In today’s anime news there’s something for cat lovers like myself to get excited about. On the front page of the seventh issue of the Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine, it was just confirmed that the slice-of-life comedy The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again Today manga will receive an anime adaptation in 2023! Anime Geek will be sure to keep you posted when the exact release date and animation studio are revealed, as well as trailers and key visuals.
The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again Today is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hitsuji Yamada. On August 22, 2018, it began serialization on Kodansha’s Suiyobi no Sirius online manga section on the Nico Nico Seiga website.
Since October 26, 2021, it has been published in the Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine. The manga chapters have been collected into individual tankoban volumes by Kodansha. Five volumes have been released as of June 9, 2021, and the first volume was released on April 9, 2019. Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the manga in North America for its English release. Kodansha is offering a free trial reading for The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again Today at the following link.
What’s a girl to do when her cat grows as big as Totoro?
The story revolves around a young office worker named Saku, who tends to overwork to the point where she has no time for herself. As a result, her house is a mess, she never gets her chores done, and she doesn’t have time to cook either. Saku’s hectic life changes when she decides to adopt a stray black cat and names him Yukichi.
A dash of fantasy is thrown into this relaxing slice-of-life comedy
Over time her cat continues to grow until it’s the size of Totoro(from the anime film My Neighbor Totoro, see picture below)! Afterward, her cat which is now bigger than she is begins to take over her domestic responsibilities and help out around the house by doing household chores.
One wonders if the cat may be related to the magical, ancient spirit of the forest Totoro since a bit of magic does seem to be thrown into the mix. When the enormous cat goes out to do some grocery shopping and casually compares vegetable prices no one bats an eye and fails to see this as something out of the ordinary. Is Saku’s cat using magic to accomplish this? My guess is yes. Although, maybe people just think Yukichi is a person dressed in a promotional mascot outfit.
Yukichi may have been a human butler in his past life because he doesn’t just do Saku’s chores – he does them flawlessly. From cooking gourmet meals for his master to cleaning the house until it sparkles, this cat has mad skills. The cat also acts as Saku’s alarm, which is incredibly endearing. Saku may be good at her office job, but when it comes to cooking someone better get a fire extinguisher, and if she does the laundry chances are everything will end up pink. Lucky for her, Yukichi takes great pride in his household skills and loves his master very much.
In conclusion, I hope that my cat will one day grow as big as Totoro and start helping me cook and clean the house. Would you want a giant cat acting like a butler in your house? Let us know in the comments below!