Rentaneko (2012) Script

Oh, it's you.


Since I was young, cats have always been attracted to me.

Whether I was walking home from school, running errands, swinging in the park, or walking along the river, cats would come from everywhere and stare at me.

Sometimes I wondered if I gave off a smell that cats enjoy.


Did you do this?

You called me, didn't you, Master Utamaru?

Thanks!


Grandma, a new cat came to the yard!

A person who attracts cats. That sounds nice.

But a person who only attracts cats? That's a problem.

I wish I could attract people, too.

I've set myself some goals.

Someone said that it's a good idea to write down your goals THIS YEAR I WILL GET MARRIED

Alright...

I'll be back.

It's been two years since Grandma passed.

Rent-a-... Cat.

Rent-a-Cat Feeling lonely? I'll lend you a cat.

Rent-a-... Cat.

Look! It's that weird cat lady!

Run!

Cat, cat.

Feeling lonely? I'll lend you a cat.

Excuse me?

Could you lend me a cat?

Sure.

They're all great cats. I guarantee it.

Of course, there's no such thing as a bad cat!

Of course not!

This Calico is a sprightly one-year-old.

And this ginger tabby is a mellow 14-year-old. An old lady.

This gray tabby over here is the funny-looking bossy type.

He's 7. He's sweet but he's got spunk.

I'd like to rent this ginger tabby.

We two old ladies would get along wonderfully.

Before I rent her to you, you must pass an inspection.

Inspection?

Yes. Sadly, some jerks like to abuse little animals.

If you don't pass the inspection, I can't let you rent the cat.

Oh, I hope I pass...

First I'll visit your home and make sure that it's a good place for a cat to live.

Come in.

Buddy, look at this huge place you're gonna live in!

You can bask in lots of sunshine!

That's Momoko.

After my husband died, we were the best of friends.

But she died last year.

I'm sorry.

Please sit.


Here.

When my son was little, he loved this!

I wanted to see him smile, so I made it for him.

And now I can't stop making it for myself!

Bon appétit.

It's delicious!

Now I'm all alone.

I'm so, so lonely.

But at my age, I couldn't go and buy another cat.

I thought I'd just have to do without one.

Then from the distance, I heard your voice...


It's like Momoko came back!

You've passed the inspection.

Wonderful!

Please sign here.


NAME: TOSHIKO YOSHIOKA BREED: GINGER TABBY UNTIL

If I happen to pass away...

you'll take her back, won't you?

Of course. She's a rental.

You'll look after her again, won't you?

I would never, ever abandon her.

Then I can depart with peace of mind?

Yes, please depart with peace of mind.

UNTIL I PASS AWAY

Will this do?

Yes, this is fine.

Now, how much?

Oh, right... Well, for your down payment, just this muuh, please.

10,000 yen?

Oh no.

100,000 yen? Of course not! 1,000 yen.

That much?

Is it too much?

Oh, no... It's not enough!

Do you think so?

After all, you're lending me the perfect cat for me.

That's right.

But, will you be OK?

Can you get by?

Do I look like I'm having trouble getting by?

Just a little.

And your job is so unusual...

Oh, no! I'm doing fine!

I have another steady job besides my rent-a-cat business.

What kind of job?

Stocks. I trade millions of dollars worth every day.

Oh! That's amazing.

Stock trading is all I've been good at since I was young.

Since you were young? Right.

Alright, I'll come again to check on the cat.

Thank you!

Thank you so much.

Thank you.

If anything should happen to the cat, please contact me immediately.

Or, if anything should happen to you.

Sure.

Be sweet to her.

Let her fill your hole.

The lonely hole in your heart.

She'll fill it up really well!

See you! You be good, OK?

Alright, I'll be going.

Thank you so much!


Momoko...

Welcome home!

Hey, is this a buy?

Yeah. You're right.

Buy! Here we go!

Whoo-hoo!

You're a genius, buddy!

Aah, this smells so good!

Isn't it great?

H... Hello.

You! In your past life, you were a locust.

