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  1. Sakamoto from Nichijou

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  1. The cat from Ninja Hattori (Note: I don't remember the details but I knew an episode where the cat was heartbroken because he lost the scarf and thought that his master would abandon him)

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Why do cats wear scarves in anime? What does it signify? Does it signify that it is domesticated/adopted? The color of the scarf is mostly red. Why?


Happy from Fairy Tail also wears something which is sort of a backpack used to carry food and items for battle:

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  • Well, Sakamoto's scarf is the device that allows him to talk, created by Hakase. – Showsni Sep 15 at 13:50
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So they stand out from other, normal Cats.

Similar how many Protagonists in Anime have a different hair color, eye color or some other special feature, and many Girls have varying hair-colors so they contrast from their predominantly brown / black haired normal Classmates.

So they appear more human.

By giving them human-like characteristics, like wearing accessories, they appear more civilized, intelligent and human like.

Because we do this in real-life to, I guess.

Some people just like to dress up their dogs and cats, so it wouldn't be impossible for Anime-Characters to have the same ideas?

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