Synonyms: Bokuraga Ita, We were there
Jul 4, 2006 to Dec 26, 2006
Tuesdays at 02:00 (JST)
25 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisNanami Takahashi welcomes the start of her high school life with great expectations of making as many friends as possible. There is much talk among the girls about a popular boy, Motoharu Yano, who has 2/3 of the girls in his middle school liking him. When Nanami asks Yuri Yamamoto, the girl sitting next to her, about Yano, the latter curtly replies that she dislikes him. Nanami is clueless of who Yano is until the day of the class nomination when she made a fool of herself by calling the name of her new friend wrongly. It turns out that she has actually met Yano along the corridors (unaware of his true identity) and he tricked her by providing a random name, resulting in the embarrassing incident in class. Nanami was initially mad at Yano but after a few encounters with him, she begins to find herself liking him.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"Kimi Dake wo... (君だけを･･･)" by Mi
Ending Theme#1: "Aishiteru" by Mi (eps 1,8,10)
#2: "Koko ni ite" by Kaori Asou (eps 2,5,24)
#3: "Sunset" by Mi (eps 3,18)
#4: "Suki dakara" by Izumi Katou (eps 4,6)
#5: "Futari no Kisetsu ga" by Nozomi Sasaki (eps 7,9,11,13)
#6: "Utsukushisugite" by Izumi Katou (ep 12)
#7: "Kimi ga iru" by Izumi Katou (ep 14)
#8: "Merry Go Round" by Nozomi Sasaki (eps 15,16,19,22)
#9: "Kotoba" by Izumi Katou (eps 17,20,21,23,25,26)
My review will be different. I might save you some time:
The first half of the show (up through episode 12) was simply wonderful, hovering between 8/10 and 9/10 for me. I don't even mind what happened on episode 12 — I thought they were both right and both acted right.
Between episode 13 and the end, it kept drawing out, and out... and out. It became a true shoujo soap drama where one character picks on the tiniest little things and makes the relationship unnecessarily difficult, while the other character can't get away from the past. It was slow and tiresome. I just didn't enjoy this second half very much, but it was still watchable, and you will probably be able to stick through it. Unfortunately, the ending is nothing really worth waiting for anyway.
The main girl, Nanami, plays it so perfectly in the first half though. The way she talks... if I hadn't seen the second half, she'd easily be one of my favorite characters. Animation: low-budget mediocrity galore with mostly static frames, but they do try to be artistic with it (e.g. all the bubbly framing around key scenes, or how they occasionally blank out one eye for effect). Pacing: slower than average. Music: gently compliments every mood, insert songs never feel unwanted or out of place, and they cycle through a remarkable number of ending themes (9!).
All in all, I definitely recommend at least starting Bokura ga Ita, and if the front half leaves enough of an impact, perhaps try a bit of the back half for yourself. It's certainly not awful, but just nowhere near as alluring as the front's wonderfully carefree slice of life, and far more irritating. And it may leave a bad aftertaste.
P.S. — If you do watch the entire thing, be sure to check the manga for the last episode since they leave out a key line after the anime's final scene. (It's in the last few pages of Chapter 31. You'll know it when you see it, but feel free to ask me if you're uncertain.) And if you're up for it, there are 39 more chapters to Bokura ga Ita after this. read more
''They say that a memory.. is something you reconstruct depending on small fragments of recollections in your mind. They say that remembering is the same as seeing an illusion. What is existence? What if.. we had stopped there, or if we'd turned the corner... What if we hadn't stumbled over pebbles, or ever gotten lost, what if we'd never stopped.. What if back then.. what if.. what if.. Innumberable small choices led me onto the road I'm on now. When I was right, and when I was wrong. I was always me. You, him, anyone, everyone.. we're all right now. It's alright now. The sad times, the happy times, all of them are precious memories. So I pray.. please, let these forever be precious memories.. for you as well.''
Bokura ga ita is a story that makes you happy, sad, etc. It's a train wreck of emotions as you watch the characters overcome life's hardships. Which is what makes it so amazing.
