Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Alt titles: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

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Chobits

Chobits

Having failed to earn admission to a university, Hideki Motosuwa has moved to the big city, determined to study his hardest for next year's exams. However, an unusual distraction presents itself one unsuspecting day in the form of Chii, a robotic young girl that has been discarded in the trash. In a world where an increasing number of people turn to these 'persocoms' for company, the bonds and limits of human relationships are tested as flesh manages to fall in love with the machine itself...

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JAhU JAhU says...

The thing that connects both shows is the female lead. They might not be extremely similar, but both are innocent, naive and very amusing to watch. If you liked one of the shows for those aspects of the female lead, then the other one should prove worthwhile.

animeandwwefanDXXD animeandwwefanDXXD says...

very similar plots - male lead with female innocent/naive/airheaded? co lead..still kawaii!!!! but no real personality kind of thing... didn't exactly like chobits all that much for that reason and still watching sajurasou so see how goes ;D

Shaward Shaward says...

Same plot style, both of them have cute heroine, and both of them can make you laugh, while thinking ;)

Bakuman

Bakuman

Moritaka Mashiro feels as if life is passing him by; with no dreams or motivation, he trudges through day-to-day life. One day, after leaving his notebook behind, he returns to school and finds the smartest guy in class, Takagi, waiting for him. Takagi is happy to return the book, but on the condition that Mashiro agrees to become a mangaka with him. Though Mashiro initially declines, he soon reconsiders when he discovers that the girl he likes, Azuki, dreams of becoming a voice actress. And after promising that she can have the lead role if their manga is ever adapted into an anime, he suggests that they get married once they are both successful! Shockingly, she agrees to the proposal and Mashiro and Takagi embark on their quest to become manga artists.

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jmill jmill says...

While Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo has a bit more of a love triangle relationship than Bakumanboth are very similar in the characters drive to be the best at what they do. They both focus on the manga, anime industry as a profession, but Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo has gaming as well. They both give you a great feeling of giving your all and doing your best to strive for your goals.

GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

Both of these shows are about doing everything it takes to achieve a dream.  Some people are naturally talented whicle others have to fight for every success, but there is more behind these people than appears on the surface, and both of these shows highlight that beautifully.  Both shows have unlikely, accidental friendships that develop into deep relationships (romantic and platonic), but they emphasize how much people can care for each other and learn from each other.  Sakurasou has more romance and comedy, while Bakuman is much more technical about how the manga world works, but each of these shows is much more than they appear to be and are both enjoyable and fulfilling.

Dan5505 Dan5505 says...

I'm certain. If you find Sakurasou or Bakuman interesting, you should the other, too. Both anime are about chasing dreams and working hard to make it true.

Nagi no Asukara

Nagi no Asukara
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Navizel Navizel says...

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.

TehCaprone TehCaprone says...

When i first started watching anime back in October 2013, i never liked Slice of Life. I had to watch great anime like Clannad After story to actually get into it.But when I watched Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, everything changed. It was funny. It was intresting.Morte than 1 year later I started watching Nagi no Asukara, and I liked it in a way i don't usually like other slice of life anime.Now, considerating that Sakurasou is actually a slice of life and Nagi no Asukara is a bit more... fantasy-like, because, you know, people that lives like fishes in the sea, they can both be really itresting and 'peaceful' anime. 

L363ND3RY L363ND3RY says...

Both anime are very heart warming and unique in there own way. Both are tales involving coming of age themes with romance. 

Working!!

Working!!

Self-professed lover of all things small and cute, Souta Takanashi finds himself dragooned into working at the Wagnaria family restaurant by the diminutive and vivacious Poplar Taneshima. Though the pay is reasonable and the clientele polite, the high school student is often at his wits' end when dealing with the quirky staff. If the indifferent and street-tough manager, katana-carrying floor chief, and terminally weak Poplar weren't enough, Souta frequently fears for his life, as every encounter with the violently androphobic Inami ends in injury. How long can he survive before the combined stress and harm do him in?

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DaniM DaniM says...

Both shows feature a caretaker type boy who ends up being in charge of a girl with some serious issues.  These two shows revolve around the relationships of a group of quirky characters with a large helping of humor and a dash of romance.

youkais youkais says...

Sakurasou and Working evolves around a normal boy who enters a not so normal place (a job in Working and a departament in Sakurasou). There is full of strange and humorous characters who will make a shift in his life trought unexpected situations. In both you can find a little harem and a bit of fansevice.

If you enjoyed one, you will for sure enjoy the other. The rutinal atmosphere is easy to catch.

Hana-Saku Iroha

Hana-Saku Iroha

Ohana Matsumae is a sixteen-year-old girl with no purpose or direction in life. One day, however, she gets the chance to reinvent herself when her mother and her boyfriend do a moonlight flit to escape his debts. Left alone, Ohana goes to live with her estranged grandmother, but when she arrives she finds herself forced to work at the family’s hot spring resort, the Kissuiso Inn. With her grandmother considering her nothing more than an employee and a roommate who hates her, Ohana’s happy dream of a new life soon turns into a nightmare. Now the wide-eyed girl must learn the value of hard work as she attempts to make friends and familiarise herself with life at the resort.

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080705639 080705639 says...

both are good slice of life anime about friendship and family, with a some romance story involve around them. both tells a story about a group of people, old and young, living/working together at same place (Hana-Saku Iroha takes place in an inn while Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo takes place in a dorm)

Bradalee Bradalee says...

These anime are both examples of how to do a dramatic slice of life show well, with each of them balancing the everyday, real life situations with brilliant comedy, and just the right amount of drama. The themes of each are what immediately jumped out to me as being similar, with the characters in each all searching for what they want to do in life, and working towards that eventual goal, as well as finding out a little bit about themselves as the story goes on.

Comedy wise both can be pretty hilarious at times, and especially in the case of Iroha, in all the right moments. Romance is a key element in both series, Iroha might not have it said in as explicit terms as it is in Sakurasou, but it’s still definitely key, and more importantly, it’s handled really well in both. The animation quality is also good in both cases, with Iroha looking particularly beautiful

So if you’re looking for a good drama, or some great slice of life comedy, then these two titles are about as good as it gets, if you ask me! Sakurasou leans more heavily towards romance than anything else, but there are enough similarities that I feel fans of one would really enjoy the other.