15 Best High School Romance Anime [Updated 2021]

Last time we have asked which anime genre we should provide the list of recommended animes, With the most vote goes for ‘ High School Romance Anime’.

So, in this article, we have created a list of our best high school romance anime for you to watch this season.

 

1. Horimiya

 

Hori-san and Miyamura-kun

Hori-san and Miyamura-kun

  • MAL Score: 8.23
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 13 Episodes

Horimiya is a High School Love story of Kyouki Hori ( Beauty and Brains ) and Izumi Miyamura ( Emo and timid guy ).

Both have opposite personalities and as the story progresses, Hori finds out about Miyamura and gets interested in him.

Horimiya has a light and very nostalgic aesthetics.

 

Horimiya ( Hori-san and Miyamura-Kun ) Available on:

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2. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

 

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen Love Is War

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen

  • MAL Score: 8.41
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 and Season 2 with 12 Episodes each

Kaguya sama: Love is War reloves around Miyuki Shirogane ( Student Council President ) and Kaguya Shinomiya ( Vice President ) the top-ranking students of Shuchiin Academy and they both envy the ideology to perfect couple.

However, These two have feelings for each other, neither are willing to admit them.

The first to confess their love will be looked down on, with their pride and honor at stake both are willing to do anything to win this War Of Love.

 

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Available on:

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3. Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro

 

Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro

Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san

  • MAL Score: 7.52
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 12 Episodes

Nagatoro- san is the story of Nagatoro and her Senpai ‘ Naoto Hachiouji ‘, every day Naoto is Toyed with or teased by nagatoro.

Despite this, both spend most of their time with each other and had developed some feelings for each other. As the story progresses their strange chemistry develops into love.

 

Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro ( Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san ) Available on:

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4. Toradora!

 

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  • MAL Score: 8.18
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 25 Episodes

Toradora is one of my best high school romantic anime, Toradora story is more like a love triangle story where Ryuuji takasu ( a gentle high school student who loves household work but have a very intimidating face ), Taiga ( a small, Doll like Student despite looks she is known as ‘ Palmtop Tiger ‘ ) have feeling for each other’s best friends.

So, Both help each other to confess their feelings but in the process, they fall for each other.

 

Toradora! Available on:

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5. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

 

Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai

  • MAL Score: 8.33
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 13 Episodes

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is a story about a normal high school student Sakuta Azusagawa, One day he meets a girl named ‘Mai Sakurajima’ wandering in the library with a Bunny girl costume.

However, No-one notices her other than him. After he finds out that she is another victim of Adolescence Syndrome and he tries to help Mai. As the story progresses sakuta makes contact with more girls with this disease.

 

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Available on:

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6. Blue Spring Ride

 

Ao Haru Ride Blue Spring Ride

Ao Haru Ride

  • MAL Score: 7.66
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 12 Episodes

An Attractive and popular middle school girl who is liked by the opposite sex, but ostracized by her female friends. She was in love with a boy named “Ko Tanaka”, however, he got transferred and it didn’t work out.

After completing middle school, She doesn’t to be ostracized by anyone again, she decides to become unladylike and avoid all the unwanted attention in High school, but her world get changes as the boy she ever loved meets with her once again but now he goes by the name ‘Kou Mabuchi’.

 

Blue Spring Ride ( Ao Haru Ride ) Available on:

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7. Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki

 

Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki

Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-Kun

  • MAL Score: 7.21
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 12 Episodes

Bottom-Tier Character tomozaki is about the two of Japan’s top gamers of ‘Tackfam’, Fumiya Tomozaki and Aoi Hinami, Despite having this gamer title Tomozaki lacks social skills in his everyday high school life, on the other hand, Hinami is a very popular, smart and sociable classmate.

 

So, Hinami helps Fumiya Tomozaki to improve his social skill to make new friends and girlfriends with his gamer skills.

 

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki ( Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-Kun ) Available on:

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8. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions

 

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

  • MAL Score: 7.74
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 13 Episode and Season 2 with 12 Episode

Love, Chuunibyou, and other delusions revolve around Yuuta Togashi who suffered from a disease known as “Chuunibyou” the most embarrassing moment of a person’s life.

Togashi wants to forget about the embarrassing thing he used to do in his middle school years and wants to live like an ordinary high school life.

However, the dream of becoming an ordinary high school student crashes when he meets Rikka Takanashi ( Self declared vessel of “Wicked Eye” ) and his new classmates.

