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Kimi ni Todoke

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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.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season TV 2011 Sequel
Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season Episode 00 TV Special 2011 Condensed Version
Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season Specials DVD Special 2011 Same Franchise

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You 2006 Original Manga
Name Role
Yuka SHIBATA Character Design
Hiro KABURAKI Director
S.E.N.S. Music
Karuho SHIINA Original Manga Creator
Manabu TAMURA Producer
Hiroyuki OKINO Producer
George WADA Producer
Toshio NAKATANI Producer

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Suki-tte Ii na yo.

Suki-tte Ii na yo.

Mei Tachibana has had neither a friend nor a boyfriend in 16 years, and she doesn’t plan on ending that streak any time soon. The outcast learned years ago that social obligations only lead to pain, and has carefully guarded her heart to keep from getting hurt. However, the girl can’t stay withdrawn forever, especially after attracting the attention of the handsome Yamato, who finds her caustic personality interesting and strives to date her after she roundhouse kicks him down the stairs. But even the most earnest of romances can be crippled by jealousy and insecurity, and this pair has plenty of both. Can their feelings for each other overcome their own emotional weaknesses, or will this love perish before it even begins?

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cahbayb

Both are about a girl who is an outcast in school though they have very opposite perceptions about friend making. They both also have a very popular male lead who is curious about the girl and wants to befriend her. 

Drizz31MaleWV

I agree, Suki-tte Ii na yo totally reminds me of Kimi ni Todoke, outcast girl being chased after by the most popluar boy of school.

annalisebee

Similar basis for the stories. Both shows are pretty cute, although Kimi ni Todoke is more innocent. 

smilieface23

Suki-tte Ii na yo, reminds me of a faster pace version of Kimi ni Todoke.  As you can tell from the title of episode one of Suki-tee Ii na you, it's much faster paced, but it works well for this anime.  I wouldn't want Kimi ni Todoke to be much faster than it is, and so far I wouldn't want Suki-tte Ii na yo to be any slower than it is.

The two have pretty much the same premise.  Mei isn't quite as dark as Sawako, but she still has problems interacting with others, and Yamato is just like Kazehaya, except he moves quicker.  Anyways, if you liked Kimi ni Todoke or Suki-tte Ii na yo, you should check the other out.

sandule

Main characters in both animes are unsocial girls. The plot is basically the same so if you liked one you will like the other too. 

tinaditte

Both of them have no friends at first, but then makes friends and afterward face the troubles by being socialeted

Psyche

Very similar anime. Both are about a highschool girl, invisible to the rest and the most popular guy in school falling in love with her and letting her open up. Both are calm love stories that take it slow, although Suki-tte Ii Na Yo is more serious and realistic due to some of the problems in this show. Also, Kimi Ni Todoke is more pure, since both the boy and the girl are very shy, while in Suki-tte Ii Na Yo everything is taken to the next level. Still I truly believe that if you liked one, you will definitely like the other one as well.

RavenCorpse

If you liked one you will like the other.

The feel is identical, and the characters are nearly carbon

copies of each other.  Kimi is a little slower and prolongs

the drama a little better, but both are excellent choices.

Millyparis

Both of the girls aren't popular. They both get a very popular, very well liked guy to fall in love with them, by accident. They have rivals, they make new friends who were once their enemies.

Achan

They are so much alike. Both with girls that are not very confident in themselves and also have a hard time making friends. The guy comes along sweaps them off their feet, making them feel more cofident in themselves. Say "I love you" is a more mature version on kimi ni todoke; still keeping the innocence and first love feel to it, it introduces some other topics that are present in teenage life today. You'll love both as equal! :D

Tolle

Right, what everyone else said: these two anime are mirror images! Though I'm a bit surprised peple only mention the starting premises.Also the drama is COMPLETELY the same. Same characters with the same attributes - and of course someone who tries to split everything apart. And what happens after is of course the same as well - but I won't go into detail... that would be spoiling ^_^

HaiMyNameIsCheese

Both stories follow a similar romance type style. They're both also very very cute. I know I enjoyed both.

