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Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

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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bonbon2190 bonbon2190 says...

After watching one episode of Hiyokoi I realized right away that it is very much like Kimi ni Todoke. Both stories are about a shy girl who doesn't yet have many friends. The girl comes to admire the popular boy in class who everyone likes and crowds around. In Hiyokoi the girl is frightened with meeting new people, but in Kimi Ni Todoke people are frightened at first at her. Both anime are sweet and romantic.

xxSilencexx xxSilencexx says...

If you liked Hiyokoi you'll like Kimi ni Todoke and vice versa, even though I have only watched the first episode of the latter, I see strong resemblance. The main female characters are both shy and not out going and the main males are out-going and friendly. Both animes a similiar style and there messages seems to be clear, the use of colour makes both quiet bright animes. Finally, they both leave you feeling good, even if nothing overly amazing happens

sothis sothis says...

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...

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

These two series share a strikingly similar premise: shy girl with zero self-confidence meets a kind popular and outgoing guy who changes her view on the world and helps her integrate into their high school class. With Hiyokoi only spanning one episode, Kimi ni Todoke is far more developed as as tory, but if you like one then you'll likely find the other entertaining.

kotokokonoko kotokokonoko says...

both animes are about a shy sweet girl who meets a popular boy who helps her overcome her shyness

eaper eaper says...

These series both focus around a very outgoing guy and a very shy girl's romance. KnT is much longer, so it is a lot more slow to develope, but they both have a similar bit of humor, a similar feel, and similar bubbly/starry background (as in art style) running throughout.

BlueFeathers BlueFeathers says...

The main boy in both of these tries to help a girl that's not fitting in and they end up falling for each other. I really like the characters from both.

hypnokinesis hypnokinesis says...

Both stories centre around a socially-awkward, shy and lovable herione falling for the popular guy in school. They both overcome issues and settle down into their classes and you can see them grow.

dandere dandere says...

Both anime focus on a shy girl trying to make friends, while falling in love with the most popular guy in school.

ali0889 ali0889 says...

Both of these animes are really similar and super cute!! Both plots center around the budding romance between a shy and timid girl and the cute popular guy. The difference in Kimi ni Todoke is that the main character Sawako terrifies the other students b/c of her resemblance to a horror movie character, whereas in Hiyoki, Hiyoki is shy and small but this is what attracts her to everyone. Both are really great animes and I suggest also reading the manga for both if you want to pick up where the animes left off!!!

MFM MFM says...

well, they're both about a shy girl who wants to have friends and be part of sth and who ends up with a kind and popular guy. very similar anime. kimi ni todoke has a bigger and more complex plot, though.

lindapearl lindapearl says...

Both Hiyokoi and Kimi ni Todoke involve around a school life environment where a shy girl who doesn't get along well with her classmates slowly starts to get along with everyone through the help of a popular male classmate. As the story progresses, the female and male characters slowly starts to develop feeling for each other but can't find a way to confess to one another. If you like one, you might like the other.

Toradora!

Toradora!

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?

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xxSilencexx xxSilencexx says...

Easy recommendation, Toradora and Hiyokoi have an amazing amount of similarities. Firstly, in both the main characters have an preconception about them (wether this is true or false is up to the viewer) which starts the plot. Both main females are alike in stature, however not in attitude. Both feature a nice comedic atmosphere and generally make the audience feel good. Finally, both are school-based love stories, which makes this recommendation fairly easy.

mmke mmke says...

these two anime remind me of each other, probably because the characters look the same but have completly different personalities. yuushin is popular with everybody while ryuuji is feared by everybody. hiyori is shy while taiga is violent.

Rilkar Rilkar says...

Both shows are romances between a tall guy with blue hair and a very short girl. And in both shows the guy helps the girl overcome her problems. If you like one you should watch the other.

eaper eaper says...

These series both are romantic comedies with a very small female lead (although character design is about all the female leads have in common). Each series both have a feel of that awkward first love with some comedy mixed in.

cahbayb cahbayb says...

