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: 8.231 (scored by 1421914,219 users)
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Ranked: #4012
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Popularity: #524
Members: 33,481
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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /36


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


Nov 5, 2008
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 ...
Feb 22, 2009
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 ...
Sep 13, 2015
Mixed Feelings
When I read this manga for the first time, I did'nt know that it was the same author of Hana yori dango. But after a while when I read more chapters, I started to notice the similarites of the characters. I recognised the feelings of fustration I got from Hana Yori Dango, when those feelings were coming back after reading Cat Street. It got fustrating with the annoying love triangels and slow romance. It was very fustrating to read. Cat Street did the exact same thing that Hana Yori Dango did. Create a promising romantic relationship between the main characters and kill it slowly till ...

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