The Pet Girl of Sakurasou - Recommendations

Alt title: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

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The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior

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 sempai 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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JawsN3D JawsN3D 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.

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.

Frostwatcher Frostwatcher says...

Both Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo hit the same vibe and theme of a light hearted comedy with a slight dash of romance.

Both start with a relatively normal high school age male moving into a shared living space with a small collection of eccentric characters that quickly become their closest friends.

Both also focus on a single main love interest whom both of which also come with quirky personalities throwing the main characters into a wide array of easy watching comedic situations.

If you have watched one of the two and enjoyed the vibe of the show it's safe to same the similar rom-com tone of the other should be warmly received by you!

Sethmac75 Sethmac75 says...

Both Anime is in a dorm type setting. Both deals with the ins and outs of going to school but that is where it ends. Sakurasou no Pet NaKanojo deals more with the struggles of an average boy living with Geniuses. Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou is more about a boy living with eccentric people.

vernanonix vernanonix says...

Both of these series bring about a boarding house kind of situation with a cast of quirky characters living together. With a romance budding in both and awesome amounts of character development to be had, both series leave little to be disappointed about.

Takin Takin says...

Sakurasou had a solid cute romance ending where Kawaisou was a massive build up to get slightly closer together. I find Kawaisou to be a massive romance tease which frankly makes me mad. Lol. Both are definitely decent romances compared to the cheap romances out there.

GearBox GearBox says...

The relationship between the main couple in Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo are similar and develop at a similar pace. The breaks between humor and comedy are also really similar. Both animes share the same atmosphere. 

sboy sboy says...

Both amines share the same problem the MC faces. They are in love with a resident in their dorm.

Boku Wa minna kawaisou is more ecchi but in the sense of jokes and so on adding to its comedic value

 Sakurasou is more on the romantic side but still leaves room for comedy.

Both are 10/10 and I would definitky recommend both

Znitgod Znitgod says...

It gives the overall same feeling in my opinon.

Also it's about a guy moving into a boarding house full of funny characters

Rotoprism Rotoprism says...

I really enjoy both shows and I feel that the use of both comedy and romance are similar in each show.

nickn715 nickn715 says...

both are similar in the basic "guy gets put in school house he doesnt like but there's also an awkward girl" standpoint. both very worth watching

GemiLucy GemiLucy says...

Both anime have characters with quirky personalities. Both male protagonists are shy around the girl they like and both female protagonists have a quality that makes them unique.  

misakiaquarius misakiaquarius says...

These two animes are very similar.

Boy moves into boarding house with strange and eccentric housemates. Boy doesn't want to live there exactly. Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl but doesn't make much progress until the end. 

Very funny and both have romance that progresses slowly because the romance was mainly focused through comedy. Apart from the fact that Sakurasou are all students of the same school and are classed as geniuses whereas Bokura has housemates from all different types of backgrounds/ages, the Animes are practically the same.

I felt there was a bit more Drama and Serious moments in Sakurasou and the back stories were more developed on that the ones in Bokura whilst Bokura focused more on the story, both had moments that would draw you in making you want to watch more, all the same the characters were all developed very well and you heard a bit of a backstory for each one.

I also have to make a comment that whilst Bokura focuses on the Main Protaganist and his Heroine, Sakurasou also has side couples which I ended up shipping way faster than both the main couples.

Both anime have small ecchi moments in them so that is a fair warning to those who don't like any sort of nudity whatsoever, as for if you can cope then I reccomend

I guess I enjoyed the art style in Bokura more than Sakurasou, just for the reason that Sakurasou, all the characters looked similar as for Bokura had characters of all different sizes and shapes.

Whilst Bokura has 12 episodes, Sakurasou has 24 which gave a bit more appeal to me because I got to watch for longer.

Both animes drew me in until the end and had me laughing throughout so if you've watched one I reccomend watching the other.

And if you haven't watched either, why not. (I would pick from what length you want first then watch the other after)

H0bie H0bie says...

With similar general overall premices, proliferous humor, and many loveable characters, Sakura and Bokura feel like cousins.

Encryption Encryption says...

Both are set in weird dorms with strange people who turn out to be really endearing. Even though the female character in Sakura is completely dependant of the male character while the one in Bokura is the complete opposite, the atmosphere is really similar and both those animes are relaxing to watch.

delolmo delolmo says...

They have a similar setting for the main character to reside at a baording house with various "unique" characters.  These characters are good friends between themselves but struggle to make friends with others as they are seen as strange by society.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Both stories are in a boarding house full of crazy interesting characters. The male ends up there not exactly by choice and ends up getting close to a female character who is strange and needs help with simple things. Overtime the two characters build a relationship.

CrunchyrollWeeb CrunchyrollWeeb says...

Both deal with mismatching charachters in a dorm setting, there is a bit of romance, comedy, and slice-of-life in both. Both are equally good 8-9, must watch asap.

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FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

These two series have almost identical concepts, interesting characters and lots of comedy. They're both super cute as well.

Toradora!

Toradora!

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.

Aylia Aylia 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.

