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 nowMeet 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 Wrong.Sawako Kuronuma is a sweet, shy girl cons 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 nowMeet 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 Wrong.Sawako Kuronuma is a sweet, shy girl constantly associated to a girl from a Japanese horror movie trying to make friends in her first year of high school.Greet as often as she might, she s feared and is therefore very lonely.Enter Kazehaya, the lovable, popular high school guy that no one can get enough of Through just one simple act of choosing to sit next to her during a seat change in Homeroom He changes Sawako s world This first volume includes an introductory chapter, the prologue in which we meet the two main characters and learn of Sawako s dilemma It occurs during the final semester before Summer break and ends in misunderstanding which is a recurring theme in this series.Ensuechapters of cuteness Yano, Yoshida, Ryu and Pin are also introduced in this volume however the focus isn t on them butabout helping the readers settle in with the story All in all, this volume was a fantastic introductory volume to the series We are introduced to the characters, the romance isn t significant yet and there s much we learn about Sadako s character We re also introduced to a rival character in the final chapter which is pretty cliffhanger y because this character is not formally introduced yet.The art, the front cover and the background panels are superbly presented.Like most manga, this one also has its author panels where Karuho Shiina introduces herself and tells the readers about the making of manga.I have now opted to read these panels after finishing the volume since I find they take me away from the story I guess, this aspect is unique to manga where readers, especially non japanese readers get to learn a little about real Japanese culture and can connect to the author in a personal way.I may or may not have forgotten what the author wrote in her panels I think they re great to flick back to for anyone who actually owns the manga since they have very little to do with the story itself.This manga series is fluffy but not the try hard kind it has a running theme of deep character development and it s all verynaturalI guarantee your face being plastered with a goofy smile throughout expect some tearjerking scenes too pls Super cute and fun shoju manga I loved volume one and none of the insta love present It isabout friendship at the moment and I really appreciate that I love the art and the high school setting too. Sawako Kuronuma is a lonely schoolgirl, ostracised for looking like Sadako, the creepy girl from The Ring movies Then one day popular boy Kazehaya starts talking to her and her classmates see her in a different light Um that s it It s amazing that for a book with so little going on that the story is stretched into a series It s like Japanese manga isn t allowed to tell a done in one story everything s gotta be a serial, no matter what And there is almost nothing happening People are scar Sawako Kuronuma is a lonely schoolgirl, ostracised for looking like Sadako, the creepy girl from The Ring movies Then one day popular boy Kazehaya starts talking to her and her classmates see her in a different light Um that s it It s amazing that for a book with so little going on that the story is stretched into a series It s like Japanese manga isn t allowed to tell a done in one story everything s gotta be a serial, no matter what And there is almost nothing happening People are scared of Sawako Kazehaya talks to Sawako She s amazed Repeat for 200 pages and then slap a completely unnecessary To Be Continued on it I thought it d be a cute romance, and the unusual horror angle seemed promising, but unfortunately Karuho Shiina s first volume of From Me To You just kept putting me to sleep And they re likeable characters too, Sawako and Kazehaya I m rooting for them, I hope they get together But, jeezum crow, this mega slow treatment of their story killed me Not everything has to be a series goddammit just tell the story, stop treading water the whole time 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 hasenemies Slowly, however, with the help of Kazehaya, Sawako findsfriends I m just putting my little toes into the water of this huge manga area for a class I am teaching on comics and graphic n 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 hasenemies Slowly, however, with the help of Kazehaya, Sawako findsfriends I m just putting my little toes into the water of this huge manga area for a class I am teaching on comics and graphic novels with kick ass girls for main characters This one seems sweet, one of the better ones I have read, but I still like My Love Story far better at this point so cute and so precious i have a feeling this manga series is going to be one of my faves. Here s the thing I didn t want to read this manga after so many friends of mine recommended this to me It s justthe 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 Further, 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 love interest ,is always better than the protagon Here s the thing I didn t want to read this manga after so many friends of mine recommended this to me It s justthe 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 Further, 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 love interest ,is always better than the protagonist no matter what Of course education is involved, martial arts is involved, or looks, etc The superficial stuff Superficial elements like these in a manga that can corrupt a potential plot 2 Pathetic, petty protagonistsSo what is the difference between novels and mangas In novels, you can easily track down an ass kickin protagonist, a bad ass one, or simply, the kind that can function his her brain In mangas shoujos in general , it s rare, very rare to find one that can control a situation on her own It s very sad, to just have a story about a bland girl who lets a guy have his way with her 3 Will the climax always occur when the 2 lust birds are in bed together hehethe climax That always does not happen unless your re reading a mature one I never mean to sound biased, but you would see this occur a lot There s just no development Most shoujo mangas are romance based Some are pretty good, othersnot so much Boy meets girl Boy hates girl Girl prods boy or pretends she hates him Girl stares at boy when he s not looking Boy would abuse her emotionally or physically or both Girl does her stupid blushes To one point where boy pushes girl against the wall and declares his love Girl just stares at boy wide eyes, brimming with tears and mouth wide open Boy kisses girl or can go above and beyond Boy and girl gets HEA 4 Abhorring jackasses and ENDLESS ANGST And then I ve read this gem I just read it with no coherent reason, but bland curiosity And I m so glad, so so glad I did This is how a manga should be made, it s the way how it should be done You have a girl an anti social, smart nobody high school girl Does this contradicts with my previous viewpoints Umm, no Her reputation have been this way as a child Her long, black hair and pale skin resembles a frightening character from a scary movie The charcter s name is Sadako But her real name is Sawako And let me tell you she is such a sweetheart This is her motto Do one good deed each day Idk if it s one but I think that s correct She tries to make friends, tries to smile, but everyone is just so frightened of her.Now the boy His name is Kazehaya I call him Kaze , and he s the most popular boy in high school for his charisma and courtesy He s also sweet, as sweet as Sawako He befriends her, and he boosts her self esteem about herself Because of him, she has the motivation to make friends, boosten herself as a person Even though he s popular, he s not afraid of being humble or asking for help He even asks her if she can help him on a school subject Ohhhhhh I just love the friendship, the fluffiness of this manga I love it to death So for this, you have my recommendation, wholeheartedly 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 only through Kazehaya s recognition and inclusion of her that 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 only through Kazehaya s recognition and inclusion of her that gradually the others start to speak to her Personally, I had a few issues with this manga 1 Sawako is only accepted because of Kazehaya s association with her 2 Sawako states that everyone is so nice because they talk to her due to the above 3 She is constantly overwhelmed by the above4 She lets them use her helps explain things in class to them and feels good about it I really don t like how Sawako is used by her classmates, and her wanting to please everyone all the time becomes tiresome They should want to befriend Sawako because she is a lovely person, not because Kazehaya isn t afraid of interacting with her nor because she helps them with their classwork I would like to read the next couple of volumes to see if this changes but I won t be purchasing anyhopefully I can loan these from the library as I m uncomfortable with the messages projected in this opening volume 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. 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 generalSawako 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 smiling and always positive Kazehaya is the first perso 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 generalSawako 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 smiling and always positive Kazehaya is the first person who understands Sawako and her optimistic and helpful character and soon Sawako findsfriends Friends she never thought she would haveComing back to my thoughts and feelings about this manga I read 15 Volumes already This were my main feelings while reading Kimi ni Todoke I recommend it to everyone sniff who loves mangas sniff or who wants to read a good manga just for fun tries to calm down Read it Just read it God, this manga is just so awesome 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 fa ade 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 than just that she s about to make some enemies too