anime cat : Anime, as a whole, is a cat person.
Sure, you see a dog pop up here and there. But cats dominate the medium. From talking cats to cat ears and adding Nyan to everything they say, these furry creatures are abundant. So today I want to honour these felines and share the absolute best cats in all of anime!
No humans say nyan this time around, but plenty of human-like cats and spawns of Satan will be.Anime, as a whole, is a cat person.
Sure, you see a dog pop up here and there. But cats dominate the medium.
From talking cats to cat ears and adding Nyan to everything they say, these furry creatures are abundant. So today I want to honour these felines and share the absolute best cats in all of anime!
No humans say nyan this time around, but plenty of human-like cats and spawns of Satan will be.
Nothing has been this demonic, yet this appealing since Paradise Lost, shout out to the few people who got that.
Kirara is one dangerous nekomata, switching from her tiny adorable form into the bringer of death when needed.
I’m very glad that Kirara is useful too, unlike someone like Kiba’s Akamaru… but also isn’t completely overpowered like some later entries.
She still fights in tandem with her owner/buddy. She also makes for a wonderful travel companion.
And whenever she actually ‘meows’ an angel gains like seven wings.
His name is Catbus. What is he?
Half cat, half bus.
Ghibli didn’t beat around the bush with this one. Nekobasu is just so feathery I want to die.
Appearing in a pressure to help out the girls and Totoro Nekobasu is a very helpful presence in that universe. He also has this wide, scary but amusing, Cheshire Cat smile.
Even on his own, I feel he must be on this list just because of how well-known and loved this character is in the anime world.
But then we get to the cherry on top of the cake. Say it with me: Kittenbus. In case you haven’t tried, Ghibli made a short 13 minute special in 2003 that follows Kittenbus. Yes, it’s as cute as it sounds.
Now, this is one striking cat.
Baron Humbert von Gikkingen first developed in the 1995 movie “Whisper of the Heart” and would return three years later as a more prominent character in “The Cat Returns”.
With his slick white suit and top hat, he leans more towards human than cat.
I’m pretty sure this is how furries came to be. And can you blame them? Just listen to that silky voice. Ah, what an ideal gentleman.
He also becomes a statue during the day, but that doesn’t stop him from owning the Cat Bureau. I strive to be Baron out the fur, and the stone.
Everyone has had that relatable moment when you just mind your own business, trying to rid the world of an evil spirit, when you accidentally do a reverse-exorcism, and now your cat is possessed.
Do you know what I mean? Same here.
And because of this mundane activity, the formally ordinary cat becomes one of the show’s funniest characters.
He is so snappy and grumpy, it’s just a riot, especially in the English dub where Kaya has the sort of potty mouth that would get him cancelled ten times over in this climate.
Thankfully it came out in the early 2000s, so Kaya’s temper remained intact.
Do you remember when Korin was like in the show?
Before all the planet and universe destruction started converting a typical Tuesday, Korin was seen as a martial arts master.
He is an immortal cat who lives in a giant tower where he would train only Goku.
He also gives Goku’s gang Senzu seeds so that legendary moment of the worst parenting skills ever(displayed in the battle on Cell) might not have happened hadn’t it been for this fuzzy old cat.
Every witch needs a black cat!
For Kiki that cat is Jiji, see?
A very interesting thing to note with Jiji is that his character fluctuates depending on whether you watch the sub or the English dub.
In the Japanese version, Jiji is very cautions and a humble cat that doesn’t even speak if he doesn’t have to. In the English version, however, he is a more proud, satirical and cynical cat.
Even plot-wise, there is a difference! In the Japanese version, Kiki loses the ability to speak to Jiji as she has grown up, w
A characteristic on this list, Sakamoto is just a cat.
He’s able to speak, but not through blood contracts or a demonic heritage. No, it’s through the power of technology!
After living with an awful cat owner, Sakamoto flees and finds himself under the care of the genius inventor, Hakase.
She fashions him a scarf that gives him the ability to speak. And he uses this newfound ability to constantly demand respect as he is technically the oldest because he counts in cat years.
With this entry we have a group of cats, them being the cat equivalents of the characters in Hetalia.
Hetalia is pretty odd by itself. The fact there’s a cat version should not be a surprise.
Each cat represents a certain country, and their bickering often leads to humour as well as some low-key political criticism. I personally love Germany cat and Italy cat the most.
And yes, those are the names they go by.
Germany cat being a very strict black cat that does everything by the book, while Italy cat is just a softy who likes to play, flirt, and bother Germany cat. Nekotalia is also one of the rare times where the Dub is amazing.
Okay, this may be a misleading way to start the list, given that Sorata has almost no plot presence as a character. But like, look at him.
Look at that Oreo-looking pudgy kitty.
He is used as a plot point if nothing else as he is first taken care of by Takaho, found him in an alleyway. We then fast forward ten years, and now Yokozawa is taking care of the fluff ball. But then sometime later Hiyori starts taking care of him…
And all of these transitions carry with them progression and change within the characters. It’s an interesting dynamic.
Anpu is how dog people imagine cats to be like.
He is a whiny little cat that thinks his mere presence blesses humanity. Through Saiki, who can read his mind, we see him constantly trying to manipulate those around him to his benefit.
He’s used to unfiltered adoration, which is why Saiki’s utter indifference drives the cat mad as he keeps trying to get his approval.
Well, he did succeed once by protecting him from a cockroach, although it was far from the victory Anpu imagined.
There was also that whole ordeal of when Saiki was his wingman, but that was just odd.