Special illustrations have been released for an upcoming collaboration between the mangas: Tokyo Revengers by Ken Wakui, Ame to Kimi to by Ko Nikaido and The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again Today by Hitsuji Yamada. More details about the collaboration will be announced in the future, but fans are already speculating whether it will be for merch or a food-related product. The project has been titled “Kawaii Revengers”.
The first illustration that was released features the enormous cat, Yukichi, dressed in a black Japanese high school uniform and looking like he’d fit right in with the delinquents in the anime Tokyo Revengers.
What is the plot of The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today?
The story revolves around a young office worker named Saku, who tends to overwork herself to the point she has no spare time. 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.
Over time, her cat continues to grow until it’s the size of Totoro! Then, with her cat now bigger than she is, it 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”.
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.
You can read more about The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again Today and its upcoming anime adaptation here: The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again Today anime release date in 2023 revealed by giant cat visual
What is the plot of Ame to Kimi to?
The second illustration features a tanuki from the manga Ame to Kimi to (With You and the Rain) dressed in a long, black trench coat and riding a motorcycle. This tanuki definitely looks like he’d be the leader of one of the delinquent gangs found in Tokyo Revengers.
Ame to Kimi to is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ko Nikaido that was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Magazine since August 2020. The manga became a hot topic on Twitter when it was announced due to the popularity of the adorable tanuki (dog-like creature).
The story begins one rainy day when a woman comes across a strange animal waiting by the side of the road. The creature offers the woman an umbrella in an attempt to show off its appeal and hopefully get taken in. The woman is intrigued by its clever nature and decides to bring the dog-like creature home with her. Their comedic day-to-day life together begins…
It’s interesting to note that in the anime Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun (2014), which is about a high school boy who draws manga in his spare time, there is a gag about a female mangaka, who draws a manga that is filled with tanukis due to her tanuki-obsessed editor, and now a real manga that features a tanuki living alongside a heroine has become a reality!
Kawaii Magazine did a collaboration with Tokyo Revengers for some T-shirts in the past, so it’s possible Kawaii Magazine intends to release some T-shirts featuring these adorable new designs.
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