Romantic anime have a different fanbase, and the majority of shoujo lovers enjoy watching romantic comedies. The following list contains the best love story anime that will make you roll on the floor laughing.
Your friend has brought a list of the best rom-com anime to watch. Some of them are based on simply slice-of-life genres, while others have fantastical elements. However, one thing is guaranteed, you will be entertained watching almost all of them!
I know you can’t wait any longer, so let’s not waste any more time and get straight into the beautiful world of rom-com!
35. Ore Monogatari
Takeo Gouda is an excellent guy with a heart of gold who enjoys a good reputation among his male friends. Unfortunately, because of his muscular build, girls are afraid to even look at him; thus, the boy has poor luck in his love life.
To top it off, his best friend Sunakawa is an ideal guy for all the females, which makes it even harder for Godou to attract a girl. Takeo’s life changes when he starts developing feelings for Rinko, a girl he saved from being molested.
As I said, he is not lucky in love, so he soon gets the idea that Rinko likes his best friend, Sunakawa. Therefore, instead of completing his love story, he tries his best to make Rinko’s love life successful (How sweet!).
34. Lovely Complex
Being extremely tall and short is troublesome, and Risa and Atsushi are in trouble because of their heights. Risa is a 172 cm tall girl, whereas Atsushi is a 156 cm short boy. So it’s extremely hard for them to find an ideal partner.
Both have a crush, but things turn sad for them when their ideal personalities find their partners. To top it off, due to their height, they are humiliated and made fun of by not only the students but also the homeroom teacher. Lovely Complex is all about the lives of Atsushi and Risa and how they go from being friends to lovers!
33. We Never Learn: BOKUBEN
Nariyuki is a hard worker and a brilliant student who finally gets awarded a scholarship that covers all his tuition fees. Though he gets the scholarship, he must now teach the geniuses of the school in the subjects they face difficulties.
He soon starts his tutoring journey, where he must teach three attractive girls who are experts in a few subjects but lacking knowledge in some. Dealing with these young ladies is not an easy task.
Nariyuki’s teaching experience becomes a comedic experience for the audience! The anime is pretty similar to The Quintessential Quintuplets in terms of the story, yet it is an anime worth watching!
32. Osamake: Romcom Where, The Childhood Friend, Won’t Lose
Suehara Maru is best friends with one of the most beautiful girls in the high school, Kuroha Shida. Many boys wish to be her life partner, but Kuroha only dreams about Suehara. However, when she confesses her feelings to him, she faces rejection, and that is when it’s revealed that Suehara is in love with another girl.
Contrary to Suehara’s expectations, the girl he loves has a boyfriend already. The story takes an unpredictable turn when Kuroha and Suehara decide to take revenge. If you want to see something different that deviates from the cliche path, then Osamake is a good choice.
31. Toilet Bound Hanako Kun
The romance element in the anime, though, is not that highlighted. There sure is cute chemistry between the main characters. The anime introduces us to a school where ghost stories and ghost rumors are very popular.
It’s believed that in the girl’s washroom, there is a spirit that can grant any wish. Believing such rumors, Nene decides to call the spirit because she wants to grab her crush’s attention.
When Nene calls, the spirit actually appears, and he is none other than Hanako Kun, the story’s main character. At first, Hanako Kun refuses to help her, but Nene does something troublesome enough to be spiritually bound with Hanako.
The story continues, and we see her helping the boy fight off the evil spirits, unveiling the mysteries of the seven wonders of the school, and a lot more. Toilet Bound Hanako Kun is for all those who like to see a slice of life with cute chemistry between the leads.
30. The World God Only Knows
Keima Katsuragi is your average boy who loves playing games and has earned a good reputation winning 2D girls online. However, Keima is not talented when it comes to the real-life girls.
His life changes when he accepts an offer online, thinking it involves online gaming. In reality, a demon enters and asks him to win the hearts of real-life girls. Actually, the demons want the boy to help her catch the evil spirits who have hidden themselves in the girl’s heart.
So the easiest way to capture the evil spirits is by making the girls fall in love. Yes, you are thinking right; it’s a harem rom-com!
29. My Next Life As A Villainess
It’s the best anime for everyone who loves reading romance fantasy Korean webtoons or manhwa. Catarina Claes is the heroine whose life flips upside down when many memories from her past life suddenly flashback in her head.
