Ranked #944

Sukitte Ii na yo.

Alternative Titles

English: Say "I Love You".
Synonyms: Suki-tte Ii na yo., Sukinayo
Japanese: 好きっていいなよ。


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2012 to Dec 30, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Genres: Romance, School, Shoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.741 (scored by 99,822 users)
Ranked: #9442
Popularity: #157
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Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: she'll never make another friend. Ever.

Okay, maybe that's not as easy as it sounds, but it's worked for Mei - or at least, it did until handsome, charming and annoyingly popular Yamato Kurosawa came along. For some freakish reason, he seems to like Mei. He even gave her his phone number! As if she would ever call him. Except she did. But only because she needed help. Still, he came. He actually came. And now things are getting way too complicated.

Mei's no princess in a tower. She's not waiting for a knight in shining armor to rescue her. So why did he have to kiss her and confuse everything? And why are those three little words so hard to say?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Tachibana, Mei
Tachibana, Mei
Kayano, Ai
Kayano, Ai
Kurosawa, Yamato
Kurosawa, Yamato
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Takemura, Kai
Takemura, Kai
Maeno, Tomoaki
Maeno, Tomoaki
Mutou, Aiko
Mutou, Aiko
Uchiyama, Yumi
Uchiyama, Yumi


Sato, Takuya
Sato, Takuya
Director, Series Composition
Kuroyanagi, Toshimasa
Kuroyanagi, Toshimasa
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kouta, Fumiaki
Kouta, Fumiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 We Kissed
Kiss wo Shita (キスをした)
Oct 7, 2012
2 Fried Chicken Flavored
Karaage Aji no (唐あげ味の)
Oct 14, 2012
3 If You Trust Someone...
Hito wo Shinjireba... (人を信じれば...)
Oct 21, 2012
4 They Have Scars
Kizu ga, Aru (傷が、ある)
Oct 28, 2012
5 Just Like This
Kono Mama ga (このままが)
Nov 4, 2012

Opening Theme

"Friendship ~ for Sukitte Ii na yo. (Friendship~for 好きっていいなよ。)" by Ritsuko Okazaki

Ending Theme

#1: "slow dance" by Suneohair (eps 1-11, 13)
#2: "Sarari (さらり)" by Suneohair (ep 12)

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Nov 28, 2015
I can't decide whether to praise or diss this anime. I could write a review gushing about how great it is, or a scalding one about it's downfalls. I'll do both.
-The romance itself is quite good. It's interesting to see the different sides of each other they bring out. They make one another less boring and have a truly touching love story, as sudden and maybe even forced as it was. They have heavy chemistry and you can understand why they love each other, even if seems that they fell in love rather fast.
-That being said, Mei's character isn't your regular happy, cheerful, submissive read more
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Nov 24, 2015
Romance/bishoujo fans, watch this if you're tired of the will-they-won't-they and unresolved sexual tension in most shows and animangas. Aside from that, I'm sad to say that the show leaves a small impression overall.

But (and there is a but) the way they showed how the romance unfolds between the two is memorable enough that even if I don't remember much about different aspects of the show, I still find myself recommending others to watch this title because of how realistic the show's portrayal of 2 high school students who are in a relationship.

I'm only reviewing this from memory since I only rewatched certain episodes read more
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Dec 30, 2012
Oh how I wanted to say, I love you to Sukitte Ii na yo... but I just can’t because you’re a flat two dimensional romance that just didn’t live up to my expectations. It really is a shame, because Suki na yo had a tremendous amount of potential and gave us some things we don’t often get to see in the romance genre. But as the series winds down I found myself lamenting what could have been.

It’s hard for me to be too hard on the romance anime plot premise, I mean they have pretty much already all been done before and read more
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Nov 7, 2015
My main problem with this anime is how damn frustrating the female lead is. Mei, who, while shown to be quiet and reserved from the beginning, also has moments where she can be fantastically brave and kick-ass (the round-house kick, sticking up for Asami, sticking up for Aiko and helping Nagi with her problems). I dislike her development throughout the series as it is not smoothly done. Initially it is understandable to be nervous about starting new relationships with people as she has avoided forming connections almost completely throughout her life but later in the series when she is frustrated with her situation with Yamato, read more
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