Top 5 Romantic Anime to watch this holiday season

It’s the holiday season and love is in the air. To share the holiday spirit of joy, happiness, excitement, and love, what can be a better way than to sit together with your loved ones and enjoy some good TV? And in this kind of environment, nothing can be a better choice than some romantic anime.

Hence, here is a list of the top 5 romantic anime that you can watch to get in the holiday spirit:

5. Fruits Basket

  • Released in: 2019
  • Number of Episodes:26
  • Where to watch: Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

Love triangles aren’t something very new in the anime world. The trope has its cliches which sometimes overshadow the plot line. However, it’s not at all the case with Fruits Baskets. With the most amazing combination of comedy and drama, Fruits Basket follows Tooru Honda as she moves in with the ‘famous’ Souma family.

But things aren’t as nice and sweet for the Souma’s as they show it to the world, there are secrets so dark and deep that they can tarnish the reputation of the otherwise well-known family. The best part about this anime is its character development, the way each character has its vibration and ground, and is crucial to the story as much as anyone else.

4. Kaguya Sama: Love is War

  • Released in: 2019
  • Number of Episodes: 39
  • Where to watch: Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation

It is said that everything is fair in love and war, but Miyuki and Kaguya made their love story in their own version of war. Each of the two, with all of their skills and intellect, tries to force the other to confess their love first in order to assert their dominance and ‘win’.

The anime has plenty of ‘aww’ moments and at times, will leave to double up. Set in an elite school, our protagonists run the student council while taking their own trip to the adventure called love.

3. Your Lie in April

  • Released in: 2014
  • Number of Episodes: 22
  • Where to watch: Hulu, Crunchyroll

Grief is a very strong emotion, strong enough to make or break a person. It did the latter to Kousei Arima, a piano prodigy when his mother passed away. Kousei stopped playing and stepped away from something he loved with all his heart.

His passion only ignites when he hears Kaori Miyazono playing her violin in a way that left him speechless. In the path of self-healing and acceptance, Kousei ends up giving away his heart. The story touches upon the themes of loss, grief, heartbreak, healing, and music, so keep the tissue box nearby.

2. Given

  • Released in: 2020
  • Number of Episodes: 11 (plus one movie)
  • Where to watch: Crunchyroll, VRV

Given is the perfect light romance for all gay drama viewers. No exaggeration, no unrealistic scenarios, just a well-written story that will make you go ‘aww’. The story follows Mafuyu as he learns to play guitar and sing in Ritsuka’s band.

Seeing the budding romance as each of the protagonists grow as different individuals as well as a pair is nothing but heartwarming. Trust us when we say that you won’t be able to resist binging the entire series as well as the movie (extension of the series) in a single sitting.

1. My Love Story!!

  • Released in: 2015
  • Number of Episodes: 24
  • Where to watch: Hulu, Crunchyroll

My Love Story!! is it one of the finest anime because of its unconventional characters and storyline? The story follows Takeo Gouda, who is nowhere similar to our conventional ‘chocolate-boy’ protagonists. He is tall, he is broad, and even intimidating to a certain extent.

But what will happen when he’ll fall for a cute and petite Rinko, especially when she’s interested in Takeo’s best friend? The adorable relationship between the two is simply heartwarming and nothing you should miss as a viewer.

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