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From Condensation: The story centers around Keito Aoyama, a former famous child actor. Due to a childhood incident, she retired from her career early and withdrew from normal society. Now 16, she passes her days in boredom and without purpose. But one day she runs into a stranger who takes her to El Liston--a free school for high school students like herself, who don't have a place where they belong. Though hesitant at first, Keito decides to enter El Liston and subsequently, she begins a new stage in her life. With the help of her only remaining childhood friend, Taiyou, and her new classmates Rei, Momiji, and Kouichi, Keito slowly finds the courage to open up to others and to accept their support. Will Keito return to acting? Will she find true friends? Love?
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This story probably isn't for everybody - it's much heavier than the average shoujo, but not so dark that it's utterly tragic. Basically about the growth of its protagonist, Keito Aoyama, who became a recluse after a failed theatrical performance, Cat Street, despite its rather extreme situation, really spoke to me, probably because it personally seemed an accurate depiction of the debilitating fear and shame we have all felt at some point of our lives - and I got seriously attached to Keito. I laughed with her, I cried with her; I think I possibly even grew up with her. I cheered with her triumphs, I commiserated with her failures. The romance was sweet, although the final pairing actually came and hit me between the eyes, but I had no complaints. I've read it over and over, and I only continue to fall more in love with this beautifully crafted story each time I reach the final page. Another thing I also really love about this story are the friendships she makes, how enduring and long-lasting and self-sacrificing and pure. They made me cry too! After reading Cat Street I honestly began to look at some things with new eyes, which is the mark of a truly great manga, a truly great story, if any. Something that gives you something, that leaves its mark. And this really has. Perfection.
... Last updated on October 23rd, 2011, 6:27am
Well i am kind of disappointed, it spouse to be the highest rate romance according to my search results on this website. Maybe i expected to much. I haven't seen much love at all...it just a good slice of life. I don't regret reading it, it was worth the time, but there's just something missing.
I loved the characters and the character growth and how who she ends up with isn't entirely expected and totally cliched. Not to mention I loved who she ended up with, he was really sweet and always there for her. Not to mention the romance isn't the main plot. The main plot is dreams, and fulfilling them. Because we all know dreams are important.It's really satisfying and I wish that there was more of it. Because this is the kind of manga that's like a breathe of fresh air and really rare. It seems like the mangaka put alot of thought into this manga and I wish that more mangaka's did. This is a masterpiece. Not even exaggerating.
Wow, this was the epitome of teenage depression and romance. Although a lot of people complain about situations like some presented here, and some situations are unrealistic, the story really talks to you. It tells you that giving up something like acting and fame doesn't mean your life is over. That you can change, and that everyone can find someone. It also tells you that love isn't really that easy. Though the drama was sometimes overbearing, I totally recommend this for everyone!
Why the Bumpa is this soooo Popular ?????
It was stupid , boring unrealistic and I should of gone with what the reviews said all I can say is thank god I didn't put my hopes and effort of vision into this , I feel sorry for ppl that saw a bit in this and actually thought it had potientiall what a waste of my time and my precious vision ..
... Last updated on April 5th, 2012, 6:55am
When I saw some of the negative reviews I was skeptical to check this out... I'm also not really into the same shoujo stuff like I use to, and I'm not a fan of love triangles.. at all! But Cat Street was realistic, heartwarming, and anything BUT annoying! I loved how she didn't instantly fall in love with her future husband or didn't do that anything shoujo heriones do when they like a guy but go to his friend...because that doesn't even sound remotely logical! It was realistic and sweet and the main girl wasn't annoying and she realized her lessons well! The pace was amazingly steady, not fast not slow! I personally think the reason why this got low reviews is because this is a 'if you want a realistic, steady paced, and heartwarming manga' and not an 'insanely climactic, never ending drama filled annoyance' . Which most shoujo's are! Cat street is a good read for when you want a not to long yet nicely thought out story. It gets deep but not to deep and its gets you emotional but not to emotional. Aster you're done it's effected you well enough that you get goosebumps at the bittersweet ending! ENJOY CAT STREET!
Not so good
I expected a masterpiece because everyone loves it so much but I found it incredibly irriating. It started off quite nice but I think it lost it half way through. The characters were all great and the concept of the whole story was good, but it didn't hang together in the end and I started to dislike the characters. And somehow I lost my grasp on the story somewhere around volume 7. A scene emerged between Keito and Kouchi whereby she claims she hasn't seen him in two years...I had no idea two years had suddenly gone by between them without seeing each other. And suddenly I felt like I didn't wanna read it anymore, it was unromantic and I felt like everything had gone back to square one. Just became really unappealing for me. I actually don't recommend this manga, where most other people would...odd.
Cat Street is absolutely recommended! It has perfect art (I picked it up mostly because of the cover art) and I wasn't at all dissappointed! The story was good and not at all predictable (like the other tons of shoujos you can find out there) as well as beautiful! This manga is a must read!
one of my top faves
this manga gave me the same feeling as when I read Ai Yazawa's NANA. When I first read about this manga on the site I was turned away by the boring summary and the boring cover of the pic. But I saw the ratings and I read the comments and was intrigued by how many people were insisting that this manga was amazing and that the summary does not do it justice. Nana immediately came to mind because I had the same reaction to its summary and it ended up becoming my most FAVORITE manga I have ever read. Now this manga is right up there with Nana (but not past it haha). The summary really DID NOT do it justice and I couldn't stop pressing 'next'. I stayed up, like so many others, till 5am unable to stop. It was such a great manga and although a lot of people didn't like the ending, I LOVED IT. It wasn't over the top and it was incredibly fitting. If I were able to, I would save the place that saved me too. And I LOVEDDDDD who the main character ended up with. The guy that I immediately took a liking to was the guy she ends up with YAAAAY! It was really unpredictable and NOT cliche at all! Waaah I haven't read a good manga like that in a long while, it's the kind of manga that touches you deep and leaves an impression. Worth the read.
slice of life? really?
I absolutely loved it.. And I think it teaches a great lesson about succeeding in life, and standing up when all your dreams have crushed.. However I would deeply disagree about this being a slice of life type of manga.. I mean yes, it's great that everything works out for Keito, but it's not very realistic (which was probably what I liked most since reality sucks)..
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Nowadays, people would have gotten married to the soccer player instead of the computer geek, and nobody would spend their entire fortunes in the high school they attended.. even if it was being demolished.. Don't mistake me, however! I think the fact that Kouichi spent all his money for this cause makes me like the story even more
but let's face it, it's not something that would happen in real life and even less, nowadays.. And furthermore, yes Keito dropped out of the acting bussiness.. but nobody in their right mind would lock themselves up for 7 years.. It's more likely that they would reach towards drugs and disaster.. but not locking yourself up in elementary school without having your parents do anything about it and then miraculously recover..
it just doesn't happen..
but besides that tiny detail, I think this is one of my favorite mangas.. Highly recommend it!