Romantic Comedy Anime is an extremely popular genre of anime. For fans, they are an excellent way to escape reality and enjoy a lighthearted love story while learning about the intricacies and complexities of relationships. More importantly, they offer hope that we can find our one true love and live happily ever after. This article aims to provide the top 50 best Romantic Comedy Anime of all time.
Table of Contents
- 1. Golden Time
- 2. Gamers
- 3. Baka & Test
- 4. Arakawa Under The Bridge
- 5. Junjou Romantica
- 6. Mind Game
- 7. The Devil Is A Part-Timer
- 8. Paradise Kiss
- 9. My Senpai Is Annoying
- 10. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki Kun
- 11. Ore Monogatari
- 12. Tamako Love Story
- 13. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku
- 14. Kokoro Connect
- 15. School Rumble
- 16. High Score Girl
- 17. Yona Of The Dawn
- 18. Kaichou Wa Maid Sama
- 19. Honey and Clover
- 20. Lovely Complex
- 21. Teasing Master Takagi San
- 22. Skip Beat
- 23. Princess Tutu
- 24. The Pet Girl Of Sakurasou
- 25. Toradora
- 26. Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions
- 27. The Quintessential Quintuplets
- 28. Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikaku Kawaii)
- 29. Ouran High School Host Club
- 30. Working
- 31. Maison Ikkoku
- 32. Cardcaptor Sakura
- 33. Little Busters
- 34. Welcome To The Ballroom
- 35. InuYasha
- 36. Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
- 37. Horimiya
- 38. Nodame Cantabile
- 39. Kamisama Hajimemashita
- 40. Cross Game
- 41. My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected (Oregairu)
- 42. Nana
- 43. Bakuman
- 44. The Tatami Galaxy
- 45. Disappearance Of Suzumiya Haruhi
- 46. Monogatari Series
- 47. Clannad
- 48. Fruits Basket
- 49. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
- 50. Kaguya Sama Love Is War
1. Golden Time
A Japanese light novel series called Golden Time was authored by Yuyuko Takemiya and illustrated by Ji Komatsu. The series, which spans 11 volumes and features romantic comedy and supernatural themes, was released by ASCII Media Works between 2010 and 2014 and consists of eight main series novels and three additional books. The serialization of Umechazuke’s manga adaption debuted in the Dengeki Daioh issue in October 2011. J.C. Staff produced a 24-episode anime adaptation, which MBS broadcast between 2013 and 2014.
The Japanese light book series Gamers! was created by Sekina Aoi and Saboten. Fujimi Shobo released twelve volumes under the Fujimi Fantasia Bunko banner. High school student and gamer Keita Amano meets Karen Tend, the stunning student idol, and joins the school’s gaming club. He rejects her offer after learning that it is focused on competitive gaming. This rejection starts a series of events in Keita and his friends’ life that involves video games, romance, and several miscommunications.
3. Baka & Test
Japanese light book series Baka and Test, commonly referred to as Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts, was created by Kenji Inoue with drawings by Yui Haga. The series centers on Akihisa Yoshii, the show’s eponymous Baka (idiot), and his buddies at Fumizuki Academy. In this school, pupils are placed in courses according to their performance on entrance exams. The lower classes get very little, while the highest classes get superior resources and benefits. The lowest-level class in the school, Class F, is incensed by this injustice and swears to take on the higher-level classes to obtain greater resources and respect.
4. Arakawa Under The Bridge
From 2004 through 2015, the manga Arakawa Under The Bridge was first published in serial form in the Seinen magazine Young Gangan. Kou Ichinomiya, a guy who has accomplished all by himself, is the subject of the television series. One rule his father instilled in him since he was a child is that one should never owe money to another person. One day, he is rescued by a girl named Nino, and as a result, he owes her his life. He asks her if there is a way for him to pay her back because he cannot accept that he owes her money. In conclusion, she tells him to love her, starting Kou’s life as a bridge underperformer. However, as Kou begins to discover, Arakawa is a place full of oddballs, and everyone who lives beneath the bridge is what society would call a “denpasan.”
