Nights with a Cat, vol. 1 | Review
Nights with a Cat, vol. 1
By Kyuryu Z
Yen Press, published 7/12/22
Age rating: Teen
With all the titles written for cat owners and/or lovers, like Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan and most recently Cat + Gamer, here comes another fun and relatable story of owning a cat.
When Fuuta’s sister brings home a cat to join their family, all Fuuta wants to do is spend time with this kitty which they name, Kyuruga. Each chapter highlights all of the mannerisms Kyuruga exhibits, which will make any cat owner (myself included) think back and go, “yep, they’re not wrong.” From learning the cat’s mannerisms with food, sleeping patterns, to Kyuruga becoming mesmerized with cardboard boxes despite their serva-, I mean “owners”, buying them toys that they will barely touch (does anyone else feel this pain?!), it’s just a fun collection of Fuuta’s experiences to read.
The artwork of Nights with a Cat is really incredible. The eyes of both Fuuta and Kyuruga are drawn the same, as they are both wide-eyed with wonder as they learn about each other. With a few splashes of yellow and green, this is not distracting and doesn’t take away the fun of the story and the art. There’s even a part where Fuuta accidentally scans Kyuruga fur with a QR Code app, which apparently happened with the author’s actual cat.
I look forward to the other mysteries of being a cat explored in the next volume, as well as an anime scheduled to be released soon. Maybe it will help me understand my own familiars, Bella and Pickles. Definitely pick up Nights with a Cat when you get a chance. It was a fun take on life and adventures with a cat.
About Renee Scott
Renee Scott is a young adult librarian based in NYC, as well as a dedicated otaku and gamer. She is a lifelong fan of comics, anime, and manga. She can be found on Twitter at @libraryladynyc, and on her review blog, The Library Lady of NYC Reviews.
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