45 Best Romance Comedy Anime That You Should Definitely Watch

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I don’t know about you, but I definitely love a great combination of romance, slice-of-life, and comedy in an anime series. Of course, there are always those dramatic moments too which make the anime even funnier. But we are not here today to talk about comedy anime. We got a nice mix of romance comedy anime for you, we definitely recommend you try them out. However, you should know that everyone has different tastes, so I’m quite certain there will be some anime you won’t like on this list. In that case, I’d just advise you skip it and try another one. There’s definitely a good one waiting for you to pick it up. Do check out our 40 best harem anime that you must definitely watch post for more romance comedy anime. Also, follow us on our official Instagram page.

Top 45 Best Romance Comedy Anime

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru - romance comedy anime

01. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

Episodes: 13
Studios: Brain’s Base
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
Aired: 2013

Here is an anime about a narcissistic high school student Hachiman Hikigaya. He is quite convinced that joyful youth is a farce and so are modern social relationships. Things begin to change when he is forced to join the Volunteer Service Club, a club that solely aims to provide help and support students in need of it. The romance comedy anime is hilarious especially as Hachiman tries to balance his narcissistic views with his act of helping others. The comedy can turn typical at times but it is enjoyable. The romance is not very intense and if your focus is on that, you should skip this as this is a light romance comedy anime.

This romance comedy anime is binge-worthy and if you into high school comedy anime, go for this! Also, the final volume was announced recently, check it out.chitoge - nisekoi - romance comedy anime

02. Nisekoi

Episodes: 20
Studios: Shaft
Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
Aired: 2014

The story follows the life of Raku Ichijou, a first-year student at Bonyari High School. As much as he likes to stay away from the Yakuza activities of his family, fate has different plans in store for him. Since he is the sole heir of his Yakuza family, he has to pretend that he is in a romantic relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, the beautiful daughter of the American gang, Bee Hive’s chief. All this to reduce the friction between the two groups. Moreover, 10 years ago he made a promise to his childhood friend who now has the key to unlock a pendant which Raku has. He is keen to find out this mysterious girl.

The anime’s comedy mainly stems for the daily events of this mismatched couple.  Other girls begin to appear in his life and he has to deal with them but little did he know that this love will take unexpected directions.

Nisekoi: False Love is a romantic comedy anime that offers very good entertainment value. The story is nothing original but you will find it entertaining. The harem might not be much of an issue even if you don’t like harem anime. So you can give this anime a try if you love rom-com anime.

Nodame Cantabile - romance comedy anime

03. Nodame Cantabile

Episodes: 23
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: Music, Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Josei
Aired: 2007

Shinichi Chiaki comes from a distinguished family and is a first-grade musician. He dreams of making it big and wants to visit Europe. But he is afraid to fly so that keeps him grounded in Japan. Meanwhile, at the music academy, he meets Megumi Noda or, as she refers to herself, Nodame who surprises him by playing the piano amazingly well. Soon, he gets another surprise, he gets to know that she likes him. This anime is a well-matured romance drama and the couple together bring out good comedy too. The story is good and so are the characters, so without further wait check this romance comedy anime for sure.

toradora - romance comedy anime

04. Toradora!

Episodes: 25 
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, School
Aired: 2008

Taiga Aisaka meets Ryuuji Takasu and their meeting is akin to a tiger meeting a dragon. This slice of life anime starts with a good amount of comedy but as the story progresses the romance keeps maturing. This romance comedy anime does not depend on the usual romantic cliches and hence is an interesting watch. While Taiga Aisaka is a small, doll-like student, Ryuuji Takasu is a kind person with an intimidating face giving a wrong impression to others. One day, both cross path and soon they find out that they love the other’s best friend respectively. The odd duo starts to help each other to win the love of their respective crushes.  The storyline is interesting as it is not predictable and the comedy is fresh and throughout. If you love the first episode you are going to love watching this romance comedy anime.

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! - romance comedy anime

05. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

Episodes: 26
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
Aired: 2010

This is another great anime that you can watch for good entertainment. Misaki Ayuzawa is the student council president for the Seika High School that has just become a co-ed one. Previously it was an all-female high school. Misaki wants to ensure that the boys behave with the females and she wants this transition to be successful. She is not afraid to use her mastery of Aikido techniques to straighten up the boys for their bad behavior. The girls adore her and the boys don’t want to get on her bad side. She is also very good at studies and sports but the model student has an embarrassing secret—she works part-time as a maid at a maid café. Takumi Usui, the most popular boy in school, learns of this secret but he has no intention of this to become public. He has other cute plans. The anime has its comic moments and the romance does not get much physical but it is still cute and amazing.

