Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

  • Title: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (さくら荘のペットな彼女)/The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
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    Publisher: Dengeki Bunko
    Author: Kamoshida Hajime
    Illustrator: Mizoguchi Keeji
    Volume count: 13 Volumes (Complete)
    Manga adaptation?: Yes
    Anime Adaptation?: Yes

    Sinopse: Kanda Sorata is a second year high school art student who was recently kicked out of the school's dorm because he was found keeping a cat in his room. Sorata begins to live in the apartment house "Sakurasou", infamous for its eccentric residents. Here, Sorata is asked to take care of one of his classmates, Shiina Mashiro. Although she is a brilliant, world-class painter, she is extremely clumsy and lacking in common sense. And thus begins the story of the master and his pet.

    Why?: Because it's hell good. I need a 2nd season...

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    My take: a unique romantic comedy set in a boarding house full of weird, artsy high-schoolers. The story focuses on the insecurities of the MC who is trying to become a computer game designer but his game proposals are constantly turned down, and he can't help but feel substandard in the face of a new girl who moved in and is a world famous artist. A lot of the comedy comes from the fact that she lacks common sense and living ability and the MC dealing with that. Focus is also given to the problems and insecurities of the other residents too.

    I remember really liking the anime, and I think this would be a unique series for JNC to license. We only have a handful of romcom, slice of life light novels set in our world available, so it's definitely a genre that could use more love. I think those who read Kokoro Connect, A Sister's all You Need, or Toradora would like this series for its comedy stemming from its dysfunctional cast and the real life drama involved in the jealousies and insecurities of teenagers worried about living life after school is over.

    The fact that it's complete and not too long I think are good selling points too.

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    I've heard the ending to the light novel made a lot of people mad.

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    I've heard that light novel itself is pretty bad and anime has improved on most of things...

  • Tbh I totally agree. If JNC were to license it I wouldn’t read it. The anime IMO was good and had a solid ending. I don’t want to ruin that good ending by reading the LN. Not many animes have an actual good ending.
    Still upvoted for those that don’t care.

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    I thought the ending was decent.

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    I'm like on episode 16 of the anime now. I saw some comments that the LN and Anime have very different 'endings'. Do they both 'end' at the same place chronologically? I might be interested in reading (as an alternate history type spin) especially if the LN takes the story further than where the anime 'ends'

    if not - I might just pass. I'm liking the anime and don't want to spoil it

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    @jon-mitchell The anime ends with the start of the new school year. The wikipedia entry says, "The anime only adapted up to volume 6 of the light novels."

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    Really want this one. Any idea if j novel will pick this up?

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    The novel was a rather enjoyable read, however, you can tell with this series as with other series on occasion that the author either lost interest or was forced to cut an end to the series early. Without putting any spoilers, that is all I will say about that.

    Is it a worthwhile read, absolutely if you enjoy the genre, the characters can be rather interesting and a few of the "ships" did appear worthwhile.

    In regards to the anime, no you would certainly not want a season 2, the single season left it at an appropriate place and as indicated, was a rather good, almost better than the original adaptation.

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  • Never finished anime, it was boring, dont see how this will change it.

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    I liked the anime. It sounds like the LN diverges somewhat? Glad to hear that it’s an enjoyable read

    I see that this is tagged complete with 13 volumes. Did the author “end” the story or did he just drop it/ move on to something else.

    I’m not sure I want to emotionally invest in this if it “ends” up in the air. As previously noted the anime cour finishes at a good stopping point.

    Should I let the characters rest there?

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    There is not much divergence between the anime and the LN, in my opinion, though of course there are moments that are greatly expanded, but this should be expected.

    The novel is complete, 10 full volumes and 3 side stories. The series does not end up in the air, however the best way to describe it is "rushed" and it leaves the reader feeling unsatisfied i.e. half full. However, I would only describe that truly as the last volume.

    Are there loose ends? Yes.
    Are they significant and would prevent the story making sense? No.

    Is it still worth a read? Absolutely, but it would never be top of the list.
    Just my two pence on the matter.

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