English: Itazura na Kiss
Synonyms: Naughty Kiss, Teasing Kiss, Mischievous Kiss, Itazurana Kiss, It Started With A Kiss
Apr 5, 2008 to Sep 25, 2008
Saturdays at 02:25 (JST)
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisWhen her newly-built home is razed to the ground by an earthquake, low-achieving, clumsy, and troublesome third-year high school student Kotoko Aihara is forced to share a roof with the school's—and possibly Japan's—smartest student, Naoki Irie. Kotoko is not actually a complete stranger to Irie-kun; unfortunately, a single love letter that she tried to give him in the past has already sealed her fate as far as he is concerned. Throw in some quirky friends and a meddlesome mother, and Kotoko might not even have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the older Irie boy's heart. Yet Kotoko remains optimistic that, because she now lives in his house, her unattainable crush on the genius since the beginning of high school has never been more within reach.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"Kimi, Meguru, Boku (キミ、メグル、ボク)" by Motohiro Hata
Ending Theme#1: "Kataomoi Fighter (片思いファイター)" by GO!GO!7188 (eps 1-12)
#2: "Jikan yo Tomare" by AZU (eps 13-23)
#3: "Kimi, Meguru, Boku (キミ、メグル、ボク)" by Motohiro Hata (ep 24)
Shoujo romance can be a bit of an annoying genre for me. First it is dominated by bishounen love interests who often look more like girls and usually have aloof or abrasive personalities that make you wonder why the heroine fell in love with them in the first place. While at first glance, Itazura na Kiss may not seem to be any different (though with the relieving lack of bishies) it evolved before my very eyes into the most heartwarming romance I have seen to date.
The plot for Itazura na Kiss is no different than your standard shoujo romance. A plain and stupid, but cute girl Kotoko has fallen in love and secretly pined for school idol and uber smart Naoki Irie. She finally gathers to courage to write him a love confession letter but he flatly refuses to even accept or let alone read it stating that he doesn’t like "stupid" girls. Of course in a plot twist that can only happen in shoujo, Kotoko's house is destroyed due to faulty construction and she and her father are forced to move in with his old friend, who just happens to be Naoki's father! Hilarity and hijinks ensue.
Despite the fairly non groundbreaking premise the story remains quite funny. Kotoko tries desperately to get her feelings across despite Naoki being cold, uninterested, and mean to her. Though some of it walks to line of being unforgivable to my feminist brain, it never has some of the cruel or absolutely mean spirited feeling as I am accustomed to seeing in this genre. But what really sets Itazura's story apart is the eventual payoff to the romance. Yes I know this is going to be a shocking spoiler, but Kotoko and Naoki end up together! Omigosh really! Before some of you get upset at me for revealing that, honestly what did you expect!?
What we get in Itazura is something we almost never see in romance; the AFTER in they lived happily ever after. Most romances evolve over the space of at most a year or two where in Itazura the years pass as we see our couple evolve and move on to each new stage of their life. The formulaic romance plot evolves into a bit of a slice of life over the last half of the series. But what is truly beautiful is seeing the characters and even the supporting characters grow and fine love and happiness themselves. It’s quite refreshing to see the spurned love rivals actually can be happy and not spend their lives pining away for an unattainable love. My only real gripe with this is that the extra romances themselves play out too similarly to the main storyline. I mean come on everyone does not fall in love the same way you know!
Kotoko makes for a very satisfying shoujo heroine. She has all the attributes that one would expect. She is cute but not overly beautiful, ditzy and clumsy, and not very bright. What she lacks in intelligence she makes up for in determination, hard work, and a singular focus on getting her man. This is where Itazura differs from a lot of shoujo. Our ordinary girl is not surrounded by a harem of pretty boys and while others vie for her love, too her credit her feelings for Naoki never waver. However as loveable and likeable as Kotoko is, you can’t help but wonder what it is she sees in Naoki who is so cold and mean to her. This is my main gripe usually with shoujo as I think it sets a bit of a bad role model for girls who thinks is ok to put up with this kind of thing. Even though she succeeds and manages to get her well deserved reward, you have to wonder why she bothered with him in the first place. Additionally, despite her pursuit of her man there is little else of substance about her. You don’t feel like she has any real dreams of her own beyond her relationship with Naoki. It also annoyed me a bit that even after becoming intimate she still referred to him as Irie-kun. All that being said, seeing Kotoko grow up and experience all the joy and happiness life has to offer brought a smile to my face and a few tears.
