A gritty historical action story, starring samurai cats, Nekogahara will appeal to fans of everything from Japanese-flavored fantasy like Naruto to more adult historical action like Lone Wolf and Cub.
Mix of lighthearted concept and serious, artful fight scenes from the creator of the hit Shaman King is a unique mix in a market of cookie-cutter action manga.
In medieval Japan, a bell hanging on the collar is a sign that a cat has a master. Norachiyo's bell hangs from his katana sheath, but he is nonetheless a stray -- a ronin. This one-eyed cat samurai travels across a dishonest world, cutting through pretense and deception with his blade.