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Top 25 Good Romance Anime on Funimation 2023

Last updated on March 19th, 2023 at 02:07 pm

Romance anime have always managed to revive the butterflies in our stomach. While all stories do not see a happy ending, the short-lived love between the characters is what they adore most. 

Among the many websites that provide us with such marvelous anime, Funimation deserves a notable mention. From sci-fi to romance, drama to fantasy, Funimation has spread its roots in all genres. In this article, we are going to discuss the top 25 good Romance anime on Funimation 2023.

Top 25 Good Romance Anime on Funimation 2023

25) Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

Anime NameSword Art Online
MAL Ratings7.20
Number of Episodes 96 (4 seasons)
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Isekai
StudioA-1 Pictures

It’s the year 2022. Virtual Reality has taken over the world by storm. An online role-playing game, Sword Art Online, gets released, which has taken things to a level further. Players can use the “NerveGear” technology to control their avatars in the game by the mere use of thoughts.

Kazuto Kirigaya became one of the very first people to get their hands on this game. Equipped with a detailed virtual world, almost indiscernible from reality, Kazuto soon realizes a strange fact. The players cannot log out from completing all the 100 levels.

Therefore, to survive, he must fight the rest of the players, which roughly sums up to 10,000. Soon they realize a dark twist to it. If the players die in the game, they die in real life too.

Kazuto meets Asuna Yuuki, a leader of a group planning to escape the trapped virtual reality world, and together they struggle to get back to the original world.

Will Kazuto manage to come back to reality? To know further, grab this anime right there, on Funimation.

24) High School DxD

High School DxD

Japanese NameHigh School DxD
MAL Rating7.34
Number of Episodes48 (4 seasons)
GenreComedy, Romance, Ecchi, Harem
Studio(s)TNK (Season 1-3)

Passione (Season 4)

Issei Hyoudou is a regular high school student who is an intense pervert. His life mostly consists of peeping into women and dreaming of having his own harem one day. His life undergoes a drastic change when he gets asked out by a pretty girl.

The girl then reveals herself as a fallen angel and crushes him mercilessly. To his astonishment, Issei finds himself alive. He gets revived by Rias Gremory, a devil of top class.

Issei strives to adjust with his life, being a servant to Rias as well as to train himself to face any such dangers ahead. His ways are so hilarious that it makes High School DxD one of the best comedy-romance anime of all time.

23) Junjou Romantica

Junjou Romantica

Japanese NameJunjou Romantica
MAL Rating7.51
Number of Episodes36 (3 seasons)
Genre(s)Boys Love, Romance, Comedy, Drama
StudioStudio Deen

A LGBTQ anime on the list, Junjou Romantica, revolves around the love story of three couples and how their stories intersect with each other.

The first and the founding plot consist of a regular high school student Misaki Takahashi, who is preparing for his entrance exams. He asks help from his brother’s friend Akihiko Usami, and slowly lush green chemistry brews between them.

The second story is about a complicated relationship. When the pediatrician Nowaki Kusama meets Hiroki Kamijou, a university professor, and falls for him at first sight. Nowaki now can do anything to make Hiroki happy, who has reached the lowest phase of his life.

The third story speaks about the obsession that comes with love. Shinobu Takatsuki, an eighteen-year-old kid, soon realizes his feelings for his literature professor, You Miyagi, whom he cannot have so easily.

Three stories, quite diverse from each other but weaved by a common thread of love and passion. Junjou Romantica is for sure an anime all romance lovers must consider a must-watch.

22) Tsurezure Children

Tsurezure Children

Japanese NameTsurezure Children
MAL Ratings7.57
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Comedy, Romance
StudioStudio Gokumi

One of the good romance anime on Funimation, Tsurezure Children tells the interconnected stories of thirteen teenagers dealing with the curious feeling of love.

Haruhiko Takase and Saki Kanda are in love but yet to confess. Jun Furuya is constantly receiving confessions from Yuki Minagawa but always ignores them. Takuro Sugawara has loved Chizuru Takano for a long time but she doesn’t reciprocate it yet.

