You’ve probably heard from your girlfriend or boyfriend about how watching anime is for kids. If you’re one of those couples who share anime fandom, then you’re lucky. If not, then you can use this upcoming Valentine’s day to watch Valentine’s day anime with your lover and witness how otakus can be romantic too.
Netflix and chill is something that you do when you hang out with someone you want to flirt with. It screams insincerity and doesn’t really show romanticism. However, just spending the day with your lover watching otakus can be quite romantic, if you give it a chance!
Valentine’s Day Anime 2017
Here in TrippedMedia, we got you covered on what anime movies and series to watch with your lover this Valentine’s day.
1. Kotonoha No Niwa / Garden of Words (Movie)
This slow-paced movie is perfect for couples who want to talk and at the same time, watch. The movie tells the story of a high school student and a mysterious lady who happen to meet at a park while waiting for the rain to pass. Garden of Words doesn’t have a serendipitous plot but its strength lies in its realistic character interactions.
— Dominick Wolf (@DominickWolf666) January 22, 2017
2. Kimi No Na Wa/Your Name (Movie)
Just recently released last year, this Makoto Shinkai film broke records as the top grossing animated film from Japan. This romance-fantasy movie involves time travel and alternate dimensions. It also beautifully shows Japanese culture and lifestyle while at the same time providing good humor.
This anime also shows heart-wrenching scenes so ready your tissues. Your name keeps you on the verge of your seat and has a plot that most people can relate to.
— Saranghaeyo Oppa (@SaranghaeyOppaa) January 25, 2017
3. Koe No Katachi/A Silent Voice (Movie)
This animated movie adapted from a best-selling manga deals with depression, bullying and young love. Despite having a dark theme, KyoAni promises a movie with stunning visuals and breathtaking scenes.
It's like you're screaming but no one can hear. -Ishida Shouya (Anime Movie: Koe no Katachi) pic.twitter.com/0AJoa1RAh4
— Quotes From Anime (@QuoteFromAnime) January 30, 2017
4. Spirited Away (Movie)
This Studio Ghibli classic never gets old despite being the childhood anime of most millennials. The famous director Hayao Miyazaki camouflaged prostitution in a children’s film with lovable characters.
Spirited Away https://t.co/KAsTr8jwiI
— 神 (@Animenerdss) January 28, 2017
5. I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying Seasons 1 and 2 (Series)
Calm down, each episode only lasts for about 3 minutes and 30 seconds so finishing both seasons only takes an hour of your time. This cute series of shorts shows the life of a married woman and her otaku husband. Every second of this anime is packed with a great humor, including the ending song!
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken – 13 episodes
My rating: 7/10 pic.twitter.com/skZK0LM2yE
— Shiro Anime Fan (@ShiroAnimeFan) December 18, 2016
6. Hotarubi No Mori E/Forest of The Firefly Lights (Movie)
Probably the most heartbreaking yet beautifully ended anime out there, this anime builds up your hope and happiness until it crushes it all away. However, this 48 minutes long anime teaches a good moral which some romance anime movies lack.
hotarubi no mori e
– one of my favorites
– a beautiful film
– i'm still not over with this :'( pic.twitter.com/ZbhkV7ZuZE
— Marzi (@nishnoyeah) January 23, 2017
7. The Princess and The Pilot (Movie)
This movie is like the Japanese’ take on fairy tales but only with a realistic and sensible conclusion. This romance fantasy anime movie mixed with political and social issues will definitely prove your point that anime is not for kids anymore.
— Came CJ (@Akaira00) January 19, 2015
8. From Up The Poppy Hill (Movie)
Another underrated movie from Studio Ghibli, this film depicts the young love of two students amidst the post-war Japan. This movie will keep you and your partner fascinated in scenes that show the old Japanese culture.
— Snowgun Godin (@ShotgunGodin) January 8, 2017
9. Howl’s Moving Castle (Movie)
This anime adaptation completely deviates from its British original novel by Diana Wynne Jones. This romance fantasy anime movie is packed with witticisms and humor. You’ll end up loving every character and if you read the book, this movie gives it its another face.
Howl's moving castle(2004)
Taking over her parents hat shop &her only joy is in her meetings with a handsome stranger, Howl the wizard.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/skXc2FoMeo
— ح (@HissaReads) January 22, 2017
Seriously though, Valentine’s day or not, do check out these anime as they are all well worth the watch. It’s just better to watch them with someone you can cuddle with.