A young girl rescues a mysterious cat from traffic and soon finds herself the unwelcome recipient of gifts and favors from the King of the Cats, who also wants her to marry his son, Prince Lune. With the assistance of a fat, grouchy real cat and a an elegant cat statuette come to life (both characters featured in Studio Ghibli's earlier anime "Whisper of the Heart"), the girl visits the Cat Kingdom and narrowly escapes again. Written by
Journey to another land.
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Did You Know?
This was originally going to be a short straight-to-video project, but Toshio Suzuki
was so impressed with Hiroyuki Morita
's storyboard, and especially the main character of "Haru", that he encouraged Hayao Miyazaki
to give this a cinematic release. See more
When Haru's friend calls to her, she is seen beside a table with a plant and vase. In the next scene, the table is gone and she is somewhere else. See more
Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear.
The credits have a series of still images from the film. The last image before the film fades is Haru feeding the small white kitten on the pavement. See more
Referenced in Kung Fu Panda 2
Kaze Ni Naru
Written by Ayano Tsuji
Performed by Ayano Tsuji See more