hoffstyle

These two series complement each other perfectly, Suki-tte Ii na yo is a bit more serious take on the "Lonely girl comes out of her shell" story, while Kimi Ni Todoke does not take itself as seriously, watching both protaganists journey is fun. Both series are highly entertaining.

kisa15

Both have a similar storyline. Kimi ni Todoke is longer with more innocent love. Suki-ette Ii na yo is more dramatic. Both are cute and worth watching!

snivets

Aside from the similarities in plot & premise, I really think that the two characters of Sawako and Mei are cut from the same cloth. Shy, outcast, and soft-spoken, they are totally lovable protagonists which make these two shows shine.

animelovexx

So similar that I would naturally think of the other. Both are about a shy, kind girl with low self-esteem, falling in love with the most popular boy in school. Both of our heroines start off with no friends, but gradully start to open up and get accepted by their peers. Even the love rival is the same concept, the cute, popular girl in school, who likes to scheme.

The feel from both of these is the same, but kimi ni todoke is longer and more dragged out, and it focuses on the secondary pairings more.

Anriiel

Kimi ni Todoke, and Say "I love you" are extremely similar!  The feeling both anime's give off show you that.  Both leading females are in the same situation, where they are on the bottom of the food chain, unpopular, and unsociable.  Then the leading male role, who is extremely popular takes interest with them.

tootalls

These two series are what I call "mirror series"

They both tell the same story and yeat, they are stil both worth the watch.

KnT is more powerful on the dramatic element but it has slow pacing.

Say "I love you" will get thee message out quicker and still have a good deal of quality backing it up.

The character and plot scheme is the same, after waching 1 you will be able to predict the other, it's that close but once gain still both worth the watch.

fairydragon1204

They're both cute romances. I love how these two animes showed the process of developing feelings for others. 

FrozenLoving

They both have that weird twist to it~

Both Mei and Sawako end up being helped by the most popular guy in school...THENthey end up falling in love with their saviors.

This sounds like me and my school life c:

SamIchi

They're so similar it looks as if one copied of the other! =PIn all honesty, they are both VERY similar although Kimi has way more to go on, it has more comedy where Suki is more consentrated on the romance since it's a 13 ep anime. I really enjoyed watching both and I'm more than sure that you will enjoy eiher of them. Watch them both. =)

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Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge

Nakahara Sunako, a high school girl whose interests include horror movies, coffins and gore, is sent by her aunt to live in an extravagant mansion with four ridiculously handsome boys. As if living with these “radiant creatures” who give her constant nosebleeds isn’t hard enough, she soon discovers that the boys have made a bet with her aunt: in exchange for free rent, they will try to mold Sunako into a magnificent lady. As someone who has cast aside all her femininity and sworn to live in darkness, Sunako is ready to do whatever it takes to nullify these efforts; but is there a way for the creatures of darkness and light to coexist?

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cassiesheepgirl

Both Sawako from Kimi ni Todoke and Sunako from Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge are female protagonists who give off an extremely creepy vibe. While this is well-founded in the horror-loving Sunako and completely wrong for Sawako, this ongoing creepy theme is prevalent in both series. Also, while they are handled differently, both are ezzentially about male protagonists attempting to transform a socially awkward girl. If you enjoyed one, it's well worth watching the other.

Szwagier

Both of those shows focus on a gloomy, "sadako-like" girl without much self-confidence. Due to influence of a certain boy (or a group of boys in Yamanade) she gradually changes her ways, becomes more open and learns how to loose the "ghost" aura in order to show her beauty.The main difference is that Yamanade main focus is comedy, and Kimitode main focus is heartwarming. Still, both are entertaining shoujo stories with "if-you-make-effort-you-can-change-and-make-friends" theme.

wolfangel87

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge and Kimi ni Todoke have very scary girls as the main heroines, or at least everyone believes them to be scary.  The male protagonists in the story are attempting to change the socially awkward girls into something'normal' for the society around them.  Neither one of the heroines have very much self-confidence in themselves which makes it hard for them to make friends.  The journey to change is what is exciting about each of the series.

tekgen

Both girls are mistaken for the girl from the ring. These two creepy protagonists go through very similiar battles to become 'normal'. Kimi ni Todoke is a little more dramatic/romantic though.

