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Nyan Koi!

Nyan Koi!

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Nyankoi
Japanese: にゃんこい!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2009 to Dec 18, 2009
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Harem
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.491 (scored by 61209 users)
Ranked: #15392
Popularity: #257
Members: 103,638
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Junpei Kousaka is a second-year high school student who despises cats and has an allergy to them. It just so happens that his high school crush is Kaede Mizuno, a girl who adores cats. One day, while walking home from school, Junpei kicks an empty can and unfortunately beans the local neko-jizou-sama (guardian deity of cats). He finds he can now understand what cats are saying, including his family's own ill-tempered cat, Nyamusas. However, if he does not grant 100 wishes from cats, he will turn into a cat himself.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Nyan Koi!

Characters & Voice Actors

Kousaka, Junpei
Kousaka, Junpei
Asanuma, Shintaro
Asanuma, Shintaro
Seong, Wan Gyeong
Seong, Wan Gyeong
Mizuno, Kaede
Mizuno, Kaede
Iguchi, Yuka
Iguchi, Yuka
Tesh, Lesley
Tesh, Lesley
Sumiyoshi, Kanako
Sumiyoshi, Kanako
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Flecknoe, Maggie
Flecknoe, Maggie
Watanabe, Shinichi
Watanabe, Shinichi


Kawaguchi, Keiichirou
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Watanabe, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Inotsume, Shinichi
Script, Series Composition

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Dec 18, 2009
One of the problems with harem rom-coms these days is the tendency to try and be creative in unusual ways. The problem, specifically, is that the writers and mangaka assume that by simply including something like aliens, youkai, body switching, etc, etc, then the story automatically becomes new and innovative.

Fujiwara Sato, the creator of the manga upon which this anime is based, decided to adds cats. No, not catgirls, just cats (although girls are present in the story as well).

Nyan Koi follows the life of one Kousaka Junpei, a high schooler who lives with his mother, sister, and pet cat, but who suffers from read more
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Dec 21, 2009
“Yo Kou-baka, I heard you’re cursed. Wahahahaha!”

If you were like me, not sure whether to try watching a show about talking cats, then rest assure because Nyan Koi is more than your average pet-talking anime! Produced by AIC, it should come as no surprise if Nyan Koi manage to remind viewers of another “semi” AIC production known as Seto no Hanayome. Both are considered rom-com harem and they share many common traits in my humble opinion. Thus it is very tempting to make comparisons between them, but I will restrain myself to the best of my ability to not do so too often in the read more
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Feb 1, 2015
While this anime is not one of the most popular comedy ones out there, I had a great time watching this. An anime about a high school student who gets cursed by the statue of the cat Jizou and suddenly has to grant the wishes of a 100 cats isn't very appealing, although it's really worth a shot.

Story (7/10)

The story doesn't look very appealing and I wasn't expecting much of it but boy, was I proven wrong! They managed to keep the plot interesting until the end. There weren't any ridiculous plot twists (Alright, actually there were but they were funny as hell). There weren't read more
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Jan 9, 2010
Nyan Koi! is a harem anime which tries its best to do something new, but unfortunately, it turns into just yet another bland series with the usual touch of supernatural in it.

The plot revolves around the male lead, Junpei, and his quest to help a hundred cats to avoid turning into a cat himself - due to a curse brought about by his own clumsiness. So every episode or so we get to see a new cat with some trouble, and our allergic hero trying his best to help the poor cat.

Now unfortunately it isn't as promising as this might've sound. Nyan Koi! is read more
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The similarity between these two series exist not only in genres (comedy, romance, and parody), but also in execution.
main character allergic to cats
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Both focus on cats, beyond the typical harem where the main character is involved.
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both involve a regular guy getting pulled into a cat world
the main guy also has a childhood friend that likes them
they both have a decent amount of comedy in it
and there both harems so they have those generic episodes like the pool/beach one and the onsen/hot-tub one.
Some female characters from Nyan Koi are similar of the female characters of Love hina. Both are harem, are comedy and some ecchi parts
Has a similar feel to it. The harem theme is the same. Also the main character both have unusual disease(?) The guy is allergic to cats like how jirou is allergic to girls(?). They both have love/comedy too.

Opening Theme

"Nyanderful!" by Yui Sakakibara

Ending Theme

"Strawberry ~Amaku Setsunai Namida~" by Asami Imai

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