The Best Romance Anime Dubbed
If you are looking for the best dubbed romance anime, then you have come to the right place. The fifteen anime listed below are all amazing works of art when it comes to visuals and story line. They are also great dubbed versions of the original.
We definitely feel that sometimes dubs do not get enough love. Granted, it is sometimes hard to find quality ones that can compare to the original. You have to get the characters voices just right to be able to convey their personality perfectly, otherwise the story will not be as enjoyable. That is why we have curated this list of the best dubbed romance anime.
1. 5 Centimeters Per Second
5 Centimeters Per Second is one of the best dubbed romance anime. It’s beautiful visuals match it’s heartwarming, and at times straining, love story. This anime follows the story of Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara after they have become separated. These two friends remain in contact through letters. However, Takaki finds out he will be moving much further away and will possibly never see Akari again. He requests to meet with her one last time. Though distance now separates them, you are able to follow along with their unique stories and remain hope that they one day will be able to see each other again. However, over the course of time their contact with each other fades away and other priorities get in the way of their friendship and possible romance.
2. The Garden of Words
Takao Akizuki wants to be a shoemaker. One rainy morning he skips class at his high school to sketch his drawings instead. As he is drawing in a beautiful garden, he meets Yukari Yukino. She happens to be very beautiful and quite mysterious. She shows up in the garden with chocolate and beer. When she notices he is a student, she bids him farewell. Eventually, he offers to sketch her some shoes and so their adventure begins. Takao and Yukari continue to meet each other and notice themselves feeling differently about each other. They never actually introduce themselves to each other. Takao goes to work on the shoes he has sketched and stops visiting the park. When he goes back to school, he learns that Yukari is a teacher and has been the subject of teasing by students. Yukari must make the decision whether or not to leave the school and continue her career somewhere else. While Takao continues to struggle in school and does not want Yukari to leave. There are still things and feelings left unsaid. Will Takao confess his love for Yukari before it is too late? This cute romantic anime is one of the best dubbed romance anime.
3. Your Name
Mitsuha Miyamizu is a high school student who is not happy with her current life. She currently resides in the countryside. But, she longs to live the life of a boy in the city of Tokyo. She feels her life is just too dull and boring and life in the city is exciting, making it just what she needs. Taki Tachibana lives in the bustling city and juggles a job and school. He has the definition of a busy life in the city. The two of them both awaken one morning and something crazy had happened. Mitsuha awakens in the city, but she is in Taki’s body. Taki awakens in the country, but he is in Mitsuha’s body. Will the grass be greener on the other side? Will these two figure out how to get their own bodies back?
Ryuuji Takasu is a very nice high school student, but because he has such a sour face, he is regarded as a trouble maker. Taiga Aisaka is known as being incredibly beautiful. However, her personality makes her somewhat hard to handle. Since she is so feisty, she is known as the “Palmtop Tiger”. This is one of the best dubbed romance anime because a silly mistake brings the two of them together. It is then revealed that they each have a crush on the others best friend. They make an interesting pact to help the other one get the person they have a crush on. However, a lot of their plans and tactics end of backfiring. In the process Ryuuji and Taiga get to know each other more and more.
5. Spice & Wolf
If you are looking for a mystical and charming anime that is one of the best dubbed romance anime, then Spice & Wolf is for you. This anime focuses on Kraft Lawrence, who is a peddler merchant that goes town to town. The towns are European themed. He hopes to make enough money selling goods town to town that he will one day be able to open up his own shop. On a visit to the town of Pasloe, Kraft finds a woman wolf deity that takes the shape of a young girl, despite being around six hundred years old. Her job is protect the townspeople’s harvest. But, her feelings are hurt because the townspeople seem to have forgotten about her and have found their own ways to have a fruitful harvest without relying on her. She makes a bargain with Lawrence to take her to see the world.
Maid-Sama is a classic and is one of the best dubbed romance anime. This anime closely follows Misaki Ayuzawa. She is a prestigious student and student council president by day. By night, Misaki works as a maid in a maid cafe. The reason behind her working there is because her dad left her with a mass amount of debt and she needs to pay it off. She had been able to hide this embarrassing secret. That is, until Takumi Usui who is the most popular boy in school finds out. He could easily ruin her reputation or bribe Misaki. Which avenue will he choose?