AirKing96 AirKing96 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

shush shush says...

story revolves around a girl which is dazzling beautifull and a angel of innocense its a story about a girl who can't even take care of herself just brightens the road for other people around and give them solutions to there problem .....its commedy is the icing on the cake .....!!! its a must watch what so ever :P

KiritoND KiritoND says...

Both animes deal with a main character with dreams or struggles as to the future. Toradora has plenty of romance and comedy, but it also has a dramatic and almost solemn tone behind it. Both were extremely enjoyable to watch! These two are my favorite romance animes, next to Your Lie in April.

SeneticRewinDz SeneticRewinDz says...

Both shows somewhat have the "Girl who struggles with things", with Taiga being hopeless at housework and Mashiro being hopeless at everything. They both draw these into their romance storylines. Taiga is alot more violent than Mashiro though.

selvi selvi says...

cute kind of slice of life genre. it's cute, sweet, and sometimes realisticaly sad at the same time.

ThePalmTiger ThePalmTiger says...

Now the animoo in question aren't copy cats yet rather little slices f life and love, no spoilers but if your looking for the after story and or the Adult years Like Toradora! You won't find that there, Toradora loved it, same goes for the pet girl of sakurasou so if your a fan of either, I recommend you watch the other

Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl

Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl

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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Karasune Karasune 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.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Two great and very similar series, I enjoyed both a lot. :) --------------------------------------

interregnum interregnum says...

Aside from the obvious "normal guy helps weird girl" premise similarity, both series rely on strong interactions (both comedic and romantic) between delightful and charmingly wacky characters to generate much of the story--which is as heartfelt as it is absurd. And both, at (or very near) their cores, meditate on what it means to care--about someone, something, oneself--and how to balance that against the pressures of the world around you.

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.

AirKing96 AirKing96 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

DangoDaiku DangoDaiku says...

Both have the same feeling of joy and sadness at the end. Mashiro and Tenshi are very similar characters, and the theme of Angle Beats and Pet Girl of Sakurasou overlap each other nicely. I personally recomend both of these shows.

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. 

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.

AllenCz AllenCz 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 ;)

A Lull in the Sea

A Lull in the Sea

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. 

Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect

At Yamaboshi High, joining a school club is required, so when Himeko, Iori, Taichi, Yoshifumi and Yui couldn't find a suitable choice, they decided to create their own: the School Culture Club! Together, they pass the days meeting and coming up with topics for the group's newspaper – that is, until one day, Yoshifumi and Yui proclaim that they switched bodies last night! Soon after, all five members of the gang find themselves inadvertently swapping at random, with no end in sight. What, or who, caused this supernatural phenomenon?

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Youenn Youenn says...

Although those 2 series seem quite different at a first glance, both contain an interesting blend of comedy drama and romance; Kokoro Connect being more dramatic whereas Sakurasou more humoristic.

Those shows explore the relationships between a group of students and in spite of an unrealistic setting (supernatural in Kokoro Connect or a bunch of weird people living together in Sakurasou) the way those characters interact with each other and their response to the occurring situations seem quite real.

Both anime have touching emotional moments, if you enjoyed one you may want to try the other.

Xaring Xaring says...

Friendship and love are the main themes of these animes. Kokoro is supernatural while Pet Kanojo isn't, so there is a great difference in them, but nevertheless both are great slice of life and romance animes.

PlatinumGirl PlatinumGirl says...

Sort of slice of life, sort of not (who cares wheter there's supernatural forces or not? Both are enjoyable!) and not exactly the same feel, but if you liked the feel of one it'll work the other way. Both funny, dramatic, unique, well-done, unforgetable and great watches in my opinion.

Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

One day, an otaku high school student Tomoya Aki has a fateful encounter with a girl. This meeting inspires Tomoya to design his very own “gal-game” featuring a heroine modeled after the girl he saw. In order to make his desire a reality, Tomoya must persuade a few eccentric “creators” such as the ace member of the art club, Eriri Spencer Sawamura and the school’s top student, Utaha Kasumigaoka to join his development team. Meanwhile, Tomoya is shocked to learn that the girl he idolized as his muse for this whole project was none other than his boring classmate, Megumi Kato!

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Jayage Jayage says...

Both animes are about  the mc wanting to fulfill there dream to make there own video game, even though they both don't really have a good idea are really the skill to make a video game. Both anime also show a good of amount of the otaku lifestyle and both are also romcom.

YuiYui YuiYui says...

Both these anime seem to be based around a boy who has a dream for doing something more in his life. This main also meets certain characters who have similar aspirations and even though Eriri has a more Tsundere character compared to Mashiro who has a more conserved look at her manga drawing, both this character share similar aspirations. The story is quite similar in the sense it is about the characters developing their ideas and such but there is certainly a bit more drama in Sakurasou. But even so both these series are worth checking out if you have seen one of them.

72228644 72228644 says...

Well, in this anime we have the same type of protagonist (an indecisive guy that wanna work in the game industry) and in this one he has one tsundere friend who really love him but she doesn't gonna make him know about, and another girl that try to be a good friend with him since she fall in love with him. This is a romcom one, and also it's dramatic and maybe make you cry a little bit.