Sorata Kanda has a real problem - he just can't say no to the cute face of a kitten! However, his lovely strays have finally landed him in trouble, as his dorm doesn't allow keeping pets. Given an ultimatum to get rid of the cats or move out, Sorata makes the mistake of standing up for himself and finds himself exiled to Sakurasou, the home of misfits the school doesn't know what to do with. Yet the more he spends time there, Sorata sees they all have their own incredible talents. None, however, enthralls him more than the latest arrival: Mashiro Shiina, a world class artist who is seemingly incapable of feeding or clothing herself! Since none of the other residents have a shred of responsibility, the onus of 'Mashiro Duty' falls to Sorata; what will become of Sorata and his latest stray, and will he ever achieve his goal of escaping Sakurasou?
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...
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.
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
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.
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)
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 pretty superb in both cases.
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.
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.
the style of the animation and the perfect mix of comedy and seriousness in these two are obvious.
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.
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?
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.
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.
One day, while testing out his new video camera on a bridge in town, Kaito Kirishima sees a bright blue light in the sky and is inexplicably knocked over the side, awakening the next morning in bed with no memory of the event. But upon heading to school, the boy notices a new face that’s familiar to him somehow - her name is Ichika Takatsuki, and she’s new in town. Kaito’s friends, noticing his interest in the girl, all resolve to make a movie this summer and cast her as the lead, to which she immediately approves. Now, the group embarks on what will be a truly memorable summer that no one will forget, as Kaito and Ichika slowly, and clumsily, begin to fall in love.
Both shows are high school romcoms revolving around a group of friends. In both series the characters are trying to accomplish something (in case of Ano Natsu de Matteru a movie and in case of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo a game or at least in the first half of the series). Obviously there is romance, drama, comedy and some love polygons going on. If you watched one and liked it, the other one is not that much different, so odds are, you could like it.