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[Top 15] Best Dark Romance Anime

Best Dark Romance Anime

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:

15. Taboo Tattoo

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.

14. Brynhildr in Darkness

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.

13. Dance in the Vampire Bund

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.

12. Scum’s Wish

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.

11. Sankarea: Undying Love

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.

10. God Eater

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.

9. Goblin Slayer

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.

8. Akame ga Kill

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.

7. Elfen Lied

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.

6. Another

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.

5. Future Diary

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.

4. Erased

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.

3. Death Parade

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.

2. Parasyte the Maxim

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.

1. The Promised Neverland

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.

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[Top 15] Best Fantasy Romance Anime With Strong Female Lead

Best Fantasy Romance Anime With Strong Female Lead

What makes a good romance anime stand out? Is it the plot? Is it the Romance? Is it the drama, or is it the Characters?

The answer is pretty obvious. All of these elements go hand in hand to make a romance anime stand out as an exceptional experience. But no matter how good a romance fantasy anime gets, every other romance anime seems to be following the same old routine with a solid male lead and a shy, helpless heroine.

So, if you are tired of watching the same old damsel in distress trope again and again, then you are at the right place. Here we have Top 15 Fantasy Romance Anime with a Strong Female Lead that will not only inspire you but also shake things up a bit.

So, without any further wait, let’s just get into it.

15. Ergo Proxy

The first anime we have for you guys is a dark fantasy anime set in a post-apocalyptic world. This world is fragmented by disease, toxicity, and vast barren lands where nothing grows anymore. Here, humanity survives in the closed city of Romdo assisted by humanoid automata called AutoReiv. One day, as everything seems to be going, as usual, it is revealed that the AutoReivs have started to contract a mysterious virus that grants them self-awareness.

Re’l, the granddaughter of Romdo’s ruler, is tasked with finding out the virus’s origin with her automata, Iggy. But as she starts to investigate it, she begins to discover more about Romdo’s past and the sins humanity had to commit in order to sustain it.

14. Shinsekai Yori

Set in a future, thousands of years from now, Shinsekai Yori follows the story of Saki Watanabe, who just awakened her psychic powers. Relieved to join her friends at the high school, she wonders what happened to the children who could not awaken their powers. But her worries are quickly swept away when she and her friends start to discuss mysterious rumors about a cat that takes away the children who don’t have any psychic abilities. And while they are at it, they begin to uncover the murky dark truths their society is built on.

13. Kamisama Hajimemashita

Stricken by bad luck and homelessness, Nanami is a high schooler whose father just gambled away everything and ran away to stave off the debt.

But, right then, due to some circumstances, Nanami somehow finds her way to an old abandoned temple where she gets crowned as a Mikage. The Mikage of the land is tasked with keeping peace in the Supernatural world.

Here, aided by her familiars and an annoying fox spirit, it is up to Nanami to fulfill the divine duties of a Mikage. And stave off the ancient curses that continue to plague humans and the Youma.

12. Mahoutsukai no Yome

Facing a life of hardship and exclusion, Hattori Chise wound up getting sold at an auction for 5 million pounds. Chise had nothing to live for, so she had prepared herself to be bought by anyone willing to give her a place called home.

Purchased and then freed by the renowned thorn sorcerer, Ainsworth Elias, Chise decides to live the rest of her life as his apprentice and his supposed bride.

The relationship between the two may have started uniquely, but Chise uses this opportunity to divulge into the world of magic and uncover the true reason behind her plight.

11. Spice and Wolf

Rather than being a traditional medieval anime with action and war, Spice and Wolf is a microeconomics show with a great story to go along with it.

The anime follows the deity of harvest, Holo. As she becomes the business partner of a peddler named Lawrence in exchange for taking her North back to her home in the ancient city of Yoitsu.

10. Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Perhaps the most empowering anime on this list, Revolutionary Girl Utena, tells the story of a princess who wants to become a prince.

As a child, Utena loses both of her parents. And as she is mourning their death, she is comforted by a charming Prince who calms her down. Following this encounter, Utena vows to develop her own strength and become powerful enough to stand on her own.

The anime follows a tomboy Utena, as she goes to the prestigious Academy and overcomes many problems there.

09. Kara no Kyoukai

Set in the 90s, The Garden of Sinners follows a young woman, Ryougi Shiki, who possesses the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception. As she struggles to find her own identity after recovering from a two-year coma induced by a traffic accident. Shiki starts working as a Demon Hunter under a mage, Touka Aozaki, while also jumbling through her past self and her relationship with Kokutou Mikiya.

08. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

Living a quiet and comfortable life as an herbalist, Shirayuki wanted nothing but to live her life peacefully. But to her dismay, the foolish prince of her country, Raji, notices her red hair and tries to force her to become his concubine.

Not willing to give in, Shirayuki decides to run away. But as she is fleeing the country, she gets rescued by Zen, the second prince from the neighboring country of Clarines.

Determined to pay back her debt to the prince, Shirayuki becomes a court herbalist in Clarines, where she attempts to build her own career while also helping out the young prince Zen as he tries to become a prince worthy of his title.

07. Akatsuki no Yona

Another female lead with red hair, Yona, is the princess of a peaceful Kingdom Kouka. She lived her entire life in luxury until her cousin Su-won killed her father and forcefully instilled himself as the new King on the throne.

Yona escapes the coup with the help of her trusted childhood friend and bodyguard, Son Hak. But she soon discovers that her Kingdom was never the prosperous heaven she envisioned it to be.

In her travels to regain the throne, she comes face to face with corruption, famine, and poverty that runs rampant in her Kingdom.

06. Shingeki no Bahamut Virgin Soul

Despite being released as a sequel to the original Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis, Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul tells a somewhat self-contained story of Nina Drango, 10 years after the events of the first season.

Nina is a bounty hunter who is also a student of Favaro and is from the Dragon Folk tribe. She comes to the human capital to make a living and live an exciting life. But, she soon runs into the strife between the Humans, Demons, and Angels that has gripped the new world.

05. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

One of the classics from the 90s, Sailor Moon is a fan favorite that you can’t help but fall in love with.

It follows the life of an average high schooler, Usagi Tsukino, who is struggling to keep up with her studies. But one day, she comes across a mysterious cat with a crescent moon on her head. To her surprise, the cat can talk and reveals that their meeting was not an accident. Usagi has been chosen to become a Sailor Moon, a planetary warrior tasked with protecting the earth.

Now, living a double life as a student and a superhero, Usagi has to fight against the evil minions sent by Queen Beryl while also searching for other Sailor Guardians and the Silver Crystal to save the planet from total destruction.

04. Junketsu no Maria

During the Hundred Years’ War between France and England, Maria, a Young Witch, gets fed up with the death and destruction and decides to stop the conflict. But as her interference in the war grows, the heavens take notice. Archangel Michael forbids Maria from stopping the wars and decrees that Maria will lose all her powers if she loses her virginity.

Labeled as a heretic, Maria refuses to listen to Michael and increases her interference even more. But as the Church conspires to strip the young witch of her powers, Maria’s peacekeeping efforts might just come to an end.

03. Card Captor Sakura

Another Mahou Shoujo classic from the ’90s, Cardcaptor Sakura, follows a young, average girl Sakura who comes across a mysterious book. As she is curious about the weird book in her family’s basement, Sakura breaks open the seal that held the book together and releases the Clow cards sealed within.

Cerberus, the guardian of the seal, awakens and reveals that the cards pose an immense danger to humanity, and now, it is Sakura’s duty to retrieve these cards.

Granted the title of Cardcaptor, Sakura starts her long journey of capturing the Clow Cards with the help of her best friend, Tomoyo.

02. Twelve Kingdoms (Juuni Kokki)

Based on a classic light novel series that goes by the same name. Twelve Kingdom starts off beautifully with a handsome young man accosting Yoko to her high school and trying to swear allegiance to her.

But, as dreamy and full of love as this scene might seem, Yoko is quickly attacked by mysterious monsters and forced through a portal to another world. Here, Yoko finds out the truth behind the mysterious man, Keiki, and that she has been chosen to lead a Kingdom as their Queen.

Now, the Twelve Kingdoms may look like another Shoujo show with this premise, but you may be surprised to find just how deep the show goes with political, economic, social, and even Philosophical aspects of running a Kingdom.

Twelve Kingdoms may be thin on Romance, but it has one of the best character development in all of anime.

And last but not least, we have the best anime from the 2018 anime lineup.

01. Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden follows Violet, a child soldier, who was brought up for the sole purpose of decimating the enemy lines. Now, in the PostWar world, her services are no longer needed, and left with nothing but words from the person she held the dearest; Violet tries to find a new purpose in life.

