English: Say "I Love You".
Synonyms: Suki-tte Ii na yo., Sukinayo
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2012 to Dec 30, 2012
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisFriends 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?
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Related AnimeAdaptation: Suki tte Ii na yo.
Side story: Sukitte Ii na yo.: Dareka ga, Sukitte Ii na yo.: Mei and Marshmallow
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"Having friends is the same as setting yourself up for a fall." - Someone probably.
Sukitte Ii na yo or Say "I Love You." is an anime mainly about trying to manage a relationship with THE most popular dude in high school with you being the unpopular 'emo' girl, while at the same time is about making and sometimes find out what a true friend is. Now people have told me that, to be blunt, my reviews are sometimes a bit shit so I'm going to try a different formula and see how that goes.
The characters in this anime are great, and you really need them to be because, this is a high school romance anime, if the characters are uninteresting or poorly done, no one is going to care when the drama rolls in to shake everything up. That being said the two key characters that you're going to be following for this entire anime are anything but uninteresting. First you have Mei Tachibana a social exile for lack of better wording, who, when she was in elementary school, was blamed for killing the class rabbit by her 'friends' and after that point she didn't make another friend until she ran into... or rather roundhouse kicked the most popular dude in her high school, one Yamoto Kurosawa, who, for some odd reason, is instantly interested in Mei right after she kicks him off a staircase.
Now Mei might come off as a predetermined tsundere once she opens her mouth, but she's actually rather shy and timid. While Yamoto is the silver-tongued-suave-lady killer, who's loved for being a nice dude at school... and apparently he's handsome.... No comment. But because these two MC's are pretty much polar opposite it (at first) felt like Yamoto was a cat chasing after a ball of yarn, Mei being the yarn, but after the second episode you realize that, no, Yamoto does in fact what to be serious with Mei affirmed by the line, "You are mine.".... *Whispers* I think he's a dominatrix. On a side note, the characters as a collective actually talk like they're in high school, they talk about sex and porn and boobs as, you know, actual people do/would.
The sound design, for the voices, was done to what I've come to expect as standard really, no one had an annoying voice and no one felt let the person voicing them had just woken up and wanted to go back to sleep, it was fine. Standard. Par. Good Enough. Alrig- Okay I'll shut up now. The music and sound queuing on the other hand was a little bit better than standard, at least at the start, the constant cutting of piano with the rapid editing of the visual blended really well, and I'll admit I actually jump a little with the scene featuring the train in the first episode. So the sound was all-round solid, nothing else to mention really.
The art and animation didn't do anything to make me go, "OMG MY EYES!!!!!" in you, is was pretty much on level with the sound, on scene from the first episode sticks out because Mei was screaming and waving her hands around and the camera is solely focusing on her face and everything in the background is blurred instead of a standard shot where everything is in focus and still.
The thing that this anime arguably lacks, personally I think it just doesn't really need it, is a plot. You can argue that it's about Mei learning to trust people again, but really the only thing that's driving all the events is the relationship, not that there's anything wrong with that, it'd just be better if something else would be happening apart from the Mei/Yamoto relationship and the various dramas unfolding because of that.
One thing that felt really forced by this show was the message of 'everyone is the same, regardless of what they seem like' and this show really beats you over the head with that, ALL of the named characters have some sort of emotional or physical scar from the past that they somehow tie to Mei. Somehow. this aspect might be realistic, because there isn't a person on this planet that doesn't have some sort of damage like that, and if you're that person whose reading this saying, "Nah not me." 1.Bullshit 2.Wait a little longer, then get back to me.
Another thing that personally annoyed me just a little bit was the final episode, episode 13, you could've ended the anime on episode 12 and nothing would've changed, I feel like they had the project done, but then realized that they needed something to do with all the time they had left and someone just put up their hand and said, "How about another episode?" That guy then got promoted.
