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Baron: The Cat Returns

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One afternoon on her way home from school, Haru saves a cat from getting run over by a truck and promptly gets the shock of her life when it stands on its hind legs to thank her. That night, she is greeted by a parade of felines who inform Haru that her earlier heroics saved the prince of the Cat Kingdom. Haru suddenly finds herself inundated with gifts of mice and catnip as means of thanks, culminating in the announcement that she will be taken to their kingdom to marry the prince. With no desire to marry Prince Lune, Haru turns to The Baron and Muta from the Cat Bureau for help, but unable to stop them, Haru is swept away by a horde of cats. Can Haru prevent this marriage of inconvenience and return home before she becomes a cat herself?

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Manga Relations

Manga Name Year Relation Type More Info
Mimi wo Sumaseba 1989 TBD
Mimi wo Sumaseba: Shiawase na Jikan 1995 TBD

Anime Relations

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Cat Returns, The Movie 2002 Anime Adaptation
Name Role
Aoi HIIRAGI Artist
Aoi HIIRAGI Author

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Baron: The Cat Returns cassiesheepgirl 6.5/10 Oct 14, 2009
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Both of these are short stories that focus on normal, everyday characters visiting a world of cats. Though the protagonists visit for different reasons, if you like the fantastical feline nature of one, ou'll likely enjoy the other.