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->''"Here, kitty, kitty. Wish I was playing hide-and-seek with ComicBook/BlackCat. I ''so'' prefer my felines female."''
-->-- '''Franchise/SpiderMan''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''

A Catgirl is a character that looks mostly like a human but she has some parts like a cat, usually [[UnusualEars the ears]], tail, eyes, and sometimes claws or even a natural FurBikini. A Catgirl is not furry, and should still have human skin, human hair, a human face, a completely human nose, and a human skull and torso structure. The Catgirl is stereotypically female, though Catboys do exist.

A Catgirl can also have other minor feline features, such as a cat tail, CuteLittleFangs, cat-like AnimalEyes, FemmeFatalons or [[NaturalWeapon actual claws]]. She often has personality traits that conform to feline AnimalStereotypes. She might also have a VerbalTic that imitates the sound of a cat. She might also demonstrate a FauxPaw. Sometimes her feline nature is associated with [[SexyCatPerson heavy sexualisation]].

Some catgirls are biologically Catgirl, either because of some degree of non-human ancestry or because of a change brought upon by MagicAndPowers or AppliedPhlebotinum. Examples do not have to be defaultly Catgirls. They can be normal humans who [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting have been turned into]] Catgirls. These catgirls would be a subcategory of UnusualEars and LittleBitBeastly.

Other Catgirls merely wear [[AnimalEaredHeadband cat-themed costumes]], sometimes as part of feline themed AnimalMotifs. These Catgirls would be a subcategory of AnimalEaredHeadband. Faux kitties will wear at least fake ears, and often a fake tail. Sometimes they wear gloves resembling cat paws.

A catgirl's ears and tail don't have to be that of a housecat. They can be that of [[PantheraAwesome any cat species, big or small]].


[[folder: Related Tropes ]]

* This is a SubTrope to UnusualEars, LittleBitBeastly and AnimalEaredHeadband.
* HumanoidFemaleAnimal, FunnyAnimal, TalkingAnimal, SpeechImpairedAnimal, PartiallyCivilizedAnimal, PettingZooPeople, CivilizedAnimal, and NearlyNormalAnimal characters do not qualify as Catgirl, and should be listed under the appropriate trope instead.
* Cat-based BeastFolk can also have actual fur and cat noses, which catgirls don't have.
* {{Fantastic Sapient Species|Tropes}} resembling felines should be listed under CatFolk. There can be overlap between CatFolk and Catgirl, however only LittleBitBeastly of examples of CatFolk should also be listed under Catgirl, and Catgirl examples should only be listed in CatFolk if they represent an entire distinct fictional non-human species.
* Werecats that turn into cats but do not have a LittleBitBeastly cat-eared human form should be listed at OurWerebeastsAreDifferent. Humans that can magically turn into cats, but are not werecats and do not resemble a Catgirl should be listed under {{Animorphism}}.
* Catgirls may also be an AnimalThemedSuperbeing, particularly in Western SuperHero fiction.
* See SproutingEars for examples of characters that do not normally have cat ears being temporary drawn with cat ears because of the use of SuperDeformed art to emphasis certain emotions or character traits. If these characters never actual have actual cat ears, whether they be biological or a CatEaredHeadband, they should be listed under that trope, not on this page.
* Not to be confused with the ''Film/CatPeople'' films, the ''WebAnimation/CatPerson'' series of Internet shorts or FelineFemale (about female cat, male dog pairings). Also nine times more likely to die young from curiosity than to live long enough to become a CrazyCatLady.
* Compare CuteMonsterGirl.

''[[TropeCo/CatGirl This item available in the TropeCo catalog]].''

!!!!Special Note - Being female and feline is not sufficient to qualify for this trope. Do not add an example here without first making sure that it doesn't belong under another trope instead.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
Far too many anime series to list here. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_catgirls Wikipedia]] (seriously) has a decent, but still incomplete list.

'''Biological UnusualEars'''
* The OELManga ''The 9 Lives'' features a race of CatFolk who end up being enslaved by humans for [[SexSlave unstated but probably questionable]] purposes. Being (an extremely mild) YaoiGenre story, the catperson who gets the most screentime is a TroubledButCute catboy.
* One of the many species in ''Manga/ACentaursLife''. The ClassRepresentative's father and sisters are some of them. They are considered of the same "species" as other LittleBitBeastly people, though.
* ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' has the Catians, a CatFolk of creatures resembling cat girls. Females enter their first heat at the age of 16. They are enemies with a [[AnimalJingoism race of dog-eared people]]. Eris, the first Catian character introduced, was at first mistaken by humans for a CosplayOtakuGirl wearing a [[AnimalEaredHeadband Cat-Eared Headband]].
* In the Studio Ghibli film, ''Anime/TheCatReturns'', the main character, an insecure high school-er named Haru, saves the prince of "Cat Kingdom", and is then asked to marry him. After being taken to said kingdom, she begins to take on characteristics of a cat, including ears, paws, whiskers, nose, and tail.
* ''Manga/CatGod'' has Mayu and Sasana, who are cat gods that appear as humans with cat ears and tails.
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' has Shader, a cat-''demon''. She still looks basically like a catgirl, however, only with odd markings on her face and horns on her head.
* ''Anime/DogDays'', featuring a race of cat-person and [[BoobsOfSteel an overly busted and very strong cat princess]] as FriendlyEnemies of a dog-person race.
* Loki/Leo from ''Manga/FairyTail'' is another male example, though he only has the ears, which are themselves barely noticeable.
** Lisanna is a {{shapeshift|ing}}er capable of taking on certain animal aspects. A cat girl in a FurBikini is her go-to combat form, though it's more successful at distraction.
* ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'': Atalanta has lion ears and a tail, likely a reference to how in her myth she was eventually turned into a lion.
* In one episode of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', Naota's "horns" resemble kitty ears, which make him look like a catboy. The creator of the series mentioned in the commentary that he was tired of kitty ears being put on girls and wanted to give them to a boy for a change. After bumping heads with Ninamori, Naota's "ears" transfer to her very briefly [[spoiler:before they get bigger. Turns out they weren't cat ears]].
* All of the main characters in ''Manga/FreeCollarsKingdom'' are actual cats, but for the most part they appear as cat girls/boys.
* King Wohl, Princess Lione, and Prince Tio from the Flame Kingdom in ''Anime/FushigiboshiNoFutagoHime'' are lion-based Nekomimi.
* ''Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro'' has Neko-Musume, who leans more towards a horror interpretation of this trope.
* The series ''Geobreeders'' has an entire race of these that mess with electronic equipment and walk through walls. Needless to say, they are seen as bad.
** Maya seems to be the only one who isn't evil, but she can't exactly talk either.
* [[PunnyName Schrödinger]] from the ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' manga and [=OVAs=] is a cute [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] catboy. And the name has meaning, too. He can be anywhere ''and'' nowhere, just like the uncertainty factor of [[UsefulNotes/SchrodingersCat the real thought experiment]].
* [[TheDragon Ne]][[AxCrazy fer]][[TheMedic pi]][[HeroKiller tou]] from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' is a [[BigCreepyCrawlies Chimera Ant]] who basically looks like a human cat. They have cat ears, a tail, and bestial hands. [[AmbiguousGender Their gender is officially unknown]], but they appear more feminine in their anime adaption with a consistent bust, differing from their slightly ambiguous manga appearance.
* Natsuki Sasaehara, the heroine of ''Manga/HyperPolice''. The rest of the main cast are a {{Kitsune}} and two [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolves]].
* Nekoko in ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' is a cat girl who and also a GirlWithPsychoWeapon, as she attacks with a giant syringe, representing [[spoiler:the fact that she was a subject of unethical medical testing as a child.]]
* Kyouka from ''Anime/KyouranKazokuNikki'', a [[GenkiGirl hyperactive]] [[OlderThanTheyLook young-looking]] catgirl who was worshiped as a goddess, and views herself as such. She's the ''mother figure'' in the family.
* ''Manga/{{Loveless}}'' is set in a world where everyone -- males and females alike -- have cat ears (and tails) until they lose their virginity. Some people wear [[AnimalEaredHeadband fake ears]] to disguise their non-virginal status.
** One girl in particular is mentioned as wearing a cat-ear headband when she's in public or around her family, [[SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl so that people won't find out she isn't a virgin]].
* ''Manga/MagicalNyanNyanTaruto''. EVERY cat in the world is actually a catgirl or boy of appropriate size. Humans interacting with them treat them and view them as cats.
* In chapter 43 of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', Kobayashi temporarily sprouts cat ears and whiskers after Tohru gives her some medicine for her fever that was originally intended for animal people.
* Yayoi of ''Manga/NekoDeGomen'' ("Sorry, I'm a cat") had her DNA scrambled with a cat's in a ''[[Film/TheFly1986 The Fly]]''-style teleporter accident. She sprouts cat ears and tail at inopportune moments, suffers from cat-style estrus, and sets off her love interest's cat fur allergy.
* ''Manga/NekoMusumeMichikusaNikki'' has Kurona, a free-spirited and often mischievous cat {{youkai}} who spends her days playing with her lecherous kappa friend and learning how to deal with humans.
* The Bakeneko clan of {{Youkai}} in ''Manga/NurarihyonNoMago'' look like Cat Boys with ears and tails.
* Himari from ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'' is a {{samurai}} catgirl MagicalGirlfriend. She speaks in an old-time dialect. Notable is one scene where she uses her cat features while at work in a MaidCafe to her advantage - everyone thinks it's just a costume. However, Yuuto's allergic to cats, so that's slightly problematic for her.
* Aisha [=ClanClan=] from ''Anime/OutlawStar'' is a C'tarl-C'tarl, a race of gluttonous adrenaline-filled cat-people with insane invulnerability levels. Aisha can also transform into a huge white tiger when she's at full power.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has a [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Chain]] called the [[AliceAllusion Cheshire Cat]], who looks like a human with cat ears, a tail and huge claws. He used to be an ordinary black cat until [[spoiler:[[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior Vincent]] [[EyeScream blinded him with scissors.]] The cat's mistress, [[RealityWarper the Will of the Abyss]], gave him his Cat Boy appearance and [[RedEyesTakeWarning Break's left eye]] to make up for it, but Cheshire's real form as a Chain is more monstrous]].
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Shampoo, who is already cursed to [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting turn into a small pink cat]] by Jusenkyo, runs into the Maomolin --a [[MegaNeko giant]] ghost cat who fancies her as a bride. He'll turn her ''[[{{Metamorphosis}} permanently]]'' into a cat if the New Year's Bell rings [[OneHundredAndEight 108 times]]. As the ritual proceeds, she grows cat ears and a tail.
** If [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes sufficiently pressed]], Ranma can often turn into an [[BerserkButton entirely different]] sort of [[UnstoppableRage catboy]].
** [[GenderBender Ranma's]] [[AttractiveBentGender female form]] looks like a Cat Girl in some fanservicey [[http://www.anymanga.com/ranma/005/004/001/ official art]].
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire's'' homeroom teacher, Nekonome-sensei is the homeroom teacher of a school filled with monsters, where they learn to disguise themselves and hide their species. She can't hide her cat ears or tail, and professes a love of raw fish. Also fanservice-heavy, but ''everyone'' is MsFanservice in that show.
** To be more specific, her ears can at least be written off as part of her hair as long as they don't stand out too much, but in both the anime and manga she has a LOT of trouble hiding her tail, to the point of RunningGag.
* Tsukiyomi Ikuto from ''Manga/ShugoChara'' has a catboy as his guardian chara, and therefore being a catboy represents his inner would-be self. Sometimes Ikuto himself has cat ears just like his chara as part of his Chara Change.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Blair is magical cat creature capable of taking humanoid form. In humanoid form, she takes on the appearance of a young tall sexy woman with a set of purple catlike ears. She also has a curled up purple cat tail that resembles her cat form one.
* Ichigo from ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' is a MagicalGirl Catgirl with infused cat DNA. Although she does not have cat ears full time, they are real.
** Mia Ikumi's earlier one-shot manga, ''Tokyo Black Cat Girl'', from which TMM was supposedly derived, also featured a magical catgirl as the protagonist.
* Nagi from ''Manga/VirginRipper'', who actually was a cat; also a ShoutOut to ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''[='s=] Schrodinger.
* Yukari Kotozume from ''Anime/KiraKiraPrecureALaMode'' becomes a cat girl as [[MagicalGirlWarrior Cure Macaron]].