She learns that she was reincarnated as Catarina and, above all, the world she lives in is actually an Otome game. Shocking? Wait, there are more surprises for you! Catarina is not the heroine but the villain of the game, so no matter how much she tries, death is her destiny.
However, one can’t lose hope easily, so our brave girl decides to avoid anything that will lead her to disaster. It’s the best rom-com anime one can watch!
28. Recovery Of An MMO Junkie
In a world where everyone looks for jobs and gets happy, Moriko is a different species. She is a 30-year-old lady who recently got unemployed. Instead of looking for another job or worrying, she has found eternal happiness.
She has made herself busy in the world of online games. We see her adopting the lifestyle of a NEET obsessing over a game. She makes many friends who share the same interests as her.
However, the element of rom-com begins when a 28-year-old Yuuta joins the same game. The duo’s encounter in the store changes their lives forever. That encounter they thought was ordinary wasn’t ordinary, as fate had already made plans to bring them closer.
Raku Ichijou is a high school student fed up with his family’s reputation as the Yakuza. Therefore, the boy tries his best to stay out of trouble as much as possible. Raku has other problems, though!
In his childhood, he had made a promise to a girl, and now it’s time to find her. Meanwhile, he has started crushing on his classmate and wants to live a peaceful life with her. His dreams are soon shattered when a gang invades his family’s property.
One thing leads to the other, and our poor boy finds himself in a mess when he is forced to pretend to be the boyfriend of the gang’s chief’s daughter, Chitoge. You will see the love-hate relationship between Chitoge and Raku, so get ready for an entertaining experience… because of their chemistry, Nisekoi is the best rom-com anime.
26. Golden Time
Banri Tada is our protagonist, who is suffering from memory loss. What can one expect from an amnesiac? Of course, they will have to move one, so Banri does the same. He befriends Mitsuo and decides to move on with his life.
Unfortunately, his past life doesn’t want him to live peacefully. His encounter with Kouko makes his peaceful life dramatic. We see Banri adjusting to his new life, where he likes to make mistakes, make a new start, and befriend different individuals.
The anime’s drama and slice-of-life element make it simple, entertaining and refreshing. Meanwhile, it’s impossible to not enjoy the rom-com this anime entertains with!
25. Baka & Test
This is not your typical rom-com anime, as it also has many fantastical elements. Akihisa is our main character. He studies in a school where the best performers are awarded the best classes, and the poor performers are given the class in poor conditions with zero facilities.
After getting the low scores, he becomes part of class F along with his friend and a genius beauty Mizuki. The girl was brilliant, but she failed to appear in the exam and therefore had no choice but to stay in class F.
The main characters refuse to be part of this class and, therefore, decide to use the school’s summoning battle system. The system allows the student to summon fantastical creatures based on their scores. It’s interesting, isn’t it?
24. Honey And Clover
Yuuta is the main center of the anime. He lives in an apartment with two seniors, Morita, who has no plans to graduate, and Takumi, who is mature and caring. Yuuta’s life takes an interesting turn when he falls head over heels at first sight with a girl named Hagumi.
Things get in Yuuta’s favor when Hagumi joins his school. The girl befriends Ayumi, who knows the three boys very well. To top it off, her heart skips a beat for one of the three, but who is he? There is a romantic comedy, but there is much more than just that. We follow the main characters on the journey of self-discovery, finding true love, friendship, and much more!
23. Tonikaku Kawaii
This is one of the most entertaining and unique stories on this list of best rom-com anime. Nasa Yuzaki is a brilliant boy who aims to make his name and has ranked first in the National mock exam.
His life was running smoothly, and he had already figured out what his future would be like until one day. The day he saw a gorgeous girl, he lost his heart, and at the same moment when he tried to follow her, he was hit by a vehicle.
He was lucky enough as the girl saved him from serious injuries. Nasa was so blinded by the girl’s beauty that he couldn’t afford to miss the chance to meet her. The plot becomes interesting when the girl offers him to marry her! Apart from romance and comedy, one has much more to look for, and Tonikaku provides everything.
Have you ever imagined the love between an AI and a human? If you haven’t, then don’t worry. Chobits is there for you! Hideki is a hardworking boy who knows the true meaning of struggle because of his poor financial conditions.
He is really trying hard to get admission to a good college. He is so financially weak that he can’t afford a computer that looks exactly like a human. Luckily, on his way back home, he finds an abandoned Persocom (personal computer).
