English: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Synonyms: Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2012 to Mar 26, 2013
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.461 (scored by 124447 users)
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SynopsisThe school romantic comedy revolves around a second-year high school student named Sorata Kanda who lives in Sakurasou, the dormitory for problem children at Sorata's school. One day, Mashiro Shiina—a cute girl who happens to be also a cosmopolitan, brilliant artist—moves into Sakurasou.
Sorata thinks to himself that he should protect Mashiro from the weirdos at Sakurasou, but Mashiro has a surprising secret: she has no idea how to take care of herself. She gets lost if she goes out, and her room is a complete mess. Sorata's dorm mates designate him as the "master" of Mashiro, and thus, an ordinary boy and a brilliant girl must live like "a master and his pet."
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||Oct 9, 2012 to Mar 26, 2013
Related AnimeAdaptation: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
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**This review has a section (highlighted by tags) that contains spoilers.
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo is a rom-com slice of life anime, so it’s a good watch by default, right? Well, not quite. This genre has a shtick for being oversaturated, particularly with many poor productions. Why should you watch Sakurasou in particular, over the many other rom-com slice of life's? Well, read on to find out.
Sakurasou does one thing especially well that makes it stand out among its competitors, and that is its character dynamics. That is an aspect of it that is simply fantastic. As such, this review contains a fairly lengthy discussion of the plot, which I will highlight with spoiler tags.
The main characters of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo are Kanda Sorata, Kamiigusa Misaki, Shiina Mashiro, Aoyama Nanami and Mitaka Jin. Already, Sakurasou can be seen as a highly unique anime. With 5 characters that are all equally important to the story, the audience gets five times the character development than most rom-coms. However, the story technically follows the adventures of Kanda Sorata, who has been banished to Sakurasou (“Sakura Hall”) due to the regular school dorms not allowing the keeping of cats. As he cares deeply for his cats, Kanda ends up biting the bullet and chooses to live at Sakurasou. There at Sakurasou, he lives with other would-be delinquents. And so, the relationships between the five characters at Sakurasou would serve as the backbone of this anime’s story.
Presumably, this should already be heaven for any rom-com slice of life lover; after all, there are five main characters and 24 episodes. The real thing that does it for Sakurasou, however, is the romance aspect of the anime. And by “doing it”, I mean doing a disservice. The romance in this anime is quite horrid, honestly. This is especially hard for me to say as I thoroughly enjoyed literally every single aspect of Sakurasou, except for its romance.
I’m going to be discussing the story in mild detail, so if you don’t want to be spoiled at all, skip to the [endspoiler] tag.
My first problem is Misaki’s relationship with Jin. Due to the nature of the anime and the nature of Misaki’s personality itself, her quest for love was simply a joke; I never really took it seriously. Whenever she cried after her numerous failures, I did not feel sympathy for her, nor did I feel emotional as a viewer. Misaki’s love struggles never really had any weight to them, and they even got resolved fairly quickly (as if to further undermine them).
The other problem: Aoyama and Kanda’s relationship. Oh boy. This relationship single-handedly “ruined” Sakurasou for me (not really ruined, but it basically kicked my pairing hopes in the nutsack). I personally rooted for Aoyama and Kanda to get together throughout the series, but man was THAT wishful thinking. Before watching this series, I read many posts touting Sakurasou as being “the bad kind of predictable”. And I certainly see why now. Right from the first episode, you could already see Shiina x Kanda being established. Them getting all touchy-feely so early on, the sexual innuendos, the peeping moments… it was all meant to be from the very beginning. So why then, did the writers decide to create a second relationship branch in Aoyama x Kanda? It makes zero sense to me, and Sakurasou’s execution of the pairing itself made just about the same amount of sense. The entire time, Kanda is as blunt as a block while Aoyama is as pitiful as a bug. It was just painful for me to watch Aoyama each time she tried to confess to Kanda. Her constant failures were just really disgusting, and especially so since I’m one of the viewers who prefer Aoyama over Shiina. Not by much, because I do love Shiina as a character, but some preference nonetheless. Aoyama’s unrealized love was truly cringe-worthy; two especially disgusting moments were when she confesses her love, only to play it off as “good acting”, and when she gave a half-ass confession to Kanda after her audition. Seriously, it’s like the producers were purposely getting my hopes up simply to laugh at me afterwards. Two times, we were supposed to get Aoyama to finally confess to Kanda, and for Kanda to (more than likely) go out with her or reject her. But, we get the worse-case scenario; Aoyama’s love is never realized! As I have said before, the chemistry between Aoyama and Kanda really pissed me off not only due to how poorly it was coordinated but also by how unnecessary it was. The producers did NOT need to include a second girl for Kanda; this isn’t a harem anime. Shiina would have been good enough, and the story could have simply focused on Kanda x Shiina being realized. However, just as this anime put the final nail in the coffin when it came to pissing me off with Aoyama x Kanda, episode 23 came about: the graduation episode. And boy, let me tell you. This was one of the greatest episodes in anime history; I’m just going to say it now. The emotion displayed in this episode by all the characters (students, school staff members, Sakurasou residents included) was simply unreal. This scene does not necessarily make you want to cry. However, you can sense the genuineness within each characters’ sadness, their speeches, and their feelings for each other. Instead of being a giant cheesefest, the producers of Sakurasou actually managed to make the graduation episode an honest-to-goodness emotional episode. And I felt it. However, I found myself asking: "Why wasn't this the final episode?"
