Midori no Neko

The Green Cat

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English: The Green Cat
Japanese: 緑の猫


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 1983
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Source: Manga
Genres: MysteryMystery
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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The story is a mystery about a green cat and a private detective who investigates where it came from. The cat was thought to be good luck, but eventually brought misfortune to all those who come in contact. The story was taken directly from the 5th subtitle of the 1950s Lion Books manga.


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Tezuka, Osamu
Director, Original Creator
Nishimura, Hiroshi
Storyboard, Screenplay, Animation Director


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May 10, 2016
sparkle1princess (All reviews)
No reviews? Wow. Lucky me :D

tl;dr: It’s an okay OVA. If you have extra time on your hands, go ahead and watch it.

Midori no Neko is one of the most mediocre OVAs I’ve ever seen. It’s not what I would call “bad”, but it’s not good either. The characters were pretty boring, with the old PI being the only one I could kind of relate to. The plot had several holes in it, seeming to change as the story required, and the art and music was just dreadful, although this could be justified since it’s from 1983.

The story revolves around this old man read more
Dec 17, 2018
matthigh (All reviews)
If you stop and think about it for a minute, most of Osamu Tezuka's stuff is a little bit out there. As in, some pretty unusual premises to get the story going. But this short little one-shot story takes that one extra step.

Alien green cats befriending and twisting young children? Yeah, that's pretty weird.

But, whatever, anime is filled with some of the strangest story concepts out there. Let's roll with it.

They really crammed this story into as short a time as possible, with lots of very quick read more

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