Having lived with their owner under the same roof for 10 years, both Inu-kun and Neko-sama have grown some human-like qualities. While Hidekichi goes to the toilet in the middle of the night, Inu-kun takes over the whole bed just to see how she’d react. And Neko-sama, who’s actually a scaredy-cat, deliberately naps beside a trash bag just to prove that he wasn’t scared out of his wits by it earlier.
Animals can’t talk, but there are so many ways they communicate and interact with each other.
It may have been 10 years already, but every day is different and it never gets old watching them eat, play, and sleep.
Series Overview: up to 5 volumes in Japan (as of Jan 2021)
Increased popularity of animal manga
Originally the manga shorts were posted on author’s twitter account and received well over 3 million likes!
Relatable stories for both dog and cat owners
Anime now streaming on Crunchyroll (with strong reviews 4.5/5)
Hidekichi Matsumoto began her career in 2008 by winning the 1st Shonen Rival Comic award, with her submission of Honto ni Atta! Reibai-Sensei, that later on went on to become serialized in Monthly Shonen Rival magazine.
This manga later on receives the 35th Kodansha Manga Award for Children’s genre.
In 2011 she begain serialization of Survival Game Club! in Nakayosi Magazine.
Both Honto ni Atta! Reibai-Sensei and Survival Game Club! have anime adaptations.
In addition Matsumoto has worked on two other serialized manga and currently working on With a Dog and Cat, Every Day is Fun.
Author Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Marketing: Place ads with media outlets
Advanced reviewer copies
Social media push with Kodansha Comics - feature animal manga
Publicity: Priority title for 2021
Promotion on Kodansha Live Show (YT)
Work with anime licensor (Crunchyroll) to cross-promo, ad swaps, event promo, giveaways
Author Social Media: twitter.com/hidekiccan