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Koi Neko (Manga)

Koi Neko

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Koineko
Japanese: コイネコ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 99
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 18, 2004 to Dec 19, 2012
Authors: Mashima, Etsuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Sunday Gene-X

Statistics

Score: 7.391 (scored by 738 users)
Ranked: #50752
Popularity: #2241
Members: 2,212
Favorites: 24
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

Shinta likes to play with cats even though he cannot have one for a pet because of his father's allergies. Cats also like to play with Shinta... in more ways than one... including becoming Shinta's girlfriend and generally trying to get him to reciprocate their catcalls, literally.

(Source: MU)


Characters

 Nao
Sakurazaki, Nao
Main
 Wakaba
Fujieda, Wakaba
Main
 Shinta
Takaoka, Shinta
Main
 Miyabi
Miyabi
Supporting


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Jul 7, 2010 10:08 AM
akachan
Drawing a comedy-based middle-school life manga can end up being an analogue with many ones flooding within the market. This is not the case if some 'cream' is added, and the author of Koi Neko chose a well dressing indeed.

The story may seem carefree, shallow and has no real topic at all, but reading chapters after chapters, what I sense is that they are quite well organized. The tale unfold as it should, scattered with plentiful fan-service around the way to keep you from getting bored. Romance and drama occasionally appear, yet don't usually last very long. Stereotypes of the characters, mainly human and read more
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Poll: Koi Neko Chapter 87 Discussion
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