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15+ Best Romance Anime Where Enemies Become Lovers

Romance is a beautiful thing. It can fill your heart with happiness, bring you and your partner closer together, and make you feel warm and fuzzy all over. But sometimes, normal romance is boring. Then why don’t you try romance anime where the two first want to kill each other but after some time want to kiss each other? We bring you the 15+ best romance anime where enemies become lovers.

Here are the 15+ best anime where enemies turned lovers

Romance is one of the most universally attractive qualities in anime. The best romance anime are those that start off with two people who don’t want to be together but later they realize how much they care about each other.

17. Yusibu

anime where enemies turned lovers

Normally the hero kills the demon lord at the end of the story, right? Yusibu our protagonist, kills the demon lord at the very beginning of the anime then decides to work in an electronic shop. Soon a demon girl dressed as a boy comes to work in the same shop and surprise surprise, it’s our demon lord’s daughter.

As the story moves on and more girls join in, our main character now needs to figure out how to live with the girl whose father he just killed. Yusibu is based on a light novel. How did I say that? Well, the longer version of the title is “Yusibu: I couldn’t become a hero, so I reluctantly decided to get a job.”

This belongs a bit to the romance comedy category, so don’t go expecting a very serious romance anime, but you can be sure to see how the enemies become lovers real soon when the secrets start to pop out.

IMDB(6.4)

Dubbed – No

Season – 1(12 Ep.)



16. Love After World Domination

Love After World Domination new romance anime of 2022

This is a currently airing anime so if you feel like this is your type of anime, you can start watching it right now. Here our boy wants to achieve world peace and the girl wants to control the world. Yeah, so it’s more like a bad boy good girl type of anime but the truth is these two are secret love birds.

That’s right, even though they kill each other in public, they secretly have an affair in private. Even though it belongs to the enemies turning lover’s category, it belongs more to the enemies becoming lovers and deciding to date while pretending to be enemies category.

This is like a mix and mash of Legend of the Galactic Heroes and Kaguya-sama. It also has some nice slice-of-life elements mixed in, so if you want some love during an intergalactic battle, then this is the show for you.

IMDB(7.3)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(12 Ep.)


15. Koroshi Ai

New Anime of 2022

Koroshi Ai is what happens when you pull two characters from the Assassin’s Creed and then tell them to date each other. You guessed it right. This is the love story between two assassins. Here, our female Assassin named Chateau finds an even stronger assassin named Song Ryang-ha. Ryang-ha soon decides to show his affection to her by giving her targets to kill.

I know this isn’t the most wholesome romance but once you start watching it, you’ll realize how cool the premise is and Koroshi Ai brings some old tropes and puts a fresh spin on them.

This anime gives us a love story that is brimming with love struggles and assassination missions. This is for the Jose demographics, so know what you’re heading into but I’m sure you’ll love it. Come on, it’s not every day we see boyfriends who tell their girlfriend to kill people.

IMDB(6.5)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(12 Ep.)


14. Huyao Xiao Hongniang

Huyao Xiao Hongniang Romance Anime Where Enemies Become Lovers

Who said Japan was the only country who could produce cute romance anime? Let’s turn heads towards China and see what they can put out. Fox Spirit Matchmaker is a Chinese anime that shows China can produce its own unique Kawai animation. Here we have Bai Yuechu, who meets the fox girl Tushan Susu.

The prior mysteries of their lives are now impacting them, and while assisting the princes of their nation against their own threats, the two steadily create an emotional attachment.

If you love a bit of fantasy in your romance, then you’re definitely going to love this one. It knows how to throw some fox girls into your fantasy and build a well-written romance.

IMDB(7.2)

Dubbed – No

Season – 11 Season


13. Big Order

Big Order anime where enemies turned lovers

Big Order isn’t big in terms of plot and it has its own bizarre plot points that will make you question Japan’s sanity but the premise has the enemies turning lovers tropes, so it definitely belongs to this list.

This show feels like an amalgamation of every apocalyptic show that’s ever created and they even went on and added a lot of fanservice to make the show less complex. If you want to know the premise, then it’s about Eiji, who made a wish and then follows the repercussions of that wish.

Along the way, we made this yandere girl who first acts like a psycho but then softens towards the main character once she learns who he is. So, if you want a story that’s big on action and romance, then this is the show for you.

IMDB(5.4)

Dubbed – No

Season – 1(10 Ep.)


12. Love of Kill

Love Of Kill new romance anime of 2022

So far, 2022 has been kind to us with many killer anime. If you still can’t get enough of the Spy X Family, here is another anime that caught my eye.

It follows the story of Chateau Dankworth, a cool female bounty hunter who eliminates anyone on her client requests. During one such mission, she meets a mysterious man, our MC, whose real identity is unknown and easily overpowered her in all aspects and always predicted her next move.

