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You probably know the type: lonely, maybe even a little antisocial and more comfortable talking to cats than people.

Saori (Erika Sawajiri), the reclusive heroine of “The Cat in Their Arms,” certainly fits the bill. A former pop idol who has consigned herself to the anonymity of a rural supermarket, when she isn’t manning the cash register or singing alone at a local karaoke parlor, she’s off in the storeroom to have a good natter with a handsome Russian Blue called Yoshio.

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