Konnichiwa everyone, it has been a long since my last post as I was busy with other work but I am back with another article. I am thinking of starting a series of articles in which I will share my top favorite animes of specific genres. Starting the series with rom-com animes.
When it comes to rom-com I am not particularly a fan of this genre but I watched some anime and I absolutely loved them. So, I am going to share those animes with you hoping you will also like them.
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
Let’s start the list with one of the most emotional movies out there and also one of my fav anime movies, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas. If you think you are too tough to cry then you definitely have not watched this movie.
It’s a story about a bookworm protagonist who is deeply detached from the world. He has no interest in others and is firmly convinced no one has interest in him also. But his life takes a turn when he stumbles across a handwritten book titled ‘living with dying’.
He soon finds out that the book is a personal diary belonging to his popular, lively classmate Sakura Yamauchi. She then tells him about the pancreatic disease she is suffering from and that she does not have much time to live. Only her family knows about it and no one else knows even her best friend.
Even after knowing this he has no sympathy for her but caught in the waves of Sakura persistent he concedes to accompany her for her remaining days. As it is said opposite attracts, the lively girl of the class disrupts the normal life of the impassive protagonist. The protagonist gradually comes to understand the real meaning of living and started embracing his life.
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Characters
Here is the list of main characters of movie and their English dub voice actors
- Haruki Shiga (Robbie Daymond)
- Sakura Yamauchi (Erika Harlacher)
- Kyoko (Kira Buckland)
- Takahiro (Kyle McCarley)
- Sakura’s mother (Dorah Fine)
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Ratings
Rottentomatoes: 93% fresh
The World God Only Knows
The next anime on our list is world god only knows. A super fun short anime to watch. It contains only 3 seasons, with 12 episodes each season. So, a total of 36 episodes.
It’s a story of Keima Katsuragi, known online as the legendary “God of conquest” who can conquer any girl’s heart in a dating simulation game. He opts for the 2-dimensional world of gaming instead of the real-world (like we all weebs do XD) as he is unhealthily obsessed with otaku for dating sim games.
His life turns around when he arrogantly accepts an anonymous offer to prove his supremacy. Turn out the offer was from a demon from hell and he is misled into aiding a dumb naïve demon from hell named Elsie in her mission to capture run away evil spirits from hell.
And the only way to capture these spirits is to conquer the hearts of real world 3-dimensional girls. The thing that he hates the most is his goal now and he can’t deny to do this as he is tied with Elsie with a deadly collar. Keima now has his “God of conquest” title on the line to prove his worthiness.
The World God Only Knows Characters
- Keima Katsuragi (Chriss Patton)
- Elsie (Luci Christian )
- Kanon Nakagawa (Brittney Karbowski)
- Shiori Shiomiya (Hilary Haag)
- Chihiro Kosaka (Serena Varghese)
- Mio Aoyama (Hilary Haag)
- Ayumi Takahara (Kaytha coker)
The World God Only Knows Ratings
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Continuing the list with a great series and a movie, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai. It contains 13 episodes and 1 movie but next season is expected soon, in which the story will reach its conclusion, I guess.
The story tells about puberty syndrome- a rumored, mysterious syndrome that only affects those in puberty. For example, a girl dressed in a bunny costume suddenly appeared in front of Sakuta Azusagawa. The real identity of the bunny girl is Mai Sakurajima, a teenage celebrity who is currently an active senior of Sakuta Azusagawa.
She is suffering from puberty syndrome and no one can see her except Sakuta and other students at the high school where she studies. In the course of revealing the mystery behind this phenomenon, Sakuta falls in love with her.
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Characters
- Sakuta Azusagawa (Kaito Ishikawa)
- Mai Sakurajima (Asami Seto)
- Kaede Azusagawa (Yurika Kubo)
- Rio Futaba (Atsumi Tanezaki)
- Tomoe Koga (Nao Toyama)
- Nodoka Toyohama (Maaya Uchida)
- Shoko Makinohara (Inori Minase)
- Yuma Kunimi (Yuuma Uchida)
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Ratings
Rottentomatoes : 80% fresh
Your Lie in April
The next anime on my list is your lie in April. A beautiful story about love and music with a touch of comedy and ending that makes almost everyone cries. It is 22 episodes long anime.
It is a story of piano prodigy Arima Kosei who dominated the competition and was known by all child musicians. But after the death of his mother who was also his instructor, he suffered a mental breakdown which resulted in him unable to hear the sound of him playing piano although his hearing is completely fine.
Two years have passed and he has not touched piano yet and views the world in monotone, without any flair or colour. He was happy at living his life with his good friends Tsubaki and Watari until, one day, a girl changed everything.
Miyazono Kaori is a pretty, free-spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality. Kaori helps Kosei return to the music world and show that it should be free and mold-breaking, unlike the structured and rigid style Kosei was used to.
Your Lie in April Characters
- Kosei Arima (Max Mittelman)
- Kaori Miyazono (Erica Lindbeck)
- Tsubaki Sawabe (Erica Mendez)
- Ryota Watari (Kyle McCarley)
- Takeshi Aiza (Erik Kimerer)
- Emi Igawa (Erica Harlacher)
- Hiroka Seto (Carrie Keranen)
- Nagi Aiza (Stepahnie Sheh)
Your Lie in April Ratings
Rottentomatoes: 98% fresh
OreGairu (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
The next anime on list is Oregairu also known as my teen romantic comedy snafu. As the name suggest it is a romantic comedy life of a teenager. It contains 2 seasons of 13 episodes each. Oregairu season 3 just got released last year containing 12 episodes. So, the anime consist total of 38 episodes.
