The Cat Returns

The Cat Returns (2002)

It’s not so bad being a cat, now is it?

  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Drama, Family
  • Release Date: 2002-07-19
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 1334 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 15min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Studio Ghibli
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Director: Hiroyuki Morita
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Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King rewards her good deed with a flurry of presents, including a very shocking proposal of marriage to his son! Haru embarks on an unexpected journey to the Kingdom of Cats where her eyes are opened to a whole other world.

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  • Chizuru Ikewaki

    as Haru Yoshioka (voice)
  • Yoshihiko Hakamada

    as Baron Humbert von Gikkingen (voice)
  • Aki Maeda

    as Yuki (voice)
  • Takayuki Yamada

    as Lune (voice)
  • Hitomi Satô

    as Hiromi (voice)
  • Kenta Satoi

    as Natori (voice)
  • Mari Hamada

    as Natoru (voice)
  • Tetsu Watanabe

    as Muta (voice)
  • Yousuke Saito

    as Toto (voice)
  • Kumiko Okae

    as Haru's Mother (voice)
  • Tetsurō Tamba

    as Cat King (voice)
  • Yo Oizumi

    as Additional voice (voice)
  • Yoko Honna

    as Additional voice (voice)
  • Ken Yasuda

    as Additional voices (voice)
Production Hayao Miyazaki Production Coordinator
Production Rick Dempsey Executive Producer
Production Ned Lott Producer
Production Ned Lott Casting
Production Toshio Suzuki Producer
Sound Doc Kane ADR Mixer
Production Tomohiko Ishii Associate Producer
Production Koji Hoshino Executive Producer
Production Naoya Fujimaki Production Manager
Production Seiji Okuda Production Manager
Sound Toru Noguchi Sound Effects Editor
Directing Hiroyuki Morita Director
Art Hiroyuki Morita Storyboard Artist
Writing Reiko Yoshida Screenplay
Production Hironori Aihara Executive Producer
Production Takeyoshi Matsushita Executive Producer
Production Nozomu Takahashi Producer
Production Hideyuki Takai Executive Producer
Production Seiichiro Ujiie Executive Producer
Sound Yuji Nomi Original Music Composer
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Production Terri Douglas ADR Voice Casting
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Camera Tooru Fukushi Camera Operator
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Production Toshio Miyakawa Executive Producer
Production Chiyoshi Tanaka Producer
Sound Kayoko Morozumi Foley Recordist
Sound Makoto Sumiya Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Yuji Tan Foley Artist
Crew Toyohiko Sakaibara Special Effects
Camera Toshiyuki Fukushima Camera Operator
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