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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Popularity: #77
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The 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."

(Source: ANN)

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Episodes  24
Aired  Oct 9, 2012 to Mar 26, 2013
Status  Finished Airing

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Adaptation: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Characters & Voice Actors

Akasaka, Ryuunosuke
Akasaka, Ryuunosuke
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Aoyama, Nanami
Aoyama, Nanami
Nakatsu, Mari
Nakatsu, Mari
Kamiigusa, Misaki
Kamiigusa, Misaki
Takamori, Natsumi
Takamori, Natsumi
Han, Chae Eon
Han, Chae Eon
Kanda, Sorata
Kanda, Sorata
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Kim, Seung jun
Kim, Seung jun


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

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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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Apr 16, 2015
"Every day was the same. Deep down, I felt bored. I wanted to blame someone for my being bored." - Kanda Sorata

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo follows the life of a high school student, Sorata, being forced to live in a dorm called Sakurasou for the 'special' students of the school after he breaks a rule of the regular dorms. The people living there are all very unique in their own way but seem to be the misfits of society. At first, our main character, Sorata, firmly sets his goal as leaving Sakurasou as soon as possible and does not intend to stay for long. read more
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Feb 2, 2015
"Over the last three years here at Sui High, I've made many dear friends. And what allowed me to meet them... was a student dorm called Sakurasou." - Misaki

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou. When I first read the little summary of it on MAL I got the horrible feeling in my stomach it would be very sexually forward with a lot of fan service and very little plot/char. development. I thank God today that I'm terrible at guessing plots to anime, and I will take this second to simply say "I apologize" to the writer for having low expectations. Because I could not have possibly read more
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Nov 28, 2014
Sakurasou no Pet na kanojo is one hell of a ride. And it's definitely a hidden gem among all the generic slice-of-life animes out there and is lies among the best of them in my opinion. Its beginning may turn away many viewers due to its more than revealing shots of the characters, but please try to stick with this anime because you'll be rewarded with an alien-like yet relateable cast, amazing accompaniment of music, and a splash of colors swirling around the screen that's bound to give your eyes orgasms.

Seriously, please stay with us at Sakurasou.

There are spoilers below and I read more
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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.

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.
Both have:
- 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 have main character taking care of an eccentric girl.
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.
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Both have boys and girls have a different relationship between and both have same romantizm atmosphere. Also friendship is getting stronger day by day.

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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