Our stoic and cold hearted love interest Naoki certainly isn’t the kind of guy I would fall for, but he has all of the attributes that young girls dream about. He is handsome (yet thankfully not a bishie), smart, the son of a company president, and of course admired by women and men alike. His is cold and aloof to everyone and while they at times touch on why this is they sadly never develop this part of his personality very well. He does make a lot of growth in his character over the course of the series, though annoyingly he often reverts back to his old ways in the following episode. But by the end of the series you feel as though he has become an acceptable human being. And to think it only took Kotoko 10 years to get that out of him!
Any romance would not be complete without the supporting cast of "cockblockers". There always has to be girls and boys who spring out of the woodwork to try and derail our leads happy romance. Itazura is no different however thankfully we get a cast of supporting characters who break the mold a bit and never seem to outstay their welcome and know when to move on when they have been defeated. There are no real villains in the cast and you will end up liking every one of them and feel all the more happy when they find loves of their own.
Every heroine needs a cast of helpful supporters encourages her romantic struggle. The series has some good ones, the biggest cheerleader and most humorous being Naoki's own mother who actively supports Kotoko in wooing her son, scolds him when he is mean to her, and loves her as her own daughter. It is quite sweet. The cast gets quite large towards the end and sadly some favorites tend to fade away into obscurity but you don’t miss them too much because they all are so wonderful to watch.
The artwork and animation is quite good. As I mentioned most shoujo series seem to revolve around bishie male characters which we do not get in this series. All the guys look like men, at least the ones that are supposed to be manly. There is some inconsistency at times with the look overall, particularly Kotoko who sometimes looks a bit too childish. The art itself is a bit plain too, by design but the settings, backgrounds, color palette, and character designs are not going to really blow anyone away. The music score is outstanding however. I really loved the EN theme and the performance from Kotoko seiyuu Nana Mizuki who is a favorite of mine and is probably best known as the voice of Fate from Nanoha.
Itazuka na Kiss comes close to receiving a perfect score. From a pure enjoyment standpoint alone it surpasses it. This series rivals my love for series with developed post confession romances such as Clannad. While is has a few minor annoyances overall this is the best and most enjoyable romance series I have seen. If your love your romance that’s lite on the tragedy and gives you a heartwarming happy ending then this should be at the very top of your list.
Would you just back down after being told no? To be honest, very few anime make me want to actually write a review about them. This is one of the rare exceptions. I have never seen such a beautiful, but also realistic story. However, there was a myriad of things beautiful about the anime outside of the story.
The score for this anime was beautiful, not as much as one would had liked, but they did a very good job with this. The art style also stuck true to the manga written back in 1991, which I also appreciate. However, enough of that, let's get on to why I believe this may be one of the greatest romance anime's of all time.
When one watches an anime, usually it is the same thing over and over. You see the guy chasing the girl, and the girl chasing the guy, and at the very end they share an intimate moment and the anime will end. What happens to the couple after? Do they stay together? Get married? Or end up in a situation that end unfortunately? What is left for the viewer?
Itazura na Kiss shows exactly what the viewer wants to see. It shows not only Kotoko's attempt to persevere, but also the unlikely relationship between the two. It boldly does something that a lot of anime does not do and that's actually show the after affect of the couple. And I believe this is done beautiful.
Itazura na Kiss makes you feel what the other character is feeling, makes you think what the other character is thinking. I didn't expect much going into this, I thought it would be just another girl chasing a guy and being annoying like a plethora of anime leads are. This is easily one of the most enjoyable anime's I have watched to date. Each anime has it's flaws, no doubt about it. However, story wise, it was simply perfect. You didn't see a character automatically shift from being nefarious to being a perfect character. That doesn't happen here, Kotoko and Irei stay true to themselves throughout the whole anime and that's what is most enjoyable about it.
