Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

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Synonyms: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
Japanese: さくら荘のペットな彼女
English: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
German: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Spanish: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
French: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2012 to Mar 26, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: SchoolSchool, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.081 (scored by 685955685,955 users)
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Ranked: #4912
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Popularity: #102
Members: 1,204,035
Favorites: 26,046

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Toradora and Sakurasou involve a guy reluctantly taking responsibility for a female classmate that he lives near, but the girl in Sakurasou is a softly-spoken autistic artist, not a troubled tsundere. Sakurasou has a very similar tone to Toradora, and the characters fill comparable but not identical roles. Though Sakurasou initially tries to present itself as a fanservice anime, its real themes are of aspiration, self-expectation, and unreciprocated feelings. 
report Recommended by ianiceboy
Similarities: 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. Dissimilarities: 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.  
report Recommended by Nasty001
Both have: - Hero (Yuuta/Sorata) who is apparently normal (or wants to be) taking care of the heroine who is a weirdo and a loner(Rikka/Shiina). - Hero keeps a cat (Hikari/Chimera) that frequently join the characters. - Hero is surrounded by a weird group of people: a peculiar guy who seeks relationships with girls (Isshiki/Jin); a popular classmate (Nibutani/Aoyama); an energetic crazy girl (Dekomori/Misaki); a character with strange habits (Kumin/Akasaka). - Both have romance and a lot of comedy. 
report Recommended by Orulyon
Honestly, similar vibes. A group of quirky characters where the main character believes that they have nothing going for them, but it turns out that everyone believes the same thing to some degree. The character, doubts, and passions of characters are loving explored and the characters are memorable and lovable. It is still coming out, currently only 3 episodes as I am writing this, but it is incredible so far. Biggest difference so far (other than the initial travelling into the past to remake a lifelong regretted decision) is that there isn't one particular character that stands out as particularly odd (like mashiro in sakurasou), but all the characters  read more 
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~~~MILD SPOILERS!!~~~ Please do not read if you feel that this may affect your enjoyment of either anime. You have been warned! Well, in a sense, the main 2 protagonists of Kousei and Kaori are somewhat similar to Sorata and Shiina of Sakurasou. Albeit, Sorata goes through his "transformation" whilst trying to reach what he feels to be a sense of "accomplishments" that can match up to Shiina, while Kousei is already an accredited pianist. However, in Kousei's story, it is more about him being able to accept his position in life and being able to break out of the mental shell that was left  read more 
report Recommended by ScruffyPillows
Both are about a guy who doesn't really know what he wants to do with the rest of his life, but then meets a girl who is a genius in the arts. Both are within the school setting as well. Though one is throughout college and the other high school. The other main characters seem similar to each other as well. 
report Recommended by Doodle
Both animes are about the mc wanting to fulfill there dream to make there own video game, even though they both don't really have a good idea are really the skill to make a video game. Both anime also show a good of amount of the otaku lifestyle and both are also romcom. 
report Recommended by Jayage
Basicly they are both romantic/comedy/drama animes with different background story and their romantic problems but I've found them quite enjoyable in a similar way. Plus another difference is that sakurasou is about teens in high school and in golden time they are at the collage age 
report Recommended by xShirayuki-Samax
Romance, comedy, school. And, both animes have great personalities for their characters. What's not to love?  
report Recommended by The_Ron
The LNs were written by the same author, who handles characterisation and internal conflict really well. The characters deal with emotional problems in a surprisingly realistic fashion, and neither show uses dramatic and flamboyant anime tropes much. 
report Recommended by Pr0lixity
Both series involves the main protagonists who wishes to follow their dreams of becoming a professional manga artist and making a name for themselves. At the same time, they discover more about the world with their friends and more about themselves. Both series are lighthearted and has good comedy, drama, and romance. Both series also has some emotions in some of the episodes that are realistic. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Similarities: Both involves pesky girl who transferred to the guy's school. Both involves the same pesky girl who turns guy's life upside down. Both have the same school, romance, comedy and harem genre. Dissimilarities: The pesky girl in one anime is highly talented, but an airhead while the girl in the other anime is domineering and a manipulative. The harem genre in one anime is a 2 way competition........of sorts (co'z it doesn't look like there is) between the airhead girl and the guy's classmate. While in the other anime's harem genre has a 4 way competition. The school uniform for boys in one anime is not good, while the boy's school  read more 
report Recommended by Nasty001
Both are very similar involving a quiet girl who gets transferred to a new school and hence, has to share the dorms with (most of) our main team. Comedy-style is very similar and so is the '5-members-in-main-cast-with-one-developing-side-pairing-and-one-juicy-triangle' formula. If you liked Sakurasou, high chances are that you will like Nourin. 
