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- Tokyo Mew Mew: Ichigo bats and licks when she first becomes a Mew.
- Ranma ½: Ranma does this when his ailurophobia drives him into thinking he's a cat. Justified in that he's not actually supposed to be a cat or part-cat; he's just acting how he perceives a cat would.
- Soul Eater: Blair in her human form. Strange, since she as a cat would stretch her arms out.
- Botan from YuYu Hakusho does this when behaving "catty".
- Matsuri and Miu, in episode 51 of Strawberry Marshmallow, each don kitty ears (not the kitty hat from episodes 8 & 43). Matsuri mimics does the Faux Paw maneuver (just batting, no licking), to Nobue's delight. Miu behaves more like a cat that's lashing out. Nobue doesn't think so highly of this.
- Himari, the title catgirl of Omamori Himari, is quite prone to this, as seen here.
- In K-On!, Azusa does this while donning cat ears, resulting in the other girls swooning over her (and giving her the nickname "Azu-nyan").
- Hazuki in Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase, especially in the opening. You can watch it here.
- Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran: Meow is using the "Iron Cat Fist."
- Used in Jim Gaffigan's stand-up routine. "Just cause I make a hot catwoman... meow..."
- According to behind-the-scenes commentary, this is how Will Ferrel auditioned for Saturday Night Live. He did a deadly serious impersonation of a cat playing with various objects and grooming himself.
- In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Luna does this when she's in human form.
- Big Wolf on Campus: An episode features a werecat who performs the Faux Paw maneuver.
- Shoutaro of Kamen Rider Double claims to be able to work out where a missing cat is the same way he finds missing people: by getting into the cat's mindset. He does so by performing a Faux Paw and meowing; not only does it work, but the woman he was hired by had ulterior motives, and didn't actually have a cat in the first place.
- Used by performers in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Cats.