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Sukitte Ii na yo.

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Ranked: #9622
Popularity: #165
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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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Related Anime

Adaptation: Suki tte Ii na yo.
Side story: Sukitte Ii na yo.: Dareka ga, Sukitte Ii na yo.: Mei and Marshmallow

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

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Episodes  13 / 13
Aired  Oct 7, 2012 to Dec 30, 2012
Status  Finished Airing

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Jun 29, 11:09 PM
In a world full of strangers, full of people who hate you, no matter which way you turn, you can't trust anyone. Even if you reach out to someone, they will only end up using you or simply outright betray you.

Sukitte Il Na Yo, or Say I Love You, builds upon that premise with an added twist: what if the first person you begin to trust is your first love? This is quite a daunting situation because trust, as well as listening to each other, and spending time together, is an important element to a healthy relationship. It is similar to being forced to read more
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Apr 19, 11:53 PM
"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 read more
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Dec 20, 2014 6:39 AM
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 read more
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Apr 29, 10:52 PM
this was my first romance anime, & this is my first review, so bear with me.

story- 6/10
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
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Anime: Toradora!
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.
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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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