Takeru Gouda and Ayaka Kamine are a couple with poor communication while Chiaki Uchimura has been dating Kana Iijima for a year without realizing. Meanwhile school council president Masafumi Akagi has blackmailed the delinquent Ryoko Kaji into being his girlfriend.

The stories of this anime are funny and wholesome yet point out some real issues in teenage love.

21) Nisekoi: False Love

Nisekoi: False Love

Japanese NameNisekoi
MAL Rating7.58
Number of Episodes32 (2 seasons)
GenreComedy, Romance, Harem

One of the most popular harem anime of all time, Nisekoi is a wholesome romance with a brilliant cast and a good story. The hero of the anime is Raku Ichijo, the teenage heir of a yakuza group who met a girl in his childhood and fell in love, giving the girl a key pendant: the key to his heart.

Years later, he has an unpleasant encounter with Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of their opposing yakuza group. Circumstances force them to pretend to be a couple, all the while hating each other.

But when the sweet and gentle Kosaki Onodera comes into the picture, the false love that started between two enemies might just turn into more.

20) Emma: A Victorian Romance

Emma: A Victorian Romance

Japanese NameEikoku Koi Monogatari Emma
MAL Rating7.62
Number of Episodes24 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Drama, Romance

Emma, who has been a maid for almost all her life, has captured the hearts of many of London’s working men. She has been working under the retired governess Kelly Stownar with utmost diligence and compassion. The beautiful, hardworking Emma is waiting for love, which she finds quite unlikely.

William, the eldest son of the Jones family, has recently been accepted into the high-class society. He, on her visit to the retired governess’s house, caught a straight liking for Emma. His honest, dedicated attempts to win her heart led to Emma developing feelings for him as well.

Despite the sheer difference in position, will Emma and William’s love be accepted in society? To know about this wholesome love story, watch this anime right there on Funimation.

19) My Senpai Is Annoying 

My Senpai Is Annoying 

Japanese NameSenpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi
MAL Rating7.63
Number of Episodes12
Studio(s)Doga Kobo

Saleswoman Futaba Igarashi has constantly been striving to keep herself at work under the able guidance of her senior co-worker, Harumi Takeda. Harumi always picks up Igurashi’s short stature as a constant subject of mockery.

Despite this annoying nature, Igurashi praises the always helpful nature of Harumi. As they spend more time with each other, their relationship takes a step ahead of just co-workers.

A classic example of misleading titles, My Senpai is Annoying, is quite a wholesome anime that records the entire love journey, from start to the end.

18) The World’s Greatest First Love

The World’s Greatest First Love

Japanese NameSekaiichi Hatsukoi
MAL Rating7.66
Number of Episodes12 + 1 movie
GenreBoys Love, Romance, Comedy, Drama
Studio(s)Studio Deen

After being constantly mocked by his co-workers for working under his father’s name, Ritsu Onedera decides to quit his job. Determined, he leaves his father’s publishing company and joins Marukawa Publishing. There he gets introduced to the famous editor-in-chief, Masamune Takano.

Things aren’t as simple as they look. Takano comes up as Ritsu’s high school love, which he could not accomplish. This led him to lose faith in love. However, things have taken a turn, and it’s now Takano has made up his mind to establish a relationship between them.

The World’s Greatest First Love is a marvelous example of an anime that portrays homosexuality so beautifully. I consider it as a show that all romantic genre lovers must watch.

17) Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Japanese NameChuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
MAL Rating7.71
Number of Episodes24 (2 seasons) + 1 movie
Genre(s)Comedy, Romance
StudioKyoto Animation

Chuunibyou or the “8th grade syndrome” is the fantastical delusions that kids of pre-teen and early-teen develop. Most get over them as they grow up but that is not the case for Rikka Takanashi.