Sukitte Iinayo is a good anime, it's nothing outstanding, but it does it's job properly, it shows you what you came for and nothing really apart from that, no hidden meaning (FRIENDSHIP IS A LIE!!), and some pretty nice characters that have normal conversations, instead of straight avoiding those blasphemous words and acting all embarrassed and innocent when someone hints at it. Say "I Love You" won't pry those words out of my mouth, but it will get me to take it to dinner and walk it home.
Goodbye my brethren, see you in the next one. read more
Sukitte ii na yo (eng. Say ”I love you”) had potential to be a blissful romantic drama - for the most part, it is. It nails many aspects of a good story which make up for its flawed plot. The best part of this show is the cast of characters: they are solid, varied and interesting. All of them have their upsides, downsides, flaws and rivalries.
Even without an external plot, the emotional plot alone carries this show far. The animation is really sick too: The lines are sharp and everything from backgrounds to people is finely detailed. Both the guys and the girls are attractive to the eye but not overtly sexy. I can't emphasize enough how much I liked the art – oh, and the music! Both the intro and the end theme are amazing and I loved hearing them every time.
The only problem with this show is its lack of a plot. Especially unnerving is how watered down the love triangles are. Every crisis is resolved way too easily, some of them almost instantly and without any actual developments. The good thing is, by the time you start feeling disappointed, you've already reached the ending. The strong points for this series are the characters who have tons of personality and historic background.
The show deals with plenty of social themes, mostly focused on the brutal side of social life, such as bullying, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, etc. These themes could've used far more in-depth exploration. I have not read the manga, but I get the feeling like most of my problems with this series are related to the hiccups which materialize when you adapt hundreds of pages of manga into 20-minute episodes.
I love romantic fiction, but I also have a very personal beef with it. I know there are young people out there who build their ideas about relationships from fiction. The story of Romeo and Juliet is the perfect example of how retarded and self-destructive young love can be. I'm not saying people can't enjoy fantasies, but they need to recognize pandering bullshit. "Sukitte ii na yo" is smart because it avoids one of the grave sins of romantic fiction: Instead of falsely implying that lack of social skills makes you hot, the story actually digs into the theme of disparity in social stature and its effect on a relationship. The author clearly has an idea what she's doing and it´s too bad the story doesn't reach the heights it could have.
I really hope that some day there will be a second season for "Sukitte ii na yo", because I definitely feel thirsty for more. read more
this was my first romance anime, & this is my first review, so bear with me.
it was fair. a bit melodramatic at times, which i guess i expected for some reason, but i enjoyed it. the last episode was my favorite i think, i can see how some may think that it was a bit underwhelming, but at the time, i think it topped off the series well, yet at the same time, made me want to watch a second season, if that makes sense? too bad there isn't one. it was just funny, & cute, & i liked it.
art, & sound- 7/10
this was a really pretty series, in my opinion, & i enjoyed the intro, which is sort of rare for me.
most of them were just decent to me. Yamato was a bit too assertive, & kinda creepy at times, but compared to Kenji, who i fucking despise, he was was an angel. i mean, i get that Asami has a low self esteem but fuck, i can't comprehend why on Earth she'd go for someone like Kenji, who, yeah, may have a way with words at times, but is still a fucking sexist creep. after the first few episodes though, he's not really of any importance to the series, which is good. i wish Aiko, & Kenji would've been together instead, because i couldn't stand her either, although she's also not as bad after the first few episodes she appears in. i have a grudge problem, i guess. i just felt really sorry for her boyfriend. i didn't care about Megumi like at all. like, when it would start to go into some of her back story, i just didn't care. i couldn't care less about where she come from or where she was going, because she just wasn't all that important to me as a character. maybe at first, but not in the long run. same with Kai. when Yamato was just talking about him, & he hadn't appeared in the series yet, it was cool, & when he first appeared, it was cool, but not long afterwords, he just seemed pretentious, & unnecessary throughout the series.
i really liked Mei though, she was my favorite. she had a lot of good qualities, & as Yamato said, literally within the first few seconds of knowing she exists, she was interesting, & her mom was a likable character too, & so was Yamato's sister.
despite what i didn't like about this series, it was good. it was pretty cool. i may come back to it sometime. read more
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 they are all mostly silly as well. Suki na yo is no different, with the unlikely story of the hot and most popular guy in school falling for a shy, friendless loner who kicked him down the stairs because she mistakenly thought he flipped her skirt. The beginnings of true and lasting love if I ever saw it. The girl Mei, and the boy Yamato, both have some interesting personality issues on the surface and despite the silliness of their meeting there was some enormous amount of potential in their relationship. However this is sadly mostly wasted over the course of the story.
