The 9 Romance Anime to Watch During the Spring 2017 Season

Rom-coms to drama and even a few harems!

Romance fans will have their hearts fluttering during the Spring 2017 season! There looks to be a fun variety of romance anime – from rom-coms to drama and even a few harems! Let’s take a look at the romance lineup.


1Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭ (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend ♭)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Premier: April 14

Quick pitch: The story will pick up where season 1 left off, and continue the awkward relationships of the members of Blessing Software as they try to create a visual novel


Studio: Xebec

Premier: April 7

Quick pitch: Naoto Miura is a high school dropout that spends his days tinkering with machines. One day, a black box crashes into his home and he discovers a female automaton inside it. This chance encounter sets off a string of events that may change the world.



Studio: A-1 Pictures

Premier: TBD April

Quick pitch: Masamune Izumi is light novel author in high school, and he feels people only read his stories because of the illustrations from “Eromanga.” Despite never meeting the artist, Masamune knows the person is reliable, if not perverted…until he discovers that his step-sister has been his secret illustrator the whole time.


4Busou Shoujo Machiavellism (Armed Girl’s Machiavellism)

Studio: Silver Link

Premier: April 5

Quick pitch: The Private Aichi Symbiosis Academy was originally an all-girl school. After becoming co-ed, the girls were permitted to carry weapons out of fear of being harassed by boys. The tradition has stuck for generations, and now troubled boys are sent to school to be punished by “The Supreme Five Swords.”


5Renai Boukun (Love Tyrant)

Studio: EMT²

Premier: April 7

Quick pitch: The Kiss Note. This powerful notebook has the power to create couples if a person’s name is written in it and they kiss someone. Guri is a cupid, and she uses this item to get others to fall in love. But she accidentally writes Seiji’s name down, and unless he kisses someone, Guri will die. Guri convinces Seiji to kiss his crush Hiyama, but she turns out to be a psychotic yandere. Seiji’s world is turned into chaos as Guri also confesses her feelings to him.


6Tsuki ga Kirei (The Moon is Beautiful)

Studio: feel

Premier: TBD April

Quick pitch: Akane Mizuno and Kotarō are third-year students at junior high school, and are becoming classmates for the first time. Along with Chinatsu Nishio and Takumi Hira, the group of friends will rely on each other to overcome the challenges they face as third-year students.


7Fukumenkei Noise

Studio: Brain’s Base

Premier: April 11

Quick pitch: Nino Arisugawa loves to sing, and made a promise to Momo Sakaki and Kanade Yuzuriha that she will find her voice. But, the three childhood friends went their separate ways, only to be re-united in high school. Nino still loves to sing, and is interesting in the world of band clubs.


8Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni…

Studio: Not revealed

Premier: April 3

Quick pitch: Mio reunites with Kujō at a class reunion. Old feelings start to rekindle, but Mio learns the Kujō has taken over his family’s temple as a priest. She thought priests were forbidden from romantic relationships, but the two can’t fight their passion for long.


9Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys

Studio: A-REAL / Project No.9

Premier: April 12

Quick pitch: Hinako Nakayama has spent most of her life being raised in state-run orphanages. When entering high school, she meets a boy named Hikaru, and he claims to be her twin brother. He reveals that they are the children of the head of the Onigashima yakuza family, and he begs Hinako to take his place at Shishiku Academy. The only problem is that it’s an all-boy academy that is home to Japan’s toughest delinquents.


Are you planning on watching any of these romance anime next season?

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