(Last Updated On: November 3, 2022)
Anime encompasses a wide range of genres and themes that appeal to people of all ages. It contains everything that any type of person could want. But today in this article we will talk about the action-romance genre. The Action Romance genre is one of the most popular in all of anime’s diverse genres.
Because we all know that love and action are the best elements of stories. Furthermore, there is no doubt that this genre perfectly gives us a test of amazing action sequences as well as a feeling of romance.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at the most popular and incredible action romance anime that you absolutely must watch.
17. The vision of Escaflower
The Vision of Escaflowne is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series created by Shoji Kawamori, produced by Sunrise Studios and directed by Kazuki Akane.
This series combines action, adventure, and great art into one package. The series is set in a steampunk fantasy universe and presented through the eyes of a teen named Hitomi, who is ripped from her normal high school life and transported to the war-torn planet of Gaea.
The Escaflowne are mystical robots who fight for the King of Fanelia, a young man named Van, who is the mecha in this series. The sights are spectacular, and some of the palace intrigue rivals the military action on the ground in terms of drama. This is an excellent crossover genre for fans of anime that isn’t exclusively mecha.
16. Eureka Seven
Eureka Seven is a 2005 Japanese anime series created by Studio Bones. Tomoki Kyoda directed the series, which was written by Dai Sato, with character designs by Kenichi Yoshida and music by Naoki Sato.
This series tells the story of Renton Thurston and the outlaw group Gekkostate, his relationship with the enigmatic mecha pilot Eureka, and the mystery of the Coralians. This series contains a lot of romance. It is also well-written, well-designed, and has excellent animation.
15. Eden of the East
It is an action/mystery anime series produced by Production I.G that aired from Apr 10, 2009 to Jun 19, 2009. Saki Morimi, a young woman on her graduation trip in the United States, is the protagonist of this story. But she gets into trouble right in front of the White House in Washington, DC, and only the unexpected intervention of one of her countrymen saves her.
This man, who introduces himself as Akira Takizawa, is, however, a complete mystery. He appears to have lost his memory, and he is completely naked except for the gun in one hand and the phone in the other. A phone with a digital cash balance of 8,200,000,000 yen.
14. No. 6
No. 6 is An 11-episode anime television series produced by studio Bones. This series was broadcast on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block from July 8, 2011 to September 16, 2011.
The story takes place in a dystopian city known as “No.6”. Shion, a boy raised in the elite and privileged environment of his home, gives shelter to another boy, who only gives his name as “Nezumi” (or “Rat”) on the former’s twelfth birthday. What Shion soon discovers is how drastically life will change after meeting with the mysterious Nezumi, with whom he had shared one unforgettable, stormy night.
13. Sailor moon
Sailor Moon is a 1992 Japanese action-romance anime television series produced by Toei Animation using Super Sentai motifs. It is based on the manga of the same title written by Naoko Takeuchi that was published from 1991 to 1997 in Nakayoshi. Sailor Moon first aired in Japan on TV Asahi from March 7, 1992, to February 8, 1997.
The series follows the adventures of a schoolgirl named Usagi Tsukino as she transforms into Sailor Moon to search for a magical artifact, the “Legendary Silver Crystal.” She leads a group of comrades, the Sailor Soldiers, called Sailor Guardians in later editions, as they battle against villains to prevent the theft of the Silver Crystal and the destruction of the Solar System.
12. Revolutionary girl Utena
Revolutionary Girl Utena is a magical girl/romance anime series produced by Studio J.C. Staff that aired from April 2, 1997, to December 24, 1997. It is one of the most famous yuri anime.
The series follows Utena Tenjou, an orphaned teenage girl who expresses her childhood desire to be a prince through her strong-willed personality and tomboyish manner of dress. She finds herself drawn into a series of sword duels to win the hand of Anthy Himemiya, a mysterious girl known as the “Rose Bride” who possesses the “power to revolutionize the world”.
11. Seven Deadly Sins
Seven Deadly Sins is a fiction-fantasy anime series created by Nakaba Suzuki. In 2014, it debuted on MBS, TBS, and other JNN stations.
This series is set in the European Middle Ages in the Monarchy of Britannia. Meliodas and the other six criminals formed the Seven Deadly Sins, a group of strong and nasty fighters. They were falsely accused of committing a crime that they did not commit. Each episode tells the narrative of one of the sins.
10. Angel Beats!
Angel Beats! is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi. This anime aired in Japan between April 3 and June 26, 2010 on CBC.
The story of this series takes place in the afterlife and focuses on Otonashi, a boy who lost his memories of his life after dying. He is enrolled in the afterlife school and meets a girl named Yuri who invites him to join the Afterlife Battlefront, an organization she leads which fights against the student council president, Kanade Tachibana, a girl also known as “Angel” with supernatural powers.
9. Macross Frontier
Macross Frontier is an action-romance anime series produced by Studio Satelight that aired from Apr 04, 2008 to Sep 26, 2008.
