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Which anime did romance right?

I can't think of a single show with decent romance. It's either non-existent or completely cliché.
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Haruhi.
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>>154764791
Kuzu no Honkai
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Toradora
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Saikano
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>>154764791
B Gata H Kei was very well done and surprisingly underrated around here.
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Paradise kiss
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>>154764791
Spicy Awoo
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>>154764848
Oh please.
>>154764901
Lesbos don't count.
>>154764842
Are you kidding me?
>>154764816
Maybe.
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>>154764791
Steins;Gate
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Aura: Maryuuin
Cross ange
Danna ga nani
Doukyuusei
Panty and stocking
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>>154764791
Hyouka.

>>154764949
>unrealistic sci-fi "I saved you know love me" bs is romance done right
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>>154764941
>Lesbos don't count

Except there were no Lesbos in the show you fucking newfag
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>>154764791
Tasogare Otome
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>>154764980
There was no romance in Hyouka
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None.
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>>154764848
It's been 8 years and no other show has handled romance as well as this. They need to show how friendship and companionship slowly grows into love.
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>>154764980
>Hyouka
Fuck you and fuck your blueball endings. Also, fuck Kyoani.
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>>154764941
>Are you kidding me?
No? Anime romance is finally becoming mature and it's glorious.
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>>154764791
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ3ovM4gn5c
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>>154764980
Kurisu didn't fall for Okabe because he wanted to save her, she was crushing on him for a while but he was too caught up on saving Mayuri. They even had an almost kiss moment in episode 10, before shit hit the fan.
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>>154764980
>unrealistic sci-fi "I saved you know love me" bs is romance done right
so you didn't watch it
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Your lie in april
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>>154764848
>>154765036
Basically this. There's a reason this is called the biggest love story ever told.
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>>154765631
yes, great chemistry, they would end up together even if they had normal lives
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>>154765521
>>154764842
I'll never get why people like baiting and shitposting with this show so much.
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>>154765810
It's a way of coping.
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>>154764976
>Danna ga nani
If by "doing romance right" you mean make me suicidally depressed, you're right.
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>>154764791
Golden Time
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>>154764791
Baby steps. Though its more of a sports anime than romance, its pretty realistic
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>>154765683
I liked it but I wouldn't say it's great romance
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>>154764976
>Cross ange
Rape is not romantic anon.
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Ore Monogatari.
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>>154766042
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>>154765953
This
Amagami SS
White Album.
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>>154765953
Interesting
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Nice recommendation thread. I will say that Shirayuki was really good.
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>>154764791
Saya-chan is very cute.
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>>154764791
>obvious rec thread
>this many replies
Come on, niggers. You'd have to be in your first fucking week on /a/ to sincerely not know a decent romance.
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>tfw no kouko
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>>154766163
>>154766254
Everything ITT is garbage so it's likely anons are just giving recs ironically.
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>>154766000
Obviously he meant Ange and Tusk and it is pretty good love development. Although it may be a bit too cliched for the thread
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>>154766425
But it wasn't cliche at all. Ange literally grows from being a dumb ojou to a dominant yet caring skillful girl that grabs her man by force while also getting a girlfriend.
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Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai.
The slow progression and the way it evolved and happend naturally. Fuck the ending though.
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>>154766493
Sure, overall it was good but some of the scenes and antics involved were too silly and cliched I guess. The constant crotch landings, alone on a deserted island - twice, sucking out snake poison etc
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Not anime but this.
Shame it didn't get more than just OVA.
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Tenjou Tenge?

Not even kidding. It's strange how this weird as fuck shonen had a relatively casual and realistic portrayal of some of the intimate relationships in it.
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Nodame Cantabile? What in your opinion is decent romance anyway? You can find cliches everywhere.
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>>154766062
Why is she so big?
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Houkago no Pleiades
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>>154764791
Kuzu no Honkai
Toradora
SAO during the Aincrad arc, it's literally the only thing that anime did right
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>>154766724
How is it a decent romance? They dont even get married or move in together 10 years later.
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Ore Monogatari
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>>154765624
they have to make a tv show about this now
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>>154765624
Magical bike girl?
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best rom-com hands down...
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>>154765696
Yes, pretty much. The fact they sacrificed so much for each other just proves how much they love each other.
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>>154764791
Real Drive. No kidding.
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>>154765696
>chemistry
Nice buzzword that means exactly nothing other than "i subjectively like how these two interact". People try to use "chemistry" to explain why something is good, when it means literally nothing.
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>>154766935
Kick bad dude and get yo girl.
Simple is not bad.
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>>154766042
>>154766056
In general, series where a couple gets together early on and their relationship is the main focus of the series are best romances by default.
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>gonna list some to see if anyone gets triggered
>in no particular

full metal panic
genshiken
ranma
school rumble
spice and wolf
haruhi
true tears
welcome to the nhk
zero no tsukaima
code geass
allison to lillia
ah my goddess
monogatari (series)
CCS
juuketsu no maria
amagi brilliant park
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Kareshi kanojo.
5cm.
White album.

