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Neko no Ongaeshi

Neko no Ongaeshi

Alternative Titles

English: The Cat Returns
Japanese: 猫の恩返し

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 20, 2002
Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
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Statistics

Score: 8.011 (scored by 38596 users)
Ranked: #4852
Popularity: #462
Members: 57,241
Favorites: 278
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

The Cat Returns is something of a loose spin-off of "Whisper of the Heart" as it features two characters from that film: Muta (the cat from "Whisper") and the Baron (the cat statue from "Whisper"). There is no other connection between the two movies and this is not a sequel. The story is based on Neko no Danshaku (Baron of Cat) by Hiiragi Aoi.

The main character of the story, Haru, is a clueless, ordinary 17-year-old girl. She has no special abilities and neither is she an extraordinary beauty. When faced with reality, she is unable to make decisions for herself, thus often sways to others' opinions to avoid challenge. One day, Haru saves the life of a cat without considering her own safety. The cat turns out to be the Cat Prince from the Kingdom of Cats, however as a result, Haru is trapped in the world of cats. Can Baron and Muta rescue Haru who has wandered into the world of cats?

(Source: AniDB, edited)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Baron: Neko no Danshaku
Spin-off: Mimi wo Sumaseba

Characters & Voice Actors

Baron Humbert von Gikkingen
Baron Humbert von Gikkingen
Main
Elwes, Cary
English
Elwes, Cary
Hakamada, Yoshihiko
Japanese
Hakamada, Yoshihiko
...
Yoshioka, Haru
Yoshioka, Haru
Main
Ikewaki, Chizuru
Japanese
Ikewaki, Chizuru
Hathaway, Anne
English
Hathaway, Anne
...
Yuki
Yuki
Supporting
Maeda, Aki
Japanese
Maeda, Aki
Greer, Judy
English
Greer, Judy
...
Hiromi
Hiromi
Supporting
Schadt, Shandra
German
Schadt, Shandra
Bell, Kristen
English
Bell, Kristen
...

Staff

Suzuki, Toshio
Producer
Morita, Hiroyuki
Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Reiko
Script
Morikawa, Satoko
Layout, Character Design



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Jan 6, 2008
kahlua_coco
This is my first review, but hopefully it is of some use to the community here.

Story: The Cat Returns is a side story to the Studio Ghibli film, "Whisper of the Heart'. In essence, it is a separate story within a story, which makes the concept quite clever. It brings back old characters from the original showing, into a plot that has a similar atmosphere to The Nutcracker or Alice in Wonderland. It is a fantasy, in a which a shy girl is carried off into another land, and in the process learns more about herself. The moral behind the story is a touching read more
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Mar 15, 2008
JTurner
There are a group of fans who believe that Ghibli can do no wrong. Yet even the studio who gave us classics such as Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, and Spirited Away, are capable of turning out a second-class effort. The Cat Returns, a curious entry to the Ghibli library, is one such movie. Directed by newcomer Hiroyuki Morita, this film is a spin-off of Yoshifumi Kondo's magical Whisper of the Heart--almost unheard of for a studio that strives on original productions.

The story, which involves Haru, an unlucky high school student, whisked away to read more
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Recommendations

there are some simulator things
-There's a Cat World
-People who enter the cat world somehow turn into cats
both have young schoolgirls who are unique and not typical. have elements of fantasy and supernatural in them, and tons of humour, character development, and dashes of romance. similar carefree/relaxing/comedy feel/atmosphere

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Kaze ni naru" by Ayano Tsuji

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