Night of the Living Cat, a post-apocalyptic manga, will get a TV anime adaptation in 2025

On Thursday, February 22 (unofficially known as Cat Day in Japan owing to wordplay), Mag Garden announced that Hawkman and Mecha-Roots’ Night of the Living Cat (also spelled as Nyaight of the Living Cat) manga will be adapted into a television anime in 2025. The anime‘s official website is now broadcasting a teaser trailer.

A brand-new horror/comedy set in a post-apocalyptic world with cute dangers! A virus spreads over the planet, turning all people into feral, savage, hairy beasts—cats, to be exact. As they battle the army of felines, the few human survivors seek safety in the shadows of the planet.

The manga debuted in Mag Garden’s Comic Garden in October 2020. The manga’s fifth collected book volume was released in Japan on February 22nd. Seven Seas Entertainment released the manga’s third volume in October 2023, followed by the fourth volume on June 11.

Night of the Living Cat, a post-apocalyptic manga, will get a TV anime adaptation in 2025

Night of the Living Cat

A beleaguered Japanese artist becomes enraged when his servant brings him a little white kitten that he can hardly afford to feed. However, the artist becomes more accepting of the animal he feels has given him luck when the local chief priest requests a painting of the Buddha for a substantial amount of money.

A new horror/comedy set in a post-apocalyptic world with lovable dangers! A virus spreads over the planet, changing humans into savage, slavering, hairy beasts: cats, to be specific. Those few human survivors seek safety in the earth’s darkest recesses as they battle back against the feline invasion.

The manga will be released in English by Seven Seas Entertainment, which characterises it as follows:

A virus spreads over the planet, changing humans into savage, slavering, hairy beasts: cats, to be specific. Those few human survivors seek safety in the earth’s darkest recesses as they battle back against the feline invasion.

Kunagi, a guy with no recollection of his history but a vast knowledge of cats, tries to stay alive with just his wits and a drive to live. However, the infection is transmitted solely by cuddling, and Kunagi finds kittens extremely difficult to resist! Is his determination strong enough to deal with this hair-raising catastrophe?

The manga first appeared in Mag Garden’s Comic Garden in October 2020. The manga’s fifth collected book volume was released in Japan on February 22. Seven Seas Entertainment released the manga’s third volume in October 2023, and the fourth volume on June 11.

Authors: Mecha-Roots and Hawkman

Seven Seas Entertainment will distribute the manga in English, as described below:

  • A virus spreads throughout the globe, transforming mankind into ferocious, slavering, hairy beasts: cats, to be precise. As they fight back against the feline invasion, the few human survivors seek refuge in the earth’s deepest caverns.
  • Kunagi, a man with no memory of his past but a wide knowledge of cats, strives to stay alive with just his wits and a will to survive. However, the illness is only transferred by snuggling, and Kunagi finds kittens exceedingly difficult to resist! Is his determination strong enough to face with this terrifying catastrophe?

Night of the Living Cat, a post-apocalyptic manga, will get a TV anime adaptation in 2025

Conclusion

In ancient Japan, a poor artist is irritated when his servant brings him a little white cat that he can barely manage to feed. However, when the village’s head priest requests a painting of the Buddha for a large price, the artist softens towards the animal he believes has brought him luck.

On Thursday, February 22 (unofficially known as Cat Day in Japan due to wordplay), Mag Garden announced that Hawkman and Mecha-Roots’ Night of the Living Cat (also spelt Nyaight of the Living Cat) manga will be translated into a television anime in 2025. The anime’s official website is currently showing a teaser trailer.

The manga debuted in Mag Garden’s Comic Garden in October 2020. The manga’s fifth collected book volume was released in Japan on February 22nd. Seven Seas Entertainment released the manga’s third volume in October 2023, followed by the fourth volume on June 11.

Sources: Night of the Living Cat Volume 5 and the official website of the anime.

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