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February is just around the corner, and for many people that means love season, there is no better time to search for some romance animes to watch, which is why in this list we have prepared 4 anime that, despite belonging to the same genre, each one is pretty different than the others due to the originality and the storytelling that they all possess. If you’re looking to fall in love with an anime, these are definitely some of the best options you have.
Let’s start with a classic that pretty much all lovers of the Shōjo genre have seen (or at least heard about it) at some point; Kimi Ni Todoke. This anime tells us the story of Sawako Kuronuma, an extremely introverted girl whose social skills are somewhat clumsy, which makes her classmates tend to distance themselves from her or even rumor that being around her can bring bad luck. Despite the bad position where she is, young Kuronuma’s life changes when she meets Shouta Kazehaya, a kind boy who ignores all of the rumors and shows that he is interested in meeting her. Thanks to Kazehaya’s approach, other people begin to see how truly kind and valuable Kuronuma is, and she herself begins to understand others better as she discovers the meaning of love and friendship. Truly a beautiful story like no other.
With two seasons and 25 episodes, Kimi Ni Todoke is perfect if you are looking for an anime to watch for many days.
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Ren’ai Zunōsen (Love Is War) is a full-fledged romantic comedy. In fact, it may be the one that makes you laugh the most on this entire list. This hilarious Shōjo offers a simple plot: The president of the student council, Miyuki Shirogane, and the vice president, Kaguya Shinomiya, are in love with each other. However, they both are extremely proud, which prevents them from confessing their love before the other does it first.
Throughout the episodes we observe how, through different methods, both protagonists use their great intellect to create situations that make the other confess their love first, thus creating very funny scenarios, while at the same time keeping us waiting exuberantly to see the romance between them.
With two seasons and a third on the way, Kaguya-Sama Love Is War is a great choice if you are the kind of person who enjoys laughing out loud while enjoying a love story.
The other Shōjos are very good, but if we talk about originality, what Ore Monogatari proposes is something else. While the main characters of the vast majority of romance animes have looks that most find extremely attractive, Ore Monogatari introduces us to Takeo Gōda, who is not just the usual “pretty popular boy in the school”, actually, is basically the opposite. While all the girls fall in love with his friend for having an attractive look and a charming personality, Takeo often goes unnoticed by most girls, due to his tough and intimidating appearance. Despite how things usually are, one day Rinko Yamato comes into his life, she is a small, very sweet, and very shy girl who quickly feels attracted to Takeo.
Throughout its 24 episodes, the anime reinforces the moral that appearance is not the most important thing, while also making us want to see how this hilarious love story progresses.
Normally romance anime focuses primarily on a couple and various other supporting characters, but Tsurezure Children does the exact opposite. This funny anime tells us the story of many school couples, each one extremely different from the other. Each character has a very characteristic behavior, which means that we may like some a lot while we may not end up liking others, but it is part of the magic of this show and any type of person can enjoy at least one of the many plots that we see.
Tsurezure Children is relatively short, so it’s ideal if you don’t have much time; It only has 12 episodes, but on top of that, each episode is around 12 minutes long, which is only half the length of most anime episodes, so there’s no reason to not giving it a chance.