The Persocom was not in good condition, but Hideki managed to activate her. The computer was saying only one word, ‘Chi,’ so Hideki started calling her Chi. Having no choice, the boy decided to work on Chi to bring her back to work. The twist begins when he finds Chi’s link with the Chobits, the special units believed to have human emotions!
21. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
Chiyo Sakura is an entertaining personality who only thinks about Nozaki, her love of life. Well, Nozaki isn’t an ordinary individual but a popular manga writer, so when Chiyo confesses her feelings to him, he mistakes her for a fan.
One thing leads to the other, and fate plays its part in bringing the duo close to each other. Chiyo soon gets appointed as Nozaki’s manga assistant! (What a LUCK!) Chiyo’s life as a manga assistant begins a new chapter in her life, and a series of comedic events starts! There sure is a cute love story between the two main characters, but the comedy element makes the anime worth watching!
20. The Ice Guy And His Cool Female
Himuro is our ice guy with cool powers and an extremely handsome man. Apart from being a handsome man, he is kind, soft-hearted, and nice. Things change in his life when he starts developing feelings for his colleague Fuyutsuki.
The hilarious yet sad thing is everyone in the office is familiar with Himuro’s feelings for her except the lady. So in this anime, we follow a cute love story with a touch of the supernatural and comedy. It’s also a slice of life which makes it different from the rest.
Last but not least, its animation is out of class, so you don’t even stand a chance to miss this anime!
19. Teasing Master Takagi San
Having an understanding means having a second soul; however, it’s not always good for one. Nishikita and Takagi are the two best friends, and Takagi seems to know the boy extremely well. She knows how he would react and what can make him embarrassed.
So, the girl never leaves the chance to tease Nishikita, and the poor boy can do nothing about it. However, Nishikita is always in search of the right moment when he can take his revenge and make her realize how it feels to be embarrassed. If you are looking for the best rom-com anime, watch the cute love story between two friends.
18. How To Rent A Girlfriend
Kazuya, after a breakup, starts to date again but with a different girl this time. Through a dating app, he meets Chizuru, and after their date, he doesn’t rate her with high starts, which upsets Chizuru.
One thing leads to the other, and the boy’s grandmother gets hospitalized. The family was really impressed with Chizuru’s care for the lady. Kazuya was forced to date her for a long time to solve different problems, including making her meet his family.
That’s how they didn’t aim to date for love, but life made them fall in love. It’s a good watch, and I enjoyed it personally!
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17. Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie
The story’s main focus is a cute girl Shikimori; as the title suggests, she is not just a cutie. There is another side to her, which is dark and cool. She enjoys her time with her boyfriend, Izumi, and both love to spend time with each other.
Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie is about their daily ups and downs and how they face the odds together. The anime doesn’t have a complex plot, and it’s a great watch if you are searching for something short, different and interesting.
The comedy element in the enemy makes it extremely entertaining, and it’s also why otaku enjoy watching it.
16. Skip Beat
Kyouko Mogami is a hard worker who usually keeps herself busy doing multiple jobs only to pay the rent of an elite-class apartment. Well, it’s not like she is materialistic. Instead, she is only doing this for her best friend and love interest, Shou.
Unfortunately, Shou is not worthy of her love and support; he is simply using her to his advantage. Kyouko’s life shatters when she learns about his true colors and decides to take revenge.
She soon started struggling to get into the fashion and entertainment industry to make her name. Of course, it’s not easy for her, but it was a good step! That’s because, in the entertainment industry, she meets the handsome main hero, Tsuruga Ren!
15. Masamune Kun No Revenge
This is the revenge love story of Masamune, a handsome young boy. When he was a kid, he was a chubby boy; therefore, he was usually humiliated by his peers and his love interest, Akki.
Unfortunately, his feelings were not reciprocated the right way, which left him heartbroken. After growing up into a handsome man, he wishes to take revenge on Akki by making her fall in love and eventually dumping her.
However, contrary to his expectations, he learns about something that ruins his plans. So what was it that changed his decision? And how will love blossom between Masamune and Akki? To know the answers, watch Masamune-kun no Revenge! Your doubts will clear about whether it’s the best rom-com anime or not!
