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Manga Planet Licenses Home-sha Inc.’s Neko Neko Yokochou Titles

Chie Shinkyu’s Nekobitashi: The Daily Life of Chie and Her Cats , Ryo Ikuemi's There is a Limit to Cuteness and nine other cat manga titles to be added to Manga Planet Library in June 2020

Ikebukuro, Japan – Cats from Home-sha Inc.’s Neko Neko Yokochou manga selection found their way to the Manga Planet Library! Soothe your mind with these upcoming cat manga titles to be released in June 2020.


Chie Shinkyu’s Nekobitashi: The Daily Life of Chie and Her Cats by Chie Shinkyu
Release Date: June 1, 2020

Home-sha Neko Manga PlanetAfter mourning the loss of her beloved feline companion Suu, manga artist and cat mom Chie Shinkyu decides to turn over a new leaf and find herself a new baby to love! Following a tip from her brother-in-law, Chie picks up the stray she calls “Sen” and takes him home with her. Surely nothing’s going to go wrong… right?




Baby Zoccha by Yumi Ikefuji
Release Date: June 2, 2020

Home-sha Neko Manga PlanetBefore a cat becomes a cat, it’s a kitten. From the moment Milly gives birth to her first litter, both she and her children have much to learn about the wide world they live in. Follow Milly and her fluffy, clumsy kittens as they grow through laughter and tears! A spin-off story to the popular series “Zoccha no Nichijou.”





Nuku-Nuku Final -I Love My Cat- by Naomi Akimoto
Release Date: June 3, 2020

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A warm and fluffy slice-of-life comedy depicting Yamada and his beloved pet cat Shima’s preciously ordinary daily lives.





My First Cat by Shihoko Shimura
Release Date: June 4, 2020

Home-sha Neko Manga PlanetOffice worker Eiko has been doing just fine – she works an ordinary job, lives an ordinary life, but a chance encounter threw her all the way out of her comfort zone and led to her adopting a cat. Will she ever get used to having strong feelings and making her own decisions for the first time in her life? A story of a typical woman and a typical cat who find a new home in each other.



Ryo Ikuemi’s There is a Limit to Cuteness by Ryo Ikuemi
Release Date: June 5, 2020

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Not all cats are the same, but they’re all lovable and cute in their own ways. In this autobiographical series, Ikuemi-sensei takes us through the Ikuemi family’s long history of cat parenting, starting all the way back from their cat “king,” the majestic Kiyo.





Cat Melting Pot by Sakura Iwamichi
Release Date: June 6, 2020

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The Iwamichi house has a large, rambunctious family – mother and daughter, ten cats, and one dog. Can this little family keep up with the mess that is sure to follow these many pets with their distinct personalities?





Keeping a Cat at the Age of Thirty by Rie Yamamoto
Release Date: June 7, 2020

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People always say they wish their pets could speak, but do they really mean it? When a woman in her late thirties gets dumped by her boyfriend of eight years, she adopts a cat on a whim, but she definitely wasn’t expecting the cat to call her out on her life choices!





Patisserie Langue de Chat* by Chai
Release Date: August 2020

In a town where only cats live, there is a patisserie named “Langue de Chat.” Surrounded by his very dependable manager and powerful seniors, a tiny part-time worker tries to find his role within the shop, while going through his personal growth along the way.





Manga Neko Neko Yokochou Tokyo Kanban Neko* by ms-work (Nekomaki)
Release Date: September 2020

Within the back alleys fusing retro and modern aesthetics, the cat in charge of the Tourist Information Center guides feline tourists to the actual shops best known for their respective cats.






Inemuri Nagaya no Nekokashi Kuro* by Ranma Kusumi
Release Date: September 2020

Quietly nestled within the hustle and bustle of the capital Edo is an infamous “cat rental house.” Some cats get rented out; some cats get bought… everyone knows that as long as their problems are related to cats, there’s no better place to go. Adding to the mysteriousness is its beautiful owner Kuro, whose age and gender are both well-hidden secrets. Day after day, troubled customers come a-knocking…




Boku to Kyouju no Nijuunen* by Sugisaku
Release Date: September 2020

A heart-warming story about a cat and its human. Born during the same year, the cat “Kyouju” had been by its owner’s side for 20 years. Always together through dark times and first loves, the time they’ve spent is an irreplaceable treasure. Spanning from their youth to their last farewell, this is a story showing how the most ordinary days are the most important, beloved times.




*English titles and release dates are subject to change without prior notice.

The first chapters of these Home-sha manga titles will be available for free in the Manga Planet Library. Subscribers to the Library get to read the succeeding chapters in addition to manga titles from LEED Publishing Co., Ltd., San-ei Corporation, WANIBOOKS Co., Ltd. and by mangaka Masaya Hokazono.

Negotiations with other publishers such as TOKUMA SHOTEN PUBLISHING Co., Ltd., SHODENSHA Publishing Co., Ltd., BUNKASHA PUBLISHING Co., Ltd., KAIOHSHA PUBLISHING Co., Ltd., Starts Publishing Corporation, K.K. HarperCollins Japan, MUGENUP Inc., are going smoothly and we will post information on upcoming licensed titles on mangaplanet.com soon.


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