16th Feb 2009
kicking fandom’s ass since 2000
16th Feb 2009
I like cats. If a story has a cat in it, I am most likely going to find something charming and endearing in the story–even if it is just the cat. So, a series like this with chibi cat boys and girls is something that I was able to find amusing. It’s not the best thing I’ve ever read, but any release that has the sentence “Be still my restless weenie” has to have a few good points.
In all honesty, this is just a light and fluffy fairy tale with two male characters who happen to be in love at the center of it. There’s no sex to speak of. Sorry to disappoint you all. What it does have is some slightly surreal imagery and a good sense of humor. Deux is billing this release as ‘Yaoi in Wonderland’ and I guess that’s as good of a way to describe it as anything.
Anyway, Mao works for a local pizza shop. After some run-ins with the mysterious ‘men in black’ he ends up meeting his future love, the silent Tora. Tora lives with a bunch of humanoid cats of varying ages. After one to many run-ins with the ‘men in black,’ they decide that they need to flee the city. Koyuki, one of the kittens, leads them to a forest in the middle of a desert. There’s already a few humans living there, as well as a whole bunch of humanoid kitties, so they decide to settle there.
Their adventures include Koyuki being able to make anything appear out of the desert sand, a cat-god who no one believes is a god and the misunderstandings of a pair of black cats who, like real cats, are convinced that they are always right.
Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this one. It’s definitely not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but I liked how silly it was without going over the edge into being outlandish. It’s just light and sweet fluff. Every once in a while, I need to get some fluff in my life.