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Poll: Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows Episode 4 Discussion

Apr 9, 2016 7:31 AM

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We all knew he would die, but that was damn sad.

Beautiful ending.
Apr 11, 2016 5:22 AM

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MagnaMoon said:
Why did Daru have to die?! o(╥﹏╥)o (This brought some painful memories for me...)

The ending was beautiful though and I'm glad she got another cat.
Same with me. I lost my loving dog a few months earlier and seeing a loved pet die now hurts me. I cried when Daru's passing was implied.
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Apr 13, 2016 3:57 PM

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9/10 so soothing yet sad :( I just enjoyed this omg sobbing before going to bed now..

And I want a cat now damn
Apr 16, 2016 10:35 PM

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I'm surprised at the level of melodrama in this one. After portraying the cat's mentality with verisimilitude (explicitly stating that he can't understand human speech, for instance) here at the end he somehow uses a phone to call the mother in and then dies in the lead's arms with perfect melodrama timing.
Apr 20, 2016 10:26 PM

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tsubasalover said:
She also got another cat.

Not just any other cat. That's Chobi.

10/10 for the episode, 9/10 overall.
Apr 23, 2016 9:05 PM

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...I saw the FEELS coming, but it still hurt right in the FEELS ;_;

..this is why I'm not so sure whether to adopt a cat or not
Apr 24, 2016 10:09 AM

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RIP Daru. I heard this was going to lead into the OVA, and it did.

I liked the style of the OVA better, but this was still alright.
5/10 (average)
Apr 24, 2016 6:17 PM

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omg I haven't cried this hard in a while. Not just this episode, all of them together (they're so short it's a hassle to put a comment on each thread :P)
Next year I'll be going off to college and I'll have to go a long time without seeing my cat, and I thought about that while watching.
That nod to the OVA was gorgeous tho. I kinda figured there'd be something like that, since it was listed as "prequel" instead of "side story" or something...

Apr 26, 2016 9:42 AM

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That was very beautiful and heart-warming. I enjoyed the calm of this show.
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May 1, 2016 2:11 AM
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It took me so long to notice what happened in the end ._.
May 6, 2016 1:35 PM

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eh, didn't like this. it isn't necessarily bad but it just doesn't compare to the original. this is just a sob story while the original is more of an essay.

May 10, 2016 6:22 AM
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So relaxing & contemplative. One of the best endings recently, even tho it's so short, the feels were great. Expected Daru dies, but the happy reincarnation really surprised me & I love that.
Despite being a cat, Daru's such a thoughtful mc. I feel the directing is meticulous, proper pacing, sense of mundane realism, many scenes & ideas draw parallels. Like sound of laughter as the train's regularity, Daru's relationship with his long lost mom with Miyu distancing away from hers. Kazuya Sakamoto's mal page shows mostly an episode director, but seems all his shows are amazing. Hope he does more.
The endless job search, relationship breakdowns, relate to me so much it made me really sad. Like her, I was job searching near graduation, years of hard work in a good uni, but it just happened to be the great recession. Daru & Mikasa both remind us of this cruel world.

Jerkhov said:
This show definitely is designed to assassinate the emotions of anyone who has owned a pet for a very long time. One of my cats I've had since before I was born just died last month, so you best know I'm drowning in feels right now. It's not even just specific to cats, it could even apply to a turtle or something, this is melodrama done right.

I had two turtles long ago. When one turtle died, it made me more sad that the remaining turtle went depressed & started fasting. Anything we did couldn't raise its appetite. That self destructive behavior & powerlessness reminds me of Miyu losing to adult society & closing herself off.
Jun 7, 2016 4:35 AM

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Knew Daru was going to die, still cried for his death. The ending was bittersweet, because although Daru died, Miyu finally gets a job, she finds a new cat and her happyness.

Despite how short it was, I liked this. The atmosphere was perfect with the simple, but sad and heartwarning ambient and the soundtrack only made it better. 7/10.
Jun 18, 2016 8:56 AM

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Final thought: Up until the 3rd episode, it was actually pretty decent, but I didn't like this episode that much, and not because of the death of the cat. I don't know if it's budget issue or the series was intended to be written this way, but it felt very lazy. I know this is a very simple story, but it's simplified to the point where it just feel like it was not well thought out. One episode was for when her roommate moved out, one was for the flashback and the bonding between the main protagonist and her newly adopted cat, two for the family, and then, what? How does that link from one to another? How are they related and fit with the narrative of this story/feelstrain without feeling disjointed?

I also didn't really like both leads' voice.

I hope this does not set the standard for future feelsy anime. Writers ought to put more effort into writing a good coherent story imo.
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Jun 23, 2016 11:00 PM

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I have soft spots for cats and the ending made my cry since I remember how my cat died and I just can't -- ;__;

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Jul 10, 2016 3:06 AM

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Well, I finally finished this and I fucking cried like a little bitch. Very good short series, probably one of the best ones out there!

Jul 26, 2016 12:43 PM

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beautiful anime, i can totally relate to it..

9/10 just because it's like 20 mins in total and i wish it had more ;-;
Jul 28, 2016 12:50 PM

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TKotarou said:
We all knew he would die, but that was damn sad.

Beautiful ending.

Yup, he's at it again.


That said, did Daru just reïncarnate there at the end?
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Aug 2, 2016 6:03 AM

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Damn that was quite touching! Really hit me right in the heart! Really beautiful short series I must say, loved it from start till the end with it's amazing bittersweet and relaxing atmosphere!

