Action anime is a genre that is loved by many audiences. However, with the increasing demand of viewers, simple action anime series know how to combine different elements with satisfying the audience. One of the most incorporated elements into action anime is the romance element.
Along with adventurous journeys, adventure anime films are indispensable for romantic scenes and mysterious fantasy worlds. With the above factors have created a unique anime series. If you are an anime lover and especially love the action and romance genre, do not miss these romance anime. Action anime mixed with romance elements always have a strange attraction for anyone. Let’s see the 50 most romantic action anime you’ve ever seen.
Table of Contents
- 1. Date a Live
- 2. Twin Star Exorcists
- 3. Basilisk
- 4. Future Diary
- 5. Akame ga Kill
- 6. Fate/Stay Night
- 7. Campione
- 8. DanMachi
- 9. Blast of Tempest
- 10. Aria of the Scarlet Ammo
- 11. Macross Delta
- 12. The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
- 13. Dragonau The Resonance
- 14. Chivalry of a Failed Knight
- 15. Record of Grancrest War
- 16. Romeo x Juliet
- 17. Macross: Do You Remember Love
- 18. Inuyasha
- 19. Castle In The Sky
- 20. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
- 21. Rurouni Kenshin
- 22. Akatsuki no Yona
- 23. Btooom
- 24. Tokyo Ravens
- 25. The World is Still Beautiful
- 26. Absolute Duo
- 27. Little Busters! Refrain
- 28. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
- 29. Revolutionary Girl Utena
- 30. The Familiar of Zero
- 31. Blood+
- 32. The Vision of Escaflowne
- 33. Angel Beats
- 34. Katanagatari
- 35. Kekkaishi
- 36. The Ancient Magus’ Bride
- 37. No. 6
- 38. Sailor Moon
- 39. Sword Art Online
- 40. Eureka Seven
- 41. Vampire Knight
- 42. Hakuouki
- 43. Kaze no Stigma
- 44. Beyond the Boundary
- 45. Darling in the Franxx
- 46. Freezing
- 47. Guilty Crown
- 48. Maoyu: Archenemy and Hero
- 49. Hataraku Maou-sama
- 50. Strike the Blood
1. Date a Live
Mysterious spacequakes in space have been happening in the world for some time, and there is a reason for it, the girls are called “Spirits.” When an ordinary high school student named Shido Itsuka finds out, he also finds a solution: make them fall in love with him and prevent disaster. Date a Live is a harem romance anime with some good action scenes. Although leaning toward fan service with action scenes, fans will not go wrong when watching this anime.
2. Twin Star Exorcists
In a kingdom parallel to Earth, fearsome monsters seek to eat humans, and exorcists have given their all to protect them. The story follows Rokuro and Adashino, who is bestowed the title of “Twin Star Exorcists” by a prophet. While it may seem like this story is a bit complicated to follow through, you’ll enjoy it thoroughly if you follow along but don’t have high expectations. The story is attractive, and the action phase is done quite well; the reaction of the main character couple always brings many romantic moments.
Oboro and Gennosuke belong to two opposing ninja clans, and neither clan maintains peace with the other. Both vowed to reconcile the clans with their marriage; however, a war broke out soon after. What’s worse is both Oboro and Gennosuke are leading their clan. Will they be able to remain faithful to their love despite the rising death toll Basilisk is the best-produced action romance anime. It perfectly conveys how people in love have to go through various obstacles if the circumstances are not favorable for them.
4. Future Diary
Yuki spends all day writing a diary, but few people know that it is the diary that can change his life. He finds diary entries in his cell phone for the next ninety days and beyond – other prospective diary owners like him must fight to the death to survive. You can’t dispute that Future Diary is one of the finest action romance anime, even though it is a little frightening. While the premise only shows off a battle royale, there is a crazy and obsessive heroine who would do anything for Yuki.
