Sukitte Iinayo. ~ Review
“A heart-warming love story that will make your heart go “kyun!””
If you love your romance/shoujo manga sh*t then get ready to wet your panties off, because this here is one that will make you wish you had health care. Because there’s all sorts of romantic, cute and heart-warming stuff in this anime that is definitely not good if you have a heart that craves that kind of stuff. In which case, it’s probably the best option to get a boyfriend/girlfriend, but whatever. For the time being, you can spend your time watching this fluffy romance anime.
Sukitte Iinayo. (lit. Say “I Love You”. And yes, the dot at the end is included in the title) revolves around Tachibana Mei; a high school girl who is a quiet student in her class and cares little about making friends or falling in love. But one day, in a freak accident, she encounters the most popular boy in school, Kurosawa Yamato, who immediately starts to take an interest in Mei, ultimately falling in love with her. Through Yamato’s approaches and befriending, Mei starts to moce closer to Yamato and begins to befriend others; ultimately learning the importance of friendship, betrayal and love.
As with most “originally-a-shoujo-manga” anime series, the main genre’s include romance, drama and some elements of comedy
The series aired during the Fall 2012 season anime and contained a total of 13 episodes. The series is animated by Zexcs Studios, who brought us such iconic anime series as Da Capo, Omamori Himari and Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu. Some notable voice actors that make an appearance in this series include Kayano Ai who voices Tachibana Mei (and is also known as the voices of Menma from AnoHana and Shiina Mashiro from Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo) and Takahiro Sakurai who voices Kurosawa Yamato (and is also known as the voices of Mikadono Shougo from Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!I and Claude Faustus from Kuroshitsuji II).
As I have said in other shoujo-manga anime reviews (if you have read any of them that is…), then you would know that I am not a massive fan of these kinds of romance/drama anime’s. But I do enjoy some of them; this one being one of the few that I have actually quite enjoyed and that I would recommend to all viewers of anime. It was a nice change with all the other crazy cr*p that I have viewed during 2012 (and there was a lot). The only problem is that I don’t have sufficient health care…
The Final Judgement:
Recommendation Level: 4/5 – Recommended
Final Score: 7.5/10