English: Say "I Love You".
Synonyms: Suki-tte Ii na yo., Sukinayo
Oct 7, 2012 to Dec 30, 2012
24 min. per ep.
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?
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
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Characters & Voice Actors
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)
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 lately. For some reason, episode 8 really strikes me as the definitive episode of this show. It encapsulates what the whole series is about. I won't talk too much about it as I'd rather you go see it for yourself. Honestly, if you've liked that episode, I'm pretty sure you would have enjoyed the whole series. If not, then maybe it's time to give this show up. (Although 8 episodes in might be a bit too late?)
Story-wise, while it did grant us the leads getting together, there were still some parts that you will still find frustrating. As you would come to expect from the Popular Guy with the Unpopular Girl trope, there would be lots of girls who would come in between them. Not to mention, the misunderstandings. There were still tons of hair-pulling times when you just end up shouting to the screen "God just tell her/him!" but I believe that's something you can encounter in real life couples as well. There was really nothing spectacular story-wise. The last episode even left me wondering 'Okay, this is how they're going to end this?' but that's really better left to a bigger discussion on Manga and Anime adaptations in general. Not to say the finale episode is completely underwhelming, however. You just have to watch it til the end.
Looking back on it now, it's almost like they used the main relationship as a springboard to introduce new characters and bring to light their personalities and history. There were no new "kinds" of characters in Sukitte Ii na Yo. There were pretty much true to the type you'd find in most Slice of Life/Coming of Age and Bishoujo animangas, but what I do appreciate that the author and writers have done here is give them a different dimension. Gave them a sense of maturity, if I may dare say.
Art-wise, I have no complaints there. This is typical bishoujo fare. Slender, thin stylish characters. Surprisingly enough the guys (Yamato and Kei, the one who appears near the end?) seem to be designed alternatively? More punk-rock alternative than just mainstream good-looking. I don't mind it at all. I paid no attention too much on the sound, except the seiyuus have done a commendable job on their voice acting. Some parts can get pretty heavy drama-wise and they have managed to convey the emotion needed for those scenes. So since I don't care much for the OP and ED, I'll just give it a fair score.
Overall, I find that as a romance coming of age series (I do consider it as that as we get to see the girl, at least, come into her own) Say I Love You or Sukitte Ii na Yo is pretty fulfilling and enjoyable. But on the whole, it still leaves a bit to be desired. It was good but not totally satisfying. 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.
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 sort of role invariably fall into the "Mary-Sue" trap and end up just being an empty shell. What makes Mei stand out is the decisions she makes and how she reacts to the situations around her. Throughout watching all the episodes, I watched Mei make the same decisions I would of as a girl in her position in high school. She is realistic and very easy to sympathize with.
Yamato's character could have easily suffered from the same sort of stigma that befalls his character archetype. The typical, popular, good-looking guy. This could have easily turned into a 13 episode version of the movie "She's All That" but his character keeps it from doing so. Yamato actually comes off like he has an absolutely beautiful soul. He strikes you as that rare individual that is good inside and out and instead of "making over" the heroine in his popular image he seems like he was looking for someone like her all along. Then he works to get others to see she's actually a good person the way she is.
Their budding relationship is realistic as well, save for the part with Yamato's little sister. That part came out of left field but I digress. Watching them learn from each other and grow is entertaining and you want nothing more than to root for their happiness while watching. The show leaves you with warm fuzzy feelings inside that stick around for a while.
The art is gorgeous and the music complements it perfectly. The intro took me a bit to get used to but once I did I found it very cute. Overall, even if you're the type to shun the typical "romance, shoujo, slice of life" anime - PLEASE try his one. It's worth it. read more
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, or confused about when he is upset over something, instead of simply asking "have I upset you/what is the matter" and resolving the issue she is constantly having long-winded, sighful inner-monologues and basically has to wait until someone tells Yamato how she is feeling because she is entirely incapable of doing it herself. By the end her consistency is the problem with her character going too regularly from being glad to have finally made friends to being mopey and passive about whatever her new problem is. Aiko says it best when she tells her to stop pussy-footing around. The voice actor, at least in the english dubbed version, was far too forlorn.
