Kimi ni Todoke Anime Reveals Season 3 Main Cast & Staff

For years, the doses of the shoujo genre have kept decreasing. We have seen less and less good shoujo anime through the years. But, there is good news. Do you remember one of the best shoujo anime in 2010? Yes, Kimi ni Todoke anime just announced its third season for the series.

As one of the epicenters of the shoujo genre in the 2010s, there is no doubt that this franchise holds a great deal. But, why now after 13 years of the second season? Maybe Netflix oversees the great rebirth of the Shoujo genre in general? Well, who knows?

So, what can we expect in the upcoming season of Kimi ni Todoke? Will it bring the same visual as a decade ago? Or it will be a complete makeover? Furthermore, who will cast the beloved characters from the series? Well, we’ve gathered all of the information below. Just read on!

Kimi ni Todoke Anime Series Highlights

The third season of Kimi ni Todoke anime was announced by Netflix Japan on September 3, 2023.  It is confirmed that Karuho Shiina’s shoujo manga will stream exclusively on Netflix worldwide in 2024.

Netflix released a 13-minute series highlights video telling the major moments from the first two seasons on December 30, 2023. Instead of just mish-mashing the old video, they make newly produced visuals to make the fans reexperience the moments.

It is unreal how they bring back this shoujo genre after 13 years. Most fans have already given up on the next adaptation for decades. Moreover, the last episode of the anime already intertwined the couple together. So, there is no point in having the third season even though the manga is still going on Bessatsu Margaret until November 2017.

Kimi ni Todoke Anime Key Visual
Kimi ni Todoke Anime Key Visual – Source: kimitodo_pr

But, that alone can’t stop Netflix from trying. It seems they try their luck to do some underrated work like what they did in the Onmyoji series. Sure, the series didn’t garner all-time success, but it was considered better than average anime. 

Well, the question is, can the third season of Kimi ni Todoke anime bring back the lost hype after more than a decade? As of now, the exact release date of the series is still TBA. But, we can expect the anime will drop sooner than later.

Kimi ni Todoke Anime Cast and Staff

The third season of Kimi ni Todoke anime will bring back all of the cast from 13 years ago. Meanwhile, we can’t say the same about the staff. Sure, some will retain their position, but more than half will be replaced with a new one. 

Below, there are only eight casts that will reprise their respective characters. They are:

  • Daisuke Namikawa as Shota Kazehaya
  • Mamiko Noto as Sawako Kuronuma
  • Yuichi Nakamura as Ryu Sanada
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Ayane Yano
  • Yuuko Sanpei as Chizuru Yoshida
  • Yuki Ono as Kazuichi Arai
  • Aya Hirano as Ume Kurumizawa
  • Mamoru Miyano Kento Miura
Character Visual
Character Visual – Source: kimitodo_pr

Kenichi Matsuzawa is directing the anime at Production I.G. replacing Hiro Kaburagi. Tomoko Konparu is reprising his work on the series composition along with a new staff, Michiko Yokote.

Keiko Oora and Yuka Shibata are in charge of character design. Meanwhile, Chiaki Yamada is serving as the sound director and S.E.N.S will come back to compose the music. The rest of the staff for Kimi ni Todoke anime is listed below:

  • Art Design: Kazushige Kanehira
  • Accessory Design: Kana Okutani, Yui Kazuyama, Natsumi Yamato
  • Chief Animation Director: Miho Daidouji, Yuriko Nagaya
  • Main Animator: Kenji Irie
  • Color Design: Emiko Ueno
  • Director of Photography: Kouji Tanaka
  • CG Director: Hitomi Sumino
  • Art Director: Yuusuke Takeda
  • Edit: Daisuke Imai
  • Sound Production: Sound Team Don Juan


Known for her resemblance to the Sadako from the popular horror movie, the ring series, Sawako Kuronuma is given the nickname “Sadako”. Her surroundings misunderstood her as malicious and frightening based on her fantasy counterpart. But, it is further from the truth. She actually is just a timid and sweet schoolgirl.

Longing for normal high school life surrounded by friends, she looks up to the most popular boy in the class, Shota Kazehaya. His cheerfulness and friendly nature make him the center of the class, and that makes her aspire to be like him.

When Kazehaya plans for a courageous contest, he invites her to join. Sawako sees this as a golden opportunity. Her first mission is to get close to Ayane Yano and Chizuru Yoshida. Through some encounters, Sawako believes that meeting Kazehaya is a godsend. Because of him, her life becomes better than ever. Little does she know, her presence also brings change to Kazehaya’s life.

Commemorative Illustration from Karuho Shiina
Commemorative Illustration from Karuho Shiina – Source: kimitodo_pr


Kimi ni Todoke anime is a classic shoujo genre from 2010s. It was so popular back then to the point that it got the Best Shojo Manga award from Kodansha in 2008. Countless branches from anime to live-action adaptation have been created from this work, and most of them can be considered successful.

But, those hypes already died down when the second season of the anime adaptation dropped off in 2011. With the staff making the best conclusion for the anime, fans already expected that the third season wouldn’t be happening.

But, Netflix just shattered that expectation by announcing the third season of Kimi ni Todoke anime. Why do they decide to revive the series? Well, who knows? More importantly, fans are grateful that they can see the heartwarming love story of Sawako and Shouta once again.

The anime is set to broadcast somewhere in 2024 exclusively on Netflix. When will it be? As of now, the release date is still TBA. just stay tuned for more anime updates in Animefleek!

When will Kimi ni Todoke anime season 3 released?

As of now, the exact date is still TBA. But, the series will come out in 2024.

When Karuho Shiina end her Kimi ni Todoke manga?

The manga ends its run in November 2017.

Is there a change in the cast and staff of Kimi ni Todoke anime?

Currently, the confirmed cast is still the same. But, more than half of the staff is being replaced.

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