I had someone do a reading on you.

You were a locust in your past life.

That's why only cats are attracted to you.

Is that so?

You'd better attract a real man soon!

Of course, that's impossible...

Why do you say that?

Because, you were a locust in your past life!

The flowers are red The sky is blue

How insensitive of her to come out and say that!

I'll never forgive that old hag!

What business does she have looking up my past life like that?

Hello, Rent-a-Cat.

Oh. I'll be right there.

What?

Rent-a-Cat here. I've come to pick up the cat.

Oh, that. Could you get that thing out of here?

I'm allergic to cats!

Sorry about that.

So?

What? That's all we can get for a great place like this?

But it's a prime location.

What? Scratches on the walls?

That's why I kept telling Mom not to keep a cat here!

Old lady never listens!

I have no idea!

Whatever. I'll call you later.

There you are. Come out!

Come out!

Come!

Momoko!

Momoko!

She was so sweet to you.

You're so lucky.

Let's go.

What is this?!


What's so funny?

Oh, nothing.

How am I supposed to get rid of all this?

Um, could I have one?

Excuse me...

Look!

The hole has been filled.


Good morning!


It's raining It's raining in my heart too

It's raining in your heart too

It's raining in Master Utamaru's heart too


When I was little, I thought my grandma could really talk to cats.

Whenever I'd walk with her, without fail, cats would come over.

She always kept dried fish in her apron pocket to feed the cats.

Whoops!

"What a lovely cat!"

"Oh, you're the Kimura family's cat?"

"Must be hard living with that little brat!"

She seemed to be having real conversations with them.

You again?

I've taken after Grandma.

These days I always carry some fish cake in my pocket.

Cats are more discerning nowadays. They prefer fish cake to dried fish.

Finicky little guy.

Grandma, I bought some pineapple.

Pineapple looks strange on the altar, doesn't it?


But cats fit perfectly...

Oh well!

Recently I've been posting goals on my walls.

They say it's good to post them all around you.

NO RUSHING! DON'T JUST LOOK AT FACES!

Alright...

My ability to attract cats must be in my genes from Grandma.

Rent-a-... Cat.

Rent-a-... Cat.

Cat, cat.

Ha! There's that weird cat lady again!

She's scary!

Oh no! Run!

Feeling lonely? I'll lend you a cat.

Rent-a-... Cat.

Rent-a-... Cat.

Cat, cat.

Feeling lonely? I'll lend you a cat.

Rent-a-Cat?

What's that?

Excuse me!

Feeling lonely? I'll lend you a cat.

Look!

You love cats, don't you?

Could you tell?

I see it in your face.

Really?

Nothing's better than a cat for when you're feeling lonely.

Would you lend me one?

Of course.

They're rentals, you know.

To rent one of my cats, you must pass an inspection.

Inspection?

Sadly, some jerks like to abuse little animals.

If you don't pass the inspection, I can't rent you a cat.

I will visit your home and make sure that it's a good place for a cat to live.

But I live alone.

Is it appropriate for a young woman to visit a man she doesn't know?

Hmm, it's alright.

You're not the type who would hurt anyone.

Come in.

Thank you.

There's nothing here...

Did I look lonely to you?

Yes, very.

Is that so?

The fact is, I've been away from my family for 6 years because of work.

But I can finally go home next month.

Then you should be happy.

You'd think so.

I should be happy, but...

My daughter was 7 in that picture.

She was adorable!

When I came home, she'd yell "Daddy!" and hug me.

She was so cute, she could poke you in the eye and it wouldn't hurt.

I'm a cat person, but my daughter likes dogs. She got one for her birthday.

She named him Gonta.

The other day, I went home and told her, "Soon I can live with you and mom again," and she said...

She said?

I thought she'd be happy, but...

But?

She gave me a disgusted look and said, "Huh?"

That adorable girl said, "Huh?"

Then I asked, "What's wrong?"...

What's wrong?

She said, "Daddy, you smell bad!"

"You smell like Gonta."

"No, you smell worse than Gonta!"