Also

>>154767270
>be sincere on internet who would do that these days.
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>>154767294
>means nothing except what it means
Wow, great detective work.
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>>154767587
>can't use green text correctly
>can't type correctly
>can't even finish his own sentences correctly
>unironically uses the word trigger
You have to go back to tumblr.
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>>154767627
>it's good because I subjectively like it
You must not understand what the word good means. That, or you enjoy making yourself look retarded. The problem is morons like you trying to quantify "chemistry" as some kind of measurement.
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>>154767670
Good is not objective, and you cannot provide any useful definition of it that is objective.

> The problem is morons like you trying to quantify "chemistry" as some kind of measurement
I'm not the first guy you responded to, nor have either he or I tried to quantify it that way.
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>>154764791

Hibike! Euphonium.
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>>154764791
konosuba but you're gonna have to wait for s3
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Is I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying any good?
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>>154767578
I disagree, I personally think the best ones tend to be those that can develop the romance/dynamic well without that kind of formal relationship structure to lean on, e.g. Crest of the Stars.
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>>154767700
Oh, okay. So you are trying to make yourself look retarded.
First off, yes, good is objective. Good is a measure of quality. And quality is a comparison to all things around it.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/quality

>I'm not the first guy
Literally just confirmed you're that guy. And even if you weren't, you tried to defend the misuse of a word. So you're equally in the wrong.
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>good romance
>no yamada-kun
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>full metal panic
>genshiken
>spice and wolf
>haruhi
>welcome to the nhk
Yes

>school rumble
>true tears
>zero no tsukaima
>allison to lillia
>CCS
>juuketsu no maria
>amagi brilliant park
No

>ranma
>school rumble
>code geass
>ah my goddess
>monogatari (series)
https://youtu.be/ZrRbJRTRGeM
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>>154764848
/thread.

>>154764941
>Lesbos don't count.
Huh? You jus made yourself look ridiculous. Well done.

>>154764980
>Hyouka.
Kek.

>>154765683
It's like saying Twilight is a good love story.

>>154765953
Nope. Even though Toradora was good, Golden time was pure garbage. Not even Kouko could salvage that piece of crap.

>>154766724
This counts. It's subtle, but at the same time it's very solid too.

>>154767036
It's good, because it's a parody of every shoujo stereotype. Not because of the romance aspect. Same goes for Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun.

>>154767587
Pic related.
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>>154767760
>providing a definition of "quality"
I asked for one of "good." And no "it's a measure of how it compares to things around it" doesn't work, because you'd still have to say it's better or worse than them, which brings us back to defining good.

> Literally just confirmed you're that guy.
I think I'm going to stop talking to you now. Have a nice day.
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>>154766972
>he hates her
>she starts by being obsessed with him but eventually gets the fuck over him
>everything ends up entirely unsatisfying for absolutely everyone

Sounds like a realistic romance to me.
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>>154764791

Literally none of them. 0.

Anime is geared to appeal to the lowest common denominator of japanese society. Either children and teenagers, or adult otaku.

The latter are the ones that have money to spend, so this is the target audience of love stories anime most of the time. Also the only other target demographic interested in love stories are shoujo series, but they won't have good writing since their audience is teenaged girls.

Anyways, these otaku are the kind that rejected reality and decided that investing his effort and energy on fantasy worlds would make him happier, since he was rejected by the real world. For these anime, anything resembling irl logic makes the otaku reject the whole series, like the girl having an ex, or the guy being a not-mary sue that isn't a bland piece of shit that's liked by everyone for no reason.

Japan will never produce a good love story anime as long as it's audience is teenaged girls and autists.
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>>154767801
Confirmed for having down syndrome. Did you not even read what you're replying? Good is a MEASURE of quality, you moron. Quality means nothing by itself.
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>>154764791
Amagami
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?
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What is love? Autistically speaking.
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>>154767927
baby don't hurt me
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>>154764791
>Which anime did romance right?
Spice and Wolf did it closest especially with the gradual way it grows outwards from any type of initial first look attraction.

Otherwise, the Super Lovers anime series.
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>>154767927
A chemically reaction in the brain brought about by certain electrical pulses in a defined region of the temporal lobe.
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>>154767987
>the Super Lovers anime series
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I've always liked Miku and Hibiki being a sort of established couple, mainly for their Season 1 interactions

like everything with Symphogear, ignore GX existing
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>>154766818
This. Mahou shoujo anime often do romance surprisingly well.
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>>154764791
I am waiting for Tsurezure.
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>>154764791
>89 posts
>No Maison Ikkoku
>No Honey and Clover
>No Touch
>No Cross Game
fucking newfags
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Amagami SS has quite a few.
Working!! takes a while, but the payoff is there.
Rokka no Yuusha, while being kinda shit, had the best couple of the season.
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>>154768274
Anyone with sense is not feeling into the rec thread.
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>>154765036
but taiga loved ryujii since the 2nd episode anon.

