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
ISBN9781421527550
Author
Release DateAug 4th, 2009
PublisherVIZ Media LLC
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Romance, Favorites, Graphic Novels, Shojo, Young Adult, Comics
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Reviews Kimi ni Todoke

  • Nicole
    2017-04-27
    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
    2013-04-06
    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...
  • Juhina
    2015-03-10
    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 ~♥~
    2012-06-28
    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...
  • Rebecca
    2015-07-16
    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.
  • Farhin
    2012-06-25
    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
    2017-05-21
    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.
  • Kate
    2010-06-28
    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
    2016-06-26
    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...
  • Lottie Eve
    2013-01-27
    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
    2011-04-12
    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
    2009-10-06
    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
    2010-05-15
    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
    2014-10-17
    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
    2015-04-06
    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
    2011-04-09
    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
    2013-03-02
    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:http://charliebooks.blogspot.ca/2013/...
  • Elspeth
    2012-05-03
    I love this series.
  • Reddish
    2016-03-11
    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}
    2015-04-30
    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.
  • Haadiya // Hiatus
    2017-05-22
    Well Im technically on volume 9 but lemme just say THESE MISUNDERSTANDINGS WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME. CHIZU AND AYANO SHOULD JUST MEDDLE TO MAKE THINGS BETTER WTF IS THIS
  • Frances
    2017-09-20
    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
    2011-11-02
    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)
    2012-02-26
    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...
  • Jessica-Robyn
    2012-01-14
    The first glance of young love, the blush that sets a heart on fire, the sweet beginnings of something you can only hope will lead to more.I've been looking forward to finally reading this first volume for months now (I'll only say this once, library system you have failed me!) and I'm happy to report that I like it! Sawako, our female lead, is such a lovable character that she makes you invest in her from the moment she appears on page. And Kaze...
  • Sesana
    2012-09-26
    Poor Sawako has the misfortune to look very much like Ringu's Sadako. Yes, the malevolent ghost that crawls out of the TV. Her classmates are honestly scared of her, something that her intense shyness does not help. (And let's be honest: wouldn't you be withdrawn if the usual response to you was fear?) From the first volume, it looks like the general story arc will be drawing Sawako out of her shell, with the help first of one of the nicest boys ...
  • Mayu
    2015-01-30
    5/10Me ha gustado lo poquito que llevo de esta serie y aun habiendo visto la película y sabiendo que la serie no es novedosa ni espectacular, tengo intriga, por ver como evoluciona todo. Lo poquito que he leído yo ha sido muy, muy enternecedor. Eso es en lo que esta serie más destaca. No es que sea una joya inolvidable, no es de esas que te marcan, te estremecen la piel y se quedan con tu corazón, pero si es bonita y la he disfrutado (eso sí...
  • Nalle
    2016-07-03
    Me decidí a leerlo porque buscaba un manga de este estilo. Al inicio me pareció lento y un poco desesperante aunque el concepto de como era la vida de Sawako me intrigó bastante. Una vez que le pude seguir el hilo me resultó una historia que vale la pena continuar leyendo, aunque cuando iba como a la mitad dudaba si hacerlo o no.
  • Amber
    2015-12-10
    Rec'd by my buddy, Tiff. I so didn't expect this to hit me in the feels this hard, but I love this character. Well, THESE characters. The concepts are adorable, it's a bit slow (probably how it lasts for 20+ volumes and counting 0-0). Another series to follow! Aye!!
  • Lou (BooksAreAWayOfLife)
    2018-04-30
    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 ...