first_imgStay on target If you’re into anime then you know that the genre loves a good, swoon-worthy romance. From high school puppy love to heroic, star-crossed couples, the best romantic anime can sweep you off your feet. Here are some of the absolute best romance anime series around, most of which are available to stream via Hulu.Ouran High School Host Club Haruhi Fujioka is the newest recruit in the Ouran High School Host Club, which typically gathers beautiful male students to entertain female “clients.” Only Haruhi isn’t a man, she’s a woman, who just works in service to the Host Club after breaking a priceless vase as an errand boy for the group. While becoming a valued host, she soon falls for club president Tamaki Suoh while learning to navigate the weird world of privilege she finds herself in at the rich Ouran Academy.Stream it HereClannadThis anime, based on a Key visual novel, follows a high school student named Tomoya Okazaki who’s lost interest in life. He begins hanging out with a young girl named Nagisa Furukawa, as the two start up the Drama Club and gradually open up to the world and others around them. Tomoya and Nagisa fall in love, while knowing illness could come back at any time to claim Nagisa – the two work together to live Nagisa’s dream of following the theater, and there are plenty of tearjerker moments scattered throughout.Stream it HereYuri on IceThis LGBTQ-friendly series introduces viewers to 23-year-old Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki as he works to become as great of a skater as his idol Victor Nikiforov. When Yuri Katsuki is pit against a Russian prodigy skater named Yuri Plisetsky, Victor pits the two against each other to see who he will coach. When Yuri Katsuki wins, he finds himself becoming ever closer to Victor, which ultimately results in the two becoming a couple.Stream it HereKimi no TodokePoor Sawako Kuronuma can’t catch a break. Rumors swirl around school about her (as students call her Sadako thanks to her appearance) because people think she can see ghosts and put curses on people. She actually just wants to make friends and fall in love. Popular student Kazehaya begins hanging out with her, and slowly but surely love begins to blossom, though other students and obstacles threaten to stand in the way of their burgeoning relationship.Stream it HereOrangeIf you could write your past self a letter urging you to change things in your life, would you do it? That’s the situation high school student Naho Takamiya finds herself in as she receives letters from her future self urging her past self to do something to safe Kakeru Naruse, a fellow transfer student. Will love blossom between Naho and Kakeru? Or does fate have something else in mind?Stream it HereKamisama KissWhen Nanami Momozono finds herself homeless after his father can’t pay his gambling debts, she’s invited to live in a man named Mikage’s home after chasing off a dog that was antagonizing him. She arrives to see it’s actually a shrine, and she’s been chosen to become the new Earth Deity of the shrine. There’s just one problem: Mikage’s familiar Tomoe doesn’t like her very much – but as we all know, things like that can change in a heartbeat when it comes to romance anime.Stream it HereMy Love Story!!My Love Story!! begins with two best friends who are different in every single way. On one hand, you have the typical bishounen Suna — a pretty boy who usually ends up with all the ladies he sets his sights on. On the other, there’s Takeo, who looks like anything but a typical “good-looking” conventional manga protagonist. This wouldn’t be an issue, except Takeo’s love life is exceptionally bankrupt. Every single girl he ends up crushing on inevitably falls in love with the suave Suna, and it’s tearing poor Takeo apart. When Takeo saves a young girl named Yamato from a subway groper, it looks like things are finally changing for the better – Yamato and Takeo are in love!Stream it HereFruits BasketHigh school student Tohru Honda’s mother died in a car crash, leaving her alone and living in a tent, supporting herself along the way. When she’s invited by classmate Yuki Sohma and cousin Shigure to live in the Sohma household, she finds herself wrapped up in the secrets surrounding the Sohma family and their strange curse: They all turn into animals from the Chinese zodiac. Tohru finds herself caught between a will-they-or-won’t-they love triangle involving Yuki and Kyo Sohma, but who will she end up with?Stream it HereSay “I Love You” Mei Tachibana has never had a boyfriend, and she doesn’t trust anyone in her life. Thanks to a certain incident due to bullying and betrayal during her childhood, she wrongly believes everyone she knows will betray her, no matter what. When she meets and befriends Yamato Kurosawa, things slowly begin to change, as the two begin to care for each other and even form a relationship, with Mei’s heart reluctantly shaping into something much more open than it was previously.Stream it HereYour Lie in AprilThis heartbreaking anime will give you all the feels as you follow piano prodigy Kosei Arima as he suffers a bit of a breakdown following the loss of his mother at a piano recital. He can no longer hear the piano as a result of his stress and shock, and it takes a young violinist named Kaori Miyazono to change it all. With Kaori’s influence, slowly Kosei blossoms into his old personality once more, and things are looking up – until tragedy inevitably strikes.Stream it HereMore Anime on Geek.com:The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeBest Horror Anime Available for StreamingThe Best Sports Anime ‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting… last_img