The Pet Girl of Sakurasou or The Pet Girl of Sakura Dormitory is a Japanese light novel series by Hajime Kamoshida. ASCII Media Works published the series in January 2010 and a 24-episode anime television series was released October 2012. Sakura Dormitory is home to Suimei University of the Arts’ strangest students. Mashiro Shiina is one of the main characters, a very talented art student who needs a lot of guidance to improve her living ability. Her extreme focus on drawing manga inspires fellow student Sorata Kanda, he helps her with the basic tasks of everyday life. She is unable to pay attention in class but is able to make up for her grades with her photographic memory, memorizing the answer to the exams visually. She is eccentric, as if living in her own world but eventually develops feelings for Sorata because of the genuine care he shows her despite of her lack of common sense.