She's right. Over these 6 years, I've started giving off more old-man smell.

When I take off my socks, it's like...

Like this?

All girls go through that stage.

Once she gets past it, you two will be pals again.

But, I think about how she'll never hug me again...

And how I missed out on when she was so little and cute...

It makes me so sad.

It's like she grew up all of a sudden.

You know, kittens grow up fast, too.

A kitten so cute you'd want to eat her up will be too big to fit in your mouth in about 3 months.

So surely a human child who wouldn't hurt if she poked your eye will soon grow so big she won't even fit in your eye.

And she won't slow down, even if you wish she would.

It's so sad.

This kitten loves smelly things.

When visitors line up their shoes at my entrance, she picks the smelliest ones and sits on top of them.

And she looks blissful.

So my old-man smell would make her happy?

Very happy!

I'm not sure how I feel about that, but...

You have passed the inspection.

So you'll let me rent her?

Yes.

OK...

I need you to sign here.

Oh, thank you.

NAME: GORO YOSHIDA Thanks.

BREED: A CAT THAT LIKES OLD-MAN SMELL UNTIL I GO BACK TO LIVE WITH MY FAMILY Will this be OK?

Yes, no problem.

Now, how much?

Well, for the down payment... just this muuh, please.

10,000 yen? No.

100,000 yen? Are you kidding? 1,000 yen.

That much? Is it too much?

Oh, no... It's not enough! Do you think so?

After all, you're lending me such an adorable kitten.

That's right.

But, will you be OK?

Can you get by?

Do I look like I'm having trouble getting by?

Well...

Oh, no! I'm doing fine!

I have another steady job besides my rent-a-cat business.

What's that?

I'm a fortune teller. I'm famous for my amazing accuracy.

They call me the "Mother of Tamagawa".

Is that so?

Fortune telling is all I've been good at since I was young.

Amazing!

Then could you tell me my fortune sometime?

I'm in high demand, so you'd have to get in line.

It's about an hour wait.

Then again, you don't need to go to a fortune teller.

People who come to me are much hazier.

They're deep inside a dark tunnel they can't see the end of.

But you, you're just a tiny bit lonely.

Nothing's better than a cat for when you're lonely.

Alright, I'll come again to check on her.

Thank you!

Here, 1,000 yen.

If anything should happen to the cat, please contact me immediately.

Let her fill your hole.

Well, that hole too, but I mean the lonely hole in your heart.

She'll fill it up really well!

Alright, buddy. You be good!

I'll be going now. Thank you very much!

See you again! Thank you!

You smell like a cat!

Oh, I smell too?

Stinky stinky!


Now, Master Utamaru, please do your work.


I can see it.

You've given a lot of money to a young man, haven't you?

That young man isn't looking at you at all.

He's only looking at your wallet.

Dump him.


Hello.

Men have never been attracted to women taller than 170 cm (5' 7").

I'm 169 cm (5' 6").

Tall women are OK if they have big boobs, but you don't.

That's enough from you.

Plus, you were a locust in your past life.

What a shame! Cats love you, but...

The flowers are red The sky is blue How insensitive of her to come out and say that!

I'll never forgive that old hag!

I want to get married.

Hello, Rent-a-Cat.

Oh. I'll be right there.

Hello, this is Rent-a-Cat.

It's open. Come in, please.

What's the matter?

I beg you.

Please let me have Mamiko.

Mother...

Mother?

We have become joined in a bond that cannot be broken.

I'm in love with Mamiko, and she is in love with me.

No matter what happens, I will take care of her.

So Mother, please, let me have her.

But what about your family?

I've talked to them. my wife is allergic to cats, but I begged her, "If you don't let me live with Mamiko,"

"I can no longer live with you." and she understood.

Is that so?

So I beg you, Mother, please let me have her!

Excuse me for a moment.

What do you think? I'll respect your wishes.

I see. Alright.

No matter what happens, please promise that you'll stay by her side until the very end.

I will absolutely, absolutely stay by her side.

I promise.

