Ranked #1258

Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko

Alternative Titles

English: She and Her Cat: Their Standing Points
Japanese: 彼女と彼女の猫

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 19, 2002
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 7.601 (scored by 27,685 users)
Ranked: #12582
Popularity: #1065
Members: 41,853
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Synopsis

Do you believe in love at first sight?

This short but sweet film revolves around She, a woman whose name is never uttered, and her pet cat, Chobi. Their first meeting was beautiful. One rainy day, She found Chobi abandoned outside and decided to bring him home with her. Chobi instantaneously fell for his kind and gentle owner. He had not only found a home, but also the love of his life. But can their relationship ever become anything more than just pet and owner?

Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko is a short animated film that explores love in an extremely innovative way. The subtle romance is both heartwarming and thought-provoking and is sure to bring a gentle smile to your face.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Chobi
Chobi
Main
Shinkai, Makoto
Japanese
Shinkai, Makoto
She
She
Supporting
Shinohara, Miko
Japanese
Shinohara, Miko
Mimi
Supporting
 

Staff

Shinkai, Makoto
Shinkai, Makoto
Director, Script, Creator
Tenmon
Tenmon
Music

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Gin-iro
Jul 17, 2008
She and Her Cat is told from the perspective of Chobi; a cat that was recently adopted by She, an unnamed girl. Chobi is quite a philosophical little cat but his observations don't go past of what a regular cat might think. He notes how the girl cries, but does not wonder why, only that She is perfect and must not be at fault. He notes that She leaves during the day, but does not wonder where, only that the scent of the outside world comes through the door each time. He just knows that they are together, and that's all that there needs to read more
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BurntFlower
Jul 16, 2011
This OVA, though barely five minutes long, has more emotional depth and impact than many longer anime.

The animation is, simply put, incredible. Beautifully drawn black and white scenes that are contrasted against detailed backgrounds - this could even remind someone of an old live-action film (as improbable as that sounds, just watch it yourself). Everything looks incredibly realistic except for the cat, but it was purposefully drawn in a simplistic way to put emphasis on its persona and plight.

There was very little music that I can remember but I liked the cat's calm, quiet, maybe even melancholy, voice. Although the main character is a read more
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011253
Mar 6, 2008
Story
There doesn't seem to be a story beyond 'I am a cat. This is my opinion of the world.' That by itself makes for a philosophical short with an interesting take on life. Anyone who's owned a cat has wondered what goes on between those ears, and I believe that if cats could talk they'd agree with everything that this cat does.

Art
The art in this OVA is rather interesting - it's done in a black-and-white, simplistic, somewhat grainy manner. Despite the fact that the human is very realistically done and the cats are simplified and 'chibi', it still maintains an intriguingly real appearance.

Sound
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obtrice
Jul 14, 2013
She and Her Cat is the first film from director Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, Garden of Words). At just under 5 minutes, there’s no plot to speak of, just the musings of Chobi the cat as the seasons pass and his bond with his owner grows. Chobi is a pretty deep cat, dwelling on topics such as love, existence, the limits of his perspective, and his unshakeable faith in the girl’s goodness. He reminded me of Henri the Existential Cat.

Shinkai’s concept is clever, and for anyone who has ever owned a cat, it can be touching. As a cat lover, though, I expected read more
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