Synonyms: Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Reaching You
Oct 7, 2009 to Mar 31, 2010
Wednesdays at 00:59 (JST)
22 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisKuronuma Sawako is completely misunderstood by her classmates. Her timid and sweet demeanor is often mistaken for malicious behavior. This is due to her resemblance to the ghost girl from "The Ring," which has led her peers to give her the nickname Sadako. Longing to make friends and live a normal life, she is naturally drawn to Kazehaya Shouta, the most popular guy in class, whose "100% refreshing" personality earns him great admiration from Sawako. So when Kazehaya starts talking to her, maybe there is hope for the friendships Sawako has always longed for. Maybe... there is even a little hope for some romance in her future.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"Kimi ni Todoke (きみにとどけ)" by Tanizawa Tomofumi
Ending Theme"Kataomoi (片想い)" by Chara
Only rarely does a series break the mold its genre has cast for it and even more uncommonly does it set itself apart from all others. Such is the case with Kimi ni Todake. It takes all the classic shoujo romance stereotypes and plot devices and flips them on its head leaving us with a thoroughly rewarding and groundbreaking romance.
At first, Kimi ni Todake drew me in before I saw its first frame of film with its story concept. Our heroine is Sawako, a sweet and gentle girl with an awkward personality and an uncanny resemblance to Sadako from The Ring. Desperately wanting others to understand her she is instead shunned and feared by her classmates. This all changes when she meets a boy named Kazehaya who is the first to truly see her and slowly she begins to draw herself out of her shell. The remaining story is one of self discovery as Sawako experiences the first feelings of love and friendship she has ever felt. While her situation is a bit contrived and not overly realistic, the way it is presented is so wonderfully sweet and beautiful that it is impossible not to love.
I firmly believe that in order to really fully appreciate just how special Kimi ni Todake is, you have to already be a veteran of at least a dozen or more of its shoujo peers. There are none of the usual tired clichés. Sawako isn’t the plain and perky heroine determined to get a man to fall for her who ignores her or treats her horribly. She isn’t out for revenge nor is she being pursued by a harem of bishounens with a desperate struggle to choose between them. Kazehaya isn’t a dick, for lack of a better term. He’s a guy who will be loved by viewers not because he’s hot, but because he’s just a really nice guy any girl would want to fall in love with and guys would want as a friend.
The feelings and situations presented to us are real and powerful but not in an overly dramatic way. Nobody has torturous family lives or tragic pasts or other situations that always feel forced in a way to create drama that could be better achieved with fantastic characters and storytelling. The concepts are simple, the pacing slow, and full of the required blushes and aw shucks moments. Much like its soft artwork and color palette, Kimi ni Todake is the kind of show you will sit back and relax too, forgetting about all the problems of your day.
This is not to say that it doesn’t have its faults. While just about every aspect of the series was wonderful to behold, the series already slow pace comes to an even greater crawl over the last 8-10 episodes. While I still enjoyed them immensely, I suspect some viewers will likely begin to lose patience at the lack of progress or action in the story. And while perhaps we are also being setup for a continuation at some point, since the manga is still ongoing, the ending was also not particularly ideal.
Sawako herself goes down as one of my all-time favorite characters. She is so completely earnest and innocent that she is impossible not to love. While her character concept is initially not all that unique she becomes so much more than just a socially awkward, shy, and moe girl. Everyone can find something to relate with her over and from a character development standpoint, the person she becomes by the end of the series is so remarkably different from her beginning that it’s truly amazing. Yet despite this enormous change she never deep down changes from what she really is at her core. Her closing monologue at the end of the show is a prime example of just how much she has grown.
Kazehaya is a rare breed for a romance series. First he is the one and only love interest. No reverse harems of bishies here to waste story time or antagonize the heroine. He is also unique in that outside series such as Kanon or Clannad, he is one of the only leads that looks and feels like a real person. He is never made out to be a caricature of the fantasies and dreams of young girls. He is not super wealthy, nor is he a famous athlete, or come from a notorious family. Sure he is really good looking, popular with the girls and the guys, and good at baseball but you never feel like these are things that he didn’t earn with his own merits. Unlike most of his anime contemporaries who have abrasive or aloof personalities but are still enormously popular because well they are supposed to be. They’re perfect men after all! His personality is the kind that draws people to him and his popularity is not just because he’s handsome. People like him because he's nice to them. What a novel idea!
