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Say "I love you."

Say "I love you."

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 However, the girl can’t stay withdrawn forever, especially after attracting the attention of the handsome Yamato, who finds her caustic personality interesting and strives to date her after she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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cahbayb cahbayb says...

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 Drizz31MaleWV says...

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 annalisebee says...

Similar basis for the stories. Both shows are pretty cute, although Kimi ni Todoke is more innocent. 

smilieface23 smilieface23 says...

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 sandule says...

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. 

tinaditte tinaditte says...

Both of them have no friends at first, but then makes friends and afterward face the troubles by being socialeted

Atalea Atalea says...

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 RavenCorpse says...

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 MillyParis says...

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 Achan says...

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 Tolle says...

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 HaiMyNameIsCheese says...

Both stories follow a similar romance type style. They're both also very very cute. I know I enjoyed both.

hoffstyle hoffstyle says...

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.

kisa15 kisa15 says...

Both have a similar storyline. Kimi ni Todoke is longer with more innocent love. Suki-ette Ii na yo is more dramatic. Both are cute and worth watching!

snivets snivets says...

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 animelovexx says...

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 Anriiel says...

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 tootalls says...

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.

fairydragon1204 fairydragon1204 says...

They're both cute romances. I love how these two animes showed the process of developing feelings for others. 

FrozenLoving FrozenLoving says...

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 SamIchi says...

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. =)

athenawolf101 athenawolf101 says...

Cute popular boy Kazehaya falls in love with lonely, no so beautiful Sawako, and the story follows how their love blossoms! One point I would like to make here, my only negitive opinion is that they drag you along a little longer than Mei and Yamatos' little story. Bottom line, they are both so similar, but so different, that you'll fall in love with both either way!

FaithIsOptional FaithIsOptional says...

They have a simular story line. Both socially awkward teenage girls, broght out of "loneliness" by a handsom boy all the other girls want. They are both extremely cute.

Gryph Gryph says...

The art style is similar and they both have to do with young love.

RinReborn27 RinReborn27 says...

Sweet romance, caring boys and shy girls, both anime include these points. Also the story doesn't just revolve around the boy and the girl only, but some secondary characters get mixed in and new characters get introduced later into the story. There's also some comedy for a change of pace.

NoelleSasaki NoelleSasaki says...

They both contain a shy girl who is helped out by one of the most popular guys at their schools. Both girls warm up to the people around them as well as with the guy.

Daisuki Daisuki says...

In both series, the female protagonist is a social outcast who meets the most popular boy in her high school, leading to many first experiences in life that include making friends and falling in love. One major difference is that Kimi ni Todoke has more innonence out of the two.

Sethmac75 Sethmac75 says...

Both are stories of Teen romance. Both lead female characters deal with being awkward and having to navigate a bigger world than they are used to. Both males are popular and Social status in a big subject in each series. Both have comicial moments and share the same dramedy-esqe plots.

Jaabbi15 Jaabbi15 says...

They are similar in so many ways

  • Both main girls start off as the "losers" of the school
  • Their is a boy that acts as a catalyst and changes their perspective
  • Both girls have two friends who are definatley close with each other
  • They both having matching animals(Kimi ni Todoke has puppies, and Suki-tte li na yo. has kittens)
  • Their are girls who try to get into their way
  • The main male has a friend who seems interested in them, but those feelings change when they realize the main guy character has a crush on her.
  • The females are both subjected to cruel judgement

The few differences is

  • Mei is not as shy and timid as Sawako
  • Thier is more sexual comments through the show
  • Mei and Yamato are more physical than Sawako and Kaza.

If you love one you will surely love the other. 

However Kimi ni Todoke is more of a hair puller like "Umm.. okay when are they gonna kiss, when are they going to be official, when will they admit to each other. The ending was kind of dry in this but with only 14 episodes(their are 14 not 13) they surely got the point across

MarmaladeGuy73 MarmaladeGuy73 says...

Both of these series have a female lead who is withdrawn, but the boy brings something out of them. Both series are very good.

EdMoku EdMoku says...

They're both really good romcom that makes you feel the feels. They both approach some form of problem that resides in our society. That's the gist of it. However, if you break it down, it's pretty much really similar. Friendless girl likes the most popular guy. Under his guidence, they make more and more friends as they adapt to their surroundings. Really good.

Amadeus01 Amadeus01 says...