Here, as she is recovering from her wounds, Violet starts working as a transcriber in CH Postal services. Given the title of “Auto Memory Doll,” it is now Violet’s duty to write down the feelings of her clients and provide her services to people from all walks of life.

Moved by the notion that her new job brings people together, Violet starts her new life away from the bloodshed.

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[Top 50] Romance Anime Quotes To Pull Your Heartstrings

[Top 50] Romance Anime Quotes To Pull Your Heartstrings

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.

1. “Love is simply an electrical bug in the human neural circuit.”
— Akasaka Ryuunosuke (Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo)

Ryuunosuke may come across as someone with no emotions, and rightfully so because he likes to act callously at times. But his statement on the farewell of Rita is one of the best lines about romance in anime.

2. “It’s Equivalent Exchange! I’ll give you half my life, so you give me half of yours!”

— Edward Elric (Full Metal Alchemist)

One of the most wholesome yet awkward love confessions in anime history, Edward finally confesses his love for Winry in the best way possible.

3. “It was like you brought color to my life. You changed my life, all by yourself.”

— Sawako Kuronuma (Kimi ni Todoke)

Sawako lived her entire life depressed and sad because of her appearance. Nobody would talk to her, but Shouta never cared for any of it. So finally, Sawako expresses her feeling in the most wholesome way possible. Love truly brings color into one’s life.

4. “I’ll marry you! No matter what kind of handicap you have! Even if you can’t walk or stand, or even if you can’t have kids, I’ll still marry you. I’ll always be with you. The Yui I met here isn’t fake. It’s you. No matter where or how I meet you, I’ll fall in love with you. If I can meet you again, against the 6 billion to 1 odds, and even if your body can’t move, I’ll marry you.” — Hideki Hinata (Angel Beats)

Hideki lived his entire life for others. He always wanted to protect his companions and was willing to go through even the most painful situation for them. But at this moment, he made a decision for himself. He promises Yui that, no matter what happens, he will find her and marry her in the next life.

5. “Even if I lose this feeling, I’m sure I’ll just fall in love with you all over again.”

— Syaoran Li (Cardcaptor Sakura)

Finally, after years of waiting, the cool and calm Syaoran confesses his feelings for Sakura.

6. “I don’t understand you! You say you don’t love me, but act like you do! Do I have a chance or not? ”

— Yoshida Haru (My Little Monster)

Yoshida Haru immediately fell in love with Shizuku, but she acts like she is in love with him back even after declining his advances. Confused, he finally confronts Shizuku over her Tsundere attitude.

7. “People’s feelings are memories that transcend time”

— Kurisu Makise (Steins; Gate)

Makise realizes how important feelings are. Despite being one of the most renowned scientists in the world, she admits that people’s feelings, their emotions are such that they could transcend time.

8. “Kurosaki-kun, you know I had a lot of things I wanted to do…I want to be a teacher…I also want to be an astronaut…And also make my own cake shop…I want to go the sweets bakery and say, ‘I want one of everything’…Ohhh, I wish I could live five times over. Then I’d be born in five different places, and I’d stuff myself with different food from around the world…I’d live five different lives with five different occupations…And then, for those five times…I’d fall in love with the same person…”

— Inoue Orihime (Bleach)

In one of the most sentimental scenes in Bleach, Orihime is just about to be abducted, and she is given a chance to say goodbye to one last person. She chooses Ichigo, the love of her life, and as sad as this scene is, her words are heart-wrenching at the very least.

9. “The hardest part of loving you is knowing that eventually it’s going to come to an end.”

– Isla (Plastic memories)

Isla knows that she is nearing her lifespan, and her memories are about to be wiped out. Because of that, she desperately tries not to fall in love with anybody, but after developing feelings for Tsukasa, she reminisces how hard it would be for her to forget about him.

10. “Since ancient times, the dragon has been the only beast to equal the tiger. Even if you’re not by my side right now, I will leap through space and time and always be by your side. These feelings will never change.”

— Ryuuji Takasu (Toradora!)

 Ryuuji and Taiga spend months on end to get each other to date their secret crushes, only to finally realize their emotions for one another. They decide to run away and elope till Ryuuji realizes that running away won’t solve anything. Seeing this, Taiga leaves Ryuuji without any warning to solve her situation with her mother, and Ryuuji decides to wait for Taiga no matter how long she takes. This feeling of trust and admiration for one another cannot be expressed in a more heartfelt quote than this.

