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byNashiqt
Apr 25 2024, 7:27 AM | Updated Jun 19, 11:58 AM

Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi wo Suru

My Love Story with Yamada-kun at Lv999

Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi wo Suru
TV, 2023, 13 eps Me:- Author:10
Slice of life, gaming, romance, grumpy x sunshine. One of my all-time favs.
Unfortunately, the anime ends just when it gets really good. Unclear if there will be a second season.
Sugar Apple Fairy Tale
TV, 2023, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
Romance, but it's a very, very, very slow burn. Innocent FMC, grumpy x sunshine, he falls first.
Was sceptic, but lives now rent-free in my head. One of my all-time favs.
Unfortunately, the anime ends a bit unsatisfying. Unclear if there will be another season.
Given
TV, 2019, 11 eps Me:- Author:10
romance, boys love, high school + music, adult cast (lots of the side characters are actually grown ups), crazy cool guitar playing MMC.
even if you don't understand much about music, you are in for a treat with this one. handsdown a masterpiece and a true gem. one of the few romances (esp among BL), that aren't cringe, have overall good characters and feature a good story that's not just based on misscommunication. the english VA is amazing, too.
the only negative thing i can say about this is, if you watch this dubbed, there are no subtitles for lyrics and on screen text (which are quite a lot).
i don't even wanna spoiler you the tiniest thing a bout this gem. it's defo an all time fav of mine, if not my #1 fav romance anime. i wish i could forget it and watch it again for the first time.

Loop 7-kaime no Akuyaku Reijou wa, Moto Tekikoku de Jiyuu Kimama na Hanayome Seikatsu wo Mankitsu suru

7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy!

Loop 7-kaime no Akuyaku Reijou wa, Moto Tekikoku de Jiyuu Kimama na Hanayome Seikatsu wo Mankitsu suru
TV, 2024, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
Isekai, romance, morally grey MMC, enemies to lovers, Unfortunately, the anime ends before the story picks up speed. Unclear if there will be a second season.

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

The Irregular at Magic High School

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
TV, 2014, 26 eps Me:- Author:9
Magic high school. The magic system is highly technical. Has romance, kinda, but it's a bit awkward. "Touch her and you die", morally grey MMC.

Vanitas no Karte

The Case Study of Vanitas

Vanitas no Karte
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
Nineteenth-century, France, fantasy, vampires and a tiny sprinkle of romance. The main character gives me Loki vibes.
Took me 2 attempts to get past the 3rd episode, but turned out to be one of my all time favs. Unfortunately, the anime ends with many questions unresolved. Unclear if there will be a second season.

Niehime to Kemono no Ou

Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts

Niehime to Kemono no Ou
TV, 2023, 24 eps Me:- Author:9
It's romance, though it's not the interesting part of the show. Core themes are loyalty, self acceptance, corrupt politics and overcoming prejudice and differences.

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
TV, 2018, 11 eps Me:- Author:10
Slice of life, workplace, romance, adult cast, otakus.
Loved it and one of my all-time favs. I wish there were more seasons.
Sword Art Online
TV, 2012, 25 eps Me:- Author:8
Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru
TV, 2010, 24 eps Me:- Author:9
Romance, shonen-ai, drama, good vs evil, iseaki, "touch him and you die".

Kanojo ga Koushaku-tei ni Itta Riyuu

Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke's Mansion

Kanojo ga Koushaku-tei ni Itta Riyuu
TV, 2023, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
Isekai, romance, morally grey MMC.
Unfortunately, the MMC's voice actor really didn't do it for me. Unclear if there will be a second season.
Kyokou Suiri
TV, 2020, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
Detective Conan but with spirits, sassy and straight forward FMC, has romance but it's not the interesting part of the show. Unfortunately, the anime ends before the story picks up speed. Unclear if there will be a second season.
I slept long on this, but turned out to be one of my all-time favs. If you watched Detective Conan as a kid, you'll like this.
Noragami
TV, 2014, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
fantasy, gods and spirits, not really a romance but has a romantic slow burn sub-plot. MMC has the classic "silly idiot", "dark background" and "softens up for random high school girl" trifecta.
while i found the anime really good, there are a lot of questions unresolved and it's unclear if there will be a 3rd season. still highly recommended

Kikansha no Mahou wa Tokubetsu desu

A Returner's Magic Should Be Special

Kikansha no Mahou wa Tokubetsu desu
TV, 2023, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
Magic high school, isekai, not really romance but it's implied. Second season has been announced.

Hametsu no Oukoku

The Kingdoms of Ruin

Hametsu no Oukoku
TV, 2023, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
Not for everyone. gore and MMC with questionable morals, although the moral part is kind of the theme for the whole show.
Not labelled as romance, but I read ahead in the manga and Im like 90% sure this will eventually turn into one with the "he hates everyone but her" trope. Unfortunately, the anime ends when it gets interesting. Unclear if there will be a second season.
Idk why the ratings for this are so low, it's one of my all-time favs.

Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita

Banished From The Hero's Party, I Decided To Live A Quiet Life In The Countryside

Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita
TV, 2021, 13 eps Me:- Author:8
Romance in a fantasy setting with an interesting concept of ones fate and how to overcome it. Unfortunately, I found most of the female characters a bit annoying and the romance is a bit boring, too.
Akatsuki no Yona
TV, 2014, 24 eps Me:- Author:8
It's labelled as romance, but at least in the anime, there isn't really any romance. Unfortunately the anime ends before the story picks up speed. Unclear if there will be a second season.

Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
TV, 2017, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Magic high school, morally grey MMC, might turn into romance.
This is not a harem! Even though it really looks like one at first.
If you suffer through the first 2-3 episodes, ignore the silly girls school uniforms which make absolutely 0 sense, and you might be surprised.
And probably also imagine that the students are at least 18 or so, even though they look like 12.
Unfortunately, the anime ends just when it starts to become good. Unclear if there will be a second season.
Ore dake Level Up na Ken
TV, 2024, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
No romance, but a really cool MMC and great fantasy setting.

Free!

Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

Free!
TV, 2013, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
high school, a group of guy friends that is really into swimming, lots of topless hot guys (because they are swimming ofc), no romance, but if you really want to, you could read shounen-ai into it
Koroshi Ai
TV, 2022, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Two psychos getting attached to each other. Labelled as romance, but there is a lot less romance than the title suggests. I'd say it's enemies to romantic interest.
There should have maybe been a few more episodes for the characters to develop more chemistry, but I still had a good time watching this.
The sound track is amazing (piano).
K
TV, 2012, 13 eps Me:- Author:9
No romance, but strong concept of loyalty that you could read implied shonen-ai into, if you really wanted to.
Unfortunately, the anime ends a bit unsatisfying. Still pretty interesting story.

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