report Recommended by TragicRomance
Both have swapping between drama and comedy at a fast pace. Both have similar girl main interests. A stretch, but anyone who enjoys one can probably enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by YuriInLuck
both main girl characters are very similar in terms of lacking in social skills but is very talented and lonely. Both are dead pan but also funny and lovable, delievering some very good dry humour. Both deals with themes of being talented viewed from the perspective of the genius and the untalented. Both has a good balance of romance, comedy and drama 
report Recommended by PoLoBreak
There have been many shows that features a group of friends having love interest with each other and/or one of the character in the group will fall in-love with someone foreign to them and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo and Nagi no Asukara are example of the said theme. While Sakurasou does not feature supernatural creatures like Nagi no Asukara but features weird people, they both have the same feeling and the most important part of both, the characters' development that improves the show more. 
report Recommended by Navizel
They are similar because the main protagonist moves to a building and there both learn about themselves, what surrounds them and even about the place itself. So that's why Sakurasou and Kissuiso are similar. 
report Recommended by lkevsan
Hyouka and Sakurasou have very little to compare regarding their cast and their plot. Both are great in production quality and execution. However, their biggest similarity is that both tackle the thematic element of the "genius". Both series question how unfair it is for people to simply be more talented. Certain characters, like Satoshi from Hyouka and Sorata from Sakurasou, become frustrated with their talents compared to geniuses like Houtarou and Mashiro, who seem to accomplish things as if it were second nature to them. Both also show the flipside of the coin and talk about how even geniuses are nowhere near perfect. For example, Mashiro  read more 
report Recommended by Light4494
Romance between a boy and a girl who lacks any sense of independance. Sakurasou is a bit more ecchi harem, but not much, and chobits is more chick flick and it felt somewhat cliche by comparison.  
report Recommended by DarkD1
One of the two main characters have no idea how to properly interact as they continue to go with their life, while the other tries to maintain a working environment for both of them that is acceptable to society first. Experiencing different feelings for the first time, both these anime have a fair share of comedy and romance. 
report Recommended by tsubasa00kurenai
Both set in high school and are both are comedies with romance also with a lot of sexual humor. You'll see similar relationships between characters in both shows though one deals with aliens and has a slice of life feel.  
report Recommended by bunnij
Similar main love triangle - "Special" female lead that has lots of people attracted to her unique personality, a secondary female lead that is really talented and more down to earth but has her own issues and the male lead who is in love with the special female lead. Both shows have a similar setting - a normal town, a group of friends, partially school setting. Also, the script writer is the same and both are the type to induce feels. 
report Recommended by Mayuka
Both have a heart touching story in both there are real ups and downs that you could relate with your own lives and here when a person normally fails, its not that as if they recover quickly like in most anime..they go through all the phases of depression and stuff some times it may even make you cry after watching it you will feel Sakurasou no pet na kanajo should definitely get a dub 
report Recommended by fullmetalpower
In both series, there is a main male protagonist who has to take care of a strange girl. From there on and out, the two forms a strange relationship with one another as he tries to take care of her and teach the girl about things around the world. (i.e. common sense) Both series has a lot of drama and comedy that is presented as being lighthearted. Both series also has an entertaining start/pilot episode that kicks off the plot. Often or not in both series, the dialogues (especially between the two main protagonists) are very humorous to listen to. 
report Recommended by Stark700
The heroines are very similar and there seems to be an underlying lost cat theme in both shows. 
report Recommended by Dangerthirdwheel
- Both stories are revolving around an expressionless high school boy/girl who's clueless about romance and even common senses but are writing romance manga. - Both are surrounded by unique casts with almost every one of them has their own pairings (they aren't harem) - Both has romance - Romance in Nozaki-kun isn't as serious as Sakurasou, since its strength lies at its comedy. Meanwhile Sakurasou has some romance. 
report Recommended by toumei_
These two series give off the same feeling. They are similar for two big reasons: 1) the animation looks a lot alike and 2) the relationships that the group of students hold in each series are similar Sakurasou does not have that supernatural element though. 
report Recommended by pandoreye
Both of these anime are pretty much based around a class of rejected students who are put into their own rejected class (or dorms) away from the main campus, who learn to accept their place in the school system as rejects. We watch the two classes work towards their end goal, which is, though a little different between the two shows, ultimately to graduate and figure out what they want to do in the next stage in their lives. 
