The Cat Returns (2002) - Terrific Anime Dubbed in English
|"The Cat Returns" (2002).|
Whether such anime dubbed in English changes are an improvement or detract from the viewing experience is difficult to say. Anime dubbed in English requires artistic choices to suit the English-speaking markets. In "The Cat Returns" (2002), directed by Hiroyuki Morita, Studio Ghibli was able to assemble an outstanding American voice cast to have the anime dubbed in English.
|Haru saves a cat.|
|Haru is just a normal girl.|
|But Haru is special: she talks to cats.|
|Haru sees a cat while walking.|
Yuki turns out to have been the female voice that instructed Haru to go to the Cat Bureau in the first place as repayment for a childhood act of kindness by Haru toward Yuki. She is the title character of "The Cat Returns." Muta, meanwhile, is a wanted criminal in the Cat Kingdom for eating too many fish.
|The Cat Kingdom!|
|The Cat Procession.|
|The Baron looking contemplative|
|Haru has become part-cat.|
|The Cat looks like quite the Dapper Dan.|
|The Baron protecting Haru - "Away, you ruffians!"|
|The Baron, Haru, and Muta.|