Cats have always been a popular subject in manga, and their popularity only seems to be growing.
From cute and cuddly kittens to fierce and formidable felines, cats have been the heroes in some of the most memorable manga series.
In this article, we’ll be exploring the top 10 manga where cats are the heroes.
1. Chi’s Sweet Home by Kanata Konami
“Chi’s Sweet Home” is a heartwarming manga series that follows the adventures of a cute little kitten named Chi. After getting separated from her mother, Chi is taken in by a kind family who helps her adjust to life as a housecat. Throughout the series, Chi learns about the world around her and forms close bonds with her new family.
2. FukuFuku: Kitten Tales by Kanata Konami
Another manga series by Kanata Konami, “FukuFuku: Kitten Tales” is a collection of short stories about a curious little kitten named FukuFuku. From exploring the outdoors to playing with her family, FukuFuku’s adventures are both heartwarming and amusing.
3. Neko Ramen by Kenji Sonishi
“Neko Ramen” is a manga series that follows Taisho, a cat who runs a ramen shop. The series is filled with humorous moments as Taisho struggles to run his shop while dealing with the antics of his customers and fellow cats.
4. Nyan Koi! by Sato Fujiwara
“Nyan Koi!” is a manga series that combines two popular themes: cats and romance. The story follows Junpei Kousaka, a high school student who is cursed to turn into a cat if he doesn’t help 100 cats. The series is filled with romantic moments and cat-related humor.
5. Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki by Ruri Miyahara
“Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki” is a manga series that follows the daily life of a chubby cat named Poyo. The series is filled with humorous moments as Poyo interacts with his family and explores the world around him.
6. She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai
“She and Her Cat” is a short manga series that tells the story of a cat named Chobi and his owner, a young woman. The series is filled with touching moments as Chobi and his owner navigate the ups and downs of life together.
7. Tokyo Mew Mew by Mia Ikumi and Reiko Yoshida
“Tokyo Mew Mew” is a manga series that follows a group of girls who possess the DNA of endangered animals,including a cat, and use their powers to fight off alien invaders. The series is filled with action and adventure, as well as heartwarming moments as the girls bond with their animal counterparts.
8. Cat Eyed Boy by Kazuo Umezu
“Cat Eyed Boy” is a horror manga series that follows a strange, cat-like creature with human eyes. The series is filled with dark and disturbing themes, as Cat Eyed Boy interacts with humans and demons alike.
9. Cat Paradise by Yuji Iwahara
“Cat Paradise” is a manga series that takes place in a school for cats, where they learn how to protect their humans from evil spirits. The series is filled with action and adventure, as well as heartwarming moments as the cats form close bonds with their humans.
Cats have been the heroes in some of the most beloved manga series, from heartwarming stories to epic adventures. Whether they’re cute and cuddly kittens or fierce and formidable felines, cats have captured the hearts of manga fans around the world.
While some of these series may be geared towards a younger audience, others may contain mature themes and content. It’s important to check the age rating and content warnings before reading.
No, the order is based on personal preference and is not intended to be read in any specific order.
Yes, there are many other manga series featuring cats as the heroes, these are just a few of the most popular ones.
Yes, many of these manga series have been translated into English and can be found online or in bookstores.
Yes, “Chi’s Sweet Home,” “She and Her Cat,” “Tokyo Mew Mew,” and “Cat Paradise” all have anime adaptations.