The last episode (24) made it seem as if there was still plenty more for Sakurasou to cover. It introduced two new characters, and it was the start of a new year; everything was fresh. We were going to see Kanda and Shiina being isolated from the other main characters for the first time, and maybe even having their relationship furthered. We even got a glimpse of the two new members of Sakurasou, and they are not bad characters in the slightest. All in all, the producers had quite a lot of quality material to work with if they wanted to create another season. So why didn’t they? After I finished watching all 24 episodes of Sakurasou, I was left wanting more. The series didn’t really “end” at all; why start a new chapter if you're just going to cut it off right away? The ending makes no sense to me. You could say that this is a sign that the producers are thinking of a second season, but there hasn’t really been any news yet. It’s just wishful thinking as of now.
In every other department, however, Sakurasou excels.
Story [9/10]: Probably the most important aspect of an anime, Sakurasou has an exceptional story. While its romance is admittedly weak, as previously discussed, it doesn’t take much away from the story. There were quite a lot of aspects of Sakurasou that I had a critique for, and yet I found myself excitedly watching every episode regardless. I constantly wanted to find out what would happen next, and I was definitely held in suspense during many moments throughout the anime. The moments of drama, in particular, gave Sakurasou such great depth.
Art [10/10]: One of the absolute KILLER aspects of Sakurasou! The art implements a fairly unique style, using mainly warm and bright colors. Most animes have art that uses colors and shades from a generic palette, which causes them to look to look very similar to each other; Sakurasou strays away from this. All of the characters are drawn nicely, along with all of the minute details in the animations being perfectly executed. However, if there was one thing to really set Sakurasou apart, it’s the art used to portray Shiina Mashiro’s artistic virtuosity. As the viewer, I was able to completely comprehend the extent of Shiina’s skill due to Sakurasou’s magnificent art. Not to mention, whoever drew Shiina’s drawings was quite talented themselves.
Sound [10/10]: The only proof I need to verify the greatness of Sakurasou’s soundtrack is the fact that its OPs/EDs are among my top-played songs on my iPod. Initially, I wasn’t really feeling the first opening; it sounded somewhat generic. However, after listening to it multiple times by virtue of watching the anime, I fell in love with it. The openings completely portray the mood of the entire anime (and the openings very cleverly display the fantastic art style, too). The second ending in particular went very nicely with the characters dynamics at that point in the story.
Character [10/10]: Sakurasou’s characters truly give it that extra dimension. For a rom-com, all five main characters are surprisingly deep. Throughout the story, we get to learn of all of their backgrounds. What makes them so amazing is the fact that despite vastly contrasting upbringings, all of the Sakurasou residents are accepting of each other. There is never any sense of dislike or resentment among them, and they are all genuine friends. That chemistry between them is what makes them so special to watch.
I thought long and hard about my final rating. Admittedly, there are quite a few problems with Sakurasou, such as its romance. However, for an anime that has left such a huge impact on me, Sakurasou deserves nothing less than a perfect score. Along with other viewers, I have been left wanting more. Few other animes have managed to make me feel this way. And while I was watching it, Sakurasou provided countless laughs and a fair share of quality drama. Never was I bored at any moment while watching the series. The greatest thing about Sakurasou, however, is the fact that it manages to meet and then exceed the standard expectations of a romantic comedy slice-of-life anime; it truly is a fantastic production. Rarely can anyone recommend an anime of this genre as a must-watch for anime enthusiasts of all kinds, but that is exactly what I’m doing with Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo. read more
You sometimes have that anime, that you don't realise you had so much fun watching until you finished it? That was the deal with Sakurasou for me.
The plot tells a story of a teenage boy named Kanda Sorata. For keeping a stray cat in his dorm, he is forced to move to Sakurasou, which is basically the nut house dorm. The anime begins with him being bored. And right off the bat we know, that something is going to happen to make him un-bored (is that even a word?). The thing to end Sorata's boredom is Shiina Mashiro, a girl that moves to Sakurasou. She can't do any of the basic things herself, for example dressing. Sorata gets put on Mashiro Duty, and for that moment on, it's up to him to take care of the girl. Sounds interesting enough. The first 5 episodes or so are filled with ecchi scenes, but once you get through them, the plot takes a more serious route. The show itself is about talented people. We have : the voice actress, the mangaka, the computer expert, the script writer, the anime maker, etc. The plot focuses on all of those people chasing their dreams, falling and getting up. At one point, the results of all the competitions, auditions were predictable, and that was what kinda annoyed me. Neverthless, this show was about struggling for your dreams, about finding love and making memories. The plot bought me entirely, except for the predictable results of the competitions and auditions.
THe art in Sakurasou was so pretty! The colors were really flashy and bright, the whole show bursting with blues, pinks and purples. But rather than hurting the eye, it was really pleasant to watch. The animation was very... lined. But that was in no way a problem. In fact, it gave the show a warm vibe, contrasting with the cheerful colors.
The music itself wasn't anything out of the ordinary. The OP's and ED's were very catchy and fun to sing. Even the second ED, which I hated so much, played on repeat in my head. The OST's were played in the right moments: the sad, emotional ones in the feely scenes, the happy, party ones in the cheerful scenes. The seiyuu's did a FAB job. Each of them fitted perfectly in his/her role. Ai Kayano made Mashiro sound sort of like Kanade from Angel Beats, but it fitted just fine.
