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Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu
HELLOKITTY Master of Japanese horror manga Junji Ito presents a series of hissterical tales chronicling his reallife trials and tribulations of becoming a cat owner. Junji Ito, as Jkun, has recently built a new house and has invited his financée, Ako, to live with him. Little did he know…his blushing bridetobe has some unexpected company in tow—Yon, a ghastlylooking family cat, and Mu, an adorable Norwegian forest cat. Despite being a dog person, Jkun finds himself purrsuaded by their odd cuteness and thus begins his comedic struggle to gain the affection of his new feline friends.
Oct 15, 2011
10 of 10 chapters read
42 people found this review helpful
For me, I enjoyed reading this manga very much! A fan of Itou Junji after reading Uzumaki, I began reading his many other works. After hearing that he's not some psycho manga artist, but instead, a gentle cat lover who drew a cat manga about his real life experience with his cats, I know I must go and read that manga!
All the works from Itou junji that I have read was horror or gore related. Only this was so cute and.. normal! Normal in a way that there's no blood or rotting flesh related things appearing inside here!
It's so comical at how Itou Junji's drawing style are used in this 'normal' kind of environment. Imagine the horrified faces Itou Junji draws, when the protagonist sees a rotted body or spirals or tomie reviving a thousand times (in Uzumaki, Tomie), being used here, when the protagonist is instead, faced with cute and cuddly cats!
It's just so funny and different from his usual works. This is a must read! read more
Jan 30, 2015
10 of 10 chapters read
14 people found this review helpful
What makes this pretty funny is that he’s telling a non-horror story using his signature horror style. It kinda makes things creepier than he intended but once you’re stuck in a style, it’s hard to get out of it.
There are a lot of moments where we can relate to – trying to get the cat’s affections, when cats do weird things, when cats run away. The cats themselves definitely have their own personalities and honestly, I think Junji wasn’t entirely serious on doing this manga in the first place. It says what it is right on the tin: a cat diary.
He learns things that people like him would learn about cats and how people are with them. I don’t have much to say about it because it’s really cute and it’s really funny. Within the manga, there’s also some questions some fans would ask him and he’d earnestly answers them!
If you’re a cat fan, you’ll relate to this manga. If you’re a Junji Ito fan, then this is a funny piece of trivia to have in your arsenal. It’s a nice and light read to kill some time but I wouldn’t really want to pick it up over and over again unless I can truly relate to the antics (which I probably won’t since I have cat allergies). read more