Covers volumes 11–20 of Kimi ni Todoke by Karuho Shiina
Winter is here, which means it’s time to settle in with the coziest manga for the season: the beloved Kimi ni Todoke. Shojo & Tell host Ashley and shojo manga connoisseur Caitlin Moore are back to discuss the good and the bad about the middle of Karuho Shiina’s hit series. Somehow, Kazehaya and Kento have flipped in quality during these 10 volumes (KAZEHAYA. GET IT TOGETHER. HOLD SAWAKO’S HAND.), so a lot is said about how that weirdness happens. Also discussed: The best Chizu moments (when she says Kento is a “schmuck” is very high on the list), why Ayane continues to be the best, and how crummy Kazehaya’s dad is. Plus, we figure out Ayane’s love language, because she deserves a nice boy and happiness.
- Kimi ni Todoke is available from Viz Media’s Shojo Beat in North America
- The Kimi ni Todoke anime is available on Crunchyroll (the anime only covers volumes 1–10 of the manga, which means you can’t follow this podcast episode if you’ve only seen the anime)
- QUIZ: Love Languages Personal Profile for Couples
- Book: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
- Say I Love You. anime and manga
- Some images Ashley took of the Kimi ni Todoke Exhibit that happened at Tokyo Anime Center in DNP Plaza back in March/April 2018
- Outro song: “My Love All For You ‘Kimi ni Todoke...’” by MAY’S [ending song of the second season of the Kimi ni Todoke anime]. It’s available in American iTunes.
- Caitlin on Twitter: @alltsun_nodere
- Caitlin’s writings on Anime Feminist
- Visit Caitlin’s blog, where she writes a lot about shojo
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- Ashley on Twitter: @AshMcD00