Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Alt titles: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

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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. 

HENNEKO - The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat

HENNEKO - The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat

Rumors tell of a Stony Cat statue that grants a special wish: it will take one of your disliked personality traits and give it to someone in need. Two students arrive at the Stony Cat eager to make a change – Youto, an unabashed pervert, wishes to remove his façade and be able to speak his true feelings, while Tsukiko desires to hide her expressions and be more like an adult. However, little did the pair know that their prayers would be answered in unexpected ways – Youto begins to speak the full, embarrassing truth with brutal honesty, and Tsukiko becomes visually stoic, unable to smile, laugh or cry! To make matters worse, Youto soon runs afoul of the beautiful school idol Azusa, the girl who inherited his unwanted façade. Together, the three slowly become friends while Youto and Tsukiko try to regain what they've lost. 

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sabrielsharmony sabrielsharmony says...

the style of the animation and the perfect mix of comedy and seriousness in these two are obvious.

lualdu lualdu says...

These two anime actually aren't all that similar, but the Female protagonist in HENNEKO and Sakurasou are extremely alike both are almost completely expressionless (although the one in HENNEKO literally is) and, overall HENNEKO has a much lighter mood throughout the series but it still has a very similar feel including animation style. So for the few of you that actually care how it looks, they're made by the same company so the characters feel VERY similar. So for those of you that like a show that makes you laugh (and has a few tear jerkers) I highly recommend that you watch either of these shows.

Kuragehime

Kuragehime

Tsukimi is an otaku and jellyfish enthusiast whose only means of coping with the world is to reject it: she and her friends live in a house they declare a man-free zone, generally avoid 'stylish people', and spend their days blissfully bonding over geeky rituals. As misfortune would have it, their convenient existence is about to be turned on its head by the arrival of Kuranosuke, a seemingly beautiful young woman who is actually a beautiful young man. While he may be strange even by their standards, Kuranosuke embodies everything Tsukimi secretly dreams of being - a princess as ethereal as a floating jellyfish - and promises the kind of mind-boggling adventures only possible when geek meets chic!

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sabrielsharmony sabrielsharmony says...

these two are a perfect match. both anime are about an eccentric artist who lives with a bunch of equally eccentric if passionate people. in both the female character is taken care of by a guy. also both are full of people who are basically nerds

AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Both shows feature highly intelligent characters with unique interests who are basically outcasts from their mainstream peers. Recommended for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider in "normal" society.

ef - a tale of memories

ef - a tale of memories

In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his childhood friend Kei, who is vying for his attention; Kyosuke, a photographer and cameraman who seeks to capture true emotion in his work; the ever-cheerful Miyako, who meets Hiro by chance and immediately becomes attached to him; the gentle Renji, unsure of his aspirations to become a novelist; and Kei's mysterious and quiet sister Chihiro, who seems to be a different person every day. As time passes and they interact with one another more, their paths increasingly intertwine as shades of regrettable pasts emerge.

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Winterborn Winterborn says...

Both Melodies and Memories have a lot in common with this anime. They are both beautiful stories that start off with the every day character and bring you into a world of drama and love that can't be simply described. Memories is also more light hearted than Melodies, which matches well with the earlier episodes of Sakurasou. Sakurasou has a wider range of emotions with mostly love and passion, where ef has more heartbreak, though not so much in Memories. Both of them keep you anchore din your seat with a unique sense of always being emotionally moved in every episode which is strange, because the whoel epsiode isn't simply Drama, there is much mroe to it, yet somehow even in the smiling happy moments and the everyday things you keep feeling strongly for the anime; you never ever feel bored. You find yourself sitting with the characters, begging them to make the next move or cheering for their successes and crying for their failures. I can't simply reccomend one over the other so watch them both as they will completely woo any true Drama/Romance fans.

ef - a tale of melodies

ef - a tale of melodies

The story of Yu Himura and Yuko Amamiya’s relationship is troubled and complex. One day, Yuko showed up at Yu's high school and, despite the two not having seen one another for ten years, confessed that Yu was her first love and still loves him. In the present, Mizuki Hayama moves in with her cousin as she prepares to begin high school. She meets his smooth and handsome neighbor, Shuichi Kuze, and begins spending increasing amounts of time with him; they begin to fall for one another despite their age difference. The tale of these relationships thus begins to unfold.

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Winterborn Winterborn says...

Both Melodies and Memories have a lot in common with this anime. They are both beautiful stories that start off with the every day character and bring you into a world of drama and love that can't be simply described. Sakurasou has a wider range of emotions with mostly love and passion, where ef has more heartbreak and sadness. Both of them keep you anchore din your seat with a unique sense of always being emotionally moved in every episode which is strange, because the whoel epsiode isn't simply Drama, there is much mroe to it, yet somehow even in the smiling happy moments and the everyday things you keep feeling strongly for the anime; you never ever feel bored. You find yourself sitting with the characters, begging them to make the next move or cheering for their successes and crying for their failures. I can't simply reccomend one over the other so watch them both as they will completely woo any true Drama/Romance fans.