Overall, a 9/10. If you are into romance anime or simply want to take a break from your preferred genre like I did, this is a perfect anime to watch and just feel happy about while watching it. read more
The reason I chose to watch this anime was because it seemed to be highly recommended by others, so I feel like it is partly my duty to give a differing point of view since I really didn't like this anime at all.
This shoujo comedy centers on Kotoko, a character who is nothing new to the genre: pretty, but not too pretty, stupid, determined, feminine and someone whose whole being revolves around the guy she likes. Unfortunately the guy she happens to like is mean-spirited when he's not being completely indifferent towards her, rude (and of course incredibly good-looking), arrogant (and also the smartest person in school without even trying), a complete jerk (who is capable of doing anything he puts his mind to including sports). It never becomes quite clear how it is anyone could fall in love with him beyond his looks and top exam scores, but we're also not supposed to believe that our female protagonist is so shallow as to only want him for his outwardly appearance and therefore it doesn't ever seem to make sense how she could love him so much when he treats her so poorly. As we become aware of Kotoko's strong will and determination when it comes to all things to do with getting her guy, we are also left puzzled by the fact that she doesn't use it to make more of herself independently of him.
I forced myself to sit through this anime till the end no matter how bad it was so that I could form a justified opinion on it, I was also perhaps hoping that Kotoko would come to her senses, realise she could do better and dump the guy. But instead we have a character who singularly focuses her life around a man who never truly respects her.
I should be fair by saying that this anime did elicit a few chuckles and it starts off amusing enough. The artwork is fairly average. There are quite a few decent secondary characters who keep the plot moving forward and who are a main source of comedic value. But as the anime progresses the main problem I've outlined above becomes a glaring impediment to enjoying the protagonists' romance.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this anime to anyone who likes to see their female characters with an ounce of self-respect, but if you want light-hearted romance and you don't mind what sort of message it conveys about and to girls and women, then by all means watch Itazura no Kiss. read more
This is one of the most annoying romance animes I’ve ever watched. Now either hit the “not helpful” button or keep reading to find out why.
I chose to start InK because I heard it broke with the romance genre’s stale tradition of ending with a high school rooftop kiss, and instead actually followed the characters into their adult lives.
InK’s longitudinal narrative style was the one positive thing that I can say about this train wreck of an anime (that and its surprisingly accurate use of medical jargon).
This anime is about Kotoko, a ditzy, klutzy, dimwitted, high school girl, and her one-sided pursuit of her school’s super-perfect heart throb, Irie. The central conflict revolves around Kotoko’s struggle to get Irie’s attention and to get past his incredibly cold personality. You see, Irie, in addition to being good at everything he does, is a complete douchebag and sees Kotoko as nothing more than an annoying flea.
The narrative goes from high school to college to graduate school to working life. Unfortunately, despite spanning over 10 years, neither the characters nor the storyline ever matures. By episode 20 the characters are largely indistinguishable from their younger HS selves in episode 1. The humor is based almost exclusively around how bad Kotoko is at everything she does. As you can imagine this gets irritating pretty quickly.
Art 6: Fair
Sound 6: Nothing special either way.
Everything about the characters was awful. They were awful as individuals and they were awful as couples. The side characters were little more than plot stick figures. Everything was awful.
Kotoko lacks just about every trait that a decent woman should have. She has no autonomy, no pride, no self-respect, no brains, no talent, and no ambition. Well that’s not true, she has ambition. Her sole ambition in life is to get the attention of her high school crush… an attraction based on infatuation rather than anything substantive. That’s about it. She’s willing to endure being humiliated, hit, bullied, and insulted by Irie because well, it’s Irie-kun and he’s way out of her league anyway. Basically, she should be thankful for whatever she can get…it’s really that simple. She sends out the wonderful message to young girls that if you just try hard enough with a guy who treats you like shit, you too can spend the best years of your life in an emotionally abusive relationship. I got the eerie feeling early on that if Irie decided to give her a black eye or some broken bones she’d find a way to blame herself for it. I felt pity for Kotoko throughout the series more than hope or encouragement.
