Nekome Kozou
Cat Eyed Boy
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Nekome Kozou

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English: Cat Eyed Boy
Japanese: 猫目小僧


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 1967 to 1976
Genres: AdventureAdventure, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Umezu, Kazuo (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


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Cat Eyed Boy is a half-human, half-monster child whose mostly human appearance bans him from the demon world. He lives hidden in the shadows of the human world, hated by humans and demons alike. Wherever he goes, awful events occur as the humans and demons interact. In stories of revenge and retribution full of disturbing images, Cat Eyed Boy acts as a trickster, saving the innocent and helping the wicked receive the punishment that fate metes out.

(Source: Viz)


Nekome Kozou was published in English as Cat Eyed Boy by VIZ Media in 2 volumes under the VIZ Signature imprint on June 17, 2008.

A live-action film adaptation of the series was released in Japan on June 10, 2006.

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Feb 27, 2019
MangoPamda (All reviews)
I have to say that it was a struggle to complete this manga, but I did so just because it was so short. I'd say that it nails the horror element. This is an older manga and the visuals interested me as they are pretty grotesque and it does well in the element of shock value. The art style to me doesn't scream the typical "anime style", and in fact a lot of it reminds me of the western style, which isn't a bad thing, just something to note due to it's age.

The main character, the Cat Eyed Boy, is interesting, as he comes across read more
Jul 5, 2008
InformationGeek (All reviews)
Let’s face it; there aren’t very many horror mangas out here in America that are scary. The only truly scary ones are Uzumaki and The Drifting Classroom, but that is my opinion. Viz Signature line has recently brought forth to America a brand new series by Kazuo Umezu (The creator behind The Drifting Classroom) called Cat Eyed Boy. Will this be the new horror series that will actually scare us?


Let me put it this way. Cat Eyed Boy is kind of like Mushishi. Like Mushishi, the series centers around one character, which is Cat Eyed Boy for this story. read more
Mar 17, 2011
1up (All reviews)
He's no man, he's no cat, he's Cat Eyed Boy! A young boy with feline features and supernatural dispositions, carrying his bindle across Japan, irresistibly drawn to places where mystery lingers and horrible tragedies are about to strike.

Viz published his adventures in two larges volumes in 2006. As observant readers may guess from the fine realistic graphic style, this work by horror manga master Kazuo Umezu is actually from a much earlier period. It was originally serialized in Shonen Gahosha, Shonen King and Shonen Sunday from 1967 to the year after, preceding well-known classics such as The Drifting Classroom and Orochi.

The eleven stories that make read more

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