My Roommate is a Cat Manga Gets English-language License

My Roommate is a My Roommate is a Cat Manga Gets Licensed English-language Version

Fans of the anime series My Roommate is a Cat can now read an official, licensed English-language translation of the manga it was adapted from.

Korean webtoon portal Lezhin Comics recently posted the first nine episodes (that’s what they call them, not chapters) of this funny, sweet, cute, and touching series.

My Roommate is a My Roommate is a Cat Manga Gets English-language License

The anime series showed up on Crunchyroll last year, and it received mostly positive reviews from viewers.

In either manga or anime format, the series tells about a mystery novel writer who adopts — or gets adopted by, depending upon your point-of-view — a stray cat.

Both the writer and the cat take turns narrating the anime. As these two adjust to living with each other, the same events are interpreted in different ways when seen through the eyes of either the human or the cat.

Needless to say, each one is often puzzled by the other’s weird and/ or reckless behavior.

Manga Origins

The series’ original Japanese title is Dokyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue, which translates out as “My Housemate Is on My Lap, But Sometimes, on My Head.”  It’s probably a good thing that they changed the English-language title for the anime.

Minatsuki, who also goes by Tsunami Minatsuki, writes the manga. Asu Futatsuya illustrates it.

The manga series began in June 2015. So far, the manga has been bundled into six tankobon volumes.

The first season of the anime came to a conclusion after 12 episodes. A second season has not been announced.

If you don’t have Crunchyroll, Funimation also has the series available for streaming.

The original, Japanese-language version of the manga is available at Comic Polaris. The website posted the most recent update, Step.20 Small Invaders, on July 30.

Minatsuki, Futasuya As, Comic Polaris; Funimation; Comic Polaris YouTube channel
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