Astonishingly similar development showing how both anime's female protagonists while in the begining being ignorant  to feelings like love and friendship due to various reasons(betrayal, marginalisation) are finally able to expirience, thanks to the people around them - their new friends and love interests supporting and guiding them towards a new 'birghter' tomorrow.

KanariaMA KanariaMA says...

The same main idea,about a girl that don't have any friends and then a nice guy helped her to have a new life ,etc.

Eunicorn Eunicorn says...

I agree to all of these people that recommend these mangas. Both female leads are outcasts in their school but the main lead changes them and became more recognizable towards other people, and even got them friends.

Emma2015 Emma2015 says...

They are both very touching love stories that touch on all the troubles that couples go through. It also has the same theme of popular boy falls for a quiet girl that is unpopular.

crispychicken crispychicken says...

Kimi ni Todoke and Suki-tte li na yo both have similar plots, where the guy gets the girl to break out of their shells. Both guys are refreshing and both girls grow to be shy and gentle.

sebastianfaustus sebastianfaustus says...

they both share conflict about the female lead about how they both respond to the men that come into their lives and how that will afect them

linwinona linwinona says...

It about a shy girl, popular handsome guy and how they fall in love, but also work through their own individual problems together. It was really sweet and if you like Kimi ni Todoke I recomend this one as well! :)

minoriakabe minoriakabe says...

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Both anime have two male students who are the most popular guys in their own schools. And they fall in love with two girls who are misunderstood in the whole school. In Say I Love You, Kurosawa Yamato falls in love Tachibana Mei. A girl who's all gloomy and have a 'leave-me-alone' aura on her for some reason. He finds Mei quite unique for she's not like the other girls who always flirt with him and only cares about their looks. Mei's... well, normal. In Kimi ni Todoke, Kazehaya Shouta falls in love with Kuronuma 'Sadako' Sawako. A girl who's nicknamed after a ghost! Why? Well, she's always pale, her hair gets in her face's way, she always whispers when she's saying something and when she smiles... You don't wanna know. Though Shouta sees something in her that very few people notices as well. Her knidness.

These couples change their partner's lives little by little and discover some dark secrets from their past.

Cdelong1721 Cdelong1721 says...

Yes I like both of them beacause they both involve a high school romance and yet each time I see the series all over again. I like the slight romantic challenge in the storyline in the anime.

Deanjiaman Deanjiaman says...

The storyline is very much same as the most popular boy likes the girl who is isolated from everyone but seriously i love Mei Tachibana and Kuronuma Sawako both coz when in love they both are so cute. In kimi ni todoke sawako is helped by Kazehaya a lot and in seki itte linayo mei tachibana is helped by yamato kun. Sawako is the girl who stays alone for a while like Mei Tachibana but soon when they are in love the story becomes amazingly amazing.

Seki itte and kimi ni todoke both are a epic romances if u are one who is looking for a serious love story which is cute too go for Seki itte linayo if u have seen Kimi ni Todoke And viceversa. You will surely enjoy it. But surely go for the manga too because manga is the good too, so please check out the manga.

In kimi ni todoke there are 2 seasons and in seki itte only 1 season. Kimi ni todoke is a serious romance where both the characters take their time i.e. male and female protognist whereas there in  Say i love you its a bit shorter in anime version.

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The Wallflower

The Wallflower

Nakahara Sunako, a high school girl whose interests include horror movies, coffins and gore, is sent by her aunt to live in an extravagant mansion with four ridiculously handsome boys. As if living with these “radiant creatures” who give her constant nosebleeds isn’t hard enough, she soon discovers that the boys have made a bet with her aunt: in exchange for free rent, they will try to mold Sunako into a magnificent lady. As someone who has cast aside all her femininity and sworn to live in darkness, Sunako is ready to do whatever it takes to nullify these efforts; but is there a way for the creatures of darkness and light to coexist?

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cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both Sawako from Kimi ni Todoke and Sunako from Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge are female protagonists who give off an extremely creepy vibe. While this is well-founded in the horror-loving Sunako and completely wrong for Sawako, this ongoing creepy theme is prevalent in both series. Also, while they are handled differently, both are ezzentially about male protagonists attempting to transform a socially awkward girl. If you enjoyed one, it's well worth watching the other.

Szwagier Szwagier says...

