Japanese Film Festival | Satellite

The Travelling Cat Chronicles


Directed by: Koichiro Miki

Year: 2018

Length: 118 minutes

Classification rating: Recommended for aged 12+

Screens in: Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne


A touching story about the bonds between a cat and his human

Screened as part of the JFF 2018.

Aloof and often cynical, Nana used to live the rough life of a stray cat, although, he had an adoring fan in a kind-hearted young man called Satoru (Sota Fukushi). After an almost fatal accident, Nana is rescued by Satoru and starts living with his new cat servant.

Nana grows to like Satoru, however, the good times don’t last and they must find a new home for Nana. Visiting Satoru’s friends one by one, they travel around Japan in search for a new family for Nana. Along the way, we discover Satoru’s childhood, family, friendships and the reason why he would separate from his beloved Nana.

Humorous at times, this gentle drama is a touching story that explores the bonds between animals and humans. Adapted from Hiro Arikawa’s international best-selling novel by the same title.
Audience warning: Contains mild themes of death.


Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer Centre, Brisbane


Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney


Hoyts Melbourne Central, Melbourne

Director: Koichiro Miki

Original Story: Hiro Arikawa

Screenplay: Hiro Arikawa and Emiko Hiramatsu

Executive Producer: Tadashi Osumi

Cast: Sota Fukushi, Yuko Takeuchi, Alice Hirose, Takuro Ohno, Ryosuke Yamamoto and Tomoya Maeno

Genre: Drama

Format: DCP colour