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10-19-07, 7:51 PM

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I recently watched Lovely Complex & Kodocha
... now i'm like OBSESSED with these romance anime

i need more good ones T____T~~~!!!

recommendations anyone~?

i'd make the subject "shoujo anime recommendations"... but i do NOT want those magical change girls anime. unless it's really good o_O

go go go~
10-19-07, 7:58 PM

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if you havent watched "School Rumble" (and the 2nd one), then I order you to finish it by tonight xD

you havent watched "Ah! My Goddess" either =O dont know if you will like it, but try seeing the 1st ep. ^^
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10-19-07, 8:40 PM

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Mizuiro Jidai
Aishiteruze Baby
Glass Mask
Hana Yori Dango
Mamalade Boy

And even though it's not a "no magic" shoujo, you definitely should give Full Moon wo Sagashite a try.
10-19-07, 8:49 PM

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Full Moon wo Sagashite :)
10-19-07, 9:01 PM

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Depends on what you mean by romance... can you be a little more specific?

(Ex: Do you like drama, feel good stuff, cliche stuff, slow moving or fast moving, characters face obstacles before a relationship or after a relationshiop, etc)
10-19-07, 9:08 PM

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Marmalade Boy, Bokura ga Ita, Hana Yori Dango... and a couple of non-shoujo but good romances- Maison Ikkoku, Victorian Romance Emma (1 & 2)
10-20-07, 6:15 AM

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Chobits xD.

10-20-07, 7:53 AM

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I second Bokura ga Ita and Victorian Romance Emma

Also Ai Yori Aoshi, Lamune and Peach Girl

For series that have good romance but also a lot of other plot devices, you might want to try
Nodame Cantabile - music + romance
Saiunkoku Monogatari - political + romance
Gakuen Alice - romance is a bit vague..but since you like Kodocha....
10-20-07, 8:10 AM

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I think the best romance anime is Maison Ikkoku.
Other great anime are School Rumble and Kare Kano
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10-20-07, 5:23 PM

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Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien ... although it isn't shoujo.

Shoujo romance... yeah, the ones I can think of are like Hana Yori Dango, Kare Kano, Marmalade Boy, Aishiteruze Baby, Ouran High School Host Club, Fruits Basket, Ultra Maniac, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, Ayashi no Ceres, Fushi Yuugi, Kin`iro no Chord: Primo Passo, Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyoushou and while the anime unfortunately has a bit of a transforming girl element, watching Full Moon wo Sagashite is definately recommended.
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10-21-07, 9:54 AM

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A lot of the ones listed are really good recommendations - I'd also add:

Honey & Clover I & II
10-21-07, 10:02 AM

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Of what I've seen so far, I'd definately second Honey & Clover, School Rumble (Which has a greater focus on the comedy, but it develops its romance remarkably), and Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien.

And I'd add to the list 5 Centimeters Per Second.

Edit: It's true. I like my top ten anime a little too much :(
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10-21-07, 10:08 AM

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asandari said:
Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien.

IF I HAD A DOLLAR FOR EVERY TIME YOU SAID THAT. It's good though, for sure.

It makes me sad Lamune has only been mentioned once. Lamune is probably my favorite series of the genre.
10-21-07, 10:10 AM

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Okay. so if you liked kodocha, i'd defenitely reccomend marmalade boy. Kodocha is like the cracked out version of marmalade boy. though MB has a lot of drama and such.

other ones i'd second/reccomend
- honey and clover : probably one of the best romances ive watched (besides marmalade boy)
- kareshi kanojo no jiyou
- bokura ga ita (very good)
- full moon wo sagashite (also good, but has some magic)
- Peach girl
- la corda d'oro
- paradise kiss
- hana yori dango
10-22-07, 3:22 PM

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Hmm... well my first romance anime was Kanon. I think you would also like CLANNAD and maybe Air too.
10-22-07, 4:06 PM

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I's Pure
10-22-07, 4:13 PM

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Kimi ga Nozomu Eien :D
10-22-07, 11:17 PM

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Yokohama Kidaishi Kikou
any of the Makoto Shinkai movies(5cm per Second, Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days)
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

Most of the others I could think of have already been suggested. Bokura ga Ita was pretty popular, I think, although I didn't much care for it.
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10-23-07, 12:41 AM

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i recommend Saiunkoku Monogatari

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10-23-07, 2:28 AM

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I also recommend one of Makoto Shinkai's movies/OVAs, and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo is also very good (saw it this sunday).
10-24-07, 9:57 PM

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I'd recommend the following:

-Ghost Hunt ( hmm not really romantic at all but try reading between the lines and you'll find yourself wishing they were a couple)

-Chobits (it's really good..i mean in my opinion)

-Ah! My Goddess

-La Corda d' Oro

-Ouran High School Host Club (not plain romantic but romance+comedy)

*hmm can't think of anything else at the moment..:D
10-25-07, 7:52 PM

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Kanon, Honey and Clover, bokura ga ita, AIR, Nana... theres also Ouran Highschool Host Club and Fruits basket but you wont see that much romance in the anime (there is SOME but not much...) The manga's however continue the story where the anime stops and you can see a Lot more romance as the story progresses... i wonder why the good parts arent produced in anime!!! both anime need a second season... its too late for fruits basket but ouran still has a chance for a second season!!! oops sorry! to the point...

Kanon, Honey and Clover, bokura ga ita, AIR, Nana, Ouran Highschool Host Club and Fruits basket. Also Gakuen Alice is similar to Kodocha :P but very little romantic parts.

