English: Koi Neko
Published: Sep 20, 2005 to ?
Score: 7.381 (scored by 531 users)
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SynopsisShinta 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: M-U)
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 cats, always light up liveliness; too bad that some funny ones only appear for a short moment. Normally, a character, Nao to be exact, can be apparently stiff in expressing emotion, but you'll realize later that it is the series' characteristic. (I find her adorable) There's not much to expect from middle-schoolers' B/W/H, so forget big boobs (Looks great to me though), except from the only appearing female teacher. A small amount of the jokes are ethnic-specific (language based pun, for example) and enjoyment may vary on localization. (I'm glad the Thai version is funny) I haven't got an eye on the English version so I can't be sure about how the 'jokes' are interpret. Nevertheless, I still recommend this title for its good story, characters and art. read more
These two romantic comedies primarily revolve around the unusual relationship between a normal human male and a female cat that can take on a human form.
both go round the story of protagonist having to deal with a dilemma of having to deal with his strange relationship with his pet cat
whilst OH leads more to the harem genre with Yuuto getting more then one admirer, KN sticks to the relationship between Shinta and Nao(both leading parts)
both are fun to read, with KN stepping up the laughter meter a notch
+ Similar plot, characters, plot development, and setting
+ Both feature female kemonomimi romantically paired with a male human
+ Explores interspecies relationships
- Very different art style
- Different demographic - Koi Neko is a shounen series, while The Star of Cottonland (TSoCL) is a shoujo
- TSoCL has much more plot and character development, and a focus on aestheticism
- Koi Neko has a contemporary setting, while TSoCL has a much more rural feel
- TSoCL has an anime adaptation
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