3 Anime With Magic And Romance That You Haven’t Seen
There is nothing quite like a good anime series with magic, romance, and school life.
This is especially true if you want something with a unique plot, which has the ability to keep you guessing. Unfortunately, there are some very popular anime shows that follow the same predictable formula over and over again. The end result is a few exceptional gems, surrounded by an ocean of ‘been there done that’ anime that only inspire feelings of apathy, rather than excitement.
So, if you are looking for something different, I recommend checking out these 3 anime that have both magic and romance in them.
Note, that doesn’t mean all the episodes are about magic and romance. Rather, the story centers around these themes from beginning to end.
Also, if this whets your appetite and you want to dive deeper into the history of magic in anime, look no further!
Seto no Hanayome
When it comes to anime, you don’t have to be a wizard or a witch to get your magic on. You can also find love!
Seto no Hanayome is a romance anime starring a basic boy named Seto who is saved from drowning by a beautiful magical mermaid named Shōko. After the rescue, he becomes obsessed with her and is determined to marry her. Unfortunately , according their mermaid law, she must die. In order to escape this fate, he decides to marry her. (which will eventually cause more problems than just avoiding death)
The show is focused on the romance between Seto and Shōko as well as their relationship with other characters that come into their lives such as Seto’s family and friends. It also features some comedy mixed in with all of these elements which makes it more interesting than just your average romance story
The anime Shugo Chara! is a great choice for anyone who’s looking for an anime with magic, romance and school life.
The anime follows an elementary school girl Amu Hinamori, whose popular exterior, referred to as “cool and spicy” by her peers, is completely at odds with her true introverted personality. When Amu is given three eggs by the Easter Company, she gains the ability to transform into an adult version of herself when she wishes for something or when she is under stress. She soon discovers that there are twelve Guardians who represent each month of the year and each Guardian has one unique power which they use to protect their own personal heart’s egg.
As Amu learns to harness the powers of her Shugo Charas (which are kinda like magical knights), she becomes more confident and gains self-acceptance. She also begins making friends and forming strong relationships with them. However, it is later revealed that there is another reason for Amu’s negative attitude towards herself: she has been chosen as the next Queen of Darkness.
The story follows Amu as she tries to discover everyone’s true feelings about themselves and each other in order to help them find their inner selves so that they can become true Guardians. It’s a wonderful anime that explores the depths of friendship and romance, with the added spice of magical happenings!
Hakushaku to Yousei
The nineteenth century is a wild time.
If you’re a young woman in Scotland and you’ve never been to school, you’re probably stuck working as a maid. But if you’re Lydia Carlton, you’re making a living as a fairy doctor—whatever that means. She is one of those rare humans who can communicate with fairies. But no one believes her.
Until Edgar comes along. He’s in need of someone with vast knowledge of fairy lore, and Lydia is just that person.
Edgar is not just a rich man looking for a wife—he’s also a man on the run from his powerful father and cruel brother. Edgar needs someone who can help him hide from them…and maybe even fall in love with him along the way!
Note, there’s also an otome game version of this anime for you real enthusiasts to try!
So Now What?
While these three anime may not be the most popular choices, they offer an interesting look at what it’s like for teenage boys and girls to explore romance in a world that has magic. At first glance, both Shugo Chara of the Hakushaku to Yousei seem like shows with a typical plot. But there’s a twist that makes them stand out from similar shows.
As mentioned above, all these anime have magic in them, making them more exciting to watch than other romantic comedies. Their relationship is far from normal, but it’s still believable because of the unique setup and premise.
If these anime don’t sound right for you, then you might try Shomin Sample or Fruits Basket instead. However, if magic is your thing and you’re looking for something different than your average high school comedy or romance story, then Amu or Lydia’s story might work for you!
Have you seen any of these anime before? What are some other anime that fall under this category, maybe showing school life, but with the added flavor or romance and magic? Or possibly something set in a magical academy? Sound off below!