The Best Romance Anime With Little to No Drama

The Best Romance Anime With Little to No Drama Mitsumi Skip and Loafer
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The Best Romance Anime With Little to No Drama Mitsumi Skip and Loafer
Credit: P.A. Works

Drama often adds spice to love stories, but sometimes, all we need is a heartfelt, pure romance without the rollercoaster of emotional turmoil. So, here are the best romance anime with hardly any drama!

These anime series offer tender moments, charming characters, and love stories that unfold with grace and simplicity.

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  1. Lovely Complex

    Lovely Complex sees Risa Koizumi and Atsushi Ootani explore love together in this rom-com series.

    Risa and Atsushi, the tall girl and the short boy, are always bickering. But their love-hate relationship is a well-known sight around the school.

    Despite their differences, both Risa and Atsushi decide to stand beside each other as they explore this feeling of being in love.

    As they spend time together, they get to know each other’s antics, which makes Lovely Complex a hilarious watch.

    This is a must-watch if you are a fan of a light-hearted school romance where the protagonists gradually fall in love minus the unnecessary drama.

  2. Aharen-san wa Hakarenai

    Aharen-san wa Hakarenai follows Reina Aharen, a reserved and unassuming student. She ends up occupying a seat beside Raidou in class.

    Aharen’s knack for gauging personal boundaries and interpersonal distances is poor and it initially created a sense of separation between the two.

    However, one day, when Raidou kindly retrieved the eraser that Aharen had accidentally dropped, the once significant distance between them abruptly turned into an uncomfortable close proximity.

    Aharen is clumsy but she is unintentionally funny and cute. Moreover, she possesses an undeniable charm and always gives her best effort.

    Aharen-san wa Hakarenai has a mellow and gentle tone throughout the series, and the chemistry between Aharen and Raidou is genuine and wholesome.

  3. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

    Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is a prideful romantic tale revolving around Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane.

    They are brilliant students leading their prestigious academy’s student council.

    Despite their mutual affection, their pride prevents them from confessing their love, fearing they would become the loser in their romantic rivalry.

    On paper, the plot of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War may appear as a toxic romantic drama with two egoistical protagonists, but fortunately, it is far from that.

    The focus of this romantic comedy series is on the characters' strategic and humorous attempts to get the other person to confess their love first.

    While it has a few dramatic moments and emotional developments, but they are quickly followed by a light-hearted approach to romance.

    There is romantic tension, but it is well within a cute and comedic context.

  4. My Love Story!!

    Meet Takeo Gouda, a guy who has never been a hit with the ladies because of his imposing nature. However, everything takes a turn when he has a fateful encounter with Rinko Yamato.

    Following his heroic act of rescuing her from a harasser on the train, Rinko falls for Takeo immediately.

    Meanwhile, Takeo, doubts a girl as adorable as her, could be interested in him. He suspects that she may have feelings for his best friend, Sunakawa.

    My Love Story!! is known for its heartwarming and gentle approach to romance.

    Sprinkled with just a few dramatic moments and conflicts, it primarily focuses on Rinko and Takeo’s sweet relationship.

    Unlike many other romance series, it tends to avoid the typical melodrama and instead emphasizes the joys and challenges of their love story in a more comedic fashion.

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  5. Ouran High School Host Club

    Ouran High School Host Club is a legendary comedy series about a girl enlisted to work in a host club.

    One fateful day, Haruhi, a scholarship student attending the prestigious Ouran High School, accidentally shatters an exquisite $80,000 vase belonging to the Host Club.

    This club comprises six incredibly affluent and stunning young men.

    In order to reimburse the costly damage, she finds herself compelled to become a part of the club.

    It is within this unconventional setting that she unveils the astonishing wealth and unique eccentricities that set these boys apart from the rest of the student body.

    The anime often parodies and subverts romantic tropes and stereotypes, resulting in a comedic and sometimes absurd take on romance.

    Ouran High School Host Club has emotional depth but without any unnecessary drama.

  6. Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie

    Shikimori embodies the ideal girlfriend persona. She is adorable, delightful, and capable of being sweet to others.

    However, there's an intriguing facet to her personality—a cool and mysterious side that emerges in specific situations.

    Her boyfriend, Izumi, relishes being by her side when this side of her shines through.

    Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie is a beautiful anime that focuses on romantic interactions and comedic moments between Shikimori and Izumi.

    This romance anime depicts a high school relationship as authentically as it unfolds in the lives of these two teenagers.

    It is a touching story of Shikimori and Izumi who cherish their love, even though one of them happens to be the unluckiest person around.

  7. Teasing Master Takagi-san

    Set in a middle school, Teasing Master Takagi-san offers a simple story that is very wholesome and pure.

    Nishikata, a middle school student, has endured embarrassment at the hands of Takagi, his seatmate and expert tease.

    As a result, he's determined to one day turn the tables and master the art of teasing her in return.

    The series shines in celebrating and living the little joys that life can offer to a 14 or 15-year-old.

  8. Komi Can't Communicate

    Komi Can’t Communicate is another wholesome and romantic masterpiece. It is a refreshing watch as the protagonist is so relatable and adorable.

    The series revolves around the daily life of Shoko Komi, a high school girl with social anxiety, and her attempts to overcome her communication challenges with the help of her classmate Hitohito Tadano.

    It focuses on their interactions, as well as the friendships and connections they form with other classmates.

    Komi Can’t Communicate does have mild dramatic elements related to social anxiety and communication struggles. But it never becomes overly dramatic or dark in its treatment of the plot.

    It primarily emphasizes humor, character development, and the growth of friendships.

    The overall tone of Komi Can’t Communicate is funny and positive.

  9. Call of the Night

    If there is one anime that captures sleepy city nights beautifully, it has to be Call of the Night.

    Yamori Ko grapples with insomnia, which prompts him to slip out of his house one night and take a stroll through the town.

    What he stumbles upon is a fantastical realm where the city lies deserted, and the city lights gleam with an extraordinary brilliance.

    In this moment, an overwhelming sense of ease envelopes him like never before. He encounters Nazuna, who happens to be a vampire, and his life changes.

    Call of the Night has supernatural elements and romance, but it also incorporates comedic moments into its storytelling.

  10. Skip and Loafer

    For the number one spot, we have Skip and Loafer, which has revolutionized the way romantic stories can navigate beyond toxic elements and needless drama.

    Mitsumi relocates to Tokyo, driven by her aspiration to attend a prestigious school and bring about positive change in the world.

    However, despite her academic prowess, she quickly realizes her lack of familiarity with the social norms of the big city, leading to initial challenges in making friends.

    Mitsumi is a charming mix of diligence and innocence. While she may be a tad naïve, her open-mindedness and lack of judgment make her an affable companion for a variety of people.

    Her chemistry with Sousuke in the series is endearing in every sense.

    Skip and Loafer is a laid-back and unpretentious series that will bring a smile to your face and remind you to treasure your friends and loved ones.

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