The live-action ‘Neko Atsume’ trailer is exactly what you’d hope

Forget Oscar season. Nothing else matters when compared to this trailer for Neko Atsume, a live-action adaptation of the mobile game where you hang out with a bunch of cartoon cats.

Video game adaptations do not have a great track record, but it’s hard to go wrong with Neko Atsume. The movie sketches a plot around the game’s “take care of some adorable kitties” premise, giving the lead (human) role to a bestselling author with writer’s block. But in the end, this is still a movie about cats having snacks and naps in a nice warm garden.

This could be the most relaxing movie ever made. It’s just too bad that Neko Atsume has no plans for a U.S. release, although if you’re in Japan, you can catch it on April 8.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor