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The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses  

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It turns out there are some great anime where the setting is a boarding house, but which are really worth your time? This list ranks the best anime about boarding houses and the ensuing drama that follows for its residents, including older titles, as well as new boarding house anime that you may not know about.

One example of a boarding house anime is The Pet Girl of Sakurasou. Set in in the dormitory of an arts university, the story centers on Sorata Kanda and how fate throws him together with famed artist Mashiro Shiina as he unwittingly becomes her handler. Another good anime set in a boarding house is Kuragehime or Princess Jellyfish, an 11-episode series that peered into the lives of the otaku tenants of an apartment building and one in particular, Tsukimi, who doesn't realize her new friend is someone completely else.

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The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
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The Kawai Complex Guide to Man... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior
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Maison Ikkoku is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
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Kuragehime is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Kuragehime
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Hidamari Sketch × ☆☆☆ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Hidamari Sketch × ☆☆☆
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Hidamari Sketch: Sae Hiro Sots... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Hidamari Sketch: Sae Hiro Sotsugyou-hen
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Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb
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Hidamari Sketch x 365 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Hidamari Sketch x 365
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Here is Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Here is Greenwood
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The Trapp Family Story is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
The Trapp Family Story
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Yurumates (2012) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Yurumates (2012)
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Invaders of the Rokujyouma!? is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Invaders of the Rokujyouma!?
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Hidamari Sketch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Hidamari Sketch
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Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Speci... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Specials
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First Love Monster OVA is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
First Love Monster OVA
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Youkai Apato no Yuuga na Nichi... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Youkai Apato no Yuuga na Nichijou
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Hinako Note is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Hinako Note
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Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? (2... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? (2010)
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Yurumates 3D Plus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Yurumates 3D Plus
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Yurumates is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Yurumates
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Yurumates wa? is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Yurumates wa?
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Yurumates 3D is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Yurumates 3D
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Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? (2... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? (2010)
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Love Hina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
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Punch Line is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best Anime Set in Boarding Houses
Punch Line