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|Full Name|| Neko-Musume (Japanese)|
|Eye color||Yellowish Orange (2007 anime)|
|Hair color|| Black (1968 anime)
Brown (1971 anime)
Dark Brown (1985 anime)
Purple (1996 anime)
Red (2007 anime)
|Abilities|| Scratch attack
Neko Musume (猫娘, Cat Girl) is a young yōkai with the appearance of a regular girl, however she has the ability to call out her cat-like features.
Out of every character of in the show, Neko-Musume has gone through the most change. Though she has kept the same long white shirt, pink dress, a pink bow and cat like eyes.
- 1st series: She has short brown hair.
- 2nd series: She looks the same except she has a pink bow and a polka-dotted dress.
- 3rd series: She has a little longer hair and a darker pink bow.
- 4th series: She has purple hair.
- 5th series: She has red hair and her facial features are a little more human like.
A normally-quiet yōkai girl, who transforms into a frightening cat monster with fangs and feline eyes when she is angry or hungry for fish. Predictably, she does not get along well with Nezumi-Otoko. She harbors a crush on Kitarō, who sees her only as a friend. In recent iterations (possibly due to the recent anime phenomenon of fanservice), she is very fond of human fashion and is seen in different outfits and uniforms.
Neko in Hakaba Kitarō
- Video Games
- Live Action Films
- 100 Percent no Youkai CAT by Maki Nomiya w/Yuuko Mita as Neko Musume (1985 anime)
- NADE-NADE shite by Hiromi Konno (2007 anime)
- Crazy for You (Kimi ni Meroron) by Shoko Nakagawa (Hakaba Kitarō (2008))
- She is part of a cat yōkai group. There are a couple of other cat yōkai like Neko-mana and Neko-sennin.
- Neko-Musume first appears in the story Neko-Musume and Nezumi-Otoko (Weekly Shōnen Magazine version), however another cat-girl named Neko (寝子) appears in the earlier stories The Vampire Tree and the Neko-Musume and A Walk to Hell (Rental version).
- In the 2002 Kodansha International Bilingual Comics edition, she is referred to as Cat Chick.
- In the 1968 anime, she addresses Kitaro as "Kitaro-chan". But in the 1971 anime she addresses Kitaro as "Kitaro-san".
- In the 2007 anime, she and Nezumi-Otoko were chosen to help Kitaro find the other 47 spirit warriors.
- Wayward's Ayane is based on Neko-Musume.