'''[[AnimalEaredHeadband Cat-Eared Headband]] Costumers and Cosplayers'''
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' has a strip dealing with a festival in memory for the cats killed because they were thought to be evil. This becomes an opportunity to show several characters with cat ears, male or female.
** France also wears a pair of cat ears during the Christmas strips. He lampshades them when he's having what he thinks are his last thoughts [[spoiler:after facing the wrong end of Switzerland's gun]].
** Japan is visiting Greece, who is always flanked by stray cats. Greece says that if there is an afterlife, he would want to be reborn as a cat. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments * plop* - Japan places cat ears on him.]]
* Not a real catgirl, but ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' once had Tomoyo place the title character in a catgirl costume. To be more specific, a Catgirl {{Meido}} costume [[DressedAllInRubber made of rubber]] (She was fighting [[ShockAndAwe The Thunder]] at the time). For some reason, this became [[MemeticMutation one of her most popular outfits]]. (To be fair, the outfit is just adorable.)
* Najimi in ''Manga/DoujinWork'' does a good job {{cosplay}}ing as a cat girl in a CosplayCafe, considering that her main motivation is making money.
* Even the makers of ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'' found it necessary to let the two female leads wear cat ears in one episode.
* Something of a homage, the ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' club members try to persuade Saki to wear a set of cat-ears, despite her violent opposition and retaliation.
* Parodied in ''Anime/HareGuu'', Guu occasionally dresses up as one [[LittleMissSnarker and does a pretty bad job of being cute]]. Also Marie once dressed as one after taking advice from Gupta, who has strange tastes.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' finally delves into this turning Izumi into one through possession in chapters [[http://img-a.onemanga.com/mangas/00000057/000325312/04.jpg 274 and 275]], including the inclusion of proving just how much of a ChasteHero Hayate is.
** Hayate is also forced into one early on, Allowing him to be raped by the tiger. Oh yeah, the head butler also tries a move. Hayate is on the absolute verge of tears. At least it's better than the sailor suit..oh wait...no it's not...
* Azusa, a.k.a. "Azu-nyan", from ''Manga/KOn'' isn't really a catgirl, but she's often forced to wear cat ears by the music club advisor.
* Somewhat of a subversion: Mikoto from ''Manga/MaiHime'' merely behaves like a Catgirl, while being a regular human in appearance.
** In the ''Manga/MaiOtome'' manga, however, Mikoto's a VoluntaryShapeshifting Catgirl, [[VerbalTic nya]].
* Aya from ''Anime/MasterOfMartialHearts'' was forced to put on {{Meido}} outfit with cat ears after Rin [[ClothingDamage destroyed her clothes]] while [[CatFight fighting each other]].
* ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' has Shinobu dressing up as a cat girl for Kaede's school festival.
* ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'''s Yuma has a Catgirl themed MagicalGirl outfit.
** As does ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica'''s Satomi.
* ''Anime/QueensBlade'': By all outward appearances, Elina is human. Yet, she's been [[LampshadeHanging noted by several others]] for her catlike characteristics. Such as [[CuteLittleFangs her fangs]], the fact that her irises become [[ExoticEyeDesigns slitted like a cat's]] when on guard, or in a mischievous mood, and [[WeaksauceWeakness her susceptibility]] [[HighOnCatnip to catnip powder.]] Plus, she typically wears a grey were-tiger's pelt, along with a tiger earred tiara and a clawed gauntlet.
* Kana of ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' is not a real cat girl, but she has a CatSmile, a CuteLittleFang, a Nya~ VerbalTic, and those SproutingEars of hers pop up more often than not.
* At one point in ''Anime/{{Shuffle}}'', [[TokenMiniMoe Primula]] {{cosplay}}s as a Catgirl {{m|eido}}aid.
* Princess {{S|pellMyNameWithAnS}}era in ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie''.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':
** [[spoiler:The Anti-Spiral traps the Gurren-dan in a fantasy world, in which Viral's wife has cat ears.]] She is also seen in some of the Parallel Works videos and "Viral's Sweet Dream" side story.
** Chitori, from Episode 5.5.
* Parodied in ''Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'' - Hazuki is a vampire, but Kouhei's grandpa asked her to wear a pair of cat ears.
* In ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'', Sato gets a crush on a catgirl mage in an MMORPG. [[spoiler:It turns out it's actually his ''[[GuyInRealLife male]]'' friend Yamazaki, who is doing it to prove a point.]] Misaki tries to break Sato of his crippling addiction to the MMORPG by dressing up as a catgirl herself--complete with meowing--but Sato's response is to throw things at her and tell her to go find a convention to cosplay at.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Yuma's friend Cathy has no real physical cat-like features (she wears her hair in a way to make it resemble cat ears) but she does have a strange ability to communicate and control actual cats, something that has never been explained. Naturally, as a duelist, her deck uses cat-themed monsters. (Her two known Xyz monsters, Twin-Tail Cat Lady and Cat Girl Magician, are bona-fide Catgirls themselves.)
* ''Anime/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya'' has quite a few of these. The first of these is Rin's MagicalGirl getup, which adds cat ears and a tail to her costume. The second, and by far more (in)famous example is the "[[{{Stripperiffic}} Beast Mode]]" costumes for Illya, Miyu, and Kuro, featured in the specials of the first season and ''2wei herz'', which are essentially fanservice-y costumes conjured by [[TalkingWeapon Magical Ruby and Magical Sapphire]] featuring cat's ears, tails, and paw gloves and slippers.

'''Unsorted, Both and Other'''
* ''Anime/AllPurposeCulturalCatgirlNukuNuku'' although she's actually a robot with a cat's brain inside.
* Shadow Panther, Misaki/Hikaru's first opponent in ''Anime/AngelicLayer''. So is Mao.
* Lushe from ''Manga/{{Bastard}}'' is often depicted with cat ears.
* While cat ears have yet to manifest, ''[[Manga/GunnM Battle Angel Alita]]'''s titular character's new Imaginos 2.0 body (and accompanying outfit) comes with a cat tail...which she then proceeds to knock out three different characters at once with.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Haineko, the manifested spirit form of [[MsFanservice Rangiku Matsumoto's]] zanpakuto. [[TheTease Flirtatious, mischievous and a bit pervy]], Haineko is basically a hornier Rangiku, and is often portrayed more in the light of a teenager even though she looks in between 21-28.
** In the "Thousand Year Blood War" arc, Yoruichi reveals that in addition to turning into a regular cat, she can turn into a cat girl. Her clothes disappear, she grows a black tail, and she gains cat ears and cat paws on her hands and feet, made of electricity. Her physical stats skyrocket, but her mind also reverts to a feral cat that cannot talk or understand speech, and she can be distracted by catnip.
* Momose from ''Manga/BloodyCross'' is a cat demon. Aside from her tail she looks otherwise human.
* In episode 55 of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', Sakura is sucked inside a copy of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', and Eriol appears as a Catboy version of the Cheshire Cat.
* A manga titled ''Cat Hunt'' was done by a Yamamoto Kumoi. In it, a [[LonersAreFreaks creepy guy]] envisions all the cats he sees as catgirls and catboys, and he describes by narration [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything how he uses catnip to get close to some of them so they can play]]. Granted, some of them are friendly enough to approach him without need for catnip.
* Kansuke from ''Manga/CatParadise'' is a normal cat who can transform into a Catboy whenever he puts on one of his owner's goofy costumes. He retains his claws, ears, tail, some of his fur, and his [[DeadpanSnarker snarky personality]].
* The "ears" of most life-size Persocoms in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' (actually used to contain interface jacks) may be deliberately designed to resemble Catgirl ears.
* Parodied in ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' when resident [[ButtMonkey butt monkey]] Akira Maeda has to become a cat for a week to prove that he can comprehend the relationship between animals and humans. After a week, he finally gives up, only for him to be congratulated on being an excellent cat.
* Interesting example with the ''Manga/DogsBulletsAndCarnage'' manga. There is a cat-girl... only she's at least seventy, and looks every year.
* The final BonusEpisode of ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance'' features Toa with cat-ears and a tail, demonstrating FauxPaw, and talking in a stereotypical catgirl way. This is quite out of character for her.
* Millianna from ''Manga/FairyTail'' is a bit of a mystery as to how much of a catgirl she is. She doesn't have actual cat ears (only hair styled as cat ears), but her eyes and nose look somewhat cat-like. She also has a movable tail, but since she didn't seem to have it before the TimeSkip, it is presumably not real (though since this is a magic world, [[AWizardDidIt you never know]]). At a point, Natsu wears a cat mask, and she gets angry at him for being a human who tries to look like a cat. It's not fully known whether this is just HypocriticalHumor, or if she really is a NotQuiteHuman catgirl who doesn't want real humans to look like her.
* At the start of ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Koneko wouldn't quite qualify, simply having a mildly cat-like motif. She later turns out to be a Nekomata with an identity crisis. [[spoiler:Her ears and tail have to be revealed for her to fight at full power, though she initially refused to do so. After coming to terms with herself, she also exposes them in private, and reveals a very playful, kitten-like persona she was bottling up.]]
* Meow in ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan'' has very fetching cat-like moves when she fights.
* The Liese sisters, Aria and Lotte, of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. They happen to be [[spoiler: [[ImpostorForgotOneDetail colorblind]]]], just like regular cats. There's also Linith, Precia's familiar who prominently appears in the [[AllThereInTheManual second Sound Stage of the first season]], though she's embarrassed about her feline bits and tries to hide them.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' includes both cat-eared costumes and real catgirls. Most costume examples are listed under CatEaredHood, however two characters strongly associated with cats are:
** Koyomi, one of Fate's Ministrae, whose ears and tail are the genuine article. She even transforms into a were-cat-beast-thing during the second fight against Jack Rakan.
** Chachamaru, a KindheartedCatLover, has cat ears as part of her cat themed pactio outfit. Her artifact is also a [[spoiler:Kitty Cat KillSat.]]
* Lampshaded in ''Manga/MariaHolic'' by the Dorm Leader. The characters discuss how her ears "aren't fake" and can "actually move", and at one point, the protagonist finds a cat-ear headband in the garden, leading them to speculate if the catgirl is actually real.
* ''Neconoclasm'' is a manga about catgirls with a nicely-sized online preview, and thus provides a very nice example.
* OEL Manga ''Reality Check!'' has Catreece, a hyper-intelligent housecat whose avatar on the virtual-reality Internet is a catgirl of the GenkiGirl variety
* Fam from ''Manga/RuinExplorers'' has a cat tail and a pair of CuteLittleFangs.
* In ''Manga/SgtFrog'' whenever Giroro's cat friend (called Ms. Furbottom in the English dub of the anime), usually a NearlyNormalAnimal, uses Kululu's gun that [[HumanityEnsues turns animals into humans]] on herself, she transforms into two different forms: her manga human form has her appear with cat ears, while her anime human form gives her a tail.
* Seiren aka Ellen Kurokawa aka Cure Beat from ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' is a fairy who looks identical to a black cat, or better, she ''is'' a cat. She had a pendant that allowed her to transform into a human with no physical traits of a cat. After becoming Cure Beat, Seiren is trapped in her human form Ellen because her pendant got broken. In the HalloweenEpisode, Ellen cosplays as a black cat.
* The 2016 Flip Calendar for ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' features this as its theme for the 22nd, in a play on the Japanese words for 2 ("nii") and a cat's meow ("nyan"). The character(s) featured are catgirls and catboys, with notable examples being [[MultiColoredHair Sasaki]] as a Calico Cat and [[KindHeartedCatLover Akira]] delighted to find her {{Love Interest|s}}, Amon, transformed into a Catboy.
* ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'' had catgirls and boys among its cast.
* Merle, Nariya and Eriya from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne''.

