Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue.

My Roommate is a Cat

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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。
English: My Roommate is a Cat
German: My Roommate is a Cat
Spanish: My Roommate is a Cat
French: My Roommate is a Cat
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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
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, PetsPets
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.731 (scored by 8907189,071 users)
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Ranked: #11182
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1201
Members: 191,318
Favorites: 1,250

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


Mar 27, 2019
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 ...
Mar 28, 2020
Mixed Feelings
My Roommate is a Cat is a show about a guy and his new cat. Each episode is roughly split in two parts, beginning with the guy's perspective followed by the second half with the cat's perspective having its own internal monologue.

This show had so much potential but blew it on a character that is a delirious anemic. Moments of the show are heartfelt and nice but then the "comedy" messes it up. I had hoped for something akin to Usagi Drop instead of this, and if comedy is desired then the author should not have relied on the most basic of slapstick for comedy.

Who ...
Mar 17, 2019
Preliminary (10/12 eps)
So, this is my first review. I felt the urge to write it after seeing too many positive reviews/ratings for an anime that I think it could be considered mediocre at best.

Why do I think that? When I was starting the anime I thought "this is pretty standard, but Haru is pretty cute so I'll watch it" but the more I watched, the more boring and repetitive it gets.
I get it, it's a slice of life so there isn't supposed to be a lot of exciting things happening, but how can I enjoy an anime when all the things are subpar:

- The characters are ...

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