Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai
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Japanese: 猫ヶ原
English: Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 31
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 17, 2015 to Apr 17, 2018
Genre: Action Action
Themes: Anthropomorphic Anthropomorphic, Historical Historical
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Magazine Edge
Authors: Takei, Hiroyuki (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #142002
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Popularity: #7356
Members: 2,644
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Volume 1


In medieval Japan, a bell hanging on the collar is a sign that a cat has a master. Norachiyo's bell hangs from his katana sheath, but he is nonetheless a stray—a ronin. This one-eyed cat samurai travels across a dishonest world, cutting through pretense and deception with his blade.

(Source: Kodansha Comics USA)


Nekogahara was published in English as Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai by Kodansha Comics USA from October 25, 2016 to November 13, 2018.


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May 31, 2021
Mixed Feelings
The series is set during the shogun era. Where Guns are a new thing and everyone carries a sword. Humanoid Cats are the main species in this series and live with there gods. The gods being humans. Our MC has a bell which shows that he is an owned cat which means that he is professionally trained all that other stuff. I mean the bell is proof that he was a slave to a god and who doesn't want to be a slave to a god? Don't quote me on this.

So our MC is on a journey to find his master, hounded by the spirit ...
Jan 4, 2021

Cliches and disappointment.

For me I feel like the author is going with a unique plot, but mediocre world/character building. Yeah Cats as characters? Why not? But there's also humans, hmmm, how to solve this little problem, nahh who cares, is what I think is what in the author's mind.

The cats were introduced as pets, with masters which are humans. And then cats also live in the country as a society. There are cities and villages that are populated with cats.

Now what do you thinks will happen if humans and cats have societies? Yep, totally nonsense.

You would see a big cat holding a club and ...

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Nekogahara chapter 11 discussion
nidoqueen106_2 - Jan 12
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translation ?
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