After being abandoned on a rainy night, Chibi-neko, a little kitten who dreams of growing up to be human, is taken in by Suwano Tokio. The human world can be a confusing place for a kitten, but Chibi-neko loves being with Tokio, who takes great care of her and plays with her whenever she wants. However, an encounter with Raphael, a majestic wild cat, shakes her belief in many of the things she held dear. Where does Chibi-neko truly belong?
Although moe was defined in the early 21st century and quickly turned to a pandemic, that does not mean there weren’t earlier localized flu cases. Such is the case of this movie, which I much point out it is not a travesty like modern moe. It is highly symbolic and meaningful, used mostly as means to tell a story and not to attract 2D pedophiles. That is why retro always wins; it is more sophisticated... read more
What I Liked: The lucious yet wistful theme song. Sound design and soundtrack are both perfect, cute and playful when they need to be, and the insert songs aren't too intrusive. The insert song "Tori wa Tori ni". Chibi-neko and Raphael's designs are lovely, and the whole "cats look like humans to themselves, but look like cats to humans" thing was an interesting choice. All the different... read more