Kimi ni Todoke by Karuho Shiina

Kimi ni Todoke

Sawako Kuronuma is the perfect heroine...for a horror movie. With striking similarities to a haunting movie character--jet-black hair, sinister smile and silent demeanor--she's mistakenly called Sadako by those around her. But behind her scary façade is a very misunderstood teenager. Too shy to fit in, all she wants to do is make some friends. But when the most popular boy in class befriends her, she's sure to make more than just that--she's abo...

Details Kimi ni Todoke

TitleKimi ni Todoke
Release DateAug 4th, 2009
PublisherVIZ Media LLC
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Romance, Graphic Novels, Comics, Shojo, Young Adult

Reviews Kimi ni Todoke

  • Nicole
    Once again, manga proves to be the only pure romance thing i can stomach. This is so cute and adorable! I know I'll be reading the whole thing already! I started this because it's so familiar (seeing it everywhere) I thought it was a new movie adaptation (turned out an anime). However, I'm not sure I'll watch the anime, depends on later volumes. The characters are so naive and innocent. I'm sure if it was a novel, I would've criticized them to no...
  • Liz
    When I started the manga/ After the first chapters: Honestly, this is the first manga that made me go through such an emotional rollercoaster. There are not many books that made me feel so much in general...Sawako is a girl nobody understands, her smile is creepy and she is stiff and everybody avoids her. Everybody except Kazehaya, who is the perfect opposite of Sawako (or Sadako how her classmates call her) on the first gaze. He is always smilin...
  • David Schaafsma
    Opening volume of a popular shoujo manga series about Sawako, who looks a little like Sadako from a horror movie, but who is really sweet and intends to be helpful to others. Nobody understands her. Except Kazehaya, the Most Popular Boy in School, who befriends her. Which will mean she now has more enemies. Slowly, however, with the help of Kazehaya, Sawako finds more friends. I’m just putting my little toes into the water of this huge manga ar...
  • Juhina
    Super cute and fun shoju manga. I loved volume one and none of the insta-love present. It is more about friendship at the moment and I really appreciate that. I love the art and the high school setting too.
  •  Athena Ivashkova ~♥~
    Here's the thing:I didn't want to read this manga after so many friends of mine recommended this to me. It's just...the cover isn't that appealing. And my motto will always be "judge a book by its cover". You see this, don't you? Maybe it's just me. Furthermore, I'll give you a list of the regular cultures in a manga that I admire little to none.1. DAMN YOU, SEXISMIt's no lie, if you are a big shoujo reader, you would always observe that the male...
  • Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
    so cute and so precious. i have a feeling this manga series is going to be one of my faves.
  • Rebecca
    Actual Rating: 3.5Very cute! I loved Sawako (my brother told me about this manga and said I'd probably like her and he was right.) It didn't wow me but I'm looking forward to reading more.
  • Lauren
    3.5 starsAlthough I did really enjoy the art style and the cute dynamic between Kazehaya and Sawako, I found the storyline pretty repetitive. Basically Sawako (aka Sadako) is ostracised by her classmates because of the way she looks (resembles the typical ‘horror film’ girl) and because they think she attracts ghosts/can curse people. But she’s just a normal schoolgirl who really wants to make friends with everyone she meets. And it’s onl...
  • Farhin
    I'm avoiding any spoilers for the manga itself, however I plan to use gifs from the anime to express myself better. If you're anything like me and prefer to start and discover the anime by yourself without any spoilers or too many reveals of particular moments, click away now. :) Meet Sawako Kuronuma:Also known as 'Sadako', named after the creepy girl from The Ring.Now meet Shota Kazehaya:They seem like the complete opposite of each other, right?...
  • Olga
    This is easy. I love the story so obviously five stars. I need to buy the rest. :) I don't think I get crushes on fictional characters like I'm a fucking adult, but damn that Kazehaya is perfect. In love.
  • Lou (BooksAreAWayOfLife)
    THIS IS ONE OF MY NEW FAVOURITE MANGAS OMG! It was sooooo good. I wasn't even halfway through this volume, when I ordered the next two online AND the anime AND the Japanese live action film adaption... yes it was that good. The Plot: This manga is about a girl called Sawako Kuronuma and she has the looks that would be perfect for a ghost in a horror movie. Long black hair, pale skin and quiet. But everyone has her misunderstood. Sawako is really ...
  • Kate
    The premise of this story just didn't appeal to me, but the reviews have consistently been high, so I finally checked out the first two volumes from my library. Then I had to read volume 3 and 4. I'm holding my breath until volume 5 is released in August. This has quickly become a favorite series of mine. I feel happier after reading it: it's a sweet uplifting story.Sawako is our heroine, and she's a little awkward (okay, she's very awkward) soci...
  • juan carlos
    Literal, no estoy en estos momentos para leer romance. ¿Para qué leer junto a ti?1. Para conocer como los rumores y las mala palabras pueden influir en la vida de los adolescentes. 2. Para conocer a un personaje masculino muy lindo y tierno, con una sonrisa que te desarma. 3. Para entender como se forjan lazos de amistad y como debemos aprovechar nuestra personalidad. Puntos malos del libro:1. El romance no me atrajo, se me hizo algo espontaneo...
  • Amanda Setasha Hall
