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AKA: 綿の国星, Wata no Kuni-hoshi, Wata no Kuni-boshi
Genre: Catgirl fantasy
Length: Movie, 96 minutes
Distributor: Currently unlicensed in North America
Content Rating: PG (some mature themes)
Related Series: N/A
Also Recommended: Princess Tutu
Notes: Based on a 1978 shoujo manga by Ooshima Yumiko that ran in LaLa.

The Star of Cottonland


Chibi-Neko is a young kitten who has been abandoned. She doesn


This movie is probably the best definition of a "hidden gem", as many people have never heard of it. Indeed, I had never heard of it before seeing it on AnimeSuki one day. I was intrigued by the title, so I went to a page about it and fell in love with the beautiful artwork and the interesting-sounding story. It was then that I decided to see this movie.

First off, an important note. Although Chibi-Neko is depicted as your traditional anime catgirl, this is only how she imagines herself. The human characters in the story only see her as a regular cat and not in her catgirl form. Likewise, the other cats in the story are depicted the same way

A good, severely underrated movie. Drop a star if you can't stand anything with the remotest hint of a catgirl in it. Jennifer Berman

Recommended Audience: There isn't a lot in this anime that is objectionable, but the somewhat slow pace and the more mature aspects of the story might not be suitable for young children. Probably those 13+ would appreciate it the most.

Version(s) Viewed: Prerelease fansub
Review Status: Full (1/1)
The Star of Cottonland © 1984 Ooshima Yumiko / Hakusensha / Mushi Productions