Occasionally all you need is a down-to-earth romance anime with realistic plots. Even though most of times we want to watch shows with unrealistic storylines to escape the drama from the real world.
Here are some of the anime series where characters have plausible relationships.
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Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
Narumi Momose hides from her coworkers that she is a fujoshi. Additionally, she is afraid that they would find her interests weird and would not accept her.
However, she bumps into her old friend Hirotaka and eventually realizes that with him she can be her true self.
Wotakoi covers Narumi and Hirotaka’s experience both as friends and lovers which is not often seen in anime shows.
The series explores the relationship between popular Kyouko Hori and nerdy, Izumi Miyamura.
Although Kyouko may come across as a hot-headed girl she is dealing with family issues. Miya on the other hand is often misunderstood because of the piercings and tattoos covering his body.
Subsequently, the show displays one of the healthiest relationships in the anime world. There is no love triangle nor a will-they-won’t-they slow burn which often gets tiring.
Kimi ni Todoke
Sawako Kuronuma’s classmates avoid her because she looks like the scary character Sadako from The Ring. But things change when Shouta Kazehaya, a popular boy starts talking to her.
Moreover, this series is considered to have one of the most inspiring coming-of-age anime with realistic plots. It is an amazing example of how gradually feelings develop between two people who like each other instead of instantly falling head over heels.
After the Rain
Akira Tachibana, a 17-year-old high school student starts working at a cafe when she injures herself during track practice. However, trouble begins when she finds herself falling in love with her 45-year-old manager, Masami Kondou.
The anime leaves the fans divided over whether or not they should root for the main protagonist’s romance dreams.