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CATS OF THE LOUVRE

Taiyou Matsumoto

  • Original Title: LOUVRE NO NEKO
  • Publication date: December 2016
  • Publisher: SHOGAKUKAN
  • Country: JP
  • 194 print pages
  • Fantastic/Urban Fantasy

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: France
  • Themes: FAMILY, Family secrets, PEOPLE facing life, Search for the truth, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, CHARACTERS, Animal

Pitch

At night, when the visitors go away and the museum closes, the Louvre has a secret life, witnessed only by a group of cats. Until a young guide, Cécile, spots one of them and decides to learn more, unveiling a magical, spooky world dating back to when the museum was a palace.

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Translation rights sold: France, Italy, Spain, World English

Taiyō Matsumoto is a manga artist from Tokyo. He made his debut in Afternoon, Kodansha's monthly seinen manga magazine, but is known for his works with Kodansha's rival publisher Shogakukan, including TEKKONKINKREET, PING PONG and NUMBER FIVE.

Summary

A surreal tale of the secret world of the cats of the Louvre, told by Eisner Award winner Taiyo Matsumoto.

The world-renowned Louvre museum in Paris contains more than just the most famous works of art in history. At night, within its darkened galleries, an unseen and surreal world comes alive - a world witnessed only by the small family of cats that lives in the attic. Until a young guide, Cécile, spots one of them and decides to learn more, unveiling a magical, spooky world dating back to when the museum was a palace.

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