Are romance anime with a happy ending hard to come by? The answer is no.
If you’re reading this, then I think I know what you’re feeling. You’re probably frustrated that each time you watch a romance anime to feel good, it somehow does the opposite by crushing your hopes and dreams with a bad or tragic ending. All you wanted was the sense of wonder to give you the push to embark on your journey for love, but the main couple had to follow the fates of Romeo and Juliet.
Well, you can stop feeling so blue because as All Might used to say, “Never fear for I am here,” to present BakaSenpai’s ultimate list of romance anime with a happy ending. These anime won’t make you go boohoo but instead will leave you feeling very wholesome by the end of it. Also, if you’re into official anime merchandise and feel like supporting the anime industry, then there’s a surprise waiting for you towards the end of this post.
BakaSenpai’s ultimate list of romance anime with a happy ending
- Amagami SS
- Kaichou Wa Maid Sama
- Kaguya Sama: Love is War
- Kamisama Kiss
- Kokoro Connect
- Spice and Wolf
- Say I Love You
- Lovely Complex
- Ore Monogatari!!
- Zero no Tsukaima
- Hachimitsu to Clover
- Golden Time
- Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
- Kids on the Slope
- Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
- Tsuki Ga Kirei
- Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for An Otaku
- The World Is Still Beautiful
- Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
- Nodame Cantabile
- Your Name
The anime plays out using the Omnibus format. To put it simply, it means that after each arc, the story resets itself. You could also say that instead of resetting, everything plays out at the same time, but in alternate realities.
In the case of Amagami SS, there are six girls which means there are six arcs. Each girl will get four episodes to show their story with the main character from start to finish. There isn’t any ambiguity, and everything ends on a conclusive note. If there’s a female character from the cast that you aren’t fond of, then you can move on to the ones that you do like. Gone are the days of worrying about sad or inconclusive endings. With Amagami SS, everyone wins including your fragile heart.
The story follows Junichi Tachibana who got stood up on Christmas Eve. Since then, he has a hard time opening up to others for fear that the same thing might happen again. His life starts to change when he meets these six female characters who will melt the ice surrounding his heart. It isn’t a harem, and watching one girl instead of another won’t affect the storyline at all.
Clannad follows the story of delinquent Tomoya Okazaki. He thinks that he will never amount to anything and decides to waste his school days with his friend, Sunohara. They both make quite the pair with their funny antics.
One day, Okazaki stumbles upon Nagisa, a repeat student due to an underlying illness. Nagisa has a dream of reviving the school’s drama club. As Okazaki notices Nagisa more and more, he helps her realize this dream with a few other girls. Along the way, he starts solving these girls problems and realizes that life isn’t as dull as he once thought it was.
Clannad is a solid slice of life/romance anime. The second season is even better than the first and is a true tearjerker. Ready some tissues before you start watching.
Huh? A tearjerker that ends happily? I know it sounds unbelievable and these type of shows are a rarity, but they do exist. Clannad will drown you in misery and sadness, but I think that knowing that there’s light at the end of the tunnel will allow people to persevere till the end.
Don’t forget to watch the second season, which is Clannad After Story. It’s far better than the first.
Kaichou Wa Maid Sama
I’ll never forget this show. Kaichou Wa Maid Sama is an anime that I wish would get a season 2. It’s one of the best romantic comedies out there. The story follows Misaki, who comes from a low-income household and is cautious of men.
Misaki becomes the student council president of her high school but is keeping a secret: her part-time job as a waitress in a maid cafe. One day, Usui Takumi finds out her secret and their love/hate relationship blossoms from there.
Even knowing that Kaichou Wa Maid Sama is a romance anime with a happy ending, it doesn’t ruin the fun or tension. From the beginning, I’m sure everyone watching knows that no other character would ever get in the way of the handsome Usui Takumi. One of the best things about the show is how Usui can easily annoy Misaki to get cute reactions out of her.
Although the show is an anime with a happy ending and does end on a conclusive note, there’s a lot of source material left that wasn’t adapted. If you want to get the best possible experience, then I highly recommend reading the manga to find out more about Usui’s background and the best conclusion to this epic tale.