5. Junjou Romantica
Shungiku Nakamura’s manga series Junjo Romantica: Pure Romance is about a boy who falls in love. It centers on four plotlines: the primary pair, which takes up most of the books, and three additional male couples who provide recurring side stories (“Junjo Egoist”, “Junjo Terrorist”, and “Junjo Mistake”). It has grown to include several CD dramas, a manga series published in Asuka Ciel, a light novel called “Junai Romantica” published in The Ruby magazine, and a 37-episode anime series.
6. Mind Game
Based on the same-named manga by Robin Nishi, Mind Game is an experimental animated feature film produced in 2004 in Japan. The movie attracted a cult following, earned positive reviews, and won numerous accolades on a global scale. Directors Satoshi Kon and Bill Plympton also gave the movie high marks. Nishi, a 20-year-old loser with ambitions to become a manga artist, is a loser. He meets Myon, his boyhood sweetheart, on the train one late night. Nishi is informed of her impending nuptials. Here is where the story starts.
7. The Devil Is A Part-Timer
A Japanese light novel series called The Devil Is a Part-Timer! was written by Satoshi Wagahara and illustrated by Oniku. Satan tries to take over Ente Isla in the novel but is stopped by Emilia, the hero, and is forced to flee via a gate that takes him to contemporary Tokyo, Japan. Satan takes on the name Sadao Maou and works part-time at a fast food joint named MgRonald’s, a spoof of McDonald’s, to survive and find a means to get back to Ente Isla.
8. Paradise Kiss
Ai Yazawa is the author and illustrator of the fashion manga Paradise Kiss, frequently shortened to ParaKiss by fans. It was serialized in the publication Zipper.
Yukari Hayasaka had been living a life of boredom when Yazawa School for the Arts students came across her. Yukari declines their request to utilize her as their model in the school fashion show. After spotting her in her school photo, their boss George Koizumi has his eyes set on her and won’t accept no as an answer. Yukari eventually participates in the fashion show and quickly feels affection for George. Yukari and George are becoming closer all the time, to the point where Yukari is unable to stop thinking about him. They met and shared a kiss.
9. My Senpai Is Annoying
Since 2017, My Senpai Is Annoying has been published in nine tankobon volumes after being serialized online in Ichijinsha’s Comic POOL digital manga magazine.
Igarashi is a diligent young office employee. She is regularly annoyed by Takeda, the senpai above her at work, although she notices a growing attraction between them. As Igarashi juggles work, life, and love, every day is full of comedic mistakes and swoon-worthy moments.
10. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki Kun
Izumi Tsubaki is the author and illustrator of the Japanese manga series Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, which has four panels. High school student Chiyo Sakura, who had fallen in love with Umetaro Nozaki, a crude boy classmate, makes the bold decision to ask him out one day. Because her thoughts weren’t expressed clearly, she unwittingly finds herself working as an assistant at one of his jobs.
11. Ore Monogatari
The Japanese manga series My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari!!) is a romantic comedy written by Kazune Kawahara and illustrated by Arko. The plot centers on Takeo Goda, a tall, chiseled high school student who has trouble attracting ladies since every woman he likes chooses his charming and attractive best buddy, Makoto Sunakawa. All of this alters when he saves Rinko Yamato, a small, shy girl who, contrary to all odds, falls in love with Takeo, starting a special love story.
12. Tamako Love Story
Tamako Market (Tamako Mketto) is a Kyoto Animation-produced Japanese anime television series created by Reiko Yoshida and Naoko Yamada. The oldest child of a family that owns the Tama-ya mochi shop in the Usagiyama Shopping District is Tamako Kitashirakawa. Tamako comes upon Dera Mochimazzi, a peculiar talking bird, one day. Tamako, her friends, family, neighbors, and this strange bird follow throughout the television show. The characters’ emotional lives are also covered in Tamako Market and the subsequent Tamako Love Story movie, specifically Tamako’s childhood buddy Mochiz’s crush on her and the two of them being too bashful to speak up to each other.
13. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku
Fujita is the author and illustrator of the Japanese webcomic series Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku. The two major protagonists are Hirotaka, a charming and competent businessman who enjoys video games, and Narumi, an office worker who conceals her fujoshi lifestyle. The two seem to be made for each other, yet otaku has trouble falling in love.
