Top 100 best japanese romance moviesby silvijabalint | created - 05 Feb 2015 | updated - 17 Nov 2018 | Public
all time best japanese romance movies + manga movies (Live-action films)
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1. Koizora (2007)
129 min | Drama, Romance
Mika is a fresh high school student who starts texting a mysterious boy. She is shocked when he reveals who he is - Hiro, a delinquent attending her school. What she doesn't know is that Hiro isn't as bad as he seems.
2. Sukitte iinayo. (2014)
102 min | Drama, Romance
About one gloomy girl named Mei who injures the most popular male student named Yamato. Somehow, Yamato likes Mei and one day, Yamato saves Mei from a stalker by kissing her. From that kiss, their love story begins.
3. Noruwei no mori (2010)
Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Romance
Toru recalls his life in the 1960s, when his friend Kizuki killed himself and he grew close to Naoko, Kizuki's girlfriend, and another woman, the outgoing, lively Midori.
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4. Boku no hatsukoi wo kimi ni sasagu (2009)
122 min | Drama, Romance
Takuma knows that his life is shorter that the others and he feels that his demise is getting near. He chose to stay away from the girl that he loves so that she can easily move on. What he didn't know is that he is under-estimating her.
5. Ani ni aisaresugite komattemasu (2017)
99 min | Drama, Family, Romance
She is a high school girl, but not any school girl. She is cute, attractive and popular. Many boys and men want her and go to great lengths to grab her. They will do whatever it takes. One ... See full summary »
7. Ao Haru Ride (2014– )
122 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Revolves around Futaba, a girl who was in love with a boy named Ko Tanaka in middle school. However, its not work because he transferred but in high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets him again.
8. Taiyô no uta (2006)
119 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Kaoru has a sickness that hindered her to go out when the sun is up. Despite this sickness, she fell in love with a boy named Koji. If she decides to pursue her love, it will mean risking her life.
9. Sensei! (2017)
113 min | Drama, Romance
Hibiki is an awkward, 17-year-old high school sophomore who hasn't known romance. But she's about to fall in love for the very first time. With whom? A man who isn't great with words, but ... See full summary »
10. Kimi ni todoke (2010)
128 min | Drama, Romance
A girl that resemble "Sadako" of the movie Ring is being feared by her classmates. She is avoided by everyone.While everyone is avoiding her, the popular boy Shota Kazehaya befriends her, and their love begins to grow.
11. Kon'ya, romansu gekijô de (2018)
109 min | Fantasy, Romance
An assistant director and film fan gets his wish come true when his favourite heroine, a princess from an old film, appears in the real world.
12. Kanojo wa uso wo aishisugiteiru (2013)
117 min | Romance
A love story between a famous 25-year-old songwriter, who keeps his identity hidden from the public, and a 16-year-old high school student who possesses a gifted voice.
14. Orenji (2015)
139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A girl mysteriously receives advice from her future self and as a result her group of friends, along with a newly arrived, troubled classmate, learn how to be better friends and a better community.
15. Isshuukan furenzu (2017)
120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Yuki Hase befriended a lonely girl classmate when he notices that she's always alone. Upon knowing the girl, he found out a serious matter about her that can either make him put a space between them, or make them closer to each other.
16. Sutorobo ejji (2015)
115 min | Drama, Romance
Ninako confesses her love to Ren. But get rejected because he is already have a girlfriend. They promise to stay as a friend. Some other guy confess their love to her but she rejects them. Is it because she still wants to be with Ren?
17. Bokura no gohan wa ashita de matteru (2017)
109 min | Drama, Romance
Ryota and Koharu are high school students. Ryota is indifferent to people and says very little. Koharu is not afraid of to speak her mind and she has a bright personality. Since a game of ... See full summary »
18. Kôkô debyû (2011)
93 min | Comedy, Romance
Haruna who devoted herself to softball decide to find a boyfriend in high school by instruction from Yoh, who is willingly to teach her how to get a boyfriend but with only one condition, don't fall in love with him at all.
