Neko Hiki no Oruorane

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Oruorane the Cat Player
Japanese: ねこひきのオルオラネ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 26, 1992
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Novel
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Themes: MusicMusic, PetsPets
Duration: 30 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.561 (scored by 11541,154 users)
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Ranked: #72552
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Popularity: #10555
Members: 2,582
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During the holiday season, a young man encounters a drunken cat belonging to an old man in an alley. The old man has trained his three cats to sing.

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Opening Theme

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"Hearts in Harmony" by Lavert Samuels

Ending Theme

"River of Time" by Nadine Collins


Oct 20, 2022
While a bit on the simple side, Oruorane the Cat Player works as a light slice-of-life drama focused on a young man developing a bond with an old man who trained his cats to sing following his loss of an orchestra job. The OVA appears to want to express the hardships that come with adult life, shown with the cold, wintry city setting and the struggles faced by those attempting to get by with their lives, particularly the young man's situation. However said challenges don't necessarily mean it's wrong to seek a temporary escape from it as the young man is granted the opportunity to ...
Jan 20, 2020
A true Christmas gem. With only a short run time of 30 minutes, i recommend Orurorane the Cat Player to anyone who is looking for something cozy and heart warming. Orurorane the Cat Player might have a bit weaker animation than other anime from around its time, but I felt that the emotions and groovy happiness it portrays is still successful.

I felt this required a review as some might give this anime a pass based off its low watch rate and score. However you should definitely give this a chance if you are looking for a mid 90's feel good Christmas music comedy!
May 6, 2020
Mixed Feelings
A slightly androgynous young man, down on his luck after being fired from the orchestra, receives some singing cats from a wizard and teaches them to perform a concert.

That's the PLOT, but the actual purpose of this story is to give a short and sweet slice of life in the chilly winter of a small city. Nobody's that well off, the weather isn't great, and the protagonist never really improves his situation from being poor and jobless. Generally, though, the mood is happy, and the story focuses on the quiet, pretty moments that punctuate the hardships of a young adult life.

It's a bit too short ...

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