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"Here, kitty, kitty. Wish I was playing hide-and-seek with Black Cat. I so prefer my felines female."

A Cat girl is a Little Bit Beastly character that has mostly human traits (hair, skin and body type) but she has some physical features like a cat, usually the ears, tail, eyes, and sometimes claws or even a natural Fur Bikini.

What makes a Cat girl different from an anthropomorphic catwoman or a Funny Animal cat is that she only looks superficially feline. The Cat girl is stereotypically female, though Cat boys do exist. (These are usually found in Yaoi, and as a general rule tend to be Uke archetypes.) Cat girls oftentimes follow feline Animal Stereotypes associated with cats, specifically female ones. Cat girls often tend to be sexualized and/or have added Moe traits to better appeal to the audience.

Most Cat girls have biological cat features, but characters who don't can use a cat-eared hairband, a fake cat tail, Cute Little Fangs, fake cat paws, long, claw-like nails etc., or any combination of these traits and a few cat-like mannerisms (like Cat Smile and Faux Paw) to count as an invoked form of this trope.


Subtrope of Little Bit Beastly and Unusual Ears.

See also Beast Man, for an individual (fully) anthropomorphic cat person and Cat Folk, for an anthropomorphic cat species. For when a character sprouts cat ears and/or tail out of thin air, see Sprouting Ears. Compare Cute Monster Girl.

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Far too many anime series to list here. Wikipedia (seriously) has a decent, but still incomplete list.

Biological Unusual Ears

  • The OEL Manga The 9 Lives features a race of Cat Folk who end up being enslaved by humans for unstated but probably questionable purposes. Being (an extremely mild) Yaoi Genre story, the catperson who gets the most screentime is a Troubled, but Cute catboy.
  • One of the many species in A Centaur's Life. The Class Representative's father and sisters are some of them. They are considered of the same "species" as other Little Bit Beastly people, though.
  • Cat Planet Cuties has the Catians, a Cat Folk of creatures resembling cat girls. Females enter their first heat at the age of 16. They are enemies with a race of dog-eared people. Eris, the first Catian character introduced, was at first mistaken by humans for a Cosplay Otaku Girl wearing a Cat-Eared Headband.
  • In the Studio Ghibli film, The Cat Returns, 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.
  • Cat God has Mayu and Sasana, who are cat gods that appear as humans with cat ears and tails.
  • Chrono Crusade 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.
  • Nekoko in Destiny of the Shrine Maiden is a cat girl who and also a Girl with Psycho Weapon, as she attacks with a giant syringe, representing the fact that she was a subject of unethical medical testing as a child.
  • Dog Days, featuring a race of cat-person and an overly busted and very strong cat princess as Friendly Enemies of a dog-person race.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Loke/Leo is a rare male example, though he only has the ears, which are themselves barely noticeable.
    • Lisanna is a Voluntary shapeshifter capable of taking on certain animal aspects. A cat girl in a Fur Bikini is her go-to combat form, though it's more successful at distraction.
    • Post-second Time Skip, Carla learns to take humanoid form for combat that looks like a white-haired teenage girl with similarly-colored ears, tail, and long nails reminiscent of claws.
  • Izutsumi from Delicious in Dungeon is a cat beastkin: a human who has had their soul mixed with that of an animal to create a chimera. She’s more feline than the usual catgirl, being furry everywhere, flat-chested, and every stereotype about rude cats (she’s getting better, though). She actually joins the Thorden party hoping they know a way to separate the cat soul from hers.
  • Fate/Apocrypha: 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 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 before they get bigger. Turns out they weren't cat ears.
  • All of the main characters in Free Collars Kingdom are actual cats, but for the most part they appear as cat girls/boys.
  • GeGeGe no Kitarō 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.
  • Schrödinger from the Hellsing manga and OVAs is a cute Nazi catboy. And the name has meaning, too. He can be anywhere and nowhere, just like the uncertainty factor of the real thought experiment.
  • Neferpitou from Hunter × Hunter is a Chimera Ant who basically looks like a human cat. They have cat ears, a tail, and bestial hands. 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 Hyper Police. The rest of the main cast are a Kitsune and two Werewolves.
  • The cyantropes in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is a race of Little Bit Beastly, cat-based Beast Folk, and their only feline-looking parts are their ears and tail. They also have the tendency to meow.
  • Manga/Isuca gives us Tamako aka Tama. She becomes the True Name Slave of the series protagonist, and happily obeys his every command. She's also a strong demon whose true form is that of a giant two-tailed cat.
  • Kyouka from Kyouran Kazoku Nikki, a hyperactive young-looking catgirl who was worshiped as a goddess, and views herself as such. She's the mother figure in the family.
  • 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 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, so that people won't find out she isn't a virgin.
  • Magical Meow Meow Taruto. 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 42 of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, 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 Neko-de Gomen! ("Sorry, I'm a cat") had her DNA scrambled with a cat's in a 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.
  • Neko Musume Michikusa Nikki 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 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan look like Cat Boys with ears and tails.
  • Himari from Omamori Himari is a samurai catgirl Magical Girlfriend. She speaks in an old-time dialect. Notable is one scene where she uses her cat features while at work in a Maid Cafe 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 Outlaw Star 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.
  • PandoraHearts has a Chain called the Cheshire Cat, who looks like a human with cat ears, a tail and huge claws. He used to be an ordinary black cat until Vincent blinded him with scissors. The cat's mistress, the Will of the Abyss, gave him his Cat Boy appearance and Break's left eye to make up for it, but Cheshire's real form as a Chain is more monstrous.
  • In Ranma ½, Shampoo, who is already cursed to turn into a small pink cat by Jusenkyo, runs into the Maomolin —a giant ghost cat who fancies her as a bride. He'll turn her permanently into a cat if the New Year's Bell rings 108 times. As the ritual proceeds, she grows cat ears and a tail.
  • Rosario + Vampire'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 Ms. Fanservice 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 Running Gag.
  • Tsukiyomi Ikuto from Shugo Chara! 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 Soul Eater, 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 Tokyo Mew Mew is a Magical Girl 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.
  • Sword Art Online: Silica and Sinon have Cait Sith avatars in Alfheim Online, which are designed to evoke this trope, complete with the ears and tail.
  • Nagi from Virgin Ripper, who actually was a cat; also a Shout-Out to Hellsing's Schrodinger.
  • Pretty Cure:
  • King Wohl, Princess Lione, and Prince Tio from the Flame Kingdom in Twin Princess of Wonder Planet are lion-based Nekomimi.
  • Yaya from Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs becomes one when the cat god possesses her body. The rest of the time she is just a normal girl with a cat-like personality. Who frequently wears a cat ears hoodie.