Even in her high school years, Rikka believes herself to live in a magical world and having special powers, as well as the Wicked Eye in her right eye, covering it with an eyepatch.

Yuuta Togashi is another teenager who’s gotten over his chuunibyou days and left “Dark Flame Master” in his past. But when his path crosses with Rikka, he soon realizes that normalcy is far away. Funny and wholesome, this show should not be missed.

16) Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair

Japanese NameAkagami no Shirayuki-hime
MAL Rating7.76
Number of Episodes24 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Another heartwarming anime in this list of good romance anime on Funimation, Snow White with the Red Hair is about Shirayuki, a young woman working as an apothecary. Despite her name which means “Snow White”, Shirayuki has beautiful red hair as well as a positive and spry personality.

After catching the eyes of the prince of her country, Shirayuki is forced to flee to avoid being his concubine. She’s saved by Zen, the handsome prince of the neighboring country, and his two companions.

Given a chance at new life, Shirayuki aims to become the court apothecary in Zen’s country all while deepening the bond between them.

15) The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

Anime NameHataraku Maou-sama!
MAL Ratings7.76
Number of Episodes 25 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai
StudioWhite Fox

The demon Lord Satan, after failing his expedition to conquer the land of Ente Isla, gets forced to stay back in this mortal world. He decided to stay along with his loyal general and find a way back.

However, in order to survive in a world without magic, he has to live like a normal human. He takes up a job at a fast-food restaurant. He soon shifts his goal from conquering Ente Isla to conquering the corporate market of Earth.

The powerless demon lord struggling with his daily mundane life has been shown quite hilariously, which makes it a fabulous romance anime to watch on Funimation.

14) Taisho Otome Fairy Tale

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale

Japanese NameTaishou Otome Otogibanashi
MAL Rating7.79
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Comedy, Drama, Romance

When the self-styled pessimist, Tamahiko Shima loses the use of his right hand, he gets exiled to the mountains of Chiba.

Deemed incapable of any work by his father and relatives, lest he would tarnish the family’s name, he gets forced into exile. There, Tamahiko lives a sedentary life, waiting for his death to put an end to his suffering.

However, his life takes a steep turn when on a snowy night, he encounters the 14-year-old Yuzuki Tachibana. She introduces herself as his future wife.

Tamahiko thinks of it as a gift from his father to assist him in the daily life chores. Will Yuzuki’s kind presence bring an end to Tamahiko’s monotonous life?

13) Plastic Memories

Plastic Memories

Japanese NamePlastic Memories
MAL Rating7.91
Number of Episodes13
Genre(s)Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
StudioDoga Kobo

Despite failing his college entrance examinations, 18-year old Tsukasa Mizugaki finds a job at SAI Corp. Based in a futuristic world, SAI Corp is entrusted to build humanoid robots called “Giftias.”

Almost indiscernible from normal humans, these Giftias help their owners in various chores. However, their life span is quite short, 9 years, after which they lose their memories and become hostile.

Tsukasa gets assigned to Terminal Service One, tasked with the collection of Giftias which have met their expiry dates. There he meets his Giftia partner, Isla, who is a working veteran. Despite being a robot, a beautiful relationship brews between them. Amidst this, Tsukasa should keep in his mind Isla’s life span.

Will their love story reach a destiny? To know about this beautiful romance anime, watch it right there on Funimation.

12) Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

Japanese NameKimi ni Todoke
MAL Rating8.00
Number of Episodes37 (2 seasons)
Genre(s)Romance, Drama, Comedy
StudioProduction I.G.

Due to her strange resemblance with the Sadako character of the Ring series, Sawako Kuronuma has been given the nickname Sadako.

With her nature assumed to be malicious, just like her fictional counterpart, people stay away from her. Longing to befriend people and socialize, Sawako seeks help from her classmate Shouta Kazehaya, the most popular boy in the class.

Kazehaya organizes a test for the class, where he demands Sawako’s attendance. Seeing this as an opportunity to befriend her classmates, she takes part in the game.

