Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu Collector's Edition: 2

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Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu Collector's Edition: 2

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a b Marie, April (3 June 2016). "Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu (Manga)". Dread Central. Archived from the original on 29 July 2019 . Retrieved 9 November 2019. Bittersweet Ending: A bonus comic included in the collected edition reveals that Yon-kun eventually died of heart failure, but J-kun treasures the time they had together, thanking Yon for being in his life. Ito's wife Ayako included a letter telling her side of the story, talking about Yon-kun's final days. Junji Ito later did a followup video with Crunchyroll, showing the two new cats that he adopted in Yon and Mu's memory. Ito has mentioned filmmaker Guillermo del Toro as an influence, but del Toro has also been influenced by Ito’s work. Ito recalls, “20 years ago, director of Shape of Water,Guillermo del Torocame to Japan and said he was a big fan and wanted to see me…I’m very happy that he’s a fan of mine and enjoys my work.” In fact, the two were working together on a game called Silent Hills ( unfortunately, the project was canceled). Mu Appears" opens with J-kun's move to a new home with A-ko. While J-kun wrestles with his apprehension over living with Yon, A-ko adopts a kitten to keep Yon company. She names the kitten Mu, since he will be the sixth cat her family has kept, with her mother's cat, Goro, being the fifth. J-kun is eventually won over by Mu.

Junji Ito is a horror manga artist known best for exceptionally creative and terrifying works such as Uzumaki and Tomie. I've read almost everything of his that has been released in America (still waiting for my bf to finish one anthology so he can lend it to me). His works are creepy, disturbing, spectacularly drawn, and always something I have never seen before. This book is no exception, just that it is also very funny. In "Mu's Castration," the couple takes Mu to the veterinarian to be neutered. Despite a brief medical scare, Mu survives. Human characters are fine, nothing spectacular, nothing terrible, they are stereotypes of Ito and Ako’s personality, but the great characterization of the cats bumps it from total mediocrity: they truly are the main characters of the story and it feels like it, they are perfectly normal cats who happen to be evil and inconspicuous (just like normal cats) and never feel fake, it’s just very evident that they are a bit exaggerated by Ito’s iagination (both at the time and when writing), 7/10. One aspect I really enjoyed were the color photos of Ito's two real-life cats contained near the end of the manga. After seeing them, I was even more impressed by Ito's fictional depiction of them in the manga. Then again, as a cat lover myself, I know there is a little devil inside even the most innocent of cats! Speaking of art, though, it’s a very different matter, and I’m surely not the one who has discovered that Ito’s unique style is great, even though, for how much I could ever love it, there’s no denying that drawing cute things made scary with it, lets it down a little bit. The cats lose a lot (if not all) their cuteness and become really unsettling at times, but some other times they are not really scary enough to sell the scene well (Mu in particolar, who looks really fluffy). Nevertheless, the art style does miracle on the cats, and also on Ako, who is drawn with blank white eyes and is REALLY creepy, almost everytime she is present. Even though is does a great job at it, monsters and body horror, certainly suit it best, 9/10.Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu” is a collection of strips chronicling the artist’s first experiences living with feline friends. Readers witness Ito’s anxiety over his fiancé’s desire to bring two cats into their home, which is only compounded by the ‘cat proofing’ that precedes their arrival. From there, anxiety gives way to acceptance and, eventually, a deep bond between the artist and his new companions.

Irony: J-kun, who abhors the idea of having two cats, let alone the one with the spooky vibe, also gets insanely jealous when he doesn't appeal to them. junji ito is a writer/illustrator known for his horror manga, and here he focuses his energies on the most horrible horror of them all - the domestic cat. There is not much of a story, the whole thing is a slice of life, about Ito moving in with his wife Ako and her cats, Muu and Yon, whose name can be read like “Death” and who has a skull shaped spot. That’s enough for Ito to decide that the cat is not only evil and malevolent, but also out to get him! So it begins a story of horror and tension between the Master of Horror Ito, Junji (2015). "Bonus Manga". Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu. Kodansha Comics USA. pp.115–121. ISBN 978-1-63236-197-4. In stark contrast to his typical works, the series isn't horror, instead being an autobiographical slice-of-life piece detailing Ito's domestic life with his fiancée upon moving house and getting the titular cats.this is a comedic-horror manga, and it speaks to those of us who have invited these little devils into our hearts and homes, and the everyday horrors we endure as a result. Is there anything spookier than a silent feline, eyes glinting, stalking you in the night…IN YOUR OWN HOME?? Master of horror Junji Ito turns his twisted eye on his own life in this comedic graphic memoir about becoming a cat owner, now reissued in a deluxe hardcover featuring an exclusive interivew with Ito and a NEW cover illustration by the author that GLOWS IN THE DARK! The perfect gift for the slightly-twisted cat lover in your life. Hodgkins, Crystalyn (4 April 2019). "Kodansha Adds Ninja Slayer Kills, Cat Diary: Yon & Mu, 3 Persona/SMT Manga". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 2 August 2019 . Retrieved 2 August 2019.

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