For the longest time, it's just been the two of them. "Kanojo" and her cat Daru are inseparable, having grown up together. Now a junior in college, Tomoka—her roommate of a year and a half—moves out of their shared apartment, and in order to keep her living space, Kanojo must find a job. Day by day, Daru watches her continued efforts from a cat's-eye view, eagerly awaiting his owner's return. When she gets back, once again, it's just she and her cat.
Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows is a charming short series about the bond between a pet and his owner.
The beauty of She and Her Cat: Everything Flows lies in its utter simplicity. It takes what we often take for granted, puts a nice metaphorical spin on it, and connects to us on a deep and heartwarming level that you would never expect in a million years.
Kanojo (or Miyu), the main character of Everything Flows, is a college student who is just beginning to face the real world. As with many other independent college students, she is facing some tough times, but what makes her situation all the more interesting is how she is being bombarded with incessant change. She just recently moved out of her childhood home, her friend/roommate recently left the apartment that the two of them split the rent for, and she’s had her applications rejected in her endless search to get a job. Needless to say, things are not looking too bright for Kanojo.
The only one thing that has remained steady and consistent in Kanojo’s life is her cat, Daru. Kanojo’s mother found Daru when Kanojo was still a young child, and, although initially rejecting Daru, she learns to tolerate him. Over time, they grow together and form a deep relationship with each other. Their relationship has now developed up to a point now where Daru recognizes the hardship that Kanojo has to endure. Although there is not much that Daru can physically do, it is clear that he empathizes with her deeply.
It should be noted that the entire storyline is told from Daru’s point of view, but it isn’t isolated to just that. By incorporating a number of flashbacks and cleverly integrated metaphors throughout the story, the screenwriters of this 4 episode series have created something that has just enough impact to leave an impression yet still not sound overly sappy. It’s truly just right: a masterfully crafted balance, as I would say.
As for the art and sound, they are both well done. An easy, breezy OP & ED and well-timed music to leave an emotional impact – what’s there not to like? The animation and art are very consistent and does the trick for this show.
Overall, it’s a great watch. 28 minutes in total may not seem like much, but it does the trick for the context of this show. The simplicity of this show is its strongest selling point, and after watching this I’m sure that it’ll leave you thinking about your own life too.
Overall Grade: A-
Author's Disclaimer: Please remember, this is my own personal opinion. I critique anime primarily on how the story is executed and how well-rounded the characters are. This review is not meant to target any other review but was intended to provide a more holistic analysis.
It should be noted that this is a full-fledged review of the entire season. read more
I have only watched the first and only episode out so far so this is a review on that.
(My first review ever)
Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko : Everything Flows is about the story of the life of a women and her cat, the story is told in the perspective of her cat and narrated by her cat. In the short 7 minutes it has the story manages to tug at your heartstrings leaving you in between your heart racing and shedding a tear. The only 4 characters so far are good and adds that little extra to the story. It shows the hardship of a single lady doing her best to achieve her goal and the struggles along the process. I give it 9/10 and not 10/10 because it was honestly a little to short. If it was about 20 minutes like the average anime episode it would easily get a 10/10. read more
In case your also wondering if the romance is between the girl and the cat, then the short answer is YES but am sure its not as twisted as you might imagine. The story is the most awesome thing about this short anime, its not exactly something that is gonna make you tear up but its guaranteed to move you, watching "Kanojo" from the cats POV as she struggles with finding a job and the stresses of having to adjust to living alone as a new adult in the society.
Like i said before, the story is definitely the best part about this anime, its fast paced since the anime is very short, but wont fail to make sure you understand everything very clearly, the cat narrates most of it, showing us flash backs from the life of Kanojo when she was a child and her problems as she was growing up.
Not exactly what you can call the best but it was awesome, the animation wa smooth and the emotion behind every action were portrayed well in every scene. That is about as much as I can say about the art.
Im the kinda person who would stop watching a movie or anime just because they messed up the sound tracks for a certain scene, This anime absolutely matched the soundtrack with that heavy tone of watching someone fight responsibilities, I never really notice any anything if the character's voice acting is messed up but am sure you will find that the sound is OK.
The anime doesn't really use a lot of characters considering that the anime is from a domesticated cat's POV, but as far as am concerned the character's were very realistic, the way they talk and act is what you would see in real humans, absolutely down to earth characters.
Without a doubt this part takes a 10 because of the awesome story, a very short anime but for just the 7 minutes that you will watch, it will totally reel you in slowly, I like stories that are fast paced because i easily get bored listening to too much detail, this anime packed every up in short scenes that make you understand fast.
Well this review my not be of help but am pretty sure you will enjoy the anime just as much as I did, its one of those anime that doesn't give you much room for hating it so am sure no matter the type of anime you like, this one is definitely a watch for any anime fan.read more
So this review is based off the first 2 episodes of the anime, so if anything changes as the episodes are released this review will be changed.
8 - Story: Everything Flows is about the lives of a job hunting girl and her cat. It highlights their friendship through youth and focuses pretty heavily on how the cat sees her and tries to make her life better. And that’s about it. The episodes are 6ish minutes long each so the story is pretty simple. But that’s why I’m gonna give this anime so much dam much credit. Yeah, it has a story that’s simple, but the way it’s told is really interesting so I felt completely hooked within the first 2 minutes.
8 - Characters: There’s also really only two characters that are important. The girl and the cat. Once again they chose perfectly to focus on just two characters given the length of the episodes, and so the way the characters interact with each other is great. They make it clear early on, that even though the cat does have dialogue neither the girl nor the cat can understand each other. Yet the way the girl talks about her life and the way the cat bounces off that giving his insight actually makes you feel like they’re actually best friends.
8 - Sound: Speaking of dialogue, the voice acting is really, really good. At first, hearing the cat with an adult male’s voice did feel kind of weird, but after a minute or so, the voice matches perfectly. Same goes for the girl, her voice is expressive without being whiny and really, what more can you ask for?
9 - Art: Now as far as art goes, I’d have to say this is probably my favourite thing about the anime, because the whole thing is just downright beautiful. No joke, almost every scene is worthy of being used as a wallpaper, they’re just that good looking.
8 - Enjoyment: So, if you’re looking for a pretty chill story that will keep you interested the whole 6 minutes, then I’d definitely recommend checking this one out. Yeah, it’s short, but for an anime to hook you on such lovable characters with such a simple story in such a short period of time, it’s pretty awesome. I’d say Everything Flows is a solid 8/10. read more