While many may not admit it, having a bit of romance in your action movie is a wonderful option.
You want to be the hero and are also rooting for the hero to find the girl.
It’s an integral part of the fanciful nature of the whole.
For some, an action-oriented series with romance is perfect.
If you’re looking for an anime that has a strong romance but also features engaging action scenes, here are some anime suggestions for you.
Before we get into the details of the matter, it’s best to start with the popular anime that meet this description.
Therefore, I’m going to review a series you might not have heard of.
First, we’ll look at the ones you’ve likely already seen before.
If you haven’t, then you must go and start watching them.
The most popular action-oriented shows with strong romance aspects include:
- Sword Art Online
- Rurouni Kenshin
- Sailor Moon
- Full Metal Alchemist
It’s worth noting that most of the major Shounen anime have some element of this.
However, they do not always execute it effectively or use the hint as a mere tidbit, like in Bleach, Fairy Tail, and D. Gray-Man.
Since everything is gone, there are some anime suggestions in this direction that you might not have seen.
- 24. Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii (The World is Still Beautiful)
- 23. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia (Dusk Maiden of Amnesia)
- 22. Tenkuu no Escaflowne
- 21. Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)
- 20. Romeo x Juliet
- 19. Shakugan no Shana
- 18. Katanagatari
- 17. Twin Star Exorcists
- 16. Full Metal Panic
- 15. Yona of the Dawn
- 14. Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
- 13. Kekkaishi
- 12. Beyond the Boundary
- 11. Kaze no Stigma
- 10. Chivalry of a Failed Knight
- 9. Record of Grancrest War
- 8. Dragonaut The Resonance
- 7. Date a Life
- 6. Aria of the Scarlet Ammo
- 5. The Sacred Blacksmith
- 4. Btooom!
- 3. Strike the Blood
- 2. Absolute Duo
- 1. Guilty Crown
24. Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii (The World is Still Beautiful)
Livius Orvinus Ifrikia is a young king, and master of the Sun Kingdom.
However, too much sun has fallen on his head and he now wants to see it continue to rain throughout his land.
He, therefore, marries Nike Remercier, who possesses the ability to alter wind patterns and alter the weather.
But our beloved King received much more than what he bargained with Nike, who is an independent and strong woman who doesn’t adhere to royal traditions.
Their relationship is rocky but also intriguing!
23. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia (Dusk Maiden of Amnesia)
Do you want a bit of terror as well as a mystery in your action-romance anime?
Do you think so?
It’s a good thing, as Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is an original approach to a wide range of genres.
We meet the mysterious Yuuko Kanoe, who was killed in an old school fifty years ago.
With the assistance of Teiichi Niiya, she might discover the reason she died.
However, as they look for clues, they are drawn closer to each other and create an unimaginable bond!
22. Tenkuu no Escaflowne
Anime series that combine mecha and fantasy themes are typically classified as shonen and other seinen genres.
In this case, the Vision of Escaflowne breaks the mold and instead is a shoujo-based series that has plenty of romance that will keep the most attractive and sexy.
There is lots of high fantasy and action here.
The connection that exists between Hitomi Kanzaki and Van Fanel is given center stage.
21. Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)
Some action-oriented movies are romantic, while others are heart-wrenching stories that make you cry.
For instance, the Devil is a Part-Timer will likely leave you in the dirt from sheer laughter.
Yes, it’s funny!
The thing that makes it amusing is the fact that the devil here isn’t the stereotypical evil that we and the red-headed pastors are warning us in their sermons.
Sadao Maou challenges our notions regarding the “dark one.”
He is a worker at a burger place, and when the time comes for pushing, he’s ready for women!
20. Romeo x Juliet
The play by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, is an iconic literary work that is a timeless classic that everybody should at least read once in their lifetime.
How is an animated film inspired by such a work?
It’s not bad at all!
Romeo x Juliet brings us an extremely intricate and animated tale that is packed full of romance and action.
We’re in the middle of our seats.
We’re hoping to see Juliet Fiammata Auto Capulet and Romeo Candorebanto Montague, as they go through a variety of challenges.
19. Shakugan no Shana
While it isn’t one of the anime series that plays with its characters, Shakugan no Shana makes its romantic intentions clear in the beginning.
Indeed, Shana isn’t a warm and loving person towards Yuuji initially, but it’s one of those shows where you can predict what’s about to occur.
Sparks are flying between the principal characters and all around the fiery redhead as she cuts down the shadowy threats to the human race.
The series begins with a fairly normal plot, but it has a lot of fun with it.
You travel with the characters and witness the globe unfold ahead of them.
In addition, as they travel and grow, you see them become closer as a team and as individuals.
17. Twin Star Exorcists
Nothing is more clear than a prediction that the child of their parents will be chosen.
Knowing that it’s a pleasure to witness the change from strangers who are not interested to real friends as they fight supernatural enemies of all sizes and forms.