14. Saekano: How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend
Tomoya Aki is an otaku obsessed with anime, manga, light novels, and video games. The anime world has inspired him to the point that he wants to create a successful career out of it. Tomoya plans to create a game, and it requires him to have a team including a writer, a designer, and a heroine.
His schoolmates come to his help, and he eventually recruits the designer and the writer. The heroine is lucky enough to meet and befriend Megumi; therefore, Megumi agrees to work as the main heroine.
This perfect business-related anime highlights the struggles while starting a business. On the other hand, we also see the main character struggling in their love lives, which adds comedy to the story.
13. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Hachiman has his own worldview and doesn’t believe in modern social relationships or the idea of joyful youth. One day, after writing an offending essay, the teacher, as a punishment, forces him to be a part of a Volunteer Service Club.
Forced to help the students, he learns about the sufferings and struggles of people. In the service club, he meets Yukino, a beautiful girl. The duo tries their best to solve the problems together.
Do you think that solving different problems and understanding the tough lives of people will change Hachiman’s perspectives of seeing the world? It is indeed one of the best rom-com anime of all time, so don’t you even dare to miss this wonderful experience!
12. Yamada Kun And The Seven Witches
Yamada has a reputation as a delinquent, and he easily feels bored with things and is always looking for something exciting. One day, out of the blue, things started to become exciting for him after an accidental kiss with a girl named Urara.
To your surprise, the kiss was not ordinary, but it led the two of them to switch their bodies with each other. The story takes a supernatural and mysterious turn, and we are introduced to the seven witches.
That was just the beginning of a troublesome messy life, and we follow the main characters finding different ways to make their lives peaceful again. There is harem, romance, comedy, suspense, supernatural, and much more!
11. Komi Can’t Communicate
Hirohito Tadano is our male lead who joins the high school, thinking he will stay away from any troublesome situations. Well, contrary to his expectations, life has something different planned for him.
His plans are shattered soon after he encounters a gorgeous girl named Komi. As he sits beside her, so many students envy him. Komi doesn’t socialize with others, and when Hirohito learns that she has a severe communication disorder that stops her from living life to the fullest, he decides to help her.
One thing leads to the other, and we see the duo eventually getting closer to each other. Now Hitohito must help Komi fulfill her dream of making 100 friends! Would that be possible? Well, it might be possible, but it won’t be easy!
10. Special A
Hikari Hanazono is a brilliant girl who had never imagined being second to anyone till she met Takishima. The boy is incredibly genius, and no matter how much she tries, she can’t win against him.
Hikari will not accept defeat easily; therefore, she never stops trying. The duo studies in the same school, and Hikari has the same mission; she wants to win against Takishima. The duo ends up being part of the top seven students in the school, and their group is famous as Special A.
One thing that the girl is unaware of is the feelings of Takishima for her. She never realized that the boy’s heart skips a beat whenever he sees her! (cute, isn’t it?) Special A is the best rom-com anime of all time, and I assure you that you will feel entertained!
9. Tomo Chan Is A Girl
Being a tomboy girl is cool, but not always. Things become troublesome for our cute tomboy girl Tomo Chan when her heart starts skipping a beat for her childhood buddy Jun. No matter how much she tries, Jun considers her a boy and treats her like a guy friend.
Watching her trying different ways to express her feelings and trying to win Jun’s heart will make you laugh and emotional at the same time. Tomo Chan’s character is the most entertaining in the anime, and her character is enough to make you feel entertained.
8. The Quintessential Quintuplets
Fuutaro Uesugi is our male leader who is hardworking and brilliant. Unfortunately, he is living a messed up life because he has his father’s debt over his shoulders. One day, he gets a good opportunity to teach the daughters of an elite family.
Fuutaro gets surprised to see Nakano as his student. She was the same girl who transferred to his school, and his encounter with her wasn’t good enough. To top it all off, our boy now has to teach three more girls like her, as they are quintuplet sisters.
The problem is not teaching more than one student; the problem is that none of them shows interest in studying and are annoying. The story is interesting when we see Fuutaro trying to teach the students to improve his life.
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7. Love Chunibyo And Other Delusions
Let me explain for those who don’t know about Chunibyo! Chunibyo is a condition where one starts considering oneself as an imaginary character. It is pretty common in youngsters as we all imagine ourselves as our favorite heroes.