OK.

Be responsible and take good care of her.

Wonderful.

Wonderful!

Thank you so much!

Thank you so much!

Ouch! Are you OK?

My leg fell asleep.

I see your hole has been filled.

Thanks to you.


She's been taken in by a really nice man.

She loves the way he smells.

I'm sure she's happy.


Honey?

Honey?

Could you give me some new socks?

Jeez, what's her problem?


There you are, Mamiko!

You came to see me off? I'm so happy!

You're the only one here who loves me.

I'll be back. You be good!

See you later.


JAPON RENT-A-CAT

Hello and welcome to Japon Rent-a-Cat.

Um, I'd like to rent a cat...

Certainly.

We at Japon Rent-a-Cat provide cats in three different classes.

With injury, property, and liability insurance, class A costs 10,000 yen, class B is 7,000, and class C is 5,000.

Which class of cat would you like to rent?

How do cats in classes A, B and C differ?

Class A consists of Persian, Maine Coon, Scottish Fold and other premium brands.

They are of high pedigree and are fully trained, so they will surely exceed your expectations.

Plus, they are trained to raise their tails when called by name.

Class B consists of Calico, brown tabby, gray tabby, and other Japanese breeds.

As they are Japanese, their tails are not long enough to wag when called.

They are fully trained. They prefer fish to meat.

And class C is...

crossbreeds.

That's all?

What do you mean?

That's all the explanation you provide for class C?

That's all there is to say. Questions?

Um... Why are the crossbreeds in class C cheaper than other classes?

Class C cats are ones that happened to be found by our employees.

They haven't been trained, so they may cause an accident in your home.

I don't recommend them.

If your employee happened to find a "premium brand," where would it rank?

What?

If that stray cat was somebody's favorite, would their class go up?

I'd like to rent a class C cat at the class A rate.

Is that your preference?

That is my preference.

That is fine.

Pardon me.

Master Utamaru?! What... What are you doing here?

Master?

Oh, you're class C.

It's so hot.

So hot.

Sooooo hot.

It's rough being a person in this heat.

But it's rough being a cat, too.

No, no! Must save electricity.

It's so hot!

So hot!

I can't do anything in this heat.

Isn't there any way to cool down?

I got it!

When it's hot... you should go somewhere hotter. Then you'll forget it was hot!

To Hawaii!


HONEYMOON IN HAWAII FIRST FIND A HUSBAND OK!

Rent-a... Cat.

Cat, cat.

Feeling lonely? I'll lend you a cat.

So hot!


What?

Where is everyone?

Ah, I thought I'd been left behind.

So hot!

WIN A TRIP TO HAWAII Hawaii?

Honeymoon!

JAPON RENT-A-CAR

Hello and welcome to Japon Rent-a-Car.

Um...

Hawaii. I'd like Hawaii.

How can I go to Hawaii?

One customer will win a trip to Hawaii in our drawing.

Offer is limited to customers only.

Alright, then I'll rent a car!

Certainly.

We at Japon Rent-a-Car provide cars in three different classes.

With injury, property, and liability insurance, class A costs 10,000 yen per day, class B is 7,000, and class C is 5,000.

Which class of car would you like to rent?

Déjà vu!

Why? Why is class A so expensive and class C so cheap?

Class A consists of Mercedes, BMW, Audi, and other luxury brands. They offer a drive that's...

Hold it.

Why must you go and put everything in classes?

My cats may be class C, but they're all super!

Cats?

We have a problem, ma'am.

Pets are not allowed here at Japon Rent-a-Car.

They may cause inconvenience to other customers.

But there aren't any other customers.

I'd like to rent a class C car at the class A rate.

Is that your preference?

That is my preference.

In that case, please show me your license.

What's the matter?

You...

What class are you?

I am...

From your point of view, what class am I?


I am... class C.

I've been working here for 12 years.

Hardly anyone comes in, and now my boss makes me do everything.

I've been running this shop alone for the past few years.

I get here in the morning, wait for the occasional customer and then go home at night.

