Hisa Takano, known for Mukahi Usagidou Nikki, recently published (December 12) a collection of short stories called Kottou Nekoya.
The collection, published in cat manga magazine Neko Punch series by Shonen-gahosha Company, is about Bonten, a cat who is able to talk, to appraise items people bring to him and to heal the hearts of wounded people. The people who visit his shop have various reasons for seeking his help. This includes a girl who had to let her cat go because of her allergies, a child who wants to understand the feelings of cats, a woman who is looking for the missing flower piece of her hair accessory, and many more.
Kottou Nekoya contains three main stories and three short stories from the Neko Punch series and other titles: Oedo Nekoya, Neko Hikyaku ~Kyuubei’s First Shopping, and NORMAN’S CAFÉ ~Quiet Cat Store.