What's Michael?
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What's Michael?

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Synonyms: Hello Michael!
Japanese: ホワッツ マイケル?
English: What's Michael?
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 172
Status: Finished
Published: 1984 to 2002
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: Pets Pets
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning
Authors: Kobayashi, Makoto (Story & Art)


Score: 7.491 (scored by 537537 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #26132
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #9207
Members: 1,447
Favorites: 35

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What's Michael follows the adventures of a ginger tabby called Michael. The stories often change setting: in one, Michael may be owned by a young Japanese couple; in the next, Michael may be owned by an older couple with children and in a third, Michael might be owned by a yakuza. There are even story settings that place groups of cats in business suits or playing baseball in sport team uniforms.

(Source: The One Day Wonder Blog)


What's Michael? was partially published in English by Dark Horse from April 1, 1997 to May 10, 2006. It was also regularly featured in Dark Horse's manga anthology Super Manga Blast from March 29, 2000 (issue #1) to February 1, 2006 (issue #59, final issue), as well as sporadically in the educational publication Mangajin, from June 1990 (issue #1) to September 1997 (issue #68).

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Mar 13, 2020
Robinne (All reviews)
If you didn’t know anything about it, you’d think What’s Michael is just another boring cat manga that’s just meant to be “cute” and be an easy sell amongst housewives but you couldn’t be farthest from the truth and you’d probably miss out a great manga.

What’s Michael is completely wacky and absurd and could, similar to some of the classic comedies like Urusei Yatsura or the works of Fujiko Fujio. It’s organized in very short chapters (usually 6 pages long) and most of them act like parodies of different genres and in particular to hard-boiled detective stories but there’s a great variety to the read more

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