Chi’s New Address – Episode 43

While this, and moreover the following episode, veers a little closer to anthropomorphising the cats more than it usually does in order to gently satirise the Japanese reverence of the elderly, there’s some nice work here. The actual feline reverence of the senior cat seems fairly realistic, given the neighbourhood cats’ reaction my own late cat’s passing.

But what I really liked was the fact that one of the things Tama admires Fuji for, the idea that he has seven different homes. Having had various neighbours’ cats try and treat me like their owner, it struck me as a realistic dream for a cat to hold.