She and Her Cat

Alt titles: Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko

OVA (1 ep x 5 min)
3.941 out of 5 from 4,189 votes
Rank #911

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.

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Sheex's avatar by Sheex on Apr 21, 2008
Score: 6.5/10

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of penning down my thoughts on She and Her Cat is simply the lack of things to talk about - the film is, after all, but a measly four and a half minutes; you'll likely spend just as much time reading this review.  Yet, astoundingly complex or not, it leaves this review ultimately with but one question to answer: are these four and a half minutes worth... read more

aritentd's avatar by aritentd on Oct 4, 2009
Score: 8/10

She and Her Cat The OVA that started Makoto Shinkai's accession to the throne of melancholy and visual perfection. While being the first one, it is on par with his later works. How much emotion can you pack in a 5 minutes long story told from a perspective of a cat? More than to a typical blockbuster movie. It is quite surprising how little is sometimes more than enough. Slight symbolism and emphasis... read more

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