Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Alt titles: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

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Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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bokusenou bokusenou says...

Both seem like generic school romances at first, but their quirky characters, great comedy, and heartwarming scenes make each worth watching. Both are also really about people growing up and figuring out how to live their lives.

JAhU JAhU says...

Both series are high school romcoms in which the male lead is made to take care of his somewhat helpless female classmate (or kouhai in case of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo). The key difference is the type of character the female lead is, in case of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo it's a kuudere and in case of Toradora! it's a tsundere. Aside from the main duo both series also feature a small cast of their friends who have romcom drama of their own. If you liked one show, odds are you'll like the other one as well.

Hanzoadam Hanzoadam says...

They both have the same kind of feeling to them and have both have a group of friends that are all so diffrent and both have palmtop tiger mascots :P. I love both these animes

GrandMasterRage GrandMasterRage says...

Both series involve a guy/girl main character duo, with the guy helping the girl do things in her daily life that she's not capable of doing on her own, as well as both series having an extremely awesome cast of characters with their own struggles with life and growing up, with romance, humor and lots of emotional moments.

xaedes xaedes says...

Same studio. Similar characters. Similar feelings. Both are great.

If you liked one of them, you probably like both them.

Took me a while to find Sakurasou, but I am happy i found it.

vernanonix vernanonix says...

While watching Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, it's not hard to be reminded of Toradora! Both anime feature a diverse and colorful main cast who just can't seem to figure out this romance thing among themselves. Emotional character development drives both of these amazing school life series.

Panta Panta says...

Being produced by the same staff is evident of their quality. Toradora and Sakurasou are up there in the high seats of romantic comedy shows that the other should appeal if one has left a positive remark on you.

Each show features a high-school setting and is woven with similar life drama that serves not to pad out the show, but to enrich it. Love is anything but simple, and they are alike in this regard, presenting dramatic tension and problems unrelated to the character's love interests.

Great writing with a strong cast on both fronts.

Theloneyanimist Theloneyanimist says...

all of the witty romantic stuff in toradora and Sakurasou are very witty i also love the fact that it has a lot of real life situations both of them really

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Makoto Niwa has just moved from his rural hometown to live with his aunt and experience high school life in the big city first hand. Unfortunately, his dreams of an adolescence filled of dates and school activities are soon shattered by having to share his new home with Erio, his deluded cousin who thinks she's an alien and spends most of her time wrapped in a futon for protection! Now, in addition to enduring his aunt’s energetic attention and flirting awkwardly with the girls in his class, Makoto finds himself drawn into helping Erio rejoin regular society and stopping her 'alien' antics.

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CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

Wacky characters and insane antics are common themes in Denpa Onna and Sakurasou. Both include a male character living in a house with an abnormal female who needs special attention and care. Lots of comedic moments are included and of course, there's a bit of romance thrown in as well. If you like one, you're sure to like the other. 

Doomoo Doomoo says...

Both anime focus on the interactions of a regular highschool boy and a very "odd" female. They both have a lot of comedy and romantic undertones so they are similar in a lot of important ways. I'm sure you'll enjoy one if you enjoy the other so check them out!

jShota jShota says...

At first after watching "Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko" I thought there was no anime comparable that could match the same type of comedy and the interestingly odd girl that the main guy has to take care of until "Sakurasou no pet..." aired. 

animelibera animelibera says...

Both animes have very eccentric female heroines and each show present their comedic antics in unique ways. Sakurasou is more of a drama though whereas Denpa Onna is alot more random overall.

Bestanimeserie Bestanimeserie says...

Both of the shows start with the main character moving to another place and from there on he has to take care of an eccentric girl who doens't understand much of the world, the supporting cast is almost the same and both of the shows are comedy/romance/drama. 

snivets snivets says...

If you like crazy shows about nice-guy MCs and totally weird girls who have difficulty taking care of themselves without him, these two recs are like coffee and chocolate--they just go together.

JAhU JAhU says...