My critique of Yamato's short comings are less harsh because, while he should be more understanding of the way his behaviour makes Mei feel, and that he should show more trust, he does have to deal with trying to decipher every single thing that Mei thinks as she is basically a mute. Goddamn I would just have enjoyed the show more if she weren't so meek. (sorry)
Otherwise, I don't mind this anime. While it comes off as a bit preachy at times with the whole "we should all take care of each other/everybody has problems" shtick that pops up in almost every episode, where at the beginning someone is being a really nasty person and it turns out that is because they have their own inner-demon, then everyone is friendly by the conclusion.. at least the message is a good one. I also like the way the story doesn't stick to the usual formula of taking almost the entire season (if not several) for the two main characters to get together, instead with their relationship starting almost immediately (however, I would like that aspect more if, like I said, their relationship wasn't so frustrating).
The supporting characters range from mildly entertaining (although, they all have faults), to just plain awful. Aiko is probably my favourite of the supporting cast, as she shines in the moments where her blunt way of speaking helps to resolve problems. Seriously, her calling-out other people's BS is great. Unfortunately, she is also one of the characters that has a friendship with Mei that does not really make sense. She was absolutely atrocious to Mei in their interactions at the beginning of the series. Even with the back story supplied, I can't really buy their best-friendship (even though I am glad it eventuates). Nagi is another of the characters who I like. However this is mainly because her interactions with Mei are some of the few times in the series where I like her. They have a good connection as they both had difficulty with making connections with people they could trust and rely on. I thought it was very sweet. Although, again, Nagi has a very bratty personality at times which is irritating, though, refreshingly accurate.
The animation is quite pretty in this anime and all the characters are well drawn. Likewise the music does a lovely job of carrying the mood of the scene to the audience. read more
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.
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 :)
Mc girl is very shy and awkward and fall for the most popular boy in school. They struggle to convey their feelings which leads to misunderstandings. Both have typical shoujo school setting and the girls grow a lot through out the series. Both are very heart warming stories that will touch your heart, if you like one of them I'll guarantee you'll like the other.
They both revolve around a girl with no friends that gets picked up by one of the most popular guys in the school. Both girls go through trials and tribulations of school life.
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.
both of these are romance anime, and they are both about shy/girls who like to be alone...both of these anime have a guy who's popular and falls for the main girl.
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 female MC's are shy loners who nobody likes, but actually are very kind
- Both female MC's are "saved" by the super popular and kind male MC
- Both female MC's attempt to make friends thanks to the advice of the male MC
- Both have a super popular and cute female antagonist who tries to sabotage their relationship and make the female MC back into being a loner
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
Both shoujo animes with a strong female character and a unique twist!
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.
The main heroine both have their lives changed once they make friends and fall in love. Sukitte li na yo is a more realistic take on high school that deals with bullying and emotional problems. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is more light hearted with more comedy but are great
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 :)
The animes are actually very similar.
Both Mei and Shizuku are very reserved and "lone wolfish" until their love interest appears turning their world upside down. The only main difference that may or may not upset people is Sukitte Ii Na Yo doesn't have a beach scene[the manga does though!].
Sukitte Ii Na Yo also is a bit more mature than Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun on the relationship aspect.
Say I Love You is also a bit rushed but so is My Little Monster since they both kiss in the first episode.
They're both great and cute short series of romance to watch if you want a bit of tsundere in your anime love life.
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! :)
Both anime have this school romance thing going on, with a cute guy and a "complicated" girl who keep pushing the guy away.
Both anime have lovable characters that you just cannot start to love, but at the same time, both of the anime got this girl in the main role, who can be a little bit annoying.
But overall, both are hella amazing, and if you have seen one of them, then you would totally love the other one.
The romance between the two cannot be judged.
The Romance development between both of these is amazing, if you enjoyed the High school romance setting in Say i Love you with the Ups and Downs then you will also enjoy Ao Haru Ride, both similar and different with there own developments and twists.
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
Shoujo, lovey dovey romance at its best. They have trouble recognizing their feelings for each other and they eventually realize those feelings
If there is love, there is a relationship.
In both series, there's both of that. Both series features a plain looking girl who attracts the attention of a very popular guy at school. They have a strange relationship at first but later on begins to have real feelings for one another.
Both series takes place at a school environment that brings forth drama, comedy, romance, and other factors that also deals with some emotions.
There are supporting characters in both series that becomes obstacles to the duo in their perspective series often creating complications in relationships.
Both anime is about high school and love growing between the two main characters. But Itazura na kiss is throughout their young life until adulthood which is great as it shows 'love' can last throughout high school, university and work. Also if you want comedy next to love then you will truly love the beauty of Itazura na Kiss. Furthermore, the two animes is about opposite attraction. So give it ago.
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