She and Her Cat - Recommendations

Alt title: Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko

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Egao

Egao

A young woman lives alone in a quiet apartment in Japan; her sole companion is her tiny orange hamster, who she carries with her and loves dearly. Through heartaches, first encounters, cooking sessions and beautiful scenery, the young woman’s relationship with her hamster thrives and remains a touching sentiment.

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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.

stylomagix stylomagix says...

Makoto Shinkai, producer of She and her cat, is also the producer of Egao. For starters, Egao and She and her cat are short OVAs that are enjoyable and cute. Eventhough, She and her cat has a bit of a dark side to it's self, but still, both are quite awe-inspiring. Both focus on an animal protagonst and that is the greatest similarity betweeen the two.

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.

Other Worlds

Other Worlds

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.

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sothis sothis says...

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.

caitlin caitlin says...

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.

Escaflowne Escaflowne says...

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.

pallmallandcoke pallmallandcoke says...

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.

Singan Singan says...

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.

5 Centimeters per Second

5 Centimeters per Second

Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences from their peers. It is because of this that the two built a bond of closeness between them that still survives through their continued correspondence, even over such a distance. Secretly they both fear the loss of this bond over time, and for this reason they arrange a meeting between just the two of them. The journeys both of them take in their minds and in their lives create an atmosphere of intense emotional upheaval, but also a sense of peace. It is a twist of fate and a series of decisions that put the two in place to carry what they choose of their pasts into the future they will create for themselves.

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Temsik Temsik says...

Sometimes I think that She and Her Cat is somehow connected with the story from 5 CM. Maybe the main character is the protagonist from 5 CM's first love, who is in search of a new love; or maybe she is his schoolmate. Both are short anime movies that were created by Shinkai Makoto, and even if the anime aren't related, each is another vision of love.  

Bdiah Bdiah says...

All of Makoto Shinkai's works (5 Centimeters per Second, Beyond the Clouds, The Promised Place, Voices of a Distant Star, She and Her Cat) present a visually stunning contemplation of loneliness and the pursuit of an unattainable goal. His characters find themselves psychologically isolated, often while living in an environment full of people. While this is not an uncommon character trait in anime, Makoto Shinkai's creates this mentality in a very realistic way.

yelizaveritas yelizaveritas says...

Though "5 cm per second" and "She and Her cat" are not that similar at all, they're both created by the same director and that's why they have very similar, melancholic mood.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

While the difference in length between 5 Centimeters per Second and She and Her Cat is huge (1h against 5min), both movies provoke the same kind of melancholic sadness. If you want something like 5cm, but lighter, or liked what you saw at She and Her Cat and want to experience more like it, check this title out.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Though their plots are different, both She and her Cat and 5 Centimetres per Second have a similar feel to them. Both are visually beautiful and share a similar sense of quiet beauty and melancholy to them. If you liked one, it's worth trying the other.

Comedy

Comedy

Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...

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Reasons you might like Comedy...

Iahel Iahel says...

Though extremely different at first sight, these stories have the same feelings beyond the pictures. They are two monologues: a monologue of a cat and a monologue of a little girl, which describe to us their sense of life and their hopes. Somehow you would find equal atmospheres in Cat's love story and Comedy's childhood story.

ciller ciller says...

I don't know why but if you watched them you have afterward the same feeling. The feeling of depression and satisfaction at the same time, and that feels kinda good. The only thing that really is the same is the peacefully silence. She and her cat goes about someone and her cat. And in Comedy someone will be an assassin if you pay him with a book. Very different as you see but it gives you mental peace so if you feel angry you still can watch the other one.

ArtisanKirei ArtisanKirei says...

Both She & Her Cat and Comedy have very interesting art styles and relaxing soundtracks. They both make a nice break from more mainstream, long animes even though they are very different in subject matter.  

nekoeli nekoeli says...

Both stories are quite heart-touching in their own way. A very deep story lies behind both of them; the animation and art are pretty simple on both but it gives it a nice touch in my opinion.

Voices of a Distant Star

Voices of a Distant Star

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?

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caitlin caitlin says...

The most obvious reason for recommending one for the other is that they are both great works done by Makoto Shinkai. Both are tales of love and loss, and are quick watches, both one episode long, although Voices of a Distant Star is a longer episode. Neither have particularly stunning animation, but both are effective in use of both music and animation. If you liked She and Her Cat you are likely to enjoy Voices of a Distant Star.

Bdiah Bdiah says...

All of Makoto Shinkai's works (5 Centimeters per Second, Beyond the Clouds, The Promised Place, Voices of a Distant Star, She and Her Cat) present a visually stunning contemplation of loneliness and the pursuit of an unattainable goal. His characters find themselves psychologically isolated, often while living in an environment full of people. While this is not an uncommon character trait in anime, Makoto Shinkai's creates this mentality in a very realistic way.

