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Who likes romance anime?
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overly romantic people are annoying.
im not so into romance stories but whatever i watch anything that appeals to me
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Wrong forum?
Anyways. anime is the same thing every time. I do like a few romance animes, but I prefer shoujo manga.
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Yeah i dont mind watching it.
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My first Romance was School Days.

It was my last romance too.
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49 / M / KC
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It all depends on the story. Ano Natsu was a great romance anime that I'll happily rewatch.
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Romance anime is a myth.
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swordstyle wrote:

I like a good story where the guy gets the girl (mostly because I never do) but I've never seen one that's done well. It's always the guy and the girl beating around the bush until the final episode where they acknowledge their feelings and seal the deal with a kiss. Happily ever after is implied. Why is it impossible for anime to portray an actual ongoing relationship?


you should see waiting in the summer then, or Kids on the slope.

In response: I love romance anime though I sometimes find the hero/heroine to be overly dense to the point of frustration.
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31 / M / Lagrange, KY
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i do to a certain extent , like any genre it's all about how the material is executed.
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Princess Tutu was my first kind of romance... it touched my heart...


Romance makes me cry
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Bossy-Cat wrote:

overly romantic people are annoying.
im not so into romance stories but whatever i watch anything that appeals to me


I think your current avatar tells me how you feel... I love it.
I agree though... whatever appeals.
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First to answer the OP's question: Yes! Romance, particularly romantic comedy, is one of my absolute favorite genres. I do prefer if it is mixed with something else, like an action/sci-fi/mystery/fantasy/historical base for the story, but I also prefer the romance to be a big part of it. However, a straight slice-of-life romantic comedy, or even romantic drama, is fine!

Some examples of my favorites:
Ah! My Goddess: Romantic Comedy with a sci-fi/fantasy base and occasional action arcs - my all-time favorite anime.
Spice and Wolf: Historical fantasy romantic comedy. The couple of Holo and Lawrence and the way their relationship grows is one of the most realistic depictions of relationship development in anime, despite the fact that one of the two is a 600+ year-old harvest goddess with wolf ears and a tail!
Toradora!: The best high-school romantic comedy out there, in my opinion! Great characters and a great story! But the novels are better! (Though the anime is extreemly well done and very close to the novels, the ending is a little bit better in the novels. However, the first kiss scene in the anime is much, much better than in the novel! The scene that takes place at the same point in the story in the novel, which is NOT the first kiss scene, is extremely good, but it pales in comparison to the anime ("One more!"). The actual first kiss scene in the novels is even poorer in comparison. I can't wait to see how the manga handles it!)
Otome Youkai Zakuro: Historical Fantasy Action Romantic Comedy with a touch of mystery to the story! Practically the whole enchilada!
Gosick: Mystery Romantic Comedy - the romance takes a back seat in this one until the end, except for the fact that the most compelling part of the story from episode 1 is the relationship between the two leads. It is always the chemistry between Victorique and Kujo that makes this anime work.
Ano Natsu de Matteru: Sci-fi Romantic Comedy with a very nice and satisfying ending
Steins;Gate: Sci-fi Romantic Comedy with a mystery aspect and a bit of tragedy in the middle. I love time travel stories!
Full Metal Panic: Very likely the best combination of Sci-fi/Mecha action and romantic comedy I have found!
Ōkami-san and Her Seven Companions: Two parts parody, one part farce, one part romantic comedy. The fractured fairytale motif combined with the underlying plot of Ryōshi, the hunter, trying to "bag" his prey, Ōkami, the wolf, with plenty of well meaning (and not so well meaning) meddling by Ringo, the evil-loli Little Red is a load of fun and very sweet in spots.


swordstyle wrote:

I like a good story where the guy gets the girl (mostly because I never do) but I've never seen one that's done well. It's always the guy and the girl beating around the bush until the final episode where they acknowledge their feelings and seal the deal with a kiss. Happily ever after is implied. Why is it impossible for anime to portray an actual ongoing relationship?


For that type of show, I would strongly suggest the last favorite that I am going to mention in this post: Mysterious Girlfriend X!

MGX is offbeat, that is a given, and there is still the issue with the whole lack of physical intimacy and the fact that they are keeping their relationship private, but the growth of the relationship is the primary focus of the storyline. On another forum, I commented on an author's note by the mangaka from one of the manga volumes, in which he explains about the reason he placed the characters at the 16/17 year-old area and discusses his view that there is too much of a rush to physical intimacy in today's youth. One of the major themes he is exploring in MGX is the wonders of the "pre-sexual" relationship. The awkward, frustrating, hormone drenched time when you both know that the other person is interested, but you don't really know how interested. That is the area this show explores. Once the relationship crosses a certain line, the mystery is gone to a certain extent, so don't go in expecting anything resembling fast development! Oh, about the T-shirt comment,
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I friggin love it. It's my favorite genre, by far.
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25 / M / Ohio USA
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I love romance anime!
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I love romance anime. My imagination runs wild with random couples just would not happen in the anime/game/manga. I confess to being borderline crazy about it.
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I like anime that has romance in it. Especially if its yuri romance. As long as its not overly sappy, dramatized to the point of annoying or wildly unbelievable.
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