14. Kokoro Connect
Kokoro Connect is a Japanese light book series authored by Sadanatsu Anda, with illustrations by Shiromizakana. It concentrates on five high school kids confronting several mysterious events that drive them to expose secrets that will test their connections with each other. The main characters of the story are Taichi, Iori, Himeko, Yoshifumi, and Yui, five high school students who are the only members of their school’s Student Cultural Research Club.
15. School Rumble
Jin Kobayashi created a Japanese shonen manga series called School Rumble. In the romance comedy series School Rumble, which focuses on relationships between Japanese high school students, the two main characters, Tenma Tsukamoto and Kenji Harima, and one of their classmates, Oji Karasuma, are in a love triangle. Realism is frequently abandoned in favor of humorous effects throughout the series.
16. High Score Girl
Rensuke Oshikiri created the Japanese manga series High Score Girl, which ran from October 2010 to September 2018. Gamer Haruo Yaguchi’s life, the co-op gaming environment (most notably fighting games), the changes that occur over time, and his connection with reserved female gamer Akira Ono are the central themes of the narrative. The series, referred to as a 1990s arcade romantic comedy, is renowned for its distinctive art direction and accurate representations of the wide range of gaming equipment, software, and even culture portrayed.
17. Yona Of The Dawn
Mizuho Kusanagi is the creator of the Japanese manga series Yona of the Dawn. Yona is the titular character of the Akatsuki no Yona manga and anime series. She is the lone heir of Emperor Il and Queen Kashi, the Crown Princess of Kouka Kingdom, and the reincarnation of King Hiryuu. After her father was killed by her adored cousin Soo-Won, who then took the throne and became king, she was forced to leave Hiryuu Castle as a fugitive when she was 16 years old.
18. Kaichou Wa Maid Sama
Hiro Fujiwara is the author of the Japanese comic series Maid Sama! From December 2005 to September 2013, it was published in Hakusensha’s monthly shojo magazine LaLa, and its chapters were collected in 18 tank volumes. The comic centered on Takumi Usui and Misaki Ayuzawa.
19. Honey and Clover
Chica Umino is the creator of the Japanese manga series Honey and Clover. From 2000 to 2001, it was serialized in Takarajimasha’s shojo manga publication Cutie Comic. The show explores the relationships and daily lives of a group of art school students who share a residence.
20. Lovely Complex
Aya Nakahara’s Love Com, commonly referred to as Lovely Complex, is a romantic comedy shojo manga. From 2001 until 2006, Shueisha published it in Bessatsu Margaret, and it was collected in 17 tank-bon volumes. The television show’s subject is the romance between a tall girl and a short boy, who is joked about by their classmates as a comic duo. It won the 49th Shogakukan Manga Award in 2004.
21. Teasing Master Takagi San
Japanese manga author and artist Sōichirō Yamamoto created the series Teasing Master Takagi-san. The show focuses on Nishikata’s futile attempts to get revenge on her classmate Takagi, who enjoys tormenting her daily. The manga has a license from Yen Press for North America.
22. Skip Beat
Yoshiki Nakamura is the author of the Japanese shojo manga Skip Beat!, also known as Sukibi. A 16-year-old girl named Kyoko Mogami finds out that her childhood friend and love aspiration, Shotaro Fuwa, just keeps her around to serve as a maid and to help him pay his living expenses as he attempts to become the top pop idol in Japan. She wants revenge by defeating him in show business out of rage and heartbreak.
23. Princess Tutu
Japanese illustrator and animator Ikuko Itoh is the author of the magical girl anime series Princess Tutu. The plot revolves around a duck who transforms into the legendary ballerina Princess Tutu to mend the broken heart of a real-life prince inspired by ballet and fairy tales, particularly The Ugly Duckling and Swan Lake.
24. The Pet Girl Of Sakurasou
Japanese light novel series The Pet Girl of Sakurasou was written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Kēji Mizoguchi.
