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Kemono no Chat Manga Ends

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
4-panel manga about girl who can talk to cats inspired 2009 OVA

The December issue of Takeshobo's Manga Club Original published the last chapter of Takayuki Mizushina's Kemono to Chat 4-panel manga on Wednesday. The story centers on Chacha Kenomoto, a high school freshman girl who can understand the language of cats and speak with them. (The girl's family name Kenomoto is a wordplay on the title, which literally means "Chatting with Creatures.") The magazine's January issue will feature a one-shot manga from Mizushina.

Mizushina began drawing Kemono to Chat in Manga Club Original in 2005, and Takeshobo will publish a total of seven compiled book volumes. As of 2009, the series had sold more than 300,000 copies.

The manga had inspired an original video anime (OVA) adaptation in 2009. Yūji Umoto directed animators at the Usagiou studio, and Maaya Sakamoto, Kana Ueda, and Sayuri Yahagi starred in the OVA. Mizushina not only created the manga but also produced and wrote the anime's theme song. In addition to drawing manga, Mizushima has also been a game tester, a reporter, a stage actor, and a teacher.

Source: Comic Natalie

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