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: 8.421 (scored by 53452 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."
Related AnimeAdaptation: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
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In anime that belong to romance/comedy/harem/etc there is always a lack of realism. The plot often works out just perfectly for the hero/heroine, or events coincide to make miracles happen that leave the viewer with a warm yet superficial feeling.
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (or Sakurasou for short) attempts to remove that fake image of the lead guy getting though clutch situations and living a "happily ever after ending". On the surface this series looks like yet another rom-com with plenty of sexual innuendos, fan service, typical clod-brain male lead and clueless female lead that will leave you perhaps laughing but nothing really substantial.
However, this is that "don't judge a book by its cover" series.
Sakurasou, while containing the elements that make it a rom-com, brings an element of realism and true "slice of life" and weaves it into a nice drama that leaves the viewer with a relatable experience.
Failure and insecure feelings of inferiority are common in everyone, and while they are inevitable, they mold character and develop personality. On the surface, Kanda Sorata is your typical rom-com male lead who tries to stay sane in the middle of company that are both talented and "wacky" for lack of a better term. However, as the anime progresses, you get to see how his failures and experiences of dealing with his feelings of inferiority toward Mashiro shape him into an adult. This theme spreads to Jin and Nanami as they too deal with the gap in talent and trying to cope with their limited abilities with hard work and dedication.
Of course, while the serious side is portrayed in a very nice way, the comedic aspects are in no way overshadowed nor diminished. If you're in any way a fan of the rom-com genre, Sakurasou won't let you down in terms of the quality of comedy.
If you're looking for something that won't leave you empty with decent storytelling, relatively nice pacing, yet will make you laugh and (maybe) tear up a little, Sakurasou is a solid choice. read more
"Don't judge a book by its cover." Something we are all guilty of doing on a regular basis. Who can blame us? We're human. We are quick to judge, are influenced greatly by first impressions, and will easily discard great potential investments without a second thought. Despite this deficit of reasonable evaluation, humans are also great beings; we are able to look back and realize first impressions can be capable of grievous deception.
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) is not really a romantic series. It is also not really a comedy. Though it has bits of both of these elements, I would not consider either of these two the main focus. If I were to pick any one genre that describes this show best it would be a drama, and a fine one at that. It's very rare that you come across an anime that has such a strong dramatic effect without choking on dialogue, yet it's exceptionally done here. Behind the facade of childish yelling, panty shots, cleavage, and sexual innuendos lies a story. It's a story of following your aspirations and getting shot down, working harder than others but not getting the part, being so talented that others don't understand you, and being wanted by the one you love but denying them because you don't feel enough self-worth. A story of passion, frustration, and maturity.
The pacing of story flows with a certain finesse. It never feels too fast, and never too slow. It feels just right and occupies its 24 episode run in quite a snug manner. I would like to say the same about the animation because it stays easy on the eyes and retains its consistency. I enjoyed both OP's and ED's; they felt uplifting and were generally all around fun. Going into the sound criteria, I would like to mention how much I enjoyed the timing of the sound effects during dramatic moments. The voice actors did a great job showcasing emotion and talent through their respective characters.
The residents of Sakura Hall are an intriguing group of social outcasts that became more and more endearing as the series progressed. Each of them has their own quirks, talents, and dreams that set them all apart, yet also brought them all together. The reason I really liked this group of characters was oddly because of their negative traits. They act stupid, get depressed, get frustrated, and envious. They seem like realistic people and act accordingly in order to help each other through tough times. There were a number of memorable scenes such as the 'bro talks' between Sorata and Jin, Misaki's struggle with love, the making of Nyapollen, and the graduation speech that leave a lasting impression. These characters took me on a roller coaster of mixed feelings and at the end of it I was a little sad to see them depart for their next ride.
While I thought the series was great, it also had its own hindrances that obstruct a better score. First I would like to address the issue of fan service. Fan service is one of the biggest problems in the anime industry for me; often the panty shots, cleavage, and suggestive dialogue is fine in small doses. I understand why it's there, but when it's unnecessary and much too potent it tarnishes an anime leaving you wondering what could have been. For Sakurasou in particular, the fan service is more concentrated towards the early half of the series; this in itself is why the start of the series felt so generic and why I assume many people typically dropped the show to begin with. Secondly: romantic development. Every once in while it would be nice to come across a protagonist that isn't as dense as a plank of wood. Yes, I'm looking at you Sorata. While I don't consider Sakurasou to be a romantic series, romance elements do pop up numerous times throughout the series. Romantic interests felt unsatisfactory and left me feeling something to be desired with the exception of Jin and Misaki. Fortunately for us, at least Sakurasou isn't a cheap harem.
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo began an empty canvas. It peered into the hearts of man and admirably grasped what it feels like to be full of envy and full of excitement, heartbroken and loved, alone and surrounded by people you can without a doubt call friends. All of this is gathered on a palette with a wide variety of colors; a palette to paint upon the canvas the joys and disappointments that life has to offer. Looking at the portrait, there is only one question left. ‘What color do you want to be?’ 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
Both are romantic comedies taking place in high school. Characters share several similarities. Sakurasou has more fanservice in it, however.
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 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.
Both are high school-based and have lots of similar problems.
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.
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 ??? (ep 23)
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