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Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.091 (scored by 31938 users)
Ranked: #3992
Popularity: #434
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
Side story: Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Special
Other: Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou: Shiro-san to Ore

Characters & Voice Actors

Kawai, Ritsu
Kawai, Ritsu
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Usa, Kazunari
Usa, Kazunari
Iguchi, Yuuichi
Iguchi, Yuuichi
Shimizu, Ai
Shimizu, Ai
Nakajima, Saki
Nakajima, Saki


Miya, Shigeyuki
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance
Satou, Rina
Theme Song Performance
Kanemoto, Hisako
Theme Song Performance

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Jul 2, 2014
What is love? The Oxford English dictionary defines the word "love" as: a strong feeling of affection. However is it really just that? The definition for love is different for everyone is it not? For me, love is a special connection one has for another individual, it's complex, it’s unique, it’s a roller coaster and above all love requires time and work. And with that resonating definition, we have Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou.

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. On top of that we read more
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Jun 26, 2014
'Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou' (aka: 'The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior') is a rather unoriginal anime... in presence at least. Unoriginality though, does not automatically equal 'plain', 'unappealing', or 'bland'. It could very easily, but this show manages to take many things that you're probably familiar with (or maybe even tired of) in the anime-world and present them in a fun, simple way.

Story - 8/10

As MAL's synopsis covers the show's general plot-line well, I won't reiterate it here. You've seen this kind of setup all over the anime-community. Boy strikes out to 'live alone' and encounters some kind of problem, usually read more
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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.
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 more like a slightly less bitchy/more eccentric version of Suzuka (heroine from another series that took a little from MI), where as in MI Kyoko was a widow in her early 20's with LONG hair. And, whatever Godai's failings were in MI, he didn't blush constantly over purepure lovelove. Or stalk Kyoko, as Kawai's lead stalks his love. Plus, the leads in Kawaii are both still in high school--considerably younger than the leads in MI.

The main similarities lie in the old-fashioned boarding house setting, where practically all of the scenes take place (like in MI, where college appeared rarely), and the vibrant/eccentric supporting characters that live there. In MI, poor Godai was bullied/tortured 'lovingly' by the other residents as he pursued his love, and although Kawai's lead doesn't have it so bad, he still has to deal with a drunken-sluttyish character (two of MI's characters rolled into one), a weirdo room-mate into S&M (equivalent to MI's snake-like voyeur, Yotsuya) and a twisted-pure college girl that has already gotten him beaten up. There's a whole lot of trolling potential, in short.

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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