History Manga / KiminiTodoke

18th Jun '16 1:17:12 AM gewunomox
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** On multiple occasions, Ryu is seen wearing a hat that reads [[RedHotChiliPeppers RHCP]], and in chapter 32, Chizu is seen wearing a t-shirt embellished with the same logo. Kazehaya also wears a t-shirt with the logo on in a later chapter.

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** On multiple occasions, Ryu is seen wearing a hat that reads [[RedHotChiliPeppers [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers RHCP]], and in chapter 32, Chizu is seen wearing a t-shirt embellished with the same logo. Kazehaya also wears a t-shirt with the logo on in a later chapter.
26th Aug '15 6:05:29 AM Ominae
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The ongoing manga has been adapted as a 25-episode {{anime}} series that started airing October 6th 2009, and the notable voice actors are listed under their characters in the [[Characters/KimiNiTodoke character page]]. The second 12-episode season continues the story. There's also a light novel adaption and a live-action movie adaptation that was released on September 25, 2010. Both seasons are licensed in North America by [[NipponIchi NIS America]].

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The ongoing manga has been adapted as a 25-episode {{anime}} series that started airing October 6th 2009, and the notable voice actors are listed under their characters in the [[Characters/KimiNiTodoke character page]]. The second 12-episode season continues the story. There's also a light novel adaption and a live-action movie adaptation that was released on September 25, 2010. Both seasons are licensed in North America by [[NipponIchi [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]]. America]].
22nd Jul '15 12:08:18 PM totorolover33
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* CallBack: In Chapter 27, Chizu tells Ryu that "next time something bad happens, it'll be my turn to comfort you!" [[spoiler: A long time later, ''in Chapter 101'', he takes her up on the offer.]]
26th Feb '15 9:13:14 PM CharlestonMan
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* RousseauWasRight: Taking [[ManipulativeBitch Kurumi]] out of the equation, this might be the single most optimistic view of teenage life you'll ever see. [[spoiler:And even she comes around in the end, thanks to some character cevelopment]].

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* RousseauWasRight: Taking [[ManipulativeBitch Kurumi]] out of the equation, this This might be the single most optimistic view of teenage life you'll ever see. [[spoiler:And even she comes around in the end, thanks to some character cevelopment]].see.
26th Feb '15 4:53:34 PM CharlestonMan
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** PlayedForDrama in case of Kurumi to Sawako who tries to have her stay away from Kazehaya so she can have him for herself.

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** PlayedForDrama in case of Kurumi to Sawako who tries to have her stay away from Kazehaya so she can have him for herself. It's then played for sympathy once Kurumi's schemes fail and she shares her true feelings with both Sawako and Kazehaya.
26th Feb '15 4:49:07 PM CharlestonMan
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Kazehaya treating Sawako with no hostility since the day they met is why she respects him so much.

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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Kazehaya treating Sawako with no hostility since the day they met is why she respects him so much. This is also why Kurumi is obsessed with him, as he comforted her during her rough middle school days.
24th Feb '15 5:42:16 AM Rhapsody
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Ultimately, [[TearJerker a very]] [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming touching story]] about liking people for who they are without trying to change them.

The ongoing manga has been adapted as a 25-episode {{anime}} series that started airing October 6th 2009, and the notable voice actors are listed under their characters in the [[Characters/KimiNiTodoke character page]]. The second 12-episode season continues the story. There's also a light novel adaption and a live-action movie adaptation that was released on September 25, 2010. Both seasons are now licensed in North America by [[NipponIchi NIS America]].

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Ultimately, [[TearJerker a very]] [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming very touching story]] story about liking people for who they are without trying to change them.

The ongoing manga has been adapted as a 25-episode {{anime}} series that started airing October 6th 2009, and the notable voice actors are listed under their characters in the [[Characters/KimiNiTodoke character page]]. The second 12-episode season continues the story. There's also a light novel adaption and a live-action movie adaptation that was released on September 25, 2010. Both seasons are now licensed in North America by [[NipponIchi NIS America]].



* AlertnessBlink: Every so often.
* AlmostKiss: Happens ''twice'' with [[spoiler: Sawako and Kazehaya before the real thing.]]

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* AlertnessBlink: Every Flash cues come up so often.
often to indicate when the characters have realized something.
* AlmostKiss: Happens ''twice'' with [[spoiler: Sawako and Kazehaya [[spoiler: before the real thing.]]thing]].
** The first time is when Pin tricks Sawako and tells her to grab Kazehaya's shirt and close her eyes for five seconds to thank him. Kazehaya misunderstands this and leaves in for a kiss - and Sawako opens her eyes when his face is an inch away from hers. Both jump back in embarrassment and confusion.
** The second time is [[spoiler:after they've become a couple and are trying to initiate a kiss on a field trip but are really nervous. And then ''Ayane'' walks in on them and it never goes through]].



** Yuka and her friends from Class A.
** On a more personal level, Kurumi. She [[LovableAlphaBitch changes overtime, though.]]
** Yano may also count, but she's more of a LovableAlphaBitch, considering she's ''on Sawako's side'' and is even encouraging her to open up.

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** Yuka and her friends from Class A.
A spread the rumours about Sawako and gang up on her twice - first about the rumours, and then about [[spoiler:her dating Kazehaya]].
** On a more personal level, Kurumi. Kurumi is responsible for [[spoiler:spreading the rumours about Sawako]] and secretly tries to get Sawako and Kazehaya to stop liking each other. She [[LovableAlphaBitch changes overtime, though.]]
overtime though]], after she stops doing bad things while retaining her cooler and cranky personality.
** Yano may also count, count by the way she manipulates people to do her will, but she's more of a LovableAlphaBitch, LovableAlphaBitch considering she's ''on Sawako's side'' and is even encouraging her to open up.



** [[spoiler:Sawako's confession to Kazehaya]] in Season 2 Episode 9.
** And [[spoiler: Chizu's confession to Ryu]] in chapter 88.

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** [[spoiler:Sawako's confession to Kazehaya]] in Season 2 Episode 9.
9. This is after [[spoiler:the two had a falling out due to an extreme misunderstanding over just what their own meanings of "like" are. Sawako decides to be clear once and for all about her feelings even if it means being rejected and so gives an emotional confession.]]
** And [[spoiler: Chizu's confession to Ryu]] in chapter 88.88, after [[spoiler:she tearfully makes it clear she doesn't want Ryu to leave]].



** People usually forget about Kurumi since she doesn't make up half of any OfficialCouple, but her (rejected) confession to Kazehaya was anguished beyond belief.
* [[AnimalsHateHim Animals Hate Her]]: Sawako's usual ghostly appearance make animals fear her.
** [[spoiler:After a while though, at least Maru gets used to her.]]

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** People usually forget about Kurumi since she doesn't make up half of any OfficialCouple, but her (rejected) confession to Kazehaya was is anguished beyond belief.
* [[AnimalsHateHim Animals Hate Her]]: Sawako's usual ghostly appearance make animals fear her.
** [[spoiler:After a while though, at least Maru gets used to her.]]
belief.



* ArtEvolution: Just compare the earliest manga chapters to the most recent ones.
* BeachEpisode: Chapter 51, even though Chizuru was the only one who wore her swimsuit; the rest came in their school uniforms.

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%% * ArtEvolution: Just compare the earliest manga chapters to the most recent ones.
later ones. %%This isn't untrue but it needs more context and I have no idea how to explain how the art's changed.
* BeachEpisode: The gang goes to the beach in Chapter 51, even though Chizuru was is the only one who wore wears her swimsuit; the rest came come in their school uniforms.



* BeautifulDreamer: Kazehaya sits near Sawako and finally manages to say her first name while she sleeps on the staircase during the sports festival afterparty.

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* BeautifulDreamer: Kazehaya sits near Sawako and finally manages to say her first name while she sleeps on the staircase during the sports festival afterparty. Sawako also watches Kazehaya nap a few times in the classroom in the chapter 90s.



* BestHerToBedHer: In Chapter 51, [[spoiler:Ryuu was the only guy able to defeat Yoshida in arm-wrestling and "won" her for a romantic walk along the seashore.]]

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* BestHerToBedHer: In Chapter 51, [[spoiler:Ryuu was Ryuu is the only guy able to defeat Yoshida in arm-wrestling and "won" "wins" her for a romantic walk along the seashore.]]



