Romantic comedies are the most well liked out of all the different kind of films. They are easy to watch and leave you feeling good. You don’t need a day, time or place to start watching rom-coms. Be it in the cosiness of your bedroom or thousands of feet above ground on a plane, you can watch and enjoy rom-coms anyplace and anytime. Anime, one of the most popular kind of art nowadays, is not untouched from the magic of romcoms. When it comes to romantic comedies, Japan has a knack for producing contents with a wide range of themes and emotional contrasts. We have curated a list if you want to indulge in some really good rom-com anime of past few years. Here’s the list of top romantic comedy anime of all time. You can watch several of these best rom-com anime on Crunchyroll or Netflix.
15. Fruits Basket (2001)
‘Fruits Basket’ is a nice anime to start your journey. Not a typical rom-com per se, ‘Fruits Basket’ does possess few intrinsic traits. It’s the story of teenager Tooru, who after the death of her mother, moves in with her grandfather. But due to her grandfather’s house being renovated, she decides to live in a tent as she doesn’t want to be a burden to others. After an accident, she meets Yuki Souma and his cousin Shigure Souma who invites her to stay with them in their house for a few days. However, Tooru soon faces the dark secrets of Yuki as things take a complex turn. She meets zodiac creatures as her resilience tries to break the curse of Yuki.
14. Golden Time (2013-14)
Based on the light novel by the same name, ‘Golden Time’ is a positive anime featuring good-looking young people doing young people things. Our guy Banri Tada has suffered from an accident that rendered him, amnesiac. He’s forgetting his past and belongings as he is admitted to a law school in Tokyo. Just when he thought his life couldn’t go anywhere, he befriends Mitsuo Yanagisawa and decides to give his life another shot. However, everything is changed when he meets a girl named Kouko Kaga as his life takes a turn for good.
13. Honey and Clover (2005-06)
‘Honey and Clover’ has been made available to general masses in various versions of manga series, anime film and also as a live action film. The main story remains intact. The story is typically about teenage love that will make you sob like a little kid. We have three college boys from a modest background. They all are different in nature as Yuuta, Takumi, and Shinobu share a low rent apartment. Yuuta and Shinobu both fall in love with a new girl Hagumi Hanamoto yet both chooses two different ways to deal with their emotions. Meanwhile, Hagumi befriends Ayumi who loves Takumi. The series is full of raw emotions as young people witness the pleasure and pain of being in and falling out of love.
12. My Love Story (2015)
‘My Love Story’ pitches the unconventional love story of Takeo Gouda. Now Takeo is unlike any other typical freshman of love stories. He’s big, muscular, intimidating and lacks finesse when it comes to talking to girls. His outward appearance often covers up his soft and brave heart. The girls he likes often get intimidated by his stature while best friend Makoto Sunakawa is charming and a chick magnet. Finally, Takeo falls hard for beautiful Rinko Yamato when he saves her from a sexual assault and Makoto attempts to act as cupid for his friend while searching for his own better half.
11. My Little Monster (2012)
‘My Little Monster’ focuses on the relationship between Shizuku Mizutani and Haru Yoshida. Shizuku is a girl who is disinterested in everything other than her studies. Naturally, she doesn’t have friends. Things change when she meets Haru. Haru is a boy who sits beside her in class but he doesn’t attend school regularly. He is erratic and violent and is devoid of companies of classmates. Haru falls head over heels when he meets her in his home. He immediately addresses her as his friend and the two instantaneously strike a deep bond of love and friendship while exploring their complex nature and overcoming their shortcomings.