Say "I love you."

Alt title: Suki-tte Ii na yo.

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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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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. 

beepretty12 beepretty12 says...

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 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.

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.

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.

Rin27 Rin27 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.

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.

minoriakabe minoriakabe says...

Warning! Contains Spoiler!

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.

Whalien52 Whalien52 says...

if you like sappy love anime's then this is for you! its really cute and makes oyu have butterflies ^ww^ also to have a boyfriend ;^; but it's a must see! 

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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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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Starletka Starletka says...

Both Ao Haru Ride and Suki-tte Ii na yo are romantic dramas with similar plot, characters and overall feel. Also cats.

Bronia Bronia says...

Both are recent anime meant to appeal to a shoujo demographic. In both shows, the female lead is a black sheep of sorts who we watch navigate the waters of love and friendship in high school. Both heroines befriend girls who are ostracized by other girls due to how boys see them. They have a similar feel to their colour pallets and animation.

Atalea Atalea says...

Two shoujo shows with a slow pacing and a realistic setting, with some great drama. I've read the manga for both and I can say that they have been brought to life perfectly. Life isn't that simple in these worlds and it makes you feel more connected with the characters. If you love the shoujo genre, but want the love to be a bit more raw, these shows are perfect.

Izumii Izumii says...

They both give you the same kind of feeling while watching it. It has a sad, emotional vibe to start with, but it starts to linger to sweet romance after a while. The story is in both cases quite realistic and starts out the same: A girl has had some trouble in the past and decides to change herself a bit because she thinks that this change will prevent the same kind of trouble in the future.

Ilsa Ilsa says...

Similar anime about relationship between lovley girl and handsome boy. Different plot mages both of them interesting and nice to watch. Without wierd japanese humor :)

kimiofficial kimiofficial says...

I recommend this because I watched "Say 'I Love You'" first, and then found Blue Spring Ride and loved both of them. They both give off the very innocent first time love, with friend troubles and saddness along the way, but a cute ending in the end. I definitely highly recommend both of them!!

SophieDaBae SophieDaBae says...

I've watched both and I find them blossoming hope for romance. I've had an obession with romance since I was young and Blue Spring Ride has the same feel as Say "I love you"

crazyeilish crazyeilish says...

they are similar  becauset they are both a cute romance story itis all about discoverin the meaning of love

dragon5861 dragon5861 says...

I like Blue Spring Ride the most out of both of them, but Suki-tte li na yo is pretty good. Both of them are amazing and I recommend watching both of them. They are both hilarious and are amazing!!!    =P

MarmaladeGuy73 MarmaladeGuy73 says...

I recommend both series to all. Both series are very emotional. You reall feel the character's emotions.  

Ussel Ussel says...

Two of these are perfect shojo animes. There are lot of emotions. The plot in both animes is interesting.

suuni suuni says...

Both of the main guy character is cute, they also both had problems from the past. You will definetly like this if you liked Suki-tte na yo or vise verse

kotaku01 kotaku01 says...

They are romantic animes. The plot are both good, but in two completely different ways. And there are also a lot of emotions...

Ponytaaaaaaa Ponytaaaaaaa says...

They are both super adorable! Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesesyesyesyes

saadebady saadebady says...

romantic animes,school theme .good story.Good start and funny mouments you can even shade some tear and laugh to the funny moument in the same time.

yamamotochigusa yamamotochigusa says...

The protagonists are similar. Both don't have friends in the beginning, but for Futaba from BSR, she had friends, but they were not her "true" friends like the ones made later in the series. Both male leads have black hair. The heroines befriend a girl or two girls whom they later defend in the series when bullied. Both animes are romance and shoujo. If you love one of them, you will most likely love the other.  

Peta7382 Peta7382 says...

both anime's are school life shoujo. They have similar character setups with the lonely girl meets cute boy. Although there is obstacles, love always triumphs in the end

baraaabbas baraaabbas says...

the story shows how is it to have true love in you life, for example the support u get, the feelings, attatchments, hardships, and the will that keeps u with them dispite the hardships that they will face. 

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

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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Mahmooda300 Mahmooda300 says...

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 paperwings says...

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 TheFung says...

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 Kyrok says...

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 Winterborn says...

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 ST4RRCADE says...

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 kanamekakashi says...

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

Kotor0079 Kotor0079 says...

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 Bestanimeserie says...

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 sjdiaz13 says...

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.