While on the surface, Kazehaya and Sawako seem to be completely different people, deep down they both share the same confusing emotions and fears about the feelings each has for the other. The interaction between the two is truly special and lovely. Amazingly I never really lost my patience with them either or yell at the screen, “Oh come on just kiss her already!”
Kimi’s supporting cast is also quite remarkable. This is nowhere more evident than with Sawako’s new best friends, Ayane and Chizu. From the start of the story you never would have though these girls would have become her friends. They had almost written on their faces “villainess” and it was such a pleasant surprise to see these two develop into perhaps the best shoujo best friends I have seen yet. They are so completely different from one another that it is a bit surprising they are friends. Ayane is the beautiful, fashionable temptress, while Chizu is the butch and athletic type. Their reactions to Sawako kind of mirror the way the audience will perceive her. There bonds grow stronger as they experience things together, and overcome some adversity. They were truly a joy to watch.
Other characters come and go but are no less impactful to the story. The only real rival, Kurumi, who appears in the middle portions of the story never, outstays her welcome and while she would technically serve as the series villainess, she never really feels to me like a villain. Shockingly Sawako’s family life is also quite normal, she neither has a tragic home situation or a perverted father, and they are both loving and normal parents (both to her and to each other).
Artistically Kimi really shines. Its soft colors and artwork just match the beauty and sweetness in the story perfectly. It does a good job of mixing in comedic art along with its beautiful scenery to make every episode visually appealing and smile inducing. This is even more brought out with the spectacular musical score and cast. Mamiko Noto seems to have been born to play this role. It’s a typical character type for her, one that we have heard from her many times, but this will be one that fans will remember for years and years to come. I can’t say enough about the OP theme, I was instantly in love with from the first chorus and its animation is tremendous. I also found the ED to be equally perfect, though I suspect Chara’s gravelly voice to be unappealing to some.
Overall, Kimi ni Todake is easily a top 5 series for me and one of the best shows of the decade. It was immediately appealing to me from the first episode and I am extremely sad to see it end. This is how more romance shows should be done and is not to be missed by anyone who likes the genre in even the slightest bit. It really doesn’t get much better than this one.
How do you recognize that you’ve watched a great show? Do you wake up the next morning and think about it the whole day? Do you talk to people full enthusiasm and passion about the show? Or did you just get that feeling that makes your heart ache and feel all good and warm inside? Kimi ni Todoke manages to do all this.
Kimi ni Todoke starts off as an anime that could make you wonder if you’re actually watching said series. The very first scene is practically a half-horror scene attempted by the animators to make you understand in a snap what kind of person the main character is. Kuronuma Sawako: a girl who looks a bit gloomy and scares away most of the people she’s nearby to. The reason because of that is a simple one: she’s very easily misunderstood. The tone of her voice sounds like a ghost that waited a thousand years in a closet and finally sees someone to scare away. Sawako may not have waited a thousand years but she does scare away people with her awkward attempt to greet someone, which earned her the nickname ''Sadako'' (the ghost from the movie ''The Ring'').
It’s natural that any person watching until now will get a feeling of sympathy. We see and hear things that play in Sawako’s mind, and in Sawako’s mind only. She doesn’t mean to scare anyone away. She doesn’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Even her life motto (''A good deed a day'') sounds like it’s something made up by a loving person who likes to help. This is by far the biggest message the story is trying to convey: no matter how good your intentions are deep inside, if it’s not coming out in the proper way, nobody will see it on the outside. Sawako is struggling with this harsh truth that tackles her every single day. She has no real friends, feels very lonely at times and has a hard time understanding social situations not knowing how to react. It all feels very sad for Sawako and she is just trying to fit in and help people. But she can’t because of her way of conveying a message to another person; she hasn’t learned to do that properly.
If there is a second message this anime tries to portray, it has to be the message of hope. Because even for Sawako, light in the dark tunnel of social situations can be seen. You could say that Sawako actually is a clean slate of life that hasn’t been written on. The good things and the bad. Because that slate is almost empty, she’s never learned to interact, to recognize backstabbers and to clear up a misunderstanding. But also, she’s never learned to talk behind someone’s back, to steal anything or even to spread rumors.
Sawako is unique. An empty book that can be written in with all the things that life teaches us. That is one of the most brilliant ways to begin a story about an individual that grows up and steadily learns new things.
It’s actually unusual to write so much about a character in a show, even if it’s one of the most complex main characters. The story and the thought behind the story is what should be elaborately written about. But here, the character IS actually the story. Of course it’s possible to name all the events that happened in the show and write a bunch of thoughts about that. The truth is however that the story itself is very thin. And the best thing about that: it does not matter at all.