Now here is where Suki na yo is a bit different from its other romance cousins. For the most part our lead characters are in a relationship together from the beginning to the end of the series. The typical format is 99% courting with the eventual payoff at the end when our little lovebirds finally realize their mutual affections. While it can often be frustrating when it is drug out with silly misunderstandings and character cockblocks at least by then we have a clear understanding why they both love each other. The show is called Say I love you, but it should probably more aptly called Say why I love you.
Even though I have some pretty serious complaints about the way the shows romance and plot unfolds, I can’t say I didn’t enjoy watching this series. But when you compare it with its peers within the genre and even shows that were airing during the same time as this, it comes across as distinctly average and ordinary.
Much in the same way as the story is underwhelming, so are the series main characters. A romance is by nature very character driven and if we don’t get compelling leads it’s pretty difficult to care if they end up falling in love with each other. Mei is your standard "everyman" kind of girl typical in shoujo romances. She’s cute, though not particularly beautiful, and pretty much average in every other way. She’s a nice girl with a strong spirit but very vulnerable as well. Exactly the kind of girl most people can relate too and can root for as well. It’s sweet how she slowly comes out of her shell and makes friends and learns to trust people again as well. Even though this mostly comes across pretty corny and clichéd. Though hell I like corny and clichéd anyway.
Yamato is less interesting and in many ways is also your typical bishounen leading man. Though I will give him some credit for breaking the trend and not being a cold, aloof, and unfeeling jerk. You get the feeling most of the time he has genuine feelings for Mei but at other times he’s actions around her seemed to be a bit condescending and they he was treating her more like a pet and as an equal partner. I felt some aspects of his personality were also very inconsistent, especially later in the series. For a guy who came across as supremely confident he was surprisingly weak willed at times and his distrust of Mei's feelings at times was implausible considering what the pair had been through to that point already.
The supporting cast is the weakest link though and stereotypical shoujo fair. This plays in to the weakness of the plot but basically the same themes are repeated multiple times over the course of the story. Girl appears, of course hopefully in love with Yamato, drama unfolds, girl is rejected and our leads love continues. And the rejected gets new love and becomes best friends with our dear Mei. While I mostly liked the supporting characters they simply lack the depth for them to be actually interesting. Then of course you have to look past the unlikelihood that two romantic rivals are going to be besties afterwards, particularly when one side was involved in some pretty nasty schemes and bullying.
Despite all these flaws though what Suki na yo really does best is both its artwork and musical soundtrack. Both are typical of the genre but I really did love both of the songs. The seiyuu cast is comprised of mostly veterans but none of them are real stars. I thought they did solid, if unspectacular work. While the artwork may not be a masterwork, it is very fluid and reality based, with clothes and body types that stay in the realm of possibility.
Even though in the end I have quite a few complaints about Suki na yo, it’s still a good watch. If you’re really starved, as I was, for a romance anime with a sweet ending and are not demanding to be shown some that’s never been seen before then you should have a good time with it as well.
Say I Love you is very simalar, both Sawako and Mei have similar personalities. And like Kimi ni Todoke, it is an all round sweet anime and worth the time to watch all 13 episodes. I loved it so much I have bought the series on dvd :)
Both are shoujo anime, feature a love build up between characters and lots of comedy in between.
Loner girl being pursued by the popular guy. Give it try if you want that same flavor again. Although, the artwork is much better in Sukitte. Both heroines are very sweet.
Both have Introverted female protagonists with a guy who's tries to connect with her. Similar drama, and comedic moments!
Both are incredibly similar in plot and characters. Sukitte is pretty much the poor man's Kimi ni Todoke.
