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...?
Premiered at the "Natsu Doki-Ribon-kko Party 55" (夏ドキッ★りぼんっ子パーティー55) event in Tokyo on July 30, 2010. The event also ran in Osaka on August 6 and Nagoya on August 19. It was later released on DVD and bundled with the November issue of Shoujo Magazine Ribon.
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. Then she meets Yuushin who is uber tall and gets a seat next to him. He draws alot of attention which Hiyori does not like but later on that changes. The art and animation are pretty good and follow the manga well. My only complaint is that this is too short! It deserves a full series adaptation or atleast a movie. I hope they will make a sequel or another OVA of it in the future since the manga is up to like 8 chapters now. The characters remind me of Toradora! (lol at the locker scenes). Its great so if you like slice of life genre then check it out and you wont be disappointed. If you cant get enough then read the manga aswell. =] read more
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 Kazyhaya. Their personalities are awfully similar though. Even their looks, expressions, and gestures all look alike.
Unfortunately for this anime, it can only be compared to Kimi ni Todoke.
I want more episodes too, but I think if it gets more and stays the same way, there will be too much comparison, which will only make this work look bad.
But this gentle little episode is definitely worth watching if you are a fan of Kimi ni Todoke.
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.
Hiyokoi is an OVA movie based off the manga of the same name. It is about a girl named Hiyori Nishiyama who comes back to school after about a year. She is very shy and is very nervous. To top it off, she's VERY short. She then meets Yuushin Hirose, a guy who is taller than the average guy height and is practically friends with everyone. He attempts to make friends with her and eventually gets her to slightly overcome her shyness.
I liked the anime of Hiyokoi because it was quite fun to watch. When Hiyori gets embarrassed, I cringe. I like that Yuushin isn't all that cold, and Hiyori has at least a friend. In most typical shojo situations the guy is cold and the girl sometimes has practically no friends. It was a nice compensation in Hiyokoi. Plus the animation was very nice.
What I didn't like was the fact that it was so short. I would've liked to see more, as the manga expands the story and this OVA could've expanded into at least a 12-26 episode series. Plus, I think the OVA movie was only 30 minutes long. Not exactly what I had in mind for a movie. Plus, whoever animated Hiyokoi did a very good job, I wanted to see more.
Overall, Hiyokoi was very enjoyable and a nice little shojo OVA movie. It was very cute, and if you're not exactly satisfied with the anime OVA, you can continue with the manga! Since this OVA covers chapter one of the manga, you can automatically start with chapter 2. read more