What anime to watch on Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day is the day of love, which is celebrated all around the globe. The occasion takes place on 14th February, but in recent times instead of just one day it lasts for an entire week, starting on 7th February. On this day, romance blossoms everywhere, and people confess their true feelings for their loved ones.
Valentine’s day is famous for spending the day with loved ones, going out with them on dates, and enjoying some good food together. However, the world is suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is preventing us all from going out and celebrating the day of love. So all the otakus out there who are sad about it, we got plans for you to make your Valentine’s Day fun.
Best Anime To Watch On Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day symbolizes the message of love and care. Because this day was actually celebrated as a tribute to Saint Valentine, one of the early Christian martyrs. He is always seen as a man who spread love in this world. Thus, we all will celebrate Valentine’s week by watching some great romantic and feel-good anime with our loved ones. Further, those who are single and don’t have a date can also spend their Valentine’s day watching some “kawaii” anime. So get ready with your dates and some snacks to enjoy the day of love with some over-the-top animes.
The Garden of Words
If you are in a move towards a mature romantic drama, then “The Garden of Words” is the thing for you. It is an anime that soothes the soul. The plot revolves around a 15-year-old boy, Takao Akizuki, and a 27 older woman, Yukari Yukino, who comes across each other in a park on a rainy day. The boy was skipping his first class, whereas Yukari was skipping her job for personal problems. Takao opens up about his passion for shoemaking and wants to become a professional at it, whereas Yukari is still a mysterious woman to him.
Soon, Takao finds out that Yukari is a teacher in his school. Yet, he develops feelings for her, and Yukari respects his emotions. But she bids farewell because she’s moving back to her hometown and takes on a teaching job there. Meanwhile, Takao focuses on developing his skill to become a professional shoe designer. Further, he promises to make a beautiful pair of shoes for Yukari.
This anime movie beautifully portrays the message that maturity does not always depend on age. As in the movie, we see an adult going through confusion about her career and life like a troublesome teenager. Whereas the movie shows a teenager who has clarity about his life and understanding other people’s emotions. This masterpiece is the creation of Makoto Shinkai. Further, there is a manga and a serial novel with the same name. You can enjoy this beautiful 43 minutes long romantic anime on Netflix.
If you are bored with watching love at first-time stories, then get ready for a unique one, where you fell in love and with the person you least expect. The story is about Yuji Takasu, whom most at school fear for his intimidating and delinquent looks. In reality, Ryuuji is a kind-hearted boy. Further, he’s happy to be in the same class with his best friend Yusaku Kitamura and his crush, Minori Kushieda, in the second high school year. Ryuuji also comes across Minori’s friend, Taiga Isaka, who is also Ryuuji’s neighbor. Taiga is famous in school for her violent personality. Soon both Ryuji and Taiga discover having a crush on their best friends. Therefore, both agree to help each other set up with their respective love interests, Kitamura and Minori. As this story continues, they develop feelings for each other.
The story will for sure take you on a joy ride filled with laughter, romance, and some heartbreaking moments, too. The anime began airing on 2nd October 2008, and after 25 episodes ended on 26th March 2009. Further, the anime is based on Yuyuko Takemiya’s manga with the same name. Thus, this beautiful shonen is an anime to watch on Valentine’s day. So log in to your Netflix account to watch Toradora.
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
You can also watch some high school love drama with your loved one this Valentine’s day. The story of “Kaguya-sama: Love is War” is about the student council president, Miyuki Shirogane, and vice-president, Kaguya Shinomiya. The two student council leaders have romantic feelings for each other. But their egoistic personalities won’t allow them to confess their feeling. Therefore, both Shirogane and Shinomiya schemes to make the other confess. This love war between the two takes us all on a joyride of emotion and reminds us about the thrill of high school romance. On this journey, we also come across other student council members, which include Chika Fujiwara, who is famous among every otaku because of her infamous and addictive “Chika Dance”.
Aka Akasaka is the creator of this manga series, which began on 14th June 2018, and the story of high school love still continues. Furthermore, the anime series premiered on 12th January 2019, and a second season out on 11th April 2020. Further, in 2021, the A-1 Pictures studio announced a third installment is in production. Because of the manga and anime popularity, live-action television drama and movies also came out. If you want to watch this mind-blowing high school anime, then visit Netflix.
