Kimi ni Todoke

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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 However, the girl can’t stay withdrawn forever, especially after attracting the attention of the handsome Yamato, who finds her caustic personality interesting and strives to date her after she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 cahbayb says...

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 Drizz31MaleWV says...

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 annalisebee says...

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

smilieface23 smilieface23 says...

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 sandule says...

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 tinaditte says...

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

Psyche Psyche says...

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 RavenCorpse says...

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 Millyparis says...

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 Achan says...

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 Tolle says...

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 HaiMyNameIsCheese says...

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

hoffstyle hoffstyle says...

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 kisa15 says...

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 snivets says...

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 animelovexx says...

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 Anriiel says...

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 tootalls says...

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 fairydragon1204 says...

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

FrozenLoving FrozenLoving says...

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 SamIchi says...

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. =)

athenawolf101 athenawolf101 says...

Cute popular boy Kazehaya falls in love with lonely, no so beautiful Sawako, and the story follows how their love blossoms! One point I would like to make here, my only negitive opinion is that they drag you along a little longer than Mei and Yamatos' little story. Bottom line, they are both so similar, but so different, that you'll fall in love with both either way!

FaithIsOptional FaithIsOptional says...

They have a simular story line. Both socially awkward teenage girls, broght out of "loneliness" by a handsom boy all the other girls want. They are both extremely cute.

Gryph Gryph says...

The art style is similar and they both have to do with young love.

lyllyean lyllyean says...

Sweet romance, caring boys and shy girls, both anime include these points. Also the story doesn't just revolve around the boy and the girl only, but some secondary characters get mixed in and new characters get introduced later into the story. There's also some comedy for a change of pace.

NoelleSasaki NoelleSasaki says...

They both contain a shy girl who is helped out by one of the most popular guys at their schools. Both girls warm up to the people around them as well as with the guy.

ichigodaisuki ichigodaisuki says...

In both series, the female protagonist is a social outcast who meets the most popular boy in her high school, leading to many first experiences in life that include making friends and falling in love. One major difference is that Kimi ni Todoke has more innonence out of the two.

Sethmac75 Sethmac75 says...

Both are stories of Teen romance. Both lead female characters deal with being awkward and having to navigate a bigger world than they are used to. Both males are popular and Social status in a big subject in each series. Both have comicial moments and share the same dramedy-esqe plots.

Jaabbi15 Jaabbi15 says...

They are similar in so many ways

  • Both main girls start off as the "losers" of the school
  • Their is a boy that acts as a catalyst and changes their perspective
  • Both girls have two friends who are definatley close with each other
  • They both having matching animals(Kimi ni Todoke has puppies, and Suki-tte li na yo. has kittens)
  • Their are girls who try to get into their way
  • The main male has a friend who seems interested in them, but those feelings change when they realize the main guy character has a crush on her.
  • The females are both subjected to cruel judgement

The few differences is

  • Mei is not as shy and timid as Sawako
  • Thier is more sexual comments through the show
  • Mei and Yamato are more physical than Sawako and Kaza.

If you love one you will surely love the other. 

However Kimi ni Todoke is more of a hair puller like "Umm.. okay when are they gonna kiss, when are they going to be official, when will they admit to each other. The ending was kind of dry in this but with only 14 episodes(their are 14 not 13) they surely got the point across

MarmaladeGuy73 MarmaladeGuy73 says...

Both of these series have a female lead who is withdrawn, but the boy brings something out of them. Both series are very good.

EdMoku EdMoku says...

They're both really good romcom that makes you feel the feels. They both approach some form of problem that resides in our society. That's the gist of it. However, if you break it down, it's pretty much really similar. Friendless girl likes the most popular guy. Under his guidence, they make more and more friends as they adapt to their surroundings. Really good.

greyP greyP says...

Astonishingly similar development showing how both anime's female protagonists while in the begining being ignorant  to feelings like love and friendship due to various reasons(betrayal, marginalisation) are finally able to expirience  thanks to the people around them supporting them, their new friends and love interests.

rRawanMA rRawanMA says...

The same main idea,about a girl that don't have any friends and then a nice guy helped her to have a new life ,etc.

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 cassiesheepgirl says...

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 Szwagier says...

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 wolfangel87 says...

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 tekgen says...

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 minhchau1997 says...

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 NimirRa says...

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 theresabooty says...

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 goshikku says...

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 Obscene says...

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 AngelVienola says...

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 dorkopatamus says...

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 seine says...

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 abimesina says...

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

mechasally mechasally says...

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

vinod vinod says...

the stories are similar in focusing female lead as scary look but pure hearted,while the male lead helps them to open up to the world.

both anime has good humour but kimi ni todoke lime light romance

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 Bessie says...

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 unitzero says...

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 solrm122 says...

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 anne21201 says...

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

KiyoneSaya KiyoneSaya says...

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 KittyEmperor says...

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 cahbayb says...

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 DragonDancer says...

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 Midnightstar90 says...

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 Randoman says...

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 LifeOutsideTheBox says...

Both similar plots

boy and girl odd couple

cute storyline

tearjerker at times

kyliep123 kyliep123 says...

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.

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 eaper says...

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 wolfangel87 says...

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 KiyoneSaya says...

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 cahbayb says...

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

Psyche Psyche says...

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 bekybooo says...

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 seine says...

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 wenning says...

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 mikababy says...

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 basanty says...

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

athena4wisdom athena4wisdom says...

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!

goyunaipup goyunaipup says...

one of the best love story I've ever seen

true love, not have other to disturb, i like it

Hiyokoi

Hiyokoi

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 bonbon2190 says...

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 xxSilencexx says...

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 sothis says...

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 cassiesheepgirl says...

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 kotokokonoko says...

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

eaper eaper says...

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 BlueFeathers says...

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 hypnokinesis says...

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 dandere says...

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

ali0889 ali0889 says...

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 MFM says...

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.