On June 12, Anime Producer Twin Engine revealed a new PV for Studio Colorido‘s second feature-length anime film Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu (A Whisker Away). The video reveals and previews the film’s ending theme song “Usotsuki” (The Lying Moon) by Yorushika. Yorushika will also perform the anime’s opening theme song “Hana ni Bōrei” (A Ghost for a Flower).
The film was scheduled to release in Japan on June 5 but was delayed due to the spread of the new Corona Virus Infection (COVID-19). It is now set to debut worldwide on Netflix on June 18.
The story is set in Tokoname, Aichi, and centers on Miyo “Muge” Sasaki about finding one’s true self. She is a peculiar second-year junior high student who has fallen in love with her classmate Hinode Kento. Muge resolutely pursues Hinode every day, but he doesn’t pay much attention to her. Nevertheless, while carrying a secret she can tell no one, Muge continues to pursue Hinode. Muge discovers a magic mask that allows her to transform into a cat named Tarō. The magic lets Muge get close to Hinode, but eventually, it may also make her unable to transform back to a human.
- Directors: Sato Junichi and Shibayama Tomotaka
- Series Composition: Okada Mari
- Animation Production: Studio Colorido
- Shida Mirai as Muge and Tarō
- Hanae Natsuki as Kento
- Kōichi Yamadera as the Cat Storekeeper
- Hiroaki Ogi (from comedian duo OgiYahagi) as Homeroom Teacher Kusugi-sensei
- Minako Kotobuki as Yoriko Fukase, Muge’s close friend
- Kensho Ono as Masamichi Isami, Hinode’s friend
- Susumu Chiba as Yōji Sasaki, Muge’s father
- Ayako Kawasumi as Kaoru Mizutani, Muge’s father’s girlfriend
- Sayaka Ohara as Miki Saitō, Muge’s mother
- Daisuke Namikawa as Tomoya Sakaguchi, a young man who works in the Hinode family’s pottery studio
- Kitamura Eri as Kinako, Kaoru Mizutani’s cat
- Miki Shinichiro Kakinuma
- Sakuma Rei plays Tamaki
- Yoshida Oolongta plays Sugita
- Ochiai Fukushi plays Hajime
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