42nd out of 49 books — 36 voters
What's Michael?, Vol. 5: Michael's Favorite Spot (What's Michael? #5)
What's Michael? Vol. 5: Michael's Favorite SpotWinner of a New York Library Book Award and a Parents' Choice Award and described by Wizard magazine as "Japan's version of Garfield, Heathcliff, and Krazy Kat all rolled into one," What's Michael? is one of mange's most delightful exports to the States, a one-of-a-kind blend of screwball fantasy mixed with slice-of-life hilar...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published November 30th 2001 by Dark Horse
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Offbeat humor--or at least, that's how it comes across to non-Japanese people, and thus it's not to everyone's taste. But Kobayashi knows cats and people well, which is why it comes off as hilarious to me. This volume includes human and feline thieves, yakuza, and Catzilla, an overly-beefy kitty who can be a little inconvenient on the dinner table.
Makoto Kobayashi (小林 まこと Kobayashi Makoto) is a Japanese manga artist that is best known for his unusual drawing style. One of his most well known manga is "What's Michael?", a manga about a curious orange cat and his many adventures that is often compared with Garfield. His earliest work is "Grapple Three Brothers", which won the Shōnen magazine New manga artist award. He has twice won the Kodans...moreMore about Makoto Kobayashi...