Still fuck man I watched toradora 8 times and I love it.
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>>154765687
>newfags actually falling for the toradora is good meme
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>>154764980
>Hyouka
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>>154766254

this is my first week on /a/

throw me just one real recommendation

otherwise I'll have to watch toradora
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>>154764791
ef a tale of memories
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>>154767918
The anime fucks up their relationship in the school arc by changing too much shit from the VN. The rest (After Story episode 14 onwards) is good, though.
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>>154769187
Oops, I meant After Story episode 9 onwards.
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>>154767597
>Kareshi kanojo.
99 replies and only one correct answer.
Fuck you guys have bad taste.
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>>154767721
>using bait to attract a sector of the audience that will be let down
Wow, CR, wow
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>>154767846
im getting sad reading this cuz i know its true but i cant help myself liking all the "non-realistic" chummy stuff that hapens in alot of romcoms :(
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>>154769587
IRL "romance" is impure, disappointing, and depressing anyway.
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>>154769587
>emoticons
Fuck off.
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>>154767597
>Kareshi kanojo
This
I'm still disappointed it took that long
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>>154768680
this
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>>154767587
>zero no tsukaima
Guilty pleasure of mine.
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>>154769587
There's nothing wrong with being a manchild.
At least you're not actively hurting people.
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>>154764791
That one where you start watching it and expect to see some awesome fights then hatefuck romance between two different factions but suddenly you learn more about agriculture and diplomacy, aswell as the hardships behind each faction.
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>>154766752
She's a big girl
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>>154764791
White Album 2.
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Ouran High School Host Club
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>>154766935
>Kuzu no Honkai
How in the fuck is that romance?
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>>154766042
>>154767036
This.
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>>154767769
Dead series.
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Also the best vn adaptation.
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>>154764842
I would say that Kuzu No Honkai did fucked up relationships pretty well and having been like Mugi when I was in high school I can relate Fucking an older girl that you know doesn't care about you because she's hot and you're a horny idiot. Instead of telling the girl that actually likes you and you know you like too that you love her and making her cry... Always pick the Hana because the Akane is a narcissistic whore
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>>154767227
I agree... had a satisfying ending. Right now Fuuka seems to be the most promising Romance out.
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>>154774087
ree
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My little Monster, Maid-Sama, Kokoro Connect.

and High School DxD kek
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>>154766062
i cant forgive white album for what it did to setsuna
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>>154774087
> fucked up relationships
> obsesive freudian shit
Doesn't sound like romance to me.
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>>154773986
It is romance... brutally honest romance where everything isn't perfect.
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>>154774150
> fuuka
> promising
That post was just awful.
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>>154774341
Well the truth is that nothing is perfect and those kinds of relationships are more common than Disney princess romances. Haven't you ever had a relationship where the other person wasn't the one you wanted because the person you really wanted was not available at the time? Its pretty common especially in high school.
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>>154774466
Right now the show is in a huge fucking ditch but I still think it has potential.
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>>154774485
A relationship is one thing, and a romance is another.
Fucking society.
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>>154764791
Nana.
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>>154774526
> potential
Abandon thy meaningless cuck mentality. An anime with """""potential""""" is just a stupid way of saying it's crap.
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>>154764901
I couldn't get into this because my sister was the same age.
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>>154764791
Toradora is the greatest love story ever told, far surpassing stories like Romeo and Juliet.

Compared to Toradora, the love story in Romeo and Juliet is superficial and one-dimensional. There's no substance or depth or chemistry in the interactions between the two main characters. They exchange cliche love dialogue which mostly consists of them adoring each other's good looks.The basis for the attraction Romeo has to Juliet is that she's a generically handsome and polite young girl. Yet, it is implied that there is a deeper emotional connection between the two that has never been established because they barely even know each other.

Toradora, on the other hand, is the greatest love story ever told. I can't think of any other work of fiction in which two lovers fit together as well as Taiga and Ryuuji. The flaws of one character are perfectly complemented by the strengths of the other. Ryuuji’s practicality and low-key attitude is the perfect yin to Taiga’s abrasive, loud, and fiercely liberal spirit’s yang. Each finds comfort in the other as well, as Ryuuji’s paternal instincts being a support to Taiga, who’s family life is nonexistent, and her consequences-be-damned attitude liberates Ryuuji from the pressure of having to always act so mature.

I think that the only reason why garbage like Romeo and Juliet is still regarded with such reverence is because of historic, rather than artistic, reasons. It was highly influential in the past. Therefore, it must be great art. It certainly was influential, but it's still a superficial love story which Shakespeare actually stole from people like William Painter and Arthur Brooke.
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>>154767769
Manga, yes I guess

But it dragged on way way past when it could have ended, and the anime was ridiculously compressed
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>>154767750
Wut happen?
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>>154767927
A relationship that doesn't involve either one guy autistically pining after a pretty, demure girl he's barely spoken to or a girl who talks to a guy on the street for 5 seconds and is all ready head over heels for him
Basically, a romance written for people who aren't children or early teens looking for wish fulfillment
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>>154767769
>amnesia plot FIVE FUCKING TIMES
>good romance
Thank God it ended at last.
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>>154764842
No human acts the way they do. It's the dumbest forced drama shit I've ever seen. Only the worst shistains on /a/ would actually think that show is good.
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>>154766062
HOLY SHIT SHE'S HUGE

How does such a tiny man woo a big girl like that?
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>>154764848

