Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior

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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
Producers: TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.691 (scored by 168993168,993 users)
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Ranked: #10772
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Popularity: #497
Members: 333,609
Favorites: 1,977

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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
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.  
report Recommended by Nasty001
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  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou and Grand Blue are comedy story about a young man who came into an environment full of weirdos. He has to live under the same roof with them. The relationship between the main male character and the main female character is also similar (though in Grand Blue they are cousins, so it's less romantic). If you liked one, you'll definitely like the other. 
report Recommended by renzospark
•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  
report Recommended by HalAnime
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. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Very similar plots and characters. - Both main characters live in the same area - Both main characters have a crush on a girl they hardly know Crazy how similar the characters are just saying ;) 
report Recommended by recall92
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. 
report Recommended by colonelpanic
Every once in a while.. After having watched a bunch of anime.. You come across a short 12 episode gem of hilarity, that will make you laugh. Both of these anime have done that for me, and hopefully you enjoy them as much as i did. 
report Recommended by Moonl1tS
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.  
report Recommended by Stark700
A relatively normal guy has to put up with a bunch of weird girls who like to mess with him as well as a masochistic pervert "friend." The main girl in both is voiced by Hanazawa Kana.  
report Recommended by ataraxial
Both about a bunch of random people living together and getting accustomed to each other. Everyone has their own story but are kind of weird family. 
report Recommended by Eriis
light hearted romance.good dose of comedy.light on the cliche drama side.these are the main points which appealed to my taste. also the main heroines for both are withdrawn and the protagonist makes effort to reach them. both have a colorful sub cast 
report Recommended by opzoro
Interesting and very funny characters. Both Anime(s) do have some moments that will shake your hear to its core, and can be serious. Nevertheless, the comedy is very nice and I can assure you that you will have a fun time watching either! But just watching one of these only, is not enough. Watch both!  
report Recommended by shootdatpancake
They both live in a shared house and study at the same school/uni besides falling in love with their room mate 
report Recommended by Kyou-Suke
For those who enjoy RomCom/SOL anime, I'd recommend Clannad. The art style is similar. The storyline falls into the same high-school love trope. Strong character progression. The story is about the protagonists efforts to get closer to a quiet and quirky girl. 
report Recommended by xiov
Rom-Com Dormitory Shenanigans where the cute and the weird live under the same roof! 
report Recommended by IchiroEX
Toradora was absolutely the sweetest anime's I've ever seen. This anime was the first I saw of its kind. I was more into the action/thriller genre but I am totally converted to the romantic/comedy/slice of life genre. This anime surely made my top 5 list and I love it so much for how sweet and cute it is. I definitely recommend it to those who are looking for an anime of the genre I stated previously. 
report Recommended by Revanants
Both female main characters don't have many friends and the main character has an interest in the other. Both are also comedies where Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo seems to have more of a story-line with the whole body switching theme. 
report Recommended by rage_123
Both Shiori and Ritsu have very similar personalities. Shiori is a little more extreme when it comes to reading though. Both have romance, however Kami nomi is more of a Harem than a romance. 
report Recommended by KireiAnime
They have a similarity in characters. Both Usa and Shoutaro are alike, they are high school boys who tried to get closer to their older female relative. Also the two female leads are lived with an old woman who are good in cooking. So, if you enjoyed one, you might like the other. 
report Recommended by renzospark
The main character transfer to a place with eccentric roommates, where his/her love interest is nearby. The animation and art are simply gorgeous. 
report Recommended by ObscureObsidian
Both animes are about a guy falling in love with a girl in school. Both girl MC's have a very similar personality of being quite shy. Both guy MC's are also similar in every way possible. Outgoing, easily shows his expressions and are in love with the shy and quiet girl MC. Only difference is that in Nijiiro Days, there are 4 guy MC's and 4 girl MC's while Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou only has one male and female MC 
report Recommended by PhantomOtaku849
These series are more about finding and becoming a family with the diverse group of strangers within your life. 
report Recommended by skyhei1995
Both are love comedies The MC falls in love of a antisocial girl Lots of comedy  
report Recommended by Siul_Otrebla
Same setup. MC joins a dorm of weird people, but Yuragi-sou has a supernatural twist. 
report Recommended by No_Eyes
underrated romance animes 
report Recommended by Eemii
If you enjoyed the endearing aspects of gradual development of young love in Tsuki ga Kirei (awkwardness and all), Bokura wa Minna has a decent amount of it, so not to worry. The art and animation is fantastic as well (ignoring the comedic moments). 
report Recommended by StudentOfTheGame
1) Both MC move to a new place to find something new. Usa wants to live alone by himself and Hachiken wants to escape from the pressure of his family while finding what it's like to live in countryside. 2) Both MC meet their heroine in their new place, eventhough those two have different personality. 3) Has the same genre, Slice of Life. Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou tells a lot about daily house activity and its member's life, and Gin no Saji has daily life of a countryside as their story. 
report Recommended by War_D
Cool and sociable protagonist likes a shy girl with no social skills but intelligent and very charismatic secondary characters . the two animes are slice of lifes of comedy and romance so ligth to watch.  
