Dark Horse Manga Licenses Cthulhu Cat One-Shot Gag Manga

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© Pandania, Dark Horse Comics/Kadokawa

Dark Horse Manga has announced that it has licensed Pandania’s one-shot full-color gag manga Cthulhu Cat for release this upcoming fall. The manga will be released in trade paperback on retail shelves on September 17, 2024 and comic shops on September 18, 2024. 

The new English edition is translated by Zack Davisson (Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan, At the Mountains of Madness manga adaptation) and lettered by Steve Dutro (Plants vs. Zombies). Kadokawa published the original full-color manga in Japan in July 2022.

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© Pandania, Dark Horse Comics/Kadokawa

Dark Horse describes the synopsis of Cthulhu Cat 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 its 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!”)

Pandania previously worked on series such as Yokai Cats, Monster Cats, and The Evil Secret Society of Cats, all of which have been published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. 

Source: press release

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