minhchau1997

Both animes Kimi ni Todoke and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge are very similar because they were both girl who are very scary at the beginning and was thought to be the Sadako girl from the ring and they weren't really good at communicating to others. But then a boy shows up trying to change them and it turns in to a romance anime

NimirRa

Sawako and Sunako- both girls with a creepy vibe likened to Sadako from the Japanese horror film The Ring. Due to said creepiness they are often misunderstood and avoided by their peers. But their true personalities come out when certain someones take it upon themselves to understand them. These two shows have lots of similar circumstances, but where Kimi ni Todoke focuses the situation in a more realistic light- YNSH takes a slightly more zany and comedic approach.

theresabooty

It's also about an out-casted girl. She was scarred by her old love, so she lost hope. She starts to isolate herself with "dazzling creatures." Those dazzling creatures are her house-mate, but they have to help her become a proper lady for a lower rent.

goshikku

Both series are about a girl who scares others as "ugly" they are. Suffer much from being antisocial and not able to speak with others. The series will tell their adventures and gradual transformation.

Obscene

Both of these animes are about an 'outcast' girl who eventually blossoms throughout the story. If you loved Kimi ni Todoke, you will love Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge. I promise you that much. (:

AngelVienola

Yamato and Kimi both have the shy and "creepy" main girls there is more romance in kimi but more comedy in yamato... both awesome :D

dorkopatamus

Both protaganists are not your traditional heroine. Every guy in the show doesnt like them, and they don't turn everything to gold that they touch. Both funny!

seine

both of them have beautiful plots AND beautiful bishounen protagonists and the love stories between sunakoXkyouhei and sawakoXshouta will keep you watching both of the series!

abimesina

Sunako and Sawako are the same. And both anime are worth watching.                  

mechasally

Both Sawako and Sunako are actually quite similar and have people trying to open them up! <3

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Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex

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...

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Bessie

Two cutest stories about love and friendship. Both the main characters - Risa and Sawako - has their problems and friends helping them to overcome it all.

I can say a lot, but definitely, If you watch one anime you'd like the other.

unitzero

Both Kimi Ni Todoke and Lovely complex are sweet stories centered around coming of age romances. The sentimentality and use of "misunderstandings" as a plot device is central to both shows. While Lovely Complex has a little more comedy and Kimi ni Todoke is more of a drama both shows aim to pull at the same heartstrings while exploring the trials of understanding one's own heart. If you liked either of these shows you probably would enjoy the other. 

solrm122

If a super sweet high school romance is what you are looking for, you will not go wrong by watching either Kimi Ni Todoke or Lovely Complex. Both have that innocence that is so a part of what we all remember of our first love. That same innocence that seems to conquer all adversities. Both excellent, both romantic, both endearing. Watch them both!

anne21201

They both have a sense of breaking sterotypical barriers. Except the main characters of Lovely Complex have more comedy and more drama.

KiyoneSaya

Both anime are a dynamic of what can happen if budding friendship can take a turn to love interests. With either parties being unsure of the others feelings If you liked one you'd be sure to enjoy the other.

KittyEmperor

Though Kimi ni Todoke has a little more drame than Lovely Complex both series a still major comedies that use their comedy to help keep things lively and from becoming to burden with drama.  They both are still nonetheless heart-warming love stories about a guy and a girl in high school as they come to understand love.  If you liked one then you should definitely check out the other.

cahbayb

This anime is the baby of Toradora & Kimi ni Todoke! You have the loud comedic act and the heart-tugging awww in this anime. Also, both Kimi ni Todoke & Lovely Complex have hilarious expressions and over exagerations. :)

DragonDancer

I loved both of these series' for the same reason. They are both stories based around the eventual romantic relationship between two people that are very different in other people's opinions.

In Kimi ni Todoke Its the tipical (though still great) Unpopular, shy girl gets popular guy. Lovely Complex is about a taller then average girl and a shorter then average guy. They have a lot in common and are really funny together, but that funnyness makes a romantic relationship hard to imagine and there hight detears them as well.

