Cat + gamer

Wataru Nadatani

Book - 2022

"A woman who lives to play video games unexpectedly adopts a kitten, changing both of their lives forever"--

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MANGA/Nadatani/Cat
vol. 1: 0 / 1 copies available
vol. 2: 0 / 1 copies available
Location Call Number   Status
2nd Floor Comics New MANGA/Nadatani/Cat v. 1 (NEW SHELF) Due Oct 20, 2022
2nd Floor Comics New MANGA/Nadatani/Cat v. 2 (NEW SHELF) Due Oct 13, 2022
Subjects
Genres
Humorous comics
Graphic novels
Published
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Manga 2022-
Language
English
Japanese
Item Description
Reads from right to left.
Physical Description
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 20 cm
Audience
Grades 7-9
ISBN
9781506727417
1506727417
9781506727424
1506727425
Main Author
Wataru Nadatani (author)
Other Authors
Zack Davisson (translator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Riko Kozakura works hard all day to make sure she gets out right at quitting time so she can maximize her gaming time at home. Not a fan of work socials or overtime, she is as surprised as her coworkers when she volunteers to take a stray cat home. She doesn't know the first thing about taking care of another living being, and how is this going to affect her gaming? Musubi is a very loving and playful cat, and Riko draws upon her experience as an RPG player to handle and understand how to care for her cat—including likening fleas to status ailments and play time to leveling up. Volume 2 doubles down on the slice-of-life feel with short chapter adventures of Riko finding more ways to care for Musubi, including constructing a monstrous cat tower and "equipping" him with a collar. Nadatani's illustrations of Riko's apartment, Riko, and Musubi are extremely detailed, and the illustration team clearly had fun making cute cat poses for Musubi, somewhat based on the mangaka's own cat, who is shared with readers in a photo at the end of volume 2. This is a delightful feel-good manga that will leave cat-loving readers with warm fuzzies. This might be a great read for fans of Kanata Konami's Chi's Sweet Home who have grown up and have other hobbies, particularly video gaming. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Her coworkers can't quite figure her out--she never talks about her personal life, she never works overtime, and she never joins them for happy hour. Is she antisocial? Nope, she's rushing home to play video games! One day, a stray cat is found in the office parking lot, and before Riko knows it, the cat has moved in with her! Having no experience with pets, Riko uses lessons drawn from video games to guide her in cat care, while her cute companion tries to understand her behavior through a cat's worldview"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Riko, a twenty-nine-year-old office worker with an obsession for video games, finds her quiet life upended when she takes in a stray cat in this adorable manga series!Her coworkers can’t quite figure her out—she never talks about her personal life, she never works overtime, and she never joins them for happy hour. Is she antisocial? Nope, she’s rushing home to play video games! One day, a stray cat is found in the office parking lot, and before Riko knows it, the cat has moved in with her! Having no experience with pets, Riko uses lessons drawn from video games to guide her in cat care, while her cute companion tries to understand her behavior through a cat's worldview. Available for the first time in English! By Wataru Nadatani, this is the first volume in this cute, fun, and heart-warming story of a gamer learning to live with a cat!