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.