Even at home, I'm alone.

No one's there waiting for me.

So it's like the world has left you behind?

Rent-a-... Cat.

Feeling lonely? I'll lend you a cat.

Here, I'll lend you a cat.

Foreign cars and premium brand cats are nice, but what matters most is how much a thing is loved by its owner.

Even with expensive things, you can tell when they're not being loved.

Even with cars?

Of course.

My grandma gave her car a name, "Dankichi." She treated it so well.

It was an old lemon, but every time she started it, she'd say, "Dankichi, I'm counting on you today!"

She's funny.

Maybe it's because I work here, but I've found myself putting things in classes.

Like, "He went to a really good university, so he's high class."

Or, "Her clothes look so expensive. She's rich, so she's high class."

Or, "Her bra's an F-cup, so as a woman she's high class."

Right!

Then I'm a class C!

Me too!

Too bad!

I have a favor to ask.

Would you have lunch with me?

Sure.

Good!

These donuts are from a shop based in New York.

They opened a place here recently, and it's really popular.

I lined up early this morning and got some.

I didn't want to just buy enough for my own lunch, so I splurged and bought a bunch. Have some!

Bon appétit.

Mmm, good!

I haven't eaten with anyone in such a long time!


What are you doing?

The way you eat. It's weird.

Since I was young, I've considered ways to eat the hole of a donut.

This is the conclusion I reached.

If you eat a donut hole, will something good happen?

Not particularly...


Would you let me rent her?

OK.

Then... sign here.

MEGUMI YOSHIKAWA CALICO CAT

UNTIL I FIND SOMEONE Will this do?

Sure, no problem.

How much?

Well... You treated me to donuts, so I won't charge you.

Are you sure? Sure.

But, will you be OK?

Can you get by?

Do I look like I'm having trouble getting by?

A little...

Oh, no! I'm doing fine!

I have another steady job besides my rent-a-cat business.

What's that?

I write TV commercial jingles.

Wow!

Music's been all I've been good at since I was young.

Wow, that's cool!

Hey, you must be a class A person!

Let's stop putting things in classes.

You and I are both A-cup, class C women.

OK.

Oh, right!

Here.

Hawaii!

Hope you win.

My honeymoon!

Please, God!

SORRY Too bad.

Be careful.

Holes aren't for eating.

They're for filling.

That lonely hole in your heart, this kitten will surely fill it up.

Later, buddy!

We're going on a trip, guys!


Those famous New York donuts were really good.

But to be honest, the donuts Grandma made when I was little were many times better.

They were all different sizes, and the sugar wasn't applied evenly.

That would have made them class C donuts.

But for me, regardless of what anyone says, Grandma's donuts were much better.

But I can never eat them again.

Whatever someone thinks is special, I'm sure that's what's best.


"Japon Rent-a-Cat!"

Ha! You made a great hook!


There's nothing like cold somen noodles in the summer!

Hey guys! You wanna eat?

Hello.

"On a summer's day"

"Eating somen by herself"

"What a pointless life"

Mind your own business!

The flowers are red The sky is blue

I'll never forgive that old hag!


I want to get married.

Hello, Rent-a-Cat.

Oh, is that so? I'll be right there.

Hello and welcome to Japon Rent-a-Car.

Hello.

Oh! I've been waiting!

What?

Actually, I rented a car for the first time.

Seeing you zoom away made me want to take a drive, too.

It's strange, but even after working here for 12 years, not even once had I ever rented a car!

Then I did the drawing, and I won the trip to Hawaii!

I leave tomorrow.

So I'm going to leave this girl with you.

She's a real good-luck cat! Thank you so much!

Will you let me rent a cat again when I get back?

See you soon!


Then again, if I went to Hawaii, who would feed the cats?

Who would clean their litter boxes?

So I guess my honeymoon will be a one-night stay.

Maybe I'll just go to a hot spring!


Alright everyone, let's vote. Stay with dry food or switch to canned food? Show of hands, please.

Who wants dry food?

Who wants canned food?

Really?