The oddest and most troublesome students are housed in Sakura Dormitory, a high school dormitory connected to Suimei University of the Arts (commonly abbreviated as Suiko). Sorata Kanda moves into Sakura Dormitory after being expelled from the standard dorm for harboring a stray cat. Mashiro Shiina, a well-known artist who can’t even manage her daily life, moves in as he begins to adjust to dorm life. Sorata is coerced into taking care of Mashiro. The plot focuses on both their day-to-day activities and mental development.
The focus of Toradora! is Ryuuji Takasu. He may have a loving soul, but his scary delinquent eyes speak volumes. He was paired with his best buddy Yusaku Kitamura and his secret crush Minori Kushieda during his second year of high school due to class reorganizations. There are also Taiga Aisaka, Minori’s best friend, and the school’s “Palmtop Tiger.” Taiga’s lovely exterior stands in stark contrast to her vicious nature. When Ryuuji learns that Taiga has a crush on Kitamura, Taiga agrees to help him with his relationship with Kitamura in exchange for helping her develop her own.
26. Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions
A Japanese light book series called Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! was written by Torako and illustrated by Nozomi Saka. The show centers on Yota Togashi, a high school student who tries to put his embarrassing previous grandiose delusions behind him until he meets Rikka Takanashi, a girl who displays her symptoms of the chniby condition. As their relationship develops, Yta and Rikka establish the Far East Magical Napping Society Summer Thereof with their classmates Sanae Dekomori, Shinka Nibutani, and Kumin Tsuyuri, who all exhibit distinctive delusional tendencies.
27. The Quintessential Quintuplets
Negi Haruba is the author and illustrator of the Japanese manga series The Quintessential Quintuplets. The show centers on the day-to-day activities of Futaro Uesugi, a high school student employed as a private tutor for a set of identical quintuplets named Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki Nakano. An adult Futaro is getting ready to marry one of the Nakano Quintuplets, whose identity isn’t disclosed until the end of the series when it is clear that the story is being told in flashback.
28. Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikaku Kawaii)
A Japanese manga series by Kenjiro Hata, Tonkawa: Over the Moon for You is known outside Japan as Fly Me to the Moon. The juvenile genius Nasa Yuzaki, who is saved from a car accident at the novel’s beginning, and his new wife, Tsukasa, are the story’s central characters.
29. Ouran High School Host Club
The Japanese manga series Ouran High School Host Club was created by Bisco Hatori and serialized in Hakusensha’s LaLa magazine between 2002 and 2010. The show centers on Ouran Academy scholarship student Haruhi Fujioka and the other members of the well-liked host club. The relationships inside and outside the Club are the main subject of romantic comedy.
Working!! Published as Wagnaria in English-speaking regions! , a four-panel Japanese comic strip manga series created and illustrated by Karino Takatsu, chronicles the exploits of the odd staff at one of the Wagnaria family restaurant chain’s locations.
31. Maison Ikkoku
Rumiko Takahashi is a Japanese manga creator best known for her work on the manga series Maison Ikkoku. From 1980 until 1987, it was serialized in Shogakukan’s seinen manga publication Big Comic Spirits, and the chapters were collected into 15 tank-bon volumes. In the romantic comedy Maison Ikkoku, a bunch of crazy characters stays in a boarding house in 1980s Tokyo. The main emphasis of the narrative is the burgeoning romance between young, recently widowed boarding house manager Kyoko Otonashi and down-on-his-luck student Yusaku Godai.
32. Cardcaptor Sakura
The Japanese manga series Cardcaptor Sakura, also known as CCS, was created by the Clamp manga collective. Sakura Kinomoto, an elementary school student who mistakenly releases a set of magical cards into the world and realizes she has magical abilities, is the novel’s main character. She must retrieve the cards to avert disaster. Each of these cards bestows unique magical abilities, and only those with innate magical prowess can activate them. Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, a sequel by Clamp that centers on Sakura at junior high school, started serialization in Nakayoshi in 2016.
33. Little Busters
The Japanese graphic novel Little Busters! was created by Key. It is rated for all ages and was launched in 2007 for Windows PCs. The Little Busters, a group of high school students who were buddies in elementary school (Riki Naoe, Rin Natsume, Kyousuke Natsume, Masato Inohara, and Kengo Miyazawa), decide to start a baseball club. Riki, who has been diagnosed with narcolepsy, is assigned to find additional girls to prepare for a baseball game, and he bonds with each of them because of their struggles. Meanwhile, Rin receives enigmatic letters from her cat Lennon asking her to carry out specific activities to discover the “secret of this universe.”
