Wata no Kuni Hoshi

Fantasy of a Kitten

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Star of Cottonland
Japanese: 綿の国星
English: Fantasy of a Kitten
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 11, 1984
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: PetsPets, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 1 hr. 36 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.851 (scored by 23982,398 users)
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Ranked: #48812
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Popularity: #7625
Members: 6,660
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After two-month-old kitten Chibi-neko is abandoned by her former owners, she is found by 18-year-old Tokio. Although his mother is allergic to cats and has a great fear of them, she agrees to let him keep the kitten because she fears he is becoming too withdrawn after failing his university entrance exams. Chibi-neko soon falls in love with Tokio.

In her own mind, Chibi-neko is a small human who speaks in human words, although people only ever seem to hear her meow, and she believes that all humans were once kittens like her. A stray cat tells Chibi-neko of a paradise called Cottonland, where dreams can come true.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Han, Keiko

Suwano, Fumiko

Ueda, Miyuki

Suzuki, Buchi-neko

Nagahisa, Isao

Suwano, Tobio

Hazama, Michio


Tsuji, Shinichi
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Ooshima, Yumiko
Script, Theme Song Lyrics, Original Creator
Tsuji, Masaki


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Ending Theme

"Blue Heart (ブルーハート)" by Yuko Endo


Nov 11, 2010
If you like feel good anime, you'll love this movie. It follows the adventure of a little kitten that wants to be human and the family that takes her in. Even though the viewers see her as a little girl, she is an average cat. The mother seems to have an extreme fear of cats, or the fear of allergies caused by cats. I don't know what it is, but she's deathly afraid of this kitten.

The story seemed like one that you would see in an old cartoon from the 90's or 80's. It's not a riveting plot. It doesn't ...
Dec 22, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Wata no Kuni Hoshi, localized in English as The Star of Cottonland, is the only anime adaptation, out of Yumiko Ōshima’s réperatoire. To give more context to that statement, Ōshima’s body of work is very similar in affluence to Moto Hagio’s manga. In fact, Wata no Kuni Hoshi is said to be the genesis of the cat girl fad, that is still an on-going phenomena in anime. This film is similar to Angel’s Egg, in its surreality and ambiguous message… furthermore, it explores the psyche of a prepubescent girl.


The story begins with an abandoned humanoid kitten, Chibi-Nekko, who is subsequently scooped up on a ...
Jan 8, 2019
About as interesting as tepid, watered-down soup. Oh, except for the creepy vibe you get through the whole thing.

Little kitten is adopted by a depressed adult student who can't get his life together. And yet, his mother (who has one of the most over-exaggerated cat 'allergies' in existence) thinks that he may regain his spark by taking care of this cat. And so, all sort of cute little misadventures ensue, as the kitten gets mixed up in all sorts of mischief.

Except, as I mentioned, the creepy part. Which is, the ...

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