Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 30, 2010
Producers: Production I.G
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.741 (scored by 15669 users)
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Feb 24, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
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.
Jan 22, 2011
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
Nov 15, 2010
Dec 2, 2012
Cons: Only covers the beginning of the manga, some borderline-cliches make it somewhat unoriginal for a shoujo
If you took the romantic dynamics of Kimi ni Todoke and the similar character designs of Toradora, you would likely get Hiyokoi. Both of those series were strong by themselves, so comparing Hiyokoi to them is not a bad thing. But again, this is where Hiyokoi lacks originality, but has the warmth and appeal like other shoujo series. Overall, I still enjoyed Hiyokoi and would recommend it to shoujo fans. If you do like the one episode, be sure to read the manga because a lot of character developments (and new characters) are left out. read more
Aug 23, 2012
Please I would like to see more of this in an anime series...
Thank you for your time reading my review on the OVA.. read more
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]
Sep 1, 2012
Please please please release the hiyokoi episodes. Many many many people fell in love with the first episode like i did. I am pretty sure that they are dying to see more. please at least think about releasing the episodes please. I am this shoes #1 fan. We have a fan club for it. please air the rest of the episodes. My friends,family, and fan club are all waiting. please please please air the rest of the episodes......
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Sep 4, 2012
I saw a screenshot of Hiyokoi on tumblr and it really caught my eye because the characters are so cute! Although it's just an OVA, it filled me up because it has so much plot and character development. I thoroughly enjoyed it because it was so light and cute and filled with emotion. It's also pretty funny. I recommend this anime to anyone who's looking for a short, light, comedic romance! ^_^
Apr 6, 2011