11. “I used to always cry and give up…I made many wrong turns…But you…You helped me find the right path…I always chased after you…I wanted to catch up to you…I wanted to walk beside you all the time…I just wanted to be with you…You changed me! Your smile is what saved me! That is why I’m not afraid to die protecting you! Because…I love you…”

— Hyuuga Hinata (Naruto)

Hinata has always been a meek and shy girl. But for her love, she is willing to do anything. Even when faced with death, she tries to save Naruto and confesses her long-held feelings for him.

12. “It is not “does she love me?”, it is “how can she possibly love me?”

— Hachiman Hikigaya (OreGairu)

Hachiman lives the life of a loner and has a cynic personality. When he thinks that a girl is showing signs of interest in him, he counters that with every possible reason why that could not be the case. This statement is reminiscent of his experience that we all could relate to in our lives.

13. “You’re not alone. We are partners. If you are a witch, then I’ll become a warlock.”

— Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)

Lelouch lived his life callously playing around and having fun in Japan. But when he finally finds love, he is willing to cross every limit in order to be with C2. His commitment to C2 is more than just apparent with this confession.

14. “This area feels weird, it’s been throbbing hard since that time. When you told me not to go. When you held me so tight. It won’t go away. Your voice is still in my ear. What happened to me? Is this… love? ”

— Mashiro Shiina (The Pet Girl at Sakurasou)

Mashiro is a stoic girl who rarely ever shows her emotions. But living with Sorata at Sakurasou has made her experience emotions that she has never felt before, and her confession to Sorata apparent of how she felt for him.

15. “No matter which world line, what time, or where I am, I will always love you. I’ll say it one more time, I love you.”

— Okabe (Steins; Gate)

Okabe finally confesses to Kurisu after jumping through multiple world lines. Although Kurisu does not remember much from those experiences, with this world line, Okabe shows Kurisu that no matter what happens, no matter how time passes, his love for her will always stay the same.

16. “Because nothing makes one happier than being with the one you love.” — Isla (Plastic Memories)

Despite being on the verge of losing her memories, Isla has finally embraced her love for Tsukasa and is not afraid to express it.

17.”I really hate it when I miss you so much and I can’t do anything about it.” — Kosaki Onodera (Nisekoi)

Onodera always held in her feelings for Ichijo, but as her longing for him becomes unbearable, she can’t help but think about him. We all have waited unbearably to talk to our loved ones and have become frustrated, especially when we can’t do anything about it.

18. “Just your touch… gets me excited. It makes me so happy. But those feelings will all turn into pain. The happier I am now, the more it’ll hurt. I know how cruel this is… but no matter how hard I try, I can’t rid myself of this. Nejima-kun… I… don’t know… what love is.”

— Takasaki Misaki (Koi To Uso)

Takasaki held in her feelings for Nejima for a long time. Even after getting paired with someone else, she tried to move on, but her feelings persist. We all have felt unrequited love that we can’t do anything with.

19. “Love is like a mirror that reflects your bad side. Especially when it’s unrequited, you get envious, jealous, prejudiced, and resentful. You have to face all sorts of emotions, but there’s no reason to find that shameful.”

— Margery Daw (Shakugan No Shana)

Young love is passionate. While Margery is living with Eita, Ogita, who has a crush on Eita, confronts Margery’s relationship with him. Margery calms Ogita down and gives her a lesson on romance that we all can learn something from.

20. “You may not believe me but, even before he told me his name, I felt as if I already knew who he was.”

— Takahashi Nanami (Bokura ga Ita)

Falling in love, at first sight, can be a perplexing idea to some. But for Nanami, this idea could be more valid. On her first day at high school, she came across Motoharu, and for some reason or the other, she felt like she knew everything about him before she even talked to him.

21. “There is only one person who you can each truly love. It’s too bad that you can’t change who that person is. If you could, then you both would be a lot happier.”

— Arisugawa Juri (Revolutionary Girl Utena)

Arisugawa may come across as someone with a strong personality, but she is weak when it comes to love. Not being able to get over the one person you love is a feeling we all can relate to.

22. “I too am alone. It’s sad being alone. It’s painful. I felt that way too. But if we’re together, at times we may hurt each other, and we may even part. But, that is not the end. I’ll always be with you.”

— Hitomi Kanzaki (Vision of Escaflowne)

Being alone is the saddest feeling in the world. But Hitomi Kanzaki believes that there is always someone beside you no matter what. Even if you push them away, they will believe in you and stay with you, even if you don’t realize their presence.