The characters are lovable depending on how you view them. Personally, I liked Yano and Nanami. A lot of people think that Nanami is a sensitive crybaby but it really isn't that way lol. I never once hated Yano. I felt as if there was a reason behind all the sides he shows. He definitely proved that. Although I sometimes got frustrated at their actions, I kept reading. The characters were growing and learning, I didn't expect them to not make any mistakes. Because that's what their love story is. It portrays real ones. It shows that it isn't all about the romantic shit but that love also brings pain. I suggest reading the manga instead of watching the anime, since the anime isn't that good. read more
Bokura ga Ita is an anime for romance and drama lovers. I, personally love the genre so I enjoyed BgI to its fullest (mind you, not as much as something like Kanon), however, BgI really leaves you with overwhelming emotions.
The story revolves around Takahashi Nanami and Motoharu Yano, two high schoolers who unexpectedly fall in love. As the series moves on, we get to see the ups and downs of their relationship that eventually climaxes when both of them must truly mature or move on - the choice being particularly difficult for Takahashi. Throughout the story, the viewer is introduced to various problems every couple faces from past influences to jealousy -in the end it's quite a simple plot outline with very gripping dialog (for a drama, that is).
Animation is taken care of very well - there's a water color-esque feel akin to Honey & Clove mixed with standard inked anime. The animation won't wow you but it's still nice to for the eyes.
Insert songs create a perfect scene where emotion must strike a chord. Music can make or break a scene and although the songs are prevalent during climaxes, they always seem to get the job done.
There's about 4-5 main characters that truly effect the plot - a couple of them are boring and static however the three main ones are the ones you'll come to love or hate. BgI is the type of anime that makes you feel for the character and sympathize with them; although you may not be in Takahahi's shoes, she'll often narrate her thoughts and feelings to you.
Overall, I'd suggest this for romance/drama lovers - I truly enjoyed every second of this anime and I'm searching for the manga right now. The plot, while simple provides a lot of entertainment for the viewer - whether you cry or laugh, Bokura ga Ita delivers what it's good at. read more
Okay so let me explain you a thing here.
I'm very close to dropping this show. VERY close. And there's a lot of reason's.
At first it seems like your typical high school romance, until they drop a bombshell on you. And I love that, it makes things interesting and entertaining. BUT. BUUUUUT. There are a few things that urked me. I can't spoil anything so I can't exactly tell you what but trust me if you're sane you will understand what I mean. Around episode 16 things just kinda get grueling and unless you're team Yano you're going to be so very angry with Nanami your head may explode.
To be blunt, it kinda sucks. The animation is choppy, majority of the time characters only have one eye or no eyes (Which is very lazy) and the ears.... oh god the ears. It's like Yaoi fingers but on a head. Typically I can get passed this and enjoy the show but there will be times when I just kinda sigh at the very lazy attempt at drawing.
Your atypical cheesy romance songs. Nothing too special, but it does fit the show. Might have been rated higher if they didn't overuse a very annoying "lalalalalalalala" track whenever I'm trying to enjoy a cute scene.
Now let me tell you a thing. Let me tell you a big thing. This show isn't just some silly romance. It is very much a journey into the mind of a young teenage boy who has to deal with a lot. Okay. This show may SEEM like it's about some silly little high school romance, but let me tell you a thing, NOTHING in this show is okay. Once you realize the main characters name is the same as another characters, things will click and you will realize just how bad things are. Again, don't want to spoil anything, but just know that these characters are VERY real and VERY understandable. You WILL get attached to them and feel for them.
It's be a spoiler to explain this. But I was enjoying the show until a certain point where things just get dumb and then I decided to read the comment section and I realized just how much I hate fangirls ignorant, blind, prepubescent hormonal raging lady boners for characters. I found myself getting more angry with the characters and their choices rather than actually being happy for them. I started to ship something other than the main ship which is always an issue with these types of shows because you begin to understand how horrible the main relationship ACTUALLY is. By episode 16 I stopped enjoying myself and rather I began hating the show and coonsidering just stop watching it all together because I knew EXACTLY what was going to happen and I didn't like it.