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06. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Episodes: 12 
Studios: Doga Kobo 
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School  
Aired: 2014

High school girl Chiyo Sakura falls in love with Umetarou Nozaki who happens to be popular shoujo mangaka, going under the pen name Sakiko Yumeno. He is completely oblivious to her feelings towards him and mistakes her confession as an application to work as a manga assistant under him. She accepts the position hoping it would be more easy for him to notice her feelings. Eventually, she befriends some of her quirky schoolmates as she hangs on to her love. The anime is a good watch if you are looking for nothing serious in romance. The peculiar behavior of the students makes up for the bulk of the comedy in the anime. It is very situational and nothing one would call an original comedy. Overall this romance comedy anime has got positive reviews so you can surely check it out.

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lovely complex - romance comedy anime

07. Lovely Complex

Episodes: 24 
Studios: Toei Animation
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo
Aired: 2007

The anime depicts the blossoming of love between two unlikely couples. At 172 cm tall, Koizumi Risa is taller than the average girl and at 156 cm, Ootani Atsushi is much shorter than the average guy. When their crushes fall in love with each other, both of them start to get closer and increasingly hang out together more. And they deal through their heartbreak together. This anime is much more than love, it shows all the sides of the main leads as they experience love, joy, anger, and sadness. This is one anime that you can count on to give you the experience of the highs and lows of what it means to be in love. And you have a comedy that makes this a joyful watch which means, at times you will find yourself laughing and crying at the same time.

Kamisama Hajimemashita - romance comedy anime

08. Kamisama Hajimemashita

Episodes: 13
Studios: TMS Entertainment
Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo
Aired: 2012

Do not let the ‘kiss’ in the English title of the anime fool you. The anime is more on the comedy side and it is a lighthearted watch. The anime follows the story of High schooler Nanami Momozono as she loses everything and ends up living in a rundown shrine. She soon realizes that for things to work smoothly she needs the help of Tomoe and successfully seals a contract with him with a kiss. Overall, this romance comedy anime is for you if you like comedy, romance with a supernatural touch.

Ouran Koukou Host Club - romance comedy anim

09. Ouran Koukou Host Club

Episodes: 26
Studios: Bones
Genres: Comedy, Harem, Romance, School, Shoujo
Aired: 2006

The anime is one of the best reverse harems made. Haruhi Fujioka, a poor scholarship student, ends up working with boys of a legendary Host Club who entertain their guests. She is mistaken for a boy but the boys in time, come to know that she is actually a girl. Tamaki Suou, the princely leader of the club, takes special interest to train her in the glitzy world of the hosts.  She is a very normal girl who just wants to study well, but she now has to do well as a host. The boys all have unique personalities and get some character development as the anime progresses. The boys try to help  Tamaki Suou in their own way and it makes the romance part of the anime. The comedy is mostly from how Tamaki Suou tries hard to do what she has to do and yet fails sometimes. Her introvert and shy kind of behavior give us good laughs.

10. Ore Monogatari!!

Episodes: 24
Studios: Madhouse
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo
Aired: 2015

Takeo Gouda is a muscular and tall guy. He often comes across as intimidating. Moreover, this does not help him to be popular with the girls. But do not let his appearance fool you as he is a kind-hearted person and is very brave. In comparison his close friend, Makoto Sunakawa is handsome and is popular among the girls. He is cool enough to not to get this between their friendship event when every girl he likes ends up to like his friend. Takeo saves Rinko Yamato, a small and cute girl from being molested and they get closer. He falls in love with her and hopes her to love him. But due to his previous experiences, he suspects that she like his friend Sunakawa. He unselfishly braves it out and decides to help her by being her Cupid. All this even when as he longs for her love. The romance comedy anime is essentially a light-hearted one and often uses very simple dialogs and does a decent job of telling a beautiful love story.

skip beat - romance comedy anime

11. Skip Beat!

Episodes: 25
Studios: Hal Film Maker
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shoujo
Aired: 2008

16-year-old Kyouko Mogami loves her childhood friend Shoutarou Fuwa who dreams of being a pop icon. She does her best to support him but when she learns that he is just taking her for granted, she vows to take revenge by entering the show business herself and outdo him. This very act of hers brings about a transformation in her. If you love strong and smart female leads, this anime is surely for you. The romance comedy anime has a good pace and the characters bring out comedy by their reactions. The ego clashes also make for good comedy material. The romance builds up steadily but never matures as it happens later in the manga. Give this romance comedy anime a try if what you read sounds appealing to you.

