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(2023) Top 25 Best Love Anime to Watch With Your Girlfriend/ Boyfriend

Last updated on February 20th, 2023 at 23:00 pm

The romance genre has been a popular category in anime for a long time. The slow plot development with the love triangles and occasional comedy bits makes it an exciting genre.

There are also heartbreaking moments in some of them that are surely going to make you cry. Thus, what’s better than to have an anime date with your boyfriend/girlfriend and binge watch love anime while revealing that passionate otaku side of yours.

Today we are going to rank the top 25 best love anime that you people can watch with your significant others. Most of these anime are quite popular and have a strong fan base.

Some of them are even on the list of the best anime of all time. In these rankings, we are also including anime movies besides the series since their heartwarming stories are impossible to exclude.

Top 25 Best Love Anime to Watch With Your Girlfriend/ Boyfriend Ranked

25) Rent-a-Girlfriend


Anime Name彼女、お借りします
MAL Ratings7.11
Number of Episodes24 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Comedy, Romance
StudioTMS Entertainment
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

Romance genre is forever incomplete without a pretend-lover trope. Rent-a-Girlfriend is about Kazuya, a college student, whose girlfriend brutally dumps him.

To get over her, he hires a date from an online app, meeting Chizuru and becoming enamored with her, though he realizes she’s anything but sweet and docile. Circumstances compel them to act as lovers for Kazuya’s family.

24) My Little Monster

My Little Monster

Anime Nameとなりの怪物くん
MAL Ratings7.48
Number of Episodes13
Genre(s)Comedy, Romance
StudioBrain’s Base
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Netflix

There’s a saying that opposites attract and that’s certainly true for Shizuku and Haru. Shizuku is an overachiever with no friends and Haru is a delinquent who also doesn’t have any friends.

When their paths cross, Haru announces Shizuku to be his friend and professes his love for her. Can true love really blossom between these two contrasting yet similar teenagers?

23) Tsurezure Children

Tsurezure Children

Anime Name徒然チルドレン
MAL Ratings7.57
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Comedy, Romance
StudioStudio Gokumi
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation

Another very underrated anime follows My Little Monster in the 23rd position. Tsurezure Children is a mixture of many small romantic stories with some hilarious moments to keep the fans entertained.

We explore a variety of relationships within the same high school and how each of them navigates through this complex emotion called love. Each of the characters is also connected through their various friendships and they all come together for one final episode at the end of the season.

22) 5 Centimeters Per Second

5 Centimeters Per Second

Anime Name秒速5センチメートル
MAL Ratings7.58
Number of Episodes1 (movie)
Genre(s)Drama, Romance
StudioCoMix Wave Films
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Netflix

A heart-wrenching love story can also be a good film to watch on a date. Go along the journey of Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara in this beautiful film directed by Makoto Shinkai.

Takaki and Akari explore the difficulties of their long distance relationship as they keep drifting apart with each passing day.

The film beautifully surfaces the challenges faced by two people in a long distance relationship where in this film Takaki and Akari keep getting stuck in the past and as a result hurt their near and dear ones.

21) Orange


Anime Nameorange(オレンジ)
MAL Ratings7.62
Number of Episodes13
Genre(s)Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
StudioTelecom Animation Films
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

With a great opening song and an engaging plot, Orange is one of the most underrated love anime. Have you ever wondered how you would react if you were to receive a message from your future self?

If yes then this anime is perfect for you. It comprises six main characters namely Naho, Kakeru, Hiroto, Takako, Hagita and Azusa. Apart from Kakeru each of them received a letter from their future selves to prevent Kakeru from committing suicide and save him.

20) Blue Spring Ride

Blue Spring Ride

Anime Nameアオハライド
MAL Ratings7.64
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Romance, Comedy
StudioProduction I.G.
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

There’s few memories as sweet and beloved as the first love. Blue Spring Ride is about Futaba who liked a boy in middle school. The boy liked her back but didn’t come to meet her where they were supposed to.

In high school, Futaba has changed herself to become a tomboy. When she meets the boy, Kou, again, old feelings rush back to both.

19) Garden Of Words

Garden Of Words

Anime Name言の葉の庭
MAL Ratings7.90
Number of Episodes1 (movie)
Genre(s)Drama, Romance
StudioCoMix Wave Films
Where to WatchNetflix, HIDIVE

In this yet another beautiful film directed by Makoto Shinkai we come across a shoemaker, Takao Akizuki. He happened to have a chance encounter with Yukari Yukino in a beautiful garden on a rainy day.

This encounter proves to be life changing for both of them as they forget about their hidden worries just by being with each other.

18) Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku


Anime Nameヲタクに恋は難しい
MAL Ratings7.94
Number of Episodes11 + OVA (3 episodes)
Genre(s)Romance, Comedy
StudioA-1 Pictures
Where to WatchNA

Unlike most romance anime which feature teenagers, Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku focuses on adult relationships. It also works with a unique premise of relationship among otaku.

