One day, as Hinata walks by a free kitty in a box, he decides to adopt it and names it Kyuu-chan. Kyuu-chan turns out to be adorable and makes Hinata's life more interesting! Kyuu-chan loves playing with toys, but more than that, Kyuu-chan loves spending time with Hinata, including curling up inside his scarf. Like most cats owners can attest, Kyuu-chan also loves the box more than the toys that come in it. Kyuu-chan also loves snacks and getting his fur on the bottom of Hinata's pant legs. The two are always doing things for each other, including Kyuu-chan traversing half the city and the subway to bring Hinata his forgotten lunch!
I literally laughed out loud on the fourth comic, so I knew this was going to be good. Some of this addresses normal life with a cat, like The Evil Secret Society of Cats, but because Kyuu-Chan is a wonder cat, it was a little more like living with Pen-Chan in Penguin & House. I also appreciated that each yonkoma comic was self-contained but also built on an overall story. These comics were originally published one at a time, but I have a sneaky feeling that Nitori-san wanted repeat viewership and/or thought about how these would read if ever bound all together. This is a very wholesome comic that will appeal to adults and kids, and especially to cat-lovers.
The drawing style in this comic is similar to the cutesy style in Evil Secret Society, where characters aren't drawn with a lot of detail, but the focus instead is on making them adorable.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 3-12
Publisher: Seven Seas
Publication Date: March 9, 2021
ISBN: 9781645058571 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: Elementary School, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Slice Of Life, Animals, Iyashikei, Seven Seas
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