Nekojiru Udon
Cat Soup
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Nekojiru Udon

Alternative Titles

English: Cat Soup
Synonyms: Cat Noodle Soup: The Story of a Soul
Japanese: ねこぢるうどん


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 57
Status: Finished
Published: 1990
Genres: ComedyComedy, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Nekojiru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Garo


Score: 7.441 (scored by 399399 users)
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Ranked: #29612
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Popularity: #5805
Members: 2,022
Favorites: 73


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May 3, 2017
Eell (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 6, 2016
iridi (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 27, 2020
CAPSY723 (All reviews)
Honestly, the manga is strange, ugly, and yet weirdly charming in it's own way. The stories are disconnected and disjointed, but at the same time hilarious and unsettling. The author has her own story (unfortunately killing herself from likely stress from the popularity of this series, along with untreated manic depression) that I think definitely influences the darkness and surrealism of the story. But it's never 'dark' in a 'woe is us' way. It reminds me of what Jorge Luis Borges said of the comedic book Candide (I'm paraphrasing Borges here), 'the book undermines it's pessimism by the joy and creativity in the way it read more