LUMIA LUMIA says...

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 emalvada says...

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. 

Bloodless306 Bloodless306 says...

Both lean heavily toward romance but are very different im many ways.

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun focuses on school life but also shows lots of out of school experiences. It has a strong female lead who is stubborn yet also kinda reserved and an over-eager/roudy/angsty male lead. With elements of weird humour but its what makes the seires, you love the randomness. 

Sukitte Ii na yo focuses on school life and people in different social hierarchies. The female lead is a very reserved, sad and lonely and is confronted by the most popular guy in school. He is kind, considerate and handsome. This series is more serious and has more dramatic elements, although the lack of comedy is well compensated for because the overall feel is great and even though comedy is a major string to attatch people to a series, the light heartedness keeps you going throughout.

Similarities

Even though both female and males leads are different in terms of personality and appearance, both the series have a similar outcome in that the female leads become more outspoken and outgoing because of their relationships with mainly the guys but also the supporting characters in the storyline.And everyone discovers more about themselves and all that jazz.

305dadegoon 305dadegoon says...

Similiar in different ways, both girls lock themselves away from society and have no friends for different reasons Example: in Suki-tte li na yo AKA Say "I Love You" the girl has virtually no friends because she believes they will hurt you, has been betrayed by the only friends she had and believes friends are a waiste of time, she has also never had a boyfriend, the main male character of the story is the most popular guy in school and is heavily misunderstood because many people don't take a look past his appearance to get to know who he really is and that he has some demons in his closet persay. Example 2: in Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun AKA My Little Monster the girl is the same way, she has no friends and no boyfriend, and she meets the main character because she is asked by the teacher to tell him to return to school after he has been absent for a substantial amount of time, he is like the main male character in Suki-tte Li na yo because his also misunderstood, he is a misfit and is known to be violent but has a deep and caring heart and just like both girls that isolate themselves from having a social life he also finds love in the most uncommon of places for instance he is a violent misfit and she is a loner who focuses only on studying, just like the uncommon love found in Suki-tte Li na yo. The girl is a social outcast who everybody thinks is mean, cold hearted, and scary when she is actually a gentle, misunderstood girl, and is just afraid of being hurt, even though that is inevitable in life she lets that stop her from full enjoying life while the man she gets with is the most popular kid in school whom all the girls want to be with, he has a chance to be with several other girls that a superficial guy with chose over the main female character but he loves her for who she is. BOTH are very beautiful anime's, they teach different lessons, and Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun has a moment or two you could consider a little sad but for the most part they are Happy themed and both have more than satisfying endings that will leave you smiling.

RubyofRaven RubyofRaven says...

They both have the same chracter structure.   The main female leads both think it's easier to not have any friends. Then their male love interest fall fast into love with them and then the rest of the series is how their relationship progresses and how they deal with jealousy.

On top of this, each female lead have a best friend with the same issue(of having to big a bust and being too pretty for their own good that no other people really like them). Then the male love interests have a male friend who likes the main character's female best friend. 

I don't feel that this is too much of a give away. However, I will say this. Out of the two, Suki-tte li na yo is a bit darker than Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and that should be taken into account when watching it, but I don't think it'd bother anyone too much. It just has a more realistic approach, or spin, to me. It's like a more serious version of Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, however slightly more serious you think that to be.

At the very least, it's worth a shot to watch because you'll probably like it.

Litta354 Litta354 says...

I agree because they are both very sweet and the characters are well developed. The male charcetrs are both very charming and the female characters love developes over an amount of time.

kawaiihimesama kawaiihimesama says...

Both these anime are heartwarming romances, with My Little Monster being a bit more light and comedic, and Say "I love You" really hitting you in the feels. Both anime are really good shoujo romances, even if you're not really into that genre.

Candies Candies says...

The character's are extremely similar

Boy: Happy-go-lucky. Always cheerful & happy about something, but always has that one time when they aren't for a reason. Except in My Little Monster the guy isn't popular, he's an average student. 

Girl: Once again, unpopular. Not very outgoing, known as an average everyday girl in the story. 

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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TrustInOne TrustInOne says...

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 ! 

Atalea Atalea says...

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.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

I agree with the above comments. One is more serious and rolls by kind of quick due to its short episode count and the other just has a lot more fun and just runs with it. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.

Ilsa Ilsa says...

If you look for romance both are great choice. Suki-tte li na yo is more about relationship but I like how handsome man are there in the same idealistic way :D

saadebady saadebady says...