report Recommended by Gohan24
Almost all characters live under one dorm. Story about daily life, and romance between protagonists 
report Recommended by mihalique
School life, and love triangle. And I couldn't help but notice the similarities between characters: Mizuki relate to Mashiro in that they are both really talented. Minami relate to Nanami, they feel in love with the main guy. Akihisa relate to Sorata, they want to protect (take care) of the talented girl. Shouko and Yuiji, childhood friend in love (Jin and Misaki in sakurasou) The differ in the fact that baka to test is funnier 
report Recommended by aleximn
both main female characters of these series dont even know that they shouldnt change in front of the main male guy but try to create memories and learn the love 
report Recommended by fainarufurasshu
-both female mc are foreigner -female mc are weird in their own way (teresa is shogun otaku, mashiro can't even live normally) -female mc has foreigner friend too (alexandra and rita) -the mc's friend (same grade) are afraid of the female mc's friend (kaoru and ryuunosuke) -the female mc are joining an art class/club (painting and photography) 
report Recommended by D_Dimaz
Finding yourself. Finding a place to belong. The way characters care about each other. I believe in terms of heart-warmness these shows are similar and I am amazed no one has made this recommendation before. The art style in both series is also really well done. So if you are looking for similar aspects in those regards, here you go.  
report Recommended by Lylaaz
These two anime discuss the world of creators, wrapped in a comedy with some eccentric characters. Both involved drama, friendship and romance that stemmed from unspoken rivalry. They have similar message and atmosphere, but Sakurasou feels more serious compared to the more comedic ImoSae. 
report Recommended by Shirayukin
Both shows feature artists who is are prodigies, but instead of doing fancy paintings, they opt to draw stuff for the otaku culture instead much to the disapproval of others. In Sakurasou, the female lead opts to use her talents to be a mangaka instead of a painter leading to others pressuring her to go back to painting, while in Konobi the male lead draws 2D girls leading to heavy criticism from his fellow art clubmate. Both shows take place in a grade school environment. 
report Recommended by GridironOtaku
Kuragehime and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo very similar as both main protagonists live in their respective apartment complex/dormitory, also while living with unique characters and their strange mannerisms. Both have comedy, and romance. The difference is Kuragehime is josei, so the romance will focus on the female. 
report Recommended by Mr_DaftPunk
Our main character from both series share many traits. Sorata and Kirito are calm, determined, and passionate. They both idealize the creator of said game. Kirito=Kayaba who created SAO while Sorata=Fujisawa who is a game developer. These two main figures have influenced their life. In both anime, our main characters has friends/allies who help achieve his goal. We see his ups and down but always goes back up. Add some drama too. SAO involves players trapped and trying to get out while Sakurasou deals with dreams/aspiration/passion. On the romance side, Kirito falls in love with Asuna who changes him. Sorata meets Shina who  read more 
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
They are both produced by the same company: J C Staff. The main characters from both series act similar in way. Also they have similar a atmosphere and execution. They are also both humorous and emotional.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Futaba(Ao Haru Ride) & Sorata(Sakurasou) is same. Both character want to become better person in future without being burdened by the past or present. This topic become main theme in Sakurasou but not in Ao Haru Ride. Both anime also featuring love interest between character. 
report Recommended by SSSS_Shunaria
- Both has Tsundere's / Kuudere's/ Dandere's/ but don't have yandere's [ omg thank you creators ] Both have similar game creation theme or anime or whatever..... OP's are nice... SLOWPACED....ehhhh.... Jokes/funny scenes in these two animes are hilarious AF.... 
report Recommended by Konte
Some dose of romance and drama. Well-balanced in both series. In both series, there is a group of students that fight to protect something. Both series give off similar warmth. 
report Recommended by Nanashi666
Both anime have protagonists that are confused about what they really want to do in life. Around them are all these people that are pursuing what they want to do (and excelling at them), while the protagonists feel frustrated about not even having a true goal. Both protagonists also live in an environment they don't really belong to, and as a result are surrounded by a weird and rowdy group of people. Ganbare Hachiken and Sorata! 
