【CAT】February 22 is “Cat Day”! Speaking of manga featuring cute cats, here are seven of them!

Cats, very cute creatures. They are the best.
In Japan, February 22 is recognized as “National Cat Day” because the sound of the cat's meow, “Nya,” sounds like the number 2.
So, in this issue, in honor of National Cat Day, I'd like to introduce you to seven manga featuring cats! What kind of manga do you think of when you hear the phrase “manga with cats in it”?

Natsume's Book of Friends
Natsume Yuujinchou


A huge hit, selling 16 million copies worldwide!
The story of a human boy who can see spirits and the various “lives” that surround him.

The main character, Natsume Takashi, has been able to see mysterious beings called “Ayakashi” since he was a child. His parents died early in life, and his kind relatives took him in to live in the countryside, where he could see things that others could not.
One day, he is almost attacked by Ayakashi without question. While escaping, Takashi accidentally releases Ayakashi Madara (a.k.a. Nyanko Sensei), who was sealed in a cat statue.
One person and one animal met in this way. It seems that the reason Takashi can see Ayakashi is related to his grandmother, named Natsume Reiko......?
As a fantasy work, it is very well known as a heartwarming manga that depicts a touching yet certain interaction between people and non-human beings. The mascot character Nyanko Sensei (who is Ayakashi) is very cat-like and adorable, so this is a work of manga you should definitely read!
Natsume's Book of Friends
Natsume Yuujinchou

Isekai kara Yuusha wo Shoukan Shitara Neko deshita


When a “hero” was summoned from another world, he was very fluffy.

In a certain other world, a sleeping Demon King is resurrected.
In order to fight him, the knights of the kingdom decide to summon a hero from another world and borrow his power! But what they summon...... is a handsome cat that is too cute!
Moreover, cats do not exist in this world, and the knights think the cat is a “beastman hero” and pledge their loyalty to him......! Can the cute cat and the knights do their best to defeat the Demon King?
The characters in this cartoon are nothing but goofballs and sweet people!
Isekai kara Yuusha wo Shoukan Shitara Neko deshita

Neko to Ryuu


A dragon raised by a cat returns the favor!
Another world fantasy manga about the heartwarming daily life of a cat and a dragon who can use magic!

In a certain other world, there was a race of cats, the Cait Sith, who could use magic.
They were very curious and could speak human language, so they interacted with various species. One day, They took care of a baby dragon who had lost his parents, and they loved him just like their own children, and he grew up to be......well......too big!
Based on a light novel serialized on the Japanese novel submission site “Let's Become a Novelist”, this manga depicts the heartwarming interaction between the Cait Sith (the cats), a dragon, and humans! Small cats and a too-big dragon interacting with each other in a friendly way! It's just so therapeutic and cute~!
Neko to Ryuu

Yoru wa Neko to Issho.


It is currently the most popular “Cats common story” manga in Japan.

This is a silly everyday manga about Kyuruga, a cat, and his owners, siblings Fuuta and Pi-chan.
Cats are hard to hold because they are liquid.
Cats stretch. They stretch too much anyway.
The 'pet me' appeals are so clumsy, but they are cute and so on......
This manga is a must for cat lovers, filled with many things that cat owners can relate to, and was so popular that it was made into an anime on the web in 2022, quickly gaining recognition and popularity in Japan. Reading this manga makes me think cats are so cute~! I want to have one! It is hard to read for those who cannot own a cat because it makes you feel “I want to own a cat! Kyuruga the cat is just too cute!
Yoru wa Neko to Issho.

Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue.


A clumsy cat and a clumsy mystery writer!
A classic cat manga that heartwarmingly depicts the interaction between the two!

The main character, Subaru, is a new mystery writer. He has a somewhat dark personality and has not interacted much with others because it gets in the way of his creative work. Then, when he goes to visit a grave, he sees a stray cat (later named Haru). He decides to take Haru under his wing, hoping to get some hints for his new novel from the cat.
At first, Subaru kept Haru for the sake of creativity, but before long, Haru's cuteness gradually made Subaru smile more and more. Then, as he started keeping Haru, he began to interact more and more with various people......
A very classic and cute cat manga that has also been made into an anime!
If you want to read mainly about standard cat-human interaction, this is the manga for you!
Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue.

Ojisama to Neko


A cat that was left unsold at a pet store.
A middle aged man who lost his wife and was living a lonely life.
One person and one cat are happy together in this great cat manga.

Fukumaru, a cat, was left unsold at a pet store.
While other cats were finding owners, Fukumaru was getting bigger and bigger. One day, when he thought he would spend the rest of his life here, he meets a person who says he wants to keep him.
That human was an older man named Fuyuki.
Guided by his late wife's words, “I want to have a cat someday,” he went to a pet store and met his cat, Fukumaru.
“What a sweet cat!”
Fuyuki said to Fukumaru.
Fukumaru could not believe Fuyuki's words because he had been unsold, his price had been lowered, and no one was interested in him anymore. But from that day on, the one-man who was lonely so long, and a a cat started to live together!
It is one of the most famous manga in the cat manga world, and has even been made into a live-action TV drama in Japan! Fukumaru is cute, but the funny Fuyuki-San's daily life is also very cute and makes you twice as happy!
Ojisama to Neko

Plum Crazy! Tales of A Tiger-Striped Cat
Kijitora Neko no Koume-san


Here comes a little kitten!
An excessively cute cat manga about the daily life of a clever cat, Kume-San, and a kitten, Koyuki-Chan!

A mother runs a Japanese dance school and her son, Taku-Kun, is a junior high school student. They had a smart and cute cat, Koume-San, at home.
One day, Koume-San comes home with a newborn kitten in her mouth! With the new addition to the family, Koyuki-San, their daily life becomes even more lively......!
It is a daily life manga that shows us what it means to have a cat, and at the same time, it is a touching story. It is a good old-fashioned popular manga that gives a sense of nostalgia to those who have owned cats rather than those who have not.
Plum Crazy! Tales of A Tiger-Striped Cat (Kijitora Neko no Koume-san)

Which cat manga did you like?
Whether you own a cat or not, please enjoy the cuteness of cats to the utmost in the manga~!
Okay, that is all for today! I will see you in the next article!
See you soon!

Related Articles

Popular Articles