19. L.DK (2014)
113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Aoi lives in an apartment by herself. Shusei moves in next to Aoi's apartment. Shusei is a very popular student. Due to a mistake, Aoi makes the sprinkler go off in his room. Until his room is fixed, he stays with Aoi.
20. Bokura ga ita: Zenpen (2012)
123 min | Drama, Romance
It chronicles the love relationship between a boy called Motoharu Yano and a girl called Nanami Takahashi, starting from their teenage years and continuing during their early twenties.
22. 100-kai nakukoto (2013)
116 min | Drama, Romance
Shuichi had a motorcycle accident 4 years ago. Because of the accident, he lost the last year of his memory. One day, at a friend's wedding, Shuichi has a fateful meeting with Yoshimi. They... See full summary »
23. Dogwood Tree (2010)
128 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Sae (Yui Aragaki) is a high school student who is studying hard for her college entrance exams. She lost her father when she was very young and so lives her mother Ryoko (Hiroko Yakushimaru... See full summary »
24. Dakishimetai: Shinjitsu no monogatari (2014)
122 min | Romance
Tsukasa got into a severe car accident when she was a high school student. She still suffers from the effects of that accident, with memory impairment and needing to use a wheelchair. ... See full summary »
25. Hirunaka no ryuusei (2017)
119 min | Family, Romance
Suzume Yosano's parents have decided to move to Bangladesh when her father's job gets transferred there. However, they're not taking her with them. So, Suzume moves to Tokyo to live with ... See full summary »
26. Tada, kimi wo aishiteru (2006)
116 min | Drama, Romance
Heavenly Forest is About a Photographer name Makoto who travels to New York during Christmas to look for his best friend, Shizuru. The two first met when Makoto attended his University ... See full summary »
27. Evergreen Love (2016)
112 min | Drama, Romance
Sayaka works as a property agent. One day after work, she finds a man, named Itsuki, collapsed outside her house. She takes him in and they start to live together. Itsuki teaches her about cooking and plants, but holds many secrets.
28. Ookami shoujo to kuro ouji (2016)
116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Erika captured a photo of a handsome guy and told her friends that he is her boyfriend. Upon finding this out, the boy proposed to go with her pretense as long as she acts as his pet dog.
30. I Like (2005)
104 min | Drama, Romance
A high school student named Yu has a crush on one of her classmates, Yosuke. The boy spends most of his time sitting outside and playing his guitar, and Yu sits nearby and listens. One day,... See full summary »
31. Kyô no Kira kun (2017)
90 min | Comedy, Romance
When Ninon found out that her neighbor and popular classmate Yuji only has one year to live. She decided to go out of her way and help him attain happiness on his remaining time.
32. Paradaisu kisu (2011)
115 min | Drama
A chance encounter leads Yukari, a burnt out high school student, to a group of dedicated fashion design students. She becomes their model for their graduating exhibition and discovers her talent for modeling.
35. Inishiêshon rabu (2015)
110 min | Romance
An ordinary guy falls in love with her dream girl Maya. Maya feels doubt and betray when they begin a long term relationship. Her feeling completely reverses some day.
36. Gekijôban Ôran kôkô hosutobu (2012)
105 min | Comedy
Haruhi Fujioka (Haruna Kawaguchi) is a female high school student the prestigious Ouran Academy. Unlike most of the students who come from wealthy families, Haruhi Fujioka comes from a ... See full summary »
40. Kiyoku yawaku (2013)
126 min | Comedy, Romance
Kanna Seto lost her childhood friend Haruta in a car accident when she was a freshman in high school. Carrying the emotional pain from that incident throughout her life, Kanna is still ... See full summary »
41. Sugar & spice: Fûmi zekka (2006)
125 min | Drama, Romance
After graduating from high school, Shiro is clueless how to proceed with his education. For the moment, he takes a small job at a local gas station, to much displease of his parents. His ... See full summary »
43. Sekai no chûshin de, ai o sakebu (2004)
138 min | Drama, Romance
While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.
46. Yomei 1-kagetsu no hanayome (2009)
129 min | Drama