Picked up from the library sale. I didn’t know there were more cat mangas by the author of Chi’s Sweet Home, but I should have guessed! Although this one feels more the level of Chi’s Sweet Adventure series to me. It was fun, very cute, and quick to read through. I enjoyed it, but I didn’t feel the same level of attachment as with Chi. It just doesn’t have much storyline. Fuku Fuku is about a small kitten adopted by an elderly woman. It depicts the day-to-day antics of the kitten, how it adjusts to its new home and the older woman likewise, gets used to having a kitten. Fuku Fuku is a bit standoffish in the beginning, easily startled, doesn’t like to be touched or petted at first. She has to be taught to use her scratching post, tries new foods, roams around the house looking for a warm place to sleep when it gets colder, is frightened by cords (that look like snakes), gets upset when the woman watches someone’s puppy for a day (they end up playing in the end), makes messes and other minor trouble- but the woman simply can’t get mad at her, because she’s so cute. Eventually she goes outside a bit and meets another kitten and a few adult cats in the neighborhood, and has a brief encounter with a dog. Very everyday stuff, but just the thing if you love cats and want an adorable, easy light read!
There was one slightly strange episode that seemed out of place, where the kitten dreamed it was in an Alice in Wonderland scneario, changing sizes. I didn’t get that, but as it’s only a few pages, easy to gloss over. I’m off to look at my public library’s catalog now, see if they have more of this series, or any of the other one I just discovered, Sue and Tai-Chan.