History Anime / TheCatReturns

25th Apr '17 6:13:44 PM Wyvern76
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* ArrangedMarriage: The king tried to wed Haru to Lune. But when he found out that Lune already wanted to marry Yuki, he has no objection at all and is very happy for his son. So he tries to get Haru to marry ''him''.

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* ArrangedMarriage: The king tried to wed Haru to Lune. But when he found out that Lune [[spoiler:Lune already wanted to marry Yuki, he has no objection at all and is very happy for his son. son.]] So he tries to get Haru to marry ''him''.
27th Feb '17 5:50:03 PM Jayalaw
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* BadassAdorable: Haru. It takes guts to run into traffic with a lacrosse stick to rescue a cat from becoming roadkill, ''and'' succeed. Later on, she stands up to the Cat King when he tries to propose to her, after nearly forcing her to marry his son.


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* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: After saving the cat prince, Haru is immediately inundated with cat gifts, and then talking with an envoy from the Cat Kingdom to offer the marriage to the prince. When she goes to the Baron to get help, they find her there right when she's about to leave. This leads to Haru getting swept away to the Cat Kingdom.


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* ImagineSpot: Haru has a brief one about being declared "cat husband and wife," in the traditional Japanese style. She lets out a BigNo about it.


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* StandardHeroAward: Deconstructed throughout the film. For saving the prince of the cat kingdom, Haru is offered his paw in marriage. At first she's hesitant about making a gentle refusal, but the idea of being married to a cat horrifies her. She goes to the Baron for advice on how to get out of this, since the cats don't exactly take "no" for an answer. It also turns out that [[spoiler:Prince Lune was in love with another cat, and was in the human world to get a special food for her.]]
25th Dec '16 9:18:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: The Baron and Muta, who fend off the king and his guards .
7th Sep '16 10:39:09 PM Nire
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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] As a child Haru claimed she could talk to cats, but forgot about this ability as she grew older. After saving Lune, she suddenly rediscovers it. It's left ambiguous as to whether this is actually an ability Haru possesses, or if the cats themselves are secretly able to speak and only show this to certain people. In the case of the Baron and Toto, their speech seems to stem from the fact that they're magical artifacts to begin with.

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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] Possibly. As a child Haru claimed she could talk to cats, but forgot about this ability as she grew older. After saving Lune, she suddenly rediscovers it. It's left ambiguous as to whether this is actually an ability Haru possesses, or if the cats themselves are secretly able to speak and only show this to certain people. In the case of the Baron and Toto, their speech seems to stem from the fact that they're magical artifacts to begin with.
7th Sep '16 10:32:51 PM Nire
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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] As a child Haru claimed she could talk to cats, but forgot about this ability as she grew older. After saving Lune, she suddenly rediscovers it. It's left ambiguous as to whether this is actually an ability Haru possesses, or if the cats themselves are secretly able to speak and only show this to certain people. In the case of the Baron and Toto, their speech seems to stem from the fact that they're magical artifacts to begin with.
16th May '16 10:24:16 PM Give1Take2
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Haru makes the mistake of musing out loud to a LiteralMinded Cat Kingdom resident that it'd be great to be a cat. Guess what happens later in the film?



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Cat Kingdom honestly doesn't understand why Haru is so unhappy. After all, they all agreed that mice, foxtails, catnip, and other such presents are ''marvelous'' gifts to repay her for saving their prince's life. And since he's the best catch in the whole kingdom, she should be ''thrilled'' at the chance to marry him. What's that? She's not a cat? That's okay, they took care of it. Oh, she's crying? That's okay, a little entertainment will turn that frown right upside-down!



* CatsAreMagic

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* CatsAreMagicCatsAreMagic: And walking on two legs and talking are the least of their abilities.



* CharacterDevelopment: Haru goes from being a klutzy, awkward, perpetually unlucky ButtMonkey to a [[spoiler:calm, confident, relaxed young woman]].



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Played to great effect with the introduction of the Cat King.
-->'''Natori:''' Please allow me to present, our wise and incredibly magnificent ruler, king of the Cat Kingdom: The Cat King!



* EvilChancellor: It's more than evident that Natori is the real power behind the Cat Kingdom's throne. He may look a bit shady and untrusty at a first glance, but actually he is...

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* EvilChancellor: Subverted. It's more than evident that Natori is the real power behind the Cat Kingdom's throne. He may look a bit shady and untrusty at a first glance, but actually he is...



