Love is in the air and new animes are at our disposal, ready to be checked off our watch list as they pile up like the degrees in Celsius this summer. For the hopeless romantics, Summer’23 is gonna be one for the book as these animes hit the screen-
Summer 2023 Romance Anime
5. My Love Story With Yamada-kun At Lv999
The story follows Akane Kinoshita, a college student who is dumped by her boyfriend after he cheats on her with a woman he met in an online game. Akane is left heartbroken and decides to get revenge by joining the same online game and becoming better than her ex-boyfriend. In the game, she meets a player named Yamada who is a high-level character. Yamada is initially cold and indifferent to Akane, but she eventually warms up to her and they begin to develop feelings for each other.
4. The Ice Guy And His Cool Female Colleague
The story follows a young man named Himuro, who is a descendant of the Snow Woman spirit. He has the ability to create ice, but this power can be inconvenient at times, especially when he is feeling stressed or emotional.
One day, Himuro meets a woman named
Fuyutsuki, who is his new colleague at work. Fuyutsuki is a calm and collected person, and she helps Himuro to control his powers. As they spend more time together, Himuro begins to develop feelings for Fuyutsuki.
3. The Dangers In My Heart
The story follows Kyotaro Ichikawa, a middle school
student who fantasizes about murdering his popular classmates, often reading a murder encyclopedia and learning about human anatomy, with the beautiful class idol, Anna Yamada, being his prime target. However, when he observes that Anna is rather quirky in her own way, and when she becomes increasingly friendly towards Kyotaro, he gradually warms up to her and they start to become closer.
2. Sacrificial Princess And The King Of Beasts
The story follows Sariphi, a human girl who is offered as a sacrifice to the
King of Beasts, a fearsome creature who rules over the Kingdom of Ozmargo. However, the King of Beasts is intrigued by her kindness and courage, and he decides to spare her life and make her his bride. As they spend more time together, they begin to develop feelings for each other. However, their relationship is complicated by the fact that they come from different worlds and cultures.
1. I’m In Love With The Villainess
The story follows Rei Oohashi, an ordinary office worker who
wakes up in the body of the protagonist of her favorite otome game, Revolution. To her delight, the first person to greet her is also her favorite character, Claire François— the main antagonist of the story! Now, Rei is determined to romance Claire instead of the game’s male leads. Odd? We thought so too. But that’s half the craziness of what’s about to follow as Rei tries her best to dissuade the Villainess’ attempts to paint herself as the hateful character and attempts to win over her heart.
The Dangers in My Heart | Image courtesy of Shin-Ei Animation Studios
In conclusion, the Summer of 2023 brings with itself high temperatures and higher emotions as these animes give us a glimpse of what love feels like (each in its own quirky way). And what does love feel like? One day you will meet someone who will see the universe knitted in your bones, and the embers of galaxies glow to life in your eyes. Then, you will know what love feels like. Till that day comes, these animes continue to stay as our guilty pleasure. Watch them now