This
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>>154764842

Second post best post.
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Bakemonogatari Episode 12
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kara no kyoukai

mildly autistic but subtle and endearing without being overtly conscious of it
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>>154775064
Romeo and Juliet isn't a love story, it's making fun of how fucking stupid teenagers are
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Planetes
Cross Game
Spice and Wolf
Full Metal Alchemist
Gosick
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>>154769097
Go watch the tsun
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>>154764976
>Doukyuusei
not that gay shit
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>>154767587
amagi was cuckfest
school rumble was alright
monogatari series too fucking spread out and complicated, needs more focus on characters instead of randomness and comedy, not hating
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fuuka
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Usagi Drop
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>>154767769
great show, recommended to all my friends
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masamune was disappointing thou
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>>154764791
I wish I had a beady-eyed junkie childhood friend to rape while she foams at the mouth high on her drugs.
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>>154776373
Delete this.
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>>154764791
Shirayuki had some top tier vanilla. That neck kiss was lewd as hell.
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Kare Kano
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Rose of Versailles

Some I thought were decent. For romance at least.
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>>154767927
Something women made up to justify their insanity.
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>>154767927
Biggest meme on earth.
Remember, it's called "settle"ing down.
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>>154764791
lovely complex
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>>154769718
for you
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>>154764791
Chuu2 season 1
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>>154777036
Ignorance is bliss. People are ultimately selfish or stupid.
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>>154777036

They expect one of us in the wreckage, brother.
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>>154764791
CHIISANA TE NI MO
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>>154764842
the show lost me when she started to become a lesbian.
Like, what the fuck. This is a softcore hentai.
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>>154767927
A relationship based on mutual trust, where both parties are capable of taking care of themselves, but choose to live and work with each other for mutual benefit. Physical attraction usually plays a part, as long as we are talking about romantic love.
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>>154769097
Don't come here for recommendations.
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>>154764791
Oreimo did it magnificently well with a perfect pace where things came naturally as a result of everything that happened in the series and wasn't cliche at all, it totally broke schemes with its outcome.
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>>154769718
No anon, you're expectations are just too high. The real world is filled with garbage and terrible things. Don't expect another person to save you from your problems.
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>>154765521
>Anime romance is finally becoming mature
If I wanted 'mature' (which is just a euphemism for hypersexual and dysfunctional), I'd be watching Skins or some other Western TV show that fetishises how 'real' it is, even though the only people I know who have 'real' relationships like that are severely unpleasant and/or messed up.
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>>154777585
dumb bitter virgin
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>>154764791
Robotic:Notes.
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>>154767758
Yes
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>>154770546
4u
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>>154775064
5/10. Has potential
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>>154764791
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>>154777797
Great, so anyone who'd prefer to watch actual romance between likeable character rather than edgy shit for teenagers is a bitter virgin. Kuzu no Honkai is School Days for people born after 2000.
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boku no pico
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>>154778341
Scans never.
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>>154768652
She didn't love him at that point. She enjoyed the companionship.
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>>154764791
The best romance ever made is Tamako Love Story. Simple, pure and funny.
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>>154767927
Temporary lapse in judgement
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>>154764791
Kemonozume
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKWoMhboxgI
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Squeezed the edge right out of him.
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>>154767721
>>154769539
I take it it's not actual yuri?

It better not be yuri
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Allison and Lillia
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>>154782131
Yeah I'm already buying extra pairs of underwear, I'm pretty wet with anticipation.
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>>154782131
Wait fuck, its in 3 years?
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>>154782291
No, there's one every year for three years, including this year.
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>>154764791
Toriko manga
Full Metal Alchemist with Winry going from a very caring friend to a loveable wife. (Which is basically no progression, since she'd do it anyway)
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>>154782302
Oh ok yeah I just saw the pv, shit looks pretty well drawn.
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>>154765953
Golden Time was alright but it got way too melodramatic at certain points
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>>154782131
I'm out of the loop, 3 years or what? Ao was pretty shit.

That said, the original is one of my favorite stories, but in the end Eureka was very annoying. I'm impressed Renton put up with her shit.
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>>154764791
I think everyone unconsciously acknowledges that romance is fundamentally mediocre subject material.
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Fruits Basket.
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>>154782385
To be fair, the only good thing about GT was the college setup, and the friendship portrayal. The romance was pretty lame, not bad but nothing special.

However, the amnesia plot device was horrible as fuck. There's no way any story can be good if its based on amnesia and fucking ghost Tada Banris doing shit.
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clannad
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>>154782494
Ghost banri threads were godly.
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>>154782415
There's three new E7 movies, one coming this year, 2018, and 2019. The first is a prequel, first Summer of Love. The second and third are supposed to follow the plot of the original series, but with a few new scenes and a completely new ending.
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It's been a while since I watched it but I remember Lovely Complex did romance pretty well.

Risa and Otani start out with snarky back and forth jabs, start to realize they actually like each other, confess and kiss halfway through the show, then try to overcome obstacles they encounter as a mismatched couple.
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>>154775982

Pretty darn good list here, Planetes is definitely a very good example.

I want to say Crest of the Stars, but that show will just give you shipping blue balls.

With anime it's kinda hard. But there's plenty of good romance Mangas.

Emma comes to mind. Onani Master Kurosawa? Molester Man?

