10 Best Romance Anime on Netflix You Must Watch in 2021!

Best Romance Anime on Netflix

Hello and welcome again! Well, I believe most of you are searching for the Best Romance Anime on Netflix to just watch them and chill. So here I’m making a list of the top 10 among them with different tastes.

Some of them are hugely appreciated and some still remain as hidden gems. All of them are quite simple to understand and heavily enjoyable. Take a glance at their summaries and start from whichever fascinates you the most. These all Romance Anime are available on Netflix.

Whisper of the Hearts

Whisper of the Hearts Plot Summary

This is a heart-touching love story of a bookworm girl and a violin maker boy. The girl named Shizuku lives in Tokyo with her parents and elder sister. Someday she finds something interesting and felt curious about it. In the checkout cards of every book she borrows from the library, she finds a particular name Amasawa just before hers. She starts looking for him. Soon she finds out about the boy after some very peculiar incidents and the story takes some interesting turns.

Whisper of the Hearts

Whisper of the Hearts Main Characters

  • Shizuku Tsukishima
  • Seiji Amasawa

Whisper of the Hearts Cast

  • Yoshifumi Kondo
  • Issei Takahashi
  • Yoko Honna

Why Should You Watch This?

HEY! Why wouldn’t love to watch a sweet and nostalgic love story?  I fell in love with the storyline right after starting the parody of ‘Country Roads’ in the background. I’m sure you will feel the same and will be lost in the magical world of Shizuku’s writing with Seiji’s passion.

Facts to know about Whisper of the Hearts

This is the first Japanese film in Dolby Digital and the only movie directed by Yoshifumi Kondo. You can find “Porco Rosso” written on the clock face in the amusing pendulum with mechanical dwarfs in the movie.

Whisper of the Hearts Best Quotes

“Being left alone has its hard parts too.” – Shizuku.

“Can’t you be in love without determining your future first?” – Yuuko.

“Don’t expect perfection at first.” – Mr. Nishi.

The Cat Returns

The Cat Returns Plot Summary

One day Haru rescues a cat that was about to be run over in the middle of the busy road. After that, she gets surprised by watching him talking to her and acclaiming himself as Prince Lune. Soon King of the cat kingdom comes to thank her for saving his sons’ life and conspires to take him as the daughter in law. A mysterious voice guides Haru on the way to find Muta and reaches at the cat bureau to seek help from Baron. Unexpected incidents start from here.

The Cat Returns

The Cat Returns Main Characters

  • The Baron
  • Muta
  • Haru Yoshioka

The Cat Returns Cast

  • Anna Hathaway
  • Tim Carry
  • Chizuru Ikewaki

Why Should You Watch This?

If you loved Whisper of the hearts, you will definitely like to watch this movie. The unfortunate yet adventurous series of incidents will stick in your eyes to the screen. The appealing presence and intelligence of Baron, comic reliefs from Muta, and bravery and Straight forward attitude of Haru will blow your mind up.

Facts to know about The Cat Returns

It has an Important character named Baron who also appeared at Whisper of the hearts but as a nonliving character. We all have observed that anime culture including this movie has an obsession with cats because, in Japanese folklore, cats have some supernatural powers.

The Cat Returns Best Quotes

“Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter who you are, you will have nothing to fear.” – Baron.

“Just for the record, I admire a woman who speaks from the heart.” – Baron.

A Whisker Away

A Whisker Away Plot Summary

This is a story of an unhappy teenage girl named Miyo also known as Muge. Though she seems to be a cheerful childish girl, she actually is a depressed soul from inside who doesn’t love herself at all. She hides the fact that her mother left her behind so her father married again after that. She has only one friend in school to stay with. She has a crush on Kento but he doesn’t love her back at the beginning. Then Miyo meets a Mask Seller and borrows a cat mask from him to be loved a little more but trouble comes ahead.

