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Neko no ongaeshi (2002)

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After helping a cat, a 17-year-old girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chizuru Ikewaki ... Haru (voice)
Yoshihiko Hakamada ... Baron (voice)
... Yuki (voice)
... Lune (voice)
Hitomi Satô ... Hiromi (voice)
Kenta Satoi ... Natori (voice)
Mari Hamada ... Natoru (voice)
... Muta (voice)
Yôsuke Saitô ... Toto (voice)
Kumiko Okae ... Haru's Mother (voice)
... Cat King (voice)
Yô Ôizumi ... Additional Voices (voice)
Yoko Honna ... Chika (voice) (as Youko Honna)
... Additional Voices (voice)
... Haru (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by castipiani

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Neko ni nattemo, iin janai? See more »


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19 July 2002 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

O Reino dos Gatos  »

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Trivia

So far, this is Studio Ghibli's only spin-off or sequel film. See more »

Goofs

In the very first scene of the movie, there is no mailbox in front of the Baron's house. When Haru arrives at the cat bureau, there is a mailbox in front of the house. See more »

Quotes

Haru: Thank you, Moo-ta...
Muta: What? 'Moo'? So now you're saying I'm a fat cow?
Haru: No! You're just fat... Oh!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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References Labyrinth (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Kaze Ni Naru
Written by Ayano Tsuji
Performed by Ayano Tsuji
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A wonderful fantasy film
23 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

After the wild but fully justified furore surrounding Spirited Away, Studio Ghibli's next production is a much lower key affair, clearly aimed at a younger market. Having said that, this cynical thirty-something loved it to bits. Ghibli purists seem to be somewhat snobbish about the studio's output, but If this is an example of one of their films designed more for harmless family entertainment, I can stand to see a lot more of it.

This is a wonderful fantasy film, cute and funny, and full of remarkable and memorable characters. The animation is solid and detailed, occasionally even breathtaking, and the soundtrack is gorgeous. The brisk running time ensures the light story doesn't outstay its welcome. In fact, I could easily have watched more, and I'm already looking forward to Ghibli's or Miyazaki's next flight of fantasy.


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