A teenage 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.
Neko ni nattemo, iin janai?
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Did You Know?
One recurring joke in the original Japanese dub is that Muta keeps being mistakenly called 'Buta,' which is Japanese for 'pig.' Translators were unable to work this joke into the English dub; the nearest they came was for Haru to call him 'Moo-ta,' and have him think she was calling him a cow. See more
When Haru first goes to the Cross Roads to meet Muta, all the banners say "Cross Loads". When Haru goes back again at the end with her friend, one banner says "Cross Roads", but then they all revert to "Cross Loads" See more
The Cat King
Thanks a lot, babe.
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
The Japanese version begins with a text prologue; the English-dubbed version replaces this with a voice-over from the Baron (similar to how the opening of Princess Mononoke
was handled). See more
Spun-off from Mimi wo sumaseba
Kaze Ni Naru
Written by Ayano Tsuji
Performed by Ayano Tsuji See more