5. Akame ga Kill
Tatsumi, a warrior, travels to the Capital with two boyhood pals to work and earn money to help his struggling town. Although he thinks the Empire treats them with justice, he realizes the truth when he meets a group of assassins named “Night Raid”. Akame ga Kill is a pretty painful anime to watch, but with it, you get some gorgeous fight scenes and fun romantic interactions between the characters. Painful endings, bloody battle scenes, and deaths have made this franchise.
6. Fate/Stay Night
Fate/Stay Night is about the 5th Holy Grail War; the story revolves around the main character named Shirou (Kiritsugu’s adopted son). The film focuses on deepening the romance and the journey of fighting together Shirou and his Servant, Saber in the fight for the Almighty Holy Grail. The winner is granted a wish; although he does not want it, Shirou is caught up in this great war. If you haven’t seen the Fate series, we highly recommend it, as you’ll find both action and romance.
The plot of Campione revolves around Godou Kusanagi, a high school student who is very good at sports, but an accident prevents him from playing baseball. Still, during a trip to Italy, Godou is lucky enough to defeat the god of war, Verethragna, while trying to protect a girl named Erica Blandelli. This made him the seventh Campione, an existence as powerful as a god and the world’s true lord. Organizations that worship the Campiones have sent aides to help Godou fight the heretic gods and find ways to help him develop his powers.
In the universe of DanMachi, gods and humans coexist. The so-called adventurers obtain the gods’ blessings to give them the stamina to battle the creatures in the Dungeon. Bell is a member of Hestia Familia, the family of a loli goddess, but her breasts are too big. One day, he was chased by a Minotaur in the Dungeon and was saved by Aiz, a girl from the Loki Familia; he has liked her ever since, but he didn’t know that his goddess also had the same feelings for him.
9. Blast of Tempest
Blast of Tempest revolves around Fuwa Mahiro, a teenager whose family was mysteriously murdered a year ago, and his friend Takigawa Yoshino. Mahiro signed a contract with Kusaribe Hakaze, the patriarch of the Kusaribe clan, who was left on a desert island by her henchmen and agreed to help Hakaze in exchange for helping him find the culprit for her family’s death. Upon learning of his friend’s intentions, Yoshino joined his friend on a mission against those of the Kusaribe clan who intended to awaken the “Tree of Zetsuen.”
10. Aria of the Scarlet Ammo
The main character in Aria of the Scarlet Ammo is Akari Mamiya, a first-year E-grade student at Tokyo Butei High School. Akari dreams of becoming a Butei, much like her hero, S-rank Butei Aria H. Kanzaki, and is the novel’s protagonist. Akari’s objective is to persuade Aria to serve as her Amica, a program at their school that pairs kids of different social classes to study together. This program is called “Amica.”
11. Macross Delta
Macross Delta is a musical science fiction romantic television anime series produced by Satelight and serves as the latest version in the Macross franchise that was first released in 1982. Macross Frontier continues to transport the audience to the breathtaking Valkyrie air combat, allowing them to listen to the series’ signature soundtrack. The tale of this portion will take place in the year 2067, eight years after the events that occurred in the 2008 edition.
12. The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
Sagara Yoshiharu, a 17-year-old high school student, is the primary character in the tale “The Ambition of Oda Nobuna.” One day, when Sagara was playing a game, time abruptly traveled back to the Sengoku era, which was a time when all of the lords and warriors were beautiful women. He ran across Nobuna Oda, the ruler of the Oda clan, and started to bow to her instead of Tokichiro Kinoshita, who had been killed in the conflict. Tokichiro had been Kinoshita’s heir.
13. Dragonau The Resonance
Dragonaut The Resonance story revolves around Jin Kamishina, a lone 18-year-old boy who lost his family in an accident two years ago; after witnessing a strange murder, he is invited to join ISDA to fight Fight the Dragons born of Thanatos. Helping him is Toa, a mysterious girl who saved him when a strange creature attacked him. As they delve into the Dragon’s mystery, they meet new friends and enemies, and at the same time, they become closer.