[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* In ''AudioPlay/{{Starboard}}'' the outlaw ship Taranau's lead mechanic is an [[GenkiGirl excitable]] cat girl named [[PunnyName Renchi.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
'''Biological UnusualEars'''
* The Cat was once a costumed heroine who used a powered costume, but a ritual was performed on her, transforming her into the werecat Tigra. She went on to join Comicbook/TheAvengers, eventually giving her old costume to ComicBook/PatsyWalker, who took the name Hellcat. There's a tug-of-war between her human and feline instincts and which has the upper hand tends to [[DependingOnTheWriter depend on the writer]]. One day she's able to fly interstellar spacecraft, the next she's chasing and eating mice and unable to speak (except in cat noises.)
* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' has faced four villains called Cheetah: Two pre-Crisis costumers and two ComicBook/PostCrisis catgirls. The first catgirl, Barbara Ann Minerva, is the current and best-known Cheetah and the basis for the animated version. (The other catgirl was her successor, and male. Barbara killed him.)
* The ''ComicBook/XMen'' has Emma Frost's early student, Catseye, who could turn into a cat. However, this was later {{retcon}}ned by creator Creator/ChrisClaremont into her being ''[[DorkAge a mutant cat who could turn into a human]]''. However, this was re-retconned back into her being a human mutant by Marvel's editorial, who hated the idea (Creator/StanLee had done the same thing years earlier, when Chris Claremont had Franchise/{{Wolverine}} originally hinted to be a mutant wolverine.)
* Marvel has a ''catboy'', ComicBook/{{the Inhuman|s}} Talon, from Marvel's [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] spin-off ''Guardians of the Galaxy''. Who's also a sorcerer, a {{Keet}}.
* Male example: Tom, the son of the superhero Wildcat of DC Comics' ComicBook/{{J|usticeSocietyOfAmerica}}SA, is a catboy.
* Jil [=DeSmoot=] in ''Nexus'' is a Felim, an alien species of cat-people. She's also a LipstickLesbian (in fact, one issue revealed that the males and females of her species have a deep instinctive aversion to each other except during mating season). She also eventually reveals that her parents had her spayed.
* Pantha, of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', was a catgirl created by genetic alteration. She doesn't know if she was a human woman or a female panther prior to the alteration. [[spoiler: She was a human woman as explained when her past was finally revealed. Though it was an alternate timeline so that may not be the case in the real timeline.]]
* Catspaw, of the ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', was similar to Pantha, but was definitely a human before being altered by the Dominators.
* Close to manga, but done in the USA... a series called ''Reality Check!'' by Studio Tavicat featured as a main protagonist Catreece. In the world of VirtualReality, she's a cute bouncy cat girl (her sister's a bit more... well, catty). In the world of reality, she's a... cat.
* Some of the female characters in ''ComicBook/{{Rocky}}''.
* Most residents at [[Manga/HeliosEclipse The Land Of The Beasts]].
* ''3 Kittens: Purr-fect Weapons'' features a group of [[TheWarOnTerror war on terror]] superheroines that were too blatantly Fanservice to appear in ''ComicBook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose'' except in crossovers.
* ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'' does this with women in general, making them look more human than the men. It should be noted that the women only barely qualify, being somewhat closer to the BeastMan look in some ways, and the male cats do not qualify but are an example of PettingZooPeople.
* ''ComicBook/BecomingHuman'' focuses on Samantha. She has the usual, UnusualEars, CuteLittleFangs, and even a PrehensileTail. But she also apparently has [[spoiler: the [[ExoticEquipment junk]] of one too]].
* The young extraterrestrial woman who goes by "Catwalk" in ''ComicBook/SuperboyAndTheRavers'' has rounded leopard like ears and a long feline tail.

'''[[AnimalEaredHeadband Cat-Eared Headband]] Costumers'''
* Marvel's Greer Grant Nelson originally used a costume in her identity as The Cat, The Cat was upgraded to Tigra, and the costume was given to Patsy Walker, who took the name Hellcat. Hellcat crops up now and then, sometimes as an actual catgirl due to the fact that she was once the wife of the Son of Satan.
* ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and [[ComicBook/SecretSix Catman]] (Thomas Blake).
* ComicBook/SpiderMan's on and off love interest ComicBook/BlackCat.
* Other DC examples include Wildcat and the Cheetah.
* ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'':
** Villain Cheshire is named for a type of cat, but her costume's only cat-themed in the AnimatedAdaptation.
** It's probably also worth mentioning that Tamaranians like ComicBook/{{Starfire}} are descended from tree-dwelling flying cats.
* Carrie Kelly in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'' is ''named'' Catgirl.
* British superheroine The Cat Girl has a magical cat costume that gives her superhuman abilities.
* [[MsFanservice Ocelotina]] in ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}''
* The current ComicBook/WhiteTiger, Ava Ayala from ComicBook/AvengersAcademy. Her costume is also much more catlike than her brother's costume (her brother being the original White Tiger).

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' has Prince Thun's race of Lion Men; although, as their name implies, it's normally the males who appear in the comic.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Male example in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11989539/1/Hakkōna Hakkōna]]'' and ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12023508/1/Kaitō-Kokoro Kaitō Kokoro]]'': [[spoiler:Kiku's true form is that of a nekomataneko, a mix between human and nekomata. In other words, he has a human body with cat ears and twin tails.]]
* Several Franchise/HarryPotter fanfics explore what might have happened if Hermione's Polyjuice mishap second year had left her permanently part-cat, with ears and a tail being fairly common leftovers.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8244828/1/ Glorious Purr]] features a Loki who gained cat ears and a tail by falling through the void. (He also gained a cat-like mentality, which is the focus of the story.)
* ''Fanfic/{{Game Theory|LyricalNanoha}}'' has one (beyond the canonical catgirls of the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise, all three of whom also appear). [[spoiler:She's Nanoha's familiar.]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', several contestants discuss the topic at the amphitheater whilst they wait for Chris to brief them on the Talent Show challenge.
-->'''Lindsay:''' I just love musicals! Maybe they’ll show ''Theatre/{{Cats}}''.\\
'''Sadie:''' I don't think so, Linds. Today should be a challenge day--\\
'''Katie:''' --[[FinishingEachOthersSentences so if anyone]] has to dress up as cats today, it would probably be us.\\
(''Duncan leers and opens his mouth to speak'')\\
'''Eva:''' Don't say it, Duncan. We don't need to hear about your "cat girl" fantasies.
* Website/{{Fenspace}}: Catgirls are a fairly common result of handwavium biomodding. They’re the most widespread of biomods, partly because they’re an unusually common result of intended or random biomodification (it’s not clear why, but it’s theorized that most people unconsciously assume catgirls to be the “standard” biomod due to reasons such as the first biomod ever having been a catgirl -- handwavium tends to feed off of unconscious expectations -- with the later prevalence of catgirls creating a sort of self-feeding loop) and mostly due to criminal organizations having used handwaved tech to turn large numbers of people into catgirl slaves through an [[NightmareFuel extremely unpleasant]] process. Nowdays, many live in their own space colony in the Belt, while a small group runs a space-based company. Due to their transformations having been unwilling and quite unpleasant, most want as little to do with UsefulNotes/{{furr|yFandom}}ies as they can, due to the latter having chosen to go through their own transformations.
* Ashley in ''Fanfic/{{FREAKINGENSOKYO}}'', who screeches and hisses in battle. [[Characters/TouhouSubterraneanAnimism Orin]] shows up as well.
* Supplemental material for ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'' gives us the FictionalDocument '''Rrreow! Catgirls of the Multiverse''' which serves to both lampshade the prevalence of this trope and apparently rate the attractiveness and dateablity of individual catgirls. Apparently the author has refused to make themselves known; the forward states that many of the individuals in the work would gladly eviscerate them if they knew their identity.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Sunshine Goodness from ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' is one, notably having a tail in pre-production before having it dropped it.
* Angel in the underrated early-80's animated film ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' is clearly a biological cat-woman.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Monkeybone}}'' has several Egypt-themed catgrrrl waitresses. The one on the poster is played by Creator/RoseMcGowan. Rrrrow.
* In the 1996 version of ''Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' with Creator/MarlonBrando, his daughter (played by Creator/FairuzaBalk) is transformed into a literal cat girl.
** The previous adaptation, ''Film/IslandOfLostSouls'', had introduced a puma-woman (with minimal feline traits) to the Moreau story decades earlier.
** Actually the 1977 movie also has a cat woman named [[http://www.diseara.ro/images/filme/galerie/3166_11_1.jpg Maria]] (played by Barbara Carrera), so to this date all live-action film adaptations of the novel have a catgirl on it, albeit such character is not in the book.
* MissKitty, in the SpaceWestern ''Film/{{Oblivion|1994}}'' is a Catgirl Madame, played by Julie "Catwoman" Newmar.
* The MovieBonusSong "Pet Me, Poppa" in ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls''.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', the two Caitian girls Kirk slept with after the Nibiru mission. This is Abrams' take on the species. There was a Caitian female on the ''Enterprise'' crew in ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', and a Caitian male in ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome''. Both were PettingZooPeople, while the girls in this film were LittleBitBeastly.
** Then there's the [[{{Multiboobage}} triple-breasted]] cat dancer from ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''.
* Averted in ''Film/CatWomenOfTheMoon'' which has [[NonIndicativeName no cat-women whatsoever]].

