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Volume 1 Introduction

Sawako Kuronuma has had a difficult time fitting in. Is it her long black hair, her hushed manner of speaking, or is it her name's similarity to Sadako, a character from a popular Japanese horror series?

On her first day of high school, Sawako meets the one boy who treats her like a normal girl—Shota Kazehaya. Through his selfless aid, Sawako slowly learns to come out of her shell and even begins to make friends for the first time in her life. However, with a new social life come social pressures.

Rumors begin to circulate about her, her friends, and even the kindhearted Kazehaya. As she grows into her new identity, Sawako must learn to deal with such pressures as well as start to understand the unfamiliar feelings inside of her, especially in regards to the boy who made her new start possible.

Volume 2 Introduction

Kitahoro High’s second term is coming to a close. After dealing with dark rumors and finally confronting her inner emotions, Sawako knows the feelings she holds for Kazehaya are romantic in nature. She has grown more confident thanks to the true friends by her side, but will they be able to remain together even when school is out? Will she be able to tell Kazehaya how she feels?

Volume 3 Introduction

After ringing in the new year with her crush at their local shrine, things seem to be going well between Sawako and Kazehaya. However, a new year means new obstacles to overcome, and a young girl's first love is no exception. When Sawako begins to doubt herself, her rival Kurumi senses it and makes a few comments that push Sawako's confidence back to zero. When you add in Kazehaya's misunderstandings as well as a new boy in class who seems to like Sawako the same way Kazehaya does, it sums up to equal another exciting school year! Find out if Sawako and Kazehaya can overcome their own self-doubts and any outside forces in order to finally have their true feelings reach one another!
Volume 3 Standard Edition
  • Release Date: February 4, 2014
  • Genre: Romance, Friendship, Comedy, School, Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: Everyone
  • 2 Blu-ray, 2 DVD disc set
  • Total of 13 episodes including episode 0
  • Runtime: 294 mins
  • Original Japanese voice acting with English subtitles
  • Bonus content: Includes episode 0. Watch this recap of Volumes 1 & 2 as seen through the eyes of Kurumi! (Approx. 23 mins). Also includes two mini-episodes featuring Kurumi's interpretation of two classic fairy tales. Also, all-new clean opening/ending.
  • Story guide leaflet

*This product is for sale and use on playback units only within licensed territories. It is not intended to function in any other region.

Volume 2 Standard Edition
  • Release Date: February 4, 2014
  • Genre: Romance, Friendship, Comedy, School, Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: Everyone
  • 2 Blu-ray, 2 DVD disc set
  • Total of 12 episodes
  • Runtime: 272 mins
  • Original Japanese voice acting with English subtitles
  • Story guide leaflet

*This product is for sale and use on playback units only within licensed territories. It is not intended to function in any other region.

Volume 1 Standard Edition
  • Release Date: February 4, 2014
  • Genre: Romance, Friendship, Comedy, School, Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: Everyone
  • 2 Blu-ray, 2 DVD disc set
  • Total of 12 episodes
  • Runtime: 273 mins
  • Original Japanese voice acting with English subtitles
  • Extra content: Bonus movies - clean opening and ending
  • Story guide leaflet

*This product is for sale and use on playback units only within licensed territories. It is not intended to function in any other region.

Volume 3 Premium Edition
  • Release Date: July 3, 2012
  • Genre: Romance, Friendship, Comedy, School, Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: Everyone
  • 2 Blu-ray, 2 DVD disc set
  • Total of 13 episodes including episode 0
  • Approximately 25 mins/episode
  • Original Japanese voice acting with English subtitles
  • Premium Edition comes with a hardcover art book (full color, 28 pages; approx. 11" x 7"), featuring memories from the kimi ni todoke characters, scenery, and illustrations!
  • Bonus content: Includes episode 0. Watch this recap of Volumes 1 & 2 as seen through the eyes of Kurumi! (Approx. 23 mins). Also includes two mini-episodes featuring Kurumi's interpretation of two classic fairy tales and all-new clean opening/ending.

*This product is for sale and use on playback units only within licensed territories. It is not intended to function in any other region.

Volume 2 Premium Edition
  • Release Date: April 10, 2012
  • Genre: Romance, Friendship, Comedy, School, Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: Everyone
  • 2 Blu-ray, 2 DVD disc set
  • Total of 12 episodes
  • Approximately 25 mins/episode
  • Original Japanese voice acting with English subtitles
  • Premium Edition comes with a hardcover art book (full color, 28 pages; approx. 11" x 7"), featuring character information and memories from the kimi ni todoke characters! 
    Trailers: House of Five Leaves, Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge, Katanagatari 

*This product is for sale and use on playback units only within licensed territories. It is not intended to function in any other region.

Volume 1 Premium Edition
  • Release Date: January 10, 2012
  • Genre: Romance, Friendship, Comedy, School, Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: Everyone
  • 2 Blu-ray, 2 DVD disc set
  • Total of 12 episodes
  • Approximately 25 min/episode
  • Original Japanese voice acting with English subtitles
  • Bonus content: Clean Opening and Ending
  • Premium box: 28 page, full color, hardcover art book
    (approx. 11" x 7")

    Art book includes character information and Sawako's most cherished memories. Get inside her head and experience the story of Volume 1 through Sawako's memories!

*This product is for sale and use on playback units only within licensed territories. It is not intended to function in any other region.