 

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions ( Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! ) Available on:

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9. Your Lie In April

 

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Your Lie in April

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

  • MAL Score: 8.70
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 22 Episodes

Your Lie in April is a story about a Piano Prodigy ” Kousei Arima”, after a traumatic event of his mother passing away, he lost his passion for playing.

However, this changes when he meets an eccentric and brilliant violinist named ‘Kaori Miyazono’.

 

Your Lie In April ( Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso ) Available on:

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10. Clannad

 

Clannad

  • MAL Score: 8.04
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 23 Episodes and Season 2 with 24 Episodes

Clannad’s story revolves around a delinquent high school student Tomoya Okazaki who cares little about school and others.

One day Okazaki meets a young girl named Nagisa Furukawa, soon he discovers that Nagisa has to repeat her a year due to a severe illness and that her dream is to revive the school’s drama club.

So, he decides to help her achieve her goal along with her four classmates.

 

Clannad Available on:

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11. From Me to You

 

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

Kimi ni Todoke

  • MAL Score: 8.00
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 25 Episodes and Season 2 with 12 Episodes

Kimi ni Todoke is the story of a high school girl named Sawako Kuronuma as known as Sadako nickname given to her due to her resemblance to the ghost girl from the urban legend “The Ring”.

However, Her life changes when she meets a cheerful and friendly boy named Shouta Kazehaya, and the perspective of Sawako around her classmates.

 

From Me to You ( Kimi ni Todoke ) Available on:

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12. Nisekoi

 

Nisekoi: False Love

Nisekoi: False Love

  • MAL Score: 7.63
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 20 Episodes and Season 2 with 12 Episodes

The Sole heir of a Yakuza family Shuei-gumi “Raku Ichijou” who wants to live as a typical high school student. Ten years ago he made a secret promise to a long hair girl. All he has now is a pendant that the girl gave him.

Now, years later, He has a crush on a middle school girl ‘Kosaki Onodera’. but due to some turn of events, he has to pretend to become a fake lover with a beautiful girl named Chitoge Kirisaki.

However, what we see is not always what they seem.

 

Nisekoi Available on:

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13. My Love Story!!

 

Ore Monogatari My Love Story

Ore Monogatari!!

  • MAL Score: 7.93
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 24 Episodes

A Tall Brutish looking but kind high school student Takeo Gouda. Takeo is considered a hero for his courage and chivalry. However, girls aren’t interested in him but his handsome charming best friend Makoto Sunakawa is very popular with girls.

One day, Takeo saves a cute girl Rinko Yamato from being molested and instantly falls for her but as he knows his luck with the girls, he suspects that she might be interested in Makoto.

So Takeo ungrudgingly decides to act as her cupid.

 

My Love Story!! Available on:

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14. Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose

 

Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose

Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy

  • MAL Score: 6.14
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 12 Episodes

Osamake is a Love triangle of High school students Maru Sueharu, Kuroha Shida, and Shirokusa Kachi. Shida Kuroha is convinced that her childhood friend and next-door neighbor, Maru Sueharu, is in love with her.

however, Shida’s dreams are shattered when Maru admits that he has feelings for Kachi Shirokusa (A beautiful school idol, writer, and gravure model).

When Maru finds out Kachi already has a boyfriend, Shida suggests that she and Maru embark on a plan of “revenge” together.

 

Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose Available on:

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15. Say I Love You

 

Say I Love You Sukitte Ii na yo

Sukitte Ii na yo

  • MAL Score: 7.46
  • Seasons/Episodes: Season 1 with 13 Episodes

Sukitte li na yo is a classic high school romance story of a Quiet girl ‘Mei Tachibana’ and a handsome popular boy Yamato Kurosawa.

Mei has been Ditched by her friends in her grade school so to avoid being hurt again she stays away from the people. However, when she meets Yamato her perspective change as she spends more time with him. Mei’s life beings to changes.

The story will tell you the true meaning of those three words: I LOVE YOU. through Mei and Yamato.

 

Say I Love You Available on:

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Conclusion: Best High School Romance Anime

 

High School Romance Animes are one of the most popular anime genres, we also know there are many more anime that are not included in this list, But these are personally picked by our discord and Instagram community. If you want to know my favorite high school romance anime then I would say Toradora. However, All the anime include in this list are highly recommended. Also, we have provided the links where to watch these anime legally.

 

You may also like: 5 Romance Anime of Spring 2021

 


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