Kaguya Sama: Love is War
At the renowned Shuchiin Academy, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are the student body’s top representatives. Ranked the top student in the nation and respected by peers and mentors alike, Miyuki serves as the student council president. Alongside him, the vice president Kaguya—eldest daughter of the wealthy Shinomiya family—excels in every field imaginable. They are the envy of the entire student body, regarded as the perfect couple.
However, despite both having already developed feelings for the other, neither are willing to admit them. The first to confess loses, will be looked down upon, and will be considered the lesser. With their honour and pride at stake, Miyuki and Kaguya are both equally determined to be the one to emerge victorious on the battlefield of love! –MAL
We all know that the two main characters are going to end up together. The only questions are when will they get together, and who will be the first one to confess. Kaguya Sama is a hilarious romantic comedy that stands out in the genre. The slapstick humour and mind games will surely entertain anyone, especially when Miyuki and Kaguya both have incredible chemistry together. Even the side casts are well written and funny as hell. I’m looking at you Chika.
The anime has ways to go before catching up with the manga, but I’m sure they’ll keep adapting this anime.
If you’re looking for a shoujo anime with romance in it, then Kamisama Kiss might be right up your alley. The story centres around Nanami who is homeless but somehow ends up taking over a rundown shrine as its god. Nanami is accompanied by her spirit familiars, and her interactions with them are what makes the anime fun and entertaining. All you have to do is just sit back and relax.
Tomoe is one of the spirit familiars that serve Nanami. His over-the-top good looks earn him a bevvy of admirers wherever he goes. He is the main love interest of Nanami. The best part about this show is that there aren’t any love triangles that will interfere with the relationship between Nanami and Tomoe.
When five students at Yamaboshi Academy realize that there are no clubs where they fit in, they band together to form the Student Cultural Society or “StuCS” for short. The club consists of Taichi Yaegashi, a hardcore wrestling fan; Iori Nagase, an indecisive optimist; Himeko Inaba, a calm computer genius; Yui Kiriyama, a petite karate practitioner; and Yoshifumi Aoki, the class clown.
One day, Aoki and Yui experience a strange incident when, without warning, they switch bodies for a short period of time. As this supernatural phenomenon continues to occur randomly amongst the five friends, they begin to realize that it is not just fun and games. Now forced to become closer than ever, they soon discover each other’s hidden secrets and emotional scars, which could end up tearing the StuCS and their friendship apart. –MAL
Romance isn’t the primary genre of this show, but it’s evident and plays a crucial role in the interactions as well as the development of the characters. Kokoro not only is an anime with a happy ending, but it also has good plot to back it up. A must watch!
Spice and Wolf
Holo is a powerful wolf deity who is celebrated and revered in the small town of Pasloe for blessing the annual harvest. Yet as years go by and the villagers become more self-sufficient, Holo, who stylizes herself as the “Wise Wolf of Yoitsu,” has been reduced to a mere folk tale. When a travelling merchant named Kraft Lawrence stops at Pasloe, Holo offers to become his business partner if he eventually takes her to her northern home of Yoitsu. The savvy trader recognizes Holo’s unusual ability to evaluate a person’s character and accepts her proposition. Now in the possession of both sharp business skills and a charismatic negotiator, Lawrence inches closer to his goal of opening his own shop. However, as Lawrence travels the countryside with Holo in search of economic opportunities, he begins to realize that his aspirations are slowly morphing into something unexpected.
Based on the popular light novel of the same name, Ookami to Koushinryou, also known as Spice and Wolf, fuses the two polar genres of economics and romance to create an enthralling story abundant with elaborate schemes, sharp humour, and witty dialogue. Ookami to Koushinryou is more than just a story of bartering; it turns into a journey of searching for a lost identity in an ever-changing world. –MAL
Spice and Wolf’s strong suit isn’t its story, but more on the chemistry between the two lead characters. The show ends on a happy note, but not on a conclusive one. If you’re a fan of reading, then you should continue the story of Holo and Lawrence by finishing the light novels. I can assure you that the ending is worth your time.
What if you could go back in time to when you were younger? Would you tell your former self to stop watching too much anime, or to give them some sort of message that would help the current you? As the title suggests, that’s what ReLIFE is all about.
