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Suki-tte Ii na yo.

Alt titles: Say "I love you".

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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 However, the girl can’t stay withdrawn forever, especially after attracting the attention of the handsome Yamato, who finds her caustic personality interesting and strives to date her after she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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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Suki-tte Ii na yo. Specials DVD Special 2012 TBD
Sukitte Ii na yo. OVA OVA 2013 TBD

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Suki-tte Ii na yo. 2008 TBD
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Yoshiko OKUDA Character Design
Toshimasa KUROYANAGI Director
Yuuji NOMI Music
Kanae HAZUKI Original Manga Creator

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Suki-tte Ii na yo. ThePlanetsLastDance 5/10 Feb 7, 2014
Say "I love you". ThePlanetsLastDance 5/10 Feb 7, 2014
Suki-tte Ii na yo. Demelza 8.5/10 Dec 31, 2012
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Kimi ni Todoke

Kimi ni Todoke

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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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. 

beepretty12

Sukitte Ii na yo and Kimi ni Todoke are a lot alike plot wise and character wise, although in my opinion Sukitte is a more realistic version of Kimi ni Todoke. In Sukitte, there are more real life situations, where with Kimi, its way more innocent. I absolutely loved both animes though, so if you liked one, you're sure to like the other.

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.

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.

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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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

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Mahmooda300

Both of these anime have the same type of main characters, the unsociable girl that eventually makes friends, and the tall, black-haired male. They also have key similarities in the story line.

I love both of these anime but, if i had a choice between them, I would choose Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun because of the comedy in it.

I recommend watching both if you liked one or the other!

paperwings

They have a lot of similarities, first of all the anti-social femenine main character who starts making friends when she meets a boy. They are both full of misunderstandings because of the characters keeping their thoughts for themselves without telling anyone.

If I had to choose between one or the other, I personally would prefere Sukitte ii na yo, just because it is a bit more realistic (more kisses, less mental trip, the boy wanna go straight to the point, that's more likely, haha!)

TheFung

Both anime series consist of characters that are "new" to love. They don't know how to express their feelings to each other and often find it hard to detect the other's behavior but they try their hardest to make it work. 

Kyrok

Both of these series center around high shool romance, while Tonari is more quirky and fun, Suki-tte is more of a coming of age drama type. Either way both are great if you like romance.

Winterborn

The two shows have a lot of similarities in character base and plot, but the atmosphere is much different. Sukitte Ilnayo is much more innocent and lovey-dovey, while Kaibatsu has a lot more comedy. But that being said they are both very well done love stories between two unlikely people. The friends they make along the way seem very similar too. Any romance fan should check out both.

ST4RRCADE

Both anime have a similar story, although Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is more of a comedy-type and Suki-tte Ii na yo is a bit more dramatic. Both great to watch though..

kanamekakashi

both series are straight foward at the beginning (and nothing happend when you reach the ending) 

DuinHark

I watched both at the same time and i guess that they do have a similarity in how the characters grow and change over the course of the show. One more serious than the other but both enjoyable.

Bestanimeserie

Both anime are told from the main girl lead perspective and also start the same with a silent girl who doesn't have any friends and then get's a boyfriend. In Tonari it's a problem child (Hot-Headed and impulsive) and in Suki-tte it is the most popular guy in the school

Tonari has more comedy in it and Sukki-tte is more serious but if you liked one you will most likely like the other too

sjdiaz13

I find both anime very similar to each other. I watch Say "I love you" first then watch My Little Monster and loved them both. My little Monster has more comedy than Say "I love you". I would have to say Say " I love you" is a little more serious and focus more around the romance and the struggles that come along with it. Where My Little Monster focus around comedy and less on romance but the romance they do focus on is not as complex in my opinion.

cynosure

Both animes are just wonderful, and yes, while they are different in many aspects, for example, "Say I love you" is more serious and has less of a comedy touch to it, they both are very similar. The main characters(girls) have a hard time expressing their affection (or do i say they lack social skills), and then there are the main characters (guys) that break their outter shells! Along the way you will see how similar of temperaments they all have, and you will once more go along the characters in an epic journey!

emalvada

There are a lot of similarities, both happen on a school environment with a social outcast girl and a 'stand-out' guy, a lot of romance and incredible plots to split them appart. 

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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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CluelessGamer

Both deal with being IN the relationship, rather then stalling for half the series for the ping pong romantic build up. So you actually get to see the couples in love. The male lead is significantly more popular than the female lead. Both are well written and really capture what it's like to be in love, and learning how to be in a relationship and make it work. 'Say I love you' does a wonderful job of showing weakness, self esteem, and the details that people go through in order to be social, or just simply liked. Anyone that's ever felt bullied, lonely, unwanted, unatractive, or socially stressed will find these animes comforting, especially 'say i love you'.

Achan

Both of these anime deal with teenage girl life. Both of the main girls deal with peer pressure, low self esteem, and boys. They don't understand love and both of the animes give you this "first love" feeling. The guys are pretty much the same as well. Though say"i love you" is more light hearted and bokura ga ita is more "dark" compared to it. it brings out the real deal. I found say"i love you" to be a fresh reminder of love. Plus both of the main girls have the same first name xD

thundergirl

both have a character that starts to like another, and the other doesn't feel the same way at first, but then they have mutual feelings for each other. :)

norco

Both of these anime show a more in depth take on first love and what it's like for these young lovers to be in a relationship. They are different than your average high school romance series in that they explore the feelings of the characters during the relationship rather than simply showing two characters who like eachother coming together at the end. With more episodes, I would say that the romance in Bokura ga Ita is a little more fleshed out while in Suki-tte Ii na yo, you sort of have to fill in the blanks on your own.

These are both very good drama/romance series and I highly recommend them.

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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TrustInOne

The concept of lovey dovey is all in the air as the most popular boy and most hated girls are falling in love!Truely they compare one another, in similarties and hook-ups ! 

Psyche

Both involve a girl unknown to love and the most popular guy in school who tries to win them over and teach them about love. Suki-tte Ii Na Yo is a lot more mature, calm and dramatic, while Kaichou wa Maid-sama! has a lot of humour to it. If you liked one, you might just like the other.

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Nana

Nana

Nana Komatsu is on her way to Tokyo; now she can finally be with her boyfriend after a year of dating long-distance! On the train there, Nana Komatsu meets Nana Osaki – a girl who shares her name but seems to be everything Nana Komatsu is not; cool, street-wise, and a punk rocker. The two hit it off and spend the entire journey getting to know each other, but when they get to Tokyo, circumstance separates them seemingly forever. However, fate is not finished with these two. Whilst hunting for a place to live the two Nanas again cross paths. They decide to share a flat and become best friends in no time. Nana K. must learn to be independent and mature, while Nana O. works on becoming famous with her band; but together, they will learn about love and loss, and the growth that comes with it.

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LadyXIV

They both have that dramatic shoujo feel to them and are also animes people could possibly relate to. The characters and story are very cute and it is pretty eventful for a drama.

Bronia

Both shows have a soap opera sort of feel. This might turn off some, but if you're enjoying either one you could definitely love the other. Both focus very much on the personal growth of women, as well as the relationships and friendships of them. Nana and Suki-tte are both fairly mature for shoujo, in subject matter and portrayal of characters. Nana is more grown up, since it's about young adults. Suki-tte is still fairly grown up, although it's about older teens as they become adults.

Both are heavily focused of romance, but Nana definitely puts more emphasis on friends although Suki-tte does use friendship as one of the main themes as well.

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