All Anime Fans Must Watch! Top 20 Best Romance Anime Of All Time
17. Nodame Cantabile
Shinichi Chiaki is a first class musician whose dream is to play among the elites in Europe.
Coming from a distinguished family, he is an infamous perfectionist; not only is he highly critical of himself, but of others as well.
The only thing stopping Chiaki from leaving for Europe is his fear of flying. As a result, he’s grounded in Japan.
During his 4th year at Japan’s top music university, Chiaki happens to meet Noda Megumi—or as she refers to herself, Nodame.
On the surface, she seems to be an unkempt girl with no direction in life. However, when Chiaki hears Nodame play the piano for the first time, he is in awe at the kind of music she plays.
To Chiaki’s dismay, Nodame turns out to be his neighbour and she falls head-over-heels in love with him.
great romance anime everIn the future, personal computers have developed into “Persocoms,” mobile computers that look like human beings.
Hideki Motosuwa, a prep school student, desperately wants to buy a Persocom but cannot afford to.
One day, he finds a Persocom that has been thrown away and decides to keep it.
When he turns on the Persocom, all she can say is “Chii” so he decides to name her that.
After a while, it starts to become apparent that Chii is more than an average Persocom.
Having much better performance, it seems that Chii might be a “Chobit,” a type of advanced Persocom rumored to have independent thought.
Jinta Yadomi and his group of childhood friends have become estranged after a tragic accident split them apart.
Now in their high school years, a sudden surprise forces each of them to confront their guilt over what happened that day and come to terms with the ghosts of their past.
20. ef: A Tale of Memories
On Christmas Eve, Hiro Hirono’s bike is stolen by a girl chasing a thief who stole her purse.
He gives chase and finds her unconscious and his bike ruined. The girl, Miyako Miyamura, soon awakes and the two begin to talk.
After making sure she is okay, they end up spending Christmas Eve together.
Later, Hiro finds out Miyako attends the same school as him and they begin to spend more and more time together, Miyako developing affections for Hiro.
Kei Shindou—Hiro’s childhood friend who has long held a crush on him—begins to become jealous and a love triangle follows.
The series also tells the story of Renji Asou. One day, he meets Chihiro Shindou, the twin sister of Kei Shindou, at an abandoned train station.
Even though she’s very shy, they get along pretty well and begin meeting at the same spot everyday; however, Renji finds out that Chihiro was in a car accident years ago and as a consequence she suffers from a disability: her memory lasts only 13 hours.
Nevertheless, after learning that Chihiro’s dream is to write a novel, Renji finally decides to help her fulfill her dream while also trying to make her overcome the difficulties imposed by her condition.