Kimi Ni Todoke is a 37 episode anime with a season 2 special episode and a Live Action Movie.
To start off I want to say that I read the first chapter of the manga when it released in Shojo Beat! when I was in high school and loved the idea. Then when it became an anime I fangirl screamed...
So the story goes that Sawako unfortunately looks like Sadako (the scary/creepy chick from The Ring) and so everyone thinks she's weird and avoids her except for her 2 friends: Ayane and Chizuru, Shota Kazehaya; a boy who she gave directions to on his first day of school, and Ryu Sanada (friends with Kazehaya and Chizuru).
It's a little obvious where the crushes lie but I think it's just so doggone cute! And realistic.
I don't know, maybe I just like slice-of-life way too much but I really liked how the storyline progresses and I even felt like the anime had a good ending :D
Now for the Japanese live action adaptation. I thought it was great! They picked really good actors (easy to do when everyone looks Japanese :P ) and I felt it was a good adaptation of the story. Definitely one of the best live actions I've seen :D
|Back Row: Ayane, Chizuru,& Ryu|
Front Row: Kazehaya &Sawako
|Left to Right: Sawako, Kazehaya, Chizuru, Ayane, Ryu, & Kurumi|
So pros and cons.
- Love the characters
- Happy ending
- There's always that one annoying character...