Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo is about the Sakura Hall where they put the students that do not fit in. The supervisor of the hall’s niece comes to stay at the hall and at first she appears to be normal. Unfortunately, she turns out to be the strangest one of all when she can not even dress herself properly. These impressions are based on the first and second episode.
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo has all this stigma about the Sakura Hall, but a lot of the people living there are doing amazing things. Mashiro is a famous artist and Misaki has made her own anime between the two of them more people should want to live in Sakura Hall. Usually when people are successful others want to be around them for the connections they can get or other personal reasons. The group being totally ostracized is weird.
Mashiro is a very strange character since she has no common sense or life skills at all. It is revealed though in the second episode that she is a genius artist. It looks like they have exaggerated how strange and detached from reality geniuses can be because people make allowances for them. It is a weird thing to add to a harem show. It will not be surprising if Mashiro becomes dependent on Sorata to the point where she thinks she can not live without him.
Underneath the shojo romance outside there is also the coming of age plot. A lot of the students in Sakura Hall are still trying to find out what they want. Mashiro has been wildly sucessful with her artwork, but what she really wants is to write manga. After all even if someone is good at something does not mean that it is what they want to do. A lot of the others have growing up to do as well. It is nice that the story is not all about people hooking up.
Overall I like the setting for this show, so I will be keeping up with it for now.