13 of the Best Chinese Romance Anime and Where to Watch Them?

Falling in love and cry at times, are only some of the emotions we can get from the best Chinese romance anime that I am about to share with everyone. The romance genre is one of the most popular among Japanese anime, however, such is not the case in Chinese animation or what we called donghua. The genre itself does exist but Chinese romance anime is in the minority as Chinese animation mostly revolves around action and cultivation elements. While romance appeared in many xianxia or cultivation donghua, but it only plays a minor role in the story.

Best Chinese Romance Anime

Nevertheless, there are several Chinese romance anime that donghua fans can always check. These titles often mixed other genres in their story such as historical-settings, Sci-Fi, comedy or sometimes it is in a traditional way. In this post, I will be sharing 13 of the best Chinese romance anime that we’ve got out there; this list also includes danmei or BL, as it is quite rampant in donghua.

 

Cupid’s Chocolates

Alternative Title:  Aishen Qiaokeli-ing

Year Released: 2015

Studio: G.CMAY Animation & Film

Cupid’s Chocolates

 

First on our list is one of the most popular shoujo donghua from this list and that is Cupid’s Chocolates or also known as Aishen Qiaokeli-ing. This is one of the earliest works from G.CMAY Animation & Film, the studio that gave us The King’s Avatar Season 1. Cupid’s Chocolates touches some generic rom-com cliche and genres such as ecchi and harem aside from the hilarious romance and comedy that we can expect from it.

Where to watch Cupid’s Chocolates: Tencent, koorudokoohii, fuseteam

 

I’m Joybo

Alternative Title: Wo Shi Jiang Xiaobai

Year Released: 2017

Studio: 2:10 Animation

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Full of surprises in any way possible. I’m Joybo is both a romantic and dramatic ride that follows the story of an editor and the author he is working for. The series shows how they slowly developed feelings for each other and reconciles the years they thought they had forgotten only to discovered a far more gruesome truth from the past.

Where to watch I’m Joybo: Guodong Subs, 2:10 Animation YouTube channel

 

Psychic Princess

Alternative Title: Tong Ling Fei

Year Released: 2018

Studio: Haoliners Animation League

Psychic Princess

Alright, next on our list is a familiar title to many of you, Psychic Princess is a cute and hilarious historical Chinese romance anime where we have a fixed marriage between two people with a whole lot of opposing personalities. The series promises a funny and romantic story through the obnoxious yet adorable interactions of our main characters.

Where to watch Psychic Princess: WeComics YouTube Channel

Read: Chinese Manhua Like Psychic Princess That Fans Should Check

 

 

The Demonic King Who Chases His Wife

Alternative Title: Xie Wang Zhui Qi

Year Released: 2019

Studio: KJJ Animation, Big Firebird Animation

Xie Wang Zhui Qi

We have an isekai here on our list. Transmigration had been a common theme in Chinese animation and this fact had made The Demonic King Who Chases His Wife a bit different than the others in this list. It follows the story of a world-renown assassin who got herself transmigrated to another world that seems like Ancient China where people with special abilities and strengths exist. There, he meets the tyrant king who made her heartbeats impulsively.

Now, this is also one of the best anime like Psychic Princess out there, so if you want more story like Tong Ling Fei, you should check this out too.

Where to watch The Demonic King Who Chases His Wife: iq.com

 

 

Heaven Official’s Blessing

Alternative Title: Tian Guan Ci Fu

Year Released: 2020

Studio: Haoliners Animation League

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Next on the list is probably the most sentimental Chinese romance anime I have seen so far. Heaven Official’s Blessing is a boys-love donghua and it is my best Chinese anime of 2020 alongside Fog Hill of Five Elements. The story is purely sentimental and appeals directly to the viewers’ hearts, paired with beautiful music and animation, this donghua is way above the standard.

Where to watch Heaven Official’s Blessing: bilibili, Funimation, bilibili’s YouTube channel, Amazon, Anilab

Read: Heaven Official’s Blessing Donghua Review

 

 

My Cultivator Girlfriend

Alternative Title: Wo de Tian Jie Nu You

Year Released: 2017

Studio: KJJ Animation

My Cultivator Girlfriend

Ever wonder if your girlfriend is a cultivator? So, what would be the twist if there’s ever a chance that she is? Such is the case that we shall follow in the story of My Cultivator Girlfriend, another Chinese romance anime that aired several years ago and among the first shoujo donghua in recent years.

