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Makoto Shinkai's She & Her Cat TV Anime Previewed in Promo Video

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Kana Hanazawa plays girl, Shintarō Asanuma plays cat in TV anime of 1999 short

The first promotional video for the Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows television anime series debuted on Saturday.

Text: The gem of a short anime series returns as a TV series
She: On hottest day in summer, my life alone with a cat began. The usual morning. The sunset I saw. The precious time we spent together. The world continues to move on a little, gentle promise. That's why... Even if I get hurt, even if I stand still... I'm able to walk ahead. She and Her Cat: Everything Flows. Starting broadcast in March 2016.

Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows adapts Makoto Shinkai's She and Her Cat (Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko) anime short. The anime will premiere on the Ultra Super Anime Time programming block on Tokyo MX and BS11 on March 4.

Kana Hanazawa plays the girl, and Shintarō Asanuma plays the black cat. The anime portrays the life of the girl, a junior college student job hunting while living alone with her pet black cat.

Kazuya Sakamoto (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Clannad, Hyōka episode director) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS (The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Terraformars, Schwarzes Marken), while Naruki Nagakawa (Ergo Proxy, Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter) is penning the scripts. Senbon Umishima (Gatchaman Crowds, Giovanni's Island, Maria the Virgin Witch key animation) is designing the characters, and is also serving as chief animation director.

TO-MAS SOUNDSIGHT FLUORESCENT FOREST is performing the opening theme song and background music for the anime. Clammbon will perform the ending theme song.

The original anime short is also inspiring a manga series illustrated by Tsubasa Yamaguchi.

Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second, The Garden of Words) released his original She and Her Cat five-minute short anime independently in 1999. Shinkai voiced the cat while his wife (then girlfriend) Mika Shinohara voiced the girl. Shinkai produced and animated the short alone, and his longtime collaborator Tenmon composed the music. The short won the grand prize at the 12th DoGA CG Animation Contest in 2000. ADV Films' 2003 DVD release of Shinkai's Voices of a Distant Star includes the short.

[Via Ota-Suke]

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