So you don't mind either way?

Master Utamaru, you're really OK with either one?

Come on, guys. Don't just settle for anything.

Take a firm stand and assert yourselves!

There's nothing more ridiculous than being indifferent!

Come on.

Our meeting's not over yet!

Guys!


What should I do?

Pretend I didn't see it? Or clean it right now?

Alright! I'll pretend I didn't see it.

Ah, it's another hot day!


Iced barley tea's the thing for a hot day.

Ah, but it's still bugging me...

When I was in middle school, I'd come across a gathering of strange cats on my way home.

They met in front of the huge gate of a rich person's house.

Some had lost eyes, some had only three legs, some were missing fur here and there.

Those kinds of cats would all gather there.

They all just sat there, looking as if they wanted to say something.

What were they saying to each other in their special language?

THIS YEAR I WILL GET MARRIED DON'T JUST LOOK AT FACES!

NO TIME TO DECIDE. +/- 15 YEARS AGE RANGE OK Rent-a-... Cat.

Rent-a-... Cat.

Cat, cat.

Feeling lonely? I'll lend you a cat.

There's the weird cat lady again!

You go talk to her.

No way! You go.

Rent-a-... Cat.

Rent-a-... Cat.

Cat, cat.

Feeling lonely? I'll lend you a cat.


What do you want?

Say, are you Jamiko?

No.

You're Jamiko!

I don't know her.

It's been ages! Remember me? I'm Yoshizawa.

We went to middle school together.

Hey, lend me a cat. Just for today.

These cats are for rent, right?

I'd prefer a female if you have one...

I don't have any females today.

Really?

All I wanted was to spend my final day with a girl.

Even a girl cat.

What do you mean, "final day"?

I'm leaving for India tomorrow.

Going to search for my long-lost uncle.

He went missing 20 years ago.

We were really close.

You're lying.

Could you tell?

Yoshizawa, a liar and a fake.

I knew you remembered me! You're Jamiko, the nurse's office parasite.

Where are you going? You rent cats to lonely people, don't you?

I'm super lonely right now!


Nice place you have.

What are you doing there?

Came to visit.

You followed me home. Pervert!

I want you to lend me a cat. A female cat.

No! I won't lend you one.

Why not?

I can't rent one to a liar and a pervert.

You're so mean.

Sometimes liars and perverts are lonely too, y'know.

This one...

and that one are females.

Oh, your tea.

I'm supposed to serve tea now, aren't I?


Hot, isn't it?

When it's hot, what's the thing?

Iced barley tea.

Bzz! Wrong answer.

Beer. When it's hot, of course the thing is beer.

I don't have any, jerk.

You don't?

No! I don't drink beer.

You don't drink beer?

You don't drink beer?

If you don't drink beer on hot days, then you're missing out on two-thirds of the fun of summer!

That much?

Alright. Hold on a sec.

NURSE'S OFFICE

JAMIKO


Yo, Jamiko!

You're snoring too loud!

What do you want?

Skipping class again?

No! I'm a little sluggish.

They checked me out recently and said I might have leukemia.

You're lying!

Could you tell? I was just napping.

Yoshizawa, a liar and a fake.

Jamiko, when you're in bed like that, you really look like Jamila the monster!

Oh, it's so hot!

When it's hot... What's the thing?

Iced barley tea.

Bzz! Wrong answer.

Then what is it?

What? You don't know?

What?

Alright. Hold on a sec.

I'm back.


See? Beer's the thing for a hot day.

Yeah.

Say, why were you always in the nurse's office back then?

No reason.

I was too dumb to keep up with the lessons.

Anyway, I was just sleepy.

I was jealous of you.

You were always stuck to the bed in the nurse's office, just snoring away.

It's like you had no obligations at all.

I had no obligations, but I also had no friends.

Neither did I. I'm a liar and a fake, remember?

But even with no friends, you never seemed lonely.

Yeah. I had my grandma.

I see.

What about you? What are you doing these days?

I'm a burglar.

And you?

I run a respected Rent-a-Cat business.