** Chizuru and Ryu fill that role, though Chizuru [[ObliviousToLove didn't notice it yet until recently]].
** As of Chapter 70, [[spoiler:Kent and Ayane]] finally become this.
** There's also Yui and Andy, although they don't get as much characterisation as the others mentioned, of course.
* BettyAndVeronica: Sawako and Kurumi for Kazehaya, Kazehaya and [[spoiler:Kent]] for Sawako.
* BeYourself: Arguably the point of the story, and not in a heavy-handed way. Sawako makes friends and wins Kazehaya's affection by using her natural gifts and personality, not with the aid of makeovers. Not that makeovers are a bad thing, [[spoiler:as Sawako finds out on New Year's Eve]].

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** ChildhoodFriends Chizuru and Ryu fill that role, though Chizuru [[ObliviousToLove didn't doesn't notice it yet the latter's crush]] until recently]].
later on.
** As of Chapter 70, [[spoiler:Kent and Ayane]] finally become this.
start dating. [[spoiler:Then they break up in Chapter 95.]]
** There's also Yui and Andy, Andy who start dating at one point in the series, although they don't get as much characterisation as the others mentioned, mentioned of course.
* BettyAndVeronica: Sawako the sweet NextDoorGirl and Kurumi the LovableAlphaBitch for Kazehaya, Kazehaya the reliable NiceGuy and [[spoiler:Kent]] the flirt for Sawako.
* BeYourself: Arguably This is the point of the story, and not in a heavy-handed way. Sawako makes friends and wins Kazehaya's affection by using her natural gifts and personality, not with the aid of makeovers. Not that makeovers are a bad thing, [[spoiler:as Sawako finds out on New Year's Eve]].



** [[spoiler: Sawako and Kazehaya ([[RuleOfThree times 3]] or 4!)]] in chapter 71.
** And then again with [[spoiler: Chizu and Ryu]] in chapter 88. [[spoiler: He moves in to kiss her so quickly that ''his hat falls off.'']]

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** [[spoiler: Sawako and Kazehaya ([[RuleOfThree times 3]] (times 3 or 4!)]] in chapter 71.
71. [[spoiler:Sawako before tries to get a kiss from him but he initially refuses and she calls him out for breaking his promise and becoming more distant from her - so Kazehaya responds by giving her a big damn shut-up kiss.]]
** And then again with [[spoiler: Chizu and Ryu]] in chapter 88. [[spoiler: He moves in to kiss her so quickly that ''his hat falls off.'']]'']]
* BigFriendlyDog: Maru goes from being an adorable little puppy to being ''huge'' later on in the series but his amicable personality remains.



* {{Bishounen}}: Kazehaya, and the female side of the school is very aware of this. Ryu and Kento also count.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Kurumi acts sweet and nice to gain Sawako's sympathy, then tells her to keep her hands off Kazehaya. [[spoiler:She gets better.]]
* BrickJoke: Chizuru inadvertently causes things to become awkward between Sawako and Kazehaya by telling Kazehaya that he was the most distant person from Sawako. Ayane eventually finds out that it was Chizuru who caused that awkwardness when she (Chizuru) blurts it out by mistake while watching Kazehaya [[spoiler: ask Sawako out formally at the beach]] from afar.
* BrotherChuck: Shino, Sawako's old (and initially only) friend who gave her nickname, is never shown again after Episode 6.
* BumblingDad: Sawako's father, who along with his wife are both a DotingParent.
* CerebusSyndrome: The series has definitely been growing less [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming light-]][[CrowningMomentOfFunny hearted]] and more [[TearJerker serious]] as of recent chapters. It does make sense, since the characters are nearing graduation and having to make heavy decisions about their futures.

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* {{Bishounen}}: Kazehaya, Kazehaya has some nice pretty boy looks, and the female side of the school is very aware of this. Ryu and Kento also count.
are lean and attractive guys.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Kurumi acts sweet and nice to gain Sawako's sympathy, then tells her to keep her hands off Kazehaya. [[spoiler:She She gets better.]]
better.
* BrickJoke: Chizuru inadvertently causes things to become awkward between Sawako and Kazehaya by telling Kazehaya that he was he's the most distant person from Sawako. Ayane eventually finds out that it was it's Chizuru who caused that awkwardness when she (Chizuru) blurts it out by mistake while watching Kazehaya [[spoiler: ask Sawako out formally at the beach]] from afar.
* BrotherChuck: Shino, Sawako's old (and initially only) friend who gave her nickname, is never shown again after Episode 6.
* BumblingDad: Sawako's father, who along with his wife are both a DotingParent.
*
CerebusSyndrome: The series has definitely been growing less [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming light-]][[CrowningMomentOfFunny hearted]] light-hearted and more [[TearJerker serious]] serious as of recent chapters.from about the Chapter 70s. It does make sense, since the characters are nearing graduation and having to make heavy decisions about their futures.



** Sawako's character development is the main point of this series.
** Pretty much all of the supporting cast get their fair share over the course of the series, as well.
* CharacterOverlap: The cousin that Sawako mentions in the New Year's episodes, Eiji Akahoshi, is a character from the mangaka's previous series CrazyForYou. The fanbook has a short crossover chapter where he visits her family after [[spoiler:her first date with Kazehaya]].
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Hirano and Endo]] have actually witnessed [[spoiler:Kurumi]] spreading out those rumors about Sawako in Chapter 2 of the manga. This information is enough for Chizu and Ayane to confront [[spoiler:Kurumi]].

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** Sawako's character development from a shy hesitant girl to someone who's clear about her thoughts is the main point of this series.
** Pretty much all of the supporting cast get their fair share of development over the course of the series, as well.
well.
* CharacterFilibuster: When Sawako meets Kazehaya's father, he demands for an introduction in such a scary way that Sawako tells him not only her name but also her address, parents' occupation, hobbies and what she does at school. The father stops her before she goes any further.
* CharacterOverlap: The cousin that Sawako mentions in the New Year's episodes, Eiji Akahoshi, is a character from the mangaka's previous series CrazyForYou. ''Crazy For You''. The fanbook has a short crossover chapter where he visits her family after [[spoiler:her first date with Kazehaya]].
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Hirano and Endo]] have actually witnessed [[spoiler:Kurumi]] spreading out those rumors about Sawako in Chapter 2 of the manga. This information is enough for Chizu and Ayane to confront [[spoiler:Kurumi]].
Kazehaya]].



** Chizu, Ryuu and Kazehaya have known each other since elementary, and Chizu and Ryu have known one another pretty much forever.
*** ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[spoiler: Ryu and Chizu, eventually.]]
** Sawako and Shino have been friends since elementary school, [[BrotherChuck though the latter is eventually put to the side in favour of the former's new friends.]]

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** Chizu, Ryuu and Kazehaya have known each other since elementary, elementary school, and Chizu and Ryu have known one another pretty much forever.
*** ** Sawako and Shino have been friends since elementary school, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome though the latter is eventually put to the side in favour of the former's new friends]].
*
ChildhoodFriendRomance: Ryu has liked his childhood friend Chizu since forever, but she's pretty oblivious to it. [[spoiler: Ryu and Chizu, They get together, eventually.]]
** Sawako and Shino have been * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Shino, Sawako's old (and initially only) friend who gave her nickname, is never shown again after Episode 6. Probably justified as she has her own friends since elementary school, [[BrotherChuck though the latter is eventually put to the side in favour of the former's and Sawako's gained new friends.]]ones.



** Chizu becomes an interesting variation of this towards Ryu during the Okinawa field trip; she doesn't seem to have romantic feelings for him, even [[spoiler: rejecting his confession in chapter 59]], but that doesn't change the fact that she gets ''very'' angry with the girl who confessed her feelings to him (and was thus rejected), and even, to an extent, with Ryu for not telling her about it.
* ClipShow: One about Kurumi's crush on Kazehaya as she shops for [[JapaneseHolidays Valentine's chocolate]] opens the second season of the anime.

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** Chizu becomes an interesting variation of this towards Ryu during the Okinawa field trip; she doesn't seem to have romantic feelings for him, even [[spoiler: rejecting his confession in chapter 59]], but that doesn't change the fact that she gets ''very'' angry with the girl who confessed confesses her feelings to him (and was is thus rejected), and even, to an extent, with Ryu for not telling her about it.
* ClipShow: One Clips from previous episodes about Kurumi's crush on Kazehaya are shown as she shops for [[JapaneseHolidays Valentine's chocolate]] opens in Episode 0 the second season of the anime.



* ColorFailure: Prone to these, especially when CaptainOblivious is involved.
** Ayane has this reaction when she finds out that Chizu has ''no idea'' Kazehaya likes Sawako.

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* ColorFailure: Prone to these, especially when CaptainOblivious is involved.
**
involved. Ayane has this reaction foe example is devoid of any colour when she finds out that Chizu has ''no idea'' Kazehaya likes Sawako.



