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.
Believe in magic... Discover the secret of another land.
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While every other cat in both the human world and the Cat Kingdom has paws, the Baron has human -shaped hands, covered in gloves and sporting long fingers and visible thumbs. He is also noticeably smaller in the human world, about two -third the size of an average cat. These attributes mirror those seen on the Baron figurine in Whisper of the Heart. See more
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
[Haru sits down on a lawn chair in a cafe, and a squishing/meowing noise is heard. She shrieks and jumps up
A cat... a FAT cat!
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
was handled). See more
Kaze Ni Naru
Written by Ayano Tsuji
Performed by Ayano Tsuji See more