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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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Bokura ga Ita

Bokura ga Ita

Yano Motoharu is the most popular guy in class, the school’s basketball ace, and highly charismatic to boot! No wonder Nanami Takahashi can’t resist falling in love with him. When Yano returns Nana’s feelings, things seem too good to be true and the two begin a relationship; but Yano has a contradictory personality which confuses Nana most of the time. On top of that, tragic events in Yano’s past won’t stop haunting their relationship. Unable to halt their passionate feelings, are Yano and Nana heading for disaster or can they save each other from irreparable hurt?

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when i started watching Kimi ni Todoke i thought that this is like a season 2 for Bokura ga Ita, both of them have almost the same type of "touching" romance aspect and even the animation of this two animes are quite similar.Both of this animes have a realistic type of romance aspect so if you like one of them you will definitely like the other one as well


Although Kimi ni Todoke is still on air, I'd like to recommend both ways. Both stories are about a girl & a boy having a romance, and while they get to know each other, they more and more get to know themselves. The inprovement of the characters of the story is a main point of the show. Highly recommended.


One of the other series I first thought of when watching Kimi ni Todoke was Bokura ga Ita.  The relationship between the two main character have the same types of conflicts and real life issues that have to be overcome to make relationships work.  The naivity set forth by both of the main characters is accuratly portrayed, while the suspense of the series keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.


Both of these animes are based on a school romance and real world issues that can come up

In my opinion Kimi ni Todoke is more eventful and quite hillarious.

Bokura Ga Ita is almost purely romance in contrast


Both Yano and Shota have similar actions in some parts. I personally like Kimi ni Todoke better because it is less depressing, and Yano pisses me off a lot of times. And Nana also makes me mad sometimes because she is not truthful at times but Sawako is really truthful and innocent well Nana is innocent too. But in the end i like Kimi ni Todoke better because of the outlook of a happier ending and the main chracters Shota and Sawako i even like the side chracter Ryu. Also another downer on Bokura ga ita is Yamamoto I HATE HER!! But other than that Bokura ga Ita has a nice story and is sweet...but Kimi ni Todoke is better lighter story.


If you liked one of these I'm sure you like romantic anime in general. If so then you should definitely check the other one because these shows are immensely soaked with romance. Another important common feature in Bokura ga Ita and Kimi ni Todoke is the school life theme.


Well both are fairly heavy romance animes that feature a female lead who tends to be somewhat naive to certain things.  Also certain parts of the male lead are similar as well though still different enough to make them not feel like copies of each other.  Though Kimi ni Todoke is more of a comedy with a good amount of romance mixed in and Bokura ga Ita is more romance with a lot of drama mixed in.  Both series are still basically the same in that they are both stories of highschool romances.


Kmi ni Todoke is like a much better, innocent version of Bokura ga Ita. They both deal with drama within school and a developing relationship between the two main characters.


The story lines are somewhat similar and the way its drawn. The anime itself is awesomly dramatic




Both were amazing anime, I couldn't stop watching them.. i had to be dragged away from the computer!

Both have a destined to be couple, supportive friends, a 'friend' that tries to interfere with their relationship and they're both packed full of drama!

10/10 for me! :D

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.

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I'm making this recommendation because of the dynamic between the three female leads. Fruits Basket's Tohru and Kimi ni Todoke's Sawako are sweet, naive, selfless girls who have inexplicably befriended their school's typical anime "bad girls", who dote on her and are super-protective. It's really cute.


The main girls in Fruits Basket and Kimi ni Todoke both have pure, naive, sweet hearts. Both girls have terrific friends who are overprotective. The art style in Kimi ni Todoke is similar to Fruits Basket.


The lifestyles both heroines lead in Kimi ni Todoke and Fruits Basket are similar.  They are trying to find a way to successfully fit in with the people around them.  For Tohru (Fruits Basket), she already has the winning personality and can easily make friends but she has to put that to good use to help the people around her.  Sadako (Kimi ni Todoke) desperatly wants to make friends with the people around her but everyone things she is scary, she goes out of her way to try and help everyone to gain their friendship.  Both girls are naive and beyond nice, both are refreshing series to watch.