14. Chivalry of a Failed Knight
The Chivalry of a Failed Knight storyline is set in a world where humans with supernatural powers known as Blazers can wield a Device, a weapon created from their souls. Kurogane Ikki, also known as the “Chivalry of a Failed Knight” by everyone around him, encountered Stella Vermillion while she was changing in his room. This meeting changed Ikki’s life as he resolved to become a Magic Knight by winning the Seven Stars Sword Art Festival.
15. Record of Grancrest War
A chaotic continent serves as the setting for the Record of Grancrest War. Fortunately, the lords of the continent who possessed Crest could stabilize order and protect the people here. However, something unexpected happened. The lords have shed this ideal of cleansing the chaos; instead, they turned around and killed each other to take the other’s Crest to take over. The plot tells the story of Siluca – A magician who hates lords, and the knight Theo – who is on his way to free his homeland from tyranny.
16. Romeo x Juliet
Everyone should read Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare at least once in their lives since it is a literary masterpiece and timeless classic. How, then, can an anime series based on such a significant work express it all? However, Romeo x Juliet provides a remarkably in-depth narrative chock-full of passion and adventure. Let’s examine Romeo Candorebanto Montague and Juliet Fiammata Asto Capulet as they take on the task.
17. Macross: Do You Remember Love
Not only is Macross: Do You Remember Love one of the finest incarnations in the Macross world, but it also has one of the best melodies in the franchise’s extensive canon. The original television series has been updated to reflect a more adult and darker tone in this new edition. The tension and suspense will continue to rise as we get closer to the resolution of the love triangle between Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, and Linn Minmei.
The story begins when a half-demon, Inuyasha, attacks a village to steal the jewel of Shikon no Tama. However, Kikyo, a Miko, promptly stopped him and used her purification arrow to seal Inuyasha into the ancient sacred tree in the village. Meanwhile, 550 years later, Higurashi Kagome is celebrating her fifteenth birthday in the present world. So Kagome was dragged into the past and returned to feudal Japan 500 years ago. Here, she met the Inuyasha, that has been sealed on an ancient tree for 50 years.
19. Castle In The Sky
Anime Castle In The Sky revolves around the search for Laputa – an island or rather a castle floating in the sky of 2 friends, Pazu and Sheeta. The necklace encrusted with Levistone is the heirloom of the Laputa family, a mysterious and ancient royal family. The stone is the key and final artifact that proves Laputa’s existence. As the last remaining heir to the dynasty, Sheeta is pursued by an army of secret agents led by Mushka and the Dola bandits to take Levistone’s artifact in search of Laputa’s secret.
20. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
In The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, the realm of aliens, espers, and other supernatural phenomena, things that exist on the internet have always had a strange attraction. These riddles have Haruhi Suzumiya completely enthralled, and she rejects everyone who doesn’t share her enthusiasm. One day, after speaking with Kyon, she persuaded him to join her in establishing the SOS Brigade. After all that alien hunting, will there be a little chemistry between these two, or will Kyon be more drawn to geeky Yuuki?
21. Rurouni Kenshin
Himura Kenshin is a legendary swordsman unmatched in Japan’s Tokugawa period. After the Meiji Restoration was successful, Himura disappeared without a trace. As time passed, the assassin’s story was thought to have become a legend, but suddenly he appeared in Tokyo as a Rurouni with the characteristic cross scar on his cheek and a bladed sword. The unique reverse is worn on the side. And this is where the Rurouni Kenshin story begins. Keep a box of tissues handy, as this series could be your tears.
22. Akatsuki no Yona
Akatsuki no Yona revolves around Yon, the only princess of the kingdom, living a princess’s lavish and carefree life. She has it all: gorgeous clothes, the best cosmetics, the best sweets, a loving emperor father, and a very handsome cousin, Soo-won, notices. But she has red hair and an annoying bodyguard, Son Hak. That seemingly perfect life is quickly dashed when the person she loves, Soo-won, kills her father to secure her way to power. Son Hak and Yona ran away and have lived a sheltered life ever since.
