Two Old School Romance Anime Sagas You Have to Watch!

Fushigi Yuugi (TV)

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This massive series is one of my favorites.  I enjoy it for it’s innocent story plot (it is mostly PG at several points PG-13), the reverse harem, and the lengthiness (65 episodes and it even has OVAs).

The story is  the coming of age adventure of main character Miaka who is not a very studious high school girl.  She daydreams of food when she should be studying.  When she tries to buckle down at the library she finds a rare book “The Universe of Four Gods”.  She is sucked into the book and soon discovers that she is destined to be a of priestess of one of the four gods.  As priestess she must collect her Seven Seishi, her guardians, which become her “revers harem”.  With their combined power she is to call on Suzaku to end the war and famine that plagues the lands.  One of her warriors becomes the love of her life but making their relationship work isn’t going to be easy.

Her friend Yui also falls into the story.  She thinks herself superior to Miaka in every way and becomes her rival.  After all she should be a better priestess as well.  They are sent into a race for the finish to summon their god and bring power to the rule of their respective land.  Will her jealousy destroy everything, including Miaka’s love?

This 90’s anime has all the old school animation, style and plot line that makes it a classic must see romance.

 

Marmalade Boy

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This is another lengthy 90’s romance series with 76 episodes.  If you like Fushigi Yuugi I think you will like this as well.  Once again it centers around the coming of age story of a young girl, who isn’t the sharpest pencil in the box, Miki.  Her parents return from a vacation with the shocking news that they will be divorcing and remarrying the opposite partners of another couple.  So both new sets of parents don’t have to be without one of their children they have decided to all live under one roof.  One of their children?!  The other couple has a handsome intelligent son Yuu.  He is utter perfection in Miki’s eyes.  Well, he is utterly perfect except he doesn’t want to give her the time of day.  How can she win him over when so many things go wrong?
If you like old school anime you are going to love this!

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