Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu 01

FREE Shipping

Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu 01

Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu 01

RRP: £99
Price: £9.9
£9.9 FREE Shipping

In stock

We accept the following payment methods


Children's librarian Marissa Lieberman wrote that, because of the overlap in the importance of narrative pacing and timing in both comedy and horror, Ito's previous work in horror and gag manga helped to make Junji Ito's Cat Diary unique among other cat-centered manga.

His longest work, the three-volume Uzumaki, is about a town's obsession with spirals: people become variously fascinated with, terrified of, and consumed by the countless occurrences of the spiral in nature. Junji Ito's Cat Diary appeared as an intermittent serial in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Monthly Magazine Z from 26 November 2007 [10] to 26 December 2008. Kodansha USA announced that it had obtained the manga's license at the 2015 Anime Boston convention, [13] and published the English-language translation in North America on 27 October 2015. King Yon" chronicles Yon's further unsuccessful attempt to escape, his unusual strength, and his position as dominant cat within the household. He is not the sort of manga creator I can recommend to most of my friends, as I genuinely think his work often goes a step beyond uncomfortable (though if you do like horror, check him out.But slowly the cats start to exert their charm on J-kun who becomes obsessed with winning them over - bombarding them with tasty treats, taunting them with fluffy, cat wands - determined to rank first in their affections.

Includes two pages of cat photographs of the real life cats, if you haven't already seen enough cat pictures from your friends on Facebook. J-kun (Ito) and his fiancé A-ko (Ito’s later wife Ayako Ishiguro) have just moved in together, their new house is pristine and sparkling. Junji Ito, as J-kun, has recently built a new house and has invited his fiancée, A-ko, to live with him.

I like both Ito and cats, so I find this pretty delightful, particularly in how it's still drawn like horror manga in typical Ito style, even though the content is all actually pretty normal. It's very funny and it's actually authentic, because you will also get a bonus gallery of Ito's real life cats, who look exactly like Yon and Muu. Ito's two styles of artwork were generally seen as complementing the narrative nicely, [4] [5] with highlights being the characters of Mu and Yon, [5] the range of character facial expressions, [16] and the timing and content of the gags.

While J-kun wrestles with his apprehension over living with Yon, A-ko adopts a kitten to keep Yon company. Junji Ito is a horror manga artist known best for exceptionally creative and terrifying works such as Uzumaki and Tomie. Cats really are odd creatures and Ito uses that to his advantage taking these normal scenes and putting a horror spin on them.Upon publication, the manga received a favorable critical and commercial response, debuting in The New York Times 's weekly list of the ten best-selling manga volumes.

Appearing as a serial in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Monthly Magazine Z from November 2007 to December 2008, it follows the adventures of J-kun, a horror manga artist as he adjusts to life with cats: Yon, whom his fiancėe brings along to their new house, and Mu, a Norwegian Forest cat whom the couple adopts as a kitten. Publisher Kodansha compiled the ten installments of the manga into a bound volume and released it in March 2009. The perceived potential audience for the manga was a point of discussion within the reviews, with several critics writing that the manga would appeal mainly to cat caretakers and fans of the author.

The English-language edition also included the pieces contributed by Ito and his wife for Teach Me, Michael! He frequently will draw them ominously staring at him, he will draw distorted faces in horror (and his fiancée is almost always drawn with just blank white eyes). Ito rysuje jak Ito, więc miałam wrażenie, że zaraz stanie się coś złego/niepokojącego, ale to zabawna, urocza historia o kotach i ludziach. Silverman wrote that A-ko's terrifying appearance reflected her love for her cats, in that she appeared "as creepy as many of us cat owners fear we do. Little did he know his blushing bride-to-be has some unexpected company in tow-Yon, a ghastly-looking family cat, and Mu, an adorable Norwegian forest cat.

  • Fruugo ID: 258392218-563234582
  • EAN: 764486781913
  • Sold by: Fruugo

Delivery & Returns


Address: UK
All products: Visit Fruugo Shop