Sorata Kanda, a second-year student, is kicked out of his hostel for having a pet cat. As a result, he is forced to relocate to Suimei High School’s notorious Sakura Hall. It’s a dorm that caters to the oddballs and outcasts of the student body. It’s impossible for Sorata to fit in with such an outlandish crowd.
Students include Misaki, an outgoing animator; Ryuunosuke, a lonesome programmer; Jin, a dramatist turned pervert; and Chihiro, an art instructor who also happens to be the dorm’s manager and a big-time party girl! His best friend Nanami is also urging Sorata to find new owners for his cat as soon as possible in order to return to the usual dorm. After the entrance of Mashiro Shiina, a word-class artist with aspirations of becoming a mangaka, Sorata’s desire to leave the hostel begins to wane.
After a few days at the dorm, Sorata develops a friendship with Mashiro and begins to appreciate the uniqueness of his new home. A look into the lives of these outcasts is provided by Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, which focuses on the bonds formed through their shared passion for the arts, entrepreneurship, and friendships.
The nicest thing in life is having eccentrics as your closest friends. Sorata is extremely fortunate, even if he isn’t aware of it at the time. In the meantime, there are many more like him who are making the best of their circumstances. A list of ten examples follows.
1. Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou (The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior)
Kazunari Usa, a high school freshman, is left to fend for himself as his parents leave for a new job. He is ecstatic about his newfound freedom and wants to enjoy his adolescence without the company of strangers. Kawai Complex, his new boarding house, is anything but average, he discovers upon his arrival.
The majority of the insanity-stricken occupants of the house reside there. Roommate Shirosaki is an extreme playboy; Sayaka Watanabe, an aspiring actress, has no problem leading guys on; and Mayumi Nishikino, an alcoholic office lady, is averse to relationships because of her own awful luck with men. Infuriated by the surroundings, Kazunari resolves to leave the residence. His plans are derailed when he meets shy senior Ritsu Kawai, and he falls head over heels in love with her.
Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou delves into Kazunari’s adolescent years, focusing on his new group of friends and his burgeoning romantic interests. In the presence of so many oddballs, will Ritsu’s love life ever be successful? And is Ritsu a true introvert after all?
One of the nicest students in his high school class, Ryuuji loves to study and clean. Unfortunately, his appearance does not do him honor. People often take him for a bully or a troublemaker. For her part, Taiga Aisaka has the delicate appearance of a doll-sized college student. However, she is a devil on the inside, wielding a wooden katana and displaying a combative demeanor. She’s known as the “Palmtop Tiger” because of her infamous appearance.
Due to an embarrassing blunder, Ryuuji and Taiga are forced to meet one another one day. The popular vice president, Yuusaku Kitamura, is Ryuuji’s best friend and the object of Taiga’s affections. Taiga’s best buddy Minori Kushieda happens to be Ryuuji’s love interest.
They decide to keep each other’s secrets to themselves and assist each other discover the love of their lives. As this unusual couple forms an alliance, they embark on an adventure they never dreamed possible.
3. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
It used to be a well-known fact that Kosei Arima was once a piano prodigy. He quickly rose to prominence, especially among young musicians, but he also became embroiled in controversy. Although he was in ideal mental health prior to his mother’s death, he ended up messing up at a piano recital as a result. As a result, he was unable to hear his own piano playings any longer, despite the fact that his hearing was great.
As of this writing, two years have passed and Kosei has yet to return to his former self. He is now stuck in a world of black-and-white and lacks motivation. The majority of his waking hours are spent in the company of Watari Ryota and Tsubaki Sawabe, two of his closest pals.
However, it’s possible that he’s been destined to pick up the piano once more. Kaori Miyazono, a 14-year-old violinist recognized for her unconventional playing style, is the reason he comes across her. Kaori reawakens Kosei’s love of music. Even though he had lost his enthusiasm, Kaori gave him a new purpose in life. Despite the fact that everything must eventually come to an end, this ending is unique and heartwarming.
4. Hachimitsu to Clover (Honey and Clover)
Students Yuuta Takemoto and Takumi Mayama and Shinobu Morita, both seniors, live in the same apartment building. Takumi, on the other hand, is absolutely insane and has been unable to graduate from high school for the past few years.
They come across Hagumi Hanamoto, a first-year student at the same college, on a regular basis. While all three of these young guys have affections for Hagumi, they are all afraid to admit it. A popular pottery student, Ayumi Yamada, has a crush on one of the men Hagumi befriends.
Several additional characters enter the scene, each of whom has a crush on one of the main protagonists. Hachimitsu to Clover delves into the lives of these young people as they struggle to deal with their emotions, complete their education, and land a job.
5. Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume Wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)
An obscure sickness known as “Puberty Syndrome” is the sole subject of the anime, and it is portrayed as both a myth and an unexplainable condition. No one can tell that it’s happening since the symptoms are so eerie and exclusive to teens that no one has ever seen it before. Because of her own personal experience, Sakuta Azusagawa, a high school student, is well-versed on the disease. The fact that his school isn’t the only one affected by this issue is obviously not lost on him.
He witnesses Mai Sakurajima, a teenage actress, dressed as a rabbit at a library one day. Only Sakuta can see Mai, and she wonders if it’s a sign of “Puberty Syndrome,” as no one else can.
In the process of investigating the mystery, Sakuta helps Mai overcome her unusual ailment. But as they proceed, several more girls with identical problems come into the picture.
6. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend)
Tomoya Aki is the epitome of what it means to be an otaku. His love for anime and light novels goes back to when he was a child. Even though he doesn’t know it, he sees himself as a character in a variety of stories. In the end, he chooses to create his own game in order to make the same experience available to other players.
Director, illustrator, and screenplay are all chosen from inside his inner circle, including childhood friend Eriri Spencer Sawamura and literary elite Utaha Kasumigoaka. In Megumi Katou, a shy student who was previously disregarded, he quickly finds inspiration.
How this newly formed team works together to create enthralling games is the focus of Saeni Heroine no Sodatekata. However, players will quickly understand that in order to incorporate real-world emotions into the game, they must first experience them in the virtual world.
7. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
When Hachiman Hikigaya isn’t studying or working, he spends his free time playing video games. He appears to be apathetic, narcissistic, and a little bit nihilistic. It is his opinion that everyone who claims that youth is a time of joy and happiness is simply lying to themselves, and that the concept of a happy youth is a myth.
His teacher makes him join the Volunteer Service Club after he makes fun of modern relationships in an essay. To be an effective club member, he must assist each and every one of his fellow students who is having difficulty achieving their objectives. Yukino Yukinoshita, the only other member, completes the duo. People’s concerns and best answers must be dealt with by both of them, a condition Hachiman had never imagined even in his wildest nightmare. Hachiman may soon grasp what it means to be a member of society as they learn about other persons and their respective difficulties and are compelled to use their wits.
8. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!)
Most people get “Chuunibyou” at some point in their lives, a sickness that affects nearly everyone. They take on the persona of someone from another domain, one who has arrived in ours armed with a variety of esoteric abilities. They believe that they are exceptional and distinct from the rest of the human race. This leads to them having to deal with humiliating events in their daily life as a result of the bizarre fancies they have.
“Chuunibyou” consequences have ravaged Yuuta Togashi, and the tale centres around his recovery. When he was in middle school, he used to pretend to be the “Dark Flame Master.” Now that he’s relived his past, he’s ashamed and wants to forget it for good. He wishes he could go back to high school and have a normal experience.
When he meets his new classmate Rikka Takanashi, who claims to be a conduit of the “Wicked Eye,” his resolve begins to wane. Yuuta’s “Chuunibyou” moments begin to resurface when her eccentricity mixes with his “regular” life. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! follows the story of Yuuta, who just wants to live a regular life. Has a story of a high school student that is both touching and funny.
9. Golden Time
Banri Tada becomes an amnesic victim after he falls from the bridge, losing all recollection of his home and past. To move forward in his life, he forms a friendship with Mitsuo Yanagisawa and decides to enroll Tokyo’s law school. Some of the people he encounters as he adjusts to a new way of life may have some connection to his past. One of them, in fact, may be to blame for his memory loss.
A dilemma emerges when Banri begins to remember one of the most important relationships of his life, causing him to fall in love. Banri is the protagonist of Golden Time, a narrative about surviving in a strange new world with no memory of his past. In the anime, there is a strong emotional connection that connects all of the characters together.
When Moritaka Mashiro sees his uncle die from the effects of overwork, his childhood goal of becoming a manga artist is dashed. He abandons his aspirations and resolves to work as a wage earner. Despite his impressive manga drawings, he has no interest in the subject. When his classmate Akito Takagi discovers his drawings, he encourages Mashiro to collaborate with him on a manga project.
Later, Takagi begs Mashiro to go see his crush, Miho Azuki, and tell her about their dreams. When Takagi finds out about Azuki’s plans to become a voice actress, he is delighted. Takagi proposes to Azuki soon after, but they put the choice on wait until their aspirations are realized.
Bakuman tells the story of a pair of writers who meet and fall in love. The two of them are unstoppable, no matter what comes their way, whether it’s in their professional or romantic lives. To succeed in the fast-paced world of the creative sector, a person must adapt themselves.