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Japan Movie and Series Review

SWEET CAT LIFE is what the Mask Seller calls it as he tries to talk Miyo into giving up her human face and remain the rest of her life a cat. Miyo hasn’t had the best young life so far when she meets the fat cat who convinces her to run away from home at night as a cute small white cat. Only as this cat can she get the attention of her classmate Kenta Hinode on whom Miyo has a crush on. He calls the little cat Tarou, like his former dog and falls in love with the little thing but things happen and Miyo gets lost in the world of being a cat and her friends find out what happened and try to safe her. 

 

泣きたい私は猫をかぶる (Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu – Wanting to Cry, I Pretend to Be a Cat)
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese ( Also dubbed to English)
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: 18 June 2020 (Japan)
Duration: 2 hr (120 min)

Directors: Jun’ichi Satô, Tomotaka Shibayama
Writer: Mari Okada
Stars: Mirai Shida, Natsuki Hanae, Johnny Yong Bosch

This Junichi Sato directed movie was released in June 2020, setting in Tokoname, Aichi the scenery was taken directly from known places in the city. This movie is the perfect movie for cat lovers and Anime fans. It has just the right amount of tension, love and fantasy that you need in your life. The movie is about a teenage love and the struggles many young adult and children face when it comes to relationships within family, friends and school/work. It offers a great look out into how different the world could be if you took a different turn in life instead of the one destined for you.

Personal opinion

I give the movie a rating of 9 out of 10 because I absolutely loved it, I watched it and was bummed when it was over. The cats are cute and the artwork reminded me of another anime but I can’t remember which. I rooted for Miyo the entire way even when she started acting all weird! I’m going to recommend this to everyone to watch, I think it’s rather suitable for younger children but not for little kids as maybe it’s a little scary and a little confusing for them. However the graphics are beautiful and looking up pictures of Tokoname I easily recognized the spots shown in the movie.

You can find it on Netflix and you can watch it dubbed or in Japanese with subtitles.

Homepage: A Whisker Away (Japanese)
Netflix: A Whisker Away

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