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She and Her Cat Manga Inspired by Makoto Shinkai's Short Ends Next Month

posted on 2016-04-25 06:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1999 short anime also inspired 4-episode TV anime in March

The June issue of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine revealed on Monday that Tsubasa Yamaguchi's manga adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's She and Her Cat (Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko) anime short will end with its fourth chapter in the magazine's July issue on May 25. Yamaguchi launched the manga in Monthly Afternoon on February 25. Monthly Afternoon's official website is hosting the manga's first chapter.

A four-episode television anime titled She and Her Cat -Everything Flows-, based on Shinkai's original short, aired on the Ultra Super Anime Time programming block on Tokyo MX and BS11 from March 4 to 25. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

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.


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