All of the characters in Sakurasou were unique. There had to be at least one character that you loved (Misaki) and at least one character you hated (Aoyama). But no matter which characters they were, you got so hella attached to them! All of them had their flaws and good sides. I think that if it wasn't for the characters, I wouldn't have enjoyed Sakurasou as much.
This show will make you take out the tissue box, will get you laughing out loud, going "Aww", and give you a ton of other emotions. You won't regret any of the 24 episodes you spend watching this anime. It was enjoyable as hell, funny and overall just nice to watch! Anime is supposed to entertain you, and Sakurasou fits this bill perfectly.
It was a little predictable. Mashiro could be sort of annoying with her poker face. We didn't get a Mashiro and Sorata kiss. But those are only minor flaws that this anime possesses. And you don't mind them at all. I strongly recommend Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo.
"I believe in panties"~Shiina Mashiro read more
If I were to stick to my initial instincts, I would have dropped this show already. Why? The opening scenario in the first episode had every possible sign that screamed: code red. It starts out with an annoying and obnoxious girl flaunting her body, situated in a room with a clueless male character. Now that's original. Thankfully, this anime actually progresses into the realms of solid storytelling, with the themes of failure and realism being eminent. The story touches on the insurmountable gap between commoners and geniuses, and explores the relationship between these polar-opposite characters. The drama with all of this, although hard to absorb at times, will perpetually draw you in episode after episode.
For me, watching Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo is like finding a diamond in the rough. The “rough” that I am referring to, would be the dominance of the many crappy ecchi-romance shows in the anime industry. In these shows, the romance is inevitably cheapened by the ecchi aspect of it. Although I am not the biggest fan of the ecchi genre, it’s fine as long as it does not take precedence over the storyline. In addition, the story needs to build up momentum to escalate the romance to its full effect. This show does both, and at a high level. Comedy wise, it was unoriginal and uninspiring after a certain point. The jokes became too reliant on one thing, which was the obliviousness of the female protagonist. Ultimately, this show’s main appeal is the drama and the romance.
The title pretty much sums up this show: translated as “The Pet Girl of Sakurasou”. The main female protagonist, Mashiro Shiina, is that “pet girl”; a beautiful girl with a genius in her. She is a world famous renowned painter and an aspiring manga artist. Nevertheless, conventional wisdom points to the notion that all geniuses are also retarded. In Shiina’s case, she is inept in living a normal life. She needs a caretaker to feed, clean, and dress her, symbolic to a lazy domesticated cat. That is also where most of the ecchi is derived from. A teenage girl who needs assistance in personal hygiene can only lead to one thing. To the author's credit, this is a shrewd implementation of fan service that cannot be overlooked. The male protagonist, Sorata Kanda, is her caretaker. He operates in a different world than Shiina, and fits the expression of Jack of all trades, master of none. He is just a plain and average boy while Shiina is gifted with artistic talent. Can they coexist with each other? The plot screams: DRAMA!
Drama can be good but also bad. It’s bad when it gets overblown. It’s good when it’s realistic. This show falls under the realistic side for the most part. I was intrigued by the prospect of pairing Sorata and Shiina. The character development of both characters comes hand in hand with their relationship. The simple fact that Sorata feels inferior to Shiina creates a lot of hardships, which was well executed throughout the series for the most part. Put yourself in Sorata’s shoes. His feelings are real. His insecurity about himself was magnified by Shiina’s outstanding talents. This often makes Sorata a detestable character because of his random lash outs. The boring characters are always the realistic ones. However, he is a good fit for the main protagonist of this story no matter how much of a sissy you think he is. He is the "balance" to all the crazy characters in this show. Mashiro Shiina is probably the fan favorite, being the clueless, deredere girl she is. Watching her can be highly satisfying and cute, especially when she figures out what love is. She massages the soft spot of many viewers. I am a victim.
The rest of the cast in Sakurasou is good and steady for the most part. The fact that Sorata is not the only important male character automatically deserves credit. My standards are low after being subjected to all the harems that exists in the world of anime. To create more drama, because we can't get enough of it, Aoyama is added to the mix to form a love triangle with Sorata and Shiina. She is more on Sorata’s level in terms of talent and diligence. This makes the love triangle more conflicted, which means more dramatic! What a surprise! There is also the wacky-calm duo in Misaki and Jin to provide a dose of comedy whenever it’s needed. Ryuunosuke completes the group as a shut-in computer nerd that has a phobia for girls. The diversity in these characters makes a good supporting cast.
I have zero complaints over the production done by J.C Staff. Kayano Ai is a perfect match for Shiina’s emotionless personality. There could not have been a better voice actress for her. The coloring scheme for the setting gives off a certain light-heartedness that sits well with me. Other than that, nothing really stood out to my eyes, which is quite a shame since this show is about art.
I didn’t see myself enjoying Sakurasou na Pet no Kanojo initially, especially after the opening scene to this show. “Here we go again” was the thought that popped up in my head, but I didn't cut the knot. You shouldn't either. read more
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is my favorite romance-comedy anime from the past couple years, for a couple of reasons. At first glance, the show seems like the usual perverted fan-service-shit everyone’s grown accustom to these days as the first two episodes are filled with a beautiful clueless girl walking about blindly and nakedly around a teenage guys house with lots of ecchi moments (original huh)... However, I decided to not drop the series and I'm glad I didn't, because upon watching more of the show, I found that the story goes on it's own path, away from the generic rom-coms story (pretty well-written for a rom-com). Whereas many romance shows will focus solely on a friendship/love bond within like a love triangle or square, that takes place in school-some workplace and has tons of ecchi to keep perverted audience members interested, Sakurasou does beyond that. Something about this show halfway that caught my attention was that it's bright and cheerful when it should be (even more-so than other romance stories), but at the same time it contrasts itself perfectly with dark sides of life-romance that most generic rom-coms don't do. Sakurasou's story is actually a story, not an episodic romance drama that's controlled by the characters, which is a nice change of pace from romance anime nowadays.