Sheex Sheex says...

Were brevity a sign of genius, Makoto Shinkai would easily qualify for a Nobel Prize. Both Hoshi no Koe and She and Her Cat are short, simple, and fabulously crafted stories that touch on the prospect and limitations of love. While neither manages to delve very deep into the subject (his later works compensate for this) both are exceedingly heartwarming for their brief durations. Given that the two can concurrently be watch in just about thirty minutes, there's really no reason not to view them in tandem.

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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Reasons you might like Kuruneko...

sothis sothis says...

She and Her Cat and Kuruneko are lovely stories of a pet owner with her pet, though SaHC is quite a bit more melancholy while Kuruneko is lighthearted and comedic at times.

chii chii says...

Both anime feel like they were made for each other. Similar animation, sweet, and serious at times. the only differece is that kuruneko is more about the human's life and her cats where she and her cat takes it the other way around telling the story from the cats point of view. check one out if you liked the other.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Though She and Her Cat has a much less comedic tone than Kuruneko, both anime are about the relationship between a woman and her pet cats. If you enjoy short anime about that and enjoyed one, then you may want to check out the other.

The Place Promised in Our Early Days

The Place Promised in Our Early Days

At the end of World War II, Japan was split and a great tower was erected that reached the skies. For three friends, Hiroki, Takuya, and Sayuri, memories of their summer spent together would stay with them forever. During that precious time, the three promised to one day travel to the tower in the skies on the wings of a white plane -- to finally see its brilliance and the surrounding land of Ezo -- but when Sayuri suddenly disappeared from their lives, the promise that once was made was broken. Though time continues to pass, will the three ever meet again some day?

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Reasons you might like The Place Promised in Our Early Days...

Bdiah Bdiah says...

All of Makoto Shinkai's works (5 Centimeters per Second, Beyond the Clouds, The Promised Place, Voices of a Distant Star, She and Her Cat) present a visually stunning contemplation of loneliness and the pursuit of an unattainable goal. His characters find themselves psychologically isolated, often while living in an environment full of people. While this is not an uncommon character trait in anime, Makoto Shinkai's creates this mentality in a very realistic way.

yelizaveritas yelizaveritas says...

Though 'Beyond the Clouds' and 'She and Her cat' are not that similar at all, they're both created by the same director and that's why they have very similar, melancholic mood.

Dareka no Manazashi

Dareka no Manazashi

The story is set "slightly in the future" and revolves around Aya "Aachan" Okamura, a woman who has been working for two years and has begun living on her own for a job opportunity. With Aachan's mother working overseas as a doctor, Aachan's father is now living alone with the family's longtime pet cat Mii-san. One night, Aachan returns from a long day at work, and as she rests on her bed, she reminiscences about the times the family had together. She remembers the sadness she felt when her mom went overseas, and the solace she felt when her father brought home Mii-san to give her comfort. Then, she receives a phone call…

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chii chii says...

Both stories are short and sweet and are from the point of view of cats about the humans in their lives. Both are made by Makoto Shinkai as well so they are sure to give you some feels so check em out.

snivets snivets says...

If you enjoyed either of these shorts about the bond between a human and their cat, you'd definitely like the other. Short, sweet, and full of meaning.

Glassy Ocean

Glassy Ocean

Upon a glassy ocean, in a world where time appears to have stopped, an old man travels and reminisces about his past. Joining him is a painter who likes to capture ships and whales in his drawings, and a number of other travelers. From a whale about to jump, to a fallen star, to flying fish that are waiting to be caught, there are an infinite number of wonders to be found on the serene and glassy ocean.

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Himitsu Himitsu says...

She and Her Cat and Glassy Ocean do not bombard you with extraordinary aesthetics and storyline. Both titles don't try to impress you, but they are still able to provoke a lot of thought from their work. While the artwork may not appeal to you, there are many still shots that are very pretty. The feeling is about the same, and I found Glassy Ocean to be really imaginative.

Rain, the Little Girl, and My Letter

Rain, the Little Girl, and My Letter

Love can be found in a variety of places, including an ordinary classroom. For one young woman, confessing to her handsome classmate will be a feat of epic proportions! With one hand written letter, she gathers the courage to finally break the news, but has no idea her work of art will touch the heart of a special child, as well. Will the young man return her affections, or is she doomed to the life of a bachelorette?

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SirNiXXon SirNiXXon says...

"Rain, the Little Girl, and My Letter" has a certain lyricism, a feeling of sadness and hope, and a "visual poetry" feel that instantly makes one remember Makoto Shinkai's works, mixing wonderful CGs with beautiful, even if a bit crude, hand drawn-like animation. Both are very short and use a narrator who is also a character. The quiet soundtrack, silly situations and still scenes, along with the aspects I mentioned above, all make "Rain" to look like She and Her Cat's cousin - even if a poor one.