2.898 out of 5 from 884 votes
Do you want to fly through the sky? For many, life can be scary and overwhelming place, until you find your other half. One man and one woman have found each other at last, and ponder their thoughts and dreams amidst a montage of memories and serene moments. Though the world continues to move on, the duo have the only thing that matters: each other.
As the seasons pass, a lone stray cat reminisces of life with his master. He talks of the small passions of their time together, and how their shared affection gives them each a reason to be alive. Speaking both of love gained and love lost, he chronicles the eternal nature of their bond, as despite their own respective heartaches they still have each other. The two converse in a touching tale of the true strength of friendship in the face of hardship.
Both She and Her Cat and Other Worlds are short and quiet looks at the lives of a young person. While neither has much in the way of story or animation, both are calming and pleasant to watch. If you enjoyed the innocence of one, try the other.
kun. Both have some of the best fighting of a lifetime.
Although both are some of the earlier works of Makoto Shinkai, that is hardly the primary reason for recommending Other Worlds to those who liked She and Her Cat and vice versa. Both are short and calming animations, with solid and simple, though soothing, black and white video. The most prominent audio is the soft background music, with most (or all) of the dialogue being simply text on the screen. Both are also stories of young and sweet loss, and the fear of losing that precious thing. Both are simple and short, and are definitely worth trying out.
She and Her Cat and Other Worlds are just complementary. They have the same melancholy feeling, the same soft background music, the same style, the same format, and even the 'protagonist' seems to be the same. ;)
I definitely think that if you've enjoyed one, you'll like the other.
these early shorts from Makoto Shinkai manage to show, within a few minutes using minimalistic monochrome, but never the less beautiful animation style, the sad innocence of a broken heart.
Both are early Makoto Shinkai works featuring black & white animation, short length and very similar atmosphere. If you like the one, certainly try the other.
Nagamine is a young high school student who lives a fairly typical teenage life: hanging out with friends, attending class, and falling in love with a wonderful boy. But when she enlists in the galactic army, who is desperate for candidates to fight an alien war, she finds herself drifting farther away from her first love, Noboru. In the depths of space, where a simple email takes eight years to be delivered, will their love truly flourish, or simply fade away?
Both works by Makoto Shinkai, Voices of a Distant Star and Other Worlds are both soothing and touching looks at young love and loss. Each uses simple animation and soothing music to effectively portray its message. If you enjoyed one, you should definitely check out the other.