Post Reply Looking for Light-hearted romance anime/manga
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Posted 10/16/16
I'm laid up at home with a shattered arm, and need some good recommendations for some light-hearted romance anime or manga. Don't want anything that will depress the hell out of me because I'm already bummed out.

I've watched and would like similar anime like:
Kimi ni todoke
Maid Sama
Ouran High School Host Club
Special A
Say I Love You
Lovely Complex
Kamisama Kiss
Kaze no Stigma
etc. etc.

Would also like some fun/funny action shows. Romance not necessary but a welcome addition. Not interested in Naruto or Bleach, they just don't appeal to me. JoJo's looks good but the animation makes me pause a little bit, but if enough people swear by it I'll give it a shot. Again nothing depressing, like Akame ga kill. Seriously, no tragic deaths please.
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Stein's;Gate? It can be funny when you get to know the characters and there is a romance element as the show builds up. It's a good anime and asks some serious questions. Would you choose the life of your soul mate over saving the life of your childhood friend?

I would also say Clannad as it's pretty funny but it doesnt really get romantic until the second season. Also it's not very light hearted, it's more of a emotional rollercoaster then anything but the ending is good and you walk away feeling more human then you did before you started it.

Maybe Yamada kun and the seven witch's?
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Happy endings guaranteed: (I'll second My Love Story and Yamada Kun & the Seven Witches, too)

Anime: (Romance)
Amagami SS
Kimikiss: Pure Rouge (Also Kimikiss: Various Heroines Manga)
Aishiteruze Baby (Also a Manga)
Snow White with the Red Hair
The World is Still Beautiful
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
Mahoraba (Although the Manga is better)

w/ Light-hearted Action
Ookami-San & Her Seven Companions (mild romance)
Witch Craft Works (mild romance)
Blast of Tempest (decent romance; also a manga--plot finishes in both similarly, though manga has small epilogue)

Chibi Vambire (AKA Karin; has an anime, but never seen it)
Kare "First Love'
Koi Dano Ai Dano (prequel is called Warau Kanoko-Sama--I'd recommend reading it for context, though Koi Dano is way better)
Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu
Bocchi na Bokura no Renai Jijou
Itoshi no Karin
Taro-kun wa Kou Miete...
W Juliet
Voice Over
Servant x Service (anime goes about half-way through plot)

Manga w/ Action and Romance
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Posted 10/17/16
Thanks for all the suggestions. I've started on My Love Story and absolutely love it, it's hilarious and just the right amount of light-hearted romance.

Maybe once I'm done with that I'll try Yamada-kun.

I've watched Snow White with the Red Hair, it was really great.
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Posted 10/17/16
Ika Musume
Gatchaman Crowds
The Rolling Girls
Itoshi no Muco
Little Witch Academia
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53 / M / Bay Area
Posted 10/19/16
Garden of words

High School debut-Manga only written by author of My Love Story


FMA Brotherhood
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Posted 10/19/16
I really enjoyed ReLIFE. You can pretty much binge watch the whole thing in an evening if you want to. It's a very heartwarming story. I hope your arm gets better soon
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This list was very helpful. For real, thanks. Truly appreciated it.
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Posted 11/1/17 , edited 11/1/17
I do swear by JoJo -- but it's not a lighthearted romance, and sometimes bad stuff happens.


I third Yamada-kun.

I'll add Natsu no Arashi

Working!!! aka Wagnaria!!! (high on comedy, small bits of romance.) There's an original sequel series www.Working!! that I'm currently watching.

The Kawai-sou guide to Hostel Manners and Etiquette aka bokura ha minna kawaisou.
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