Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu

A Whisker Away

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Synonyms: Nakineko
Japanese: 泣きたい私は猫をかぶる
English: A Whisker Away
German: Um ein Schnurrhaar
Spanish: Amor de Gata
French: Loin de Moi, Près de Toi
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 18, 2020
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Colorido
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.341 (scored by 252103252,103 users)
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Ranked: #24052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #525
Members: 412,137
Favorites: 1,813

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Miyo Sasaki is an energetic high school girl who comes from a broken family consisting of her unconfident father and an overly invested stepmother, whose attempts at connecting with Miyo come across as bothersome. Seeing Kento Hinode as a refuge from all her personal issues, she cannot help herself from forcing her unorthodox demonstrations of love onto her crush.

While Miyo is unable to get Kento's attention as herself, she manages to succeed by interacting with him in the form of a white cat, affectionately nicknamed "Tarou" by Kento. But Miyo soon realizes that she cannot help Kento with the various problems she overhears in her cat form and is now caught between two tough choices. Will she continue her relationship with him as a cat, or will she reveal her identity and risk what they have in order to help him as her human self?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Winner of the Excellence Award at the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Miki, Shinichiro


Sakuma, Rei

Isami, Masamichi

Ono, Kensho

Sasaki, Youji

Chiba, Susumu


Yoshida, Oolongta


Takei, Katsuhiro
Kumamoto, Norio
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"Hana ni Bourei (花に亡霊)" by Yorushika (ヨルシカ)

Ending Theme

"Usotsuki (嘘月)" by Yorushika (ヨルシカ)


Aug 31, 2023
my favorite anime movie. I started watching anime with a whisker away and I was fascinated while watching the movie. The atmosphere of the anime is really nice. The characters of the anime are also very good. The main character of the anime, Miyo, who is hyperactive, stubborn, but thinks about people's well-being and increases people's energy, is an enjoyable character to watch. next to him, another character is a fun to watch is hinode. cats and the cat world are interesting and very beautiful places and the art is beautiful, in short if you are sad, happy, tired, looking for slices of life anime ...
Aug 19, 2023
Mixed Feelings
A Whisker Away/Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu review, originally written for my Letterboxd account.

There's a lot to like about A Whisker Away.

The animation is pretty good throughout, it has many sweet moments and explores important themes like hiding, and eventually accepting, who you really are in ways that work very well, despite being not very subtle.

However, I feel like a lot could have been cut out of the story. The side characters are not interesting at all, and most of the drama between them feels unnecessary. Our main couple is basically a pair of walking clichés. We have the overly optimistic lovesick protagonist, ...
Jul 5, 2022
I have no idea why this movie has such a high rating.

The MC, Miyo, is the most unlikable and annoying hyper-active kid in existence.

That NEVER changes. Throughout the movie, she basically gets every wish granted to her, despite not really going through hardships that can be taken seriously. Her personal life is barely explained because again, her personal issues are not important enough for even the director to take them seriously. When Miyo finally talks about them to her step mother, they maker her do these retarded goofy faces that is like watching Marvel movies where every fucking character has a pun ready, even in ...

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