Baron: Neko no Danshaku
Baron: The Cat Returns
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Baron: Neko no Danshaku

Alternative Titles

English: Baron: The Cat Returns
Synonyms: Neko no Ongaeshi
Japanese: バロン・猫の男爵

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 3
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 27, 2002
Genres: FantasyFantasy
Authors: Hiiragi, Aoi (Story & Art)
Serialization: None

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Synopsis

Haru Yoshioka is somewhat awkward for a high school student, often screwing up in public and, to her dismay, in front of her crush Machida. One day, Haru saves a cat from being hit by a truck—only to see the cat stand up and thank her for her kindness before running off. As if that wasn't weird enough, a large group of cats arrive in front of her house later that night with the cat's father, a Cat King, thanking her for saving his son, Prince Lune.

To further show his gratitude, the Cat King gives Haru a tablet that describes that she will receive five gifts: lacrosse sticks to make up the one that broke while saving the prince, a field of green foxtails, catnip, canned mice—and marriage! Haru expresses her displeasure for the gifts to one of the king's servants, but the servant unfortunately takes her answer toward the marriage offer to Prince Lune as a "yes." Unsure of what to do, Haru is directed by a voice who tells her to go to the Cat Office for help—but will they be able to help her with this problem?

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Background

Baron: Neko no Danshaku was published in English by VIZ Media under the Ghibli Library imprint on April 5, 2005.

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Dec 20, 2012
AlyssaMAL (All reviews)
First of all the story. It's interesting to read and easy to understand. Comedy is also greatly implemented. Art is beautiful. Characters are memorable. Muta is so awesome ^o^/
I recommend you read it.
Dec 29, 2018
ExistentialUFO (All reviews)
The original manga of The Cat Returns by Aoi Hiiragi has a much more subtle, evocative message than its movie adaptation. The manga's primary theme involves coming to terms with the loss of a loved one, and it has a more magical realist touch that blurs the line between inner and outer. However, the movie solely places emphasis on believing in oneself, which feels trite by itself. It, thereby, changed significant plot elements, which degraded Aoi Hiiragi's original numinous vision. Moreover, the manga has many oneiric scenes that the movie left out, some of which tread on metaphysical territory that is difficult to discuss without read more

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