The 15 Best Romance Anime With Married Couples

Marriage is a pivotal moment in a couple’s life, crowning their love for good. It’s always a tender and emotional moment, which is why media such as TV series, movies, or anime are full of married couples.

While the average romance anime focuses on couples, there are some that prefer to focus show the other side of the coin.

This doesn’t mean they will always be more mature stories but it’s a great way to watch something different.

So let’s go over what are the best romance anime featuring a married couple.

Our rankings are subjective and based on our personal opinions.

15. My Wife is the Student Council President

My Wife is the Student Council President! is a 2015 anime unashamedly focused on ecchi and harem, in a comic and school atmosphere.

Izumi Hayato is an ambitious boy who decides he wants to become the student body president of his school. He seems to have succeeded when a beautiful girl comes along and steals his seat at the last.

Later, the girl will invite herself to Izumi’s house, and reveal to him that she will become his wife due to an agreement made by their parents when the two were only 3 years old.

That’s how begins the strange and forced cohabitation between the two as their relationship grows stronger.

My Wife is the Student Council President is a simple anime focused on ecchi, and definitely not a good choice if you want to see something well-structured or deep.

Conversely, it’s great if you want something super comedic and spicy.

14. TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You

TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You

TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You is a romance anime released between 2020 and 2022 in 12 episodes.

The main characters are Nasa, a simple boy who one day meets the beautiful Tsukasa in an encounter that seems as if it was meant by fate.

Deciding to go to her by crossing the street, the boy will be hit by a truck, but he still decides not to miss the chance to meet the girl, who rushed to his aid.

The girl will accept the proposal to go out with him, but only if she promises to become her spouse.

TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You starts from some strange premises as you can see, and is certainly rushed too.

We will see the 2 get to know each other in the fastest way possible, to get married while still underage. And after that, we get to admire their life as a couple with brief glimpses into the past.

If you like to get straight to the point and don’t like to watch classic courtship scenes, this is the best pick. But consider that this anime is really nothing special if you exclude this theme.

13. Troublesome Old Man

Troublesome Old Man is an innovative and incredible anime released in 2020 in 13 episodes based on a seinen manga.

The story centers on Shinichiro Oe, an elderly gentleman who likes to feel young, and his beloved wife, calm and reasonable.

There is no plot, as this anime is a simple gag show full of funny moments. But occasionally we will notice the great love that binds this fantastic married couple, with tender moments like few others.

We definitely recommend it if you are into wholesomeness and comedy, as Troublesome Old Man is a perfect blend of these themes.

12. Love is Like a Cocktail

Love is Like a Cocktail is an anime consisting of 13 animated shorts that are fun and entertaining.

Chisato Mizusawa is a 28-year-old woman who seems to be the perfect wife: she works hard, is a career woman, and is married to a man she loves, who works as a bartender.

But Chisato is hiding a secret: she has a big passion for cocktails. Every night she relaxes with the wonderful drinks her husband makes for her, and it is there that her true personality comes out.

Love is Like a Cocktail is another light-hearted anime about married life. Particular merit goes to the details of cocktails since they are an important plot device, after all.

11. The Way of the Househusband

The Way of the Househusband is a popular work in Japan, as proven by the production of a manga, an anime adaptation, and even a live-action.

The story centers on a set of comic sketches featuring Tatsu, a former yakuza who has abandoned his criminal life to become an honest man devoted to his wife. But will he be able to stay out of trouble?

The Way of the Househusband is a funny and light-hearted series with gags that will crack you up and a constant comic atmosphere.

Tatsu is a funny and cool MC, and the situations he will unwillingly get himself into are nothing short of over the top.

The Way of the Househusband is the ideal romance anime with a cool MC you were looking for.

10. The Eccentric Family

The Eccentric Family is an interesting and underrated series released in 2013 with 13 episodes.

Set in Kyoto, it follows the story of the Shimogamo family, consisting of 2 married parents, 4 children, and 2 grandparents. But what makes them a different family is a peculiar secret.

All the members of the family are Tanuki, the legendary raccoon dogs of Japanese folklore that can turn into whatever they want, which is how they pretend to be human.

This is one of those underrated gems out there. The character development is peak and even the animations are beautiful to watch, not considering the perfect backgrounds full of mystical creatures.

9. My Bride is a Mermaid

My Bride is a Mermaid

My Bride is a Mermaid is a comedy and ecchi series released in 2007 with 26 episodes.

Nagasumi can finally enjoy his summer vacation by traveling with his parents to his grandmother’s house, which lives near the sea. But just as he’s swimming, the boy is caught in a leg cramp and is in danger of drowning.

Fortunately for him, he will be saved by none other than a beautiful mermaid. The law of the sea provides a death sentence for mermaids who reveal their nature to a human. The only solution? Getting married.

My Bride is a Mermaid provides some healthy laughter, ecchi moments, and a beautiful summery aquatic setting inspired by Shikoku.

8. I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying

I Can't Understand what my Husband is Saying

I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying is an anime composed of animated shorts lasting about 4 minutes each.

The story follows the vicissitudes of Kaoru, a serious, hard-working lady, and Hajime, an otaku who spends his days surfing the Internet. 

