Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue.

My Roommate is a Cat

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Alternative Titles

English: My Roommate is a Cat
Synonyms: My roommate is sometimes on my knees, sometimes on my head, Hizaue
Japanese: 同居人はひざ、時々、頭のうえ。


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2019 to Mar 27, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Zero-G
Source: Web manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, ComedyComedy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.741 (scored by 6578965,789 users)
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Ranked: #9622
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Popularity: #1146
Members: 146,893
Favorites: 943

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Subaru Mikazuki is a 23-year-old mystery novel author, major introvert, and an awkwardly shy person. He would much rather stay home to read a book than go outside and interact with others. Further exacerbating this life of solitude, his parents tragically died in an accident many years ago, leaving him alone in the world.

One day, while giving offerings at his parents' grave, Subaru runs into a small grey and white cat named Haru, which he ends up taking home with him. Subaru, however, has never taken care of anyone else in his life—can he even take care of a cat? Haru is grateful toward Subaru, as he gives her all the food she wants—a luxury for a cat who is used to a rough life on the streets. But she notices that Subaru can't even seem to take care of himself! Will she be okay with this dunce?

Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a human and a cat who try to foster an understanding with each other.

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Opening Theme

"Unknown World (アンノウンワールド)" by Schrodinger's Cat adding Kotringo

Ending Theme

"Kimi no Tonari Watashi no Basho (君のとなり わたしの場所)" by Yoshino Nanjo

Mar 27, 2019
phiraeth (All reviews)
My life as a child growing up was a lonely one. I was socially awkward, didn’t have many friends, and preferred to stay inside reading/playing video games rather than going out. I pushed a lot of people away from me, even people that were trying to reach out to me, especially my parents.

In fact, my best friend in high school wasn’t even a person: it was a kitten that I adopted from the veterinarian’s office we’d take our older cats to. Daisy was a gorgeous kitten and loyal to a fault, but there was obviously something with her different from most cats. She was very read more
Mar 27, 2019
Kipo0007 (All reviews)
"I don't do well when people do things i didn't expect.
but its after those unexpected things happen,that you find little discoveries and new encounters.
So once in a while it might not be bad" - Subaru

There are many slice of life genre anime out there, most of them simple and sweet,for a nice enjoyable time.
Then there comes those special kinds of slice of genre,which just capture your heart in the most unique way, and this season
we have one, the beautiful hidden gem called My roommate is a cat.

Sometimes in life, there is someone who will come along and change your life and your perspective read more
Mar 27, 2019
Stark700 (All reviews)
I’m not a big fan of cats although seeing these little fluffy creatures always gives me a heartwarming feeling. One of my close friends used to own a cat and I often see stray ones on the street. But just for reference, you don’t really need to be a cat person to enjoy My Roommate is a Cat.

To begin, I should mention that I’m a big fan of anime that aims to chronicle storytelling between a human and animal. My Roommate is a Cat is about as straightforward as it sounds. We meet novelist Mikazuki Subaru in the beginning as an antisocial person who tends read more
Mar 27, 2019
KANLen09 (All reviews)
"My Roommate is a Cat" (or its longer name: check the alternative title) is this season's obligatory hidden gem. And honestly, this series really came out of nowhere and surprised the hell out of us, much more than its lesser audience on the original web manga source.

To start off, the main lead: Subaru Minazuki, a 23-year-old novelist, and pretty much like Wataten's Miyako, once again we have another lead that is literally a shut-in, and is conflicted in social experiences. His speech to the outside world is through his novelist job, after his parents' demise in an accident. However, this introverted life of his is read more

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