A shy girl that doesn't really know how to interact socially gets together with the most popular guy in school.
Awkward girls meeting popular boys and overall changing in the process.
Both series are about a girl who don't have real friends and falls in love with the most populair boy of the whole school.
Mei might not really resemble Sawako because Mei does it on purpose and Sawako doesn't but it's the same feeling.
Yamato and Shouta remind me of each other.
So I guess if you know one of the two that you would love the other!
- Mei & Sawako are misfits.
- Yamato & Shouta are popular among the girls.
- Shoujo titles
- Romance & Drama
- School theme
- Similar story
The guy is popular with girls but he doesn't go for the most popular girl.
Though in Sukitte li na yo things move a lot faster and the guy is not as shy as in Kimi ni Todoke.
If you ejoyed Kimi ni Todoke, you'll surely enjoy this one.
Awkward Girl meets Popular Boy.
Popular boy finds Awkward girl interesting.
These two anime are quite similar...
Mei and Sawako: Both are outcasts and are ignored by other students until a popular boy comes along to changes their situation. They fall in love with the boy.
Yamato and Shouta: Both are popular and well liked by both genders, but they both have flaws that most people don't notice.
Many problems come flowing around but in the end their bond stays strong.
Both anime are about the main female character opening up to people, making friends, and falling in love. In both anime the main male character befriends the main female and they fall in love. Both main male characters are cool, handsome, the most popular boy in school, and have many girls in love with them. Both main female characters were alone and had no friends until they befriended the main male character and both slowly begin to open up to people because of this friendship.
Well, it's hard to not think about these two series when watching either one tbh.
Kimi ni Todoke and Sukitte Ii na yo are two bittersweet both romance series that has drama written all over it. We have the popular guy at a school setting in both series who has many friends and admirers. Then, we have the unpopular girl who is plain and lacks friends. But one day, she meets that popular guy and they form a special bond.
Both series has comedy, drama, romance, but also some emotional moments.
Both Series are Shoujo anime where a popular guy going after a rather antisocial girl......over all Kimi ni Todoke and Sukitte Ii na yo are incredibly similar, so if you enjoyed one you'll probably enjoy the other one.
I find the characters quite similar with each other.
Kazehaya Shouta with Yamato Kurosawa, them being the oh-so-popular guy in school, giving off the 100% refreshing feel. Girls are head over heels on them. And both are attracted to this introverted, not so popular, unsociable type of girl, (Sawako Kuronuma and Mei Tachibana)
The antagonist on both series are similar as well. Ume Kurumizawa and Megumi Kitagawa. They both act sweet and friendly with everyone but those are not their true intentions. They get too jealous to the main female lead to the extent that they're willing to spread fake rumors to ruin them, and in order to get the attention of the main guy.
The flow of the plot from both series is pretty similar. Both giving off the fluffy fluffy feels.
•both are the typical shoujo, romance, comedy, school setting anime
•both have an awkward/shy/unsocial/ young girl who attracts the popular boy in the school
•both main girl protagonists are not the same, one chooses not to make friends, the other wants friends
•both have the popular boy, falling in love with them, and slowly the girls develop/understand/learn/grew attached to the popular boy in some way or another
•both girls develop and grow throughout the anime, making new friends, rivals, the usual etc...
the pace of the development of feelings is hugely different, in Kimi the whole anime is about confessing and understanding, while in Sukitte its revealed in the first couple of episodes.
•sukitte feels more mature in a way, than kimi ni todoke,
•similar with the typical unpopular girl that attracts the most popular guy, shoujo genres, etc...
The female protagonist is a little different and mostly misunderstood while the male is popular, out going, friendly and good looking all in one.
In both series main character is very shy, quiet and introvert person and her opposite is a boy she fell in love with. There is romance, school and great atmosphere.
The popular guy falls in love with the girl who has no friends. But, Sukitte Ii na yo. is a bit more rushed with the feelings.
- Art style.
- Story progression
- A shy girl getting a relationship with the most popular boy in school.