A Whisker Away

A Whisker Away Main Characters

  • Kento Hinode
  • Miyo Sasaki
  • Mask seller

A Whisker Away Returns Cast

  • Bryce Papenbrook
  • Cristina Vee
  • Natsuki Hanae

Why Should You Watch This?

We all get this phase when everything seems wrong and feel that nobody loves us right? In this movie, you will see the consequences of that negative thought. This will help you to notice that there are people who really care about you and you aren’t realizing this fact yet. You will feel relieved and complete after watching this.

Facts to know about A Whisker Away

This one is again heavily based on the cat’s world and uniquely presents the cat island. One can find similarities with Spirited Away with it.  Also, this one is being adapted into a manga and it contains the original music of Yorushika.

A Whisker Away Best Quotes

“Don’t forget to be my friend again tomorrow!” – Miyo.

“Maybe you don’t need me, but I need you.” – Yori.

“I wish I could speak my mind like her.” – Hinode.

Castle In The Sky

Castle In The Sky Plot Summary

This is also known as “ Laputa: Castle in The Sky “. The story concentrates on a popular myth of the flowing city of Laputa. Pazu, a little boy urges to find this city’s existence to prove his father right. One day, a little girl named Sheeta falls from the sky. Pazu starts to protect her from the bad guys who were looking for her. With a lot of adventure, they finally make their arrival on Laputa. The army group and the main villain show up there by searching for her. The action starts from here.

Castle In The Sky

Castle In The Sky Main Characters

  • Sheeta
  • Pazu
  • Dola

Castle In The Sky Cast

  • Mark Hamill
  • Anna Paquin
  • James Van Der Beek

Why Should You Watch This?

A sweet story wrapped with adventure will make you watch it up to the end if you start. If you have watched “ Kiki’s Delivery Services “, you could find the resemblance between Kiki and Sheeta clearly. It will make you smile. The stitching of the crisis, battle, love, and revolution makes this classic complete.

Facts to know about Castle In The Sky

This Romance Anime Movie is inspired partly by Miyazaki’s visit to a Welsh mining town in 1984 strikes. The long-armed robot from this was first appeared in ‘ Lupin the Third ’ and fox squirrels previously appeared in ‘ Nausicaa of the valley of the wind ’. This movie made a huge impact on Japanese culture, films, media, and games.

Castle In The Sky Best Quotes

“Baluse.” – Sheeta.

“All good pirates listen to their mom.”- Charles.

“Hey, if my head was any harder, you could use it as a cannonball.” – Pazu.

Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle Plot Summary

This is a weird Romance Anime story of  Sophie and Howl. Sophie appeared as a simple hardworking girl and Howl is a famous wizard with lots of rumors around. One day, as a result of a quarrel between Sophie and a dangerous witch, Sophie turns to an old lady as per the strong curse. Her fate brings her to the moving castle of Howl and the story goes on with twists and turns. To be a witness of their strange life, watch this.

Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle Main Characters

  • Howl
  • Sophie
  • Calcifer

Howl’s Moving Castle Cast

  • Christian Bale
  • Emily Mortimer
  • Jean Simmons

Why Should You Watch This?

This exceptional Romance Anime story will make you believe in true love or soul mate theory at least in its duration. I absolutely love this movie because of the passion that Sophie had towards Howl to help him out in his crisis. This movie has its own charm and funny notes that you should not miss in any case.

Facts to know about Howl’s Moving Castle

Director Miyazaki decided to make the castle out of paper mache and to express that he would reduce the noise that it makes while moving. In its Japanese version, the same voice actor plays the parts of young and old Sophie. This movie is based upon a novel with the same title written by Diana Wynne Jones.

Howl’s Moving Castle Best Quotes

“A heart is a heavy burden.” – Sophie.

“They say that the best blaze burns the brightest when circumstances are at their worst.” – Sophie.

