Ranked #125

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Alternative Titles

English: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Synonyms: Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo
Japanese: さくら荘のペットな彼女


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2012 to Mar 26, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.451 (scored by 153,753 users)
Ranked: #1252
Popularity: #59
Members: 259,305
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When abandoned kittens and his good conscience force second year Sorata Kanda to move into Suimei High School’s infamous Sakura Hall, the satellite dorm and its eccentric, misfit residents turn his life upside down. The decidedly average Sorata finds it difficult to fit in with the bizarre collection of dorm residents like Misaki, an energetic animator; Jin, a playwright playboy; Ryuunosuke, a reclusive programmer; and Chihiro, the dorm manager, art teacher, and party girl.

Sorata's friend Nanami, a second year student and aspiring voice actress, pushes him to find new owners for the many cats so that he can quickly move back into the regular dorms. However, his desire to escape Sakura Hall wavers when the pet-like and infantile second year Mashiro Shiina, a world-class artistic savant looking to become a mangaka, transfers in during the spring trimester and quickly latches onto him.

Supported by each other's quirks, Sorata and Mashiro come out of their shells and trigger change in the lives of those around them. Based on the light novel series of the same name, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo explores the fine threads connecting talent, hard work, romance, and friendship with its ensemble cast.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shiina, Mashiro
Shiina, Mashiro
Kayano, Ai
Kayano, Ai
Aoyama, Nanami
Aoyama, Nanami
Nakatsu, Mari
Nakatsu, Mari
Akasaka, Ryuunosuke
Akasaka, Ryuunosuke
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Kanda, Sorata
Kanda, Sorata
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu


Ishizuka, Atsuko
Ishizuka, Atsuko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Episode Director
Hosokawa, Hideki
Hosokawa, Hideki
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(24/24)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Cat, White, Mashiro
Neko Shiro Mashiro (ねこ・しろ・ましろ)
Oct 9, 2012
2 I've Painted Pictures
E wo Kaitekita no (絵を描いてきたの)
Oct 16, 2012
3 So Close, So Far...
Chikasugite Tooi... (近すぎて遠い…)
Oct 23, 2012
4 A World Changing Colors
Iro wo Kaeru Sekai (色を変える世界)
Oct 30, 2012
5 The Serious Girl of Sakura Dormitory
Sakura-sou no Majime na Kanojo (さくら荘のまじめな彼女)
Nov 6, 2012

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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Nov 16, 2015
*Warning may contain spoilers*
So based on the synopsis, Sakurasou is a rom-com, high school slice of life anime - a genre that is pretty standard and generic, and one which I tend to avoid. As I was just looking for something light and easy to watch to pass time, I didn't have alot of expectations going into the show. However, by the end I was left pretty dumbstruck by what I've just watched. Sakurasou is really a case of "dont judge a book by its cover", it will definitely take you by surprise.

The story in Sakurasou starts off fairly slow and generic, our main read more
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Dec 18, 2013
**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 read more
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Nov 9, 2015
This is a whole new level of feels. This is one big lead up to one big train that smashes into your house and runs over your dog. Even though you live nowhere near any trains. And this train has trains on it that explode on contact with anything. What I'm trying to say is this anime is a train wreck.

But really, This story progresses well, and makes you laugh and cry and cry until you realise how fragile your existence is and wonder how you got to this point in your life, and why you are such a loser and why are you read more
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Nov 3, 2015
Sakurasou is one anime that shows that not everything in life is as we want, that life is unfair, even after it is trying so hard to achieve, arrive at such a time and life surprises you and you could not what we fought so hard to get.
In addition, Sakurasou shows that not everything in life is the seven wonders that even after you '' fail '' in something does not mean that the next time you get hit, on the contrary, Sakurasou from the beginning to the end shows a life '' realistic '' whenever something disappoints in life they try to go read more
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