7 Anime Like Say I Love You (Sukitte Ii na yo)
Has the Mei Tachibana and Yamato Kurosawa tugged at your heartstrings? You’re not alone. Thousands of anime fans have followed their love story, from Mei’s reclusive days to her dates with Yamato, which made her world a whole lot bigger. Despite many obstacles in their way, they refuse to get affected, continuing their relationship till the end. And who would forget Mei’s first kiss? That scene has got to be one of the most memorable ever in romantic comedy anime.
Are you looking for another romance anime to watch? Here are anime like Say I Love You which will surely make you want to fall in love.
7 Anime Like Say I Love You
1. Kimi ni Todoke
Sawako Kuronuma is a typical high school girl. However, she shares a striking resemblance to Sadako, the character from the horror film The Ring. This makes her feared by her classmates, with rumors circulating that she can see ghosts and curse people. Her isolated life changes when she meets the popular Kazehaya, who befriends her and introduces her to his peers. Her whole life turns around, and the two begin to slowly fall in love with each other.
2. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Shizuku Mizutani doesn’t care about anything besides her grades and her future. She sits beside Haru Yoshida, a boy who doesn’t seem interested in school at all. One day, Shizuku is ordered to deliver handouts to Haru’s home. To her surprise, Haru immediately treats her as his friend. She finds herself in his company almost all the time, sparking an unexpected relationship.
3. Bokura ga Ita (We Were There)
Nanami Takahashi is a first year high school student who wants to gain new friends quickly. She meets Motoharu Yano, an extremely popular boy at school. Nanami dislikes Yano at first, but soon realizes that she is falling for him. Yano, however, has yet to move on from the death of his ex-girlfriend, Nana, who was killed in a car accident. Nana was with her former lover during the crash, making Yano suspect that she was cheating on him. This makes it difficult for Yano to trust anyone.
Ryuji Takasu has a fearsome set of eyes, making him look like a delinquent. This makes it hard for him to find a potential girlfriend. At the start of the school year, he learns that he is in the same class with Yusaku Kitamaru, his bestfriend, and Minori Kushieda, his longtime crush. On the same day, he bumps into the school’s most dangerous student, Taiga Aisaka. Taiga snaps at Ryuji, but they soon become close as they try to help each other find the love of their lives.
5. Kokoro Connect
Taichi, Iori, Himeko, Yoshifumi, and Yui are five student members of the Student Cultural Research Club. One fateful day, they begin experiencing a strange phenomenon wherein they randomly swap bodies amongst themselves. They soon learn that the peculiar things happening to them are caused by a mysterious being known as Heartseed. These occurrences test how strong their friendship really is.
6. ef: A Tale of Memories
Hiro Hirono’s bike gets stolen on Christmas Eve by a girl who is chasing a thief. Hiro runs after her, but sees the girl unconscious and his bike destroyed. When the girl wakes up, they engage in conversation. She is Miyako Miyamura, and Hiro finds out that she attends the same school as him. They spend more and more time with each other, slowly developing feelings for each other. However, Hiro’s childhood friend who has a crush on him, Kei Shindou, becomes jealous and tries to win Hiro’s heart.
7. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Six childhood friends has seen their friendship fall apart after the death of one of them, Meiko “Menma” Honma. A decade after the incident, the group’s leader, Jinta Yadomi, lives a reclusive life. One day, a ghost of Menma appears before him, saying that she cannot move into the afterlife unless her wish is granted. Menma seeks the help of Jinta, but Menma cannot remember her wish. Jinta decides to gather the group again. At first, the others thought Jinta is just seeing things, but they soon learn that each of them still cannot move on from the death of Menma.
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