Keep the love alive with the best anime romances on Funimation

Funimation has some of the best anime out there, and the streaming service won’t be letting go of Valentine’s Day anytime soon. Sure, the holidays can last just one day, but there’s never a bad time to think about romance. If romantic comedies are your thing, Funimation has everything you need to feel good about it, and the site even has a ready-made playlist that will showcase its hits for you.

After all, Funimation curated a list of anime series that are Valentine’s Day approved and ready to watch all year round. Classics like Fruit basket can be found on this list along with new hits like Horimiya and snow white with red hair. There are even exclusive titles to binge such as The stranger from the shoreand of course we have our own recommendations.

The team has never hidden their love for Horimiya as the coming-of-age romance brings a grounded couple to life despite their outward appearances. If you are looking for a tear shooter, Your lie in April will wring your heart in the best and worst way possible. And for those who seek to laugh, Kaguya-sama: Love is war is the perfect show to gorge yourself on.

If you want to check Funimation’s playlist for yourself, you can find all of his choices below:

Fruit Basket – Tohru Honda thought her life was headed for misfortune when a family tragedy left her living in a tent. When her small house is discovered by the mysterious Soma Clan, she suddenly finds herself living with Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Soma. But she quickly learns that their family has a strange secret: when hugged by the opposite sex, they turn into zodiac animals!

Horimiya – A secret life is the only thing they have in common. At school, Hori is a primitive and perfect social butterfly, but the truth is that she is a brash homebody. Meanwhile, beneath a dark facade, Miyamura hides a soft heart, as well as piercings and tattoos. During a chance meeting, they both reveal a side they have never shown. Could this blossom into something new?

The stranger from the shore – FUNIMATION EXCLUSIVE – After coming out to his parents, aspiring novelist Shun Hashimoto has no one to turn to, until he meets high school student Mio Chibana on the beach. The two instantly click right before Mio has to leave for the mainland. Three years later, Mio returns with a confession. But after all this time, will Shun feel the same?

snow white with red hair – In the kingdom of Tanbarun lives a young independent pharmacist named Shirayuki. Shirayuki is a simple girl, except for her beautiful apple red hair. Her magnificent mane gets her noticed by the prince, but instead of seducing her, he demands that she be his concubine. Shirayuki cuts off her lovely locks and flees to the nearby kingdom where she befriends a handsome stranger.

Sasaki and Miyano – FUNIMATION EXCLUSIVE – It all started as a typical old school boy romance – a bad boy senior meets an adorably awkward underclass, one of them falls in love, and so on. But while Miyano is a self-proclaimed boy love expert, he hasn’t quite realized…that he is one himself. Which means it’s up to Sasaki to make sure their story goes well forever…!

Kaguya-sama: Love is war – Known for being both brilliant and powerful, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya lead the illustrious Shuchiin Academy on equal footing. And everyone thinks they would make a great couple. Pride and arrogance are in abundance, so the only logical move is to trick the other into prompting a date! Who will emerge victorious from this psychological war where the first gesture is the only one that counts?

Toradora! – Cursed with his father’s menacing countenance, Ryuji Takasu is madly in love with Minorin, the only girl who doesn’t run away from him in terror. Taiga Aisaka, a notorious hothead and Minorin’s best friend, has a crush on Ryuji’s closest friend. The unlikely duo agree to help each other steal the hearts of those they love, but maybe true love is closer to them than they think.

Your lie in April – Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother’s sudden death took away his ability to play. Feeling hollow, he one day meets a carefree, independent, and sometimes short-tempered violinist named Kaori Miyazono. His eccentric playing style immediately fascinates him. Kousei’s once monotonous life is about to change forever.

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale – Shima Tamahiko is a self-proclaimed pessimist who hates the world, and for good reason, he was exiled to the countryside by his wealthy family because of his disability. But his lonely life is turned upside down by the arrival of Tachibana Yuzuki, his arranged wife. His cheerfulness slowly heals Shima’s heart in this romantic slice of life set during the Taisho era.

Takagi-san teasing master: KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN (Season 1) – Tired of being teased mercilessly by his classmate Takagi, Nishikata swears revenge on the girl who has made him blush countless times. After all, if you blush, you lose! But getting revenge isn’t so easy when every attempt explodes in her face. Will Nishikata ever make Takagi blush, or will he get something more rewarding from his clumsy attempts?

My Senpai is boring – Being considered a businesswoman in her own right isn’t easy for Futaba Igarashi when her senpai, Harumi, treats her like a brat. Days for her are never typical, on or off the job, with all the antics that go on in her life. As mishaps ensue, she will grow closer to her loudmouth senpai. Maybe Futaba feels more than she says, but one thing is for sure: she is still annoyed!

Kiss Kamisama – Nanami is a poor homeless high school girl until she accepts an offer to live in an ancient shrine – making her the new local god! After an awkward introduction, the handsome hard-shelled fox spirit Tomoe reluctantly swears to protect her as a familiar. As Nanami learns the ins and outs of godhood, she encounters more spirits along the way, including a cute snake god and a sexy crow demon!

The Duke of Death and his servant – How can you fall in love when you can’t even hold hands? Due to a childhood curse, anything the Duke touches will die, which makes his maid’s behavior all the more shocking! Is there a way for the Duke and his companions to break the curse, or is he doomed to a life where love is forever beyond his reach?

The Quintessential Quintuplets [English Dub Only] – Five times the gain. Five times the pain. Futaro already has his hands full with the quintuplets, but when his first love pops up out of nowhere, things get even more complicated. The way the girls manage the competition could well seal their fate and his!

Which of these romance series do you plan to binge in 2022? Did your favorites make the Funimation cut? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.

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