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I love romance anime, but I kind of wish there were more that went past the main love interests sharing their first kiss. A guy can dream.


Clannad and Sword Art Online are the only shows I've seen that do actually go past the initial hook up. I wish it was more common Maybe its because it's harder to write an interesting plot without love triangle drama?
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I like my anime's with Romance in it.

-Yamato: 2199 (Yuki Mori and Susumu Kodai)

-RahXephon (Haruka Shitow and Ayato Kamina)

When it's great, you see the relationship evolve over the course of the series. I've always had a problem with the Established boyfriend / girlfriend relationships at the beginning of a show because it's almost guaranteed to be heading for a breakup by the time the shows over.
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BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

I love romance anime, but I kind of wish there were more that went past the main love interests sharing their first kiss. A guy can dream.


Clannad and Sword Art Online are the only shows I've seen that do actually go past the initial hook up. I wish it was more common Maybe its because it's harder to write an interesting plot without love triangle drama?


Who knows. There's another few I saw; Kokoro Connect which didn't really focus on the romance, Suzuka, Golden Time, Itazura na kiss. There might be one or two more but yeah, they're in really short supply.
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ThisWasATriumph wrote:


BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

I love romance anime, but I kind of wish there were more that went past the main love interests sharing their first kiss. A guy can dream.


Clannad and Sword Art Online are the only shows I've seen that do actually go past the initial hook up. I wish it was more common Maybe its because it's harder to write an interesting plot without love triangle drama?


Go and watch Sakura Trick. It's a yuri, but it goes past the initial romance.

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BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:


ThisWasATriumph wrote:


BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

I love romance anime, but I kind of wish there were more that went past the main love interests sharing their first kiss. A guy can dream.


Clannad and Sword Art Online are the only shows I've seen that do actually go past the initial hook up. I wish it was more common Maybe its because it's harder to write an interesting plot without love triangle drama?


Who knows. There's another few I saw; Kokoro Connect which didn't really focus on the romance, Suzuka, Golden Time, Itazura na kiss. There might be one or two more but yeah, they're in really short supply.


Suzuka was the miserable journey of two miserable characters making each other miserable but whom ultimately deserve each other if only to save other people from having to date either one of them. >.>

The inherent problem, as already noted, with shoujo romance is its basically elementary school romance and it follows near the exact formula every time. You watch two or more idiots obviously in love with each other somehow manage to blunder through 13-26 episodes without ever getting on the same page and admitting it to each other. Then even if they DO manage to admit it to each other they act like the world will end if they do anything more than hold hands. It gets pretty tiring watching the same scenario unfold ad nasuem over and over and over again.

The primary goal of most shoujo romances is to avoid the actual relationship as long as humanly possible because writing anything beyond that point would be hard.

But, as to avoid not being a total Debbie Downer I will throw one more show on the good pile that actually goes past the hook up point: Toradora. I will also concur with Ai Yori Aoshi. A lot of its episode to episode tropes are pretty tired and cliche these days ( and for the love of God never watch it dubbed. The horror that is Southern Drawl Tina. ) but it does go beyond the hook up point and delves into their relationship.

There's also the ones that really explore the relationship even if its not overt and builds slowly. Like Nodame Cantibile ( Which is hilarious in its own right and should be watched regardless ) or Spice & Wolf.

Beyond that, there is the dark waters of Josei...

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Who knows. There's another few I saw; Kokoro Connect which didn't really focus on the romance, Suzuka, Golden Time, Itazura na kiss. There might be one or two more but yeah, they're in really short supply.


I was going to mention Kokoro Connect, but it pulled the ole' switcheroo at the end (to my delight) so I didn't count it. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions is another one that does, but since holding hands is about as far as they'll ever go in that show, I didn't count that one either... I was going to check out Golden Time eventually though.


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Go and watch Sakura Trick. It's a yuri, but it goes past the initial romance.


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Suzuka was the miserable journey of two miserable characters making each other miserable but whom ultimately deserve each other if only to save other people from having to date either one of them. >.>

The inherent problem, as already noted, with shoujo romance is its basically elementary school romance and it follows near the exact formula every time. You watch two or more idiots obviously in love with each other somehow manage to blunder through 13-26 episodes without ever getting on the same page and admitting it to each other. Then even if they DO manage to admit it to each other they act like the world will end if they do anything more than hold hands. It gets pretty tiring watching the same scenario unfold ad nasuem over and over and over again.

