The future is on everyone's minds, and Ya and Kento are feeling the anxiety of losing each other as they hit a crossroad in their relationship. Tensions rise as Ya seriously thinks about her own future for the first time. Will she take the easy route and stay with Kento, or will she follow her dreams and go to university in Tokyo without him?
Karuho Shiina was born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan. Though Kimi ni Todoke is only her second series following many one-shot stories, it has already racked up accolades from various Best Manga of the Year lists. Winner of the 2008 Kodansha Manga Award for the shojo category, Kimi ni Todoke also placed fifth in the first-ever Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize) contest in 2008. In Japan, an animated TV series debuted in October 2009, and a live-action film released in 2010.