Cat-Eared Headband Costumers and Cosplayers

  • Not a real catgirl, but Cardcaptor Sakura once had Tomoyo place the title character in a catgirl costume. To be more specific, a Catgirl Meido costume made of rubber (She was fighting The Thunder at the time). For some reason, this became one of her most popular outfits. (To be fair, the outfit is just adorable.)
  • Najimi in Doujin Work does a good job cosplaying as a cat girl in a Cosplay Café, considering that her main motivation is making money.
  • Even the makers of El Cazador de la Bruja found it necessary to let the two female leads wear cat ears in one episode.
  • Something of a homage, the Genshiken club members try to persuade Saki to wear a set of cat-ears, despite her violent opposition and retaliation.
  • Parodied in Haré+Guu, Guu occasionally dresses up as one and does a pretty bad job of being cute. Also Marie once dressed as one after taking advice from Gupta, who has strange tastes.
  • Hayate the Combat Butler finally delves into this turning Izumi into one through possession in chapters 274 and 275, including the inclusion of proving just how much of a Chaste Hero 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 it's not...
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers 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 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. Japan places cat ears on him.
  • Somewhat of a subversion: Mikoto from My-HiME merely behaves like a Catgirl, while being a regular human in appearance. In the Mai-Otome manga, however, Mikoto's a Voluntary Shapeshifting Catgirl, nya.
  • Aya from Master of Martial Hearts was forced to put on Meido outfit with cat ears after Rin destroyed her clothes while fighting each other.
  • Ninja Nonsense has Shinobu dressing up as a cat girl for Kaede's school festival.
  • Puella Magi Oriko Magica's Yuma has a Catgirl themed Magical Girl outfit. As does Puella Magi Kazumi Magica's Satomi.
  • Queen's Blade: By all outward appearances, Elina is human. Yet, she's been noted by several others for her catlike characteristics. Such as her fangs, the fact that her irises become slitted like a cat's when on guard, or in a mischievous mood, and her susceptibility to catnip powder. Plus, she typically wears a grey were-tiger's pelt, along with a tiger eared tiara and a clawed gauntlet.
  • Kana of Saki is not a real cat girl, but she has a Cat Smile, a Cute Little Fang, a Nya~ Verbal Tic, and those Sprouting Ears of hers pop up more often than not.
  • At one point in SHUFFLE!, Primula cosplays as a Catgirl maid.
  • Princess Sera in Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann:
    • 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 Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase - Hazuki is a vampire, but Kouhei's grandpa asked her to wear a pair of cat ears.
  • In Welcome to the N.H.K., Sato gets a crush on a catgirl mage in an MMORPG. It turns out it's actually his 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 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, 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.)
  • Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA has quite a few of these. The first of these is Rin's Magical Girl getup, which adds cat ears and a tail to her costume. The second, and by far more (in)famous example is the "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 Magical Ruby and Magical Sapphire featuring cat's ears, tails, and paw gloves and slippers.

Unsorted, Both and Other

  • All Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku Nuku, although despite the title, Nuku Nuku doesn't have any cat ears or tail; instead, she's a cyborg with a cat's brain that still makes her act very catlike.
  • Lushe from Bastard!! is often depicted with cat ears.
  • While cat ears have yet to manifest, 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.
  • Bleach:
    • Haineko, the manifested spirit form of Rangiku Matsumoto's zanpakuto. 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 Bloody Cross is a cat demon. Aside from her tail she looks otherwise human.
  • In episode 55 of Cardcaptor Sakura, Sakura is sucked inside a copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 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 creepy guy envisions all the cats he sees as catgirls and catboys, and he describes by narration 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 Cat Paradise 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 snarky personality.
  • The "ears" of most life-size Persocoms in Chobits (actually used to contain interface jacks) may be deliberately designed to resemble Catgirl ears.
  • Parodied in Cromartie High School when resident 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 Dogs: Bullets & Carnage manga. There is a cat-girl... only she's at least seventy, and looks every year.
  • The final Bonus Episode of Dragonaut: The Resonance features Toa with cat-ears and a tail, demonstrating Faux Paw, and talking in a stereotypical catgirl way. This is quite out of character for her.
  • Millianna from Fairy Tail 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 Time Skip, it is presumably not real (though since this is a magic world, 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 Hypocritical Humor, or if she really is a Not Quite Human catgirl who doesn't want real humans to look like her.
  • At the start of High School Dx D, Koneko wouldn't quite qualify, simply having a mildly cat-like motif. She later turns out to be a Nekomata with an identity crisis. 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. Her older sister Kuroka has cat ears and tail all the time as she embraced her heritage.
  • Meow in Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran has very fetching cat-like moves when she fights.
  • The Liese sisters, Aria and Lotte, of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's. They happen to be colorblind, just like regular cats. There's also Linith, Precia's familiar who prominently appears in the second Sound Stage of the first season, though she's embarrassed about her feline bits and tries to hide them.
  • Lampshaded in Maria†Holic 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.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi includes both cat-eared costumes and real catgirls. Most costume examples are listed under Cat Eared Hood, 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 Kindhearted Cat Lover, has cat ears as part of her cat themed pactio outfit. Her artifact is also a Kitty Cat Kill Sat.
  • OEL Manga Reality Check! has Catreece, a hyper-intelligent housecat whose avatar on the virtual-reality Internet is a catgirl of the Genki Girl variety
  • Fam from Ruin Explorers has a cat tail and a pair of Cute Little Fangs.
  • In Sgt. Frog whenever Giroro's cat friend (called Ms. Furbottom in the English dub of the anime), usually a Nearly Normal Animal, uses Kululu's gun that 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.
  • The 2016 Flip Calendar for Tokyo Ghoul 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 Sasaki as a Calico Cat and Akira delighted to find her Love Interest, Amon, transformed into a Catboy.
  • Episode 43 of Urusei Yatsura has Ataru, Lum, and Jariten encounter a woman who fused with her pet cat so she would have a healthy body; she looks like a white furred woman with cat ears and a tail. Ataru and Jariten fight a tough tomcat to compete for her affection and break the spell, and eventually Ataru wins and kisses her. But to his horror, her true present day form is an old woman, even though she looked and sounded young in her cat form.
  • Utawarerumono had catgirls and boys among its cast.
  • In Gundam Build Divers, Momoka's GBN avatar is a catgirl bearing large pink ears and a tail.
  • In Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE, there is a alien girl named Maiya thats from a planet called Eldora that leans more toward feline than human as she has brown fur and a small snout along with the basic cat ears and tail.

