Cats + Sushi = The Most Awesome Mythical Creatures Ever

Cats + Sushi = An Awesome Mythical Montage

From space cats and ceiling cats to the mushroom kitten, and even those precious purritos, the Internet is pretty much overrun with fantastic felines.

So, in honor of Garfield's birthday (June 19) and International Sushi Day (June 18), we present to you: Neko-Sushi, also known as Sushi Cats.

The brainchild of Japanese company Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts, these "extremely unusual life-forms" are featured on its website, In a series of weirdly hilarious photographs and videos, the company has created an elaborate imaginary history on the origin of Sushi Cats, featuring tales (ahem) of far-off adventures.

The ridiculous adorable portraits are available for sale online. Some cost more than $400 per portrait. There are other items, too -- including postcards and calendars. And of course, there's an app for them.

Below, meet some of the Sushi Cats and their unique purrr-sonalities, which have been loosely translated from

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Hero of all Sushi Cats, so he must carry the burden of being the vegetarian lobster.
Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts
A third-generation Sushi Cat who is always fast to fight.
Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts
An idol of everyone, though she dreams of the future.
Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts
A nagging, but caring, grandma whose quilting skills win contests.
Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts
A mischievous and curious boy, who's a friend of Nyaataro.
Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts
A strange Sushi Cat with mysterious powers whose footsteps are always stealthy.
Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts
A silver screen actress who once took the world by storm.
Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts
He is incomparable -- who else would pair a candy-dotted silver garland cape with those shades?
Kikorashi Jimmy
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Cold and abandoned, he wanders the Sushi Cat world alone, and he's greedy when it comes to food.
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A tiny Sushi Cat riding a warship.
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The naive Prince Charming.
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