When it comes to romantic dramas set in historical settings, anime has some truly fantastic options to offer. From the sweeping landscapes and grand romantic gestures of “The Rose of Versailles,” to the intricate political machinations and forbidden love of “Earl and Fairy,” there’s something for every fan of period dramas to enjoy.
If you’re a fan of “Poldark” and are looking for some new romantic anime to stream, here are some fantastic options to check out:
1.”The Rose of Versailles”
This classic anime, based on the manga by Riyoko Ikeda, is set in 18th century France and follows the story of Oscar Francois de Jarjayes, a young woman raised as a man to become the leader of the palace guards. As the French Revolution approaches, Oscar finds herself torn between her duty to protect Marie Antoinette and her growing feelings for the revolutionary André Grandier.
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With its gorgeous animation and epic love story, “The Rose of Versailles” is a must-watch for fans of period dramas and romance.
2.”Earl and Fairy”
This anime, based on the light novel series by Mizue Tani, is set in 19th century England and follows the story of Lydia Carlton, a fairy doctor who helps spirits and ghosts. When she meets Edgar J.C. Ashenbert, the “Fairy Earl” who is searching for his father’s treasure, Lydia finds herself drawn into a world of politics and forbidden love.
With its richly detailed setting and complex romance, “Earl and Fairy” is a captivating watch for fans of historical dramas and fantasy.
3.”Kimi ni Todoke”
This anime, based on the manga by Karuho Shiina, is set in modern day Japan and follows the story of Sawako Kuronuma, a shy girl who is often misunderstood due to her resemblance to the ghost girl from “The Ring.” When popular boy Shota Kazehaya starts talking to her, Sawako begins to hope that she might finally be able to make friends and maybe even fall in love.
Though not set in historical time, “Kimi ni Todoke” is a heartwarming and romantic anime that is perfect for fans of contemporary dramas.
There are many other great options out there, but these three anime are a great place to start if you’re looking for romantic dramas set in historical settings. Happy streaming!