I’m going to be reviewing a popular anime that was originally a manga called “My Roommate is a Cat”written by Minatsuki and turned into an anime by Zero-G. The main character is Subaru Mikazuki who’s in his early twenties and lives alone in his parents’ old house.
Subaru is an extreme introvert author who prefers books to people. He is incredibly sad about his parents’ death that happened a few years earlier. One day, when he goes to visit their shrine, a stray cat comes out of nowhere and she eats the offerings he left. Subaru then gets an idea for a book, and decides to bring that cat home. Since he has no experience with pets, the cat and him start off rough. Later, Subaru names the cat, Haru, and they begin to warm up to each other.
Hiroto Yasaka is Subaru’s good friend who’s been with him since their childhood. He’s the opposite of Subaru and is outgoing and hyperactive. At times he can be sensitive and helps Subaru come out of his shell a little. Hiroto often comes to Subaru’s to check on him and bring him food.
Another big character is Subaru’s editor, Atsushi Kawase. Subaru wasn’t a big fan of him at first, but has begun to tolerate him. Kawase is a high-energy character who is a huge fan of cats, and he ends up visiting Subaru almost everyday. Haru doesn’t like him very much either. In fact, he frightens her.
When Subaru decides to head to a pet store for the first time, he meets Nana Ōkami, a cheerful employee who later becomes Subaru’s friend. She and her younger brother are both big fans of Subaru’s novel. Later, Subaru reveals that he’s the author.
I like how the episodes are told from both Haru’s perspective and Subaru’s. The story is very realistic in a sense that pets are good for you, and they are ridiculous yet caring creatures that look out for you.
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