Kuro Nyago

The Black Cat

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Synonyms: Kuronyago
Japanese: 黒ニャゴ
English: The Black Cat
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1931
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Source: Original
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Duration: 3 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.331 (scored by 17381,738 users)
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Ranked: #119022
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Popularity: #9249
Members: 3,521
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A short movie from 1929 about four children who dream of having a pet cat. Their wishes are answered when they encounter a black cat who proceeds to sing them a song about how he and his tabby brother are descended from tigers.


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Nov 13, 2011
When I started Kuro Nyago I initially didn't know what to expect. I initially believed this to be another part of that "moe" craze that's been infesting youngsters these days, what with the dancing loli catgirls and all. With that in mind, one can only imagine my cap flying off my head when I sat down with a bucket of popcorn and pressed the play button.

It only took 5 out of the 181 seconds this animation presented until I realized I stumbled upon the equivalent of the gold of Fort Knox participating at an Elvis concert celebrating the latest pyramid the aliens had built.

At first, ...
Jul 2, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I didn't have the heart to rate this below a 6 being as this is anything but average due to the historical significance of this short anime. However, it's also very simple (and no, I'm not just judging against today's standards, but as a story and a piece of art).

It's only about 3 minutes, aimed towards kids, but because of its age, has the unintentional factor of being slightly creepy. For me though, that's part of the charm since I like that sort of thing. But beyond a "huh, that's neat", taking out the historical importance of this anime, I feel like this was pretty ...
Jan 20, 2018
Rate a 4
English Subbed
art film

Introduction was okay because not only covered where the story was going to go but was at a nice/slow progression.

Plot's wording is what bugged me. It was kind of vague, "throw it once" was is it? Why is it being thrown?

Ending made me confused. Not saying it was terrible. Coming from a theatrical viewpoint it ended like most plays. Although plot wise it did not answer or reflect on a conclusion to the main issue that was asked in the introduction.

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