* The protagonist in ''Literature/EverybodyLovesLargeChests'' shapeshifts into the form of a cute cat girl as one of it's favorite disguises.
* Jean de La Fontaine [[http://www.musee-jean-de-la-fontaine.fr/jean-de-la-fontaine-fable-uk-59.html described]] a cat turned into a woman (and keeping some key cat traits, though ears are not mentioned), making the trope OlderThanSteam.
* Kilgore Trout's ''Venus On The Half Shell'' (ghostwritten by Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer instead of Creator/KurtVonnegut [[note]]The pseudonym was taken from one of Vonnegut's recurring characters and preferred AuthorAvatar, who was portrayed as a failed SF writer and UnluckyEverydude. Farmer used the name as an industry in-joke, as he had written the novel in a deliberate pastiche of Vonnegut's style. Since no one knew it was really Farmer, many critics assumed it was actually written by Vonnegut, which pissed Vonnegut off no end.[[/note]]) has a cat-like alien queen who makes love to the hero and grants him immortality.
* Creator/CordwainerSmith's ''Instrumentality of Mankind'' series has C'mell. She, and any other Underpeople (animals modified into human form and intelligence) with "C" in front of their name, is cat derived. Typical of the trope, C'mell works as a "girlygirl" (sort of a geisha). Not so typical is that C'mell is specifically described as a very beautiful girl with no physical feline features. She is even more notable for being the ''first'' true catgirl (even the term is used to describe her), appearing in 1962.
** However, the [[http://www.cordwainer-smith.com/images/Mag2a.gif cover illustration]] for the magazine that first had "The Ballad of Lost C'mell," did portray her with cat ears.
** When Rod [=McBan=] is disguised as a cat-underperson in ''Norstrilia'' he's described as having long whiskers, so it's quite possible C'mell does too. Smith is deliberately vague as to her exact appearance, apart from her silky red hair, so it's open to interpretation.
* Creator/FritzLeiber's ''The Wanderer'' has a Sexy Alien Catgirl from a SuperiorSpecies teach the hero about Sexy Catgirl Sex.
* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Mage Winds]]'' trilogy. The trilogy boasts as major characters both Nyara, a created catgirl, and her father, Mornelithe Falconsbane, the trilogy's BigBad (an evil mage [[GrandTheftMe inhabiting the bodies of his descendants]]) who, [[ParentalIncest among other things]], uses Nyara as a 'test subject' for feline alterations to his own body.
* Meena in the novel ''Literature/BraveStory'' (which later became a manga and a movie) is a cat girl. In the book, she's depicted as a FunnyAnimal, with fur all over and decidedly feline features; in the visual adaptions of the novel, though, she's portrayed as a cute nekomimi.
* Richard Calder's ''Dead Boys'', ''Dead Things'', and ''Frenzetta'' feature [[spoiler:semen-hungry]] cat-girls and the demigod-like men (later represented as wolf-men in the last book mentioned) who love [[spoiler:to commit sexualised murder on]] them. This makes the "computer virus turning girls into gynoids" of his ''Dead Girls'' seem simple and pleasant by comparison....
* In Neal Asher's ''Literature/PolitySeries'', a popular body-modification subculture are those called catadapts, who have modified themselves into a feline appearance.
* S. Andrew Swann's Literature/MoreauSeries features Tiger-man Nohar dating a literal catgirl at the beginning of the series, a Jaguar named Maria. She reappears in the final book of the series.
* The Black magician of ''Literature/MoonOverSoho'' creates these by merging people and actual cats to cater to sex club clients. Since this is a {{Verse}} that falls hard down the Cynical Side of [[SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism The Scale]] this is ''not'' pretty.
* Kitten in ''Literature/RedHanded'' has mannerisms close to a cat, even though she is an alien.
* The titular character in the ''Literature/CatKid'' series by Brian James is a girl who is half-kid, half-cat.
* The Vegians of the Literature/{{Lensman}} universe lack the ears, but qualify in many other ways; specifically, they have tails and a lot of feline traits as biological and societal characteristics.
* Betti from ''[[Litterature/{{REEL}} REAL]]'' looks like a Catgirl in TheMetaverse. Her avatar's cat ears flatten when she gets angry, making them a virtual mix of UnusualEars and AnimalEaredHeadband.
* ''Literature/SandpaperKiss'' focuses on one of these, by the name of Lucy, though a deconstruction of the trope as she was created in an illegal hybridisation experiment, and is a hybrid of a human girl and a white tiger. As a result, she suffers from disabilities thanks to her awkward, cat/human anatomy, such as not being able to speak English properly (her lips aren't as flexible and can't produce the right sounds).

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Doctor Katherine "[[MeaningfulName Kat]]" Manx from ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' has cat ears.
* ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'' featured a monster-of-the-week based on the [[{{Youkai}} Bakeneko]].
* ''Series/IkMikLoreland'': Mik comes across a Cat Woman living in the Mazeworld of Doolgaarde.
* A genetically engineered Catgirl appears in one episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' heavily based on Doctor Moreau’s Island (and with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Island_of_Dr._Moreau_(1977_film) Michael York]] playing the MadScientist no less), probably inspired by the Panther Girl character that appears in all three film versions of the novel.

* Gene Vincent's song "Catman", later covered by The Birthday Party. The titular character is, admittedly, as sexy a beast as Ray Winstone, but is scary as hell.
* The Music/ShonenKnife song "I am a Cat" is about a young woman who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin transforms into a cat]]. The title is a reference to a fairly famous Japanese novel that is almost totally unknown outside of its native country.
* The cover of Music/AliProject's ''[[http://www.jpopasia.com/img/album-covers/1/8357-lavitaromantica-un44.jpg La Vida Romantica]]'' shows Arika as a leopard girl.
* ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'':
** The character Gumi is portrayed as a catgirl in the music video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaiU_sSifGc "Ah, It's a Wonderful Cat Life"]]. In the same video, Len appears as a catboy.
** The Vocaloid SeeU is a catgirl.
* The fairly popular Music/{{UTAU}} character Hana Chikako is said to be a catgirl.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* There are a few in the ''Anime/YuGiOh'' [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh Trading Card Game]] -- Ghostrick Catgirl, the two Nekogals and Thunder Nyan Nyan. The Thunder Nyan Nyan is depicted as a cat-girl playing drums.
** Thunder Nyan Nyan is most likely actually an oni, as her "ears" better resemble horns, and according to the myths, onis were known to wear tiger skins.
* "Catgirl" is a ''monster'' in the ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' spoof card game. The Munchkin catgirls are just as adorable as their anime counterparts, but also happen to be vicious cannibals who love to eat male adventurers. Most of the catgirl's attacks are standard ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'' attacks, with cutesy names-"Pounce" becomes "Pouncy-Poo", while "Rend" becomes "Rendy-Wendy".
** And there's also the "Catboi hireling" in the same game. A cute tigerstriped male in a loincloth, usable only by female characters. But he's on the player's side, not a monster.
** The ''Star Munchkin'' variant has them as a playable race, the D20 RPG treatment of this material states that they're the result of a [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom Furry convention]] and an [[MadScientist irresponsible bio-engineer]] conference getting double-booked.
* From the people who brought you ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'', there's also the game ''SPANC'' -- "[[TabletopGame/SPANCSpacePirateAmazonNinjaCatgirls Space Pirate Amazon Ninja Catgirls]]". It's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* Indeed, Steve Jackson Games apparently likes this trope:
** The original ''Bio-Tech'' supplement for ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' featured "Felicia-series bioroids", a race of genetically engineered cat-girls. (They can temporarily gain SuperSpeed, but afterwards their libido and other appetites go into overdrive.)
** Felicias were then incorporated in the ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' setting. That also features some other catgirl bioroid types, created purely as sex toys rather than as combat models; getting them confused is a great way to annoy a Felicia.
** Cat people are also one of the "chimera" types in ''TabletopGame/GURPSTechnomancer''. They look something like the Cat-Nuns in ''Series/DoctorWho''. Cat halflings, however, resemble conventional catgirls.
* And if you find yourself angry with catgirls, you can always go ahead and [[http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31216 Whack a Catgirl]],
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' has catgirls/catboys thanks to a spike in the mana levels when Halley's Comet swung around, triggering what became known as Sudden Unexplained Recessive Genetic Expression, or SURGE. Only a small percentage of the SURGE-affected population became actual cat-people, though - the majority of people are more [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom drastically affected]].
** Actually SURGE began with the Sixth World, when elves and dwarves first appeared. The Halley's Comet just caused a sudden and significant raise in magic level that triggered another wave of transformations (as it happened with orcs and trolls a few decades earlier) in humans. This time it was pretty random, and ranged from simple cosmetic changes, to serious cthulhu-esque monstrosities. These metahumans are known commonly as "changelings". You can find the catgirl stuff in the 'Runner's Companion'. Also, the SR level of cosmetic surgery allows easy and not-so-expensive modifications, so if you want to, you can be a catgirl.
** Averted by Striper, who's likely to eat your face if you even ''think'' of her as this trope.
* ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the Weretouched (people who have a [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Werebeast]] in their family tree) may exhibit minor features of their were-whatever ancestors, like ears, eyes, or fangs, as can the shifters from ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'', an entire race of feral human/lycanthrope hybrids.
** D&D 3.5 also gives us a Catfolk as a playable race in ''Races of the Wild''.
* ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' players have a couple options for making catgirls (and boys): Gangrel from ''Vampire: The Masquerade'' whose animal features "happen" to be mostly feline, Bastet werecats, pooka from ''Changeling: The Dreaming'' with a cat affinity, and an entire kith of CatFolk (traditional look and all) among the Eastern fae with the Nyan--whose name is even the Japanese version of "meow".
** Those wanting to play catpeople in the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' have other options: Changelings of the Beast seeming who have feline characteristics, cat Skinchangers, the Bastet Changing Breeds, and the werecats of the Colony.
* The Lion Fey from ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. Basically Fair Folk with the Assumption of Bestial Visage Charm, who've decided to take leonine form.
** Various Lunar Exalted also display catgirl traits, particularly Cult of the Illuminated KidSidekick Faithful Pia.
* Being a catgirl is one of the potential Special Qualities a maid can have in ''TabletopGame/MaidRPG'' -- and they can also be were-tigers or were-lions. Female butlers can also have these Special Qualities. Player Character Masters or {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PC Masters made with the Master creation rules only have access to the were-cat Special Quality (they don't get access to the portion of the Maid Special Qualities table the normal catgirl is on), but other NPC Masters can be whatever the GM feels like. Your catgirl can also actually be a spider, depending on what you roll and whether you're willing to go for it.
* This is a 20pt template in ''TabletopGame/BigEyesSmallMouth''. Sample neko-jin have included a warrior from the SpaceOpera world of Cathedral and a portal-travelling wanderer looking for Bastet, as in the Egyptian goddess.
* The ''Manhunter'' game has the Kirn race, who are cat-like humanoid aliens. The females are depicted as catgirls.
* Would YOU expect these to show up in a setting as grimdark as ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''? As of the 6th edition, there are cat people serving the Imperium (one of the stable abhuman strains), with fanart and custom armies portraying them, naturally, as Catgirl amazon brigades.

* ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' costumes resemble this, though the characters they are playing actually fall under PartiallyCivilizedAnimal.

* A Japanese (naturally) invention, [[http://neurowear.com/ Neurowear]] make artificial, brain-wave controlled cat ears called [[http://en.necomimi.com/ Necomimi]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prd2iUf9oAk Here]] is a demonstration video of the prototype.
* ''Toys/MonsterHigh'' has a number of them, most notably AlphaBitch Toralei Stripe and her followers Meowlody and Purrsephone, but there are nicer ones like Catrine [=DeMew=] and Catty Noir. Some nameless catgirls and boys show up in the background too.
* The ''[[Toys/FrameArmsGirls FA Girl]]'' Innocentia is a catgirl, with her choice of hair-tone or mechanical ears.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/AtelierIris'' also has Norn, a catgirl whose catlike behavior (but oddly enough, not her cat features) baffles people. Though one (female) NPC does becomes obsessed with touching her ears(!). It is eventually revealed that [[spoiler:Norn is really a cat turned into human form by a witch. Whether this means a normal cat or a werecat isn't clear; a werecat NPC thinks she's one of them, though.)]]
** In [[VideoGame/AtelierIris2TheAzothOfDestiny the sequel]], [[LargeHam Poe]] [[AccidentalMarriage winds up marrying one]] after overhearing him recite a declaration of love and thinking he was talking to her.
* Coyori from ''VideoGame/BattleFantasia'' is a cat who was changed into a human by a good witch. She has the tail but not the ears.
* Meï in ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' is a blue-furred cat woman, and almost completely catlike in appearance. Except for, you know--the lack of tail, the blue lips, and huge, uh, assets.
* ''VideoGame/BladeKitten'' is about Kit Ballard, a young Catgirl with a blade.
* Taokaka from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' comes from a race of cat-people who hide their real faces underneath hoods, giving them a decidedly [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Black Mage]]-like appearance. Aside from the obvious big claws and tail, she also possesses an [[BigEater insatiable appetite]].
** Supporting cast member Kokonoe is another catgirl, this time quite visibly modeled after the above-mentioned nekomata, having the trademark split tail, and [[MadScientist some rather... interesting hobbies.]]
* The ''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'' games have Uriko, who is halfway between Catgirl and a {{Petting Zoo Pe|ople}}rson. Her head, face, and ears are catgirl like, however her limbs are more animal-like than standard cat girls.
* Katt from ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' is half-woman, half-tiger, and [[{{Fanservice}} half naked]].
** Lin from ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter'' is also a catgirl, but never removes her ear-covering headgear in the game itself, though her tail is still quite evident - a rare case of Concept Art Dang It.
* Shanoa from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' can transform into a catgirl with a particular glyph. It gives her a new set of attacks, it makes the normally hostile enemy catgirls friendly to her (to the point that they aid her in battle), and it also allows her to talk to the various cats that she rescues.
* Kitty-N from ''VideoGame/BustAGroove''. Sort of. To be more specific, she wears a costume with this design, but considering the nature of the game, she could very well BE one.
* "You Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine" was the title of a thread on the ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' message boards. The topic? Catgirl characters. Just about everyone has one, it seems, and with the versatility of the game's costume editor, they go from what is clearly just a sexy costume, all the way to full-on feral mutant with powers to match. The canon Catgirl is Mynx, though, who glib speedster Synapse apparently found rooting through garbage one day. [[{{Fanservice}} She cleans up pretty good]], to her credit.
* Xiao from the first ''VideoGame/DarkCloud'' game is an interesting case. She starts out as a regular stray cat found in one of the game's dungeons, and an item used to advance later on turns her into a human, and also the first ally in your party. In ''VideoGame/DarkChronicle'', a [[AnimalEaredHeadband cat-girl costume]] can be acquired for the female main character.
* ''VideoGame/{{D 4}}'' has Amanda, a weird subversion of this trope. She doesn't wear ears or a tail, but she meows, loves to climb on furniture, and catches animals in her mouth. In Memento segments, Amanda appears as an actual white cat.
* Most famous video game example: Felicia from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' would be considered the heart and soul of this trope. [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure Having]] [[BoobsOfSteel a]] [[HartmanHips seductive]] [[HelloNurse body]], cat ears, a PrehensileTail, a {{Stripperiffic}} FurBikini, and can go from cat to catwoman form in a heartbeat, it speaks volumes.
* Beastmasters in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' combine standard [[UnusualEars demonic ears]] with not quite as standard lion tails and "mane-like" hair for the appearance of almost-but-not-quite lion girls. The "Kit Cat[[note]]Now called "Nekomata" as of Disgaea 4[[/note]]" breed of monsters are so obvious they didn't even get mentioned, with kitty ears, tail, and strategically-placed strips of fur, Felicia-style.
** Not to mention the Thieves in Disgaea 2, who had cat eyes and wore a hood that resembled cat ears.
** Disgaea 3 and 4 take this even further: Not only do they have the previously-mentioned Nekomata, thieves and Beastmasters, but they also have Catsabers, a type of monster that looks like a little kid wearing a cat costume.
** Disgaea 2 Dark Hero Days has Death Sabers which are more demonic looking varation. They appear in Disgaea 4 as DLC.
* ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' features Fae the {{shapeshift|ing}}er, who ends up permanently taking the form of a Catgirl complete with ears, paws, tail, and a fur dress.
** Later on, Bubble, one of the Cauldron Sisters who was accidentally [[BalefulPolymorph turned into a cat]], is changed back, but retains her cat ears.
* Yayoi, the geisha who guards the entrance to Dark Demon's lair in ''VideoGame/DynamiteHeaddy''. When you deal enough damage to her, she gets pissed off and becomes much more fast and aggressive. They replaced her with a boring robot in the US version. Diss!
* The Mithra from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' are an entire race of catgirls. While there ''are'' male mithra, they are rare and needed for breeding, so they don't get to leave the villages and go adventuring.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has their own version of the FFXI races, including their own version of Mithra named Miqo'te. They come in two clans, the Seekers of the Sun and Keepers of the Moon, with the former distinguished by their perpetually slitted pupils and the latter by their fangs and facial markings. ''A Realm Reborn'' added playable male Miqo'te, so now we have catboys in addition to catgirls.
** There's also a [[CrossOver Miqo'te outfit for Lightning]] in ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', in addition to cat-ear adornments. They can even be worn together, as weird as it looks.
** Adelle from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' has many traits of a cat, she even got her nickname ''Adelle the Cat''. Her bow looks like cat ears and she has a belt hanging from her waist that looks like a tail, but she's 100% human (er, hume)
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'', the Shamans have cat ears. So does Krile's White Mage outfit in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesEchoesOfTime'' has Sherlotta, who has a cat tail and a big orange bow that resembles cat ears. And she turns into a cat, too! [[spoiler:Though near the end, the Sherlotta the main character knew turns out to be a spirit of a human put into a cat.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' and ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'', the humanoid forms of the cat, tiger and lion Laguz look like LittleBitBeastly humans with cat ears and tails. Lethe provides the page image.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Growlanser}}: Wayfarer of Time'' Leona, one of the party members and potential romance options, has the ears and tail of a cat.
* In ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva 2nd'', one of KAITO's wardrobe name is "Neko Cyber" (Cyber Neko), which is this.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}''there is have the human form of [[spoiler:Lost Property 771]].
** Then there is also Millionlives and Ninelives in the Shrine of Farewell.
* La Hire and Bartolomeo in ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'' are axe-wielding lion and panther men, respectively.
** Mawra and Blaze, two thirds of the Therion QuirkyMinibossSquad, are an anthropomorphic lynx and white tiger, as well.
* Len in ''[[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Kagetsu Tohya]]'' is an advanced familiar/succubus made half dead cat and half little dead girl soul, which makes her alive again. Normally, she's either a cat or girl, but this seems to be merely a matter of preference as she can be seen with cat ears when surprised and also tends to act quite like a cat even when in the form of a girl.
** Also Arcueid, from the same series, who isn't a cat girl but occasionally grows cat ears in the same fashion as Hikaru from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth''. There's also a super-deformed version, Neco-Arc. Even villain Nrvnqsr Chaos gets a super-deformed cat version of himself, Neco Arc Chaos, in the later ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' games.
* The ''Franchise/{{Lunar}}'' RPG series features "beastmen" as a race. They have pointed ears, CuteLittleFangs and a lot of hair. Curiously, they intermingle freely with humans rather than living separately. Some of the playable characters are Beastmen.
* Nikki from ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis'', among others.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp'': Roll's [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/megaman/images/d/d2/AlleyCatRoll.jpg Alley Cat Roll]] costume has her wearing a cat-eared AnimalEaredHeadband, a costume with a fake tail, and cat's paw gloves and boots.
* A DLC costume for Palicos from ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter Generations'' is Toon Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. This gives the effect that Link has cat ears, a cat tail, and he moves like a cat.
* Maeve from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' normally has a cat-themed {{Animal Motif|s}}, but her Alley Cat skin makes her more cat-like by giving her cat ears and a cat tail printed on her coat.
* ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' features a playable race of diminutive catlike people called Orlans. The Hearth Orlan sub-types have catlike eyes and large furry ears but are not completely furry.
* Cham Cham out of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2'' is quite a catgirl. Ears, tail, claws, and fleas. Seriously, she acts more feline than not -- when she's unarmed, she walks on all fours (not crawl, but catlike), whenever she relaxes she sits on her haunches, and some of her poses (including a taunt) have her scratching behind an ear with her hindleg... er, foot.
* Kurt, from ''VideoGame/ShadowCaster'', morphs into a feline as his first alternate form, with all the stat and power boosts one would expect.
* Nekomata are a recurring demon/Persona/whatever in the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series.
* ''VideoGame/ShowByRock'' has a couple cat girls, Cyan, Rosia and Dayu Dayu, as well as a Cat Boy, Rom.
* Ms. Fortune from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'', although her use of [[BloodyMurder messy]] DetachmentCombat puts her squarely under "GrotesqueCute".
* ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' has Bastet, Goddess of cats. A somewhat unusual example, she has fully catlike digitgrade legs ending in paws in addition to a cat's tail and ears, and she makes meowing sounds when she pounces. This is actually a fairly liberal interpretation of the actual goddess, because Bastet usually has a literal cat's head instead of a CatGirl appearance.%% Either way, it worked out.
* Tira, from ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur]]'' was originally designed as a catgirl, but the idea was scrapped because she was associated with crows. The mantle was passed onto [[CuteBruiser Talim]], who donned a cat-themed look for her second player costume in ''SC IV''.
* ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' has an entire race of people (Fellpool, denizens of planet Roak) with cat tails and elf ears. Fellpool don't act catlike at all, but Lesser Fellpool have the cat ears too and are apparently more beastlike -- the one that may join your party in the [[VideoGame/StarOcean1 first game]] can change back and forth from cat to catgirl, and uses cat-themed martial arts moves.
** ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' has Leon Geeste -- A "Fellpool" with cat ears (we never see a tail, but it might be under his coat) inexplicably on planet Expel (Expellians look like normal humans). No one in the game comments on this. He doesn't act cat-like, though, save for an odd instance where he purred after reluctantly letting his ears be scratched (Which he was ashamed of).
** The in game dictionary in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' explains Leon's presence. Expellians are actually a [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid race]] descended from both {{human|Aliens}}s and fellpool that were native to Expel. Leon is a genetic throwback that only appears when both parents have the same recessive gene on the twelfth chromosome.
** In ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'', Meracle joins your party, and she is a by-the-books catgirl who can also turn into a normal-sized cat. She thinks she might be originally from Roak (she's not sure of her origins, due to being [accidentally] kidnapped by a MadScientist at a young age) Also, it's ... unclear what the scientists were doing to her in the first place, given what they [[http://img.neoseeker.com/ca/star_ocean_4_conceptart_6Bi9n.png made her wear]] (note the collar).
* Tia from ''VideoGame/StellaDeusTheGateOfEternity''.
%%* Evan from VideoGame/NiNoKuniII
* Cammy from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' has a full body catsuit complete with ears and tail as a downloadable alternate outfit for ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''.
* ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV's'' Noah deliberately invokes this trope. She's got kitty ears and oversized cat paws... which are most likely just a headband and gloves, though she insists she's actually a Nay-Kobold. She's a [[ConMan con girl]] and loves weaving sob stories, trying to weedle sympathy and material goods out of any suckers who actually fall for her tall tales.
* Alicia Priss and her sisters Flare and Stare Priss are the main antagonists from ''VideoGame/TailConcerto''. Is worth to mention that Alicia, leader of the dreaded Black Cat Gang is [[DatingCatwoman secretly in love]] with Waffle, the game protagonist... who happens to be a ''dog''.
** Opéra Kranz in its SpiritualSequel, ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'', and main protagonist [[spoiler: Elh]].
* Chen (a [[{{Youkai}} nekomata]]) and Rin Kaenbyou (a [[http://hyakumonogatari.com/2012/05/09/kasha-the-corpse-eating-cat-demon/ kasha]]) from the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' games. Shou Toramaru the tiger youkai doesn't have any tiger features aside from her tiger-patterned hair and clothes, but fanartists often depict her with a tail and ears anyway.
* Miyu the managraphic artist from ''VideoGame/TrinityUniverse''.
* KOS-MOS from ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', a RobotGirl, gained headgear that resembled cat ears after a plot-important upgrade in Episode III. In a comical side story she also got infected with a computer virus that makes her meow randomly at the end of her sentences to boot: this is carried over into her ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' appearances.
* In ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' the heroine can turn into a Catgirl by using one of the effects.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Peach]] can become one in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' by collecting the Cat Bell PowerUp. [[spoiler: Rosalina]] can become one as well.
* [[http://www.animecharactersdatabase.com/character.php?id=7682 Sriabelle Orphanknight]] from ''[[VideoGame/{{eXceed}} eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package]].''
* In ''VideoGame/AWitchsTale'', there's the aptly-named Kitty.
* ''VideoGame/TheTwistedTalesOfSpikeMcFang'' has a whole brigade of cute Feline Fighters, led by [[PerkyFemaleMinion Felina]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 7''[='=]s Lucky Chloe has a cat motif going for her. She wears a pair of headphones with cat ears on them, her skirt has a tail poking out of it, and she wears a jacket with cat paw sleeves similar to Taokaka from ''[=BlazBlue=]''.
* Some characters from the ''Franchise/DotHack'' franchise use catgirl avatars in [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame The World]], like [[GenkiGirl Tabby]] from ''VideoGame/DotHackGu'', who has expressive cat ears and a ponytail that looks like a cat tail.
* The cat acrobat class from ''VideoGame/{{Kritika}}'' has cat ears, have many claw-based attacks, and frequently makes meowing noises during battles.
* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'', the native people of the titan Gormott are cat folk, albeit of a tail-less variety. Oddly, their children appear more bestial, having furry arms and legs along with clawed toes, though they seem to lose these traits as they mature. Nia, the first party member to join Rex, is of this race though she's a little odd compared to the other Gormotti for the fact that her ears point backwards instead of forwards. [[spoiler: It eventually turns out there's much more to her then meets the eye, and her unusual ears are perhaps a symbol of this.]]
* ''VideoGame/LoveNikkiDressUpQueen'' has a few examples: Apple Federal's Jingle Kitty outfit, and Lilith Kingdom's Tabby Cat (which is the AnimalEaredHeadband variety). Fluffy Gentleman has a tail but no ears (though the hairstyle vaguely suggests an ear shape).

