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The Internet Is in Love With This Cat-Loving Japanese TV Samurai

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Neko Zamurai was a Japanese TV show and film series of a few years back, about a samurai charged with killing the cat of a rival gang. I’m sure some of you were already familiar with this franchise. For the rest of us, we got to learn about it on Twitter, when a user by the name of @rabbitlayla found it and generously shared its beauty with the internet.

The show’s synopsis reads, “Kyutaro, a famous swordsman, is hired by a dog-loving gang to kill their feline-loving rival’s beloved cat. When he sees the cute kitty, he cannot kill it and becomes a cat lover, angering both gangs.”

Obviously, people need more.

Existing fans joined in the conversation to share their love of the show, while others bestowed gifts in the form of promo videos and gifs.

(I highly recommend–if not watching the whole thing–skipping to the 3:00 mark in that last video.)

Also, the cat does press conferences.

Thank you, internet.

(via Layla on Twitter, image: screencap)

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