Ranked #254

Kimi ni Todoke

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Reaching You
Japanese: 君に届け


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2009 to Mar 31, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Unknown
Genres: Romance, School, Shoujo
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.251 (scored by 127,196 users)
Ranked: #2542
Popularity: #90
Members: 232,820
Favorites: 5,606
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Kuronuma 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

Kuronuma, Sawako
Kuronuma, Sawako
Noto, Mamiko
Noto, Mamiko
Kazehaya, Shouta
Kazehaya, Shouta
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Sanada, Ryuu
Sanada, Ryuu
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Yoshida, Chizuru
Yoshida, Chizuru
Sanpei, Yuuko
Sanpei, Yuuko


Ishikawa, Michiru
Ishikawa, Michiru
Kaburaki, Hiro
Kaburaki, Hiro
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Yamada, Chiaki
Yamada, Chiaki
Sound Director
Yano, Yuuichirou
Yano, Yuuichirou
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(2/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 Prologue
Prologue (プロローグ)
Oct 7, 2009
2 Seat Change
Sekigae (席替え)
Oct 14, 2009

Opening Theme

"Kimi ni Todoke (きみにとどけ)" by Tanizawa Tomofumi

Ending Theme

"Kataomoi (片想い)" by Chara

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Nov 25, 2015
I've always kept up with all the latest chapters of the Kimi Ni Todoke manga but I've never really bothered to watch the anime until now. And honestly, it was the best decision ever.

First of all, the story is just amazing. I like how nothing is too rushed and even if the couple is moving at a slow pace, the cute moments make up for it. Not to mention, although the couple moments are quite cheesy, they oddly don't make me cringe. Instead, they make me squeal with happiness. Also, I like the growth I see in Sawako's character as the story progresses.

Next would be read more
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Apr 1, 2010
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. read more
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Jul 23, 2010
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 read more
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Apr 27, 2015
There's a rather irksome trend in anime that I've noticed as I got older: romances are less about actual romance and are more about a so-called "couple" locked in a perpetual dance of will they/won't they. As much as I love the anticipation and that sweet sense of satisfaction when I see my ship finally set sail, it just feels like it amounts to nothing when the series just ends right then and there. You can only imagine my frustration when I come across a much-lauded title that I eagerly look forward to watching and then I find out that it leaves me completely and read more
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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 :)  
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Anime: Lovely★Complex
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! 
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Anime: Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge♥
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  read more 
reportRecommended by FaintingSpells
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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) 
reportRecommended by Shadowmancer
Anime: Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
both women protagonist in the anime are pretty scary person..
both man protagonist is popular
reportRecommended by pakin
Anime: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
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...  
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