The primary goal of most shoujo romances is to avoid the actual relationship as long as humanly possible because writing anything beyond that point would be hard.

But, as to avoid not being a total Debbie Downer I will throw one more show on the good pile that actually goes past the hook up point: Toradora. I will also concur with Ai Yori Aoshi. A lot of its episode to episode tropes are pretty tired and cliche these days ( and for the love of God never watch it dubbed. The horror that is Southern Drawl Tina. ) but it does go beyond the hook up point and delves into their relationship.

There's also the ones that really explore the relationship even if its not overt and builds slowly. Like Nodame Cantibile ( Which is hilarious in its own right and should be watched regardless ) or Spice & Wolf.

Beyond that, there is the dark waters of Josei...



And I've seen em all except Ai Yori Aoshi :p I'll check that one out just incase I enjoy it. Still, I think there's plenty of room for romance anime which go beyond the first kiss to be entertaining. I mean Jesus, if anything that means they're arguably more open to romantic situations happening. Though I'm quite sure they're hard at work making those harem anime where the main character ends up with no-one that so many adore.
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Go and watch Sakura Trick. It's a yuri, but it goes past the initial romance.



Ah yes, that was another one. I've also seen it, though.
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Everyone wants to fall in love with that perfect, beautiful anime girl that will love you unconditionally, because those girls don't exist in real life. Love in real life is boring. Everyone wants to find a concert violinist with blue eyes and blonde hair, or a sniper in a skin tight body suit who will take you on an epic adventure, but that stuff just doesn't happen. But boys can dream can't they...
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im a dude and i dont know why i like romance animes, for example Blue Spring Ride, Toradora, etc... but i do enjoy them
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im a dude and i dont know why i like romance animes, for example Blue Spring Ride, Toradora, etc... but i do enjoy them


It's okay dude. Like what you want to like. I prefer romantic-comedies over just about every other type of anime. Why slice of life and rom-com for me? I've seen enough death, horror, gore, etc in my life as it is. So I'd rather laugh at life than cry at it. So enjoy all the romance anime you want. You don't have to justify it to ANYBODY.

Still, I have to admit that Clannad After Story still makes me tear up/cry even though I know at the end there is a happy ending.
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Siawo wrote:

im a dude and i dont know why i like romance animes, for example Blue Spring Ride, Toradora, etc... but i do enjoy them


It's okay dude. Like what you want to like. I prefer romantic-comedies over just about every other type of anime. Why slice of life and rom-com for me? I've seen enough death, horror, gore, etc in my life as it is. So I'd rather laugh at life than cry at it. So enjoy all the romance anime you want. You don't have to justify it to ANYBODY.

Still, I have to admit that Clannad After Story still makes me tear up/cry even though I know at the end there is a happy ending.


i still prefer animes like Madoka, Steins;Gate or Code Geass over the romantic animes but Clannad though
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I do like romantic anime for example, one of my favorites is Spice and Wolf. I also like romantic anime that are more realistic, like '5 Centimeters Per Second', where it shows that love doesn't always go your way, and it can be painful. The ones I'm getting tired of are those perfect endings aka Disney endings (except for a couple of them), since those type of endings don't really exist. You don't live happily ever after, even if you spend your whole life with that person you love, at the end, there will be a painful goodbye.
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BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:
And I've seen em all except Ai Yori Aoshi :p I'll check that one out just incase I enjoy it. Still, I think there's plenty of room for romance anime which go beyond the first kiss to be entertaining. I mean Jesus, if anything that means they're arguably more open to romantic situations happening. Though I'm quite sure they're hard at work making those harem anime where the main character ends up with no-one that so many adore.


Ah yes, that's the other thing. Ensuring nothing definitive happens so you can drag it out for another season / 5 more volumes / the entire run of the series. Or it fakes out and makes it seem like something definitive will happen but at the last minute of the last episode resets the status quo.
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I like romance anime for lots of reasons.


Though when it comes to favorite romance.


For me, its all about Kannazuki no Miko.


Just love that show to death.
But CHIMEKO(Chikane and Himeko) alot more.
Those two are perfect for each other.

*sings a song about CHIMEKO*
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