Itazura na Kiss - romance comedy anime

12. Itazura na Kiss

Episodes: 25
Studios: TMS Entertainment
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo
Aired: 2008

The anime follows the story of Kotoko Aihara who is in love with her school’s—and possibly Japan’s—smartest student, Naoki Irie. When her home gets destroyed in an earthquake, she ends up living in his crush’s home. Now she is even more hopeful that her love would succeed. The ‘never give up’ attitude of Kotoko gives a very nice feel to the viewers of this anime.  The comedy stems from the acts of Naoki ignoring her and not paying attention to her. The feelings of the female lead are very beautifully depicted and that would be a huge attraction for people who love romance drama. I have personally loved watching this romance comedy anime with a mix of drama and I hope you will too.

clannad - romance comedy anime

13. Clannad

Episodes: 23
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Aired: 2007

Nothing amuses Tomoya Okazaki anymore and he finds himself living a dull and uninspired life. Although he feels like this, he is happy to waste his high school days with his close friend Youhei Sunoha. One day he meets a young girl by the name Nagisa Furukawa and soon he finds himself interested to help her in her dream to revive the school’s drama club. As he starts off to help her he goes on to make more friends and he now finds that his one’s dull life is not dull anymore. The anime has heartbreaking moments that can make the viewers be emotionally involved. It also has the classical slice-of-life humor mixed with a sweet romance. As it is a very character-driven drama, if you can identify your self with any of the characters, you can be sure to like this romance comedy anime.

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Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo - romance comedy anime

14. Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo

Episodes: 24
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Slice of Life
Aired: 2012

Sorata Kanda love for abandoned kittens and his good nature forces him to relocate to the infamous dorm – Sakura Hall. Sorata, a normal average student finds it very hard to mingle with the dorm’s residents who happen to have amazing talents and eccentric personalities.  So, he plans to find new owners for the kittens as quickly as possible so that he can return to his original dorm of residence. But his consideration of shifting the dorm changes when Mashiro Shiina joins the Sakura Hall. Sorata and Mashiro slowly start to open up and as well as propel changes in the lives of those around them. The romance comedy anime brings about the influence friendships has in our lives especially how they can transform our dull lives and bring joy. If this is something that you find interesting, go ahead and watch it.

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! - romance comedy anime

15. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

Episodes: 12
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
Aired: 2012

It is not uncommon for people to feel special in their childhood days even to the extent that they can be having superpowers. This romance comedy anime does a great job of bringing this out. In Japanese culture, it is referred to as “chuunibyou.” Yuuta Togashi has had his chuunibyou moments in the past. During his middle school years, he was convinced that he was the “Dark Flame Master.” Now he only looks at this with extreme embarrassment. He wants to forget about it and so decided to move to a school that is far away from his present school where he is new to everyone. But as he was all ready to put his dark history behind him, enters Yuuta’s new classmate and self-declared vessel of the “Wicked Eye, Rikka Takanashi. This eccentric young girl crumbles his dream of forgetting his past. Her silly ways cause him embracement and are the major source of comedy. As he grapples to balance his life, hilarious things keep happening to make this show very fun to watch.

Hataraku Maou-sama - romance comedy anime

16. Hataraku Maou-sama!

Episodes: 13
Studios: White Fox
Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy
Aired: 2013

Demon Lord Satan is busy conquering the land of Ente Isla with his demon armies. Just when he felt he was unstoppable, hero Emilia offers a tough resistance. Consequently, he changes his plans and retreats through a dimensional portal. To his surprise, he finds himself in the human world unable to use magic. His loyal general Alsiel along with him are now stranded in modern-day Tokyo as they are powerless without magic. Now, the Demon Lord has to live like normal humans i.e. get a job, do the house chores and all the mundane activities. This aspect of the anime makes the anime a very hilarious watch. The anime is hight on comedy. The romance comedy anime starts off as a serious one but then lives up to its comedy tag.

Hachimitsu to Clover - romance comedy anime

17. Hachimitsu to Clover

Episodes: 24
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life
Aired: 2005

The anime through the lives of five college goers depicts the emotional aspects of life. It is a slice of life drama that makes you laugh, cry and think. It is one such anime that can leave an impression on you. The romance in the anime brings about the challenges of falling in love for the first time. Overall the anime features a wonderful story and throws you into a state of soul-searching. With the presence of intricate character development, the anime is very suited to the mature watchers. The romance comedy anime is two seasons long so watch them both together for a conclusive ending.

