Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

10. Hiyokoi
9. Maid Sama!
8. Toradora!
7. Blue Spring Ride
6. My Love Story!!
5. Bokura ga Ita
4. The Seven Metamorphoses of Yamato Nadeshiko
3. My Little Monster
2. Lovely Complex
1. Say “I Love You”

10. Hiyokoi

Synopsis – Hiyori, a small and timid girl, goes to school for the first time in a year since an accident left her hospitalized. Follow her as she struggles with her social skills, tries to make friends and maybe even a little bit more…?

Similarity –Feeling of a shy little girl (not good at social) falling in love with a popular boy in Hiyokoi is like Sawako (not good at social) falling in love with Kazehaya (popular boy) in Kimi ni Todoke. Except there’s no rivals to fight against in Hiyokoi.

9. Maid Sama!

Kaichou wa Maid samaSynopsis – Being the first female student council president isn’t easy, especially when your school just transitioned from an all-boys high school to a co-ed one. Aptly nicknamed “Demon President” by the boys for her strict disciplinary style, Misaki Ayuzawa is not afraid to use her mastery of Aikido techniques to cast judgment onto the hordes of misbehaving boys and defend the girls at Seika High School.

Yet even the perfect Ayuzawa has an embarrassing secret—she works part-time as a maid at a maid café to help her struggling family pay the bills. She has managed to keep her job hidden from her fellow students and maintained her flawless image as a stellar student until one day, Takumi Usui, the most popular boy in school, walks into the maid café. He could destroy her reputation with her secret… or he could twist the student council president around his little finger and use her secret as an opportunity to get closer to her.

Similarity – both shojo romance type shows with the main characters of course being the boy and girl and each of them trying to express their feelings to each other. Typical moments where things get sad and then sappy, but if you are a shojo romance fan, you will absolutely love these!

Also read,10 Anime Like Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

8. Toradora!

ToradoraSynopsis- Ryuuji Takasu is a gentle high school student with a love for housework; but in contrast to his kind nature, he has an intimidating face that often gets him labeled as a delinquent. On the other hand is Taiga Aisaka, a small, doll-like student, who is anything but a cute and fragile girl. Equipped with a wooden katana and feisty personality, Taiga is known throughout the school as the “Palmtop Tiger.”

One day, an embarrassing mistake causes the two students to cross paths. Ryuuji discovers that Taiga actually has a sweet side: she has a crush on the popular vice president, Yuusaku Kitamura, who happens to be his best friend. But things only get crazier when Ryuuji reveals that he has a crush on Minori Kushieda—Taiga’s best friend!

Toradora! is a romantic comedy that follows this odd duo as they embark on a quest to help each other with their respective crushes, forming an unlikely alliance in the process.

Similarity – In many ways, Takasu Ryuuji is like Kuronuma Sawako. He is scary looking but caring for others, and he is also a “loner” to begin with. However, things started to change when Kitamaru helped him, as Kazehaya Shouta helped Sawako too. But unlike Kimi ni Todoke, Toradora is a much better love story in my opinion. So if you REALLY like Kimi ni Todoke, I recommend you watch Toradora.

Also read,10 Anime Like Toradora! (Tiger X Dragon)

7. Blue Spring Ride

Ao Haru RideSynopsis – Futaba Yoshioka used to be an attractive and popular middle-schooler—well liked by the opposite sex, but ostracized by the girls. Nevertheless, she was able to brush all that off, because the only opinion that truly mattered to her was that of Kou Tanaka, a classmate with whom she shared a shelter from rain once, followed by quite a few other precious and significant memories. She even succeeded at making plans to meet with the quiet and innocent boy at the summer festival, but a simple misunderstanding, and Tanaka’s subsequent disappearance, left her walking the halls of her school friendless.

Now in high school, Futaba is not your typical adolescent girl. Determined to become a class favorite this time, she avoids all unwanted attention and, instead of acting cute and feminine, only stands out through her tomboyish behavior and disheveled look. But still, her world is soon turned upside down when the only boy she ever liked unexpectedly comes into her life once again—except he goes by the name of Kou Mabuchi now, and it is not his name alone that has gone through a sea change.

Similarity – These are two stories about personal growth and change. The protagonists in both stories are social outcasts who strive to overcome their own fears and insecurities with the help of their friends. Along the way, they fall in love. The stories are quite similar, but different enough that no enjoyment is lost.

Also read,10 Anime Like Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)

6. My Love Story!!

Ore Monogatari
Synopsis – With his muscular build and tall stature, Takeo Gouda is not exactly your average high school freshman. However, behind his intimidating appearance hides a heart of gold, and he is considered a hero by the boys for his courage and chivalry. Unfortunately, these traits do not help much with his love life. As if his looks are not enough to scare the opposite sex away, Takeo’s cool and handsome best friend and constant companion Makoto Sunakawa easily steals the hearts of the female students—including every girl Takeo has ever liked.

When Takeo gallantly saves cute and angelic Rinko Yamato from being molested, he falls in love with her instantly, but suspects that she might be interested in Sunakawa. With his own love for Yamato continuing to bloom, Takeo unselfishly decides to act as her Cupid, even as he yearns for his own love story.

Similarity – Both have a creepy looking and always misunderstood main character who’s actually a nice person on the inside. Kimi ni Todoke took a much slower route for the main pair to get together and has more typical shoujo drama but if you like the comedy in Ore Monogatari (often coming from the hilarious antics of the main character), you’d probably like KnT too.