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5 Centimeters Per Second

5 Centimeters Per Second Plot Summary

This Romance Anime is a compilation of three episodes named ‘ Cherry Blossom’,’ Cosmonau’ and ‘ 5 centimeters per second ‘ about the love life of a boy named Takaki. Takaki and Akari grew up together closely from elementary school and after that Akari had to move from the city for her parents’ job. They start to get in touch by writing letters. Soon Takaki realizes his feelings for Akari and tends to confess them. On the other hand, after Akari’s move, Kanae befriended Takaki and fell in love. She could not gather the courage to confess so gets friend-zoned. Eventually, they grow into adults and a recall of good old days takes place. An emotional incident happens next.

5 Centimeters Per Second

5 Centimeters Per Second Main Characters

  • Toono Takaki
  • Shinohara Akar
  • Sumida Kana

5 Centimeters Per Second Cast

  • Kenji Mizuhashi
  • Satomi Hanamura
  • Ayeka Onoue

Why Should You Watch This?

This is a very recognizable storyline for almost all of us. Though the first love and its beauty, the first heartbreak, and its pain and the feeling that hasn’t been confessed get paled with days, they still stay in a corner of our hearts as a nostalgic breeze forever. To visit it once in a while, watch this.

Facts to know about 5 Centimeters Per Second

This Romance Anime belongs to the few movies by Makoto Shinkai that has not any fantasy element. A 2009 film named ‘ Windows of the Heart ’ took many scenes from this movie. Lately, that producing company admitted the plagiarism.

5 Centimeters Per Second Best Quotes

“Maybe we tried to leave as many memories of ourselves with each other because we knew one day we wouldn’t be together anymore.” –Takaki.

In This Corner Of The World

In This Corner Of The World Plot Summary

This Romance Anime movie shows the socio-political scenario of the time around world war II with a beautiful yet heartbreaking notation. A little girl Suzu has a hard life with a lot of chores but she enjoys it with her drawings and daydreams. Her life takes turns with the time and soon she gets married to Mizuhara. As she had a feeling for another boy so gave consent to that arranged marriage with a conflict. She gets used to her married life eventually and starts to feel happy about that decision. Though life wasn’t easy, she learns to love it with the support of her husband. But sudden bombings take more from her than she ever dreamt of.

In This Corner Of The World

In This Corner Of The World Main Characters

  • Shusaku Hojo
  • Tetsu Mizuhara

In This Corner Of The World Cast

  • Rena Nonen,
  • Yoshimasa  Hosoya
  • Megumi Han

Why Should You Watch This?

Nothing much to say about but this film has enough elements to cheer your emotions and value your life. This story will surely hit you hard. After watching this, you will meet a new you.

Facts to know about In This Corner Of The World

As animes are mostly fantasy-based so this one is exceptionally realistic in anime history. Most of the parts are hand-drawn and have a minimal amount of CGI. Crowdfunding helped this movie for global screening.

In This Corner Of The World Best Quotes

“Thank you, for finding me in this corner of the world.” – Suzu.

“Suzu, for me, the best reality is the one in which I chose you.” – Mizuhara.

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises Plot Summary

This Romance Anime story is all about the ambition of a boy named Jiro. He dreams to be a pilot but gets discouraged by his week eyesight. Growing up with his dreams, he finally gets a chance to work on aircraft. The wind also brings the love of his life to him. Sadly she falls into a tragedy. The story still goes on with emotional turns.

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises Main Characters

  • Jiro Horikoshi
  • Nahoko Satomi

The Wind Rises Cast

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt,
  • Emily Blunt
  • John Krasinski

Why Should You Watch This?

The lovely realistic story will give strength to your dreams that are yet to fulfill. This will show you an unconditional love story from Nahoko’s perspective. This is gonna leave a smile on your face.

Facts to know about The Wind Rises

This Romance Anime is a fictional biographical movie of Jiro Horikoshi. Japan used its designed Mitsubishi A5M and Mitsubishi A6M fighter aircraft during World War II. Animal instinct is another asset of this movie.