18. Working!!

Episodes: 13
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life
Aired: 2010

Working!! is a great example of eccentric comedy-drama. Souta Takanashi has an eccentric family to take care of since none of the adults show any responsibility. Nor does he have normal co-workers at the workplace. The workplace is very happening and the quirky characters bring about much of the humor in the anime. If you love dark settings and eccentric characters you will surely enjoy this drama. Liking this drama is something very difficult to generalize but if you love an amusing story you should give this romance comedy anime a chance.

school rumble - romance comedy anime

19. School Rumble

Episodes: 26
Studios: Studio Comet
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
Aired: 2004

The anime shines very well as a comedy anime. The basic storyline is that of a love triangle between Tsukamoto Tenma, Karasuma Oji, and Harima Kenji. With a variety of characters, the series manages to make you laugh out loud and yet offer an interesting viewing experience. As an anime with a high school setting this anime would easily make you wish that your high school life as also so lively. The anime especially highlights the varies trouble high schoolers go through with respect to friendships and love relationships. This is one such romance comedy anime you can watch if you want to uplift your mood.

Net-juu no Susume - romance comedy anime

20. Net-juu no Susume

Episodes: 10
Studios: Signal.MD
Genres: Game, Comedy, Romance
Aired: 2017

This is one anime that offers you a matured leads and certainly appealing to the people in late 20s or early 30s who have grown up watching anime. 30-year-old Moriko Morioka is unemployed by choice. After having worked for 11 years straight, she feels that she has never been happy. Now she has found a way to live her life to the fullest. She creates a handsome male character,  “Hayashi” in the MMO Fruits de Mer. Soon she meets and befriends an adorable healer, Lily in the game. Within no time they kind of bond very well as friends and they are very happy with their life overall. Also playing this game is Yuuta Sakurai, a 28-year-old corporate worker who has his very own reasons to do so. The anime tries to show the growing relevance of online relationships with regards to love or friendships. So this romance comedy anime can get you thinking on those lines and you can watch it for that very reason.

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Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo - romance comedy anime

21. Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo

Episodes: 12
Studios: LIDENFILMS
Genres: Comedy, Harem, Mystery, Romance, School, Shounen, Supernatural
Aired: 2015

The harem tag must raise a flag for many and rightly so the plot of the anime is very much geared towards it. But then again, the characters of the anime manage to keep the anime interesting. Ryuu Yamada enters Suzaku High to leave his violent ways behind and become productive. But in his second year, he goes back to being how he was. And one day, an accidental kiss with  Urara Shiraishi, a beautiful honors student makes them realize that they can switch bodies with a kiss. As they join the Supernatural Studies Club, they unearth the legend of the Seven Witches of Suzaku High. Six more female students join who have different powers activated by a kiss. The club lead by Toranosuke Miyamura, a student council officer begin a quest to unravel more mysteries. The anime is very good for comedy and the romance between Ryuu and Shiraishi is good, so you can give this romance comedy anime a try if harem anime don’t bother you a lot.

special a - romance comedy anime

22. Special A

Episodes: 24
Studios: Gonzo, AIC
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
Aired: 2008

Love the romance between people of high society? If yes then you should check this anime out. Hikari Hanazono is a talented young individual studying at the prestigious Hakusenkan institute for the wealthy. Things are fine except for she stands second and what is worse is that her rival from childhood, Kei Takishima is the best at everything. While this keeps going on, she soon feels that Kei harbors hidden feelings for her. Thus begins a non-explicit romantic relationship between the two. The male lead out doing her makes up for most of the comedy in the anime.

The animation is nice and the plot is not very original but entertaining. The character designs of the leads are good and you will enjoy watching this romance comedy anime.

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Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou - romance comedy anime

23. Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou

Episodes: 12
Studios: Brain’s Base
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, School, Seinen
Aired: 2014

If you liked Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo, chances are that you will love this anime too. Kazunari Usa is a high school freshman who is moving into a boarding house for the first time. The boarding house, Kawai Complex is not an ordinary place and has quite a few eccentric individuals. So Kazunari keeps trying his best to leave the boarding house until one day he comes across a shy senior student Ritsu Kawai begins to fall in love with her. If you love teenage romance anime where a normal guy finds himself hopelessly in love but struggles to express it, surely you will enjoy this anime. The anime leaves you wanting more but sadly, no season 2 yet. It is a good watch if you are not serious about a fresh plot and want to enjoy a light romance comedy anime.

