Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.
Ajiko Kojima, a manga artist best known for his “Tonari no 801-chan” comic strip, has just released his latest new series of amusing four-frame comic strips.
Although it might seem like the artist is planning a theme based on the tribulations a young wife faces with her mother-in-law, this new series has a twist: the husband’s mother is a cat.
“Okasama wa Neko!” (My mother-in-law is a cat!) was released Nov. 11 from Ohzora Publishing Co., publisher of Kojima’s “Tonari no 801-chan” series.
The new collection of four-frame comic strips costs 590 yen ($7) including tax. The comic book is available at bookstores across Japan and online.
The story revolves around Naoko, a young woman who has just married Mr. Nekoo. She now lives with her husband in a house in a quiet residential district.
Naoko expected newlywed life to be happy with her good-hearted husband. But she feels something is not quite right. That’s because her mother-in-law is a cat.
Naturally, the series is filled with Kojima’s wild and wacky twists.
Anyone who loved the “Tonari no 801-chan” series, which portrays the lives of an “otaku” boy and “fujoshi” (female otaku) girls, will like “Okasama wa Neko.”
Also on Nov. 11, Kojima’s “Yorinuki (the best of) Tonari no 801-chan” went on sale.
The fifth volume of the series is due out Dec. 8.
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