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 8657386,573 users)
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Ranked: #10682
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Popularity: #1180
Members: 185,717
Favorites: 1,201

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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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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 ...
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"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.

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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.

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Is there romance?
Uji_Gintoki_Bowl - Dec 19, 2022
7 repliesby iggggi»»
Dec 23, 2022 10:56 AM
Poll: Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
Stark700 - Jan 9, 2019
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Dec 18, 2022 6:59 AM
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Stark700 - Jan 16, 2019
64 repliesby iValen_A»»
Nov 28, 2022 1:06 PM
can you please tell me till which chapter of manga did the anime adapt
Pink_Spica - Oct 4, 2022
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Oct 4, 2022 6:55 PM
only just started watching this but damn…
iggggi - Sep 13, 2022
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Sep 29, 2022 10:06 PM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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