If I Sit On It, It’s Mine – So Says The Cat

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My Roommate is a Cat Episode 2 Review

Anyone who has owned a cat will get a good laugh out of this episode if nothing else. From the opening sequence of Subaru finding the cat asleep on his laptop to later being scared when he opens a box to find the cat asleep inside, these are wholly relatable moments for the audience to enjoy. I’ll admit though, my cat and I have come to an arrangement when it comes to keyboards and now she has accepted sitting beside the keyboard and just periodically swiping at my fingers if I’m not paying her enough attention. Negotiations with cats are always ended in favour of the cat even when the human thinks they’ve won.

My Roommate is a Cat Episode 2 Cat on Keyboard

Realistically, there’s not a lot going on in this anime. It is very slice of life, author living with cat, and honestly other than the appeal of seeing my own cat’s antics on screen, there’s not a huge amount to cling to in terms of plot. Even though I quite like Subaru, I found his ‘misunderstanding’ at the pet shop a little bit on the painful side and while the rest of the episode rolled along smoothly, it seems every time the cat is absent from the screen things hit a bit of a rocky patch.

My Roommate is a Cat Episode 2 Subaru at Pet Shop

As with last week, the final part of the episode flipped the perspective and we got the cat’s point of view on the events of the episode. Again, I’m not sure this adds a lot, but it is cute so we’ll just go with it.

My Roommate is a Cat Episode 2 Cute Moment

While I’m not going to say this is a particularly good anime, if you like cats, don’t mind things just being cute for the sake of it, and can put up with something where about half the jokes don’t quite land, you’ll probably enjoy this. I’m enjoying it and it isn’t a genre I normally like. The love of cats goes a long way here.

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10 thoughts on “If I Sit On It, It’s Mine – So Says The Cat

  1. So, I finally got around to watching this show (both extant episodes), and I love it! I grew up on a farm, surrounded by different animals, and they tend to be a lot smarter than many people realize. They also have very distinct, individual personalities. It’s the humans who seem kind of hard-to-believe in this show–the cat seems spot-on.

  2. Well, I’m a dog owner (and a socially awkward Autistic loner) and I can relate to a lot of the things in this show.! πŸ˜‰

    And I think it’s nice to see what the cat is thinking – it rounds the story out, like why it responded to the name “Haru”. Good series so far! πŸ™‚

    1. Given my cat responds to more or less anything said in the right tone I kind of just figured that with Subaru getting sleepier and nostalgic maybe the cat had responded to his tone. Admittedly, the cat’s story was cute, but while it works if it wasn’t there I don’t think we’d lose all that much either.

      1. I have to disagree. I think the dual perspective is the conceit of the show as in they are both acting in the interest of the other but being unable to communicate this is its charm – otherwise we’d just have an unconfident human and scowling cat being paired up with nether coming across as likeable.

        That’s my take anyway. πŸ™‚

        1. Then again, I like both the cat and the writer so I’m happy just to watch them bumble around and scowl at each other. It is cute how they are both trying to look out for the other but have a communication break down but for me that isn’t the appeal of the story.

  3. My love of cats makes me pretty dense to other things, like the ones mentioned here, haha. But that’s okay. Sometimes it’s nice to enjoy something just for the pure joy it can give us, even if it’s far from perfect. πŸ™‚ Wonderful post as always.

    1. This one is definitely a case of just enjoying it because it is easy enough to watch and cute enough to overcome the other issues. For people who have less love of cats their mileage may vary.

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