Also, it's not a manga, it's a manhwa, but you should definitely read "The Girl From Class".

Definitely.
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Spice and Wolf does it pretty well with the constant flirting between Lawrence and Horo
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>>154776103

Also happens to be the only one to do incest right, Koi Kaze is truly a masterpiece.
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>>154782716
Lovely Complex is one of the worst examples of shoujo reverse thrust. It goes through the "I don't like him -> Okay maybe I do -> But he doesn't like me -> Or does he? -> MISUNDERSTANDING -> return to step one" cycle like four goddamn times over the course of a dozen episode. Fuck that show, I only finished out of spite.
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I wanted to say Koe no Katachi... but then I just made myself feel sad.

NOT EVEN A FUCKING HUG, FUCK
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>>154782633
Oh fuck. Can't believe I hadn't heard anything.

A preque sounds amazing. I really hope we get to see Holland and the gang before the events of the series. However, I'm not too excited about the other movies. There's no way they can tell the plot in just 2 movies without destroying the pacing and removing a lot of stuff.

One of the most important parts of E7 was its relaxed pacing and smallish character roster. With 50 eps they had enough time to build a lot of the relationships and develop the characters. Even if Eureka was a massive cunt for a good portion of the series, her relationship with Renton developed nicely. Even the annoying kids grew on me.

I guess they can't be as bad as Eva rebuild.
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>>154782933
There were only two threads, that can be missed.
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>>154764791
Inu x Boku.
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>>154764791
Plastic memories was rushed but I think it did a decent job, guy fall in love with an android that is scared to die, I've always said they could have squeezed 2 seasons out of it, but with the entire show being over a time-span of 3-5 months I feel that emotional attachment was hard to achieve besides that which is based on the pity of her imminent death...

Overall 8/10 if they would have had a year to live and not worried about it while they were just starting the relationship, it would have been easily 9/10 if not one of the best romance anime.

Less despair and regret, More living and happiness for the time you get.
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>>154782416
I can't like it as a primary genre. It needs to be subtle or in the background, since the characters are in the foreground already. Ichigo 100% kinda did it right by making the mc go out with second girl at the end, instead of first girl.

The worst thing many (shounen) romances do, is to let the main character helplessly fall in love with the guy/girl that gives him/her the first reaction in their pants.
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>>154780142
He better be making that January video.
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The sappy piece of garbage inside of me will always say Kimi ni Todoke
even if it is kinda cliche joshikousei bait

also yamato nadeshiko shinchi henge
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>>154782756
MM is probably the best romance story I've ever read. I will try your manhwa, hopefully it will make me cry as much.
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>>154767769
this shit should have ended at the same point but with 24 episodes (anime only fag)
still pretty good
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>>154764848
"Kids, it all started when your mother broke into my house and forced me into helping her fuck my best friend."

I like Toradora but plz.
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>>154783545

I don't know about how stoic you are but I definitely experienced some light showers while reading it.
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Fujiyamasan wa Shishunki was good.

I tend to like series where the couple is established early
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>>154783125

I don't get how that anime was so terrible when it had great characters and a funny setup.
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>>154770335
you mean Valkyrie Drive Mermaid?
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>>154764791
Of all the anime I've seen I would say Chobits.
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>>154783184
Plastic Memories was a huge piece of shit. The perfect example o f romance done horribly wrong. It's like romance by people who have never loved for people that do not have friends.

The andriod girl is so boring, with 0 personality and her relationship with the MC is so forced and comes out of nowhere.

I hated that series so much.
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Tokyo Alice

>tfw scanlation is kill
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>>154782789
too bad is boring as shit
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>>154764791
The eternity you wish for
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
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>>154783783
>terrible
It was great, you heathen. Typical chaotic David Production anime. I guess you hate Ben-to too?
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>>154782816
Maybe for the last 2 arcs when they introduced that manlet that looks like Otani and Otani's model neighbour.

Other than that, the whole story went from them not liking each other, to sort of liking each other and then coming to terms with it.
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>>154782756
>Emma comes to mind.
Anything from Kaoru Mori is good in that regard.
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I think manga does romance way better than anime
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nodame
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>>154764848
lets it go reddit
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>>154785727
Because romance mangas haven't gotten many anime adaptations so far.
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>>154786025
so it's a problem of volume? I guess that makes sense
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>>154764791
G Gundam

You only realize it fully at the very end.
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>>154786218
Romance stuff is mostly Shoujo stuff aimed at teen girls. Anime producers just aren't picking it up because they don't think it will sell well to their main demographic: basement-dwelling otakus who spend thousands on collecting BDs and figurines and dakis.