You're bizarre as ever. Are you making any money?

Of course. A million a year.

Really? No.

Didn't think so. There's nothing at all to steal from here.

What are those?

Cats' graves.

Miyoko, Sachiko, Shotaro, Gan-chan, Masala, Pochiko, Kimura-kun, Kawa-chin, Ako-chan, Gomako.

What are those?

The names of the cats who died.

You remember them all?

Of course.

What?

A huge ant hole!

Hey! What are you doing?

What?

You'll hurt the ants!

But isn't it normal to stuff ant holes?

What's normal to you isn't normal to everyone.

If you do that, the ants have no place to come home to.

I don't have one either.

What?

Say, if I went to India, would you remember me?

But that was a lie.

I'm just asking!

If I went to India, would you remember me?

Hmm... I wonder.

I'm leaving.

What about the cat?

Forget it. I couldn't give her back. And I got to be with her here.

See you again, Jamiko.

The hole you should fill isn't an ant hole.

It's the hole in your heart.

Say, Jamiko. What's your real name?

Sayoko.

Huh. Jamiko's name is Sayoko.

I'll remember that.

"This year I will get married. Don't just look at faces"?


See you again.


Sometimes there are people you leave with "See you again", but never really see again.

That was my last promise with Grandma.

"See you again ".

He was right! Beer is the thing for a hot day.


Sorry to bother you at this hour.

I'm with the police.

We heard that this man was seen in this area.

He's Shigeru Yoshizawa, a habitual thief.

Look.

Isn't ice candy the thing for a hot day?

Where'd this come from?

I took it from a uandy shop nearby.

You're right! Ice candy is the thing for a hot day.

Isn't it?

I was a terrible middle school student.

I'd like to forget those days.

But Grandma was always my closest companion.

Grandma,

could there bb holes that even the kindness of cats won't fill?


Why so glum today?

Did you get dumped again?

What do you mean, "again"?

Sometimes it's OK to just let it out and cry.

Ha! You look so ugly!

Put some salt on it and eat it.

The flowers are red The sky is blue


I wonder if that ice candy was also stolen.


After Grandma died, a hole opened up in my heart.

Because Grandma died, every morning was too damn bright.

I got hungry three times a day for no good reason.

The stupid sun set every night and the stupid moon came out.

The sickening spring would end, then crazy summer would come and go.

I was filled with sadness.

I thought there was no way to fill the hole in my heart.

But the cats helped to fill it little by little.

Feeling lonely?

Hey, what are you doing?

Yo, cat lady. Lend me one.

What's the deal, lady? Is that how you treat your customers?

Don't refer to a woman as "lady".

Why?

Those days are over.

If you want girls to like you, don't go calling them "lady". OK?

You have no right to refer to me as "lady", kid.

Now go away. I'm trying to work.

What's this?

Could you perhaps be lonely?

You're lonely, aren't you? So you want to rent a cat.

No I'm not.

If you're lonely, you should just come out and say it.

What are you talking about?

Come. Cry on my chest.

I'll hold you tight.

Wait! I was kidding!

Sweet sister!

Don't come near me!

A lot of people are too lonely to think straight.

There's a lot of sadness that people can't get over.

So today, I'll lend cats to some lonely people.

So they can fill the holes in their hearts.

THIS YEAR I WILL GET MARRIED

Mikako Ichikawa Reiko Kusamura Ken Mitsuishi Maho Yamada Kei Tanaka

Katsuya Kobayashi

Executive Producers: Mitsuru Oshima Haruhisa Murokawa Hiroaki Kitano Producers: Akira Kubota Shuichi Komuro Kumi Kobata You were fried tofu in your past life!


Mmm... Smells good!


I'm no class C!

Master, can you tell me my fortune in marriage?

Donut holes should be worn!

She's non-standard, I think.

Cold beer's the thing for a hot day!

Want your nails cut? Or a shampoo?


Directed & Screenplay by Naoko Ogigami This film was produced with respect for the habits and the wishes of the animals.