September 20

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Sumo Cats

FatCatDorayaki

You know fat cats are hot when they get their own brand of red bean buns.

Why is it that there’s suddenly a craze in Japan for cats that seem to have been snacking on Carb-O-Load Burgers, the Godzilla of pancakes, and deep-fried bacon on a stick? Chubby cats are so trend-matic right now, there’s even a popular childrens’ book starring a character called Fatty Cat.

FatCatBook

Spoiler: on the next page, those birds were toast.

If you still doubt, check out the fat cat centerfolds from this month’s Neko Seikatsu (Cat Life) magazine!

FatCat2

You lookin’ at ME?!

FatCat1

Who disturbs my slumber?

FatNekoPage

Read a novel set in Tokyo

In the wake of a deadly earthquake, fans erupt in a frenzy of mourning when it’s discovered that their favorite pop star is among the dead. But when Detective Kenji Nakamura is sent to investigate a death at a local shrine, he finds evidence that suggests the impossible: How could the head priest have been murdered by…read more