Which brings me to my next point. To understand why the story doesn’t matter, we have to look at the pacing of the show. Most stories tend to start off with a bang. Then there are some small events that explain all the things about that big happening and move the story forward. Then there is another peak in the story and the cycle repeats itself.
Kimi ni Todoke is nothing like that. You must realize that the pacing is extremely slow in this show. But the joke is that you must ask yourself the question if it matters to you. The story is about Sawako experiencing all the things in life that almost anyone can relate to. From your first classmate ever sitting next to you, to your first love in high school. It’s that emotional ride that makes this anime so darn special. And the pacing has a very, very important role in delivering those emotions. Basically, it actually makes it possible to notice all the small talk that the characters are having, the fun moments that they’re experiencing, the flowing rivers of sadness that are shown and even the growing love between characters. And most importantly: it’s possible to notice Sawako coming out of her shell. It’s because the pacing is that slow, you can notice and appreciate those things that come by in the anime.
In terms of art, it’s really crucial that you watch this show with an open mind without prejudices. Keep in mind that this is a ''shoujo''. This means that it’s a story with the point of view of a girl and most likely with some ''girly'' elements. But if you manage to overcome these things (or are a girl yourself), Kimi ni Todoke is a breath of fresh air to watch. While the animation may not be the greatest you will ever see, the art is amazing. It’s one of those anime which captures the feel of the manga almost perfectly. The scenery is beautiful and everything has this ''fresh'' feel, as if you’re diving in a nice cold bath after sweating.
Most of the time in animated shows, either the characters are well drawn or the backgrounds are. Kimi ni Todoke does both well with maybe the backgrounds being a tiny bit better drawn than the characters. Cute bubbles and sparkles pop up randomly in many scenes but actually fit very snuggly in the story strangely enough. And the people who composed the musical score deserve applause. The music captures those emotions portrayed beautifully and manages to play as a nice ear massage if listened to.
It’s too bad that Kimi ni Todoke has one of the most banal summaries you will ever see. Ever. Anyone who decides to watch an anime based on the summary he or she has read will most likely miss this gem of a show. If one day someone will invent a way to include snippets of emotions in a summary, Kimi ni Todoke will stand at the top of the charts and that inventor will hopefully be rich and famous. It’s also too bad that the anime is over. The manga is still going strong so there is hope for a second season; there are literally many who are begging for one. It’s not possible to fully share in words what this anime makes so special, it’s an experience you’ll have to call your own. And because you can relate to almost anyone in the show, it will give you that honest feeling. That feeling which makes you believe that life has more in store, that you CAN move forward and change things. Sawako manages to do it, and so does everyone. read more
Okay, here's what I thought after watching this Anime up to it's latest episode. Also, I didn't include spoilers, so don't worry.
One word, superb. I got hooked up since episode one because this Anime looks like it's real, and by real, I mean no swords, magics, etc. It portrays love and friendship as you can see these elements in every episodes. Also, I love where this Anime is going. It might get cheesy sometimes, but they did it so well, that you have no choice but to go with the flow and be affectionate.
The Art/Animation was outstanding. I loved everything. It was well drawn/animated. Every detail and objects stood up, even the surroundings, and the characters. Also, adding a chibi form of every characters made it more enjoyable. You can't help it but laugh after seeing their chibi forms.
The sound was perfect. I loved the OP/ ED songs. It fits perfectly with the Anime. Also, everytime something happens, the background music/sound always fits into it, and because of that, it emphasizes the event even more.
You can't help it but love our main girl, Sawako, and others. There's nothing to hate. Everyone has their own emotions, characteristics, which made everyone unique and be part of the Anime. They also give spotlight to Supporting Characters, which is good, in my opinion. They don't focus on 2 characters, but everyone, which is great.
I was really entertained while watching this. I didn't get bored at all. This Anime is one of the Anime that I've seen that made a good job combining the elements (Comedy, Drama, and Romance). They didn't fail in doing that. You can find those elements in each episode. Some episodes are really relaxing, which can make you smile or laugh the entire time, while some episodes are really touching that you can't help it but eith cry or be teary.
I recommend this Anime to everyone. Guys, don't be scared to watch this. I'm a guy and I find this Anime incredible. I'm 100% straight, don't worry. I've only seen 8 episodes but I can tell that it's going to be awesome from beginning to end. It's a masterpiece.
