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 was released in 2010.
Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Vol. 5by Karuho Shiina
Sawako finally realizes that her feelings for Kazehaya are more than just admiration. But this novice in love has a lot to learn about romance. Not that Chizu can help her out any--she's got enough worries of her own to deal with! Can either of these shy girls take the next step toward a real relationship?
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As Sawako questions how she really feels about Kazehaya, whether her feelings for him are real or...Chizu is happy because of a certain someone visiting and Ryu is acting strange because of it. Who could it be? Good cliffhanger ending that makes you wonder what will happen next in the story.