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Rika Furude from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is often compared to a kitten in the narration, and her punishment games usually involve making her wear cat accessories. There is also her verbal tic "Mii~", which is meant to be the sound of a kitten meowing.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
** Bernkastel keeps the theme and has a cat tail, though it's downplayed as she has no cat ears to match. She also has cat minions that will tear you to pieces on her command. In Episode 8 it's also revealed that [[spoiler:her real world manifestation is Ikuko Hachijō's pet cat Bern]].
** In [[AllThereInTheManual Our Confession]], [[spoiler:Yasu]] redesigns [[Literature/ArsGoetia the demon Flauros]] to look like a cat girl.
* Yoriko in ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'', a more or less hidden character unlocked after the five main routes. She's actually [[spoiler:a rich girl that fell in love with Junichi by watching him go to school in the form of her cat. Only shapeshifted to look mostly like her]]. When asked [[LampshadeHanging what possible function cat ears could serve]], Junichi accidentally blurts out that they're cute, right? [[spoiler:Presumably to avoid fridge logic of bestiality, the romance between them doesn't get intimate until after she turns back into a cat and her real body starts going to his school.]]
* Kan'u and her people in ''VisualNovel/{{Juuzaengi}}'' are Cat People, referred to with the derogatory 'Juuza' by humans, with cat ears.
* Ati in ''VisualNovel/SekienNoInganock'', who sports the standard (if somewhat ragged) ears and tail, along with some massive claws and a golden, slitted right eye. (Her left is still a normal blue.) Her personality can be rather cat-like at times.
** Her {{Expy}} in the PSP game ''New Traveler'', Yuno, goes one step further by being [[HalfHumanHybrid half-kitkin]], making her appear more like the traditional catgirl.
* ''VisualNovel/NekoPara''. Aside from the Kashou and Shigure, the rest of the main cast are all catgirls, since this visual novel is about catgirls. [[spoiler: It even get better as by the end of Volume 1, the bakery gets renamed to [[TitleDrop Neko Para]] as nearly every employee is a catgirl.]]
* Stella in ''VisualNovel/VA11HALLA'' is a "cat boomer," meaning she was diagnosed with nanomachine rejection and had to undergo a genetic modification to survive, which results in a pair of feline ears as a side-effect. She expresses disapproval towards parents who choose to give their children the treatment just for the "trendy" ears and not for any actual health reasons.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'' is an already infamous example. Koneko and Raku are both inexplicably cat girls. Raku has a ''very'' noticeable VerbalTic where she says "nya" basically every second line. Raku even turns into a cat when she becomes sick due to a squirrel bite.
* ''WebAnimation/AcedemySugoiSeiun'' has Sakura-nyan. She has cat ears, and a tail if Emma remembers to draw one.
* ''WebAnimation/DrawWithMe'', the characters are drawn like this. The girl is one, and the boy seems to be some sort of canine.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The Faunus look like humans except for certain [[LittleBitBeastly animal traits]] that are different for each individual, meaning that cat Faunus often end up looking like this.
** Blake has the ears of a cat (though no tail, despite some fans assuming otherwise) and certain feline traits. Mostly, she has the personality of a cat. One of the extras reveals that she lands on all fours. Unable to ignore a laser light flickering on her terminal, Blake gets up from her terminal and tracks the laser light with the obsession of a stalking cat until she bumps into the perpetrator -- Yang. In a subversion, she chases it like a human would: standing upright with an annoyed look on her face. She loves eating whole, raw fish, skin and all. She's also uneasy around dogs, including Ruby and Yang's pet Corgi Zwei, who follows her happily and seems to treat her like a human. ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' shows she has other [[FurryReminder cat-like traits]] such as fearing vacuums, though it's unlikely to be canon due to the humorous nature of the series.
** [[Recap/RWBYV3E5NeverMissABeat Episode 5 of volume 3]] introduces Neon Katt, who is the Cat Girl opposite of Blake: she has a cat tail, but not cat ears. Due to her lacking cat ears many fans mistook her for a monkey faunus but her MeaningfulName clearly pins her as a cat (and a ShoutOut to Nyan Cat at that).