34. Welcome To The Ballroom
Tomo Takeuchi is the author and illustrator of the Japanese comic series Welcome to the Ballroom. It depicts the archetypal tale of Tatara Fujita, a wandering young man from Japan, who is introduced to competitive dancing by a fortuitous encounter. From July to December 2017, Production I.G aired a television anime series adaptation. Kodansha Comics has granted the manga permission to be published in English in North America.
Japanese manga author and illustrator Rumiko Takahashi created the series Inuyasha. After falling into a well at her family shrine, Kagome Higurashi, a fifteen-year-old middle school student from modern-day Tokyo, is sent to the Sengoku era, where she meets the half-dog demon, half-human Inuyasha. When Kagome’s body’s precious Shikon Jewel reemerges from the depths, she unintentionally breaks it into dozens of pieces, which then scatter over Japan. The lecherous monk Miroku, the demon slayer Sango, and the fox demon Shipp joins Inuyasha and Kagome on their mission to find Jewel’s fragments. They set off on a joint journey to recover the Shikon Jewel before Naraku, the evil half-demon, obtains it.
36. Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
2017 Japanese animated love comedy Night Is Short, Walk On Girl is the work of director Masaaki Yuasa. The movie with the leading article was called The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, when it was released in North America. The movie centers on a night out for two college students, an anonymous man and lady referred to as Senpai (“Senior”) in the movie and throughout the credits as Kurokami no Otome and Kohai, respectively. Even though they are kept apart for most of the evening by circumstances, the senpai wants to declare his romantic emotions for the Kohai to her that night.
Under the pen name Hero, Hiroki Adachi created the Japanese shonen online comic series Hori-san for Miyamura-kun. A manga about Kyoko and Miyamura. Kyoko Izumi Miyamura, a glum and seemingly nerdy lad with spectacles, is Hori’s classmate. Hori is a brilliant and well-liked high school student.
38. Nodame Cantabile
Tomoko Ninomiya is the creator of the Japanese manga series Nodame Cantabile. Megumi “Nodame” Noda and Shinichi Chiaki, two aspiring classical musicians, are featured in the series in their university years and after graduating.
39. Kamisama Hajimemashita
Japanese manga author Julietta Suzuki created the Kamisama Kiss series, which Hakusensha serialized in the shojo manga publication Hana to Yume. Nanami Momozono aspires to have an ordinary school life like all high school girls. Instead, she has to deal with the fact that her gambling-addicted father has racked up many debts in her name. She becomes homeless after the debt collectors evict her from her apartment since she cannot pay her rent. This terrible sequence of events doesn’t change the fact that she has a good heart.
40. Cross Game
Mitsuru Adachi is the author and illustrator of the Japanese manga series Cross Game, which has baseball as its theme. The tale of Ko Kitamura and the four close-by Tsukishima sisters, Ichiyo, Wakaba, Aoba, and Momiji, is told in Cross Game. While Aoba, who is a year younger than them, dislikes how Ko is “stealing” her sister away from her, Wakaba and Ko were both born on the same day in the same hospital and are close enough that Wakaba treats Ko as her lover despite there being no official declaration. Ko and Aoba gradually become closer as they work to realize Wakaba’s last wish of watching them play in the high school baseball tournament in Koshien Stadium after he is killed in an accident.
41. My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected (Oregairu)
My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, often referred to as My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU and authored by Wataru Watari and illustrated by Ponkan8, is a Japanese light novel series. The show centers on Hachiman Hikigaya, a realistic, pessimistic youngster whose teacher compels him to join the school’s service club and help two other females with their own problems. While resolving their internal difficulties, they provide assistance and counsel to others.
Ai Yazawa is the creator of the Japanese comic series Nana. From May 2000 to May 2009, it was serialized in the monthly shojo manga publication Cookie before taking a break. Nana Osaki and Nana Komatsu, two ladies who relocate to Tokyo at the age of 20, are the series’ centerpieces. The plot revolves around Nana O’s quest for fame and Nana K’s pursuit of romance, all while Nana O and Nana K struggle to keep their friendship together.
