Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo: My Favorite Anime

30-Day Anime Challenge
Day 2: Favorite Anime You’ve Watched So Far

I spent a few hours mulling over this topic. There are tons of anime I really enjoyed. Some shows were hilarious; some had scenes I couldn’t help but rewatch months after finishing said series. In the end, however, I decided there was one show in particular which tugged my heartstrings. A show to which I can really relate.


Yes, Sakurasou no Pet Na Kanojo is my favorite anime. Let me be clear: Shiina Mashiro, the artistic savant, is not the one with whom I identify the most. I’ve never been considered a prodigy in anything. However, at times I do feel like my social skills is about the same level as hers.
From Bokura no Kiseki.

No, the character who I really feel for is Kanda Sorata. I’ve never really had any big goals or aspirations in life. I mean, the closest I ever got to planning my career was when I was a kid. I thought I could be a bodyguard / assassination / bounty hunter. Yes, I was super chuuni before I even hit middle school. Life goals, woo!

Even after graduating from college, I’m still not sure what I want to do for a living. So imagine how I felt when I saw this confused, conflicted, insecure character while I was going through some rough times back in 2012-2013. It really felt like I was looking to a mirror. I saw a kindred spirit!

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During my last semester as an undergraduate, I took a Beatles History course. The professor once mentioned that people tend to pick particular songs or shows as their favorites because they really relate to what said song or show is trying to convey at the time they experienced said media. I guess this would be a prime example!

As someone who is rather partial to this series, I really recommend Sakurasou no Pet Na Kanojo to anyone who wants a beautiful story of talent and hard work. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll remember this amazing anime.

4 thoughts on “Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo: My Favorite Anime

  1. This anime definitely has a strong emotional heart, once you get past the first couple of episodes that just don’t seem to know what they want to be. I really love how the characters grow throughout the series and how they deal with the various set-backs they encounter. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    1. That’s true, the first few episodes gave me the impression of someone having a slight identity crisis. I really need to consider these things if I wish to be a better blogger. Thank you for helping me realize that with your insightful comment. Couldn’t agree more with the love for character development!

      Thanks for stopping by!


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