in English by TappyToon and serialization is handled by Kakao.
It started on June 11th 2017 and is still ongoing, written by Jeong Yuna and illustrated by iNA. It falls under the genres of Drama, Fantasy, Romance and Isekai.
Aristia La Monique was promised the position of Empress from the very moment of her birth. To this end, she trained and worked hard everyday, hoping to be worthy of standing beside the Crown Prince Ruvellis Kamaludin Shana Castina as an equal.
But Ruvellis had a bigger say in the matter and he chose the Isekai-ed girl Jieun for the position instead. Hated and cast aside by the very person she strove to impress, Aristia is now reduced to a mere queen in charge of governmental affairs, she lost everything, her happiness, her pride and even her family.
In a cruel conclusion, she is eventually executed by the man she loved. But this wasn’t the end for her, as she reawakens in the same world, seven years prior.
Knowing full well the future awaiting her, this abandoned Empress resolves to change her cruel fate and grasp for certain the life she was promised yet never had.
“Villains Are Destined to Die” is a Manhwa adaptation of Gwon Gyeoeul’s work, the “Agyeok-ui Ending Jugeum-ppun” web novel series. Originally a webtoon series, it was officially published in book format by D&C Webtoon Biz from February 26, 2021 to date.
It has been published digitally in English by Tapas since October 24, 2020 and serialized by Kakao. The manhwa was first published on May 1st 2020 and features genres of Drama, Fantasy and Romance. Author Gwon Gyeoeul and artist SUOL bring this beautiful Manhwa to life.
A real world girl is obsessed with one game, so much so that it has taken over her whole life. Having played it so much, she dares to try it on Hard mode.
But Hard mode had an unexpected twist in store for her, she gets Isekai-ed into the game as the character Penelope Eckhart, the very villainess of the series. Can it get any harder than that?
Playing as the heroine was the Easy mode, as love comes so easily for her. But as Penelope, her immediate goal would be to escape death itself.
There are so many brutal endings waiting for her, be it at the hands of her brothers or even a simple fork, all paths lead to her death.
Penelope’s only ace in the hole is her extensive knowledge of the game and her wits.
In a world built to spell her doom, she resolves to win the affection of the male characters and possibly even find the “Reset” button!
“Seduce The Villain’s Father” or “Flirting With The Villain’s Dad” is a Manhwa series based on a novel, which first released on March 31, 2020 and is still ongoing. It is written by Dalseul and illustrated by Via, following the genres of Comedy, Fantasy and Romance.
A real world girl gets trapped in a web novel titled “Brigitte Wants to be Happy!”, which she knows like the back of her hand.
Knowing what the future has in store, she thinks it’s smooth sailing for her when she suddenly realizes she is not the heroine Brigitte.
Far from that, she is in fact the heroine’s aunt, Princess Yerenika who happened to live 20 years prior to the main events of the story’s plot.
The Worst part is that this particular generation all ends up tragically dead; the heroine’s parents, herself and even the villain’s father, King Euredian.
Yerenika comes up with the plan of preventing the birth of the Villain, by flirting with his father.
She puts her seduction schemes into play as she flirts while her life hangs in the balance.
“I Belong To House Castielo” or “I Am A Child Of This House” is an ongoing Manhwa by authors Cotton and Siya, with Cotton handling the art as well. It falls under the genres of Fantasy, Historical, Isekai, Romance, Slice of Life and Shojo.
“Pink Eyes” is a young girl living an unfortunate life surrounded by battery and abuse by her mother.
But as an unexpected turn of events she somehow has memories of her previous life as a 23 year old Korean woman and is aware of the fact that she is a nobleman’s illegitimate daughter.
Things seemingly start to turn in her favour when her prostitute mother takes her to the Empire’s only Duke, Ein Castielo and gains alimony from him saying Pink Eyes is his child.
Despite not believing her, the Duke buys Pink Eyes for 20,000 gold and gives her a new life as “Estelle”.
11 year old Estelle now lives under her supposed father Ein, the cold master of the House Castielo, who is feared across kingdoms for his blood-red eyes and immense magical power.
Whether or not things will proceed smoothly for her is still uncertain as the question of whether she really is a child of the house arises.
“Adelaide” is a Manhwa adaptation of Chae Habin’s web novel of the same title. Originally a webtoon series officially published in book format by D&C Media, it started on April 28th, 2020 and is currently concluded.
The manhwa ran from Dec 22th, 2017 to Sep 30th, 2019, by author Chae Habin and artist Lee Suho. Serialization was handled by Kakao and the series was published digitally in English by Tappytoon.
Adelaide was reincarnated into another world and lived there for 17 boring years. Here, she suddenly gets word of a dimensional traveler that had arrived at the Imperial Palace.
Feeling thrilled over something exciting finally happening, she attends the Debutante Ball to meet this traveler Susanne.
Susanne is revealed to be quite the gold digger and in an attempt to drive her away, the handsome Duke Felix makes a deal with Adelaide to become his “fake” fiance.