Tomoya Okazaki is bored with his everyday life and things are starting to get dull. He ends up skipping school and wasting away his days. On the way to school one day Tomoya passes a girl mumbling to herself. She startled him when she shouts out the name of a food. He soon learns that she shouts things that interest her in order to keep herself motivated. He is resistant to being her friend at first, but notices her around school more and more. She confides in him that she wants to bring the school’s drama club back. Along with four other girls, he decides to help her. He also learns that each girl has their own problems and makes it his mission to help each one.
8. Princess Tutu
Princess Tutu is a fairytale come to life in the form of an assumingly clumsy girl. Ahiru is a magical girl and was once actually a duck. She was transformed one day by the mystical Drosselmeyer. Ahiru has a magical necklace around her neck that gives her the ability to transform into a beautiful ballet dancer. Her dance has the magical ability to heal people’s wounded hearts. For this reason, she goes on the journey to collect lost and broken pieces of a prince’s heart. This charming dubbed romance anime is one that will pull on your heart strings, as Ahiru goes on a journey towards a happily ever after.
9. Fruit’s Basket
One of the world’s most favorite anime is also one of the best dubbed romance anime of all time. Fruit’s Basket follows Tooru, who is left homeless and living in the woods. Tooru is soon discovered and is invited to live at the Souma house. She learns that the people living in this house can transform into different animals when hugged by the opposite sex. But, this family is cursed. Tooru goes on a journey of love and loss to uncover their secrets and to save her new friends.
Keita Amano is just your average everyday teenager, who is also a gamer. Karen Tendou is regarded as the cutest girl at school. Karen finds out that Keita is exceptionally good at gaming and wants to recruit him to be part of her gaming club. This super cute anime is one of the best dubbed romance anime. Karen brightens up Keira’s life and creates adventures and mayhem alike.
11. My Bride Is A Mermaid
If you are looking for a, watchers beware, slightly inappropriate anime romance, check out My Bride Is A Mermaid. If you can get past the cheesy cliches, which we admire by the way, then this romantic comedy is one for the books. It follows a young teenager who falls into the ocean and almost drowns. Nagasumi Michishio is saved from drowning by a mystical mermaid called Sun Seto. Unfortunately, if a mermaid makes themselves known either they have to be executed or the person who saw them has to be, which is under mermaid law. In an effort to save both of them, Sun’s family decides that the two of them are to be married. The rest is all havoc from there.
12. Nodame Cantabile
This anime is a light-hearted romance that closely follows aspiring musician Shinichi Chiaki. Shinichi comes from a very prestige family, leading to him becoming somewhat of a perfectionist. He dreams of playing in Europe, but he has a terrible phobia of airplanes. It is during his fourth year he meets Nodame. Her free spirited nature intrigues him, but then he hears her play the piano. Her playful nature allows her to play piano by ear rather than score, making her peers call her sloppy. She falls in love with Shinichi quickly, but he takes longer to start appreciating her.
13. School Rumble
Oh, high school romance. What is not to love? Dive in deep with School Rumble, one of the best dubbed romance anime of all time. This anime follows Tenma Tsukamoto on her journey to confess her feelings to the boy she likes. The anime also follows Kenji Harima, a delinquent with a checkered past. He struggles to convey his feelings properly. You get to watch these two try to win over the people of their dreams, while having some inevitable mishaps along the way. It is also loosely centered around a love triangle. Even though the anime centers around these characters, the anime does an excellent job of developing other characters and their backstories.
14. Full Metal Panic Fumoffu
Full Metal Panic is sometimes regarded as one of the funniest anime out there, but it is also one of the best dubbed romance anime. The anime follows Kaname Chidori and Sousuke Sagara and the romantic tension that follows them. They have many school related misadventures. This anime is a light-hearted comical romance that will leave you wanting more.
15. Masamune Kun No Revenge
This anime follows Masamune who is, you guessed it, seeking revenge on childhood tormentors. He was once teased for being overweight. He used this as fuel for his fire. Now, Masamune is fit and healthy. His tactics, however, can end up being quite comical. All the girls are drooling over Masamune, but he only wants one girl. That girl is Aki Adagaki, a girl who had broken his heart in the past. He finds a way to get closer to Aki Adagaki, but that will not be the only obstacle he will face. This romance will slowly sneak up on you and you will fall head over heels for not only the love undertone, but the hilarious nature as well.
If you watch anime in only Japanese, we will not blame you. It is hard to dub an anime and you run the risk of ruining the whole thing altogether. Dubs definitely do not get enough love. But, it sometimes is difficult to find ones that can compare to the original. This list is the best dubbed romance anime we could find that definitely give you the same feel as the original. For us, these dubbed versions are as close to perfect as you can get.