The story follows Arata Kaizaki, who bounces from one job to another due to having a bad record from his first job that he quit. One day he meets Ryou Yoake, who allows him to make things right by taking a pill. The pill does not affect time, but instead, reverts Arata’s body to when he was seventeen years old.
Now, Arata is part of an experiment where he has to attend high school for a year. ReLIFE follows Arata’s struggle to adjust to his hectic new lifestyle and avoid repeating his past mistakes, all while slowly discovering more about his classmates.
All I can say is that ReLIFE is an anime with a happy ending in terms of romance. Don’t jump to conclusions just of yet as you might be curious if he’s hitting on underage girls and for that, I ask you to watch this anime to discover what happens.
Say I Love You
Friends will only let you down—that is the sad truth Mei Tachibana lives with, ever since she was wrongfully blamed for the death of a class pet by her so-called friends in grade school. Since then, she stays away from people in order to avoid ever being hurt again. However, Mei’s life begins to change drastically when a misunderstanding in high school causes her to encounter popular student Yamato Kurosawa.
Yamato finds her intriguing and insists on being her friend, even though Mei wants nothing to do with him. But when a dangerous situation ends with Yamato kissing Mei to save her from the unwanted attention of a stalker, Mei begins to develop feelings for him. On the heels of her discovery that their feelings are mutual, they start dating and she gains not only a boyfriend, but friends as well. Mei, however, finds it very hard to adapt to this new lifestyle, especially in expressing her true feelings towards Yamato.
Throughout misunderstandings of their new relationship, each other, and the attentions of other girls, Mei and Yamato slowly grow closer and learn the true meaning of those three little words: “I love you.” –MAL
Love is unusual for Koizumi Risa and Ootani Atsushi, who are both striving to find their ideal partner in high school—172 cm tall Koizumi is much taller than the average girl, and Ootani is much shorter than the average guy at 156 cm. To add to their plights, their crushes fall in love with each other, leaving Koizumi and Ootani comically flustered and heartbroken. To make matters worse, they’re even labeled as a comedy duo by their homeroom teacher due to their personalities and the stark difference in their heights, and their classmates even think of their arguments as sketches.
Lovely★Complex follows Koizumi and Ootani as they encourage each other in finding love and become close friends. Apart from their ridiculous antics, they soon find out an unexpected similarity in their music and fashion tastes. Maybe they possess a chemistry yet unknown, but could love ever bloom between the mismatched pair?
With his muscular build and tall stature, Takeo Gouda is not exactly your average high school freshman. However, behind his intimidating appearance hides a heart of gold, and he is considered a hero by the boys for his courage and chivalry. Unfortunately, these traits do not help much with his love life. As if his looks are not enough to scare the opposite sex away, Takeo’s cool and handsome best friend and constant companion Makoto Sunakawa easily steals the hearts of the female students—including every girl Takeo has ever liked.
When Takeo gallantly saves cute and angelic Rinko Yamato from being molested, he falls in love with her instantly, but suspects that she might be interested in Sunakawa. With his own love for Yamato continuing to bloom, Takeo unselfishly decides to act as her cupid, even as he yearns for his own love story. Ore Monogatari!! is a story similar to beauty and the beast.
Zero no Tsukaima
Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière is a self-absorbed mage in a world of wands, cloaks, and royalty. Although she studies at Tristain Academy, a prestigious school for magicians, she has a major problem: Louise is unable to cast magic properly, earning her the nickname of “Louise the Zero” from her classmates.
When the first year students are required to perform a summoning ritual, Louise’s summoning results in a catastrophic explosion! Everyone deems this to be yet another failure, but when the smoke clears, a boy named Saito Hiraga appears. Now Louise’s familiar, Saito is treated as a slave, forced to clean her clothes and eat off the ground. But when an unfamiliar brand is found etched on Saito’s hand from the summoning ritual, it is believed to be the mark of a powerful familiar named Gandalfr.
Wild, adventurous, and explosive, Zero no Tsukaima follows Saito as he comes to terms with his new life and as Louise proves that there is more to her than her nickname suggests.
Hachimitsu to Clover
Hachimitsu to Clover is another romance anime with a happy ending to keep an eye out for!