report Recommended by pakoko
An awkward but original romance is a summary for both animes. The two anime's involve an interesting plot filled with creativity and interesting characters. Both anime's have a responsible male lead with a not so responsible female lead who are forced to live under one roof. The female leads both seem like characters who have a few slices short of a loaf. They are shy characters that don't mind being seen naked or near naked. But as time flows they grow accustomed to each other. Both animes involve schools and a harem. If you enjoy innovative animes filled with romance you'll be sure to be  read more 
report Recommended by poormeate
Similarities: -Both are very funny -Set in a high school -Romance subplot between characters -Main character goes through a series of misunderstandings and awkward situations with the people around him.  
report Recommended by PoWorshipper
First of all, both are exceptional school romance anime with relatively slow paced story and character build up. Both anime showcase the reality and crude side of the real world whereby hard-work might not be enough to catch your dream, however, the 'never give up' spirit might turn things around in the future. Both anime come with dramas that might get emotional and bring back the feeling of when we first time fall in love.  
report Recommended by Velcire
The female main heroine of the series are both quiet, innocent, and their presence gives a somewhat similar atmosphere. Ecchi element is also can be taken as consideration, but sora no otoshimono is more direct than sakurasou. Viewers can also experience a touching moment in both series. 
report Recommended by sylphet
Both are about a group of special kids who experience love for the first time. Both have main characters have issues that normal people do not have, well they are very similar, so check the other out if you watched one. 
report Recommended by Dazner
Both are great Dramas with multiple girls liking the MC. Both MC's are outcast from most of their classmates for either wanting to keep cats in the school dorms where it is strictly prohibited or because their hair makes them look like a delinquent. Both find peace and tranquility... cough cough, that's what they were hoping but no, they both end up with madness all around them. Difference is in Sakurasou, the MC makes up his mind between the girls whereas in Tomadachi he doesn't 
report Recommended by Mthw15
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl -Both animes are school life that have a balance of comedy/romance/drama 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Both have an intresting storyline, and both develops around the "voice acting" (It's a minor thing on Sakurasou, while it's one of the main theme of Rec). 
report Recommended by xNihalx
Both have a very similar humor style, though both shows actually have more serious elements to them despite being comedies. Both seem to be a bit more suited to more adult audiences though, if you dont mind a little fanservice and cheeky humor then you cant go wrong with either of these. 
report Recommended by Rizzles
Regular guy with bizarre people. We Never Learn and Sakurasou follows regular students who end up having to build relationships with other bizarre people around them. We Never Learn's Yuiga is made to tutor the atypical "math maestro" Ogata and "literature legend" Furuhashi. While in Sakurasou, Sorata is made to become a resident in the Sakurasou where he is made to take care of a quirky Shiina, whilst living with other insane characters. Both are good rom-coms with addons harem for We Never Learn, and drama for Sakurasou. All in a school environment. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Slice of life, lessons on morality and solving personal issues with others. Fruits Basket is more about accepting others, trying to get to know each other better, and learning about the personalities of each person. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is more about being there for each other, solving issues together and how hard work sometimes doesn't pay off.  
report Recommended by ExteC
Similarities: Both are harem, and romcom series. 
report Recommended by Yuukinaa
Both of these two keep a strong focus on geniuses, as well as the normals surrounding them, and they both portray the hardcomings of both types dealing with the other. Sakurasou has light drama, while Medaka Box has special abilities and shounen battles. 
report Recommended by mwp
Both center around two girls with some kind of power, which harms people around them. Also both main females need help from the main male.  
report Recommended by PersonX
-Both have romance -Both have lots of comedy -Both have drama -Both have a different kind of lead heroine in comparison to your typical tsundere -Both get you attached to the characters which makes it even harder to deal with their losses 
report Recommended by thelectricow
At first Sakurasou and NGNL don't look all that similar, with one being a highschool romance and the other a Trapped-in-another-world story. But if you take a closer look you'll find them to be more similar than most. The first thing any fan of NGNL will notice is the protagonists Sorata and Mashiro share voice actors with Sora and Shiro. Shiro and Mashiro are very similar in characterization, but Sora and Sorata are a bit more different. Ultimately the protagonists of Sakurasou feel like what you'd get if Sora and Shiro never met as children. While the plot isn't too similar thematically the series are almost identical.  read more 
report Recommended by Ferosianinja
Both are about relatively normal high school students living in very eccentric school dormitories. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo doesn't contain a supernatural element though. 
report Recommended by delta5
While it's only a supporting character trying to become a seiyuu in Sakurasou, both animes emphasize the theme about accomplishing your goals in certain fields of the entertainment industry like game design, VA, Manga and Animation. Also their struggle during this process has many similarities. Further Sakurasou provides a wider variety on the romance aspect, which I strongly missed out in Sore ga Seiyuu. 
