Ranked #1237


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ひよ恋


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 30, 2010
Producers: Production I.G
Source: Unknown
Genres: Romance, School, Shoujo
Duration: 22 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #12372
Popularity: #1027
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Hiyori, a small and timid girl, goes to school for the first time in a year since an accident left her hospitalized. Follow her as she struggles with her social skills, tries to make friends and maybe even a little bit more...?

(Source: One Manga)


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Nishiyama, Hiyori
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Hirose, Yuushin
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Suzumura, Kenichi
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Nakano, Ritsuka
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Fujita, Saki
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Aizawa, Natsuki
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Sanpei, Yuuko
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Naganuma, Norihiro
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Iwanami, Yoshikazu
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Sound Director
Yukimaru, Moe
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Original Creator
Takeda, Yuusuke
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Art Director

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Feb 24, 2011
Hiyokoi is a nice and relaxing anime, its just a 1OVA Special. This is an adaptation of the manga, this OVA covers basically chapter 1 of the manga and thats it. The story is interesting, Hiyori is a really shy and small girl who had an accident and could not come to school. She was hit by a truck and was hospitalized, it is still a mystery to me how someone this small could be hit. That needs good aim lol. Anyways she comes back to school and as you might expect its not too good because of her shyness, her socials skills are low. read more
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Jul 29, 2011
This is like a squeezed version of Kimi ni Todoke. As a huge fan of Kimi ni Todoke, I really did enjoy this short show.

Hiyori's shyness is similar to Sawako's even though she seems a little less mature than Sawako. The story, like kimi ni todoke, is told mostly through the inner dialogues of Hiyori. I really liked that part of kimi ni todoke, so I enjoyed it in Hiyokoi too.
The animation and character designs are cute. Cute things these days tend to turn ecchi, but again, like kimi ni todoke, it stays pretty.

The male lead, Hirose, is like a less responsible version of read more
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Nov 15, 2010
This anime is based on the manga. Hiyokoi is about a 15 year old girl who wasn't been to her highschool for a long time. She is a very shy person and is 140cm ( SMALL!! ). A guy in her class called Yuushin suddenly comes in the classroom when she introduced to herself. After that, they both sat near to each other. Could this be love?? ; D I only watched Hiyokoi without in sub titles. I understand a bit since I've read the manga. The movie seems a bit 'too' rushed. It was kind of boring. The manga is more interesting.
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Jan 7, 2013

A fairly generic, 'delinquent type boy meets timid, shy girl', storyline. Not much content, but then, it was a single 20 minute OVA. [6/10]


Art was in a shojo sort of style, large eyes and very cute animation. [7/10]


Nothing that really stood out as good or bad, just standard stuff really. [6/10]


The female lead was somewhat annoying with how timid she was, and had a rather flat personality...

None of the others really stood out much either. [5/10]


Not a lot, really... There were a few cute scenes but nothing incredible. [6/10]


Short, sweet, and cute, but nothing amazing or outstanding. [6/10]
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Anime: Kimi ni Todoke
Feeling of a shy little girl (not good at social) falling in love with a popular boy in Hiyokoi is like Sawako (not good at social) falling in love with Kazehaya (popular boy) in Kimi ni Todoke. Except there's no rivals to fight against in Hiyokoi. 
reportRecommended by tsubasalover
Anime: Toradora!
The female protagonist of Hiyokoi -Hiyorin- have the shy character of Sawako (from Kimi ni Todoke), and have the same appereance of Taiga (from Torodora) and in terms of height Yuushin and her are the opposite of Risa and Atsushi (from Lovely Complex). The story of Hiyoko iis similiar to these 3 animes as well. 
reportRecommended by nekopaw
Anime: Lovely★Complex
Both are about two friends with very different height: While in Lovely Complex the main girl is the taller in her class and the main boy is the shortest one, in Hiyokoi the main girl is extremely short and the main boy very tall. They slowly start to develop feelings for each other. Both are very sweet. 
reportRecommended by Akarioru
Anime: Nagareboshi Lens
A very short special but sweet that simply covers a few chapters from the shoujo manga same as Hiyokoi 
reportRecommended by Dolan
Anime: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
They're both romantic comedies and the main girl in Hioyokoi kind of has the same fright of school as Haru.  
reportRecommended by xgreeneyednekox
Anime: Bokura ga Ita
It just seems similar both guys are popular and both girls are so innocent! :3
And the girls falls for the boy in the begining.
But bokura ga ita is has more drama in it ^^
And this and anime is short and cute  
reportRecommended by suzunehajime

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