Sawako Kuronuma

Voiced by: Mamiko Noto

Motto: Do one good deed each day.
A schoolgirl feared by peers as "Sadako," the ghost from a famous Japanese horror movie series. She has come to accept the way she is treated, but her thoughts about life change completely after meeting Kazehaya. Sawako is very pure-hearted and sincere. She likes traditionally feminine things, such as cooking and sewing.

Shota Kazehaya

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa
Motto: Let the truth guide you.
The popular boy at school. He doesn't judge others, so he treats Sawako with the same kindness he shows to everyone else. He gradually comes to realize his feelings toward Sawako have been changing.

Ayane Yano

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

Motto: Aim for the Best in Show.
Sawako and Chizuru's friend. Despite her appearance, she is very mature and empathetic—able to easily gauge what someone is thinking. She also enjoys pulling mischievous pranks on her friends and gets a kick out of watching them deal with the situation.

Chizuru Yoshida

Voiced by: Yuko Sanpei
Motto: Eat in moderation.
Sawako and Ayane's friend. She has a very feisty personality, sometimes getting more aggressive than her male peers. Her record of consecutively defeating 99 boys in street fights is a source of pride, and she has feelings for the guy who defeated her in the 100th match.

Ryu Sanada

Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura
Motto: Be a man of action, not words.
Kazehaya's close friend. He is also childhood friends with Chizuru and has held strong feelings for her since long ago. He rarely speaks, but each word is very concise. He has trouble remembering names.

Kazuichi Arai (Pin)

Voiced by: Yuki Ono
Motto: I'm always right!
A very egotistical PE teacher who rarely acts like a real teacher. Violent scenes within the school seem to excite him, but deep down he cares about his students. Sometimes his words come from experience and they teach life lessons to the kids.

Ume Kurumizawa

Voiced by: Aya Hirano
Motto: Life is scripted.
Sawako's rival. She has a long-standing crush on Kazehaya. She looks like a very amicable, doe-eyed, and sweet girl. However, that is no more than a mask. She sometimes resorts to underhanded methods to get what she wants.

Kento Miura

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano
Motto: I'm a philanthropist.
He is Sawako’s classmate, assigned to the same classroom as her at the beginning of their sophomore year. His friends call him “Kent” and his hobbies include “taking care of girls.” Because of that, he has made a lot of female friends. He notices that Sawako likes Kazehaya and tries to give her advice as a gesture of kindness. However, it has the opposite effect and causes relations between Sawako and Kazehaya to become awkward.
Sawako calls him “Master” because he decided to take her under his wing and teach her ways to become more sociable. He’s pretty fond of that nickname, too.

Pedro Martinez

Pin gave the dog this name. Kazehaya adopts this abandoned puppy. Ever since, Pedro has been a member of Kazehaya's family. Sawako and Ryu are also fond of this dog.
Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
 
 
Cast Sawako Kuronuma Mamiko Noto
Shota Kazehaya Daisuke Namikawa
Ayane Yano Miyuki Sawashiro
Chizuru Yoshida Yuko Sanpei
Ryu Sanada Yuichi Nakamura
Ume Kurumizawa Aya Hirano
Staff Original Comic "Kimi ni Todoke" by Karuho Shiina
published by Shueisha Inc. (Monthly Margaret)
Series Composition Tomoko Komparu
Character Design / Animation Supervision Yuka Shibata
Art Director Yusuke Takeda
Color Design Idumi Hirose
Director of Photography Koji Tanaka
3DCGI Atsushi Sato
Object Design Hitomi Sato
Art Setting Hideyasu Narita
Tomonori Kato
Hiroshi Kato
Special Effects Masahiro Murakami
Editor Daisuke Imai
Sound Director Chiaki Yamada
Music S.E.N.S. Project
Assistant Director Norihiro Naganuma
Director Hiro Kaburagi
Animation Production Production I.G
Produced by Nippon Television Network Corporation
D.N. Dream Partners
VAP
Shueisha
Production I.G
Ending Theme kataomoi
Chara
UNIVERSAL SIGMA
Opening Theme kimi ni todoke
Tomofumi Tanizawa
VAP
Vol. 3
 
 
Cast Sawako Kuronuma Mamiko Noto
Shota Kazehaya Daisuke Namikawa
Ayane Yano Miyuki Sawashiro
Chizuru Yoshida Yuko Sanpei
Ryu Sanada Yuichi Nakamura
Ume Kurumizawa Aya Hirano
Kento Miura Mamoru Miyano
Staff Original Comic "Kimi ni Todoke" by Karuho Shiina
published by Shueisha Inc. (Monthly Margaret)
Series Composition Tomoko Komparu
Character Design / Animation Supervision Yuka Shibata
Object Design Hitomi Hasegawa 
Hitomi Sato
Color Design Mayumi Sato
Idumi Hirose
Art Directors Yusuke Takeda 
Harumi Okamoto
Art Setting Hiroshi Kato 
Hideyasu Narita 
Tomonori Kato
3D Director Atsushi Sato
Special Effects Masahiro Murakami
Director of Photography Koji Tanaka
Editor Daisuke Imai
Sound Director Chiaki Yamada
Music S.E.N.S. Project
Assistant Director Norihiro Naganuma
Director Hiro Kaburagi
Animation Production Production I.G
Produced by Nippon Television Network Corporation
D.N. Dream Partners
VAP
Shueisha
Production I.G
Opening Theme Sawakaze
Tomofumi Tanizawa
VAP
Ending Theme kimi ni todoke...
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