Romantic Japanese movies to watch: Japan also has several romantic films that are not inferior to other countries. As most Japanese romantic films adapt from manga or anime series, these films are worth watching. So we got you our collection of Romantic Japanese movies to watch.

10 Romantic Japanese movies to watch

One Week Friends (2017)

Genre: Teen, Romance

Date of release: February 18, 2017

Cast: Kento Yamazaki, Haruna Kawaguchi, Sora Amamiya, Takashi Matsuo.

Romantic Japanese movies to watch: One Week Friends, whose original story is based on the manga and anime series by Matcha Hazuki. The storyline is a story of friendship and romance between Yuki Hase and Kaori Fujimiya. Yuki, who wants to make friends and get acquainted, is prevented by a rare disease that she suffers from, Kaori, where she will forget everything about her friends every Monday.

Your Lie in April (2016)

Genre: Teen, Romance, Music

Date of release: September 10, 2016

Cast: Kento Yamazaki, Suzu Hirose, Anna Ishii

Romantic Japanese movies to watch: Another anime adaption, This sad romantic Japanese film, tells the story of a talented pianist named Arima Kousei who decides to stop participating in the competition because of his mother’s death. Since that incident, Arima Kousei has become less excited until he meets Kaori Miyazono, a talented violinist. From that point, his life just changed; the movie is filled with many emotion s and leave you crying for sure.

Wolf Girl and Black Prince (2016)

Genre: Teen, Romance, Comedy

Date of release: May 26, 2016

Cast: Kento Yamazaki, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Ryusel Yokohama, Fumi Nikaido, Elaiza Ikeda.

Romantic Japanese movies to watch: We have another anime adaption. Erika Shinohara often makes up about her boyfriend even though she doesn’t have at all. But her friends didn’t believe the story, and she decided to take a photo secretly. It turns out that this man is Kyouta Sata, who goes to the same school as him. Erika also begged Kyouta to pretend to be her boyfriend. He didn’t know; Kyouta had a dark side that had never been shown.

Orange (2015)

Genre: Teen, Romance

Date of release: December 12, 2015

Cast: Dori Sakurada, Kento Yamazaki, Ryo Ryusei

Romantic Japanese movies to watch: Orange tells the story when Naho Takamiya gets a mysterious letter from the future. Whatever is written in that letter came out to be true! 

No Longer Heroine (2015)

Genre: Teen, Romance

Date of release: September 19, 2015

Cast: Kento Yamazaki, Kentaro Sakaguchi, Mirei Kiritani, Ayano Fukuda.

Romantic Japanese movies to watch: Hatori Matsuzaki is a high school student who falls in love with her childhood friend, Rita Terasaka. Hatori thinks that they are destined to be together. However, Rita is dating Miho Adachi. On the other hand, a popular boy named Kosuke Hiromitsu has a crush on Hatori.

Blue Spring Ride (2014)

Genre: Teen, Romance

Date of release: December 13, 2014

Cast: Tsubasa Honda, Masahiro Higashide, Yua Shinkawa

Romantic Japanese movies to watch: Futaba Yoshioka feels weird because of her cute face. This made her change her image to become a tomboyish woman when she entered high school. Accidentally, she met Kou Tanaka, who had changed her name. Futaba, who has always liked Kou, decided to find out what made this man change drastically.

L-DK (2014)

Genre: Teen, Romance

Date of release: April 12, 2014

Cast: Ayame Gouriki, Kento Yamazaki, Renn Kiriyama, Rei Okamoto.

Romantic Japanese movies to watch: Aoi Nishimori’s parents moved to another city due to work. But she decided not to come and chose to live alone in an apartment. As it turned out, a schoolmate named Shuusei Kugayama moved next door to her apartment. Accidentally, Aoi breaks the sprinkler, which makes Shuusei’s room unoccupied. Shuusei stayed at Aoi’s place for a while; this is where their story begins.

Jinx !!! (2013)

Genre: Romance

Date of release: November 16, 2013

Cast: Kurumi Shimizu, Kento Yamazaki, Hyomin, Airi Matsuya.

Romantic Japanese movies to watch: Yoon Ji-Ho. She is an exchange student between South Korea and Japan. Ji-Ho also meets Kaede and Yusuke. He realized that the two people loved each other but never expressed it. Ji-Ho decides to help them, Korean style.

Love for Beginners (2012)

Genre: Teen, Romance

Date of release: December 8, 2012

Cast: Emi Takei, Hiroaki Murakami, Tori Matsuzaka, Fumino Kimura

Romantic Japanese movies to watch: Tsubaki Hibino is a teenager who has talent as a hairdresser. But she is the type of person who lacks confidence and is uncomfortable with styling her hair. She often wore ancient clothes. One day, a playboy student named Kyota Tsubaki makes Tsubaki his target. However, you would see a lot more love blooming between them.

From Me to You (2010)

Genre: Teen, Romance

Date of release: September 25, 2010

Cast: Haruma Miura, Misako Renbutsu, Mikako Tabe.

Romantic Japanese movies to watch: Probably the best anime series that turned into a live action movie. Her friends often bully Kuronuma Sawako because of her long black hair that looks like Sadako (ghost). He avoids his friends because until one day Shota Kazehaya, a popular boy at school tries to befriend him. Soon you will see them both getting attached and falling for each other. I would recommend watching the series as well!

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