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 269690269,690 users)
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Ranked: #25062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #518
Members: 441,573
Favorites: 1,915

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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?

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

Characters & Voice Actors


Miki, Shinichiro


Sakuma, Rei

Isami, Masamichi

Ono, Kensho

Sasaki, Youji

Chiba, Susumu


Yoshida, Oolongta


Kannae, Masahiro
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)


Jun 18, 2020
“You really seem to love me when I’m Taro.” - Miyo Sasaki

Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu, or A Whisker Away is a movie with the main theme of cats. Yes, many cats, a lot of cats. A light romance content with the supernatural matter involved, resulting in a perfect combination of the movie.

Story - 9/10
The story starts off pretty quickly, so watching a trailer at least once is recommended. The storytelling begins with Miyo’s family, Miyo’s relationship with her friends, and how she got a mask that allows her to transform into a cat. The overall concept can be understood within 10 minutes or ...
Jun 18, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Whilst A Whisker Away had a strong premise it didn't really take me by surprise. In fact, I think that it was way lower than my expectations before I watched it.

A Whisker Away's story and concept felt like something Disney would make but instead of their generic cartoony art style per se it's anime art style instead. There's also something highly unappealing about a romance portrayed by cats. It feels too generic. It feels like I've seen this too many times before in the past, I just can't be bothered to see anymore.

Other than the story, the art is exceptionally beautiful and reminded ...
Jun 18, 2020
"Wow, a work from Junichi Satou (Aria, Tamayura) and Mari Okada (MSG:IBO, AnoHana, Lupin III: Mine Fujiko), must be great!" These were my initial thoughts about this movie before watching it until my hopes were shattered when I actually got to watch this movie.

Story 3/10
A super clingy, full of energy girl Miyo Sasaki, nicknamed "Muge" who's in love with her classmate Kento Hinode, her indefatigable tries to get the attention of her crush were in vain so she thought of becoming a cat to get close to her crush which later turned out to be a deadly mistake because she had to throw her humanity ...

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