They both are heart warming and plot twisting.  Each characters has strong background.  It will worth your time!!


Both stories focus around hard working and humble female leads, with hints of romance and teen life.


If you like Kimi ni Todoke you'd like Fruits Basket (and vice versa) because they are both sweet, good natured romantic comedies with positive outlooks and loveable characters.


I think both these series give a very "warm" feeling while watching them. Even though the plots are very different I believe that people who enjoyed one will definately enjoy the other as well. 


Both anime have a very similar feeling in terms of mood and theme. Although Fruits basket at times touches on a few darker issues like abandonement, abuse and death, it remains light hearted through the personality of Honda Tohru.Her ernest desire to do everything to the best of her ability reflects that of Sawako in Kimi Ni Todoke. If you liked one of these, you should definitely watch the other.


Both a very cute romance story about a girl who likes to do the best for everyone. Both the main charaters befriend the 'bad girls' in the school and they have friends that stick with them. They have very simliar charaters and if you like one I'd be suprised if you didn't like the other.

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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?

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Ryuuji and Sawako, the two lead characters of each series, are fairly similar. Ryuuji, from Totadora!, terrifies classmates because of his eyes that look like they belong to a killer. Sawako, from Kimi ni Todoke, reminds her classmates of the girl from 'The Ring'. Both characters are far gentler than what their appearance causes others to think about them. At least early on in each series, other classmates tend to run from the lead character in terror, or at least try to avoid them. They both have a classmate of the opposite sex that treats them the same as everyone else, however.


These are both romances consisting of nearly pure character development.  The protagonists of Toradora and the protagonist of Kimi ni Todoke initially are loners and the story begins by focusing on how meeting their eventual love interest awakens their social nature.


Although these are two completely different types of love stories, they are both centered around girls that have to slowly recognize their true feelings. Beyond that, they are two of the best love story/comedy/dramas around, and if you like one you are sure to like the other.


Both have a male lead who likes the female lead and a female lead who won't acknowledge that the male lead likes them or that they like the male lead. While Toradora! has a bit more of a love triangle/square/shape with many sides, both have their fair share of heart wrenching moments and both have their humour. Great shows both of them.


Both anime have characters that are mistaken to be something they are not while trying to impress the one they like. They both have fairly slow development but have some really funny and touching moments.


Toradora and Kimi ni Todoke are among the best "played straight" romances in anime. Both have lovable characters, a dramatic storyline punctuated by lightheartedness, and great animation. While the character builds are quite different, and therefore the story dynamics are vastly different, if you like one you'll likely like the other.


Although the lead characters are not particularly similar, Toradora! and Kimi ni Todoke have much in common. Both are love stories featuring a well-developed, likeable cast of school kids. One thing I liked about both shows was that they do not use stereotypes- each character seems like a real person. Both have lots of cuteness and funny moments. On the whole, I think Toradora! is a better series, but if you like one you'll probably enjoy watching the other!


Takasu and Sawako don't really have friends. Taiga and Shouta feel like no one can understand them. Minori and Chizuru are a lot alike in their 'baka' like state of mind, except Minori has her reasons and Chizuru is really that dense. Ayane and Ami are a lot alike too. The "Brat" like charater who feels like she's the mature one, but come to find out she is about as mature as the rest of her class, maybe a little more. Though, Kitamura and Ryu from each are opposites. Ryo doesn't speak much and Kitamura is very helping. all become friends, but another heart breaking, tear jerking like anime. Kimi Ni Todoke is my favorite, and I couldn't help but try to calm myself when things would go bad in this. A must watch in my opinion.


They're both sweet love stories with a little touch of a deeper layer about growing up and finding what out what you really want to do.

Kare Kano

Kare Kano

Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?

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Kimi ni Todoke is a touching, moving romance that is highly reminiscent of the beginning of Kare Kano - the part that's awesome, before it declines into filler mediocrity. If you liked the honest, realistic romance of one, try out the other.


