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Nezumi-Otoko and Neko-Musume (猫娘とねずみ男, Neko-Musume to Nezumi-Otoko) is a GeGeGe no Kitarō story that first appeared as a chapter of the Shonen Magazine run. It has been adapted for the 1968 and 1985 anime versions of GeGeGe no Kitarō. The story marked the first appearance of Neko-Musume.



Nezumi-Otoko’s latest scheme is selling a fake pill to stop the power of the Sanchū to people. For that, the Sanchū within Nezumi had tattled to Enma-Daiō and he sends a red paper (which is the death sentence). Kitaro was given orders to kill Nezumi-Otoko, but he couldn't, so he asks Neko-Musume to punish him.



  • 4th Grade Learning Magazine - Neko-Musume Appears (ねこむすめあらわれるのまき)


Episode 20 - Nezumi-Otoko and Neko-Musume (aired May 19, 1968)

Episode 55 - (Secret) Directive!! Nezumi-Otoko Must Die (aired November 29, 1986)


  • This is the third episode where Nezumi-Otoko’s ailurophobia (fear of cats) is shown.
  • A slightly different re-telling of the story was the basis for episode #55 of the 1985 anime version.