** Ryu and Chizu shared one as young children shortly after [[spoiler: the death of the former's mother.]]
* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Covers Always Spoil]]:
** The [[http://kelakagandy.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/kiminitodoke10.jpg cover]] of the manga's tenth volume pretty much spoils the fact that [[spoiler:Sawako and Kazehaya become an official couple in that volume]]. [[CaptainObvious Not that anyone wasn't expecting it from the get go, though.]]
** Volume seventeen's [[https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1358264200l/16146022.jpg cover]] isn't any better as it ''completely'' spoils that [[spoiler: they finally have their first kiss]].

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** Ryu and Chizu shared one a comforting hug as young children shortly after [[spoiler: the death of the former's mother.]]
* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Covers Always Spoil]]:
** The [[http://kelakagandy.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/kiminitodoke10.jpg cover]] of the manga's tenth volume pretty much spoils the fact that [[spoiler:Sawako
mother and Kazehaya become an official couple in that volume]]. [[CaptainObvious Not that anyone wasn't expecting it from the get go, though.]]
** Volume seventeen's [[https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1358264200l/16146022.jpg cover]] isn't any better as it ''completely'' spoils that [[spoiler: they finally have their first kiss]].
Ryu has a delayed breakdown]].



** Especially Kurumi, when Sawako refuses to take her bitchiness as something other than good intentions.
** Kazehaya also prone to this when he's angry or [[CrazyJealousGuy jealous (or both)]].
* CryCute: Sawako, Kurumi, Chizu, [[spoiler: Ayane]]...all of the girls we see crying in the series, really.

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** Especially Kurumi, Kurumi's veins especially pop up out of anger, such as when Sawako refuses to take her bitchiness as something other than good intentions.
** Kazehaya also prone to this showing these when he's angry or [[CrazyJealousGuy jealous (or both)]].
* CryCute: Sawako, Kurumi, Chizu, [[spoiler: Ayane]]... all of the girls we see crying in the series, really.series tend to look quite cute when crying.



* CutenessProximity: [[TheStoic Ryuu]] with Maru.
* ADayInTheLimelight:

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* CutenessProximity: [[TheStoic Ryuu]] with really has a soft sport and shows (a tad) more emotion for Maru.
* ADayInTheLimelight: ADayInTheLimelight:
** The arc about Chizu's unrequited crush on Tooru gives a lot of focus on Chizu (and Ryu to a less extent).



* EarlyBirdCameo: Ayane and Chizuru, Hirano and Endo, and Kurumi all appeared as unnamed sketchy background characters before receiving proper names and personalities.



** Kurumi attempts to make Kazehaya think Sawako and Ryuu are an item. It ends with Kazehaya and Sawako walking off together, with Sawako realizing her feelings for Kazehaya, who in turn asked her out. Pin then came to where Kurumi waited for Kazehaya to come back, and, thinking Kurumi was going to confess to ''him'', rejects her just as Kazehaya came back. The guy then promised to "not say anything". '''''Ouch.'''''

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** Kurumi attempts to make Kazehaya think Sawako and Ryuu are an item. It ends with Kazehaya and Sawako walking off together, with Sawako realizing her feelings for Kazehaya, who in turn asked her out. Pin then came comes to where Kurumi waited is waiting for Kazehaya to come back, and, thinking Kurumi was is going to confess to ''him'', rejects her just as Kazehaya came comes back. The guy then promised promises to "not say anything". '''''Ouch.'''''



** Everyone can see Sawako and Kazehaya's feelings for each other. Acknowledging it, though, took some time for most of them.
** A different variation with Chizu and Ryu; Ayane comments on how they "might as well be dating" and Sawako thought they ''were'' at first (not to mention she obviously [[ShipperOnDeck imagines them like that a lot]]), but Chizu usually reacts to these thoughts with the expected horror and embarrassment.
* PreciousPuppies -> [[spoiler:BigFriendlyDog]]: Maru-chan.
* EvilDetectingDog: Well, you can't call Sawako "evil," but Maru still has the right idea...
* ExtremeDoormat: Sawako, at least initially. Part of her CharacterDevelopment has to do with mustering enough courage to not agree to things she cannot go along with. Thus, [[ManipulativeBitch Kurumi]] gets a big surprise when Sawako flat-out refuses to help hook her up with Kazehaya out of ''her own'' feelings for him.
** And yet not really- Sawako may come off as an ExtremeDoormat, but part of her charm, at least to Kazehaya, is that she's always enjoying whatever she's doing. She doesn't do things because she feels forced, she does them because she likes being helpful. Exemplified early on in the manga when Yano jokingly suggests she learns how to tell scary ghost stories and Sawako is *sparkling* with excitement. She's got the looks, she's got the aura, she might as well do it right.
* FadeToBlack
* FamilyBusiness: Ryuu's family runs a ramen shop. Kazehaya's family runs a sports equipment store.

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** Everyone can see Sawako and Kazehaya's feelings for each other. Acknowledging it, though, took some time for most the two of them.
** A different variation with Chizu and Ryu; Ayane comments on how they "might as well be dating" and Sawako thought initially thinks they ''were'' ''are'' at first (not to mention she obviously [[ShipperOnDeck imagines them like that a lot]]), but Chizu usually reacts to these thoughts with the expected horror and embarrassment.
* PreciousPuppies -> [[spoiler:BigFriendlyDog]]: Maru-chan.
*
EvilDetectingDog: Well, you can't call Sawako "evil," but Maru still has the right idea...
idea when he initially acts cold to her.
* ExtremeDoormat: Sawako, at least initially. Played with for Sawako. Part of her CharacterDevelopment has to do with mustering enough courage to not agree to things she cannot go along with. Thus, with (eg.[[ManipulativeBitch Kurumi]] gets a big surprise when Sawako flat-out refuses to help hook her up with Kazehaya out of ''her own'' feelings for him.
** And yet not really- Sawako may come off as an ExtremeDoormat, but part of her charm, at least to Kazehaya, is that she's always enjoying whatever she's doing. She
him). At the same time, she doesn't always do things because she feels forced, she does them because she likes being helpful. Exemplified early on in the manga when helpful (eg. Yano jokingly suggests she learns how to tell scary ghost stories and Sawako is *sparkling* with excitement. She's got the looks, excitement - she's got the looks and aura, she might as well do it right.
right).
* FadeToBlack
FadeToBlack: The series tends to have scenes that fade to black.
* FamilyBusiness: Ryuu's family runs a ramen shop. shop, and Kazehaya's family runs a sports equipment store.store (with the father expecting his son to take over him).



*** [[spoiler: Upon her request however, Kazehaya calls Kurumi by her given name Ume once, following her rejected AnguishedDeclarationOfLove. It helps her appreciate her EmbarrassingFirstName a bit more.]]
** After some failed attempts, Kazehaya finally says Sawako's name at the sports festival after party while she's asleep. [[spoiler: He's able to say it to her face a few times after their RelationshipUpgrade.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Upon her request however, Kazehaya calls ** Kurumi always calls Sawako "Sawako-chan" and even corrects her when she calls herself Sadako. She initially does this to get on her good side and manipulate her, after her true colours show it's done out of habit (and implies that, hey, she doesn't dislike Sawako after all).
** Kazehaya, upon her request, calls [[spoiler:Kurumi
by her given name Ume once, following her rejected AnguishedDeclarationOfLove. confession. It helps her appreciate her EmbarrassingFirstName name a bit more.]]
** After some failed attempts, Kazehaya finally says Sawako's name at the sports festival after party while she's asleep. [[spoiler: He's able to say it to her face a few times after their RelationshipUpgrade.relationship upgrade.]]



* FlashStep: Sawako apparently learned how to do this while being taught football (or soccer) by Kazehaya. Though it's been established that she's very fast from doing daily jogs.
* TheForeignSubtitle: Viz is releasing it under the full title ''KimiNiTodoke: From Me To You''.