Irie: In addition to being a major tool, Irie is one of the most emotionally vacant anime characters I’ve seen. Stoic characters can be great but they have to have some substance. Irie was just too robotic to really connect with. The whole detached genius thing got old pretty quickly. His character development was severely stunted too.
Relationships: All of the relationships in this anime lacked chemistry and most were severely cringe worthy. Now, there is something innately charming about a romance where two ‘opposites attract’—Beauty and the beast, Romeo and Juliet, B Gata H Kei lol. However, InK’s writer took that concept overboard and turned it into ‘complete incompatibility attracts.’ This is stupid and creates an environment where any character can fall in love with any character for no god damn reason. You’ve hated someone for 15 episodes? No problem, just have an abrupt, out of the blue declaration of undying love to them in episode 16. You’ve just met someone? No problem, get love struck and rearrange your whole life to accommodate them.
This was painful to watch and I had to take several hiatuses from the series. The only thing that kept me going was the solemn duty to write a scathing review so others could be spared my misery. You’re all welcome. read more
Both series are the typical shoujo romance, with both sets of main characters not liking each other in the beginning.
Similar shoujo romance series that sets up from high school until graduation.
Both of these anime have the similar high school love comedy aspect to it. What makes both of these anime good is that one-on-one couple, girl chasing the guy aspect. It just focuses on that one relationship instead of a weird complicated love triangle. So if you're into simple, sweet, but dramatic romance i highly recommend you watch this :]
The art is the same. And both are about Highschool love and rough roads
Both about girls that love their man no matter how much they get rejectedxD
Both males fail at showing their emotions.
Both females are less than perfect... both are clumsy and have big voices.
Itazura na kiss reminded me Lovely Complex when I watched it. Also the kind of comedy is similar.
Girl confessing her love to boy. Both have same kind of humour.
Itazura na Kiss constantly reminded me of Lovely Complex... Though not all the same, the shoujo-type art style is somewhat similar, and of course both anime are love comedies.
Since the first episode, i was constantly reminded of Lovecom. Think, silly girl wanting to confess her love and fails, the Romance and comedy is aspect is major in both and the girls in both ways are really amusing. It is also similar in ways to see how the male's feeling for the female develop and change.
They both struggle to confess their feelings to the guy their in love with .. mean while someone is struggling to tell her that he loves her ! The stories are really similar to each other and they both talk about confessing while going threw other conflicts .. ^^
Both of these anime have heroines who try very hard to get the boy they like to return their feelings, no matter how many obstacles they come across. Additionally, both of these anime went beyond and delved further into the situations and problems that creep up as a couple (though Itazura na Kiss went on much further along in their relationship).
As is typical with most shoujo, there's a dose of drama along the way- though what these two anime have in common is the fact that these dramas aren't dragged out. They get resolved rather fast and there's a similar sense of warmth that both series give off. Both are light-hearted, with a nice balance between comedy, drama, and general sweetness in their romance.
Girl loves boy, but boy doesnt love girl...
They are similar in plot (I wont give out information because it would just ruin it, *hint* when its confession time). Itazura has Comedy but compared to lovely complex it is more serious.
When watching Itazura na Kiss, i couldn't stop thinking about lovely complex. They both tell a story about a couple where the girl just cant stop thinking about the boy but it's not like that the other way around. the couples also have a weird thing why they cant be together, lovely complex has height issues and Itazura na Kiss has intelligence issueses.
They are both about two girls trying in vain throughout high school to get two different boys to fall in love with them, who keep resisting, with their friends getting in the way so theres lots of comedy in both Lovely Complex and Itazura Na Kiss. I'd recommend watching these two anime because each show makes you want to know if the girls get their guys or not and they are both enjoyable to watch, both have been turned into live action japanese/korean dramas.
Both starts with the female main falling for the male main and starts to chase after him...... They both takes some time to be together and comedy parts are always present......
