Are you tired of the typical anime love story? Have you tried those that feature interracial couples? Demon romance anime, for example, is a good choice if you want to deviate from the norm and experience a new and more exciting anime love story. And like always, I’ll help you save time and effort in searching for the best demon romance anime by making a list of the best I’ve seen so far.
The power of love knows no boundaries. It disregards social status, age, physical appearance, gender, and even race. Once cupid’s arrow hits you, there’s no fighting it. Demons are regarded as creatures of malice. We expect them to have little to no ability to show compassion. But in the anime world, it’s a completely different scenario since a lot of anime shows showcase good demon characters. They stepped out from the bubble which society’s beliefs made for them and tried their best to productive members of the society. Some of them even end up saving the whole world or building a strong bond with a group of friends or a special someone. These demons deserve a chance and they should be celebrated as perfect examples of changing in a good way. I hope you enjoy this list and somehow learn a lesson or two from each of these shows that has romance anime elements.
Inuyasha and Kagome is undeniably one of the greatest anime love couple so far. First of all, it’s mutual. They care for each other and would risk even their own life just to guarantee the other’s safety. Such a move is relatively easy for Inuyasha since he is a powerful demon who dances with death in every battle but it’s another story for a normal school girl like Kagome.
It takes a lot of guts and love for her to move in the frontline of a battle just to aid or rescue Inuyasha but he did it in a couple of occasions in the series. This only proves how much she cares for Inuyasha. Their love is brave, true, and kind; something every one of us is hoping to experience in real life. How about you? Have you found the person brave enough to fight for your love?
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2. Kamisama Kiss
The anime revolves around the story of Nanami who is a high school girl. Due to some misfortune, she ended up being homeless. This was the time when he met someone in the name of Mikage who is in trouble. Nanami extended her help and as a sign of gratitude, he offers the use of his unoccupied home.
The house was actually a shrine where Nanami also met Tomoe (a fox yokai) and their love story developed in time. This goes to prove that being in love with a supernatural is not impossible in the anime world.
This anime is fun to watch and would really make you fall in love and be reminded of love.
3. The Devil is a Part-Timer!
A demon lord and a hero are destined to fight each other to the death. This is the template in almost every fantasy anime nowadays other than The Devil is a Part-Timer. The setting introduced in this anime series is quite unique as these two mortal enemies are trapped in modern Japan. They were left with almost no choice other than to work like the usual employees and live normally in order to survive.
And along the way, they develop a special kind of bond. Emi Yusa, the hero, started to know the real Satan, Sadao Maou. He is far different from the demon lord he wants to kill back in their original world. Will their impromptu truce lead to them being friends or even more?
This transported to another world anime is a fantasy, comedy and romance anime that you surely don’t want to miss!
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4. The 7 Deadly Sins
The love story of this anime highlights the couple Meliodas and Elizabeth. Meliodas is the captain of the famous powerful group called the 7 Deadly Sins
. This group is known to be able to take down an entire kingdom army.
On the other hand, Elizabeth is the princess of Liones who is on the journey to save their kingdom from the Holy Knights.
Elizabeth immediately fell in love with Meliodas because she saw his sense of justice. Meliodas is the kind of person who would not want to see anyone oppressed by anyone. He helps without hesitation.
Meliodas slowly fell in love with Elizabeth since she resembles someone who he loved so dearly in the past.
5. High School DxD
We all have our fair share of fun High School memories. But I’m sure they are all nothing compared to what Issei Hyodo and his friends can share. Don’t get me wrong though, Issei is not the ideal prince charming or knight in shining armor. He is basically a stupid pervert. His goal is to become the harem king. Despite all of this, there are still a few people who believe in his potential.
And he did not disappoint them. Issei slowly climbed from being a low-rank devil to becoming one of the strongest in their school. Asia, his party’s healer, played a major role in his success. She is attracted to Issei to the point that she would be jealous every time he flirts with another girl. Although Issei only sees her as one of the many girls he wants to belong to his harem, their relationship is somewhat special.
Who knows someday Issei would have a change of heart and only devote his heart only to Asia?
