The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo

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When abandoned kittens and his good conscience force second year Sorata Kanda to move into Suimei High School’s infamous Sakura Hall, the satellite dorm and its eccentric, misfit residents turn his life upside down. The decidedly average Sorata finds it difficult to fit in with the bizarre collection of dorm residents like Misaki, an energetic animator; Jin, a playwright playboy; Ryuunosuke, a reclusive programmer; and Chihiro, the dorm manager, art teacher, and party girl. Sorata's friend Nanami, a second year student and aspiring voice actress, pushes him to find new owners for the many cats so that he can quickly move back into the regular dorms. However, his 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.

User Rating: 4.7 ( 13 votes)


English: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Japanese: さくら荘のペットな彼女
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2012 to Mar 26, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Frontier Works, Genco, Media Factory, Animax, Mainichi Broadcasting System, ASCII Media Works, Sony Music Communications
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub, Dual Audio

Encoder's Notes

Dual Audio release added. It’s a fresh encode with the video encoded from the JPBD remux, dub from the USBD and subs from Coalgirls. Audio and Subs were taken from Mysteria’s remux ’cause syncing them manually was becoming too much of a pain.

The video quality of JPBDs was extremely good. It barely needed any filtering apart from deband and adaptive grain. Too bad the same can’t be said about the atrocious USBDs. And… oh well, I hope I find the time and motivation to watch this someday.


RaresCelTare, Mysteria, Coalgirls


Atsuko Ishizuka – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Jin Aketagawa – Sound Director
Hideki Hosokawa – Episode Director
Takashi Ikehata – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: #1: “Kimi ga Yume wo Tsuretekita (君が夢を連れてきた)” by Pet na Kanojo-tachi (Ai Kayano, Mariko Nakatsu, Natsumi Takamori) (eps 2-10)
OP2: #2: “Yume no Tsuzuki (夢の続き)” by Konomi Suzuki (eps 13, 16-22, 24)
OP3: #3: “I call your name again” by Nanami Aoyama (Mariko Nakatsu) (ep 14)
ED1: #1: “DAYS of DASH” by Konomi Suzuki (eps 1-12, 24)
ED2: #2: “Prime number ~Kimi to Deaeru Hi~ (Prime number~君と出会える日~) by Asuka Ookura (大倉明日香) (eps 13-22)
ED3: #3: “Kyou no Hi wa Sayounara (今日の日はさようなら)” by Horie Yui, Nakatsu Mariko, Takamori Natsumi, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu,
ED4: Sakurai Takahiro, Kayano Ai, Kawasumi Ayako, Toyoguchi Megumi (ep 23)


Man, this show… This is one of those shows that really makes you remember that anime isn’t real…. and then drowns you in despair… T_T


An underappreciated and legitimately inspiring story of failure, love, and learning to follow your dreams no matter what.


Mashiro Best Girl Dealwithit


Pretty visuals + fun characters + nice soundtrack + close best girl contest = good SoL Drama show


A great mix of comedy and drama.


Highly entertaining show about ambition, failure, friendship, acceptance and finding a place where you belong. Wonderful, quirky characters.


An underrated anime. This anime doesn’t get as much as love as it deserves. The animation is consistently good- sometimes it’s breathtaking.


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