Yuuta Takemoto, a sophomore at an arts college, shares a cheap apartment with two seniors—the eccentric Shinobu Morita, who keeps failing to graduate due to his absenteeism, and the sensible Takumi Mayama, who acts as a proper senior to Takemoto, often looking out for him.
Takemoto had not given much thought to his future until one fine spring day, when he meets the endearing Hagumi Hanamoto and falls in love at first sight. Incredibly gifted in the arts, Hagumi enrolls in Takemoto’s university and soon befriends the popular pottery student Ayumi Yamada. Ayumi is already well acquainted with the three flatmates and secretly harbors deep feelings for one of them.
Hachimitsu to Clover is a heartwarming tale of youth, love, soul-searching, and self-discovery, intricately woven through the complex relationships between five dear friends.
Due to a tragic accident, Banri Tada is struck with amnesia, dissolving the memories of his hometown and past. However, after befriending Mitsuo Yanagisawa, he decides to move on and begin a new life at law school in Tokyo. But just as he is beginning to adjust to his college life, the beautiful Kouko Kaga dramatically barges into Banri’s life, and their chance meeting marks the beginning of an unforgettable year.
After having a glimpse of college life, Banri learns that he is in a new place and a new world—a place where he can be reborn, have new friends, fall in love, make mistakes, and grow. And as he begins to discover who he was, the path he has chosen leads him towards a blindingly bright life that he will never want to forget.
To me personally, Golden Time is a hit or miss, but it does have a happy ending.
Ryuuji Takasu is a gentle high school student with a love for housework; but in contrast to his kind nature, he has an intimidating face that often gets him labeled as a delinquent. On the other hand is Taiga Aisaka, a small, doll-like student, who is anything but a cute and fragile girl. Equipped with a wooden katana and feisty personality, Taiga is known throughout the school as the “Palmtop Tiger.”
One day, an embarrassing mistake causes the two students to cross paths. Ryuuji discovers that Taiga actually has a sweet side: she has a crush on the popular vice president, Yuusaku Kitamura, who happens to be his best friend. But things only get crazier when Ryuuji reveals that he has a crush on Minori Kushieda—Taiga’s best friend!
Toradora! is a romantic comedy that follows this odd duo as they embark on a quest to help each other with their respective crushes, forming an unlikely alliance in the process.
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
The rare and inexplicable Puberty Syndrome is thought of as a myth. It is a rare disease which only affects teenagers, and its symptoms are so supernatural that hardly anyone recognizes it as a legitimate occurrence. However, high school student Sakuta Azusagawa knows from personal experience that it is very much real, and happens to be quite prevalent in his school.
Mai Sakurajima is a third-year high school student who gained fame in her youth as a child actress but recently halted her promising career for reasons unknown to the public. With an air of unapproachability, she is well known throughout the school, but none dare interact with her—that is until Sakuta sees her wandering the library in a bunny girl costume. Despite the getup, no one seems to notice her, and after confronting her, he realizes that she is another victim of Puberty Syndrome. As Sakuta tries to help Mai through her predicament, his actions bring him into contact with more girls afflicted with the elusive disease. –MAL
The story is similar to that of Clannad’s, where the protagonist helps the girls around him but is only romantically involved with one of them. Each arc represents a problem faced by one of the girls.
If you’re into romance, then this anime will get you hooked. Just watch the first three episodes, and you’ll understand why.
Kids on the Slope
Introverted classical pianist and top student Kaoru Nishimi has just arrived in Kyushu for his first year of high school. Having constantly moved from place to place since his childhood, he abandons all hope of fitting in, preparing himself for another lonely, meaningless year. That is until he encounters the notorious delinquent Sentarou Kawabuchi.
Sentarou’s immeasurable love for jazz music inspires Kaoru to learn more about the genre, and as a result, he slowly starts to break out of his shell, making his very first friend. Kaoru begins playing the piano at after-school jazz sessions, located in the basement of fellow student Ritsuko Mukae’s family-owned record shop. As he discovers the immense joy of using his musical talents to bring enjoyment to himself and others, Kaoru’s summer might just crescendo into one that he will remember forever. –MAL
Sakamichi no Apollon is a heartwarming story of friendship, music, and love that follows three unique individuals brought together by their mutual appreciation for jazz. What’s makes it even better? It’s a romance anime with a happy ending which means no problems for your heart.
