In a surprising recent development, the anime Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows has become the highest rated anime of all time, according to users of MyAnimeList. The show, which will air in March, has an average user score of 9.66.
Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko is about a job hunting junior college girl who lives alone with her black cat. Critics have praised the show for its unique visual style and emotional storytelling. “The plot of Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko is superbly written, and the pacing is perfect, each episode packed full of action and each ending leaving you craving for the next episode,” one review read in part.
“A lot of attention was clearly put into the characters of Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko, with each one seeming genuinely human and well-developed,” another review states before conferring a perfect score.
The recent hype has started another conversation of whether it is proper to review and anime not only before it has concluded, but before it has aired. Proponents have argued that just like how anime in progress can be evaluated for a story that is has not finished telling and characters it has not finished developing, anime that has not aired can be judged on promotional materials, staff, and plot synopsis.
As one user declared on the show’s lively discussion board: “Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko will absolutely be the best anime I ever watched. I have literally not seen anything this good since last month.”
One thread on the discussion board doubted the hype, arguing that the soon to air anime has yet to prove itself again recent anime like One Punch Man and Boku Dake ga Inai Machi. As of press time, the lone reply to the thread read, “Boku Dake ga Inai Machi? What’s that?“