''Magical Nyan Nyan Taruto'' is a {{Seinen}} MagicalGirl {{Manga}} and Shoujo {{Anime}}.

The manga was created by Kaishaku and published by Shueisha and Ultra Jump magazine, with an original run between 2001 and 2003 totaling in three volumes. The anime was published at roughly the same time by studio Madhouse and directed by Tsukasa Sunaga, spanned [[TwelveEpisodeAnime twelve episodes]] and ran from July to September, 2001.

Both incarnations follow a race of pet cats, drawn as {{Catgirl}}s and the occasional [[{{Catgirl}} Catboy.]] The story observes the exploits of the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot humanized magical pet cats]] as they interact with each other, their owners and the world around them.

Taruto is a little cat who has just moved to a new city with her master's family. She spends her days making friends and exploring her new hometown, and also has a knack for getting herself into trouble. And it turns out that Taruto just might be a legendary magical princess.

Almost none of Taruto’s friends believe that she can use magic or that she’s a princess, but Taruto is determined to prove it to them.


!!This series contains examples of:

* CatGirl: The female cats.
* CatsAreMagic
* CleavageWindow: Chiffon.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Iori.
* CrazyCatLady: Anzuko is younger than most, but definitely crazy.
* CuteWitch: Taruto.
* EdibleThemeNaming: Chiffon, Pie A La Mode, Okashino-machi ('candy town'), Jelly Beans, Nougat, Candy, Chips, Nachos, ..
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Taruto is convinced she's one. [[spoiler: She is the long-lost princess of the cat world.]]
* FantasticArousal: Taruto gets rather flustered when Chitose pets her tail.
* GirlishPigtails: Anzuko, to emphasize her childish behavior.
* HimeCut: Chitose, in keeping with her "polite and proper Japanese lady" personality.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The Japanese episode names are all doubled words ("Mukashi mukashi", "Naisho naisho", "Dokidoki", etc.).
* InterspeciesRomance: Taruto has a crush on her human master and dreams of marrying him.
* MagicWand: Taruto has one.
* {{Meido}}: Taruto's habitual clothing is a maid outfit.
* MsExposition: Chiffon
* [[NonHumanSidekick Non Catperson Sidekick]]: Kakipi.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Candy and Jelly Beans.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Chips and Nachos.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:ThereIsAnother: Taruto's twin sister, who is the source of Taruto's magic and the voice in her head telling her to do her best.]]
* SliceOfLife
* SpiritAdvisor: Taruto has one who contacts her via her dreams. She turns out to be [[spoiler: Taruto's twin sister, Pie A La Mode.]]
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen They Who Must Not Be Seen]]: Kinako's parents seem to live with Kinako and Iori, but they are always off-screen when talking.
* VerbalTic: Taruto uses 'nyan' ('meow' in the translation) everywhere. Curiously, she's the only catperson who does.