Both of those shows focus on a gloomy, "sadako-like" girl without much self-confidence. Due to influence of a certain boy (or a group of boys in Yamanade) she gradually changes her ways, becomes more open and learns how to loose the "ghost" aura in order to show her beauty.The main difference is that Yamanade main focus is comedy, and Kimitode main focus is heartwarming. Still, both are entertaining shoujo stories with "if-you-make-effort-you-can-change-and-make-friends" theme.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge and Kimi ni Todoke have very scary girls as the main heroines, or at least everyone believes them to be scary.  The male protagonists in the story are attempting to change the socially awkward girls into something'normal' for the society around them.  Neither one of the heroines have very much self-confidence in themselves which makes it hard for them to make friends.  The journey to change is what is exciting about each of the series.

tekgen tekgen says...

Both girls are mistaken for the girl from the ring. These two creepy protagonists go through very similiar battles to become 'normal'. Kimi ni Todoke is a little more dramatic/romantic though.

minhchau1997 minhchau1997 says...

Both animes Kimi ni Todoke and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge are very similar because they were both girl who are very scary at the beginning and was thought to be the Sadako girl from the ring and they weren't really good at communicating to others. But then a boy shows up trying to change them and it turns in to a romance anime

NimirRa NimirRa says...

Sawako and Sunako- both girls with a creepy vibe likened to Sadako from the Japanese horror film The Ring. Due to said creepiness they are often misunderstood and avoided by their peers. But their true personalities come out when certain someones take it upon themselves to understand them. These two shows have lots of similar circumstances, but where Kimi ni Todoke focuses the situation in a more realistic light- YNSH takes a slightly more zany and comedic approach.

theresabooty theresabooty says...

It's also about an out-casted girl. She was scarred by her old love, so she lost hope. She starts to isolate herself with "dazzling creatures." Those dazzling creatures are her house-mate, but they have to help her become a proper lady for a lower rent.

goshikku goshikku says...

Both series are about a girl who scares others as "ugly" they are. Suffer much from being antisocial and not able to speak with others. The series will tell their adventures and gradual transformation.

Obscene Obscene says...

Both of these animes are about an 'outcast' girl who eventually blossoms throughout the story. If you loved Kimi ni Todoke, you will love Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge. I promise you that much. (:

AngelVienola AngelVienola says...

Yamato and Kimi both have the shy and "creepy" main girls there is more romance in kimi but more comedy in yamato... both awesome :D

dorkopatamus dorkopatamus says...

Both protaganists are not your traditional heroine. Every guy in the show doesnt like them, and they don't turn everything to gold that they touch. Both funny!

seine seine says...

both of them have beautiful plots AND beautiful bishounen protagonists and the love stories between sunakoXkyouhei and sawakoXshouta will keep you watching both of the series!

Shiryuki Shiryuki says...

Sunako and Sawako are the same. And both anime are worth watching.                  

mechasally mechasally says...

Both Sawako and Sunako are actually quite similar and have people trying to open them up! <3

vinod vinod says...

the stories are similar in focusing female lead as scary look but pure hearted,while the male lead helps them to open up to the world.

both anime has good humour but kimi ni todoke lime light romance

B1ueMonstar B1ueMonstar says...

Both involve school life and horror/scary looking girl. Both are also really cute but Kimi ni Todoke more in the Love story area and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge is more comedy story area.

raniok raniok says...

the girls are both unpopular and antisocial. they both include the girls trying to become popular, although Kimi ni Todoke has way more romance than Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series feature creepy looking girls who have problems fitting in. They both go about it in different ways, but if you enjoyed one I think you'd like the other. 

OkamiHime95 OkamiHime95 says...

Both series focus on a "Sadako-like" girl, who practically everyone fears, up until a certain point in both animes.

ConnieSpringah ConnieSpringah says...

The two main characters seemed to be alike in a couple of ways. Their names also sound kind of similar to me so when I first began The Wallflower it instantly reminded me of Sawako from Kimi ni Todoke. I enjoyed both anime very much. The two main characters also turn into what I call a smaller cuter self of themselves n they look so tiny n adorable that seemed to be something both anime had in common.

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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yelizaveritas yelizaveritas says...

Two cutest stories about love and friendship. Both the main characters - Risa and Sawako - has their problems and friends helping them to overcome it all.

I can say a lot, but definitely, If you watch one anime you'd like the other.

unitzero unitzero says...

Both Kimi Ni Todoke and Lovely complex are sweet stories centered around coming of age romances. The sentimentality and use of "misunderstandings" as a plot device is central to both shows. While Lovely Complex has a little more comedy and Kimi ni Todoke is more of a drama both shows aim to pull at the same heartstrings while exploring the trials of understanding one's own heart. If you liked either of these shows you probably would enjoy the other. 

solrm122 solrm122 says...

