Neko wa Daku Mono

Neko wa Daku MonoProfile

  • Movie: Holding The Cat in Arms (literal title)
  • Romaji: Neko wa Daku Mono
  • Japanese: 猫は抱くもの
  • Director: Isshin Inudo
  • Writer: Junko Oyama (novel), Ryo Takada
  • Producer:
  • Cinematographer:
  • Release Date: June 23, 2018
  • Runtime:
  • Genre: Drama / Cat
  • Distributor: Kino Films
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


Saori Oishi (Erika Sawajiri) is 33-years-old and works at a supermarket in a provincial city. In her past, Saori Oishi was a member of an idol group, but she could not a future as a singer and she got sick of everything. She then moved to the provincial city. She only opens her heart to the male cat Yoshio at a pet store. Yoshio feels Saori’s honesty and somehow begins to feel that he is a person and acts like Saori’s boyfriend.


  1. Based on the novel “Neko wa Daku Mono” by Junko Oyama (published April, 2015 by Kinobooks).



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