Romance Series to Watch First on Crunchyroll

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Liam Dempsey
Der shy man behind Shymander—a timezone-fluid Aussie with a penchant for anime, Eurovision, and researching odd topics. He'll also talk about Mob Psycho 100.

We don’t know about you, but we can always go for a big helping of deciphering feelings, navigating complex relationships and misunderstanding conversations.

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Thankfully, Crunchyroll has a whole anime buffet of good food for every romantic mood, and we’re here to give our recommendations for a full five-course meal that caters to all tastes!


Girlfriend, Girlfriend – Breadsticks

We’re starting off light with Girlfriend, Girlfriend for the breadsticks, because once you have one, you just can’t stop.

Naoya Mukai knows that feeling all too well, as he lands his longtime crush and childhood friend Saki Saki before landing himself in a sticky situation—he’s confessed to by his classmate Nagisa, and being unable to make up his mind, he accepts and moves in together with her and Saki.

Sure enough, two more suitors, Rika and Shino, come along to fill his heart with affection and our stomachs with a fast-paced, unconventional romantic comedy.

Start with on Girlfriend, Girlfriend on Crunchyroll!


Rent-a-Girlfriend – Appetizer

Rent a Girlfriend Season 2

Cut loose and order as many appetizers as you want, because we have an unlucky patron to foot the bill. 💸

Down on his luck and down bad, college student Kazuya turns to the Diamond rent-a-girlfriend app in an attempt to move on from the trauma of his last relationship, meeting the strongly independent Chizuru. What starts as a temporary relief becomes a permanent connection, as their lives become improbably entangled in a string of messy encounters that require more than tissues to clean up. 

Gorgeous character designs, lively theme songs, and a modern twist on the romcom formula make Rent-a-Girlfriend a romcom platter worth ordering.

Check out Rent-a-Girlfriend on Crunchyroll!


DON’T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO – Main Course

Don't Toy With Me Nagataro PV Header

DON’T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO is sugar, spice and everything nice. Okay, it’s mainly just the spice, but boy does it have a sweet aftertaste.

Senpai isn’t gonna notice you if you just stand around waiting, so the devilish Nagatoro takes matters into her own hands to make sure he never stops noticing her.

Teasing, tormenting, tantalizing…the Art Club becomes her playground. But where there’s provoke, there’s desire, as the oblivious pair develop a mutual crush on each other and learn to open up with the support of Nagatoro’s equally shrewd friends.

To start playing with your food, head on over to DON’T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO on Crunchyroll!


TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You – Dessert

  1. Add “marriage” to “love at first sight” and “wholesome romance” mixture. Stir.
  2. Put in oven and set timer to a few years until reunited by fate.
  3. Serve.

We hope you left room for dessert, because TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You is the perfect slice of life to round out your palette!

Under a full moon on a snowy night, Nasa find himself drawn towards a beautiful young girl across the road. Struck by infatuation and a truck, Nasa passes out from blood loss, but not before confessing his feelings to her.

The girl, Tsukasa, agrees on one condition: that they get married. Years pass until she arrives at his doorstep, and the two begin a happy and supportive life together as newlyweds.

Want to watch TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You? It’s easy as pie on Crunchyroll!


Domestic Girlfriend – Midnight Snack

It’s time to add the cherry on top for all the forbidden fruitarians out there with Domestic Girlfriend.

Rather than taking a bite out of a childhood friend, classmate, or stranger at first sight, Natsuo only has eyes for his teacher, Hina. Distressed by this impossible love, he bonds with Rui at a mixer, but parts ways after spending an unfulfilling first night with her. But that only comes back to bite him in turn, as his father abruptly announces his remarriage, making Hina and Rui his new step-sisters.

Is Natsuo’s love even further from his grasp, or has fate brought it within reach? Have a cheat day and dig into Domestic Girlfriend on Crunchyroll!


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