Junpei hates cats. He has an allergy with them, and as much as possible, he wants to be away with them. Pretty much the opposite of him is his own love interest, Kaede, who loves cats so much.
While walking home from school one day, he suddenly kicks an empty can and stumbles into a cat deity statue and accidentally, its head falls off. Junpei now gets cursed, as he’s now able to hear cats talking and he must grant 100 requests from cats or else he’ll turn into a cat himself.
OP: “Nyanderful! (にゃんだふる！)” by Yui Sakakibara
Lol. That was a pretty nyantastic title for an OP. The OP was quite decent. It’s animated really well to look cute with all the nekomimis around. I love how it shows how freaking huge the cast is, and look, there are two blonde lolis in twintails. I can guess that’s everyone’s favorite part of the OP. Another trivia btw is that Yui Sakakibara will be voicing one of the cats in the show as well.
ED: “Strawberry ~Amaku Setsunai Namida~ (Strawberry～甘く切ない涙～)” by Asami Imai
The ED was slightly better than the OP, even though it’s still the same ol’ generic J-pop song. The animation is still cutesy overall. This time it only shows the main characters.
To be honest, I overlooked Nyan Koi in the Fall line-up, expecting that this is ust another generic and boring harem show with crappy animation but I was totally proven wrong! I’m lovin’ the first episode of this show. Probably the first ‘hit’ for me this Fall season. Well, basing on first impressions only, and this might be one of the romance-comedy shows that I will like this season if they’ll stick to being clean. I’m also planning to pick up the manga now, btw~
Moving on with the voice acting, one thing I was so amused in here is Jun Fukuyama voicing the cat, Tama. SO CUTE TO BITS!!! I also can’t wait for another Haruka Tomatsu role in this show (Akari) since she had been one of my favorite seiyuus currently as she’s performing really well so far. About the leads, we have Shintaro Asanuma voicing the cat-hater Junpei while Yuka Iguchi (of Index fame) plays his crush Kaede. I actually like the chemistry and I’m starting to grow on listening to the characters.
What definitely wins about the series is the main reason why I checked it out in the first place: CATS! Oh god sooooo much cat-service I’m gonna faint. The comedy is there, and I guess it’s effective. I giggled a bit on Kaede being a cat loving freak while the cat is traumatized on her. Lots of funny moments, actually. So yeah, I’m definitely sticking on watching this show. Not sure about blogging though, but I might if there would be some awesome fangirling moments.