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Biological Unusual Ears
  • 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 The Avengers, eventually giving her old costume to Patsy Walker, 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 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.)
  • Wonder Woman has faced four villains called Cheetah: Two pre-Crisis costumers and two Post-Crisis 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.) Barbara makes her live-action film debut in Wonder Woman 1984.
  • The X-Men has Emma Frost's early student, Catseye, who could turn into a cat. However, this was later retconned by creator Chris Claremont into her being 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 (Stan Lee had done the same thing years earlier, when Chris Claremont had Wolverine originally hinted to be a mutant wolverine.)
  • Marvel has a catboy, the Inhuman Talon, from Marvel's 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' JSA, is a catboy.
  • Omega Men: The Karnans are a race of Cat Folk, from the same system as the below mentioned Tamaranians. Some artists draw Karnan women as straight up Cat Girls with odd skin tones but they usually don't fit as they normally have short fur and a more cat-like nose.
  • Jil DeSmoot in Nexus is a Felim, an alien species of cat-people. She's also a Lipstick Lesbian (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 Teen Titans, 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. 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 Legion of Super-Heroes, was similar to Pantha, but was definitely a human before being altered by the Dominators.
  • The young extraterrestrial woman who goes by "Catwalk" in Superboy and the Ravers has rounded leopard like ears and a long feline tail, and may actually be a one of the aforementioned Karnans.
  • 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 Virtual Reality, she's a cute bouncy cat girl (her sister's a bit more... well, catty). In the world of reality, she's a... cat.
  • 3 Kittens: Purr-fect Weapons features a group of war on terror superheroines that were too blatantly Fanservice to appear in Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose except in crossovers.
  • Becoming Human focuses on Samantha. She has the usual, Unusual Ears, Cute Little Fangs, and even a Prehensile Tail. But she also apparently has the junk of one too.
  • Legends of the Dead Earth: In Batman Annual #20, it is believed that Selina Kane was a brilliant geneticist who developed a technique called Genetrix to combine human and animal DNA. Although its use was strictly forbidden, Selina used herself as a test subject and injected herself with lynx DNA. Having obtained the grace of a cat as well as feline physical attributes, she became the criminal Cat-Fem.
  • In DC's Batman:Bloodstorm, after being bitten by a vampire, Catwoman becomes a literal werecat.
  • Wonder Woman (2006): Zusen is a blue skinned humanoid extraterrestrial with black whisker-like markings and things which look like cat ears atop her head (they're probably not ears as she also has more human like ears).
  • Squirrel Girl is a squirrel version of a catgirl, with big fluffy tail, sharp claws, and large incisors, though she wears a squirrel-eared headband. Other than being based on a different species, she fits the rest of the trope.
  • Hepzibah, a Space Pirate Girl ally of the X-Men is a strange example; she's technically a skunk-girl, but the lack of the traditional stinking power and years of Art Evolution have resulted in her being portrayed more and more like a cat-girl. In particular, she went from black with a white stripe, skunk ears on her head, a skunk's tail and a body covered in fur to being pure white and having a fluffy butcat-like tail, bare skin, and pointed, elf-like ears on the sides of her head. The 1990s animated series flat-out depicts her as a white, fur-covered, fluffy-tailed catgirl, complete with cat-ears atop her head and meowing, as this was her depiction in the comics of the time.

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. In Heroes Reborn, she was made a Composite Character with Tigra and became the biological version, as well as her Ultimate Marvel self, thanks to Loki.
  • Catwoman (Selina, Holly, and Eiko) and Catman (Thomas Blake).
    • When Catwoman got a sidekick briefly named Kitrina Falcone she copies her mentor while adding hot pink and punk elements
  • Spider-Man's on and off love interest Black Cat.
  • Other DC examples include Wildcat and the Cheetah, though her ears vary between being costume pieces and parts of her anatomy depending on which Cheetah currently holds the title.
  • Teen Titans:
    • Villain Cheshire is named for a type of cat, but her costume's only cat-themed in the Animated Adaptation.
    • It's probably also worth mentioning that Tamaranians like Starfire are descended from tree-dwelling flying cats.
  • Carrie Kelly in The Dark Knight Strikes Again is named Catgirl.
  • British superheroine The Cat Girl has a magical cat costume that gives her superhuman abilities.
  • Ocelotina in Empowered
  • The current White Tiger, Ava Ayala from Avengers Academy. Her costume is also much more catlike than her brother's costume (her brother being the original White Tiger).
  • Wonder Woman (1942): The original Golden Age Cheetah is a sultry murderous socialite with Super Speed wearing a costume crafted out of genuine cheetah fur.
  • It is not entirely clear but it seems that in Wonder Woman and the Star Riders Purrsia's cat tail is part of her costume. She doesn't actually have any cat ears though.