- The support characters is quite similar.
In my opinion, Kimi ni Todoke is still fairly better than Sukitte li na yo in all ways.
Both anime have similar art, and the character are also rather similar. Mei and Sawako are very similar in that they are both somehow misfits, but Kurosawa is not as shy as Kazehaya. It's a very sweet and heart racing anime.
Both are about a girl who's introverted and has no friends because of some particular reason, the guy is popular with everyone and he's the one who likes her, not her who at first likes him.
I guess from what I've seen until now the difference is that Sawako is trying to make friends while Mei doesn't want that.
Both are romances with a quiet girl, a well-liked guy, and lots of misunderstandings. They are both sort of frustrating, in a way.
-popular male lead, outcast female lead
-both female leads remain confused about their relationship to the male throughout the series
-animation style of both anime is very similar
-KNT however, is more lighthearted and comical than sukitte.
Both these series contain similar situations with the characters. In both series, a very popular boy is attracted to the main character. Both are similar romance stories.
A girl who has no friends encounters the most popular boy in highschool, from then on a relationship forms. Both girls are not open, and not good at making friends, seen as weird by most people. Male protagonist is very kind and truely loved the girl, many obstacles to overcome as relationship builds. Sukitte is much faster Paced and has an overall better plot/art/charectars and if youve seen kimi ni todoke you MUST watch this its just a much better version.
Both protagonists are outcast anti-socials. However one day, they somehow bump into one of their school's most popular guys and he befriends them. But ultimately teaches her how to open up, making more friend, with of course: love triangles, crying, and drama. The story also slightly focuses on the female lead's friends and their romances.
Kimi ni Todoke seems more upbeat, soft, and relaxed despite the occasional drama. Sukitte li na yo is more dramatic and their romance progresses much faster than Kimi ni todoke does.
Most likely if you love one then you will probably end up loving the other, that is, if you like one because of the plot and story line.
This is a similar anime mostly because there's a huge romance layout with problems and resolutions.
Mei and Sawako: both are outcasts and they scare other students. They both are ingnored though by other students until a popular boy comes along and changes their situation.
Yamato and Shouta: Both are popular and well liked by both genders, but they both have flaws that most people don't notice.
There's also girls in both anime that make their relationship close to ending, but the couple in both of these anime stay strong.
- Both have very un-popular female main characters
- Both have a very attracting male main characters
- Both have 2 female friends who help her through situations.
Both have a similar initial set up: misunderstood/anti-social girl helped by the most popular guy around. Kimi ni Todoke, however, does it smarter and better. The stories strikingly similar, but one will find this one to have better development and a more satisfying ending. If you liked Sukitte Ii na yo, I can guarantee you'll enjoy Kimi ni Todoke.
The story in these 2 animes is almost the same.
The main character is a girl without any friend, and who doesn't wabt to make any friend because her feelings were hurt in the past.
In both animes, the most popular guy in the town, and the idol of the school fall in love with these girl, and then he try to make her love him and socialize with others.
Soon te girl fall in love too with the boy but she never say: i love you, just in her heart.
The boy is sorrounded by pretty girls, and soon his best friend fall in love with his girlfriend.
If you're searching for a good romance with a ot of kisses, then you can't miss this anime.
Same plot basically, characters are alike, Kimi ni Todoke focuses on before relationship, Sukkite Ii na yo focuses more on building good relationship
Sweet romance shows where at the beginning the main girl is isolated at school, but both have different reasons for that. While Mei just don't want to have friends, with Sawako just happens because people is scared of her. In both shows the life of the girl changes totally once they met the most popular guy on school.
Clumsy, shy, yet lovable protagonist meets handsome, sensitive, wildly popular male lead who also happens to be inexplicably smitten with her
Both animes are about a really unpopular girl who is under an impression of being scary/freaky. Both of the male heroines are also the most popular males in the school and somehow fall in love with them.
- Awkward Girl meets Popular Boy.
- Popular boy finds Awkward girl interesting.
- romance ensues.