* ExtremeDoormat: A lot of Haru's trouble with the cats comes from her inability to tell them firmly but politely "no." [[spoiler:She grows out of this later in the film.]]



** In the English dub, Muta tells Toto to go and "fry" himself.

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** In the English dub, Muta tells Toto to go and "fry" himself. Of course, he says this right after calling him a "chicken." ([[DontExplainTheJoke Get it? Fried chicken?]])



* ImportantHaircut: Haru, at the end.



* LennonSpecs: The king's advisor, Natori, wears one with green lenses.

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* LennonSpecs: The king's advisor, adviser, Natori, wears one with green lenses.lenses.
* LighterAndSofter: The film compared to the manga. [[TropesAreNotBad Not that this is a bad thing]].



* LoopholeAbuse: Poor Haru ''tries'' to invoke this regarding her ArrangedMarriage to their prince, Lune. After all, he's a cat and she's not, [[TemptingFate so that means they can't marry, right]]?



* LoveImbuesLife

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* LoveImbuesLifeLoveImbuesLife: The Baron's explanation for how statues like himself and Toto come to life.


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* OnlySaneMan: Yuki and [[spoiler:Prince Lune]] seem to be this to the whole Cat Kingdom.


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* TemptingFate: Haru and Muta ''cannot'' stop doing this throughout the film, [[PlayedForLaughs to great effect]].
** Not wanting to hurt the cats' feelings by outright refusing, Haru tries to call off the wedding by saying that he's a cat and she's not, so obviously there's just ''no way'' they can marry. [[CatGirl Guess what happens next]].
** Muta tries to beat the maze by climbing on top of it. When Haru calls him out for cheating, he sarcastically asks if she thinks he'll get in trouble? Cue a troop of guards marching up and the captain yelling, "He's cheating!"
** As soon as they beat the maze, Haru and the others celebrate their success and cheerfully exclaim that she'll be home in no time. [[spoiler:Cue the Cat King [[StuffBlowingUp blowing the tower up]].]]
25th Mar '16 10:53:01 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Dubtitle: Disney's DVD release, unfortunately.

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* Dubtitle: {{Dubtitle}}: Disney's DVD release, unfortunately.
12th Feb '16 9:38:58 AM eroock
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->''If you find yourself troubled by something mysterious, or a problem that's hard to solve, there's a place you can go where you'll always find help...''

A sort-of sequel to ''Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart'' [[FictionalDocument conceived as a story written by the protagonist of the previous film]], '''''The Cat Returns''''' ('''''Neko no Ongaeshi''''', literally "The Cats Repay a Favor") tells a similar ComingOfAgeStory tale about Haru, a high-school girl learning to take confidence in her own abilities.

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->''If ->''"If you find yourself troubled by something mysterious, or a problem that's hard to solve, there's a place you can go where you'll always find help...''

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A sort-of sequel to ''Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart'' [[FictionalDocument conceived as a story written by the protagonist of the previous film]], '''''The ''The Cat Returns''''' ('''''Neko Returns'' (''Neko no Ongaeshi''''', Ongaeshi'', literally "The Cats Repay a Favor") tells a similar ComingOfAgeStory tale about Haru, a high-school girl learning to take confidence in her own abilities.
31st Dec '15 8:24:59 PM Rocketshipper
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* Dubtitle: Disney's DVD release, unfortunately.
10th Aug '15 11:58:24 AM MorningStar1337
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* {{Freeze Sneeze}}[=/=]{{Plot Allergy}}: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/baron_the_cat_returns/v01/c001/28.html Haru wakes up sneezing]] the morning after her first visit by the cats. The English dub seems to attribute this to the cattails planted outside her window - she later tells the messenger that she's allergic to them. She doesn't say this (or at least not explicitly) in the Japanese version or in the manga, and as the cattails were planted elsewhere in the manga, it appears she was just cold from her bedclothes being out of place.

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* {{Freeze Sneeze}}[=/=]{{Plot Allergy}}: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/baron_the_cat_returns/v01/c001/28.html Haru wakes up sneezing]] sneezing the morning after her first visit by the cats. The English dub seems to attribute this to the cattails planted outside her window - she later tells the messenger that she's allergic to them. She doesn't say this (or at least not explicitly) in the Japanese version or in the manga, and as the cattails were planted elsewhere in the manga, it appears she was just cold from her bedclothes being out of place.
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