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Series made in the Romance genre need another theme or genre to stand out. Like Romance with adventure, action, mystery, or maybe dark fantasy. They may need the support of another genre but they do bring out the best romance feelings and bring justice to it.
Funimation is a renowned streaming service and we have compiled the Top 10 Romance Anime Available on Funimation into a list.
10. Ouran High School Host Club
This is a classic rom-com but it may be a bit outdated for some people. The English dub is amazing.
Haruhi Fujioka, the main character is a middle-class scholarship student at the prestigious Ouran Academy. She somehow breaks an eight million yen vase and as a punishment is forced to join the Ouran Host Club.
Now, the Ouran Host Club is a place full of handsome boys. Haruhi has a little bit of a boyish appearance and can serve excellently, these skills and looks intrigue the other boys.
As a result, she is allowed to be a full-timer at the club, but what the boys don’t know is that Haruhi is a girl!
9. Tsuki ga Kirei
This anime is realistic and shows the feelings of first love. Kotaro and Akane’s talk over the text is adorable and unique.
Kotaro is an aspiring writer and Akane is a track team member.
They both are third-year junior high students and classmates. Eventually, they come close after they are put in charge of the sports fest equipment department.
They start liking each other’s company but are unsure about their feelings.
8. Snow White With the Red Hair
This story is set in medieval times and has a strong character game.
Shirayuki is a red-haired protagonist of the series and by profession, she is a herbalist. She enjoys life and loves her freedom. But one day she comes in the notice of the Prince of Tanbarun Kingdom where she lives.
Prince Raj orders her to be his mistress and unwilling to give up her freedom she cuts her hair and runs off to another town with the help of Prince Zaij and his two helpers.
There in his kingdom, she wishes to repay his favor and becomes the court herbalist for him. Eventually, Prince Zaji and Shiryuki come close and fall for each other.
7. Kimi no Todoke
At the surface, this series seems like a generic one but no it isn’t. It unfolds cloudy high schooler feelings and experiences.
The protagonist, Sawako’s compassionate personality makes her likable.
Despite her sweet and kind nature, Sawako Kuronuma is feared by her classmates and judged wrongly because she resembled the character of The Ring. Due to this, she is not able to make friends until the time she comes across Shouta Kazehaya.
Kazehaya is the famous boy in class and Sawako admires him for his ability to be the attraction center.
Sawako makes many new friends and talks to different people after being friends with Kazehaya. Sawako discovers a whole new world of making friends and talking to different people.
Sawako starts feeling something new and unknown but thanks Kazrhaya for his help. What did she know that he felt the same for her.
We never notice that even small things can make a difference or leave an impression. Things that most often seem not so important end up being the only things that matter.
Horimiya is the best example of this concept. The series shows a drastic evolution of expectations and circumstances for Izumi.
Izumi Miyamura is a dismal guy with long hair and glasses. He is an introvert which means he doesn’t socialize so much.
But he is a suave dude who also wears earrings. Somehow he and the most popular girl of the school Kyouko Hori come to speaking terms.
These contrasting personalities attract each other and become a couple.
5. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Anohana is an emotional roller coaster and your safety belts for this series are tissues. There is nothing shorter and well-executed than this one.
The revealing of guilt and sadness takes over you and you feel everything the character goes through.
Jinta Yadomi is an introvert who likes to play games and stay away from school. One day he sees his best friend Meiko Honma, but Meiko has been dead for six years now.
So, Jinta is convinced that he saw the ghost of his friend and he draws out the conclusion that Meiko’s spirit is not in peace, so he has to fulfill his final wish. But unfortunately, he does not remember the wish.
For the sole purpose of putting his friend at peace, he reunites all his friends, and they set out to find and fulfill the final wish.
This is a series with a gradual build-up to the actual romance. Ryuji and Taiga’s interactions are enticing because they do not realize their true feelings till the end of the series.
Ryuji Takasu is a second-year high school student whose features are intimidating and he is often mistaken to be one of the troublesome ones. Ryuji’s best friends are Yusaku Kitamura and Minori Kushieda, the girl he likes.
Further, in the story, he meets a cute and ballsy girl named Taiga Aisaka. She tells him that she has a crush on Yusaku Kitamura whereas we know that Yusaku has a soft spot for Minori.
The conclusion for this complicated situation turns out to be something none of them had in mind.
3. Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Trust me, you will never enjoy the interaction between two characters more than what is shown in this series. This series gives some Death Note vibe but in a romantic way.
Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are the presidents and vice presidents respectively, of the prestigious Shuchiin Academy. Kaguya is going to inert all the wealth of the Shinomiya empire.
Whereas, Miyuki Shirogane is an ace student of the academy whom everyone respects.
Working together, they both already have caught feelings for each other but none of them is ready to confess. The concept is that the one who admits will be looked down upon.
2. Fruits basket
This series is in talks because of good reasons. At the surface level, it may seem like a silly mindless run-of-the-mill romance. But this is much more than just romance, it has stunning characters and round development of the same.
The story and execution will just tempt you to dive into it.
The main character, Tohru Honda is a happy, cheerful girl who was compelled to live in a tent as her family conditions were severely deteriorating.
What did she know that she was living on the property of the reputable Soma Family. One day she meets Yuki Soma the “prince” and his elder cousin Shigure.
After a storm, she starts living with the soma family and discovers one secret. The secret says that if an opposite-sex person hugs a member of the Soma Family it will transform into a Chinese Zodiac animal.
Since childhood Tohru has been fascinated by these animals.
1. Spice and Wolf
This is a wholesome series with great dialogues and excellent interactions between the protagonists. Holo and Kraft’s relationship is one of the best you will see on screen. Along with romance, you might get some economic insights as well.
Kraft Lawrence is a 25-year-old merchant who transports goods from one place to another by carrying the items on his cycle. He dreams to own a shop and has to earn enough money for it.
One day, he runs into a powerful wolf deity named Holo. she is the town’s harvest goddess but recently she was being disregarded by the townsfolk.
So, to get ahead with her life, she accompanies Kraft everywhere he goes to discover new places and economic opportunities.