10 short Romance Anime to Watch

Valentine’s day always guarantees plenty sappy, overly sweet cliche’s and I thought what better way to celebrate this day other than providing a top ten list of anime that match the cloying sweetness of the Valentines day. Each of the below anime is a short anime, guaranteeing that you can watch the entirety of it in one sitting. The list is in no specific order. I hope you enjoy it! Happy Valentines Day!

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1. Ano Natsu de Matteru

  • Episodes: 10
  • Waiting in the Summer – When a group of friends decide to make a movie over a long summer holiday, they end up learning a little about filmmaking and a lot more about each other and themselves. What begins as a simple way to avoid the summer doldrums quickly turns into something much more complex, intimate and revealing, as the maturing relationships between the members of the young cast take on new, and sometimes very unexpected, turns.

2. Inu x Boku SS

  • Episodes: 12
  • Inu X Boku Secret Service – Ririchiyo Shirakiin is the sheltered daughter of a renowned family. With some help from a childhood friend, Ririchiyo takes up residence in Maison de Ayakashi, a secluded high-security apartment complex for half-human, half-youkai, that, as the unsociable 15-year-old soon discovers, is home to a host of bizarre individuals with unique personalities, herself included, she has a sharp tongue she can’t control and terrible communication skills. As a requirement of staying in her new home, she must be accompanied by a Secret Service agent, who apparently already knows a lot about her and is in love with her.

3. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

  • Episodes: 13
  • My Little Monster – Shizuku Mizutani only cares about her grades. However, her cold view of life begins to change when she meets Haru Yoshida, a violent troublemaker who stopped attending class after getting into a fight early in the school year. He is not much different from her, though—he too understands little about human nature and does not have any friends.

4. Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko.

  • Episodes: 12
  • The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat – Youto Yokodera wants to be seen in a way different from most men: as a pervert. However, his lewd actions are often misinterpreted as good intentions, and people cannot see his true nature. Upon hearing rumours of a cat statue that can banish an unwanted trait, he searches for it and prays for his façade to be removed.

5. Ao Haru Ride

  • Episodes: 12
  • Blue Spring Ride – Futaba is not your typical adolescent girl. Determined to become a class favourite this time, she avoids all unwanted attention and, instead of acting cute and feminine, only stands out through her tomboyish behaviour and dishevelled look. But still, her world is soon turned upside down when the only boy she ever liked unexpectedly comes into her life once again.

6. Sukitte Ii na yo.

  • Episodes: 13
  • Say “I Love You” – Friends will only let you down—that is the sad truth Mei Tachibana lives with. 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.

7. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji

  • Episodes: 12
  • Wolf Girl & Black Prince – Erika Shinohara has taken to lying about her romantic exploits to earn the respect of her new friends. So when they ask for a picture of her “boyfriend,” she hastily snaps a photo of a handsome stranger, whom her friends recognize as the popular and kind-hearted Kyouya Sata.

8. Hotarubi no Mori e

  • Episodes: 1 (45 min)
  • Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light, The Light of a Firefly Forest – Hotaru Takegawa loses her way in the ancient forest while visiting her uncle. Exhausted and desperate for help, Hotaru is thrilled to find a masked forest spirit named Gin.

9. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo

  • Episodes: 1 (1 hour 38 min)
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time – Makoto Konno is in her last year of high school, but is having a hard time deciding what to do with her future. In between enduring the pressure of her teachers and killing time with her best friends, Makoto’s life suddenly changes when she accidentally discovers that she is capable of literally leaping through time.

10. Kimi no Na wa.

  • Episodes: 1 (1 hour 46 min)
  • Your Name – Ririchiyo

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, they awaken and are living their dream life but in someone else’s body!

Will you be watching any of these this Valentines?

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