English: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Synonyms: Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo
Oct 9, 2012 to Mar 26, 2013
23 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
8.441 (scored by 167,516 users)
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SynopsisWhen 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
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)
**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
"Everyday was the same. Deep down, I felt bored. I wanted to blame someone for my being bored." - Kanda Sorata
The very first line in the anime coming from the protagonist himself. Frankly, I felt exactly the same after watching the first dozen episodes of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo. J.C. Staff, a studio which animated numerous titles such as Toradora, Zero no Tsukaima, Toaru Majutsu no Index, now it's Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo or in English, 'The Pet Girl of Sakurasou'.
Story? Kanda Sorata was told to move to a place called Sakurasou, a dorm where the problem students dwell in. One day, Shiina Mashiro, a genius, moves to the Dorm. And so, Sorata's dorm mates given him the task to take care of Mashiro. So there ya go. You can probably predict the outcome of the show before you even watched it.
Sakurasou is a somewhat-more-than-generic romance/comedy anime. So, what are the common features of rom coms? Generic protagonist lives alone, story set in high school, extraordinary female protagonists, transfer students, probability of the transfer student living next door, childhood friends, imoutos having brother complex, beach episodes, protagonist is a chick magnet and lots of other distinctive features. It's those shows where you watch simply because you're too bored. Sakurasou is no exception.
However, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo is slightly more different than the usual. While it does have most of the features mentioned, but this time the protagonist lives in a dorm, filled with problem students and Sakurasou have a slightly better plot...and I guess that's pretty much it.
Since it's a romance/comedy anime then you're expecting some humor. Regrettably, the "comedy" part is appalling. Sakurasou provides the viewer with lots of humor throughout the series, but none of them were hilarious. All in all, Sakurasou fails to be entertaining in terms of humor.
In most cases, ecchi scenes and fanservice in these kind of anime are tolerable, as long as there are few but if too many, it affects the quality of the show. Indeed, I knew there were going to be ecchi in the series, but Sakurasou has more than expected.
Finally, it's the story. Sakurasou starts off as boring, tiresome, especially the beginning and it may also be the biggest flaw of the anime. Brace yourselves, because boredom strikes very early. The starting episodes may give a bad first impression to the viewer and some may even stop watching the series solely because of that. Sakurasou is one of the few anime I've watched that left a terrible first impression.
However, once you've covered the dull early episodes, at one point Sakurasou eventually starts becoming more intriguing later on(if it ever does for you). Personal point of view: I might have enjoyed Sakurasou more if it only had 12 or 13 episodes, not with 24 episodes. Why? for me, it starts becoming more interesting roughly at episode twelve. Some of the characters' past were interesting to watch such as Shiina Mashiro's however the enjoyment only lasted for couple of minutes. Sakurasou did have some memorable moments; both happy and sorrowful, but most of them were in the middle or near the end of the series. Luckily, the ending was pretty decent. Not the best ending I've seen, but still it's ok.
Character? I'll show you in a list.
These are the characters who dwell in Sakurasou Dorm.
Scores are out of 5. Lowest(1) being Hated. Highest(5) being Loved.
Kanda Sorata:(1/5) Boring male protagonist; essential in most rom coms. Now, only more irritating.
Shiina Mashiro*:(3/5) Female protagonist. Neutral.
Aoyama Nanami:(3/5) The common tsundere type. I feel sorry for her at the end of the series.
Mitaki Jin:(3/5) Looks like he lost his virginity years ago.
Kamiigusa Misaki:(2/5) Energetic, noisy type.
Akasaka Ryuunosuke:(3/5) A Hikikomori.
Chihiro Sengoku:(3/5) Dorm teacher of Sakurasou.
A couple of supporting characters.
Kanda Yuuko:(1/5) She has brother complex. I'm not surprised. Most of the imoutos nowadays have brother complex anyway.
Rita Ainsworth:(3/5) Kawashima Ami...is that you?
From the list above, any scores below 3 means they're disliked. None of the characters were interesting. Of course, all of the scores above are just my opinion. Though, it's nice to see character development going on.
