4 BEST ROMANTIC ANIME ON HULU

Romance animes is one of my most favorite anime genres. While scrolling through the catalog of Hulu, I came across many animes that I thought I should shares with you if you also like romance animes.

In this post, I have curated a list of 20 Best Romance Animes on Hulu that you can watch at your pleasure. Though I’ve to state beforehand that not every anime on this list is fully romance-centric but the bearing of the genre is quite strong on the anime.

So without further ado, let’s get on to the list.

20. Date a live

  • Logline: Shidou would have never imagined the fate of the world would be decided by his way with the girls.
  • Year: 2013
  • Genre: Sci-FI, Harem, Comedy
  • Studio: AIC PLUS+
Date a Live

Date-a-live is a harem anime so there ain’t going to be any serious romance between the MC and the female lead because there are so many. But the concept of dating girls in the anime is the reason why I placed this anime on this list.

Synopsis

In a disastrous world constantly prone to space quakes, Shidou Itsuka gets caught up between the source of the eruption. 

It is discovered that the space quakes were triggered by the appearance of mystical spirit girls and the only way to stop them is to make them fall in love. Shidou has no options left to take charge of the situation and use his non-existing dating powers to save the world. 

19. High School DxD

  • Logline: Issei is given a second chance to live as a servant to a beautiful devil master Rias Gremory. 
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Studio: TNK
High School

High School DxD is one of the finest anime that I have watched. Though it is often associated with fanservice, the core story still translates to an ecchi romance fantasy. If excessive nudity and sizzling fanservice don’t bother you, you must consider this as your next romantic anime binge. 

Synopsis

Issei is a top level perv. His first meet with a girl turns disastrous when she turns out to be a vicious fallen angel. 

He is given a second chance to live as a demon by Rias Gremory, a pretty red-haired curvaceous woman and a demon of prime class. 

Issei had always dreamed of owning his harem someday and there he was. Reincarnated as a demon and recruited to a club of devils among beautiful devil women. 

18. Kamisama Kiss

  • Logline: Series of coincidences brings together a human girl and a fox spirit to form a contract. 
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
  • Studio: TMS Entertainment
Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama kiss is your cute light-hearted romance anime on Hulu. It is not the best romantic anime out there but is worthy enough to watch and have a great time. It presents a sweet blend of romance and comedy that will fill your heart with joy.  

Synopsis

Nanami is homeless and looking for shelter. She reaches an old rundown shrine where the shine spirits were waiting for the replacement god of the shire and they mistakenly assume Nanami to be that person.

The fox spirit Tomoe is against the idea of a human girl being his master but by accident forms a contract with her. Together they face many awkward and dangerous situations and Nanami starts falling for the fox spirit.

17. Ouran High School Host Club

  • Logline: An innocent girl joins a school club filled with handsome boys.
  • Year: 2006
  • Genre: Comedy, Harem, Romance
  • Studio: Bones
Ouran High School Host Club

Like me, if you also prefer romantic comedy over any other sub-genre of romance then you must not miss this hilarious tale of love birds. It is one of the most enjoyable shows on the list. This show will introduce you to some of the funniest anime characters. It is one of the shows that is driven more by its characters than the story.  

Synopsis

Haruhi is forced to join the all-men club as punishment when she accidentally breaks an item that belonged to the club.

The anime focuses on the relationship of Haruhi with the boys of the school club. Along with it, there are several moments where we get to see sweet and funny interactions between the boys.

I don’t know if this explanation is enough to spark your interest in this anime, so I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether you want to watch it or not.

16. Vampire Knight

  • Logline: Yuuki Cross can’t get over her vampire crush Kaname Kuran who once saved her life from a rogue vampire.
  • Year: 2008
  • Genre: Mystery, Drama
  • Studio: Studio Deen
Vampire Knight

The anime got very mixed reactions but for me, this romance anime on Hulu is one of the best anime out there. It kept me hooked throughout the series and I hope you’ll like it too. 

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Synopsis

Yuuki Cross studies at a very mysterious academy for both humans and vampires. Yuuki was saved by pureblood vampire Kaname when she was little. 

