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Ah, high school—a place where budding hormones float through the air, as we all navigate our way through adolescence. Seeing as high school is where most people experience their first love or crush, it’s the perfect backdrop for anime love stories.
Those of us who watch high school romance anime likely do so for the same reason, to experience moments of nostalgia that remind us of our first experiences with love. The romance anime on this list will surely do just that and are guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.
1. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas is honest and thought-provoking, things that all anime about death should strive to be. This anime film follows a quiet male protagonist whose name isn’t revealed until the end of the film. As a self-proclaimed social recluse, he tries to shut himself out from the rest of the world as he attends his classes.
One day he finds a diary titled “living with dying,” on the floor of a hospital waiting room. Upon picking it up, he meets Sakura, a girl in his class who has a chronic pancreatic disease. Afraid that her friends will treat her differently, she confides the secret of her illness to him and only him.
While films about dying girls are becoming rather cliche, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas still manages to be both heartfelt and heart wrenching. Sakura isn’t perfect, and her actions reflect someone who is lost and scared, yet trying to put on a brave face and keep herself together.
The film isn’t without its faults. The ending is a bit rushed and poorly executed. However, I was surprised by …continue reading