Nekojiru Udon
Cat Soup
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Nekojiru Udon

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Synonyms: Cat Noodle Soup: The Story of a Soul
Japanese: ねこぢるうどん
English: Cat Soup
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 57
Status: Finished
Published: 1990
Genre: Comedy Comedy
Theme: Anthropomorphic Anthropomorphic
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Garo
Authors: Nekojiru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.561 (scored by 902902 users)
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Ranked: #25052
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Popularity: #4665
Members: 4,384
Favorites: 158


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MangaGaroNekojiru (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /57


Short stories about two white cats who have no respect and are just plain cruel. Dark humor warning.

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May 3, 2017
There is no moral to this story, and no sympathy in it. The theme is empty, and the content is immoral but unambiguous, keeping it neutral. The stories are direct, in disregarding beliefs. They represent the world of nature, being narrated through the eyes of two main characters. There is no savior, no beauty, and no hope, and no negativity about the absence of these.

Moralistic conclusions are nonexistent in this work, which makes it dispassionate. It's indifferent, and trying to tell a story about it.

Story 10/10
About beings of nature, however the methods are disconnected.

Art ...
Jul 15, 2023
FYI, the first volume is super easy to find online. The rest, not so much. I managed to find most of the second volume translated, in "The Complete Works of Nekojiru", but I don't think the third volume has been translated.

Firstly, it should be said that Nekojiru Udon has a lot of shock humor: in its violence, language, and imagery. You might feel a little uncomfortable at points.

This is honestly one of the coolest things I've seen. Its super disconnected, and mainly about the silly antics of (pretty evil) cats. The humor and dialogue is on point. I'm a huge fan of the art, ...
Mar 6, 2016
Preliminary (11/57 eps)
This series is dark and surreal but overall very good. The characters are cute but have no morals, killing or abusing anything that bothers them. The art is simplistic and reminds me of a children's cartoon at times which adds to the air of "innocence" that the story seems to give off despite being very grotesque underneath. At the start of the series it doesn't seem like there's any over-arching plot but some chapters have call-backs to the previous ones so eventually there's something tying it all together, though this was a bit confusing to me when I first started reading since I wasn't used ...

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