    Comic Strips 
  • Flash Gordon has Prince Thun's race of Lion Men; although, as their name implies, it's normally the males who appear in the comic.

    Fan Works 
  • Male example in Hakkōna and Kaitō Kokoro: 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 Harry Potter 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.
  • 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.)
  • Game Theory has one (beyond the canonical catgirls of the Lyrical Nanoha franchise, all three of whom also appear). She's Nanoha's familiar.
  • In The Legend of Total Drama Island, 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 Cats.
    Sadie: I don't think so, Linds. Today should be a challenge day—
    Katie: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.
  • 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 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 furries as they can, due to the latter having chosen to go through their own transformations.
  • Ashley in FREAKIN GENSOKYO, who screeches and hisses in battle. As of Chapter 82.5, Matt has become one as well. And of course, Orin is right in there with her wheelbarrow.
  • Supplemental material for The Infinite Loops gives us the Fictional Document 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.
  • Son of the Sannin: Tamaki eventually learns to do a combo transformation with one of her cats, gaining feline ears, eyes and tail along with a power boost.

    Films — Animation 
  • Sunshine Goodness from Foodfight! is one, notably having a tail in pre-production before having it dropped it.
  • Angel in Rock & Rule is clearly a biological cat-woman.

    Films — Live-Action 

  • There are numerous and varied Cat-girls in Cat Girls Have Four Ears, and not all of them have four ears. It is noted that cat-girls with four ears are less creepy than ones with two ears.
  • The protagonist in Everybody Loves Large Chests shapeshifts into the form of a cute cat girl as one of it's favorite disguises.
  • Jean de La Fontaine described a cat turned into a woman (and keeping some key cat traits, though ears are not mentioned), making the trope Older Than Steam.
  • Kilgore Trout's Venus On The Half Shell (ghostwritten by Philip José Farmer instead of Kurt Vonnegut note ) has a cat-like alien queen who makes love to the hero and grants him immortality.
  • Cordwainer Smith'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 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.
  • Fritz Leiber's The Wanderer has a Sexy Alien Catgirl from a Superior Species teach the hero about Sexy Catgirl Sex.
  • Mercedes Lackey's Mage Winds trilogy. The trilogy boasts as major characters both Nyara, a created catgirl, and her father, Mornelithe Falconsbane, the trilogy's Big Bad (an evil mage inhabiting the bodies of his descendants) who, among other things, uses Nyara as a 'test subject' for feline alterations to his own body.
  • Meena in the novel Brave Story (which later became a manga and a movie) is a cat girl. In the book, she's depicted as a Funny Animal, 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 semen-hungry cat-girls and the demigod-like men (later represented as wolf-men in the last book mentioned) who love 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 Polity Series, a popular body-modification subculture are those called catadapts, who have modified themselves into a feline appearance.
  • S. Andrew Swann's Moreau Series 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 Moon Over Soho 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 The Scale this is not pretty.
  • Kitten in Red Handed has mannerisms close to a cat, even though she is an alien.
  • The titular character in the Cat Kid series by Brian James is a girl who is half-kid, half-cat.
  • The Vegians of the 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 REAL looks like a Catgirl in The Metaverse. Her avatar's cat ears flatten when she gets angry, making them a virtual mix of Unusual Ears and Animal-Eared Headband.
  • Sandpaper Kiss 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).
  • Danielle, one of the main characters of Mind Games, can assume a Magical Catgirl form, in which she has cat ears, tail and claws, her body is covered with fine fur, her eyes become larger and slit-pupilled like a cat's, and she starts ending random sentences with "nya."

    Live-Action TV 

  • 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 Shonen Knife song "I am a Cat" is about a young woman who 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 Ali Project's La Vida Romantica shows Arika as a leopard girl.
  • Vocaloid:
  • The fairly popular UTAU character Hana Chikako is said to be a catgirl.


    Tabletop Games 
  • There are a few in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 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 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 Dungeons & Dragons 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 Furry convention and an irresponsible bio-engineer conference getting double-booked.
  • From the people who brought you Munchkin, there's also the game SPANC — "Space Pirate Amazon Ninja Catgirls". It's Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • GURPS, also from Steve Jackson Games, loves this trope. David Pulver, one of their main writers, has gone on record saying that, whatever setting you play in, someone will want to play a catgirl - so he provides.
    • The original Bio-Tech supplement for GURPS featured "Felicia-series bioroids", a race of genetically engineered cat-girls. (They can temporarily gain Super Speed, but afterwards their libido and other appetites go into overdrive.)
    • Felicias were then incorporated in the Transhuman Space 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 GURPS Technomancer. They look something like the Cat-Nuns in Doctor Who. Cat halflings, however, resemble conventional catgirls - specifically, puma girls.
  • And if you find yourself angry with catgirls, you can always go ahead and Whack a Catgirl,
  • 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 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.
  • Dungeons & Dragons has the Weretouched (people who have a Werebeast in their family tree) may exhibit minor features of their were-whatever ancestors, like ears, eyes, or fangs, as can the shifters from 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.
  • Old World of Darkness 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 Cat Folk (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 New World of Darkness 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 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 Kid Sidekick Faithful Pia.
  • Being a catgirl is one of the potential Special Qualities a maid can have in Maid RPG — and they can also be were-tigers or were-lions. Female butlers can also have these Special Qualities. Player Character Masters or NPC 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 Big Eyes, Small Mouth. Sample neko-jin have included a warrior from the Space Opera 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 Warhammer 40,000? 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. They got a canon mention once with no description or explanation beyond the name "Felinids", but the fans ran away with it.


  • A Japanese (naturally) invention, Neurowear make artificial, brain-wave controlled cat ears called Necomimi. Here is a demonstration video of the prototype.
  • Monster High has a number of them, most notably Alpha Bitch 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 FA Girl Innocentia is a catgirl, with her choice of hair-tone or mechanical ears.
  • LOL Surprise dolls have the characters Baby Cat, Troublemaker, and Kitty Queen.

