- Mangaka : Kitaguni, Rat
- Publisher : Yen Press
- Genre : Comedy, School, Shounen, Supernatural
- Published : April 2021 - Ongoing
Yukiharu Izumi wants to live a normal life as a high school student. After both of his parents died during their vacation, he is alone and what makes it even worst is that his father left a huge debt to him. Being homeless and penniless, he has no one else to rely on. That is why he prostrates before shape-shifting cats? They are willing to bring him in, but only if he serves them as their servant.
Welcome to the Izumi residents. We are the masters of this building. Yes, this house belongs to your father, and it still doesn’t belong to you. Your debt doesn’t concern us, so leave this house at once. No, where to go? How about this? Become our servant, and your debt will be paid.
It goes without saying the main attraction of this series is cats. Five cats, five different species, and each have a relatively strong personality. The catlords are pretty boys, and Yukiharu is as you would expect in this world, generic. The concept of this series is similar to Hayate the Combat Butler and Fruits Basket. If you have watched or read these two series, you probably would understand what we meant. In addition to the character designs, there is a strong sense of character development and relationship between Yukiharu and the catlords based on where this story is going.
1. Feline Masters
Listen up, cat lovers! We know you are out here on the internet, searching for adorable fluffy wuffie cat pictures! But fear not! This manga series got you covered, except for one teeny tiny condition. They are your masters. Meaning they are the alphas, and Yukiharu is the beta.
These pretty boys were picked up by Yukiharu’s father, who is crazy enough to take a loan from them and build a home for them instead of taking care of his wife and son. You would think the father would nurture them, but we are afraid that is not the case. They are a devils in their own right. They will give Yukiharu a lot of trouble shortly. You know what they say, don’t judge a book by its cover.
2. Unexpectedly Wholesome
Yes, these catlords are super spoiled, as expected from Yukiharu’s father’s love for cats. The way they act during their human forms, some of them at least, weren’t what you would call humanlike. Their cat instincts were still dominant in their system, which would be a huge task for Yukiharu to keep their identities as a secret in their school!
Their personalities are pretty assertive, but you would be surprised that they have a soft side when you get to know them more. Their hostility during their first meeting with Yukiharu is understandable. Because of their past and the love they had toward his father, they have no one else to trust, and they are afraid of someone new coming into their life and knowing their secrets. Although Yukiharu doesn’t like his father much, mainly because of the hardships he and his mother have to deal with, he doesn’t like to have guilty consciences to leave his catlords.
3. Overloaded With Cuteness and Fluffiness
Can we point out that how adorable the animals are in this volume? Reasons? They are fluffy, small and cute. What more do you want? Although they are supposed to have a slight hint of cat features during their human forms, the way their teeth protrude through their mouths is a bit similar to vampires, so hey, it’s a fictional world. Aside from the main contents, you will also enjoy some of the coloured illustrations they offered.
Boku wa Oneko-sama Geboku desu (I’m the Catlords’ Manservant) is a relatively wholesome series where Yukiharu has to pay his debt by becoming their servants and improving his job by getting to know his masters. His masters may have strong and assertive personalities, but the way they conclude a master and servant is wholesome. As a bonus, we get to see more of their cat forms as the story progresses. If you have gotten a chance to read this series, who is your favourite catlord? Leave them in the comments below!