Also, this is my first review, so please bear with my mistakes. :3 read more
This anime left a bad taste in my mouth. Before watching I read some of the previous reviews and was spurred to watch it after many comments stating how original it was. It's not. There are certain aspects of the anime that differ from the usual but really it was just another shy girl meets popular boy type of anime.
The first few episodes were definitely enjoyable, the back story to why Sawako is an outcast is different and interesting and so is how she begins to make friends. Unfortunately after about episode 6 or 7 you are wasting your time. This anime should have been shorter as it moves at an incredible slow pace. Honestly it began to become a mission to sit through another episode. Not only were the episodes repetitive (never has a character cried so much before this) but you can pretty much guess what is going to happen in each episode after the first minute. Unfortunately there is no great ending to uplift the series, it just sort of flattens out part way through and never gets any momentum back.
I think was really annoyed me the most is the lack of development with the characters. There were so many beginnings of side stories and other love interests in this anime that never really developed. At least these could have livened up the second half of the series.
A few good things about this anime were the art, I thoroughly enjoyed the almost water colour style. The opening track is lovely to listen to as well and suits the anime perfectly. Kazehaya was actually quite a good character and was probably the most original out of all of them with his glass half full attitude that never wavered.
Overall I am giving this a 5/10 as although the first half was enjoyable the second half nearly put me into a coma. 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.
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 have male protagonists who are popular and female ones who don't have friends and they become a couple which makes other people jealous.
Both Kimi ni Todoke and Lovely Complex both deal with a very awkward love between two individuals that progresses very slowly. And during the show, the side characters support the two main characters and have their own little romantic dramas. The characters and style of the show feel very similar, even though lovely complex is a little more comedic than Kimi ni Todoke,both have their funny moments...Sawako and Risa make the most interesting facial expressions!
As much as the characters are very different, they share the common theme of being really clueless in romance. Girl likes boy, meets rival(s) for boy, troubles of teenage life, and the jokes that come with them.
LoveCom is more comedy driven than KnT, but KnT made me cry more than LoveCom ever did. Either way, both are highly recommended anime.
Quite similar in many ways.
Similar character setups (different designs/personalities) for the most part. Girl and main guy, and girl's friends and their guy/boy friends
Main characters are contrary of themself. In KnT the girl is very sad and in unlike, closed for other. Main boy is opened for others and very happy and symphatic. In Lovely Complex there is a man with complex because he is low height and a girl with complex because she is high height.
They both have and funny and serious moments.
KnT is a bit better, but LC is not bad at all
The style is very similar. And I don't mean artwork style, but story-telling style.
Lovely Complex has a lot more comedy, but Kimi ni Todoke substitutes that by many heartwarming moments. By the end of both shows, you'll feel like missing something.
High school dating theme.
Similar art style.
Both anime are high school romance comedies, with one of the protagonists in love with a clueless friend. It should be noted, that the "chemistry" between leads is somewhat diffrent in both shows.
They both had a really similar feel to me. They both get serious sometimes, but they lighten up the mood with funny out bursts. And they both also have the exaggerated drawing styles at some points to make you smile :P
Excellent humor, romance, tricky cases the main characters, funny faces (in a good sense of the word)
That is why both animeshki advise to look! ! !
We can say that, there are similar main characters: in one case a girl like the main heroine of the call, so all afraid of it (and it is not wanted it), in another case, the girl is tall and she could not find a guy above his head ^_____^
And then there are guys and starts)))
P.s. Please do not be confused with Bokura ga ita, as snot and romance - a different meaning ! ! !
Превосходный юмор, романтика, каверзные случаи главных героев, смешные гримасы (В хорошем смысле слова)
Именно поэтому обе анимешки советую посмотреть ! ! !
Можно сказать, что здесь похожи главные героини: в одном случае девушка похожа на главную героиню из звонка, поэтому все её бояться (а ей то не этого хочется), в другом случае девушка высокого роста и она не может найти себе парня выше головы ^_____^
И тут появляются парни и начинается)))
P.s. Прошу не путать с Bokura ga ita, так как сопли и романтика - разный смысл ! ! !
Both are equally as frustrating to watch, this is just a bit more rewarding though.
It's both very cute and lovely. It makes you hyper to watch. It's both about a "difficult" love.
If you liked the highschool romance, and drama, you should enjoy both these animes
Both are love stories, with very likable characters and comedy! Kimi Ni Todoke has more drama, and LoveCom has much more comedy, but they both are precious stories that you won't want to miss.
Both are humorous but get emotional towards the latter part of the series. In both series the main two characters are heavily influenced by the way their peers view them. All around good feeling!