This encounter upturned several emotions within Sawako, who thinks Kazehaya’s entry into her life has changed it to a lot extent, completely unaware of the fact that the same applies to Kazehaya too.

11) Tsuki ga Kirei

Tsuki ga Kirei

Japanese NameTsuki ga Kirei
MAL Rating8.07
Number of Episodes12

Very few romance anime are as serenely beautiful and sweetly romantic as Tsuki ga Kirei. The progression of the love story between the leads, Kotarou Azumi and Akane Mizuno, is so natural and seamlessly romantic that it touches our hearts.

In the last year of junior high, Koutarou sees his classmate Akane and develops a crush on her. In the most wholesome teenager fashion, the two fall in love and start a relationship. But neither love or teenage years are so easy as the couple soon face real problems of love all the while strengthening their bond.

10) Toradora!


Japanese NameToradora!
MAL Rating8.09
Number of Episodes25
Genre(s)Romance, Drama, Comedy

The basic plot revolves around the lives of two high school students, Ryuuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka. Ryuuji is a gentle high school student with a strange, intimidating face. On the other end, Taiga is a small little doll-like student who goes around equipped with a wooden katana.

However, a certain embarrassing incident causes both of them to cross paths. Ryuuji gets to know about Taiga’s crush on his best friend, Yuusaku Kitamura. Coincidentally Ryuuji, on revealing his crush on Minori Kushieda, realizes that she’s Taiga’s best friend.

As these two strangers decide to help each other to attain their love, a rather strange alliance forms between them.

9) Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Japanese NameOuran Koukou Host Club
MAL Rating8.16
Number of Episodes25
Genre(s)Comedy, Romance

A fan-favorite anime, Ouran High School Host Club is not only a very good romance anime on Funimation but it’s also a hilarious one. Set in the prestigious Ouran High, the story sees a freshman girl, Haruhi, wandering into the eponymous host club and accidentally breaking a million yen vase. 

Forced to pay off the debt, Haruhi has to become one of the hosts and woo the beautiful heiresses of Ouran. Having an androgynous appearance and not very keen on rigid gender identity, Haruhi meshes with the handsome boys of the host club seamlessly. But true love will always find its way among the sugary romances of the host club.

8) Horimiya


Japanese NameHorimiya
MAL Rating8.20
Number of Episodes13
Genre(s)Romance, Comedy

Horimiya tells a simple but relatable story of two teenagers who are not all that they appear. Kyoko Hori is a popular and studious girl in school surrounded by good friends. But she spends most of her free time doing chores and taking care of her brother.

Izumi Miyamura is a gloomy boy at school whom everybody avoids and thinks of as an otaku. But he’s a normal teenage boy with dashing good looks and a liking for tattoos and piercings.

When these two meet outside of school in an unlikely circumstance, a beautiful friendship is born with love not too far away.

7) Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Japanese NameFruits Basket
MAL Rating8.22
Number of Episodes63 (3 seasons) + 1 OVA
Genre(s)Drama, Romance, Supernatural, Comedy
StudioTMS Entertainment

One of the best romance anime on Funimation is Fruits Basket. After the accidental death of her mother, the 15-year-old Tohru moves in to live with her grandfather.

But she resorts to living in the tent as she does not want to be a burden for others. However, a landslide swept away from her tent completely, thus rendering her homeless.

Amidst this situation, Yuki Sohma, the apparent “prince” of her school and his cousin, comes to her rescue. They offer her to stay in their home till Tohru’s grandfather’s house gets renovated. There she discovers a strange secret about the Sohmas.

If they get hugged by anyone of the opposite gender, they transform into an animal of the Chinese zodiac sign. The dark history behind it is enough to leave the kind-hearted Tohru shattered. 

6) Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Japanese NameSeishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai
MAL Rating8.25
Number of Episodes13 + 1 movie
Genre(s)Drama, Romance, Supernatural

The rare disease Puberty syndrome has been secretly taking everyone under its clutches. Known to have supernatural syndromes, people hardly recognize it as a legit disease. However, Sakuta Azusagawa, a high school student, knows that the disease is quite real, and many among his school have been affected by it.

