What's Michael?

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What's Michael?
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(Howattsu Maikeru?)
GenreComedy
Manga
Written byMakoto Kobayashi
Published byKodansha
English publisher[[ファイル:Template:Country flag alias United States|border|25x20px|Template:Country alias United Statesの旗]] Dark Horse Comics
DemographicSeinen
MagazineWeekly Morning
English magazine[[ファイル:Template:Country flag alias United States|border|25x20px|Template:Country alias United Statesの旗]] Mangajin
[[ファイル:Template:Country flag alias United States|border|25x20px|Template:Country alias United Statesの旗]] Super Manga Blast
Original run1984 – ongoing
Volumes22
Original video animation
StudioKitty Films
ReleasedNovember 25, 1985
TV anime
StudioKitty Films
NetworkTV Tokyo
Original run April 15, 1988 March 28, 1989
Episodes45
Original video animation
What's Michael? 2
StudioKitty Films
ReleasedJuly 25, 1988
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What's Michael? (ホワッツ マイケル? Howattsu Maikeru??) is a Japanese manga series created by Makoto Kobayashi. In 1984, it began its serialization in the Weekly Morning magazine. The comic shows Michael, an orange American Shorthair tabby cat, his feline friends, and other domesticated pets in a series of humorous episodes.

The manga was adapted into two anime OVA series in 1985 and 1988, and a 45-episode TV series in 1988-1989. It is currently released in the US by Dark Horse Comics. The comics were presented in the standard left to right American reading format.

In 1986, What's Michael? received the Kodansha Manga Award for general manga.[1]

Story[edit]

The manga was adapted into two anime OVA series in 1985 and 1988, and a 45-episode TV series in 1988-1989. It is currently released in the US by Dark Horse Comics. The comics were presented in the standard left to right American reading format.

Most episodes of the series fall into one of two kinds of stories. The first portrays the cats in a realistic way, living out normal lives with their owners. It finds humor in how humans observe their pets' naturally quirky behavior. The second type of story is complete fantasy. All the animals are given human characteristics such as walking on two legs, wearing clothes, and being able to talk to each other. These episodes place the animals in a clichéd storyline, and mixes up their human personas with normal animal behavior.

The manga was adapted into two anime OVA series in 1985 and 1988, and a 45-episode TV series in 1988-1989. It is currently released in the US by Dark Horse Comics. The comics were presented in the standard left to right American reading format.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved 2007-08-21.

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