Then when they actually starts to become a couple, they have really sweet times together XD Ending with sweet endings aswell ^^
Both funny romance comedy anime it will never goes for any boring moments
Both are very similar in a lot of ways. Both anime are kinda light hearted and rather silly/funny and feature a one-on-one romance about a girl chasing a guy, getting rejected and still chases him, despite the guy being unable to convey his feelings properly. If you liked one, you'll definitely like the other.
Both stories are about the joys and pain of falling in love throughout their lives from high school to marriage. The concept of family is realistically strong from both of them & characters will face the trials of tragedy and sadness.
Both involves adult, marriage life of the male and female characters, with the exception of how the plot flows.
both anime talks about life after School/Marriage, the obstacles they face ..
I'm most definitely NOT comparing Itazura na Kiss to the legendary Clannad series. It is a sin to do so.
But the story is somewhat similar. Both high school students get married, and their 'after marriage' story is shown. Both husband and wife face perils and soon have a baby. The plot is somewhat similar, but Clannad is much, MUCH more than just a simple plot. It's a world of extreme emotion, dedication, love and bonds. It's a sad world.
Compared to it, Itazura can be laughed off. Itazura is not a serious series unlike Clannad.
Those who've watched Itazura but not Clannad...see the magnanamous difference between the two series with a similar plot, and get a box of tissues ready as well.
Those who've watched Clannad already...well, Itazura's a good joke.
They both show the life of the couple not only in school, but also after it: in University, at work, at home. Different steps which are made by the characters in their life: graduation, marrige, baby-birth, quarrelins and problems of family life.
Amazing story, great art.
Rarely do you see what actually happens after, boy gets girl, or girl gets boy!
Well in both shows you get to see what happens after boy and girl becomes a couple!
Both the shows is about maturing, and growing up! All the obstacles and hardship of not only their relationship but LIFE itself! The strong bond the couples have in these two animes are also a huge similarity!
Both deal more with adults than with whiny 16 year old harem kids.
The feeling and the romance is the same. It also is the type of romance that doesn't stop after they get together, they also show the; dating, the hardships and the marriage. The only difference is that Clannad After Story is more tragic romance and Itazura Na Kiss is comedy romance. But still both were amazing animes, I recommend any of these two animes if you love romance.
What, there is life after high school? After love? After Marriage? Even after Kids?!!! Who comes up with this stuff.
Though the feeling of these two series is different, they both share the honor of having plots deeper than simple romance. Also they both have a balance between comedy and drama.
It goes past just school life and into there adult life's which must other romance anime don't. It also has similair events which happen in Itazura na Kiss which also happens in clannad after story.
I will almost never compare any anime to Clannad:After Story but Itazura na kiss is an exemption. Both series brake the cliche in romance and show what life is about. After Story is of course the superior out of the 2, it's more serious drama, and while Itazura na Kiss has its share of drama is more of a comedic-type anime.
Both series have great romance with marriage and childbirth.
Also very good stories.
These shows are similar in the sense that they show the couples before and after marriage. However, Clannad After Story is on a completely different Level then Itazura na Kiss. Clannad is much more serious and deep compared Itazura na kiss. Secondly Nagisa in many ways reminds me of Kotoko. They both have a lot of tenacity and determination even in the face of almost certain failure. Although the shows aren't very similar I would still make the recommendation since they cover the after marriage side of a relationship.
Both feature a romantic relationship and it's challenges beyond marriage. While clannad digs deeper in tragedy, drawing you in to the characters slowly and finally they throw you into lava only to pull you back out again. Itazura No Kiss takes a different approach, focusing more on the developement of each character as a person. Both are slice of life while clannad features a bit of a fantasyish twist.
At the end having watched both anime I can pretty much say-
Itazura na kiss is a bit more light hearted, and brings out a kind of warm hearty laugh. Don't get me wrong it can be harsh as the female mc has it rough. There were times that I wished that I could go in there and beat the mc with a baseball bat. Not because he's dense but because he isn't honest with himself, to the point were you wonder how the female mc puts up with it.(I personally feel amazed at her inhuman patience) However in the end because of that you will let out a warm hearted laugh all the more.
