Both are visually beautiful and share a similar sense of quiet beauty and melancholy to them.
All of Makoto Shinkai's works (Tooi Sekai, She and Her Cat, Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, 5 Centimeters per Second) present the pursuit of an unattainable goal and a visually stunning contemplation of loneliness.
Both of them have wonderful music performed by Tenmon.
The two girls in anime have conflict with their inner self, demonstrating a deep depression for not understanding the meaning of his own existence, and the examined life by a "second person".
Os dois animes apresentam garotas em conflito com seu eu interno,demonstrando uma profunda depressão por não entender o significado de sua própria existência ,tendo a vida analisada por um "segundo personagem" .
They're both anime about cats. Although She and Her Cat is somewhat 'dark' compaired to the light heartedness of Chi's , I found them cute anime. She and Her Cat is an OVA while Chi's Sweet Home is a series. Must watch!
Both are animated short-films revolving around rather, narrating the lives of two girls, individually. The stories in both the works of Makoto Shinkai are narrated throughout by an unknown narrator whose identity gets revealed in the climax, in a subtle yet beautiful manner.
Both the stories involve cats who form the essential element of the short-films.
Kimi to Boku and Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko (She and Her Cat) are so eerily similar in their content, style, and portrayal that it's not out of the question to think that Makoto Shinkai drew a great amount of inspiration from Kimi to Boku, taking the best parts from the flash animation that aired a year earlier, sprucing it up with better art, animation, and music and modifying the souls of the characters somewhat. Kimi to Boku is worth a watch if you want to see something a little different, a tad slower, and a tinge more melodramatic.
Although on the surface there seems to be little in common between Mushishi and She and Her Cat, both feature, at their core, very rich and human stories, told with great sensitivity. The visuals, though one is colour, the other black and white, achieve a similar feel with subtle but eloquent animation, framed within leisurely, lingering shots.
Both anime cover the same "Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko" story. "Everything flows" is in color, was made more recently, and has a much longer runtime (still an OVA, though). The other version is 1/6th of the runtime, black and white, and pretty much the first publicly praised work of now famous director Makoto Shinkai.
The story and mood are similar, I give Shinkai's version a slightly better rating because it has more emotional power and better art (even if it is B/W).
So, I heard you like Makoto Shinkai?
She and Her Cat is Shinkai's first work and contains several of his visual direction as a director and his narrating prowess as a writer. It is worth checking out to see how much he has grown to form his style back when he was animating his works all by himself.
Though extremely different at first sight, these stories have the same feelings beyond the pictures. They are two monologues: a monologue of a cat and a monologue of a little girl, which describe to us their sense of life and their hopes. Somehow you would find equal atmospheres in Cat's love story and Comedy's childhood story.
They both have a sad aura to them, have interesting "camera" angles, and are very artistic, yet somewhat simple. The second season of EF (a Tale of Melodies) is also similar to She and Her Cat, but it reminded me of the first season more ^^
When I watched this, I got a feeling "oh you doing that again hah?"
He used the same rambling narration theme, which gives a feeling like you reading a novel more than watching an anime. Some people might not like it, since it's hard to understand at some points.