That said it's growing. Next season has yuri NTR romance anime, bald monk romance anime, and some third romance anime that I forget.
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>>154786315
I guess even the seinen stuff wouldn't sell a lot of figs
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Good rec thread
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>>154775982
The romance in the Gosick novels is god-tier. It's a shame that great romance writing like that is so rare in LNs.
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>>154783552
"After that she badmouthed me many many times also she kicked the shit out of me on many many occasions often because of trivial reasons. Than i really knew that love will blossom between us. Also did I mentioned that I worked for her as a sort of slave. Cleaning and cooking for her"

i can't even
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>>154783231
>I can't like it as a primary genre. It needs to be subtle or in the background, since the characters are in the foreground already.
I agree. Romance is best when it's not the primary driver of the plot, or else authors usually resort to soap operatic twists like love rivals, infidelity, breakups, etc. to create drama, which tends to ruin it.
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>>154764842
came here to post this and i see it at the very beginning

/thread i guess
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Toradora
Planetes, I agree
Zero no Tsukaima in a otaku cliched way
Spice and Wolf but S3 never
That one movie that looks like AnoHana with the black haired loli girl.
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Yume de Aetara
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>>154767769
The romance in that sucked. I thought blonde would be a good girl but she ended up being the fucking worst because of her shit deadpan personality.
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>>154767927
Human males are often entering the "relationship" with human female to breed and have offspring. Love serves as biochemical mechanism which is suppose to help rise offspring. Humans produce low number of babies in comparison to other animals. Because of that they need to ensure that baby survives to carry genetic information further. Having two members of a species caring for a baby helps with that. This is what relationship is for. Of course human needs reason to enter the relationship. Love is there for it. Usually we need to have a set of variables to identify love. First both members of a relationship are enjoying each other's company, second both members of species are performing tasks that are biochemically strengthening their bond. There we have kissing, physical contact, sexual activities and so on. And at last but not least we have "getting used to". Living together on daily basis for a long time and performing activities together makes both specimens "comfortable" you can say. I mean they are adapting to this kind of life, and sudden change would be problematic, they would need to learn how to live by themselves again and so on. Specimens are reluctant to go through that so they decide to stay with each other forever. Of course biochemical bond between humans is not that strong. There are animals in the world that are always staying in their relationships forever until death of one specimen happens. Humans on the other hand can exit a relationship if they want to, sure they suffer some biochemical backlash but it is possible. In some other species it is not possible. Instinct is simply too strong.
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>>154785727
The manga that got me laid. Thanks Kana.
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I watched Sasameki Koto recently and liked it

Although I was a bit disappointed, the first episode made it seem like it was going to be more focused on romance/drama/crying gay anime schoolgirls but later episodes started to have more comedy focus
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>>154764791
The ones that do it right tend to be short.

Dowman's Muse is the best love story ever told and it's only 5 pages.
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>>154764849
If you're talking about the one where the girl turns into the freakish weapon of mass destruction then please kys.
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Opinions on Jitsu wa Watashi wa?
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>>154787548
>got you laid
imaginary ghosts don't count, anon
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>>154787717
It wasn't imaginary.

>Hanging out with female friend who is a closet pervert
>Asks me what smut I was reading
>Showed her Ore no Kintama
>She loves the shit out of it
>One night, well past 1 am
>Asks me for another perverted series
>Show her Kana
>She reads it there with me
>She laughs at first, but then gets kind of quiet as she keeps reading
>Asks me if I was horny
>Asked her if she wanted to have sex
>We had sex
>Next day, pretended nothing happened
>Eventually go our separate ways.
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>>154786452
Agreed
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Ef, Clanand, Toradora, Honey Clover, If I see you in My Dreams, karekano, Koi Kaze, RahXephon, Genshiken, Onegai! series, Seikai no Senki, Spice & Wolf. Mawaru Penguin Drum,

You are all welcome.
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>>154787930
This. By far the best romance manga i've ever read.
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Not anime but this manga portrays romance for the average anon pretty well, before he gets his harem of course.
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>>154787802
I want to believe! (especially because that is one of my favorites too.)
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punpun depicted abusive relationships as best as manga can desu
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>>154787802
>Hanging out with female friend who is a closet pervert
Manga isn't what got you laid.
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>>154787525
Isn't love magical? I live for it, literally.
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>>154788573
There's a few other elements of our friendship I didn't mention, but I guarantee that before or even afterwards, I never had any reason to believe I would have ever fucked her if she hadn't gotten crazy horny from reading Kana with me that one night.
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School days
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>>154764848
Still the greatest love story ever told.
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>>154786233
If Rain loved Domon so much why did she cheat on him with a turkroach while in college?
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>yfw Fuck Yeah is tearing this duckling's cloaca apart with his massive human erection every night
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>>154765521
this is an actual realistic romance with how people normaly are in a relationship. in other shows they are afraid of kissing even after half a year in their relationship, and thats so fucking boring
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>>154789762
Because Kyouji's evil knows no bounds.
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>>154787930

This nigga knows what's up.

Absolutely hilarious, sweet and not an obligatory blueball ending.
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>>154776316
Premise was interesting but the plot was mediocre as fuck.
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White Album 2
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>people still watch anime when manga exists

lmao
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>>154790110
why is she always sweating
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>>154776250
>my love for you is like a truck
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>>154767944
Don't hurt me
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>>154786452
Top much forced shit in the ending killed the series for me
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>>154790506
>people still watch anime and read manga when Visual Novels exist
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>>154790110
She wants to jump senpais bones but she has to keep up her act.
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>People who have never experienced a romantic relationship are debating "love".

