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Ambience Blue 2004-07-23 15:54

Catgirls?
 
It's been less than a year since I've immersed myself in the anime scene, and though I've seen boatloads of series, I still don't understand exactly what the role of the catgirl is in Japanese culture. I understand that it's some kind of fetish, but is there any reason the obsession started, or any background on it? Plus, is it an anime-only kinda thing or what? Just curious...

Thany 2004-07-23 15:59

Well some people think catgirls are cute, so people like to put catgirls in animes sometimes :)
I dunno if there is any background about it, but it might be related to hentai :D

aahhsin 2004-07-23 16:06

I don't think having cat girls totally applys to anime....

Take a look at Catwoman.

Sexy lady being a cat. So who knows.

I think it has to have the reference since the start of human times (I'll blame the Egyptians) to look at cat's being sexy.

SoulDrinker 2004-07-23 18:22

i think that the catwomen is the sex symbol of anime, dont kno why i think that i just do. now how many of u have seen a catman, i've seen 2, one from escaflowne (more of a lionman) and one form cursed sword.

Sakaki 2004-07-23 19:36

One of the main male characters in Tenchi Myou GXP is feline.

From what I have heard, the cat is a symbol of femininity in Japan, so making a cat-girl just kind of doubles the cute girlness of the character. Also the dog is a symbol of masculinity, so why isn't there dog-boys? :heh:

Invoker 2004-07-23 22:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sakaki
From what I have heard, the cat is a symbol of femininity in Japan, so making a cat-girl just kind of doubles the cute girlness of the character. Also the dog is a symbol of masculinity, so why isn't there dog-boys? :heh:

Well, there's Inuyasha, he's a dog-boy.

Sakaki 2004-07-23 23:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by Invoker
Well, there's Inuyasha, he's a dog-boy.

I havn't watched that, but isn't he a fox?

Imazul 2004-07-23 23:34

nah he's a dog (hence the crappy "sit boy!" joke)

Zephronite 2004-07-24 00:12

Neko/Inu/Whatever-mimi for life.

hobobaggins 2004-07-24 01:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thany
I dunno if there is any background about it, but it might be related to hentai :D

if it was, we would know about it. undoubtedly. (since we dont, probably not)

Secca 2004-07-24 01:56

The oldest cat girl anime i can remember is probably Nuku Nuku. ^^

An even older character will be Lum but she's not exactly cat girl, she just like to wear tiger skin bikini.

I think cat woman might be a big influence too.

7thMethuselah 2004-07-24 04:05

It's obviously some kind of fetish, perhaps because they look ultra cute and playful ?

Besides, who can resist this :p


http://s01.imagehost.org/0001/catgirl.gif

Thany 2004-07-24 04:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by 7thMethuselah
It's obviously some kind of fetish, perhaps because they look ultra cute and playful ?

Besides, who can resist this :p


http://s01.imagehost.org/0001/catgirl.gif

Haha! It's a puppygirl!
And she's from ぴゅあぴゅあ (Pure Pure) :)

7thMethuselah 2004-07-24 06:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thany
Haha! It's a puppygirl!
And she's from Pure Pure :)

OMG, I'm an idiot :heh:

OK second try :p

http://s01.imagehost.org/0001/cute_kitty.gif

Now is this a cute kitty or not :heh:

Thany 2004-07-24 06:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by 7thMethuselah
OMG, I'm an idiot :heh:

OK second try :p

http://s01.imagehost.org/0001/cute_kitty.gif

Now is this a cute kitty or not :heh:

Yeh, this one is obviously a catgirl :D

Also, here's the catgirl (from the same game, but this time it's truly a catgirl :D) :


Also, I've found another picture of the puppygirl : non chibi one, kinda fanart(?).


Note that catgirls are more frequents :P

Ending 2004-07-24 07:48

People have added animal features to humans for ages, and I think anime is no exception. For example, egyptions (Bastet, a cat-woman goddess :D ), ancient greece (sphinx, a cat-woman having nothing better to do than play riddles), and so on. It's just to spice things up. :D

Thany 2004-07-24 08:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wirhe
People have added animal features to humans for ages, and I think anime is no exception. For example, egyptions (Bastet, a cat-woman goddess :D ), ancient greece (sphinx, a cat-woman having nothing better to do than play riddles), and so on. It's just to spice things up. :D

Beware, because if you go too much at giving animal feature to an human, you'll end up with a furry -.-
Sphinx are more furries than catgirls for example :)

Secca 2004-07-24 09:13

What's a furry btw? I heard that term alot.

Roots 2004-07-24 09:34

I can't sit back idly and watch this thread any longer. I need to start posting pictures of catgirls before I explode! I suggest the rest of you do the same (we could have a competition :heh: ). Behold the magical powers of Tokyo Mew Mew!!!

http://expert.ics.purdue.edu/~olsent/images/tmm1.gif

http://expert.ics.purdue.edu/~olsent...wtype02_04.jpg

http://expert.ics.purdue.edu/~olsent...media02_05.jpg

http://expert.ics.purdue.edu/~olsent/images/amada02.jpg

Spoiler for Make sure no one is looking...:


Neko girls rule!!!!!! :hmm:

Thany 2004-07-24 09:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by Secca
What's a furry btw? I heard that term alot.

A furry is mostly an animal with human traits ; when an human starts to look more like an animal (like has hairs on the skin, etc...)than an human, it becomes a furry.
Well known furries are most Walt Disney's characters which while having some traits of humans, are more animals than anything.
Furries are known to be hated in hentai, because they end up in nasty hentai art and have been banned by sites like 4chan or have their own section.


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