Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko


She and Her Cat: Their Standing Points

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Alternative Titles

English: She and Her Cat: Their Standing Points
Synonyms: Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
Japanese: 彼女と彼女の猫

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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 19, 2002
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, PsychologicalPsychological, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 4 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 7.351 (scored by 4539545,395 users)
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Ranked: #21342
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Popularity: #1557
Members: 79,891
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Synopsis

It was on a rainy spring day that Chobi became a young woman's pet cat. Though he immediately fell in love with the beautiful and kind person who took him in, he can never hope to fully understand the complex world of humans. Over the course of their first year living in the same apartment, Chobi and his new owner live in their own separate worlds⁠—standing alone yet close together.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Chobi

Main
Shinkai, Makoto
Japanese

Kanojo

Supporting
Shinohara, Mika
Japanese

Mimi

Supporting

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Shinkai, Makoto
Director, Script, Creator
Tenmon
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Jul 17, 2008
Gin-iro (All reviews)
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
Jul 16, 2011
BurntFlower (All reviews)
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
Mar 6, 2008
011253 (All reviews)
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
Perhaps I am read more
Jul 14, 2013
obtrice (All reviews)
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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