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the romantic anime movies in 2022

Anime is a type of art that has a wide range of genres. Anime is a wonderful choice for expressing wonderful romance because of its soft, dreamlike aspect.

The top notch animation coupled with the superb narrative delivers an exhilarating, heartwarming and simply incredible connection. So take a comfy blanket and your favorite drink. Here are the top 6 romantic anime that you can watch this year.

1. From Up on Poppy Hill

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release date : 16 July 2011
Directed by : Goro Miyazaki
Studio : Studio Ghibli
Genre : anime, Romance, drama, children film,

It’s 1963 and Japan is in the midst of rapid modernization, leaving behind painful memories of World War II and focusing on a brighter future, symbolizing the coming year’s Tokyo Olympics. Up on Poppy Hill is a Japanese animated film that takes place in Japan in 1963.

The story explores a teenage romance with several surprising plot twists that end with uplifting consequences. The film had a sense of easy pace and simplicity about it, reminiscent of iconic Ghibli films such as “Only Tomorrow” and “Whisper of the Heart”.

2. Junjou Romantica: Pure Romance

Misaki Takahashi, who is studying for her university entrance exam, is a normal high school student. He enlists the help of his mature brother’s best friend and popular author, Akihiko Usami, to ease the stress of learning, or so he hopes.

Masaki will almost find out that Usami’s books are very mischievous. Junjou Romanica also follows the story of two other couples who are closely related to Masaki and Usami’s “Romantica”. Will their love story reach prosperity?

release date : December 20, 2012
Directed by : Chiaki Kon
Studio : Studio Deen
Genre : Boys Love

3. Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light

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release date : 17 September 2011
Directed by : Takahiro Omori
Studio : Brain’s Base
Genre : Romance, supernatural

Translated as “Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light”, the film uses Japanese folklore to tell a story of love and loss. Jin is a forest spirit, while Hotaru is a young girl who meets him when he is lost in the woods as a small child.

Jin can’t touch a person or he will disappear. As Hotaru grows into a young woman, the pair fall in love after years of conversation. The story ends in tragedy, but there is a sweetness in the bitterness. Beautiful animations help to make the story an engaging experience.

4. Eromanga-Sensei

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release date : 8 April 2017
Directed by : Ryohei Takeshita
Studio : A-1 Pictures
Genre : Anime, Romance, Comedy, Drama

The next anime is yet another guilty pleasure series just for the ultra cultured. So make sure you keep your distance. Eromanga Sensei talks about a boy who wants to be a light novel writer. However.

he receives his artwork for a light novel commissioned online from a distorted artist. And although he never saw the artist in person, he soon learned that the artist was none other than his younger sister. And from here things take some interesting turns. A chain that only the top 1% of the population would like. So watch it at your own risk.

5. 5 Centimeters per Second

Do you know how my friend got me interested in watching this one hour long movie? He just told me the fact that 5 cm/s is the speed at which the cherry blossoms fall from the tree to the ground. That’s what this movie gives you facts.

It makes you face reality after wearing Asha’s safety gear. If love is like spring, is there no winter that awaits it? Makoto Shinkai never disappoints.

release date : 3 March 2007
Directed by : Makoto Shinkai
Studio : CoMix Wave Inc.
Genre : cation, romance, Comedy,

6. Your Name

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release date : 26 August 2016
Directed by : Makoto Shinkai
Studio : CoMix Wave Films
Genre : anime, romance, fantasy,

The director of Your Name, Makoto Shinkai, is the creative mind behind such successful films as 5 Centimeters per Second and Voice of a Distant Star. The film tells the story of two young souls who discover the themes of fate and time.

High school students Taki and Mitsuha are strangers living separate lives. Their life takes a different turn when they change bodies. The peculiar phenomenon becomes a norm that they must learn how to cope with.

Over time, Taki and Mitsuha bond through messages, notes, and impressions. They seek each other out but always seem torn from the distance and a supernatural force beyond them. Will their fate bring them together or separate them forever?

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1 Doukyuusei (Classmates)
2 Kimi no Na wa (Your Name)
3 Tamako Love Story.
4 Mimi wo Sumaseba (Whisper of the Heart)
5 Hotarubi no Mori e (Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light)

1 One Piece.
2 Monster.
3 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
4 Code Geass: Lelouch of Rebellion.
5 Naruto.
6 Attack on Titan.
7 Hunter x Hunter.
8 Cowboy Bebop.

1 Levi Ackerman — Attack on Titan.
2 Kakashi Hatake — Naruto.
3 Itachi Uchiha — Naruto.
4 L — Death Note.
5 Ken Kaneki — Tokyo Ghoul.