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Post Reply Why does Anime like the Cats over the Dogs
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Age old question of mans supposed best friend (DoG) verses Cat!
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I didn't get that memo.

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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 8/16/14
They prefer to eat cats over dogs.
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I completely misread the title... o:
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I don't know why... Dogs are a lot better.
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because cats are far more elegant and "cute" i guess you could say, and i would say their personalities compliment many anime animal-roles much better then a dog.
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Cats are a symbol of good luck in Japanese mythos and are generally low maintenance in comparison to dogs, especially in smaller households.
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 8/17/14
Lots of Japanese people don't live in situations where they can own a dog.
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Cats are lazy and easier to animate.
Yes, they're lucky too!

I saw plenty of dogs over in Japan, seldom did one come up to a knee, and lots of ankle biters.
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Cats are better to impersonate maybe?
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cats suck
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Because cat's are great!


Also you know what happens to dogs in JoJo...
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 8/17/14
Just look at this little thing.



Besides, cat-girls are hot.
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Posted 8/16/14 , edited 8/17/14
This is all pure speculation, but maybe it's because a lot of anime series seem to take place in very urban or metropolitan areas where dogs are probably less common both as house pets and as strays.

Also, a lot of characters tend to live in apartments, and quite a few apartments don't allow dogs for various reasons.. Even if Japanese apartments also forbid cats, it's far easier to keep cats secretly since they don't need to be walked regularly. And even if Japanese apartments where lenient and allowed dogs, then cats may still be more popular since they are relatively low maintenance.

There may be other cultural factors causing cats to be more prominent, but I don't know enough about Japanese culture to say anything definitive.

I rather enjoy the prevalence of cats in anime though, since I consider myself to be a cat person!
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