[[folder:Web Comics]]

'''Biological UnusualEars'''

* Faith, from ''Webcomic/AloneInACrowd'' ([[http://aiacrowd.com/ here]]): In her case, it's described as a "birth defect", one which her parents refused to have "fixed" because they loved her just as she is [[spoiler: before they died]]. Although Faith is bullied at school because of them, her ears do have at least one benefit - cat-like hearing.
* ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie'': Miya is normally cat-shaped, but has a humanoid form, which keeps the cat ears and tail.
* Most of the main characters in ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl''.
* The world of ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'' includes three cat-based shapeshifters: Reseda (a housecat), Blake (an "every big cat that isn't a lion", typically seen as a tiger), and a not-yet-introduced Lion. They typically stick to entirely-human or entirely-feline forms, but will sometimes sprout ears and a tail for the cuteness/weirdness/otaku-appeal factor.
* ''Webcomic/CaribbeanBlue'' on katbox.net has several main character that are this trope or will assume from time to time, depending how the story goes, also as part of a series of plot points this trope is believed to identify the island's guardian
* Myan from ''Webcomic/CatNine'' when she's transformed. She's supposed to be fully human when using her collar, but the spell that allows her to transform was incomplete, but they decided to leave like that anyway.
* Han of ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' is a cat youkai with cat ears and a humanoid face and figure, her calico hair is styled in a loose layered bob and her remaining hand is multicolored calico, her twin brother is slightly closer to PettingZooPeople in appearance than she.
* Teeko from ''Webcomic/{{Chirault}}''. The cat-person species is known as Kyrions, and they're considered a type of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]].
* Mzzkiti from ''Webcomic/FreighterTails'' and ''Webcomic/CrossTimeCafe''.
* ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' features one who is, as Sarin, resident pervert, says "The least fun Catgirl I know."
* Tiren from ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'' is a catgirl ninja. Her mother is a ninja and her father is a "beastman" so she's also a HalfHumanHybrid.
* Kade Whiteclaw is a lusted after catboy in ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' that sometimes has difficulty controlling his cat-like impulses.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' features a ''tough cat man'': [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-08-28 Elliot himself]], during the Sister arc, who turns into a were-cat to return to Moperville.
** StraightMan Sarah was stuck as one for a day [[NoodleIncident in the backstory]] when Tedd was careless with his TransformationRay, which left her scared of {{shapeshifting}}, though with some help from him and Grace, she [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2012-07-16 eventually]] managed to get over this.
** After working out a few kinks in the catgirl form's design, Tedd [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2012-01-10 uses it himself]] ([[GenderBender should not be a big surprise]], coming from him).
** Catalina Bobcat. who "[[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-11-16 seems just a tail short from being a cat-girl]]" without shapeshifting, magic or even a costume. So, of course, she eventually gets a spell that ''does'' give her a tail and cat ears.
** Grace has a half-cat form acquired in the mini-arc named [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-05-09 Catnip]] and once assumed it [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2005-02-14 later]]. Which at least [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-05-09 gave us the immortal line]].
* Anya from ''[[Webcomic/TsunamiChannel Experimental Comic Kotone]]''. In a case of questionable biology, her sister Lisa is a fox-girl.
* ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' has anthropomorphic characters, including one cat-boy. Drawn in Sonic-style artwork (the story however is not for children), the characters are humanoid animals, not just humans with animal ears and tails, as they all belong to the same race. However, they identify their ''species'' as "fox" or "penguin" or even "zebra" according to their appearance.
* ''Webcomic/FiyoraNya'' has catgirls Ayako & Sierra, and catboys Ryuuko & Ichirou.
* ''Webcomic/FlakyPastry'' has [[http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=126 Marelle]] as a lead character, who [[http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=127 hates being called a Catgirl]]. Quite where she fits into the trope is quite a good question since she is basically human, wears clothes and has no tail, but DOES have real cat-style ears, a somewhat flattened nose and a dark skin colour which is presumably skin, although this isn't made clear. She certainly has a mop of off-white hair styled in human fashion.
* In ''Webcomic/GhostsAmongTheWildFlowers'', Julia, although not the usual cutesy anime style. She's more like an elegant panther or jaguar.
* ''[[http://www.jaydenandcrusader.com Jayeden and Crusader's]]'' character Kat is a catgirl and appears with no warning and apparently no reason in the middle of the comic with a very rushed (2 line!) introduction.
* ''Webcomic/{{The KAMics}}'' [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5221124/ demonstrates a meme]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Linburger}}'' calls them Mirrakae. They have little trouble finding one night stands as they seem to be fetishized in universe. Long term relationships are trickier, especially for homosexuals. They're a DyingRace for whatever reason, so they shun homosexuals of their kind, since they need as many breeders as possible.
* Mari is the main character of ''Webcomic/{{Moxie}}''. She has white ears and a white tail. When she gets angry, sometimes her canine teeth will show.
* In ''Webcomic/MyRoommateIsAnElf'' Jacinda and her mother qualify as this. They have cat-like ears, a tail, whiskers, and [[CatsHaveNineLives have nine lives]].
* ''Webcomic/NotAVillain'' has Kleya Smith's avatar [[ADogNamedDog Kat]], a pink-and-yellow catgirl who wants everyone to [[CatchPhrase be nice]].
* [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?159 Myshka]] from ''Webcomic/NotQuiteDailyComic'', a regular cat who was accidentally transformed into a "dangerously furry" Catgirl, retains most of her former behavior, somewhat subverting the trope.
* ''Webcomic/OkashinaOkashi'' features cat people, including a pair of cat boys [[CoitusUninterruptus who are often found engaging in certain activities]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': In one of the more recent comics, Tarquin's allies are revealed, and one of them seems to be a Cat Girl.
* The jury's still out on whether or not Gina from ''Webcomic/OutsideInterference'' is a cat. Although she has cat-like ears and features, she lacks any visible tail, in a setting where all the other Anthro characters have them, but this could be that she might be a Manx cat, which has no tail whatsoever.
* The cast of ''Webcomic/PurgatoryTower'' ([[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Purgatory_Tower here]]) is entirely made up of (non-cute, non-Anime-style) animal/humanoid hybrids or anthropomorphics (and in one case, a plant/animal/human hybrid), as the world the webcomic plays in is peopled by socalled "marsuls", humanoids fused with animals and displaying animal traits, down to their psyche. Features a cat-woman, a hyena-woman, a squirrel-girl, a racoon-man and others.
* Kathleen "Kat" Vance of ''Webcomic/SequentialArt''. And her good friend Vanity Thorn (Her ''real'' name... [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=399 poor girl]]).
* Among the other [[RealityWarper reality warping]] abilities fangirls have in ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow'', they've turned objects of their affection into a cat-person twice: [[http://hellsing.comicgenesis.com/d/20080731.html Alucard]], and [[http://hellsing.comicgenesis.com/d/20090705.html Rip]].
* In ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Unity]] takes advantage of her AppendageAssimilation abilities and stitches some [[http://skin-horse.com/2013/eventually/ bobcat ears]] onto her head in order to resemble a favorite TV character.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Riff had a ''very'' disturbing dream about a [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=021119 satanic cat girl clown]].
* Katt o' Nine Tails in ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'', a [[CanadaEh French Canadian]] superheroine who, from what little we've heard so far, gained her powers from a magical cat. Unusually for this character type, Katt has ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as her name suggests]]) no less than nine fully prehensile tails. She's also apparently a fantastic masseuse.
* The all-but-defunct ''Webcomic/UnderPower'' ([[http://underpower.non-essential.com/index.php here]]) has a catgirl character who is adorable, sweet, domestically submissive, with a high libido... and who also happens to be a nigh-invincible cyborg who kills her "boyfriend" every time she sleeps with him. Lucky, he seems to be powered by {{FPS}}s, and can respawn every time he's killed.
** Repeatedly respawning just to die again seconds later can be more of a curse than a blessing, especially when he pisses off the Elf.
* Aryssa Katrina of Nick Meyer's ''Verboten'' is a cat girl in the classical mold. This is because she's [[HalfHumanHybrid part feralian]] -- a species of humanoid felines with a tribal, ProudWarriorRaceGuy society. Since she's only ''half'' feralian, she's a cute {{Petting Zoo Pe|ople}}rson, but she lacks the agility and strength of full feralians, and she's not too popular with her tribe.
* ''Webcomic/WaywardSons'': Nemean hybrids like [[http://waywardsons.keenspot.com/d/20110723.html H'pit]]and S'ket are catgirls. Pure Nemeans like [[http://waywardsons.keenspot.com/d/20110319.html B'st]] are much furrier.
* ''[[Webcomic/{{Yosh}} Yosh!]]'' ([[http://www.yoshsaga.com here]]) has two of the main characters (Kate and Blue) changed into catgirls by the AppliedPhlebotinum of the comic's world.
* ''Webcomic/ZokushoComics'': Asuka, the CEO of Kodate Corporation is a catgirl. She's somewhat unusual in that so far she hasn't shown any of the traditional traits of a cat girl. She seems to be a very astute business woman who happens to have cat ears.