In both series the male lead takes care of a girl who is a little "special". In Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo the guy is forced into this situation, but in Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko the guy becomes involved willingly. Both series have a healthy dose of comedy, but when it comes to romance and drama Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo has more to offer. On the other hand there is no tsundere to be found in Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko which might even things out.

Last, but not least male leads in both shows shown some potential in being able to keep conversation with total weirdoes and even girls (which more often than not tend to be one and the same in those shows). It should be noted that the guy from Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko is much more skilled than the other (an than most of generic shounen leads).

To sum it up, because of many similar themes and some similar characters, it's very likely that you might like one of those two anime, if you liked the other.

Madoka Madoka says...

Both Denpa Onna and Sakurasou focus around a Male who is forced in some respects to taking care of a girl who is a little... lets say special. They both feature a nice smooth feel of comedy commonly generated from Erio (Denpa) or Shiin (Sakurasou) but also have some fair amount of drama to assist them on the side creating a fun nice mix of genre giving them both a good feel as they progress. Sakurasou has the hand on drama however with more serious events taking place creating better drama, however you will find Denpa probably has the hand in comedy with Erio being how she is, creating a good even line.

Both series have a similar Theme and similar characters creating a great match between them, Sakurasou has the edge in drama and Denpa in comedy but i think if you like one of the two you should give the other a shot, they are both quite alike at the roots.

Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?

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xenovalium xenovalium says...

Both have a fantastic kuudere character. The story is basically about the story of the characters life.. Some thing may not possible to happen but both still worth to watch.. People who do love a genre of "slice of life" is a must to watch this anime

TheFung TheFung says...

Both anime series consist of romance and a mix of comedy.  The main character in both series are portaryed as the "normal" character that finds other''s actions to be odd.

Winterborn Winterborn says...

These are two incredibly beautiful stories that have you emotionally moved throughout the entire show. Though Angel Beats has less Romance than Sakurasou, they are both very strong Dramas that never mention filler (ever, seriously) and fill in all the blanks with well done comedy and adventure. They start a little light hearted with some comedy and happy backstory but get into the thicker story fairly quickly. Both of them also take place in their own little worlds (be it figurative or not) so you get very comfortable with the setting. Angel Beats is my number one favorite anime of all time, and Sakurasou is right there with it. Both of them are absolute must watches for any Drama or Romance fan.

Fargo Fargo says...

Both of these animes feature very likable casts amidst a sea of quirky comedy and impactful melodrama that will tug at the heartstrings. Each cast of characters struggles to come to terms with who they are and treats each other like family, with Angel Beats centering around death and Sakurasou around jealousy and perseverence. If one of these animes endeared you, the other will as well.

Theloneyanimist Theloneyanimist says...

OKAY YES both of these anime are real they have emotion flying out at you, you get to know the characters in a short amount of time at least in angel beats, Sakursou has more plot development. although both are comedy and sad anime Sakurasou made me cry at the end while it was more focused around the comedy yet they both had the real life situations of failure and sadness. like others have been saying main character is normal and both have a beautiful amazing kuudere. Both will capture your heart if you are a crier. if you are a crier, you'll die at these. at least i did. Anyway i LOVE them and i hope you enjoy

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

Thanks to his parents' job transfer, high school freshman Kazunari Usa finally gets to enjoy living on his own in Kawai Complex, a boarding house that provides meals for its residents. Ritsu, the senpai he always admired, also lives in Kawai Complex, along with a few "unique" individuals e.g. his masochistic roommate, Kinosaki; beautiful, big-breasted Mayumi who has no luck in finding men; and sly, predatory college woman Ayaka. Surrounded by all these people, Usa never finds his daily life boring.

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Anamenotakenyet Anamenotakenyet says...

(Based Off Bakura's 1st episode)Both Main Chracters are placed in an enviroment they don't want to be in and are sourounded by "unique" people that aren't your everday people.

Anudevil13 Anudevil13 says...

Bokura and Sakurasou both are set in dorm enviornemnt rather then Highschool setting. The main cast and interactions are mostly done in dorm, with litte in school.