Things get interesting when our MC decides to tag along. After all, both should have become sworn enemies during their initial fight but for some reason, MC decided to help Chateau.

Turns out the organization she was working for is also looking for this mysterious man, which raises many questions. The duo’s chemistry is the key point of the show, and with thriller suspense going around, things started to get much more interesting.

IMDB(6.6)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(12 Ep.)


11. Darwin’s Game

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A battle royal anime based on the theme where enemies become lovers. Yeah, you heard it right; we do have rom-com for that. Our MC one day receives an invitation from a classmate to play Darwin’s Game, a mobile game he has never heard of.

However, as soon as he opens the application, a green snake suddenly pops out from his phone screen and bites his neck, confirming his participation for the game. Soon our MC realizes the game is not an ordinary one.

While playing, our MC witnessed his friend’s death in front of him. Later he meets the cold princess of the game, known as an undefeated player. What happens next is both get into the fight and our MC shows her his overpowered ability, and just like that, she falls for our MC.

The anime is not up to the level of other dead game anime like Future Diary or Btooom. Still, the show is more thrilling than you have anticipated.

IMDB(7.2)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(11 Ep.)


10. Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World

Our Last Crusade isekai romance anime

When Romeo Juliet gets the anime adaptation in 2050, that’s my initial impression when I heard about the anime. Just like Romeo and Juliet, the premise is what happens in our last crusade.

Our MC Iska, the youngest knight of the empire, a highly mechanized city with rich technology, crosses swords with Aliceliese, the princess of Nebulis Sovereignty nicknamed “Ice Calamity Witch” by her enemies.

For more than a century, these two countries have been at constant war but what happens when their loyalties are tested as they fall in love with each other. Both decided to join hands to end this age-old war and create a new era where they can live peacefully.

I must say the anime has done a great job in animation. Throughout the series, it will make you wish that Iska and Alice would have a happy ending as they participate in the rise of a new world.

IMDB(6.4)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(12 Ep.)


09. Kemonozume

Kemonozume anime where enemies turned lovers

Can love co-exist between anyone, not just between rivals but also between different species. The best example of this type of romance is between Toshihiko and Yuka, a race of cannibal monsters called the Shokujinki exists.

It is the job of the Kifuuken an elite group of beast hunters who stop them. Our MC Toshihiko is the latest heir of a family, an expert swordsman and son of the Kifuuken organization’s leader who puts himself in a very awkward position. At first sight, he fell in love with a girl named Yuka.

However, later he finds out that the girl belongs to a demon clan but is not known to his friends and family. Toshihiko continues his forbidden romance with Yuka. The art is a bit of a unique take. If you have watched shows like “The Tatami Galaxy” or “Ping Pong the Animation,” you can feel the fresh take on this anime.

IMDB(7.6)

Dubbed – No

Season – 1(13 Ep.)


08. Masamune-Kun’s Revenge

Masamune-Kun's Revenge anime where enemies turned lovers

Revenge love stories are tragic ones. When our MC Masamune was a child, there was a girl who always bullied him because he was a fat kid. Still, our MC found to have a crush on Aki Adagaki, one of the wealthiest girls in the school and this is where MC’s feelings get hurt when he goes his way out and confesses to her.

Eventually, our MC got rejected in the worst way possible. The girl not only rejected him but also nicknamed him Pigfoot. Now our MC decided to follow the path of self-improvement through personal transformation.

His goal is to make her fall for love and when she confesses to him, our Masamune-Kun will be ready to confront and humiliate the girl who bullied him so many years ago. But will vengeance be as sweet as he imagined? Luckily the ending is sweet and happy with not too much drama.

IMDB(6.4)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(12 Ep.)


07. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

Maoyu Archenemy & Hero Anime About Business

The premise of Maoyuu Maou Yuusha is quite simple. A demon king who is supposed to slay all the heroes who come to kill her and a hero named Yuusha who finds Maou the demon king’s castle after a long quest.

In reality, the demon king is a queen, a dark lady who doesn’t prefer fighting. Initially, the hero planned to kill her but looking at the consequences that could benefit both races, so he decided to work together.

Additionally, the demon queen appears to possess strong persuasion skills. I mean, just look at her; after all, we all want world peace, right. Now they follow the plan to unite demons and humans, and slowly, their new relationship begins to blossom on the journey.

So, if you prefer to watch an anime where protagonists and antagonists fall in love, this would be a wise choice. Throughout the series, you will see these two polar opposite enemies fall in love and work to bring their people together.

IMDB(6.9)

Dubbed – No

Season – 1(12 Ep.)


06. Lord Marksman and Vanadis

Lord Marksman and Vanadis underrated action romance anime

Imagine that you live in a world where the clash of swords is more common than the sound of cars. Where each day was a fight for survival. Similarly, in an alternate version of Europe, tensions have escalated into war between the countries and nations ruled by seven war maidens called the Vanadis.

