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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: 8.021 (scored by 53101 users)
Ranked: #4952
Popularity: #317
Members: 94,469
Favorites: 650
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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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Adaptation: Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
Side story: Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou: Hajimete no
Other: Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Specials

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
Kawazoe, Kengo
Sound Director
Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Kanemoto, Hisako
Theme Song Performance

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Today, 3:56 AM
What I really loved about the Anime that it's purely slice of life, it shows a life of a High School boy living in a dorm having a crush on a girl........ Besides the Anime being Slice of Life it was comedic as well, I could laugh my ass off at each scene in mostly all episodes. The feel of Slice of life made me enjoy the Anime. The Anime was cute, and everything between Rtisu(the girl) and Usa(the boy) were cute.

Art/Animation, I could say it's pretty well done, modern and not out of date. It was nice to look at and enjoy.

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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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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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Mar 2, 2015
This show was a first for me, it was the first time I read the entire manga before watching the anime. As a result, I enjoyed it far more than I would have otherwise. I now recommend always searching out a well-translated mange before watching an anime whenever possible as it adds a lot of depth to the anime. Its not like it is here in the West where the movie or show versions are adaptations and highly altered. So far, I have found that anime really strives to bring the manga to life and tell the story as richly and accurately as possible, with 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 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 
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.  
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 
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. 
•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
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.  

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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