23.”I was dead until the moment I met you. I was a powerless corpse pretending to be alive. Living without power, without the ability to change my course, was bound to a slow death.”

— Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)

Lelouch lived his entire life planning revenge against his father. After living a monotone life, not having anything of his own, C2 finally brought love into his life. Like Sawako, Lelouch’s feeling is something all lovers can relate to.

24. “Love, passion, why do we get caught up by such troublesome feelings? The mind couldn’t ever get things straight, and you lose control to know what is sensible. Deep down it’s all so vexing.”

— Usui Takumi (Maid Sama!)

Usui gives off the impression of a callous playboy who does not believe that love is something special. May it had to do with how he grew up, but with this statement, he shows his frustration with love and just how troublesome it actually is.

25. “The two of us aren’t so different. My whole life I’ve desired from others. I felt bitter to the people around me and I closed off my heart. And a heart that lets nothing in, will become empty before you realize it. ”

— Mei Aihara (Citrus) 

Mei was surprised to find out that she had a step-sister so suddenly, but with time she realized that Yuzu is not all that different from her. But maybe because of this similarity, she reveals to Mei how she has closed her heart off to others.

26. “I can’t forget the times we spent alone together. They leave me wanting more. ”

— Sawako Kuronuma (Kimi Ni Todoke)

Sawako is the purest soul in Kimi Ni Todoke. It’s her wholesome nature that makes her so loveable. She loves Shouta with all her heart and cherishes every moment that they spend with one another.

27. “I love you, Jintan. It’s the “I want to marry you” type of I love you.”

— Meiko Honma (Anohana)

Perhaps one of the most wholehearted confessions in anime, Meiko loved Gin as a child. And even after coming back from the dead as a spirit, her feelings persist.

28. “Don’t bother telling me to run again. Trying to shoulder the burden all by yourself? Don’t be such a stranger. Weep and ask for help. Lean on me with your runny nose. Cry when you feel like crying. Laugh when you feel like laughing. When you’re tearing up with an ugly face, I’ll give you a good cry with an uglier face. When you’re laughing so much your stomach hurts, I’ll laugh in a louder voice. That’s how it should be.”

— Sakata Gintoki (Gintama)

Tsukiyo spent her entire life not relying on anyone else to solve her problems. But Gintoki finally breaks her cycle of suffering and urges her to depend on him to save her and the dwellers of the Kabuki District.

29. “Even if you think I’m a nuisance, no matter where you go, I’ll find you. I’ll always be listening for your voice. When the rain falls, when the wind blows, when the flowers scatter, when shadow looms. In every sign, I’ll search for your voice.”

— Tada Banri (Golden Time)

Although Tada did not like Koko at first, but after spending a lot of time with her, he became infatuated with Koko. Fate might have brought them together, but Tada is committed to their relationship. And during a difficult time, when they both seem to be torn apart, Tada leaps out to grab Koko and promises to never let go of her.

30. “What is love? It’s when your eyes start following someone, and you look for them if they’re not around. You get excited thinking you might run into him when you’re putting your shoes on in the morning. And when you don’t it’s a little disappointing. But then you pass by him and that makes you happy for the rest of the day. It feels like you can handle anything. Seeing him is enough to make you happy.”

— Takasaki Misaki (Koi to Uso)

When asked what love is by Nejima, Takasaki replied in the most profoundly beautiful way possible.

31. “Why’d I ever meet him? If I knew it was going to hurt this much, I wish I’d never laid eyes on him. But I want to see him. I can’t deny it. I want to see Inuyasha once more! It’s clear now. I must be in love with him. Before I knew it, I’d grown to love him so much.”

― Kagome (Inuyasha)

Love can be punishing to some, especially when it starts out as a one-sided affair. Kagome loves Inuyasha, but when he leaves for Kikyou, her heart is unable to bear the pain.

32. “Even if we are apart as long we have a ring which shows our eternal love…We can feel each other nearby.”

― Nasa Yuzaki (Tonikaku Kawaii)

Nasa may not know that much about love, but following the norms of society, his idea of a ring is just too beautiful. When Tsukasa calls wedding rings a waste of money since they have already been married, Nasa fights back with just how essential rings can be for their relationship.

33. “I can’t bear the thought of living in this world without you.”

