Romance and Drama Animes
Who doesn't like a little bit of drama and romance
(This is an unordered list, the position of the entry doesn't denote it's ranking in any proportion, click pictures to see full image)
It is a heartwarming story with a sci-fi twist, and honestly one of the best artworks and combination of music and filmography anime has ever been evident of. A feature film, directed by critically acclaimed Makoto Shinkai, with a duration of 1 hour 46 minutes.
Not a romance, per se but definitely one of the most impactful drama anime ever made. It takes us through the journey of Ishida Shouya a bully during his childhood days and Nishimiya Shouko a deaf girl. Shouya and his friends initially bullied Nishimiya-san over the fact that she was deaf, but when they broke the limits of bullying, Shouya was the only one victimized; this makes him fall into a state of depression until high school, when he meet Nishimiya-san again. This movie is about how Shouya comes to terms with himself about the depression, and moves forward. Other than that, KyoAni did a fantastic job on the art as usual, and the OSTs are a solid 9.5/10.
It is one of those tsundere anime, with an ending you can probably expect, but still would get all warm and fuzzy while the anime unfolds into a sweet story of how a two person with almost opposite personalities can fall into love.
- Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso [ 四月は君の嘘 ]
A tear-jerking anime to say the least, portrays one of the most highly rated drama and classical music. The music and OSTs in this anime can get off any music lover. Other than that, it's ending is hear-wrenching and while you might have predicted the ending yet again, still it makes you at least drop a tear or two.
- Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda [ 心が叫びたがってるんだ。 ]
I don't see a lot of people recommending or watching this anime, but it's one of the best drama / romance anime film being made. It makes you feel attached to the characters, and fleshes out most of them as well. The only thing I can complain about is the ship. (/me cries in corner)
- Eureka Seven [ 交響詩篇エウレカセブン ]
Shounen, Mecha, Romance, Drama, with actual romance, not one of those shounen where you get only romance undertones. What else would you want?
- Clannad After Story [ CLANNAD〜AFTER STORY〜 クラナド アフターストーリー ]
Ah, Clannad After Story, an anime that would make you cry, happy, sad, delighted, and euphoric. It packs a Slice of Life show between what happens after Tomoya marries Nagisa, and takes you through one of the most epic tales. You just can't not feel sad, if not drop another tear or two at Episode 16.
It is a realistic approach to how a middle-school relationship would form. It conveys the actual feelings and hardships a guy can face with a relationship during the early teens / pre-teen age. And the ending is conclusive, and the final frame is as memorable as it could be.
- Plastic Memories [ プラスティック・メモリーズ ]
In the world of Plastic Memories, humanoid robots called "Giftias" which ceases to function properly after 9 years, that is they lose their memories and become hostile. The anime tells shows us the bonding of one such Giftia and an human, which can only end in... we know it...
- Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo [ さくら荘のペットな彼女 ]
Sakurasou is a Slice of Life series where you see one of the most fleshed out character developments and get to love the interactions between the dorm members. The relationship between the Main Characters is also very cute... although... not a tight ship to be honest
- Akagami no Shirayuki-hime [ 赤髪の白雪姫 ]
A simple fantasy Slice of Life show about how a bishoujo falls in love with a prince of the neighboring country... It's just a heart warming show... <3