In I'm Trying To Love You, the author vulnerably opens themselves up to exploring their bittersweet relationships and self with a rigorous and sloppy honesty. The result is a quirky and raw memoir that is felt by the reader as a kind of really funny and revealing therapy.
Matoi Souta is an overworked office worker tired of his life. Then, on his way home from a long day of work one day, he decides to watch a traditional Japanese play. But something strange happens. He could have sworn he saw one of the actors has cat ears.
It turns out that the man is actually a bakeneko — a shapeshifting cat from Japanese folklore. And then, the cat speaks: "From now on, you will be my mate."