Summary

In medieval Japan, it’s a hard life for a stray cat. Every day is filled with struggles and prejudice, from oppression by fellow cats working for cruel masters to extortion by catnip druglords. But being a stray also means incredible pride and independence. The wandering samurai Norachiyo has no master, though he still wears the telltale bell of a cat who has a “person.” This rogue warrior travels across Japan, protecting the weak and cutting down those who have forgotten the virtues of being a stray—all with unrivaled swordsmanship. Although Norachiyo leaves little trace but his fearsome reputation, this enigmatic warrior has made plenty of enemies who are more than willing to get their claws on his head. Will Norachiyo’s past catch up with him, or can he spend his nine lives in freedom?

Artworks

Stats

Reads:
19K
Likes:
26

Credits

Hiroyuki Takei
Art
Story
Kodansha
Publisher

Other Facts

Last Updated
10 mo. ago
Age Rating
Teen (13+)
Other Names
猫ヶ原
Style Origin
Japanese Comics (Manga)
Color
Black & White
Origin Media
Print
Copyright
© Hiroyuki Takei/Kodansha Ltd.

Summary

In medieval Japan, it’s a hard life for a stray cat. Every day is filled with struggles and prejudice, from oppression by fellow cats working for cruel masters to extortion by catnip druglords. But being a stray also means incredible pride and independence. The wandering samurai Norachiyo has no master, though he still wears the telltale bell of a cat who has a “person.” This rogue warrior travels across Japan, protecting the weak and cutting down those who have forgotten the virtues of being a stray—all with unrivaled swordsmanship. Although Norachiyo leaves little trace but his fearsome reputation, this enigmatic warrior has made plenty of enemies who are more than willing to get their claws on his head. Will Norachiyo’s past catch up with him, or can he spend his nine lives in freedom?

Artworks

Stats

Reads:
19K
Likes:
26

Credits

Hiroyuki Takei
Art
Story
Kodansha
Publisher

Other Facts

Last Updated
10 mo. ago
Age Rating
Teen (13+)
Other Names
猫ヶ原
Style Origin
Japanese Comics (Manga)
Color
Black & White
Origin Media
Print
Copyright
© Hiroyuki Takei/Kodansha Ltd.