With Valentine’s day approaching in a couple of days, we thought now would be a great time to present our list of best romance anime to watch in 2022 (February). We hope this article will help you add a couple of waifus to your list. The anime below are ranked based on their IMDB rating. But honestly, they are all worthy of your watch time.
1. Fruits Basket the Final Season
IMDB Rating: 8.6
Upon losing her mother in a car accident, 16-year-old Tohru Honda moves in with her grandfather. But upon seeing her grandfather living on his pension funds she decides not to burden him and starts to live secretly in the woods on her own. One night upon returning from work, she finds her tent buried under a landslide.
Yuki Soma and his elder brother Shigure Soma stumble upon her situation and invites her to stay with them. She agrees only if they allow her to work as their house keeper. But she soon discovers a secret, if a Souma is hugged by someone from opposite gender, they temporarily transform into one of the animals of the twelve zodiac.
This strange phenomenon is due to a curse that holds a dark history. As the story progresses, she learns about the other members of the Souma family and their hardships dealing with the curse. This anime is a mix of comedy, romance, drama and slice of life. The third season of the series aired on April of 2021 titled as Fruits Basket The Final Season. It is available to watch on Netflix and Hulu.
2. My Dress-Up Darling
IMDB Rating: 8.4
Traumatized by a childhood friend who took exception to his love for Hina dolls, hopeful doll-maker Wakana Gojo lives a secluded life at his grandfather’s house. He spends most of his after-school time making dolls. To Gojo, people like beautiful Marin Kitagawa, a trendy and outgoing girl who is always the center of attention in the class, is the literal opposite of what he is or can ever be.
One day, when he was working on his doll, his old sewing machine stopped working and so he was forced to use the one in their school’s sewing club. Marin who wanted to work on her dress, spots him using the sewing machine. She is impressed by his sewing skills and asks him to help her in designing her first cosplay dress. To Gojo this experience was totally different from what he had experienced in the past. He immediately agrees to help her and thus begins the journey of our shy doll-maker and outgoing cosplay artist.
IMDB Rating: 8.2
Sometimes we never know a person even after knowing them for years. Kyouko Hori and Izuni Miyamura two high school students with very different personas. In school, Hori is a popular girl, always surrounded with friends whereas Miyamura is the silent nerd type. But when at home, Hori has a planer and angrier version. Meanwhile, under a gloomy façade, Miyamura hides a gentle heart, 9 piercings and a body full of tattoos.
When met by a chance after school, they both reveal their hidden sides to each other and soon become close friends. Being released in January of 2021 with it’s first season, the anime shows how these two totally different persons come out of their shells and get attracted towards each other.
It’s been a little over a year but there is still no confirmed news about the second season. The chances are slim but all we can do is hope for another season. You can watch this anime on Hulu.
4. Love of Kill
IMDB Rating: 8.0
Chateau Dankworth, a beautiful and silent bounty hunter is tasked to eliminate Son Ryang-ha. A notorious killer who is known for killing 18 high class officials in a single night. Chateau is simply over powered by him in their first encounter. But even after being defeated she managed to injure the man’s heart. He falls for her and does all a lover would, like offering her gifts. Yeah, but the gifts are the bounties Chateau’s after. He beats and ties down her targets before she arrives. And would do anything to spend more time with her. Reluctantly, Chateau goes along with this act, and so begins the love hunting game between the two killers.
The first season just released in January of 2022 and so far, five episodes have been aired. As of now the anime is only available only on Crunchyroll.
5. TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You
IMDB Rating: 7.9
If you believe in love at first sight then this romance anime is a definite watch for you. Nasa Yuzaki, a hardworking and focused guy who has his whole life mapped out. However, fate had something different in store for him. On his way back home, on a snowy night, his eyes fall upon a beautiful girl across the street. Mesmerized by her beauty, Nasa tries to approach her only to get hit by a truck.
Thankfully, his life is saved due to the girl’s swift action. Bleeding on the side of the ambulance, he watched the girl walk away. She reminded him of Princess Kaguya, who was taken away by the people from the moon and no one close to her tried to save her. But, Yuzaki did not want the same thing to happen to her. So, with all his determination he goes to find her. Upon finding her, he expresses his feelings for her and asks her out. Though they had just met, the girl (Tsukasa) agrees, but on the condition that they get married.
This anime was released in August of 2021, but I felt it would be a perfect watch for the fast-approaching Valentine’s day. One season of the anime is out and you can watch it on Crunchyroll.
6. Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 3
IMDB Rating: 7.8
True friends are the one’s who know you inside out. But in Nishikata’s case, this turned out to be his reasons for frequent embarrassments. His classmate Takagi loves to tease him on daily basis, and she uses her extensive knowledge about his behaviors to predict exactly how he would react to her teasing, making it impossible for Nishikata to ever make a comeback. Still, Nishikata tries his best to give her a taste of her own medicine, only to walk right into her traps.
The anime released back in 2018 and currently is airing its third season. This is really a fun to watch anime, behind all that teasing and blushing, we get to see how much these two classmates love each other. You can watch this anime on Netflix or Funimation.
So, this ends our list of the best romance anime you can watch in 2022. But before going here are a ton of honorable mentions that did not make it to the list just due to some factors. But this does not mean they won’t tickle your romance senses.
Other Romance Anime You May Like –
Sasaki and Miyano (IMDB Rating: 8.5),
The Quintessential Quintuplets 2 (IMDB Rating: 7.7),
Taisho Otome Fairy Tale (IMDB Rating: 7.5),
My Senpai is Annoying (IMDB Rating: 7.5),
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom (IMDB Rating: 7.4),
The Way of the Househusband Part 2 (IMDB Rating: 7.3),
Don’t toy with me, miss Nagatoro (IMDB Rating: 7.3),
The Duke of Death and His Maid (IMDB Rating: 7.2) and finally
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (IMDB Rating: 7.1).
If you feel like we missed any, do let us know by commenting below and we will definitely add it to our watchlist.