Cat Street
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Cat Street

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Synonyms: Ribbon Road
Japanese: キャットストリート


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 36
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 13, 2004 to Sep 13, 2007
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, Showbiz Showbiz
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret
Authors: Kamio, Yoko (Story & Art)


Score: 8.261 (scored by 1356713,567 users)
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Ranked: #3192
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Popularity: #456
Members: 30,905
Favorites: 1,007

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The story centers around Keito Aoyama, a former famous child actor. Due to a childhood incident, she retired from her career early and withdrew from normal society. Now 16, she passes her days in boredom and without purpose. But one day she runs into a stranger who takes her to El Liston—a free school for high school students like herself, who don't have a place where they belong. Though hesitant at first, Keito decides to enter El Liston and subsequently, she begins a new stage in her life. With the help of her only remaining childhood friend, Taiyou, and her new classmates Rei, Momiji, and Kouichi, Keito slowly finds the courage to open up to others and to accept their support. Will Keito return to acting? Will she find true friends? Love?

(Source: Condensation)


Cat Street was adapted into a 6-episode live-action drama by NHK in 2008.


Harasawa, Taiyou
Sonoda, Nako

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Nov 5, 2008
colorwalk (All reviews)
Cat Street's story starts and centers around a 16 year old girl, Keito, who used to be a famous actress when she was young but had retired early due to a traumatic incident that happened while she was in the entertainment industry. As a result, she had completely isolated herself from people and the society (school included) for 7 years and now passes her days doing absolutely nothing- lost, lonely, and without a purpose. A stray cat, so to speak.

The story, however, truly begins when she comes upon a special school called El Liston, a free school for "strays" like herself, people who don't really read more
Feb 22, 2009
adamantine (All reviews)
Cat Street is a surprisingly deep story, easily one of the best I have ever come across. Cat Street has it's moments of humor, but what it realyl excels at is drama.

The story starts with Aoyama Keito, a lonely girl traumatized by her experience as a child actor. Years earlier she suffered from stage fright and managed to successfully ruin her career. Now she spends her days at home in a state of apathy. The manga essentially focuses on Keito's progress as she starts to interact with society again, starting with her enrollment at El Liston, a school full of students with similar backgrounds.

Story read more
Jan 25, 2011
Moon_Light (All reviews)
“Out of five emotions, when I learned the meaning of anger, everything began to crumble.”

Most of us want them, some of us need them, eventually we all feel lonely without them, Friends. Not just any friend, true friends. That’s what Cat Street was for me, an extraordinary story of friendship. This manga is proof that even if you think you’re a misfit, wounded, or no one understands you, there are still people out there who will appreciate you for who you are, no matter who that is.

In Cat Street we follow Keito, a successful young actress. All she wanted to do was read more
Jan 2, 2009
whoiam_me (All reviews)
The story tackles about your dreams, making your way, yourself, love & friendship etc... And I'll tell you honestly, this is the first time that the story of a manga sinks deep down in me. I was touched & moved that most of the time I need to pause my reading to wipe some tears that starting to show off.. I mean I can identify myself with the story & characters. The feeling of isolation, thinking what you really wanted in life & losing your dreams & finding it, & knowing that you are not alone.. This is one of the few plots where there read more

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