*In some of the scenes, Shiina Mashiro really reminded me of Akemi Homura, a character which I really love in Madoka Magica. Perhaps the last two episodes of Madoka Magica are simply too memorable...
Art/Visuals? Overall, it's great. Colors are bright and artstyle is gorgeous. Backgrounds are nice and Shiina Mashiro's artwork are incredible.
Sound? Voice acting is pretty good(Sorata yelling almost every time is rather aggravating). OP and ED are all J-Pop themed songs and I've only bothered to listen to them once. I do like J-pop songs, but only selected ones. There's some very beautiful background music being played during the sad scenes.
Conclusion? Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo isn't the worst rom com I've watched and its far from being the best. To sum up, it's pretty average, despite the number of flaws it has. Unfortunately, Sakurasou just didn't live up to my expectations. Not even close. read more
*Updated for 24/24, thanks for the reading*
Once in a while, it's nice to be pleasantly surprised. Going into something with a synopsis like Sakurasou, I honestly wasn't expecting much, but the end result was nice way to finish such a great series like this.
Keep in mind this is my first review. I'm not going to dive into why I picked numbers for each category because I find it pretty repetitive, but more strictly my enjoyment and impressions I have towards this anime. So by all means, I'm no expert in anime, I just watch what seems enjoyable for me.
One of Sakuraou’s most redeeming factors is the atmosphere from the characters/ setting. Sakurasou is not a typical setting like your group of friends or a school club. Our setting is that of Sakurasou, a rather different dorm that is home to individuals that are quite “unique” yet extremely talented. However, it’s in this sense that Sakurasou offers a large and diverse, and while rather cliché, cast that provides a lot of depth and humor.
Most noteworthy is our oblivious and rather emotionless female lead Mashiro, who brings the concept of a girl who has for all her life painted pictures and has no clue how to take care of herself. Her character overall works well with the over exaggerated actions of the male lead in charge of her, Sorata, and provides a humorous dynamic that many slice of lifes lack. The many other residents also play a vital role in this series, ranging from the tsundere friend who also likes Sorata, Nanami, to the random, jubilant, and talented animator Misaki. All of these characters complement the duo rather well, and are accompanied with their own meaningful back stories.
So by reading this far, it seems all this anime would have a rather shallow plot with the normal cliché characters. That’s where I was largely surprised by this anime. I was fearful of this anime just in the sense that it had 24 episodes, which always suffers from pointless fillers that deters viewers from watching it. However, this anime is unique in the sense that it juggles many different ideas and maintains it well.
Although the first three episodes were quite slow and lacked much plot movement, episode four was one of these first indicators that showed that even a show like this can have depth, and displayed drama and development that some series take 12 episodes/finales to reach. The introduction of Sorata’s ambitions at the start to be a game maker contrasts beautifully with Mashiro’s brilliance. While Sorata faces the hardships and realities of being a newbie game maker, Mashiro eases her way to the top as new manga artist. And Sorata experiences those feelings of when somebody is better than you.
Jealously. Hatred. Frustration.
I found it to be quite relatable and understandable. Does one give up if they can’t be successful at something? Or is there something beyond failure? Many of the characters of this series meet this question and ask themselves the same thing.
Sakurasou’s pacing is pretty solid, allowing it to nail its melodrama while also maintaining its comedic feeling. While I’m not a huge fan for melodrama because it’s always overdone and cheesy, I felt a lot of drama in Sakurasou was on-level and believable. The balance of comedy and drama, switching from serious moments to ones full of sexual innuendos and jokes, really helped the pacing out. The comedy is revolved around the character’s personalities, so if you have a liking towards all the characters, you’ll enjoy the sexual and awkward moments of Sorata and Mashiro or the embarrassing outburst of Nanami.
As you would expect, you’re going to have your moments of fan service and perhaps overdramatic moments to the point where it’s silly, but I don’t think it really deters the series as a whole. Yes, sometimes the fan service is a bit silly and unneeded, but as long as we’re not getting panty shots every 5 minutes, it doesn't affect the series as a whole. As the series progresses into a more serious mood, the quite attractive scenes of Mashiro fade out (sorry if you enjoy them). And yes, Mashiro is a love and hate character. If you hate her, you probably won’t like this series.
