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


Score: 4.531 (scored by 11691,169 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #11094
Members: 1,911
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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Apr 5, 2017
Mixed Feelings
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.

Nov 24, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Apr 24, 2019
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 ...

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Retro8bit - Apr 21, 2010
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