The story revolves around the main character Sorata Kanda, who is forced to shift from a normal dorm to an eccentric dorm called Sakurasou, filled with delinquents, in order to keep his pet cat. The very (insert weird/annoying words here) personalities of his dorm roommates make Sorata tempting to leave, but then suddenly a super hot girl named Mashiro Shiina moves into Sakurasou. And... Mashiro seems to lack any common sense or knowledge of anything really - except painting/drawing which is she a master "artist" at. Anyways, Sorata is sort of forced to take care of Mashiro and help her out with the everyday tasks of life. Gradually, the dorm begins to become more livable for Sorato when more friendly and not-too-weird residents move in. And so... our romance triangle/comedy/touching-story begins.
Personally more than anything, I found Sakurasou No Pet Na Kanojo to be one of the most genuinely fun and touching shows to watch. This was a beautiful romance show that ranks somewhere near the top of my top anime list and you don't see someone like me whose into deep, psychological, horror, historic say something like that. More than anything, Sakurasou No Pet Na Kanojo is a story about the bond made between friends and all the wild times and the real and unexpected emotions that come with them. A big theme or concept in this story is one of "dreams" during youth. Mashiro asks Sorata (and others), "What do you want to be?" Everybody has their (probably outrageous) dreams and they may very well vary from age to age. As a child we probably wanted to be a Pokemon master, or a superhero. As a teen maybe we wanted to be a world famous actor, or artist or basketball player. In college people change courses/majors quite often in order to find something that suites themselves. What a person's dreams are will come to define that person's identity as who he/she is. But many people end up giving up on their dreams because they believe that "it's too hard", or "I can't possibly do it". Hope is something that's hard to come by unless there's some kind of motivation or reason. The main protagonist Sorata is like that. But he finds his motor, and sense of hope in Shiina Mashiro and this "story" of this rom-com truly reached out and grasped my attention/heart. You know how people always say practice makes perfect and hard-work always pays off? Well is that honestly true? The show serves as a simple but great watch and has its own morals to share at the end. Reminds me of my high-school, college days. A great, tender feeling indeed~ If you want a purely enjoyable rom-com then Sakurasou is the one to watch. The ending leaves the show "unanswered". I hope there's a season two, but as of now it doesn't seem like there will be which is very depressing considering they left it a cliffhanger with no concrete pair-ups and an introduction of a new character at the very very end.
Out of all the slice of life anime series I've seen, Sakurasou definitely has one of the most memorable and adorable set of characters. Shiina Mashiro is probably my favorite female character from a romance series. At the beginning Mashiro seems like shes just there for fan service but as the story progresses she helps others find and reach out for their dreams. She maintains the happiness, purity and innocence that children should have during their youth. She seems all dumb (she's pretty clueless) but she honestly does have a deeper understanding of life/the world. She learns common sense and the meaning of friendship and love. She is the driving force of the other characters as well as the show itself. Sorata gets a lot of hate - blah blah blah for being dumb sometimes, but that's so oversold. Sorata is who he is, and he stays true to his character throughout. The other characters all played specific funny roles and added lots of enjoyment/comedy to the show. Although.. Yuuko Kanda was a pretty stupid and useless character... Anyways, a lot of shipping pairings will be shattered, but oh well that's what romance stories do. The developing friendship chemistry (and romance) between the characters was just beautiful to watch. As I'm writing this review I'm starting to realize just how much I really liked Sakurasou's set of characters. I wish real life could be this simple, innocent and fun.
The sound in the show were pretty good. I don't really like all "cute"- openings very much, but both of Sakurasou's openings were enjoyable to listen to - I liked them both. The endings were decent as well. The voicing crew did a marvelous job with each character's tone; fit their personality and looks perfectly. The dynamic voicing of each character certainly brought more "life" to the characters. It might sound cheesy, but I could feel the emotions that the characters wanted the audience to feel~ Heh... Anyways the animations were out of the roof, very colorful. J.C staff truly animates romance stories well. Bravo. Production quality was consistent throughout the entirety of the series - backgrounds were well portrayed. The weather as well - lightning which was beautiful - nature was beautiful - fireworks were beautiful - Animals were beautiful - Mashiro's art was beautiful, And... Shiina Mashiro was beautiful~
What more is there to say, someone like me who doesn't even like romance stories that much absolutely loved this. I'm sure those of you who love romance stories will love it even more than I did. I'd probably give the series a 10/10 if it wasn't for that unsatisfying ending, but don't let that stop you from giving this show a try, it's in my opinion the best slice of life story I've seen in a long time. read more
Romantic comedy about a group of friends with different backgrounds, relationships and problems as they experience and solve it together. Both have unique characters that keeps you interested and entertained.
Toradora and Sakurasou involve a guy reluctantly taking responsibility for a female classmate that he lives near, but the girl in Sakurasou is a softly-spoken autistic artist, not a troubled tsundere. Sakurasou has a very similar tone to Toradora, and the characters fill comparable but not identical roles. Though Sakurasou initially tries to present itself as a fanservice anime, its real themes are of aspiration, self-expectation, and unreciprocated feelings.