report Recommended by PirateMadryk
Misaki (Sakurasou) and Honoka (Love Live) are really similar characters. The two shows are really funny but Sakursou is about romance while Love Live is not. The two shows focus on how you can achieve your goals by working hard and on friendship. 
report Recommended by abo9
Both involve a boy moving into place full of not so normal people. In both, the lead male has to take care of the lead girl in different ways. Both have a sort of light feeling with added drama at different times. If you like one, chances are you'll like the other. 
report Recommended by drumstick12
Same character archetypes, premise, and setting; but differ in context, atmosphere, and vibes. Nevertheless, in my own opinion, both are pretty entertaining to watch, particularly for those who enjoy a standard love story having loads of comedic value with some harem sprinkled over the top. 
report Recommended by Solaris-----
Both wholesome and you will enjoy every epsidoe surely if you love Slice Of Life types of anime. 
report Recommended by FewGud
The story is quite similar , something romantic little enough drama and comedy. 
report Recommended by Bogdan47xDD
Both have a MC who are surrounded by Crazy people and are trying to get into the entertainment Industry. Sakurasou has both comedy and Drama and Dagashi is pure comedy (so far...)  
report Recommended by delloskill
Both animes contain comedy, and a slice of life. Personally, when i watched Hataraku maou sama it reminded me of The pet girl of sakurasou/ sakurasou no pet na kanojo. This is because the personalities of each character are quite similar. Also, the comedy in both series is quite similar. I would definitely recommend Sakurasou no pet na kanojo.  
report Recommended by shadowblade628
In your care. Sakurasou and Josee Tiger Fish both follow characters who find themselves in the care of an unorthodox individual, having to manage their lifestyle and everything they need to commit to. Sakurasou does this with a beautiful oddball Shiina having to live life under Sorata. Josee Tiger Fish follows a disabled Josee who Tsunero cares for under his new job. Both female MCs have this seemingly magical hidden side to themselves, with the two having a skill in a particular category of their interests, presented as if they were the best of their kind. Both are good anime you can take if you want more  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
It involves a quiet yet exceptional main female protagonist who has a hard time with other people finding herself growing increasingly attached to a more average boy that understands and wants to help her. 
report Recommended by heizebot
The way Mashiro relied on Sorata and Tanaka on Oota are kind of similar.. 
report Recommended by renzospark
Both show the main characters struggling to find their place among society. Each has their own sub theme of romance, though each show explores that field in their own manner. Both shows are heavy on use of symbolism and both carry themes regarding aspects of society. Though Koukai no Kanata has a darker situation than Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, their central ideas remain very similar. 
report Recommended by qatm4450
Cheerful characters living and making projects together  
report Recommended by Pumpkinyaaan
A story that does deal with different kinds of mangaka having to deal with different, though unique situations. Plus, the side characters are very memorable as well. 
report Recommended by albertbrown
Oresuki e Sakurasou shows protagonists reluctant to maintain their relationships with the other characters, especially for a girl who deep down is special to both. 
report Recommended by GuiSaika14
Both shows deal with protagonists who are unsure/unable of what they want to become, and focus on the journey of them finding out their goals  
report Recommended by Short_Circut
Both have a group of characters in a school dormitory and spring strange relationships 
report Recommended by pineaaronapple
Both stories are concerned with taking care of a protagonist and improving their lives. Both also progressively hint at romance. Also, the main female lead is a long-haired blonde whose name is very close to the main female lead of Angel Next Door (Mashiro Shiina and Mahiru Shiina, respectively). Also, both girls are in high school and are quiet and angelic. Both leads live next door, in a technical sense. 
report Recommended by LifeinTandem
Good Slice of life anime. There are Some comedy, friendship, light career story and light romance story. unfortunately www.working is only focus on slice of life and no career goals at the end, also same with sakura-sou that (maybe) doesn't have sequel about next career goals 
report Recommended by Kingfariz
Both are good comedy/romance/ slice of life shows with a blonde dandere as the main love interest. Both have a fun cast of characters that make the whole experience enjoyable. 
report Recommended by The_Missing_Link
Both focus on high school students working hard to accomplish a goal. Sakurasou fetishes this mindset while Hibike! Euphonium takes a more reasonable approach in its portrayal. Both have interesting characters and decent comedy, although Sakurasou's characters are a little tropey (as well as its high school rom-com plot).  