report Recommended by BillianWonner
Main protagonists are ordinary school students. One day they suddenly meet cute girl and get involved with her (in Mayo Chiki! they share secret and in Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou their live in same house). At first they are not getting along, girls don't like main protagonists. But in time they experience a lot of unexpected events and their relationship are developing and they falling in love in with each other. So you like comedy-romance Anime about high schoolers with a lot comedy when their relationship are developing, I strongly recommend this Anime,  
report Recommended by KiraLT
It involves the MC in an drom , where he/she is in love with someone in the dorm, whom were proving to be quite a hassle. What's worse was that them MC were surrounded by weirdos. The difference, in Bokura the weirdos were a mixed bunch of people whom were quite unpredictable, while in Hatsukoi, most of them weirdos, have a lot of sexual innuendos within them.  
report Recommended by Whoahoho
They both have a slow and nice feel to them, also the art style is somewhat similar. They have pretty different genres though. 
report Recommended by ekvm
Both anime involves a male protagonist moving out to live on his own in a dorm and meeting very interesting people. The most similar aspect of these two anime was the residents that lived in the dorm with the protagonist. The residents all had unique characteristics that messed with the protagonist's sense of normality in his daily life, which is also part of the comedy in both anime.  
report Recommended by Aleron
Both are lighthearted shows filled with clashing quirky personalities that lead to much humor. Both comedies have a romance element, though in Working!! it's more of a subplot.  
report Recommended by colonelpanic
The OST from both series are very similar. The beginning title episode sequence. One series involves a sports game called Karuta. While the other series focues on the romance/comedy.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Like, Shokugeki no Souma, Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou is in another co-ed living environment with hilarious slap-stick comedy featuring two high school students but also mixed in with older roommates. Also amazingly consistent comedy with extremely eccentric characters. Because both involve some eccentric personalities living in a co-ed environment the comedic tone is similar but without the romantic-based narrations that Kawai Complex's main character had. 
report Recommended by yngtadpole
•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  
report Recommended by HalAnime
both anime have similar stories when the main character go to live in a new place and fall in love with someone who lives on the same home! and all the people who lives there are so lively xD the difference is that the main character in Bokura is a male and in Hiatari is a female 
report Recommended by lady-leen
It's another cute story that contains a lot of funny, crazy and romantic moments. The story mostly focuses on relationship between lovey-dovey guy and hard-working prude girl. 
report Recommended by Hong-Sul
There's a similar feeling I get from Tamayura and Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou. For starters, they both take place in a quiet town with a small yet colorful cast of characters. They live life in simplicity although sometimes run into common everyday troubles. But nonetheless, the characters seize every moment to capture memories and make the most of it from the relationships they develop. There is decent amount of comedy and slice of life feeling coming from both series. If you're into a show with a simple and light toned story, give both of these a try. 
report Recommended by Stark700
both anime adores vanilla romance instead of the cliche harem slice of life school life. while the main character tries their best to win the heroines heart in which case they might (or might not). in a way, both anime also emphasize on their heroine's settings. either way, if you wanted to watch straight romance with not much conflict in it, go for it.  
report Recommended by sora2eugene
Though both come from the same genre, they have a significant differences in their respective romantic-comedy blends. Sukitte li na yo is more romantic while Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou is more comedic. Aside from that, they have similar character art, quiet female protagonists who go through a progressive change, a school setting, entertaining supporting characters, and romantic moments that'll inspire a smile. 
report Recommended by InkBladeX
Both have a similar setting and each of the character have their own UNIQUE personality! Which is same to both anime! Especially the main character!! Not to mention the similarity in genre - Both are comedy, romance and school live as well!  
report Recommended by NajSuarez94
How is a romantic slice of life comedy similar to an action packed anime with supernatural stuff happening almost every episode, including demons and the like? Not at all! But if you liked the characters from one of these two, then you will find the other anime's characters stunningly similar. Of course not completely the same, not even in the gender department. It might be a good gateway for a person that wants to get into rom-coms or action, supernatural animes, thanks to how familiar the characters will feel. 
report Recommended by NekousagiKorou
the in both shows gave me the same "vibe" which made the show as a whole that much more enjoyable. also the romance was enjoyable too. 
report Recommended by nestra2
Romantic comedy on both sides that is played out very well . Unique , better said strange characters , though in Chuunibyou we don't have an ' M ' individual . The male MC is almost normal on both sides .  
report Recommended by AgelessPharaoh
About groups of weird people. While the characters do vary a lot, both stories are told from the male protagonist's POV as he is thrust into this bizarre group of people. While Haruhi and Ritsu could not hardly be any more opposite in personality, it's the MC's reactions and narration of the events as he watches the female protagonist and other main characters that make these shows somewhat similar. They are sarcastic, critical, and objected to being with these people at first, but still grow to like being around them despite their quirks. These shows have similar mixes of comedy with a little drama, good  read more 
report Recommended by Asfaria
Similar hand-drawn art style; includes antisocial "loner" girls and guys who try to get close to them. 
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