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
Seikyou Private Academy, built on the intrigue of traditional occult myths, bears a dark past—for 60 years, it has been haunted by a ghost known as Yuuko, a young woman who mysteriously died in the basement of the old school building. With no memory of her life or death, Yuuko discreetly finds and heads the Paranormal Investigations Club in search of answers.
A chance meeting leads Yuuko to cling to diligent freshman Teiichi Niiya, who can see the quirky ghost, they quickly grow close, and he decides to help her. Along with Kirie Kanoe, Yuuko’s relative, and the oblivious second year Momoe Okonogi, they delve deep into the infamous Seven Mysteries of the storied school.–MAL
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia was one of the first animes that I had ever seen. Like a lot of things in life, you tend to always remember your first. The anime might not be the best, but it’s an enjoyable watch.
The anime explores the relationship between a Teiichi and the ghost Yuuko and how it develops over time. Yuuko has such a tragic past that will make you question the very essence of humanity. Usually, a plot that involves a human and a ghost tends to not end well, but Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is an exception and a good one at that. So, you can stop reaching for your meds.
Tsuki Ga Kirei
With a new school year comes a new crowd of classmates, and for their final year of junior high, aspiring writer Kotarou Azumi and track team member Akane Mizuno end up in the same class. Though initially complete strangers, a few chance encounters stir an innocent desire within their hearts. A yearning gaze, a fluttering heart—the hallmarks of young love slip into their lives as fate brings their paths to a cross.
However, though love is patient and love is kind, Kotarou and Akane discover it is not always straightforward. Despite the comfort they find in each other’s company, heartache and anxiety come hand in hand with pursuing the feelings in their hearts. With the uncertainty of how the other truly feels as well as the competing affections of those around them, the road ahead is unclear. Even so, under the shining light of a beautiful full moon, Kotarou gathers his courage to ask Akane a single question, one that forever changes their quiet relationship. –MAL
Tsuki Ga Kirei might be a love story between two adolescents, but it’s more realistic than a lot of mature shows out there. I’m sure many of us will be able to relate to the characters and how their first love came to be. It’s one of the best and innocent romance anime out there.
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for An Otaku
If you’re reading this, then you must be somewhat of an otaku. Is romance hard for you? I think that a lot of people find being a nerd or an otaku as a turn-off. The negative portrayal of society doesn’t help at all. It’s all just misconceptions and bad stereotyping anyway. Well, if you do have a hard time, then you might be able to relate with the characters of this anime.
Having slept through all four of her alarms, the energetic Narumi Momose finds herself running late for her first day of work at a new office. As she races to catch her train, she makes a promise to herself that none of her coworkers will find out about her dark secret: that she is an otaku and a fujoshi. Her plan goes instantly awry, though, when she runs into Hirotaka Nifuji, an old friend from middle school. Although she tries to keep her secret by inviting him out for drinks after work, her cover is blown when he casually asks her whether or not she will be attending the upcoming Summer Comiket. Luckily for her, the only witnesses—Hanako Koyanagi and Tarou Kabakura—are otaku as well.
Later that night, the pair go out for drinks so that they can catch up after all the years apart. After Narumi complains about her previous boyfriend breaking up with her because he refused to date a fujoshi, Hirotaka suggests that she try dating a fellow otaku, specifically himself. He makes a solemn promise to always be there for her, to support her, and to help her farm for rare drops in Monster Hunter. Blown away by the proposal, Narumi agrees immediately. Thus the two otaku start dating, and their adorably awkward romance begins. –MAL
The couple gets together early on, and the show depicts how a relationship between two otakus would be. Will it be hard? Or is it the type of relationship we’ve all desired? Watch the show to find out.
The World Is Still Beautiful
Does rock-paper-scissors determine the fate of everything? Not really but for Nike Lemercier, the fourth and youngest princess of Rain Dukedom, she’s about to find out just how much her life will change with just a game. Despite her reluctance, she is to marry the Sun King Livius, not for an everlasting relationship but her country’s sake. Facing the problem of annexation, she travels to the Sun Kingdom for marriage, one she thought was never meant to be. And boy, was she wrong.