report Recommended by TMoane
These shows definitely differ in many ways but if you have a soft spot for stories that explore the struggles of artists trying to be successful, than there's a pretty good chance you'll enjoy both of these shows. 
report Recommended by DipDaSlip
Both animes are about gifted students pursuing their passions. main difference: as the title suggests, its more fantasy based with the use of magic. but its used in a different way, meaning its not like a fantasy thats focused on allll magic. the passion they pursue are real life ones like painting, singing, and caligraphy but theyre passion is soo bright it makes it all magically sparkle. 
report Recommended by nidoqueen106
Let's start off with the commonalities and what is better to begin than the obvious? Both are romance-comedies. They both have a similar style of comedy and to me, both are really funny. The romance in both animes are also alike as at the beginning of both (regards Sorata and Mashiro), it is not quite properly one-sided (as there are feelings but its not really love) but deeper feeling develop throughout the series and eventually turns into both parties admitting, ish. Also in both animes, the main heroine lacks common sense and relies on the hero. However, the way Ako relies on Hideki is different  read more 
report Recommended by NotKnownBoi
If you liked sakura-sou you definitely going to like shounen maid it's kinda same I think :D 
report Recommended by Wildous
If you've had the chance to watch Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo and enjoyed your experience, High Score Girl is definitely an anime you cant go wrong with. CAUTION, your heart strings will but tugged on, over and over again.  
report Recommended by ilgnzzz
Both are about a group of students trying to bond with each other and overcoming obstacles together.  
report Recommended by kuzamine
Both series have moments of lightheartedness as well as more serious moments that keep you engaged. They both encourage never giving up on dreams, no matter how many obstacles life throws your way. Akira loves to run, but suffered a leg injury and Mr. Kondo loves to write but is afraid he'd disappoint his younger self. Mashiro, who struggles to take care of herself, is an aspiring mangaka and Sorata, who is extremely indecisive, wants to become a game designer. 
report Recommended by SherlyCat25
Both anime are based around a bunch of kids that have extraodrinary talent. I'd suggest you watch both anime if you want a good laugh (at how bad they are or how good they are if you're into that kind of thing). Bottom-line: If you like to see kids being little Einsteins, watch it; if not, it'll be a good laugh! :) 
report Recommended by Aurora_12
If you've enjoyed Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo you will probably enjoy watching Tari Tari. Characters are very similar. They work hard to achieve their dreams. They face many problems, Like when their Parents are against their future plans (Sawa/Nanami). Or when they're giving their best but they're failing (Taichi/Sorata) A transfer student who lived almost all his life overseas (Wien/Mashiro), oh and don't forget those energetic girls (Misaki/Konatsu).. And there comes a moment when they have to protect that special place which they're about to loose (if you watched any of these you will understand). The difference is that Tari Tari is more focused  read more 
report Recommended by NuiiiCx
A guy taking care a girl because of her incapable. Slowly but sure there's a little romantic feelings. More than one lovely couples. Unique/weird personality friends and they almost meet each others everyday. There's a "trap" for each series. And good comedy anime :) 
report Recommended by Rayl1ght
Both are Romances and a bit Ecchi In both Animes one wants to care for the other At the Beginning the Main Guy is between 2 Girls In both Animes the Main Charakters create a Game  
report Recommended by Doom1491
Both feature very innocent love stories, centered around the joys of living together in a dorm/apartment.  
report Recommended by SamuraiBlue19
Has similar main character (Sorata/Tadakuni). Normal, average-looking, emotional tsukkomi 
report Recommended by dhz_01
I find this anime similar, maybe because both main heroine's (Mashiro and Ren) has the same personalities and both heroine's doesn't understand what love is in the beginning of the story. 
report Recommended by setsuna_015
Both the movie Kiki's Delivery Service and the series of Sakurasou were enjoyable, their plots follow characters that have so far lived lives of normal circumstances until they ignite their inner potential to become something greater, watching their happy and sad moments kept me interested throughtout KDS: individual, brand new environment, faith in one's efforts even if it's not all perfect Pet Girl: group of friends, house of fun memories, high school relateable with all the romance drama and social problems 
report Recommended by jamontoast
Same idea: bunch of misfits hanging around each other. Next is more of a comedy whereas Sakurasou is more of a romantic drama. 
report Recommended by Jenaimemepas
Tonally very similar shows. There are goofs, gaffs, dramas and tears. Ultimately they are both optimistic. Sakura has more focused on romance and on the themes of purpose whereas yorimoi is more on friendship and breaking out of your shell.  