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The plot revolves around Tohru Honda, who lives on her own in a tent on a mountain after her parents’ death. However, the tent gets destroyed in a landslide. So she finds her handsome classmate Yuki Sohma who lives with his cousins, Shigure and Kyo. The Sohmas let Tohru live with them, but she comes across a dark secret of the Sohma clan. Yuki and his family have a curse that twelve of their family members will turn into the animal from the Chinese Zodiac Chart when they are tired, stressed, or hugged by the opposite gender. She keeps the curse a secret from the world and soon becomes an important part of Sohmas. Tohru further gets to know the darkness of the curse and falls in love with Kyo Sohma. Thus, she looks for ways to break the curse and free his love interest and friends.
This shojo and slice-of-life anime will make you want to fall in love if you are not dating anybody. And it is one of the best anime to watch on Valentine’s Day with your Valentine. Fruits Basket series began airing in 2001. Unfortunately, that version didn’t adapt the entire story. Whereas the new anime adaptation, which came out in 2015, adapted the entire manga. The last episode of the anime aired on 29th June 2021. The manga itself was serialized from 1998 to 2006. Furthermore, a sequel manga called Fruits basket Another was serialized from late 2015 to May 2020. You can watch the anime on Netflix.
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
On Valentine’s Day, what can be a better anime to watch than the love story between fellow otakus? The plot of Wotakoi revolves around Narumi, who is a salary woman and hides the fact of being an otaku. At her workplace, she comes across an old handsome otaku friend, Hirotaka. Narumi has failed relationships in her past because of her being an otaku. Thus, Hirotaka suggests she should date a fellow otaku. Soon, Hirotaka and Narumi date each other, and they also come across their bosses, Koyanagi and Kabakura, who are also an otaku couple. But on this journey, we come across that relationship is quite hard for otakus, as they face many challenges.
The show portrays that you won’t have a healthy relationship with a person when you need to hide your true self. Then the relationship will turn toxic because the foundation is made of dishonesty. The anime began airing on 13th April 2018 and had only one season with 11 episodes. Further, there are three more special episodes you can enjoy besides the main story. The Joshei anime is the adaptation of the artist Fujita’s manga series of the same name. You can enjoy this mind-blowing anime on Crunchyroll or Amazon Prime Video.
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If you do not wish to watch an entire anime series, then you should watch this beautiful anime movie called Your Name. The story revolves around Mitsuha, a girl living in a small town but hates her life and dreams of living in a big city. One day, she wakes up in the body of a boy named Taki, who lives in Tokyo and works in a restaurant. After a few days, Mitsuha finds out that the dream of living city life as a boy was happening in real. As Taki was living Mitsuha’s life in her body when she was in Taki’s body. As the story continues of both swapping bodies and living each other’s life, they fall in love with each other and seek to meet in real life. However, their fate takes a nasty turn. Now both have to fight their fate to be together.
The movie is an absolute experience of some beautiful storytelling with some beautiful characters. And if you’re a fan of anime music, then Your Name got some beautiful songs from the band Radwimps. This anime is another masterpiece of the artist Makoto Shinkai. The movie grossed around $387.9 Million US Dollars in 2016. If you want to watch this beautiful anime with your loved ones on Valentine’s Day, then visit Amazon Prime Video.
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You Lie In April
When we’re talking about romantic anime to watch on Valentine’s Day, then we can’t forget about “Your Lie in April”. This story is about a piano prodigy, Kousei Arima, who is who was once a famous child musician. But after his mother’s death, he gave up music because of not able to hear his piano. Since then, he’s living a monochromatic life and only hangouts once in a while with his friends. However, one day he comes across a girl, Kaori Miyazono, a free-spirited violinist whose playing style is like chaos yet beautiful. She forces Arima to get back into playing the piano. As this story continues, we get to know Kaori might not live long, maybe only until the spring. But Arima fell in love with her, and he was finally able to hear his piano once again. However, this show’s tragic ending might leave you in tears.
The anime represents beautifully the concept that love can eliminate all darkness from one’s heart. And also love can bring life to a monotonous career. The anime also got some glorious music, which will soothe your ears and soul. The anime aired on October 9, 2014. And have over 22 episodes. And it is an adaptation of Naoshi Arakawa’s manga with the same name. Your Lie in April is the perfect anime to watch on Valentine’s Day, so visit Hulu or Netflix to watch this beautiful anime.