The story of BTooom centers on Ryota Sakamoto, a hard-core gamer and recluse who was unceremoniously transported to an island where passing an algebra exam is as likely to result in death. He meets Himiko, a high schooler who plays video games and is his in-game fiancée. These two collaborate to confront the island’s perils as a love bond develops between them. They both recognize their affection for one another towards the conclusion of the series.
24. Tokyo Ravens
Through the perspective of our main character, Harutora Tsuchimikado, the Tokyo Ravens anime series delves into the supernatural realm inhabited by onmyouji and living spirits. After Harutora has spent several years functioning as an average person, his childhood friend Natsume visits him. During this encounter, Natsume reminds Harutora of a promise that the two of them made when they were very young.
25. The World is Still Beautiful
The World is Still Beautiful is about the Sun Kingdom under the rule of a youthful king, Livius Orvinus Ifrikia. But now that he’s had too much exposure to the light, he wishes it would continue to rain throughout his territory. As a result, he weds Nike Remercier, who can manipulate wind flow and change the weather. But our cherished King got much more than he asked from Nike, an autonomous and influential lady who does not stick to royal customs.
26. Absolute Duo
Our primary character in Absolute Duo, Tooru Kokonoe, is a young guy who enrolled at Kouryou Academy High School to increase his abilities. Why? to get vengeance on the person who killed his sister. He encounters a range of potential love prospects at the school. The most noteworthy is Julie Sigtuna, both his “Duo” and, by coincidence, someone who has similar goals to him. Together, they battle their way through anything the world may throw at them.
27. Little Busters! Refrain
Slice-of-life dramas with teenagers still enrolled in high school as the main protagonists have recently skyrocketed in popularity. Baseball, action, and romance are all brought together in the anime Little Busters!: Refrain. As Rin Natsume and Riki Naoe play baseball, we are captivated as we watch them both on and off the field. This keeps us hooked on the television. However, the most important thing for us to find out is whether or not they are going to become a couple.
28. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
Do you want your action-romance anime to include a little bit of mystery and fear? Do you agree? Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is an innovative take on various genres; therefore, it’s a nice thing. We meet the enigmatic Yuuko Kanoe, who was murdered fifty years ago at a former school. Teiichi Niiya may be able to help her figure out why she passed away. The closer they get to one another as they search for answers, the more great a relationship they forge!
29. Revolutionary Girl Utena
The Revolutionary Girl Utena fantasy anime series chronicles the story of an orphaned adolescent girl named Utena Tenjou, who decided to become a prince because she has a tomboyish nature. As Utena Tenjou engages in combat intending to rescue Anthy Himemiya, also known as the “Rose Bride,” Utena gradually demonstrates her prowess as a noble prince during these encounters.
30. The Familiar of Zero
It’s no secret that The Familiar of Zero is still up there on my list of favorite romance series. In a nutshell, it examines an improbable master-and-servant relationship between a witch called Louise Francoise Le Blanc de La Vallière and Saito Hiraga, who is a regular adolescent from Japan. Louise Francoise Le Blanc de La Vallière is the master, while Saito Hiraga is the servant. They may not have gotten along well at first, but as time passes, they gradually develop emotions for one another, even though they may not have liked one another.
Blood+ is not simply another tale about a girl who falls in love with a vampire. It presents a perspective on interspecies interactions that is far more nuanced and developed. It follows the story of a young lady named Saya Otonashi, who is anemic and suffers from a kind of forgetfulness called selective amnesia. Following an assault by a vampire, she comes into contact with Hagi, a mystery individual who turns out to be much nearer to her than she had previously believed. If we consider everything, can we say this tells a finer love tale than Twilight?
