Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo 7: The Narrative of What We Despise

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, Sakurasou) had a gap episode between last week and this week, in the form of episode 7. I just want to say that I thought that episode, tonally and in terms of the type of content, fits well within my expectation of Sakurasou. However it doesn’t seem to be that way among not only many anime bloggers (I guess I should link to some) but also just casual viewers. Well, here’s what I found off Animenano:

Well, I guess it wasn’t so negative. That says 50-50, depending on how you interpret Kurogane’s reaction. I omitted one entry because it seemed too neutral to be categorized. Hypothesis: some people really go sour on a show if it has that little sister cliche/plot hook/joke. I guess this is not really new? What’s probably more amusing is how some then go on and try to justify their outlook. I guess I love vanilla ice cream because chemically they are less complicated than most alternatives. Yea, that’s it. This blog post and observation is brought to you by the opinion that I think Sakurasou has consistently remained more or less the same across every episode. If you think episode 7 is somehow way worse than 1-6 (or way better, for that matter), maybe you are hiding something. Dig deeper and search your feelings. You know it to be true.

7 Responses to “Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo 7: The Narrative of What We Despise”

  • praestlin

    Every week I still sigh and see all these detailed blags on shows I’m not watching while Busou Shinki only gets recapped either by Japantor or the semi-literates who run personal figure/toy blogs without the ability to take proper pictures of their figures.

    I’m cry. At least there’s garupan

    • omo

      That’s too bad, but that’s just how it is. I mean there’s nothing you can really do about it–unless you can set an example yourself.

  • joshspeagle

    Omo, I think you’ve stumbled across something big here. Who knew that so much of the community had a sister complex in some way or another! ;)

  • TheBigN

    ( ´_ゝ`)

    In my opinion, the sister just adds to enhancing the dynamic between silly and serious that was already there. Once you know the main cast, things are okay, but adding new characters noticeably shifts the balance. Same with episode 8 with Sab- Rita. I guess we had gotten used to Misaki’s actions beforehand.

    • omo

      Well, Sakurasou is a 24-er, so I think the new characters may very well be authentic attempts to make things more complicated and not half-hearted one-shots. We will wait and see.

    • TheBigN

      That’s what I hope as well. A flow was going on, and at least the little sister disrupted it enough that it was pretty damn noticeable.

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