If ugly-cute is your aesthetic — think bugs, slugs, and pugs, then this Fukumaru plush toy from SNS-comic-turned-bestseller “Oji-sama to Neko” (Old Man and Cat) by Umi Sakurai is right up your alley! The plush toy can be pre-ordered online with the second volume of “Oji-sama to Neko” from 4th June 2018 all the way to 24th June 2018! The item will be shipped in November 2018.
“Oji-sama to Neko” tells the story of Fukumaru, a cat who grew up in a petshop when nobody wanted to buy him because he was “ugly”. Fukumaru is an exotic shorthair — a cross between a Persian and an American Shorthair, which explains the flat face and stubby body. One day, an older gentleman dropped by the store and purchased him, and life has changed for Fukumaru ever since.