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* FlashStep: Sawako apparently learned learns how to do this while being taught football (or soccer) by Kazehaya.Kazehaya, as seen when she runs in the speed of light in a practice game. Though it's been established that she's very fast from doing daily jogs.
* TheForeignSubtitle: Viz is releasing releases it under the full title ''KimiNiTodoke: ''Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me To You''.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Maru instinctively liked Kazehaya and hated Sawako.
* GeckoEnding: The LiveActionAdaptation is basically the first season with a slightly different ending.
* GenkiGirl: Chizuru is very excitable.
* GirlPosse: Complete with bullying in the toilet.
* GoodBadGirl: Ayane. Aside of her mentioned older boyfriends, in a series in which holding hands is SeriousBusiness, she's quite casual about [[spoiler:kissing a guy she barely knows]].
* GoodIsDumb: Not actually dumb, but extremely naive in the case of Sawako and Kazehaya, the author even commented on creating a "guy who is so nice that he's dumb."
* GoodParents: From what we can see, the main characters' parents are doing a really good job.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Maru instinctively liked Kazehaya and hated Sawako.
* GeckoEnding: The LiveActionAdaptation is basically the first season with a slightly different ending.
ending since it only covers up to Kurumi's arc.
* GenkiGirl: Chizuru is very excitable.
excitable, and Chigusa is always smiling and full of energy.
* GirlPosse: Complete There's the reasonably well-known group of girls that like Kazehaya, are quite bitchy and gang up on Sawako twice. The first incident comes complete with bullying in the toilet.
* GoodBadGirl: Ayane. Aside of her mentioned older boyfriends, in a series in which holding hands is SeriousBusiness, she's quite casual about [[spoiler:kissing a guy she barely knows]].
* GoodIsDumb: Not actually dumb, but extremely naive in the case of Sawako and Kazehaya, the Kazehaya. The author even commented on creating a "guy who is so nice that he's dumb."
* GoodParents: From what we can see, most of the main characters' parents are doing a really good job.job at supporting their children and teaching them the right morals.



** PlayedForDrama in case of Kurumi to Sawako
** Played sympathetically in case of Kent to Kazehaya and Ayane to Sawako and Chizu
** PlayedForLaughs in case of Sawako to [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kimi_ni_todoke/v17/c068/27.html someone who received Kazehaya's present]].
** PlayedForLaughs and sympathy in the case of Kazehaya to [[CrazyJealousGuy anyone who gets too close to Sawako for comfort]].

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** PlayedForDrama in case of Kurumi to Sawako
Sawako who tries to have her stay away from Kazehaya so she can have him for herself.
** Played sympathetically in case of Kent to [[spoiler:Kent]] (who also likes Sawako) who's mildly jealous of Kazehaya and Ayane to Sawako and Chizu
Chizu as she feels bad that she's not as nice as those two (in her mind).
** PlayedForLaughs in case of Sawako to who's jealous of [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kimi_ni_todoke/v17/c068/27.html someone a classmate who received receives Kazehaya's Christmas present]].
** PlayedForLaughs and sympathy in the case of Kazehaya to who's obliviously not happy when [[CrazyJealousGuy anyone who gets too close to Sawako for comfort]].



** Sawako's parents.
** Toru becomes this once he marries Haruka. [[spoiler: They even go on to have a child.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Kurumi]] earns a heartwarming redemption in later chapters, when [[spoiler: she defends Sawako from a bunch of girls jealous of Sawako's relationship with Kazehaya. She then gets PutOnABus, only to come back later an even more redeemed and mature character, with her relationship with Sawako steadily improving.]]

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** Sawako's parents.
parents are very content with their life together.
** Toru becomes this once he marries happy starts his married life with Haruka. [[spoiler: They even go on to have a child.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Kurumi]] earns a heartwarming redemption in later chapters, when [[spoiler: she defends Sawako from a bunch of girls jealous of Sawako's relationship with Kazehaya. Kazehaya]]. She then gets PutOnABus, only to come back later an even more redeemed and mature character, with her [[spoiler:her relationship with Sawako Sawako]] steadily improving.]]



* HimeCut: Sawako, of course.
* HoldingHands: Chapter 48 between [[spoiler: Sawako and Kazehaya.]]
* HotBlooded: Pin and Chizu.

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* HimeCut: Sawako, of course.
* HoldingHands: In Chapter 48 between [[spoiler: Sawako and Kazehaya.]]
Kazehaya]] hold hands and it's SeriousBusiness.
* HotBlooded: Pin and Chizu.Chizu are always fired up and over enthusiastic over any task, whether it be about sport or the school festival.



* IgnoredConfession: In the last episode of season two of anime [[spoiler: Ryuu confesses his love to Chizuru]]. Further in the manga, in chapter 57, they have a conversation in which they ''both'' act as nothing like this has ever been said. One must remember, though, that [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance Chizuru took his first confession as a platonic one and not romantic.]]]]
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: This was Sawako's situation pre-series and the start of the series. [[ItGetsBetter She gets there in the end.]]
** IJustWantToBeSpecial: ...to the point where she actually wishes she could summon ghosts to live up to the rumours.
* ImagineSpot: A lot of them, mostly from Sawako. And they are all ADORABLE.
* TheIngenue: Sawako, to the point that Chizuru and Ayane tease about her "300% innocence".
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Intimidating Looking Guy Hot Wife]]: In terms of looks and personality, Shota seems to take on more from his [[http://www.mangareader.net/kimi-ni-todoke/52/9 mother]] than his [[http://www.mangareader.net/kimi-ni-todoke/53/24 father]]. His mother and Pin, though, think otherwise.

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* IgnoredConfession: In the last episode of season two of anime [[spoiler: Ryuu confesses his love to Chizuru]]. Further in the manga, in chapter 57, they have a conversation in which they ''both'' act as nothing like this has ever been said. One must remember, though, that [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance [[spoiler: Chizuru took takes his first confession as a platonic one and not romantic.]]]]
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: This was Sawako's situation pre-series and the start of the series. [[ItGetsBetter She gets there in the end.
]]
** IJustWantToBeSpecial: ...to the point where she actually wishes she could summon ghosts to live up to the rumours.
* ImagineSpot: A lot of them, mostly from Sawako. Sawako who tends to think up weird scenarious. And they are all ADORABLE.
* TheIngenue: Sawako, to the point that Chizuru and Ayane tease about her "300% innocence".
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Intimidating Looking Guy Hot Wife]]: In terms of looks and personality, Shota seems to take on more from his [[http://www.mangareader.net/kimi-ni-todoke/52/9 mother]] than his [[http://www.mangareader.net/kimi-ni-todoke/53/24 father]]. His mother and Pin, though, think otherwise.
ADORABLE.



** Eventually, [[spoiler:Kurumi towards Kazehaya and Sawako.]]
** Kent reconciles with the fact that [[spoiler:Kazehaya and Sawako are a couple]], but [[spoiler:he is depressed when he sees them having fun together at the beach in Chapter 51.]]

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** Eventually, [[spoiler:Kurumi feels this way towards Kazehaya and Sawako.]]
Sawako, wanting Kazehaya to be happy with the girl he likes]].
** Kent reconciles with the fact that [[spoiler:Kazehaya and Sawako are a couple]], but [[spoiler:he is depressed when he sees them having fun together at the beach beach]] in Chapter 51.]]



** Pin - the Heart of Gold is evident when he actually offers decent advice to Sawako and Kazehaya in the anime, and [[UpToEleven it REALLY shows]] when his students come to him for advice about their futures after finishing school.
** Chizuru has her moments, such as [[ObliviousToLove her treatment of Ryuu]].
* JustFriends: Sawako and Kazehaya, and Chizuru and Ryu. The latter two are just a little more convincing. [[spoiler: Both couples get the RelationshipUpgrade eventually, though it takes the latter much longer.]]
** Sawako is initially happy with this even after she realizes her feelings for Kazehaya, and is puzzled when Ayane tells her she should confess her feelings as she's happy with how their current relationship is.

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** Pin - he sees enjoyment in torturing his students (namely Kazehaya) and shows disinterest in them, however the Heart of Gold is evident when he actually offers decent advice to Sawako and Kazehaya in the anime, and [[UpToEleven it REALLY shows]] when his students come to him for advice about their futures after finishing school.
** Chizuru has her moments, moments of acting rather harshly but also showing a kinder side, such as [[ObliviousToLove her treatment of Ryuu]].
* JustFriends: Sawako manages to befriend Kazehaya and Kazehaya, and Chizuru and Ryu. The latter two both are just a little more convincing. [[spoiler: Both couples get the RelationshipUpgrade eventually, though it takes the latter much longer.]]
** Sawako is initially
happy with this their friendship. This is even though Kazehaya would rather they take it further, while Sawako is content with the way things are even after she realizes her feelings for Kazehaya, and is puzzled when Ayane tells her she should confess her feelings as she's happy with how their current relationship is.is. Chizuru and Ryu are just a little more convincing, being ChildhoodFriends and remaining so despite Ryu's crush on her. [[spoiler: Both couples get the relationship upgrade eventually, though it takes the latter much longer.]]



** Subverted in Episode 5 of the second season. Chizu was asking Ryuu to help her with the problem that she made worse for Kazehaya. Ryu was even well aware that she was going to ask him something.
** Played straight with [[spoiler: Ayane and Kent not long after they start dating.]]

