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?
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Suki tte Ii na yo.
Side story: Sukitte Ii na yo.: Dareka ga, Sukitte Ii na yo.: Mei and Marshmallow
Characters & Voice Actors
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
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.
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 a big deal. But here we have something special. A HUGE deal, actually lol.
So, let’s start from the basics.
We have our typical social-awkward girl and the popular hot guy who falls in love with her. Of course I was like “awww” when hearing the typical love words and stuff like “you’re my everything”, but what I liked more was the participation of the other characters in the story. I mean, watching a couple doing stuff all over the anime is totally boring. But here, you will see development in the characters. They will narrate their different pasts, their different stories and reveal sad truths and facts about them. So, there were some life lessons as well. Trying hard to be accepted by the others -so much that you harm yourself, overcoming your fears, the meaning of friendship, be envy of the others, isolate yourself. All these applied on the characters making you enjoy the show as you see how relations between them are being developed. And I think that was actually what made me curious about the next episode, watching it right after the previous ‘cause I just couldn’t wait at all :P What I also liked was the way that characters showed up in the show, leaving you more curious and making you wanting to “explore” their personalities and find out their connection to the rest of the characters, as well (which was an another strong point of the anime).
So, about the “romantic” side, I have to say that I really liked it. You can clearly see what love really means, what love really is just by how the relation between the two main characters is developed. And this anime taught me that love has to do with completing and dedicating completely to each other. Hahah, and I’m putting aside the cute main character, our loving Yamato.
Sukitte Ii na Yo was a decent romance anime. Not too girly nor boring and totally NOT stupid at all. It can keep you stuck to it until the end through its great love story, the shapely art, the variety of the characters and the zestful relations/connections between them.
I started "Sukitte Ii Na Yo" a bit impressed with how the plot genuinely interested me and how The emotions of the characters got through to the viewer so well. Though, while I wish this was the case for the remainder of the series, it wasn't.
As far as story goes, it's very similar to Anime like "Kaichou aw Maid Sama" and "Kimi ni Todoke" in that the main female lead is a bit closed off due to past experiences and the love interest slowly opens them up with their persistence towards the girl. While I loved Maid-Sama and Kimi nii , there where a few things that kept me from feeling the same about this series.
While this series pretty short, the pacing and build-up towards the character's feelings feels a bit rushed and sloppy. I began watching this series really liking the first episode, though by the second one I felt a little disappointed with where it was heading. It really felt like they could have done a lot more with the plot. Despite that, I wanted to watch every episode to see if the ending would be satisfying and worth watching the whole series. I still had my hopes up, and really wanted to like this Anime as it seemed faily popular. The ending still left me feeling disappointed, unfortunately. There was really no sense of rising action or mystery to what would happen.
Another aspect of the story that bothered me a bit was the message regarding the main character's relationship. That may sound a little vague, but what I mean is that a lot of times it felt a bit sexualized in that a lot of the characters feel that a relationship means nothing unless you do something physically. I do see that the Anime wanted to get across that the characters love can break walls, and that there are genuine people in the world, but that message felt a bit watered down when a lot of the cast is emphasizing that they are closer to the main male character because they slept together. This kind of thing becomes an issue with the main characters so often, that it can confuse what the creators where really trying to get across. The great thing about Maid Sama and Kimi ni Todoke is that they took on the idea of just loving and admiring someone, and only needed that as the plot went on to express comflicts and the general progression of the series (Sorry, if that doesn't entirely make sense ^^;)
I have mentioned characters a bit already, but have yet to review that aspect as a whole. As far as the set of characters in "Sukitte Ii Na Yo", I actually really liked the main two characters. The female lead was very expressive and unique as not a lot of Shoujo Series' got that far with a quiet, introverted character. Her expressions and thoughts alone really portrayed her conflicts with trust and loneliness well, and I'm sure many people can relate to situations this character is seen in. With that said, it does feel like her build up as a guarded individual is kind of for nothing, as the plot dives into her talking to people after being alone and resentful for years.
As far as art and music, I did think the opening was alright, and the song was a good match for this type of plot, but it wasnt anything memorable as I can even recall the melody of the OP or ED song after 13 episodes straight.
The animation, however, was very impressive! The art style was very clean and unique, and the movements where often very fluid and natural looking in combination with the art style. I came into this series being imediately pleased with its visuals, and really enjoyed that aspect alone.
All in all, I really do feel "Sukitte Ii Na Yo" started off with a lot of potential. Gradually, though, flaws became apparent and I was left feeling that this Series should have taken an entirely different route. I do see how this series could have been really good. It wasnt bad, but it definately was not among the better Shoujo Anime I've seen, and I'm generally a big fan of Shoujo as it's one of my favorite genres. While visuals are very good, that definately doesn't make up for the plot.
I really wanted to love "Sukitte Ii Na Yo" but I ended up not being able to. Though, while I thought the plot was way too quick, and it's perception of romance itself was a bit unclear sometimes, you may end up enjoying this Anime if you like a faster pace, and a protagonist who is a bit more angsty than most. read more
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.
Both have a high school romance theme and drama related to darker pasts (bokura ga ita being a bit on the heavier side)
Both are about growing up and young love not always being perfect.
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 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
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
-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! :)
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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