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.
Shy, crybaby Fumi has just transferred into Matsuoka Girl’s High School, in the city of Kamakura. It’s been ten years since she moved away, leaving her dear friend Akira behind; and soon, the two are reunited once more. Akira is now attending Fujigaya Girls’ Academy, though she and Fumi still manage to see each other regardless. Between classes and social engagements, the two will experience love, the struggle to admit one’s true feelings, and the joy of companionship.
These series are very similar in a sense that they provide that peaceful, quiet and relaxing atmosphere. A heartwarming watch. Whichever you decide to view, I am certain you would love the other.
Both these shows are romances that are a little slower paced than most of this ilk, and while the art style aren't the exact same style, they both take a soft approach with their visuals, Aoi Hana in particular.
While Aoi Hana is a shoujo-ai series rather than a straight up shoujo like Kimi ni Todoke, the female lead in both is a quiet individual who is inexperienced in love. The latter focuses a bit more on comedy than the former, but both are pretty heart warming school romance stories.
Moritaka Mashiro feels as if life is passing him by; with no dreams or motivation, he trudges through day-to-day life. One day, after leaving his notebook behind, he returns to school and finds the smartest guy in class, Takagi, waiting for him. Takagi is happy to return the book, but on the condition that Mashiro agrees to become a mangaka with him. Though Mashiro initially declines, he soon reconsiders when he discovers that the girl he likes, Azuki, dreams of becoming a voice actress. And after promising that she can have the lead role if their manga is ever adapted into an anime, he suggests that they get married once they are both successful! Shockingly, she agrees to the proposal and Mashiro and Takagi embark on their quest to become manga artists.
On the face of it these series have little in common,but dig a little deeper and there is a lot that they share. Both focus on the relationships of students, and in both series these relationships are broken down to a microscopic scale, so that each text or lingering glance becomes a momentous event. It works to great effect and you can't help but get caught up in the romance of it all. The shows also share a similar visual flair, as well as slower pacing. If you enjoyed one of these shows I'd highly recommend checking out the other!
Well first off Bakuman is Shounen and Kimi ni Todoke is Shoujo, but they are very similar in the aspects of romance. Very sensitive character relationships
Asai Mugi's everyday life is very much impacted by a singular problem: she suffers from extreme shyness. Her sole friend Touyama Kayo would like to help her out as they've just entered high school, but Mugi's shyness is the sort that steals her voice entirely. It is too bad for Mugi that a freak shout on her part attracted the attention of Nono Ichinose. Nono is on a mission to save her Drama Research Society, and she isn't prepared to accept shyness as excuse from on-stage performances! With a small group of close friends to encourage and educate her, Mugi will be given a chance to be more than she is now. But, can someone so terribly shy really become a stage actress in just a few short months?
Kimi ni Todoke and Hitohira are about two painfully shy high school girls and their struggles to change themselves for the better. Along the way, they make new friends and learn about themselves.
In both of these anime there is a shy girl who eventually overcomes their disposition by the help of some special friends. They have significant differences but they are still quite similar in bringing out the same kind of emotions.
Tsukimi is an otaku and jellyfish enthusiast whose only means of coping with the world is to reject it: she and her friends live in a house they declare a man-free zone, generally avoid 'stylish people', and spend their days blissfully bonding over geeky rituals. As misfortune would have it, their convenient existence is about to be turned on its head by the arrival of Kuranosuke, a seemingly beautiful young woman who is actually a beautiful young man. While he may be strange even by their standards, Kuranosuke embodies everything Tsukimi secretly dreams of being - a princess as ethereal as a floating jellyfish - and promises the kind of mind-boggling adventures only possible when geek meets chic!
Both are stories about 2 people with very different character falling in love with one another. one seems to notice faster than the other.
Both Kuragehime and Kimi ni Todoke focus on sweet, socially inept girls who make friends with new, exciting people. Their new friends do their best to help them into "normal" society. Both series are funny, heartwarming, and like to flip between adorable and akward.
The studious and uptight Chiaki is well-known as the top pianist of his school, and dreams of becoming a world-class conductor like his idol, Viera; but his fear of flying (which makes studying abroad impossible) combined with a recent break-up and dismissal from his piano instructor causes that future to seem both bleak and unlikely. After collapsing outside of his apartment, drunk, Chiaki inadvertently meets a young woman named Nodame who, while quite talented at the piano, is unclean, clumsy, and haphazard. Despite being almost polar opposites, the two begin to grow closer and work, together, to overcome the obstacles in their careers.
While they seem different both in setting ( college vs high school ) in characters ( strict guy + cheerful girl vs cheerful guy + gloomy girl) and even in the designated age of viewers (josei vs shoujo) they still should appeal to the same kind of audience.
Both of those shows are lighthearted tales of growing up, and finding friendship/love. Both maintain the balance between the comedy, romance and "heartwarming". Both shows due to beatiful animation and good ost create a really warm mood, and easily bring smiles to viewers face. If you like one check the other.
Although the Girl in this anime isn't shy like Sawako, you see a relationship grow between them while the leads dont and eventually they accept each others feelings and the guy encourages the girl to do her best with supporting friends :)