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** Subverted in Episode 5 of the second season. Chizu was asking Ryuu puts her hand to the wall at Ryuu, and the camera pans away as if she's going to kiss him. Instead, she asks him to help her with the problem that she she's made worse for Kazehaya. Ryu was is even well aware that she was she's going to ask him something.
** Played straight with [[spoiler: Ayane and Kent Kent]] not long after they start dating.]]dating, showing just her back and with their faces hidden.



** Sawako has yet to call Ryuu by his first name.
** Sawako and Kazehaya, [[spoiler: even though they do manage to switch to FirstNameBasis now and then.]]

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** Sawako has yet to call Ryuu by his first name. \n Justified as she calls no guy by his first name, not even Kazehaya.
** Sawako and Kazehaya, Kazehaya refer to each other by their last names, [[spoiler: even though they do manage to switch to FirstNameBasis first name basis now and then.then after they start dating.]]



* LiveActionAdaptation: A live action movie was released last September 2010 in Japan.
* LonersAreFreaks: As it turns out, all three girls were outsiders before befriending one another. The most obvious example is Sawako, but Chapter 50 reveals that before Chizu and Ayane became friends, Chizu felt like a loner for always known as OneOfTheBoys and Ayane was somewhat alienated for UrbanLegendLoveLife.

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* LiveActionAdaptation: A live action movie was released last in September 2010 in Japan.
* LonersAreFreaks: As it turns out, all three girls were outsiders before befriending one another. The most obvious example is Sawako, Sawako who's feared by her cohort due to rumours of her alleged supernatural side, but Chapter 50 reveals that before Chizu and Ayane became friends, Chizu felt like a loner for always known as OneOfTheBoys and Ayane was somewhat alienated for her UrbanLegendLoveLife.



** [[RuleOfFunny Parodied]] and [[InvokedTrope invoked]] with Joe in regards to Ayane, [[GenreSavvy she complies only due to the situation]] [[DatePeepers she's in]].
** Played straight with [[spoiler: [[PairTheSpares Kent and Ayane]], eventually]].
* '''LoveBubbles'''
* LoveConfession: At various points onscreen - [[spoiler: Kurumi to Kazehaya, Chizuru to Toru, Sawako to Kazehaya, Kazehaya to Sawako, Ryu to Chizu, and Chizu to Ryu. ]]. Several others also occurred offscreen, but they were all rejected and mostly just happened to trigger a GreenEyedEpiphany or establish a character's popularity.
* LoveEpiphany: Sawako gets one in Episode 13 with some help from [[TheRival Kurumi]].
* LoveHurts: For ''everyone'' at some point or another, although things usually get straightened out.
* LoveTriangle: Ryu, Chizu, and Tooru; Sawako, Kazehaya, and Kurumi; Kazehaya, Sawako, and [[spoiler:Kent.]]
** LoveDodecahedron: So, letís see...Kurumi (and Yuka and a whole harem) is in love with Kazehaya. Kazehaya loves Sawako, who loves him back; however, Kent also likes Sawako but eventually turns his affections to Ayane, who at various points dates her unnamed college boyfriend, Mogi, and [[spoiler: Kent]]. [[ShipTease Pin may or may not also have feelings for Ayane, who may or may not also have feelings for him,]] and Joe also likes Ayane. Meanwhile, Sae has feelings for Ryu who is in love with Chizu, who may or may not be developing similar feelings for him, but who was initially in love with Toru, who is engaged to[[spoiler:/married to]] Haruko. LoveDodecahedron indeed.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: Sawako tends to innocently declare her "love" for her friends, which made her "confess" to Ryuu. [[TheStoic He didn't misunderstand her]], but Yano and Yoshida were shocked for a moment.
* LuminescentBlush: 2nd Season's Episode 9 was full of them because of [[spoiler:Sawako's LoveConfession.]]
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Kurumi tries to be this, but [[EpicFail fails spectacularly]]. Yano seems to be better at it, and even then she usually has good intentions.
* MissingMom : Ryuu's mother, Tetsuko Sanada. [[spoiler: She's revealed to have died in his childhood.]]

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** [[RuleOfFunny Parodied]] and [[InvokedTrope invoked]] invoked with Joe in regards to Ayane, [[GenreSavvy she as he's eager for the two to get together seeing how both were rejected/dumped earlier. She complies only due to the situation]] situation [[DatePeepers she's in]].
** Played straight with [[spoiler: [[PairTheSpares Kent and Ayane]], eventually]].
Ayane eventually, having suffered heartbreak (or lack of it in Ayane's case) earlier and finding comfort in each other]].
* '''LoveBubbles'''
LoveBubbles: Bubbles ''very'' frequently turn up when one's having a lovey-dovey moment.
* LoveConfession: At Several characters confess to one another at various points onscreen - [[spoiler: Kurumi to Kazehaya, Chizuru to Toru, Sawako to Kazehaya, Kazehaya to Sawako, Ryu to Chizu, and Chizu to Ryu. ]]. Ryu]]. Several others also occurred occur offscreen, but they were they're all rejected and mostly just happened happen to trigger a GreenEyedEpiphany or establish a character's popularity.
* LoveEpiphany: Sawako gets one realizes her feelings for Kazehaya in Episode 13 with some help from [[TheRival Kurumi]].
* LoveHurts: For Being in love hurts ''everyone'' at some point or another, although things usually get straightened out.
* LoveTriangle: Ryu, Chizu, and Ryu likes Chizu who likes his older brother Tooru; Sawako, Sawako and Kazehaya like each other while Kurumi likes the latter; and then there's Kazehaya, Sawako and Kurumi; Kazehaya, Sawako, and [[spoiler:Kent.]]
**
[[spoiler:Kent]] who likes Sawako.
*
LoveDodecahedron: So, letís see...Kurumi (and Yuka and a whole harem) is in love with Kazehaya. Kazehaya loves Sawako, who loves him back; however, Kent also likes Sawako but eventually turns his affections to Ayane, who at Sawako. Ayane various points dates her unnamed college boyfriend, Mogi, and then [[spoiler: Kent]].Kent]] who also comes to like her. [[ShipTease Pin may or may not also have feelings for Ayane, who may or may not also have feelings for him,]] and Joe also likes Ayane. Meanwhile, Sae has feelings for Ryu who is in love with Chizu, who may or may not be developing similar feelings for him, but who was is initially in love with Toru, who is engaged to[[spoiler:/married to]] [[spoiler:/married]] to Haruko. LoveDodecahedron Love dodecahedron indeed.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: Sawako tends to innocently declare her "love" for her friends, which made makes her "confess" to Ryuu. [[TheStoic He didn't doesn't misunderstand her]], but Yano and Yoshida were are shocked for a moment.
* LuminescentBlush: 2nd Season's Episode 9 was is full of them mad blushing because of [[spoiler:Sawako's LoveConfession.]]
confession]].
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: ManipulativeBastard: Kurumi tries to be this, a manipulative jerk towards Sawako, but [[EpicFail fails spectacularly]]. Yano seems to be better at it, manipulating others in sinister ways, and even then she usually has good intentions.
* MissingMom : Ryuu's mother, Tetsuko Sanada. [[spoiler: She's revealed to have died in his childhood.]]
intentions.



** Pin has his moments of ruining the mood, such as interrupting Sawako, Chizu and Ayane's reconciliation and being angry that there's no fighting going on.



* NiceGuy: Kazehaya. Atypically for shoujo, he's the main character.
* NiceGuysFinishLast: Pretty much completely subverted as [[spoiler:Kazehaya gets the girl]]. Subversion could also apply to a few others in the series.
* NoSocialSkills: Sawako's social skills are poor in the beginning.

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* NiceGuy: Kazehaya. Kazehaya genuinely cares for his classmates and hates seeing others alone, especially Sawako. Atypically for shoujo, he's the main character.
character. There's also Kento who genuinely means well, as seen when he tries to help Sawako connect to her class more.
* NiceGuysFinishLast: Pretty much completely subverted averted as [[spoiler:Kazehaya gets Sawako's love interest Kazehaya also likes her back, [[spoiler:and he does get the girl]]. Subversion could Aversions can also apply to a few others in the series.
series who are good people and get together with their crushes.
* NoSocialSkills: Sawako's social skills are poor in the beginning.beginning due to her lack of friends and interactions.



** [[ManipulativeBitch Kurumi]] happens to [[EpicFail be "refused" by Pin in front of Kazehaya, who earlier walked off with Sawako after confronting her]]. The fact that [[SmallNameBigEgo Pin himself is convinced she was confessing to him]] doesn't help.

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** [[ManipulativeBitch Kurumi]] happens to [[EpicFail be "refused" by Pin in front of Kazehaya, who earlier had walked off earlier with Sawako after confronting her]]. The fact that [[SmallNameBigEgo Pin himself is convinced she was she's confessing to him]] doesn't help.



