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Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

Alternative Titles

English: The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior
Japanese: 僕らはみんな河合荘


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2014 to Jun 20, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.981 (scored by 64,839 users)
Ranked: #5342
Popularity: #303
Members: 115,959
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Thanks 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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kawai, Ritsu
Kawai, Ritsu
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Usa, Kazunari
Usa, Kazunari
Iguchi, Yuuichi
Iguchi, Yuuichi
Shinomiya, Gou
Shinomiya, Gou
Nishikino, Mayumi
Nishikino, Mayumi
Satou, Rina
Satou, Rina


Miya, Shigeyuki
Miya, Shigeyuki
Kawazoe, Kengo
Kawazoe, Kengo
Sound Director
Nakano, Hideaki
Nakano, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Koga, Kazuomi
Koga, Kazuomi
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Just Imagine
Tatoeba (たとえば)
Apr 4, 2014
2 Is it?
Korette (これって)
Apr 11, 2014
3 Why
Doushite (どうして)
Apr 18, 2014
4 For Now
Toriaezu (とりあえず)
Apr 25, 2014
5 Thought So
Yappari (やっぱり)
May 2, 2014

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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Nov 22, 2015
Aw...This was the first anime I ever watched... It was adorable and every second of it was ughhhh the character development was amazing... This is on my favourite romance anime's and I have re-watched it recently! I would definately recommend it to someone who's watching anime for the first time as it isn't as gorey as some animes are ( Corpse Party I'm talking to you -3-) I watched this alone as my first one and at first I found all the subtitles confusing as I was a beginners ( But not now !! I've gone my children (0W0)//) I wish I'd discovered the world read more
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Nov 15, 2015
If you live in an apartment complex, you may be forced to interact with the other people who live there. That is okay; you may end up becoming friends with them. In fact, if you get lucky, the one you love may be living in that apartment complex.... or depending on the situation, you may be unlucky. Anyway, this anime was one of the anime I planned to watch back in Spring 2014 but unfortunately missed out on until now. Now, after watching all 12 episodes, I regret not watching it before; it's just that good.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is my review of Bokura wa read more
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Jul 2, 2014
It's difficult to produce a shoujo romance that doesn't feel rushed, especially within that 12 episode time crunch. With shoujo romances I like to see a nice a steady progression between the two soon to be flowering pairings. That's that's exactly what I got with Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou - it's a shoujo that's not rushed. However it ends at the climax - and without a second season to wrap everything up, the first season is quite pointless.

The story follows a high-schooler named Kazunari Usa as he moves into a boarding house complex, illustrating the unique blossoming relationship he has with fellow roommate, Ritsu Kawai. read more
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Jun 19, 2014
If you’ve attended school before, chances are that you’ve gone to a library once whether it’s for studying, research, reading a good book, or just hanging out with a friend. Not unless like you’re Kazunari Usa of course, who happens to wander into the school library not by a chance to dig into a good book but rather seeing a cute girl deep in her thoughts. Seemingly set by destiny and fate, we later learn that Usa also (again by chance) happens to share the same dormitory of this girl. Her name is Ritsu Kawai and here is the enchanting story between these two characters read more
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Anime: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

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  read more 
reportRecommended by Nasty001
Anime: Barakamon
Similarities: 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. Dissimilarites: The MC in one anime is a high schooler, while the MC in the other anime is a grown up.  
reportRecommended by Nasty001
Anime: Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Both series are about moving into a new environment. The main protagonist from both series becomes acquainted with another character whom they have a crush on but struggles to tell their true feelings. On the other hand, that very person has a very dense personality who is hard to get close to. Nonetheless, the development attachment of both series' main character is evident as they spent more time together. There is also a decent amount of humor and diverse cast of characters of various personalities. Recommended for fans interested in slice of life comedy. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Maison Ikkoku
Maison Ikkoku nostalgia hit me hard during Kawai's first ep. You have a student moving into a boarding house, finding his new room invaded by a weirdo, and - on the way out of the door - seeing a girl he falls in love with at first/second sight. And, of course, he then decides to stay--putting up with the other residents. IT'S MAISON IKKOKU BORN AGAIN!!!!....

...well, not really. I mean, it was obviously inspired by Maison Ikkoku - as all boarding house rom-coms are to a certain extent - but the main romance is nothing like in MI. The heroine in Kawai is  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Kimi ni Todoke
•Both have calm School Life settings
•Both have a shy female MC
•Both protagonists are somewhat innocent to the core that want to love for the first time
•Both Romance/School Life/Drama with a sprinkle of Comedy
reportRecommended by HalAnime
Anime: Mahoraba: Heartful days
While I personally find Kawaisou more humorous, both are essentially slice of life stories about an apartment building full of weirdos. They also share some romance elements. 
reportRecommended by colonelpanic

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