Junji Ito's Cat Diary

Junji Ito's Cat Diary

Yon & Mu

Graphic Novel - 2015
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"Hell-o-kitty! Master of Japanese horror manga Junji Ito presents a series of hissterical tales chronicling his real-life trials and tribulations of becoming a cat owner. Junji Ito, as J-kun, has recently built a new house and has invited his financée, A-ko, to live with him. Little did he know ... his blushing bride-to-be has some unexpected company in tow--Yon, a ghastly-looking family cat, and Mu, an adorable Norwegian forest cat. Despite being a dog person, J-kun finds himself purrsuaded by their odd cuteness and thus begins his comedic struggle to gain the affection of his new feline friends"--Back cover.
Publisher: New York :, Kodansha Comics,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781632361974
1632361973
Branch Call Number: GN ITO
Characteristics: 109 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Paul, Stephen (Translator),- Translator

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Vilka Dec 14, 2017

Short and very funny story of the artist moving in with his fiancee and her beloved cat (whom the author finds extremely creepy). Then (horrors!) a new kitten comes into the household. His unspoken rivalry with the cats for his fiancee's affections, and his eventual rivalry with his fiancee for the cats' fickle attention, is highly entertaining. The way he draws this mundane story in his horror-manga art style, making every reaction look super-dramatic, makes the story hilarious. The ending is a little weak, but the humor of the rest of the vignettes makes it well worthwhile.

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mclarjh
Jul 28, 2017

Completely uninteresting. Perhaps suitable for a parent to read to their child?!

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therhiannamater
Jun 13, 2017

I'm a huge Junji Ito fan. Gyo, Uzumaki, Tomie, all sources of major nightmare fuel. This, in typical Junji fashion, has its insane moments, but there's something to say about one of the greatest horror manga artists who can make a story about his cats equally hilarious and relatable. I had more than a few laugh out loud moments and cringing at my own experiences identical to what's on the page. This is a great addition to the Ito collection.

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