** When Kazehaya stumbles upon [[spoiler:Sawako crying and Kent holding her by the arms]], he assumes the worst out of a very confused [[spoiler:Kent]], who was just trying to comfort Sawako.
* ObligatorySwearing: [[http://www.mangareader.net/kimi-ni-todoke/51/12 Here]]. Somehow it's hard to imagine Kazehaya saying "[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]." It's more likely just in the translation, though.
** In the official translation, he says "You look just fine in a uniform!"

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** When Kazehaya stumbles upon [[spoiler:Sawako crying and Kent holding her by the arms]], he assumes the worst out of a very confused [[spoiler:Kent]], who was who's just trying to comfort Sawako.
* ObligatorySwearing: [[http://www.mangareader.net/kimi-ni-todoke/51/12 Here]]. Somehow it's hard to imagine Kazehaya saying "[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]." It's more likely just in the translation, though.
** In the official translation, he says "You look just fine in a uniform!"
Sawako.



** Basically the definition of Kazehaya and Sawako's relationship for a good duration of the manga and [[spoiler:the entirety of the anime's first season]], despite their feelings being mutual. Also applies to [[DidYouThinkICantFeel Chizuru when it comes to Ryuu]]. But it's an enjoyable torture for the series audience because the [[RelationshipUpgrade next step]] feels much, much sweeter as a result.
** By the time the New Year's Eve episode rolls around, Kazehaya is dropping anvil-sized hints that he really likes Sawako n and yet she still doesn't catch them.
** When Ryu confesses to Chizu (for the ''second time'', since she didn't understand him properly the first time around), she's the only main character who seems shocked.

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** Basically the definition of Kazehaya and Sawako's relationship for a good duration of the manga and [[spoiler:the entirety of the anime's first season]], despite their as they don't even notice each other's feelings despite them being mutual. Also applies to [[DidYouThinkICantFeel Chizuru when it comes to Ryuu]]. But it's an enjoyable torture for the series audience because the [[RelationshipUpgrade next step]] feels much, much sweeter as a result.
**
By the time the New Year's Eve episode rolls around, Kazehaya is dropping anvil-sized hints that he really likes Sawako n and yet she still doesn't catch them.
** Applies to [[DidYouThinkICantFeel Chizuru who's oblivious to Ryuu's crush]]. When Ryu confesses [[spoiler:confesses to Chizu (for the ''second time'', since she didn't understand him properly the first time around), around)]], she's the only main character who seems shocked.



** Sawako and Kazehaya, and everyone can already see it from miles away. [[spoiler:Ultimately they confess their feelings for each other.]]
** [[spoiler: Chizuru/Ryuu and Ayane/Kent become this too eventually.]]
* OneOfTheBoys: Chizuru, especially before she started hanging with Ayane and Sawako.
* OppositesAttract: all over the place.
** The ShrinkingViolet Sawako and the sociable class ChickMagnet Kazehaya. In fact, he rejected a girl much more similar to him... and she ended up forming [[TheRival a meaningful relationship]] with ''Sawako''.
** Chizuru is a ditzy GenkiGirl, Ryu's TheStoic.
** Ayane is a slightly [[ManipulativeBitch manipulative]] CoolBigSis of SugarAndIcePersonality and [[spoiler:Kent]] is a bubbly, cheerful {{Keet}}. Though there are hints these two might turn out NoAccountingForTaste, at least from Ayane's side.

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** Sawako and Kazehaya, Kazehaya who have mutual feelings for one another, and everyone can already see it from miles away. [[spoiler:Ultimately they confess their feelings for each other.]]
** [[spoiler: Chizuru/Ryuu and Ayane/Kent Ayane/Kent]] become this too eventually.]]
* OneOfTheBoys: Chizuru, especially before she started hanging with Ayane and Sawako.
eventually (though it doesn't last for the latter).
* OppositesAttract: all All over the place.
** The ShrinkingViolet Sawako and the sociable class ChickMagnet Kazehaya. In fact, he rejected rejects a girl much more similar to him... and she ended ends up forming [[TheRival a meaningful relationship]] with ''Sawako''.
** Chizuru is a ditzy GenkiGirl, Ryu's while her ChildhoodFriend and admirer Ryu is TheStoic.
** Ayane is a slightly [[ManipulativeBitch manipulative]] manipulative CoolBigSis of SugarAndIcePersonality and [[spoiler:Kent]] is a bubbly, cheerful {{Keet}}. Though there are hints these two might turn out NoAccountingForTaste, it starts to become apparent tha NoAccountingForTaste is present, at least from Ayane's side.side, [[spoiler:and the two break up]].



* OverprotectiveDad: Sawako's father, especially when it comes to love and Kazehaya. Justified due to Sawako's FriendlessBackground.
* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler: Kent and Ayane]] get together eventually. [[spoiler: And then they break up again.]]
* PetTheDog: In Chapter 45, when [[LovableAlphaBitch Ayane]] [[spoiler: confesses that she doesn't believe she's kind (compared to [[TheIngenue Sawako]] and [[PluckyGirl Chizu]]) because of how [[ManipulativeBitch cunning]] she can be in front of [[{{Jerkass}} Pin]], she dreads another SmallNameBigEgo lecture from a surprisingly quiet Pin, who instead stares at a candy Ayane gave him because he was whining about not getting one after the festival. Then, Pin literally ''pats'' Ayane on the head and reassures her that she is kind before walking up the stairs, leaving Ayane (and the readers) ''speechless'' that Pin could actually '' have'' a PetTheDog moment.]]
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: The latest arc of everyone preparing for exams and finding out what to do after school is abound with these.
** [[spoiler: Chizu doesn't take Ryu's planning on going away to university very well, breaking down crying and saying ''"Don't go!"'' over and over again.]] She feels bad about it afterwards.
** Kent [[spoiler: practices saying this to the mirror for Ayane after finding out where she truly wants to go.]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship: One of the main themes of the series.

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* OverprotectiveDad: Sawako's father, especially when it comes to love and Kazehaya. Justified due to Sawako's FriendlessBackground.
* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler: Kent and Ayane]] get together eventually.eventually; they're two single kids that hardly talked to each other at first but they start to talk more after [[spoiler:Kent's crush Sawako and Kazehaya get together and Ayane's issues with love come to light]] and then they get together. [[spoiler: And then they break up again.]]
* PetTheDog: In Chapter 45, when 45 with the usually ApatheticTeacher Pin towards [[LovableAlphaBitch Ayane]] Ayane]], who [[spoiler: confesses to him that she doesn't believe she's kind (compared to [[TheIngenue Sawako]] Sawako and [[PluckyGirl Chizu]]) Chizu) because of how [[ManipulativeBitch cunning]] cunning she can be in front of [[{{Jerkass}} Pin]], she be. She dreads another SmallNameBigEgo conceited lecture from a surprisingly quiet Pin, who instead stares at a candy Ayane gave had given him because he was had been whining about not getting one after the festival. Then, Pin literally ''pats'' Ayane on the head and reassures her that she is kind before walking up the stairs, stairs]], leaving Ayane (and the readers) ''speechless'' that Pin could actually '' have'' a PetTheDog moment.]]
''give'' this kind of nice treatment.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: The latest later arc of starting at about the Chapter 70s that focuses on everyone preparing for exams and finding out what to do after school is abound with these.
** Chizu [[spoiler: Chizu doesn't take Ryu's planning on going away to university very well, breaking down crying and saying ''"Don't go!"'' over and over again.]] again]]. She feels bad about it afterwards.
** Kent [[spoiler: practices saying this to the mirror for Ayane after finding out where she truly wants to go.]]
The issue of the pair's future after high school is what leads them to break up]].
* ThePowerOfFriendship: One of the main themes of the series.series is that good friendships will help characters pull through their issues.



** Chizu's feelings for Toru come across this way in the flashbacks to when she was a little girl.
* TheQuietOne: Ryuu. It doesn't help he's napping half the time.

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** Chizu's feelings for Ryuu's older brother Toru come across this way in the flashbacks to when she was a little girl.
* TheQuietOne: Ryuu. It doesn't help he's napping half the time.PreciousPuppy: Maru is a very cute puppy that even serves as a CutenessProximity to Ryu.



** Done halfway through the anime by the little old men Pin believes haunts his house.
** The first episode of the second season, dubbed Episode 00, is a recap of the first season told from Kurumi's point of view.

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** Done halfway through the first anime by the when little old men that Pin believes haunts his house.house discuss the events that have happened up until then.
** The first episode of the second season, dubbed Episode 00, is a recap of the first season told from Kurumi's arc told from her point of view.



