Top 10 Romance Anime Movies

Thursday, February 17 by Andrea Miller

If you love Japanese animation, you'll be interested to read about the top ten romance anime movies. These anime films often have aspects of romance among the action and adventure. Read on for the list of the ten best romance anime movies.

  1. "Swan Lake." This is an animated Japanese remake of the famous ballet. It tells the story of a prince whose beloved princess has been turned into a swan by an evil witch. American actors Christopher Atkins and Pam Dawber provide the voices.
  2. "Howl's Moving Castle." This action adventure anime with elements of romance is the story of a young woman who needs a young wizard to break the curse that has been put upon her. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year.
  3. "Ponyo." This anime is film about a five year old boy in love with a goldfish princess who wants to become human, and the romance between them. It was nominated for Asian Film Awards for Best Director and Best Film.
  4. "Castle in the Sky." This romantic anime movie is the story of a young boy and girl who band together in the search for a mystical castle.
  5. "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time." This anime film is about a girl who discovers she can time travel, the challenges she faces and the love she finds along the way. The movie was named Best Animation Film by the Japanese Academy Awards.
  6. "Whisper of the Heart." In this unique anime film, a girl discovers that all the library books she checks out have already been checked out by the same boy. When she finally meets him, drama and romance ensue in this cute family movie.
  7. "Metropolis." A boy and his uncle must learn the secrets about a mysterious, beautiful robot girl. This movie won Best Animation Feature from the Fant-Asia Film Festival and from the Online Film Critics Society.
  8. "Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro." In this film, a thief falls in love with a beautiful girl after he and his gang rescue her from an evil count. This romance adventure won Best International Film from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
  9. "Millennium Actress." A reclusive actress falls in love with the cameraman who tracks her down to share her story with the world in this romantic anime film. This unique film was nominated for various international awards.
  10. "Origin: Spirits of the Past." In this futuristic romance, a young boy stumbles upon a machine that has preserved a beautiful girl from the past. The two learn to live together among Earth's ruined landscape.
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