In the Sun Kingdom, sunshine is part of its citizens’ everyday lives, and rain is something that they have never even heard of. However, in a faraway land called the Rain Dukedom, the weather is reversed, and everybody has the power to create rain with their voices.
Livius Ifrikia has conquered the entire world and expanded the Sun Kingdom’s influence in the three short years since he was crowned king. Upon learning about the powers to create rain, Livius decides to marry Nike Remercier, one of the princesses of the Rain Dukedom. However, those outside the Sun Kingdom have spread a rumour that Livius is a cruel, ruthless, and tyrannical ruler, and as word reaches the princess, she begins to prepare herself for the worst. But when she finally meets her fiancé, Nike discovers that he is an entirely different person from what she originally expected. –MAL
I’m sure you’re curious to know how this relationship will turn out. Go in without worrying as it’s a romance anime with a happy ending that tells us to never believe anything unless we witness it ourselves.
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
Next on our list of romance anime with a happy ending is Josee, the Tiger and the Fish. As I’m writing this, I have just finished watching this gem of a movie. One night, Tsuneo, a young man with aspiring dreams, meets a disabled woman on the way back from his part time job. At first Tsuneo’s chemistry with Josee was similar to cats and dogs, but it gets better as they open up and get to know each other.
The story’s main theme is about chasing your dreams even amidst hardships that might get in your way. Initially I was worried about adding this movie to this list because stories with this type of settings usually don’t end well. Don’t worry! I can assure you that this is a romance anime with a happy ending that is worth your time.
As a child, Moritaka Mashiro dreamt of becoming a mangaka, just like his childhood hero and uncle, Tarou Kawaguchi, creator of a popular gag manga. But when tragedy strikes, he gives up on his dream and spends his middle school days studying, aiming to become a salaryman instead.
One day, his classmate Akito Takagi, the school’s top student and aspiring writer, notices the detailed drawings in Moritaka’s notebook. Seeing the vast potential of his artistic talent, Akito approaches Moritaka, proposing that they become mangaka together. After much convincing, Moritaka realizes that if he can create a popular manga series, he may be able to get the girl he has a crush on, Miho Azuki, to take part in the anime adaptation as a voice actor. Thus the pair begins creating manga under the pen name Muto Ashirogi, hoping to become the greatest mangaka in Japan, the likes of which no one has ever seen. –MAL
The romance is not the focal point of the show. However, it’s an enjoyable journey, and you do get to watch two different relationships evolve at their own pace. Bakuman has three seasons, and by the end of it lies a happy romantic ending that makes the journey even more worthwhile.
In a nutshell, Oreigairu is about a jaded, self-sacrificing high school boy is forced to help others with their problems. Through this, he confronts questions of self-identity, relationships, and his future. Follow his journey as he seeks to answer these questions and find something genuine.
Hachiman Hikigaya is an apathetic high school student with narcissistic and semi-nihilistic tendencies. He firmly believes that joyful youth is nothing but a farce, and everyone who says otherwise is just lying to themselves.
In a novel punishment for writing an essay mocking modern social relationships, Hachiman’s teacher forces him to join the Volunteer Service Club, a club that aims to extend a helping hand to any student who seeks their support in achieving their goals. With the only other club member being the beautiful ice queen Yukino Yukinoshita, Hachiman finds himself on the front line of other people’s problems—a place he never dreamed he would be. As Hachiman and Yukino use their wits to solve many students’ problems, will Hachiman’s rotten view of society prove to be a hindrance or a tool he can use to his advantage? –MAL
Who will win this battle of love? Start watching now and find out the answer. Season 3 recently came out and concluded this beautiful story. I definitely recommend watching this to those that are introverts. I’m sure you’ll be able to relate with some aspects of the main character.
Planetes is an underrated anime that deserves more recognition than what it’s getting. In the year 2075, mankind has inhabited the moon and space flights have become a thing. Meaning you can travel by plane in space. One job that is key, but looked down upon is debris collecting. In space, there isn’t any gravity so debris just floats around everywhere. One hit from floating debris could destroy a spaceship and could therefore cost the lives of thousands of people.