She gets a chance to see him after several years as he leads the vampire elite class. Yuuki’s best friend Zero hates vampires and wants Yuuki to stay away from them.

15. Love, Chuunibyo, & Other Delusions

  • Logline: Yuta Togashi dream of living an ordinary life is disrupted by his new classmate Rikka Takanashi.
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance
  • Studio: Original
Love Chuunibyo Other Delusions

If you looking for sizzling hot scenes in the name of romance this one might be a disappointment. Love, Chuunibyo, & Other Delusions is established on the grounds of a pure, clean, and deep love story. It brings together loads of clean humor with a fascinating tale of two love birds.  

Synopsis

Chunibyo is a mental condition where an individual starts to believe in himself as a mystical being from another realm. Our protagonist, Yuta Togashi once suffered from Chunibyo. Leaving him alienated in his school. 

When he finds the truth of his Chunibyo hereditary he feels disgusted and admits to a school in a faraway place where no one knows him. Leaving his embarrassing past behind he wishes to live his remaining school days like a normal student. 

However, Togashi’s dream of living a simple life is disturbed by his newly found classmate Rikka Takanashi, introducing with her a series of delusions and of course “love”.

14. Snow White With the Red Hair

  • Logline: Series of coincidences brings together a human girl and a fox spirit to form a contract. 
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy
  • Studio: Bones
Snow White With the Red Hair

A romance anime on Hulu that’ll give you Dinsey princess story vibes. It is an anime that tries to cater to mature audiences who are looking for stories that are less childish and light-hearted. I’ll highly recommend you add this romantic anime to your watchlist.

Synopsis

Shirayuki is a beautiful girl with red hair. Her beauty makes her the target of the Prince of her kingdom who wants to make her his concubine. She decides to flee the kingdom to save her life. She is rescued by Zen, who is the second Prince of the neighboring kingdom. 

He helps Shirayuki establish a new life in his kingdom as a Royal court herbalist. As the story progresses, the two support each other as they try to do well in their respective lives and social roles. 

13. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

  • Logline: A guy tries to help teen girls get over bad phases of their lives.
  • Year: 2018
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Studio: CloverWorks
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Bunny Girl Senpai is another romance anime on Hulu that you can’t skip at any cost. A comedy anime with romance sprinkled over it. The show has a great theme and answers character arcs. Definitely worth checking out.

Synopsis

Sakuta comes across Mai who is his senior. He notices that she is suffering from Puberty Syndrome where no one is noticing her existence. He decides to help Mai but slowly more girls suffering from the same disease come in contact with Sakuta.

12. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

  • Logline: Chiyo Sakura and manga artist Nozaki explore love while working on s shojo manga. 
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Studio: Doga kobo
Monthly Girls Nozaki kun

There is no denying the fact that romance anime mostly cater to the female audience. Only a few anime like Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun have an appeal enough to excite both men and women. It is another romantic comedy where comedy runs over love and romance. 

Synopsis

The story follows high school girl Chiyo Sakura and her crush Umetarou Nozaki. Chiyo Sakura is in deep love with Nozoki. Nozaki is a shojo manga artist who is far away from the matters of love and relationships in real life. 

When Sakura confesses her love to Nozaki, he mistakes her for another fan of his manga and greets her with his autograph.

A series of events bonds Sakura and Nozaki together the result of which leads to a shojo masterpiece called Lets Fall in Love.

11. Maid Sama!

  • Logline: Misaki hides from her schoolmates that she works part-time as a maid but one guy finds out.
  • Year: 2010
  • Genre: Comedy, School
  • Studio: J.C.Staff
Maid Sama

One of the very first romance anime that I watched and made me a fan of this genre. So when recently, I came across this romance anime on Hulu, I decided to give it a rewatch and it was worth it. Maid Sama is a very sweet rom-com that beautifully represents teen love.

Synopsis

Misaki is a righteous and upright student council president. But she has an embarrassing secret that she doesn’t want anyone to know. She works as a part-time maid at a maid cafe. 