Toradora's passion, good music, amazing characters, adn overall awesomeness has been re-incarnated into Sakurasou. I love you J.C. Staff
Both series are about the main guy taking care of a girl. Both are romantic comedies with a bit of drama
-produced by J.C.Staff
-can be defined as a mix between comedy, drama, romance, and slice-of-life
-male protagonist loved by many girl, but appears to be oblivious
-love complications and development between major character
-quirky characters, resulting in unique stories
both are awesome shows and are highly recommended
Both are pretty good Romantic Comedies.
While watching Sakurasou I kept feeling like i did with Toradora, so If you like one you will most likely enjoy the other.
-Both have main characters looking after the main heroine
-Similar art style and animation
-Both are produced by J.C. Staff
-Have similar feel in terms of comedy and serious moments
First of all, both series involves J.C. Staff.
But beyond that, there are some other similarities present in both series.
Toradora and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo both has a main female protagonist who is peculiar and not the typical girl you'll meet in every day life. In fact, their personalities makes the main male protagonist feel a bit uneasy. But despite this, they get along better later on as the main male protagonist begins to take care of the girl.
Both series also has other characters involved with the two main characters in a variety of ways - comedic, dramatic, emotional, and romance.
Both series are lighthearted and takes place at school life setting.
The relationships seem to be complicated and intertwined.
Similar setting, characters, animation.
Romantic comedy with a large love/relationship polygon.
Both are highly recommended.
Both anime shows have a boy taking care of people with interesting personalities.
As each of these shows pull you along the story of normal school kids going through out there school years, they showcase a great mixture of drama and humour with an interesting and unique story line. These shows do a great job of making you genuinely care about what the characters are going through and what will happen to them next as you feel that you can relate to their situation.
- super cute romance
- relationships between main characters are pretty similar
- both have their own sad parts in the anime
-Both main characters take care of a girl
-There is a complex love triangle in both
-Suspenseful storyline with who the main character will choose
Both are top-notch romcoms that deliver much, much more than your standard romance. Toradora! speaks a lot about family, while Sakurasou talks about friendship and talent.
Both are tagged as rom-com that will make you laugh and some drama that will make you cry..
Both start up as simple animes but as the episodes goes it becomes more and more serious
Nowadays, it's really tough to find a romance anime that isn't some harem piece of crap however, both Toaradora and Sakurasou somehow manage to make the stereotypical School Life anime genre and make it into something interesting.
Basically, if you want to watch a School Life, lighthearted and entertaining anime then you should check out these two series.
First of all the main plot is similar. It is a story of a girl that is really dependent just like the main characters of the stories. And a boy that is the one that helps out the girls. It has the same romance and love triangle, drama and school theme.
More power J.C Staff!
Both of these series follow the curvature of romance & comedy.
Toradora focuses more on the interpersonal relationships between characters, while Sakurasou delves into personal purpose. There were many times while watching one, that reminded me of the other.
From the studio that brought you the action series "Index", comes around a romantic comedy series, with a love develop, wacky situations. The story is basically around the main characters who just wanted to enjoy themselves for their lives, until someone usually got in their way, sparking an interest in them. You might find that it is lighthearted at first, but it will really shines when the drama spike things up in later episodes.
There is not much of a difference which is a romantic comedy. Though, in Toradora, it follows a delinquant boy and a tsundere girl. In Sakurasou, it is somewhat a love triangle, and follows a boy who needs to take care of a girl who is a manga artist.
In both of these anime series, there is a deeper meaning behind every action a character takes.
The characters are often confused about their life and are trying their best to make a pathway to their future but are unfortunately stumbling along the way. In both of the anime series, characters are constantly developing through episodes. As the last episode rolls in, the feelings just kind of.....explode and you kind of wanna cry ;_; That's how beautiful both of these anime are ~_~
Both are high school-based and have lots of similar problems.
Both are romantic comedy, which starts more as a comedy but slowly changes to more romantic. Both have school setting and bunch of weird people. Both have simmilar characters such as Ryuuji and Sorata, or Minori and Misaki.
Bot animes are about the male protagonist being a sort of delinquent and refusing to do what the school wants. They both love one person but in the way of it is misunderstandings between both MC's having to take care of the female MC. Both animes are great slice of life animes with just the right amount of comedy and romance, but they both have their own little twist to it.
These two anime are romantic comedy, yet have some drama in its splice of life genre. The protagonists are very well alike in some sorts, having their daily life problems solve with by understanding each other and enjoying school life as much as possible. Each story revolves around the school (where most of the scene is) and every episode is a surprise that will make you stick to it.
Both great Romance / Comedy Anime.
Both share Slice of Life Aspects.
Both have a girl who likes the main character and let another girl have him.
Both have a bit of a love traingle going on in between many characters.
Toradora is probably the best rom-com - at least as far as my judgment goes. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo is a very well done rom-com as well. Like Toradora it focuses on the relationships of a group of friends. While Toradora focuses more on romance, Sakurasou is geared more towards crazy comedy. Another similarity is the relationship between the two main characters. In Toradora, Ryuuji has to take care of Taiga, and in Sakurasou, Sorata is on the so-called "Mashiro Duty." If you love a good comedy and interesting crazy relationships you should check out Sakurasou.
