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The Cat Proposed Manga

5 star rating out of 5
10 Reviews
SKU: 9781427867483

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About The Cat Proposed Manga

The Cat Proposed Manga features story and art by Dento Hayane.

Matoi Souta is an overworked office worker tired of his life. Then, on his way home from a long day of work one day, he decides to watch a traditional Japanese play. But something strange happens. He could have sworn he saw one of the actors has cat ears. It turns out that the man is actually a bakeneko — a shapeshifting cat from Japanese folklore. And then, the cat speaks: "From now on, you will be my spouse."


  • Publisher: TOKYOPOP
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Romance
  • Themes: Supernatural, Yaoi
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 2/23/2021
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

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4 star rating out of 5

Single volume romance about storytelling and the supernatural

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Overall a great read and would recommend.

The story follows Souta (with the blond hair) who is overworking himself at his job which leaves him stressed and depressed. You follow the story as he takes a moment to take his mind off things by going to a play and then encountering a bakeneko who is telling the story in the play. Bakeneko though aren't supposed to be seen by humans so to keep from being punished the bakeneko proposes that they be mates and the story unfolds from there.

I felt satisfied with the length and the story itself. It is rated for teens and does allude to some steamy scenes but nothing outright explicit. I connected a lot with Souta struggling to accept that he works in a toxic environment and that sometimes it is important to leave a job where you aren't going to grow and isn't healthy for you.

5 star rating out of 5

Left me wanting to see more of them. :)

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The Cat Proposed, I picked this book up because I tend to enjoy TokyoPop BL. This book did not let me down!

First Trigger Warnings:
TW: S*icide Mention
what I mean about this is that the main character Matoi is thinking about what if he commits unalive in that moment.
there is also another moment where he talks about what he was thinking about at the beginning of the story.

The story itself is cute. I was hooked! I read it at work and the whole time I COULD NOT stop SMILING. This story was heartwarming and I love the characters' relationship.
I wish there was more but the story being a single book short story makes sense, the story worthy parts of the characters lifes and relationships, fit in this book. I was just left loving it so much I was wanting to see more of them despite there not being anything really to tell story wise.

5 star rating out of 5


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I loved this manga! It's a great story that I'm sure plenty of people can relate to (the mundane aspects, not the part about meeting a bakeneko, I would hope). The characters are interesting, and the art is lovely. I know I'll be rereading this in the future.

5 star rating out of 5

Dento Hayane's story is a gift.

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The tender loving care that I needed.

The book came in beautiful condition, and it is the perfect size for reading.

I am sure many can relate to Souta's character- if not for his situation, then for his feelings. All of the characters are their own, and likable. Ah, and the atmosphere is one I wish dearly to be pushed into.

The magic in this story took me somewhere else, and there was a very impactful message in here. This is a beautiful manga that I will reread many times from now.

I wish the author could know how much this means to me, as well as the way it comforts and changes my outlook.

5 star rating out of 5

Great supernatural bl manga!

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Just want to say I am so glad I checked this serious out. It ended up being an enjoyable read. Some thing's to note:
- this is the only volume for this series
- tw//suicide thoughts
- nothing too explicit
As for what I thought about the manga, I personally liked it. I loved the characters and storytelling. The ending is open-ended so you could imagine the rest of the story in whatever you want it to be, which is great! All in all, I recommend you check this one out.

4 star rating out of 5

Hal, it's about cats.

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Barring those manga and light novels with the obscenely long, overly-detailed titles (you know the ones), even an accurate title doesn't always perfectly sum up the contents it hides. But in this case, it's all there on the cover: boy meets boy; boy discovers boy is actually cat; cat proposes. You get what you pay for.

Not that this is in any way bad, of course. Though it doesn't subvert any expectations, it's still an adorable BL one shot. A running theme is the power of stories and finding (or reclaiming) the place in one's own story, which, while hardly groundbreaking, is still resonant, perhaps all the more so for those of us who read to get lost in a story. Combine that with a whirlwind fantasy romance, and it's a great time all around. Not quite good enough to crack my favorites, but solidly A-tier.

5 star rating out of 5

So good


Not for folks whose main interest in BL is the sex scenes, since this has almost none, and nothing very explicit. Also, content warning for suicidal ideation.

I loved this. It was such a warm and sweet story. Instead of being an overbearing jerk, Kihachi just wanted to do what was best for Souta and make sure he was happy and healthy.

5 star rating out of 5

Heartfelt Modern Day Fantasy Romance

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I picked this title up on a whim because I love cat stories and BL, but it turned out to be exactly the kind of story I love. It is very heartfelt, sweet, and fulfilling, I didn't expect it to be so emotional. I actually cried a bit. An absolutely lovely romance with a marriage-to-lovers plot, all wrapped up in a fantasy a bit reminiscent of The Cat Returns, but for a lonely, hurting salaryman. The romance is genuine and melted my heart, I really enjoyed this title. I'd never heard of it before buying, but it's in my top favorites now. My go-to one-shot comfort manga.

5 star rating out of 5

One Shot Romance about A Cat and Boy

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It’s a super cute romance I loved every second of it.

I think a trigger warning for some sensitive readers it’s got some heavy themes of depression and suicide ideation, that wasn’t exactly expected.

Overal I really liked the supernatural romance factor and the pacing. Of course for a one shot it’s going to be a bit quick, but it just felt like it felt like it fit in with the world building that was established.

Super cute, would love to see these characters again. But love it over all.

5 star rating out of 5

Absolutely adorable

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I'm only halfway into the manga and it is absolutely adorable!!! I love the slow burn the main character have with the bakeneko and how caring he'll be with him. I can't wait to finish this!!