The Greatest Catgirls In All Of Anime

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Vote up the catgirls with litterboxes you'd be willing to clean.

Me-ow! While catgirl anime sounds like the industry catering to the Internet's feline affinity, the nekomimi trope existed before even dial-up connections came to be. The term 'nekomimi' literally means 'cat ears' in Japanese, but these girls often sport much more than just the ears of cats. While nekomimi in anime often rock ears and tails, some also possess abilities like transformation, cat-like wit, and the confidence that comes with nine-lives. A common humanoid hybrid in anime, catgirls can be crafted into cute and bubbly characters or stealthy tricksters based on the series.

Whether based off of folklore like the nekomata and the bakeneko or just thrown in for totally cute subject matter, catgirls in anime add charming personality, supernatural delight, and sometimes even a little fan service. The best catgirls in anime appear below for you to 'Aww' and fawn over. After all, you're on the Internet, and isn't one of the Web's primary functions cat content?

  • 1
    3,210 VOTES

    Blair, 'Soul Eater'

    Blair, 'Soul Eater'
    Photo: Funimation

    A mischievous and sultry witch with cat-like features, Blair often uses her feline charm to play pranks or tease others. Her powers as a cat girl include transforming into a full-sized cat, making her an interesting and unique character in the world of Soul Eater.

    3,210 votes
  • 2
    1,791 VOTES

    Ibaraki-Douji, 'Onigiri'

    This demon from the popular anime, Onigiri, is a fierce and powerful warrior with cat ears and a tail. She is known for her strength and agility, making her one of the most formidable opponents in the series.

    1,791 votes
  • 3
    2,250 VOTES

    Eris, 'Cat Planet Cuties'

    Eris, 'Cat Planet Cuties'
    Photo: Funimation

    As the main character of Cat Planet Cuties, Eris is an adorable and curious cat girl who comes to Earth to learn about human culture. With her big, round eyes and fluffy tail, she quickly captures the hearts of those around her.

    2,250 votes
  • 4
    1,378 VOTES

    Nozomi Kiriya, 'Mayoi Neko Overrun!'

    Nozomi Kiriya, 'Mayoi Neko Overrun!'
    Photo: AIC

    The sweet and shy Nozomi is a mysterious cat girl who is found by the protagonist of Mayoi Neko Overrun! She has a tragic past and struggles to find her place in the world, but her kind nature and love for her friends make her an endearing character.

    1,378 votes
  • 5
    1,906 VOTES

    Kuune, 'Cat Planet Cuties'

    Kuune, 'Cat Planet Cuties'
    Photo: Funimation

    Kuune is a confident and assertive cat girl who serves as the captain of the Catian mothership. With her strong leadership skills and dedication to her people, she plays a crucial role in the series.

    1,906 votes
  • This magical girl from Tokyo Mew Mew not only gains cat ears and a tail when she transforms but also the ability to control cats. Her feline characteristics make her a unique and beloved character in the magical girl genre.

    • Appears In: Tokyo Mew Mew
    • Powers & Abilities: Shapeshifting
    1,646 votes