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.
Both stories are similiar in terms of what the characters are like. In kimi Ni Todoke you have Sawako who befriends two girls in her school Ayane who is the girlie girl rumored to have dated more than 100 guys in middle school. Then theres Chizuru who is more tom boyish and has said to have been a Yankee.
Then in kono Ie De kimi to Itsuka befriends her two room mates who originally didn't get along and you have Arisa who is the girlie girl of this group as well who has rumored to have been with about 58 guys and Miyako who is the more tomboyish had rumored to shut down another school.