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Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

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  • Vol: 21+; Ch: 87+
  • 2006 - ?
4.425 out of 5 from 1,681 votes
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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 Relations

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Kimi ni Todoke TV 2009 Anime Adaptation
Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season TV 2011 Anime Adaptation
Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season Specials DVD Special 2011 TBD
Name Role
Karuho SHIINA Artist
Karuho SHIINA Author

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Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You MMaru 2/10 Jan 31, 2013
Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You Shanbutt 1/10 Sep 9, 2011
Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You Drahken 8/10 Oct 13, 2009
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  • 2009 - ?

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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Almost same setting: Female protagonist is transfer student with an indifferent personality and Male protagonist with bright personality. Some chapters of Hiyokoi also refer to "First time" which I think reminds me of KnT.


These two manga have many similarities. They're both about a shy high school girl who has trouble socializing with others but starts to open up as she spends time with the most popular boy in her class.


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...

I Am Here

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  • Vol: 5; Ch: 19
  • 2007

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You might like this manga because both of the main characters are at first misunderstood or shy and are separated from the rest of their class. Though both of them are used to this loneliness deep down inside they still long to be a part of the warm class. They both are given a chance far beyond their dreams with the help of the guy who is the center of the class and close friends they encounter through troubles along the way.


Both of these stories deal with a shy girl having a crush on a popular boy. They also deal with bullying from those ever so cruel teenage girls, at some point. These stories feel similar, but they have key differences.


When a shy girl is finally able to break out of her shell with the help of a cute boy then true friendship is finally reveled.  The love and hop the characters express throughout each manga entertained with relationships of everyone envolved. 

Last Game

Last Game
  • Vol: 5+; Ch: 29+
  • 2011 - ?

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I really liked both of these, and I think that the two main female characters are kind of similar. Also, they're both about the romance between the two main characters, where the guy is popular and love with the girl and the girl is completely oblivious and unaware.


These are very similiar, and kindof torturous to read, I think. The girl in both is socially isolated and just all and out awkward. The guy is, of course, a prince charming. The girl is totally oblivious to his feelings and only focuses on making friends. They're also school based.

If you like torturously slow, romance manga, then these are for you.


Both stories have an awkward main female character that is dense yet cute and a popular main male character that decides to woo her for whatever reason. The romance between the characters is slow to develop and silly/cute.

Strobe Edge

Strobe Edge
  • Vol: 10; Ch: 36
  • 2007


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They are both mangas that relate the high school life of a young girl. It reminds you of your first love and the happiest times spent at school.


Both are stories of a first love though the main characters' personality is different. The girl discovers love as a new experience. The humor in both are very similar, and the cute romantic aspect of it would remind you of the other.


Both have the lovable and slightly clueless heroine falling for the most popular guy in school, supported by a cast of wonderful friends. They both give you that warm feeling after you read it :)

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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Both mangas focus on a girl who stays away from making friends their whole life only to be thrust into the spotlight by a popular boy who falls for them. They face similar situations and insecurities as they slowly begin opening up to the outside world. The character set up is also the same; boy - popular, girl - loner; after meeting boy and boy's question(Will you be my gf?) the girl makes two close friends that don't seem like girl's type at all. Both are touching stories about a difficult love life! :) It'll be impossible to like one and not the other. 


Both focus on an unpopular girl as she and the most popular guy in school fall in love. Both can get fairly heavy with the romance, and can be quite touching at times.

If you liked one i see no reason why you wouldn't enjopy the other.


When I was re-reading Suki-tte Ii na yo again after a long time, I thought 'hey! this setup reminds me a lot of kimi ni todoke!' and if no one recommended it already then I will!

Well, looks like someone beat me to it, which I guess kind of furthers why they're similar mangas.

Both stories center around an unpopular and lonely girl who, over the course of the story and with the help of her very popular love interest slowly manages to break out of her shell. Both mangas center around a cutesy and pure sort of romance as well as pure friendships, themed around the idea that your true friends will accept you the way you are. Both mangas are very heartwarming (as are their anime counterparts) and if you liked one it's highly likely you'll enjoy the other. Kimi ni Todoke is a bit slower moving with the main romance than Suki-tte Ii na yo is, and the latter is also full of more sexual references than the former, but both stories are still, at their core, very sweet stories of an innocent love.