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24. Hayate no Gotoku!

Episodes: 52
Studios: SynergySP
Genres: Action, Harem, Comedy, Parody, Romance, Shounen
Aired: 2007

Hayate Ayasaki is sold off to the yakuza by his parents to clear off the debt. His unfortunate life takes a turn when he meets Nagi Sanzenin. When he plans to kidnap her, his kind-hearted nature makes it an unsuccessful attempt. But over and above that she misunderstands his intention as him trying to confess. And when he saves her form the real kidnappers, he is hired as her personal butler. Of course, she can do this as she belongs to one of the wealthiest families in Japan.

Twist of fate? Call it whatever you want, Nagi has no stopping since. He continues to protect his employer and takes care of the mansion. All this while unintentionally wooing the hearts of the women around him. This anime is 52 episodes of comedy, parody and, romance. Give it a try.

best romance comedy anime

25. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata

Episodes: 12
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School
Aired: 2015

Tomoya Aki is an otaku and loves collecting anime and games. He is familiar with all the various stories and characters. Now he wants to make a galgame that would touch the hearts of everyone. With this objective, he forms a doujin team. Its members are Eriri Spencer Sawamura, a great part time artist, and Utaha Kasumigaoka, the famous literary elite. With them, he is almost ready except for he needs inspiration for a female lead. He finds that in Megumi Katou, a beautiful, plain and emotionless person after whom he wants to model his main character. Will he be able to make his dream come true?

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26. Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo

Episodes: 25
Studios: Yumeta Company
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Harem, Magic, Music, Romance, School, Shoujo
Aired: 2006

Hino Kahoko is a high school girl with no experience with music. She has never played any musical instrument in her life. But she is one day given a magic violin. Any one with a strong will to play music can use this magic violin to play music. With it, she has to compete with the students from the Music Branch in her school. Will she raise up to the occasion? If you love musical anime, give this a try.

Arakawa Under the Bridge - romance comedy anime

27. Arakawa Under the Bridge

Episodes: 13
Studios: Shaft
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Seinen
Aired: 2010

Kou Ichinomiya is from an elite background who has been brought up to be a standing example for society. His family takes pride that they always avoid becoming indebted to anyone. But when Kou ends up falling into a river, a stranger saves his life. And now he is indebted to her. He comes to know that she is living under the bridge over that river. She asks him to be her boyfriend as she only wants one thing in life, to fall in love. Without any alternative, Kou now starts to live with her under the bridge. He soon needs other eccentric characters that live life on their own terms. The anime is a comedic take on the ordered life many choose without questioning what they really want in life.

Tsurezure Children - romance comedy anime

28. Tsurezure Children

Episodes: 12
Studios: Studio Gokumi
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
Aired: 2017

Myanimelist website aptly summarises the series as this: ‘Tsurezure Children depicts various scenarios of young love coming to fruition, along with the struggles and joys that it entails.‘ So this anime has a lot of main characters discovering love in their life. And for each of them, love takes a different turn. As each episode is merely 12-minutes, this anime can be finished in one sitting easily. Although the episodes are short and there are many couples, each love story gets the needed attention to make for a meaningful presence. So, the anime is very enjoyable to watch. If you want to see various types of couples with different kinds of personality, this anime is what you need.

chobitsu - romance comedy anime

29. Chobits

Episodes: 26
Studios: Madhouse
Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Ecchi, Seinen
Aired: 2002

Yes, this is an anime form the 2002 and it about the blossoming of love between a Persocom (personal computers that look exactly like human beings)  and a human. If you have every fancied such a relationship that you would be more than willing to check this out. For lovers of Sci-Fi, this anime would very much appeal to them. Otherwise too, if sweet romantic comedy is something that you would love to watch you should give this anime a chance. Hideki Motosuwa, a young country boy, who is broke happens to find this Persocom and upon activating it begins to teach her about the world in an old-fashioned way. All this while studying for his college entrance exams and with the help of his friends.

The anime has many hilarious moments but note that this is an ecchi anime. So, yes there will be ecchi moments and it can turn you off. This is a major downside for this romance comedy anime and if you can let this pass, you will surely come to live this anime.