Clannad AS on the other hand is going to rip you're heart out of you're chest, make you cry(Might wanna leave the windows open to let the water out) and then fix you up making the world right again.(That scar will still be there though for the most part) One thing I need to mention is that to get the most out of both anime you need to watch the entire thing through and through. Don't get off the emotional rolercoaster even if you feel it's to much. Especially Clannad AS. From my experience people will drop Clannad AS when it hit's the peak and let me tell you if you don't get to the end of the ride you will feel all that much worse.
If you think Clannad: After Story is too emotional for you, but love the story, then watch Itazura na Kiss. While there are a lot of anime that revolve around the relationship between 2 people, these are the only 2 anime I've ever seen take a simple relationship so far. The big difference is that Itazura na Kiss is incredibly light hearted.
They both have a girl who isnt in the top. Except that she's in F-Class and he's in A-Class.
Both shows contain a male lead who are geniuses and can memorize things after seeing it once, they both contain a girl that are below them academically and both have a great mix of comedy and romance
Both of them have a main girl who isn't the best. They are quite similar, but in Special A the comedy is on a higher level unlike Itazura na Kiss. Although Itazura na kiss is not much of a comedy, it is the better romance. I recommend both of them
The characters and storyline is almost the same.
Characters and story are very similar; however, the mood and pace of the show is quite different, as well as the animation style. If you enjoy Special A, you will probably enjoy Itazura na Kiss.
Contain male protagonists who are geniuses and girls who are lower than them in school rankings (Kotoko from Itazura is muuuch lower), both are good romantic comedies
They are both really great anime's with the same kind of romance feel. Both female protagonists and both male protagonists resemble another a lot, and i just loved watching both of these. If you liked Special A you will deffinetly like Itazura na Kiss. !! I absolutley love both of them!
Both deal with boy and a girl that go to a certain school that divides their students according to scholastic levels...and both main girl protagonist struggle to beat and prove they are just as good as the top guy... very comedic and romantic.
Itazura na Kiss and Special A both have the "cute-klutz" heroine in both the animes. Both are heart warming and very funny. Special A includes romance, but has much more comedy than Itazura na Kiss, and is therefore directed more towards younger audiences, whereas Itazura na Kiss is sweet, but is the "slice of life" style.
I recommend both, if you liked one, you are bound to like the other.
Both have girl protagonsists that is strong, clumsy and never-give-up-always-do-your-best-attitude! Also, both main, mail protagonists are the brightest, most talented and most good looking at their school.They both have cocky attitudes, have a laidback style, and are men with few words! The humour in the animes are also very similar!
-Girls competing with guys that they eventually crush on.
-Guys are cold and apathetic at first.
-Drama coated in whimsical comedy .
Both series' main protagonist are considered highly intelligent at their perspective school but also with a cold attitude.
Both series' main female protagonist are determined to achieve specific goal (although different reasons)
Both series contain plenty of comedy but also good drama, some emotional factors, and later on romance.
Both series has the general similar feeling with a youth's life and their progression into adulthood.
They are both romance animes about a boy and girl (no yaoi stuff).
In both animes the boy is smart and considered as most popular or the best.
In both animes the girl is trying to become better/smarter.
Both involve comedy/surreality/jealousy/heart-throbbing moments and some disappointments.
Both anime contain geniuses but with different perspectives and cute little brothers, always trying to beat their 'onii-chans' in everything. And dense heroines.
it is similar by the relationship between the two lead characters
--both the girls are totally inlove with a guy who's really rich and popular
--both the girls seems idiot but really has something inside her~
--[the guys are both cold hearted!]--
--the flow of the stories pretty much up.
Both are characteristic Josei stories with a cold but extraordinarily talented male character who is pursued by a ditzy but endearing female character. Nodame revolves around the theme of classical music whereas Itazura focuses on the movement of the characters through from being teenagers to adulthood and around healthcare. Both are superb but Nodame is arguably a masterpiece ...
The main character is female and not as refined as the male lead and initially not as serious as he is. She eventually makes the male lead have feelings for her and end up together.
