Say “I Love You” (Sukitte ii na yo)

(13 episodes)

What’s it about ?

Our third shoujo romance show of the season ; this one is introvert chick X unbelievably-nice guy.


Tachibana, our protagonist. She’s very distrustful of people, and her gloomy disposition certainly doesn’t help matters. (There’s a rumour among her classmates that somebody may have heard her speak recently, but that isn’t confirmed.) Her widowed Mom tries to be supportive, to little avail.

Kurosawa, the guy everyone admires. Nice, good-looking, and impossibly perfect in every way. He starts taking a liking to our female lead after she kicks him down the stairs (she was aiming at his mandatory perverted best friend, who was taking a peek under her skirt).

They come together after he chases off an adult dude who was stalking her at her part-time-job.

Production Values


What did I think of it ?

I’ve got to give it credit : the show managed to make me like its male lead despite his obvious wish-fulfilment status. The guy is so nice it’s hard to resent him. I also like that the situation isn’t entirely black-and-white : however serious the bullying and the stalker incident Tachibana suffers from are, her asocial behaviour isn’t helping. I’m not used to shoujo heroines being so unlikeable on purpose, and it being played for drama, and I’m kinda interested in seeing where it goes from here.

via [In which I review] New anime, Fall 2012 – Page 5.

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