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She and Her Cat -Everything Flows- Finale 8/10


Reincarnated Daru! Maybe? Ah that was a nice finale to this short. RIP Daru, enjoy your peaceful slumber.

Final Thoughts on the Season

Amazing how you can fit and deliver an emotional and powerful story in the span of 4 episodes that are only about 8 minutes long. It's beautiful. The thing that makes this show is the perspective and the dialogues of the cat. Her story being narrated through his eyes. The emotion he feels through her actions and how it impacts both of their lives. It was nice, Shinkai is a very impressive person.

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Damn it I hate being right. :(

Great short, 8/10.


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Episode 4 (Finale)

So the owner's name is Miyu, and Daru is reaching the end of his natural lifespan. But just before he dies, he experiences Miyu's joy one last time before going to sleep forever. Even so, Miyu's life goes on with her memories of being with Daru having made her approach life more optimistically. That was pretty sad, but at the same time it did help make Miyu a better person and she did find another cat to take care of in the end.

Final Thoughts

As to be expected out of Makoto Shinkai, this show is full of emotion and tearjerking moments, and it made for quite a nice quick show to watch. The idea of telling a story narrated by a cat is just a great concept. Seeing that it is a short that not much depth can be put into it, but the story is simple enough that Shinkai can work his magic with the 28 minutes he has for this.

Grade: B (8/10)


Shinkai didn't have a part in this. He made the original She and Her Cat, but this one was directed by Kazuya Sakamoto and written by Naruki Nagakawa. It wasn't even animated by CoMix Wave Films, Shinkai's studio. It was done by Lidenfilms.
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Ep 4: Finale

Short and sweet... and heartbreaking. I wouldn't have it any other way.

I love that in about 30 minutes we got a story and a relationship that was deeper and more meaningful than a handful of other show this season. The piano themes playing in the background really added to the effect. Daru's death was sad, but at least he went out as peacefully and happily as any cat could.



Having Daru narrate was a superb stylistic choice. Was he reincarnated at the end there? Good stuff.
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She and Her Cat -Everything Flows- Episode 4 – [She and Her Story]

What a great episode / great anime being a short and only 4 EPS.

DARU wants to comfort she ( Miyu ) bit is too old to climb up . Mom calss ans Miyu hangs up

Mom comes and Miyu os OK and says to Daru you are getting old and pets him

And Mom / Miyu make up.

Daru like the laughter and says they are OK now and falls into a deep dream sleep passing away. Miyu was quite upset forva while but got a good job

But underneath the same bridge she finds another cat ( or Daru ? ) and takes him home!
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Right in the feels. Daru
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I loved it, the story resonated with me. Being a pet owner and facing the struggles of the real world, I can understand MC's hardships. I loved the fact it was told from the cat's perspective.

It was a realistic narrative and very relaxing story. Despite the outcome of the ending, it was still extremely sad (I'm the only one on this lol).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFukcl2CfpA

This song is beautiful.
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Knew I'd be fucking sad.


Very cute, good series though.
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