Royalty has always captivated our imagination, with their extraordinary lives and intriguing love stories. Even more fascinating are the romantic lives of anime royalty. In this list, we’ll explore some of the most captivating royal romance anime, including the beloved Snow White with the Red Hair. But we won’t stop there – we’ll also dive into lesser-known gems like Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte, which puts a unique twist on the isekai genre.
And now, we have some thrilling new additions to our list. First up is The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior. This anime takes us on a journey as a villainess queen transforms into a savior, defying all expectations. Another captivating addition is The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke’s Mansion, a tale of unexpected circumstances that lead to a fateful encounter.
If you’re a fan of royal romance and anime, these series are definitely worth checking out. Get ready to be swept away by the enchanting world of anime royalty!
1. Snow White with the Red Hair
Shirayuki, a commoner, managed to narrowly escape a situation where she would have been compelled to become the concubine of her country’s king. How did she achieve this? Well, the prince of a neighboring nation, Zen Wistalia of Clarines, came to her rescue. As a result, Shirayuki decides to move to Clarines and secure a job as a palace herbalist.
Now, here’s the interesting part. Despite her connection with the prince, Shirayuki is not interested in receiving any special treatment. She firmly believes in earning whatever she receives. However, the rest of the kingdom holds a different opinion of her. They view her as a gold digger, assuming that she is trying to scam the prince for personal gain. Little do they know that Shirayuki is actually experiencing genuine feelings for him, and it turns out that he feels the same way too. Love is in the air!
2. The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke’s Mansion
After Rinko is unceremoniously pushed off a building and meets her untimely demise, she experiences a peculiar rebirth into the pages of a captivating romance novel. Embracing her new identity as Raeliana, she retains the memories of her previous life, including the unfolding plot of this literary masterpiece. However, Raeliana soon realizes that she is not the star of the show; in fact, the story kicks off with her being ruthlessly slain by her own fiancé. Armed with this knowledge, Raeliana resolves to take matters into her own hands and alter her tragic destiny.
With her cunning plan in motion, Raeliana sets her sights on none other than Duke Noah Wynknight, whom she skillfully coerces into matrimony using some well-placed leverage.
3. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
Imagine being reincarnated into your favorite video game, sounds awesome right? Well, that’s what happens in My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! However, there’s a catch – instead of becoming the hero, the protagonist is reincarnated as Katerina Claes, the notorious villainess who meets a brutal end in every possible storyline.
But fear not, Katerina is determined to change her fate and takes matters into her own hands. She devises a plan to avoid all the triggers that lead to her downfall. How does she do it? By being unbelievably kind to everyone she encounters. Surprisingly, her strategy pays off, and she gains the love and admiration of countless new friends, including members of the royal family. The only issue is that many of these friends are head over heels in love with her, while she remains completely clueless about their feelings!
4. Yona of the Dawn
Yona, from a young age, lived a privileged life as a pampered princess. However, her world crumbles when her cousin initiates a coup, resulting in the death of her father. In order to survive, Yona flees her home with Son Hak, her childhood friend and loyal bodyguard.
Initially, Yona’s main focus is simply evading her family’s enemies and staying alive. But as she ventures beyond the palace walls, she starts to realize that there is more to life than her sheltered existence. She becomes aware of the deep-seated injustices that plagued her father’s kingdom.
Driven by a newfound sense of responsibility, Yona aspires to become a true leader. Yet, she understands that this path is far from easy.
5. I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss
Aileen Lauren Dautriche’s world crumbles when her fiance, Crown Prince Cedric Jeanne Elmir, abruptly calls off their engagement to marry someone else. It’s a devastating blow for Aileen, but she soon discovers something even more shocking – she’s not even from this world. Instead, she has been reincarnated as the villainess of an otome game, a character who meets her demise halfway through the game.
Determined to avoid this grim fate, Aileen hatches a plan to win over the game’s final boss, Claude Jeanne Elmir, also known as the Demon King and Cedric’s brother. She believes that if she can convince Claude to marry her, she may be able to alter her destiny. However, Claude is skeptical and does not trust her intentions. In order to persuade him, Aileen agrees to assist him in his grand mission – to establish lasting peace between humanity and demonkind.
