10 Great Japanese Animated Romantic Comedies You Might Wanna Check

Posted 2017/07/22 3473 0

If you are a fan of anime, you just can’t give this list a miss! Please feel free to make a request if you want them to be here for you to check.

 

1.  Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Six childhood friends have grown apart over the years following the death of one of them, Menma. The original 'leader' of this friend group, Jintan, is currently aimless in life and it is at this point in his life that he starts to see Menma's spirit. She states that he may be able to see her because of a wish she would like fulfilled but is unsure of what that may be. Due to Menma spurring Jintan into action, we will see the various paths the members of the friend group have taken over the years as they have matured, as he attempts to fulfill her last wish.

 

2. Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai

Natsuki Enomoto, a third-year student at Sakuragaoka High School, has feelings of unrequited love for her childhood friend, Yuu Setoguchi. Unable to be true to her own feelings, Natsuki tells Yuu that she is merely using him as a stand-in to practice confessing her love to. As Natsuki continues to pretend not having any feelings for Yuu, her classmate Koyuki Ayase asks her out on a date. Will Natsuki ever be able to stop "practicing" and actually confess her love to Yuu?

 

3. Hal

Kurumi struggles with the loss of her boyfriend, Hal, and shuts herself off from the world. She remains a recluse until an android is made to look like Hal and sent to help her cope.

 

4. The Wind Rises

A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi (Hideaki Anno), whose storied career includes the creation of the A6M World War II fighter plane.

 

5. Tamako Love Story

Tamako's life changes when her best childhood friend, Mochizou suddenly confessed his love.

 

6. Whisper of the Heart

Based on the manga with the same title, this animated film follows Shizuku (Brittany Snow), an inquisitive young girl and a voracious reader, who longs to be a writer when she grows up. One day she notices that all of her library books have previously been taken out by one Seiji Amasawa (David Gallagher). Amid chasing after a large cat, befriending an eccentric antiques dealer (Harold Gould) and writing her first novel, Shizuku aims to find this mysterious boy who may well be her soul mate.

 

7. The Garden of Words

A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

 

8. Howl’s Moving Castle

Sophie (Emily Mortimer) has an uneventful life at her late father's hat shop, but all that changes when she befriends wizard Howl (Christian Bale), who lives in a magical flying castle. However, the evil Witch of Waste (Lauren Bacall) takes issue with their budding relationship and casts a spell on young Sophie, which ages her prematurely. Now Howl must use all his magical talents to battle the jealous hag and return Sophie to her former youth and beauty.

 

9. Your Name

A teenage boy and girl embark on a quest to meet each other for the first time after they magically swap bodies.

 

10. Into the Forest of Fireflies Light

Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost in a forest as a child. The two become friends, despite the spirit revealing that he will disappear if he is ever touched by a human.

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