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Kirasanban
I started this comic when I was 12. I'm currently 28. Let's see if I can finish it!

I'm an amateur webcomic artist, Disney fanatic, and catmom to an obese tabby and hyperactive siamese who regularly runs into the wall
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Haha they cut right through his monologue
Aw I adore the frill details on his stockings
He is obnoxiously perfect, but still so lovable
Haha he should know that no kid has that enthusiasm for school
Kirasanban
February 21st, 2019
Hey! It's KaoriSanban (Olivia) from DA! I have been gone from the art world for 4 years because of my health :(

I'm rereading your comic from the beginning :) You've drawn so many new pages! I want to make sure I remember everything so I am reading through all of it :D
Ah so cute! I want to hug them all!
Kirasanban
February 10th, 2019
@WindowMaker Thank you so so much! I honestly thought no one would care or notice that it came back :) It means so much to me!

I had a hard time keeping up with posting due to my health. It turns out I've had a chronic brain infection (well it's actually in all my organs but the worst is that the encephalitis caused lasting brain damage). I didn't think I could qualify for disability so young, but thankfully I was approved, which allowed me to leave my job.

Off work I'm much more stable. I'm still searching for effective treatment (it took 7 years and some cutting-edge technology at UC San Francisco to even pinpoint what virus it was).

I still drew pages off an on over the hiatus but didn't post because I couldn't deliver on a consistent basis, and I wasn't sure if anyone was still interested (I'm also guilty of being a lurker and not commenting, but as the artist I really wish people would comment. I'm trying to be more proactive about commenting on works I like).

The other thing that changed is I have an ipadpro (so from page 130 onwards the quality will improve), which allows me to work 4 times faster than just with pen and paper. I am drawing 2 pages a week, so I can definitely deliver 1 page a week even on weeks when I have a lot of doctor appointments.

I really love drawing the comic and my goal is to complete it.

Thank you so much for reading (and yeah, I'm sure everyone will need to re-read now because it's been so long no one remembers what's happening haha)
@Tani269 aw thank you so much and thanks for reading :D
This is probably my favorite page from the comic. It came out just like the image in my head, so I couldn't really ask for more :)
@Flare the Ninetales
Haha it's their grandmother ...or is she?! Dun dun duuun! You'll have to read from the beginning to find out :P

Thank you so much for reading and commenting :) PS: I like your avatar!
Kirasanban
April 12th, 2013
@Charil
Aww thank you so much! I'm always excited to get feedback :) I am updating every Thursday now so please come back and take a look if you have a chance. You can also stay updated with the comic through facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ni-Neko/172922682754236
Or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NiNekoCats
Kirasanban
April 12th, 2013
@Andrea C.Castro
Thank you so much!! I'm so glad you like the story :) It makes me really happy to get comments :). Sorry I have been gone so long. I am updating every Thursday now so please come back and take a look if you have a chance. You can also stay updated with the comic through facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ni-Neko/172922682754236
Or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NiNekoCats

I will start reading your comic right now :)
Kirasanban
April 12th, 2013
@Oddisch
Aww thank you so much! I'm glad you took a look at the comic :) I am updating every Thursday now so please come back and take a look if you have a chance. You can also stay updated with the comic through facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ni-Neko/172922682754236
Or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NiNekoCats
@cerotoro
Thank you for taking the time to read my comic and offer critique. I agree that I need to work on anatomy and faces. This was drawn when I was in high school and I am finishing college now, so hopefully there has been some improvement, but I know I have a very long way to go in terms of drawing ability. Thank you for the compliment about drawing hands :) Unfortunately, the paneling problem continues throughout many more comic pages, but I will make a more concerted effort to do better in future. I don't put in as much time as I should when planning layout since I am so busy in college and have little time to devote to art, but I will try to remember to draw outlines for future pages. I have more of my comic on my DeviantArt (link: http://kaorisanban.deviantart.com/) and I am slowly uploading the pages here. Again thank you so much for your helpful tips. I will keep them in mind while drawing future pages. I hope that you continue reading Ni Neko and I look forward to your feedback. :)
I've been pursued by a guy I later discovered was married. O_o Ugh those kinds of men are no good! Run for it Alex!
Kirasanban
February 16th, 2011
Panel 1: "Under Arrest?!"

Panel 2: "You two incorrigible upstarts are hereby placed under the constriction of the Order of Hiboshi. As you are well aware, the Order only deals with the most serious breaches of magic."

