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Junji Ito's Cat Diary Yon & Mu Collector's Edition Manga (Hardcover)

5 star rating out of 5
4 Reviews
SKU: 9781646512515

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About Junji Ito's Cat Diary Yon & Mu Collector's Edition Manga (Hardcover)

Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu Collector's Edition features story and art by Junji Ito and is presented in this hardcover edition with glow in the dark artwork!

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 interview 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.

Reigning king of horror manga Junji Ito presents a series of hissterical tales chronicling his real-life trials and tribulations of becoming a cat owner. Junji Ito, as J-kun, has recently built a new house and has invited his financée, A-ko, to live with him. Little did he know…his blushing bride-to-be has some unexpected company in tow—Yon, a ghastly-looking family cat, and Mu, an adorable Norwegian forest cat. Despite being a dog person, J-kun finds himself purrsuaded by their odd cuteness and thus begins his comedic struggle to gain the affection of his new feline friends.


  • Publisher: KODANSHA COMICS
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Comedy, Horror
  • Themes: Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 11/9/2021
  • Page Count: 128
  • Dimensional Weight: 1.25
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

Yon & Mu in a Proper Redo

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If you read the previous edition of Junji Ito's Cat Diary, then you're familiar with this fun look at new-cat owners - drawn in Ito's disturbing style, nixing the cute and cuddly with something more creepy yet still adorable. You're probably also aware that the previous edition is pretty small and gets lost next to all of those large hardcovers for other Junji Ito works. This new hardcover edition will fit right at home with the rest of your collection (and maybe even stand out a little). With terrific debossed cover art, larger pages, and a new extra interview, this was a easy upgrade.
(I cry at the last chapter no matter how many times I've picked up this book).

4 star rating out of 5

A fun story with a familiar Horror artist's style


Junji Ito's Cat Diary is a cat story that you have never seen before, paired with the horror artist's famous, realistic and garish, style.

The book itself goes through the fun and sometimes shocking life of Ito himself and his wife with his actual cats, characterized with their cute and horrific looks.

The hardcover book is more for collectors, and matches in style with the hardback, high quality, feel of the other books. Due to this, I suggest it to the Junji Ito collector who wants a change of pace from the author, but for regular manga readers, I suggest the paperback version, as it has the same story, with less bulk and price.

In conclusion, it's an amazingly fun and relatable story, in a fantastically horrifying look, while still having it's adorable moments. My only reason for having 4 stars and not 5 is due to how this is simply an alternative due to the paperback.

5 star rating out of 5

More Comedy than Horror

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This is basically a memoir about Junji Ito & his wife's cats. It's cute, funny, & heartwarming. As the other review said, the ending is quite sad, but relatable to all pet owners. The horror is played for laughs, so it's not really horror at all in my opinion. The book is very high quality & quite big for a relatively short page count. All in all, I enjoyed it!

5 star rating out of 5

Hilarious book with a touching story

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The way Junji Ito portrays these cats is so funny! I related with his plights in gaining the trust of a cat. I recommend this version over the normal Cat Diary as it includes extra pages at the end that are a beautiful cap to this tale.