Dark Horse announced yesterday that it has licensed Wataru Nadantani’s Cat + Gamer
series, a story about a gamer who adopts a stray cat. The main character in the series, Riko, is an office worker who doesn’t socialize much because she’s too busy playing her favorite video games. Nonetheless, she adopts a stray cat and, since she knows nothing about cats, takes guidance from video games as to how to raise him. The story is told from both her point of view and that of the cat.
The series is ongoing in Japan, with six volumes out so far. The first Dark Horse volume will be released to the direct market on March 2, 2022 and to bookstores on March 15 as a 200-page paperback with an MSRP of $11.99.