It's been a while since an anime touched me this much actually 9/10!
Aug 3, 2016 11:58 AM

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Sad but hopeful ending.
Aug 17, 2016 9:13 PM

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The only way to fill the void of the heart left by the death of a cat, is to fill it with more cats. Or if you have more than one, love those that remain that much more until you need more cats to receive your excess love.

Speaking from experience, just lost two of my childhood cats within the year, but they were old and ready to go. At least there was closure. Cats that die or go missing (not a good sign in rural areas) in their prime is perhaps even more tragic.

The reincarnation touch is nice tho.
Aug 26, 2016 5:28 AM

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Right in the feels. Knew Daru's death was coming eventually since he was an older cat already but still cried like a lil' bitch. Seeing as I have a middle-aged (coincidentally, black) cat myself, it hit me even harder. At least he was reborn as Chobi. But still, tears :'(
Sep 8, 2016 4:53 AM
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this 7 min anime made me cri T^T
Sep 30, 2016 11:18 PM

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Fuck. I had a bad feeling in episode 3 when he was trying to jump on the bed but couldn't...but damn, that caught me.

Watched this on impulse just because I happened to see a batch for it.

As someone who has a pretty old dog who's been with for...well a fuckin long time, him dying in her arms like that broke my heart.

Was kind of nice though to see her finding another abandoned cat at the end, after a year or so passed and she finally was able to move forward. The cat narrator kind of hinted at him being reincarnated too.
Oct 7, 2016 7:24 PM

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Daru dying in her arms was sad and beautiful at the same time. And the white tomcat, she found is with her in She and her Cat.
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Nov 5, 2016 7:39 PM

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randelus said:
The ending was really predictable but I still cried my eyes out. I loved this anime honestly.
Ok time to go hug my cat

So you are saying that you predicted that the cat will be reincarnated?
Nov 25, 2016 1:26 PM

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"Daru died? I hate anime."

"Daru reincarnated! I love anime."

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Nov 28, 2016 4:19 AM

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In the end I enjoyed this a lot more to the OVA. 7/10
Dec 9, 2016 11:12 PM

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simple but moving for an ova


Dec 13, 2016 2:17 PM

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Watching this during work was a terrible idea. I'm struggling to not to make any sobbing noises. T^T
Dec 19, 2016 1:07 PM

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Well, I just ruined my day. For some reason when it comes to loved ones dying, be it human or cat, I just become an emotional wreck. I've had cats my whole life, so of course some of them have passed on already. This just hints way too close to home for me ;___;

But aside from me being an emotional wreck now it was an enjoyable anime. (up in till 4 and the end of 3 when it became apparent he was going to pass on soon)
Jan 27, 2017 3:52 AM

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The ending really got me crying. The day one of my cats die will truly be a horrible day.
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Mar 21, 2017 11:44 AM

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Beautiful ending to a beautiful series!
8//10, may increase to a 9.
May 16, 2017 9:12 AM

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right in the kokoro

Jun 5, 2017 6:03 PM

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;-; Nvm, I don't want a cat anymore. TOO SAD.

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Aug 15, 2017 1:22 AM

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Ugh, dying animals - my weakness.
gg Makoto Shinkai
Aug 15, 2017 4:34 PM

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This cat made me cry WHAT IS THIS..

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Nov 6, 2017 7:11 PM

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rip Daru, you were a great cat fam
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Jan 15, 2018 6:44 AM

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randelus said:

Ok time to go hug my cat

I went and did just that the moment the episode ended. She is also very old and this was honestly hard to watch. Beautiful but hard.

Jan 16, 2018 3:19 PM

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That was a sad but yet beautiful ending, but how did Daru die? They never explained though. I am glad she got a new cat with the same soul, this time white. I loved this ova and hoped for more, it reminded me of a movie of a dog I watched last year and it was as good.

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Feb 25, 2018 1:56 PM

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Omg...that was so sad, and yet so happy at the same time. I figured she would get a new cat and move on, but the way they handled it was just perfect!


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Aug 17, 2018 3:07 AM

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I'm a huge cat lover, I see cat in the title and immediately watch it.

It was simple, yet beautiful and I maybe cried a bit at the end... Had to hug my cat first to calm down and show him that I love him. He looked at me like I've gone crazy tho, haha :'3

8/10 from me.
Nov 10, 2018 11:09 AM

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Such a nice rewatch after feeling down for a while. Loved it even more the second time around. 9/10
Feb 26, 9:26 AM

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really wish this was made into a full length story. These moments would have more weight to them then. Also Daru's lines are a bit overpretentious.

I really liked the cat dialing the phone and mom coming over.

May 4, 1:04 AM

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SirCrimsonFox said:
really wish this was made into a full length story. These moments would have more weight to them then. Also Daru's lines are a bit overpretentious.
I agree completely.

On the bright side, however, Kana's voice was as cute, warm, sweet as ever :)
May 17, 5:31 AM

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Darruuuu is back

Makoto Shinkai God bless you for such work.
Jul 5, 8:46 AM
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the first thing since the episode begin is full 0ff sadness atmosphere
they say the animal that understand the human feeling is dog and cat, and i love to see Daru is very care about his master,
i learn from this anime, how precious time we had with someone that we love,,is our precious treasuse..
and daru had his time, and finally die in happiness and peace
this story really got me... wonderfull story..

its less from 30 minute but really make me cry...
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