report Recommended by PoLoBreak
The same art style and music. It also has the same feel to it. Lots of random cat shots of course. 
report Recommended by crockmez
Both stories revolve around the male protagonist suddenly in charge of a female incapable of taking care of herself, that barely speaks a full cognitive sentence, and who loves melon bread. The development of the male's romantic feelings are slow and ecchi moments are abundant as more characters come into the picture because of said female's arrival to create a pseudo-harem.  
report Recommended by lanblade
Nodame is similar to Shiina in that they need a guy to take care of them but they are both extremely talented. Both have school settings and each series explores the talents that the characters have. 
report Recommended by moeichi
Both series got a protagonist that have to handle his colorful friends, while D-Frag is focused on humor, Sakurasou got more drama. D-Frag is a good next anime to watch if you liked the humor of Sakurasou and want to up the humor to 11 
report Recommended by Haghala
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl -Both animes are school life that have a balance of comedy/romance/drama 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
In both series there are characters who don't know much about interacting with other people "normally". So many things normal people do every day is something bizarre to them or something they have never thought about. Also cats are featured a lot in both anime.  
report Recommended by Lylaaz
Both anime have the main character move into an unfamiliar place where he falls for a girl and follow the events of him as he gets used to life there. 
report Recommended by Magusware
Both anime are set in a school dorm in high school that are co-ed with some VERY eccentric students that are each gifted in some way. In Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo's place it was art, in Shokugeki no Souma's case it is cooking. The major basis of the comedy though is still that they live in a co-ed dorm, with eccentric personalities, creating over-the-top slapstick humor with the occasional ecchi thrown in. Main difference in genre is the romantic undertones in Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo. 
report Recommended by yngtadpole
Building full of weirdos, main male character wants to move out, main female character arrives, romantic and comedy love story begins! 
report Recommended by GoodKid15
These two series feature the overarching theme of cats! They are both colorful slice of life anime with a lighthearted feel. They also both have harem elements and the comedy usually tends to go into more of the "screwball" theme. The two are highly similar - you should watch if looking for a slice of life with some cats... 
report Recommended by Valkyrie_Wings
Although the atmosphere and setting are hardly similar, both series start out with a male protagonist having a strange encounter with an eccentric girl, and having to live with, take care of, and overcome hardships with (or relating to) said girl throughout the anime. The girls in both series are both often called out for their differences by everyone else, and are highly revered for their unique qualities. 
report Recommended by Kaabii
Both male protagonists have more than one girl going for them in the series (although I wouldn't consider either of them to be "serious" harem by any means), and at least one of those girls in both series shows their love for the protagonist in creepy, overbearing ways and demonstrates extraordinary skill in a certain area - although Sakurasou probably pulls this off without being as cliché or unrealistic. 
report Recommended by Kaabii
Similar in the aspect of "adopting" and raising a girl. Although in Usagi Drop, the relationship between the two (the main character and the girl) is the focus of the story. Both of them have slice of life elements, but in Usagi Drop it is much more grounded and mellow. 
report Recommended by jesuscristo
They are all living in the same boarding house. Each character is quirky in their own separate way. Punchline is more ecchi and random compared to Sakurasou which is more romance and school life. 
report Recommended by kurcio
. Violet = Mashiro : same characters with the same goal - Two girls who don't understand human feelings - They want to understand human feelings - They live whith a disability (physical and mental for Violet and mental for Mashiro. You have to tell Violet to eat like at Mashiro to get dressed) - They have, a little, the same link with the work The male protagonist must take of her And these two anime is based about their characters and their development. This is, for these two anime, the principal point of these series (not the universe) But Sakurasou is + a comedy and Violet a drama (P.S : sorry  read more 
report Recommended by Bakathomas
It may be a wierd and simple similarity but it just popped into my mind just like this. The 2 main girl characters "Inori Yuzuriha" and "Mashiro Shiina" in the both animes have the same face and traits aswell their expressions . They both dont want to hurt whose they love, and protect them even if it meant to offer sacrifices on their account. Also, I just discovered they both have the same voice actor xD. 
report Recommended by ZeroLegend
Similarities: •The main setting takes place in a dorm and school. •Both have a similar feeling. •Both are pretty good shows (in my opinion). Differences: •Surprisingly, Kanojo Ga has some action, something that Sakurasou No Pet doesn't have. •Totally opposite plot. •Everybody in the dorm is a girl except for the main character (and this other guy but he looks/acts like a girl so its ok). •Kanojo Ga is a harem but as for Sakurasou No Pet is romance between 2 people only. 
