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[Neko mainpage] Neko no Ongaeshi
(The Cat Returns)

Synopsis - Introduction

This is a detailed synopsis of Neko no Ongaeshi (The Cat Returns). Please do not read it unless you are absolutely sure that you don't mind spoilers.

This synopsis is meant to complement the movie, not to substitute for it. It is the author's sincere hope that this synopsis will interest you in the movie so that when this great movie comes to the US (and other parts of the world), everyone will go see it. For those who have seen it, the author hopes that this synopsis will help you to understand or remember the movie better.

Dialogue in the synopsis is based upon the theatrical version.

Neko no Ongaeshi is the copyrighted property of Studio Ghibli, Tokuma Shoten, and other appropriate copyright holders. The synopsis and the images are here only for the purpose of encouraging interest in, and discussion about Neko no Ongaeshi. The synopsis itself is the property of roarkiller@yahoo.com. If you wish to use or translate all or a part of it, please notify us first. Please do not publish this synopsis on your web page or publication without prior written permission.

Many thanks to Marc Hairston for editing and the images.

Read the Graphical Synopsis


Read the Text-only Synopsis (by Daniel Allred)

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