If a super sweet high school romance is what you are looking for, you will not go wrong by watching either Kimi Ni Todoke or Lovely Complex. Both have that innocence that is so a part of what we all remember of our first love. That same innocence that seems to conquer all adversities. Both excellent, both romantic, both endearing. Watch them both!

anne21201 anne21201 says...

They both have a sense of breaking sterotypical barriers. Except the main characters of Lovely Complex have more comedy and more drama.

KiyoneSaya KiyoneSaya says...

Both anime are a dynamic of what can happen if budding friendship can take a turn to love interests. With either parties being unsure of the others feelings If you liked one you'd be sure to enjoy the other.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Though Kimi ni Todoke has a little more drame than Lovely Complex both series a still major comedies that use their comedy to help keep things lively and from becoming to burden with drama.  They both are still nonetheless heart-warming love stories about a guy and a girl in high school as they come to understand love.  If you liked one then you should definitely check out the other.

cahbayb cahbayb says...

This anime is the baby of Toradora & Kimi ni Todoke! You have the loud comedic act and the heart-tugging awww in this anime. Also, both Kimi ni Todoke & Lovely Complex have hilarious expressions and over exagerations. :)

DragonDancer DragonDancer says...

I loved both of these series' for the same reason. They are both stories based around the eventual romantic relationship between two people that are very different in other people's opinions.

In Kimi ni Todoke Its the tipical (though still great) Unpopular, shy girl gets popular guy. Lovely Complex is about a taller then average girl and a shorter then average guy. They have a lot in common and are really funny together, but that funnyness makes a romantic relationship hard to imagine and there hight detears them as well.

Both use misunderstandings and rivalreys as plot divises. Both are really great shows. They have to be my favorite romance anime's of all time. If you like one your shure to like the other.

Midnightstar90 Midnightstar90 says...

They both have an insecure main character, with issues of selfesteem. Both have alot of similarities regarding love situation, trouble with looks and selfawareness. Feelings that makes the main characters move you and feel for them the whole way!

Randoman Randoman says...

Both animes do very well in mixing humour elements in moderation (with Lovely Complex more inclined to humour, though), helping create a nice atmosphere around the plot. They both have a strong focus on friendship and lovely love stories.

LifeOutsideTheBox LifeOutsideTheBox says...

Both similar plots

boy and girl odd couple

cute storyline

tearjerker at times

kyliep123 kyliep123 says...

this is the cutest thing i have ever seen in my life. no joke. if you liked this, you'll like lovely complex. and vice versa.

Japanlover13 Japanlover13 says...

Kimi ni Todoke and Lovely Complex has got a good and sweet story. Lovely Complex is more comedic than Kimi ni Todoke, but Lovely Complex has got its own dramatic screens, too. The both main characters have got their own problems and happiness.

cheeseburito cheeseburito says...

it is because both of them are light=hearted love story with a little complex. both of them are interesting and are based on shoujo manga. both ogf them are sweet and gentle with a bit of mixed information. both are really cute anime, story and character wise. 

Deanjiaman Deanjiaman says...

The storyline is very much same as the most popular boy likes the girl who is isolated from everyone but seriously i love Koizumi Risa and Kuronuma Sawako both coz when in love they both are so cute. In kimi ni todoke sawako is helped by Kazehaya a lot and in lovely complex situation is completely different as the girl Koizumi Risa is tall and guy Ootani Atsushi is short and a shy type. Sawako is the girl who stays alone for a while Koizumi Risa is a comedy person and the couple in lovely compklex make it full of laughter but soon when they are in love the story becomes amazingly amazing.

Lovely Complex and kimi ni todoke both are a beautiful romances if u are one who is looking for a happy go lucky love story with twist and turns go for Lovely Complex. You will surely enjoy it. But surely go for the manga too because manga is the good too, so please check out the manga.

In kimi ni todoke there are 2 seasons and in lovely complex only 1 season. Kimi ni todoke is a serious romance where both the characters take their time i.e. male and female protognist whereas there in Lovely complex more to comedy and cute love story its a bit shorter in anime version.

Take care be happy.

Inu230 Inu230 says...

School romance comedies featuring love that blooms between two people who do not compliment one another in the eyes of most of their class/schoolmates.

Trudging through beliefs of one sided love, rumors, school events that push them together and weekend/holidays get togethers that often leave one if not both potential friends wanting more but holding their tongue(s).

tastypastryparty tastypastryparty says...