Both use misunderstandings and rivalreys as plot divises. Both are really great shows. They have to be my favorite romance anime's of all time. If you like one your shure to like the other.

Midnightstar90

They both have an insecure main character, with issues of selfesteem. Both have alot of similarities regarding love situation, trouble with looks and selfawareness. Feelings that makes the main characters move you and feel for them the whole way!

Randoman

Both animes do very well in mixing humour elements in moderation (with Lovely Complex more inclined to humour, though), helping create a nice atmosphere around the plot. They both have a strong focus on friendship and lovely love stories.

LifeOutsideTheBox

Both similar plots

boy and girl odd couple

cute storyline

tearjerker at times

kyliep123

this is the cutest thing i have ever seen in my life. no joke. if you liked this, you'll like lovely complex. and vice versa.

Hiyokoi

Hiyokoi
  • Movie (1 ep x 23 min)
  • 2010

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...

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bonbon2190

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.

xxSilencexx

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

sothis

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...

cassiesheepgirl

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.

kotokokonoko

both animes are about a shy sweet girl who meets a popular boy who helps her overcome her shyness

eaper

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.

BlueFeathers

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.

hypnokinesis

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.

dandere

Both anime focus on a shy girl trying to make friends, while falling in love with the most popular guy in school.

ali0889

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!!!

MFM

well, they're both about 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.

Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

President of the Student Council at the almost-all-boys Seika High School, the hard-as-nails Misaki Ayuzawa works every day to make life easier on the small population of co-eds who have enrolled there. Though an unholy terror to all things male during school hours, in order to provide for her impoverished family, she secretly works after school at a maid cafe in Akihabara. However, when campus hottie Usui Takumi wanders into the restaurant during her shift, suddenly she finds her reputation in school at his mercy...

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eaper

These series both focus around a girl in a strange erm... school. Furthermore, each series contains a lot of extraordinary characters and great humor. If you enjoyed one series, you'll surely enjoy the other.

wolfangel87

Kimi ni Todoke and Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Are similar to me because of the relationships between the characters.  The relationships that develop in the school settings and the support system that the main female protagonist is given from the ‘hero’ of the series.

KiyoneSaya

While the art style is similar for both of these series I'd say the biggest thing that stands out for me is how the guys in these anime give the leading lady a softer edge. Truly showing the vibrant colors of the protagonists.

cahbayb

Youll need to complete the second season aswell for these two to be similar. Theyre both school romances with lots of comedy.

Psyche

They both take place at school. The guys are only interested in one girl. The set-up is the same, but in Kimi Ni Todoke both of the characters are very shy. They love each other but don't know how to express these feelings. In Kaichou wa Maid-Sama is the guy a bad boy and the girl is a strong and confident woman. But Misaki is still shy to love and doesn't want to give in. It's both about the girl experiencing love. You'll love both Kazehaya from Kimi ni Todoke as Usui from Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!

bekybooo

These anime's seem very similar. At first I had no idea why but then when I though about more I realised why. Protagonists both develops relationships with a guy with out realising and then the guy comes and changes her life. I doubt there is anyone who likes one but not the other. :)

seine

the love stories are just so good and will really do make you smile! you can clearly see how each of the lovers' feelings for each other are developing~

wenning

Both stories are about a high school girl that is clueless about love. What's different is that in Kimi ni Todoke, you get to see an insecure, low confidence girl and on the other side, in Kaichou wa Maid-sama, you get a loud and active girl. However, both of them are shy and unaware of their feelings. The two love stories are so pure that you will go "KYAAAA" throughout the entire show~ 

mikababy

You know when romance is just too good to be true, you just have to deny it. This is a must watch. Words cant describe how awesome and hilarious this is.

basanty

It's beautiful anime about pure romance , both are great anime to improve the love and to left our sadness

athena4wisdom

I GARENTEE THAT YOU WILL LOVE THIS SHOW. This is by far one of my favorite shows because of the humor and romance. Like Kimi Ni Todoke, Maid-Sama is filled with humor, lovable male and female leads, and TONS of romance. I highly suggest this anime because it is so heart warming. Just watch one episode and YOU WILL BE HOOKED!

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