Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue.

My Roommate is a Cat

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Alternative Titles

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: 7.721 (scored by 9164091,640 users)
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Ranked: #11732
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Popularity: #1228
Members: 196,786
Favorites: 1,273

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsuda, Kenjirou


Murase, Ayumu

Yasaka, Nagisa

Toujou, Hisako

Oukami, Yuugo

Nakajima, Yoshiki


Sugita, Tomokazu



Opening Theme

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

Episode Videos


Feb 11, 2024
This little anime right here showed the big boys what it is all about. A combination of wonderful character development, really welcoming and innovative story telling and a sometimes teary and easy going approach to the genre. (No spoilers)

Plot: The plot is simplistic. A tried and tested approach of an episodic anime where every episode can be viewed on its own but with a greater story behind running all through the 12 episodes. What really sets it apart from the run of the bunch anime, of this structure, is that every episode has meaning, it has a greater purpose, everything happens for a reason and ...
May 7, 2023
Mixed Feelings
MC is an introvert bookworm and author. MC parents die. A stray cat is separated from its younger siblings. MC adopts a stray cat. and life slowly starts changing for both of them become a family.

We are reminded of the sob story of dead parents and separated siblings in every episode. Lots of flashbacks. Both the MC and cat act like tragedy heroines suffering from past trauma. This is annoying at times. we do get to see all kinds of warm memories of both MC and the cat, so it is still worth it at the end.

I would not call it the best SoL. ...
Jul 4, 2020
Preliminary (2/12 eps)
I like cats and i like slice of life genre, that's why i was interested in this.
Expecting both combo of interesting slice of life and cute cats but what i found is bad story and trash depiction of cat.

It's like written by socially awkward author that has no common sense and never interacted and know anything about cats, only written with bare minimum imagination about cats after some half-ass online research and a walk in pet store.

Terrible quality for today's standard. It's like I'm watching some old 2000-ish anime.

Sound: Ok sound

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