― Elizabeth Liones (7 Deadly Sins)

Elizabeth never liked Meliodas at the start, but gradually, her feelings for him have grown. And now, even the thought of living in the world without Meliodas has become unbearable.

34. “In the end, mustering the courage to confess is up to the people concerned.”

― Maiko Shu (Nisekoi)

Maiko has experienced unrequited love. He knows just how important confessing your feelings for someone can be. But the confession should always come from someone’s heart, not from peer pressure or extraneous motivation.

35. “Having happy and beautiful memories won’t always bring you salvation. The more beautiful a memory is, the more painful it can become. It can even become terrifying. Both for the one who’s leaving… And for the one left behind. “

― Isla (Plastic Memories)

Isla will soon lose her memories, and just thinking about this fact is enough to break her heart.

36. “My, my! Do I really need to spell it out for you? There is nothing that you can acquire without making a move on your own. It’s the same with romance – your only hope is to be more aggressive.”

― Marika Tachibana (Nisekoi)

Marika is crazily in love with Raku. Her enthusiasm may be held back by her health, but Marika, no matter what, is not willing to let anything come in between her and the love of her life.

37. “After all… love is all about timing… If you don’t say the right thing at the right moment no matter how much fate was involved in the relationship, everything will be ruined. Even if you regret it, it’ll be too late.”

― Takeuchi Masafumi (Bokura Ga Ita)

Takeuchi loved Nanami, but he never confessed his feelings because it could get troublesome afterward if she rejects him. Because of this, Nanami moved on and got into a relationship with another guy. His take on love that you need to act at the right moment, else you will regret your decisions, is sad yet a correct statement one at the same time.

38. “The moment you find the courage to give up your life for someone… would be the moment you understand love.”

― Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)

Kenshin is a warrior at heart. After his years of travel, he finally realizes what makes a warrior strong and what it means to truly love someone.

39. “You aren’t happy even if you’re with them. It makes me nervous. Nothing happened like I thought it would. It isn’t fun. But I still want to be with them.” — Taichi Mashima (Chihayafuru)

Taichi may be disheartened by the notion of love. But he puts light onto a less spoken part of life when things stop being as exciting with your partner, but despite the shortcomings, you still want to stay with them.

40. “If you love someone, he could make you sad. He could even make you feel lonely sometimes. But that someone can also make you happier than you’ll ever be….”

— Saki Hanajima (Fruits Basket)

When Saki felt that she was losing her dear friend, Tohru, to Sohma’s, she became distraught. Only to be comforted by her dear friend later on, who came to check on a sad Saki because she was worried about her. At this point, Saki realizes that they would continue to protect each other no matter how distant their relationship becomes. Good friends are hard to come by, but when they do, no matter how far the physical distance becomes, they always stay by  your side, no matter what.

41. “You were always there for me, and that’s all I needed. Just you. For some reason, I didn’t feel sad or broken up, it just didn’t seem real. But slowly I realized it was real – that you were gone. And little by little, I slowly felt something inside me go numb.”

— Jet Black (Cowboy Bebop)

After finally reuniting with his ex-girlfriend, Jett asks her why she left him, only to get a reply that said: “I have forgotten all about it.” Sometimes we don’t realize what we had until it is just too late.

42. “I know I mustn’t love anyone. I simply can’t open my heart to anybody. Because… I know… I know it’ll only hurt them in the end. ”

— Shiori Misaka (Kanon)

Shiori is a kind-hearted girl. She cares for others so much that she vowed to never fall in love with another person because it would just hurt them in the end due to her condition. Despite this, when Yuichi gets involved with her, she breaks her pledge only to become frustrated about her love later on.

43. “You’re always in my mind and it makes me both happy and sad. I guess that’s what it feels like to be in love.”

— Kuroyukihime (Accel World)

Kuroyukihime may be famous as the Ice Queen, but her confession to Haruyuki is filled with the emotions of a maiden in love.

44. “I still remember that day when our eyes first acquainted—a trivial moment of nothing yet the timeless beginning of everything.”

— Isla (Plastic Memories)

Fateful encounters may be a fantasy from the fairy tales, but for Isla, her meeting with Tsukasa is the best thing that has ever happened to her.

45. “I was younger then, I wasn’t afraid of anything, I didn’t think about dying for a second. I thought I was invincible. Then I met some girl. I wanted to live, I started to think like that; for the first time I was afraid of death. I had never felt like that before.”

— Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)

Love changes people. And this could be truer for Spike, who used to live his life as a daredevil in his younger years. But Julia changed him and made him want to live the rest of his life with her.

46. “There was no meaning to things that were only superficial. That was a single belief that both me and her once shared.”

— Hachiman Hikigaya (OreGairu)

Hachiman is known for his cynical personality. Sad as it may be when trouble starts to appear between him and Yukine, he reminisces how the club was just a façade and how they just kept it going without much real reason.

47. “I can’t stand it anymore. Even if you think I’m weird… Or cringe worthy… just being like this makes me happy enough to shed tears.”

— Ruka Sarashina (Rent A Girlfriend)

Ruka is passionate about Kazuya because just his presence is enough to make her heart beat faster. Although she has a heart condition, Ruka just wants to stay with her beloved and feel different emotions, no matter what he thinks of her.

48. “There’s no use in just creating “Love”. Empty hearts filled with “Love” tend to be unstable.”

— Katsuragi Keima (The World Only God Knows)

Katsuragi is a genius who has cracked the code of making girls fall in love with him. He does not believe in fake feelings based on the situation. But a genuine sense of love and admiration is at the core of his mission. Which he uses to navigate through the hearts of various maidens.

49. “There is no better time to part, than when we wish for it never to end.” — Holo (Spice and Wolf)

Holo is a spirit that has lived through centuries on end, outliving her partners every time. But this time, she decides to part away with Lawrence right in the middle of their long journey due to the situation in the port city.

50. “I never planned to fall in love.”

– Seishirou Tsugumi (NiseKoi)

Tsugumi never planned to fall in love ever. She planned to live her life for her Ojousan as her trusted guard. But accidentally falls in love with the one person her Ojousama loved. While being perplexed by her feeling for Raku, Tsugumi goes through a multitude of emotions because of her unrequited love. We all can relate to what Tsugumi is going through here.

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[Top 15] Best Romance Fantasy Anime 2021

Top 15 Best Romance Fantasy Anime 2021

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.

15. Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror

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.

14. Immemorial Love For You 2nd Season

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.

13. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III OVA

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.

12. Kaguya-sama: Love is War OVA

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.

11. Farewell, My Dear Cramer Movie: First Touch

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.

10. Spirit Chronicles

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.

9. Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki

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.

8. Kanojo mo Kanojo

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.

7. Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! 2nd Season

The second season of Uzaki-chan WA Asobitai! will continue the wholesome relationship between the loud Uzaki and her reserved sempai, Sakurai.

6. Sword Art Online: Progressive

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.

5. The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent

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.

4. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal

A reboot of the original Sailor Moon anime that will be covering the Dream arc.

3. Beastars: Season 2

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.

2. Rent-A-Girlfriend: Season 2

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.

1. Horimiya

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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[Top 15] Best Romance Comedy Anime 2021

Top 15 Best Romance Comedy Anime 2021

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.

15. Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro

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.

14. Tonikaku Kawaii Ova

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.

13. The Way of the Househusband

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. 

12. I Shaved. Then I Brought a High School Girl Home

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.

11. The Detective Is Already Dead

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.


10. Date A Live IV

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.

9. The Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose!

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.


8. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

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.


7. The Duke of Death and His Maid

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.


6. Taishou Maiden Fairytale

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.


5. Re: Construction the Elfrieden Kingdom Tales of Realistic Brave

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.


4. Fruits Basket: The Final

Fruits Basket: The Final is the 3rd season of Fruits Basket, which is set to conclude the story of Tohru, Kyo, and Yuki.

3. It’s Too Sick to Call this Love

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.


2. The Quintessential Quintuplets 2

The second season of Quintessential Quintuplets, continuing Fuutarou’s efforts to make his students graduate.


1. Horimiya

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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[Top 15] Best Isekai Romance Manhwa (Royalty Selection)

Best Isekai Romance Manhwa (Royalty Selection)

     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.

Best Isekai Romance
    Here is a comprehensive list of the best Isekai Romance Manhwa so far under the Royalty subgenre, in no particular order. 


Who Made Me A Princess

     “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

     “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

     “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

     “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

     “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

     “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

 “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

     “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

     “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.

Daughter Of The Emperor


Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady With The Lamp

    “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.

Doctor Elise


Survive As The Hero’s Wife

     “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

     “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.

Lady Baby


When The Evil Girl Loves

     “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.

When The Evil Girl Loves


The Villainess Is A Marionette

     “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!