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    Haru Yoshioka 

Haru Yoshioka

Voiced by: Chizuru Ikewaki (Japanese), Anne Hathaway (English)

An insecure high-school girl who's life takes a strange turn after saving the Prince of a Kingdom full of bipedal, talking cats. The Prince's father, wanting to repay her for her deed, decides to marry Haru to his son and has her whisked away to a kingdom of bipedal talking cats.

  • Accidental Marriage: When the King propositions the idea of Haru marrying her son, Haru is too flustered and confused to make any sort of response, which the King takes for a "Yes".
  • Adorkable: Haru is very klutzy and awkward, but is also wide-eyed, innocent and very endearing. Given the fact she's voiced by Anne Hathaway, her performance is actually very similar to Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries.
  • Extreme Doormat: Haru's Fatal Flaw is her incapacity to be firm or confident enough to stand up for herself. She grows out of it later.

    Baron Humbert von Gikkingen aka The Baron 

Baron Humbert von Gikkingen

Voiced by: Yoshihiko Hakamada (Japanese), Creator/Cary Elwes (English)

  • Big Good: The Baron is one of Haru's most valuable allies who will risk life and limb to get Haru back home.



Voiced by: Tetsu Watanabe (Japanese), Peter Boyle (English), Gudo Hoegel (German), Alberto Mieza (European Spanish)

    Cat King 

Cat King

Voiced by: Tetsurō Tanba (Japanese), Tim Curry (English)

  • Big Bad: Of the movie.
  • Determinator: Whether its kidnapping Haru and taking her to his kingdom, to chasing her across various puzzles and perils, she will have her marry his son.
  • Sanity Slippage: Introduced as laid back, taciturn, and almost lazy, the King becomes more and more unhinged, loud, and obsessed with fulfilling his goals.

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