Space debris also requires high technical skill similar to that of an astronaut. Heck, they are astronauts. Despite the importance and skill that encompasses the job, people still look down on space debris collectors. It’s parallel to garbage collecting in our reality. If someone doesn’t do it, then who will? Every job is essential in its way and serves some unique purpose that is beneficial to humanity. That’s why people should be proud of what they do if they’re passionate about it.
Two of the main characters appear on my list that I have done before: anime guys with black hair that you should know and anime girls with short hair from some of the best anime. They confess their feelings mid-way through the show, which is rather early than most anime. Their relationship takes a backseat towards the second half, but is crucial to how the story develops.
Planetes is a romance anime with a happy ending, but it also has a very unique story that is very well-written.
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 Shinichi from leaving for Europe is his fear of flying. As a result, he’s grounded in Japan.
During his fourth year at Japan’s top music university, Shinichi happens to meet Megumi Noda or, as she refers to herself, Nodame. On the surface, she seems to be an unkempt girl with no direction in life. However, when Shinichi hears Nodame play the piano for the first time, he is in awe of the kind of music she creates. Nevertheless, Shinichi is dismayed to discover that Nodame is his neighbour, and worse, she ends up falling head over heels in love with him.
In this list of romance anime with a happy ending, this is the only show I haven’t watched. I’m planning on watching it soon, but from what I heard, it has a solid story with a good romance subplot.
On the surface, the thought of Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura getting along would be the last thing in people’s minds. After all, Hori has a perfect combination of beauty and brains, while Miyamura appears meek and distant to his fellow classmates. However, a fateful meeting between the two lays both of their hidden selves bare. Even though she is popular at school, Hori has little time to socialize with her friends due to housework. On the other hand, Miyamura lives under the noses of his peers, his body bearing secret tattoos and piercings that make him look like a gentle delinquent.
Having opposite personalities yet sharing odd similarities, the two quickly become friends and often spend time together in Hori’s home. As they both emerge from their shells, they share with each other a side of themselves concealed from the outside world.
If you like rom-com similar to Kaichou Wa Maid Sama, then you should watch Horimiya. Overall, it’s a pretty good adaptation, but it does cut a lot of source material. It covered the whole manga in one season so what would you expect. It’s still a good romance show so do watch it!
Mitsuha Miyamizu, a high school girl, yearns to live the life of a boy in the bustling city of Tokyo—a dream that stands in stark contrast to her present life in the countryside. Meanwhile, in the city, Taki Tachibana lives a busy life as a high school student while juggling his part-time job and hopes for a future in architecture.
One day, Mitsuha awakens in a room that is not her own and suddenly finds herself living the dream life in Tokyo—but in Taki’s body! Elsewhere, Taki finds himself living Mitsuha’s life in the humble countryside. In pursuit of an answer to this strange phenomenon, they begin to search for one another.
Your Name revolves around Mitsuha and Taki’s actions, which begin to have a dramatic impact on each other’s lives, weaving them into a fabric held together by fate and circumstance. –MAL
Your Name is Makoto Shinkai’s most famous work, and one of the best anime movies ever to grace this planet. I don’t think any introduction is necessary, but if you’ve been hesitant on watching it, then you’re missing out on a gem.
The ending whether it’s happy or not might be up for debate, but to me it is. Among the shows in this ultimate list of romance anime with a happy ending, Your Name takes the cake.
If you’ve made it this far then you must be a someone who has been around the block in the anime industry. Thanks for reading my list all the way through. Here, I’ll add a link to where anime lovers can purchase anime figurines and other anime merchandise. It’s a good way to support the anime industry. Hey, who knows that with enough support, we might get season 3 of Spice and Wolf.
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And that’s a wrap! Here’s a cookie if you made it out this far. I hope you’ve added some of the anime that I have recommended in your plan to watch. What are your thoughts on this list of romance anime with a happy ending? Are there any anime that you feel should be on the list? How many of these shows have you watched? Leave your thoughts in the comment below. I’m up for a good discussion. Anyway, thanks for reading.
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