Worst Romance Anime

If you've ever sat through a bad romance anime, you know that feeling you get. A dark blackhole in your stomach and leaves you angry for years. Now I'm not talking about couples I'm talking about the actual animes. The 'romance' animes that fails so hard that you question everything the writer was going through. I will add in some other genres that border along anime like harem, hentai, ecchi etc. Like for example a romantic moment would be when Ayato saves Yui from drowning in a pool. The scene is supposed to be romantic but he's the reason she almost drowned in the first place. So it's not romantic. I'll put in some suggestions. the rest is up to you.

The Top Ten

1 Boku No Pico Boku No Pico Boku no Pico is an anime series of three OVA episodes created by Katsuhiko Takayama. It was released to DVD on September 17, 2006.


What the hell is this? All you have to do is see a tiny bit of it, and you will never look at anime the same way again... I hate it.

This isn't a romance anime, it's a horror anime - TwilightKitsune

This is a hentai but by the first episode, you'll wonder how this came to be at all. Even after the first episode I was ready to hurl up my lunch. Sometimes it tries to be 'romantic' like when the characters are concerned for each other but it comes off as disturbing. Even this disgusting anime tries to be romantic and it's horrible that it even tries. If there's one anime I recommend not watching, it's this. - RoseRedFlower

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2 Diabolik Lovers Diabolik Lovers Diabolik Lovers is a Japanese visual novel franchise by Rejet. The first game was released on October 11, 2012 for the PlayStation Portable. Three more games have been released since them with the first two games having been ported for the PlayStation Vita with the subtitle "Limited V Edition". ...read more.

The first time I saw this 'anime' (which, it is technically just a preview for a video game) I liked it and thought it was pretty cool.

A few years later, the sequel came out and I realized quickly how stupid it really is. There is no plot, poor character development and cliché/little to no personality in this show. The way they treat the protagonist is unnecessarily sexist even though she deserves to be treated with disrespect considering how stupid she is. There is no story at all, I have no idea why I liked the first season so much. The one good thing I can say about this series, however, is that the character designs are very nice and unique. The animation and coloring is very pretty and polished. I only with they put at much effort into the plot as they put into designing and animating.

This is about as romantic as Fifty Shades of Grey and I hate that 'book'. Characters are either worthless or are creepy perverts. From Cordelia to the boys she raised. Even after the anime was over, I was seriously flabbergasted by how this could be any good. The characters refer to Yui as a bitch constantly, drink her blood by force, destroy her cellphone and treat her with about as much decency as a broken bottle. - RoseRedFlower

The "romance" in this anime made me feel like this was the closest you could get to vampire rape if sex wasn't involved. It makes no sense and it's just painful to watch. - Elric-san

3 School Days School Days An anime series was developed by TNK with joint production by Avex Entertainment, Lantis, Marvelous Entertainment, Pony Canyon and Jinnan Studio. ...read more.

This gets turned into an anime? Out of all the choices you wanted to make this an anime? You just made a gigantic failure instead. With a character I wanted gone from episode 5, a female character that turned into a yandere suddenly at the end, another female character who went insane after Makoto dumped her and tons of other females that wanted him for no reason. There's not a likable character in this and this is about as romantic as two dead rats. This tries to be romantic like when Makoto takes Kotonoha out on dates but by the end of the episode he thought dating was too tiring. Oh boo hoo! - RoseRedFlower

Well... There really isn't much to say. I am actually surprised I got through the entire series! This is probably the worst anime in the romance genre! Well... then there is Yosuga no Sora

4 Eiken Eiken

It's hard to watch an anime when you can't really watch it. All I see on screen is some of the most grotesque human features I've ever seen. The breasts of the women in this show are bigger than their heads! How can I focus on the lackluster romance when I feel uncomfortable watching this? - RoseRedFlower

5 The Familiar of Zero The Familiar of Zero

I wanted to vote for many of these anime cause there all terrible BUT I'm going to pick on the familiar of zero, the characters and character development was garbage I'm not really a fan of ecchi animes my self but Louise was a terrible character and person to begin with poor saito deserved a lot better than this prick that is Louise she's a rich brat, abusive, jealous, and all around annoying. She constantly beats Saito like it's no tomorrow and we're supposed to route for this girl I think not!

This is apparently a 'romance comedy'. If by romance you mean a over controlling, aggressive tsundere keeps a boy as her familiar by force then yeah you're right. She kidnaps him from his home, takes away his meal tickets, punches him, kicks him and beats him with a riding crop. I don't call that cute, Saito is being held against his will by a violent girl. All the others treat their familiars with kindness but Louise doesn't. This anime is the furthest thing in the universe from a romantic comedy. - RoseRedFlower

6 Wolf Girl and Black Prince Wolf Girl and Black Prince

What is with terrible anime male leads comparing women to dogs? I just mentioned it in Diabolik Lovers. This 'romance' is about a girl who wants to have friends. So she tries to befriend two of them but they're mostly concerned about their boyfriends. So in order to get them to notice her, she takes a quick picture of a hot male. Then it turns out that male goes to the same school as her. So if he's going to go through her facade, she has to become his dog. This premise already sounds awful and it goes all downhill from here. From him breaking her cellphone, calling her a dog, telling her fetch like an animal and just be a cold jerk the entire time. Then the female just goes with it. Instead of having some dignity and dumping the guy while apologizing to her 'friends' she just does what he says. Just because she wants a boyfriend. This is sad. - RoseRedFlower

I loved this anime it shows that you should never give up no matter how hard the challenge.

This anime treats girls like stereotypes. They only care about boys and nothing else!

