Are you a busy person? You know the story. School, work, and other obligations keep you from completing more important tasks, such as finishing your favorite romance anime.
Well, fret not.
Many series are worth your time and won’t take up too much of your day. Although their run time is shorter than most romance anime, they still provide great romance stories. Many of them are as good, if not better than longer titles.
Here are some romance anime series that will keep you busy
10. Half-Moon Looking Up
Hanbun no Tsuki Ga Noboru Sora is a 24-minute series, but only six episodes. it’s easily available on Tubi Tv Apk. It’s over at a time when the rest of the seasonal anime are just reaching their second half.
Here’s the deal: Six episodes are perfect for the story and relationships that Looking Up at The Half-Moon wants to tell.
Yuuichi Ezaki is the MC. He’s a boy with hepatitis B who finds it boring to stay in hospital. He meets Rika Akiba soon after, a beautiful girl who is much more difficult to get along with than her looks might suggest. They become close and help one another to get out of their shackles.
This is a romance drama. The hospital plays an important role.
9. Tokyo Marble Chocolate
This was a great online film festival package. It looks like one movie and not two 26-minute OVA episodes. This is, in essence, a story told from both the boyfriend and girlfriend’s perspectives.
Tokyo Marble Chocolate takes 52 minutes to complete. It is wholesome and charming. It’s amazing to see two people try their best in love, no matter how many times it’s failed.
It is easy to distinguish the character design from other anime, but it is very clear. You can also watch the second OVA without affecting the viewing experience.
Oh, and there’s also a little donkey.
8. Koitabi: True Tours Nanto
This series is similar to Looking Up At The Half-Moon. It has six episodes. Koitabi: True Tours Nanto is a shorter anime that features seven-minute episodes. This anime was created by PA Works.
Each episode focuses on a different couple and each has two episodes. Each couple has their own personalities and dynamics, but they all have one thing in common: They’re all set up in Nanto City (hence the title).
If you have a limited time, this is the best option. You’ve seen the lives of two people in just 14 minutes. The art style is especially impressive.
7. The Garden of Words
This is one of two short films on my list.
It is likely that you and millions of Makoto Shinkai fans around the globe have heard of this stunning 46-minute beauty. As one would expect from a Shinkai film Kotonoha no Niwa focuses on elevating the setting and the small moments of character through visual and auditory splendor.
The garden, and perhaps the rainy weather, where the woman meets the man feels like its own character. It is a third wheel in the steady but certain development of their relationship. Consider this if you are looking for a short, romantic movie that is both relaxing and enjoyable.
6. There she is!!
What if you had only 30 minutes to complete the task?
How about a five-episode ONA on a female rabbit who wants to be with a male cat? It was a pleasant surprise to find There She Is. This is a world in which love between two species is not desirable. If that were true, then why would Doki (the rabbit), choose to fall in love again with a cat?
It’s a cute illustration of a real problem that society faces today: a long-standing issue where certain groups of people insist on controlling who other people should love.
This short anime, even if it’s not a parallel, is beautiful in its genuine tenderness. It doesn’t even contain any dialogue. To understand their emotions, you can rely on animation and music.
5. Honobono Log
Would you believe that there is a 10-episode anime romance?
Honobono Log takes only 20 minutes and is a worthwhile journey to see the many manifestations of love in everyday couples and families. Although the anime is minimalistic, its soft and clean appearance adds to its appeal. You can watch it on Animixplay without any disturbance.
Fanworks did an excellent job of capturing everyday moments that are often taken as a given but make life worthwhile. Although the stories are not complex, it’s fine. The point is to highlight the essential.
4. Hotarubi no Mori e
Although it’s been 10 years since its premiere, this 45-minute film by Brain’s Base is still one of my favorite romance stories. A supernatural anime feels almost real. It’s as if this has happened many times throughout human history.
It makes me cringe to think of shows that are based on forbidden loves, but this is different. Hotarubi no Morie is an exception, the one that shows writers can still explore such concepts with fresh eyes and grace.
Hotaru Takegawa, a human girl, and Gin the forest spirit cannot touch one another. They can’t even interact outside of the forest. They still meet every summer, and they catch up, making an effort to reaffirm their relationship, which is lacking in physicality, but nevertheless very intimate.
3. The Day Before Us
It is possible to finish three seasons in under two hours. This is roughly the time it takes to watch six regular episodes. A Day Before Us is an original anime that debuted in 2018 with three seasons.
The so-called “Season Zero”, which lasted until the next year, was called. There are only two to three minutes in each episode. The series provides a small dose of romance. As viewers see their teenage relationships, four teenagers are in the spotlight.
This short, sweet, and lighthearted series can soothe tired eyes after a hard day. Given their similar visual styles, Honobono Log and A Day Before Us are likely to be a good fit for you.
2. Tsuredure Children
It doesn’t matter if you call it Tsuredure Children, or Tsurezure Children.
This romantic comedy’s success is due to its young cast. They are the main characters, not just one or two MCs.
Yes, there are 12 episodes.
Each one takes only 12 minutes.
Tsuredure Children, despite its temporal limitations, is still better than any other school romance anime.
Young love offers many possibilities.
Some blossom, some don’t.
Every couple is unique, but each has its own circumstances and challenges to finding love. These might make you think back about high school and the classmates who were trying to navigate the maze of adolescence or infatuation.
1. I Don’t Get What My Husband is Saying
I have no doubt that Danna ga Nani wa Itteiru Ka Wakaranai Ken, romantic or not, is my favorite short anime. It’s almost a perfect series in my opinion.
The episode begins with a flashback of the young couple’s wedding. You can get a glimpse of the hilarious yet very real world of “I Can’t Understand what My Husband Is Saying” right away. Maybe it’s because I am older, but this seems like the perfect romance anime.
They are not teenagers or middle-aged adults. They are instead on the verge of reinventing and discovering themselves again. Hajime Tsunashi, his husband, is an otaku. He wants to live a life that’s not tied to a 9-to-5 office job. Kaoru, his wife, works hard as an office lady.
They navigate married life with a group of funny supporting characters such as Miki and Youta, fully aware of how nerve-racking yet fulfilling it can be to face their future together as a family, the social unit that makes the universe go round. Each season begins and ends with heartfelt episodes. All episodes will make you laugh and root for them.