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Fave Five... Pictures of Sakurai's Cat

by Neal Ronaghan - March 9, 2012, 1:40 pm PST
Total comments: 13

How adorable is the developer of Kid Icarus: Uprising's cat? So adorable.

On an unassuming day a few months ago, NWR's Karl Castaneda sent me a message with this link and the comment "Sometimes you realize that everybody, regardless of their standing in life, is just a dude."

And after that, my fascination with Kirby/Smash Bros/Kid Icarus: Uprising developer Masahiro Sakurai's cat began. I highly recommend you check out his recurring cat pictures, as they are both adorable and hilarious. I can only hope that Kid Icarus: Uprising or the next Smash Bros. features this cat in some way, shape, or form.

First, check out the adorable picture of Sakurai's cat as a kitten. Then enjoy my personal favorite five below.











ShyGuyMarch 09, 2012

Aww wook at the widdle kiddie!

You're a kitty!

Ian SaneMarch 09, 2012

What is with that cat's ears?  They're all small and folded.  What breed is that?

He's still very cute though.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterMarch 09, 2012

That cat was in Smash Bros Brawl on the Pokemon stage.

So how about a big Smash Bros wish list thread. Then make NWR go yell at Sakurai and other Nintendo guys about it during E3?

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterMarch 09, 2012

Ian, I assume Sakurai's cat is a Scottish Fold, a breed know for their ears being small and folded. I could be wrong, but I think that's it.

Regarding the Fave Five... This will so not cause massive debates :p

Ian SaneMarch 09, 2012

My favourite is #2 because it's the closest to my favourite typical cat expression - the irritated and embarassed "we are not amused" face.  Cats usually do this when you put something on them and laugh and generally humiliate them for your own amusement.  That is almost happening in this photo but he's not quite annoyed enough.

oohhboyHong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusMarch 09, 2012

That pussy has some fine fur on it.

2# is why I like cats over dogs. Dogs are so mindless, they pretty much only have one "mode" and a minority of them are always trying to kill you. Cats looks adorable even if they are trying to kill you despite lacking all ability to do so.

Massive debate loaded.

Dan LaserMarch 10, 2012

Aww that kitten picture is so cute! The expression in #2 is great, but my favourite is between #3 and #1. Sakurai has some great kitty pictures.

NinSageMarch 10, 2012


"Also, I like cats."

SMWizMarch 10, 2012

A very unexpected, but pleasing, Fave Five. Thank you for this article. Cuteness quota for the day met.

KlonoahedgehogMarch 11, 2012


ShyGuyMarch 11, 2012

Hey Hedgehog, I see you are a brony. Have you visited Maxi's MLP thread in the funhouse?

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