The character are very similar, somewhat identical. Male lead being the cool and perfect type, while the female lead is high spirited...
Both lead charcters are the same. Female characters are free spirited beings who are not ashamed to show their affection for the male leads. Both Male leads are those cool types who likes to hide their true feelings.
Again, a girl chasing a guy who, despite his full knowledge, constantly brushes her off and finds her very annoying. I also found this very, very amusing! Check it out!
Both anime's feature a heroine who's in love with a seemly cold character, who falls in love with the heroine as the series progresses.
both characters was obssesed with a cute boy character and throughout the story how their realtionships start to grow.
The Male Lead Is Best At Something.. Like Irie Is The Best In Studies And Chiaki Is The Best In Piano.
Both I Guess Are Perfectionist.
For The Female Lead, Both Are Very High Spirited.
Both Also Chases The Guy They Like Even Though Rejected?
And Both Starts Out With The Guys Being Mean Towards The Girls And Then Eventually Forms Romantic Feelings Towards The Girls Overtime.
Similar relationship between the two main characters and their personalities as well.
For all the reasons stated above. They are indeed very similar. Nodame is actually slightly more enjoyable for me (only because I have a background in music) if I'm being honest and I LOVE Itazura. I'm a sucker for a cold-hearted albeit gorgeous/smart/talented guy getting his emotional walls broken down by a plucky girl "trying her best" without him even realizing it and then they both get a happy ending - my favorite kind of story <3
itazura na kiss and nodame cantabile are two of my favorite animes! they're both rom/coms and have a similar humour. the relationship between the leading male and female in both animes are similar as well.
They both have male protagonists that are praised as geniuses, and tenacious and hard working. They're both romance stories that covers a period of time, and with the female protagonist chasing after the male protagonist.
The main character is also a female student, whole initially has a rough start with the male lead.
the first thing i thought when watching this was Kare Kano.
extremely smart male lead and, differing from Kare Kano, a not so bright girl. they clash and give a very similar feel to KK. if you liked KK then you'll defintely like Itazura na Kiss.
It's all about romance, drama and comedy, it keeps you wondering whats going to happen next, how the boy and girl are gonna get togheter, and the best part: it keeps you hoping for the couples to finnaly get together!!
If you liked Itazura na Kiss as much as me - be sure to check out "Kare Kano" ("Kareshi kanojo no jijou"/"His and her circumstances") - because it's awesome :) The series remind more than a bit of each other, in sense of feeling, although Kare Kano generally holds a little bit more serious tone. The stories are not similar in the least, but the authenticity and honesty of them are equal. Both these anime, are really among the most realistic lovestories I have ever seen or read in the world of manga and anime. Stories of love that most people can recognize themselves in - whether it's the good or bad times. Also, the evolvement of their relationships, and the long timeline give a more thorough look into the personalities of the characters, and makes one content with the closure - not craving for more - because we got a real story about real people, and we feel confident that their lives will go on, happy and sad, but we got to share it with them :) (God, I'm corny sometimes when writing :P ) I'd say just about anyone would enjoy and like both of these anime because they are indeed very universal.
The beginning of the anime are the same, there is a Super Girl (Kare Kano) is a super guy (Itazura to Kiss)
In the 1-m, it holds a secret that she loves attention and doing all that, she would always say: "What do you fellow" "I want to be like you", etc. therefore hard to study and stuff like that, but one day come home to her boyfriend and she was "not heavily made-up in the whole of begudyah" opens the door (thinking it's her girlfriend or someone else (here, I forgot = ( who exactly) and sees his school friend who did not depart from it in school and not to divulge her secret, she becomes crudely speaking his slave on a "small" work ... And then the fun begins: P
In the 2-m, it is super guy - a man with a beautiful appearance, intelligent, sporty, but with a heavy character, refuses girl in rough form, which wanted him to confess his love ...
After some time, this girl moves into a house to his father's best friends (if I am mistaken, then forgive me) and what she sees - she sees the terrible guy, and she has to live with him under one roof ...
