One day, Yamato Kurosawa saves Mei Tachibana from a stalker by kissing her. Let's think of it this way and picture yourself in the story: You're an individual who has a troubled past. The most that Mei and Yamato did was hold themselves in an uncomfortable embrace, or a sudden kiss here or there. It's nothing too special because it mostly is lighthearted and hardly noticeable at times. But after a traumatic incident where all her so-called friends suddenly turned their backs on her, Mei's idea of friendship changed forever.
They will narrate their different pasts, their different stories and reveal sad truths and facts about them. Is there any completely unexpected plot twist? Then of course you have to look past the unlikelihood that two romantic rivals are going to be besties afterwards, particularly when one side was involved in some pretty nasty schemes and bullying. And this anime taught me that love has to do with completing and dedicating completely to each other. Yuka Hirama the art director does a wonderful job of that crafting the characters. Now, the duo seems to very incompatible at first glance.
It's a discovery and it's a classic. In my opinion, an adolescent attraction is not what love is, and if you haven't noticed already from its' title, is what this anime is trying so hard to emphasize. But the jokes that were displayed only put a halfhearted smile on my face, because well, I can't put it anymore bluntly than it wasn't funny, and definitely didn't provide any entertainment for me as the audience. More whimsical singing, making me picture it to be more of a children nursery rhyme than a love song. Since then, she stays away from people in order to avoid ever being hurt again. Though hell I like corny and clichéd anyway.
Yes, I have seen a lot of excellent shoujo anime, and I have seen a lot of completely gagworthy shoujo anime. Somehow, Yamato Kurosawa likes Mei Tachibana and tells everyone unilaterally that Mei is his friend. When Yamato realizes that Mei likes him beyond just his physical appearance, the two becomes quite compatible. Overall 7 Story 7 Animation 8 Sound 8 Character 9 Enjoyment 8 Sukitte Ii na yo was my first romance anime to watch and I decided to write this review in order to convey to you all of my thoughts about it. Trying hard to be accepted by the others -so much that you harm yourself, overcoming your fears, the meaning of friendship, be envy of the others, isolate yourself. The process rinses and repeats like a cycle. It's immature and childish, and definitely does not represent the singular theme they have been emphasizing throughout this entire anime, which is indeed 'love.
To wrap it up, it does its' job, and with the wide variety of spectrum the animation studio ventures into when they bring this anime to life is a compliment I am reluctant to give, but I will just for the anime's mentionable work. The series fits within the romance and drama side as opposed to a pure romantic comedy because of the story involved. It shows how much they discover themselves and how much they can change when they understand each other. It is also a shoujo that fits within its boundaries without going over heels or trying too hard. Overall: 7 Sukitte Ii na Yo was a decent romance anime. From that kiss, their love story begins. There really isn't much else to say about this anime.
Somehow, Yamato Kurosawa likes Mei Tachibana and tells everyone unilaterally that Mei is his friend. The misunderstandings and some of the drama are also easy to see through especially involving Megumi. She is seen as an idol on similar status with Yamato and is possibly what Mei wants to be: popular and beautiful. Synopsis Friends will only let you down—that is the sad truth Mei Tachibana lives with, ever since she was wrongfully blamed for the death of a class pet by her so-called friends in grade school. The overall execution of the series follows that typical shoujo theme ways of portraying its ways, settings, and backgrounds. The typical format is 99% courting with the eventual payoff at the end when our little lovebirds finally realize their mutual affections.
By mistake, Mei then injures the most popular male student named Yamato Kurosawa. The artwork of the series is quite realistic and portrays the backgrounds with the school life setting. It is a decent anime to watch if you want to completely turn off your constructively critical brain, and just enjoy a romantic comedy. In fact, classmates who knows her describes Mei as a girl who keeps to herself with little words and a person stuck in her own little world. But when a dangerous situation ends with Yamato kissing Mei to save her from the unwanted attention of a stalker, Mei begins to develop feelings for him. They eventually establish an awkward relationship filled with uncomfortable dialogue and well, there you have it.
We can see that he dislikes people who just likes him for his appearance. The relationship between Mei and Yamato is quite warming and realistic to what some of us may have experienced during our teen years. But then this bright, intelligent, and audacious young woman that I believed had such an interesting view on the world suddenly transformed into your ordinary tsundere character who would never respond to the male protagonist, Yamato Kurosawa's affection. For those into some school drama involving the typical high school life, it's like a journey all over again. You can clearly see what love really means, what love really is just by how the relation between the two main characters is developed.