Both have similarities and differences within the character development and story line. But if you liked Toradora. You will like this.
The two shows are pretty similar, at least in my opinion. Both have similar characters and situations, to a degree. However, the big difference between the two is that Sakurasou has an artistic twist. If you liked Toradora, then there is bound to be something about Sakurasou that you'll like.
Unlike Toradora!, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) explores many themes such success, failure, raw talent vs hard work.. aside from the romance, comedy, and friendship.
Both series take place primarily in a high school setting and the main character is a guy who is clueless of his romantic feelings for most of the story.
- Both have a school setting with 1 guy surrounded buy group of girls
- Both have very comedic and romantic stand points
- Both have very emotional scenes that give heart warming sensations.
Same plot style, same comedy style. Both focus the love problems in young ages.
Both have some drama and likeable characters.
Both have stories revolving around a group of friends and their diverse personalities going through problems and finding ways to solving them.
They also have many shared genres; Romance, Comedy, and School.
Sakurasou and Toradora! both have the great stories and great characters. But instead of trying to find love like Sakurasou did, Toradora shows you how people help eachother fall in love, with opposite effects. I think that both these animes are great and connect with eachother one way or another because their just that good and love is funny, right?!
If you have watched Toradora, you'll probably like Sakurasou. Both of them are great examples of how a romcom with a taste of drama has to be done, with an amazing soundtrack which totally fits at every moment. The style of drawing is also smooth and you'll fall in love with all the characters.
Toradora! is a romance, school, comedy type of anime.
Its characters are all important in different ways.
The romance is slow and the climax is at the end of the anime.
Very much worthwhile to watch.
Sakurasou no Pet Kanojo has the same characteristics as listed above.
I personally loved both very much.
The main difference is that Toradora! is easy to find with an English Dub.
Sakurasou no Pet Kanojo usually has English Subtitles.
Both have the same school, romance, comedy and slice of life genre.
Both main male character have the same personality and even are in the same ridiculous predicament.
Both involves main female character, who are stoic and weird.
Both were set in some kind of boarding house.
One anime has an extra harem genre, while the other has seinen as its.
The female character in one anime is completely depended on the male character, while the female character in the other anime is a tough nut to crack.
The male character in one anime is at the same age and the same year level as the female, while the female character in the other anime is a year older than the male character.
A fairly normal guy enters an old dorm filled with social misfits. While Sakurasou is filled with mostly geniuses of one kind or another and Kawaisou people that don't fit in for slightly different reasons they share a very similar atmosphere. Also, romance ^^
Note: Based on only one episode of Kawaisou, but they already seem similar enough for a recommendation
Both are about teenage boys who move into dormitories with a cast of crazy residents. They both have romance, although Sakurasou has more drama while Kawai Complex has a lot more comedy.
•both anime are pretty much set in the exact setting as each other
•both anime focus on the main protagonist male which moves into a dorm/house, where the not so average residents reside and make the most out of their lives fun
•both protagonists are totally different in personality,you have one that over reacts to anything that leads to romance in any sense, and is not realistic at all, wheres as one is more realistic and more normal
•if you like one, you would possibly like the other, with the random personalities of each resident that resides in the dorm, that carry the show.
Both series have a guy moving in with a bunch of roommates which and be considered weird I guess. You definitely get that deja vu feeling when your both watching both series.
Both involve the same situation where a guy lives in a dorm surrounded by weird people and the girl he likes also lives there as well, except in SnPnK it was the girl who came into the guy's life, while in BwMK it is the boy who comes into the girl's life.
The same scenario where it is set in a boarding house, where the people are a bit unusual and there is one member of the house who is the only normal guy around who has to deal with these people on a day to day basis.
These are slice of life school, romance/comedies.
In both we follow a relatively normal boy that moves into a dorm/house filled with "lunatics"
Making it feel very similar.
Even though, Sakurasou is much more drama based, ups and down that give good character development. Also having more episodes to do so, and Kawaisou mainly focuses on comedy all through.
+ A group of misfit high schoolers (though Kawaisou has some older inhabitants as well) live together and try to get along
+ Above average animation and character designs
+ Similar romance element
+ Enjoyable comedic moments mostly brought about the characters' quirks
- So far, Kawaisou doesn't seem to have the good drama that Sakurasou has
- Same setting (living in a some kind of dorm)
- Same female heroine (weird)
- Same supporting characters (unique personality)
- Same genre (RomCom,SoL)
First of all, they even have similar settings. Both is set on, well, as we all know that 90% of anime is set in, high school, in a dorm or at least dorm-like setting.
Main character falls in love with main heroine immediately in both ones.
Only difference I'd say is that one is...well...better than the other. Sakurasou shows how harsh life could be while Kawaisou doesn't and is more of a love comedy than a slice of life. Preferring one might not immediately mean you prefer another.
Both shows have an interesting set of quirky, really strange characters and the humor of the shows is mostly based on them. The characters are great in both shows, so the humor is also great. They both have somewhat ecchi moments, however, and can be quite lewd, but overall they are both really funny, and the ecchi parts are not unbearable by any means
Both series have the same setting, characters and comedy are also very similar. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo tends to head in a more serious direction with the drama while Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou sticks more to the comedy side of things. Both great series with a highly enjoyable and memorable cast of characters.
Both are comedies where main character starts to live together with weird people.
Both have to do with a young male protagonist dealing with love in a group home with many strange people and his main love interest. Also both have amazing art/coloring styles.
