The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

Alt title: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

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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.

williamofbaskerville williamofbaskerville says...

Pet Girl is the darker version of Bakuman. Both have their own unique charm. Similar themes of hard work.

Pet Girl presents a powerful reality (unlike a lot of other slice of life romances). 

I recommend both very highly (though one should watch Pet Girl first, so that Bakuman can heal you afterward.) 

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 ;)

Nagi no Asukara

Nagi no Asukara

Long ago, humans lived in the sea. However, some humans defied the Sea God and moved to the land, creating the division that now exists between Shioshishio, the Sea Village, and Oshiooshi, the village of the land. Now, four middle school students from the Sea Village, Manaka Mukaido, Hikari Sakishima, Chisaki Hiradaira, and Kaname Isaki must attend Mihama Middle School on the surface. While getting used to their new lives, these four and their new friend from the surface, Tsumugu Kihara, learn how true bonds of love and friendship can overcome any separation.

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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. 

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he's lost and confused in a new world where he doesn't even know left from right, the only person to reach out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Determined to repay her somehow for saving him from his own despair, Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she's looking for...

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Rivet Rivet says...

If you struggle with finding your way in life and have no idea how to deal with painful failures, I suggest watching either of these 2.

If you're looking for anime with characters struggling to figure out what is their place in the world, these 2 do a great job at it. What makes these anime special is the motivation that drives main characters, either Subaru in Re:Zero… or Sorata, Nanami, Rita in Sakurasou… Their motivation is very humane, very realistic. It’s nothing pure and light-hearted like in typical shounen anime. Here you can actually see selfishness behind their actions, believes and things they’re saying, as well as agony and despair when they cannot achieve their goals and how they deal with such painful situations. For this presentation of life’s “dark side” - namely disappointments and dealing with constant failures in achieving life goals, both of these anime are (in my opinion) more realistic than most other titles.

MrValgard MrValgard says...

Characters in both series are similar- and unfortunately similar irritating. When something going right all was happy but when they come across some trouble - show how disgusting and pity they are(blame others)..they call it realistic - but if your surrounding reality are like that (without honor, care of 2nd ppl) well.. anyway it make this series very similar

Jarubakit Jarubakit says...

I just want to agree on this recommendation to help out. Now I'm just filling up hundred characters.

Ano Natsu de Matteru

Ano Natsu de Matteru

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.

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JAhU JAhU says...

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.

jv4ever jv4ever says...

Both are very good romantic comdies with some drama intertwined. Also they both feature themes like guilt and jealosy.