over 1 year
A lovely film! Saw the subbed version and enjoyed it.
over 3 years
Great production values for a whimsical slight story.
over 4 years
Kind of short+jumbly, story written by girl from whisper of the heart, so prbly the point.
almost 5 years
The cats are cute! And some are also cool >_<
over 5 years
Another great Studio Ghibli movie!Odd and unique in it's own way,with crazy twists & turns
One of the best Japanese animated movies. Recommended!
over 6 years
prince and damsel story. doesn't take itself too seriously. wonderful... nothing special.
over 6 years
A warmhearted Ghibli film with a Disney-like feel.
The Cat Returns (猫の恩返し, Neko no Ongaeshi, lit. The Cat's Repayment) is a Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Hiroyuki Morita, produced by Studio Ghibli and theatrically released in Japan in 2002 and in 2003 in the United States through Walt Disney Pictures.
It received an Excellence Prize at the 2002 Japan Media Arts Festival.
The story is of a girl named Haru, a quiet, shy and unassuming high school student who has a suppressed ability to talk with cats. One day, she saves a darkly-colored, odd-eyed cat from being hit by a truck on a busy road. The cat is Lune, Prince of the Cat Kingdom. As thanks, the cats give Haru gifts of catnip and mice, and she is offered the Prince's hand in marriage. Her mixed reply is taken as a yes.
Wanting none of this, Haru hears a kind, female voice, which tells her to seek the Cat Bureau. Haru meets Muta, a large white cat the voice told her to seek for directions, who leads her there to meet the Baron (the same Baron from Whisper of the Heart),...