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A Whisker Away (2020)

Nakitai watashi wa neko o kaburu (original title)
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Miyo Sasaki is in love with her classmate Kento Hinode and tries repeatedly to get Kento's attention by transforming into a cat, but at some point, the boundary between herself and the cat becomes ambiguous.


Mari Okada
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Credited cast:
Mirai Shida ... Miyo Sasaki (voice)
Natsuki Hanae ... Kento Hinode (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Yong Bosch ... Kento Hinode (voice)
Bob Buchholz ... Kusunoki (voice)
Kira Buckland Kira Buckland ... Mizoguchi / Sachiko (voice)
Reba Buhr ... Miki (voice)
Griffin Burns ... Isami / Utsumi / Yasuhara (voice)
Susumu Chiba ... Yoji Sasaki (voice)
Todd Haberkorn ... Yoji / Motomiya (voice)
Erika Harlacher ... Yoriko (voice)
Ayako Kawasumi ... Kaoru Mizutani (voice)
Rina Kitagawa Rina Kitagawa ... Yumi Hinode (voice)
Eri Kitamura Eri Kitamura ... Kinako (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa Motomu Kiyokawa ... Kenzo Hinode (voice)
Minako Kotobuki ... Yoriko Fukase (voice)


Miyo Sasaki is a weird second-year junior high student, who falls in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Muge tries to make Kento notice her every day, but all in vain. Nevertheless, while carrying a secret she can tell no one, Muge continues to pursue Kento. Muge discovers a magic mask that allows her to transform into a cat, however, there is also a probability that she might never become human again, if she continues using the mask. Written by Scientiiaa

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It was originally meant to premier at the cinema in Japan and the USA but because of the Corona virus outbreak it was picked up by Netflix instead and premiered worldwide on Netflix. See more »

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Nothing special, but really nice
19 June 2020 | by jjoelsSee all my reviews

Imma be real with you, not a masterpiece, the antagonist was not offensively bad, but a bit shallow. It also feels weird that there are no repercussions for stalking her love interest but that's anime for you. But 3 things why I had so much fun with this flick: 1. muge, the Protagonist, is really energetic, so you are invested in her motifs 2. some really beautiful shots. I'm a sucker for cozy images 2.5. I really don't know why but the tree Scenery in the last third of the movie got me going. I'm seriously biased here

I guess it's more like a 6/10 but I don't care, I had too much of a good feeling afterwards. Easy to enjoy

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Release Date:

18 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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