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun - romance comedy anime

30. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Episodes: 13 
Studios: Brain’s Base
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
Aired: 2012

Meet Shizuku Mizutani, a smart student who is apathetic towards others. She has a cold view towards life and nothing besides her grades seem to amuse her. But she begins to change when she meets Haru Yoshida, a violent troublemaker who gets into fights easily and barely attends classes. Both of them have one thing in common, they are without any friends. Yoshida surprises Shizuku by proclaiming his love for her and begins to befriend her. At first, Shizuku has a hard time understanding Haru, but slowly their friendship begins to progress. As they begin to understand relationships, the story involves around how their life begins to change. The comedy and romance are not the main attraction of this anime, but nevertheless, it has them. The plot feels a little underdeveloped and maybe it needs a second season to be fully appreciated. If you have come to like the synopsis, surely give this anime a try.

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ao haru ride

31. Ao Haru Ride

Episodes: 12
Studios: Production I.G
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Aired: 2014

What happens when you meet again the one you were in love with once only to find that he is a totally different person? And worse he does not remember any of those memories and goes by a new name. Ao Haru Ride is the story of two past lovers Futaba Yoshioka and Kou Tanaka (Kou Mabuchi later) as Futaba tries to find out what has happened with her love interest. With good humor and interesting characters, the anime offers an intriguing dose of romance. The anime is nothing too out of the ordinary as you can draw parallels with other romance anime but it surely is a good watch for the rom-com anime lovers. The anime stays true to its slice of life and Shoujo tag. This anime will be appealing to the female audience more than the male audience. Although the promising plot does not live up to people expectations this anime provides good entertainment.

Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai - romance comedy anime

32. Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai

Episodes: 13 
Studios: Doga Kobo
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Aired: 2018

Mitsuyoshi Tada, a boy who has never known love, meets Teresa Wagner, a transfer student from Luxembourg while taking photographs of the cherry blossoms in full bloom. He learns that she got separated from her travel companion and helps her setting the stage for their friendship. Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai is one such anime that starts of great but keeps getting worse over time. The anime focuses less on the plot and more on the slice of the life aspects and ends up with quite a few cliche moments. This makes it an ordinary and uninteresting anime. The romance is also slow and unsatisfying. So, if you can restrain yourself from having great expectations for this anime, you will enjoy this series.

Ranma 1/2 - Romance comedy anime

33. Ranma 1/2

Episodes: 161
Studios: Studio Deen
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Martial Arts, Fantasy, Shounen
Aired: 1989 – 1992

This is an age-old anime but a classic. It is filled with the 90s humor and if that is fine with you then you will enjoy this anime. The anime has a fairy comedic setting. Ranma Saotome is a martial arts prodigy at the Saotome “Anything-Goes” school of martial arts. When his father is training him in China, Ranma accidentally falls into a cursed spring. Whenever he comes in contact with cold water he turns into a girl and only hot water can turn him back into a boy. While this is so, he now has to deal with the arranged marriage proposal that his father has gotten him into. He is to marry one of the three daughters of Soun Tendo, Akane who is a skilled martial artist herself. Thus begin the hilarious adventures of Ranma and Akane as they try to fend off obstacles only to wait for more to come and the other characters only making things more complicated for them. The series is primarily a comedy one with romance, action, and slice of life thrown into it.

Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken - romance comedy anime

34. Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken

Episodes: 13
Studios: Seven
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, Seinen
Aired: 2014

Romance in married life? Very few anime series would be on this theme. Fortunately, we do have a short-format anime series that is quite good. It follows the story of Hajime Tsunashi, an otaku how blogs for a living and his wife Kaoru—a hard-working office lady who often loves to drink. Easily this anime is best for slightly mature audiences who can understand the importance of emotional bonds and how to strengthen them. This anime is a humorous and light-hearted take on the relationship between couples after marriage and how they can make up for each other’s faults. It is easy to finish the anime under an hour so do check it out as this anime is sure to bring you smiles.

Shichinin

35.  Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

Episodes: 12 
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: Comedy, Parody, Romance
Aired: 2010

With good character designs and nice animation, this anime is good to watch but the simple plot that tries hard to make parodies of many famous fairy tales does bring this anime down. But if you can overcome this, this anime is a fun watch with interesting characters. Ookami Ryouko is a tall girl who takes pride in her manly behavior and never shies away from a fight. She is eager to go at any length to get what she wants. Her best friend, Akai Ringo is short and has a high pitched voice and flat-chested just as her. Both of them are members of the Otogi Bank, a club that solves problems for anyone. But if they get help, they would have to offer help when needed. When the requirement for a male member of the club comes up, Morino Ryoushi is taken in as a member. But the scopophobic Morino has just confessed his love for Ookami. This anime is purely for viewers who want a light comedy anime with some romance. If you can find Ookami funny, you will like this anime.