To anyone who thinks logically, I recommend watching this show until around episode 15. Anything after that will cause rage and have you take out that rage on a myanimelist review. I wanted to love this show but it was really hard in the later episodes. My hated for Yano just pilled up until I couldn't take it anymore and when I went to go discuss and confirm my rage it only made me angrier.
If you're just looking for a mind numbing romance and you're not looking into plot, then I invite you to dive right in. read more
Same sort of high school dating theme, similar art style, but bokura is a lot more serious.
A girl and a boy who falls in love, but there is always a problem between them. Both are Romantic comedies but Bokura Ga Ita is a more serious anime than Lovely Complex. I like serious stuff, but not too much. Therefore, I like Lovely Complex more.
The storylines are very similar, as is the animation. Even the two main characters seem to be very much alike.
Similar characters but not the same, rather Bokura Ga Ita (We were there) is a drama, romance, and comedy. Whereas Lovely Complex is a Comedy, Romance. LoveCom will make you cry in a happy way. In contrast, Bokura Ga ita will make you cry in a drama way. But both anime were awesome :D
Even though the moods are diametrically different the events run in a similar fashion and both series exhale the same aura. The main characters are also graphically similar.
I just finished lovely complex and while watching it I kept thinking of Bokura Ga Ita....The girls in both are hopelessly in love and the boys are completley oblivious and dense to their feeligns.
They both are about a girl who worked hard to get the guy their love. They're both shoujo and school life.
Otani closely resembles the main guy character in Bokura ga Ita "Yano". Though the genres are very different, the artwork is similar. If you liked Lovely complex, but want more of a sad and complicated anime I'd recommend this one. Also both deal with school life, but Bokura ga Ita doesn't have the light-hearted feeling that Lovely Complex does. It's still a great anime though =)
these two are painfully alike, the one difference that stands out is remarkably shallow: in lovely complex the girl is tall and the boy is short. that's pretty much the only notable difference.
Well... both main characters in both animes have red hair. Also at one point in both of the main girls has her heart torn by the main guy. They have a very similar plot, but just a warning: Bokura ga ita has one non-graphic sex scene in it.
Both story lines are very similar and both animes were fairly predictable.
A love story between unusual kind of people and evrything that goes with it again...
Similar art, similar male lead, Bokura Ga Ita turns out to be way more serious than Lovely Complex, since this last one focus on the comedy more. Both are worth watching nevertheless
It's both a very lovely Romance story.
They have the same kind of drawing style.
The main characters do look alike, and are similar in some kind of ways too.
Bokura ga Ita is a more dramatic romance story though, while Lovely Complex is one with a lot of humor. Lovely complex has drama too, but it's a less sad story than bokura ga ita.
If you like one, I guess you would like the other too.
It's much better than Bokura Ga Ita...a lot more entertaining, but still has a cute love story.
- Many jokes on both anime
- Both are shoujo romance genre (+drama and comedy, more comedy on Lovely Complex)
- High school theme on both anime
both anime has unrequited love, but Lovcom it's funier!
The characters are really alike, also the boy can be in the beginning very annoying but slowly you will begin to love them also.
BgI is more drama while LovCom is more focussed on Comedy.
Both are really great love romances.
The art is very similar, as well as the characters' appearances. However, the stories are both similar.
Both of the guys have ex girlfriends, who have an extreme impact in the story and the character's relationships. They both act cool and not serious at times, but they have another side to them as well.
The heroines are not similar in personality. The heroine in Lovely Complex is not as shy or quiet, while he heroine in Bokura ga Ita is more mature, but is naive when it comes to relationships at times.
Lovely Complex drags on a bit longer until they start dating, but Lovely Complex is a bit quicker, although in both stories, there are major relationship problems. For example, as usual, there is the other guy who likes the heroine, which obviously causes problems.
Both are great anime. I loved watching them, and although they are a bit different, they have the type of storyline I like. Bokura ga Ita is a bit more mature while Lovely Complex is more comedic.
Both are romance, both are about the ups and downs of romance in high school, and both are pretty hilarious, Bokura is way more dramatic
Both anime contain a teenage romance with high emotional tension between the main characters and a similar feel to the progression of the romance between the characters.
The style of art used in both animes looks very similar to me, both stories are about a girl and a boy who didn't know they were in love with each other.