    This is absolutely super adorable.I'm not 100% on the art style, but the storyline so far is great and the main character is so relatable it hurts.
  • Lottie Eve
    I really didn’t know what to expect when going into this manga. I have heard a little about the main focus of the story but not much else. I would say that the first volume has left me impressed!Sawako is a girl who has trouble interacting with others. Despite this, however, she is a very sweet girl and is eager to help out. If only her classmates would ignore the fact that she looks like a girl in a horror movie. Her appearance strikes fear in...
  • Jay
    After a Japanese friend recommended this series (the live action show in particular) to me, I did do a bit of research about it before hand and I was really unsure that it would be my cup of tea considering I find I don't get on well with shojo manga (young girl comics). I thought I would still give it a go and I've sadly not been convinced - not by the manga anyway. I found the main character completely unrealistic. It was like she had been livi...
  • Reader17 Der
    LOVED THIS BOOK!!! This is a story of Sawako Kuronma. She looks like the girl from the ring with the long jet black hair and the sinister smile and she is very quiet. Everyone around her calls her Sadako instead of her real name. They all think that they are being cursed by her if they sit near her. So she is a very lonely girl that has never had any friends and would love to have some. When she meets the most popular boy in the school Kazehaya a...
  • Hannah
    This is probably the most adorable thing ever. There's nothing new about it, the characters are standard shoujo, but there's something so heartwarmingly simple about it and it touches the heart.Sawako is naive and completely lacks social skills and therefore finds herself feared and ignored by her classmates. It's a little sad, but there's also a lot of humor to be found because Sawako herself is completely oblivious to why her classmates fear he...
  • Jennyes
    I'm not usually the type who's into romance stuff, but since I won the first three Kimi Ni Todoke mangas, I felt like I should try them out. And boy was that the right thing to do! This manga was amazing! Every single page was adorable overload! And I actually really like the protagonist in this series (usually protagonists in romance novels are whiny or annoying and they get on my nerves, but Sawako is so unique yet relatable!)I'm definitely buy...
  • Emma
    The main character is supposed to be this super creepy girl that weirds people out but I didn't really understand why they found her so scary. Being that this is the entire premise of the manga, obviously this one didn't work out for me. I DNF'd about halfway through because I got sooo tired of every single page being like this:H-he's....he's so...nice.Every single page.
  • Shereen
    I can sum this book in two words. Unexpected manga. I'm a lover of manga (Japanese comics) and I never expected to find a book like this. If you want to find out what the book is like read it. I swear to you all that this book is a great book full of comedy, romance and you will shed some tears like I did. (Maybe I didn't shed any tears)Anyway, great book. A must-read.
  • Charlie Ika-Heimonen
    Lovely drawings. A cute romance. Typical love story where neither is brave enough to put it on the line. I look forward to book 2. To read more of what I thought about this manga check-out my blog on it:
  • Elspeth
    I love this series.
  • Reddish
    Kuronuma y Kazehaya son adorablemente adorables. ¡Me encantan en sus momentos románticos! Y me había olvidado de lo genial y divertido que era Pin. De momento la historia empieza muy bien.
  • Nina {ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ}
    A very cute manga about life, friendship, trying your best, and love. I especially love the main protagonists journey of discovery about herself and the people around her.
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  • Sara Mul
    CATCH ME CRYING ON EVERY PAGE!! Talk about emotions!! (This has an anime adapatation as well, and trust me when I say, I literally cry every single episode.)If you love cheesy high school romances with awkward characters and funny dialogue with a misunderstood and outcasted girl (who is also super sweet), you will love this. Make sure you have a box of tissues next to you because wrow, you will sob :')))))
  • DonutKnow
    Cuteness level is a 7! I love it, but it progressed quite quickly and suddenly for me. I hope we get to know more about Kazehaya-kun's character so he's doesn't stay the one-dimensional, knight-in-shining-armour type. There were some some great points when he blushed that peeled away that stereotype, so I hope that continues. XD
  • Sean O'Hara
    I've been busy at work of late, so I've been picking up a lot of manga since it's something I can power through in a few hours and still feel that I've read a substantive story. The latest is the Kimi ni Todoke series.Yes, it's a shoujo manga.And yes, shoujo usually means girly-girl romances aimed at 16 year olds.Anyone got a problem with that?Sawako is a sweet girl who wants to be nice to everyone and make friends. Too bad for her she looks just...
  • Alison (AlisonCanRead)
    In my recent quest to discover good Contemporary Shojo Manga, many people recommended Kimi Ni Todoke. I can definitely see why everyone likes it. Volume 1 of Kimi Ni Todoke was alternately sweet, heartbreaking, happy, and sad. Sawako is an outcast. Her looks and serious demeanor make her unapproachable to her classmates. Unfortunately for Sawako, bullying is a universal tendency of teens, regardless of culture. Her classmates generally aren't out...