Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Anthropomorphic Cats
First Aired: Winter 2017, 12 short-form episodes
Summary: Tomoko is a shy high school student that is having a difficult time making friends. The three friends she has are her three cats: Munchkin Maa, Russian Blue Rou, and Singapura Shii. Each cat has its distinct traits, which makes sense considering they are anthropomorphic in personality and looks. I’m still not entirely sure if they are a half cat/half human hybrid or if they only appear that way to Tomoko while appearing like normal cats to everyone else. The latter would certainly make more sense. It’s anime though so who knows.
It seems like I’ve been watching a lot of these anime recently. I’m referring to the short-form series that are heavy on chibi style. Nyanko Days is a simple show that can be watched in less than half an hour. The animation is nothing special, the characters are fine, just like every other aspect of the show. The nice thing about this series is you can watch a few episodes and if you don’t like it you haven’t lost much time.
You might enjoy this if: You have always wanted your cats to exhibit human traits. This show will ease your curiosity.
You might not like it if: You want a show with substance. As cute as this series is, it’s about as simple as it comes.
Note to the Viewer: The Nyanko Days anime is based off a four-panel manga series by Tarabagani, which is fitting for the short run time of each episode.
Nyanko Days Ending