Have you ever been so torn between two genres, that you couldn’t decide which one to watch on a Friday night? On the one hand, you just want to curl up in bed and cry because your otp just became canon – but on the other hand, you just can’t resist a good fight with epic battle scenes. And you’ll probably not get that in a romance anime, right?
Well, I have good news for you: someone brilliant came up with the idea to just combine two of the most opposite genres and create an amazing anime! Yes, there are anime like this out there and there are a lot of them. But which ones are the best action romance anime out there?
Some of the Best Action Romance Anime
We took a closer look at this genre and found some awesome gems to share with you. So, get ready – here are 5 of the best action romance anime! …In our opinion, of course.
#5 Shakugan No Shana
The story plays in a world full of danger – humans have to fight for their lives everyday, so they won’t be killed by the terrifying monsters that have come from a parallel universe. These so-called Denizens feed on the life energy of humans, and that’s not all – once they’ve sucked out the very last of your soul, you’re gone. Completely gone, even from the memories of everyone alive.
Yuuji Sakai is a normal high school student with some bad luck on one specific day, unfortunately, and gets attacked by one of the Denizens. He’s almost about to vanish completely from the world before an unknown schoolgirl comes to his rescue. She was able to save him before he disappears, but will they be able to bring him back to his normal life?
#4 Hataraku Maou-sama!
This anime will have you tearing up, not just because of the sweet romance (especially at the end), but also out of laughter!
The story starts off with no one else but the Devil himself, who accidentally lands in the human world after teleporting himself away from the great Hero Emilia – a girl, who is trying to save the land of Ente Isla, which Satan want to conquer. But, with the Devil being stuck in the wrong world, she now has to chase him as well before he finds his way back.
We now follow our dearest and incredibly hilarious Devil trying to survive in the human world as a part-time employee in a restaurant, and soon realizing that he doesn’t only want to conquer Ente Isla, but this world as well!
#3 Sword Art Online
This anime probably fits best in the action-romance-spectrum out of all the ones I’ve already mentioned and will be mentioning in this list.
The story follows a young high school boy named Kazuto Kirigaya, who lives in a world where virtual reality is already a pretty common way to play your video games. And recently the game Sword Art Online, which is an MMORPG, was released and has become the most popular game in Japan just within hours. But, unfortunately, things don’t turn out as planned – at one moment there was an error and everyone who was currently logged on wasn’t able to leave the game. All the players were stuck in their VR-headsets, and this wasn’t a mistake – the only way you are able to leave the game is if you conquer all 100 levels! But it’s not like in every video game, where you can start over again when you lose – once you die, you die, and that means in real life as well.
Kazuto Kirigaya, who goes by the name of Kirito in Sword Art Online, is also stuck in the game and has now decided to be the one to conquer all 100 levels and free all the players! And during his journey he meets a beautiful girl, who wants to join him on his mission.
#2 Akame Ga Kill
Tatsumi is one of the warriors of his village, who is currently going through a hard time. So, in order to save his village from poverty, he makes his way to the capital, along with his two friends, to hopefully find help over there. But when he arrives, he learns a deep secret about the upper-class citizens, who killed both of his teammates.
When he learns about a mysterious assassin group called Night Raid, he joins them so he can defeat the prime minister Honest, who has caused all of this. Together with his newfound friends and comrades Akame, Leone, Mine, Sheele, Lubbock, Bulak and Najenda, he fights the capital and hopefully frees the city from its evil beings.
Btooom! follows Ryouta Sakamoto – a NEET who still lives with his mother and does nothing but play the video game called Btooom!, which is the most popular video game being played at the moment. And he’s not just any player, he’s the best player of Japan! He even marries a fellow player in the game itself, which is possible. But all of that has an end when he soon wakes up on a deserted island with a bag full of bombs and nothing else. It turns out that someone recreated the video game, but the problem is that only the players who kill seven other players can leave the island.
How is this a romantic anime, you ask? Well, to Ryouta’s surprise, he meets the girl he married in the game and together they try to escape this horrific island! I don’t know about you guys, but Btooom! is definitely one of my favorite anime and, in my opinion, the best action romance anime I’ve seen so far! But if you want to prove me otherwise, I am more than open for your opinions 😉
That’s the end of our top 5 action romance anime list!
And those were our 5 absolute best action romance anime we found out there! And, of course, as always, there are so many more great ones we didn’t list – so be sure to comment your favorite ones below!