The overall picture of the anime starts the same, guy and girl in this anime met in a very embarrassing situation (in the second case it is the life in the same house), and so this story about love
^ __ ^ Begins
P.s. From hatred to love one step
Начало этих аниме одинаковы, есть Супер девушка (Kare Kano) и есть супер-парень (Itazura на Kiss)
В 1-м она держит в секрете, что она любит внимание и делает все, что-бы ей постоянно говорили: "Какая ты молодец" "Я хочу быть на тебя похожей" и т.д. поэтому она усердно учиться и всё в таком духе, но в один прекрасный день к ней домой приходит парень, и она "Вся не накрашенная в бегудях" открывает дверь (думая что это её подруга или кто-то ещё (здесь я забыл =( кто именно) и видит своего школьного друга который не отставал от неё в учёбе и чтобы не разглашать её тайну она становиться грубо-говоря его рабыней по "мелкой" работе... И тут начинаться самое интересное :P
Во 2-м, он Супер парень - человек с красивой внешностью, умный, спортивный, но с тяжелым характером, отказывает девушке в грубой форме, которая хотела признаться ему в любви...
Через некоторое время, данная девушка переезжает в один из домов к лучшим друзьям его отца (если я ошибусь, то простите) и что она видит - она видит того ужасного парня , и ей приходиться жить с ним под одной крышей...
Общая картина этих аниме начинаться одинаково, парень и девушка в данном аниме познакомились в очень неприятном положении (во втором случае имеется в виду жизнь в одном доме), и поэтому данная история о любви
^ __ ^ начинается
P.s. От ненависти до любви один шаг
Both are pretty similar-feeling shows, featuring a high-school girl who's pretty kooky falling in love with the high school's most popular guy, and then hilarity and drama ensue.
Both have to do with high school love, the guys in both series are smart and cool, only difference is that in Kare Kano the main character is smart while in Itazura na Kiss she is dumb. Also Kare Kano is a little bit darker.
This anime is similar to itazura na kiss because their main subject is love. Both have interesting and funny things. And some of the characters are very interesting.
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou or his and her complications is a bit of an older anime but it is very similar to itazura na kiss, and it will leave you satisfied.
like Itazura it has a male and female who at first seem to hate each other however through a series of events and fortunes their relationship progresses and it leaves you with a happy feeling in your heart.
Both are about a boy and a girl falling in love in high school
Both have lots of character development
Both deserve more attention
Both main girl charecter have to live in the same house with a handsome-smart-cold guy..
very recommended ^_^
slice of life, romance. similar plot, though more consistent.
I recommend both animes to watch. They have similar plot lines where a girl and a boy lives together because of family problems. In both animes, the relationship between the main characters develops and as they grow older they accounter many situations that cause problems within their relationship. But I think that Marmalade boy has more love trangle relationships and has a bit more drama than Itazura na kiss.
These are both about two teens that cant stand eachother moving in together (because of their parents!) And learning how to cope with eachother
both couples live togethe, but marmalade boy its a little bit different because of their parents situation where as itazura na kiss the parents tried to hook them up. i RECOMMEND BOTH ANIMES!
in both, a girl moves in with a guy and they fall in love which leads to many relationnship problems. Comedy relief also
A childish girl moves into the same house as a boy who acts very cold and mean to her. Somehow, their relationship develops into love.
Both main characters must live with a handsome boy they end up falling in love with. Must see!
Both are where the girl moves in with the boy for different circumstances. They're both more girl after the guy to start out. The male leads are similar cold, smart, good looking guys. Marmalade has alot of jealously and opposite gender getting in the way than na kiss. Both well developed compared to your typical shoujo anime nowadays.
(Sorry, this is my first time writing a recommendation so please don't expect it to be great!)
In both series, the two main characters live under the same roof under certain circumstances and suddenly go to the same school. Both male leads share the same characteristics, meaning: Tall, handsome, smart, and like to tease the female lead. Same goes for the female leads as they share their specialties.
In Marmalade Boy, the two main characters are thrown upon many love triangles along the way, making it difficult to build up their relationship.
As for Itazura na Kiss, I suppose the same idea revolves around heartbreak and jealousy.
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