Similar characters and side characters from each show, cute moments, sweet high school romance, etc.

Maid-sama!

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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eaper eaper says...

These series both focus around a girl in a strange erm... school. Furthermore, each series contains a lot of extraordinary characters and great humor. If you enjoyed one series, you'll surely enjoy the other.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Kimi ni Todoke and Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Are similar to me because of the relationships between the characters.  The relationships that develop in the school settings and the support system that the main female protagonist is given from the ‘hero’ of the series.

KiyoneSaya KiyoneSaya says...

While the art style is similar for both of these series I'd say the biggest thing that stands out for me is how the guys in these anime give the leading lady a softer edge. Truly showing the vibrant colors of the protagonists.

cahbayb cahbayb says...

Youll need to complete the second season aswell for these two to be similar. Theyre both school romances with lots of comedy.

Atalea Atalea says...

They both take place at school. The guys are only interested in one girl. The set-up is the same, but in Kimi Ni Todoke both of the characters are very shy. They love each other but don't know how to express these feelings. In Kaichou wa Maid-Sama is the guy a bad boy and the girl is a strong and confident woman. But Misaki is still shy to love and doesn't want to give in. It's both about the girl experiencing love. You'll love both Kazehaya from Kimi ni Todoke as Usui from Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!

bekybooo bekybooo says...

These anime's seem very similar. At first I had no idea why but then when I though about more I realised why. Protagonists both develops relationships with a guy with out realising and then the guy comes and changes her life. I doubt there is anyone who likes one but not the other. :)

seine seine says...

the love stories are just so good and will really do make you smile! you can clearly see how each of the lovers' feelings for each other are developing~

wenning wenning says...

Both stories are about a high school girl that is clueless about love. What's different is that in Kimi ni Todoke, you get to see an insecure, low confidence girl and on the other side, in Kaichou wa Maid-sama, you get a loud and active girl. However, both of them are shy and unaware of their feelings. The two love stories are so pure that you will go "KYAAAA" throughout the entire show~ 

mikababy mikababy says...

You know when romance is just too good to be true, you just have to deny it. This is a must watch. Words cant describe how awesome and hilarious this is.

basanty basanty says...

It's beautiful anime about pure romance , both are great anime to improve the love and to left our sadness

athena4wisdom athena4wisdom says...

I GARENTEE THAT YOU WILL LOVE THIS SHOW. This is by far one of my favorite shows because of the humor and romance. Like Kimi Ni Todoke, Maid-Sama is filled with humor, lovable male and female leads, and TONS of romance. I highly suggest this anime because it is so heart warming. Just watch one episode and YOU WILL BE HOOKED!

Bunniest Bunniest says...

one of the best love story I've ever seen

true love, not have other to disturb, i like it

crybabyddl crybabyddl says...

I think these two are good shows for anime beginners! I enjoyed both of them so hopefully you will too!

Blue Spring Ride

Blue Spring Ride

At the end of her first year of high school, the main heroine, Futaba suddenly has a chance encounter with her first love, Tanaka Kou. Three years ago, he transferred schools before she was able to say how she felt about him. After meeting each other again, Futaba realizes that he has gone through many changes. He acts more cool and even had his last name changed to Mabuchi. Gradually the two rekindle their love while piecing together what had happened in the time that they were apart.

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Noriko Noriko says...

These two shows are very very similar!

And both are great so if you like high school romance anime, these two titles are for you ^^

AzureMoon AzureMoon says...

When I watched Blue Spring Ride I got the same kind of feeling as when I watched Kimi ni Todoke. Both have likeable main characters and of course drama and romance. They both touch my heart and make me cry at times. I think if you liked one you will surely like the other.

felody felody says...

yep they are very similar to each other. both drama are about friendships and love. great story line. great background drawing

Atalea Atalea says...

The art style is very similar and both are about finding love and friendship. Blue Spring Ride is more dramatic and therefor more realistic, while Kimi ni Todoke focuses more on the comedy and pure love aspect. Nevertheless these are some of the best shoujo anime and really worth watching!

Ilsa Ilsa says...

Simiar but going in opposite ways. Kimi no todoke is more lika slice of life. Romance is not so dynamic. It may get you bored too but If you watched it first, Blue Spring Ride will interest you.

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

These are both Shoujo high school romances that center on a group of students and their various relationship. Both shows focus on one primary couple as they try to find a way to be together through all the various problems in their lives. 

