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1-3) Black Cat of the Matter
After rescuing Maya, the descendant of the Cat God who was injured from his unsuccessful first mission, Yujiro begins to feel a strong desire for the beautiful feline. Does Yujiro know that Maya is on a recovery mission for the calamity bells? This is a love that crosses the boundary of race.

4) Fox of the Matter
Can love between a deity and his priest be strong enough to defy everything?

5) Crystal of Love
What happens when a deity and a human find true love together?


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Black Cat of Matter
Black Cat of the Matter
Kudan no Kuraneko

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v.1 c.5 (end) by Fantasy Shrine over 15 years ago
v.1 c.4 by Fantasy Shrine over 15 years ago
v.1 c.3 by Fantasy Shrine over 15 years ago
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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (300 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.04 / 10.0

Last Updated
March 18th 2022, 6:07am



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Magazine Be x Boy (Libre Shuppan)

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I love this  
by WhiteIsBlack
March 4th, 2020, 8:13am
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
This is one of the author’s mangas I love. The main story is amazing. Maya is adorable as a cat obviously. I totally know how he felt throughout the story. Yujiro is a bit immature at times, so he needs to man up some more.
The other story is sad really. I don’t get why Shiranui deeply cared for Shinichi but didn’t express it openly. It’s heartbreaking to see him broke down. Because he loves Shinichi’s father, he chose afterlife rather than looking after him, caring him less.
The last chapter is, omg, hilarious, silly and has a plot twist. Spoiler: Yujiro is Konnosuke and Shinichi’s son who is Shiranui’s son. That means Shinichi is half god and fell in love with his mother (yikes) while Yujiro is quarter human. And the ending is rushed.
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So much "costume porn." *_*  
by LikaLaruku
March 7th, 2014, 3:54am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
This story may have a connection to "The Fox's Wedding" from "Ijimetai Hodo Aishiteru."

This is one of the mangas where her art is somehow even nicer than usual (if you ignore Maya's ridiculously long torso), & I'm not just saying that because men look damn good in Yakata & other traditional Japanese uniforms, but let's just say she's excellent with closeup details.

Black Cat of the Matter: Oh many bad cat puns....Well the "feeding the cat" one was good. I also learned the phrase "nekojita" 猫舌 "cat's tongue," meaning I only eat room temperature food. There's some hilarious use of the Accidental Pervert trope in this one. There's also unique a spin on tentacle porn I've never seen before.

Fox of the Matter: Shinichi has had his eye on his father's lover, whom happens to be the shrine's god, since childhood. His jealousy & selfishness shine through when his father is drafted. This disgusts the pretty fox god, who abandons the shrine. Sinichi develops a sour disposition & is in no mood for the replacement shrine god who turns the tables on him. Shinichi returns the favor by constantly comparing him to his cousin.

Crystal of Love: It's like a hilarious parody of a cheesy soap opera. Maya wakes up to find a strange baby in his bed. Shock! Yujiro learns a life-changing secret about his brother. Shock! Shinichi reveals he had learned a horrifying secret about Shiranui. Shock!

... Last updated on March 7th, 2014, 10:37pm
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So Very Cute!  
by astroasis
September 13th, 2010, 2:11am
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
This yaoi volume is just full of adorably cute couples and sweet stories. The art is lovely, as well. The main story focuses on a young cat god and a bit of a misunderstanding about some bells. While I agree with the reviews that say the couple fell in love a bit too fast, I don't really see how it could've been avoided. The story is only 3 chapters long, you see. I think it worked well, given the length. If you're looking for a story with a lengthy courtship period, you'd have to look for a much longer series.

The extra stories are my favorite parts of this volume, to be honest. "Fox of the Matter" is a heartbreaking story. The art is lush and sensual and the love between the human and the priest was one of the purest things I've ever seen in a yaoi, particularly in a one-shot. This chapter is stunning in its beauty.

"Crystal of Love" was the comedy to lighten the mood after such a somber second story. And it delivers! Such an adorable and funny premise, and it's played out wonderfully. I love the revelations about characters from the first and second stories - and I love how it just ties everything together with a nice little bow on top. Oh, and did I mention it's funny?

Taken as a whole, this volume is absolutely excellent. All yaoi fans should at least check it out.
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Intricate, Lush Art and Story Weaving and a Colourful End Knot!  
by MightyMaeve
December 9th, 2009, 3:36am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
This was an amazing collection of two rather series stories and one light-hearted one that take place in the same universe of the neko and kitsune shrine temples and their dwellers.