Both are slow developing romances, but leave large impacts on your heart and mind and are full of drama-- making you want to claw your screen to pieces :] (but we all know that's why we love the drama)
Love story, high school students, specific art and similar feeling to both
Bokura Ga Ita and Kimi ni Todoke have a lot of similarities. They have the same atmosphere,the art style is very similar, both main guy characters look a little alike. They both focus on how a persons relationship with others progresses. Also they are both romances with drama and light comedy.
both have similar feeling, talk about the first love.. both have the characters development ...
They both have the same feel and style to it. Their is a very similar art style and the two main guys have the same personality. High school love theme, Drama, Romance, Comedy and a slice of life maybe.
Very similar artstyle, and in the beginning it had the same feeling as Kimi Ni Todoke!
Both couples have slow, developing romances! Both main girls shares the same admiration for the boy, and are slow to notice that their admiration is actually love.
Both the Mail protagonists have very similar personalities! They are both one of the most popular and good-looking at their school! And they are both the center of the attention!
Both animes take you into a female's perspective of romance.
Animation style is similar. Also, romance dealing with a popular high school boy and a girl that admires him but is insecure about herself.
Both are nicely written romances, and whose animations are quite less-detailed. Kimi ni Todoke is considerably lighter than Bokura ga Ita, though.
Both have romance, but the story is very slow-moving and will most likely leave you screaming at your screen. You will have some sort of strong emotion towards the characters, whether it's love (Sawako in KnT) or Hate (Yano in BgI) because with the amount of drama these shows offer, it's hard to be indifferent.
The main difference between the two is that Bokura ga Ita is a lot more realistic in terms of sexual innocennce and honesty of the characters about their feelings.
They are very similare! they are both hard core romance,drama, slife of life animes! 8D
it's not completly the same story, but almost! ^^ T R U S T me if you like one of them you'll like the other!
Both animes involve a popular guy falling for a less popular girl though it seems more extreme in Kimi ni Todoke
Both are slow developing romances, but leave large impacts on your heart and mind and are full of drama.
The series take place in the typical high school setting with the main focus the development of the characters during this time of life that everyone goes through. Both girls face the typical hardships of their love interest being popular while each having their own individual problems that are fit to the series. In Bokura ga Ita we see a darker side of the high school life and the conflict past relationships bring forth in new relationships. While in Kimi ni Todoke we witness the troubles of a new relationships that was founded on the lack of experience.
With this in mind for each couple, we see the supports go through their own developments in different ways. But the support of the main characters tends to be the same. The male friendship is a bit more skewed and struggles more in Bokura than in Todoke, which gives a similar but twist between the series.
Further we see the female aids aren't similar in many fashions between the two series, but they're "there" and do manage to support. With Bokura we see the uglier side of female competition and a complex supporting. Todoke gives a more sweet and straight forward rivalry and helpful friends with the main character's best interest at heart.
The male leads are similar in their popularity and I'd even say kindness. We see the more humane and typical boy in Bokura while Todoke fashions the untainted and direct male.
The females vary greatly from one being at least somewhat socialable to the other knowing only their own company for most their life. They remain the more shy and unwilling to express themselves clearly type of girls. With the exception of physical and background differences, the two girls are basically the same "type" of high school girl thus making the stories seem like a shy-girl gets the popular-boy.
In their own ways both stories go through heartache and revelations that each suit their series. They're all high school kids going through that transition to maturity and becoming aware of themselves, others, and the situations presented before them.
Both series have similar style in which the main male protagonist is popular while the main female protagonist is fairly average.
Both series takes place at similar settings involving drama, comedy, some emotions, and romance filled with misunderstandings and trials.
Both series explores some real life issues that are realistic.
Both series' animation are also somewhat similar.
In the beginning for both anime, the shy girl falls for the popular cool guy. Both are about developing their relationship, and leaves you going "awwwwh! :D"
The male lead is popular and everyone loves him,
He always smiles but he isn't always happy.
The female lead falls in love first.
However in Bokura go Ita the female isn't "hated" like in Kimi ni Todoke
Both animes are romance animes. Both animes give off the same feeling. Both dont have that good art but its still a little amusing.
