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 264070264,070 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #25402
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #522
Members: 432,072
Favorites: 1,897

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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)


Dec 30, 2023
You should watch this movie due to the following reasons:

1. unique plotline: never seen something like this before.

2. explores the characters and their personal struggles and their consequential emotions in a very adept manner: character development is evident in this film.

3. does a very good job at being extremely relatable; although one cannot relate to the part where you get to become a cat every so often.

4. potrays the "non-diagnosed depression" we all go through at some point in our lives. The feeling where we want the world to just end sometimes is potrayed here, and it is shown that there is indeed something ...
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, ...
Nov 8, 2023
delete the movie, its hot garbage.
Is the story unique? Its Unqiuely ass
did you enjoy it anyway because you like this genre/set-up? hell no, gtfo
Do you think the art style is fitting for the story? its aight
Were the characters well-rounded? no, they are ass and creepy
Did they have flaws and strengths? nah bro, this shit straight up creepy, who even came up with this???
were they unusually strong/smart/stupid? Unsually creepy that is
id the characters react to situations and events in a realistic way? no, she should've died the moment she jumped into the tree by getting impaled bruh
Do you think others will enjoy/dislike this series, even if ...

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