Sometimes you want harrowing memoir. Sometimes you want gripping thrills. Sometimes you want experimentation. And sometimes you want a heartwarming story about an older man and his homely cat. A sensation in Japan, this lovely book is one for the pet owners out there. It’s about how we can find what we’re looking for in our animal companions, and what they might even find in you. Umi Sakurai’s art has a dreamy quality which makes titular cat Fukumaru’s cuteness nigh-on unbearable. But in the end it works, because it’s just so damn lovely that you’d have to have a heart of stone to be cynical in the face of it.