After recovering from an accident, Hiyori has returned to school for the first time, and she's terrified! For Hiyori is painfully shy, and the idea of making friends, let alone introducing herself to the class, is impossible to bear. But regardless of her embarrassment, Hiyori's small stature makes her an instant hit with her peers, including the popular and attractive Yuushin. Confident or not, Hiyori's school – and love - life is just beginning...
Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.
After watching one episode of Hiyokoi I realized right away that it is very much like Kimi ni Todoke. Both stories are about a shy girl who doesn't yet have many friends. The girl comes to admire the popular boy in class who everyone likes and crowds around. In Hiyokoi the girl is frightened with meeting new people, but in Kimi Ni Todoke people are frightened at first at her. Both anime are sweet and romantic.
If you liked Hiyokoi you'll like Kimi ni Todoke and vice versa, even though I have only watched the first episode of the latter, I see strong resemblance. The main female characters are both shy and not out going and the main males are out-going and friendly. Both animes a similiar style and there messages seems to be clear, the use of colour makes both quiet bright animes. Finally, they both leave you feeling good, even if nothing overly amazing happens
Both center around an ultra shy girl who's interested in a popular boy that seems to like her, yet confessing is the hardest part...
These two series share a strikingly similar premise: shy girl with zero self-confidence meets a kind popular and outgoing guy who changes her view on the world and helps her integrate into their high school class. With Hiyokoi only spanning one episode, Kimi ni Todoke is far more developed as as tory, but if you like one then you'll likely find the other entertaining.
both animes are about a shy sweet girl who meets a popular boy who helps her overcome her shyness
These series both focus around a very outgoing guy and a very shy girl's romance. KnT is much longer, so it is a lot more slow to develope, but they both have a similar bit of humor, a similar feel, and similar bubbly/starry background (as in art style) running throughout.
Both have a shy female lead who is helped out of her shell by a male character who talks to and is liked by everyone. The plot is pretty much the same between both, except for the fact that Kimi Ni Todoke is much more focused around the shy girl making friends, whereas Hiyokoi's lead doesn't want to be noticed at all.
The main boy in both of these tries to help a girl that's not fitting in and they end up falling for each other. I really like the characters from both.
Both stories centre around a socially-awkward, shy and lovable herione falling for the popular guy in school. They both overcome issues and settle down into their classes and you can see them grow.
Both anime focus on a shy girl trying to make friends, while falling in love with the most popular guy in school.
Both of these animes are really similar and super cute!! Both plots center around the budding romance between a shy and timid girl and the cute popular guy. The difference in Kimi ni Todoke is that the main character Sawako terrifies the other students b/c of her resemblance to a horror movie character, whereas in Hiyoki, Hiyoki is shy and small but this is what attracts her to everyone. Both are really great animes and I suggest also reading the manga for both if you want to pick up where the animes left off!!!
well, they're both abou a shy girl who wants to have friends and be part of sth and who ends up with a kind and popular guy. very similar anime. kimi ni todoke has a bigger and more complex plot, though.
Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?
Easy recommendation, Toradora and Hiyokoi have an amazing amount of similarities. Firstly, in both the main characters have an preconception about them (wether this is true or false is up to the viewer) which starts the plot. Both main females are alike in stature, however not in attitude. Both feature a nice comedic atmosphere and generally make the audience feel good. Finally, both are school-based love stories, which makes this recommendation fairly easy.
these two anime remind me of each other, probably because the characters look the same but have completly different personalities. yuushin is popular with everybody while ryuuji is feared by everybody. hiyori is shy while taiga is violent.
Both shows are romances between a tall guy with blue hair and a very short girl. And in both shows the guy helps the girl overcome her problems. If you like one you should watch the other.
These series both are romantic comedies with a very small female lead (although character design is about all the female leads have in common). Each series both have a feel of that awkward first love with some comedy mixed in.
Little girl (in stature) finding love. Although the girls characters are opposite -one loud and outgoing seeking trouble, the other shy and reserved.
Lovely Complex is a story of a boy and a girl. The girl, Koizumi Risa, is much taller than the average Japanese girl; and the boy, Atsushi Otani, is much shorter than the average Japanese boy. Due to their immense difference in size and constant bickering with each other, the duo is unwillingly the school’s comic relief. As Risa and Otani continue to provide endless laughter for the masses, their friendship develops; and with that, so does Risa’s feelings for Otani...
It's the same complex the other way around, Hiyokoi is so short so it's hard to judge but just watch one if you watched the other and you will most likely not be left unfullfilled.
These titles each focus on a pair of people that get along to the point that everyone makes fun of them for "flirting" or "dating" despite the fact that they're not. The series also have a romantic comedy vibe with several emotions being used in each.
Both focus on a set of main characters with some sort of complex about their height, which is really the only thing that makes the two similar. In Hiyokoi, the girl is extremely small while the guy is abnormally tall, and in Lovely Complex it's the other way around. But even though their plots are very different, they are both equally cute, and I don't see why you wouldn't enjoy them both if you liked one.
Seeking a cure for his depraved masochism, Taro Sado approaches the Second Volunteer Club on the recommendation of his best friend, Tatsukichi. There he finds the help of the violent but kind Mio Isurugi who promises to beat the masochism out of him by any means necessary. Will Taro be able to survive the assaults of this upperclassman, the overly-affectionate attentions of his mother and sister, and still lead a normal school life? Unlikely. But will he get over his perverse fetish? He sure hopes so.
Yeah, this one is a gut recommendation.
If you like Hiyokoi or MM! you may like the other. Both main character feel that their problem is preventing them from achieving their goals (Sado = Masochism, Hiyori = Shyness) and they're are both, essentially school-based love stories. The differences being, that MM! is more perverted and haremish, and Hiyokoi is more Shoujo. but if you like one you will most probably like the other