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When Takumi, the most popular boy in the school finds out about Misaki’s secret, he decides to use her secret as an opportunity to get closer to her.

10. Fruit basket

  • Logline: Tohru is homeless and gets adopted by the Souma Family who are supernatural beings. 
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Comedy, Slice of life
  • Studio: TMS Entertainment
Fruit basket

Fruit basket is one of the most popular and loved slice-of-life anime that has a beautiful romance theme playing in the background. This anime will give you butterflies and make you laugh.

Contrary to popular belief, Fruit Basket gives its viewers some invaluable life lessons about love, family, and friendship that might make you cry. 

Synopsis

Tohru is a nice teenage girl that ends up homeless after she becomes an orphan. She is adopted into the house of the mysterious Souma Family filled with adult and teen males. 

They have a secret that whenever a person from the opposite gender hugs them, they turn into one of the animals of the Chinese zodiac sign.

Now Tohru has to adjust to her new reality, at the time she starts developing romantic feelings for one of the members of the Souma family.

9. Devil’s line

  • Logline: An unconditional love story between a vampire and a human in a world filled with sins and anguish. 
  • Year: 2018
  • Studio: Platinium Vision
  • Genre: Vampire
Devils Line

Vampire living in the human world is a common trope in anime. There are much anime that incorporates vampire theme into various kind of genres. Talking about romance, Devil’s Line is the best human vampire romantic anime ever made. It incorporates concepts of blood-sucking vampires, romance, crime, and action into a tightly packed series of twelve episodes.

Synopsis

22-year-old university student Tsukasa Taira and her best friend are confronted by a human-vampire hybrid Yuuki Anzai, Tsukasa’s friend has no option left but to reveal her true form of a vampire. 

Tsukasa is stunned to see what was happening before her eyes. After this event, she begins to secretly admire Yuuki Anzai. Yuuki on the other hand finds it difficult to balance his feelings as a part of him wishes for Tsukasa’s blood than her love. 

8. My Love Story!!

  • Logline: Takeo is a 6 feet giant and Yamato a petite, however, this isn’t the only difference this mismatched couple has to overcome. 
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Studio: Madhouse
My Love Story

A story that justifies its title. It is exactly what the title sounds like. A love story of two ods who greatly differ from each other. Extreme dissimilarities between the characters are countered by destiny and consequences. It is a clean anime with zero fanservice and adult scenes.

Synopsis 

Takeo Gouda is a muscularly built six feet tall guy with an intimating presence but a heart of a child. However, his looks don’t work in his favor when it comes to winning girls. Every girl that he over had a crush on gets attracted to his handsome best friend Sunakawa.

His dormant feelings are bought to life when one day he saves a pretty girl from being molested. He instantaneously falls in love with her but is afraid that she might also have a crush on Sunakawa. 

7. Blue Spring Ride

  • Logline: Futaba’s world turn upside down when she gets a chance to meet her middle school crush in high school.
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: Comedy, School, Romance
  • Studio: Production I.G
Blue Spring Ride

Believe it or not, when it comes to romantic animes, the story is often secondary to the bond shared by the main characters. Blue Spring Ride is an example of one such anime where the intense connection between the main characters creates a gripping sequence of events. Each sub-genre of romance is overly done in anime and every title on this is the best among these sub-genres. Blue Spring Ride is no different. 

Synopsis

The premise is set up in a high school. Futaba Yoshioka is a loner girl who finds it difficult to make friends despite being a popular student. But for her none of this matters. 

She ignores people around her and acts tomboyish to avoid attention. Her feminine behavior is bought to life when her middle school crush Kou Mabuchi unexpectedly joins as a transfer student in her class.

6. ItaKiss

  • Logline: A story of a cheerful girl trying to win over her crush.
  • Year: 2008
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Studio: TMS Entertainment
Serialbinger2

You can imagine the popularity of the anime and its story that it has been adapted into a Korean drama and Chinese drama. This romance anime on Hulu is a must-watch if you a fan of the romance genre. The show is filled with lots of emotions that are surely going to reach your heart.