5. Bokura ga Ita

Bokura ga Ita
Synopsis –Going into her first year of high school, Nanami Takahashi is filled with the hope of making many new friends. After meeting the shy Yuri Yamamoto, she hears about a popular boy in their class: Yano Motoharu. Yuri cares little for Yano because of his past relationship with her older sister Nana, and at first, Nanami doesn’t like his attitude either. However, Nanami soon begins to warm up to Yano and takes a liking to him. The two spend more of their time together and eventually decide to start dating. But their love is not without challenges; Yano has trouble opening up to Nanami, since his first girlfriend, Nana, died in a car accident the year before, and she had been with one of her ex-boyfriends at the time.

Finding themselves living in the shadow of Yano’s relationship with Nana, Nanami and Yano struggle to keep their relationship afloat amid misunderstandings and heartache with the certainty of their love for each other.

Similarity – Both have romance, but the story is very slow-moving and will most likely leave you screaming at your screen. You will have some sort of strong emotion towards the characters, whether it’s love (Sawako in KnT) or Hate (Yano in BgI) because with the amount of drama these shows offer, it’s hard to be indifferent.
The main difference between the two is that Bokura ga Ita is a lot more realistic in terms of sexual innocence and honesty of the characters about their feelings.

4. The Seven Metamorphoses of Yamato Nadeshiko

The Seven Metamorphoses of Yamato Nadeshiko
Synopsis – Takano Kyohei, Oda Takenaga, Toyama Yukinojo, and Morii Ranmaru are going to rent a house to go to school for free on the condition that they make the girl of the house a “lady.” However, Nakahara Sunako, the girl living there, is gloomy, weird, and horror movie maniac. She has a trauma of when she was told she was ugly by the boy whom she loved when she was in junior high school. She doesn’t like beautiful things and gets a nosebleed when she looks at something beautiful.

Similarity – Both animes deal with girls who have a scary aura to the students around them. It is about how they are ostracized for being different, one through choice, (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge), and one through the fact she is different and needs the chance to open up, (Kime ni Todoke). They deal with issues that surround the day to day life and has a somewhat gothic feel to them. The one difference is, Yamato exaggerates the situation, while Kime is more realistic.

3. My Little Monster

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
Synopsis – Shizuku Mizutani is apathetic towards her classmates, only caring about her grades. However, her cold view of life begins to change when she meets Haru Yoshida, a violent troublemaker who stopped attending class after getting into a fight early in the school year. He is not much different from her, though—he too understands little about human nature and does not have any friends. Much to Shizuku’s surprise, he proclaims that she will be his friend and immediately confesses his feelings towards her upon meeting her.

Because of her lack of friends and social interaction, Shizuku has a hard time understanding her relationship with Haru. But slowly, their friendship begins to progress, and she discovers that there is more to Haru than violence. She begins to develop feelings for him, but is unsure what kind of emotions she is experiencing. Together, Shizuku and Haru explore the true nature of their relationship and emotions.

Similarity – Basically, both stories are about a girl who distances herself from others (Shizuku does so to focus on her studies. Sawako does so because people are afraid of her) then suddenly, a certain guy (Haru for Shizuku. Shota for Sawako) befriends her and helps her open up to other people.

Also read,10 Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

2. Lovely Complex

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)Synopsis – Love is unusual for Koizumi Risa and Ootani Atsushi, who are both striving to find their ideal partner in high school—172 cm tall Koizumi is much taller than the average girl, and Ootani is much shorter than the average guy at 156 cm. To add to their plights, their crushes fall in love with each other, leaving Koizumi and Ootani comically flustered and heartbroken. To make matters worse, they’re even labeled as a comedy duo by their homeroom teacher due to their personalities and the stark difference in their heights, and their classmates even think of their arguments as sketches.

Lovely★Complex follows Koizumi and Ootani as they encourage each other in finding love and become close friends. Apart from their ridiculous antics, they soon find out an unexpected similarity in their music and fashion tastes. Maybe they possess a chemistry yet unknown, but could love ever bloom between the mismatched pair?

Similarity – Both Kimi ni Todoke and Lovely Complex both deal with a very awkward love between two individuals that progresses very slowly. And during the show, the side characters support the two main characters and have their own little romantic dramas. The characters and style of the show feel very similar, even though lovely complex is a little more comedic than Kimi ni Todoke, both have their funny moments…Sawako and Risa make the most interesting facial expressions!

1. Say “I Love You”

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)Synopsis – For 16 years, Mei Tachibanahas had no boyfriend and couldn’t even make friends. One day she accidentally injures Yamato Kurosawa, the most popular boy in school, but for some reason Yamato takes interest in her and one-sidedly declares her his friend. He even kisses Mei to protect her from a stalker.

Similarity – Kazehaya Shouta with Yamato Kurosawa, them being the oh-so-popular guy in school, giving off the 100% refreshing feel. Girls are head over heels on them. And both are attracted to this introverted, not so popular, unsociable type of girl, (Sawako Kuronuma and Mei Tachibana)
The antagonist on both series are similar as well. Ume Kurumizawa and Megumi Kitagawa. They both act sweet and friendly with everyone but those are not their true intentions. They get too jealous to the main female lead to the extent that they’re willing to spread fake rumors to ruin them, and in order to get the attention of the main guy.

Also read,10 Anime Like Say “I Love You” (Sukitte Ii na yo)

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Credits – MAL



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