Both these shows are pretty typical examples of the shoujo romance genre so they have similar art styles, the same kind of conflicts and both shows take a heavily dramatic approach to the relationships. In each show one or both of the main character's personal hangups prevent them from fully enterting into the relationship and then the couples try to work through the issue from there. 

Kimi no Todoke is a bit sweeter and more rosy where as Blue Spring takes a more mellow approach. However, both show can amp up the drama when necessary. Both shows also have a fair amount of comedy that works because of the charm of the characters. 

I would only warn you that KnT can go a little too heavy on the visual effects at times with the entire screen covered in love bubbles and sparkles. 

If you're looking for a simple but heartwarming romance that deals with typical teenage problems then these are the shows for you.

MahouShoujoStar MahouShoujoStar says...

they're very simillar, I first watched Kimi ni todoke, i thought it was cute and then I watched blue spring ride or ao haru ride, I got the same feeling I had when I watched Kimi ni todoke, with the same concept cute very likeable main characters in love with a boy from their class. 

motherof2WARS motherof2WARS says...

Simlarities:

Both Shojo, girls who are afraid to confess to the boy they like, they both have comedy. A girl making an effort to make true friends.

Differences:

While Kimi Ni todoke is very innocent (it takes them 20+ episodes just to kiss ) Blue Spring Ride is (slightly)more realistic, Blue spring ride also has some deeper topics involving death etc.

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rajaymoore rajaymoore says...

Both these anime have a less than popular girl who likes the handsome hero in the story say i love you has a gr8 romantic plot very intriguing to watch

snivets snivets says...

This is an easy rec--two sweet shoujo anime that go a bit deeper into the meaning and struggles of of friendships. Both also have super cute romance stories, which have a natural-feeling pace and break free from some of the usual tropes.

haruhirasawa haruhirasawa says...

they are both light love stories to enjoy and forget that you don't have a boyfriend  have a good time watching :)

AnimeSpaceBR AnimeSpaceBR says...

  • Both are excellent shoujos, they have excellent stories and remarkable characters, for sure I recommend both for those who like the genre =D !! ❤️❤️❤️ !!

sameemster sameemster says...

YES YES YES these two are a perfect recommendation for each other. i think that kimi ni todoke had more of a finished ending, while ao hara ride felt like the ending was kinda up in the air but nontheless

Hiyokoi

Hiyokoi

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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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.

My Love Story!!

My Love Story!!

Takeo Gouda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him (they want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa)! Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!

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Roxandria Roxandria says...

Both are bright, awkward love stories focused around unique and love able characters and their strong friendships. 

Netbug Netbug says...

Both are very sweet love stories filled with misunderstandings by both of the main characters.

samie samie says...

These story lines both have a refreshing vibe, but then they also have a lot of misunderstanding and anticipation. In both anime, we can see the two main characters coming together/ becoming closer a little bit at a time. 

In Kimi Ni Todoke, the plot is from the girl's point of view, and in My Love Story, the plot is from the boy's point of view. 

They're both sweet anime, If you're a giant sap like me, you'll enjoy both ( although they both have moments of frustration at times lol)

Hentaiprincess Hentaiprincess says...

-People are afraid of the main character

- the main characters that like each other are seen as an unlikely pair

- Main character is sweet

- tugs at your heart

Ahsixian Ahsixian says...

Warm simple romance. Characters develop against believable back stories of youth and growing up.

MikeSinner MikeSinner says...

Both are happy feel good series, that had me smiling broadly while watching the show almost the entire time. There is obviously also some drama involved, but most of all, they manage to give me that warm fuzzy feeling only great animes like these can do. A MUST watch love (comedy) story on the both of them!

Mashoe Mashoe says...

Definitely would watch My Love Story!! and Kimi ni Todoke. Comedy's always present. The main characters are so funny which will tear you up. Development of characters is a blast. Kimi ni Todoke might leave you crying or a bit cringe-worthy. Check My Love Story and Kimi ni Todoke out because they are definitely worth watching. 5 stars for both!

chrissysHB chrissysHB says...

very similar themes of romance and its chalenges as on struggles to except the one they like likes them back theres challenges making friends in both 

ashman711 ashman711 says...

both feature a protagonist who've been ostracized by their appearance. both then start to make friends and have a boyfriend/ girlfriend situation. Kimi is a bit more realistic as Shoujo goes but both have moments that will make you laugh out loud or tear up. 

mrsnezbit mrsnezbit says...

