After having lived elsewhere for several years, Sana returns to the town in which he grew up in, and quickly begins to reacquaint himself to his surroundings and new high school. While there, Sana runs into his four childhood friends: Shuu, Shuri, Aoi, and Nanaka; but for some strange reason Nanaka gives him the cold shoulder. As he goes about his new daily life, can Sana rebuild his friendship with Nanaka while trying to deal with a troubling secret from his past?
Ever since their first meeting at six years old, Hikari Hanazono has struggled to defeat her rival Kei Takashima at anything, whether it be athletics or academics. To date she has proven unsuccessful, resulting in Kei constantly referring to her as "second place." In reality, Kei has been in love with Hikari for quite some time, but Hikari remains completely oblivious to the fact. Now, as the top two students in a prestigious academy, the duo continues their long-running competition as part of the school's elite class of seven, the Special A. Will Hikari ever surpass Kei... or realize that he loves her?
Having recovered from a mysterious accident that caused him to suffer amnesia, Hashiba Sora is just starting to get his life back together. On the road to recovery, his steady progress is interrupted when he acquires a new roommate (who supposedly is his childhood friend), Fujimori Sunao. Their relationship becomes even more complicated with the appearance of Ran, an alternate personality inhabiting the same body as Sunao! Faced with the shadows of his past, can Sora regain his lost memories and make sense of what is happening around him?
And after the separation, they meet again. The reasons may be different, but they do meet again after so many years. The plot lines have almost no big differences, except that the genres are different. Both Sukisho and Myspelf;Yourself hold hidden truths from the past thatare actually what ties the couples together. Sana from Myself;Yourself and Fujimori from Sukisho return to their friends and a series of events begins. What awaits them at the end? Will they find happiness? See for yourself!
Yamato Akitsuki has recently moved to Tokyo, and in order to maintain his less than wealthy lifestyle, he currently works at his aunt's bathhouse. While walking by the school one evening he sees a girl by the name of Suzuka practicing the high jump, and is instantly in love. Even better is the realization that Suzuka lives next door! Determined to prove himself worthy of her affections, Yamato decides to join the school's track team and show her what he’s got, but things won’t be so easy; for Suzuka has a love interest of her own, and it isn’t Yamato...
Myself;Yourself and Suzuka are very much similar in the main characters and the overall mood. However, Myself;Yourself has quite a few more "happy" moments than Suzuka. The female lead of Myself;Yourself is similar to that of Suzuka because they both have a past they wish to forget, and reject the male lead due to circumstances within the story, however, in a tsundere sort of way. The pacing in Myself;Yourself is a bit awkward as they chose to focus on minor characters for quite a large portion of the 13 episodes, while Suzuka focused almost completely on the main pair for the entire 26 episodes. If you liked either of these series and wouldn't mind a slightly differently paced story, Myself;Yourself and Suzuka are great choices.
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?
Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?
A tentative recommendation, however both are dramas that deal with the themes of suicide, and responsibilities to parents/work... Myself, Yourself is more heavily romance and doesnt have the humour, nor is it as 'complex' as NHK.