These threads crack me up.
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Dunno if it did it "right" but I liked it anyway.
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>>154790707

I've never been a superhero either but I still discuss how shit most superhero movies are anyway.
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>>154790707
>must find a way to sort of brag and blog
>maybe that wont call me a normalfag
fuck off nigger.
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>>154787595
Top tier taste faù
m
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>>154788049
You are the only faggot that has even mentioned karekano.

Thus, your taste is infinitely better than anyone else's on this thread
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>>154764791
Banner of the Stars
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>>154790896

If what you want us blue balls, sure.
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>>154790765
Everyone can be a superhero, but not everyone can find love.
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>>154764791
Looking back on it all, you're right. It's always one of these things.

>perfect male bullshit
>so damn ordinary white knight male
>harem
>love triangle
>incomplete ending
>dragged out
>ambiguous ending
>something edgy
>unnecessary drama
>the "we're all friends" ending
>the "we'll be friends forever" ending
>the "by being apart we've matured" ending
>the "he/she is gone but will always be in my heart" ending
>romance not the primary aspect, aka sports, action ...

somewhere along the line, I began wishing for just the ordinary. whisper of the heart was nice. I wish someone would translate the rest of rurumo.
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>>154791035

Not funny man, not funny.
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>>154790685
Or watch the 3. End of debat
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>>154783238
Hope might not be enough
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>>154791035
How do average anon become a superhero?
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>>154767036

I loved that a gorilla looking guy finally got to be an MC and won a cute girl.
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>>154767036
There's nothing special about this aside from the MC looking different.
>but that's the point!
It also means that it still suffers from everything the average romance series does anyway.
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>>154767927

It's an evolutionary mechanism whereby which the continual production of offspring of your own species is achieved. By pushing pushing weights and balances in the chaotic mind of a specimen of homo sapiens through manipulation of various chemicals in our body.

It's a need of sorts, kinda like hunger, but nothing immediately bad happens if you don't fulfil that need.
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>>154764816
Fpbp
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>>154790110
fucking stop remind me picrel
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Real talk /a/, tell us about the characters that should've won. Let's restart the legendary waifuwars of old.

I'm still confused over who was better in School Rumble, Yakumo or Eri. I'm just sad Tenma didn't jump off a building in the first chapter.
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>>154764842
>the only mature person on the entire show is a anoying little princess

nop
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>>154791632
Obviously Harima was the best girl anon. Eri was second.
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>>154791632
Yakumoe was better. Eri wasn't bad, but she was just standard tsundere fare we've seen time and time again by the time we got to meet her.

Also: Mikoto best girl and best bro is the group of animals that always have Harima's back.
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Berserk is the best love story ever told
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>>154791780
Unironically this. Casca and Guts are my favorite pairing.
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>>154777036
if i broke your heart would you die?
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>>154791760
Yakumo was the standard Yamato Nadeshiko though to be fair.
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>>154791780
This, Griffith did nothing wrong.
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>>154791738
The gay fishing boat guy should've won.

I recently reread some of the earlier volumes and the manga chapters with Yakumo and Harima are some good shit and Eri's sports festival etc. chapters are great too. I still don't know how the author made Eri and Yakumo so appealing, but the man did an amazing job.
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Best pairing is Gendou and Ritsuko.

No love, just hate sex.
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>>154791833
Yeah, but for every one of those we get 10 tsunderes, that is the problem between Eri and Yakumoe.
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>>154791833
I don't really agree with you there, a Yamato Nadeshiko is supposed to be graceful and sophisticated, she was way too shy and awkward for that.
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>>154790605
No more.
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>>154791856
>did not saved best shota
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>>154791917
"The term "Yamato nadeshiko" is often used referring to a girl or shy young woman[6] and, in a contemporary context, nostalgically of women with good traits which are perceived as being increasingly rare"

I just grabbed that from wikipedia. My understanding was that the shyness is part of the appeal to japanese dudes.
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>>154791632
Yakumo should've won. Less so because of Yakumo's character (I personally prefer Eri even) but more because that whole subplot about Harima being a mangaka should've actually gone somewhere and Yakumo happened to be tied to that whole thing. She helped the guy find a sense of self-worth in his life, let her win her man as her reward damnit.
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>>154792029
My bad then, I had it in my head that it was the stereotypical cool beauty thing they love to push.

I got this
>she always respects and obeys her husband and never opposes him, even when she thinks he's wrong
I always thought it was a pretty weird concept to be frank, because I always understood it in the above context.
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>>154792029
Wiki is wrong
source: 10,000 hours in VNs
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>>154791662
>mature
>little princess
are you ok?
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>>154792362
I'm open to other interpretations. It's just the understanding of the term I've had. Demure, attractive etc etc.

>>154792322
I could definitely be wrong. If we're going by Street Fighter then it's just a wrestler with a bowlcut.
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>>154792206
I preferred Eri on my first readthrough too, but now that I go back, it's hard reading Yakumo's scenes because she's painfully selfless. Would it have killed Kobayashi to let her struggle for something?
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>>154791035
>Everyone can be a superhero
Even me?
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>>154792480
Yes everyone, everyone except (You)
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>>154783184
Plastic Memories is a disaster. The worst bait and switch series in a long time.

And the few things they did right were thrown into the trash when they did that last minute thing in the last episode.

