Let’s cut to the chase. Our MC Sorata has a habit of picking up stray cats, which gets him evicted from the “normal” school dorm and lands him a spot in Sakurasou, the dorm for “problem children”. In other words, he now gets to live with a bunch of “colorful” characters ranging from a perverted senpai, a play-boy, a hikikomori, and a couger sensei. Honestly that doesn’t sound too bad. There are worse “problems” out there that people could possibly have. Rounding off the rest of his acquaintances, we have the obligatory bro and the girl who obviously has a crush on him (I’m betting she’s his childhood friend).
So basically we get to see Sorata’s daily struggles to cope with the eccentricities of the people around him. This makes for some very good laughs, which is the show’s strong point so far. I mean, who announces to the world that she looks great when she’s naked?! That’s just crazy! I’m tempted to call the residents of Sakurasou savants, given that they are all gifted in some way, but they don’t really suffer from any “true” disorders. They’re just… Weird. Well, perhaps Mashiro might actually suffer from some sort of learning disorder. As odd as the other residents are, there’s definitely something exceptional about her. The girl can’t even dress herself properly! Now, I suppose one explanation is that she’s had her every need taken care of by personal servants or something, but her background hasn’t been elaborated upon much so far. All we know is that she is Chihiro’s cousin.
So just what is it that makes me like what I see so far? Well for one, everything looks very pretty and colorful. Only appropriate considering Mashiro’s repeated comments on color, I guess. And there’s just something about the character designs that’s very appealing to me. But of course, I’m not just attracted to the show because of the eye candy. The stuff Sorata gets put through is genuinely hilarious, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how he deals with Mashiro at school. Obviously she’s going to be as high maintenance there as she was at the dorm, except this time there will be other people around to witness the events unfold. Looks like Sorata is going to have his hands full.