Love of Kill (Koroshi Ai) is a Japanese josei manga series by Fe.
A professional assassin takes a liking to a newly recruited bounty hunter, brokering her information and stalking her although she constantly rejects his romantic advances.
This hidden gem is meant to be watched by fans of josei, kuudere female leads, and handsome yandere professional killers. I have enjoyed their chemistry by far and I am curious how things will unfold; mainly their backstories.
Here are 10 anime like Love of Kill (Koroshi Ai).
10. Guilty Crown
In the year 2039, ten years after the outbreak of the Apocalypse Virus, Japan nation falls under the control of the GHQ, a military force known for its authoritarian style of leadership. The only resistance organization putting up a fight is Funeral Parlor, aiming to defeat the GHQ.
Shu is a high schooler who had led a normal life until he met a mysterious girl, Inori, who also happened to be a key member of the Funeral Parlor.
In a sudden turn of events, Shu discovers that has an ability that allows him to use voids—weapons that can be drawn out from persons as the manifestations of their personalities. Now it’s up to Shu whether he will help the Funeral Parlor to liberate Japan once and for all.
Both Inori & Chateau are some of the finest kuudere girls you can find in anime. If you love kuudere love interests and adrenalin-fuelled scenes, give it a go.
9. Kamisama Kiss
In Kamisama Kiss, Nanami becomes a land god after getting kissed on the forehead by a stranger she had saved. To show his gratitude for saving him, he says that he will leave his house to her. Since Nanami is homeless because of her father’s debt, she hesitantly accepts.
After Nanami arrives at the address, she finds out that the so-called home is, in fact, a shrine—filled with shrine spirits and a pretty familiar, a fox yokai named Tomoe.
Can Nanami fulfill her tasks as a god?
Tomoe starts off as a tsundere boy who has no empathy nor understanding for any human, let alone a high school girl like Nanami. This is a huge similarity to Love of Kill because Chateau also acts emotionally distant and cold towards Song. As they get to know each other, trust, bond, and love develop between the two.
8. My Little Monster
Shizuku Mizutani is an unsociable high school girl who only cares about her grades. This pathetic view of life changes after she runs into Haru Yoshida, a real troublemaker who immediately confesses his love for her and continues to drag her into a world full of feelings and colors.
Again, we have a kuudere female lead and a playful “troublemaker” who happens to be handsome. She acts slightly annoyed by his constant advances but continues to spend time with him regardless.
Tanukichi Okuma is roped into joining an obscene terrorist organization bent on the destruction of everything that his new school stands for, the most prestigious public morals school.
So you have a thing for yandere characters? Then this one might be perfect for you! Anna Nishikinomiya is like Son Ryang-ha obsessed with their respective love interest.
A handsome high spec businessman falls in love with his teen sister’s best friend despite their age gap.
Now while the plot is not similar to that of Love of Kill, the male lead is persuasive to the point that it might work out in the end! Also, the female main character refuses the advances and acts sort of disgusted/cold towards him, so it’s similar dynamics.
5. Psycho Pass
Psycho-Pass is set in the 22nd century and the world as we knew it has changed—Japan has implemented the Sibyl System that is capable of determining the threat level of each citizen by examining their mental state for signs of criminal intent, known as their Psycho-Pass.
The police department takes in a new officer, Akane Tsunemori, a young woman with a heart in the right place. Shortly after she joins the world of Inspectors and Enforcers, Akane discovers that the Sibyl System is actually flawed. But can Akane truly do anything at all with that information under the all-seeing Sibyl system?
Both shows are intended for a mature audience and revolve around characters that work in a certain organization. There is some sort of sexual tension between the female and male lead.
4. Spy x Family
A spy builds a family to execute a mission, not realizing that the girl he adopts as a daughter is a mind reader and the woman he marries is an assassin.
Both series are about spies or hitmen that have to stick together for their respective reasons. This means that while there is a theme like love/family, you can still expect tons of adrenaline-fuelled scenes from both shows.
Note: The airdate of this series is April 2022
3. The Future Diary
Amano Yukiteru is a lonely high schooler who finds himself frequently engaging in conversations with his imaginary friends―The God of Space and Time, Deus, and his servant. During one of those “imaginary” conversations, Deus finally decides to prove that he is real by granting Yuki a Random Diary that can predict future events around him.
While that alone seems great, Deus has also other plans—he will grant additional 11 diaries to other people as well, claiming that the diary owner who kills all remaining diary owners will become the new God.
The Future Diary is big on stalking with the yandere female lead willing to go to great lengths to ensure that the male lead stays protected and falls in love with her. The stalking behavior of the respective protagonists and the action-packed scenes give off similar vibes like Love of Kill.
2. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
A high school girl’s life is turned upside down after a few of her classmates visit the maid café where she secretly works part-time.
Kaichou wa Maid-sama! and Love of KIll are two anime series with a male lead who is tremendously persuasive, playful, and protective after he becomes interested in the female lead. The female lead is initially opposed against it in both shows, slowly warming up to him as the series progress.
1. The Case Study of Vanitas
Scorned by others of his kind for being born under a blue moon, the vampire Vanitas grew afraid and desolate. According to legend, he created a cursed grimoire known as the “Book of Vanitas,” and it is said he would one day use it to bring retribution upon all vampires of the crimson moon.
In the 19th century Paris, Noé Archiviste is searching for the fabled Book of Vanitas. Whilst traveling aboard an airship, he is saved from a vampire attack by an eccentric doctor who calls himself Vanitas and carries the very tome he seeks. Ironically, the self-proclaimed vampire specialist is a mere human who inherited both his name and the book from his master, the same Vanitas of legend. As the odd case of the Charlatan’s Parade crops up, the doctor’s ability to restore sanity to vampires by recovering their true name will prove most beneficial.
Literally the same beginning of the love story between the main pair, a powerful female confronts a playful yet extremely strong male and even tries to kill him, only to become his main love interest soon after.
It’s important to mention that the male lead in both series is attractive and loves to tease and persuade the female protagonist, much to her displeasure.
Also, both female leads are some stereotypical types of dere with Chateau being a kuudere and Jeanne being a tsundere.
Hi, my name is Mia and I’m the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune.
I love anime, games, and esports (I am also a bit weird).
My passion for anime sparked when I was about 7 (Phantom Thief Jeanne, hello!) and has never stopped.