End result? Something that catches you off guard. A romance comedy with a unique feel that truly hits home. Great atmosphere of characters and cast, and solid pacing that intertwines comedy and drama. If you’re a romance comedy fan, by all means watch this if you want something with a change of pace.
Sakurasou no pet na Kanojo was quite the ride and I’ll sincerely miss this series. Even though it won’t happen, I’d love a season 2.
Thanks for reading my block of text, and if you survived this far, please leave any comments or criticism on my profile so I can improve my future reviews. read more
"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 been more wrong.
This story is about a group of what I can only describe as misfit geniuses. These are the rejects of the school, and at the same time some of the most artistically gifted students at Sui High. For various reasons, be it financial or social, they each have ended up in the cheapest and fairly rundown Co-Ed dorm at the school, Sakurasou. Kouhai (The main male protagonist) was forced to move into the dorm after he tried to take care of a stray cat he found, however dorm regulations forbid him to keep it unless he moved. So of course, he decided to move until he could "find another owner for it". However, by the time the show opens up on the present at the start of out story, rather than him making any progress, he has actually taken in like... 10 more cats. As I said, so at the open of the show Chihiro sensei (runs the dorm) asks Kouhai to go pick up a transfer student who will be moving into Sakurasou. That transfer student is none other than the beautiful, quiet, legendary artist Mashiro. He comes to find out she is essentially incapable of taking care of herself on her own, so in the same nature as his cats, he takes on the responsibility of being on "Mashiro duty".
The misfits have many little adventures and antics and overcome many trials during their time at Sakurasou. As time passes friendships form and grow, bonds grow stronger, fights, love, tears, all come into play among the six friends of Sakurasou.
Now Ill do that thing where you separate it into sections
Actually, even though I'm not big on being able to tell huge differences and intricate details between different anime, this show's art really stood out. It felt smooth, clean, and beautiful. I daresay it was made to look so as to reflect the fact that they are all artistic students in their various fields, to match the level of beauty they themselves can create. The only other anime I know of with animation better than this would be Nagi no Asakura. So that's pretty darn good. I appreciated the high quality.
Not a pro on music, I can basically tell you whether I
1. Liked the OP and ED. (I really did)
2. thought the music distracted me from the show or helped to amplify it. (It blended well and I liked it just fine. Nothing to report back negative on.
Story Quality/ Why I Enjoyed It
This has to be one of the best stories of friendship and love I've ever seen. Now when I say love I mean it in a universal way. Not JUST romantic love, although there is plenty of that. I mean also the love between friends. Best friends. Think of a friend of yours who is the absolute most important friend you don't want to have to be without. Now take six of y'all and go live in a dorm together. That's in essence what you have here. The plot was paced very well, nothing happened too quick or too slow. The pain and struggles each character went through had me feeling like I was right there struggling with them. Is that not a powerful thing? When a story can draw you in so much that when something big happens, whatever it may be, it has the power to make you FEEL emotion. And no I'm not talking about "man I'm so pissed the plot went in this direction". No... I'm talking about when you see a character get their heart broken, you feel for them, you cry with them. It's really not easy for an anime to do that. But for me, this did.
I'm telling you, Misaki's graduation speech TORE ME UP (that means it made me cry).
I highly recommend this show to anyone who loves a good story about the bond between friends. And young love. This show is as funny as it is sad, as it is heartwarming as it is beautiful.
Hats off to Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo.
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.
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 are Rom Coms, but at the same time, can also be seen as sort of coming of age story with emphasis on relationships, in both the romantic, as well as the platonic sense. Both shows are from the point of view of a male MC who is unsatisfied with the status quo, and in each case, they are surrounded by energetic, likeable characters who breathe life into each scene that they're present.
Also both shows were animated by J.C. Staff, and in both cases they're visually stunning.
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.