    Video Games 
  • Atelier Iris 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 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 the sequel, Poe winds up marrying one after overhearing him recite a declaration of love and thinking he was talking to her.
  • Coyori from Battle Fantasia is a cat who was changed into a human by a good witch. She has the tail but not the ears.
  • Meï in Beyond Good & Evil 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.
  • Blade Kitten is about Kit Ballard, a young Catgirl with a blade.
  • Taokaka from BlazBlue comes from a race of cat-people who hide their real faces underneath hoods, giving them a decidedly Black Mage-like appearance. Aside from the obvious big claws and tail, she also possesses an 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 some rather... interesting hobbies.
  • The Bloody Roar games have Uriko, who is halfway between Catgirl and a Beast Man. Her head, face, and ears are catgirl like, however her limbs are more animal-like than standard cat girls.
  • Breath of Fire:
  • Merrina Iris of Bullet Girls Phantasia is part of an entire species of them. She also constantly makes cat puns.
  • Kitty-N from Bust a Groove. 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.
  • Shanoa from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia 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.
  • "You Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine" was the title of a thread on the City of Heroes 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. She cleans up pretty good, to her credit.
  • Xiao from the first Dark Cloud 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 Dark Chronicle, a cat-girl costume can be acquired for the female main character.
  • D4 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 Darkstalkers would be considered the heart and soul of this trope. Having a seductive body, cat ears, a Prehensile Tail, a Stripperiffic Fur Bikini, and can go from cat to catwoman form in a heartbeat, it speaks volumes.
  • Beastmasters in Disgaea 2 combine standard 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 Catnote " 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.
    • The remake of Disgaea 3 introduced Rutile, a halfling Nekomata whom has both ears and a tail. She can be brought into the remake of Disgaea 4 alongside her friend, Stella.
    • Disgaea 5 has Liezerota, daughter of Great Demon Fist, Goldion (whom himself is a Lion Man reminiscent of Leomon). She has a lion tail.
  • Some characters from the .hack franchise use catgirl avatars in The World, like Tabby from .hack//G.U., who has expressive cat ears and a ponytail that looks like a cat tail.
  • DragonFable features Fae the shapeshifter, 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 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 Dynamite Headdy. 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!
  • Sriabelle Orphanknight from eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • The Mithra from Final Fantasy XI 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.
    • Final Fantasy XIV 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 Miqo'te outfit for Lightning in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, in addition to cat-ear adornments. They can even be worn together, as weird as it looks.
    • Final Fantasy XV also has a Miqo'te outfit for Noctis which can be earned by completing a FFXIV-themed quest chain.
    • Adelle from Final Fantasy Tactics A2 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 Final Fantasy III, the Shamans have cat ears. So does Krile's White Mage outfit in Final Fantasy V.
    • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time has Sherlotta, who has a cat tail and a big orange bow that resembles cat ears. And she turns into a cat, too! Though near the end, the Sherlotta the main character knew turns out to be a spirit of a human put into a cat.
  • In Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, the humanoid forms of the cat, tiger and lion Laguz look like Little Bit Beastly humans with cat ears and tails. Lethe provides the page image.
  • Diona from Genshin Impact is a Kätzlein (although her in-game profile says she's only "inherited trace amounts of non-human blood"), evidenced with her feline ears and tail. When she stretches her body, she does so like a cat. Her bloodline makes her and her father skillful hunters. The bar patrons at Cat's Tail once thought the ears and tail are just her gimmicks for her job, but to their surprise, they found out that they're real.
  • Annika, the Player Character of Giraffe and Annika is a human girl with cat ears and a cat tail.
  • Granblue Fantasy has an entire race called Erune, which are humanoids with animal ears and sometimes a tail. Most erunes don't actually behave like their animal counterparts, however. One notable exception is Sen who acts like a cat, and is sometimes even treated as one, much to her chagrin.
  • In Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time Leona, one of the party members and potential romance options, has the ears and tail of a cat.
  • In Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA 2nd, one of KAITO's wardrobe name is "Neko Cyber" (Cyber Neko), which is this.
  • In Hellsinker there is have the human form of Lost Property 771.
    • Then there is also Millionlives and Ninelives in the Shrine of Farewell.
  • La Hire and Bartolomeo in Jeanne d'Arc are axe-wielding lion and panther men, respectively.
    • Mawra and Blaze, two thirds of the Therion Quirky Miniboss Squad, are an anthropomorphic lynx and white tiger, as well.
  • Len in 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 Magic Knight Rayearth. There's also a super-deformed version, Neco-Arc, who permanently has cat ears and a tail. Even villain Nrvnqsr Chaos gets a super-deformed cat version of himself, Neco-Arc Chaos, in the later Melty Blood games. An expanded lineup of Neco-Arcs (aka the NEKO spirit race) run the Ahnenerbe cafe in Carnival Phantasm.
  • The cat acrobat class from Kritika has cat ears, have many claw-based attacks, and frequently makes meowing noises during battles.
  • In Legacy of the Wizard, some enemies named Mayu look like tiny hooded girls with cat ears and tail.
  • In the The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series, Celine is normally a talking cat who is a familiar to the witch Emma. In Cold Steel IV, however, she reluctantly takes the form of a Cat Girl a few times to assist the party in battle, though she really doesn't like using this form.
  • Love Nikki - Dress Up Queen has a few examples: Apple Federal's Jingle Kitty outfit, and Lilith Kingdom's Tabby Cat (which is the Animal-Eared Headband variety). Fluffy Gentleman has a tail but no ears (though the hairstyle vaguely suggests an ear shape).
  • The Lunar RPG series features "beastmen" as a race. They have pointed ears, Cute Little Fangs and a lot of hair. Curiously, they intermingle freely with humans rather than living separately. Some of the playable characters are Beastmen.
  • Nikki from Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis, among others.
  • Mega Man Powered Up: Roll's Alley Cat Roll costume has her wearing a cat-eared Animal-Eared Headband, a costume with a fake tail, and cat's paw gloves and boots.
  • A DLC costume for Palicos from Monster Hunter Generations is Toon Link from The Legend of Zelda. This gives the effect that Link has cat ears, a cat tail, and he moves like a cat.
  • Maeve from Paladins normally has a cat-themed Animal Motif, but her Alley Cat skin makes her more cat-like by giving her cat ears and a cat tail printed on her coat.
  • Pillars of Eternity 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 Samurai Shodown 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 Shadow Caster, 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 Shin Megami Tensei series.
  • Show by Rock!! has a couple cat girls, Cyan, Rosia and Dayu Dayu, as well as a Cat Boy, Rom.
  • Ms. Fortune from Skullgirls, although her use of messy Detachment Combat puts her squarely under "Grotesque Cute".
  • 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.
  • Tira, from Soul Calibur was originally designed as a catgirl, but the idea was scrapped because she was associated with crows. The mantle was passed onto Talim, who donned a cat-themed look for her second player costume in SC IV.
  • Star Ocean 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 first game can change back and forth from cat to catgirl, and uses cat-themed martial arts moves.
    • Star Ocean: The Second Story 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 Star Ocean: Till the End of Time explains Leon's presence. Expellians are actually a hybrid race descended from both humans 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 Star Ocean: The Last Hope, 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 Mad Scientist at a young age) Also, it's ... unclear what the scientists were doing to her in the first place, given what they made her wear (note the collar).
  • King Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, the Player Character of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, has a Grimalkin (cat person) father and a human mother, and thus appears human with cat ears and a tail.
  • Cammy from Street Fighter has a full body catsuit complete with ears and tail as a downloadable alternate outfit for Super Street Fighter IV.
  • Suikoden IV'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 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.
  • Princess Peach can become one in Super Mario 3D World by collecting the Cat Bell Power-Up. Rosalina can become one as well.
  • Alicia Priss and her sisters Flare and Stare Priss are the main antagonists from Tail Concerto. Is worth to mention that Alicia, leader of the dreaded Black Cat Gang is secretly in love with Waffle, the game protagonist... who happens to be a dog.
  • Chen (a nekomata) and Rin Kaenbyou (a kasha) from the Touhou Project 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 Trinity Universe.
  • Undertale has a Show Within a Show called Mew Mew Kissy Cutie, an anime that made its way to the Kingdom of Monsters, starring a catgirl who does a lot of kissing people, where the royal scientist has opinions on the sharp departure from the storytelling of season one to season two.
    • The game also describes an old cell phone trying to communicate being texted an ASCII picture of "an anime catgirl". (Stranger still, the caller was trying to order a pizza.)
  • In A Witch's Tale, there's the aptly-named Kitty.
  • KOS-MOS from Xenosaga, a Robot Girl, 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 Endless Frontier appearances.
  • 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.
  • The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang has a whole brigade of cute Feline Fighters, led by Felina.
  • In Xenoblade Chronicles 2, 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. It eventually turns out there's much more to her then meets the eye, and her unusual ears are perhaps a symbol of this.
  • In Yume Nikki, the protagonist, Madotsuki can turn into a Catgirl by using one of the effects.
  • Yuppie Psycho: Domori is this as well as being a witch, which is why she's kept away from the public.

