“Opportunities wait for no one! If you let an opportunity slip through your fingers with an excuse like, “I wasn’t prepared.” You’ll never get another opportunity like that again! But it is your life. Live it the way you want.”
The school romantic comedy revolves around a second-year high school student named Sorata Kanda who lives in Sakurasou, the dormitory for problem children at Sorata’s school. One day, Mashiro Shiina—a cute girl who happens to be also a cosmopolitan, brilliant artist—moves into Sakurasou.
Sorata thinks to himself that he should protect Mashiro from the weirdos at Sakurasou, but Mashiro has a surprising secret: she has no idea how to take care of herself. She gets lost if she goes out, and her room is a complete mess. Sorata’s dorm mates designate him as the “master” of Mashiro, and thus, an ordinary boy and a brilliant girl must live like “a master and his pet.”
Before I start with this review. Did you know that the voice actor of Sora (from No Game No Life) shares the same voice of Sorata and the voice actress of Shiro (from No Game No Life also) shares the same voice of Mashiro, the main characters of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo.
A rom-com anime, I guess you know what happens when there is a rom-com genre of an anime, right? The SHIP has sail!, something like that. But this anime is quite different, although it has romance and funny scenes, it never fails to give us those feely feel feels. Yeah, people really like to break other people’s hearts.
Sakurasou is a dorm wherein people who live there are weirdos. Kanda Sorata, the main protagonist of the story, was forced to move to Sakurasou because he kept on finding stray cats and he kept on bringing those cats to his regular dorm. The regular dorm didn’t allow pets, so Sorata was forced to move out and was forced to move to Sakurasou.
One day, a white girl moved into Sakurasou, her name was Mashiro Shiina. Suprisingly, this girl is actually also a weirdo. So, Sorata decided to take care of her, little did he know that that girl is actually the Mashiro Shiina, who’s actually a genius when it comes to the world of arts.
I’ll just introduce the two main characters because each of the other characters in this anime has their own unique personality. Well, the story of this anime is basically just the story of other high school guys, planning on what career you will take when you graduate from high school and the like. But this time, it’s a high school life wherein your friends are weirdos. Also, this time the story has a factor where things won’t go as you planned it would be, you could say that it’s not really that easy on planning what career you will have.
Overall, this anime was really enjoyable and really fun to watch. A nice laugh is a good way to balance those feels, wait this anime also has “feels”, prepare the tissues! So, since this anime is a rom-com. I’ll give my ship, Mashiro x Sorata all the way!