6. Chrono Crusade
A demon and a nun is a weird pair. Nonetheless, it clicked in Chrono Crusade. Their relationship was supposed to be like that of a slave and a master but it turned out to be something more special. Rosette Christopher, the nun, needed Chrono’s power in order to save her brother. Chrono, the demon, on the other hand, is searching for his true identity and is in a constant struggle against his true nature.
Although he is a demon, Chrono is gentle and kind. He is loyal and would do anything to protect Rosette. The anime showed a few hints that their relationship has already gone past friendship but it was not given enough time to materialize. I’m about to spoil the show so skip this if you are planning to watch Chrono Crusade for the first time. They both die in the end after failing to save Rosette’s brother.
It’s such a tragic ending. Nevertheless, it’s not just all about what happened in the end but mostly in between. Their struggles together made their relationship stronger and it can serve as a reminder for new couples out there to never give up and always fight for the love they share.
7. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
Have you ever thought what happens after the demon king is defeated? Do you expect every chaos around the world to end in an instant which would lead the way to peace and prosperity? If your answer is yes then you’re probably reading too many fairy tales. It’s not the case. In fact, it’s the other way around.
The demon army won’t stop just because their leader is dead. Moreover, other people corrupted by greed will eventually take the place of the demon king’s role. The hero in the anime Maoyuu Maou Yuusha realized this when he reached the demon king palace. He decided to work with the demon king which is actually a woman so she is technically a queen.
The demon queen is far from the ugly and wicked creature everyone imagines her to be. She is beautiful, kind, and rational. So it’s not surprising that the hero slowly falls in love with her as they both embark on a journey to help the struggling kingdom and make it a better place for everyone.
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8. Blue Exorcist
The story of Blue Exorcist centers on Satan’s two sons who were raised in our world. The older one Yukio Okumura ended up as a completely normal person but his younger brother, Rin Okumura, was different. He inherited a demonic power specifically the ability to conjure blue flames. This is probably the main reason behind the anime show’s title since Rin aspires to be a good exorcist just like his older brother.
So where’s the romance in this Blue Exorcist? You might not see it in the first episodes but Rin’s female friends Shiemi Moriyama and Kamiki Izumo have special feelings toward Rin. They may not be expressive about it but it’s obvious that they see Rin as a man worth being with for the rest of their lives.
Would you go as far as enrolling in a Yokai Academy just to finish school? This is what Tsukune Aono did after he wasn’t able to get into the local high schools. The Yokai Academy is not only dangerous for humans but they also do not allow humans to be enrolled in their school.
Such an act is punishable by death so Tsukune is trying his best to hide his true identity. His stay in the monster school would have been harder if not for Moka Akashiya. She is a powerful vampire who is also Tsukune’s first friend in the school. Moka always helps Tsukune whenever he finds himself in a bad spot.
Despite being a normal human, Tsukune does not back down to any challenge especially if it involves a pretty woman in distress. But it’s obvious that no matter how many he ends up saving, his heart belongs to only one, Moka.
10. Yu Yu Hakusho
Love in anime is not hard to find. This is because fans love it when they see their favorite anime characters fall in love with each other despite all the challenging circumstances around them. I think this stems from the fact that we want their love to bloom despite all odds and it inspires us to fight for love as well in real life.
Yu Yu Hakusho may be a classic anime but it is still one of the most well-known and loved today. It follows the life of Yusuke and his adventures in both the real world and the afterlife where demons rule. All throughout the series, it is depicted that he is in love with his childhood sweetheart, Keiko. They were simply close friends at school in the beginning but their relationship was taken to another level when Yusuke died. Yusuke was raised from the dead at the expense of being a detective of the underworld’s governing body. He was tasked to battle the most powerful demons in a competition and to maintain the world’s balance in the underworld.
His last and most dangerous mission yet took years. Despite all this, Keiko patiently waited for his return. This kind of love, although it’s not in real life, is beautiful to watch.
Best Demon and Human Romance Anime
The list below this are the anime series which we think are still best but did not make it to our top choices. The choices above are the ones we highly recommend. But, we all know that there are still a lot of great series which really good and we decided to include these in our list here.