First we have the story of the young, bold and confident neko shrine deity. He loses his confidence along with his rat-banishing bells. The young son of the kitsune shrine rescues and falls in love with him. He takes him back to his shrine where his father and the mischievousness fox yokai also reside.

The art was phenomenal; the pacing and plot was fascinatingly grounded and yet supernatural and breath taking. And rat tale molestation was...unique...and strangely sexy for a non-con scene. There is a little of her recognizable hardcore non-con art, and a little of her version of tender, deep and gentle love-making too.

The next story is the back story of the father when he was a child. This one is quite sad--heart breaking even--and yet beautiful at the same time as it speaks about love, longing and the power of one's devotion to another.

The final story brings back a smile and a laugh with some light hearted humour as Mizukami-sensei weaves the story of all the men and all the deities together with a lovely, surprising knot.

... Last updated on December 9th, 2009, 3:42am
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Not innovative, but not a bad read for a boring afternoon  
by Reppu
August 22nd, 2009, 3:38pm
Rating: 6.0  / 10.0
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"Kudan no Kuroneko" is made up of two main stories and a short side story to tie it all together. The first story is about a young cat god named Maya who goes out and tries to prove his worth by getting rid of an infestation of rats. However, he fails, loses the tools of his trade, and is taken under the care of Shinichi and his younger brother Yujiro. The younger brother falls for Maya's beauty, while Maya simply sticks around to get his tools back and go home. This first story is rather typical and doesn't have any big surprises. It is, simply put, a normal story with an exotic background. Yujiro is immediately taken in by Maya's unintentionally lewd poses, and Maya falls for Yujiro's persistence. The plot itself is weak and uninspiring, but the artwork and Mizukami's knack for strange humor make it worth the read. There is also a very random scene with rat tails being used in an unconventional way, but while it may make you pause, if you've read the story this far, it shouldn't make you stop reading it.

The second story is the back story of Yujiro's older brother Shinichi. This story was, by far, the more interesting of the two main stories, even though it was seemingly added on as a side story. The idea of a child being jealous of his father's lover is also an unoriginal idea, but leaving this love unrequited lent more depth to the story itself. Too often these types of stories end with one person forcing their feelings on the other, but this wasn't the case, and it caught my eye more for it. I find it more poignant if one character declares their undying feelings and actually sticks to it, rather than ending up with the son for the sake of sex.

The side story was short and filled with the author's own brand of humor, which was funny indeed. It sought to wrap up a few loose ends, but there were a few inconsistencies, and the story raised more questions than it answered. However, these things don't detract from the humor at all. I enjoyed the random explanations and the wacky ideas most of all.

Overall, I give it a 6 out of 10 for being interesting, but unoriginal. The first main story is a bit cliche and uninspiring, but the last two stories are definitely worth the read. If you can plug your way through the first mediocre tale, the second two will be your reward.

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2009, 3:42pm
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by tearlesereph
August 3rd, 2008, 11:58pm
Rating: N/A
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This was too much fun to read! I don't really get why Shiranui was so cold to Sojirou though, especially if he was the father. The ending omake was hilarious and cute.

As for chapter 3's tentacle rape... those weren't tentacles, those were tails and they looked too much like worms there for me to take it seriously.
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so - so  
by Ameonna
August 2nd, 2008, 11:36am
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
the side stories were amazing and beautiful. but the main story was so shaky and weak in structures however it wasn't that bad. I loved the cat boy attitude and his passionate love, it was kind of fun. bigrazz
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by blueseeker
May 6th, 2008, 1:26am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I think some people did not realize that time passed by while the couples were getting acquainted although the mangaka only portrayed in comments, particularly since the people never seemed to age. The relationships was not fast but even if they were, who is to say how long it should take? Anyway i like sensei's art and the stories are mostly like these so it was a nice read. I have to agree with everyone that last chapter was the best of them all. Btw, the only rape scene i saw was with the rat tails and it was brief so it was not a problem for me either.
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by samanthaknd
January 25th, 2008, 5:02pm
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
aside from the stupid rape scene I found this story quite good only and funny in some parts. The art was ok but definately not bad, and the side stories are great.
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by frozen_night
January 4th, 2008, 8:28pm
Rating: 8.8  / 10.0
elenaluz, I agree with your opinion about Maya and Yujiro, but the art is definitely NOT BAD.

Both the last two side stories were pretty good. The last one about the kids was my favorite. It was SOOO funny. It was making me laugh non-stop.
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