Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo  cast

Life, learned at different speeds.

Welcome to the Sakurasou apartments, where very talented tenants reside. However one of the residents, Sotata, is not so talented and tries to leave. Unfortunately Luckily for him, a girl with no sense of  “common sense” arrives to ruin enhance his life. Sorata is charged with taking care of Shiina, right down to changing her clothes. The ingredients presented for this show seems like one of a romantic comedy. And it is at heart. But the initial premise soon gives way to a more dynamic and very entertaining story about life ambitions.

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo is based off of a light novel of the same name written by Hajime Kamoshida. The novel currently boasts 10 volumes. What does that translate to? A lot of content to potentially go over in the adaptation, hence the 24 episode run.

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, Shiina & Sorata

As we get past the initial introduction period of the characters and their niches, a set of events helps Sorata to realize he has potential to be great too. Though his goal is not bluntly said, it is rather implied from the girl he takes care of. For you see, Shiina is learning these lessons too, though at a slower pace. Shiina is a wonderfully flawed girl. She has no common sense yet she knows when to ask the right questions at unexpectedly appropriate times. Did I mention she’s a famous artist? She makes beautiful paintings and is now delving into manga. Her character is hard to believe, but hey, if it worked for Yuki, then I think we can handle this type of character.

I’m finding it hard to cover what has gone on in the first half of this show; from the secondary love story involving a crazy animator and a playboy, to a little sister jealous of the pet girl taking away attention her brother’s attention, to the addition of a would-be voice actress to the apartment, to an old friend wanting to take Shiina back to England, to a programmer seldom seen till just now. But the main arc included them all in a way similar to getting a group project done. Actually, that is what they do, lead by none other than our main character. Trust me, we share more of Sorata plight out all the situations presented. I believe this is intentionally added by the writer/director, making us sympathize with him and cheering him on to eventual victory.

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, Misaki & Jin

Having completed the storyline as presented in the first ED, we are officially at the halfway point. A new arc will begin soon, with an all new OP and ED in stow. I’m pretty sure the love story comes back. Can’t wait!


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