The plot shifts to another student: Mai Sakurajima, who has gained considerable fame as a child actress. When she gets confronted by Sakuta while wearing a bunny girl costume at the college library, he quickly realizes that she might be a casualty of Puberty Syndrome.

He makes up his mind to help Mai, and through his journey, he crosses paths with many other girls with the same elusive disease.

5) My Dress-Up Darling

My Dress-Up Darling

Japanese NameSono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru
MAL Rating8.26
Number of Episodes12
Genre(s)Romance, Slice of Life

Ever since he was a child, Wakana Gojo has been fascinated by his grandfather’s hina-doll making craft and wants to be a craftsman himself. He’s dedicated himself to this dream for years, practicing studiously to master the craft. As a result, he finds himself without a single friend in high school.

One day, a popular girl named Marin Kitagawa requests him to make her a cosplay outfit after discovering his skill in sewing. Thus begins the wholesome friendship between these contrasting teenagers that soon blossoms into the first stages of romance.

4) Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Japanese NameAno Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
MAL Rating8.32
Number of Episodes11
Genre(s)Drama, Supernatural, Romance
StudioA-1 Pictures

The peaceful recluse life of Jinta Yadomi soon receives a major blow when his childhood friend Meiko “Menma” Honma comes to visit him. She wants him to grant her a forgotten wish to which he pays no heed as Menma already died years ago.

This wish of Menma manages to reunite the long lost friends who grew apart after her death. Together, they join hands to grant her the wish so that her spirit can lay at peace. They go through various emotional ups and downs during the process, but will they be able to help Menma?

One of the most emotional sweet good romance anime on Funimation; make sure you keep a box of tissues handy.

3) Bakemonogatari


Japanese NameBakemonogatari
MAL Rating8.33
Number of Episodes15
Genre(s)Mystery, Romance, Supernatural

When the third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi survives a vampire attack with the help of a strange man, he gains several superhuman abilities. Despite this, he wants to live a normal human life and tries his best to do so.

One day when his classmate Hitagi Senjougahara falls down the stairs, Koyomi rushes to help her. He manages to catch her but realizes a strange fact. The girl is unnaturally weightless.

He makes up his mind to help her and therefore takes her to Meme Oshino, the man who had helped him survive the attack. Going through various twists and bends involving demons and gods, Bakemonogatari’s plot moves forward with Koyomi attempting to help those with superhuman maladies.

2) Kaguya Sama: Love Is War

Kaguya Sama: Love Is War

Japanese NameKaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
MAL Rating8.41
Number of Episodes37 (3 seasons) + 1 OVA
Genre(s)Comedy, Romance
StudioA-1 Pictures

Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are the top student representatives at the Shuchiin Academy. Regarded as the nation’s top students, they demand great respect from their peers. While Miyuki holds the position of student council president, Kaguya serves as the vice- president.

In spite of being regarded as the perfect couple and having feelings for each other, they do not confess. A strange fear and pride hold them back from speaking out their hearts.

Will they be able to break their cocoons and emerge as a truly perfect couple? To know further, watch this best romance anime right there on Funimation.

1) Your Lie in April

Your Lie in April

Japanese NameShigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
MAL Rating8.65
Number of Episodes22
Genre(s)Drama, Romance, Music
StudioA-1 Pictures

Kousei Arima is a prodigious pianist whose life revolves around music. But after his mother’s death, his life follows a downward spike. He loses his hearing ability, rendering him unable to listen to his own piano.

Two years later, Kousei still continues with his colorless life. However, everything changes completely when he encounters the fabulous violinist Kaori Miyazono, who pushes him to face music again.

This concludes the ranked list of the Top 25 good romance anime on Funimation 2023. In case the anime is unavailable in your region, you can use a VPN and put the location as the USA.

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