These series both really touch your heart. They both give you a heartwarming feeling, but on another note could also make you cry. If you are a rom-com lover, be sure to check these out!
They both have:
-an amazing love story.
-some drama, but just the right amount.
-the main girls were both bullied.
-the main guys helps the girls to live their life to the fullest.
if you love one, most likely you'll adore the other.
both series have a girl that seems unapproachable and is unable to make friends. However, after a particular guy approaches her, she begins to change, make friends and has more self-confidence.
Both of these anime series are about a quite girl who doesn't have any friends and opens up to a a nice boy who is popular.
The Male MC is a popular guy
And the female MC is a doesn't have any friend
Shy girl meets popular guy, the world changes for them ;) Similar storyline, romance and drama.
Similar to Kimi ni Todoke due to the fact that both girls has a shortage of friends in school and the male character helps her overcome that. But by all means both shows are very different in execution, but both are recommended to watch.
Very similar mood. Both are shoujo, very romantic but sweet. Both main characters find it difficult to interact with people and are brought out of their shells by a popular boy. Kimi Ni Todoke is funnier, though, but overall both shows are great.
Both have shy girls who are without friends. They meet their fated guy and love will blossom. Their lives are changed forever.
Both are high school romances, and both have a popular guy falling for the odd girl who doesn't fit in. The female heroine in both are quite peculiar characters, not your typical cutesy girl I guess. Both focuses on how people can change when they meet new people and when they fall in love :)
If you like the thought of a popular guy that sticks up for and falls in love with the girl everyone picks on with many beautiful and sad moments I really recommend these :)
We have popular guy and lonely girl fall for each other story in both animes. With the help of main guys, girls learn to break their shells and make friends.
the concept is pretty similar; a girl meets boy that changes her world. both have very cute moments but hardships are bound to happen. definitely watch sukitte li na yo if you want something like kimi ni todoke !
Both Shoujo, the main characters are very similar, the plot is very similar, and both romances progress at a slow pace.
If you like romantic and cliche "misunderstandings", romantic triangles, and moments when you just want to yell at them "Just kiss already!" then this one is for you.
Both animes are about a female MC who have trouble fitting in but get help from the most popular guy in the school. (Both are unpopular females with popular male characters)
There is a difference in these two animes.
In Sukitte li na yo, the MC went through horrible experiences in the past when it came to friends and them betraying her, so she chooses not to fit in and never to have friends
Whereas in Kimi ni Todoke, even though she also didn't have a good past due to people avoiding her, the female MC tries her best to fit in but is commonly turned down each time due to her uncanny resemblance to the evil girl from the ring and her inability to properly talk and greet people without looking menacing.
Both animes have a female MC who gets talked to by the most popular guy in school. Both of which act extremely nice and try to help and crack the main characters and eventually fall for them. Both stories are cute and fangirly to watch and are both filled with tons of drama and romance as well.
Kimi ni Todoke has a lot more comedy than Sukitte li na yo, but that won't stop you from enjoying both.
I rate both a 8/10. If you're a romance/drama/comedy lover and are looking for a good couple, love dovey anime, I recommend these two.
I would say that Kimi ni Todoke and Sukitte Ii na yo are unique romance anime that are not repetitive or so similar to the same plots of other romance anime. Also, they have a unique plot and connections with different characters.
What I mean not similar to plots of other romance anime are the like the ones who falls in love with someone else because of their looks or how long they spend time with them. I know there are others that understands what the person they love feels, but this is very different.
Both are cute romance animes about first love. Both have good comedy, a Korean Drama, and the way the 2 mc meet is strangely unique.
- Popular boy get interested in a rejected girl.
- She finds friends through him.
- Both cute.
Both are shoujo anime, feature a love build up between characters and lots of comedy in between.
The heroine in both dont have any friends, and seem a bit off and normal people avoid them. Both the main guy in both anime see her differently than others do and confess they like her
The resemblance between these two are amazingly high:
- Guy and a Girl
- The girl doesn't have friends because of something that happened in the past
- The guy falls for the girl and wants to protect her
and so on.. just watch the first episode of both
The female character equally new experience first kiss and i think they have same characteristic
In both shoujos the main female character doesn't really have a strong social life or any friends, but everything changes after a certain guy comes into their life. Both are very enjoyable.
