Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo 16

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Ohohoho~ someone sounds jealous.

Sorata finally manages to get an idea past the presentation stage, and I’ll admit the promise of his game’s concept does sound like fun. Pretty ambitious too, since he mentioned on the possibility to upload recordings and social network sharing etc. Now that’s how you really sell ideas!

The major developments this week include Nanami surprisingly gaining steam as a rival… even if she’s a bit sneaky with the “script” idea. This does cause Mashiro to feel jealous, and I’ll admit it’s a pretty entertaining step forward for her. Probably up till 3 episodes ago, I couldn’t even fathom Mashiro feeling anxious, much less developing full-blown jealousy. Indeed, this makes her usual actions feel a bit more… titillating

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Man, I wouldn’t have imagined those lines from her either…

Next week, the all-important event for couples of the year finally comes around, Valentine’s Day. Expecting tons of dorama. The preview at least hints on Rita experiencing that. Meido-chan must’ve been pretty harsh on her.

16 Comments

  1. SmithCB Said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 2:12 am

    I’m really torn by the treatment Nanami is getting. A two-cour series, she’s been up and down in the fight for Sorata, but manga/LN not excluded, we’re seeing more and more signs she has a chance, yet the audition takes place next week and we still have 8 episodes to go and some negative direction from the manga/LN. Frankly, I see Ayano directing Mashiro’s new feelings as new and better input into her work, not into developing a relationship which would detract from that work. Even Nanami’s help by providing love anime to study can give Mashiro an idea about love, but as part of an art form, not a real human interaction. Akane Iro had the MC choose a different girl from the manga, so if the volumes of this work aren’t finished, I suppose this series could go in a number of directions. If Nanami leaves and Rita comes back, that won’t be enough good to balance the loss, and I can’t see Nanami just being dumped. Sigh…guess I’ll just have to keep tuning in. Go Nanami!

  2. Netami Said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 3:37 am

    There is a solution…. harem route !!! There’s enough of me… ekhem Sorata for everyone =P

  3. S_1 Said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 4:05 am

    Can it be so? Can it truly be so?

    After so much Sorata liking Mashironess in the christmas break finale? ;_;

  4. Himajin Breaker Said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 4:13 am

    @ SmithCB: Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka was a VN; the manga was just another adaptation of it. When your source material is an eroge, any heroine could possibly be chosen, even if it does tend to be the girl standing front and centre on the game packaging who gets picked.

    Also, mildly jealous Mashiro is hilarious. Her reaction is more akin to that of a slightly irritated child whose friend just made another good friend, rather than that of a teenage girl seeing the target of her affections getting along with a love rival.

  5. Dawn Said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 4:45 am

    HNNNGGGGGGH Jealous towel clad Mashiron!~

  6. relentlessflame Said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 6:01 am

    @SmithCB:
    I have no knowledge of the source material, but looking at the plot holistically, I really don’t think I can see this as “signs that Nanami has a ‘chance’”. Rather, I would say that they are building Nanami up both a) to be torn-down (sadly enough), and b) to push Mashiro over the edge into figuring out what she really wants. I think that’s the purpose of the jealousy in this episode. I don’t know that Nanami will be “dumped” exactly, but I’m supposing she’ll see the writing on the wall at some point (and likely in the most melodramatic way possible). From a story perspective, I think there’s more to gain from Mashiro and Sorata becoming a couple than any other “option” (particularly if raises a question of how it’ll interfere with Mashiro’s work — another hurdle to overcome, and a theme that has already been touched on previously).

    As for Akane-Iro, both the anime and the manga were adaptations of the game, and the heroine chosen (?) in the anime was based on the game’s most popular heroine/route. So I don’t think diversion from the manga should be seen as an “example” in that case, as it wasn’t the source material in the first place. Most of the other more famous examples were set-up as romantic triangles from the get-go… but I don’t think we can really apply that to this show except in a very loose sense.

    So yeah, as much as I like Nanami well enough, I think her “romantic ending” will probably be reserved for one the routes in the upcoming PSP/Vita game. But again, this is just my own speculation.

  7. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    Despite firmly being on Mashiro’s side, I think Nanami’s pretty cute too, but definitely agree that she has a snowball’s chance in hell to “win” in this race. If the title didn’t give it out already then nothing else will…

    On the flipside, while entertaining to see Mashiro express herself much more, it feels rather forced or clumsy at times. I suppose that adds to the realism of it, given the lack of experience by her on that end. Just throwing out an opinion.

    Oh, and anything can happen in PSP games. That’s kind of the selling point for the genre www

  8. SmithCB Said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    Thankee, gents! I appreciate the background and clarifications. This anime moves me, and the level of development they are spending on the characters makes each one a major player. You may well be correct in the final outcome, but to have invested this much in Nanami, I’m VERY interested in how this plot will handle things, as the job they’ve done has clearly defined camps of support for both girls. I’ll be remembering this series for a long time, no matter how it ends. That said – ‘Enter Rita-Stage Left’!!!! I can’t wait!

  9. suguru Said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    I just hope they don’t drag the love triangle of sorts out too long – Nanami is painfully obvious, and since it also seems pretty clear Mashiro’s getting the win (this isn’t called “The Blushing and Bursting into Kansai-Ben Girl of Sakura-sou” for a reason) then Sorata is just going to look like he’s stringing her along, like with the Christmas Eve “date”. I guess they have to do something to give Sorata-Mashiro a “push” but hopefully the writers come up with a convincing way to do it and don’t end up pushing into melodrama territory.

  10. Why? Said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    Lesbians in my anime? Surely you jest. Sorata has a nice yuri harem waiting for him I guess.

  11. Benigmatica Said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 11:43 pm

    If all approaches fails, there is always Plan C…

    And please, don’t mentioned Akane-iro ever again. It’s a shittier eroge adaptation.

  12. moridin84 Said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 11:50 pm

    “social network sharing etc. Now that’s how you really sell ideas!”
    Indeed, business guys love that social network integration crap.

    “Man, I wouldn’t have imagined those lines from her either…”
    She got that from the manga Ayano gave her to read, doesn’t look like she actually means it.

    “Probably up till 3 episodes ago, I couldn’t even fathom Mashiro feeling anxious, much less developing full-blown jealousy”
    And thinking about it, that transition didn’t really feel forced, it all kinda made sense.

    Pretty nice.

  13. susu Said,

    January 31, 2013 @ 4:42 am

    Yep, good episode.
    The recent ones have been rage filled.
    With Sorata being the main reason.
    But this one is good.
    It’s nice seeing everybody aiming for their dream with such passion.
    And the love filled air.

  14. Bear Said,

    January 31, 2013 @ 6:20 am

    My problem is with Sorata (the average person) is going to wind up with Mashiro (the exceptional genius) instead of Nanami (the average person). Nanami and Sorata have a compatibility that he and Mashiro can never have. It’s too trite that he winds up with the hot girl instead of the best girl. To Mashiro this could just be a learning experience that allows her to fulfill her destiny in art and for Sorata his time with Mashiro could just be a learning experience for him to look back on, but long term where is their relationship? All I can see is him being her nanny, taking care of all the mundane things that are beneath her. Sorata and Nanami can have a relationship that supports each other and their vocational goals. A much more satisfying ending if not the fantasy ending.

  15. Yuun Said,

    January 31, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    Hhhhhnnnnnngggggggg………..

  16. Himajin Breaker Said,

    January 31, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    > It’s too trite that he winds up with the hot girl instead of the best girl.

    They are both simultaneously both the hot girl and the best girl. I will engage you in fisticuffs if you disagree, good sir.

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