-Both are focused on romance
-Similar character design
-All characters are important and have a part of history
-Both have very dramatic moments with good OST
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 feel very similar while watching. Toradora has a little more emotion while Sakurasou no Pet has more comedy. These are two of the best that the romance comedy genre has to offer.
I believe both anime have almost identical vibes to them. These two titles are high-school romantic comedies, and their casts are very similar at times. Both anime end on an open note (more emphasis on this point to Sakurasou rather than Toradora!) which leaves room for a second season. They are both done by J.C staff, and finally, the male protagonist has to choose between two (or perhaps more, depending how you look at it) very different girls; and eventually has to decide who he truly loves.
- 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 amazing Romantic Comedies about a group of friends who have pretty unique backgrounds. The character development in these shows were fantastic and I felt for them when they were down. Both of these shows are just shows that made me smile, cry, and have fun.
In Toradora!, Aisaka has a crush on Takasu's best friend and vice versa. They plan to help each other provided they help each other get closer to their each of their love interests. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo has a more subdued approach on the topic of romance but both have a complex love arrangement making it interesting to see what the final outcome of the relationships are going to be. They also have a very similar pacing pattern making it feel like that you have watched the other show again but with a different setting. If you liked the comedy that comes out of the complications of romance in Toradora!, then you will also like Sakurasou no Pet no Kanojo.
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.
A lighthearted yet sometimes dramatic slice of life romance that spreads out over a group of friends. Both are really well done and belong into the Tier 1 of slife of life romance with comedic and dramatic elements.
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 feel good romantic comedies with a fair heaping of DRAMA. While I'm not quite as keen on Sakurasou as some others I still believe to it to be similar enough to this show to be worth at least a shot.
Both have very well executed emotional scenes of a romance school comedy anime and very well developed characters and will leave you in awe after watching both series
Same studio, similar staff even the same genres. Yes, i'm telling you, these anime are basically the same, just that Sakurasou has more fleshed out side characters, and in general revoles more around the characters themselves.
If you start watching Sakurasou, watch the first two episodes in succession.
-Both Anime's revolve around the female protagonist being looked after by a boy <3
-Their ordinary friendships start to develop in to feelings for one another
-Both anime's are romantic comedies and by the end of the anime, both series will turn into a heart warming and adorable sweet romance >U<
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.
Have you ever felt how heavy is to look after a female that's attractive enough to be your next girl? Have you ever felt how airhead can she be and she wouldn't notice? Bingo! The comedy of these show is one of the best here, you're going to find it fun to watch any of these.
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.
If you like the one I definitely suggest to you to watch the other. Sakurasou has a lot more drama in it, but Kawaisou has the same setting and style of comedy. I really enjoyed both of them and I can assure you that they both have a really interesting set of characters.
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 Sakurasou and Kawaisou have a house that is followed by sou... In all seriousness, both anime follow a main character who ends of living in a house full of "unique" characters, Sakurasou, and Kawai Complex. In this house they deal with the shenanigans of their new roommates, try to get used to it, and of course, meet a love interest. They are both funny RomCom's that will have you awwing, crying, and laughing. Well worth a watch!
The main character is introduced to a place he's going to live for his high school years, in Sakurasou the place is known for being really weird, and in Kawaisou it ends up being the same, both have a lot of comedy, strong friendship and a little romance.
They both take place in a similar environment where everyone needs to deal with each other in order to learn and further develop their relationships.
They comedic aspect is present in both, while one strides at romance much more than the other
Very enjoyable and addictive
The two male protagonists of these two anime are both starting a new life in an unfamiliar dormitory/complex. They soon realize the residents inside are all considered weird/strange. In spite of that, the plot consists of many fun adventures, laughter, and a little bit of romance. However, Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou focuses mainly on comedy while Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo tends to be more dramatic.
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo reminded me of Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou because
-Both have characters that live in dorms
-The characters grow close and there is a lot of comedy in both
-Both are sort of slice of life
-There's some romance in both
If you like Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, I think you'd like Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo.
