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Gou-Gou datte neko de aru (2008)

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Asako, a comic book artist in her early forties, is devastated by the death of her precious cat, CaVa, which kept her company for over 15 years, as her assistant Naomi watches on with ... See full summary »

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Asako Kojima
Juri Ueno ...
Naomi
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Seiji Sawamura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denden ...
Kajiwara
Marty Friedman ...
Paul Weinberg
Naojirô Hayashi ...
Mamoru
Shin'ichirô Inoue
Tatsuya Isaka ...
Tatsuya
Asei Kobayashi ...
Taisuke Yamamoto
Sally Kobayashi
Kazuko Kurosawa ...
Michiko
Chieko Matsubara ...
Asako's mother
Hiroki Murakami ...
Tanaka
Tomoko Murakami ...
Sakie
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Saba Ingan
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Asako, a comic book artist in her early forties, is devastated by the death of her precious cat, CaVa, which kept her company for over 15 years, as her assistant Naomi watches on with concern. Naomi is a young woman in her early twenties, who has her set of worries about love and future. Then one day, Asako meets a new cat, Gu Gu, who brings new joy and vitality to her life. What is more, she finds potential for love in a man named Seiji. Like Asako, Naomi, too, embarks on a new life plan. Written by The Film Catalogue

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Quirky Japanese comedy and warm-hearted cat film
19 March 2009 | by (megatropolis) – See all my reviews

Feel-good comedy/drama apparently based on a Japanese manga story. A female, middle-aged, successful writer of manga, Asoko, loses her inspiration after her long time companion, Saba, a cat, dies. Asoko is sad and alone. A quirky group of young all-female assistant writers who work with and adore Asoko, encourage her to get a new cat and try to set her up with a boyfriend. They are relieved when eventually she finds the perfect cat, "Gu Gu", whose antics and personality bring joy back to Asoko. Her love for Gu Gu and her friendships help her deal with new challenges. Takes place in the trendy Kichijoji area of Tokyo. This is a woman's movie with unique Japanese comedy elements. Fun but also sad. A goofy American English teacher at a local school is a sort of observer and commentator during the film has an unfortunate resemblance to Kenny G. A must see for cat lovers.


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