As the name says this romantic comedy story revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hikigaya Hachiman who has distorted view on life and no friends and girlfriend.
On seeing his classmates talking excitedly about living their teenage lives, he mutters that all of it is just a lie. When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds , not working.
On getting fed up with this type of attitude a teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer service club, which happens to have the schools prettiest girl, Yukinoshita Yukino.
- Hikigaya Hachiman (Adam Gibbs)
- Yukinoshita Yukino (Melissa Molano)
- Yuigahama Yui (Catherine Thomas)
- Isshiki Iroha (Luci Christian)
- Hayama Hayato (Scott Gibbs)
- Hiratsuka Shizuka (Heidi Hinkel)
- Hikigaya Komachi (Hilary Haag)
- Kawasaki Saki (Teresa Zimmerman)
- Totsuka Saika (Margaret McDonald)
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Ratings
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
Continuing the list with another short but great anime to watch. Kaguya Sama love is war season 2 was aired last year making anime of 24 episodes. Kaguya Sama love is war season 3 release date is not out ye but studio confirmed that season 3 is under production last year so we may see it by end of this year or next year.
The story is of a considered genius due to having highest grade in the country, Miyuki Shirogane. He leads the prestigious Shuchin Academy’s student council as its president alongside with the beautiful and wealthy vice president Kaguya Shinomiya.
The two are often regarded as perfect couple despite not being any kind of romantic relationship, however after working side by side since a long time both of them have developed feelings for each other. Unfortunately, none of them is willing to confess as they consider it sign of weakness.
With their pride as elite students on the line, a love battle has begun with a goal of making the other one confess their felling with whatever means necessary.
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Characters
- Kaguya Shinomiya (Alexis Tipton)
- Miyuki Shirogane (Aaron Dismuke)
- Chika Fujiwara (Jad Saxton)
- Yu Ishigami (Austin Tindle)
- Ai Hayasaka (Amanda Lee)
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Ratings
Rottentomatoes: 100% fresh
Rent a girlfriend takes last second position on our list. A short anime consisting of 12 episodes in season 1. Rent a girlfriend season 2 is expected to be out this year in July continuing the story from where it left.
The story is based on Morden time japan where ‘rental’ services are available not only for things like vehicle but also for human. A rental service can deliver you a great afternoon with a “friend” a “parent” or even a “girlfriend”. Yes, you read it right you can rent a girlfriend to make yourself less lonely.
After getting betrayed by his college girlfriend, Kazuya comes across the advertisement of rental girlfriend and become desperate enough to give it a try. But sooner he discovers how complicated it can be to “rent” an emotional connection.
And also, its not long enough before he finds out that his “rental girlfriend” who is trying to keep her side hustle secret, gets her real life also intertwined with him.
- Kazuya Kinoshita (Aleks Le)
- Chizuru Ichinose (Lizzie Freeman)
- Sayuri Ichinose (Sayuri Sadako)
- Kibe Yoshiaki (Masayuki Akasaka)
- Nagomi Kinoshita (Yukari Nozawa)
- Shun Kuribayashi (Landon McDonald)
- Mami Nanami (Laura Stahl)
- Sumi Sakurasawa (Suzi Yeung)
- Ruka Sarashina (Sarah Williams)
Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)
Let’s end this list with one of the most emotional anime movies ‘your name (Kimi no na wa)’. A rom-com/ slice of life movie with an emotional yet happy and beautiful ending. A movie which just makes you lost in its scenery.
The story goes like a Tokyo high school boy wakes up one day and found himself in a girl’s body. At first, he was confused what was happening but then he thought that he is in dream. Same thing happens with the girl she finds herself in boy’s body and disregarded it as dream.
But that was not the case here it was not a dream. Somehow, they both were interchanging their body on random days. They both realised what was the case and tried not to ruin others life when they were in their body. And suddenly they stopped changing body.
But remembered the sensation they had. I would leave overview here as more than this would ruin the movie and I won’t like to do it.
Your Name Characters
- Taki Tachibana (Michael Sinterniklass)
- Mitsuha Miyamizu (Stephanie Sheh)
- Yotsuha Miyamizu (Catie Harvey)
- Hitora Miyamizu (Glynis Bell)
- Sayaka Natori (Cassandra Lee Morris)
- Katsuhiko Teshigawara (Kyle Hebert)
- Tsukasa Fuji (Ben Pronsky)
- Shinta Takagi (Ray Chase)
- Miki Okudera (Laura Post)
Your Name Ratings
Rottentomatoes: 98% fresh
These were the rom-com animes that I liked the most. Let me know in the comments your fav rom-com anime also let me know which genre should I write next on.
You can check out our latest article about Top 10 Underrated Anime Movies of all Time here.
Best Rom-Com Animes FAQ
Who does hachiman end up with?
At the end of season 3 Yukinoshita Yukino confessed her love for Hachiman and they are in a relationship now.
Is your lie in april a romance?
Yes your lie in april is romance anime with a really sad ending.
Does your name have a happy ending?
Your name is a very emotional and sad anime but it surely has a happy ending.
Does rent a girlfriend have season 2?
It was confirmed by the studio that rent a girlfriend season 2 is under production so will be seeing season 2 soon.
Is the world god only knows worth watching?
The world god only knows had a great storyline and belongs to rom-com genre so if you like watching rom-com it’s definitely worth watching.
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