The humor is very similar, and the overall vibe of sweet pleasant and cute romance is found in both shows. Neither features heavy sexualization or pervertedness like a lot of shoujo does. They're two of the most lovable and pure shojo animes I've ever watched and the well-developed characters keep you invested in every single episode!

paperbooksjen paperbooksjen says...

Both main characters can be considered loners who only have one other person who understands them in the beginning. Then they have the main love interest who comes along to change the way they view things or life in general.

Smartredhead Smartredhead says...

both are feel-good nice rom-com shows featuring main characters that don't quite fit the model of a standard teen

We Were There

We Were There

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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Galadriel Galadriel says...

when i started watching Kimi ni Todoke i thought that this is like a season 2 for Bokura ga Ita, both of them have almost the same type of "touching" romance aspect and even the animation of this two animes are quite similar.Both of this animes have a realistic type of romance aspect so if you like one of them you will definitely like the other one as well

MDHTR MDHTR says...

Although Kimi ni Todoke is still on air, I'd like to recommend both ways. Both stories are about a girl & a boy having a romance, and while they get to know each other, they more and more get to know themselves. The inprovement of the characters of the story is a main point of the show. Highly recommended.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

One of the other series I first thought of when watching Kimi ni Todoke was Bokura ga Ita.  The relationship between the two main character have the same types of conflicts and real life issues that have to be overcome to make relationships work.  The naivity set forth by both of the main characters is accuratly portrayed, while the suspense of the series keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.

thought thought says...

Both of these animes are based on a school romance and real world issues that can come up

In my opinion Kimi ni Todoke is more eventful and quite hillarious.

Bokura Ga Ita is almost purely romance in contrast

ftislandx33 ftislandx33 says...

Both Yano and Shota have similar actions in some parts. I personally like Kimi ni Todoke better because it is less depressing, and Yano pisses me off a lot of times. And Nana also makes me mad sometimes because she is not truthful at times but Sawako is really truthful and innocent well Nana is innocent too. But in the end i like Kimi ni Todoke better because of the outlook of a happier ending and the main chracters Shota and Sawako i even like the side chracter Ryu. Also another downer on Bokura ga ita is Yamamoto I HATE HER!! But other than that Bokura ga Ita has a nice story and is sweet...but Kimi ni Todoke is better lighter story.

gretzky99 gretzky99 says...

If you liked one of these I'm sure you like romantic anime in general. If so then you should definitely check the other one because these shows are immensely soaked with romance. Another important common feature in Bokura ga Ita and Kimi ni Todoke is the school life theme.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Well both are fairly heavy romance animes that feature a female lead who tends to be somewhat naive to certain things.  Also certain parts of the male lead are similar as well though still different enough to make them not feel like copies of each other.  Though Kimi ni Todoke is more of a comedy with a good amount of romance mixed in and Bokura ga Ita is more romance with a lot of drama mixed in.  Both series are still basically the same in that they are both stories of highschool romances.

Chelsae Chelsae says...

Kmi ni Todoke is like a much better, innocent version of Bokura ga Ita. They both deal with drama within school and a developing relationship between the two main characters.

kalypso kalypso says...

The story lines are somewhat similar and the way its drawn. The anime itself is awesomly dramatic

 

 

LotsOfLaugh LotsOfLaugh says...

Both were amazing anime, I couldn't stop watching them.. i had to be dragged away from the computer!

Both have a destined to be couple, supportive friends, a 'friend' that tries to interfere with their relationship and they're both packed full of drama!

10/10 for me! :D

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

I'm making this recommendation because of the dynamic between the three female leads. Fruits Basket's Tohru and Kimi ni Todoke's Sawako are sweet, naive, selfless girls who have inexplicably befriended their school's typical anime "bad girls", who dote on her and are super-protective. It's really cute.

superprettytia superprettytia says...

The main girls in Fruits Basket and Kimi ni Todoke both have pure, naive, sweet hearts. Both girls have terrific friends who are overprotective. The art style in Kimi ni Todoke is similar to Fruits Basket.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The lifestyles both heroines lead in Kimi ni Todoke and Fruits Basket are similar.  They are trying to find a way to successfully fit in with the people around them.  For Tohru (Fruits Basket), she already has the winning personality and can easily make friends but she has to put that to good use to help the people around her.  Sadako (Kimi ni Todoke) desperatly wants to make friends with the people around her but everyone things she is scary, she goes out of her way to try and help everyone to gain their friendship.  Both girls are naive and beyond nice, both are refreshing series to watch.

phyakul phyakul says...

They both are heart warming and plot twisting.  Each characters has strong background.  It will worth your time!!