Both feature an extremely awkward love and the protagonists' story as they become closer.
Lovely Complex is similar to Kimi ni Todoke by the genres. They're both amazing anime! Both romance and school life genres. These two anime are like my favorite anime of all time I loved it! They both have opsticals to get the guys they love which keeps it interesting. I'm a sucker for school life romances they are my favorite genres and I love them both. I think if you love Kimi ni Todoke then you will love Lovely Complex! Its a great comedy/romance/school life anime!
Both series are lighthearted and sweet stories of romance, friendship, and trials.
Both series has a similar art style, mood, setting, as well as some slice of life themes.
Both series' romance plot contains trials, misunderstandings, but also forgiveness based on understanding.
Both series also contain emotion occasionally but mixed well with romance, comedy, and drama that defines the young people's lives as students at the time of their puberty.
Both are shoujo anime and the love story progression started off slow between the two individuals. Both characters were first introduced as friends but further develop through the help of the supporting characters. Dramatic Tonal shifts was also present between the two anime, you can both find drama, comedy, friendship and love.
Romance stories, loveable characters.
They are both just really nice anime if you don't want to watch that much drama.
Misunderstanding between the couples,
Male is popular with the females
Female doesn't really know much about males,
In Lovely Complex the guirl is taller then the guy and in Kimi ni todoke the girl doesn't talk much and is very shy
•Both are similar in the highschool romance way, and the main girl cries alot >.>
•both of the anime focus on romance between a guy and a girl, both anime portray different circumstances and surroundings, as in lovely complex is a comedy romance filled with laughter and seriousness, while kimi ni todoke, focuses on the romance itself, and the many hardships both animes go through to be with their bf/gf in the end.
•both encounter rivals, hardships, drama, as always included in the typical shoujo romances
they both leave a light warm fuzzy feeling when youve completed the anime,
Both anime mostly revolve around love and friendship. In each anime, there are a few times where you might think they would get together or their feelings would finally be understood, but they are both filled with misunderstandings and moments where they could've gotten together, but didn't.
Also, in each anime, there is a boy and a girl that will interfere with their relationship, as well as criticism for the character's differences, whether physical or social.
They both deal with romance and unique relationships. In Lovely Complex, you see the relationship between a very tall girl with a very short boy. In Kimi ni Todoke there is also an awkward relationship between a shy girl and a popular boy. Both female leads also make hilarious expressions! ^o^
This two anime is so similar. Both are related to school-love, and friendship.
They are both slow passed and are about high school romance. Both of the couples are awkward and have weird things but combine them together. (Lovely complex has a huge height deterrence) (Kimi Ni Tokode they have completely different personalities.
Story revolves two high school students. Both have one person like him or her secretly. Romance is also good in both series as well. Kimi ni todoke has more annoying events like misunderstands that makes me want to watch more. Comedy is also present in both anime. Comedy is in the borderline of good and okay.
Kimi ni Todoke reminded me of Lovely Complex in that they have a similar "atmosphere" - as I call it.
They have similar characters, similar relationships and similarly funny humour.
Both animes do very well in mixing humour elements in moderation (with Lovely Complex more inclined to humour, though), helping create a nice atmosphere around the plot. They both have a strong focus on friendship and lovely love stories.
Love and friendship is the focus of both. If you can't get around much in love, you can focus on your girlfriends instead.
The difference is comedy. Lovely complex used comedy as an approach to love, while Kimi ni Todoke is more of a melodrama. But both are really effective. Both heroines are strong and independent. They have really good friends to back them up. And the guys are also really cool.
Koizumi (LoveCom) talks a lot in person, but Kuronuma (Kimi ni Todoke) talks a lot in her head. Way too much monologue for me and kind of irritating and repetitive at times. But ignoring that, they do everything they can in love. Kuronuma is way more reserved in person, but when she speaks her mind, she can really make her guy want to find a hole and hide himself out of embarrassment, while Koizumi always kind of forces herself onto his man. Way too funny and cute. The guys are also cutely and oddly similar. Both are kind of shy in terms of love in the Japanese man way, but they're manly enough to show them and do what a man's gotta do.
There are a lot of heart throbbing moments, so do watch it. The original manga counterparts are also pretty much the same, so don't also miss it.