Slowly, Felix starts falling for his “fake” fiance, but Adelaide must now fight a fateful battle for his heart.
“Daughter Of The Emperor” is a Manhwa adapted from Yunsul’s novel series of the same title. This series too has been published digitally in English by TappyToon.
It initiated publication on August 5th, 2015 and is still ongoing. Serialized by Kakao, the author is Yunsula and the artist is Rino. It follows the genres of Comedy, Drama, Shojo and Fantasy.
A girl is reincarnated as Princess Ariadna Lereg Ilestri Pre Agrigent. Born to royalty, coveted by all and the centre of attention, her new life is nearly perfect.
The only catch is her father, the Emperor. A really dangerous man, an insane tyrant of a king, ruthless and merciless as he conquered ten whole empires, striking fear across all continents.
He is a terrifying nightmare of an Emperor no one else would ever dream of associating, but Ariadna cannot avoid him. She needs to survive this maniacal father somehow and live out her perfect life.
“Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady With The Lamp” is a Manhwa adapted from Yuin’s “Oegwauisa Elise” web novel series. It was originally a webtoon series officially published in book format by FineToon since November 25, 2020 and published in English by Tappytoon since November 23, 2018. The manhwa first published on September 18th, 2017 and is still ongoing. Author Yuin and artist Mini bring this Comedy, Fantasy and Romance series to life.
Dr. Song Jihyun is an absolute prodigy among Korean Surgeons. She had saved the lives of countless patients no matter how dire the conditions.
Her skills stem from her past life as Elise de Clorance, who was an ill-mannered wife of the Emperor, whose jealousy and greed led to the deaths of her beloved as well as her own. Her past mistakes make her more determined to save lives in her current life.
But following a tragic plane crash, she once again finds herself in the body of Elise de Clorance. Armed with knowledge of modern medicine and future events, she is finally given a chance at redemption from her fatal mistakes.
She is hellbent on saving the kingdom as a Medic but she needs to be vary of her engagement to Prince Linden de Romanoff, the man she loves so much that it spelled her own past demise.
“Survive as the Hero’s Wife” or “This Villainess Wants A Divorce” is a Manhwa written and illustrated by AhBin, based on the original novel by Nokki. It is published by TAPAS MEDIA 2020 and falls under the genres of Fantasy, Romance, Isekai, Arranged Marriage and Royalty.
A girl from the real world is Isekai-ed to become Carnelia Easter, a greedy secondary villainess thriving on sabotage, from the romance story she was reading.
Having hated the character while reading the story, she did not shed a tear as the villainess had her head lopped off.
Now she finds herself as this very character, who traps the prince in a marriage upon orders from the main villainess, the Evil Empress. Determined to avoid her dreadful fate, she attempts to play it smart and get the prince to divorce her instead.
But she has to factor in the Prince, the Empress, the Heroine and the Second Prince.
To top it all off is her terrible health. Her story is growing increasingly unpredictable and she wonders if she can survive after all.
“Lady Baby” is a Manhwa serialized by Kakao, which started in 2018 and is currently ongoing. Author Haeon JU and Artist Pingmin bring this Fantasy, Romance, Age Transformation, Second Chance and Time Travel series to life, which is originally based on a Web Novel.
Calliope Rustichel’s life was a terrible one, she suffered through many nature’s laws and dreadful accidents. After her family gets murdered and her own life ends thanks to an ongoing war, she is reborn as herself back when she was a baby.
Her time travel allowed her to retain her memories and now she is determined to use this second chance to find out who will murder her family in the future and ultimately stop them.
All the while, she is slowly growing from a baby to a lady.
“When The Evil Girl Loves” or “When The Villainess Loves” is a Manhwa feature genre of Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Isekai and Royalty. Serialized by Kakao, it began its run in 2020 through the work of Author Gwijo SEO and artist Daechidong Geonmulju.
A real world girl has transmigrated into the body of a Villainess Princess from a novel she had read and loved. But this Villainess is terminally ill and only death seems to await her.
Regardless, she is determined to cure this illness and live a great life in this new world, doing whatever she wants and meeting her favourite characters in person.
Easier said than done, because other characters tend to be wary around the villainess.
“You will die soon, and yet… how can you laugh like that?” rings out in her ears, but she can do exactly that on the basis of how superbly hot she is.
“The Villainess is a Marionette” is a Manhwa based on a web novel featuring genres Fantasy, Romance, Age Transformation, Royalty, Second Chance and Time Travel.
Author Yi Rim HAN and artist Mangle tell the story of a girl Isekai-ed as Cayena, an Imperial Princess who is well known as the most beautiful woman in the Empire.
But because of this, all she knew were evilness and luxury.
Fully aware of her destiny to be used as a Chess piece by her younger brother to secure his throne and then be killed by her crazy husband, she is determined to change her fate and become an entirely different version of Cayena.
Thus ends this list of the Best Isekai Romance Manhwa under the Royalty genre so far! There are so many more out there, just waiting to be discovered and experienced! So do not hesitate to give these Manhwa a try, you will most likely not be disappointed. Will update more as needed!