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Not Feeling So Hot? The Mitchiri Neko Band Is Here to Help

An adorable video has made the rounds on Tumblr since 2013 and continues to brighten the hearts of viewers across the world. The stars? The Mitchiri Neko Band.

Although I initially twitched at the odd romanization (more accurate is “micchiri” neko), the following 3 minutes saw all my worries and pain melting away as tiny trumpets and happy tambourines from a kitty marching band danced across my screen.

Seriously, watch it. It’ll do your heart good.



The name Mitchiri Neko loosely translates to “sticking together cats.” The kitties have comics published on Famitsu, several apps dedicated to them and a series of delightful introductory videos (turn on CC for English translations).

People seem to turn to this video when they’re stressed out and need a mood booster. I understand why. Something about it hits you where it matters.

It’s a reminder that regardless of what you’re going through, there are good people out there capable of great, inspirational acts.

Some fans have even said the charming little animation brings them to happy tears.


Mitchiri Neko Comments


I hope this sweet song reminds everyone that they’re not alone. We all need to root for each other and “stick together” when it matters most.

Do you have a favorite video or song that helps pull you through tough times?

Rhylan Dane

Rhylan Dane

Formerly a freelance copywriter, Rhylan now manages Armorbelle and creates marketing thingamajigs for personal clients. She has wanted to be a pirate since the age of 3, and although she still has no idea how to sail, she’s become very adept at stabbing and plundering.
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