* RousseauWasRight: Taking [[ManipulativeBitch Kurumi]] out of the equation, this might be the single most optimistic view of teenage life you'll ever see. [[spoiler:And even she [[HeelFaceTurn comes around]] in the end, thanks to some CharacterDevelopment]].
* SatelliteLoveInterest: [[spoiler:Mogi]]. [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste Which is arguably the point.]] SatelliteLoveInterest => [[LoveHurts Shallow Love]]
* SceneryPorn: Starting with the opening.
* {{Sensei-chan}}: Pin could be considered a [[GenderInvertedTrope Gender Inverted Example]].
* SeriousBusiness: Sawako's dad is EXTREMELY serious about checking if Kazehaya is appropriate enough to be his daughter's boyfriend.

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* RousseauWasRight: Taking [[ManipulativeBitch Kurumi]] out of the equation, this might be the single most optimistic view of teenage life you'll ever see. [[spoiler:And even she [[HeelFaceTurn comes around]] around in the end, thanks to some CharacterDevelopment]].
character cevelopment]].
* SatelliteLoveInterest: [[spoiler:Mogi]]. All that is seen of [[spoiler:Mogi]] is his relationship and attitude towards Ayane. [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste Which is arguably the point.]] point]], seeing how SatelliteLoveInterest => [[LoveHurts Shallow Love]]
Love]].
* SceneryPorn: Starting with The series is full of scenes that show off pretty detailed scenery. For example there's the opening.
* {{Sensei-chan}}: Pin could be considered a [[GenderInvertedTrope Gender Inverted Example]].
opening.
* SeriousBusiness: Sawako's dad is EXTREMELY serious about checking if Kazehaya [[spoiler:Kazehaya is appropriate enough to be his daughter's boyfriend.boyfriend]].



* ShipTease: Combinations of the [[PairTheSpares 'spares']], ie. Kent/Kurumi, Kent/Ayane and Pin/Ayane get some moments. With the exception of Pin/Kurumi, which's been humourously [[ShipSinking 'sank']] early in the story.

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* ShipTease: Combinations of the [[PairTheSpares 'spares']], ie. Kent/Kurumi, Kent/Ayane and Pin/Ayane get some moments. With the moments that hint they may or may like one another. A notable exception of is Pin/Kurumi, which's been which is humourously [[ShipSinking 'sank']] 'sunk']] early in the story.



** Sawako believes in Ryuu and Chizuru as a couple, [[spoiler:especially since Ryuu told her he loved Chizu]]. Meanwhile, her friends pair her with Kazehaya.

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** Sawako believes in Ryuu and Chizuru as a couple, [[spoiler:especially especially since Ryuu told her earlier than he loved Chizu]].loves Chizu. Meanwhile, her friends pair her with Kazehaya.



** "I'll write your name in the [[Manga/DeathNote 'Bastards who call me Ume' Note]]."
*** Bonus points when you notice that Kurumi and Manga/DeathNote[='=]s Misa Amane share [[Creator/AyaHirano the same voice]].
** Episode 00 saw the appearance of the [[Manga/DeathNote Ume Note]].
** And of course Sawako's nickname [[TheRing Sadako]].

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** "I'll write your name in the [[Manga/DeathNote 'Bastards who call me Ume' Note]]."
***
" Bonus points when you notice that Kurumi and Manga/DeathNote[='=]s ''Manga/DeathNote'''s Misa Amane share [[Creator/AyaHirano the same voice]].
**
voice]]. Episode 00 saw the appearance of the [[Manga/DeathNote Ume Note]].
Note.
** And of Of course there's Sawako's nickname [[TheRing Sadako]].



* SiblingTriangle: [[spoiler:Ryuu likes Chizuru, Chizuru likes Ryuu's elder brother Tooru, who is ''engaged''.]]
* SiblingYinYang: Quiet, stoic Ryuu and friendly, expressive Tooru.
* SickEpisode: Episode 17. Except the person who got sick was Pin and Kazehaya ended up doing all the [[HoYay "couple-like"]] things for him -- only because he didn't want ''Sawako'' [[ClingyJealousGirl to do all of the "couple-like" things for Pin]].

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* SiblingTriangle: [[spoiler:Ryuu Ryuu likes Chizuru, Chizuru likes Ryuu's elder brother Tooru, who is ''engaged''.]]
''engaged''.
* SiblingYinYang: Quiet, stoic Ryuu and his friendly, expressive old brother Tooru.
* SickEpisode: Episode 17. Except the person who got gets sick was is Pin and Kazehaya ended ends up doing all the [[HoYay "couple-like"]] "couple-like" things for him -- only because he didn't doesn't want ''Sawako'' [[ClingyJealousGirl to do all of the "couple-like" things for Pin]].



* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: One of the things that makes this series so refreshing to read.

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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Both Sawako and Kurumi crush on Kazehaya who is not only of the most popular guys but also a NiceGuy. One of the things that makes this series so refreshing to read.



** [[spoiler: Ryuu and Chizuru]] in Chapter 89. Not only were they [[HoldingHands holding hands]], she was [[LapPillow resting her head on his lap.]]
* SnowMeansDeath: For [[spoiler: Tetsuko Sanada]]. Heck, it's what caused her death in the first place.

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** [[spoiler: Ryuu and Chizuru]] in Chapter 89. Not only were do they [[HoldingHands holding hands]], hold hands, she was [[LapPillow resting rests her head on his lap.lap too.]]
** In Chapter 96 Sawako and Kazehaya take turns napping/resting on each other's shoulders.
* SnowMeansDeath: For [[spoiler: Tetsuko Sanada]]. Heck, it's Sanada]], as snow is what caused her death in the first place.



* StalkingIsLove: A minor example--Kurumi, towards Kazehaya.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: Sawako. She even dresses up as one for the Test of Courage.
* StrawberryShorthand: ''Strawberry time'', anyone?
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Tooru gets his looks from his mom.

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* StalkingIsLove: A minor example--Kurumi, towards Kazehaya.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: Sawako. She even dresses up as one for the Test of Courage.
* StrawberryShorthand: ''Strawberry time'', anyone?
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Tooru gets his looks from his mom.
Chigusa and Ayane discuss Sawako having a "strawberry time" with Kazehaya - it's just phrase for the two being lovey dovey, but then a weird mutant strawberry also pops up in the background.



** Happens a lot. And happens whenever Sawako gives off admiration or is shocked by something.
** The Mini Todoke theater.
* SurroundedByIdiots: [[OnlySaneMan Ayane]], often.
* TeamMom: Ayane, seemingly more mature than Chizu and Sawako and often taking care of the two.
* TeamPet: Pedro Martinez AKA Maru-chan.

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** Happens a lot. And The characters coming up as chibi (especially Sawako) happens whenever a lot, such as when Sawako gives off admiration or is shocked by something.
** The Mini Todoke theater.
* SurroundedByIdiots: [[OnlySaneMan Ayane]], often.
* TeamMom: Ayane, seemingly more mature than Chizu and Sawako and often taking care of the two.
theater has everyone purely in chibi form.
* TeamPet: Kazehaya's pet dog Pedro Martinez AKA Maru-chan.



* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: [[spoiler: [[http://www.89890.com/comic/3670/54/?28 Mogi]] from Class B was this for Ayane.]]
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Sawako and her feelings for Kazehaya, at least according to Ayane.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Hirano and Endo.

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* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: [[spoiler: [[http://www.89890.com/comic/3670/54/?28 Mogi]] from Class B was is this for Ayane.]]
Ayane when he suddenly turns up and successfully gets her to start dating him, making him the third guy that's ship-teased with her (the others being Pin and Kento).
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Sawako and has to deal with her feelings for Kazehaya, Kazehaya herself, at least according to Ayane.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Hirano and Endo.Endo are minor characters who are always seen with one another.



* {{Tomboy}}: Chizuru Yoshida is loud, sporty and rarely in skirts or dresses outside the uniform.