report Recommended by RFernandez23
Okay.. I know they're quite different in some ways.. but Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru reminds me of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo a lot. Both of the shows transpire the life of students inside a single dormitory. Also, Mashiro Shiina and Kakeru Kurahara are both prodigy of a certain field, also they both have social issues. I think these shows portrait the importance of team work and the significance of unity between members of a certain group. 
report Recommended by GreenSparks
Both of these shows are rom-coms with core themes involving the resolve and hard work of creators. They deal with failure and perseverance alongside friendship and romance. 
report Recommended by Heathx
The two heroine are hardworking and also considered a natural talent.. The Mc is preety average and has to struggle all the time to move even a step forward toward his dream.. Their talent and circumstances get in-between their love life... The anime is filled with jealousy, hate pain mischief and dilemma in choosing between the two though a clear choice can be seen in Sakurasou than in White Album 2... The Reality of life and how wasted time affects our relation are partially focused.. The  
report Recommended by Minechi
Both anime has problematic characters that cannot go well with other peoples. Mondaiji-tachi has its view mainly on the problem childrens that are bored living their life. This anime is worth to watch because it only has 10 episodes and every episode you watch makes you to want it. Sakurasou focussses on the problematic peoples that lives on sakurasou(the dorm that they live) and show to us the development of each characters. This anime shows us the gap of commoners and geniuses and this anime suceeded at doing this. The first few episodes does not show any of this but it will be shown in later episodes. I personally  read more 
report Recommended by NICKAIL
Both have similar genres: romance, slice of life and drama. Though it doesn't really contain comedy, both anime have a similar theme and aspect of reality and how the real world is out there. In addition to this, both show an aspect of relationships and realistic situations along with realistic reactions to these situations. In my opinion, both demonstrate how we are "human." For example, for Sakurasou No Pet Na Kanojo, we see the building relationships along with the troubles of trying to maintain it. We see how human they are through their emotions and actions towards certain situations, as well as the way  read more 
report Recommended by JoshDmayuga98
In both anime a group of peoples trying to prove themselves to others that there are not "USELESS" Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise main story focus on Royal Space Force(RSF), a division whose mission is bring human to outer space, but in reality people calling them "troublemaker", "lazynies","crazy", or "coward" because RSF mission to bring humans into space never gives progress & profitable . But they never give up and want to prove it, THEY CAN BRING HUMAN TO SPACE in the end. Sakurasou also have same story. Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts  read more 
report Recommended by SSSS_Shunaria
Both shows have lots of comedy and romance. Sakurasou seems to be a bit more romance focused, but they still have a lot in common with the comedy scenes 
report Recommended by Nepgyaaaa
Both shows just shine with optimism. Both have some easy, but sometimes intresting plot. There are many shows with cute and gorgeous girls, but in favour of having the same happy atmosphere both shows just can warm your heart with them)  
report Recommended by 4iwby
Both shows theme are passion, dreams, and future. Both shows' protagonists initially doesn't have dreams like the other characters who surrounds them. There are "cool, talented, but airhead" main characters (Haru and Mashiro) in both shows and getting care as well as envies (for Free!, it's in 1st season) from other characters. Both shows also have comfy, funny, as well as melancholic moments. There are some fanservices (Sakurasou's is mainly aimed to guys, and Free: Eternal Summer to girls) in these shows, but not too much so you can easily ignore them (the fanservices), took off the fanservice/shipping-glasses if it's not your taste, and you  read more 
report Recommended by toumei_
The main character is forced to care for a girl who is completely in capable of taking care of herself. The female protagonists are also in love with the main character, except in Dragon Crisis the love is more direct rather than in Sakurasou 
report Recommended by Mythical_Truth
both of the anime deal with the message of what normal is, Plus they have beautiful art. 
report Recommended by striker1147
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl -Both animes are school life that have a balance of comedy/romance/drama 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Both anime focuses on main characters trying to follow their passions where Eizouken is trying to make anime and Sakura-sou are about individuals living in an apartment each trying to strive for their dreams. Both anime delves into the details of the trials and challenges of making their passion become a reality. Sakura-sou is a bit more feelsy and for an older audience compared to Eizouken which is more dreamworld-like with a stronger focus on friendship and growing up. Animation style is incredible in both and is quite different, Eizouken is more concept-art and almost Dreamworks-like while Sakura-sou is more No game no life like  read more 
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