It turns out that the 8th of August is supposedly International Cat Day. Like Sebastion from Black Butler, I too am an avid cat lover. Thus, I could not pass up this opportunity to highlight some of my favourite anime felines while showing off some really well-designed pet and side characters.
Luna & Artemis
Anime: Sailor Moon
The first mention on this list is technically two cats, but I have featured them as one entry since they are from the same anime. It took a while for me to really warm up to Luna, but Artemis was an instant hit for me when watching Sailor Moon. I have not reached the point in the anime yet, but I believe that they also have a kitten of their own at some point. These two play such a vital role in the series and genuinely without them, there would be no Sailor Moon.
Anime: Fairy Tail and Edens Zero
Aye, sir! You just knew Happy would make my list. When people think of anime cats, there is no way Fairy Tail’s blue-winged kitty cat would fail to make an appearance. I wanted to list a different kitty from the series for this post but I figured for the first cat feature, I would select Happy. I adore him; he is an epic cat and proved to be a brilliant character in the series.
Anime: Blue Exorcist
An absolute sweety of a cat and made me wish I could hear the thoughts of my own cats. Although I doubt my cats would be quite so friendly or adorable. I adore that we had an episode where we just followed Kuro around after he was teased a little. I am glad that Kuro adds to the story and is not just there to show the main character off in a better light. Kuro actually has depth as an animal character in the series.
Macha is one particular anime cat that I was obsessed with. I was then quickly heartbroken to discover that not many others had the obsession with him that I did. There was so little fan art and still is. Every time I rewatch .Hack//SIGN you can guarantee a big portion of the reason is Macha, even though this particular anime cat does not say a single line. A brilliant mystery character that only needed simple gestures and body language.
There was no possibility that this list would not feature Meowth. This particular kitten has been part of my life since my childhood and I suspect will be part of the rest of my life. One of my absolute favourite quotes ever is by Meowth and I live by it. He is a truly solid character and even though technically the bad guy, there was never a moment where I could bring myself to dislike this epic kitty.
There are so many more cats from anime that deserve to be on this list. I just decided I would start with these five and feature the other epic kitties in future lists. I know that basically four of my five cats feature on nearly every anime cat list, which is why I would also get them featured and out of the way for future listings. I have yet to see Macha featured on another list featuring kitties though.
Which anime cat would you have placed on this list?