Vampires can never catch a break, it seems. When they’re not monsters who can only survive at the expense of the living, they’re social outcasts who are doomed to be shunned by what little of the world knows of their existence. Maybe living forever is good compensation for all the ostracism and pain, but is it?
Anime show titles are often at right angles to the show they’re attached to. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is not about a ghost, Dance in the Vampire Bund is not about a dance (although it is about a vampire nation), and most anyone would be hard-pressed to say what Mardock Scramble is about without reading the sleeve copy on the disc.
But every now and then along comes a show whose title tells you absolutely everything you need to know. Case in point: Cat Planet Cuties.
Even if the title Cat Planet Cuties is an invention of FUNimation, the company that brought us this title in a domestic English-language edition, it does convey all the most important details. The show is about cute female aliens from another planet where everyone has cat ears and tails, something the original Japanese title, Asobi ni iku yo! (“We’re Coming to Play!”) might not have hinted at.