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: MusicMusic, KidsKids
Duration: 2 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 4.581 (scored by 987987 users)
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Ranked: #114842
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Popularity: #9832
Members: 1,582
Favorites: 3

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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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NHK Tokyo Jidou Gasshoudan
Theme Song Performance
Nakahara, Shuuichi
Animation Director


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Sep 14, 2011
OhTsuru (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 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 face. A part of me wanted to die in an instant.
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Nov 24, 2015
anime_chibi1290 (All reviews)
I watched out of curiosity, wondering how a music video could've had such a low rating score. I've come to the conclusion that it's score is probably due to not a whole bunch of people watching it. The video itself isn't that detailed, it's just the same reel of cats repeating throughout the song. The song however is one of the catchiest things I've ever heard. I give it a 5 because it isn't the best thing I've seen but it certainly wasn't the worst; just don't watch it under the influence. Although I've been somewhat entertained by this, after a minute in it gets 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.

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

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