Panel 3: "What makes you so sure we're guilty?"(Lil'suspicious,
hint hint)
Panel 4: "You two have left clues a mile long." (projection
projection)

Panel 5: "Behold! Symbols of their crimes!" (projection of Kira
and Kaori)

Panel 6: Kira: "Oh yeah. Ha Ha Ha."
Kaori: "Sigh"

Panel 7: "I'm really sorry our town has been destroyed, but we didn't set the forest spirits on you. We're as much in the dark as you are in terms on knowledge about these great beings."

Panel 8: (angry townspeople)
Kaori: "It's not working."

Panel 9: "I'll help rebuild the village."
"I'll help Bell with the fugitives."
Kira: "Fugitive?"

Panel 10: Bell: "We don't have time for this."

Panel 11: Bell: "Migro" (transportation spell)


* Bell looks familiar (see page 15)
Kirasanban
February 16th, 2011
Panel 1: "Let me give you the 411 on gram and gramps."

Panel 2: "We can't remember our parents..."

Panel 3: "...And though we were hard workers"

Panel 4: "...they never really warmed up to us."
Kaori: "Why is it always me?"

Panel 5: Grandma: "I still stand by what I said when you were
born."
Kira and Kaori: "What did you say Grandma?"

Panel 6: "We should have drowned you in the river."

Panel 7: "Oh really" -_-

Panel 8: "Grandpa really doesn't remember us too well."
Grandpa: "It's so nice to see you Midori-san. What are
you doing here at this untimely hour?"
Kira: "My name's Kira, I live here and it's 10:00 AM."

Panel 9: "Kaori was dubbed too smart for her own good."

Panel 10: "...While I was, for some inexplicable reason, told I was incompetent and dim-witted."

Panel 11: "But we were a close family."

Panel 12: "I hate to interrupt this touching moment...but you're under arrest." (suddenly brought back to reality)

Panel 13: "What?!"
Kirasanban
December 19th, 2010
Dialogue:
Panel 1: "Priestess Midoriko!"

Panel 2: "But I thought you were dead?!"

Panel 3: "I'm not the real Midoriko. Merely a replica of her body made from spirits that reside within this forest."

Panel 4: "Man that's so creepy"

Panel 5: "What did you say?"

Panel 6: "Ha ha nothing"

Panel 7: "Very well then. I suppose you want to know about your curse"

Panel 8: "YES YES WE DO!"

Panel 9: "Queen Mikomi combined her magic with my spiritual power in order to seal the 10 forest spirits who were supposed to remain sealed forever, but you released them. Therefore Kira is cursed with cat-like abilities and appearance, while Kaori turns into a feline for half and hour every time she casts a spell."

Panel 10: "Of course the spirits will be after the witches and wizards who destroyed their forest. So it's important that you (Caw) and you'll need the help of a (Caw), and to reverse the curse, you'll need to travel to (Caw caw!)."

Kira: "What?"
Kirasanban
November 28th, 2010
If it's hard to read:
Panel 1: "The charms on the bracelet should still be there"

Panel 2: "No Way!"

Panel 3: "The 10 charms are gone so therefore the doubutsu HAVE been released"

Panel 4: doom "And the curse is also true" doom

Panel 5: Kira: "ooh pretty!"
Kaori: "Are you listening?"

Panel 7: "What do you think? Does it suit me?"

Panel 8: ominous rumbling "What's wrong?"

Panel 9: "She's so clueless"

Panel 10: "Good thing the bracelet wasn't something important or it would have been heavily guarded"

Panel 11: "Where's all the water from?"

Panel 12: splash splash O_O

Panel 13: Kaori: "That's just how the cookie crumbles"
Kirasanban
November 28th, 2010
In case it's hard to read:
Panel 1: Kira: "It's not a fashion! I didn't choose to have a
part-cat-part-human physique!"
Kaori: "Calm down"

Panel 2: "I'm sure I'll be able to find a counter jinx"
(thinking: *unless....*)

Panel 3: *Unless this is Midoriko's curse...And in that case my magic isn't powerful enough to reverse the spell*

Panel 4: Kira: "What did you say?!"
Kaori: "N-nothing!"

Panel 5: Kaori: "Well...um..I read the scriptures ...and read the names of the 10 forest spirits ...o-only, if you're from the Nekoran family, the forest spirits will be released...a-and anyone in the cave will be cursed..."

Panel 6: "I knew it!"

Panel 7: "The curse is only valid if we're from the Nekoran family and I know we're not"

Panel 8: Kaori: "Come on, I'll prove it"
Kira: "You better be able to explain this, Kaori"