Both start out out as a slow romance, and also as just friends. Both are thought to be an "unlikely' couple. Both show many of the hardships and reality of a relationship of teens in the 21st century.
If you're looking for a lovely, and chill love story, I would recommend Bokura ga Ita on the top of my list.. the ending is a bit incomplete..so I would go to the manga and read the last chapter for the ending. This love story was extraordinary! Also, I have to say, some scenes in this anime did make me cry..such as other anime that I've seen.. But I would highly recommend this if you're looking for a slice of life, romance, and school life, type of anime. I loved it! Kimi ni Todoke, is about the same, and it's veryyyyyy cute I have to say. (:
Peach Girl and Bokura ga Ita pretty much belong to the same category - they contain a lot of drama and romance. These series are perfect especially for girls but they go to some boys too.
I watched Bokura ga Ita first, and I enjoyed it very much. Lots of drama and beautifull plot twists. Peach Girl is a little less realistic than Bokura ga Ita, but I enjoyed it as well. I certainly can say, if you liked the one, you'll definately like the other!
One girl and two boys. That's all (BGI is much better though)
Both have a catchy storyline with a twist of drama & romance with added love triangles here and there.
Both Bokura ga Ita and Peach Girl are about romances between teenagers in high school. Both have a lot of drama and some love triangles. Also, the two main males struggle with an internal conflict of their's that involve unrequited love with another woman. If you like drama, I recommend this.
Peach Girl and Bokura ga Ita are both heavy on high school romance, and revolve purely around just that. If you're up for some true doki-doki moments like in Peach Girl, Bokura ga Ita is the way to go.
Both involve a love triangle..both have similar character personalities
momo n nana-chan r so alike, n it so many twist n drama n romance backed into one anime
im serious if u like either u love the other one
Both series feature "on-again off-again" relationships between the main character and her love interest. In both series, there is also a third guy that gets caught up in the mix. Light comedy is prevalent in both series (although more noticeable in Peach Girl).
The most outstanding similarity, however, is that both anime focuses on, not if the girl gets with the guy, but the actual happenings and goings-on INSIDE of the relationship.
If you enjoy the whole love triangle drama, and romance you will surely enjoy these two animes!
If you enjoy soap anime with love triangles and terrible endings, then I highly recommend Bokura ga Ita & Peach Girl.
yep, are very similar anime, but BGI i'm not finished becoz BGI for children, level of peach girlish ofcoz higher in my opinion and more interesting before the end, end is not good... too big q-ty of troubles%)
Some characters from each anime is similar. Both have two guys fighting over one girl intertwined in the story. I absolutely loved Bokura ga Ita (it became my favorite romance anime over night, i give it a 10/10). Peach Girl was also very good and funny, although Bokura ga Ita was way more realistic and showed what a true relationship is like, Peach girl still had nice romance and drama. In other words Peach Girl is sort of a lighter/less realistic version of Bokura ga Ita. If you like Bokura ga Ita you will enjoy Peach Girl!
Both have anti-social girls who unexpectedly fall in love with the school most popular boys.
The romance and their relationship is as soft as in Bgi. The art style is very beautiful, also in Bokura ga ita kind of original I may add. There are also past events that have an impact on characters' relationship.
Both series are lighthearted romantic comedies that is filled with drama, comedy, and romance.
Bokura ga Ita and Sukitte Ii na yo. both has a main girl who is average and normal while the main male protagonist is popular and well liked. However, as they get to know each other, both of them begins to develop feelings.
Both series also has misunderstandings that deals with jealousy that takes place at a school life setting.
Both are a romance anime
Both have characters that warm up to your heart
Both are very engaging and will make you happy,sad,angry and jealous!
Bokura ga Ita is more realistic than Sukitte Ii na yo, but some situations from each is similar and the characters from each anime/manga share similar personality traits. Honestly I would recommend Bokura ga Ita in a heart beat over Sukitte Ii na yo, because the Sukittie Ii na yo anime wasn't that great(I prefer the manga way more). Although I love the Sukitte Ii na yo manga, I haven't read the Bokura ga Ita manga yet, so I can't compare them until I do...I'll be sure to recommend it when I do(then you will get a great comparison paragraph)
PS: Bokura ga Ita isn't your average shoujo(I'm not even sure if I want to call a shoujo), its a true realistic love story...thats what makes it so beautiful(I rate it a 10/10). Be sure to watch it!