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
Anime shows about Otakus like us are common but Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai took this genre to the next level. They added more humor and pretty ladies to the equation creating an anime series that Otakus and casual anime fans would equally enjoy. The story is about Keima Katsuragi. He is a certified Otaku who is known for being the best in capturing girls in virtual simulation games. The problem is that his skills and experience in girls are only limited to the virtual world. As the series progressed he finds himself in the middle of a mission to collect souls trapped in real girls in order to save his own life. He desperately used his dating game knowledge for this purpose and it went well. What he did not expect was to fall in love with Chihiro. He tried to stop his feelings but his efforts are futile. When love struck, it is unstoppable. And it appears this rule is applicable not just in real life but in the anime world too.
Would you still love someone who currently has heavy responsibilities and simply can’t focus all his attention and love towards you? What if it’s a baby? And on top of that, the son of Satan himself? That’s got to be hard for a woman to fall in love with such a guy right? This challenge was wholeheartedly taken by Hilda. She is the adoptive mother and wet nurse of Beelzebub IV, one of the main protagonists in this anime series. Tatsumi Oga is the young lad who adopted her master in our world.
She disapproved of the idea at first and belittles Oga’s capability as a parent. But everything changed when Oga successfully protected the child from a strong adversary. She even thanked him afterward which is contrary to her usual cold personality. As their story went on, Hilda suffered from amnesia. In this state, her treatment toward Oga took a completely different route. She is now appreciative of Oga’s efforts as a parent and even blushes whenever she is near him.
Is this really love or just a result of her condition? Regardless of what it is, it’s fun to see how a cat and dog relationship blooms into a sweet and romantic one.
Romance is not limited between opposite sexes. Our society evolved over the years and gender orientation went along with it. In fact, there’s a worldwide community composed of individuals who prefer the same sex as a partner. Although it is not obviously portrayed, it’s nice to see that anime shows like Black Butler feature same-sex relationships. In the mentioned anime show, Sebastian Michaelis, the demon butler, shares a special relationship with his master Ciel Phantomhive.
There are times when the butler manifests common demon traits like being unforgiving, brutal, and uncaring but he never fails to protect his master. There’s no greater love than from a person who is willing to give away his life just to save you from any danger. Do you agree that these two are bound to be lovers as their story progresses? Leave your ideas in the comments section below!
Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru
What would you do if the woman you love in the past is reincarnated as a man? Would you still love her? This is the question Luka Crosszeria, a strong and handsome demon and one of the main protagonists of the anime show Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru needs to answer. And his action defied the expectations of many. He decided to stay beside the love of his life Yuki Giou and take care of him just like before.
Luka is the only one aware of their past so they are currently sharing an awkward relationship. Yuki’s power relies on the light which is contrary to demons like Luka yet they trust and help each other every time an enemy arises. But Luka doesn’t want to be healed by Yuki every time he is injured since he knows that it causes him pain.
This alone proves how much he cares for Yuki and that his love for him transcends beyond gender.
Are you a dreamer? I have a friend who dreams a lot and she shares her amazing dreams often making me very obvious. It’s been a while since I had one and I’m looking forward to one as long as it doesn’t turn into a nightmare halfway. The anime show Yumekui Merry is all about dreams. The story is simple but unique and there’s a sprinkle of romance and comedy every now and then making it very entertaining.
It features the dynamic duo composed of the gifted Yumeji Fujiwara and the kind dream demon Merry Nightmare. The two of them needs to collect various clues and fight off other evil dream demons to find a way for Merry Nightmare to return to the dream world.
Being in love with your childhood best friend is a common story. However, this kind of relationship does not always go well. There are cases where the boy is indecisive or the girl develops feelings toward another boy as they grow older. In the anime show Shuffle!, Rin Tsuchimi and Kaede Fuyou struggled to keep their relationship as childhood friends because of a bad experience.
It’s obvious that they like each other but the bad memory that links them together makes it almost impossible for their friendship to bloom into love. Moreover, since Rin is kind and caring for the girls he meets along the way easily fell in love with him. Will they be given the chance to express their feelings? Or will this be another romantic anime series with a sad ending?
Check out Shuffle! and follow Rin and Kaede’s love story to find out!