The main female characters in both animes are pretty similar. Starting off with appearances, they both have that sort of hairstyle that makes them alike. When they go to school, students around, find them quite scary based on their appearances. The only things that are different about them is the fact that, Sadako is actually creepy at times to whereas Sawako is quite kind and sweet. They both have that awkward and shy personalities. They fall in love with boys who are considered good looking, super popular, and very well liked. Yamoto Nedeshiko Schichi Henge is more focused on comedy, compared to how Kimi ni Todoke is more romance.
Both of the female leads are considered to be creepy, but are actually just shy and awkward, but sweet. They are also in love with guys who are considered "out of their league"
Both of the lead female protagonist are like Sadako from the ring.
Also both of them are being looked down at because of how they look but that doesn't mean they dont know how to fight!.
Their strong characters come out when their friends are being looked down at; this attitude they both have comes out when the lead female meets the lead guy and her life suddenly changes for the better =3
Both animes deal with girls who have a scary aura to the students around them. It is about how they are ostrazied for being different, one through choice, (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge), and one through the fact she is different and needs the chance to open up, (Kime ni Todoke). They deal with issues that suround the day to day life and has a somewhat gothic feel to them. The one difference is, Yamato exagerates the situation, while Kime is more realistic.
have you gotten around to watching kimi ni todoke? if not u so should its ~super kawaii
like a different take on wallflower/yamato nadeshiko shichi henge but sawako ie sadako is all pure sweet on the inside and loves girrly things but just cant help but be terrifying to her classmates and teachers ~pffft awesome and sunako nakahara from wallflower well shes pure hearted aswell but she revels in dark things and dark places and sunako has no intrest in making friends or being kawaii her loves are all sentered around what can only be seen as kowaii (>_<) both are awesome animes worth watching. *smiles*
Heroine is a sensitive girl but she have spooky apearance, so other people be afraid of her. She's in love with a boy, who is very popular.
And they have very cute chibi-versions.
A story about a girl who everyone is afraid of. Sunako and Sadako have mainly different characters and different reasons for being scary, but both, deep in their hearts, are really good girls and can be cute when try.
Also, they adore the biggest bishounen and happen to interact with them in various ways.
Those are so far the only similarities I've noticed. The story goes on in a totally different way.
girls that are gloomy but wanted to change.:)
and fun romance you'll surely enjoy!
Both of the lead female protagonist look like Sadako from the ring.
Also both of them are being looked down at because of how they look. They both turn chibi sometimes.
Both anime series have a girl who is self-concious and keeps to herself. Sawako, however, is much nicer, and actually gets over her fears and problems.
sadako sadako sadako
a girl thats people are afraid of
guy that people like
In both animes, there is Sadako-like main character who is eccentric and unsocial. We witness their character development as they try to socialize and make friends. But, while Kimi Ni Todoke is a romance anime, The Wallflower is on the comedy side.
they both have girls that are very similar in some ways and dont have any friends at the begining of the anime, but then they both, over time, become friends with other people.
While the feel and style of these anime are different, they both are about a girl who is often misunderstood by other people. In both stories the girl is viewed as creepy and through their experiences learns to change some parts of themselves while coming to accept others.
Weird, creepy girl falling in love with the popular guy
Kimi ni Todoke is similat to the wallflower because both girls are creepy.(in a sense). Both girls don't think there good enough. But at the same time one excepts there flaws and chooses to be that way, and the other wants to be help herself and be different
The Wallflower (YAMATO) really has the same type of main character--both kind of scary and creepy--but while the lead in The Wallflower embraces that, the lead in Kimi is just misunderstood. Overall, I found a lot of similarities between the two main protagonists that I thought could not be overlooked to make this recommendation.
Awkward girl, who even has similar appearance, and perfect guy.
the main role girls are both kind of scary
Both main characters are the same except the fact that Nakahara Sunako is actually creepy, scary and weird and Kuronuma, Sawako seems really creepy scary and weird but she is really sweet. Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge(wallflower) is more comedy then romance while Kimi ni Todoke is more making friends drama-ish and romance ♥
Both girl protagonist have appearance like sadako (long, sleek black hair) and have shy personality
Anime are very similar in terms of the main character, both like scary things, and both are trying to change
Both deal with girls who are scary.
Both have a popular guy who falls in love with them.
Both of the girls can cook really good.
Both have comedy and romance.
Both girls start as socially inept and are seen as creepy by their peers.
Both VERY similar. They both show chibi versions of the main character, both look very similar and both girls are very bad with people. However, Sunako (YNSH) wants to be left alone most of the time. Both of them have a great sense of dark humor as well, though YNSH is funnier. Both also have similar moods. Kimi Ni Todoke is more romantic.