Both are school romantic comedies in the slice of life genre with a weird female and centered around dorm life with weird people.
Sakurasou has extra drama.
- Settings are the same. (Dormitory, School)
- Both depicts a good comedy.
- Cute characters and have unique qualities for each characters.
It has the same story line. A guy moves to a new city and lives in a dorm where he finds new friends. What's similar you will ask.... all people from the dorm are a little bit crazy, also has the same romance atmosphere.
Your normal high school kid begins living in a house filled with strange and eccentric roommates. A lot of comedy with a strong romantic vibe in both of these shows.
Both revolve around the main character being forced to live in a very odd complex with very very odd people. Both have an interesting and cute love story with tons of sexual humor or just plain comedy. I enjoyed watching both immensely with Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou being my favorite. I definitely recommend both for those romance/comedy lovers!
Both anime are very great. As i started watching Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, I came to realise that it is very similar to Sakurasou. You have an ordinary guy stuck with weird people. He falls in love with a silent and shy girl, somewhat like Shiina from Sakurasou. Their relationships in both anime develop from day to day. If you really like romance animes give it a shot. But if you like anime with lots of "lovey" scenes, you might be dissapointed.
Both have main character taking care of an eccentric girl.
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl
-Both animes are school life that have a balance of comedy/romance/drama
Both have a boy that needs to take care of a girl that doesn't understand much about the world and hasn't made contact with too many people.
Autistic main girl with similar supporting cast
In both series, there is a main male protagonist who has to take care of a strange girl. From there on and out, the two forms a strange relationship with one another as he tries to take care of her and teach the girl about things around the world. (i.e. common sense)
Both series has a lot of drama and comedy that is presented as being lighthearted.
Both series also has an entertaining start/pilot episode that kicks off the plot. Often or not in both series, the dialogues (especially between the two main protagonists) are very humorous to listen to.
An aloof female character falls into the hands of a certain boy who takes responsibility of her.
The main female character and the relationship between her and the main male character are similar.
•both anime consist of a male protagonist start to look after an odd girl, when they move into there destinated homes.
•both male protagonists are totally different in personalities, where one just stupidly over reacts to everything and its not even close to realistic, and the other its just the usual ordinary boy, and the girl protagonists are just weird * weird as in one of them is completely loveable, yet the other is just a painted doll that cant do shit* imo.
•both are a great anime to watch, *which i mean just denpa onna*, but sakurasou is not bad either, just doesnt live up to denpa, imo.
•both have the generic usual supporting cast full of ecchiness and humour, which makes or breaks the anime.
•they both are the same in a generic ordinary boy looking after a unordinary girl, but you might like one if you like the other in someways -___-
Pretty simple main male lead has to take care and do almost everything for Main female lead. Both male leads act almost completely the same, if you like one you will like the other.
both have boy taking care of troublesome girl
• Both have main character taking care of weird girl.
• Both mind of the girls are out of this world.
• Both girls are attractive and beautiful
Both are about a somewhat generic high-school boy that has to help/take care of a girl that has many eccentricities about her. Both have a very likable supporting cast that are all fleshed out well.
In my opinion, both take the cliched and make it something interesting to watch.
Both have main character taking care of an eccentric girl.
- Hero (Yuuta/Sorata) who is apparently normal (or wants to be) taking care of the heroine who is a weirdo and a loner(Rikka/Shiina).
- Hero keeps a cat (Hikari/Chimera) that frequently join the characters.
- Hero is surrounded by a weird group of people: a peculiar guy who seeks relationships with girls (Isshiki/Jin); a popular classmate (Nibutani/Aoyama); an energetic crazy girl (Dekomori/Misaki); a character with strange habits (Kumin/Akasaka).
- Both have romance and a lot of comedy.
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl
-Both animes are school life that have a balance of comedy/romance/drama
Tbh, I find these two series quite alike.
Both series involves a main protagonist who has to deal with a strange girl. They feel reluctant to get along with them but comes to appreciate them more.
Both series' main female protagonist seems to lack common sense.
Both series has a lot of comedy, drama, and also inklings of romance.
Both series' cast of characters have strange personalities that makes the show entertaining.
Both series deals with the protagonist taking care of girls with weird quirks and oddities. The girls always bring trouble to the guys. These two series are very similar.
•both have a male protagonist who wants to live an ordinary life but that cant come true of course, since the story/plot would be borrrrring..
•both male protagonist look after an odd/weird/different girl protagonist throughout the series
•both males look after cats
•both protagonists in each series are surrounded by a bunch of an interesting group of friends who create the surroundings more comedic, and both supporting cast of friends are very similar in each of their roles comparing with the other anime.
•both have romance and comedy
•they are similar in the school life with a male looking after a weird girl and developing feelings etc...
• Both male lead who is apparently normal taking care of the heroine who is a weirdo.
• Both male lead is surrounded by a weird group of people.
• Both have romance and comedy.
A boy taking care of a weirdo cute girl :3 Also the art is quite similar
Both are great romantic-comedies. The main heroes are similar, and the side characters are really funny and interesting.
Both are great light-hearted romantic comedies, but I feel Sakusasou was a little more emotional toward the end than Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai.
Both series have unique characters, and the main male character seems to dislike his actual situacion and wants to change it. But as this series go on, and th characters relations develop, their objetives change or get troubled by new points of view. The comedy is also a strong point in both series because there are a lot of abnormal and funny situacions because all characters are really abnormal.