Narumi can’t hold on to a normal relationship because she is an otaku and fujoshi. When she meets fellow otaku and her childhood friend, Hirotaka at her new job, the two enter into a relationship. Funny, realistic and sweet, it’s the perfect anime to watch with your significant other.

17) Komi Can’t Communicate

Komi Can't Communicate

Anime Name古見さんは、コミュ症です。
MAL Ratings7.95
Number of Episodes24 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Comedy, Romance
Where to WatchNetflix

Komi is beautiful and popular but can’t interact with anyone because of her communication disorder. Thanks to this, she’s very lonely and hasn’t ever had any friends.

But in her new high school, she meets an ordinary boy named Tadano who patiently understands her and helps her make new friends. This anime is very sweet and wholesome. Watch it with your partner as this is one of the best love anime out there.

16) Kimi ni Todoke: From Me To You

Kimi ni Todoke

Anime Name君に届け
MAL Ratings8.00
Number of Episodes37 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Romance, Drama, Comedy
StudioProduction I.G.
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation

In this romance anime, we follow a 15-year-old girl, Sawako Kuronuma. After being gravely misunderstood by her classmates, Sawako’s high school life took a turn when she started talking with Kazehaya.

It opened up new doors for her as she made new friendships and also started strengthening her romantic relationship with Kazehaya.

15) Maid Sama!

Maid Sama

Anime Name会長はメイド様!
MAL Ratings8.01
Number of Episodes26
Genre(s)Romance, Comedy
StudioJ.C. Staff
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, HIDIVE

Misaki Ayuzawa is the tough, no-nonsense student council president of the recently-turned co-ed Seika High. She secretly works as a waitress in a maid café but doesn’t want anyone to know.

When the school’s most popular boy and notorious heartbreaker, Takumi Usui finds out her secret, feelings bloom between the two amongst a lot of chaos and denial. With two very attractive main characters with sizzling chemistry, this series is one of the best love anime out there.

14) My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

Anime Nameやはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。
MAL Ratings8.01
Number of Episodes38 (3 seasons)
Genre(s)Comedy, Drama, Romance
StudioBrain’s Base
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, HIDIVE, Shahid

A great romantic anime with some brilliant slice of life elements to it, Oregairu recently concluded its last season and has been a major hit. The story revolves around the two main characters Hachiman Hikigaya and Yukino Yukinoshita.

Considered as the misfits of society watch as they explore their messy school lives and bring about major changes not only in their lives but also in the lives of their schoolmates. In this process, these two polar opposite characters also begin to develop a strong bond between themselves.

13) Toradora!


Anime Nameとらドラ!
MAL Ratings8.09
Number of Episodes25
Genre(s)Romance, Drama, Comedy
Where to WatchNetflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation

When Ryuuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka fall in love with each other’s best friends things get complicated real quick. Watch as these two characters cross paths with each other and discover a completely unknown side of themselves.

As they try to help with each other’s crush they develop a good friendship and love starts blooming among these four people.

12) Horimiya


Anime Nameホリミヤ
MAL Ratings8.20
Number of Episodes13
Genre(s)Romance, Comedy
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix, Animax Mongolia, Bahamut Anime Crazy, Bilibili, Pops, Wakanim

A sweet story with an emotional core, Horimiya is about two teenagers being able to show their true selves to each other.

Popular Hori and gloomy Miyamura never interact at school but when their lives cross outside, they find a beautiful bond forming between them.

Horimiya charmingly shows a teenage relationship with all its heart-throbbing moments and awkward predicaments.

11) Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Anime Nameフルーツバスケット
MAL Ratings8.22
Number of Episodes63 (3 seasons) + 1 OVA
Genre(s)Drama, Romance, Supernatural, Comedy
StudioTMS Entertainment
Where to WatchNetflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation

Fruits Basket is one of the best shoujo manga and its 2019 adaption is undoubtedly the best romance and drama anime since ages.

The story revolves around Tohru, a kindhearted orphan girl whose life becomes entwined with the unfortunate people of the Sohma family.

The show portrays the characters and their emotions so beautifully that one can’t help but love it. It’s truly one of the best love anime ever. 

10) My Dress Up Darling

My Dress Up Darling

Anime Nameその着せ替え人形は恋をする
MAL Ratings8.27
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Romance, Slice of Life
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation, Aniplus TV, Bahamut Anime Crazy, Bilibili, Bilibili Global, Laftel, Wakanim, iQIYI

This is a fairly new show and undoubtedly one of the best love anime in recent years. It follows Wakana Gojo, a high schooler who aims to make perfect hina dolls like his grandfather.

His lonely days come to an end when the very popular Marine Kitagawa asks him to make clothes for her. This starts a beautiful friendship between the aspiring doll-maker and tailor and the charming cosplayer and otaku.

9) Weathering With You

Weathering With You

Anime Name天気の子
MAL Ratings8.30
Number of Episodes1 (movie)
Genre(s)Fantasy, Drama, Romance
StudioCoMix Wave Films
Where to WatchNetflix

Watch another masterpiece by Makoto Shinkai as he takes things to a next level with great animations and a soothing story.