    Visual Novels 
  • Umineko: When They Cry:
    • Bernkastel has a cat tail and is able to turn into a cat, 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 her real world manifestation is Ikuko Hachijō's pet cat Bern. This alludes to her connection with Rika Furude from Higurashi: When They Cry as Bern is an amalgamation of all the dead Rikas that never made it past June of 1983, who's strongly associated with cats herself.
    • In Our Confession, Yasu redesigns the demon Flauros to look like a cat girl.
  • Yoriko in Da Capo, a more or less hidden character unlocked after the five main routes. She's actually 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 what possible function cat ears could serve, Junichi accidentally blurts out that they're cute, right? 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 Juuzaengi are Cat People, referred to with the derogatory 'Juuza' by humans, with cat ears.
  • Ati in Sekien no Inganock, 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 half-kitkin, making her appear more like the traditional catgirl.
  • Most of the main cast of Nekopara, aside from Kashou and Shigure, are all catgirls, since this visual novel is about catgirls. It even get better as by the end of Volume 1, the bakery gets renamed to Neko Paradise as nearly every employee is a catgirl.
  • Stella in VA-11 HALL-A 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.
  • Lamento - beyond the void has a cast made up mostly of catboys.
  • Miki Tamase in Muv-Luv has cat-like features, such as a hairstyle resembling cat ears, a tail accessory, a collar with bell (ridiculously oversized in some versions of the art), and an occasional meow. The resemblance is strong enough that Takeru calls her "Tama", a name associated with cats, as a nickname, and Meiya wonders whether she's human or cat upon first meeting her.
  • NekoMiko has Kaede and Ayame, a pair of Miko cat girls who come to live with the Player Character while they try to expel all his bad luck from him.

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  • Neko Sugar Girls is an already infamous example. Koneko and Raku are both inexplicably cat girls. Raku has a very noticeable Verbal Tic where she says "nya" basically every second line. Raku even turns into a cat when she becomes sick due to a squirrel bite.
  • Acedemy Sugoi Seiun has Sakura-nyan. She has cat ears, and a tail if Emma remembers to draw one.
  • Draw with Me, the characters are drawn like this. The girl is one, and the boy seems to be some sort of canine.
  • Nekoneko from Super Freakin' Parody Rangers.
  • RWBY: The Faunus look like humans except for certain 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. She also has a pair of Human ears in addition to the Cat ones. 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 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. RWBY Chibi shows she has other cat-like traits such as fearing vacuums, though it's unlikely to be canon due to the humorous nature of the series.
    • 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 Meaningful Name clearly pins her as a cat (and a Shout-Out to Nyan Cat at that).


