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 Tai Tai (53 episodes, 2001-2002)
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Sagwa (a kitten), her siblings, and her parents are owned by a Chinese official called "The Foolish Magistrate" (since he tends to make laws and proclamations rather grandiosely and illogically) in 19th Century China. She and her parents are "scribe" cats, who transcribe the magistrate's words to paper in beautiful calligraphy. The series begins by showing how Sagwa came to the magistrates favor by negating one of his foolish laws at the same time ink-staining her face to appear as a Siamese cat. She has many adventures with her siblings, her friend Fufu (a bat), and the local village cats who don't live as luxuriously as her and her family. Written by Tony B

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Sagwa, You're The Best Friend
7 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

This show is so cute that it's actually a little hard to describe. The show is about a Siamese kitten growing up in imperial China with her family and friends. In addition to Sagwa and her parents, there's also her brother and sister Dongwa and Sheegwa, their grandfather, and Sagwa's best friend Fufu (a bat). The cats are all under the care of the Foolish Magistrate, so made because of his tendency toward making rules that make absolutely no sense but still has a heart of gold. One thing that I really like is the theme song, which is where I got the title for my review. That song is quite lovely and sometimes I catch myself humming along to it. Adding to the theme song, cute characters, and cute story lines are some really great lessons and morals. Not only does it introduce Chinese language and culture but also some excellent moral lessons such as making appropriate choices, acting honourably, respecting elders, and looking after the good of a whole.


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