'''[[AnimalEaredHeadband Cat-Eared Headband]] Costumers and Cosplayers'''
* In ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', Zii was obliged to cosplay as "Nekomimi-chan" -- somewhat against her will, perhaps, until she discovered that a minimalist catgirl costume [[DistractedByTheSexy disabled any anime geek who saw her]]. Thanks to further events, the cute [[AnimalEaredHeadband cat ears]] from the costume ended up with some distinctly erotic associations.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' had the [[TheDitz ditzy]] Devil Girl fan-nicknamed Tangerine who wears a catgirl-y hoodie and... [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-06-11 Changey!]]
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' doesn't have any actual catgirls, but frequently has gags involving catgirl {{cosplay}}ers, who are depicted as grotesque muppet-like creatures which swarm through fan conventions annoying everyone else. In fact, one group eventually went completely feral, generating a survival horror storyline and killing one significant second-string character.
--> ''[[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp01192004.shtml A message from Something Positive]]''': Please, for love of all that is decent, [[/folder]]

[[folder: Spay/Neuter Your Catgirl ]]

'''Unsorted, Both and Other'''
%% * ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfWiglafAndMordred'' - Herschell.
%% * Kit Ballard in ''Webcomic/BladeKitten''.
%% * Matt from ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}''.
%% * Lillith in ''Webcomic/{{Dreamkeepers}}''.
%% * Felicity from ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles''.
* Siat Wildstar of erotic fantasy webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Eromugen}}''.
* Although not a literal Catgirl, Nepeta from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' seems to be designed to invoke this character type, with her ear-like horns and permanent CatSmile. Plus, she wears a tail and a hat with sort of a cat face, and fights using [[WolverineClaws gloves with claws attached]]. She also roleplays as a cat online, and makes [[PungeonMaster feline-related puns at any pawsible chance]].
** Later done more literally with [[spoiler:Jasprosesprite^2, who is part cat, part eldritch princess doll, part girl, and two parts game sprite]].
* Ai in ''Webcomic/RoninGalaxy'' is a robotic version of a catgirl. She was apparently [[http://www.roningalaxy.com/comics/chapter-1/page-49/ manufactured with these parts as an accessory.]]
* Yuri from ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'' starts off wearing a pair of costume cat ears all the time. Then she gets a pair of real cat ears surgically grafted onto her head.
* Liger Neqishol (do NOT call her Nekishojo) of ''Webcomic/TriquetraCats'' (the main characters fall under the costume only definition)

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Miyet, just to name one, or that was the intent, even though she has "faint fur", as her origin story is called ''[[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/content-menu/stories/131-catgirl-madness Catgirl Madness]]''. Her patron goddess is Bast -- see Mythology -- who is behind her transformation and talks to her in her head every so often. Miyet may become an actual example if Bast removes the fur, which she says she can:
--> Bast chuckled a little. ''Perhaps in time I will pull the soft fur and slitted eyes from you. But it is a good color for your skin. Be good and I will make you more human.''
** Apparently there are several others, to the point that an exasperated She-Beast states that the last thing the school needs is another cat-girl.
%% * "Kittymorphs" are one of the first alternate player character races you can unlock in ''VideoGame/ImprobableIsland''.
* In ''The Official Fanfiction University of Literature/{{Redwall}}'', an {{Otaku}} signed up as a Catgirl.
%% * Reya Everheart from ''Literature/ArcanaMagi''.
* [[http://accessworld.deviantart.com AccessWorld]] and [[http://bewildered.deviantart.com/ Bridget E. Wilde]] on Website/DeviantArt, have catgirl characters.
* Another Website/DeviantArt creation is [[http://seijimei.deviantart.com/ Ken D. Blackwell's]] Pagan, a cryptid cat girl who wanders the world getting into all kinds of adventures because of her curiosity.
* This seems to be what the "alien" Talinth are in [[http://kailinshadowen.deviantart.com/art/Pariah-Chapter-1-203258261 Pariah]].
* Roleplay/TouhouAGlimmerOfAnOutsideWorld has Kaori.
* Webvideo/TheNostalgiaCritic review of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' had him attacked by a League of Catwomen -- one of them feeling like he should be a cat-man instead, as a stand-in for the [[Series/{{Batman}} Eartha Kitt Catwoman]].
* ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'':
** Poco is a Cat Boy, because he was fused with his cat.
** Instead looking like an outlet, Bast is a Hoodie Catgirl Stand.
* An exchange with a disgruntled customer on Campbell's official Twitter feed culminated in this when the company's representative asked, "What can we do to help?":
-->'''Customer:''' draw a catgirl\\
'''Campbell's:''' [[https://twitter.com/CampbellCares/status/327911240166957057 Keep in mind we're not artists but we tried.]]
* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2085 SCP-2085]], a "space wizard" and his gang of "cyborg catgirls". They're all very WrongGenreSavvy, believing themselves to be in a lighthearted action anime, not a bleak CosmicHorrorStory.
* Tom from ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' is a cat boy. His cat features are limited by the simplistic art style, but he's been shown to have catlike UnusualEars and CuteLittleFangs.

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* Gumball and his mother Nicole from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' are cat people. Since we do see regular cats in the show, Gumball and his mother certainly qualify due to being both rare feline and human-esque hybrids.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieSpySquad'', the female cat burglar wears a pink cat-ears headband.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** An episode had Selena Kyle, aka Catwoman, kidnapped by a Dr. Moreau wannabe who turned her into...you get the picture. It should also be noted that the episode also had a cat-man (man-cat?) who liked how she was and wanted Selena to stay. [[spoiler:At the end of the episode, he gives her the cure, but doesn't take it himself.]]
** Another episode, "The Demon Within", had ComicBook/KlarionTheWitchBoy's cat, Teekl, transform into a cat girl to fight Batman and ComicBook/{{Etrigan}}. She also has this ability in the comics.
* Cheetor and Ravage from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' might possibly count as male robot examples since they are humanoid machines who can transform into metallic cat creatures, gaining their animal abilities for powers as well.
* Rook Blonko from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' is confirmed to be cat-like when a villian who can mind-control cats tries to control him.
* The new ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' series features a race of alien humanoid cats called Catatonians- the member of this species that fits this trope is.. [[CatsAreMean every female Catatonian ever to appear on the show]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}'': Intress, Attacat, and Tangath Toborn seems to be part of a race of cat people that are part of the Overworld tribe. Tangath Toborn seems to have performed a HeroicSacrifice. However with the current season's trips through time, the possibilities for new cat characters are there.
* Variation: in ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', Odd Della Robia's virtual form on Lyoko is a Cat Boy, albeit one with non-retractable claws and the ability to fire "laser arrows" from his forearms.
* Manny Rivera from Nickelodeon cartoon ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' has a superpowered alterego which is a catboy called El Tigre -- he can turn into this form by spinning his mystical belt buckle. In fact, it seems ''every male in the Rivera side of the family'' consists of cat-themed supers, be they hero or villain.
* Creator/AdamWest in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' is known as Catman (a nod to the 1960's {{Series/Batman}}) who is a crimefighter who is part man part cat.
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' - Jade is briefly turned into one by a cat statue, though the first victim was [[EvilBrit Valmont]].
* The titular characters of ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' are examples of costume wearing cat girls.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': In this continuity the Supervillain Cheetah is an actual Catgirl, a rogue geneticist [[ProfessorGuineaPig who experimented on herself]] and turned to a life of crime to fund her research. It's further implied that she's the one whose research formed the basis of the "splicing" technology that's become commonplace in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', which is set in the future of the DC Animated Universe.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/KittyIsNotACat'' is a girl who wears a cat costume all the time and lives in a house full of [[FunnyAnimal Funny Cats]] who ironically speak human language better than her.
* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': Adrien's AlterEgo Cat Noir evokes this theme. While he magically gains cat-like eyes (NightVision), the cat ears and tail are just hair clips and a belt (though [[ExpressiveAccessory they still move as though they were real]]).
* Julie in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'''s standard getup isn't this, but her {{Animal Motif|s}} avatar has cat ears (and eyes like a ManekiNeko) and her car is named "Nine Lives."
* ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive'' has Bastet, Nefertina's patron goddess, who turns Nefertina herself into a cat girl.
* Cat Man is a hench of BigBad Coiffio in ''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever'', a 6-episode anime parody, who appears to be a surly man in a cat costume. He hates {{shonen|Demographic}} like Gerald with a passion and will fire indiscriminately at them with a gatling gun if they bother him. He lives in a giant cat-carrier -- his floor is a sea of cat litter -- he frequently grooms in public, and loves batting around stuffed-mice-on-strings.
* Cat Boy from ''WesternAnimation/PJMasks''. Although he may appear to be an AnimalThemedSuperBeing, it's implied that his cat appendages on his costume are very real since he can shift and listen with his cat ears and he does wag and feel pain in his tail.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' features a very {{nightmar|eFuel}}ish [[NauseaFuel example]] when Steven learns the ability to [[BodyHorror literally shape parts of his body into cats.]] It actually gets to a point where he almost becomes a boy completely made entirely out of cats while slowly being consumed by his monstrous form. Thankfully, his dad was able to save him by [[CatsHateWater dousing him with water]] in their car wash before he was gone forever.
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop'' episode "XXX Wife (a.k.a. Stroke Her and Boob)"; when the pornographers attempt to [[LegoGenetics splice feline DNA]] into two [[TheDitz ditzy]] co-eds to cash in on the UsefulNotes/{{Furry|Fandom}} market, they wind up with insane mutant catgirls that [[ImAHumanitarian eat human flesh]].
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' has a in-universe famous Hollywood star Kitten Kaboodle seducing Baloo. Now, the setting is of a PettingZooPeople universe, so all characters are anthropomorphic animals, but Kitten Kaboodle is the most human-like animal ever seen in the show to the point that goes beyond the standard PZP to LittleBitBeastly territory.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Batman villain Killer Moth is given a daughter named Kitten who briefly took on an anime-like catgirl form and meowed when asked to clarify her name. Of course, given the show's love of sight gags, there's no being sure if this was seriously meant to be a superpower of hers. TheMovie, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'', has a full-time one in Nya-Nya.
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':
** The ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' episode "Across the Universe" (which featured characters from Creator/PeterLaird and Jim Lawson's graphic novel series ''PlanetRacers'') had a white-skinned (furred?) woman with [[HairColors green hair]] and cat ears. No tail, though. Also, the Neko clan and Ame Tomoe from the ''Usagi Yojimbo''-derived episode.
** The original '80s TMNT had an ep where April was turned into a catgirl due to one of Shredder's experiments. She tried to eat Splinter. A true case of terror for someone like him who was already afraid of cats.
* Cheethara, Pumyra and Wilykit in ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' of course. They come from a CatFolk alien race.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'':
** Clover became a catgirl in the episode "Wild Style" after being injected with a serum.
** Alex later becomes one after crossing with a villainous cat girl who wants to turn everyone into this.
* The [[BizarroEpisode Special Dream Match episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersEnergon'' featured actual (robot) cat girls as the announcers for the matches. One appeared to favor Megatron while the other fancied Optimus Prime. Sixshot also appears to be somewhat of a catgirl fanboy, as in another episode he's seen reading a manga with pictures of catgirls in it. [[spoiler:Since Sixshot was either controlling or hacking the Special Dream Match's fighter simulation, these two facts are actually connected.]]
* Miranda, an Ecaflip in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' animation.
* Kalshara, the main antagonist in season 7 of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''. Her slitted eyes and leopard-like tail and fur qualify her.
* Ashley, a.k.a. Katnappe of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' seems mostly to be cosplaying a Catgirl, but her tail does twitch, her fangs are real, and her claws retractable. She has some knowledge of genetics and gene splicing, which might also explain the pack of attack kittens she sometimes has with her.

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