Witness Hodaka Morishima whose life changes after meeting Hina Amano as they go on an exciting adventure and tamper with the weather.

In their journey, they overcome the obstacles that life throws at them by staying beside each other and never letting go.

8) Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day


Anime Nameあの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。
MAL Ratings8.32
Number of Episodes11
Genre(s)Drama, Supernatural, Romance
StudioA-1 Pictures
Where to WatchNetflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation

This heart-wrenching story makes up one of the best anime for a date. In this beautiful series, we follow along with a group of childhood friends who are forced to reunite once again after the spirit of one of their friends who had died long ago appears.

Consumed with pain and guilt, they relive their past and try to sort out the events of the fateful night years ago.

7) Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War

Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War

Anime Nameかぐや様は告らせたい~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~
MAL Ratings8.41
Number of Episodes37 (3 seasons) + 1 OVA
Genre(s)Comedy, Romance
StudioA-1 Pictures
Where to WatchNetflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation

In this hilarious rom-com, follow along the journey of Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane who are the student council president and vice-president.

Although they have developed feelings and are the perfect couple for each other, neither is willing to admit it. Watch as they turn their love into a battlefield with the rule that the first one to confess will lose.

6) I Want To Eat Your Pancreas

I Want To Eat Your Pancreas

Anime Name君の膵臓をたべたい
MAL Ratings8.56
Number of Episodes1 (movie)
Genre(s)Drama, Romance
StudioStudio VOLN
Where to WatchNetflix

This movie catches our attention with its quirky name but there is so much to wonder about this anime. The story is about a lonely boy who somehow becomes friends with a popular girl in his class.

The girl is cheerful and lively but suffers from a terminal condition. This heartbreaking movie is utterly beautiful with its jaw-dropping aesthetics and a shocking twist. 

5) Your Lie In April

Your Lie In April

Anime Name四月は君の嘘
MAL Ratings8.65
Number of Episodes22
Genre(s)Drama, Romance, Music
StudioA-1 Pictures
Where to WatchNetflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation

This musical journey of talented musicians Kousei Arima and Kaori Miyazono takes the 5th spot on this list. Trapped in his past, Arima becomes unable to hear the sound of his own piano while Kaori helps her to recover from this state with her soulful violin.

We watch their story as these two characters battle with their struggles and the series leads to a heartbreaking ending.

4) Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

Anime Nameハウルの動く城
MAL Ratings8.66
Number of Episodes1 (movie)
Genre(s)Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Romance
StudioStudio Ghibli
Where to WatchNetflix

In this Studio Ghibli masterpiece, we go along the journey of wizard Howl and Sophie Hatter. Their life takes a sudden twist when Howl rescues her from a disturbing situation.

The Vengeful Witch of the Waste becomes jealous of this and puts a curse on Sophie turning her into a very old woman. Watch as Howl and Sophie try to revert this curse and their feelings for each other grow in the process.

3) Your Name

Your Name

Anime Name君の名は。
MAL Ratings8.85
Number of Episodes1 (movie)
Genre(s)Romance, Drama, Supernatural
StudioCoMix Wave Films
Where to WatchNetflix

As we enter the top 3 rankings, the first one to feature in the list is this masterpiece created by Makoto Shinkai. Your Name took the world by storm on its release and even made a strong shout for winning the Oscar.

In this mind blowing film, we follow along Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana as they try to prevent a city from being wiped out by a meteor while living in different time periods.

2) Clannad: After Story

Clannad: After Story

Anime NameCLANNAD〜AFTER STORY〜 クラナド アフターストーリー
MAL Ratings8.94
Number of Episodes24
Genre(s)Drama, Romance, Supernatural
StudioKyoto Animation
Where to WatchShahid

As we reach the end of these rankings, the anime becomes sadder and more tearful. This soothing slice of life series with its emotional rollercoaster makes up for a fantastic watch.

As Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa push through their personal problems and battle it out through their daily life, viewers are brought to tears in the concluding parts of this anime.

1) A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice

Anime Name聲の形
MAL Ratings8.94
Number of Episodes1 (movie)
Genre(s)Drama, Romance
StudioKyoto Animation
Where to WatchNetflix

If you are ready to cry your hearts out, give this highly rated anime film a watch. Watch how a delinquent Shouya Ishida’s life changes after he encounters Shouko Nishimiya.

The character development of both Shouya and Shouko is thrilling to watch as they grow up and try to adapt to their changing lives. A clash of emotions and memories from the past entangles this series and makes it one of the most heartwarming tales ever told.

On that note, we conclude our ranking of the top 25 best love anime to watch with your boyfriend/girlfriend. All of the anime mentioned here are beautiful and unique in their own ways and are worth a watch.

Makoto Shinkai has continued to make masterpieces over the years and it was no surprise to see four of his films take their spot in this ranking. We will be back with another top 25 article. Stay tuned with us till then.

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