They are romantic animes.both got School Theme and the girl characters had no idea that what a Relashionship is !.its kind of funny.and also Lovely

TallyCrow TallyCrow says...

Both Anime is heavy on the Romance. You have the girl that isn't really that confident with boys. You have the boy thats VERY confident with girls. 

Both centres around school and outside of school. 

Both does tackle some issues that could happen in real life. 

HOT BOYS ALERT! :) 

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 CluelessGamer says...

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 Achan says...

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 thundergirl says...

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 norco says...

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.

athenawolf101 athenawolf101 says...

Bokura Ga Ita and Say "I Love You" both are total romance animes, and if you enjoyed the ups and downs of Mei and Yamato, then you'll surely enjoy the slightly similar, but so different story of hero and heroine, and their little love story.

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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jasonb1980 jasonb1980 says...

Both of these series will take you on an emotional roller coaster. I haven't quite finished Suki-tte Ii na yo (Say I love you) yet, but so far I've absolutely loved it. It's about a real girl with real insecurities, dealing with her first love.

Toradora! is also a coming-of-age high school romance, albeit with quite a bit more comedy and laughter. Tears of joy flowed more plentifully than tears of sadness, thankfully. 

tayinoop tayinoop says...

Both are about a tsundere girl and, despite the difference in the amount of episodes, are similiar in character development.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

I agree. In Say I Love You there's considerably less episodes but the atmosphere and overall stories are somewhat similar. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.

ooopsdiditagain ooopsdiditagain says...

both are about 2 people falling inlove, it shows you the ups and downs, th importance of friendship, and they both have a stuck up model.

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 LadyXIV says...

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 Bronia says...

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.

Isshuukan Friends.

Isshuukan Friends.

Yuuki Hase, a high school boy, is concerned about a girl of his classmate, Kaori Fujimiya. She always stays alone and never tries to become close friends with anyone. Given half a chance one day, it seems that Yuuki and Kaori become to have a good relationship that they begin to eat lunch together. Although they enjoy having conversations, Kaori, strangely enough, keeps denying their friendship. On that Friday, she confesses, “I have memory disorder. My memories disappear within one week...."

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snivets snivets says...

Isshuukan friends and Suki-tte Iinayo both tell gentle stories of a boy who helps a girl overcome her shyness around other people. If you like a cute story about a developing relationship, full of soft emotion, check both of these out!

xxyuixx xxyuixx says...

they both tell a story of a unpopular girl with no friends and a popular boy with friends. the boy and girl become friends at first

Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK!

Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?

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earthuranus earthuranus says...

They both have to deal with similar themes of trust and love. Although not as eccentric as Welcome to the NHK! this is reminiscent of the good story telling of NHK but seemingly more sensitive because it's coming from a female point of view. 

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

I agree, just switch the roles of Tatsuhiro SATO and Mei TACHIBANA and you've got a very similar anime. I think at different points both anime really hit that dark area when it comes to realtionships and just day to day activities. Welcome to the NHK is a much longer series and hits on a lot of otaku culture but they both have a great romantic story and awesome supporting characters. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.

Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss

Nanami used to live in a ramshackle apartment with her father - a man who spent half his time gambling and the other half hiding from debt collectors - until one day the scoundrel ran away, leaving his daughter hungry and homeless. That is, until she meets a mysterious stranger in the park who deems her the new goddess of a local shrine! Unfortunately, Nanami’s new home is occupied by Tomoe, a fox familiar who objects to the presence of a mere mortal and immediately begins to bicker with the girl. If she can manage to form a contract with the troublesome man, he’ll be obligated to accept and help her perform her duties. But there’s a catch: Nanami has to kiss him first, and who’d want to lock lips with that awful guy?!

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Martie Martie says...

I think the way the characters are in both series are similar to eatch other in a way. What else it there to say? I really love both of the series, I say that I don't like romantic movies but these series are a different thing ^^

hoshis8 hoshis8 says...

Nanami‘s reactions, feeling development and behavior are all realistic and relate able. One day she starts ignoring him not knowing she fell in love, the other day she is encouraging him and wont let go of him and then she is so serious about confessing to him but the next minute she is literally crying in a bathtub. I love the storyline because this isnt only about them just falling in love and living a happy life together - but also both of them getting stronger together, making new friendships, helping and saving each other but also recovering traumatic memories.