Sakura-sou No Pet Na Konojo: Season 1 Quick Review

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (TV Series 2012–2013) - IMDb

“Everyday was the same. Deep down, I felt bored. I wanted to blame someone for my being bored.” – Kanda Sorata

The very first line in the anime coming from the protagonist himself. Frankly, I felt exactly the same after watching the first dozen episodes of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo. J.C. Staff, a studio which animated numerous titles such as Toradora, Zero no Tsukaima, Toaru Majutsu no Index, now it’s Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo or in English, ‘The Pet Girl of Sakurasou’.

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is perhaps one of the best anime I have watched so far. The story for it is just amazing that I cant wait for a second season.

Here we have the main male generic light novel character who is nice, decent, isn’t perverse and helps everyone- Kanda Sorata. Although he does remind me of a lot of other light novel main characters, i enjoyed watching hardworking Sorata on the screen. For a few episodes, he was a bit pitiful in a way that he pittied himself for not having a life goal like others. Later on, he decided that he wants to be a game designer. He works hard but his hard work doesn’t pay off every single time. Sometimes he fails, sometimes he succeeds. Well isn’t that what life is mostly about?

He shows affection towards his friends from Sakurasou, and does everything to help them and enjoy their company, even if that means picking up a fight, talking back, going to other part of a town, stopping someone from leaving etc. He has occasionally some glitches where he looses control and unintentionally hurts the one he loves the most. But ya know…his daily life is interesting.

Review: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo | by nflstreet | Medium

Kanda Sorata’s desire to escape Sakura Hall wavers when the pet-like and infantile second year Mashiro Shiina, a world-class artistic savant looking to become a mangaka, transfers in during the spring trimester and quickly latches onto him. Supported by each other’s quirks, Sorata and Mashiro come out of their shells and trigger change in the lives of those around them. Based on the light novel series of the same name, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo explores the fine threads connecting talent, hard work, romance, and friendship with its ensemble cast.

How does hard work measure up against talent? What can genius talent do to a person, and to the people around him/her? The series revolves around these questions (among others) while portraying the eventful high school life of Sorata Kanda, a computer game designer hopeful and his colorful dorm-mates at Sakura Hall.

Once in a while, it’s nice to be pleasantly surprised. Going into something with a synopsis like Sakurasou, I honestly wasn’t expecting much, but the end result was nice way to finish such a great series like this.

This anime has everything it needs to be the best anime. It’s got stuffs like Multiple climaxes, Comedy that doesn’t feel cliché, Character Development that feels natural, Overall great Plot.

If you are looking for an show that can help change your mind or help push you into doing your best even if you aren’t the greatest at something you need to watch this anime.

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