The Wind Rises Best Quotes

“I will wait for you even if it takes a hundred years.” – Jiro.

“I’ve loved you since the wind brought you to me.” – Nahoko.

“Life is wonderful, isn’t it?” – Nahoko.

Flavors Of Youth

Flavors Of Youth Plot Summary

This Romance Anime is an anthology of three stories called ‘ The Rice Noodles ‘, ‘ A Little Fashion Show ‘,’ Love in Shanghai ‘. They don’t really have a connection with each other at all other than the essence of the emotions. The stories cover the nostalgia of a boy connected with rice noodles, the emotional dependency and crisis between two sisters, and the unique love story of two classmates. The vibes of the stories bring them together.

Flavors Of Youth

Flavors Of Youth Main Characters

  • Li Mo, Yi Li
  • Xiao Ming
  • Lulu
  • Xiao Yu

Flavors Of Youth Cast

  • Evan Rachel Wood
  • Crispin Freeman
  • Erica Mendez

Why Should You Watch This?

The depth of the stories and the longing of the characters to find their desires are really pretty heartwarming. The different tastes of stories cut the monotonicity to make your mind satisfied. You can surely go with this.

Facts to know about Flavors Of Youth

One of the different story-setting anthologies from the romance anime world. This came from the producing company of one of the most popular romance anime named ‘ Your Name ‘.

Flavors Of Youth Best Quotes

“I don’t know why… I just felt this would last forever.” – Xiao Ming.

“I don’t want to be without you.” – Xiao Yu.

“I always realize the value of things after I lose them.”- Yi Lin.

The Garden Of Words

The Garden Of Words Plot Summary

This Romance Anime story starts with a rainy morning when Takao skips his class and starts to sketch shoe designs by sitting in a garden. Here he meets Yukino who was skipping her work as well. Though they did not introduce themselves to each other formally, they wait for each other on rainy mornings in that park. They get closer and closer day by day. Finally, after some issues, a dramatic climax will change the mood.

The Garden Of Words

The Garden Of Words Main Characters

  • Yukari Yukino
  • Takao Akizuki

The Garden Of Words Cast

  • Kana Hanazawa
  • Miyu Irin
  • Fumi Hirano

Why Should You Watch This?

This is a beautifully designed short movie that shows the emotions of the characters by focusing on every little detail. This movie also takes account of breaking age norms of love. To just go with the flow of emotions, you have to watch this.

Facts to know about The Garden Of Words

This Romance Anime short film is famous for its low-angleaircraftJapan used it sits sits shots and the feet showing frames. This also shows the seasons’ changing beautifully and the overview of the characters with small details in the short time.

The Garden Of Words Best Quotes

“We’re human, after all, we’ve got our little quirks.”- Yukari.

“I’m on my path, my path, and one day that path, will take me to her.”- Takao.


This list contains Romance Anime movies from different genres, a short anime film, and two anime anthologies. I can assure you that you won’t regret picking any of them at any time. Hope you will find this list handy and helpful.

So, without wasting more time, buckle up your seat-belts and get ready to enjoy them!

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Romance Anime FAQs

What is the moral of Whisper of the Hearts?

The movie tells us to listen to your heart always. Be passionate and determined about what you want to do in life. Don’t ever pressurize yourself to do what you don’t want to rather push yourself to make your dream true!

What is the main theme of 5 centimeters per second?

The movie is all about a love triangle. The episodes express the truth of individual bonds clearly.

What is the most romantic anime series on Netflix?

According to Romance Anime fans, the most romantic series could be Naruto, Kaguya-Sama: Love is War, Kiss him not me!, Scum’s Wish or Fruits Basket, etc.

Is the wind rises sad?

Well, let me say that it is sadly optimistic as the tragedy, struggle, love and success go hand in hand.

What happens in Flavors of youth?

This is a collection of three stories, so every story has different lines to follow. You can find the plot summary in the above article.

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