Hagure Yuusha no Estetica
How can you love someone who killed your father? If you want a good answer, ask Miu Osawa. She is the daughter of the demon king slain by the hero Akatsuki Osawa. To the defense of the hero, he is simply doing his job. And he even granted the demon king’s last wish which is for him to look after his daughter. Miu posed as Akatsuki’s younger sister so no one would question why they are living together. Despite Akatsuki’s pure intentions, it was not easy for Miu to forgive him.
Nevertheless, her feelings toward Akatsuki slowly changed every time he saves her from one predicament to another. Akatsuki might be abusive to other girls and very prideful but his courage, loyalty, and care towards the people he loves are unrivaled. He is the hero for a reason, right?
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The Testament of Sister New Devil
In most cases, it’s the servant’s duty to protect the master but it’s the other way around in the anime show The Testament of Sister New Devil. Basara Toujou, the hero, tied Mio Naruse in a slave contract. It was only recently that Mio became aware of her origin. But it was not a problem for Basara. Her magical powers are strong but still not enough to protect her from the current demon king and his minions.
This is where Basara comes in the picture. As the successor of the Hero Clan, he is confident of his skills and he would do anything within his means to protect Mio. Why would a hero do so? Of course, it’s because of the power of love; a love that defies both race and duty!
I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job
A hero trains in preparation for the day he faces the demon lord. This is why the Hero School was founded. It serves as a training ground for heroes so they won’t end up as sacrificial lambs for the demon lord and its army. But what if somebody already defeated the demon lord? What would happen to the students? Raul Chaser fell to this tricky situation so he decided to look for a job aside from being a hero. Coincidentally, he met the deceased demon lord’s daughter Phino Bloodstone along the way.
The duo struggles to live and work normally. Nevertheless, they always find a way out of every problem with the help of each other. And of course, a special kind of relationship is blooming between the two without them noticing.
Kyo Kara Maoh!
Another boy to boy romance here so heads up! This anime show is really entertaining not just because of its funny characters but mainly due to the truckloads of comic relief it brings on the table. They usually focus on the two male characters who are engaged Shibuya Yuuri and Wolfram von Bielefelt. Yuri is the 27th demon king of Shin Makoku while Wolfram is the youngest son of the former demon king.
They were rivals at first but everything changed when Yuri defeated Wolfram in a duel. From that day on, Wolfram vowed to be Yuri’s most loyal aid. Wolfram is obvious about showing how he feels toward Yuri. He turns jealous when a beautiful girl or handsome boy approaches Yuri. He also shows up in Yuri’s room without prior notice just to surprise him or check his well-being.
If that’s not sweet, I don’t know what is. If you’re a fan of this kind of romance then this anime is a must-watch!
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
Have you been friend zoned? Is it cruel? Well, ask Favaro Leone from Rage of Bahamut: Genesis if you want tips on how to get over from such kind of experience. As a bounty hunter, he accepted Amira’s proposal. What he thought of as a normal work relationship turned out to be something more special later on. It was supposed to be just an escort service but he slowly developed feelings towards Amira as they escape one dangerous situation after another. Amira’s personality also changed after spending time with Favaro.
She was once a recluse and finds it hard to trust people. We can’t blame her because of it is a result of her dark past. Nonetheless, Favaro’s laid back and quirky personality go through her. She made a friend for the first time which changed Amira’s view of life as a whole. That it’s not just all about despair and struggles but it can also be fun and exciting at times.
What type of girl are you looking for? Are you into the shy ones? Or those who can fight back and would never back down in an argument? Guts from Berserk will surely prefer the latter. He is one of the strongest members of the Band of Hawks. The gang forced him to join at first but he did it willingly after being beaten by their leader, Griffith. Guts and Casca’s love story did not start right away.
It was not love at first sight by any means. In fact, Casca did not approve the idea of recruiting Guts. Nevertheless, the hands of faith brought them closer to each other. And they were given the chance to express their feelings toward each other after Guts returned and saved their gang from enemy attack. Is it really possible to nurture a pure relationship in a cruel world? Guts and Casca are fighting their way to prove that it’s possible!
Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist
Is this another boy to boy anime romance? Am I starting to imagine things or is this kind of genre slowly becoming popular? I’m not really against it though. We are all free to love whoever we want. This time around the persons involved are the demon Dantalion and a member of the noble family William Twining. William is the main protagonist of this anime show and is known to be an extreme realist and a brilliant mind. He is a descendant of Solomon and the Elector, someone who is tasked to choose the next King of Hell.
As a realist, he was skeptical about the existence of demons at first but gradually accepted them after several encounters with beings and phenomena that science and logic can’t explain. He made ties with Dantalion in the school he is attending. Although still unconfirmed, William and Dantalion might have mutual feelings for each other.
Dantalion is more expressive as he once said that he wants to stay by William’s side forever.
An anime that highlights swordsmanship and romance; what more can you ask for? The anime show Hakuouki Hekketsuroku offers this unique flavor and as a result successfully gathered a huge number of fan base worldwide. The story revolves around Chizuru Yukimura and her struggles as the newest member of the Shinsengumi. She is the only female member so her early life with the group was not easy. She was tasked to do trivial things Chizuru did not miss any chance to prove her worth. In fact, she caught the attention of Toshizou Hijikata also known as the Demon Vice-Commander. Although the feeling is still one-sided, the two of them being a real couple is not out of the possibility. You might be wondering which part of this anime is demon-related. Well, Chizuru is a member of a clan claimed to be descendants of demons. Her current fighting skills disapprove this but who knows. He might become one of the strongest Shinsengumi members someday and prove that her demonic blood is not mere hearsay.
I really can’t help but be excited every time Overlord is included in a list. Isn’t it obvious? It’s currently one of my favorite anime shows. So you’re asking me why? It’s simple. Overlord has everything we want from an anime show. It has an interesting plot, a funny but wise main character, interesting side characters, a vast world setting, and most importantly intense fight scenes. Not to mention the sexy and beautiful Overlord female characters. What more can you ask for? Haven’t I told you it also has a little bit of romance?
The main protagonist Ainz Ooal Gown may not be able to express strong emotions because he is a skeleton but without this, it would be easy for him to reciprocate the love Albedo, the Guardian Overseer, is constantly expressing towards him. They share a unique relationship but since Ainz is incapable of loving, he decided to treat her along with all the NPCs as his own children.
Seraph of the End
What’s wrong about becoming a vampire? It has a lot of benefits if you ask me. You’ll live for an eternity and you don’t have to worry about any kind of sickness. As long as your family and other loved ones are also vampires, you can enjoy life as it is but longer. Yuichiro Hyakuya will never accept this logic. For him, vampires are the enemy of humanity and should be all exterminated. He was once enslaved by vampires during his childhood so having such kind of mindset is not surprising. His childhood friend Mikaela Hyakuya was left during their escape and was turned into an experiment which made him hate vampires even more. They met again several years later but they found themselves on different sides of the war. Is their relationship strong enough to overshadow their present dissimilarities? Can Yuichiro love the existence he hates the most?
Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They?
There are a lot of transported to another world anime being developed and released nowadays. Some of them are good but most are mediocre at best. Problem Children are coming from Another World Aren’t They? successfully tweaked the common storyline and made it more interesting. The main protagonist Izayoi Sakamaki has only one goal and that is to have fun. He does so by solving problems instantly through violence and using this brilliant mind as a tactician to overwhelm overconfident adversaries. He is also a pervert and one of his targets is Black Rabbit. She is the one who summoned the problem children from another world. The two of them share a funny relationship. Izayoi won’t ever miss the chance to peek on Black Rabbit whenever she takes a bath. Nevertheless, Black Rabbit seems to trust Izayoi and Yo as companions. Will their wild encounters lead to love? That’s for all of us to find out!
Congratulations! You made it through all the list entries! That’s something worth being proud of especially if you read all my rants on each one of them. I know you also stumbled upon several grammar mistakes so please overlook them. The important thing is that you get me right? We share the same anime language so I bet you do. Do you have other demon romance anime in mind that is better than any of the titles mentioned in this list? Then share your great ideas in the comments section below! Help me make this list a better one. As always, LIKE and SHARE THE ANIME LOVE MINA!