K is for Kittens???

Today, the letter “K” is for kittens!

Rather than writing about cute, cuddly kittens, I am going to talk about cat girls in regards to anime and manga. Basically, cat girls are feminine characters with some sort of cat aspect such as ears, tails or feline traits. In Japanese culture, they can be referred to as Neko (cat) or Nekomimi (cat ears).

One variation of a cat girl. Image from http://www.blingcheese.com/image/code/73/sad+anime.htm

One variation of a cat girl. Image from http://www.blingcheese.com/image/code/73/sad+anime.htm

Often at anime conventions, the most common costume is the cat girl.

Cat girls do get a little bit on the sex kitten side of things. That is not my thing, but each to their own. I bring this up if you go looking for pictures, watch out. You may see things you had rather have not seen…