Where to watch My Cultivator Girlfriend: bilibili

 

 

How to Steal 55 Kisses

Alternative Title: Guomin Laogong Dai Huijia, Bringing Back Home Mr. Perfect, Taking Everybody’s Husband Home

Year: 2016

Studio: B.CMAY Pictures

Guomin Laogong Dai Huijia

It seems that even a married couple is not usually up to a good start. Such is the case with the story that we will follow in How to Steal 55 Kisses, a romantic, comedy, and drama Chinese anime that follows the development of two hearts who got into marriage but both are unwilling participants. How will their story and feelings for each other unfold? That’s what we should look forward to in this Chinese romance anime.

Where to watch How to Steal 55 Kisses: Tencent

 

 

The Recollection of Chang An

Alternative Title: Shi Yi Chang An: Ming Yue Ji Shi You, Memory of Changán

Year Released: 2020

Studio: Lingsanwu Animation

the recollection of chang an

Arranged marriage and a bit of political warfare in the Imperial Court, The Recollection of Chang An is an adorable romance donghua. The humor is hilarious, the music is cute, and the characters’ interactions are amazing. This is beautiful historical Chinese romance anime set in Ancient China.

Where to watch The Recollection of Chang An: bilibili, bilibili YouTube

 

 

Adorable Food Goddess

Alternative Title: Cinderella Chef, Meng Qi Shi Shen

Year Released: 2018

Studio: Wawayu Animation

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This is not Food Wars, but the food here sure is enticing as well as the romance between our main characters. Adorable Food Goddess is another one of those transmigration donghua where our MC got isekaid back in the past. The series follows an exciting story filled with action, romance, comedy, and whole more drool-inducing food.

Where to watch Adorable Food Goddess: bilibili, Yuewen Animation YouTube

 

 

Immemorial Love For You

Alternative Title: Ai Zai Xi Yuan

Year Released: 2020

Studio:

Immemorial Love For You donghua

Immemorial Love For You donghua

It’s extraterrestrial. Immemorial Love For You follows a love story between aliens who got stuck here on Earth for millennia. Their love story started ever since time immemorial and has spanned a thousand years until this modern age. It’s romantic, it’s funny, that sometimes I felt like it’ll steal our hearts.

Where to watch Immemorial Love For You: iQIYI

 

Spicy Girl

Alternative Title: Mala Nüpei

Year Released: 2020

Studio: Success

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This romance comedy donghua is a project from studio Success, it follows an actress who had a frightening aura, thus leading her to get villain roles. In an unfortunate turn of events, she signed a deal with a well-known investor and actor, and her fate has been sealed to a hilarious and romantic contract with the devil.

Where to watch Spicy Girl: Tencent Video

 

 

Antidote

Alternative Title: Jie Yao

Year Released: 2020

Studio: Seven Stone Entertainment

Jie Yao Antidote Chinese anime

We’ve got an interesting relationship between a runaway rich kid and a leader of a small gang in this donghua. Antidote or Jie Yao is listed as a boys-love and while it is not directly represented in the donghua, the characters’ interactions and concerns towards one another speak a lot. This Chinese anime had a perfect combination of action, drama, comedy, suspense, and a bit of romance which makes it an exciting ride.

Where to watch Antidote: bilibili, bilibili YouTube

 

 

White Snake: The Origin

Alternative Title: Bai She: Yuan Qi

Year Released: 2019

Studio: Light Chaser Animation

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Inspired by the classic Chinese folktale, The Legend of the White Snake; this Chinese romance anime film touches on various elements such as love and sacrifices, the cycle of life, Buddhism teachings, and many more. The whole experience of watching this film is visually aesthetic.

Where to watch White Snake: GKIDS

 

So, these are all the Chinese romance anime that donghua fans should see. Have you watched any of these series? If yes, which one is your favorite? Leave your comment below to let us know. Don’t forget to subscribe to Yu Alexius’ newsletter and social media outlets to get the latest updates about your favorite Chinese anime.

Code name: Yu Alexius is an ambiguous entity who loves to talk about anime and Chinese animation in general. An insatiable soul from the Pearl of the Orient, a frustrated writer and a Houtarou Oreki wanna-be. He is a piece of a lunatic and everything crazy.

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