【News of Yesterday】Japan’s “Super” National Cat Day!! Celebrate with them!!
February 22th 2022 is Japan’s “Super” National Cat Day!The National Cat Day Japan falls on the 22nd of February each year and the reason for choosing it couldn’t be cuter. The date 2-22 can be pronounced ni-ni-ni, which sounds very close to nyan-nyan-nyan, the Japanese equivalent of a cat’s meow.
And since the year is 2022, which contains three 2, this year the day becomes the “Super” National Cat Day, next time you see as many 2 in one day is Feb 22 2222, which is two hundrelds years later.
To celebrate Anime! Anime! did a questionnaire on the most iconic cat characters, the Japan users picked the one they think of instantly when talking cat characters! Here are the top five characters!
Cat Characters Ranking
■5. Tsubasa Hanekawa 『Monogatari (series)』
■4. Kyo Soma 『Fruits Basket』
■3. Rin Hoshizora 『Love Live!』
■2. Ichimatsu Matsuno 『Osomatsu』
■1. Madara(Nyanko-sensei) 『Natsume's Book of Friends』
Of course, Japanese love adding cat features to their characters so there are still tons more, for example the national cat robot Doraemon, even the hot cat ear chick Catherine from Gin Tama.