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Whether it's a romantic comedy or a drama, shoujo/josei or shounen/seinen, what's your favorite anime with romantic elements?

 

My personal favorites include Ore Monogatari, Tsuki ga Kirei, Say I Love You, and some old-school faves like Fruits Basket.

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Recently I thought Tsurezure Children (2017) was very good : using a lot of quick cliché setups, not wasting any time.

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko (2011) is a favourite of mine : the romantic elements are omnipresent but never overstated, it's a very eccentric but also elegant anime.

Hyouka (2012) is a very refined show from Kyoto Animation, where the romance is slowly established in a sophisticated manner.

Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou (Kare Kano) from 1998 : smart and funny, kinda focused on psychology and introspection.

My personal old-school favourite would be the 1987 classic Kimagure Orange Road.

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My favorite is Toradora. It's an oldy, but I really loved Taiga and the ending was actually conclusive. The one thing that I absolutely hate about most romance anime that aren't Shoujo or Jose is that they don't have a conclusive ending where the protagonist chooses one girl (the downfall of most harem based anime).

 

There are quite a few others that I've enjoyed, but Toradora was and is my favorite to date.

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When it comes to romance, hmmm... I'd go for Oregairu (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.). I haven't read the manga yet to confirm if there's more content there, but even though it's quite a cliffhanger, it still takes number one spot for me.

 

When going for harem i guess To LOVE-Ru is best <3.

 

And I won't forget to add Golden Time, even though the the opening in the first episode suggested what I want would never happen, still made me cry more than 5 times.

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Too hard to choose since Josei is right up my alley

 

Nana, Paradise Kiss, Honey & Clover, Nodame Cantabile, Your Name, Garden of Words, Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Skip Beat!

 

Seems like a long list, but all are up there as some of my favorite anime.

 

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Clannad, Toradora, Spice and Wolf, Say I Love you, Plastic Memories, White Album 2 and Golden Time.

 

I felt these were especially great in developing characters, story, avoided cliches and were emotionally impactful. They were very lovely in my opinion. 

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Mysterious Girlfriend X actually did feel like a story about two people awkwardly working out a relationship, and surprisingly Ouran High Host Club made me really like Haruhi and her interactions with the cast.

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