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 16821,682 users)
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Ranked: #112502
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Popularity: #9067
Members: 3,417
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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, ...
Nov 30, 2011
Well first off I've always liked old animated shorts. I remember back when I was a kid I would borrow and watch my Aunt's VHS tapes that would have animated shorts on them like Christmas specials, Disney Cartoon Classics, etc.... When I seen that Crunchyroll uploaded an handful of old Japanese classic animations I was excited to see them. The first one that caught my eye was Kuro Nyago or "The Black Cat" Since I'm probably like the hugest cat freak I know I gave it a shot.


Its basically about these kids who want a black cat that dances. Thats pretty much about it, but ...
Apr 10, 2014
It should be noted that this is one of Japan's earliest sound cartoons, if not the very earliest.

It should also be noted that this isn't just normal hand-drawn animation, but made from cut-out pieces of paper.

When considering you are watching animated paper, you can imagine the work & skill that went into creating these delicate pieces. Though a cheaper way of creating animation, you can definitely tell that it was lovingly made.

Plus, it's just really darn cute. Who doesn't love singing and dancing cats?

A must-see for cat lovers, animation and history nerds. No understanding of the Japanese necessary, though ...

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Retro8bit - Aug 15, 2009
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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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