The story revolves around Kazunari Usa, a freshmen high school student, who has wanted to live in peace and comfort. One day, he finally gets to enjoy living on his own at the Kawai Complex, a boarding house that serves delicious meals for the residents. Surprisingly, he lives in the same dormitory as Ritsu Kawai, his ultimate crush in school. Meanwhile, he meets other residents which make his whole life a total different – he never finds his daily life boring.
The anime is completely a slice of life series as watching the daily lives of different types of people living under the same roof – Shirosaki, the masochist and perverted guy of the group; Sayaka, a working woman who doesn’t have a luck in her love life; Sumiko, a cute college student who loves to cause trouble. Of course, these characters are depicted in the most comical way. You might find them weird and psychotic, but you won’t forgive yourself from laughing out loud as you will eventually realize that they are the best remedy for your stressful life. Everything in the story is just blended with refreshing views about love, friendship and lots about the daily lives of these eccentric people. There could be bitterness with those concepts, but the characters still try to experience the most exciting part of life. I really find them funny especially when Mayumi, including Sayaka and the perverted Shirosaki, teases Usa regarding his sexual delusions which is, in fact, creates the humor throughout the story.
Though the series is loaded with a bunch of comical events, it also tries to bring upon a romantic involvement between Usa and Ritsu. Their relationship doesn’t seem to progress like a fairy tale-like moment, but it is totally cute how Ritsu shows her soft side towards Usa and later on realizes she is in love with him. Her innocence towards romance is quite fun to watch, and you will never know when Usa gets the most effective strategy to catch her until such time, without even realizing, trust between them has been built. I really find Ritsu as an amazing female lead despite the fact she doesn’t often express herself. She lives with her books in the most enthusiastic way, and that is another thing I like about her. Her passion and dedication towards her hobby supports the fact that nothing can stop you from doing what you want and for being who you are. It is just a matter of living in your own way, really.
The characters are well-portrayed as the series doesn’t only focus on the main leads. The supporting characters are given enough time on screen to express their thoughts. Their lively interaction with each other is enough to show that no single character would be neglected. Every character in the story is tasked to bring the most hilarious things in the world, and it is up to you if you take their sense of humor seriously.
Brain’s Base studio made another vibrant anime that fascinates the viewers with its well-done animation. If you did enjoy the appealing scheme of those titles of the same studio such as Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, then you will easily be captivated by the ambiance of the anime.
Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou is simply an entertaining series. I don’t find the plot very satisfactory neither consider it as one of the highly recommended romantic comedy anime, but one thing is for sure, I enjoyed watching the whole thing.