And so those strange creatures took the world by storm. Humans are being hunted and turned into zombies or used as hosts for parasitic tentacle organisms. As the global epidemic throws the world into panic, Houichi, his close friends, and teachers barricade themselves inside the school.

What are the best action and romance animes?

My top ten action and romance anime's range from popular to maybe you've never heard of them, so get ready! \(^o^)/ 10) Sword Art Online The story begins in 2022 when a new virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game (VRMMORPG) called "Sword Art Online" gets released.
The game requires players to use a special helmet called NerveGear, which stimulates the user's five senses via their brain.
This function allows players to control their in-game characters with their minds.
Ten thousand players log into "Sword Art Online" for the first time on November 6th and quickly find out that the game lacks a log-out feature.
They get told by Akihiko Kayaba, the creator of "Sword Art Online" and NerveGear, that to leave the action game, they must reach the 100th floor of the game's castle, Aincard, and defeat the final boss.
If the NerveGear gets removed forcibly, it sends out a powerful microwave that kills the user.
If the player dies in-game, the same thing occurs.
This feature suddenly makes "Sword Art Online" a death match, and as a story can adequately analyze the effects our virtual personas have on our actual personality as well as explain whether or not the friendships and relationships we cultivate in a game are real.
The story follows a player named Kirito, one of the thousand beta testers from the game’s previous closed beta.
He clearly has an upper hand when it comes to surviving in Aincard, and soon he and the other beta testers are viewed as cheaters and selfish people, spawning the derogatory term “beater”, a mix of the words “beta” and “cheater”.
After online a month in the game, two thousand players have died, some by suicide and others from murder.
Soon this month turns to 2 months, then 3, then 4, and so on, with no way out. I really enjoyed following the arcs of this series (even the second arc) and totally recommend this series if you want an overpowered male protagonist with a lot of romance and action. 9) Dance With Devils Ritsuka Tachibana is a female second-year high school student who attends Shiko Academy in Shiko Town.
She enjoyed her school life while living with her mother Maria, but one day, that balance fell into ruin when she discovers several of her attractive, male classmate are demons. I absolutely loved this anime, not only because of the relatable characters and cool stroyline, but also because this anime is kinda like a musical.
This anime has an amazing soundtrack that gets stuck in your mind, especially the opening (*^▽^*) Highly recommended if you've never expirenced a musical anime! 8) Hotarubi no Mori e Also known as Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light, this anime tell the story of a six-year-old girl named Hotaru Takegawa, who gets lost in a forest inhabited by a yamagami, or mountain spirit, as well as yōkai.
She is found by a mask-wearing, human-like entity named Gin, who informs Hotaru that he will disappear forever if he is touched by a human.
Gin then leads Hotaru out of the forest.
Hotaru returns to visit Gin in the forest over the next few days and they become friends despite the limitations on their interactions.
Although at summer's end she must leave Gin to return to the city and her studies, Hotaru promises to return to visit him every summer holiday. As the years go by, Gin hardly ages while Hotaru physically matures and grows closer to his apparent age.
Upon reaching adolescence, Hotaru begins to struggle with their budding romance and their uncertain future together, while Gin wishes he could touch and hold the young woman that Hotaru has become. This story was so sweet to watch and even though it is more of a film than actual series, I still consider it part of this list.
Yuki Midorikawa, the author of the manga, actually made this into a tribute for her friend who had died from cancer.
A lot of romanance is put into this series, the action doesn't really come into play until the end. 7) Children Who Chase Lost Voices Asuna Watase is a young elementary school girl who has been forced to grow up quickly ever since her father had died, while her mother, a nurse, works long shifts at a hospital.
Asuna spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the cat's-whisker receiver her father gave to her as a memento, accompanied by pet cat Mimi, who bears strange red markings on her fur. One day, while walking to her clubhouse across a bridge, she is attacked by a fearsome creature and saved by a mysterious teenage boy who calls himself Shun.
Asuna treats Shun's wound from fighting the creature and later they both listen to Asuna's radio.
Shun tells Asuna he is from another country called Agartha and that he came to this place to find something.
He then gives Asuna a blessing in the form of a kiss to the forehead. Highly recommended if you've ever watched the anime film 5 Centimeters per Second by Makoto Shinkai.
This film is his longest animation film to date and is described as a "lively" animated film with adventure, action, and romance centered on a cheerful and spirited girl on a journey to say "farewell". 6) Kotoura-san Haruka Kotoura is a 15-year-old girl who was born with the psychic ability to read minds.
As a child she blurts out what people around her are thinking, not yet knowing that these thoughts were connected to the person's true feelings.
She soon gets ridiculed by her classmates at school and loses all of her friends.
The strain gets to be too much on her parents as well which results in her mom abandoning her after she inadvertently exposes an affair between them.
Haruka becomes a recluse when she distances herself from everyone, concluding that she only brings people bad luck. Things start to change when she starts high school and meets a guy named Yoshihisa Manabe.
He is shown to be unfazed by Haruka's mind-reading ability but has a perverted imagination.
Yoshihisa offers her his friendship and vows to stand by her side regardless of the circumstances. This anime might seem childish at first, and maybe even a bit odd, but once the storyline really comes into the series, it's hard to stop watching! The only highschool romance anime I've watched that I ended up liking enough to recommend, so I hope you enjoy! (≧∇≦)/ 5) Assassination Classroom I am not going to give out a lot of information on this one becuase that'll spoil too much of it! A powerful creature claims that within a year, Earth will be destroyed by him, but he offers mankind a chance by becoming a homeroom teacher where he teaches his students about how to kill him.
