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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
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Manga
Genres: Romance, School, Shoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.731 (scored by 115,823 users)
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Ranked: #9742
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #161
Members: 195,346
Favorites: 2,468
Ranked #974Popularity #161Members 195,346
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Episodes: /13


Mei Tachibana was once a regular girl who enjoyed hanging out with her friends. But after a traumatic incident where all her so-called friends suddenly turned their backs on her, Mei's idea of friendship changed forever. In order to stop herself from ever going through the same awful experience again, she decides to stay away from people as much as possible, and ideally, to never make any friends ever again. This tactic seems to have worked relatively well in her current high school life, and she didn't at all mind being thought of as gloomy and strange. However, the appearance of Yamato Kurosawa—one of the most popular boys in her high school—shakes her stable foundation of an introvert, and makes her question whether or not her choices were indeed the right ones.

Not only does Yamato not ignore her like everyone else seems to be doing, he also decides to freely give her his phone number! As their relationship slowly develops, and is marked with an unexpected kiss, Mei is finding it very hard to adapt to this new life style, and hardest of all, to express her true feelings towards Yamato. Sukitte Ii na yo. follows their developing relationship, as well as their frequent disagreements, to portray how difficult it can really be to say "I love you."


Sukitte Ii na yo. is licensed by Sentai Filmworks for release in North America. The anime adaptation was followed by a live action film adaptation that premiered in 2014 and earned over ¥1 billion (around 10 million USD) at the Japanese box office.

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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

Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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

More reviewsReviews

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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Dec 8, 2012
I've sat and tried to figure out what is so special about this anime. It really doesn't bring anything new to the table. You have your awkward girl, the hot guy who seems to like her, and some competition for his affections. Pretty standard formula.

However, this anime actually accomplishes it WELL. Where it stands out is how dead on and absolutely accurate it depicts falling in love HARD the first time. Even if you've been in love several times, you'll find something in Mei and Yamato's relationship that may bring tear to your eye.

Mei is a good character. Several female leads in this read more
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Jun 16, 2013
Sukitte Ii na yo was my first romance anime to watch and I decided to write this review in order to convey to you all of my thoughts about it. Well, when I was watching the earliest episodes, I thought it was really underrated. There are many out there that don’t really like it (and I’m talking about girls certainly) and that was always leads it to be given really unfair ratings.

Well that’s exactly the problem with romance animes. Their stories redound to become mainstream and that’s why they don’t appeal much on their viewers, so that makes them complete them without considerate them as read more
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Dec 29, 2012
Sukitte Ii na yo is a gem. I mean it as a gem that sparkles, shines, and is one of those rare classic shoujo that is pleasing to audience who are into the drama medium. The series is quite something to take an insight on because of the way it presents itself. Let's think of it this way and picture yourself in the story:

You're an individual who has a troubled past. You have been ostracized by various circumstances and nowadays, you don't give a damn what anyone thinks about you or your life. That is till you meet one of the hottest student at school read more
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