The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today Season 1 Review
A comforting and humourous slice-of-life anime
The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today – | Review Score – 4/5
The Masterful Cat has Grown Big – | Review Score – 4.5/5
The Masterful Cat is Good at Giving Care – | Review Score – 5/5
The Masterful Cat Goes to the Aquarium – | Review Score – 4/5
The Masterful Cat Also Goes to Birthday Parties– | Review Score – 5/5
The Masterful Cat is Photogenic – | Review Score – 4.5/5
The Masterful Cat Can DIY – | Review Score – 4/5
The Masterful Cat Has A Lot Of Worries – | Review Score – 4/5
The Masterful Cat Is Skilled – | Review Score – 3.5/5
Can The Masterful Cat Watch The House – | Review Score – 5/5
The Masterful Cat Wakes Up Early – | Review Score – 3/5
The Masterful Cat Runs Away From Home – | Review Score – 4/5
The Masterful Cat is Depressed Tomorrow as Well – | Review Score – 4.5/5
The slice-of-life anime, The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today, revolves around Saku, a typical young lady who lives by herself with Yukichi, her pet. Saku is a dependable office worker who appears to be well-adjusted. Her coworkers are in awe of her endless abilities and appreciate how she constantly brings appetizing, homemade meals to work.
When Yukichi was a little kitten, Saku picked him off the street. He seems to have evolved into human size and intellect out of a deep desire to pay back Saku. Nevertheless, Yukichi isn’t your typical cat. The hyperactive cat is seen dwarfing Saku. He keeps the house neat and tidy and searches supermarket fliers for great discounts rather than playing with toy mice. It’s difficult to determine who is looking after whom with an animal like that!
Three or four brief yet interesting stories revolving around the show’s primary characters make up each episode. It is through these stories that we gain insight into not just the characters unique personalities but also their developing bond with one another. The anime builds a charming world and has the ideal balance of cuteness and entertainment. The relationship between Yukichi and Saku is genuinely endearing, and their continued switch of roles only makes it funnier and more intriguing.
The show is a great deal of fun owing to its solid lead character, a cat named Yukichi, as well as the situational humor that makes fun of his peculiar relationship with Saku, who owns him. Throughout the thirteen episodes, we see Saku and Yukichi’s bond blossom into something incredibly beautiful.
The show has a soft, pastel color palette that’s easy on the eyes. This element wonderfully complements the light, amusing, yet touching tales that the show presents. The visual representations of the characters also seem to have a lighthearted quality. The depiction of Yukichi’s character in particular is extremely charming. Yukichi is created with evident enjoyment by the character designer, who succeeds in making the protagonist endearing enough to draw in viewers.
Yukichi and Saku, our two main characters, are fantastic. The show beautifully depicts the evolution of Yukichi and Saku’s relationship. Yukichi initially expresses his willingness to abandon Saku if she loses her job. However, when Saku becomes ill, he makes her stay at home and rest. He also looks after her. The show additionally points out how Saku has gotten healthier and more efficient at work since Yukichi entered her life. The friendship between the two is so poignant that you can’t help but be blown away by their closeness.
Even the relatively minor characters in the anime have substantial roles and actually leave an impression on the audience. We crave to see more of Yume, the shop manager, and Kaoru, among other characters, despite our limited time with them.
Overall, the slice-of-life animation is lighthearted and enjoyable, with touching moments sprinkled throughout. The show has a warm feel to it. From the color scheme to the tone and themes, this show exudes comfort and is a must-watch.
Verdict - 8/10