An assassin's classroom is born at the lowest of the low in a popular highschool in the area. To this day, one of the few anime's that I still enjoy going back and rewatching.
Although this anime does have romance between two of the characters (and plenty of other ships ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I mostly put this anime in the list because of a teachers love for his students and via versa.
This was a truly heartwarming anime to watch and actually made me majorly tearup at the end, thank goodness for the ova! 4) Yuri!!! On Ice Just like Assassination Classroom, I'm not going into great detail of the top 5 because I feel like they have such detailed and complex plots that I don't want to spoil! But Yuri!!! On Ice is about competitive figure skating, and so it has a heavy focus on strength, competition, and the pleasure of winning.
As each skater performs their routine, viewers are treated to their innermost thoughts — their hopes, their dreams, their insecurities and reflection on their own movements.
Unfortunately after a crushing defeat in the Grand Prix Final and other competition losses, 23-year-old Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki develops mixed feelings about skating and puts his career on hold; returning to his hometown of Hasetsu in Kyushu.
Yuri visits his childhood friend, Yuko, at an ice rink (Ice Castle Hasetsu) and perfectly mimics an advanced skating routine performed by his idol: Russian figure skating champion Victor Nikiforov.
When secretly recorded footage of Yuri's performance is uploaded to the internet, it catches Victor's attention, and he travels to Kyushu with an offer to coach Yuri and revive his figure-skating career. Absolutely love this anime! (^.^)/ From the animation, to the storyline, to the relationships, and even to just the pure effort put into making this anime, I am super impressed.
The whole soundtrack is unique to each episode and performance by the characters and the opening itself was made by 1 person in just a matter of a couple days.
Not to mention out of the two major ships of the series, one became real (*^ω^*) Totally recommend this anime, it's a must see! 3) Charlotte This anime takes place in an alternate reality where a short-period comet called Charlotte passes near Earth once every 75 years.
As this happens, it spreads dust onto the Earth, which causes a small percentage of preadolescentchildren who inhale the dust to manifest superhuman abilities upon reaching puberty.
The story follows the protagonist Yuu Otosaka, a boy who awakens the ability to temporarily possess another person for five seconds.
Although hoping to use his ability to fraudulently live a carefree high school life, he is unexpectedly exposed by Nao Tomori, a girl who can make herself invisible to a specific target.
She forces him to transfer to Hoshinoumi Academy ("Sea of Stars Academy") and join its student council, of which she is the president.
The student council's main objective is to ensure the safety of ability users from organizations who seek to exploit their powers.
In doing so, the student council warns ability users of the potential danger of using their abilities openly. I have a soft spot for this anime.
I got into by seeing a music video on my YouTube's recommended and watched it.
After seeing the music video, I was like “OmG!? I'vE gOt To SeE dIs AnImE!?” So I looked it up and watched it.
The ship in this series is actually official, not cannon, but not move like a kiss is made to signify this (idk about the mange though) .
Totally recommend this anime to anyone who enjoys watching super powered anime's, and (sorta) overpowered male protagonist (he has to work for his power). 2) Mahoutsukai no Yome Having been ostracized by both her relatives and partially by society, orphaned high school student Chise Hatori decides to sell herself at an auction in order for somebody else to take her in and have a new place to call home.
At the auction, she is sold for five million pounds to Elias Ainsworth; a seven foot tall humanoid wearing a skeleton-like mask over his face.
This magus who seems closer to demon than human, will either bring her the light she desperately seeks, or drown her in ever deeper shadows. This anime doesn't waste any sort of time, its action packed and mysterious from the get-go.
To be perfectly honest, I had a very hard time with which anime I wanted to be in 2nd place and 1st, it all came down to this: Mahoutsukai no Yome doesn't express emotions the way other anime's do.
Let me rephrase that, both of the main characters are awkward and don't know how to often express their feelings.
Well, they both know how to show the important ones like love, hate, and anger.
That's all that matters I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Anyway, I highly recommend this anime to anyone who enjoys magic, a little bit of fantasy, action, and romance between a beast and a human (sorta human). 1) Snow White with the Red Hair Lastly, we have our number one choice, Akagami no Shirayukihime.
Shirayuki is a normal herbalist in the kingdom of Tanbarun with one unique feature: her beautiful red hair.
Due to her unusual hair color, Shirayuki was raised to always be careful of showing her hair in new surroundings and grew to be an independent young woman.
However, her hair gets her noticed by Prince Raj, who orders her to become his concubine.
Refusing his orders, she cuts her hair and leaves it behind as part of what he wanted and escapes to the neighboring kingdom of Clarines.
On her way there, she meets and befriends Prince Zen and his two aides Mitsuhide and Kiki. I got into this anime immediately after I had finished the series called Myraid Colors Phantom World, so I had kinda rushed into the anime at first.
But then I got into it, and I took a step back and I actually restarted watching this anime, just to slow down.
I think that's why I picked this series to be my number 1 choice, because it was so heartwarming and touching once you take a moment to enjoy it.
The characters are realistic and their relationships with one another are more complex than they seem on the surface.
I believe the reason why I like this story so much is because the two main protagonists fell in love in spite of opposition due to their difference in social status. Honorable Mentions Fairy Tail Kamisama Hijimemashinta Soul Eater FullMetal Alchemist & Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Bungou Stray Dogs Tokyo Ghoul Future Diary Hitorijime My Hero Is it wrong to try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine Death Note Diabolic Lovers Kiss him, Not Me! Brother's Conflict Your Name Silent Voice Spirited Away