June Favourites 2020

Favourite Movie of the month: A Whisker Away (2020)

Image credit: IMDb and Netflix
  • Film/Movie status: completed
  • Total episode: 1
  • Running time: 104 minutes.
  • Genre: Romance, Anime
  • Language: Japanese
  • Casts:
    • Voice actor: Natsuki Hanae as Kento Hinode
    • Voice Actress: Mirai Shida as Miyo Sasaki (Muge)

Movie Synopsis:
A peculiar girl transforms into a cat to catch her crush’s attention. But before she realizes it, the line between human and animal starts to blur. Source reference: Netflix.

My thoughts about the film:

This anime plot is simple and straightforward. There is no complex or plot twist to the story. It is about a teenage school girl named Miyo Sasaki who had a crush on her classmate, Kento Hinode. She is trying to get his attention, Kento did not pay attention to her and find her as an annoying classmate. This part is relatable because who doesn’t have a crush during high school?

Muge wants to get closer to her crush but she failed to do so because Kento is simply not interested in her. However, a miracle happens when she attended a festive event and she happens to walk by a path and met a cat mask seller who sells her a magical Noh mask that can transform her into a cat once she put on the face mask. She decided to use this opportunity to get to closer to Kento.

Each day after school, she would rush back home and put on that magical Noh mask and visit Kento’s house as an identity of a stray cat. To my surprise, Kento found this “stray cat” (Miyo Sasaki) in his backyard and he decided to adopt this cat and named it as Taro. As the day passed by, Taro and Kento spend time together and Kento starts to be fond of this cat.

Eventually, he confesses to the cat the “he loves her” which is indicating a pet owner love’s to his/her pet. This cause Miyo off guard and she was in a dilemma whether should she stay as a human that Kento has no interest or a cat that is being loved by Kento? And there is also another side story between Miyo and her step-mum. I will stop spoiling about the film and leave the remaining for you guy to watch if you are interested.

I enjoyed watching the film, even though it’s a simple plot, it brings back nostalgic on girl get attention on their crush and them facing problem during their teen periods such as family issue and interest in hobbies or studies. I must say that their graphic/CGI is top-notch that make it appealing and the scenery for the secret island of cats was beautifully structured too. Overall, I am amazed by the production of this film and recommend to those who love anime or cat lovers.

My rating for this film:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Watch the film teaser here:

Video Credit: YouTube Netflix

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