Kawaisugi Crisis release date in 2023 – Too Cute Crisis anime adapts manga

Key visual for the upcoming anime Kawaisugi.
Key visual for the upcoming anime Kawaisugi. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

On September 26, 2022, the official Twitter account and website for the anime adaptation of Mitsuru Kido’s Kawaisugi Crisis (Kawaisugi Kuraishisu, Too Cute Crisis) sci-fi, comedy manga announced the upcoming anime will be produced by Synergy SP and is set to premiere in 2023.

This is definitely an anime that cat lovers won’t want to miss – the fate of humanity literally depends on the cuteness of cats.

A key visual has also been released and can be seen here:

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Key visual for Kawaisugi Crisis.
Key visual for Kawaisugi Crisis. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

What is the plot of Kawaisugi Crisis?

The story begins when a spacecraft arrives at Earth from the Azatos Empire. Its alien crew gazes out at the Earth and they try to decide if its current civilization is worth keeping. A female officer named Liza thinks they should just destroy the current civilization with a “death fog” and extract the planet’s minerals and water.

Liza’s fellow officer tells her not to be hasty and that she should go down to Earth in order to experience its current culture, history, nature, and ideas since there might be something among them that would be beneficial to the Azatos Empire.

Liza reluctantly agrees to go down to Earth and have a look. Liza winds up in Japan, and in order to investigate Earth’s cuisine, she decides to have a cup of tea at a café. However, she doesn’t end up entering a normal café, but a cat café. One may ask, “What is a cat café?”

A cat café is where patrons go to have a cup of coffee or tea and also enjoy the chance to pet or play with a cat at the same time. Cat cafes are usually filled with lots of friendly cats that will automatically cozy up to their patrons in order to get pats on their heads, get belly rubs, or get people to play with them using the toys provided. Patrons are also able to take “selfies” with the adorable cats.

The alien Liza coming face-to-face with a cat for the first time.
The alien Liza coming face-to-face with a cat for the first time. Pic credit: Jump Comics

When Liza enters the café she comes face-to-face with a cat for the very first time. The cats’ soft fur, big gleaming eyes, and padded paws instantly captivate her. When Liza compares a cat’s cuteness level to the Universe’s 3 cutest creatures – there’s just no comparison!

Kawaisugi Crisis manga page, featuring Liza thinking about the Universe's 3 cutest creatures.
Kawaisugi Crisis manga page, featuring Liza thinking about the Universe’s 3 cutest creatures. Pic credit: Jump Comics

When Liza distractedly explains to the confused barista that she is an alien and that’s why she’s never seen a cat before he just rolls with it since he’s used to dealing with difficult customers. Liza can’t help but recall her childhood pet – a Benila.

Kawaisugi Crisis manga page, featuring Liza thinking about her past pet Benila.
Kawaisugi Crisis manga page, featuring Liza thinking about her past pet Benila. Pic credit: Jump Comics

She used to think her Benila was cute along with its balloon-like texture when you pet it, but now that she’s seen a cat she can’t think of her Benila as having been cute at all. She explains to the barista that she was devastated when her Benila came in 6th place during a cute pet contest but now she doesn’t care.

The Captain of the ship contacts Liza and asks if there are any “cute animals” on Earth that would make it worth sparing. Liza realizes that if the Captain sees a cat he will instantly fall in love with it, become overwhelmed by its level of cuteness, and ignore all of his other pets. Since Liza feels sorry for the Captain’s pets she decides to keep the secret of the existence of the cutest animal in the universe a secret for now and promises her Captain that she will do her best to find a “cute animal”.

Kawaisugi Crisis manga page, featuring some of the anime Liza will encounter on her search for a "cute animal" to spare the Earth.
Kawaisugi Crisis manga page features some of the anime Liza will encounter on her search for a “cute animal” to spare the Earth. Pic credit: Jump Comics

Jump Comics released animated manga chapters

Information about the animated manga chapters.
Information about the animated manga chapters. Pic credit: Jump Comics

On July 12, 2021, Jump Comics released a video featuring a partially animated version of the first chapter of Kawaisugi Crisis – complete with adorable meowing sounds!

You can watch the video on Jump Comics official YouTube channel here:

Kawaisugi Crisis Chapter 1.

Where can I read the manga?

Kawaisugi Crisis Volume 1 cover.
Kawaisugi Crisis Volume 1 cover. Pic credit: Jump Comics SQ.

On October 4, 2019, Mitsuru Kido launched her manga Kawaisugi Crisis in Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine, and its chapters have been collected in five tankobon volumes as of April 2022.

Are you looking forward to the anime Kawaisugi Crisis? (I know I am!) Let us know in the comment section below!

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