Egao - Recommendations

Alt title: Minna no Uta: Egao

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She and Her Cat

She and Her Cat

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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sothis sothis says...

She and Her Cat and Egao are two short works from the master himself, Makoto Shinkai. Though SaHC has dialogue, Egao is simply a music video; both show us a touching relationship between a human and her pet.

SaiAkuto SaiAkuto says...

Both vidoes are really short and touching. They show the possitive sites of the world and make you feel like after katharsis in ancient greek theatre.

Ajna Ajna says...

Another fine piece of Makoto Shinkai's art, I'm pretty confident you will like this short movie if you were even remotely touched by any of his other works.

Just so that we can remember that you don't need a big budget to make a big hit!

KiraRin KiraRin says...

Simple pleasures in life are both told in a wonderful way in both of these extremely short shorts. Touching stories about the love between a person and their pet and how this influences their life in a small, and yet meaningful way.

If you enjoy one, you're sure to appreciate the other.

Menchi Menchi says...

The love and caring between a pet and its owner is the main theme in both Egao and She and her cat. Both short animations are simple, but emotional, and the key element is the feeling. They are very cute and sweet, and perfect for animal-lovers.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Both Egao and She and Her Cat are visually appealing short stories by Makoto Shinkai. They are both emotionally moving, but in a very lighthearted way. If you liked the one, don't hesitate to watch the other, since neither goes over 5 minutes in length.

CloudyDays CloudyDays says...

Egao and She and Her Cat are similar in the way that both tell a short memoir of two friends, one being a girl and the other her pet.  They tell of how their friendship thrived and the hardships that were overcome by them.

DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Created by the same person and following the same theme of a woman and her lovable pet.Id say She and Her Cat was far better and gave more than the single frame of background story depth that Egao did but...In total they together don't even pass the 8 minute mark you you might as well burn through both.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Both are short works done by Makoto Shinkai that features the relationship between a girl and her pet.

Kuruneko

Kuruneko

A lady lives a quiet life with her two loves: alcohol, and her many cats. She’s had many of the latter over the years including an oft-grumpy Scottish Fold mix and Poko, an orange ball of energy who was abandoned as a kitten and saved to live another day. Whether the kitties are playing with cotton gloves, getting to know each other or causing mischief, they and the lady live happily together.

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sothis sothis says...

Egao and Kuruneko are short, touching tales of a woman and her pet/s. You'll definitely appreciate one if you liked the other.

chii chii says...

Both anime are short and sweet about a woman/girl and her cat. kuruneko is more about comedy where egao is a short sweet tale. If you liked one you'll definitally like the other

Amazing Nuts!

Amazing Nuts!

Four touching and intriguing stories are set to a backdrop of different songs: a futuristic cop patrols the streets to fight against crime; a girl experiences an out-of-this-world vision of the world after ingesting a variety of pills; a badass battling chick fights her way to happiness and manages to stoke the flame of love; and two lovers meet and exchange a beautiful rose.

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Omurqi Omurqi says...

Egao and Amazing Nuts! are two music video's (or to be precise, five, Amazing Nuts! contains four) in which the animation is used very nicely and appropriate to accompany the music. Watched one of these, and looking for more quality music video's with great use of visuals? Make sure to check out this title then!

Poyopoyo

Poyopoyo

It's a basketball! It's a melon! It's… Poyo the cat?! After drunkenly stumbling across the bulbous, cuddly creature on the street one day, Moe Satou decides to bring the stray home and keep him in the house as a family pet. Whether he's lounging around or bringing snacks to the other strays in the neighborhood, Poyo is always getting into a variety of misadventures with his new owners and friends, including the lovable neighbor cat Kurobe, doting father Shigeru and a host of kittens.

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sothis sothis says...

The format of these two anime couldn't be more different - Egao being a one-off music video and Poyopoyo a TV series. But both are cute looks at an owner with their pet - Poyopoyo being the more comedic of the two.

Traveling Daru

Traveling Daru

After being rushed to a flight by her mother at the airport, a young girl loses her most prized possession, a plush toy named Daru. Awakened by the girl's tears, Daru sets forth on a grand adventure to find her, crossing continents, communicating with animals and statues alike, and even making a new caterpillar friend along the way. As time passes, will Daru ever be reunited with his beloved owner?

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Singan Singan says...

Two dialogueless shorts by studio CoMix Wave that aim for cuteness and not much else; also, they have similar characters - a woman & her pet in Egao / a girl & her toy in Daru. So, if you experienced some positive emotions with one of these anime, try the other too.

The Star of Cottonland

The Star of Cottonland

After being abandoned on a rainy night, Chibi-neko, a little kitten who dreams of growing up to be human, is taken in by Suwano Tokio. The human world can be a confusing place for a kitten, but Chibi-neko loves being with Tokio, who takes great care of her and plays with her whenever she wants. However, an encounter with Raphael, a majestic wild cat, shakes her belief in many of the things she held dear. Where does Chibi-neko truly belong?

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Inu230 Inu230 says...

What's better than human-animal companionship built around a mutually beneficial relationship? Not much.

Egao & The Star of Cottonland feature a cutsey animal and young adult (female and male respectively) who have their lives improved by being togher.

If you liked the music video or movie you should give the other a try.

Tottoko Hamtaro: Anime Dechu!

Tottoko Hamtaro: Anime Dechu!

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Tottoko Hamtarou Hai!

Tottoko Hamtarou Hai!

Tottoko Hamutaro Hai! is the sequel to Tottoko Hamutaro, or in English, Hamtaro. The series revolves around the 15 original Ham-Hams in short 5-minute episodes. The Hai! series is animated differently from the original series, most notably, the head-to-body ratio is off, and it is also computer-generated in 3-D.

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Tottoko Hamtaro (2012)

Tottoko Hamtaro (2012)

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Hamtaro

Hamtaro

Laura is a typical fifth-grade girl with a not-so-typical pet: Hamtaro! Quirky and curious, Hamtaro quickly makes friends with his fellow "neighbors" after the duo moves to a new town, and a lifetime of adventures begins. Whether it's attending sports festivals, visiting museums in the search for the world’s largest seed or playing matchmaker, the Ham-Ham Friends will stop at nothing to have a good time. When the humans stray, the hamsters come out to play!

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