Autumn, the season of falling leaves and comfy sweaters is upon us! And that means it’s time to get cozy with some love-filled anime.
Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry, but all of them will make you appreciate the ones you love most. Here are three of my favorite romance anime I recommend watching this upcoming season!
Quintessential Quintuplets: For the Love of My Sibling!
Futaro Uesugi is an intelligent and gifted high schooler whose primary goal is ensure the well-being of his family. Any anime could survive off just that story line but this anime we’re talking about.
So instead, Futaro is suddenly hired one day by a rich family to tutor their five quintuplets. Sounds like a dream until Futaro realizes the task is going to be much more difficult than expected.
With only two seasons, Quintessential Quintuplets isn’t just about several of the girls being romantically interested in Futaro. There are several comedic aspects, especially considering each of the siblings tend to the butt heads with Futaro and would rather play around or have cooking competitions instead of study.
But under the surface of comedy, there are quite a handful of dramatic as well as touching moments. One could say that Futaro manages to bring the sisters closer together than ever before as their sibling love grows. And that is quite a feat when dealing with a troublesome set of quintuplets. More likely than not though, you’ll probably find yourself identifying with one of the sisters, unless, of course, you identify best with Futaro!
Kaguya-Sama: Love is War: No, YOU Hang Up First!
A war amongst our student council leaders? That’s exactly what happens when president Miyuki Shirogane and Vice President Kaguya Shinomiya turn out to be quite the perfect match.
Except neither of the two wants to be the first to admit their feelings to one another. This sparks a series of schemes and games to provoke the other to admit how they feel.
Kaguya-Sama: Love is War is a hilarious, knee-slapping romantic comedy. It may either get you to reflect on how you gained the affections of your partner or get you to plot against them now. Either way, the constant back and forth scheming will make you giggle and burst out laughing as each episode gets wilder each time.
With three seasons out currently, now is the time to get all your snacks ready and get binging. Oh, and maybe stay wary of your partner. You never know what they’re plotting!
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Senpai: Selfless Acts Go A Long Way
What happens when you combine romance with supernatural and psychological elements? You get a riveting story about Sakuta Azusagawa whose life is greatly impacted when he meets Mai Sakurajima. After Mai’s encounter with Adolescence Syndrome which cause her to existence to fade, Sakuta sets out to help others who are impacted by the strange phenomenon. All the while, he grows closer and more in love with Mai.
While the anime tends to take on a more serious and dramatic turn, it’s absolutely one of the most emotional romance titles. It only has one season but the follow up movie, Rascal Does Not Dream of Dreaming Girl makes the entire ride worth all the tears shed. And oddly enough, this anime isn’t just about romantic love. It also discusses platonic and familial love, and appreciating those who are in your lives.
Whether you have a partner, siblings, or just want to hang with your besties, Rascal Does Not Dream is a must-watch with your loved ones, especially with cozy autumn weather coming up.
You can catch all three anime on Crunchyroll and Hulu.
Known on other platforms as Samosas and Popcorn, Pooja is a movie enthusiast topped with sprinkles of her love for TV. She can typically be found watching anything from the latest blockbuster movie to a feel good anime, and is always ready to start the discussion on movies and TV so you don't have to.