History Main / ManekiNeko

30th May '16 5:08:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In {{Tamora Pierce}}'s ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'', the Yamani have lucky cat statues with one paw raised. The legend was that their Emperor bent down to look at a waving cat just as an assassin's arrow passed overhead - thus the waving cat became a symbol of luck. Kel has a ton of them in her room and gives one as a present to Neal.

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* In {{Tamora Pierce}}'s Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'', the Yamani have lucky cat statues with one paw raised. The legend was that their Emperor bent down to look at a waving cat just as an assassin's arrow passed overhead - thus the waving cat became a symbol of luck. Kel has a ton of them in her room and gives one as a present to Neal.
24th May '16 11:29:25 PM Doug86
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* At the beginning of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Easter special, ''Planet of the Dead,'' Lady Christina de Souza replaces the Chalice of Æthelstan with a Maneki Neko in order to not set off the alarm.

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* At the beginning of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Easter special, ''Planet of the Dead,'' Lady Christina de Souza replaces the Chalice of Æthelstan [=Æ=]thelstan with a Maneki Neko in order to not set off the alarm.
18th May '16 11:44:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A knockoff version appears in ''{{CSINY}}'' as a vehicle to smuggle cocaine.

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* A knockoff version appears in ''{{CSINY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' as a vehicle to smuggle cocaine.
6th May '16 4:51:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In one episode of ''{{Kekkaishi}}'', a maneki neko can be seen among the objects tossed out a window at Kokuboro when Sen is yelling at Yoshimori.

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* In one episode of ''{{Kekkaishi}}'', ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'', a maneki neko can be seen among the objects tossed out a window at Kokuboro when Sen is yelling at Yoshimori.
14th Apr '16 10:27:58 AM Willbyr
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* A maneki neko is seen among the many bizarre objects in ''{{Paprika}}'''s recurring parade.

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* A maneki neko is seen among the many bizarre objects in ''{{Paprika}}'''s ''Literature/{{Paprika}}'''s recurring parade.



* In one episode of ''YoureUnderArrest'', there was a burglar who disguised himself as the old woman whose home he was stealing from. One of her friends visits to return a borrowed piece of furniture, and asks where the cat is. The burglar answers that it's outdoors at the moment, and in doing so accidentally reveals himself as an impostor, because the "cat" is actually a maneki neko statue. (This episode changed almost all of the details from the manga version of this storyline, which didn't feature a maneki neko.)

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* In one episode of ''YoureUnderArrest'', ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'', there was a burglar who disguised himself as the old woman whose home he was stealing from. One of her friends visits to return a borrowed piece of furniture, and asks where the cat is. The burglar answers that it's outdoors at the moment, and in doing so accidentally reveals himself as an impostor, because the "cat" is actually a maneki neko statue. (This episode changed almost all of the details from the manga version of this storyline, which didn't feature a maneki neko.)
2nd Apr '16 8:37:13 PM PeppermintTwist
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* You can acquire several different kinds of these as [[AnInteriorDesignerAsYou decorative items]] in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing.'' They come in different colors, and there's also a left-handed variation.
* In ''VideoGame/GoVacation,'' the special "Figurines" furniture set includes a Lucky Cat item you can place in your Villa, among other animal-shaped decorations.
2nd Apr '16 5:48:05 PM louisXVI
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* This is encountered in many ethnically Chinese or Hong Kong restaurants and takeaways in Great Britain. Perhaps this is also a Chinese meme adopted from the Japanese long before WW2; older Hong Kong people who remember the occupation of 1941-45 (and often their children) are not temperamentally given to be sympathetic to Japanese culture.

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* This is encountered in many ethnically Chinese or Hong Kong restaurants and takeaways in Great Britain.Britain and America. Perhaps this is also a Chinese meme adopted from the Japanese long before WW2; older Hong Kong people who remember the occupation of 1941-45 (and often their children) are not temperamentally given to be sympathetic to Japanese culture.
11th Feb '16 6:44:42 AM Larkmarn
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* A waving maneki neko belonging to The Devil is a central plot point in ''Literature/TheWeirdness''. Since it never stops waving, it's actually a source of infinite energy and actually threatens to destroy the universe. The cover art of the book features a rather stylish evil maneki neko, though in the book proper it's quite mundane looking.
23rd Jan '16 10:08:26 AM nombretomado
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* In the Comicbook/DoctorStrange mini ''The Oath'', the artifact which opens the portal to the realm imprisoning the demon [[SteveDitko Otkid]] is one of these. Doc and Wong find it in a Chinatown curio shop.

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* In the Comicbook/DoctorStrange mini ''The Oath'', the artifact which opens the portal to the realm imprisoning the demon [[SteveDitko [[Creator/SteveDitko Otkid]] is one of these. Doc and Wong find it in a Chinatown curio shop.
20th Dec '15 5:46:26 PM NoUsername
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* ''VideoGame/NekoAtsume'' features one as a rare cat. Her name is [[PunnyName Miss Fortune]].
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