Little girl (in stature) finding love. Although the girls characters are opposite -one loud and outgoing seeking trouble, the other shy and reserved.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

How shall I compare these two anime, let me count the ways. Both have short leading lady, and I mean tiny, with an animal nickname (tiger and chick). Also, they look really similar. The leading male is a blue-haired guy who becomes involved with the leading lady by complete coincidence. There is also the red-haired best friend that has way more confidence than the leading lady. These two school life romances were just made for each other. 

Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex is a story of a boy and a girl. The girl, Koizumi Risa, is much taller than the average Japanese girl; and the boy, Atsushi Otani, is much shorter than the average Japanese boy. Due to their immense difference in size and constant bickering with each other, the duo is unwillingly the school’s comic relief. As Risa and Otani continue to provide endless laughter for the masses, their friendship develops; and with that, so does Risa’s feelings for Otani...

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BoneFingers BoneFingers says...

It's the same complex the other way around, Hiyokoi is so short so it's hard to judge but just watch one if you watched the other and you will most likely not be left unfullfilled.

eaper eaper says...

These titles each focus on a pair of people that get along to the point that everyone makes fun of them for "flirting" or "dating" despite the fact that they're not. The series also have a romantic comedy vibe with several emotions being used in each.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

At first, I was going to make this only a one-way recommendation, since the story styles aren't really similar, and they only had in common the tall vs short romantic pairing, and a basic comic style.  But when trying to decide if I should recommend Hiyokoi to Lovely Complex or instead recommend Lovely Complex for Hiyokoi, I realized that fans of either show would most likely also enjoy the other.  I don't get the feeling that fans of either would find it too disappointing to see the other show, and in fact fans of either show would most likely appreciate the other just as much.  So, if you like Lovely Complex and want to see a short and sweet version of a similar story, you should watch Hiyokoi. Conversely, if you enjoyed Hiyokoi and are ready to see something a bit longer with a similar theme that also shares a good romantic comedy vibe, then you should check out Lovely Complex!

LadyWaifu LadyWaifu says...

Both shows have the tall one and short one. I really loved Hiyokoi and I loved Lovely Complex, so you should watch this! ^-^

Romantica Clock

Romantica Clock

14-year-old Akane is energetic and popular while her twin brother Aoi is aloof and intelligent. Despite being siblings, Akane finds herself unable to get over her jealousy of Aoi and build a relationship with him.

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YuiYui YuiYui says...

Both of these anime are really just a one off thing, they are both used to promote the manga in one way or another. Clearly Hiyokoi is slightly more detailed due to the lenght but both serve for the same sort of purpose. They both are slightly romantic and have small elements of comedy. However due to the short episodes (Romantica Clock) and the single 24 minute episode (Hiyokoi) you don't really find out much, once again leading us to the idea of promoting the manga. Even so I think if you liked one you should find the other as interesting

Anime123Freak123 Anime123Freak123 says...

I think this is similar to Hiyokoi because they are both short series. Another thing it follows the same theme and moral. The protagonist in these animes are trying to get over fear or jealousy, but romance is twisted inside both stories. So watch and find out! :D

Nagareboshi Lens

Nagareboshi Lens

Risa is a high school girl with zero experience in romance. Meanwhile, a boy named Yuugure is the most popular student in Risa's school year. Even though the two have had no contact with each other in the past, they find themselves at school at the same time one night.

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YuiYui YuiYui says...

So both of these anime are about two very different female and male students in a certain school and how their relationship slowly grows. However neither go into too much detail, due to the fact that they are mean't to promote the manga. But the basic story is pretty similar, two students in a school and a story of their relationship, also the friends around the both of them. I believe that if you enjoyed one, you should enjoy the other.

AmitteSukku AmitteSukku says...

Both of these feature sweet romance and are targeted at young girls, both are enjoyable, although the stories aren't really cliche.

MM!

MM!