Both feature a MC who doesn't want to live there initially but settles down due to love interest in the female lead.Both have good drama and romance packed in story.

While Sakuraso has main cast of highschool students, Bokura is mix of adults and students.The characters in both are lovable with obviously few crazy and few serious one's in mix.

If you liked one, You'll enjoy other.

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

A fairly normal guy, getting away from his family for the first time is forced to live in a complex with a group of eccentric neighbors. Both these normal guy leads fall for one of these weirdos they've been forced to live with. It's a very simple but effective set up for a romantic comedy.  

Both of these shows have ensemble casts with the secondary characters getting plenty of screen time and development. The other eccentric characters are able to give the guy advice about his relationship or just bout life in general and this can lead to strong friendship. 

The normal guy in each show ends up playing straigtman to the wacky neighbors which creates a lot of comedic situations. However these neighbors aren't just jokes though, they have serious relationships and serious relationship problems. 

The main differences between the shows are Bokura using a lot of fast paced humor  and that Sakurasou is about artists rather than just normal students. However, at their heart these are both romantic comedies that have plenty of charm and will cause plenty of laughter along the way. If you liked one then by all means at least try the second one. 

Fireaxe Fireaxe says...

These two are not related in any way, but they're so similar they might as well be. Both feature a young teenage student moving in a new apartment complex where also lives a bunch of weirdoes. In both series, the main characters is at first a little off put by all the craziness that's going on at his new place, but eventually warms up to his new lifestyle, partly thanks to a new love interest.

They're both very funny, and at times even heart-warming, but what made Kawaisou and Sakurasou really stand out was their ensemble cast; a good mix of teenagers and young adults forming the main group. If you happened to watch and enjoyed one of them, I think the other is definitely worth watching so give it a shot!

Madoka Madoka says...

Both series focus on a male lead who moves into a complex/dormitory and is met with a group of rather eccentric characters.  Kawaisou has a focus amoungst both adult ages and school ages which Sakurasou is more school/graduates but this doesn't change the living standard and how the guy sinks into his new home with the lets say "interesting" groups.

Both series do well in not only comedy but the characters themselves are quite some good fun and well developed. Each series throws us a miss match mixup of characters to create some good comedy.

Whilst i feel Sakurasou is a little more on drama or more specificly put serious and Kawaisou is a little more comical side they both have there bitter sweet moments of drama making them both interesting. So though Kawaisou is probably more romance comedy side of the coin it still has some good similar drama to Sakurasou, as with Sakurasou hold a simliar front on comedy being quite alike Kawaisou.

Im sure if you enjoy one of these two, the other will likely appeal to you.

Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover

Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.

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cahbayb cahbayb says...

Sakurasou attracts a younger audeince than Honey but both are very similar. Both include a school with an arts program and both have a lead girl who is a bit strange but is a prodigy in the arts. Also the lead guy contemplates his future while surrounded by many talented people who are a bit strange. The comdey element it there in both as well.

captaincrunch captaincrunch says...

The two are practically mirror images of each other, right down to some of the characters' quirks and the comedy/drama elements. 

Basically, both revolve around a group of friends' struggles with relationships and their lives/careers and can be pretty dramatic.  However, Honey & Clover is a more mature, josei take on it while Sakurasou is aimed at a younger audience. 

If you liked one, I can't see how you'd not like the other - even with the shounen/josei differences. 

sabrielsharmony sabrielsharmony says...

both of the female leads are hopeless girls who can't seem to take care of themselves but are brilliant artist who throw themselves into their work.

BordosaurusRex BordosaurusRex says...

Both are art-school related dramas with comedy aspects, and romantic storylines (though Honey and Clover is arguably a much more emotional piece, and deals with the issues on a much more mature level/age range). If you liked the dramatic moments of "Pet Girl" but are looking for something that deals with simalar themes in a more dramatic and typically more realistic light (and if you don't mind crying a little) then this series is perfect for you.