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Synopsis

Kotoko is a nieve but sweet girl. She has a crush on her genius high school classmate Irie but he rejected her feelings outright. But when some circumstances lead to Kotoko and Irie living under the same roof, Kotoko is hopeful of turning her failed one-sided love into success.

5. Kaguya-sama: Love is War

  • Logline: A romantic tussle between a couple, both want the other one to confess first.
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Comedy, Psychological
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
Kaguya sama Love is Wa

This romance anime on Hulu just fills my heart with joy. The main couple is so sweet and nieve that it becomes so much fun to watch them. The side characters are also awesome. All in all this show is worth every praise and you must watch it if you haven’t already.

Synopsis

Miyuki and Kaguya are the top members of the student council at their academy. Both have a crush on each other but none of them want to confess first because of their huge egos. So they indulge in various tricks and traps to make the other one admit their feelings.

4. Plastic Memories

  • Logline: A love story of a human and a highly advanced emotional android woman.
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance
  • Studio: Original
Plastic Memories

If you think a predictable show cannot be entertaining, you probably have not watched Plastic Memories. 

If you are looking for something that doesn’t take much load on your brain and still keeps you entertained, Plastic Memories is the show for you! 

It is centered around an enticing plot and a comforting theme backed by solid characters, heart-wrenching moments, and epic dialogues about love and life. 

Synopsis

Our Hero Tsukasa Mizugaki gets hired at a Corporation that manufactures futuristic machinery known as “Giftias”. These are human-like machinery that possesses emotions and feelings. 

Tsukasa is positioned in the terminal department where his job is to dispose of the expired Giftias.

To lit his romantic journey he is accompanied by a beautiful Giftia named Isla. When Tsukasa realizes his feelings towards Isla he is faced with the reality that Gifitias’s maximum life span is of 81,920 hours.

3. Your Lie in April

  • Logline: A cheerful violinist helps tries to help a piano prodigy get back playing.
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Drama, Music
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
Your Lie in April

If there’s any anime on this list that can make you cry, it is this one. The show starts on a lighter note but as the story progresses things get serious. Since the two main characters are musicians, the influence of music in this anime is huge and honestly, it is just fantastic.

Synopsis

Kousei is considered a piano prodigy but he left playing after the death of her mother. This trauma led to Kousie not being able to hear his own playing. After two years of living in the shadows, he comes across a beautiful violinist Kaori and she forces Kousei to music again

2. Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me To You

  • Logline: The unfortunate blessing of resembling a ghost from a movie leaves Sawako Kuronuma with no friends.
  • Year: 2009
  • Genre: School, Romance
  • Studio: Production I.G
Kimi Ni Todoke From Me To You

The best romantic shows are those that give your gut butterflies for days after watching. Anime that you can’t stop talking about and share with your loved ones. 

Kimi ni Todoke is one of such kind. Its style of art is distinctive from vibrant animations that perfectly compliments its gripping, emotional story. 

Synopsis

Sawako Kuronuma, unfortunately, resembles a horror film character. Due to which she finds it difficult to make friends in school. On the flip side, her nature is of the sweetest type. Which attracts the most popular boy of the class, Shouta Kazehaya towards her. 

After becoming friends with Kazehaya her existing perception of a ghost starts to fade away and her schoolmates start to accept her.  

1. Say “I Love You”

  • Logline: A heartful fable of Mei Tachibana who is too afraid to make friends. 
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Studio: Zexcs
Say I Love You

Say “I Love You” is a “not so complex story” profoundly made to present a likable, realistic, and delightful show full of innocence and heartfelt emotions. If shoujo anime is your first preference, you should definitely not skip over this one

Synopsis

Mei Tachibana has had miserable experiences in friendships. She believes in making no friends avoid getting hurt again. She is a loner and doesn’t like to socialize. 

Her dark clouded life is filled with bliss by a ray of sunlight in form of a popular student named Yamato Kurosawa. At first, Mei is hesitant about being friends with Yamoto but as events start to unfold, Mei starts to develop feelings.