Dark Horse Manga is adding to its furr-tastic manga library with a new cat manga which will surely tickle any cat lover’s fancy. The publisher announced a total of five titles for later this year, with four of the five being continuing series, one being the much-loved manga Mob Psycho 100. With the season still being a little chilly, why not curl up inside your house with one of these manga titles?
Without further ado, here are the new titles from Dark Horse Manga.
For readers who love HP Lovecraft and cats, they can purr-use this new one-shot manga called Cthulhu Cat, written and illustrated by Pandania, who has a fair number of cat manga up their sleeve such as The Evil Secret Society of Cats. Zack Davisson translated the volume with Steve Dutro handling the lettering.
Dark Horse Manga describes the meow-tastic story as:
An ordinary Japanese high school student takes home an abandoned supernatural cat left in a cardboard box. Maybe he shouldn’t have meddled with kitties beyond human comprehension—after all, it had tentacles where his whiskers should have been! But it’s too late now. With no Elder Sign on the cat door, soon the pick of the Mythos litter starts to invade his house, as furry and feline versions of Hastur, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep, and other adorable Lovecraftian horrors blast his mind, whisper impossible secrets, and generally get underfoot!
Ph’nglui mglw’nfah Cthulhu Cat R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagnya!
(“In his house in R’lyeh dead Cthulhu Cat waits dreaming, meow!”)
The one-shot contains 136 pages and is available in trade paperback on Sept. 17, 2024 in bookstores and comic shops a day later on Sept. 18. Cthulhu Cat is priced at $14.99 and is available for preorder.
Danganronpa 2: Chiaki Nanami’s Goodbye Despair Quest Vol. 2
Chiaki Nanami’s tale continues in the second volume of Danganronpa 2: Chiaki Nanami’s Goodbye Despair Quest, created by Suzuragi Karin and developed by Spike Chunsoft. Dark Horse Manga has licensed the other Danganronpa manga series which has recorded over 800,000 copies in print.
Dark Horse Manga describes the story in Vol. 2:
Nanami witnesses the unexpected power of Monomi against a fearsome guardian Monobeast, allowing students to access a new island at the tropical Jabberwock resort/prison! The island has a library, a diner, but strangest of all, it has Hope’s Peak Academy itself, mysteriously covered by a growth of trees and vines. Some believe video games cause violence, and Monokuma is out to prove it, as he challenges the class to play a game within their game—Twilight Syndrome, which he claims will reveal their next motivation to commit murder. This is just the kind of dare that Chiaki Nanami, the Ultimate Gamer, can’t resist, but she vows that whatever the playthrough, she won’t allow another class killing to take place!
Vol. 2 of Danganronpa 2: Chiaki Nanami’s Goodbye Despair Quest contains 186 pages and is available in trade paperback on July 23, 2024 in bookstores and comic shops a day later on July 24. The second volume of Danganronpa 2: Chiaki Nanami’s Goodbye Despair Quest is priced at $13.99 and is available for preorder.
Innocent Omnibus Vol. 3
The next installment of the Innocent Omnibus will be the last one of the series as it collects the final Vol. 7 to 9 of the original Japanese manga. Dark Horse Manga released the first volume of Shin-ichi Sakamoto’s series, inspired by historical figures and events, in November 2023 with Vol. 2 releasing later in the year on May 1.
Dark Horse describes the story in Vol. 3:
Change is on the horizon, as Marie-Joseph ascends the block. The rivalry between Charles-Henri and his sister has hit a peak. With Charles-Henri accepting his position as the head of House Sanson and Marie-Joseph rejecting all convention, the conflict threatens to shatter the family legacy. Meanwhile, Charles meets a young prince who invites him to the Palace of Versailles, but this is no place for an executioner.
Vol. 3 of Innocent Omnibus contains a whopping 664 pages and is available in trade paperback on Oct. 29, 2024 in bookstores and comic shops a day later on Oct. 30. The volume is priced at $29.99 and is available for preorder.
Mob Psycho 100 Vol. 15
With over 2.8 million copies in circulation as of December 2022, Mob Psycho 100 continues to grow in its popularity and it doesn’t look like it will stop. Written and illustrated by ONE, Mob Psycho 100 has earned a Harvey Award nomination for Best Manga in 2019. The manga has also enjoyed a three-season anime adaptation and a 12-episode live-action adaptation which premiered on Netflix.
Dark Horse Manga describes the continuation of Mob’s story in Vol. 15:
They say eighth grade is the time to have delusions, but Tome Kurata, president of the Telepathy Club, is now in the ninth, and she still hasn’t managed to make mental contact with aliens. With graduation from middle school coming fast, can the rest of the club put aside their goofing off long enough to help Tome achieve her dream? Maybe with the help of Reigen, Mob, and a mountain pilgrimage, they can!
Vol. 15 of Mob Psycho 100 contains 200 pages and is available in trade paperback on Sept. 3, 2024 in bookstores and comic shops a day later on Sept. 4. The volume is priced at $11.99 and is available for preorder.
Cat + Gamer Vol. 6
Calling all gamers: grab your cat and settle in with the Vol. 6 of Cat + Gamer. Wataru Nadatani’s slice-of-life comedy manga received a Harvey Award nomination for the Best Manga category two years in a row. Dark Horse Manga released the first volume in March 2022. Zack Davisson translates the series while Studio Cutie’s Susie Lee does the lettering.
Dark Horse Manga describes the sixth volume of the hilarious manga:
Office worker Riko Kozakura has successfully expanded to a two-cat party at home, and she continues to level up in pet ownership! Living with cats Musubi and Soboro every day is an adventure, and in her daily quests, Riko couldn’t ask for a better team! “Leveling up” in skills, surprises, and adventures, Riko discovers what it’s like living with two cats!
Vol. 6 of Cat + Gamer contains 168 pages and is available in bookstores on Oct. 22, 2024 and in comic shops a day later on Oct. 23. The volume is priced at $11.99 and is available for preorder.
Which of these manga are you excited to read? Let us know in the comments below!