Kimi Ni Todoke is an anime(see definition at bottom) about a shy girl named Sawako Kuronuma, nicknamed Sadako after a character from a famous horror movie because she looks scary and gloomy. There are rumors that she can see ghosts, and that if you hold eye contact with her or sit next to her, bad things will happen to you. As such, she is avoided like the plague.
In reality, Sawako is a sweet and helpful girl who’s motto is “Do one nice thing a day!” Every day, without fail, she greets all those that she meets, even if it results in them running away from her.
Her goal is to become like her idol, an extremely cheerful and likeable boy, Shota Kazehaya. He’s extremely popular, and at first, the only person who treats Sawako normally.
The story follows Sawako as she, with the help of Kazehaya, changes the perceptions of the people around her, one step at a time. A sweet and innocent pairing blossoms between the two, only adding the cuteness of this gem of an anime.
This is an extremely cute and light hearted anime that has COMPLETELY won me over. I love the air-headed and naive ways of Sawako, and the ways in which she interacts with the people around her, always facing forward. There are many serious moments in the anime as well, which only add to its depth. The art blows you away. I have yet to see if there is an English Subbed version, but I’ve been watching the Dubbed version and LOVE it. I’d definitely recommend checking it out because I am completely in love with this amazing anime! This is one anime that has me on a roller coaster ride, either down and worried about Sawako, or up and marveling at her cuteness.
Kimi Ni Todoke
I have yet to check out the manga, but I’m sure it’s just as good – if not better.
Oh, and, for those of you who don’t know – an anime is a Japanese cartoon, like Avatar, and a manga is a Japanese comic book. Like movies and books, anime and manga vary in genre and audience. They’ve become quite popular all over the world, and their counterparts include Korean Manhwa and Chines Manhua.
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