10-25-07, 8:06 PM

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Surprised noone has mentioned REC. It's short but definitely worth watching.
10-26-07, 12:25 AM

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You should definitely watch Aishiteruze Baby and Suzuka. They were both definitely good romance animes.
10-26-07, 12:25 AM

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Oh! And His and Her Circumstances. That was hilarious and romantic.
10-26-07, 3:24 AM

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Hrmm... I tried to find some series not mentioned yet... Hopefully I'm not being to repetitive by adding a few of my suggestions, too. :P

Check a little info about each series here on MAL or animenewsnetwork.

D.N.Angel - Fantasy/Magic series
Da Capo - School Life, Fantasy series
DearS - Fantasy series
Ichigo 100% - School Life Series
Magic Knights Rayearth - Adventure, Magic Series
Mahoromatic - Rather "magical"/fantastic series
Midori no Hibi - "Supernatural," Daily/School Life series
Please Twins - Drama?, School Life series
Saikano - Drama, Tragedy? series
Shuffle! - Comedy, Supernatural series
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Mix of Comedy and Drama, Supernatural/Sci-fi series
To Heart - School Life series
Zero no Tsukaima - Adventure, Magic series
10-26-07, 7:32 AM

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Many of the romance shows I would recommend have been mentioned but I'll toss out what I remember enjoying:

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
Peach Girl
Paradise Kiss
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora
Onegai Teacher
Onegai Twins
School Days
Tokimeki Memorial
Victorian Romance Emma
Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro Na
Bokura ga Ita
Honey & Clover
Koi Kaze (may not be for everyone)
10-26-07, 8:49 PM

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I'm surprised I didn't mention REC o.o
(Or I's Pure for that matter...)
11-02-07, 11:09 PM

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Bokura ga Ita
tokimeki memorial
hana yori dango
school rumble
lovely comlex
love hina
ayashi no ceres
fushigi yuugi
inu yasha
la corda
kimikiss pure rouge
oh! my goddness
ichigo 100%
Aishiteruze Baby
fruit basket
Ouran High School Host Club
fate/stay night
5 Centimeters per Second
Saiunkoku Monogatari
kare kano
ai yori aoshi

..etc i cant remember my other ones
but what romance anime u wannna watch like romance/comedy or romance/slice of life romance/drama..etc

11-03-07, 10:36 AM

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You could try Ayashi no Ceres and Fushigi Yuugi
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11-03-07, 10:38 AM

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Strawberry panic! Kawaii
02-15-08, 2:15 PM

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I recommend Ai Yori Aoshi ^^

02-15-08, 3:33 PM

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For serious romance:
- Emma: A Victorian Romance
- Fushigi Yugi
- Koi Kaze (incest warning)

For serious yet cute/funny:
- Bokura ga Ita
- Peach Girl
- Chobits
- Full Moon O Sagashite
- Shuffle!
02-15-08, 10:06 PM

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Pride and Prejudice

Oh wait, that's not an anime. Fuck it. It beats the tits out of any "romance" anime that's out there today.

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02-15-08, 10:20 PM

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Try Tokyo Marble Chocolate. It's only a 2 episode OVA, but it's really cute. You can also try Kimikiss. It's still ongoing, but I guarantee you that's it good. I'm really addicted to it.

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02-15-08, 11:09 PM

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Like the past people already said, defiantly should try Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien. I am a romance lover as well and i loved KGNE so you might wanna give it a try.
02-16-08, 2:07 AM

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5 Centimeters per Second.

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02-16-08, 10:16 AM

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Kare First Love is a good one
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02-16-08, 11:02 PM

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I liked Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora and REC. Both are really quick but entertaining and heart-warming watches.
02-18-08, 7:35 PM

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Yeah if you want a romance anime i suggest Fushigi Yuugi. It is a very long anime (52, good number) and it doesn't bore you because it actually has a plot to it. Seriously, go see it.
02-18-08, 8:40 PM

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i bet someones already said this but kimi ga nozomu eien lol...
02-18-08, 9:26 PM

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02-18-08, 10:55 PM

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I second (or third whatever) Kimi ga Nozomu of the best drama/romance..

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06-15-08, 11:38 PM

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i think my favorite romance anime overall is Bokura Ga Ita.. ive seen practically every anime title recommended in this forum. Take my word for it and watch Bokura Ga Ita. :)
06-16-08, 11:30 AM

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Ah! My Goddess and Chobits are both good Romance animes

06-16-08, 7:57 PM

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Saiunkoku Monogatari
07-10-08, 3:00 AM

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they already mentioned what's in my mind.. that's a good thing.. LOL

Bokura ga Ita
Kimikiss ~pure rouge~
I''s Pure
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
Haney and Clover I & II
Onegai Teacher
Onegai Twins
Midori no Hibi

there you go..
07-12-08, 1:28 AM

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I definitely storngly recommend the anime clannad
07-15-08, 6:20 PM

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If you like Lovely Complex, you'll probably like Nodame's a romcom and great if you like music.

Other recommendations:
Saiunkoku Monagatari S1 and S2(which is still airing/being subbed)
Chobits-->adorable romance
Paradise Kiss
Marmalade Boy-->drama romance
Hana-Kimi (manga) I don't think there's an anime made for this, but they do have the live action drama. If you like Nodame Cantabile, I'd recommend watching the live action drama version (verry funny!)

Ouran High School Host Club is a good shoujo comedy.
Tsubasa Chronicles is a good feel good romance anime.
Heroic Age-->one of my favorites
La Corda D'Oro is romantic in a sense of feeling
Peach Girl-->another shoujo favorite
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07-19-08, 1:19 PM

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I would suggest:

Peach Girl
Fushigi Yugi
Ceres Celestial Legend
Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne
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