7 Yosuga no Sora Yosuga no Sora

Incest. Annoying incest too. Haruka and Sora were just not interesting individuals to watch. Sora manages to seduce her brother but as soon he's caught by Nao and Kozue, he tries to end it. Then later realizes that it doesn't matter and runs away with his sister. This isn't a very watchable series for me and has some problems. Like how Nao is supposedly the childhood friend of Haruka but actually having raped him on one occasion. *spits out water* - RoseRedFlower

8 Vampire Knight Vampire Knight Vampire Knight is a Japanese shōjo manga series written by Matsuri Hino. The series premiered in the January 2005 issue of LaLa magazine and officially ended in May of 2013. Chapters were collected and published in collected volumes by Hakusensha, concluding with nineteen volumes released in Japan.

Had so much going for it and then it started getting boring. The female lead was a Mary Sue who couldn't get out of a situation without Kaname or Zero trying to help. I can't really understand why they like Yuki. She's a pretty girl and that's about it. She doesn't have much going for her in the way of a personality. Yet in the end she has a child with both of them...I'm serious. - RoseRedFlower

9 Rail Wars Rail Wars

Bland and dull harem series with a cookie cutter tool of a character. Naoto is a look alike of Inaho and the girls are stereotyped as well. Aoi develops feelings for him despite saying she was going to kill him. She has a hatred for men and almost shot him if the bullet didn't miss. How can they still be romance bloom between them when she literally hates men and tries to kill the main lead? - RoseRedFlower

10 Kiss x Sis Kiss x Sis

For all who don't know, it's about two twin sisters attempting incest on their brother. And the parents are super retarded or something, they don't give a damn what's happening the entire time! - TwilightKitsune

Not gonna lie, I forgot about this anime entirely. Yup, it's bad and gross. Don't watch it. - RoseRedFlower

Horrible, horrible anime.

This is the worst
this anime is hentai and it is so badd

The Contenders

11 Peach Girl Peach Girl

My God, this anime was completely irritating to watch. The main character, Momo, has been in love with this guy named Touji since middle school, but apparently, he disliked "tanned skin", so Momo could never be straight forward with her feelings. Then we have Kairi, a guy that promises to "help" Momo win Touji's heart, all while being manipulated by her evil, boyfriend-stealing "friend", Sae. She literally ruins everything and even breaks up with a celebrity so she could get her hands on Touji, and makes Momo's life a living hell.

12 The Irregular at Magic High School The Irregular at Magic High School

I couldn't stand the romance/harem because of two characters. Tatsuya Shiba and Miyuki were a nuisance to sit through. More than the love hate relationship with Usagi and Mamoru at the beginning. These two are siblings but what really got to me was when they hogged the spot light. Whether they took it from the story, other characters and everything else. - RoseRedFlower

13 Oreimo

A guy and his little sister fell in love. Pfft.

I like this anime and all but the incest thing bothers me

Incest on your sister? Bruh


14 To Love-Ru To Love-Ru
15 Arakawa Under the Bridge Arakawa Under the Bridge
16 Love Hina Love Hina

If you consider abusive girls beating and harassing a guy for no reason then sure have at it.

17 Itazura na Kiss Itazura na Kiss
18 Aki Sora Aki Sora

If an incest anime can make an African American YouTube reviewer go nuts to the point of breaking his own laptop (and even his own computer chair), I'm pretty sure the best thing to do is to avoid this anime like the plague. I may be a guy that's easy to impress, but I still have my own standards as to what's good or bad. Aki Sora just so happens to be the latter for me. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

19 Myself; Yourself
20 Nisekoi Nisekoi

This anime is full of cliche tropes, overreacting tsunderes, and boring as hell. - Angelatran

21 Kanokon Kanokon


22 Shuffle Shuffle

This comment contains spoilers!
To be honest,I didn't like this anime because it's like every harem anime and it's has nothing that stands out from the others.So,it's starts as any other harem anime with comedy,romance and a lot of fanservice then with the second half of the show it's turns into ridiculous soap opera filled with a lot of drama.As for characters:
The protagonist it's your average harem bland MC that's has nothing special about him.So,for the girls the're reasons for loving this dude are ridiculous and they come as harem stereotypes:
-the orange haired one is the typical chillhood friend that serves as the dude's servant who has not so much of a personality because all her dialog is centered around how much she loves this dude and later in the second half of the anime she turns into a yandere and by the end she comes to her old personal.So I don't like her much because she is one those characters that you must feel sorry for.
-the green haired one is your ...more

23 Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun
24 Shugo Chara! Shugo Chara!

Why in the hell does a 12 year old girl have her eyes set on one guy, then goes on to have multiple crushes, and then chooses to be in a relationship with a 17 year old guy instead of her classmate (who's been there for her more than the other guy)? But what's even more messed up is that Ikuto's sister Utau tried to engage in an incestuous relationship with him on more than one occasion. The romance in this show is cringey and if Amu should've gotten with someone, it should've been Tadase.

After reading all the descriptions of these anime, I have decided that I'm going to read the reviews of EVERY anime that looks good to watch. Also, incest anime is the cancer of T.V.. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

25 Canvas 2: Niji Iro No Sketch
26 DearS DearS
27 Ai Yori Aoshi Ai Yori Aoshi Ai Yori Aoshi is a Japanese seinen manga written and illustrated by Kou Fumizuki and serialized from 1998 to 2005 in Hakusensha's Young Animal.
28 School Rumble
29 Koi Koi Seven
30 B Gata H Kei
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List Stats

100 votes
30 listings
2 years, 157 days old

Top Remixes

1. Boku No Pico
2. Diabolik Lovers
3. Eiken
1. Boku No Pico
2. Diabolik Lovers
3. Eiken


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