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Ito Junji no Neko Nikki: Yon & Mu (Manga)

Ito Junji no Neko Nikki: Yon & Mu

Alternative Titles

English: Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu
Synonyms: Itou Junji no Neko Nikki: Yon & Muu, Ito Junji's Cat Diary
Japanese: 伊藤潤二の猫日記よん&むー


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 26, 2007 to Dec 26, 2008
Authors: Ito, Junji (Story & Art)
Serialization: Magazine-Z


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Horror manga author Mr. J moves into his new house with his fiancée A-ko. Much to his chagrin, she brings two guests with her.

(Source: MU)


Ito Junji no Neko Nikki: Yon & Mu was published in English as Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu by Kodansha Comics USA on October 27, 2015.


Ito, Junji
Ito, Junji

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Nov 8, 2015
Junji Ito, easily the greatest horror mangaka ever, decided to write an autobiographical diary about taking care of his two cute cats with his wife. It was a radical departure, but Ito's talent shined through, creating a funny, entertaining work.

Despite being a manga about two adorable felines and his wife, Ito uses the same drawing style and presentation as for his horror manga. The wife has pupil-less eyes and a demonic grin. The cats are constantly drawn as creepy, fearsome beings internally plotting among themselves for their owner's demise. Frequently, Ito draws himself as an insane monster. This read more
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Jan 30, 2015
Today, we’re looking at his cat diary that he wrote when he and his wife first got married. In the manga, he dubbed over their names and called them like J-san, A-ko, Yon, Muu, etc. It actually hardly matters because the focus on the story on how he’s trying to cope living with cats, since he’s a dog person.

What makes this pretty funny is that he’s telling a non-horror story using his signature horror style. It kinda makes things creepier than he intended but once you’re stuck in a style, it’s hard to get out of it.

There are a lot of moments where we can read more
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Oct 15, 2011
This is just going to be a short review.

For me, I enjoyed reading this manga very much! A fan of Itou Junji after reading Uzumaki, I began reading his many other works. After hearing that he's not some psycho manga artist, but instead, a gentle cat lover who drew a cat manga about his real life experience with his cats, I know I must go and read that manga!

All the works from Itou junji that I have read was horror or gore related. Only this was so cute and.. normal! Normal in a way that there's no blood or rotting flesh related things appearing inside read more
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Sep 26, 2013
There are really two major pieces to this manga.

1. It's a humorous look at a man who's forced to learn to become a cat person thanks to his new wife. As a cat guy myself, the behaviors--both by cats and people--ring true to life.

2. It's Junji Ito. He's best known for his horror work like Gyo and Uzumaki, so to see this very different side of him is inherently interesting. And occasionally that creepier side still comes through, either through something his character thinks, or some drawing that looks particularly twisted. Just check out the picture used on this site to represent his character.

If either read more
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Manga: Wagahai wa Neko de Aru
Both manga portray the relationship between a cat and it's owner. While Wagahai wa Neko de Aru is told from the view point of the cat, Ito Junji no Neko Nikki is told from the point of the owner. If you like cats, you might like these two works. 
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Cat moves into new house, cat related situations occur. 
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