Genre for both anime: Romance, Shoujo ...
These two anime are full of romance ,love problems,interruption in relationship etc.
Trust me you won't regret :D
Another anime with a similar art feeling as well as a similar theme of love and relationship difficulties. The heroines of both, Nanami and Mei, fall in love with the popular guy and struggle with what to do afterwards, leading them on a rollercoaster of thoughts and emotions throughout as their relationships evolve, dissolve, and resolve throughout.
Both are very emotional animes that show development within relationships and hardships between characters. They both have two highschool students dating, one being an insecure and shy girl who is with a well known, popular, handsome guy that is rumored to be a playboy.
Personally, I didn't like either of these series, but to those who do, these two series are very similar in a few ways:
-The girls are comparing themselves to other people.
-The relationship starts early on.
-There's plenty of drama in both series.
-Both main protagonists have some secrets of their own.
So yes, I personally did not find these enjoyable, but to the fans of shoujo anime, these are quite similar in every which way.
They were both about the love of youths..
They were kinda similar to each other and you could really feel the romance, happiness and sadness in love
When it comes to connections, Bokura ga Ita and Ao Haru Ride build on that with their characters. The main male and female protagonist build their relationship through interactions. Throughout both series' progressive stories, they face with memories of the past. The main male protagonist from both series has a similar personality as well. Yet deep down, they do value the people around them. As a romance/shoujo, expect relationship angles and drama to ensure. Recommended for people interested in shoujo with elegance.
Both are strong down-to-earth high school romance dramas where the girl falls for a difficult guy. Bokura ga ita is way more complete as a drama, but it is double the length so that is to ve expected. As heartwarming shojo goes, both shows are absolutely worth watching.
•both anime resonate with the typical shoujo, romantic, school life, slice of life, genres
•both main characters, both girl and boy in each of the anime, are/were both in love with each other until a misunderstanding confronts the couple and causes mishap and heartbreak and confusion in the relationship
•both anime has its perks and mishaps, but all the while the surrounding cast add humour and angst towards the main cast, while introducing new rivals to compete and create mayhem for the protagonists
•both the main girl, is troubled throughout the anime, while curiosity drives her to be closer to her love, and to find out and help the boy and comfort him
•both the main guy, has had lifes problems corrupt his childhood, and made him afraid to trust/love again
•both anime are very similar in the development of a troubled and misunderstood relationship working towards a better ending, you might like one if you enjoyed the other
Both emit a certain atmosphere of springtime, they have similar plots and art. The colouring is similar as well, and both have a (more or less) superficial main character who is a girl and a boy who despises superficial girls. Have fun!
The way the male main character acts towards the female about love connections is the same as Bokura Ga Ita. It's the same cookie cutter plot as Bokura Ga Ita as well.
Both have a high school romance theme and drama related to darker pasts (the bulk of which is explored in the manga after anime ends).
Both are about growing up and young love not always being perfect.
They're both shoujo titles which possess a very believable romantic theme between It's two leading protagonists. Also, similar jokes and animation are used throughout both series which denote how similar these two titles really are.
Both have a similar atmosphere, though Kare kano has more commedy. Both have very well developed relationships between male and female protagonists and how they over come their problems with the power of love (more or lessxD)~ Both boys have a sad past and rely on their love to overcome TT____TT
Both are highschool romances but Kare Kano focuses on how both people are feeling about eachother. Kare Kano's animation is a little... not too fantastic but the story and characters are great. You really get to know Arima and Miyazawa and root for both of them to love eachother more.
Interesting main couple who overcome hardships within themselves and between each other, helping each other grow. More angst and less humor than Kare Kano though.
Even though Kare Kano is a bit deeper and has more comedy in it they are really alike. What I love soooo much about both of these is that neither of them go through much heartbreak. A lot of the others have backstabbing freinds and such so you could say they are both a bit of a home-run.
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