The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

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  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (4,986)

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is a multi-genre anime television series that was originally aired in Japan in 2012 and concluded in 2013. Produced by Media Factory, the show became an immediate hit among the audience for its unique storyline and eclectic mix of characters.

The story is set in a high school called Suiko, which is located in a small town in Japan. The school has a special dormitory, called Sakurasou, for students who are considered outcasts and have unique talents. Sorata Kanda is one such student who has been forced to live in Sakurasou because he could not handle taking care of a stray cat he brought home.

This is where he meets Mashiro Shiina, a talented painter who has moved from England to Japan to pursue her dreams. However, Mashiro also has a hard time taking care of herself and is unable to do the most basic things like dressing herself or cooking food. Sorata is assigned the task of taking care of her, and this is where the story of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou begins.

The show explores the personal struggles and aspirations of the main characters, as well as their relationships with each other. Sorata, who initially resents living in Sakurasou and taking care of Mashiro, gradually learns to appreciate her talent and becomes her mentor. Mashiro, on the other hand, discovers her passion for painting and develops a sense of independence, despite her social awkwardness.

The other characters living in Sakurasou include Nanami Aoyama, a hardworking and ambitious student who aspires to become a voice actress. Misaki Kamiigusa is a quirky and energetic girl who wants to become a successful game developer. Jin Mitaka is a playboy and Mashiro's childhood friend who harbors hidden feelings for Nanami. Ryuunosuke Akasaka is a reclusive gaming programmer who communicates with the world through a computer.

The show deals with various themes, including the importance of pursuing one's passion, the challenges of living with social anxiety, and the difficulty of maintaining romantic relationships. It also touches on the idea of societal expectations and how they can limit individual growth.

The animation in The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is well done, with vibrant colors that help bring the show's characters and settings to life. The soundtrack is also memorable, with catchy opening and closing themes and background music that complements the show's mood.

Overall, The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is an engaging and heartwarming anime that will appeal to fans of dramas, romances, and comedies alike. With its relatable characters and well-written plot, it is a must-watch for anyone who loves anime.

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on October 10, 2012.

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E 24
24. E 24
March 27, 2013
A new school year is starting with new and old faces.
Graduation Ceremony
23. Graduation Ceremony
March 20, 2013
Fight to the very end!
Run Through Those Sparkling Days
22. Run Through Those Sparkling Days
March 13, 2013
Mahiro knows she is the reason for Sakura hall closing, as she prepares to leave school to protect those she loves. The residents search desperately to find her.
It's Not Anyone's Fault That It Rains
21. It's Not Anyone's Fault That It Rains
March 6, 2013
Sometimes you have to let go of a dream and face reality.
In Order to Keep Saying We're Home
20. In Order to Keep Saying We're Home
February 27, 2013
The residents start a campaign to save Sakura Hall but one resident is the lone holdout.
There's No Place Like Sakura Hall
19. There's No Place Like Sakura Hall
February 20, 2013
The shock of Sakura Hall closing has Sorata remembering his first days of moving into the hall and the cats his picked up along the way.
First Love With an Alien
18. First Love With an Alien
February 13, 2013
Time is running out for Jin and Misaki; their friends rush to bring them together, but the past makes an invisible barrier.
Valentine's Day Is Chocolate Day Season 1 Ep
17. Valentine's Day Is Chocolate Day Season 1 Ep
February 6, 2013
Mashiro has asked Sorata to meet her on the roof, his mind races considering today is Valentine's Day. But a frantic call from Nanami throws everything out the window.
I've Always Loved You
16. I've Always Loved You
January 30, 2013
The results of Sorata hard work and prep will finally show when he submits his pitch. At the same time, Nanami is prepping for her next chance.
Where Is My Usual Self?
15. Where Is My Usual Self?
January 23, 2013
Sorata gets roped into taking the women of Sakura Hall to his home, where he must contend against his manly father and bro-con sister.
The Windows and Lights of Christmas Eve
14. The Windows and Lights of Christmas Eve
January 16, 2013
Christmas Eve is the will be the night when truths are aired among the residents. But more than one person will have their heart broken.
One Step Before Winter
13. One Step Before Winter
January 9, 2013
The residents of Sakura house continue to enjoy the fame of their successful show, but as it begin to fade as Christmas approaches and the idea, the thought, and the want for love begins to take over.
The Power of Love in the Culture Festival
12. The Power of Love in the Culture Festival
December 26, 2012
The production of Milky Way Cat, Nyapollon is going well until the audience is asked to 'Shout your love'. Who will be the first to speak up?
Milky Way Cat, Nyapollon
11. Milky Way Cat, Nyapollon
December 19, 2012
Even though the festival has started, a last minute change by Sorata has everyone in Sakura Hall rushing to implement his changes.
Hate Hate, Love
10. Hate Hate, Love
December 12, 2012
Work on Nyapollon is starting to back up; the idea is to bring in an additional artist. But the only one who can match Mashiro's work is Rita.
The Fall Storm Is Here
9. The Fall Storm Is Here
December 5, 2012
One night, Mashiro's English school friend, Rita, turns up on the doorstep to flip everyone's world upside-down. Meanwhile, the gang finally meets the elusive occupant of Room 102: Akasaka Ryunosuke!
Set Off a Huge Firework
8. Set Off a Huge Firework
November 28, 2012
Sorata has based the first round of the game competition! His time is now devoted to mastering his oral presentation and dealing with Mashiro new found interest in discovering what love is.
Her Homesickness
7. Her Homesickness
November 21, 2012
If Mashiro and Nanami wasn't enough, Sorata has to deal with someone who has known him all his life. The jealous between these three rivals will bring Sorata to his knees.
The Blue After the Rain
6. The Blue After the Rain
November 14, 2012
Nanami has overworked herself with taking care of Shiina, her jobs, and voice acting school. Her midterm presentation is coming up and she is in no shape to take it. Can Sorata do anything to help her?
The Serious Girl of Sakura Hall
5. The Serious Girl of Sakura Hall
November 7, 2012
A new girl is moving into Sakura Hall and things are going to get even more awkward.
World of Changing Colors
4. World of Changing Colors
October 31, 2012
Big changes are happening at the Hall when Sorata finally makes his decision. Will the other residents admit their true feelings, too?
So Close and Yet So Far...
3. So Close and Yet So Far...
October 24, 2012
Sorata's determination to move out of Sakura Hall is being questioned by his dorm mates. As he tries to distance himself from Shiina, rumor of her visiting a love hotel causes him to rush to her.
I Drew a Picture
2. I Drew a Picture
October 17, 2012
Sorata is tasked with watching over Shiina Mashiro, her naivety is slowing corrupting his life.
1. Cat-White-Mashiro
October 10, 2012
Sorata is a normal student living in an abnormal dorm and has one goal: ESCAPE! But those plans are thrown when a new student moves in.
Where to Watch The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is available for streaming on the Media Factory website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Pet Girl of Sakurasou on demand at Amazon Prime and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 10, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (4,986)