Einhertz Einhertz says...

Both stories focus around hard working and humble female leads, with hints of romance and teen life.

sawakoNOTsadako sawakoNOTsadako says...

If you like Kimi ni Todoke you'd like Fruits Basket (and vice versa) because they are both sweet, good natured romantic comedies with positive outlooks and loveable characters.

Kirenahana Kirenahana says...

I think both these series give a very "warm" feeling while watching them. Even though the plots are very different I believe that people who enjoyed one will definately enjoy the other as well. 

yoninayo yoninayo says...

Both anime have a very similar feeling in terms of mood and theme. Although Fruits basket at times touches on a few darker issues like abandonement, abuse and death, it remains light hearted through the personality of Honda Tohru.Her ernest desire to do everything to the best of her ability reflects that of Sawako in Kimi Ni Todoke. If you liked one of these, you should definitely watch the other.

bekybooo bekybooo says...

Both a very cute romance story about a girl who likes to do the best for everyone. Both the main charaters befriend the 'bad girls' in the school and they have friends that stick with them. They have very simliar charaters and if you like one I'd be suprised if you didn't like the other.

DATTIA96 DATTIA96 says...

The sweetest, kindest girls ever in both shows will give you hope of a better world.

These shows are all about kindness, generosity, empathy and compassion. 

They'll make you forget about your bad times and hard life, they'll suck you in and heal your heart and you'll be on cloud nine the entire time, except when you're crying your eyes out !

highly recommend them BOTH!!

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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Garylikesmanga Garylikesmanga says...

Ryuuji and Sawako, the two lead characters of each series, are fairly similar. Ryuuji, from Totadora!, terrifies classmates because of his eyes that look like they belong to a killer. Sawako, from Kimi ni Todoke, reminds her classmates of the girl from 'The Ring'. Both characters are far gentler than what their appearance causes others to think about them. At least early on in each series, other classmates tend to run from the lead character in terror, or at least try to avoid them. They both have a classmate of the opposite sex that treats them the same as everyone else, however.

brain brain says...

These are both romances consisting of nearly pure character development.  The protagonists of Toradora and the protagonist of Kimi ni Todoke initially are loners and the story begins by focusing on how meeting their eventual love interest awakens their social nature.

eaper eaper says...

Although these are two completely different types of love stories, they are both centered around girls that have to slowly recognize their true feelings. Beyond that, they are two of the best love story/comedy/dramas around, and if you like one you are sure to like the other.

Lemonzzz Lemonzzz says...

Both have a male lead who likes the female lead and a female lead who won't acknowledge that the male lead likes them or that they like the male lead. While Toradora! has a bit more of a love triangle/square/shape with many sides, both have their fair share of heart wrenching moments and both have their humour. Great shows both of them.

KiyoneSaya KiyoneSaya says...

Both anime have characters that are mistaken to be something they are not while trying to impress the one they like. They both have fairly slow development but have some really funny and touching moments.

Qplayer Qplayer says...

Toradora and Kimi ni Todoke are among the best "played straight" romances in anime. Both have lovable characters, a dramatic storyline punctuated by lightheartedness, and great animation. While the character builds are quite different, and therefore the story dynamics are vastly different, if you like one you'll likely like the other.

annalisebee annalisebee says...

Although the lead characters are not particularly similar, Toradora! and Kimi ni Todoke have much in common. Both are love stories featuring a well-developed, likeable cast of school kids. One thing I liked about both shows was that they do not use stereotypes- each character seems like a real person. Both have lots of cuteness and funny moments. On the whole, I think Toradora! is a better series, but if you like one you'll probably enjoy watching the other!

Jynn04 Jynn04 says...

Takasu and Sawako don't really have friends. Taiga and Shouta feel like no one can understand them. Minori and Chizuru are a lot alike in their 'baka' like state of mind, except Minori has her reasons and Chizuru is really that dense. Ayane and Ami are a lot alike too. The "Brat" like charater who feels like she's the mature one, but come to find out she is about as mature as the rest of her class, maybe a little more. Though, Kitamura and Ryu from each are opposites. Ryo doesn't speak much and Kitamura is very helping. all become friends, but another heart breaking, tear jerking like anime. Kimi Ni Todoke is my favorite, and I couldn't help but try to calm myself when things would go bad in this. A must watch in my opinion.

YoakeCassidy YoakeCassidy says...

They're both sweet love stories with a little touch of a deeper layer about growing up and finding what out what you really want to do.