Shouichi Kamita is just your average teen. Since he’s the main character of a show from the makers of Amagami, he doesn’t gain super powers, or have all the best grades immediately, or get it with all the girls… well at least not all at once. He’s just a regular boy trying to figure out his place in life. Recently he’s been flirting with fellow classmate Hikari Tsuneki, but questions about his goals for the future lead him to focus on improving himself.
Masamune-kun is a miserable narcissist who has spent his youth dieting and strength training to become the hottest guy in school. This has all been in service of a long con against fellow terrible person and former crush, Adagaki Aki, to get her to fall in love with him so he can dump her. It’s pretty messed up.
Only half joking with that title, this year has been marked with a lot of changes, not the least of which being my entry into studies for the priesthood. Still you’re not here to listen to me talk about contemplating celibacy, you’re here for the people who pretty clearly are on the opposite end of the spectrum. 2016 was a light year for pure romance shows, but I’m here for you to dish out the best of the best.
Anime Original by Mappa Streaming on Crunchyroll Premise Yuri Katsuki is a professional figure skater. After an embarrassing loss in one of skating’s top tournaments, he gets in a rut and ends up moving back to his hometown. Determined to shake his depression, his renewed passion unintentionally draws the attention of his idol, world champion Victor Nikiforov.
Remember when I called Ping Pong the best anime of 2014? This is not that.
Daisuke Higashida is forced to get a part-time job after his dad’s company goes out of business. With his options limited, he decides to apply at the local Wagnaria, which as a chain, and in a remarkable moment of sensibility in an utterly senseless show, is a totally different restaurant from the original. Here, he meets some one dimensional weirdos that you hope will be fleshed out but probably won’t, and has a beatific vision of St. Valentine. Not lying about that last part, by the way.
Rena is an age-locked… demon I think? She lives happily with some peppy blonde girl until one day she meets a loli from her past. When she goes to find her again, she has to beat up a middle aged yakuza robot with twizzlers.