32. The Vision of Escaflowne
Anime series commonly categorized as shonen and other types of seinen include those with a combination of mecha and fantasy elements. In this particular instance, the Vision of Escaflowne deviates from the norm by being a shoujo-based series with abundant romance that will ensure the most appealing and seductive characters are maintained. This has a significant amount of both high fantasy and action. The importance of the relationship between Hitomi Kanzaki and Van Fanel is emphasized in the story.
33. Angel Beats
Angel Beats revolves around the story of a young man Yuzuru Otonashi. One day, he suddenly wakes up in a strange world and realizes that everyone there is dead. He was then asked by Yurippe, the commander of the ‘Afterlife Front’, to join the rebellion against God because everyone here did not accept death and wanted to fight against it. Opposing them was a young girl they called ‘Tenshi’. Otonashi reluctantly joins the front, always trying to find a way to regain his memories and understand what is going on.
Katanagatari plot revolves around Yasuri Shichika, the seventh generation head of the Kyoto sword school living on Fushou island, set in the Edo period; after receiving orders from the female samurai commander – Togame, Shichika set out with her to find 12 swords. Treasure sword created by legendary swordsmith Kiki Shikizaki. Each sword has its power, and Shichika will compete with the current owner of these swords to obtain them.
Kekkaishi revolves around Sumimura Yoshimori, a 14-year-old high school student who is a descendant of the Sumimura family’s mage, known as the Bound Master, who specializes in using the Boundary Technique to destroy demons. He, along with his friend Yukimura Tokine, is two years older and next door mage, a descendant of the Yukimura clan, rivaling the Sumimura family. The two work together to destroy demons and protect the sacred land with mysterious powers, Karasumori, which is also their school.
36. The Ancient Magus’ Bride
The Ancient Magus’ Bride follows two characters in this visually appealing story set in a vibrant fantasy world. Chise Hatori was traded to an unknown tall guy wearing a mask. Abandoned and unloved from an early age and disregarded by her friends, she is eventually escorted to a hidden study by a guy in a cloak who exposes himself to be Elias Ainsworth. He is a Magus and takes her in as his apprentice, and there is a possibility that they may become more than just friends.
37. No. 6
Shion is wealthy and successful, and he lives in the city of No. 6, which is a place where everything seems to be operating well. That is until he meets Shezumi, who shatters his idyllic view of the world by revealing what life is like outside his idyllic bubble. As soon as Shion hears about the situation in the outside world from Shezumi, he is determined to take action to improve it before it is too late.
38. Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon‘s heroine Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy 14-year-old girl who is terrible at school, cowardly and crying. One day, Usagi caught the cat Luna being teased by a group of children. Disgruntled, the girl took action to save Luna without knowing her destiny officially opened from there. As it turns out, Usagi’s previous life was as the moon princess, the daughter of the moon queen Serenity. Knowing that the forces of darkness have not been destroyed, Serenity sent her daughter and her guardians to earth to protect innocent people from evil.
39. Sword Art Online
The plot starts in a future timeline when the first virtual reality game, dubbed (SAO), is released globally and immediately causes fever in many participants. They quickly realized that Sword Art Online was a prison they could not escape and that the only way to return to reality was to succeed in their task; thus, their happiness did not last long. Aincrad has over 100 enormous floors, making the work very impossible.
40. Eureka Seven
Eureka Seven revolves around Renton Thurston, 14, who resides in the quiet town of Bellforest but aspires to leave it all behind and work as a mercenary. His objective is to become a member of an organization called Gekkostate to liven up his mundane life with a bit of excitement and adventure. Nevertheless, he is under a lot of pressure from his family to become a mechanic like his late father. Renton’s life becomes much more exciting as a gigantic robot rides through his garage and discovers it can ride Trapar waves.
41. Vampire Knight
At the first appearance in Vampire Knight, Cross Academy appears to be a standard exclusive boarding school, but it has a sinister secret: its pupils are split into Day Class and Night Class. Additionally, very few people know that the Night Class pupils are strong vampires. As two of the few pupils aware of their identities, Yuuki and Zero must keep their identities a secret. However, nothing had prepared them for Cross Academy’s threats.
