Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and blushes, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her...she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That's when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she's inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself. Has her shoujo romance finally begun?
One of my complaints about the shouju-ai/yuri genre as a whole is this lack of balance between melodrama and fluff/cutesy. It's either shows full of unnecessary melodrama like Strawberry Panic or Citrus or completely sugar fluff like Kase-san. I believe Yagate Kimi ni Naru is commendable for achieving a pretty good sense of balance between these two aspects.
In terms of characters, one might say that Yagate Kimi ni Naru is revolutionary; usually in most Shoujo Ai anime, you will find the main girl(who is often shorter than the girl she admires) being awkward and blushing most of the times, often being the first
one to fall in love with her cool senpai. But here we find our main girl to be outright asexual and it's the cool and aloof Senpai figure who falls head over hills with her, which I believe is quite a nice change of pace in the genre.
More than the plot and the characters, it's the art direction of TROYCA that has made me fall in love with this anime. The art is stunningly beautiful and the animation is fluid. TROYCA has used various cinematic techniques to blow life into important scenes of the anime, the most notable so far is the first kiss scene near the railway crossing: The barriers descend when Yuu says she can't fall in love and a train passes by fast while Nanami kisses Yuu, signifying the start of their journey. I found the occasional first person shots to be creative as well.