•both are the usual shoujo, romance, school life, comedy genre......
•both have a main protagonist girl that chooses not to have friends
•both have a well handsome/good looking/cute male that falls head over heels for them
•both girls slowly develop feelings for them, and address by confessing the issue in the first couple of episodes
•both males want to protect the girl
•both gain friends/rivals
•similar in the typical school life romance.
The main girl is shy in both shows but slowly get comfy in their relationship
Both anime have a cold girl who changes a boy. . .
Both female protagonists have basically the same views before they meet a boy who changes them. To me, these anime are very similar! Am I the only one that sees it!?!?
Both main characters don't have any friends at the beginning and avoid other people. Both come in touch with a boy who sees them differently
- Both Shizuku and Mei don't care about socializing, but that changes after they meet Haru and Yamato.
- Both Haru and Yamato are insecure about their relationship with their girlfriend. Haru dislikes Shizuku spending time with Yamaken, while Yamato dislikes Mei getting closer to Kai.
• Both main protagonist girl chose not to have friends.
• Both girls slowly develop feelings for them.
• Both males want to protect the girl.
Both have a female lead that doesn't think they need friends or anyone for that matter. And both have a male lead that sees her differently than everyone else. And the male leads make the female question her own values.
Both are about love overpowering everything, and watching people's attitudes on life change.
Both also include a very small, but notable love triangle.
It is definitly a quick romance that displays a girl who learns lessons on life while liking a cool, most popular, good looking guy in the school. This anime does have a cute, and sweet atmosphere when watching the 2 mains
Both are touching stories about unlikely high school couples. Both have similar reclusive female protagonists
They both show the development of awkward characters as they begin to realize (slowly) a sweet love.
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My little monster-English name) and Sukitte Ii na yo. (Say "I love you") both start the same. There is a unpopular girl, and a boy who's not like her... In My little Monster, the boy (Haru) is misunderstood for being a delinquent type character after spilling blood on the first day. In Say I love you, Yamato is the most popular guy in school and seemingly out of reach. In both anime, there is a confession in the first episode. They both have manga that continue the story. So really, they both are fast-moving romance anime with a lot of comedy.
Both made from the same creator and have a cute love story. As they both have some hilarious side characters and adorable side romances. Both girls have that 2nd boy that are head over heals for them, but can't except there love. I promise you that neither of them will disappoint you!
To start of both shows have same genres (shoujo,slice of life,romance,school..etc.)
The main Character of Sukitte ii na yo is similair to Shizuku (the MC of TnKk) ,at the start both of them don't have friends and obviously no love experience and are saying to them selfs stuff like ''I don't need friends they only use each other'',''I don't have time for that'',and then you have Yamato and Haru (The male MCs of the show) that both pick an intrest to these ''anti-social'' girls and so love slowly starts blooming (lol)
-Sorry for the sucky description,but you should give them a try, i guarantee that you will like both of them :)
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and Say I Love You are probably the two most similar anime I've seen so far. They both focus on the love story of an unlikely couple. The main female characters are very similar, since both Mei and Shizuku are kind of socially isolated and... well, friendless. The main male characters are similar in a way that they both attract attention of many girls. Another similarity are the supporting characters Nakanishi and Asami (Say I Love You) and Sasayan and Natsume (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun). The characters individually are very similar, but also their relationship with each other is similar. Asami and Natsume are quite popular with the boys and oblivious to the feelings of Nakanishi/Sasayan. Although, this relationship is more developed in Say I Love You. Nonetheless, the whole dynamic of the group and the characters themselves are very similar, as well as the drama and comedy of the story. If you enjoyed Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun because of the comedy, the love story, the group dynamic and relationships, you should also be able to enjoy Say I Love You.
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
Both are about romance, friendship, teenage years, and both really enjoyable anime.
