Valentine’s Day is a time to spend with your loved ones and enjoying tender romance anime! These cute anime are filled with steady dates, innocent interactions, and mellow stories that won’t fill you with stress.
Sit back and enjoy these romances with your loved ones!
1Tsuki ga Kirei
Quick pitch: Akane Mizuno and Kotarou are third-year students at a junior high school, and are becoming classmates for the first time. Along with Chinatsu Nishio and Takumi Hira, the group of friends will rely on each other to overcome the challenges they face as third-year students.
Studio: Studio Gokumi
Quick Pitch: Tsuredure Children is an anthology depicting the various forms of young love between various couples. From being unable to confess their feeling to awkward dates, young love can be extremely cute!
Studio: Toei Animation
Quick Pitch: Risa and Atsushi are having a hard time finding love due being conscious about their heights – Risa is taller than most girls and Atsushi is shorter than most boys. Despite getting off to a rough start, the two become friends thanks to sharing the musical tastes and possessing a sarcastic sense of humor. Their antics lead to friendship, but will their chemistry evolve into the love they have been searching for?
Studio: Studio DEEN
Quick Pitch: After losing her mother in an accident, Tooru decides to live in a tent in the woods out of fear of burdening her family and parents while her grandfather’s home is being renovated. Cousins Yuki and Shigure over to take Tooru in after her tent is buried under a landslide. Upon arriving in their home, Tooru learns that hugging a member of the Souma family turns them into a zodiac animal.
5Kimi ni Todoke
Studio: Production I.G.
Quick Pitch: Sawako is a timid and sweet girl, but she is completely misunderstood by classmates because she resembles Sadako from The Ring. While longing for a normal life, Sawako takes solace in admiring Shouta – and she is shocked when he starts speaking to her! Shouta’s simple action begins to turn Sawako’s life around as other classmates begin opening up to her.
Studio: J.C. Staff
Episodes: 26 + 2 OVAs
Quick Pitch: Seika High was once an all-boys school infamous for its obnoxious students, but has recently become co-ed. Misaki becomes the first female student council president and works hard to the make the school a better place for the other girls that attend.
Despite her reputation as a man-hater, Misaki works a secret part-time job at a maid café to help support her family. Takumi, a popular boy at school, discovers Misaki’s secret and uses it as an opportunity to get closer to her.
7Say “I Love You.” (Sukitte Ii na yo.)
Episodes: 13 + 1 OVA
Quick Pitch: Mei has spent her high school years without making friends or finding a boyfriend due to a bad childhood experience. Her bleak worldview is challenged after she encounters a popular boy named Yamato.
8We Were There (Bokura ga Ita)
Quick Pitch: Nanami is looking forward to starting her first year of high school and takes an interest in Yano. After a bad first impression, Nanami beings to warm up to Yano and they decide to start dating. However, Yano has trouble opening up to Nanami due to a tragic accident involving his ex-girlfriend.
Studio: J.C. Staff
Episodes: 45 + 4 OVAs
Quick Pitch: Chiaki is a master pianist and violinist, and he wants nothing more than being able to pursue his musical career in Europe like his mentor had. There’s just one problem: he’s deathly afraid of flying. When Noda Megumi, another pianist with magical fingers, walks into the picture, that which follows is a warm tale of two people striving to make each other happy.
10Itazura na Kiss
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Quick Pitch: Kotoko finally confesses her love to Naoki, but he rejects her offhand. However, Kotoko gets another chance to win Naoki’s heart after an earthquake destroys her home. Due to a twist of fate, their fathers are friends and Naoki’s father offers to let Kotoko and her father stay with them until their home is rebuilt.
Episodes: 24 + 1 OVA
Quick Pitch: Shirayuki is a cheerful girl working as an apothecary at a local herbal shop. After being threatened to join Prince Raji’s harem as a concubine, Shirayuki flees town only to be rescued by Prince Zen Wistalia. Hoping to repay her debt to Zen, Shirayuki trains to become a court herbalist in Zen’s home country. While they slowly develop romantic feelings, the country’s social expectations forbid Zen from pursuing a relationship with anyone of lesser social status.
Studio: Telecom Animation Film
Episodes: 13 + 1 Movie
Quick Pitch: Naho’s first day of her sophomore year of high school begins on a strange note. She receives a letter from herself that was written 10 years in the future and is filled with her life regrets. At first, Naho thinks it’s a joke, but several events begin to accurately unfold. Naho is now determined to correct these mistakes, especially in regards to transfer student Kakeru.
Quick Pitch: Takeo’s tall stature and muscular build are enough to intimidate the girls at his school. And the girls that aren’t intimidated by Takeo instantly fall for his handsome friend Makoto. When Takeo saves Rinko from a molester, he instantly falls in love with her. Despite his feelings, Takeo believes Rinko loves Makoto, and he will do anything to bring the two together.
Studio: Studio DEEN
Episodes: 12 episodes
Quick pitch: Haruka Takayama and Yū Sonoda were inseparable during middle school, but a twist of fate puts them on opposite sides of the classroom. They spend more time making other friends, but the two decide to keep their relationship special by kissing each other in secret.
15My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun)
Studio: Brain’s Base
Episodes: 13 +1 OVA
Quick Pitch: Shizuku is only focused on her grades, which leads to a cold view of life. However, she begins to change after delivering class printouts to Haru, who has stopped coming to school after a fight earlier in the year. Rumored to be violent, Shizuku is surprised to learn that Haru is nice. While the two know little about human interaction, Haru quickly proclaims his love Shizuku. Together, they try to learn the nature of their emotions.
What are your favorite sweet romances?