English: The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2014 to Jun 20, 2014
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.041 (scored by 44672 users)
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SynopsisThanks to his parents' job transfer, high school freshman Kazunari Usa finally gets to enjoy living on his own in the Kawai Complex, a boarding house that provides meals for its residents. Ritsu, the senpai he admires, also lives in Kawai Complex, as do a few other "unique" individuals: his masochistic roommate Shirosaki; beautiful, big-breasted Mayumi who has no luck in finding men; and sly, predatory college woman Sayaka. Surrounded by these people, Usa never finds his daily life boring.
(Source: ANN, edited)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
Side story: Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou: Hajimete no
Other: Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Specials
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This anime was something I watched on a whim on hulu's recommendation. i had never heard of it before and would most likely would have never seen it otherwise. I am so glad that I saw it! This is an amazing anime that is worth a watch. Its only 12 episodes so there is no reason not to give it a once over. Its free on hulu.
The reason why I liked this anime so much is because it managed to get all of its characters, situations and components working for its desires effect. Typically a male MC living in a house with multiple women is riddled with "OOPS" perverted scenes where the idiot MC fumbles over himself but gets clobbered, incomprehensible misunderstandings due to feelings and the MC being so dense that it hurts. This anime partakes in none of that thankfully. Instead what we get is a MC who, while not super intelligent, is aware enough of his surroundings to not be a total klutz and isn't dense about feelings. The relationship between the MC and "Senpai" is perfect for what it is and made me appreciate that love comes in all shapes and doesn't require the conventional formula. Just walking home with the girl you care about without saying a word may seem weird but it works for him and is endearing in it's own way.
This show really excels at the supporting characters. You have Mayumi who is an unmarried, 30 year old hot chick who drinks and has a huge issue with the fact that she is single. Typical anime stereotype on paper but they manage to make her more memorable with an actual character that made you see that she just wanted to be loved. There is Sayaka, she is deceptively cute. You ever know that person who seems perfect? They are so sweet and nice that you just marvel? Well thats not her. She uses that to facade to entice people in and then plays with them. "She is a lady spider who brings in unsuspecting men and then feeds on making them do her bidding." Hahaha she is very enjoyable. Shirosai... he is Usa's roommate and one of the funnier characters. His gimmick is that he enjoys pain and BDSM and is a major pervert. This leads to some very funny scenes. Typically characters want to AVOID the beatings that the female MCs give them in animes but this guy gets off on it. Awesome.
The thing that made this anime for me were the scenes like the one where the MC is at work at the cafe and has his "friends" from middle school walk in with some new high school friends. Basically the new HS friends are total jerks and stuck up... they make fun of him as he tries to take their order. His "friends" don't say a word in his defense and just sits there taking it... until "Senpai" shows up and delivers a rather wonderful rescue. Then the rest of his housemates join in and deliver some delicious and hilarious justice. "It's a bug!" Haha.
Overall... this anime is great for what it is. Sure, I would have liked to see more character development and more of the relationship between Usa and Ritsu develop past what was shown in the last episode... but I feel satisfied. Viritus Signum gives this anime an 8/10. Go watch it! read more
Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou is a good light romantic and little comedy themed anime. The story is very unoriginal, stereotypical and blatant. Nonetheless it's a good romance anime that people can enjoy watching, get a good giggle out of, and feel happy about. Of course, I love almost all romance anime, so if you don't like romance anime, then this anime probably isn't going to be that appealing to you.
Anyways, the plot is very simple. It's about a high school freshman, Kazunari Usa who movies into a boarding house and it turns out that the love of his life, Ritsu Kawai is living there too. The story focuses on the development of the relationship between these two. Basically Ritsu loves books (a little too much), and is easily bothered/annoyed with other people, especially those that talk too much. She really doesn't show any kind of emotion towards other people, and doesn't show any sign of "love" towards Usa. Usa basically tries everything he has to get Ritsu to notice him, but sort of fails due to his shyness. But that's where the other fun characters who also live in the same boarding complex come into play! Mayumi Nishikino, a psychopathic, lazy, inappropriate, and drunk lady who loves to make fun of Usa for liking Ritsu, says mean things in front to Usa, but in the bigger picture, is always helping/protecting Usa. Then there's Shirosaki, a perverted masochist, whom I always pictured as a godlike figure in the anime, hehe. That's because although he acts dumb and useless, he's actually quite perceptive and awfully helpful in many ways. And last but not least, Sayaka Watanabe, a "pretty" girl who is actually a slut. Pretty funny character though, especially her relationship to Mayumi. All the side characters add excitement, comedy, and enjoyment to the whole, rather slow love relationship between Usa & Ritsu.
The art in music in the anime were mediocre, nothing that stands out particularly. But the opening was nice to listen to; I watched/listened to the opening every episode. The voicing didn't disappoint either, each character's voice fit their personalities. The art was very lively and colorful. Very beautiful city, with beautifully drawn characters, I loved Usa and Ritsu's green hair ^o^!
If you like romance comedies, then this anime is one that you might want to check out. I really enjoyed it despite it's obvious, unoriginal plot. Kind of a relaxing anime, that isn't very serious, and there's absolutely nothing scary or confusing about the anime. Such a cute and sort of innocent anime! read more
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 where 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.
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 involve the same plot where MC gets to be in the company of oddballs.
Both also involve MC living by himself and getting annoyed by the people he lives with.
The MC in one anime is a high schooler, while the MC in the other anime is a grown up.
Both have the same situation where guy goes to some place to to find himself from the frying pan to the fire kind of predicament. Both also have the same set of characters that provides such annoyance to the main character.
The same plot where guy goes to some place for some peace and independence, only to find a group of people who seems to wanna put their noses where it doesn't belong.
While not a romantic comedy, Barakamon holds a very similar sense of humour to Kawai Complex Guide. Both series involve a main character who moves out on his own, only to find himself surrounded by others who won't seem to leave him alone. Both shows involve some very funny characters along with a similar art style that will surely keep you laughing throughout.
Opening Theme"Itsuka no, Ikutsuka no Kimi to no Sekai (いつかの、いくつかのきみとのせかい)" by fhána
Ending Theme"My Sweet Shelter" by Ritsu Kawai (CV: Kana Hanazawa), Mayumi Nishikino (CV: Rina Satou), Sayaka Watanabe (CV: Hisako Kanemoto)
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