Taking place in a school life environment, both series represent classic shoujo with its cast of characters. The main female protagonist has a complex relationship with the main male protagonist. Throughout both series, there are obstacles that tests their relationship as well. The female protagonist also makes friends with others but suffers from a lack of confidence on occasions. They also get ostracized by certain friends as result of the relationships she develops with others. Recommended for fans of romance/shoujo. Ao Haru Ride has more comedy while Sukitte li no yo conveys more drama.
*A shoujo anime
*Building love between characters
*Similar to typical school life romance both have a well handsome/good looking/cute male/female that falls head over heels for them
*Amazing art style
*A popular manga turning into another wonderful anime!
*Rivalry between people whether it is love or friendship
Similar characters and art style, the main plot revolves around the romance between two high schoolers. Very drama heavy, but has many cute moments.
-Both are Romance and Slice of Life in school
-Both has likable art that doesn't disturb the eye
-Both have that comedy side to them
-Both girls have the innate feeling that they are head over heels for the guy
-Both are a regular high school romance story
-Both really are great manga and anime
Obvious recommendation is obvious.
Ao Haru Ride has the same exact mood Sukitte Ii na yo has. It's quaint with a little bit of comedy, but is dramatic and depicts what relationships are like.
Sukitte Ii na yo and Ao Haru Ride are not completely similar, however they do have some things in common. For example: -Both take place around a school setting
-Have similar art/animation
-Both of the main characters face hardship in their relationship
-Characters learn how to love/care for someone.
If you like cheesy romance stuff, these are anime you must watch! :)
As Ao Haru Ride, Sukitte li na yo is a sweet romance story. I really enjoyed it and I really recommend it, specially because it has more romance scenes than ao haru. It has an emotional backstory and a happy romantic end.
Both titles are about teenagers falling in love with each other. This is happening slowly, step by step. They're trying to get to know each other better and understand.
Both contain many funny scenes. The main female characters are similiar in their behavior.
Just similar... Popular boy protects (innocent/ frank) girl who (at first) has no interest in romance, but eventually falls in love with the main protagonist.
It starts the same, boy meets girl who is different from the others same apply for usui and Yamato,
The art differs in the eyes, but it doesnt really mater if ur in it for the story.Kaichou as comedy as well as little drama , so as sukitte Ii na yo that is why i recommend them both good and fun to watch :3
Ps: you'll find usui/yamato really alike (Strong,handsome with a lot a girls around the, but only caring for one)
This anime is kinda like Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama with a guy following or a guy loves a beautiful-yet-no friends girl.. And he saves her from a dude by kissing her in the lips directly.. And there story goes on..
Both anime's follow a relationship between a girl and a boy. Both boys are the most popular and loved in the school, while the girls are distant within life.
Also, the girls are saved by the boy at least once in each anime.
Cute, funny, girly and super romantic. Check out Sukitte Ii na yo if you loved Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Both are similar in that the main male character falls for the main female character. Watching Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, I immediately thought of Sukitte Ii na yo. 10/10 give both a try.
Both have lots of comedy and romance. But kaichou wa maid sama is more of a secret love while the other is very open. I don't know hot so explain this but it is totally worth watching if u love romance and comedy animes
I am not sure if I can really link those two with something as precise as similiar characters but I for one enjoyed Toradora as much as I enjoyed Sukitte Ii na yo.
They are both romance anime, both female leads are kind of misunderstood even if it's not in the same way and are both wonderful people once you get to know them. The male leads have both very unique characters and both anime make you feel that little tingly feeling that makes you want to burst whenever something good happens.
Ultimately, all characters are tangled in a romance that in the case of Toradora isn't exactly defined at the beginning (no spoilers :3) but are both beautiful in their own way.
Toradora is a bit longer so it makes you enjoy more twists to the plot than Sukitte Ii na yo but the story never feels too long or there just to fill the episode count.
Both are shoujo anime about a cute love story. Both male characters have nice and helpful personalities, and the female characters are both misunderstood people.
Both are about a tsundere girl and, despite the difference in the amount of episodes, are similiar in character development.
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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