In both animes the Girls is a bit wired but cute.
Both have the same genres.
Both are a romance.
It is very hard to discribe it. Just watch it and you'll see :3
Both animes are touching and gonna pull you in their worlds. In each anime there is such a familiar feeling, that you think, you know them your whole life. I love both chuunibyou and sakurasou, but i prefer sakurasou.
Both are romantic school comedies, both are great shows. Both shows have their weird characters (Sakurasou: Shiina | Chuunibyou: Rikka)
Both shows features talented people and the "normal" ones around them.
While HnC is more into slice of life, Sakuraso is more of a RomCom.
Both are about a guy who doesn't really know what he wants to do with the rest of his life, but then meets a girl who is a genius in the arts. Both are within the school setting as well. Though one is throughout college and the other high school. The other main characters seem similar to each other as well.
Both main characters(Takemoto and Sorata) deal with self discovery in the art field and on a personal level, the main females(Hagu and Mashiro) for both series are genius artist that the male leads try to measure up to.
Both series have a warm atmosphere centered around friendship, love, and everyday life. If you like Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo then Honey and Clover is the series for you.
Same plot line, and cast make up:
"normal" guy with "above normal" friends
practical reasoning evades the main female casts
fear and indecisive for the main male character
laid back atmosphere
I recommend it, because both shows are about a group a students living in a house. They work and study hard to accomplish their dreams. They go through many real life situations. Also in both of them, a Blond girl appears and she has a bond with the teacher who takes care of the home. Both are really good and demostrate the value of friendship and trust one to another.
I found these two series similar in a few ways.
Both Honey and Clover and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo are lighthearted romance series that has a slice of life feeling to them involving the main characters. The main female protagonist in both series are strange but with an unique presence.
On the other hand, the main male protagonist in both series who has no clue what to do yet with his life but discovers more meaning as he meets the main protagonist who both shares a talent in art.
Friend and discovery are themes present in both series as they adapt to the new atmosphere of their lives. There is also comedy, drama, and romance in both series.
Main male character from both series doesn't really know what to do with their life (Yuuta vs Sorata) and the Main Female character from both series doesn't really understand how daily life is but they are both amazing with art related stuff......they are really amazing at it. (Hagumi vs Mashiro)
Ove all both series are very similar and if you enjoy one then you'll probably like the other.
Both have the storyline of love complication because of TALENT and DREAMS! There's a well balanced of comedy, drama, and romance!
Similar with the protagonist trying to figure out what to do with his life while being surrounded by people with tremendous artistic ability. Both have that hint of romance and will leave you with a smile on your face.
Both are based on characters chasing their dreams with a lot of difficulties.
There are also a few similarities between characters from one show to another.
IDK how this hasn't been recommended yet. Feels like the exact same series, similar cast, same old tropes, similar story, intensely heterosexual, great art, and great soundtracks.
Great art, great characters, character interaction, music, and based around very realistic themes.
~~~MILD SPOILERS!!~~~ Please do not read if you feel that this may affect your enjoyment of either anime. You have been warned!
Well, in a sense, the main 2 protagonists of Kousei and Kaori are somewhat similar to Sorata and Shiina of Sakurasou. Albeit, Sorata goes through his "transformation" whilst trying to reach what he feels to be a sense of "accomplishments" that can match up to Shiina, while Kousei is already an accredited pianist. However, in Kousei's story, it is more about him being able to accept his position in life and being able to break out of the mental shell that was left behind after his mother's death.
The story of Kousei and Kaori is an enriching tale of friendship and tragedies that is sure to leave you wanting more. From the character development, to the scenery, Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso is probably one of the best anime of it's time. I strongly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a beautiful Slice of Life style anime and hope that it brings as much happiness and tears to you as it has for me.
Same Genres (Drama, Romance, School). Only difference Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo has art, while Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso has music. Similar art style too.
Both anime have similar comedy and drama. Both main male cast have goals with their live, but they don't know how to get to it. Until they meet the main female and they change their life. Two of the anime teaches you to accept live and live isn't fair. There are times when the characters feel down because of their past or their flaws. Both teaches good life lesson.
Both anime are very similar to each other, both anime perfectly pictures the life struggles of artistic people, in a brilliant and emotional way.
both anime feels same.
and both anime have a similar art style.
Both shows contain a main character who has a godly talent in an exspressive art but both are no longer using that talent to there full advantage. Also both shows contain great friendshpis and mature themes.
Opening Theme#1: "Kimi ga Yume wo Tsuretekita (君が夢を連れてきた)" by Pet na Kanojo-tachi (Ai Kayano, Mariko Nakatsu, Natsumi Takamori) (eps 2-10)
#2: "Yume no Tsuzuki (夢の続き)" by Konomi Suzuki (eps 13, 16-22, 24)
#3: "I call your name again" by Nanami Aoyama (Mariko Nakatsu) (ep 14)
Ending Theme#1: "DAYS of DASH" by Konomi Suzuki (eps 1-12, 24)
#2: "Prime number ~Kimi to Deaeru Hi~ (Prime number～君と出会える日～) by Asuka Ookura (大倉明日香) (eps 13-22)
#3: "Kyou no Hi wa Sayounara (今日の日はさようなら)" by Horie Yui, Nakatsu Mariko, Takamori Natsumi, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu,
Sakurai Takahiro, Kayano Ai, Kawasumi Ayako, Toyoguchi Megumi (ep 23)
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