Friday, September 17, 2010

Studio Ghibli | The Cat Returns

Friday, September 17, 2010

Here's another Studio Ghibli treat and for today's movie soundtrack it's The Cat Returns

This is one of my fave movies of among Studio Ghibli 's works, it's somehow the sequel from another Studio Ghibli movie, Whisper of the Heart, but the story here now focuses on a new character, an average high school and his adventure with Baron Humbert von Gikkingen, a cat statue with a soul and the owner of the Cat Bureau (he is that cat statue in Seiji's grandfather's store in Whisper of the Heart). This movie is a charmer, terribly cute and I personally love the character of the Baron since I love cats.  The story goes with Haru, your average high school girl who is shy and quite and unassuming girl and finds her self very unsatisfied with her own life. She actually has a long suppressed ability to communicate with cats. One day, upon saving a black cat from being run over by a vehicle in the street, the next day, she finds herself now being a savior of the Cat's Kingdom prince, which is actually the cat that she just save in the other day. So as her reward, she was been given with so many unexpected gifts and surprises, such as cat nips, mouses, cattails, etc. but the most unexpected thing is that she is now then been chosen to be the bride of the cat prince. What a day for her and now to get out of all this rush, she then seek help from the Cat Bureau where she met the cat statue Baron, the fat white cat Muta and the raven statue Toto. It's like an Alice in Wonderland adventure for her but it's also her struggle now to 'believe in herself'. 

This soundtrack album has 30 tracks all in all by Yuji Nomi but I'll just post my recommended ones. If you want to get the full album, you can contact me if you want but for today's post, just enjoy the treat! Good day.


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