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

Yes, this is a real movie.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Jan 23, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:57 am CDT

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.

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*First Published: Jan 23, 2017, 7:16 am CST