Biological Unusual Ears

  • Faith, from Alone in a Crowd: 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 before they died. Although Faith is bullied at school because of them, her ears do have at least one benefit - cat-like hearing.
  • Angel Moxie: Miya is normally cat-shaped, but has a humanoid form, which keeps the cat ears and tail.
  • Most of the main characters in Bittersweet Candy Bowl.
  • The world of But I'm a Cat Person 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.
  • Caribbean Blue on 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 Cat Nine 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 Charby the Vampirate 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 more humanoid in appearance than she.
  • Teeko from Chirault. The cat-person species is known as Kyrions, and they're considered a type of demon.
  • Mzzkiti from Freighter Tails and Cross Time Cafe.
  • The Dragon Doctors features one who is, as Sarin, resident pervert, says "The least fun Catgirl I know."
  • Tiren from Dubious Company is a catgirl ninja. Her mother is a ninja and her father is a "beastman" so she's also a Half-Human Hybrid.
  • Kade Whiteclaw is a lusted after catboy in Eerie Cuties that sometimes has difficulty controlling his cat-like impulses.
  • El Goonish Shive features a tough cat man: Elliot himself, during the Sister arc, who turns into a were-cat to return to Moperville.
  • Anya from Experimental Comic Kotone. In a case of questionable biology, her sister Lisa is a fox-girl.
  • Exterminatus Now 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.
  • Fiyora Nya has catgirls Ayako & Sierra, and catboys Ryuuko & Ichirou.
  • Flaky Pastry has Marelle as a lead character, who 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 Ghosts Among The Wild Flowers, Julia, although not the usual cutesy anime style. She's more like an elegant panther or jaguar.
  • In Gravity Break: Cataclysm, the protagonist and much of the cast are catgirls. Catgirls are humans who have transformed with the help of futuristic medical science. The transformation comes with ears and tail, as well as sharpened senses and gravity-bending superpowers.
  • 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.
  • The KAMics demonstrates a meme
  • 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 Dying Race for whatever reason, so they shun homosexuals of their kind, since they need as many breeders as possible.
  • Three of the four "title" characters in MADHVinyl are nekomimi: Miyuki, Anna Marie, and Hyacinth (Diamond is an elven sorceress). The three nekomimi attend Nekomi Special Middle School, where the student body consists exclusively of nekomimi. There are Loads and Loads of Characters with kitty ears and tails. In the MV world nekomimi are suggested to be some kind of biological experiment and some of the featured characters actually live in laboratories being actively experimented on in between classes. Squick.
  • Mari is the main character of Moxie. She has white ears and a white tail. When she gets angry, sometimes her canine teeth will show.
  • In My Roommate Is an Elf Jacinda and her mother qualify as this. They have cat-like ears, a tail, whiskers, and have nine lives.
  • Not a Villain has Kleya Smith's avatar Kat, a pink-and-yellow catgirl who wants everyone to be nice.
  • Myshka from Not Quite Daily Comic, a regular cat who was accidentally transformed into a "dangerously furry" Catgirl, retains most of her former behavior, somewhat subverting the trope.
  • Okashina Okashi features cat people, including a pair of cat boys who are often found engaging in certain activities.
  • The Order of the Stick: One of Tarquin's allies is a Cat Girl.
  • The jury's still out on whether or not Gina from Outside Interference 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 titular character from Pandora's Tale along with her fellow Helpers - an artificially engineered species bred and conditioned to serve the rich.
  • The cast of 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 Sequential Art. And her good friend Vanity Thorn (Her real name... poor girl).
  • Among the other reality warping abilities fangirls have in And Shine Heaven Now, they've turned objects of their affection into a cat-person twice: Alucard, and Rip.
  • In Skin Horse, Unity takes advantage of her Appendage Assimilation abilities and stitches some bobcat ears onto her head in order to resemble a favorite TV character.
  • In Sluggy Freelance Riff had a very disturbing dream about a satanic cat girl clown.
  • Katt o' Nine Tails in Spinnerette, a 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 (as her name suggests) no less than nine fully prehensile tails. She's also apparently a fantastic masseuse.
  • The all-but-defunct Under Power (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 FPSs, 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 part feralian — a species of humanoid felines with a tribal, Proud Warrior Race society. Since she's only half feralian, she's a cute Beast Man, but she lacks the agility and strength of full feralians, and she's not too popular with her tribe.
  • Wayward Sons: Nemean hybrids like H'pitand S'ket are catgirls. Pure Nemeans like B'st are much furrier.
  • In Yokoka's Quest, Yokoka becomes a catgirl after leaving Betel's Forest at the end of chapter 1. Mao becomes a catboy shortly after this, though seems to have lost the cat ears and tail as of chapter 9.
  • Yosh! (here) has two of the main characters (Kate and Blue) changed into catgirls by the Applied Phlebotinum of the comic's world.
  • Zokusho Comics: 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.

Cat-Eared Headband Costumers and Cosplayers

  • In Ménage à 3, Zii was obliged to cosplay as "Nekomimi-chan" — somewhat against her will, perhaps, until she discovered that a minimalist catgirl costume disabled any anime geek who saw her. Thanks to further events, the cute cat ears from the costume ended up with some distinctly erotic associations.
  • Sinfest had the ditzy Devil Girl fan-nicknamed Tangerine who wears a catgirl-y hoodie and... Changey!
  • Something*Positive doesn't have any actual catgirls, but frequently has gags involving catgirl cosplayers, 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.
    A message from Something Positive': Please, for love of all that is decent, Spay/Neuter Your Catgirl.

