Ranked #205

Kimi ni Todoke (Manga)

Kimi ni Todoke

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 11, 2005 to ?
Authors: Shiina, Karuho (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret


Score: 8.421 (scored by 19872 users)
Ranked: #2052
Popularity: #38
Members: 45,862
Favorites: 3,269
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.


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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Kimi ni Todoke has been published in English as Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint since August 4, 2009.

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Aug 5, 2009
I just had to write a review for this story, because even though it's not over yet, I am shocked by how addicted to it I am. The story is pretty simple, and not uncommon: girl has few friends. girl meets popular guy with lots of friends. girl slowly makes friends + develops crush on boy. When I read the summary for this manga, I think I rolled my eyes at the thought of a manga based on the fact that someone looked like a character from a horror movie. How could that be believable at all?

It totally was.

What makes this manga different? It's read more
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Sep 1, 2011
"Reaching you", no other words could have been the best title for this manga.

Kimi ni Todoke, when you look at its cover, seems like generic Shoujo romance manga with obvious development and obvious characters. Even some of actual fans of this manga seem to think that is a case. However, not much people notices how much shoujo cliche that Kimi ni Todoke broke in order to become one of the current most popular shoujo manga in Japan. It has so many appeal points for anyone who is not experienced with female-targetting series and it also hooked me up instantly. This review will be mostly read more
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Dec 2, 2007
Recently rated as the top manga for the week of 28th November 2007, I feel that the manga deserves its' ranking. While there are moments of pure shoujo cliches (angry rivals) I love the main protagonist's personality. Instead of having a warped personality from being treated as an outcast, Sawako keeps her naivete and is always wanting to help lighten the burdens of others.

I find the art cute and pretty, not overly shoujo with flower backgrounds but, similar to the style of Honey & Clover. Rather than being a love story of an unpopular girl falling for the most popular guy, I think that read more
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Apr 25, 2010
Kimi ni Todoke is a classic case of originality.

Oh, did I say originality? I meant UNoriginality.

A story made up of recycled storylines, recycled characters, mediocre illustrations and if I can fit recycled anywhere else I would.

One of those cliche stories, worse than cliche Cinderella stories, and that's saying something.

It's about a shy girl, whose crush, waddayaknow, comes to her rescue and helps her become popular and then starts to slightly get possessive (and that's SUPPOSED to be character progress through the whole volume). The same things start to happen to her, same means to get to the same ends, same everything.

If you ever complain about read more
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