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* {{Tomboy}}: Chizuru Yoshida -->''That feeling I felt back then, this feeling which has since then continued to grow... I wonder if it'll reach you one day''. [[note]]The "reach you" is loud, sporty and rarely in skirts or dresses outside the uniform.title drop, as in Japanese it's said as "kimi ni todoku" which is a variant of the title.[[/note]]



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chizuru's obsession with ramen stems from her childhood love, whose family owns a ramen shop.
* TricksterMentor: Ayane has sprinklings of this; That is, intentionally tricking or being outright mean to Sawako, but purely for the sake of helping her and Kazehaya out.
* TwiceShy: Take a guess.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chizuru's obsession with ramen stems from her childhood love, whose family owns a ramen shop.
* TricksterMentor: Ayane has sprinklings
TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Volume covers in this case:
** The [[http://kelakagandy.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/kiminitodoke10.jpg cover]]
of this; That is, intentionally tricking or being outright mean to Sawako, but purely for the sake of helping her manga's tenth volume pretty much spoils the fact that [[spoiler:Sawako and Kazehaya out.
become an official couple in that volume]]. [[CaptainObvious Not that anyone wasn't expecting it from the get go, though.]]
** Volume seventeen's [[https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1358264200l/16146022.jpg cover]] isn't any better as it ''completely'' spoils that [[spoiler: they finally have their first kiss]].
* TwiceShy: Take a guess.Main couple Sawako and Kazehaya who are oblivious to each other's mutual feelings.
* UglyGuyHotWife: In terms of looks and personality, Shota seems to take on more from his [[http://www.mangareader.net/kimi-ni-todoke/52/9 pretty and kind mother]] than his [[http://www.mangareader.net/kimi-ni-todoke/53/24 intimidating and less pleasant father]]. His mother and Pin, though, think otherwise.



** [[spoiler:Chizuru to Tooru]].
** Kurumi to Kazehaya, though "middle-school-hood" rather than childhood.

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** [[spoiler:Chizuru Chizuru to Tooru]].
Tooru, the older brother figure from her childhood, as he's engaged to another girl.
** Kurumi to her unrequited love Kazehaya, though "middle-school-hood" rather than childhood.



** The combination mentioned above is once again shown when it's revealed that Chizu had no idea of Kazehaya liking Sawako.
* VisualNovelShot

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** The combination mentioned above is once again shown when it's revealed that Chizu had has no idea of Kazehaya liking Sawako.
* VisualNovelShot VisualNovelShot: The series provides the trope image with a screenshot of the upper-half of Sawako who's gently looking at the camera (Kazehaya) during one of their night walks.



** Sawako and Kurumi might be finally heading there. Of course, all the vitriol comes from the latter.

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** Sawako and Kurumi might be finally heading there. Of course, all the vitriol comes from the latter. Kurumi still treats Sawako as a rival but the two become friendlier as time passes, to the point that she's noticeably shocked and even saddened when she finds out that she and Sawako will not go to the same universities.



** The entirety of Volume 14 (covering most of the Okinawa field trip) dramatically changes not only Sawako and Kazehaya's relationship but also Ryuu and Chizuru's. It's also difficult to look at Ayane's character in the same way afterwards. In fact, the field trip was probably the turning point in regards to the [[CerebusSyndrome change in tone,]] although some might argue that it was already growing serious beforehand.
** Later on, chapter 63 hits ''hard'' in regards to Ryu/Chizu, even on rereads.
** And in regards to Ayane's storyline, ''Chapter 92'' definitely qualifies, [[spoiler: regardless of who you ship her with.]]

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** The entirety of Volume 14 (covering most of the Okinawa field trip) dramatically changes not only Sawako and Kazehaya's relationship but also Ryuu and Chizuru's. It's also difficult to look at Ayane's character in the same way afterwards. In fact, the field trip was is probably the turning point in regards to the [[CerebusSyndrome change in tone,]] although some might argue that it was already growing serious beforehand.
tone]] which is implied in previous chapters.
** Later on, chapter 63 hits ''hard'' in regards to Ryu/Chizu, Ryu/Chizu in regards to their background [[spoiler:such as Ryu's mother's death]], even on rereads.
** And in In regards to Ayane's storyline, ''Chapter 92'' definitely qualifies, [[spoiler: regardless of who you ship her with.]][[spoiler:when it's finally out in the open that she and Kento have some problems with their future and relationship]].



* [[WholeEpisodeFlashback Whole Chapter Flashback]]:
** Chapter 44 is a flashback within a flashback. [[spoiler: Kazehaya flashes back to his point of view of the very first chapter. The end of his flashback reveals him hugging Sawako after her confession, the same scene shown in Chapter 39.]]

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* [[WholeEpisodeFlashback Whole Chapter Flashback]]:
WholeEpisodeFlashback:
** Chapter 44 is a flashback within a flashback. [[spoiler: Kazehaya flashes back to his point of view of the very first chapter. The end of his flashback reveals him [[spoiler: hugging Sawako after her confession, the same scene shown in Chapter 39.]]



* WomanInWhite: Sawako wore a white dress to play the role of the ghost during the test of courage. She always dresses in a white kimono in their costume parade.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Pin really lost the way to his sports {{Shounen}} series. Yoshida and Ryu may have been heading there too.

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* WomanInWhite: Sawako wore wears a white dress to play the role of the ghost during the test of courage. She always also dresses in a white kimono in their costume parade.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Pin and his hot-bloodedness really lost the way to his sports {{Shounen}} series. Yoshida and Ryu may have been heading there too.
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** In an early chapter, Chizu mentions that the shirt she's often seen wearing used to belong to her brother. Much, ''much'' later in the series, in a flashback chapter, Chizu's brother can be seen wearing the same shirt.



** Chizuru/Ryuu and Kazehaya/Ryuu are on this basis, which indicates their close friendships.

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** Chizuru/Ryuu and Kazehaya/Ryuu are on this basis, which indicates their close friendships. Ayane also calls Ryu by his first name, presumably having heard Chizu refer to him more than anybody else.



** PlayedForDrama in case of Kurumi to Sawako

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** PlayedForDrama in case of Kurumi to SawakoSawako



** PlayedForLaughs in case of Sawako to [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kimi_ni_todoke/v17/c068/27.html someone receive Kazehaya's present]].

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** PlayedForLaughs in case of Sawako to [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kimi_ni_todoke/v17/c068/27.html someone receive who received Kazehaya's present]].



** Toru becomes this once he marries his fiance. [[spoiler: They even go on to have a child.]]

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** Toru becomes this once he marries his fiance.Haruka. [[spoiler: They even go on to have a child.]]



* IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship: One of Chizu's arguments against dating Ryu [[spoiler: after the latter's confession]].
* IgnoredConfession: In the last episode of season two of anime [[spoiler: Ryuu confesses his love to Chizuru]]. Further in the manga, in chapter 57, they have a conversation in which they ''both'' act as nothing like this has ever been said. One must remember, though, that [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance Chizuru took his confession as a platonic one and not romantic.]]]]

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* IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship: One of Chizu's arguments against dating Ryu [[spoiler: after the latter's confession]].
confession]].
* IgnoredConfession: In the last episode of season two of anime [[spoiler: Ryuu confesses his love to Chizuru]]. Further in the manga, in chapter 57, they have a conversation in which they ''both'' act as nothing like this has ever been said. One must remember, though, that [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance Chizuru took his first confession as a platonic one and not romantic.]]]]



** Sawako has yet to call Ryuu by his first name.

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** Sawako has yet to call Ryuu by his first name.



* LoveHurts: For ''everyone'' at some point or another, although things usually get straightened out.

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* LoveHurts: For ''everyone'' at some point or another, although things usually get straightened out.



** Believe it or not, [[spoiler: Ayane walks in onSawako and Kazehaya nearly kissing]] in Chapter 58.

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** Believe it or not, [[spoiler: Ayane walks in onSawako on Sawako and Kazehaya nearly kissing]] in Chapter 58.



** When Ryu confesses to Chizu (for the ''second time'', since she didn't understand him properly the first time around), she's the only main character who seems shocked.



* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler: Kent and Ayane]] get together eventually.

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* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler: Kent and Ayane]] get together eventually. [[spoiler: And then they break up again.]]
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** SnowMeansLove:

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** * SnowMeansLove:



** Sawako and Kazehaya spend some time together on her birthdat/New Year's shrine visit and [[spoiler: have their FirstKiss]] in the snow.
* StalkingIsLove: A minor exampple - Kurumi, towards Kazehaya.

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** Sawako and Kazehaya spend some time together on her birthdat/New birthday/New Year's shrine visit and [[spoiler: have their FirstKiss]] in the snow.
* StalkingIsLove: A minor exampple - Kurumi, example--Kurumi, towards Kazehaya.
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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Kurumi]] earns a heartwarming redemption in later chapters, when [[spoiler: she defends Sawako from a bunch of girls jealous of Sawako's relationship with Kazehaya]].

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Kurumi]] earns a heartwarming redemption in later chapters, when [[spoiler: she defends Sawako from a bunch of girls jealous of Sawako's relationship with Kazehaya]].Kazehaya. She then gets PutOnABus, only to come back later an even more redeemed and mature character, with her relationship with Sawako steadily improving.]]
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