During the shorts, we will see them get to know each other, fall in love and get married, and then witness their life and problems as a couple.

This anime is great if you want to watch a romance anime with a grown-up couple rather than the usual tropes.

Don’t underestimate it because along with tender and comic moments, you will also see little psychological interludes.

7. Still world is Beautiful

Still world is Beautiful is an incredibly underrated fantasy anime released in 2014 in 12 episodes and adapted from a shojo manga.

Nike is the fourth princess of the Rain Dukedom who, in order to avoid a war with the Sun Kingdom, agrees to give herself as a bride to the king of this rival kingdom albeit unwillingly.

But what happens when she discovers that the ruler of that country is a cold young boy who has given up living a joyous life?

So Nike will take it upon herself to make this obligatory husband of hers rediscover the joys of life among fantasy settings, castles, and verdant plains.

Still world is Beautiful is an anime worth discovering, with stunning fantasy settings, fleshed-out characters, and is a convincing romance anime without harem.

6. The Ancient Magus Bride

The Ancient Magus Bride

The protagonist of the story is young Chise Hatori, a girl who, after losing her entire family, decides to sell herself off at an auction to change and find some light in her life after many years of suffering.

She will then be purchased by a man who stands out mainly because of his tall height and head shaped like a canine skull to make her a magician.

The relationships between the characters will be the real focus of the work, with great seriousness and realism to the various emotional developments while they become progressively closer and closer.

The Ancient Magus Bride is ideal if you love action/romance anime where the protagonist saves the girl, for that extra dose of adrenaline combined with romance.

It’s also one of those shows making great use of magic and fantasy elements to portray their setting.

This anime is from the same studio behind Attack on Titans so you can expect a compelling plot and great characters.

5. Spy x Family

Spy x Family

Spy x Family is undoubtedly one of the most popular anime of 2022, with the adaptation still ongoing with a season 2 planned to be released soon.

Twilight, one of the world’s top spies, has spent her life taking on undercover missions to make the world a better place.

One day he receives a particularly difficult assignment, and to succeed in his new mission he will have to form a temporary family and start a new life.

Joining him will be the beautiful and mysterious Yor, and Anya, a little girl with mysterious powers they will have to care for.

Spy x Family is a wholesome anime, to say the least, with fleshed-out and entertaining characters.

It knows how to entertain like a few others with its comic and action moments and has a great romance subplot with Yor and Loid and their super cute moments.

4. Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf is an underrated romance anime, almost difficult to put into a single category and that’s probably why it’s so.

This is because the anime, based on Isuna Hasekura’s novels, despite its vague fantasy world-building features doesn’t adhere to the canons of the genre.

This is given the absence of magic and the struggle between good and evil and relying more on economics and trade.

The story revolves around the events of merchant Lawrence Kraft who agrees under request to help return to his native place a wolf-god called Holo, receiving in return his divine help and several privileges.

But feelings always blossom, and we will see a good romance between the 2.

Spice and Wolf is something we recommend you watch not only because it’s a good anime, but because of its uniqueness.

Also the romance component is excellent, well-researched, and mature, starring two married characters.

3. Clannad: After Story

Clannad After Story

Clannad is undoubtedly one of the best-known dramatic and saddest anime, with an extremely poignant ending. It was released in 2008 with 24 episodes.

After Story is the second part of the story, where we see the main characters, Tomoya and Nagisa, now grown up and struggling with adult life as a married couple.

We highly recommend it if you are a fan of drama romance anime and you love feeling your heart torn apart.

Clannad: After Story is one of the romance anime with the saddest endings and it will defend this title for a long time.

It’s even better if you are able to play the original visual novel, but in case, don’t worry too much. This adaptation is one of those few cases where the quality is quite good.

2. In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World is a 2018 Best Picture award-winning movie, telling the story of a family trying to start over in the context of a world ruined by the war.

The protagonist is sunny and honest Suzu Urano, who marries Hojo, a naval officer.

Driven by the best of intentions, Suzu becomes animated by the idea of starting a new life with Hojo and his family.

After leaving her hometown, the young woman begins to adjust to her new life in Kure, a small country town. But things will get worse soon.

This is a movie with an excellent graphic compartment, with heavy and touching thematics that tells us without veils the raw reality and fear faced by an ordinary family in times of war.

1. The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

Billed as Hayao Miyazaki’s supposed last feature movie, The Wind Rises is a 2013 work produced by Studio Ghibli and one of the best historical romance anime ever made.

A child named Jiro aspires to become an airplane pilot, but being nearsighted it will be completely impossible for him to do so.

But one day, he will dream of meeting the famous Giovanni Caproni, a genius of Italian aircraft design, who will make him realize that his purpose is to build them rather than fly them. From here we will follow Jiro through most of his life as he realizes his dreams and discovers love.

The Wind Rises is the story of the realization of a dream and the purpose of life, combined with the dramatic relationship between Jiro and his beloved wife.

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Passionate about Japanese culture for years, serial devourer of manga, anime, and videogames that have now become part of my routine. My favorite series? Goodnight Punpun and One Piece.

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