Seeking a cure for his depraved masochism, Taro Sado approaches the Second Volunteer Club on the recommendation of his best friend, Tatsukichi. There he finds the help of the violent but kind Mio Isurugi who promises to beat the masochism out of him by any means necessary. Will Taro be able to survive the assaults of this upperclassman, the overly-affectionate attentions of his mother and sister, and still lead a normal school life? Unlikely. But will he get over his perverse fetish? He sure hopes so.

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xxSilencexx xxSilencexx says...

Yeah, this one is a gut recommendation.

If you like Hiyokoi or MM! you may like the other. Both main character feel that their problem is preventing them from achieving their goals (Sado = Masochism, Hiyori = Shyness) and they're are both, essentially school-based love stories. The differences being, that MM! is more perverted and haremish, and Hiyokoi is more Shoujo. but if you like one you will most probably like the other

Suki desu Suzuki-kun!!

Suki desu Suzuki-kun!!

Short, athletic Hikaru Suzuki has just started his first year at junior high school, and things couldn’t be more eventful. He’s reunited with his sisterly childhood friend Chihiro Itou and had a glance at the wealthy, egotistical other Suzuki named Shinobu. However, most importantly, Hikaru’s first day of school yields another life-changing encounter: his first meeting with the shy would-be actress Sayaka Hoshino…

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YuiYui YuiYui says...

These are both anime which are there for the purpose of advertising the manga, they give you a short glipse into what you would expect in the manga. They both only give you a short idea of the manga though, they don't go into as much detail as the manga would. The whole idea like I mentioned its to try and get you to read the manga, the story in both is quick and simple. Both are romance and have a range of character, who you might say are pretty similar. So if you liked one the other should be interesting for you.

My Little Monster

My Little Monster

Impassive girl meets trouble maker in a brand new love story! After Mizutani Shizuku, a girl whose sole interest is studying, is asked to deliver some handouts to Yoshida Haru, a boy who hasn't come to school after spilling blood on the first day, she finds herself the target of his affection. This is a story about a boy and a girl who struggle with love and friendship. Opening yourself up to other people forces you to be honest with yourself.

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Two series with very strong shoujo romance vibes. The similarities do not stop here, with the introduction of the main male leads which are similar in both cases in terms of eccentricity. Furthermore, the female leads have a little bit of a quirk to them (small stature in Hiyokoi and speaking her mind in Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun). The dynamic between these main protagonists are somewhat similar, although Hiyokoi is one more of distant admiration, while Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is one more dealing with problem of emotional indiferrence (and a certain stubborness). 

It's not particularly a bad thing that these two shows differ on the aforementioned fronts, seeing that the main setting and feel of these shows is incredibly similar.  The only real difference is that Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is a whole lot longer than Hiyokoi, which means there's simply more room for character developments and twists. Hiyokoi is more predictable due to that reason.

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You 2nd Season

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You 2nd Season

It’s now mid-February and, while Sawako continues to grow closer than ever to Chizu and Ayane, her relationship with Kazehaya has skidded to a halt, with both parties still unable to admit to their feelings for each other. As another school year arrives however, a new man enters Sawako’s life, the flirtatious Kent – and he’s taken a special interest in the awkward teen! With a new man grabbing at his crush’s attention, Kazehaya’s patience is beginning to run out. But what exactly are Kent’s motives, and will Sawako ever be able to find a way to convey her sentiments to the boy she loves?

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Tenshi Nanka ja Nai

Tenshi Nanka ja Nai

Welcome to Hijiri Academy! Completed only as of this year, freshmen are the only students who walk its halls; and now, a student body has been elected. As newly-appointed vice president, well-liked and cordial Midori Saejima knows she has her work cut out for her, in more ways than one: she’s been in love with the president, Akira Sudoh, ever since she secretly saw him care for a stray kitten one rainy night. As Midori’s feelings continue to grow, she finds herself more and more convinced that Akira has a girlfriend, much to her dismay. Will Midori come to terms with her feelings and confess, or accept that her love may be unrequited?

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