Main female characters are surprisingly similar both as apperance and their interaction with the others. Both are labeled as 'freaky' by their classmates. In Kimi ni Todoke main female's tendency to darkness is a misunderstanding whereas in Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, she was really into gothic stuff. So it will be a great experience for you to be able observe and compare the paths these two females follow considering that they have started from the same point.
i guess the only thing similar from both anime is that its Heroine has similar characteristics and their appearance ( they both kinda remind me of each other)
Kimi ni Todoke is romance while The Wallflower is reverse harem but still both great anime
Both are slow developing romances, but leave large impacts on your heart and mind and are full of drama-- making you want to claw your screen to pieces :] (but we all know that's why we love the drama)
Love story, high school students, specific art and similar feeling to both
Bokura Ga Ita and Kimi ni Todoke have a lot of similarities. They have the same atmosphere,the art style is very similar, both main guy characters look a little alike. They both focus on how a persons relationship with others progresses. Also they are both romances with drama and light comedy.
both have similar feeling, talk about the first love.. both have the characters development ...
They both have the same feel and style to it. Their is a very similar art style and the two main guys have the same personality. High school love theme, Drama, Romance, Comedy and a slice of life maybe.
Very similar artstyle, and in the beginning it had the same feeling as Kimi Ni Todoke!
Both couples have slow, developing romances! Both main girls shares the same admiration for the boy, and are slow to notice that their admiration is actually love.
Both the Mail protagonists have very similar personalities! They are both one of the most popular and good-looking at their school! And they are both the center of the attention!
Both animes take you into a female's perspective of romance.
Animation style is similar. Also, romance dealing with a popular high school boy and a girl that admires him but is insecure about herself.
Both are nicely written romances, and whose animations are quite less-detailed. Kimi ni Todoke is considerably lighter than Bokura ga Ita, though.
Both have romance, but the story is very slow-moving and will most likely leave you screaming at your screen. You will have some sort of strong emotion towards the characters, whether it's love (Sawako in KnT) or Hate (Yano in BgI) because with the amount of drama these shows offer, it's hard to be indifferent.
The main difference between the two is that Bokura ga Ita is a lot more realistic in terms of sexual innocennce and honesty of the characters about their feelings.
They are very similare! they are both hard core romance,drama, slife of life animes! 8D
it's not completly the same story, but almost! ^^ T R U S T me if you like one of them you'll like the other!
Both animes involve a popular guy falling for a less popular girl though it seems more extreme in Kimi ni Todoke
Both are slow developing romances, but leave large impacts on your heart and mind and are full of drama.
The series take place in the typical high school setting with the main focus the development of the characters during this time of life that everyone goes through. Both girls face the typical hardships of their love interest being popular while each having their own individual problems that are fit to the series. In Bokura ga Ita we see a darker side of the high school life and the conflict past relationships bring forth in new relationships. While in Kimi ni Todoke we witness the troubles of a new relationships that was founded on the lack of experience.
With this in mind for each couple, we see the supports go through their own developments in different ways. But the support of the main characters tends to be the same. The male friendship is a bit more skewed and struggles more in Bokura than in Todoke, which gives a similar but twist between the series.
Further we see the female aids aren't similar in many fashions between the two series, but they're "there" and do manage to support. With Bokura we see the uglier side of female competition and a complex supporting. Todoke gives a more sweet and straight forward rivalry and helpful friends with the main character's best interest at heart.
The male leads are similar in their popularity and I'd even say kindness. We see the more humane and typical boy in Bokura while Todoke fashions the untainted and direct male.
The females vary greatly from one being at least somewhat socialable to the other knowing only their own company for most their life. They remain the more shy and unwilling to express themselves clearly type of girls. With the exception of physical and background differences, the two girls are basically the same "type" of high school girl thus making the stories seem like a shy-girl gets the popular-boy.
In their own ways both stories go through heartache and revelations that each suit their series. They're all high school kids going through that transition to maturity and becoming aware of themselves, others, and the situations presented before them.
Both series have similar style in which the main male protagonist is popular while the main female protagonist is fairly average.
Both series takes place at similar settings involving drama, comedy, some emotions, and romance filled with misunderstandings and trials.
Both series explores some real life issues that are realistic.
Both series' animation are also somewhat similar.
In the beginning for both anime, the shy girl falls for the popular cool guy. Both are about developing their relationship, and leaves you going "awwwwh! :D"
The male lead is popular and everyone loves him,
He always smiles but he isn't always happy.
The female lead falls in love first.