The creators of Death Note also created the Japanese manga series Bakuman, written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. Two ninth-grade guys who want to become manga artists—Moritaka Mashiro as the illustrator and Akito Takagi as the writer—and both great artists are the story’s subjects. Many of the manga titles mentioned in Bakuman have been published in Weekly Shonen Jump, and some characters resemble actual Weekly Shonen Jump writers and editors.
44. The Tatami Galaxy
Tomihiko Morimi’s 2004 Japanese varsity novel, The Tatami Galaxy, was released by Ohta Publishing. The book’s nameless upperclassman at Kyoto University serves as the first-person narrator, reflecting on the follies of his earlier years in school. Each of the book’s four chapters is set in another reality where he is a member of a different student organization.
45. Disappearance Of Suzumiya Haruhi
Based on the fourth Haruhi Suzumiya light novel by Nagaru Tanigawa, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is a 2010 Japanese animated drama film. It was created by Kyoto Animation and directed by Tatsuya Ishihara and Yasuhiro Takemoto with a script by Fumihiko Shimo. Bandai Entertainment in North America and Manga Entertainment in the UK have both obtained licenses for the movie.
46. Monogatari Series
Monogatari Series is a light novel by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Vofan. Published by Kodansha 28 volumes under the Kodansha Box imprint from November 2, 2006, to August 19, 2021. IPM in Vietnam copyrights the series. The series consists of five parts, including three main stories and two side stories, respectively: “First Season”, “Second Season”, “Final Season”, “Off Season”, and “Monster Season”.
The software company Key produced the visual novel Clannad, which is set in Japan.The story begins with the main male of the story, Tomoya Okazaki, a bored young man who is not a wounded soldier but also a wounded soldier who is lamenting his life as a soldier. A messy pile of trash, like the room of his friend Youhei Sunohara. His family was in disarray, his father was drunk, and his mother died giving birth to him. This main hand is handsome and is the dream son of at least two people (Tomoya’s fate, I studied well, but no one loved me seven years ago). On the way up the hill to school, our main house meets the female main, a girl with an average appearance of three rounds (but in Japanese mainstream anime, she is a girl who is not pretty, her body is balanced). That girl’s name is Nagisa Furukawa. And our story begins here.
48. Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It is occasionally referred to as Furuba or Aruba.
Tohru Honda, an orphan girl, learns from Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Sohma that 13 members of the Sohma family are cursed with the spirits of the Chinese zodiac and will transform into their animal forms if they are weak, under stress, or when they are hugged by anyone of the opposite sex who is not infected with a spirit of the zodiac in the novel Fruits Basket.
49. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Rascal Doesn’t Have Bunny Girl Dreams Hajime Kamoshida and Koji Mizoguchi are the authors and illustrators of the Japanese light novel series Senpai, also known as Seishun Buta Yar. Sakuta Azusagawa, a high school student, encounters young actress Mai Sakurajima while she is disguised as a bunny girl and wanders around a library unnoticed by anybody else. This encounter causes his life to take an unexpected turn. Mai finds it intriguing that Sakuta is the only one who can see her because she is invisible to everyone else, even if she is dressed regularly or trying to avoid the spotlight. While continuing to become closer to Mai and meeting other girls who also experience “Adolescence Syndrome,” Sakuta attempts to unravel this enigma and names this condition “Adolescence Syndrome.”
50. Kaguya Sama Love Is War
Aka Akasaka is the author and illustrator of the Japanese romantic comedy manga series Kaguya-sama: Love Is War. Viz Media holds the English language license for manga in North America. Miyuki Shirogane, president of the student council, and Kaguya Shinomiya, vice president, seem to be the ideal complement for their positions in the senior high school division of Shuchiin Academy. Miyuki is the top student at the school and well-known throughout the prefecture, while Kaguya is the daughter of a powerful conglomerate family. They like one another but are too arrogant to admit they are in love because they think the person who does so first would lose. The plot focuses on their various attempts to get the other person to confess or, at the very least, display affection.