Main characters of both anime live in the same apartment and have both characters trying to understand each other better while slowly improving the bonds between each other
What if a normal guy who just wants to enjoy his adolescence begins to live in a house full of strange people of all kinds? These two animes reflect exactly that, with the added similarity which is that both protagonists are interested in a very introverted girl that is impossible to feel contempt. It is noted that Bokura doesn't deepen as much as Sakurasou in terms of dreams and concerns of each character because of its short duration, but in my opinion Bokura has much more comedy. In short, if you liked the way Sorata suffered and appreciated their neighbors, definitely you will like Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou.
- 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)
A nice, mostly "normal" male protagonist (Yuuta/Kanda) meets an eccentric, socially-isolated female protagonist (Rikka/Mashiro) dealing with a condition which often has them living in their own internal world. While being surrounded by a group of crazy peers (Far East Magical Napping Society/Sakura Hall residents), they try to deal with their demons of growing up while becoming closer to said protagonist girl (who has demons of her own). Both are school life/high school animes, but differ on boarding school nature. Along the way, an unnoticed, unrequited love from a current or former close friend of the male protagonist interferes with the delicate relationship between the protagonist couple.
Both are journeys of self-discovery while coming of age/growing up filled with a balance of comedy and drama. In this way, they have a very strong component in realism. For the main group, everyone's biggest strength comes back to bite them and their biggest weakness also has a moment of benefit. The symbolism and subtle things are prominent in both shows, adding a depth which is there if one doesn't miss it or refrain from looking for it, but you can understand the story without /all/ the depth. There are a lot of themes regarding reality, belonging, family, and love.
Length-wise, Sakurasou is 24 episodes, and Chuunibyou is 24 episodes + 2 OVAs + 12 'Lite' shorts, so both end up telling the story in a similar length of watching time. The difference between the timelines is simple: Chuunibyou starts at the beginning of Year 1 of High School (10th Grade) and currently ends at the beginning of the second term of Year 2 (11th grade) (roughly April of Year 1 to September of Year 2, about 1.5 calendar years). Sakurasou starts at the beginning (first term) of Year 2 (11th grade) and currently ends at the beginning (first term) of Year 3 (12th Grade) (about 1 calendar year).
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.
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 the other.
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.
Both contain romance, drama, and a good amount of comedy. Both are about the struggle of trying to reach a certain goal.
~~~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.
Amazing anime. Amazing art style as well as music used throughout entire anime, and Shigatsu is filled to the brim with drama and funny moments. It'll keep you watching to the end, just like Sakurasou did if you enjoyed Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo.
The feelings here are intense!
These two anime are about boys who are led and inspired by towheaded female leads, who desperately want to pursue their artistic dreams. If you're a bit like me, you'll feel envious of the characters for being so passionate but you won't be able to help but root them on.
Sakurasou and Your Lie in April both contain times when the main character is nearing the end of his rope, matched with glimmers of hope. They also share subtle themes of romantic drama. Sakurasou and Your Lie in April are very absorptive, both in art style and plot, and while they'll make you ooh and ahh over the animation, they'll make you cry ugly tears. Fortunately, the serious scenes were balanced out with the comedy; they share that loud, exaggerated style of comedy that is unique to anime. Some people might find it annoying, but I find that this type of comedy is the perfect bit of comic relief.
The art style in both anime is stunningly radiant with excellent use of light and if the stories were not appealing enough, the art style will captivate you.
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!
Sakurasou and H&C actually shave very similar concepts and ideas, and both showcase them beautifully but in different ways. While Sakurasou is more blunt with it's message, and has much faster pacing than H&C, not to mention being much more idealistic and happy go lucky, Honey and Clover depicts the ideas in a slightly more mature and realistic way, but still manages to pull off comedic parts too. It's also less direct with its message, preferring the audience to experience it and realize it, often without the main character straight out saying things (unlike in Sakurasou where a lot of dramatic speeches). Oh, also H&C has much less fanservice.
The core elements of eternal memories, talent, disparity, coming of age, and looking for your path in life are very apparent in both though, so if you like one, you should like the other.
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.
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