However in Bokura go Ita the female isn't "hated" like in Kimi ni Todoke
Both animes are romance animes. Both animes give off the same feeling. Both dont have that good art but its still a little amusing.
Both start out out as a slow romance, and also as just friends. Both are thought to be an "unlikely' couple. Both show many of the hardships and reality of a relationship of teens in the 21st century.
If you're looking for a lovely, and chill love story, I would recommend Bokura ga Ita on the top of my list.. the ending is a bit incomplete..so I would go to the manga and read the last chapter for the ending. This love story was extraordinary! Also, I have to say, some scenes in this anime did make me cry..such as other anime that I've seen.. But I would highly recommend this if you're looking for a slice of life, romance, and school life, type of anime. I loved it! Kimi ni Todoke, is about the same, and it's veryyyyyy cute I have to say. (:
both women protagonist in the anime are pretty scary person..
both man protagonist is popular
They both have the same atmosphere, high school romance.
Both animes have the same love atmosphere and great protagonists
maybe KnT have different atmosphere in KWMS. but when i watched KWMS, i just thought of KnT. somehow, both gives a mood of sweet roamnce & both have great hero & heroine.<3 ig you love KnT, you'll definitely love KWMS too.
These are both shojo romance type shows with the main characters of course being the boy and girl and each of them trying to express their feelings to each other. Typical moments where things get sad and then sappy, but if you are a shojo romance fan, you will absolutely love these!
They are both very heartwarming stories about a schoolgirl who's relatively disliked by her classmates or even everybody else in the school except a nice popular guy who has become to like the girl. Both, Usui and Shouta weren't very open about that at first, but they both finally confessed and obviously got a positive answer. The stories are very alike and it's possible to draw some parallels between the characters also.
The romantic storylines are both very catching and you yearn for their relationships to grow.
it has its cute and a LOT of funny moments.
They are both shoujo romance comedies set in high school though the romances are subtle and gentle with plenty of drama and comedy. I'd recommend these two because they are good fun to watch, almost like a chickflick lol so if you like one, you'll like the other.
If you're looking for NOT passionate (steamy) romance, it may be perfect for you.
Both has a "Handsome young boy" in love with the girl,
Want's to make you smile :)
Slice of life.
Both are romantic anime's, though both main characters have different personalities! Other than that, Kimi Ni Todoke is a very good anime :)
Who doesn't love the popular boy falling for a 'normal' girl? Or in this case, the violent and outspoken student council president. It's a great rom com that will make you shriek with joy each time you see the main characters together. What will Misaki (the president) do when Usui (the popular boy) discovers her secret? Watch it to find out!
Though the Heroine of the Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is uncaring compared to KNT's heroine, the experience and story it portrays are extremely similar. Experiencing different feelings for the first time, learning to make friends, enjoying High School life to the fullest, etc...
Both anime have similar vibes to them. They're both cute romantically cute. Trust me on this one.
-Both animes are centered around comedy/romance
-Both are shoujo anime
-Both are school life
Awesome romance anime
Both guys are cool but in Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, Yoshida Haru the main protagonist is pretty badass but not very good at making friends because he can be scary sometimes whereas Kazehaya Shouta has a lot of friends but he finds it hard to express his love.
If you liked one you should definitly watch the other! :)
The way the stories unfold, the way the characters develop in both the anime are pretty similar. Also the art works are pretty same. So anyone loving tonari no kaibutsu kun would love kimi ni todoke and vice versa!
Both have girl who was isolated but then learns the value of friendship
Both have the same genres - shoujo romance school
They have the same feeling between the main characters, development is goin faster than kimi ni todoke though
-similar animation style
-KNT has funnier animation though
-tonari's plot is more complicated than KNT
Both are about love and the struggles of blending in.
They are honestly just very similar in many ways...Both are romances, of course. There are also side romances as well as the one between the main characters.You will also like this series if you liked KAICHOU WA MAID-SAMA ~
• Both have girl who was isolated but then learns the value of friendship.
• They have the same feeling between the main characters.
• Both have the same genres - shoujo romance school.
Both girl protagonist do not have any friends at first and meets a guy who trys to get clost to them. They are charged my the guy who they soon fall in love with and by the new friends they meet along the way.
Basically, both stories are about a girl who distances herself from others (Shizuku does so to focus on her studies. Sawako does so because people are afraid of her) then suddenly, a certain guy (Haru for Shizuku. Shota for Sawako) befriends her and helps her open up to other people.
Both have some unique Romance style and comedy. And they both have they charm to entertain people.
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