Unsorted, Both and Other

  • Siat Wildstar of erotic fantasy webcomic Eromugen.
  • Although not a literal Catgirl, Nepeta from Homestuck seems to be designed to invoke this character type, with her ear-like horns and permanent Cat Smile. Plus, she wears a tail and a hat with sort of a cat face, and fights using gloves with claws attached. She also roleplays as a cat online, and makes feline-related puns at any pawsible chance.
    • Later done more literally with Jasprosesprite^2, who is part cat, part eldritch princess doll, part girl, and two parts game sprite.
  • Ai in Ronin Galaxy is a robotic version of a catgirl. She was apparently manufactured with these parts as an accessory.
  • Yuri from 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 Triquetra Cats (the main characters fall under the costume only definition)

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  • Whateley Universe:
    • Miyet, just to name one, or that was the intent, even though she has "faint fur", as her origin story is called 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: 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.
    • There are other examples, but as with Miyet, most of the ones actually named only loosely fit the archetype if at all. These include Tabatha Ericka Bolton (a classic cat-girl who was only mentioned in passing), Tabby (with Voluntary Shape Shifting whose alternate form is felinoid), Telekat (who is even more Beast Folk than Miyet), Mad Cat (ditto), and Cyberkitty (whose were-cougar infection is unrelated to her mutant powers). There's also Shisa, who skips the cat girl part entirely and transformed into a oversized housecat with hand-like paws.
    • 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.
  • In The Official Fanfiction University of Redwall, an Otaku signed up as a Catgirl.
  • AccessWorld and Bridget E. Wilde on DeviantArt, have catgirl characters.
  • Another DeviantArt creation is 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 Pariah.
  • 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: Keep in mind we're not artists but we tried.
  • The SCP Foundation has SCP-2085, a "space wizard" and his gang of "cyborg catgirls". They're all very Wrong Genre Savvy, believing themselves to be in a lighthearted action anime, not a bleak Cosmic Horror Story. Although it's only in the SCP article itself that they're wrong; in the tales starring them they broke out of Foundation custody and were back on wild adventures after three months.

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    Western Animation 
  • Nicole Watterson The Amazing World of Gumball is usually portrayed as a literal catwoman in a cartoony Western style, but in the episode "The Fury," thanks to the magic of anime provided by a Japanese studio, she becomes a badass catgirl.
  • In Barbie Spy Squad, the female cat burglar wears a pink cat-ears headband.
  • Batman: The Animated Series:
    • An episode had Selena Kyle, aka Catwoman, kidnapped by a Dr. Moreau wannabe who turned her 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. At the end of the episode, he gives her the cure, but doesn't take it himself.
    • Another episode, "The Demon Within", had Klarion the Witch Boy's cat, Teekl, transform into a cat girl to fight Batman and Etrigan. She also has this ability in the comics.
  • Cheetor and Ravage from Beast Wars 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 Ben 10: Omniverse is confirmed to be cat-like when a villain who can mind-control cats tries to control him.
  • The new Biker Mice from Mars series features a race of alien humanoid cats called Catatonians- the member of this species that fits this trope is.. every female Catatonian ever to appear on the show.
  • 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 Heroic Sacrifice. However with the current season's trips through time, the possibilities for new cat characters are there.
  • Variation: in Code Lyoko, 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 El Tigre 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.
  • Adam West in The Fairly OddParents is known as Catman (a nod to the 1960's Batman) who is a crimefighter who is part man part cat.
  • Jackie Chan Adventures: Jade is briefly turned into one by a cat statue, though the first victim was Valmont.
  • The titular characters of Josie and the Pussycats are examples of costume wearing cat girls.
  • The Jungle Show has Jessica Cat, who's a tall, thin, slender woman in a red dress with a cat's head.
  • Justice League: In this continuity the Supervillain Cheetah is an actual Catgirl, a rogue geneticist 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 Batman Beyond, which is set in the future of the DC Animated Universe.
  • The title character of Kitty Is Not a Cat is a girl who wears a cat costume all the time and lives in a house full of Funny Cats who ironically speak human language better than her.
  • Miraculous Ladybug: Adrien's Secret Identity Cat Noir evokes this theme. While he magically gains cat-like eyes, the cat ears and tail are just hair clips and a belt (though they still move as though they were real).
  • Julie in Motorcity's standard getup isn't this, but her Animal Motif avatar has cat ears (and eyes like a Maneki Neko) and her car is named "Nine Lives."
  • Mummies Alive! has Bastet, Nefertina's patron goddess, who turns Nefertina herself into a cat girl.
  • Cat Man is a hench of Big Bad Coiffio in Perfect Hair Forever, a 6-episode anime parody, who appears to be a surly man in a cat costume. He hates shonen 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 PJ Masks. Although he may appear to be an Animal Themed Super Being, 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.
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Catra, rather than being a human woman who can turn into a cat as in the original cartoon, is a humanoid girl with cat ears, a cat's tail, a thin covering of fur, claws, and feline heterochromia. She also displays numerous feline mannerisms, such as purring, hissing, and curling up when sleeping, and often jumps, climbs, pounces and moves semi-quadrupedally in a manner very reminiscent of a cat.
  • Steven Universe features a very nightmarish example when Steven learns the ability to 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 dousing him with water in their car wash before he was gone forever.
  • Parodied in the Stroker and Hoop episode "XXX Wife (a.k.a. Stroke Her and Boob)"; when the pornographers attempt to splice feline DNA into two ditzy co-eds to cash in on the Furry market, they wind up with insane mutant catgirls that eat human flesh.
  • An episode of TaleSpin has a in-universe famous Hollywood star Kitten Kaboodle seducing Baloo. Now, the setting is of a Funny Animal 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 she almost crosses into Little Bit Beastly territory.
  • Teen Titans: 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. The Movie, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, has a full-time one in Nya-Nya.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
    • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "Across the Universe" (which featured characters from Peter Laird and Jim Lawson's graphic novel series Planet Racers) had a white-skinned (furred?) woman with 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 ThunderCats of course. They come from a Cat Folk alien race.
  • Totally Spies!:
    • 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 Special Dream Match episode of Transformers Energon 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. 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 Wakfu animation.
  • Kalshara, the main antagonist in season 7 of Winx Club. Her slitted eyes and leopard-like tail and fur qualify her. Also, Flora in season 4 dresses like a cat when wearing her Love and Pet uniform.
  • Ashley, a.k.a. Katnappe of Xiaolin Showdown 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.

You're done already, meow? I hope we can play again soon, meow!

Alternative Title(s): Cat Boy, Nekomimi


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