Suki tte Ii na yo.

Say "I Love You."

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Suki-tte Ii na yo., Sukinayo
Japanese: 好きっていいなよ。
English: Say "I Love You."
German: Say "I Love You"
French: Say "I Love You"
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2012 to Dec 30, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.401 (scored by 355618355,618 users)
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Ranked: #22462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #318
Members: 653,305
Favorites: 4,873

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Episodes: /13


Friends will only let you down—that is the sad truth Mei Tachibana lives with, ever since she was wrongfully blamed for the death of a class pet by her so-called friends in grade school. Since then, she has stayed away from people in order to avoid ever being hurt again. However, Mei's life begins to change drastically when a misunderstanding in high school causes her to encounter popular student Yamato Kurosawa.

Yamato finds her intriguing and insists on being her friend, even though Mei wants nothing to do with him. But when a dangerous situation ends with Yamato kissing Mei to save her from the unwanted attention of a stalker, Mei begins to develop feelings for him. On the heels of her discovery that their feelings are mutual, they start dating and she gains not only a boyfriend, but friends as well. Mei, however, finds it very hard to adapt to this new lifestyle, especially in expressing her true feelings towards Yamato.

Throughout misunderstandings of their new relationship, each other, and the attentions of other girls, Mei and Yamato slowly grow closer and learn the true meaning of those three little words: "I love you."

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Sukitte Ii na yo. is licensed by Sentai Filmworks for release in North America. The anime adaptation was followed by a live action film adaptation that premiered in 2014 and earned over ¥1 billion (around 10 million USD) at the Japanese box office.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Satou, Takuya
Director, Script, Series Composition
Kuroyanagi, Toshimasa
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kouta, Fumiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Friendship ~ for Sukitte Ii na yo. (Friendship~for 好きっていいなよ。)" by Ritsuko Okazaki

Ending Theme

1: "slow dance" by Suneohair (eps 1-11,13)
2: "Sarari (さらり)" by Suneohair (eps 12)


Aug 12, 2023
Suki tte Ii na yo (Say "I Love You") - A Sincere and Relatable Journey of Love and Growth

Rating: 8/10


Suki tte Ii na yo, also known as Say "I Love You," is a heartfelt and realistic romance anime that dives into the complexities of love, self-discovery, and personal growth. With its honest portrayal of relationships and relatable characters, this series manages to capture the essence of young love in a refreshing and meaningful way. As an anime enthusiast, I offer my review of Suki tte Ii na yo, highlighting its strengths and the impact it has on viewers seeking a genuine romantic experience.

Genuine Characters and ...
Mar 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I don’t know how to feel about this anime one band I really enjoy the whole “struggle love” concept where it’s not all sunshine and rainbows and they explore real life relationship issues like insecurities boundaries and distrust but at the same time the methods in stuck this is portrayed sometimes are excessive; Mei is presented initially as a strong female lead but can’t handle a bit of dialogue with Damn near any character as well as an inability to express simple emotive language without sounding robotic. Yamato has such potential being the “star boy” of the show but also acts very robotically and through ...
Feb 26, 2024
so how can I say, hmm what is this shit???
a rating fraud knowing that masterpieces like nagatoro san or rascal no bunny girl exist.
A gigantic fraud that it is so well noted when the beginning is a force and absolutely nothing happens in the entire anime. I'm not even talking about the ending which is the worst romance ending ever. I would have put + if the average was not so high but 7.4 open your eyes and note it at its true value, that is to say zero out of 10, 5 at most.

The synopsis seemed interesting but the AD, the dynamism, the atmosphere ...

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