Key and Peele’s “Keanu” may have made cat movies cool again, but they weren’t the first duo to take on kitty comedy. A 2014 film directed by Takeshi Watanabe and Yoshitaka Yamuguchi called “Samurai Cat” follows Japanese ronin Kyutaro Madarame as he is hired by a gang of dog-lovers to dispose of their rival gang’s cherished cat.
Upon attempting the assassination, however, the samurai can’t go through with the act and adopts the cat as his own. Get ready to have your mind blown by the adorable shenanigans below.
In case one movie wasn’t enough, “Samurai Cat 2: A Tropical Adventure” finds Kyutaro and his fluffy friend abandoned on a tropical island. Here’s the official synopsis: Kyutaro (Kazuki Kitamura) now lives with his nagging mother-in-law Tae (Hana Kino) and spends his days aimlessly. His mother-in-law informs him of a sword instructor position for the Tosa Domain on Shikoku Island. Kyutaro reluctantly decides to go there with his beloved cat Tamanojo. Soon, Kyutaro encounters more than he bargained for.