Chizuru Yukimura, a young woman of 16 years old, is the protagonist of the anime Hakuouki, which is set in Edo-era Japan and relates the narrative of her journey to find her absent father in Kyoto. For a young woman of her age, the long voyage is already fraught with peril, but once she reaches the city, the situation only becomes direr. There, the humanoid monsters attack Chizuru, and the ferocious samurai group Shinsengumi takes her hostage after the attack. Chizuru’s way of life is going to change.
43. Kaze no Stigma
Kaze no Stigma is about Yagami Kazuma being disowned by his powerful family since he could not live up to the family’s expectations regarding his magical prowess. Who would have guessed that years later, he would return as a skilled practitioner of the wind arts? Not his family members, who are not yet prepared to welcome Kazuma into the fold with open arms. Alongside the feisty young woman Ayano, he finds himself embroiled in a conflict between two rival families.
44. Beyond the Boundary
Beyond the Boundary revolves around Akihito Kanbara, a half-human, half-Youmu high school student with a powerful resurrecting ability since childhood. For this reason, many people pursued him, wanting to take away that power. One afternoon after school, he suddenly met a girl standing on the edge of the terrace fence, looking like she wanted to jump off. Now he must decide whether to be the third person to narrate the tragic scenario without getting in trouble or to be a hero with the accompanying repercussions.
45. Darling in the Franxx
What about romance and robots makes them such a good fit for one another? One book that exemplifies this is Darling in the Franxx, also one of the romance titles that has gotten the most positive critical reception to this day. Darling In The Franxx is a strange Mecha anime series set in a distant future when the earth is destroyed, and people have to live in mobile armed cities under the protection of the Franxx – a type of manned combat robot.
In the not-too-distant future in Freezing, humanity is under attack from an alien race known as the Novas. The Novas are a dangerous gang of extraterrestrials that cause chaos wherever they go. Military academies are places of education and training for young people who have been implanted with stigmata that grant them superhuman abilities. These young people are known as Pandoras for the young ladies and Limiters for the young men. They represent the final chance for humanity’s survival.
47. Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown is an action romance and adventure anime revolving around a high school student named Ouma Shu. He was suddenly dragged into a world war for survival. He met a famous female singer on the internet, Inori. She is a member of the Undertakers insurgency, fighting against government GHQ units. At first, Shu was reluctant to help the Undertakers in a few anti-GHQ missions. He gradually comes to understand his past as well as his strength.
48. Maoyu: Archenemy and Hero
Maoyu: Archenemy and Hero is a side story about the character Yuusha (Hero) – a warrior who joins the war between humans and demons. When the humans invaded the demon’s stronghold, Yuusha entered the Demon Queen’s castle. However, the Demon Queen gave the reason that the evil side waged war on humans to unify humanity and maintain society. She convinces him that there will be a civil war among humans if the demons don’t go to war, which is why Yuusha decides to side with the Demon Queen.
49. Hataraku Maou-sama
The story of “Hataraku Maou-sama!” revolves around the devil Satan, who, after failing in his quest to rule the world, uses a portal to travel to another planet, more notably Japan, to begin again. However, Satan could not utilize magic in Japan, so he was forced to work part-time and blend in with society while he awaited the dawn. Satan’s adversaries also travel to find him, but as no one is capable of using magic, they are powerless to stop one another.
50. Strike the Blood
Even though it’s a series about vampires, the characters in Strike the Blood don’t have any sparkly markings on their skin. The main character may be a powerful vampire, and if he wakes up too much of his potential, he is provided with a sword shaman that will kill him. As a result of their efforts to protect the city, they form a strong link with one another and, as you might expect, become even more closely knit. Regrettably, there are also some ecchi and harem to be found there.