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Meow Meow Japanese History Anime Gets Film in 2020

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Yū Kobayashi plays feline samurai in time-travel story from TV show's staff

The television anime of Kenji Sonishi's Meow Meow Japanese History (Neko Neko Nihonshi) manga is spawning a feature film that will open in Japanese theaters in February 2020. Yū Kobayashi stars as the feline version of the legendary samurai Sakamoto Ryōma in Eiga Neko Neko Nihonshi ~Ryōma no Hachamecha Time Travel ze yo!~ (Meow Meow Japanese History the Movie: Ryōma's Topsy-Turvy Time Travel!), and also sings in the promotional video below:

The television anime's Tomohiro Kawamura is once again directing the new anime at Joker Films, and one of the television anime's writers, Kyō Shimizu, is penning the film's screenplay. Aniplex is distributing.

The television anime premiered on April 2016, and runs during the "TEN-Tele Anime" timeslot within the Tensai TV-kun variety program every Wednesday from 6:45 p.m. to 6:54 p.m.. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime, and it describes the story:

The many great cats throughout Japan's history are back to strut their stuff in a new season. They continue to leave their mark on history, doing whatever they want, but what else would you expect from a cat? They get bored fast, and love to sharpen their claws and take naps. They might be scared of water and loud noises, but the amount of energy they display when they get excited is something to see! What kind of history will we see them create this time around?

Ryō Takada is supervising the television anime's series scripts and co-writing them with Shimizu. Kōichi Yamadera narrates the show, and Diana Garnet (Naruto Shippūden, Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note) sings the two most recent ending theme songs.

Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha's manga website Comic Ruelle serializes the manga, and Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha published the seventh compiled book volume in May.

Sonishi's Neko Ramen manga also inspired a Flash television anime, which Vuze released online with English subtitles under the title Neko Rahmen. The manga later inspired a live-action film titled Neko Rahmen Taishō (General Neko Rahmen).

Source: MoCa

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