Kare Kano was the first thing that came to mind when watching Kimi ni Todoke. The two are incredibly similar in the way they tell their high-school romance story. They both use inner voices often, are made mainly from the girls point of view, have a similar sense of humor and even the artstyle has similarities (although Kimi ni Todoke has quality 2009 animation, while Kare Kano's age shows). Even though the personalities of the characters are different in both shows, if you liked one of these, definitely check out the other!


While the combination may seem a bit like a mismatch at first (Kare kano - Cheerful girl + gloomy guy, Kimitodo - Gloomy girl + cheerful guy ) both stories have actually a lot in common. They focus on characters wishing to change themselves. Whether the starting point is "Sadako-like girl" or is it "perfect student", the goal in both cases is "normal girl". In order to do that heroines need to change their habits, become more honest, open, and manage to change how they are perceived by their classmates. Also in both animes the boy is the catalyst of the change.Both of them are shoujo shows with a nice balance of comedy and heartwarming.


Kimi ni Todoke and Kare Kano are similar in many ways. They are both based on Comedy, Drama Romance, and School Life. In both of the anime the main characters who are males are smart, popular, and in love with a weird girl. I would gladly recommend both of the animes. On the scale of one to five they are definitely five to me, no more no less.

In Kare Kano (Yukino and Arima) two main characters don't realize that they have fallen for each other. As the time passes by, the characters learn, change, and come to accept themselves as who they are. In Kimi ni Todoke (Sawako) is a shy girl and doesn't have any friends until one day she met (Kazehara). They stared to spends more time together and as time passed by they develop feelings for each other.


Kimi ni Todoke highly resembles the first half of Kare Kano in that Japanese high school life becomes a rose-tinted bubble. Sawako and Yukino are both insecure girls (though they express their insecurity in very different ways) whose blossoming relationship with a popular male classmate propels them to re-awakened social lives.


Kimi ni Todoke reminds me of what Kare Kano might have progressed to if all the complications/politics/disagreements behind the scenes hadn't affected production. Even the supporting cast of Kimi ni Todoke reminds me a bit of Kare Kano :)

I tend to rewatch Kimi ni Todoke more than Kare Kano, because despite wanting so much more after the series, ultimately Kimi ni Todoke feels much more finished than Kare Kano (you can tell when the animators and producers fought near the end), but both series are must NOT be missed.

Kare Kano is slightly older in tone for the main couple, although I may be slightly biased by what I know of the manga, but both series cover most of the same subject matter. They both talk about living with a certain perception of who you are, and breaking out of that shell -- for both main male and female characters.


I'd recommend this because in the beginning, you get the idea that the girl is like this, but when you actually keep watching,the girl is actually something else, which is something to look forward to when you watch either one.

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun


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Light-hearted, sponteanous and innocent boy against quiet antisocial heroine. Kaibutsu-kun is kind of a delinquent compared to Kazehaya-kun. But They both are true to their hearts and awesomely honest.


While i was watching Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun it kept reminding me of kimi ni todoke. very simular elements. if you like one im sure you will like the other.


This is the first show that came to mind for me.  Sawako and Haru are both characters who are outcasted and feared by their peers but want desperatly to make friends. All of the characters in both shows are as sweet as they are awkward, and often have trouble communicating. However, where as most of the misunderstandings in Tonari no Kaibutsu arise from their blunt, egocentric, overzealous all or nothing attitudes- the problems in Kimi ni Todoke stem from their insecurities and inability to openly state what they want. Essentially, these shows are both the same love story but with two couples who represent completely different approaches and understandings of life.


Kimi Ni Todoke and Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun both have that "girl meets boy" feel. There is an unsociable girl who meets a guy. Though the main charecters are far from being alike, it has the same romantic and sweet feel to it.The animation is similar. Kimi ni Todoke is slower paced than Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun.  Both are really great animes.


Both are funny and cute with good characters and intresting episodes that makes you want to continue watching.

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