If there is a prime example of a series with excelent potential that ended utterly wasted is this.
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>>154792587
>except (You)
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The Simpsons 10/10 romance huehuehue
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>>154764941
>>154787984
You sure love white-haired catgirls, aren't you?
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>>154792362
You're pretty good anon, I'll take your word for it.

>>154792443
Hell, we could both be wrong. I prefer your understanding of it though, the one I had had some weird connotations. I found it bizarrely controlling - made all of those MCs who want to date a Yamato Nadeshiko seem like some right weird fucks.
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Honestly, Golden Time is the only romance focused show I ever got through. Was pretty fun.
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>>154792443
The Nadeshiko part of the name is a wildflower. The keyword here being "Wildflower" which means this bitch can survive the winter and bloom again the next spring

Combine this with ancient societal norms of how women are supposed to behave and you get the archetype of Yamato Nadeshiko, that speaks of the ideal Japanese doormat housewife who nonetheless contains within her an iron will. Yamato nadeshikos tend to act all shy and demure, but when push comes to shove they got your back 100% being Determinators as fuck, that is what the character is meant to be.
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>>154792476
It's made worse by the fact that Yakumo as a character just sorta goes nowhere herself. I guess it goes for everyone to an extent because of the ending but Eri had a lot more development with Harima towards the end and of course Tenma goes to Karasuma, whereas Yakuma was just sort of there.
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>>154792836
I see. I've never seen the determined side of it short of "kill yourself to avoid dishonour" shit in old samurai shit.

My view was basically a shy attractive doormat which is Yakumo in my eyes.
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>>154764791
The problem with 99% of romance is that the girl always falls for the guy because *he's nice* to her. Like he has no redeeming qualities or even a personality beyond being a regular nice guy.

Some anime tend to sidestep this better than others (like toradora), but most fall into the same pit trap (WA2).
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>>154792836
So, the whole ''they will not go against their husband even if they don't agree with him'' thing is incorrect?
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>>154792902
How does Toradora sidestep what you're talking about?
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>>154792899
>>154792846
Yakumo needed character development badly. A shame too, she had a great design and was a fun character to read.
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>>154774318
>Kokoro Connect
that was terrible, and it's more of a drama
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>>154789886
>in other shows they are afraid of kissing even after half a year in their relationship
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>>154793181
Well, we are watching anime or reading manga, I think that goes without saying even more than in other forms of media.
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>>154778344
>edgy shit for teenagers
Anime's romance is for manchildren
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>>154792899
The original Yamato Nadeshikos where ladies of high society, back in the day that meant a Samurai clan, And THAT meant they got trained to fight so they could defend themselves in case another rival clan decided it was time to invade when Hubby and his friends where out pillaging the countryside. (This is also where the Naginata being a woman's weapon comes from, as it was a usual dowry for the family of the husband when they took their daughter in)

>>154792983
Nah, this part is sort of correct, in public and even to his face they will be perfectly agreeable, but that doesn't mean they never disagreed or did something behind their husbands backs. The part they never talk about the character archetype is how they can also be master social manipulators.

If you want a character who is Yamato Nadeshiko with no extra bullshit added just look at Belldandy from Oh My Goddess, with the exception that she's not Japanese she's is 100% what this trope is meant to embody
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>>154791780
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>>154764791
Teaching Feeling will when it gets an anime.
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>>154793181
It's usually the exact opposite actually. Realistic fiction is boring as fuck.
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>>154793470
Well damn, they drop the most interesting part of the character just like that. What a shame.
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sakura trick
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>>154793775
What did he mean by this?
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>not even a mention ??

after reading the manga, i think the story was very well done
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there are a bunch i liked (as far as manga) like Skill of Lure and Taiyou no Ie
but I'm still pining for that one perfect piece of escapism
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>>154764791
surprisingly pic related

I hate romance because usually it is terrible and I am not interested in it. But this was one of the few instances where romance actually did not bother me.

That said, I wish anime producers would stop trying to shove in shitty and forced romance everywhere.
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Kimi Ni Todoke was cute in a weeny kind of way.
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>>154794036
Good thing the nipples are covered or else this would be NSFW.
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Chobits
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>>154766425
>>154766493
>>154766580
you gotta be shitting me

the "romance" in Cross Ange was horrible. how can you call that good? are you sub 80 IQ or what
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>>154786398
yooo did the director of this also do ACCA 13? I really like the art style
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Tossup between Nisekoi or Infinite Stratos
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>>154794227
I tried to get into the show, but it was generic as fuck to me. I'll try the manga i guess
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>>154781385
>>154781385
>>154781385
This is legit a great love story but it's /v/.
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>>154791471
>There's nothing special about this aside from the MC looking different.
I'm not usually into shoujo so maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the main characters getting together at the start and the series being about their relationship as a couple was uncommon.
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Midori No Hibi
I'm still mad best girl lost.
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>call it a rec thread
>gets deleted
>rec thread stays up
really makes you think
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>>154797333
everyone knows rec threads have to be thinly veiled
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>>154764791
Lovely Complex, made sense because while the male lead felt weird about the height difference, he was mad alpha the whole show.
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forgot pic
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Romance without some sort of drama is tedious and not satisfactory




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