36. Nijiiro Days

Episodes: 24
Studios:  Production Reed
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Aired: 2016

The anime follows the lives of four high school boys—Natsuki Hashiba, a dreamer; Tomoya Matsunaga, a playboy; Keiichi Katakura, a kinky sadist; and Tsuyoshi Naoe, an otaku. Each of them has a distinct personality and have their own kind of love interests. Of them, Natsuki has a very hard time holding on to love and one day on Christmas Eve, his girlfriend unceremoniously dumps him on the street. As he begins to break down a girl in a Santa Claus suit, Anna Kobayakawa offers him tissues. He falls in love with her that very moment. He also learns that she attends the same school. Now, he strives hard to win her love even as his nosy friends make things hard for him to freely pursue his love. There is nothing complex about this anime and it is purely for a fun watch. The characters bring out the comedy through their behavior and it is enjoyable. So, if you want a smooth simple rom-com anime, this is perfect for you.

love hina - romance comedy anime

37. Love Hina

Episodes: 24
Studios: Xebec
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, Shounen, Slice of Life
Aired: 2000

As a young guy Keitaro Urashima promises a girl that they would meet up again at Tokyo University in the future but when he gives the exams, he performs very poorly. He decides to stay in his grandmother owned hotel in order to prepare for the test again but now the hotel is an all-girls dormitory. He is the manager of the dorm and has to live along with five other girls. The humor is repetitive and not fresh but it is funny. This anime is very good for viewers new to the rom-com genre. The series will make you curious as to who is Keitaro ‘promised’ girl and how will he meet her. This is a good watch if you want to kill time with some love comedy and if you love harem, you will enjoy this anime.

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to love ru - romance comedy anime

38. To Love Ru

Episodes: 26 
Studios: Xebec
Genres: Sci-Fi, Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School, Shounen
Aired: 2008

If you are looking for a strong romance then you can give this anime a skip. Otherwise, this is a popular comedy ecchi anime that you can watch for light-hearted fun. Rito Yuuki is a 16-year-old guy who is struggling to confess his love to his love interest, Haruna Sairenji. But fate has different plans for him when Lala Satalin Deviluke, crown princess of an alien empire, crash-lands on top of a bathing Rito. Lala is willing to be married to Rito and delays his plans to confess to Haruna. And when more girls come into his life, his confession keeps getting delayed as more chaos builds up in this life. Ecchi is strong in this anime and so is humor. Lala’s innocent and committed love towards Rito will make you love her character and Rito’s struggles can bring you laughter. So, if ecchi is not a problem for you, surely go for this anime.

B Gata H Kei - romance comedy anime

39. B Gata H Kei

Episodes: 12
Studios: Hal Film Maker, TYO Animations
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School, Seinen
Aired: 2010

This anime is a perfect example of when comedy, romance and ecchi comes together. The series can be best summarised as a sex comedy. Yamada is a 15-year-old girl who has just entered Takizawa High School and dreams to have casual sex with 100 men. But there is a huge thing holding her back, she thinks her vagina looks weird. This stops her from confidently engaging with an experienced partner. She finds a solution in  Kosuda Takashi, a fellow virgin who can help her overcome her fear. But Kosuda is completely clueless about sex or anything related to seduction. This makes it very difficult for Yamada to seduce Kosuda. The anime offers very good comedy and all the ecchi scenes are full of comedy. The romance between the two is also very funny. This show is very enjoyable if you relate to the roots of the characters.

onegai teacher

40. Onegai☆Teacher

Episodes: 12
Studios: Daume
Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
Aired: 2002

This beautiful love story depicts the relationship between a student and his female teacher. Kei Kusanagi soon realizes that his female teacher, Mizuho Kazami is an alien from outer space. She comes here to understand more about her father who was from Earth. When the school principal questions why they were seen intimately together, they get by confessing that they are a married couple. He finally is convinced but warns them to keep it a secret. After a private wedding at home, the couple now has to do their best to keep the wedding a secret. Kusanagi’s determined love for Kazami and the innocent romance between them makes this a wonderful romantic anime. They way they get into trouble and struggle to get out of it makes the bulk of the comedy in the anime. The series is an enjoyable watch and highly recommended.

best romance comedy anime Rosario to Vampire

41. Rosario to Vampire

Episodes: 13
Studios: Gonzo
Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, Vampire, Fantasy, School, Shounen
Aired: 2008

Tsukune Aono is simply unable to get into any high school as a result of his bad grades. His parents are worried about it. They readily get him into Youkai Academy when they come across the admission pass by mistake. Tsukune has no idea that this academy is for students learning to coexist with humans. But on campus grounds there is one golden rule – exterminate any human found around. When Tsukune runs-into Moka Akashiya, a very attractive girl he decides to keep attending the school at all costs. But how will he deal with the danger succeed in his love?

