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Kotatsu-neko (コタツネコ, Kotatsu Cat or Heated Table Cat?) is a large ghost cat who loves kotatsu and haunts Ataru Moroboshi's room.

Biography

Young Kotatsu-neko

Kotatsu-neko was born in the 1800s as an ordinary stray cat, but when he tried to find warmth in the winter, he was thrown out of every house he sneaked into and froze to death. Because of this, he came back as a vengeful spirit with a love for kotatsu. He is often seen in Ataru's room or sitting with Cherry in front of his tent or drinking tea with the Tomobiki High School Principal whom he seems to be the closest to, and gets along well with Ten. Kotatsu-neko is also super strong and has bested even Ryūnosuke and Benten with his mighty palm strike. The only characters to ever best him have been the Haunted Kotatsu and Oyuki.

Appearance

Kotatsu-neko appears to be a enormous cat that is around 10 times bigger than normal cats, its whole body covered with white fur and some black big spots at left ear, back of lower body and right leg. Apart from that, Kotatsu-neko has a big eyes with small pupils, tiny black nose and some short whiskers at its face. Although Kotatsu-neko gets some razor claws, most of the time it always keep them in its paws.

Personality

Despite becoming a ghost cat for many years, he did not behave evil against its own companion like stray cats. But when he sees a kotatsu, it will try to occupy its owner by force.

Powers and Abilities

  • Strength - Kotatsu-neko can use a paw to eliminate his opponents with ease.

Relationships

Ten

Kotatsu-neko had set up a best friendship with Ten, whereby Ten invited it to visit Ataru's home for getting some warmth during its first appearance. Besides, Kotatsu-neko always obeyed what did Ten said.

Cherry

To be added

Tomobiki High School Principal

To be added

Ataru Moroboshi

To be added

Speech

Kotatsu-neko is rather carefree and does not speak, usually only making grunts and mumbling sounds.

Trivia

  • Perhaps Kotatsu-neko is a part of bakeneko's family because some of the tragic that Kotatsu-neko faced was the clue to become vengeful ghost cat.
  • Kotatsu-neko may have been a prototype of the Chinese bakeneko Maomolin from Rumiko Takahashi's later manga/anime, Ranma ½.
  • Kotasu-neko is featured in the 1000 yen bill in the anime version of Rumiko Takahashi's latest manga, Kyokai no Rinne.
  • His seiyū provide the voice of Legendary Phoenix from Ranma ½.

Media Appearances

Manga

  • Chapter 111
  • Chapter 113
  • Chapter 118
  • Chapter 119
  • Chapter 149
  • Chapter 159
  • Chapters 160-161
    • Chapter 160
  • Chapter 163
  • Chapter 167
  • Chapter 168
  • Chapter 171
  • Chapter 172
  • Chapter 173
  • Chapters 176-177
    • Chapter 177
  • Chapters 178-179
    • Chapter 178
  • Chapter 181
  • Chapters 186-190
  • Chapter 192
  • Chapter 196
  • Chapter 198
  • Chapter 204
  • Chapter 205
  • Chapter 206
  • Chapter 209
  • Chapter 211
  • Chapter 214
  • Chapter 222 (226 in wideban)
  • Chapter 229
  • Chapter 230
  • Chapter 233
  • Chapters 235-236 (234-235 in wideban)
    • Chapter 236 (235 in wideban)
  • Chapters 237-239
    • Chapter 238
  • Chapter 241
  • Chapters 242-243
  • Chapter 248
  • Chapter 250
  • Chapter 251
  • Chapter 259
  • Chapter 260
  • Chapter 262
  • Chapter 263
  • Chapters 269-271
    • Chapter 270
    • Chapter 271
  • Chapter 272
  • Chapter 273
  • Chapter 275
  • Chapter 279
  • Chapter 280
  • Chapter 285
  • Chapter 286
  • Chapter 290
  • Chapter 295
  • Chapter 297
  • Chapter 300 (304 in wideban)
  • Chapters 301-304 (300-303 in wideban)
    • Chapter 301 (300 in wideban)
  • Chapter 305
  • Chapter 306
  • Chapter 311
  • Chapter 312
  • Chapter 321
  • Chapter 322
  • Chapters 329-333 (331-335 in wideban)
    • Chapter 330 (332 in wideban)
  • Chapter 336
  • Chapter 337
  • Chapters 338-340
    • Chapter 338
    • Chapter 340
  • Chapters 346-348
    • Chapter 346
    • Chapter 348
  • Chapter 351
  • Chapters 356-366
    • Chapter 358
    • Chapter 366

Anime

Gallery

To be added

References

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