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Posted 10/16/16 , edited 5/7/18
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
Toradora
Kamisama Kiss
Kaze no Stigma
Kotoura-san
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)
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Amagami SS
Kimikiss: Pure Rouge (Also Kimikiss: Various Heroines Manga)
Aishiteruze Baby (Also a Manga)
Momokuri
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
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Ookami-San & Her Seven Companions (mild romance)
Ben-To
Witch Craft Works (mild romance)
Blast of Tempest (decent romance; also a manga--plot finishes in both similarly, though manga has small epilogue)

Manga:
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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...
Uwagaki
W Juliet
Voice Over
Bonnouji
Servant x Service (anime goes about half-way through plot)

Manga w/ Action and Romance
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Posted 10/17/16 , edited 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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Ika Musume
Gatchaman Crowds
The Rolling Girls
R.O.D
Itoshi no Muco
Little Witch Academia
Sabagebu!
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Posted 10/19/16 , edited 10/19/16
Garden of words

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

Nana

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Posted 10/19/16 , edited 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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I do swear by JoJo -- but it's not a lighthearted romance, and sometimes bad stuff happens.

EDIT:

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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these types of anime are my absolute favourite. I've really been trying to find good romance anime lately and I honestly feel like I've just watched them all up. how is this even possible....? so for recommendations:

Yamada-kun and the seven witches
momokuri
kiss him, not me
My love story
karakai jozu no takagi-san
Snow White with the red hair
tundere children
recovery of MMO junkie
Blend-s

for something a bit more heavy into romance defiantly recommend
say I love you
my little monster
the world is still beautiful
Charlotte
utakoi
kokoro connect
ouran high school host club


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Posted 5/8/18 , edited 5/8/18
LOL someone suggested "Nana" as light-hearted? k...

The movie sequel to the slice of life "Tamako Market", "Tamako Love Story", Qualifies.

Also, "Paradise Kiss" is a decent, if a bit moody, romance (but still a hell of a lot more light-hearted than "Nana").
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Posted 5/15/18 , edited 5/16/18

animezukiotaku wrote:

these types of anime are my absolute favourite. I've really been trying to find good romance anime lately and I honestly feel like I've just watched them all up. how is this even possible....? so for recommendations:

Yamada-kun and the seven witches
momokuri
kiss him, not me
My love story
karakai jozu no takagi-san
Snow White with the red hair
tundere children
recovery of MMO junkie
Blend-s

for something a bit more heavy into romance defiantly recommend
say I love you
my little monster
the world is still beautiful
Charlotte
utakoi
kokoro connect
ouran high school host club




I second My Little Monster.

I'd also suggest Barakamon and Gingitsune.
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