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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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2014 to Jun 20, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Brains Base
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.961 (scored by 69,752 users)
Ranked: #5712
Popularity: #303
Members: 124,699
Favorites: 913
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Synopsis

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
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Usa, Kazunari
Usa, Kazunari
Main
Iguchi, Yuuichi
Japanese
Iguchi, Yuuichi
Shirosaki
Shirosaki
Supporting
Shinomiya, Gou
Japanese
Shinomiya, Gou
Nishikino, Mayumi
Nishikino, Mayumi
Supporting
Satou, Rina
Japanese
Satou, Rina

Staff

Miya, Shigeyuki
Miya, Shigeyuki
Director
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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Decoys
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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Stark700
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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Ilse
Sep 25, 2014
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. read more
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Mediocrelife
Feb 12, 2015
Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou is probably one of the top comedy animes of 2014. its a good romantic comedy, slice of life anime that will keep you wanting more at the end of every episode.

the story begins with Kazunari Usa, a high school 1st year who ends up living in a boarding house due to his parents working overseas. he finds out that the girl of his dreams Kawai Ritsu, also lives in the same complex, but just when he think things are looking up,he soon realizes that his other roommates are anything but normal.

The animation for Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou is rather average, nothing read more
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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.

Dissimilarities:

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.

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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 
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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: Hanasaku Iroha
There's plenty of realism coming from Hanasaku Iroha and Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou. From a viewer's perspective, the main character goes through a life journey as they move into a new residence. They find new friends and get used to their new life style that I find can be reletable. There's decent comedy, drama, and character interactions. The main characters also forges memorable relationships with others through their development. Both series has a small yet colorful cast of characters that I think people will find attractive with their own dynamics.  
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