The anime is a fun watch with nice comedy and ecchi moments. The characters are simple yet likeable. This anime is top material for a bing watch.

42. Karin (Chibi vampire)

Episodes: 24
Studios: J.C. Staff 
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Vampire, School, Shounen
Aired: 2005

Karin is a romance anime mixed with hilarious comedy. The story centers around Karin, who is a vampire and since as a child suffered from polycythemia: a rare disorder which causes her to periodically produce excessive amounts of blood. If she does not take care of the excess blood, she gets huge nosebleeds. She chooses to inject her excess blood onto random strangers who tend to become happier after such an infusion. But Karin’s newly transferred classmate, Kenta Usui, finds her behavior suspicious and Karin finds her blood reacting unusually to Kenta’s presence. The vampire setting gives the romance a fresh twist so if you love a light promising romance story with good doses of comedy, then go ahead and try this romance comedy anime out.

Inu x Boku SS - romance comedy anime

43. Inu x Boku SS

Episodes: 12
Studios: David Production
Genres: Comedy, Supernatural, Romance, Shounen
Aired: 2012

Inu x Boku SS is the story of how two people with bad interpersonal skills ultimately help each other and fall in love. The story centers around Ririchiyo Shirakiin as she moves into  Maison de Ayakashi, a secluded high-security apartment complex to improve her terrible communication skills. Her sharp tongue tends to drive away people, but the handsome, quiet but clingy Soushi Miketsukam, who is Ririchiyo’s SS (Secret Service) agent seems to not mind it. The other inhabitants of the Maison have their very own quirky personalities and both Ririchiyo and  Soushi have to thrive in this environment. The anime has good comedy and the romance builds up steadily and matures towards the end. If you like the first few episodes of the anime, you are sure to like this romance comedy anime overall.

44. Mekakucity Actors

Episodes: 12
Studios: Shaft
Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Super Power, Supernatural, Romance
Aired: 2014

Don’t we all love a cyber girl that we can talk too? Shintarou Kisaragi has his cyber girl Ene with whom he is deeply attached to. On August 14, while arguing with Ene, he accidentally spills soda over his keyboard. Generally, he would order a replacement online but the stores are closed due to the Obon festival. He is forced to move out of the house for the first time in 2 years to visit the local department store. The outside world makes him feel anxious and wants to quickly get back home. But maybe it was his luck, he gets into a  terrifying hostage situation. Some teenagers with mysterious eye powers calling themselves the “Mekakushi Dan,” help out Shintarou. Later he is forced to join their group, along with his cyber girl Ene. Shintarou now gets to learn the past of the members and the secret that ties up the group together.

Although an interesting plot, the anime largely sticks to reveal the backgrounds of each character. Shintarou odd behavior and his attachment with Ene makes for the comedy and light romance in the anime. If you love Sci-Fi themes, this anime might interest you.

best romance comedy anime

45. Ichigo 100%

Episodes: 12
Studios: Madhouse
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, Shounen
Aired: 2005

Manaka Junpei aspires to be a filmmaker. One day, when he is on the roof of his school he witnesses a beautiful girl falling down from above. Embarrassed, the immediately runs away. Now, Junpei is impressed by this experience and is convinced that this would make a perfect scene in a movie. He has no idea who she is. The only thing that he can use to identify her is by searching for the girl with the strawberry panties. He wants to recreate that moment. Soon he realizes that finding her is not as easy as he believed.

This anime is the very definition of ecchi comedy. It is slow on romance so do not expect much from this regarding that. It is a fun watch if you are a fan of ecchi.

With this, we have reached the end of the list. All these anime are worth watching if you love romantic comedy anime so do give them all a try. Did your favorite romantic comedy anime make it to the list? Do let us know if you feel that a certain anime should have been included in the list. How many of these anime have you watched?

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