One of whom the Eleonora “Elen” Viltaria, takes place in battle after battle with the powerful weapon the black dragon gifted her. To appease the tensions of the war, our MC Tigrevurmud was taken as prisoner by the opposing nation, who later ceded to our female lead. As the story proceeds, he controls other women on the opposing side and all slowly start to fall for his charm.

The show manages to take actual battle tactics and interestingly present them. A decent amount of fan service is more than enough anyone could ask for from a love-hate rom-com.

IMDB(7.1)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(13 Ep.)

05. Pilot’s Love Song

The Pilot's Love Song anime where popular girl falls for unpopular guy

Do you want some action with your romance? Do you want to see pilots who fight in World War 2 by planes and still survive to win the girl? Then why don’t you start binge-watching Pilot’s Love Song right now.

This anime is about a guy called Kal-el Albus who is sent to an island to undercover a hidden mystery. There he joins the academy’s aerial division because this guy badly wants to drive some planes.

The anime has got some cliches like the damsel in distress and the overpowered pilot who is really good with planes but come on; we need an anime where enemies turn lovers.

So, we need a guy who has a little bit of confidence so he can speak back to the anime tsundere who is about to turn into his lover. The show also has some great action, so if you’re a romance action fan, then you’ll love this show.

IMDB(7.0)

Dubbed – No

Season – 1(13 Ep.)


04. Taboo Tattoo

Taboo Tattoo

Who thought getting a tattoo could be this bad? When this guy gets a tattoo, he gets dragged into a war between nations and even makes a hot girl become the transfer student of his school but it turns out this girl is a badass, so she’d rather turn him upside down rather than fall in love with him. But you know how these types of stories go.

The two first try to kill each other and then slowly warm up until they become lovers. Taboo Tattoo is about a boy named Seigi who receives a mysterious tattoo after defeating some thugs. This gets him pulled into a war between a special us army unit and the kingdom of Serinistan.

They all search for the power crests, which are weaponized artifacts which can change the tide of the war and even change the fate of the whole world.

Soon Seigi begins to learn the potential of his own power and continues to improve it in order to face the challenges. This has some great hand-to-hand combat scenes as well, so you won’t be bored watching this one.

IMDB(5.4)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(12 Ep.)


03. Devil’s Line

Devil's Line romance anime where bad boy love good girl

It’s pretty easy to think why vampires will become enemies and then become your lover, right? At first, they’re like oh that girl’s really pretty; I should drink her blood, then they’re like, oh I’m dating this girl; I should protect her with my life. Devil’s Line is a Tokyo Ghoul with vampires, and no, the main girl isn’t like Toca.

Here we follow a 22-year-old university student named Tsukasa Taira who learns the existence of vampires when her friend turns out to be a vampire. While trying to discover more about it, she finds Yuuki Anzai and soon finds herself getting attracted to the boy.

These two soon develop a romance and our vampire boy should rethink about drinking Tsukasa’s blood. If you love some Twilight drama with some overpowered vampires and innocent girls, then this is the show for you.

IMDB(6.7)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(12 Ep.)


02. Psychic Princess

Psychic Princess Romance Anime Where Enemies Become Lovers

It is time to meet those Chinese princes and princesses who first want to kill each other and then cannot have a normal conversation without blushing until their faces explode. It starts off when a princess is married to a prince but the problem is their families have bad blood and the prince treats the princess coldly and even banishes her from the palace grounds.

Yeah, so these two don’t have the best honeymoon you could think of. This anime has that eastern romance feel more than anything. It is more of a slow drama mixed with romance rather than a romance mixed with action in history.

Once again, it has some incredible visuals for a romance anime and the way the couple gets together is also very interesting. If you need a Chinese prince and princess love story, then this is the show for you.

IMDB(8.0)

Dubbed – No

Season – 1(16 Ep.)


01. Boarding School Juliet

Boarding School Juliet anime where enemies turned lovers

Yes, you guessed it right, you genius. This anime is about Romeo and Juliet. Nope, you don’t get a tragic drama written by Shakespeare, but you get the same style as high school anime where the two lovers start off as enemies. Here we have a boy and a girl named Romio Inuzuka and Juliet Persia, who are leaders of their respective high school dorms.

These two hate each other and always try to kill each other in public, but secretly they are in love where our boy is the overprotective guy and our girl is that tries to be an overpowered tsundere but badly needs a bodyguard kind of girl. That’s not the worst part.

As soon as these two falls in love, they should keep their relationship a secret, or else it will be hell inside their dorms. This is one of the best high school romance anime I’ve watched, and it knows how to balance the action, comedy, and romance really well.

IMDB(7.1)

Dubbed – No

Season – 1(12 Ep.)


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