All my life, as far as I can remember, I liked cats. There wasn’t a kitten that I didn’t want to pet, so when the main character has this animal in an anime, it’s a big plus. But the Japanese wouldn’t be themselves if they didn’t play the cats under the supernatural.
Today I want to tell you about three cats that have at least some weight for the plot of the anime and are associated with the main character, but at the same time they all have one fact in common. Under the appearance of a cute fluffy pet, there must be a real monster hiding. And it doesn’t matter for what reasons, but it must be shown. Now let’s take a look at what we got out of it.
Kuro (Blue Exorcist)
And let’s start with a chic anime that once greatly influenced my love for the industry. The plot here revolves around a young guy, Rin, who only as a teenager found out about himself a sad fact. He is the son of Satan. And Rin found out about this in a rather sad situation, when his adoptive father died during the possession. After that, Rin followed the path of the exorcist, and this allowed him to meet Kuro.
The saddest thing in this story is that Kuro was the familiar of Rin’s adoptive father, with whom he had a semblance of friendship, and therefore, when our cat found out that his master had died, he freaked out a little. This gives us a chance to see that Kuro is not only a cute animal, but also has a guardian deity mode in which he transforms into a giant and dangerous beast.
The rather lonely Rin, due to his nature as the son of Satan, finds a reliable friend in Kuro, he is able to hear the cat’s thoughts, and this allows them to get along.
In general, most of the screen time, we will see Kuro exactly as a small and cute kitten, but you will not be allowed to forget about his destructive part. And this allows him to start today’s article.
And it’s not so important that because of the time loops, Emilia does not remember our hero at all, this will not prevent him from persistently trying to get along with her, and even settle next to her. It’s not that important. The important thing is that Puck looks like a cute and good-natured talking cat, moreover, he is ready for any funny situations that will not harm his owner. You will have time to develop a fairly unambiguous opinion about him, and it is all the more interesting when the anime breaks it.
In one of the time loops, Subaru will not be able to protect Emilia, she will die, and this is where we will see the second side of Puck. Beast of the End. Before us will appear a huge monster who wants to destroy the whole world, just to save his mistress.
Whatever it was, it makes a huge impression, because Pak appears before us as a really powerful and dangerous monster. Well, if he gets mad again, you will find out for yourself by watching this work, and to be honest, the main cat of the series is clearly not him, but that’s a completely different story.
Nyanko Sensei Natsume’s Book of Friends
Someday I will stop drooling enthusiastically, describing this anime, but I’m afraid for this I will have to wait for sclerosis. Before us is one of the best anime in the industry and it is dedicated to a young man named Natsume. He sees spirits from early childhood, not all of them are kind, and therefore, with his strange behavior, Natsume managed to scare away many relatives.
But one day he was nevertheless brought to good people, and here two important events happened at once.
The first of these is that Natsume found his grandmother’s notebook. She also saw youkai, was very strong and collected the names of spirits into her, thereby acquiring a kind of power over them. And the second event is the fact that Natsume met Madara, whom he accidentally released from imprisonment in the temple. And he looked like a slippery plush pig-cat, moreover, he knew a lot that he was renamed Nyanko-sensei.
However, do not rush to make hasty conclusions, because the ever-hungry and ridiculous cat is just one of the forms of our character in the article. Without much trouble or requirement, he is able to transform into a giant wolf.
Moreover, he threatens to one day eat Natsume for protecting him, but in fact, it’s hard to imagine two more friendly heroes. In any case, you will not be able to deny the danger or power of Nyanko-sensei, because we will be repeatedly shown what he is capable of.
Otherwise, I want to recommend this anime to everyone. With no exceptions. It is fantastically kind, calm and at the same time so saturated with the flavor of Japanese folklore and pleasant characters that it is hard for me to imagine how it can cause at least someone negative emotions.