Some people start acting like one. Yuta is one such boy who believes that he is a superhero. Unfortunately, his beliefs put him in an embarrassing situation as people used to make fun of him. Therefore, he joins a new school to start a new life.
Contrary to his expectation, instead of living a peaceful life, he meets Rikka Takanashi, a girl suffering from Chunibyo! To top it off, Rikka finds him interesting, especially after knowing he also had Chunibyo.
No matter how much she tries to avoid her, Rikka will always stick by his side. There are a lot of hilarious moments, so get ready beforehand!
6. Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro
Naoto is our main male lead in the second year of high school. His life was peaceful because he was antisocial and used to spend most of his time with himself. However, his peaceful life changes with the entry of Nagatoro, a first-year student in school.
Nagatoro loved to tease him, and she continued to bully him in different ways. Naoto, contrary to expectations, starts getting social and eventually starts developing feelings for the teaser.
His boring life has changed, and he enjoys his time around Nagatoro and her friends. We have seen male bullies, but not many anime show female bullies. Trust me, give this one a shot, and you’ll find it the best rom-com anime of all time.
Ryuji is the male lead of the anime and is a good boy. His appearance confuses people about his character. On the other hand, we have Taiga, the cute yet deadly girl who enjoys the reputation of a tiger for her fierceness.
Surprisingly, both of them have lost their hearts to each other’s best friends. Therefore, they decide to befriend each other only to help them succeed in their love life. They started as friends but fate played its part in making them lovers.
Their chemistry is full of comedy and entertainment. Toradora is indeed one of the best rom-com anime of all time. It’s the best and a must-watch for all shoujo lovers.
4. Ouran High School Host Club
Haruhi Fujioka is unlike typical girls who spend most of their time looking good and grabbing unnecessary attention. She is a tomboy who looks so like a boy that people often mistake her for a male.
One day, she mistakenly broke a valuable which attracted the attention of the most handsome boys of the Host Club towards her. Tamaki is the male lead who also mistakes her for a boy and believes she might be attractive to girls.
Therefore, the Host Club makes her a part of their group to help her pay back the money. Tamaki and Haruhi’s love story is one of the best and cutest on this list. Ouran High School is indeed the best rom-com anime of all time.
3. Kaguya Sama Love Is War
Shirogane and Kaugya are the main characters of this one of the best rom-com anime. The duo is popular for their position as SCP, looks, and much more. Students ship them as a couple, and the duo also develops feelings for each other.
However, they are full of ego and can’t accept hurting their ego no matter what. Both want the other person to confess first, but it is more difficult than one can imagine. The anime highlights their war in love that takes the form of mind games.
It is comedic and frustrating at the same time. Those who enjoy watching romance anime with a unique idea then you can watch it.
2. Kamisama Kiss
The anime begins with Nanami, a shelterless girl mourning over her life and luck. It’s all thanks to her father and his huge debts that the poor girl is wandering homeless. Despite being low on energy, when she sees a man in trouble, Nanami instantly saves the man.
The man was impressed, and she shared her grief with him. To return the favor, the man sent her to an address, and she was happy to find shelter. Nanami reached the place; contrary to her expectations, it wasn’t a normal house but a shrine.
She met different spirits there who told her that the man was a god and she was now the substitute god. Meanwhile, the entry of the fox familiar added an element of comedy to the anime. Watching the love chemistry between the fox familiar and Nanami is a visual treat.
1. Maid Sama
This is indeed the best rom-com anime of all time to watch. It’s iconic, and whenever we think of a perfect romantic comedy Maid Sama is always the first choice. Misaki is a hardworking and responsible girl who studies on a scholarship and secretly works as a part-time maid to support her family.
Scholarship students are not allowed to work part-time; therefore, she tries her best to hide her job. However, things become problematic when the most handsome boy in the school, Usui Takumi, sees her in the maid outfit in a restaurant.
He tries his best to tease her, and the poor girl has no choice except to accept him. It’s not like Usui was mean; instead, he liked Misaki and therefore enjoyed teasing her. Maid Sama follows their cute chemistry, and viewers can do nothing but enjoy watching.
Yes, it involves romance and comedy!
As they involve romance so we can call them shoujo anime.
So finally, we are done with the list of best rom-com anime. Romantic comedies are never boring because they entertain the viewers with almost everything; it has drama, humor, and of course, romance. Those of you who love to laugh watching light-hearted shoujo anime should consider this list of recommendations!