16. Full Metal Panic
Full Metal Panic is a classic of this genre.
You’ve got your cool, slightly lazy protagonist and the tsundere woman who you know will eventually be in love with him.
While you wait for that one nut to break, there are plenty of obstacles to fight.
The most interesting thing is the fact that Chidori’s main protagonist was originally a soldier, and his transition to being a school student to protect Chidori is an intriguing twist.
15. Yona of the Dawn
Although Yona of the Dawn is indeed on the lower portion of the action spectrum.
It’s probably better to describe it as an adventure-oriented anime because Yona, the main protagonist, has very little combat.
The rest is then, her bodyguards and other guardians whom she will meet throughout her journey.
But, a significant element of the plot of the show revolves around the bonds of friendship and love Yona develops.
14. Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
The title of the show gives viewers a hint of an incorrect impression.
The show does have a touch of ecchi and the romance is not that great in the initial season.
It will grow throughout the subsequent seasons.
The initial season introduces the world and main characters while offering a glimpse of the relationships that are to come.
While doing so, the scope of combat is expanding too.
Kekkaishi is a TV series that has an established plot that revolves around fighting against demons.
Two childhood buddies band together with each other, despite belonging to different clans, to help stop attacks.
This is where the romance is.
In the sense of an older show, it’s been neglected because it did not have many big hooks, but it’s still enjoyable to watch.
12. Beyond the Boundary
As far as I’m concerned, it has a complete package.
It’s a beautifully animated film that culminates in awe-inspiring epic battles, and it features highly likable characters, which make every romance a delight.
The only downside is that it’s not long and, frankly, it’s not that long.
The show ended, and I was hoping for more.
11. Kaze no Stigma
Kaze without Stigma is a show that is full of flashes in the fight scenes and some zing in the romance.
Even though it’s not firmly established, you can watch Ayano create a classic Tsundere-like relationship with Kazuma after she realizes there is no killer as they believe.
Furthermore, the two make it pleasant and easy to forget the shady relationship between the two.
They’re second cousins. This might be too close for certain.
10. Chivalry of a Failed Knight
The person with the lowest rank gets tangled up with the top-ranked girl due to his weak battle skills.
However, there is an unanticipated twist.
The result is something of a Harem, but as with most Harems, the top girl is fairly evident.
9. Record of Grancrest War
What’s great about the Grancrest War is the scope of the story.
You don’t just see the relationships between the principal characters, but also the world at large as well.
It’s a complicated and easily accessible series with a satisfying romantic ending.
8. Dragonaut The Resonance
Although the dragons in the series are captivating, however, their animation is a little sloppy.
It is interesting to note that the romance that is featured in the series is the most interesting aspect of it.
It’s enjoyable to see the story unfold.
However, it is more interesting to watch the shy girl open up to the typical protagonist who is caught up in the confusion.
7. Date a Life
Date a Live is what we would call an intense romance in which the protagonist must get powerful girls who are brought to Earth to be in love with him.
However, those women aren’t always just looking to chat about it.
Sometimes, the wooing is accompanied by an argument.
It’s a strange concept but it is carried with care most efficiently.
6. Aria of the Scarlet Ammo
If shooting is more than your style and action-packed, then Aria is the perfect match right for you.
There are plenty of bullets flying when they attempt to catch a criminal in a crime-fighter academy.
Of course, romance follows.
It is in the form of a classic tsundere movie, but it’s just as much fun to watch them get acquainted with one another.
5. The Sacred Blacksmith
This is the story of one girl who seeks the services of a blacksmith who can fix her weapon.
She locates him but also finds herself on an epic adventure along the way.
It’s a thrilling adventure.
Scared Blacksmith is one of the plots that are too complicated to be explained without getting long and, frankly, sometimes complicated.
If you’re looking for action, a plot that requires continuous attention to fully comprehend, and a lovable cast of people, then this book is one of the best choices for you.
In the sense of a survival game, Btooom is vicious.
However, amidst the blood and the constant danger that death is a constant threat, it’s able to bloom.
The show does a great job of developing feelings between the protagonists without making it abrupt and too obvious.
The action itself can be very strategic.
3. Strike the Blood
Although this is a show about vampires, there’s no sparkly skin on theirs.
The main character might have the power of a vampire who is granted a sword shaman to end his life if he gains too many powers.
They can defend the city, becoming bonded and, as you might imagine, becoming closer to one another.
However, there are some harems and ecchi too.
2. Absolute Duo
In this world, some individuals can unleash weapons in their souls.
They then are required to join forces with another student in the school to awaken a total duo power.
The twist is when the main character can awaken not a weapon, but rather aarmor
After that, you’ll see him meet his companion and then, naturally, they start to feel affection.
1. Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown can be described as a swiftly developed romance that is blazing in a story filled with death and chaos.
Although the show is a mess with some elements, one could say it wasn’t entertaining.
The show also has a romantic arc that you’re certain to be able to recall.