Romance and action are quite traditional genres. However, someone who loves action doesn’t necessarily like booming romance and vice versa, but when you mix the two, it tends to have something for everyone. An action romance anime with a blend of fight scenes and a wholesome romance tossed in is the perfect middle ground.
Great action, romance in central with an excellent couple ship, and a well-written storyline, and you got yourselves an action romance anime. Anime with fantasy elements make an action romance anime even more captivating. From the beginning to the end, the combination of these two genres makes the anime never feel short. It is hard to get bored, especially when you are hooked on to mysteries, suspense, fighting scenes with a budding love.
If you want an anime with a good romance between characters and epic fighting scenes, then you have come to the right place. Here’s the list of best action romance anime that you should watch right now.
Best Action Romance Anime
01. Date A Live
Thirty years ago, a strange phenomenon called a “spatial quake” destroyed a vast area on the Eurasian continent. The disaster caused the death of 150 million people. What caused it is unknown at that time, but smaller quakes start to hit around the world as time passed.
Shidou Itsuka is an average high schooler who lives with his younger sister, Kotori. One day during one such spatial quake, Shidou rushes to save his sister. He then encounters a mysterious girl, known as the Spirit, whose appearance causes spatial quake to trigger. In a chain of events, Shidou finds out that he must date the Spirits who come to the planet to stop the spatial quakes.
02. Hitsugi no Chaika (Chaika – The Coffin Princess)
The alliance of six nations, later known as the Council of Six Nations, saw Arthur Gaz, ruler of the Gaz Empire as a threat due to his incredible advanced technologies. Eight mighty warriors known as the Eight Heroes defeated Arthur Gaz and brought peace and order to the land. As a reward, the heroes got the body parts of Arthur, which contain an incredible source of magic energy.
Ever since the war ended, saboteur member Toru Acura and his orphan sister Akari are living a listless life without a goal. Toru, one day encounters a strange girl named Chaika Trabant with a coffin on her back. Chaika is on the search for the scattered remains of deceased Emperor Gaz’s body parts. Seeing this as an opportunity to make money and end their boredom, the two siblings accept the job as her travel comrades.
03. Zetsuen no Tempest (Blast of Tempest)
Yoshino Takigawa is an average teenager who is secretly dating his best friend, Mahiro Fuwa’s younger sister Aika. But the mysterious death of Aika led Mahiro on the path of revenge, vowing to find the killer and exact revenge. On his journey, Hakaze Kusaribe, the leader of the Kusaribe clan, contacts Mahiro.
Hakaze requests Mahiro to help her stop the fellow clansmen from awakening an evil entity known as the Tree of Exodus. Mahiro agrees in exchange for her assistance in finding his sister’s murderer. Upon learning Mahiro’s plan, Yoshino joins the two in their quest. They are now on a journey to save the world and take revenge for the Aika.
04. Accel World
Haruyuki Arita is a high schooler who continually gets bullied for his short height and overweight body figure. Playing video games are all he can turn to for comfort. Kuroyukihime, the popular vice president of the student council, notices Haruyuki skills with video games. She introduces him to the mysterious MMO fighting game called Brain Burst.
Brain Burst works as an augmented reality MMO fighting game and offers a reward point in duel match against other players. The reward point allows the extreme acceleration of thought speed in real life to the point where time gets to a near stop. Haruyuki now finds himself in a virtual world where his game skills can boost his real life.
05. Kaze no Stigma
Kazuma Yagami is the eldest son of the Kannagi family. Due to his inability to use Enjutsu, the power to control flames, and being defeated by his cousin Ayano Kannagi, his father banished him from the family. After four years, he returns to his home, the Kannagi household. This time as a compelling user of Fuujutsu, the ability to control the wind magic.
Soon after his return, several Kannagi family members get killed by someone using Fuujutsu. The Kannagi family presumed Kazuma to be the culprit. Now, Kazuma must not only clear his name, but also work with his family, which he hates, and uncover the true identity of the killer.
06. Guilty Crown
Shu Ouma is an average high school student who gets accidentally involved in the conflict between the corrupt government organization GHQ and freedom fighters called Funeral Parlor, a guerilla group, who works to restore Japan’s independence.
Caught in between, Shu involuntarily gains the Power of the King, an ability that allows his right hand to pull out Voids, weapons of people’s psyche. Shuu, unwilling, gets more involved with Funeral Parlor and in the fight to restore Japan’s freedom.
07. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)
Blazers are humans with extraordinary powers to utilize their souls to form weapons and manipulate magical abilities. The seven Mage Knight Academies across Japan hosts the Seven Star Sword Art Festival, where Blazers from each academy compete to determine the strongest Apprentice Knight.
Blazers are ranked from F to A, depending on their abilities. Ikki Kurogane is one such blazer but is considered the worst one. Despite his incredible skills, Ikki is an F-rank knight due to a rigged up ranking system. Ikki is determined and trains himself to qualify as the participants for the festival.
08. Shakugan no Shana
High school student Sakai Yuji expected his normal life to last forever. But one day, while walking back home, he found himself amid a conflict between the Crimson Realm’s Denizen. He then encounters Shana, a red-haired girl wielding a katana, who calls herself a Flame Haze. Shana maintains the order between two worlds by killing any Denizens disrupting it.
Shana saves Sakai and reveals that he’s been dead for some time. Sakai is now a Torch, a human with low Power of Existence. Fortunately, he is a special kind of Torch who contains a Treasure Tool with abilities created by Denizens. Sakai’s life turns even more abnormal than he expected.
09. Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero)
Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière is a student at Tristein Academy and a budding mage. Due to her inability with magic, she got the nickname as Louise the Zero at the academy. Her every attempt with magic tends to go wrong. The academy puts students to perform a test to summon a familiar to be their servant.
Louise gathers all her magic but unfortunately, summons Saito Hiraga, an ordinary teenage boy from Japan, leaving her embarrassed in front of her classmate. She angrily accepts Saito as her servant. Now Saito has to start his new life as a familiar and deal with the social difference between peasants and nobles.
10. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (The Asterisk War)
After a significant catastrophe known as Invertia, Integrated Enterprise Foundation, a massive conglomerate took control of the earth. Invertia gave rise to a new species of humans known as Genestellas, who are born with unique physical skills. Genestellas attend Asterisk, an academy city, to nurture thier skills.
Ayato Amagiri is a transfer student at one of the academies at Asterisk. Ayato has no interest in Asterisk; instead, his main reason for transferring in the academy is to investigate the whereabouts of his missing elder sister and find meaning in life.