This series is set 50 years after the events of the original Macross series and follows a colonization group onboard the Macross Frontier spacecraft. The new series’ musical feature builds on the success of the original series’ musical feature by featuring not one, but two separate idols: Ranka Lee, a young girl aspiring to be a great singer, and Sheryl Nome, the so-called “Galactic Fairy” who is already well-known throughout the galaxy.
8. Future Diary
Future Diary is a 2011 mystical-romance anime series created by Studio Asread. This show is based on a diary game that is a deadly battle royale. In this game, there are 12 different individuals taking part. Each of them has a future diary that helps them to predict the future.
This game is being played by an unsocial boy, Yuki Amano and an infamous spy, Minene Uryu. There’s also a brilliant teen detective, Aru Akise involved. They’re all hoping to win this battle royale and become the successors of the God of Time and Space.
Inuyasha is produced by Sunrise Studio and its first series ran for 167 episodes on Yomiuri TV from October 2000 to September 2004. The second series, Inuyasha: The Final Act, ran for 26 episodes from October 2009 to March 2010.
The series begins with Kagome Higurashi, a fifteen-year-old middle school girl from modern-day Tokyo who is transported to the Sengoku period after falling into a well in her family shrine, where she meets the half-dog demon, half-human Inuyasha. After the sacred Shikon Jewel re-emerges from deep inside Kagome’s body, she accidentally shatters it into dozens of fragments that scatter across Japan.
Inuyasha and Kagome set out to recover the jewel fragments, and in their quest they are joined by the lecherous monk Miroku, the demon slayer Sango, and the fox demon Shippo. Together, they journey to restore the Shikon Jewel before it falls into the hands of the evil half-demon Naraku.
6. Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G that aired on Fuji TV’s noitamina programme block from October 13, 2011. The plot of this series revolves around Shu Ouma. He is a high school boy who comes into possession of an ability called the “Power of the King,” which allows him to draw out items called “Voids” from other people.
He is then thrown into the conflict between a quasi-governmental organization known as GHQ and a rebel organization called Funeral Parlor, which aims to restore Japan’s independence from the GHQ. In the process, Shu has to deal with the burden his ability puts on his shoulders and the horrific mystery of his past.
5. Darling in the Franxx
Darling in the Franxx is a 2018 Japanese science fiction romance anime television series co-produced by A-1 Pictures and Trigger and animated by Trigger and CloverWorks that aired from Jan. 13, 2018 to Jul. 07, 2018.
The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes the mobile fort city of Plantation. Pilots produced inside the plantation live in Mistilteinn, also known as the “birdcage.” Children live there, knowing nothing of the outside world or the freedom of the sky. Their lives consist of battling to carry out missions. Their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as Kyouryuu, and the children pilot robots called Franxx to face off against them. For the children, riding the Franxx proves their existence.
4. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
It is an action/romance anime series produced by Studio J.C. Staff that aired from April 04, 2015 to June 27, 2015. The story of this series follows the adventures of Bell Cranel, a 14-year-old rookie adventurer and sole member of the Hestia Familia.
He looks up to Ais Wallenstein, a famous and powerful swordswoman of the Loki Familia, and vows to become as strong as she after a chance encounter where she saves his life from a powerful monster. While Ais is the object of Bell’s romantic affection, several other girls, deities and mortals alike, have similar feelings for him; most notably, Hestia herself.
3. Yona of the Dawn
Yona of the Dawn is an action-romance anime series produced by Studio Pierrot that aired from October 7, 2014, to March 24, 2015. This story follows Princess Yona, who lives with her pacifist father, King II, in a sheltered but pleasant life. Yona’s only problems in life are her wild red hair and attempting to encourage her father to let her marry her cousin, Soo-wan, while being surrounded by attentive staff and protected by her bodyguard, Hak.
However, Yona loses everything she loves dearly on the night of her 16th birthday and is forced to flee the castle. Yona realizes that she must become stronger if she is to survive now that she has no one to defend her but Hak. She sets out on a search for allies, and an old legend about the Crimson Dragon King and his four Dragon Warriors may hold the secret to recovering her kingdom.
2. The Devil is a Part Timer
It is a romance fantasy anime produced by studio White Fox that aired from April 04, 2013 to June 27, 2013. The plot revolves around Satan’s attempt to conquer the world of Ente Isla, but when confronted by the Hero Emilia, he is forced to flee through a portal that transports him to modern-day Tokyo, Japan. This series is a perfect blend of romance and action that hooks you until it ends.
1. Sword Art online
A action-romance anime series Sword Art Online is adapted from the light novel of the same name. It is written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. It premiered on Tokyo Max in 2012.
This series follows the adventures of Kazuto and Asuna who are trapped in the virtual world. In order to escape from it, they must defeat the boss by completing all 100 levels of the game.
Throughout the game, they faced a variety of issues and challenges. This series provides you amazing, interesting and fantastic visual effects that keep you hooked.