Top 10 Romantic Anime Ranked On Basis Of IMDb Rating

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According to IMDb, these 10 romantic anime will be good to watch for you. When it comes to anime, we deal with a wide range of genres. Anime is just not about supernatural, mecha, and action.

But, honestly, nothing engages you in a universe like a well-written romance. Isn’t it true that we’re all looking for love? There’s nothing to be embarrassed about. A wonderful romance can make anyone’s heart sing. And anime is one of the best animation genres for presenting them.

There are many different types of anime, and one of the most popular is romance. The romance is further divided into two sub-genres. On one hand, there is a romantic comedy and on another hand, there is serious anime. Romance genres can also be found in a slice of life.

There have been numerous romance stories depicted in Japanese animation over the years, ranging from humorous to serious and sorrowful. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of the top ten romance anime on IMDb rating.

Anime Names        IMDb Rating
Your Lie In April                   8.6
CLANNAD: After Story                   8.6
Kaguya-Sama: Love is war                   8.5
Your name                   8.4
Fruits Basket                   8.3
Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai                   8.2
Kamisama Kiss                   8.1
I Want To Eat Your Pancreas                   8.1
Maid-Sama                   8.0
Rent-A-Girlfriend                   7.5


1. Your Lie In April

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It is about musicals and romance that makes them so appealing. The stories appear to be popular with the audience. Despite its similar plot, Your Lie In April will always have a position on any prized list. It portrays the story of Kousei Arima, a pianist who gives up after his mother’s death. But, as the saying goes, love finds you in your difficult times.

A lovely violinist assists Kousei in reclaiming his life. Furthermore, Your Lie In April is a love tragedy that tackles the difficult issues of loss, suffering, acceptance, and learning to keep on moving. The anime is not only about Kousei and Kaori’s love. It’s about Kousei learning to be his own person rather than living just for the benefit of others. Until Kaori came along, Kousei had never given much attention to his future. Moving on, the anime delivers a hidden message too.

2. CLANNAD: After Story

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Clannad follows Okazaki Tomoya a good third-year student at Hikarizaka Private High School. Furthermore, he meets five girls who encourage him to reconnect with society and reconsider what family means to him. Okazaki Tomoya and Nagisa’s relationship progresses as they complete high school. Nagisa assists Tomoya, the deadly hero, in leading a happy life. The pair confronts life head-on, and their love deepens through time. It’s worth noting that Clannad: The After Story is a tragic story.

There are five primary female characters in the story. As well as there are supporting women who Tomoya meets along the way. It was first published in 2005 and was re-released in English in 2016.

3. Kaguya-Sama: Love is war

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This anime is a comedy, set in an elite private high school. Miyuki Shirogane is the class president and the school’s second-best student. Even more, Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane both have a huge mutual crush. But they’re both too proud and stubborn to initiate contact. As a result, they turn into romantic gestures, which is a lot of fun to watch.

The story began to examine what they couldn’t disclose to each other. It’s not every day that a romance serial moves on to what happens after two characters marry.

The novel gradually evolved from its original competition-based idea into a delightful story about two individuals attempting to work through their affections for one another.

4. Your Name

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Most romance anime uses the same old tension-filled scenes, and while we cry and smile. We’re also a little tired of it because we’ve seen it a million times before. But this anime follows a very different plot. Your Name is essentially a film in which a male and a girl trade bodies.

Mitsuha is a rustic girl who despises her surroundings. Also, She would give anything to be able to live in a big metropolis. Taki is just a regular Tokyo kid. Some of the best animations I’ve ever seen are in Your Name. The cities have realistic animation. When the plot takes a magical turn, so does the artwork. All we know is that despite not knowing each other and living thousands of miles apart. Additionally, Mitsuha and Taki Tachibana have bonded through this cosmic occurrence in Japan.

5. Fruits Basket

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There was a  Fruits Basket anime in the early 2000s. Although, its graphics are now a little old. As a result, this stunningly animated remake was released. The famous tale of Tohru Honda and the cursed Sohma family is back and better than ever. People change into an animal and has a very different type of drama.

Fruits Basket has the primary cast being replaced by a new generation of Sohma children. Almost every couple who was still together at the end of Fruits Basket married and started a family. The main goal of the new series is to have all of the new Sohmas show up. Besides it, the viewers got a chance to watch every character of manga. Also, the characters are well developed, and the cast has played their role very well.

6. Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl-Senpai

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No, this show isn’t about bunny girls, and I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times before. But you might assume a lighthearted romance with no serious plot. Even more, you will be shocked, as I was, by how it tackles each character’s social problems highlighting real-world difficulties.

Each volume has a new artist for each arc of the manga, including Mai and Tomeo’s arcs. It’s about a guy overcoming real-world concerns with his bunny girl. The character growth is excellent in both the Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl-senpai anime and light book. Altogether, the anime is quite good having romance as well as following the social problems.

7. Kamisama Kiss

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Kamisama Kiss blends Shjo with the supernatural and is based on Julietta Suzuki’s manga with the same name. It tells the narrative of Nanami Momozono, a little girl who was made homeless by her father’s debt. Moreover, She’s a sweet little sweetheart who goes out of her way to help strangers. When she’s not burdened by her problems.

Nanami saves a man from naughty dogs by chance. Additionally, her life is never the same again. The man then gives a kiss on her forehead. As well, as a gesture of thanks before offering her his abandoned home as a place to stay. Furthermore, she falls in love with her old friend Tomoe who is a fox. The romance is way too good as it is of human and non-human.

8. I Want To Eat Your Pancreas

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From the start, you could argue that this anime will destroy both your pancreas and your heart by the time it ends. But like any sad anime, it follows the main character as he gradually opens up to others and learns about his flaws.

Sakura Yamauchi, one a high school student who has been diagnosed with a terminal disease. As she lives out her final moments, this secret brings the main character and her together. Because Sakura was always so bright and cheery, it was difficult to believe she was afflicted with such an illness. Throughout the anime, the second primary protagonist is unnamed.

9. Maid-Sama

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The tough and independent Misaki Ayuzawa stars in this adorable rom-com. She starts as the strict and no-nonsense school president. Moreover, she sets an example in her grade 10. As well, Misaki is surrounded by boys because the school has only recently become co-ed.

In addition, she works at a maid café. Moving on, one day her classmate finds out her hidden job. Simply there’s a lot of laughter, pranks, and awkward but earnest teenage romance. This is the anime that every shojo anime fan should not miss. Finding that some of the male students try to harass her. Additionally, the hero promises to keep it a secret.

10. Rent-A-Girlfriend


This anime, which was released in the summer of 2020, introduced some new things to the harem genre. The anime consists of three girls. One of them is a Super Special Devil type girl who is all in love with the main character. As well, she is as dumb as stone. I understand that some of the main character’s decisions may throw you off.

But the thing that everyone likes about the anime is though having various girls, it goes in the same direction. You can already tell who is going to win the game. Furthermore, it was also quite interesting to see a different girl with a different personality. Rent-a-girlfriend was a delightful pleasurable summer watch filled with settings.

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