44-hiki no Neko
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Synonyms: Minna no Uta, Shijushi-hiki no Neko, 44 Gatti, 44 Cats
Japanese: 44ひきのねこ


Type: Music
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 1969
Producers: NHK
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Source: Music
Genres: KidsKids, MusicMusic
Duration: 2 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 4.621 (scored by 880880 users)
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Ranked: #103932
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Popularity: #9262
Members: 1,424
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The Japanese version of the 1968 '44 Gatti,' an Italian song from the TV program Zecchino D'Oro. It was introduced in the Japanese NHK TV program 'Minna no Uta' in 1969.


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Sep 14, 2011
Anna_Hiwatari (All reviews)
Ok, a first 44 Hiki no Neko review... A kids "anime" with a veeeery catchy song (that I forgot, thank God).

- This "anime" is old and it doesn't have any story. It's like a MV for kids with a creepy cats :D
- Like I said, the video is old so the art is old, it suits that time. ;)
- A veeery catchy song about 44 cats and I AM glad that I forgot it :D
- Characters are CATS. Cats, cats and MORE CATS. 44 OF THEM :D
- I was watching it with :O on my face. A part of me wanted to die in istant. read more
Dec 13, 2019
Nicholaevich (All reviews)
All the numbers gave me Schoolhouse Rock flashbacks but I really have no clue if this is supposed to be educational or not.

This one surprised me. Normally the Minna no Uta music videos aren’t really my thing, but I like this one. The art is aesthetically pleasing and the song is actually pretty catchy. It kinda reminded me of the old Pink Panther cartoon, but that was probably due solely to the whole cat thing. However, much of this video is repeated animation. I would say approximately 30 seconds of its 2 minute runtime is unique. Despite this, I read more
Apr 24, 2019
OtakuNoob300 (All reviews)
So, did you ever have a language teacher that played a song for you in a different language that you'd never heard before and the whole time, your face was stuck between 'I hope she can't tell I'm terrified' and 'Please help me'? That would be these three minutes of 'music'

Story: 4 It's about 44 cats singing. Weird that I've seen weirder, but still bizarre because well...it's 44 cats singing.

Art: 5 Honestly, for the time it was made, and the target audience, which is kids, it isn't bad. Nothing to write home about, but not bad.

Sound: 6 Good enough to get stuck read more
Apr 5, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 5
Japanese raw

Story -unclear (not able to decipher the lyrics.)

dislike- in some moments the camera shook.

Dislike- at some points, mainly the zoom-outs the detail of the overall art suffered.

positive- kid friendly

positive- an interesting spin for music video. A theatrical based production.

positive- had good color choice

positive- when the music had a march like rhythm the artist did a good job matching that speed and momentum with art.

dislike- repetitive halfway into the show.

positive- music was somewhat catchy.

For a kid i can see how they could appreciate the show. As for an adult i don't see the catch.

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