Romance is one of the best genres loved by people. Who doesn’t love romance movies where two people fall in love…….? How we crave for a short break after a long hour of work or how we crave for good food is how I crave for romance….. I hope I am not alone in this craving.. haha!!
Romance is without a doubt, one of the most popular sub-genres in anime. The best romance anime movies explore issues such as love at first sight, heartbreaks, teenage love, conflicts, long-lasting love between adults, and long-distance relationships. Whether you are dreaming of a love story to make u feel melancholic or you want to be OWWWWWWW!!! by it, a good romantic anime film is worth giving a try.
What Is the best Romance anime ever?
Here is the list of top 10 anime movies of all time which is loved and favored by people around the world:
1.Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Released Date: August 26, 2016
Studio: Funimation Films
Directed by Makoto Shinkai, a famous name in the anime world- Your Name is one of the masterpieces. Your Name is about an endearingly loopy mix of time travel, body swap with a lot of plot twists. The story revolves around the two young teenagers whose bodies get swapped and slowly they start to know one another during the process.
High school students Taki and Mitsuha live completely different lives in different cities. But one day their body gets swapped. Taki wakes up in Mitsuha’s body and Mitsuha in Taki. Then, they start to know each other in the process of body swapping. They start yearning for one another.
This is a very interesting movie, keeping viewers entertained throughout the movie. Will fate bring Taki and Mitsuha together? or Will fate tear them apart?
2. To the Forest of Firefly Lights (Hotarubi no mori e)
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
Director: Takahiro Omori
Release Date: September 17, 2011
Studio: Brain’s Base
A very simple and soothing story with tragedy, about First Love. This film is a flashback of a girl named Hotaru as a child, growing up with a masked guy named Gin. Hotarubi no mori e is a sweet little fairy tale story that includes the concept of spirit(Yokai). It gives the viewers the vibe of the fairytale, yet it still connects the story to reality in a melancholic way.
It is a story about Hotaru who gets lost in an enchanted forest and is rescued by a yokai named Gin. This anime makes viewers feel nostalgic with its countryside scenario, evergreen forest, calm music, and lovely soft-hearted characters. This movie is about the blossoming love between a spirit and a human with a sad heartbreaking end.
3.The girl who leapt through time (Toki o Kakeru Shōjo)
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Released Date: July 15, 2006
Studio: Tokikake Film Partners
Makoto, a girl who is in her last year of high school out of blue acquires a power- A power to leap through time. She uses her power for her own personal benefits and doesn’t give a thought to its consequences. Little did she know, the power to time travel can only be used for limited numbers. Every time she leaps through time, people around her and their future is affected.
It is an interesting 98 minutes movie that is based on science fiction and time travel with romance included.
4.Violet Evergarden: The Movie (Gekijouban Violet Evergarden)
IMDb Rating: 8.4
Director: Taichi Ishidate
Released Date: September 18, 2020
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Violet Evergarden is a very heartwarming anime movie. It’s about a child who is used as a war machine and taught to live in that way. Her mentor, Major Gilbert is only the person who gives her the warmth and fills her heart with human emotion, she could never give a name to it or describe it.
After the loss of her mentor, she works as a ghostwriter and begins to express the emotions of others, she comes to terms with her own. This movie shows great character development and successfully conveys human emotion.
It’s really heartwarming to know how Violet leans to say “I LOVE YOU”.
5. Weathering with you (Tenki no Ko)
IMDb Rating: 8.6
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Released Date: July 19, 2019
Studio: CoMix Wave Films
Weathering with you is a romantic drama set on the rainy days in modern Tokyo. A boy named Hokada runs away from his hometown to Tokyo where he meets an orphan girl who can manipulate the rain.
6. A wisker away (Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu)
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Director: Junichi Satô, Tomotaka Shibayama
Released Date: June 18, 2020
Studio: Colorido, Toho Animation, and Twin Engine
Miyo is a girl who is secretly in love with her classmate, Kento but couldn’t express her feelings to him. So in order to get close to him, she takes the help of a mysterious mask which helps her to transform into a cat. In her cat form, she goes to him and learns the hardship of his life but could do nothing to help him.
As time passes the line between her cat form and human form gets blurred. Will she end up as a cat forever? or Will she be able to confess her feelings to Kento as a human?
7. The garden of words (Kotonoha no Niwa)
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Released Date: May 31, 2013
Studio: Madman Entertainment
Directed by a very talented and creative director, Makoto Shinkai-The garden of words is a very slow-burning romance between a 15-year-old teenage boy and a 27-year-old woman. Finding the Love in the midst of solitude and their huge age gap is what makes this anime so beautiful and consuming.
A boy having a dream to be a shoemaker and a woman going through a rough time in her life meet in a serene beautiful garden on a rainy morning. Whenever it rains, is when they meet every time and gradually, they fall for each other.
How can a 15-year-old teenage boy and a 27-year-old woman find their way to be together? It depicts their emotional trauma and hardship to accept their feeling. It also beautifully depicts the long-distance relationship.
8. A silent voice (Koe no Katachi)
IMDb Rating: 9/10
Director: Naoko Yamada
Released Date: September 17, 2016
A silent voice movie is set in an environment where the hearing-impaired girl is mercilessly bullied by Shouya and the rest of his class for fun. It’s really a very moral-giving anime that deals with excessive bullying and suicide.
How Shouya realizes his mistakes and makes effort to redeem them is what makes this anime great. The reunion of old classmates- one being bullied and the other who bullied.
9. 5 Centimeters per Second (Byosoku Go Senchimetoru)
IMDb Rating: 7.6
Director: Makato Shinkai
Released Date: March 3, 2007
Studio: CoMix Wave Inc.
It is a story about two people, Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akira bounded to fall in love with each other; both of them in their thirteen. They were friends from an early age and their friendship is put to a test when Akari has to move to another city.
Unable to protect the one they wish to protect; gradually grow apart farther and farther as time moves on due to their families, yet they still keep contact by exchanging letters. Yet as time continues to trudge on, their contact with one another begins to cease. Years passed by their distance and drifted relation but it is shown that tataki still longs for her and is unable to move on even after such a long passage of time.
This movie majestically portrays the longing of MC though the time keeps moving forward, his heart keeps denying the phase of it and still hopes to meet his 1st love someday somewhere…..in his journey of loneliness. Will, he be able to forget her and move on ? or will he keep living in his lonesomeness?
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Director: Ryōtarō Makihara
Released Date: June 8, 2013
Studio: Ryōtarō Makihara
Hal is a heartbreaking and beautiful anime. It’s about a robot sent to help Kurumi, who has lost her boyfriend Hal in an airplane crash. A robot’s job is to behave and be has original Hal and heal Kurumi broken heart.
The change in the plot is what makes this anime unforgettable leaving a deep impression of it. If you want to know what is the major change in the storyline, then you must watch this beautiful melodramatic movie.
If you are into romance anime, there all are anime that you should never miss. They are really great leaving a deep and good impression on the viewer’s mind. Even if the romance genre is not your cup of tea, I assure you giving it a try wouldn’t take more instead, you might start craving for romance anime like me……..Lol!. I hope it’s been helpful for you to choose which anime movie to watch. We wish you a good day. Thank You!