This unexpected turn of events throws Aileen into a whirlwind of emotions and challenges. With her heart broken by Cedric and her newfound identity as a game character, she embarks on a risky quest to win the trust and love of the formidable Demon King. Will she be successful in her endeavor, or is she fated to suffer the consequences of her past life’s actions? Only time will tell as Aileen navigates the unpredictable path ahead.
6. The World is Still Beautiful
The Sun Kingdom is known for its perpetual sunny weather. On the other hand, in the Rain Dukedom, the locals possess a unique talent – they can summon rain through their melodic tunes.
Livius Ifrikia, who was crowned king of the Sun Kingdom three years ago, has successfully expanded his empire to encompass the entire world. Upon discovering the extraordinary abilities of the Rain Dukedom’s inhabitants, he decides to marry one of their princesses, Nike Remercier. However, Nike is far from thrilled about this proposal due to Livius’ notorious reputation beyond the borders of the Sun Kingdom. Nonetheless, upon her arrival, she quickly realizes that he is not at all the person she had imagined him to be.
7. Bibliophile Princess
Elianna Bernstein, just like her family members, is a true bookworm. Even though she comes from a noble background and is expected to enter into matrimony, she prefers to immerse herself in books. Thankfully, an unexpected proposal comes her way from none other than the crown prince himself, Christopher Selkirk Asherald.
Prince Christopher suggests a marriage of convenience, where they will be wed in name only. This arrangement would fulfill the necessary alliance obligations for both parties, while also granting Elianna the freedom to continue her love for books undisturbed. But can their pretend marriage truly succeed, or will genuine feelings start to emerge?
8. Raven of the Inner Palace
If you’re into a romance series that takes a more subtle approach, then Raven of the Inner Palace might just be your cup of tea. And if you’re into fictional stories that are also well-researched about Chinese royalty, then you’re in for a treat.
The story revolves around Liu Shouxue, also known as the enigmatic “Raven Consort,” who lives within the confines of the Ye Ming Palace. Despite her title suggesting a specific role, her true purpose lies in summoning spirits and ensuring their purification and exorcism when necessary.
9. Tada Never Falls in Love
Heads up before we get started – this section contains spoilers, so if you’re planning on watching Tada Never Falls in Love, keep scrolling.
Tada Never Falls in Love kicks off as your typical slice of life story. It revolves around a teenage boy who has never experienced love and isn’t really interested in it either. However, everything changes when he crosses paths with Teresa Wagner, an exchange student. Teresa manages to challenge his preconceived notions about himself and love in general.
But here’s the twist – Teresa is far from ordinary. In fact, she’s the princess of a European nation! This revelation adds an extra layer of complexity to Tada’s already tangled emotions. Now, not only does he have to navigate his own feelings, but he also has to consider the practicalities and challenges that come with being in a relationship with a princess.
10. Romeo × Juliet
Romeo x Juliet is an exciting adaptation of the Shakespeare classic – but it’s not exactly suitable as a source for your English class. In this version, the Montagues and Capulets take their rivalry to a whole new level – the Montagues have gone as far as wiping out almost the entire Capulet family, sparing just one survivor – the princess Juliet Fiammata Asto Capulet. For 14 years, she remains in hiding, guarded by loyalists who hope to overthrow the Montagues.
As a teenager, Juliet takes on the role of a vigilante known as the Red Whirlwind, protecting the city from harm. During one of her patrols, she crosses paths with Romeo Candorebanto Montague, the compassionate son of the ruthless Montague leader. Unaware of each other’s true identities, the two teenagers find themselves falling deeply in love. However, their love is faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles, including their families’ violent feud and a mysterious supernatural secret lurking beneath the city’s surface.
11. The Story of Saiunkoku
In a country that bars women from engaging in politics, what options does a woman have if she seeks to make a difference in her nation? Shuurei Kou, hailing from a humble yet noble family, finds herself presented with a chance to influence the political landscape. Her task? To transform the seemingly apathetic emperor into a true leader.
However, the road to accomplishing her ambitions is filled with challenges. Courtly life is a whole new world for Shuurei, and she must navigate her role as a royal caretaker alongside her aspirations. Will she be able to conquer the obstacles that lie ahead and fulfill her dreams? Only time will tell.